Posts tagged Video Conferencing

ClearOne to Feature Video Collaboration System at InfoComm 2014

Collaborate Room ProInfoComm 2014, the biggest professional AV show in the world, will open its exhibition in Las Vegas this Wednesday, June 18th. This is the time of year when companies exhibiting at the event make big announcements and unveil new products designed to improve the way businesses of all types work. AVI-SPL works with many of the vendors at InfoComm, and so this blog will be highlighting some of the newest products being featured.

One of those products is the ClearOne COLLABORATE Room Pro, an all-in-one meeting appliance that features:

  • HD video
  • Beamforming microphone array
  • Streaming, recording and content creation
  • 9-way MCU
  • Support for dual HD displays
  • Support for H.323 and SIP
  • Compatibility with on-premise, BYOD, and cloud services
If you’re at InfoComm this week, visit ClearOne’s booth #N1827, where they are showcasing its newest Media Collaboration solutions, which include cloud-based and infrastructure-based systems.  Interested in bringing these or similar systems into your environment? Contact AVI-SPL at 1-866-559-8197 or fill out our contact form.

AVI-SPL Introduces Video Conferencing Solutions at ISE 2014: Video

In this five-minute video taken at ISE 2014, Executive VP of Unified Communications and Collaboration Mike Brandofino talks about AVI-SPL’s Block ME™ device (a privacy tool that stops video calls from being received/launched) and Virtual Meeting Room (a cloud-based video conferencing service that allows customers to pay only for the ports that are used.)

Hear more about Block ME and why it’s so valuable for businesses with video conferencing. Listen to the rAVe podcast.

Four Mistakes Companies Make With Video Conferencing

Video collaboration can improve processes in all types of markets. But do you know the pitfalls to avoid? In this AVI-SPL white paper, featuring input from experts at our company as well as Cisco, you’ll learn how to avoid these common mistakes:

  1. Limiting a strategy to dedicated video conferencing systems
  2. Underestimating network requirements
  3. Buying before trying the solution
  4. Overlooking managed services and support

Download the white paper on creating a video collaboration strategy. Call AVI-SPL at 866-559-8197 if you have any questions or want our guidance in implementing a video conferencing solution.

Business AV Trends for 2014

AV Network recently interviewed AVI-SPL’s VP of Products John Vitale in its look at trends in professional audio video solutions for 2014. Here is a summary of his responses:

Cloud Services

Every business that has electronic data such as files, audio, video, and such are affected by cloud services. The AV business will continue to see many localized devices and applications either moving into the cloud or interfacing with a cloud service, especially when content management and distribution are involved. Many solutions which were traditionally localized deployments are now becoming virtualized into the cloud as a hosted service offering. Though some items will always be required locally, that list will look quite different than it was a couple of years ago. And the talent of the engineering staff will also be very different.

Content Creation

Content creation seems to have had a continued steady growth rate which started almost a decade ago and shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, it’s increased significantly year over year. This continued thirst for personalized content creation has also forced the issue of consumption of that content. So content sharing or viewing is going to have an impact on many areas of our business as a result of content creation. The digital native generation has less patience or tolerance for “old school” systems with limitations. They will find ways to create and share their content if what we provide is too restrictive.

Networking

Content creation, management, distribution, and consumption will continue to grow and be in high demand. So this area will continue to see an increase just based upon the extreme amount of media being created and being consumed through many avenues already. More sophisticated and scalable solutions will be needed to help satisfy the demand. The digital signage industry, still in its infancy, is an excellent indicator on how important digital content consumption, distribution, and management has become. Real-time content and rich media interaction is where it’s all going.

Collaboration

Collaboration is a very broad term, but using it in a sense where multiple participants can manipulate and edit the same information, the need for this has always been popular in engineering-specific applications. But as technology continues to improve and simplify the technical aspects of collaboration, we’ll see this becoming more of a horizontal requirement than vertical silos. Microsoft is clearly dominating this area with Lync and Sharepoint along with embedded functionality in all its Office applications.

 Robots

Aside from some vertical niches where they have shown value, they’re nothing more than expensive toys today. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.

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Infographic: Planning for the Future With Pervasive Video

Companies continue to increase their use of video to collaborate, train and share knowledge. This Polycom infographic shows the number of companies deploying desktop video for  their employees, how video is being used, and the high percentage of companies that will be video conferencing via desktop, room systems and mobile devices by the end of 2014.

Are you one of the companies planning to integrate or expand video into your operations? Contact AVI-SPL with any questions you may have and to discuss a plan best suited to your organization — 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com.