Category AV in Meeting Spaces

AVI-SPL Wins 2018 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Managed Video Conference Service Growth

Frost & Sullivan recently named AVI-SPL the winner of its 2018 Global Managed Video Conference Service Growth Excellence Leadership Award.

This award recognizes AVI-SPL’s leadership in supporting the way people communicate and collaborate within the workplace. The variety of meeting spaces — huddle rooms, collaboration spaces, boardrooms, training areas — and the technology within them require flexible managed video conferencing services.

Within the award report, Frost & Sullivan looks at AVI-SPL’s ability to grow its video conference services by providing support that includes:

  • Professional services like evaluation, design and deployment that meet business outcomes
  • Managed services (onsite or from global service operations centers) that monitor and manage the AV and UC environment
  • Customer care like global help desk assistance that focuses on exceeding expectations by measuring customer satisfaction

The paper also looks at AVI-SPL Symphony, the managed services platform that Frost & Sullivan nicely summarizes:

Considered the centerpiece of AVI-SPL’s services go-to-market strategy, AVI-SPL Symphony allows businesses to automate the back-end processes required to schedule, monitor, manage, and analyze the global video conferencing and AV assets from a single platform. The AVI-SPL Symphony end user management application is designed as an easy to use, browser-based and mobile-friendly dashboard representing the customer’s window to the organization’s total meeting environment.

Frost & Sullivan explains the criteria that led to this award, including AVI-SPL’s growth strategy, which provides companies with simple, reliable collaboration systems and the business insight of Big Data and analytics.

Read the Frost & Sullivan “2018 Global Managed Video Conference Service Growth Excellence Leadership Award” >

Webinar Recording: Audio Basics for Meetings and Conferences

AV is about adaptation and being able to support legacy meeting and conferencing equipment while designing systems for the ever- changing workplace environment. During this webinar, learn how to ensure good sound quality in typical business situations by bridging the gap between your own technical background and the world of professional audio. Gino Sigismondi, Shure’s Associate Director, Technical Support and Training, covers:

  • Basic components of a sound system, key audio concepts, and the differences between digital and analog audio.
  • How room acoustics and noise affect the intelligibility of the audio, what feedback is and what causes it.
  • Basics of microphones – how they work, the use and placement for different microphone types and the pros and cons of selecting and using either wired or wireless microphones.
  • How different-sized rooms relate to the sound system that would be selected and how to distinguish between a discussion and conference system.

Get the recording for “Audio Basics for Meetings and Conferences” >

About the presenter

Gino Sigismondi has been a Shure Associate since 1997 and currently manages the company’s Technical Training division. He brings over 15 years of practical experience in professional audio to the product training seminars he conducts for Shure customers, dealers, distribution centers, and internal staff. Gino spent 10 years as a member of Applications Engineering, assisting Shure customers with choosing and using the company’s vast array of products. He is also the author of the Shure educational publications “Selection and Operation of Personal Monitors,” “Audio Systems Guide for Music Educators,” and “Selection and Operation of Audio Signal Processors.” He was recently awarded status as an “Adjunct Instructor” by the InfoComm Academy.

Webinar Dec. 5: Improve Collaboration in Small Meeting Spaces With HARMAN

Join us on Wed., Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. EST for this look at HARMAN technology solutions that improve the effectiveness of meetings in smaller collaboration spaces like huddle rooms. HARMAN product expert Ryan Ostrow will demonstrate how new products from AMX (such as Acendo collaboration solutions and the CT-Series) can simplify and improve the way people collaborate in these smaller spaces.

Register for “Improve Collaboration in Small Meeting Spaces With HARMAN” >

About the presenter

Ryan Ostrow has over 23 years of experience in the Pro AV industry and has spent the last four with HARMAN Professional as a Sales Engineer and Product Specialist. With a background in electronics, Ryan started his career as an audio technician and quickly began to add to his expertise in all aspects of the commercial AV market. He has a wide-ranging skill set that covers audio, video, control, lighting, and information technology. Having worked for end users, integrators, consultants, and equipment manufacturers he brings a diverse perspective to any project or task.

Read AVI-SPL’s Smart Spaces Catalog for 2018

AVI-SPL’s new Smart Spaces catalog is here, and it’s your source for empowering your organization’s employees with the ability to share ideas and be productive, whether they’re in the same collaboration space or working from remote locations. The core of this new publication is AVI-SPL’s Smart Spaces offering, which is our system for the quick deployment of collaboration spaces that are outfitted with AV and UC technology. This 2018 issue covers:

  • AVI-SPL’s value as a partner in your digital workplace transformation
  • Four keys to success in the digital workplace
  • How to create the collaborative workplace
  • Unify ME Symphony managed services platform
  • Two case studies

Read the Smart Spaces catalog >

Webinar Recording: Future of Video Collaboration and How to Get There

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to plan for video collaboration in your company or university, and you’ll see some of the video display solutions that Sharp is offering to meet the future of collaboration.  Saundra Merollo, senior sales engineer for Sharp, and Tim Hill, VP of engineering for AVI-SPL, lead this discussion of where video collaboration technology is going and offer advice for making sure video collaboration tools are used. They cover:

  • Stats that reflect how organizations are spending on video collaboration
  • How the changing workforce demos will affect collaboration tech
  • Collaboration trends like artificial intelligence and informal meetings
  • A sneak peek at a Sharp product for 2019 that brings together A.I. and collaboration
  • IT considerations for upgrading video

Saundra and Tim also answer customer questions about finding the right solutions, touch vs. non-touch displays, and how to advocate for video collaboration systems in your organization. Whether you work in a corporate environment or educational institution, you’ll find much value in this webinar.

Get the recording for “Video Collaboration: Where It’s Going and How to Get There” >