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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 >

Take AVI-SPL’s Guided Customer Tours at InfoComm 2018

AVI-SPL, the world’s leading integrator of collaboration solutions for better business outcomes, will be at booth N1136 for the InfoComm 2018 exhibition in the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 6-8.

Booth features:

  • ReadyCam studio — see AVI-SPL’s solution for easily and quickly creating branded video content, including executive appearances on live TV, streamed webcasts, and on-demand videos
  • Demonstrations of Symphony, AVI-SPL’s managed services platform that monitors and manages your AV and collaboration systems for maximum uptime and performance
  • Meeting spaces to talk with our team about your workplace projects and challenges

We’re also hosting guided tours of prominent manufacturer booths. Our Guided Customer Tours are grouped by solution type, and include:

  • Workplace Transformation, UC & Meeting Spaces (Wed., June 6, 9:45 a.m.)
  • Digital Signage/Media, Streaming Media & Video Production Tour (Wed., June 6, 12:45 p.m.)
  • Audio Systems Technology Tour (Wed., June 6, 2:45 p.m.)
  • Visualization, Simulation and Display Technology Tour (Thurs., June 7, 9:45 a.m.)
  • Control Room Environments & Video Processing Tour (Thurs., June 7, 1 p.m.)
  • Classrooms, Training Centers & Educational Environments Tech Tour (Friday, June 8, 10 a.m.)

Over three days, we’ll be visiting booths for Anchor Audio, Barco, Biamp, Canon, Christie Digital, Cisco, Crestron, Epson, Exterity, HARMAN, Legrand, LG, Liberty AV, Mitsubishi, NEC, Oblong, Onelan, Plantronics, Polycom, RGB Spectrum, Samsung, Shure, and Sony.

Register for any of these tours at our Guided Technology Tours page >

At, you will find AVI-SPL’s schedule of tours, speaking events, and demos.

Use AVI-SPL code AVI159 when you register for InfoComm 2018 >

Attend the AVI-SPL TechX Mixer in Dallas (May 17)

Take some relaxing time out of your office to enjoy food and drink with your peers while learning about the way technology and smart design improves our ability to collaborate with one another. We’ll meet at Saint Ann’s Restaurant & Bar, where you’ll hear about flexible spaces that are ready for impromptu meetings- even those that require the ability to share content and video in real time with remote collaborators. Network and learn about workplace technology at the AVI-SPL TechX Mixer in Dallas on Thursday, May 17, 4-7 p.m.


  • Welcome (20 minutes)
  • Brief talk on the changing nature of work (10 minutes)
  • Presentations by AVI-SPL partners (15 minutes)
  • Networking (food and drinks included; 4:45 – 7 p.m.)

View, learn and collaborate with AVI-SPL and industry experts on the changing nature of work, all while enjoying good food, drinks and company!

See the World’s Best AV Integrator at Enterprise Connect 2018

Enterprise Connect is a prominent conference and exhibition for enterprise communications and collaboration in North America. The 2018 event is being held at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fl.

See the expo overview, and be sure to visit AVI-SPL at booth 1143.

Use code AVISPL to Register for Enterprise Connect 2018 >

At the event, Chris Böttger, AVI-SPL vice president of services offerings development, will be part of a panel that will discuss how companies can choose among managed services offerings, whether such services are necessary for a company, and what impact the services will have on operations. See the information below to attend:

Title: Video and AV Managed Services – New Offerings Address New Enterprise Requirements
Date: March 13, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:45 – 2:45 PM ET (local time at the event)
Location (Room): Sun B

Midway Through ISE 2018

The first two days of the ISE 2018 expo in Amsterdam have seen AVI-SPL demonstrate its Unify ME Symphony managed service platform, and deliver talks on user-friendly technology, workplace collaboration, and the Internet of Things as a driver of AV technology. Over the next two days of the event, AVI-SPL will continue to demo Symphony while being a part of talks about collaboration and how the retail environment should be using technology to engage customers. If you’re at ISE and haven’t seen AVI-SPL yet, be sure to stop by booth 11-B130.

Schedule of events

Thurs, February 8

  • Managed services demos, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., AVI-SPL stand 11-B130
  • “What is the way forward for video communications and collaboration?” 11:30 a.m.-noon, AVI-SPL stand 11-B130

Friday, February 9

  • Managed services demos, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., AVI-SPL stand 11-B130
  • AV Magazine panel, “Reinvigorating the retail environment,” with AVI-SPL Managing Director EMEA James Shanks, 10:30 a.m., Commercial Solutions Theater

Since most reading this will not be at ISE 2018, I encourage you to contact an AVI-SPL rep at 866-559-8197 or  and let them know about your collaboration or AV communication challenges.