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AVI-SPL Empowers Connections at InfoComm 2012

As part of our continuing mission to be the most trusted technology provider and advisor for businesses around the world, AVI-SPL is gearing up for its biggest presence ever at the annual InfoComm conference. June 9-15, we will exhibit our capabilities at a 30’-by-30’ booth in the Unified Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion inside the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of InfoComm 2012. At booth N2829, we’ll showcase AVI-SPL solutions including Caméléon Telepresence® and our new VNOC Symphony® software platform.

We’ll also premiere our dynamic new brand message, which positions AVI-SPL as the premier video communications solutions provider. AVI-SPL’s booth tells the story of today’s collaborative environment with our new “Empowering Connections” video, plus new digital media content depicting our end-to-end connected solutions as well as our robust managed services portfolio.

At the booth, leading with the theme that “Better Connections Make a Better World,” you’ll learn about AVI-SPL’s ability to empower businesses with end-to-end systems integration, as well as our VNOC managed services, digital media and live event production.

AVI-SPL’s management team will give informative talks on the collaboration issues that are affecting today’s businesses, including:

  • “Convergence of AV and IT”
  • “Visual Collaboration in the Cloud”
  • “UC – Transforming the Way We Meet and Communicate in the Enterprise”
  • “Telepresence and HD Video”
  • “Managing the Video Enterprise Through the Cloud Superstructure”

Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram!

If you can’t make it to InfoComm 2012, no worries!  We’ll be taking photos at the booths of our 12 major vendor partners and posting them to our AVI-SPL Instagram account — just search “avispl”. You can also follow us on Twitter, @avisplinfo, for our latest updates from the event (look for hashtag #infocomm12).

Essential AV Apps and Tools

Corporate Tech Decisions recommends some of the best applications for AV technicians and consultants. The apps — variously designed for the Android, iPhone and other smartphones — include spectrum analyzers; distance, lighting and electricity calculators; and audio analyzers.

Did you know that AVI-SPL has an AV Lab that contains AV tools gathered from our manufacturer partners? At this convenient, free resource, you’ll find CAD drawings, spec sheets, project calculators and training materials. Find out more about how AVI-SPL helps consultants with its AV Lab.

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

AVI-SPL New Corporate Video Shows Power of Collaboration

Over the years, AVI-SPL has added new layers of expertise and services that have altered its profile – from business equipment supplier to pro AV integrator to collaboration solutions provider with a global footprint. As technology has evolved and the needs of businesses have changed, so have we.

Today, when talking to clients and partners (and even amongst ourselves), we like to say AVI-SPL delivers both the environment and experience. That’s why we wanted a well-produced video that would give viewers a compelling look at how the solutions we implement transform businesses. For many if not most viewers, this piece would be more than advertising – it would be their first impression of our company. And we all know what we learned back in grade school about the value of first impressions.

AVI-SPL set about this task with the talented minds at Spark ad agency. Both parties knew they had to come up with a story that would convey our solutions in a real-world setting, letting viewers see how our implementations can facilitate and simplify the everyday functions that businesses rely on to get work done and increase revenue. Although this would be a promotion of our capabilities, we didn’t want the story to be about AVI-SPL. From the beginning, the guiding concept was “a day in the life of business communications.”

“We believe better connections lead to better business results,” said AVI-SPL Senior VP of Marketing Kelly Bousman.  “That’s why we developed our new video story to show how video and unified communications technologies lead to company success by enabling teams to develop ideas through anytime, anywhere collaboration.”

The project came together — from concept to storyboarding to filming and post-production – thanks to the efforts of our partners and a lot of talented people behind the camera at Spark. At two locations, I watched the Spark film crew in action, solving problems and filming multiple takes so as to leave nothing to chance.

From the outset, we worried about coordinating the shipment and pickup of on-loan equipment for the video on a short schedule. Like they always do, the manufacturers we work with came through. AMX sent us a pre-programmed touch-panel desktop display ready for its close-up.  Experts from Crestron and Biamp both provided assistance so that their equipment would work correctly even though it wouldn’t be wired into system at the Tampa Museum of Arts (TMA), the first location for the shoot.

After two long days of filming at TMA, Spark brought its crew to the AVI-SPL headquarters in Tampa.  In our dedicated Cisco TelePresence room, we would film the critical scenes where our protagonist finds out whether his late-night efforts have been enough to impress a potential client. Our story, as it must, has a happy ending.  See for yourself. 


 

AVI-SPL would like to thank all of our partners for coming through to make this video possible, including:

  • AMX
  • Biamp
  • Chief
  • Cisco
  • Cresron
  • LifeSize
  • NEC
  • Panasonic
  • Polycom
  • Prysm
  • Radvision
  • Sharp
  • SMART

Call AVI-SPL at 866-559-8197 or send an email to sales@avispl.com and find out how your business can improve with our video communication solutions and managed services.

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.