Posts tagged Unified Communications

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.

Register for Tomorrow’s Free Webinar on Cloud-Based Video by Polycom

AVI-SPL University Professional Series logoThe freedom to work anywhere and the popularity of mobile devices have been key drivers in moving businesses toward real-time video collaboration. During tomorrow’s webinar, “Building Cloud-Ready Collaboration Solutions,”  you’ll learn about trends in business collaboration and understand key considerations as presenter Roger Farnsworth explores the architecture of cloud solutions.

Join us Tuesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. EST for this free webinar, presented by Polycom as part of the AVI-SPL University Professional Series Online

Register now for “Building Cloud-Ready Collaboration Solutions.”

Roger FarnsworthAbout the Presenter

Roger Farnsworth is the senior director of cloud service provider marketing for Polycom. Farnsworth joined Polycom in 2009 to build and lead its strategic partnerships product management team. Over the past three years, his team has increased the strength and value of such partnerships as Microsoft, IBM, HP and BroadSoft. Farnsworth has also directed strategic investments in SIP, management and security to help build the foundational underpinnings critical to the success of the Polycom RealPresence Platform.

AVI-SPL Collaboration Expo Arrives in Dallas

Join us in Dallas tomorrow, April 18, for AVI-SPL’s Collaboration Expo 2012, where over 25 manufacturers of business solutions like AMX, Biamp, Canon, Hitachi and NEC will be on hand to demonstrate the latest in control systems, audio and high-definition display technology. You can also attend educational seminars about collaboration, video conferencing and Unified Communications, with an opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credits.

Not only is this event free — including entry and lunch — you’ll also have the chance to win an iPad2.

Andrew W. Davis, cofounder of Wainhouse Research, will deliver an insightful keynote speech at the Expo, “Beyond ROI: Find Real Value in Collaboration.” Davis will discuss the technical and social implications of the voice-video-data convergence on the way businesses communicate and collaborate. Read our interview with Davis to get his thoughts on the value of the Collaboration Expo.

Register Today!

To register for the April 18 Collaboration Expo event in Dallas, visit the Collaboration Expo 2012 website, where you’ll also find the list of event dates, locations and exhibitors, and learn more about the educational seminars.

Collaboration Expo 2012 BannerIn addition to Dallas, this FREE series of events will be held in the following cities throughout 2012:

  • Washington D.C. – May 9
  • Chicago, IL – September 13
  • New York City, NY – September 25
  • Tampa, FL – October 18
  • Long Beach, CA – October 30

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