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AVI-SPL Adds Two Microsoft Services to Enhance Collaboration for Organizations

On this final day at InfoComm 2017, AVI-SPL has announced the addition of the Skype Integrated Meeting Service and Integrated Cloud Voice Service to its workplace collaboration offerings. For our customers, this means they can expand their Skype for Business experience to all their collaboration spaces. Briefly, here is what organizations can expect when we deliver these services:

Integrated Meeting Service: This cloud-ready solution unifies audio, video and web conferencing into a single platform and brings PSTN dial-in conferencing into meeting rooms of all sizes.

Integrated Cloud Voice Service: Helps manage an organization’s Skype for Business Cloud PBX and fully integrates audio, video, and web conferencing services complete with PSTN dial-in capabilities.

At AVI-SPL, we take pride in being the meeting experts. Our clients expect the user-friendly experiences that we tell them is possible, and we’re one of the only Skype for Business partners that focuses on bringing AV, voice, and video together to create that experience. Year after year, we’re ranked the number one integrator among the SCN Top 50 — who better to handle your next project?

Read the press release “AVI-SPL Adds New Microsoft Cloud Solutions Using Skype Operations Framekwork” >

AVI-SPL Lands in Top 50 of CRN SP 500

Numbers and acronyms make for concise blog headlines, but the one above could use some explaining so you know why we’re feeling a little taller.

 

Each year, CRN, which covers the technology integration industry, publishes its Solution Provider 500, a ranking of the top integrators, service providers, and IT consultants in North America according to services revenue.

For 2015, AVI-SPL has come in at #46 on the SP 500, five spots better than last year’s ranking.

From an insider perspective, the improvement is to be expected. The past year has seen a renewed focus on how we communicate our service solutions to the customer, not just in terms of what they are, but also in terms of value. We’ve made similar strides in explaining these services to our sales team, so they can take that knowledge and let organizations understand that we have the talent and experience to improve their operations with AV and video communication technology and build a roadmap for continuous improvement.

Our Virtual Meeting Room services are among the offerings we think have the biggest potential to make an immediate, positive impact for companies. Take a look and contact us to start the process of efficiently bringing your staff members closer together, wherever they may be.

AVI-SPL Leads Lists of Top Integrators

CommCI industry leadersercial Integrator’s August issue is here, and it ranks AVI-SPL among the top corporate and healthcare integrators.

Read “Meet the 2015 CI Industry Leaders” >

Of course, based on those who’ve worked with us, we can say we’re leaders in every industry, including government, education, hospitality, and entertainment. We think the proof is in what our clients say about us and the work we’ve done for them to reach their goals of better communication and collaboration.

Watch our highlight reel to hear from those who’ve chosen to partner and put their trust in us. If you have a project that can use our expertise, contact us at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com.

Where to Order the Microsoft Surface Hub

At last week’s InfoComm tradeshow, AVI-SPL had the honor of being the only AV integrator with a presence at the Microsoft booth. While there, our team members demonstrated the capabilities of the Microsoft Surface Hub, the latest device to advance collaboration by bringing together those inside and outside the workplace.

The Surface Hub has a lot going for it: dual wide-angle cameras, multi-touch functionality, Skype for Business, and many more features that make it the right catalyst for the way we want to work. AVI-SPL is one of the few partners Microsoft is working with to bring organizations of all types this system.

Learn more and reserve your own Microsoft Surface Hub. >

What to Look for at InfoComm 2015

InfoComm show logoInfoComm 2015 is upon us — the exhibition runs from June 17-19 — and this year’s show brings the annual anticipation over what new trends we can expect to hear about and the new products for organizations.

Joseph Laezza, AVI-SPL SVP UCC and Service Solutions, offers his insight as to what this year’s show may reveal.

At InfoComm this year, I would expect to see and hear a lot about the following trends:

1. Workplace transformation – This is one of the hottest topics in the audio-visual and collaboration space industry as it relates to technologies, solutions, and integration. With dispersed workforces becoming mainstream, the millennial generation entering the workplace, and mobile technologies dominating the workplace demand, most businesses of all sizes are endeavoring upon the transformation of their workplace and collaboration solutions. There is a significant amount of technology refresh, and AV and collaboration evaluation among the business communities underway as a result.

2. Collaboration solutions for the new workplace – As with the trends and movement toward the next level of mobile workforce and workplace transformation, the technologies and solutions are rapidly changing. Software-based solutions and cloud deployments will dominate the trends here.

3. 4K UHD curved commercial displays and monitors – The new generation of Ultra HD displays are making their way into the commercial space and will take advantage of the trends in workplace transformation.

Companies to keep an eye on:

1. Microsoft – This year at InfoComm, Microsoft Skype for Business, and other collaboration solutions and technologies will be on heavy display. They will not only be demonstrating the “new Lync” now branded “Skype for business” heavily, but they will also be unveiling their new surface technologies for the collaboration space called “Surface Hub,” a large, 4k, all-in-one display.

2. Cisco and Polycom – Expect to see a common theme supporting the workplace transformation trends and technologies and solutions that are more interoperable and mobile than they’ve been in the past.

3. Acano and PexIP – Their new software-based infrastructure technologies are powering the collaboration solutions in the new generation of workplace.

4. Sony and Samsung – They will likely place HUGE ultra HD displays in the front of their showcases as usual, but this year I would expect to start seeing the consumer-like technologies such as the curved UHD display in their commercial-grade forms.

 

If you will be at this year’s InfoComm, be sure to attend the Wed., June 17 session “UC as a Service: Has the Cloud Changed Our Sweet Spot?” Joseph Laezza will be among the experts discussing the pros and cons of Collaboration as a Service options. Read the synopsis and register here.