At AVI-SPL, we’re proud to be leaders in the collaborative technology space. We’re eager to share our expertise at every corner. So when an opportunity came up for Erin Minich, AVI-SPL’s director of education collaboration solutions, to begin a guest blog series for Let’s Do Video, she jumped at it. Let’s Do Video provides coverage of visual collaboration technologies and related productivity tools and strategies. In Erin’s first blog article, she dives into the topic of video conferencing in education and how this capability does not stop at distance learning. Hop over to Let’s Do Video to read the full article and be sure to check back there for more articles from Erin.
AVI-SPL has recently achieved TelePresence Video Advanced Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco in Canada. This allows AVI-SPL to deploy Cisco’s full platform of infrastructure solutions and managed video conferencing services to its customers. AVI-SPL also holds Cisco TelePresence Video ATP status in the UK and the United States.
“AVI-SPL is committed to offering the best solutions and services for our clients. Our partnership with Cisco is essential as we extend our video capabilities globally,” said Boris Koechlin, managing director, AVI-SPL Canada. “Canada’s vast geography and globally competitive economy result in video and telepresence being critically important solutions in order to communicate effectively.”
AVI-SPL is excited to announce today that we’ve expanded our bridging as a service model to include self-serve interoperable video conferencing services from Blue Jeans Network. This partnership augments our Unify ME Managed Services strategy with an easy to use “meet me” option for customers looking to connect meeting rooms, desktops and mobile devices running a wide range of popular business and consumer video conferencing endpoints.
Blue Jeans Network is a video conferencing service hosted in the cloud that provides interoperability with a variety of video solutions. Modeled after traditional audio conferencing services, it is designed to be easy, open, and affordable. Blue Jeans is the leader in providing video services that can bring together business video conferencing solutions like Cisco®, Polycom®, LifeSize®, and Microsoft® Lync™, with consumer solutions like Skype™ and Google®, all in a single video call.
To learn more about this partnership and how to receive a free 14 day trial, access the full press release.
Comments from AVI-SPL’s Mike Brandofino, executive vice president of VTC and unified collaborations:
The video industry received another jolt today with the announcement that LifeSize® is being acquired by Logitech®. The interesting thing about this move is that Logitech is traditionally viewed as a consumer products provider, issuing a clear indication that many in the business world feel video communications is nearing the tipping point for wide-scale adoption. LifeSize recently announced it added connectivity to Skype , which is a clear tie into the low-end consumer market. It isn’t too far reaching to see Logitech try to expand its offerings, moving upstream into the SMB space to provide consumers and businesses with a natural progression from low-end, low quality PC-based video to a full line of LifeSize products. Stay tuned, Polycom is the lone independent player in the space , it will be interesting to see for how long. >Click here, to read more about the acquisition. »
What are your thoughts on the Logitech-LifeSize deal?