Category Webinars

Webinar Recording: Purchasing AV Equipment for State of Florida Buyers

During this webinar, Jay Bosch, AVI-SPL Director of Business Development, and Frank Meyran, Program Manager for The Interlocal Purchasing System, discussed and answered question around the discontinuation of the Florida State Contract for Audio Visual Equipment and Accessories.

Jay leads this look at alternate purchasing vehicles for state of Florida purchasers. Among the options he covers:

  • Two ways to purchase through the GSA contract
  • Manufacturers on the GSA contract
  • PEPPM Florida contract (to purchase SMART Technologies)

Frank covers:

  • Benefits of working with TIPS
  • Interlocal Purchasing System
  • Searching for vendors on the TIPS website
  • Where to find the AVI-SPL contract landing page (and how to select audio products)
  • The value of the “due diligence” tab on the contract page

Download “Purchasing AV Equipment and Services — State of Florida Buyers” >

Webinar Recording: Enterprise-Grade Network AV Featuring Crestron

During this AVI-SPL webinar, Rob Carter of Crestron discusses the benefits of network AV and addresses:

  • A detailed look at Crestron’s DigitalMedia NVX series, which allows companies to distribute video over the network
  • The ability of DM NVX to scale to thousands of endpoints
  • Comparison of DM NVX series latency to HDBaseT® systems
  • Use cases (including connecting DMPS rooms, connecting floors and buildings)
  • Network security and design (AES encryption, 802.1x device authentication, Active Directory)
  • Design examples
  • XIO Director and how it solves the problem of systems-level management

Download the recording for “Enterprise-Grade Network AV” >

 

Webinar Recording: Polycom Solutions Work With Microsoft Teams

Randy Wintle, UC Architect for Polycom, looks at the partnership between Polycom and Microsoft and how it brings a positive, productive user experience to any meeting room.  Randy discusses:

  • Polycom support for Microsoft Teams
  • Polycom RealConnect and its ability to bridge VTC rooms and Microsoft meetings
  • Skype Room System, v2
  • Polycom MSR and its interoperability with the Skype Room System
  • Polycom devices for Surface Hub

Randy explains why Polycom should be used in your collaboration rooms by pointing to the way its solutions solve meeting-room challenges.

Download “Polycom Solutions for Microsoft Teams” >

Webinar Recording: Shure on Audio Technology

Learn about microphone technology in application, how the microphone works, and how to choose the right technology for your application when you listen to this AVI-SPL-hosted webinar. Michael Moore, Market Development for Shure, looks at topics related to microphone deployment, audio challenges, and select Shure product features.

  • Basics of acoustics and microphones (including speaker-to-noise ratio)
  • How to improve sound intelligibility
  • The three types of microphones
  • Advantages of digital audio (control, audio, security)
  • FCC spectrum update (and its impact on wireless systems)
  • Shure products (DDS 5900, DCS 6000, ADX 2018, MXA910, and more)

Get the recording for “Advancing Audio Conferencing Technology” >

Webinar November 1: Enterprise-Grade Network AV

On Wed., November 1, at 1 p.m. EST, learn how to leverage your organization’s existing infrastructure to deliver a secure, managed network AV solution with a consistent user experience in every space. Rob Carter of Crestron will explain that you can get the same quality and reliability over the network as you do with your current HDBaseT systems. He will also cover a number of related topics:

  • How to provide a consistent user/meeting experience
  • How to easily deploy and maintain technology spaces
  • Crestron’s compatibility with your existing infrastructure
  • Meeting your company’s security requirements

Register for Crestron’s “Enterprise-Grade Network AV” >

About the presenter
With nearly 10 years of experience in the AV industry, Rob Carter is the Technology Manager for DigitalMedia at Crestron Electronics and as such is responsible for the overall development and success of Crestron’s DigitalMedia product line. Before getting into product and technology management, he worked as a firmware engineer at Crestron and was intimately involved in the overall design and development of the DigitalMedia product line. Rob holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.