Posts tagged digital signage

AVI-SPL Helps Consultants With AV Lab

AVI-SPL has consolidated its own integration resources along with those of its manufacturer partners to create the AV Lab. The AV Lab is a free, one-stop audiovisual integration resource for consultants, architects, project managers and end users, featuring the tools that assist with project planning and communicating design impact effectively with clients.

At the AV Lab, you’ll find resources from partners like Liberty AV Solutions, Cables To Go, Christie Digital, Mitsubishi and Contemporary Research, helping you calculate throw distances, determine best practices for sound reinforcement systems, and show clients how much they can save with telepresence and room control systems. We’ve placed these resources into categories for easy accessibility, including:

  • Control systems
  • Video conferencing
  • Digital media
  • Networks
  • Projectors and projection screens

The AV Lab is free and offers open access to most resources. We save a few tools for registered members. Go ahead and create an account that will give you full access to all content throughout the AV Lab, including:

  • CAD drawings and spec sheets
  • Project calculators
  • Training materials
  • and more

One Week Til AVI-SPL Collaboration Expo in Washington, D.C.

Next Wednesday, May 9, join us in Washington, D.C. for AVI-SPL‘s Collaboration Expo 2012. At this FREE event, you’ll see the latest communication solutions that help organizations streamline their processes and compete in a global economy. Leading manufacturers of video conferencing, Unified Communications and digital media solutions will be on hand to demonstrate their solutions. They’ll also provide educational seminars about the technologies that are helping businesses operate efficiently, save money and drive growth. You’ll also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.

Plus, it’s all free – entry, lunch, and a chance to win an iPad2.

Andrew W. Davis, cofounder of Wainhouse Research, will deliver the Expo keynote speech, “Beyond ROI: Find Real Value in Collaboration.” During his presentation, Davis will discuss the technical and social implications of the voice-video-data convergence on the way businesses communicate and collaborate. An industry visionary, Davis offers an in-depth look into how IT professionals, line managers and senior executives can get a return on their investment in collaboration solutions.

Register Today!

Register for the May 9 Collaboration Expo event in Washington, D.C., and see the list of exhibitors and find out more about the educational seminars.

Each full-day conference is your opportunity to learn about the latest collaboration technologies, helping you make informed decisions on communication investments for your company.

Collaboration Expo 2012 BannerFollowing this stop in D.C., this FREE series of events will take a summer break before returning to land in four more cities throughout the U.S.:

  • Chicago, IL – September 13
  • New York City, NY – September 25
  • Tampa, FL – October 18
  • Anaheim, CA – October 30

If you have any questions about any of our upcoming events, visit our Collaboration Expo 2012 FAQ page, email events@avispl.com or call 877-440-6205.

Video Highlights of Hibernia Baptist Church A/V Integration

AVI-SPL integrated audio, lighting and digital signage systems for Hibernia Baptist Church’s newly constructed worship hall. This video highlights the solutions installed, why they were chosen and how they help Hibernia communicate with its staff and patrons in order to provide an informative, memorable experience. Watch the video below and read a full case study of AVI-SPL’s Hibernia integration in our Concept Catalog.

Contact AVI-SPL at 1-800-282-6733 or sales@avispl.com and discover how we can install the right audio visual, video conferencing unified communications or digital media solution for your organization.

Digital Signage Lights the Way for University of South Florida Student Center

As one of AVI-SPL’s top design/build projects, the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center is a stunning 233,000 square foot, four-story facility, an impressive showcase for USF’s drive towards innovation, not to mention a high-level partnership of AV/IT technologies.

As you enter the building, an eye-catching 4′ x 14′ digital signage display – in the midst of a 57′ atrium – offers an attractive multimedia collage of advertising and event highlights. Visix digital signage provides an additional medium for displaying messaging throughout the facility, including by the elevators on each floor.

In addition, the building features comprehensive presentation capabilities throughout the 1,100-seat ballroom, formal conference rooms, meeting rooms, 700-seat auditorium, senate chambers and sports bar. In addition, an RF distribution system provides cable routing throughout the facility.

“The changes implemented have provided that ‘wow’ factor, which is what today’s generation of students expect in a facility of this nature,” says Jennifer Hernandez, assistant director of operations. “Our old student union was limited to using AV carts to help transport presentation technologies. In comparison to these new systems, there’s a day and night difference in our service level capabilities.”

As an example, Biamp’s Audia system provides versatile audio configurations for the auditorium and ballroom. The digital platform solution delivers the powerful ability to combine a room’s audio, separate it, add microphone controls and expand other sound capabilities. This simplifies manageability because all audio configuration is done through software, with just a few clicks of the mouse or a few commands from the control system.

Their 1,100-seat ballroom is perfect for fundraising dinners, conferences and special guest lecturers. At approximately 10,200 square feet, the space is easily divisible into three areas, and features systems that can work independently and simultaneously, or as one large space. Highlights include lighting control, a high performance audio system, electric projection screens, 1080p projectors and a wireless control system.

Learn More About this Case Study

For more information on the positive changes AV technology has brought to USF, visit our case study by clicking here.

You can also request a quote by clicking here, or speak directly with one of our AVI-SPL sales representatives by calling 800-282-6733 today!

Register for Free November 16 Webinar on Video Wall Technology

AVI-SPL University Professional Series Online logoJoin us at 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 16 for “Simplified Delivery and Management of Data to Video Walls,” presented by NEC Display Solutions and hosted by AVI-SPL as part of its University Professional Series Online.

During this hour-long webinar, David Arnott will introduce you to Hiperwall, an innovative software solution for video wall technology that lets users resize and relocate multiple simultaneous content objects anywhere on a video wall. Coupled with NEC large-screen displays and single-board computers, Hiperwall technology benefits video wall configurations in professional digital signage environments, including lobbies, public venues, retail stores, transportation facilities and broadcasting. In this session, David will explore video wall technology and discuss the type of content that can be displayed with Hiperwall software, as well as the components required to control the solution and the types of environments in which it can be used. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask David questions following his presentation.

About the Presenter
Photo of David ArnottDavid Arnott, Business Development Manager at NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., supports the AV Consultants of North America, providing product expertise for both LCD displays and multimedia projectors. David provides technical sales support for the AV Sales Channel partners and is the liaison between NEC, consulting/integration organizations and end users. His career encompasses more than 20 years in the A/V industry, including 13 with NEC.

Register today and reserve your spot for “Simplied Delivery and Management of Data to Video Walls.”