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AVI-SPL Number One Integrator for 2010

Once again, AVI-SPL  kept its streak alive and topped SCN magazine’s just-released Top 50 Systems Integrators listing. AVI-SPL had projected revenues for 2010 of nearly $500 million – more than three times that of its nearest competitor.

The win confirmed AVI-SPL’s standing as the global leader in audio and video communications technologies for businesses of all stripes.  Through strategic partnerships with recognized industry leaders, AVI-SPL continues to deliver outstanding audio/video solutions – including Telepresence, Unified Communications, audio conferencing and videoconferencing — that are effective and easy to use.

AVI-SPL has completed installations for clients the world over, each one uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.  It works across a range of industries, including:

Government and Military


Stadiums and Arenas



Hospitality and Entertainment

From budget-friendly videoconferencing to digital signage to comprehensive control rooms, AVI-SPL designs, implements and supports solutions that enhance your communication and presentation capabilities. We also offer the full production resources of our Creative Show Services, a team of directors, project managers and audio/video engineers dedicated to helping you engage with your audience to make a lasting, persuasive impact.

Because of AVI-SPL’s partnerships with over 700 of the industry’s leading manufacturers and its group of certified technical specialists, the company has been able to complete more than 25,000 installations worldwide.

As an active partner in the Green AV Initiative and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, AVI-SPL also works to promote AV solutions that help companies reduce their carbon footprint while saving money.

To find the AV solution that’s right for your business, complete this brief needs analysis form and an AVI-SPL representative will give you a call. You can also contact us at (866) 559-8197 or via email at

STEP Green AV Rating System Unveiled at InfoComm 2010

By Michelle Oswald, VP Marketing Communications

At InfoComm 2010, the new, flashy buzz was about Cisco and 3D. At the same time, in the world of not necessarily new, and perhaps not as flashy, but certainly as relevant, was the ever popular subject of “Green AV”.

For the past several years, InfoComm has dedicated some part of its programming to covering the subject of “Green AV” – and every year the question of what that means – exactly – has not been well defined. Certainly, we would all like to reduce our carbon output, save energy and be able to offer something truly unique and valuable to our clients, but defining Green AV, and larger still, where the AV world fits into the world of Green Building in general, is almost like creating a whole new language, then trying to teach everyone to speak it. It’s a process that takes time, perseverance and definitely, patience.

On Friday, June 11, a new rating system – STEP (Sustainable Technology Environments Performance) – was unveiled at InfoComm that truly takes a big step in the right direction. The new framework was developed by a consortium of subject matter experts representing AV manufacturers, consultants and integrators that have been working collaboratively with InfoComm International on establishing standards for what it means to be practicing “Green AV”.

Anyone familiar with the USGBC’s rating system for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) will appreciate the new STEP system. While STEP employs some of the same rating system concepts as LEED, such as broad subject categories and points valuation for specific achievements, the rating system itself is all about the AV integration process. The new STEP system categories include: Program Phase, Architectural and Infrastructure Design, System Design, Systems Integration, and Operations. Points are earned based on factors such as equipment recycling, use of reclaimed/existing equipment, utilizing teleconferencing (video, audio or web) for at least 50% of project team meetings, and delivering project drawings/specifications electronically vs. paper, for example. Like LEED, which is a voluntary, consensus based, market driven approach to building, STEP will also be a voluntary program between InfoComm members and their clients.

The STEP program will be formally launched in early 2011. As AVI-SPL has already launched several sustainability initiatives, we are watching this program with great interest and are excited about the potential for truly defining “Green AV” and what it can mean to our customers, by providing the ability to provide unique, top quality communications solutions that provide energy savings and waste reduction, and fit into our customers’ own sustainability efforts.

To learn more about AVI-SPL’s sustainability initiatives, visit our Green AV page. »

To learn more about AVI-SPL’s recycling programs, click here. »

Michelle Oswald Michelle Oswald is the Vice President of Marketing Communications at AVI-SPL and has been working in the AV industry for 10 years. She is preparing to take the LEED Green Associate exam in the next few weeks. She has been leading the key sustainability initiatives at AVI-SPL, including AV equipment recycling, waste reduction and utilization of greener sales and marketing tools.

Biamp products support commitment to ENERGY STAR efficiency

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Consumers sharing the growing public concern over environmental issues who are seeking energy efficient schools, conference centers, offices, and other facilities can now address those concerns with energy efficient commercial audio equipment.

Biamp Systems has just announced that several of its amplifier products have been designated ENERGY STAR qualified, supporting a change in consumer behavior that will help to ensure the quality of the environment.

Biamp products that have earned the ENERGY STAR qualification include:

  • CPA130 Commercial Power Amplifier
  • CPA650 Commercial Power Amplifier
  • IWA250 In-Wall Powered Mixers
  • MCA Series Multi-Channel Amplifiers

Biamp’s Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Committee, created in 2004 to ensure that every aspect of the company’s operation, regarding safety, energy efficiency and pollution is optimized with current and future concerns in mind, oversaw this process. In addition to addressing government regulations, the Committee fosters open communication with employees, customers and the community about environmental issues that will be instrumental in Biamp’s continuing growth and success.

Click here for an overview of AVI-SPL’s line of Biamp products »

Mitsubishi Projectors Are Going Green

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.

Over the last several years Mitsubishi has been adding eco-friendly features to their projector line-up. By lessening their impact on the environment and conserving natural resources, Mitsubishi is doing its part in being socially responsible. And soon Mitsubishi will be introducing their projector recycling program.

In order to lessen their impact on the environment and conserve natural resources, Mitsubishi
Electric is committed to being socially responsible. Some of their commitment to a greener environment includes:

  • Energy-efficient, long-life lamps
  • Lead free solder on all Printed Circuit Boards
  • Our newest models consume less than 1W on standby mode
  • Use of recycled paper products for user reference guide and carton box
  • Projector cabinets are not painted, and conductive coating is not used
  • User manual has been converted from paper to a digital format (CD)
  • Compliant with both California and European RoHS standards

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