Category AV Everywhere

Webinar Recording: Moving Your Audio Distribution Over IP

In this webinar on audio over IP, you’ll learn about your organization’s options for networked audio distribution.

During this free Commercial Integrator and MyTechDecisions webcast, sponsored by AVI-SPL and HARMAN, you’ll get a comprehensive rundown of AV over IP technologies like Dante, AVB, CobraNet, and BLU Link, HARMAN’s digital audio bus that can complement the other audio transport technologies.

HARMAN’s Al Crain walks through the pros and cons of these audio networking protocols, reviews the AES67 interoperability standard, and takes questions from attendees.

Get the recording for “Moving Your Audio Distribution Over IP” >

Webinar Recording: Why You Need AV over IP in the Workplace

The recording for our webinar on the value of AV over IP in the workplace is a must-watch if you’ve been looking for the latest advance in distributing your audio and video content over the network.

AV has traditionally been designed around having a matrix switch in the middle that you tie your AV devices into. Today, a host of applications are possible with AV over IP, making for a better meeting experience and helping IT manage signal distribution. 

In this webinar, presented by Crestron’s Dan Jackson, and hosted by AVI-SPL, Commercial Integrator, and My TechDecisions, you’ll understand why AV over IP is the right choice for your organization and how you can use your current devices and infrastructure to make it work. Dan and Josh Vallon, an expert programmer with AVI-SPL, also address issues like security, image quality, bandwidth costs and more, including:

  • Crestron solutions including NVX Network AV Digital Media and XiO Cloud
  • How to evaluate your current streaming video quality and infrastructure
  • Top network security considerations

Get the recording for “Why You Need AV over IP in the Workplace” >

Five Best Practices for Adopting UC and Video

Unified communications and video collaboration tools improve the user experience when they align with business goals AND are used throughout an organization.

But getting people to use these solutions can be a challenge.

AVI-SPL’s Customer Advisory Board, which includes Fortune 500 companies and large enterprises, shared the value of UC and video in their organizations and how they increase user adoption so that the company and its staff reap those benefits. Their advice and recommendations are summarized in a LinkedIn post by AVI-SPL SVP of Marketing Kelly Bousman.

In Kelly’s article, you’ll learn:

  • Why adoption matters and how to measure it
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) that reflect how often video for collaboration is used in meeting rooms
  • Five best practices for increasing video adoption

Read “Five Best Practices for IT Leaders to Increase Video Adoption” >

 

AVI-SPL Leads the SCN Top 50 for 2019

For the 14th consecutive year, AVI-SPL ranks #1 on the Systems Contractor News list of the top 50 systems integrators in North America.

As in past years, this win reflects the dedication of the entire AVI-SPL team to improving the way organizations of all types collaborate and communicate with one another. It also reflects the enormous trust placed in us by consultants, contractors, vendor partners, and clients we work with to deliver services and solutions that improve business outcomes.

AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel offered this comment on the recognition:

“In a year where we’ve seen others in our industry make bold moves and announcements, this year’s top ranking is especially gratifying as it highlights the power of our team,” said Zettel. “Make no mistake about it, this is a team award.”

This year-end recognition is yet another proud achievement for AVI-SPL in 2019. This past year, our awards have included:

That last award is a long one, but it reflects a benefit that organizations of all types need — the ability to show ROI from their technology investments.

See the full list of companies that made the SCN Top 50 list for 2019 >

Contact AVI-SPL and let us know about your challenges and goals for improving the collaboration experience across your enterprise.

 

Workplace Transformation Starts With a Goal

In recent posts, we’ve looked at the value of activity-based work spaces, how to calculate the value of collaboration solutions. We’ve also heard from experts in workplace transformation. In this post, let’s look at ways you can start to channel your efforts for improving the workplace. 

AVI-SPL’s 2019 Concept Catalog offers steps you can take at the beginning of project to improve collaboration in the workplace. Let’s briefly go over some of those points:

  • Assess the state of collaboration. Take an honest assessment of where your organization is with collaboration. Begin by asking employees about their work preferences and where they would like to see changes. Rather than implementing technologies or changing methods piecemeal, you will get a big picture of the kinds of changes you will want to make.
  • Uncover cultural challenges. Learn where the roadblocks to collaboration are within your organization. Outline what you want your collaboration culture to look like and create a plan that includes encouraging openness and rewarding collaborative behaviors.
  • Decide what metrics you will use. You will want to continually evaluate the value and effectiveness of your collaboration solution. To do so, the company needs to first identify and prioritize goals.

After defining these spaces, here are four considerations that can help you determine what type of room would work best in your organization. Those considerations include:

  • Employee work styles
  • Room and device intelligence
  • Management and maintenance
  • Equipment standardization

Each of these tips will bring up more questions, but for now you have an idea of the kind of questions and issues that need to be considered. Ask us anything if you want to dive deeper and go into specifics: sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.