Date Archives May 2018

Webinar Recording: Vaddio AV Solutions for the Classroom

During this webinar, Todd Bergum of Vaddio discusses the latest products that record and stream classroom lectures. In this context, he looks at Vaddio solutions for multi-site control of classroom cameras from a central location, and makes the case that AV technology systems need to be simple and easy for everyone to use. Topics include:

  • Trends in technology, including the needs of students, teachers, and the IT department with regard to classroom technology
  • Using AV systems with apps that are used in the classroom
  • Vaddio’s AV Bridge products (including the Matrix PRO)
  • Examples of camera shots and tracking in the classroom
  • Vaddio solution presets and automation
  • IP streaming and control

Todd also answers attendee questions about the Vaddio solutions.

Download the recording for “Modern Classroom AV Technology, Integration and Centralized Control” >

June 27 Webinar: Biamp on Microphone Arrays

On Wed., June 27 at 1 p.m. EST join this AVI-SPL-hosted webinar about why microphone arrays are becoming increasingly popular, along with the new design opportunities and new challenges they offer. This talk, presented by Biamp, will go into:

  • Underlying technologies
  • The capabilities and potential pitfalls of the new solutions
  • Practical guidance to those specifying, designing, commissioning and using beamforming microphone arrays

Zach Snook, Biamp product manager for audio, will lead this event.

Register for “Microphone Arrays, Beamforming & Voice Tracking Technologies” >

June Webinar: Mezzanine and the Persistent Meeting Experience

AVI-SPL is partnering with Oblong and Commercial Integrator/MyTechDecisions for its June 13 webinar: “How to Keep a Persistent Meeting Experience With Visual Collaboration.” Meeting technology should make it easy to start meetings, share content, and collaborate with team members local and remote. Mezzanine is Oblong’s collaboration solution for meetings that require advanced collaboration for teams of different sizes.

Join us on June 13 at 2 p.m. ET and you’ll learn:

  • What is a persistent meeting and how to accomplish it
  • How collaboration technology can make or break your meeting space
  • What the Mezzanine is and how it facilitates persistent meetings
  • How different systems and software can easily integrate into the Mezzanine experience
  • You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions of our presenters

Register for “How to Keep a Persistent Meeting Experience With Visual Collaboration Technology” >

Hear AVI-SPL Speak at InfoComm 2018

At InfoComm 2018, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn from AVI-SPL leadership about topics that cover the user experience of collaboration solutions, managed services, the digital workplace, and unified communications.

Tues., June 5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – “Understanding the User Experience.” David Thorson, AVI-SPL Sr. Manager, Programming Architecture
What makes technology user-friendly? You can improve the use and productivity of integrated systems through thoughtful user experience design. This session will explore specific ways to improve user experience with technology. We’ll examine good and bad user experiences, looking at automation programming, graphic design, and system design. Along the way, we’ll dispel common misconceptions about user interface programming and discuss how to leverage existing behaviors to create seamless user experiences. Register for event here >

Wed., June 6, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – “Asking the Right Questions About AV Managed Services.” Tim Riek, AVI-SPL SVP, Services Operations
No two managed service providers are the same. This session will guide you through the process of evaluating providers, covering standards for data to support decisions, reporting on the data, and other service level measurements for success. Register for event here >

Thurs., June 7, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – “Transitioning to a Digital Workplace.” Danny Rogers, AVI-SPL VP, Channels, Enterprise Accounts
Everything in your office is connected. Printing is hardly needed, collaboration can start from and to anywhere – and escalate to any system, and newer workflows have led to new interconnected tools that are no longer discrete. In this session find out how digital workplace trends are forever changing our work. Register for the event here >

Wed., June 6, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – “Examining Better UC metrics for Better Results”
Few organizations actually gather the details about how they collaborate (number of meetings, number of participants, number of calls, etc.) Even less of them examine these numbers to look for opportunities for service improvement. New, automated systems that gather and examine these metrics are available, and are a gold mine of data that can be used to identify problems, right-size deployed technologies, and reveal good trends that should be encouraged and bad trends that should be addressed. This session and panel discussion will detail how these systems and services work, and highlight areas where they can be used to improve both collaboration services and users’ perception of them. Register for the event here >

Wed., June 6, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – “State of the UCC Industry Lunch and Learn”
Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. Which disruptions have changed the industry and which are just over the horizon? Attend the luncheon to learn, ask questions and challenge the panelists. Register for the event here >

Thurs., June 7, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – “UC Managed Services in an IoT World”
This session will examine how managed services have developed from onsite warm bodies to help buttons that start calls and on to sophisticated remote services. Additionally, every device that’s on the network can and should now be managed, redefining what it means to offer managed services in the first place. Join us to hear a panel of experts who will detail the new offerings and processes that are available, and that can help secure and protect your endpoints and systems. Register for the event here >

Thurs., June 7,  3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – “UC Ecosystems and the Millennial Workflow”
In recent years collaboration technologies have begun to move away from discrete tools and toward the support of seamless workflows. Applications such as Slack, Cisco Webex Teams and Microsoft Teams not only require the users to understand the technology, but require a change to the way one works- supporting this workflow BEYOND the meeting. At this presentation and discussion find out exactly what this will mean for your organization. Register for the event here >

Making a Better Workplace Meeting Experience

Common meeting issues — dropped calls, displays that won’t turn on, and users who can’t connect to presentation systems — cause aggravation and eat up a lot of time

The guide, “Preparing Today for the Meeting Experience of Tomorrow,” by No Jitter and AVI-SPL, offers ways IT teams can overcome today’s meeting challenges and smooth the way for evolving technologies. Learn how proactive equipment management and unifying user experiences:

  • Cut down on help desk calls
  • Improve user adoption
  • Pave the way for advanced solutions

To learn more about creating better meeting experiences, download the guide. >