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InfoComm’s Lunch and Tour Event in Philadelphia – a Success!

InfoComm Architects Tour

Philadelphia, PA – InfoComm partnered with Acentech, AVI-SPL, Biamp Systems and Chief Manufacturing to host a two-hour technology lunch and tour of the newly renovated Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The event, held Thursday, July 14, is the latest in InfoComm’s Lunch & Tour series aimed at audiovisual industry outreach to architects.

At the event, Philadelphia-area architects were treated to an hour panel presentation from expert panelists who were involved in the audiovisual installation from the inception through completion. Following the presentation, architects were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the latest technology installed in the Convention Center. Highlights of the tour, led by Acentech’s Larry McIntyre, included digital signage innovations in meeting rooms and the grand entrance, the AV control room, a state of the art digital recording room and an integrated emergency PA system throughout the building.

“It was very exciting to have an opportunity to show the local architecture community the intricate technology that we integrated at the Pennsylvania Convention Center,” said Tom Kelley, general manager of AVI-SPL’s Philadelphia office. “We look forward to working on future projects with the architects who attended this event,” he added.

The event was attended by more than 40 Philadelphia area architects, which makes it the largest InfoComm Lunch and Tour to date, said Molly Thompson, Member Program Manager for InfoComm International.

“There was a record turnout of architects and they all came away with a ton of information on what goes into designing a project of this scope,” said Ron Camden, vice president North American sales, Biamp Systems. “Tom Kelley from AVI-SPL’s Philadelphia office delivered an excellent presentation on AVI-SPL’s role as integrator for this project and some of the challenges they faced. You could really see the superb workmanship AVI-SPL produced in the implementation of the design as we saw the racks of equipment and digital signage throughout the facility.

“Also, Biamp’s Michael Frank spoke on how important it is for the architects, the clients, consultants, integrators, and manufacturers to be involved early on in a project to maximize the success and save on costs. The Convention Center was a perfect show piece for the architects in attendance to see what can be accomplished with great teamwork,” he said.

“If you get an opportunity to attend one of InfoComm’s AIA Lunch and Tours, go. You will learn a lot,” added Camden.

Special thanks to Acentech, Biamp Systems and Chief Manufacturing for making this project a success, and to InfoComm for hosting this terrific event.


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InfoComm Hosts Lunch & Tour at Philadelphia Convention Center

InfoComm Event for Architects Pennsylvania Convention CenterInfoComm International is set to host a Lunch & Tour for Architects at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday, July 14, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will include a presentation and tour of the cutting edge technology in the convention center’s newly opened expansion.

AVI-SPL has teamed with Acentech, Biamp Systems and Chief to discuss the effectiveness of communicating through digital signage and industry leading audio solutions, both in presentation environments and audio paging systems, all while seamlessly integrated into the architecture of the space.

This behind-the-scenes technology tour will offer knowledge about how to successfully integrate presentation technology into your architectural designs and discover firsthand how designing with AV in mind can create the ultimate meeting environment.

The event is free and includes lunch. In addition, architects receive two AIA/CES learning units for attending.

To register, contact Molly Thompson at mthompson@infocomm.org or (703) 273-7200, ext. 3690.

Win an Interactive Classroom from AVI-SPL

FETC 2011, the education technology showcase in Orlando, Fla., is just two weeks away. And that means your chance to meet with the helpful, friendly faces at AVI-SPL, the largest provider of classroom technology in Florida.

The Orange County Convention Center will be chock full of vendors and opportunities to get educated about the latest in classroom technology. When you stop by AVI-SPL’s booth, #1413, you’ll also have the opportunity to win great prizes, including an interactive classroom that features:

  • SMART Board 680 and stand
  • SMART document camera
  • SMART Response
  • SMART Slate
  • Chief® CoPilot™
  • InFocus interactive projector
  • Balt® ReFlex™ chairs
  • Presentation cart

We’ll also be giving away other great tools for teaching, including:

  • Copernicus i-Rover (mobile display stand for your whiteboard)
  • Flip™ cameras

 See AVI-SPL’s presentation schedule.

Get an Education from AVI-SPL

Wondering what kind of technology would work best in your school or classroom? Let our experts simplify the process and answer your questions. Take a moment to fill out our brief needs analysis form and one of our representatives will contact you. You can reach us at 866-559-8197 or drop us an email at sales@avispl.com.

Be Heard With a Classroom AV System

Any teacher who’s ever had to shout above the din knows how helpful a high-quality classroom AV system can be.   Students can’t learn if they can’t hear you or the audio from your teaching materials.

The Chief Manufacturing CoPilot Wireless Audio Systems for Classrooms fulfills that need by amplifying sound. It also includes assisted listening capabilities, RF wireless microphone, and GUI and IP networking that can monitor and control a single room or group of rooms.

With this complete AV room system, you can connect a host of devices that enhance the learning experience, including:

  • PA system
  • DVD or VCR
  • Projector screen
  • Up to two computers or a document camera

Cables and microphones are also included, as well as system administration software, so all you need are the audio and video sources, and you’re ready to teach. The CoPilot Wireless Audio Systems for Classrooms was designed for users of all experience levels.

This white paper on classroom acoustics stresses the positive impact an AV room system can have on the quality of classroom sound and how it can facilitate the learning process.  It also reveals how important a classroom AV system is for students who are hearing impaired or may have trouble distinguishing certain language sounds.

Watch the following video – taken at the October AVI-SPL University event in Tampa – and learn more about the advantages of adding the CoPilot system to your classroom.

Featured Chief Manufacturing classroom solutions

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