Posts tagged Crestron DigitalMedia

New Case Stories From AVI-SPL Look at Entertainment and Financial Services Clients

We’ve recently added two case stories to the AVI-SPL website — one on Maryland Live! Casino and another on a financial services firm with headquarters in New York City.

For the financial services firm, we gave them the ability to connect and collaborate with its regional offices from conference rooms whose technology is cleanly integrated. Crestron DigitalMedia receivers and transmitters are present throughout this integration, along with Polycom video conferencing and Samsung displays. In keeping with the architect’s design, we were able to integrate the equipment such that the technology does not overwhelm the spaces.

 

At Maryland Live! Casino, we integrated video and audio systems that inform and entertain guests and are easy for the staff to control (via systems from AMX and Contemporary Research). One of the many benefits we brought to the casino was our ability to adapt to changes in the project and integrate a system that is set up for future expansion.

Working on or thinking about developing improved collaboration or communication systems in your organization? We’re here to help. Call AVI-SPL at 866-559-8197 or fill out our contact form. You can also email us at sales@avispl.com.

Register for March 21 Webinar on Capturing and Streaming Digital Content

Join us online at 1 p.m. EST, March 21,  for “Capture and Stream Digital Content With Crestron,” a free webinar led by Crestron’s Jeff Singer. During his presentation, Singer will explain the benefits of Capture HD, a hands-free solution for recording and distributing high-def presentations. Singer will also discuss Crestron DigitalMedia, and how to save time and money with CEC protocols.  Healthcare providers, educators and those responsible for corporate training will want to attend this event.

Register for “Capture and Stream Digital Content With Crestron” >

About the Presenter

Jeff Singer is the Director of Global Marketing Campaigns for Crestron Electronics. Singer has been with Crestron since 2004, and has been in the AV industry since 1992. He spent two years as regional vice president, business development, for manufacturer’s representative firm FM Valenti, Inc., where he managed sales channels for brands such as Winsted, Xantech, Toshiba and Philips. Singer spent the first 10 years of his career with manufacturer Knox Video Technologies, first as a sales manager and then as vice president, sales & marketing.

Minneapolis Improves Emergency Operations with Video Conferencing, Monitoring and More

Located just outside Minneapolis, Minn., the Emergency Operations Training Facility (EOTF) helps meet the training and response needs of the Minneapolis Fire Department, the Minneapolis Police Department, and the City’s Emergency Management Division, along with other regional partners.

“The initiative for an advanced EOC really started to grow in urgency after September 11th tragedies, and quickly gained momentum with the local bridge collapse in 2008,” says Dave Roth, the city’s BIS public safety applications support manager. “In addition, the logistics of planning and coordinating for the Republication National Convention underscored the needs for state-of-the art emergency preparedness.”

Primary Challenge, Advanced Solutions

“The primary challenge was an interesting one: How do you create something that’s state-of-the-art, that does everything you need it to do, and that you know how to operate that only gets activated once every decade?” notes Gerry Pehl, AVI-SPL design engineer. “The EOC required systems in which every component is capable of robust, reliable, operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week,” Pehl adds. “Even the slightest compromised performance in any of the center’s systems can quickly result in tragic consequences.”

Installed technology includes:

  • Crestron DigitalMedia, TPS touch panel and e-control XPanel
  • DNP video wall technology (160″ x 120″ screens) for monitoring
  • Cisco video conferencing codecs
  • Polycom SoundStructure  for all audio signal processing, acoustic echo-cancellation, and teleconference dialing
  • Tannoy ceiling speakers
  • SMART Sympodium for facility-wide annotation capabilities

Take a Tour of the Facility

“With the use of this new monitoring system, our personnel can look at a picture and understand it almost instantly,” says Deputy Chief John Allen, a veteran of the Minneapolis police department. “Through video, we can get information to people a lot faster – especially when time is critical.”

Learn what city officials had to say about the facilities’ latest innovations, and how productivity and response time have improved emergency operations for Minneapolis.

Like What You Saw?

To learn more about technlogies for government facilities or similar meeting spaces, request a quote by clicking here, or speaking to an AVI-SPL sales rep at 1-800-282-6733.

AVI-SPL Featured in IT/AV Report

The spring 2011 issue of IT/AV Report – published by Sound & Communications magazine — features AVI-SPL’s extensive technology restack for the El Paso Corporation. As part of  a complete renovation of the company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, the AVI-SPL team implemented the latest pro AV and control systems in its conference rooms, employee lounges and training areas.

Read Jeff Ward’s article detailing this ambitious integration of IT control, room scheduling and video display. You can also look at a brief overview of the El Paso project on our website.

Put our Team to Work for You

Companies like El Paso Corporation trust their pro AV projects to AVI-SPL because of our successful track record and depth of expertise. Fill out our brief needs analysis form or give us a call at 1-800-282-6733, and one of our representatives will be in touch to discuss how AVI-SPL can make your vision a reality.

FAU Goes Green: Transforming Higher Ed Presentation Technology with LEED

Based in Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) College of Engineering & Computer Science is committed to sustainability. The college’s 97,000 square foot structure, opened in 2010, infuses the university’s “green” principles, and leads the way as the first academic building in the State of Florida designed and built to LEED Platinum standards.

“In working with AVI-SPL, we initially chose the building’s technology because we were striving for the USGBC LEED platinum level certification,” says Brenda Coto, managing director of technology and innovation, FAU. “What we ultimately found is that we were able to change the way that professors teach, as well as change the way students are learning.” Technology integrated by AVI-SPL includes Tandberg video conferencing, Crestron DigitalMedia, the SMART Sympodium, Mitsubishi LaserVue’s for energy savings and more.

Interested in Upgrading Your School?

Contact an AVI-SPL representative by calling 800-282-6733, or click here to request a quote!