Date Archives July 2017

Using Nature to Reduce Distraction in Open Workspaces

We want to work in a place that inspires us to create, focus, and collaborate with each other. Loud offices aren’t part of that deal. So to address this challenge, Plantronics and AVI-SPL are working together to offer Habitat Soundscaping™, a subscription, cloud-based service that combines nature-inspired audio and visuals in order to mitigate distracting office noise and conversations.

At the heart of this solution is biophilic design: the idea that bringing nature into the workplace improves well-being and performance. Research studies have indicated a positive link between health and living close to nature. Cognitive functions improve, as do health indicators like blood pressure and pulse rate. Subjects in these scientific studies have reported an improvement in mood and emotions when exposed to sounds and images associated with nature. Case studies have built economic cases for biophilic design in the workplace, showing links between natural environments and lower absentee rates. They’ve also shared results that people report higher levels of productivity and concentration in greener offices.

Habitat Soundscaping comprises three pillars:

  • Nature-inspired audio – Habitat Soundscaping service brings these natural water sounds to the open office, creating a space that is highly functional and promotes overall well being.
  • Natural scenes – A combination of natural audio and real waterfalls, or virtual displays of serene landscapes, help reinvigorate the office.
  • Intelligent software – To reduce distractions, the service actively senses disruptive, intelligible speech and adjusts the natural sounds in the surrounding work zones in real time to help others stay focused without interrupting any collaboration.

To learn more about bringing this service into your organization, go to our Habitat Soundscaping page >

Webinar Recording: Digital Signage Innovations From LG

In this webinar, Chris Martel looks at the latest technology driving LG commercial-grade displays and how they are used for a variety of digital signage applications. Chris covers topics including:

  • How OLED panels are constructed and why they deliver superior visuals
  • The qualities that make LG displays an attractive choice for any installation
  • Examples of LG displays being combined to create eye-catching digital signage
  • Video wall image creation
  • The family of LG displays, their features, and the applications for which they are best suited

Get the recording for “Digital Signage Innovations From LG” >

Assess and Refresh Your Collaboration Environment

Surveys show how much collaboration has grown in the workplace and how much it’s valued. According to “State of Enterprise Video Conferencing” (Wainhouse Research), 60 percent of video calls in 2016 included content sharing.

Your organization may have expanded (or is planning to expand) its number of meeting spaces and technology solutions in order to give your employees the effective, engaging communication tools they want. We can help by also providing the services that maintain the integrity of your AV and collaboration systems.

That support includes:

  • Preventative Maintenance Visits – (20) one visit per room, during which our field technicians test and clean AV and collaboration systems
  • Collaboration Business Plan – includes up to 12 user interviews, two organization benchmark comparisons, and one summary report

Why work with AVI-SPL

  • We design, deploy, manage, and support the AV and collaboration solutions that make improve communication and collaboration in organization like yours.
  • We service 8,000 contracts and resolve 1,500 hundred cases per month for customers like you
  • Our Symphony Management Platform is at the heart of our ability to deliver custom managed services and help desk support.

Fill in the contact form on this page to begin the process of building and maintaining your collaborative work environment.

August Event: Women of InfoComm Network – Tampa

Join AVI-SPL at its Tampa headquarters on August 10 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m EST for the inaugural Women of InfoComm Network (WIN) Event- Tampa Chapter. This gathering, which is open to women and men in the pro AV industry, is focused on helping women make new connections and advance in their careers.

Be sure to register by August 7 at 6 p.m. EST.WIN advert

Register for the Tampa WIN Event >

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Improve Your Business Collaboration With Microsoft and AVI-SPL

You want the power of Microsoft to drive collaboration in your organization, and AVI-SPL has the know-how and workplace transformation expertise to deliver. Through our certification in the Skype Operations Framework, you can rely on us to integrate Skype for Business beyond your desktops and into your collaboration spaces. Watch the video to learn why AVI-SPL and Microsoft are the right partners for your company.