Date Archives February 2011

Beverage Company Pours on the A/V

Commercial Integrator recently profiled AVI-SPL’s audio-video upgrade for Premier Beverage, a Tampa-based distributor of wine and spirits throughout Florida. Much of the project involved integrating video conferencing technology into the company’s distribution center as well as its corporate space.

The technology provides tangible benefits for Premier, helping to streamline its sales, corporate communications as well as training initiatives.

Choose AVI-SPL for Your Integration Project

Today is a great time to invest in audio-video technology that can enhance your operations while providing long-term financial benefits. Call one of our representatives at 866-555-8197 or email us at to find out how.

Join Us in Tampa for AVI-SPL Tech Briefing

It’s not too late to sign up for Key Building Blocks of Successful Unified Communications, the first in AVI-SPL’s Tech Briefing series. Register online and join us Thurs., Feb. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AVI-SPL headquarters in Tampa. Address and map located on registration page.

At this event, cohosted with Polycom, you will learn how to streamline your collaboration model and reduce costs by unifying your company’s communications infrastructure.

This free live seminar is the first of 75 Tech Briefings that AVI-SPL will present with its strategic partners across the United States this year. Other upcoming manufacturers include AMX, Biamp, Bosch, Cables to Go, Crestron, LG, NEC and Panasonic. For more information and a schedule of this and related upcoming events, visit our events page.

Product Tip: SMART Products Help Students with Disabilities

Most SMART products fully comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of the United States.

As an example, you can quickly prepare presentations for low-vision users using the SMART Board interactive whiteboard’s many helpful features:

  • SMART Notebook Zoom feature can enlarge any section of the screen.
  • The Magnifier tool can easily be used over any application to enlarge an area or object
  • Use the Highlighter tool to quickly emphasize important information on the screen.
  • The dynamic resize feature allows you to instantly enlarge any object.
  • Play Adobe Flash files or other multimedia formats (such as .avi and .mpeg files in SMART Video Player) that incorporate sound.
  • Press directly on the screen during presentations to focus audience attention.
  • The interactive screen’s large size makes it easy to see your presentation.

View full details regarding SMART’s compliance with Section 508.

Learn More About SMART Products and Training

Trying to determine what SMART products work best for your budget and unique needs? Interested in SMART training for you and your colleagues? Contact an AVI-SPL representative at 866-559-8197 or click here to learn more!

Win a New Digital Presenter with Samsung’s ‘Superheroes’ Contest!

Encourage your students to discover themselves while learning about historical characters. This competition is fun and engaging, allowing students to portray their favorite historical character on video. All entries will be posted on Samsung’s website, with the best videos being shared each week on Facebook. Best of all, while winning students receive $500, their class gains a SamCam 860 (Samsung SDP-860) digital presenter!

Submission Guidelines

  • Deadlines: Winter: April 15, 2011; Spring: June 17, 2011; and Autumn: September 23, 2011
  • Participants: Participants must be K-12 students who attend school within the U.S. or Federal Territory. As part of the video submission, they’ll need to portray a historical character.
  • Format: Digital video 1-3 minutes in length (camera phone quality is fine.)
  • Judging Criteria: Presentation performance; character and content accuracy; content quality

Get Your Students Submitted!
Click here to send in your submissions!

Want to Learn More About Samsung in the Classroom?

In addition to digital presenters, Samsung’s product range includes projectors, plasmas and LCD displays for the classroom. Contact an AVI-SPL representative at 866-559-8197 or click here to request more info.