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From Video Conferencing to Digital Signage, How Can AV/IT Convergence Affect You?

Among technology buzz words, AVI/IT convergence gets high rankings. From exploring PC-based platforms for distributing messaging across corporate campuses to processing digital audio signals for stadiums and theaters, the worlds of audiovisual technology and information technology have merged into a field of common ground.

AV/IT convergence is an essential ingredient to making meeting room technologies work smoother, faster and more efficiently. It’s a vital means of improving communication and collaboration across all industries – from the IT team working to implement a plan for distance classroom cameras to the house of worship technicians helping to enhance the quality of a Sunday morning sermon broadcast over a network of churches.

With a move towards comprehensive communications technologies, no longer is it just an “AV” or “IT” responsibility to get an advanced presentation system up and running, and stay up and running. In order to get the desired end result, AV and IT specialists now need to work together to collaborate and unify the intricacies of infrastructure and maintenance.

As organizations move to streamline costs and increase their competitive edge, advanced video communications such as IP-based video conferencing, telepresence and digital signage have become necssary solutions. AV/IT convergence means the merging of system control for these solutions, eliminating the isolation of separate buildings and separate networks. This is especially important for companies working on a multi-location strategy for increased ROI and growth. It means a coming together of AV and IT professionals to reach the best outcome for an organization’s communication needs.

Tell us, what’s your take on AV/IT convergence? How is it impacting your organization?

Missed NEC’s webinar on Content Management for Digital Signage?

As part of AVI-SPL University’s Professional Series, NEC recently delivered an excellent session on “Content is King: Maximizing Content Management for Digital Signage.”

During this presentation, NEC Director of Solutions Development Mike Zmuda delivered best practices across a range of digital signage applications. Covering education settings, corporate campaigns and more, Zmuda discussed the digital signage market and how to integrate an effective content management system (CMS).

Your Top Questions Answered

A few questions asked by our participants (and answered during the live session) included:

Q: How easy is it to implement wayfinding and interactive displays?

Q: What are your recommendations for churches who are looking to install a system from the ground up? Where should they start and how should they approach the entire scope of the project?

Q: How do you track the benefits/value of a corporate digital signage solution?

Q: Could you describe some typical content educational instituions use?

To find out the anwers to the above, as well as hear Zmuda’s top tips, please feel free to check out the live recording by clicking here!

About the AVI-SPL University Professional Series

AVI-SPL is hosting several informative webinars through out the year, featuring informative sessions by top experts in the AV industry, including:

  • AVTEQ
  • Bosch Security Systems
  • TV One
  • Polycom
  • NEC Display Solutions
  • FourWinds Interactive…with more to come!

To catch up on the webinars listed above, visit our “webinar replay page” by clicking here.

Stay Tuned!

To be added to our upcoming webinar notification list email us at university@avispl.com or call 877-440-6205.

Our next webinar will be presented by Polycom in September. Registration opening soon!