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AV and IT at a Crossroads

By Dan Tynan and Tim Kridel
Pro AV MAGAZINE

It may be seem like a marriage of inconvenience, but it’s for life. As it did to so many others, information technology–and in particular, Internet Protocol networking–has wedded itself to the audiovisual industry. And many professional AV firms are finding it hard getting used to the new living arrangements.

“The adoption of IT is the most dramatic change in this industry since audio-centric companies adopted video,” says Dan Erickson, vice president and chief technology officer of General Communications in Salt Lake City and NSCA University’s 2008 Educator of the Year. “Now we see AV firms that have been in business for years having to become network savvy. That has been a difficult transition for a lot of companies.”

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Demand for Teleconferencing Brings AVI-SPL to the Top

By Margaret Cashill | Tampa Bay Business Journal

Published on December 5, 2008

If you have only seen video teleconferencing technology in the movies, chances are you will see your image on a monitor sooner than you think.

As the economy contracts, businesses and government agencies are curtailing travel. AVI-SPL Inc. facilitates face-to-face interaction between associates in different cities by designing, installing and servicing video teleconferencing equipment and other collaborative technologies.

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Tough Economy Sparks Growth of Cost-Saving Technologies

By Margaret Cashill
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Digital signage, or placing televisions or monitors in corporations, restaurants, schools and airports, is also a robust market, said Quaglia. “Instead of displaying information on paper or static boards, you now have the ability to use LCD TVs and monitors that are networked together.”

Like digital imaging and digital signage, videoconferencing — another strong product line for Tech Data — signals the movement toward digitization. “With the high cost of travel, fuel and so forth, we have seen an uptake in the use of videoconferencing,” Quaglia said.

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Recyclability of Digital Projection’s Titan and Lighting

Alert! It has come to our attention that there is a computer virus named Green AV (“Green AntiVirus”) circulating on the internet. AVI-SPL in not affiliated with or affected by the Green AV hoax. All references to Green AV on any of AVI-SPL’s websites is relevant to the Green Audio Visual industry.

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“We’ve worked very hard to be transparent regarding the efficiency and recyclability of our products,” says Michael Bridwell, marketing communications manager for Digital Projection (DP). “I’m proud of how progressive our engineers are when developing our products. Regarding our Green AV efforts, I thought I’d share a short letter from our Product Development Director in the UK, regarding our Green AV efforts. Hopefully it gives you an insider’s peek at our processes and product mentality.”

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Read more about DP’s energy-efficient advancements through CoolTek™ Engineering:
http://www.digitalprojection.com/TechnologyInnovations/CoolTekEfficiency/tabid/58/Default.aspx

Shades of Green AV Products

Alert! It has come to our attention that there is a computer virus named Green AV (“Green AntiVirus”) circulating on the internet. AVI-SPL in not affiliated with or affected by the Green AV hoax. All references to Green AV on any of AVI-SPL’s websites is relevant to the Green Audio Visual industry.

AV products take a variety of paths to sustainability. Here are just some of them.

Want to save the world one AV install at a time? As more electronics manufacturers realize the benefits of going green, there are an increasing number of products that can help you do just that.

In the race to preserve the environment, the AV industry is still taking baby steps when everyone else is sprinting, says Scott Walker, CEO of Atlanta-based WaveGuide Consulting. But that’s starting to change. “In the past few weeks, three different clients asked us to look at the sustainability of their AV plants,” says Walker. “Green issues are starting to show up on peoples’ radar. I think manufacturers need to understand where the game is moving.”

In the race to preserve the environment, the AV industry is still taking baby steps when everyone else is sprinting, says Scott Walker, CEO of Atlanta-based WaveGuide Consulting. But that’s starting to change. “In the past few weeks, three different clients asked us to look at the sustainability of their AV plants,” says Walker. “Green issues are starting to show up on peoples’ radar. I think manufacturers need to understand where the game is moving.”

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