Date Archives April 2014

AVI-SPL Helps Nonprofit for Startups

A recent article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal recognized AVI-SPL for the company’s assistance toward a nonprofit that helps tech startups. From the article:

The donation from AVI-SPL includes two 50-inch displays in the lobby of Tampa Bay WaVE, a projector for presentations, a large 72-inch interactive display, speakers, a podium for large events and video recording equipment, the center said in a statement.

The equipment will be used in the nonprofit’s FirstWaVE Venture Center, where local technology ventures can work on developing their businesses.

 

 

New BSS Audio Signal Processor Most Versatile Yet

BSS Audio BLU-50 processorBSS Audio, whose systems have been included in AVI-SPL integrations like the ArtsQuest performance venue, has recently released its BLU-50 Soundweb London Processor. In its press release, the BLU-50 is described as “the most versatile and affordable open architecture processor BSS Audio has ever offered.” Features include:

  • Digital audio bus of 48 channels
  • Half-rack width
  • 4 inputs, 4 outputs
  • Phantom Power
  • PoE power

Call AVI-SPL at 1-866-559-8197 or fill out our contact form and let us know how we can help with your AV design and implementation.

New Samsung Displays Feature Updated Smart Signage Platform

Samsung D series displaySamsung, whose commercial displays have been used in AVI-SPL integrations, recently announced the availability of its new D series commercial displays. These displays, which were showcased at last week’s ISA International Sign Expo, don’t require an external media player or PC. Features include:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Reduce cost of ownership by up to 30% (compared with traditional digital signage)
  • Full codec video processor
  • 32″ 40″ 48″ and 55″ screen sizes
  • Optional trim kits
  • 24/7  usage (DM-D model) and 16-hour usage (DB-D)
Call AVI-SPL at 1-866-559-8197 or fill out our contact form for help with your digital signage project.

Does Your Agency Telework?

In its look back at this year’s Telework Week, Polycom notes some encouraging numbers: 94 percent of the 163,000 pledges to telework were from the government. Those who pledged worked two days a week from home and saved 4.5 hours and $90 a week.

If federal employees worked remotely an average of two days a week, the federal government would save $8.7B per year.

The post also addresses concerns about productivity from those who telecommute:

Today’s virtual desktop and cloud storage solutions enable federal employees to access their desktops, applications and important files from anywhere with an Internet connection. And today’s video teleconferencing (VTC) solutions eliminate concerns about collaboration and communication by enabling employees to have face-to-face conversations regardless of their physical location.

Contact AVI-SPL (or call 1-866-559-8197) to implement the video collaboration solutions that improve employee satisfaction and productivity.