Category AVI-SPL

Webinar Recording: Build Your Video Wall With the Right LED Video Technology

If you’ve been confused by the claims about LED displays or just aren’t sure which one is right for your environment, this webinar is available to help. Experts from Christie Digital and AVI-SPL combine their knowledge to provide a brief history of LED technology and steer you toward the solutions that bring the best return on investment for your video walls.

Today, AV integrators deploy LED displays to create seamless video walls that are bright, reduce eye fatigue for viewers (including those in spaces like control rooms), and can handle the load of 24/7 environments.

This webinar, presented by Commercial Integrator and TechDecisions with AVI-SPL and Christie Digital, includes an overview the basics that will empower you to become a smart buyer of video wall solutions for your company. You’ll learn the factors to consider when choosing displays to create a video wall. Related topics include:

  • LED terminology
  • Planning for power and HVAC
  • System-level certifications
  • Figuring our optimal viewing distances
  • Scan rates, refresh rates, brightness, contrast ratio
  • Compositing, windowing, configuration, video switching

You’ll hear from a panel of experts that includes:

  • Martin Waverly, senior manager, Technical Solutions Group, Christie Digital
  • Ted Romanowitz, senior product manager, Christie LED, Christie Digital
  • Carlos Lerma, director of engineering, Control Room Group, AVI-SPL

These experts will explain the advantage of investing in LED display technology while also clearing away the confusion about LED solutions. You’ll learn how LED displays can free up real estate in the spaces where they’ll be deployed, and you’ll get a look at Christie solutions likes its Apex and CorePlus video wall series.

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Webinar Recording: Intersection of AV and ADA Compliance

Access this webcast for a look at the issues you’ll encounter with accessibility and ways you can ensure your AV technology complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

When technology solutions don’t follow compliance dictates, they have the potential to create more barriers. For example: a lectern where the AV controls are not accessible to people in wheelchairs or a display that sticks out too far from the wall and becomes a hazard for those with sight disabilities.

In this AVI-SPL webinar, Legrand | AV’s Kathryn Gaskell and Karen Smidt discuss a few sections of the ADA (American With Disabilities Act) most relevant to AV, including:

  • Reach Ranges (section 308)
  • Operable Parts (sections 205 and 209)
  • Protruding Objects (sections 204 and 307)

You’ll gain an understanding of the AV challenges inherent in each section, and learn solutions for creating a more inclusive environment.

Get the recording for “The Intersection of AV Technology and the ADA: Challenges and Solutions” >

About the presenters

Kathryn Gaskell
Director of Product Management – Chief Brand
Legrand | AV
 
Kathryn has worked at Legrand | AV for six years, leading product management for the Chief brand. Her efforts have led to the development of industry-leading display mounting solutions for education and corporate environments, digital signage applications and more. Her interest in ADA was spiked by frequent questions from customers, and a desire to solve their accessibility challenges with practical, well-designed solutions.
 
Karen Smidt
Director of Marketing – Commercial Brands
Legrand | AV
 
Karen began working at Legrand | AV 13 years ago and is currently leading the commercial marketing team in their efforts to provide useful, educational content to our customers and end users. Working with Kathryn to better understand customer questions around ADA, she has developed educational resources to help explain and solve many of the challenges at the intersection of AV and accessibility. 

Five Steps to Planning for a Video Wall

You want to create the perfect video wall, and this webinar explains how to do it. Bo Beard, sales engineer for LG Electronics, explains the factors that end users and integrators need to consider when planning a video wall project. Joining him is Chris Caputo, senior project engineer for AVI-SPL, who offers his expertise in control-room settings.

Bo will also address technology considerations that include:

  • webOS Smart Signage Platform
  • Curveable LAPE LED
  • Ultra-narrow bezel video wall display

You’ll also learn how determine display layout, find and prep the right environment, and choose the products that suit your content.

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Webinar on October 9: Devices That Improve Cloud Collaboration

In this session on Oct. 9, presented by Poly, you’ll learn how devices serve as a critical component in bridging the gap between platforms and how they ensure the best collaboration experiences for your users regardless of the service.

You’ll also learn:

  • Best practices on managing a smoother and faster POC-to-production process
  • How to realize the full potential of your cloud collaboration solutions

Join us on Wed., Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. EST to learn how to invest in the ideal solutions that enable enterprise collaboration.

Register for “Why Devices Matter: Realizing the Full Potential of Your Cloud Collaboration Solutions” >

About the presenter

Sherri Pipala joined Polycom in 2008 and has held numerous sales leadership roles.  She currently leads the Poly Field Alliance Team, where she’s focused on alignment and joint solutions with Poly’s Strategic Alliances. Sherri has over 25 years of experience marketing and selling collaboration solutions and advanced services for the enterprise and global account markets.  She focuses on executive relationships, business development, and partner enablement to support the best solution engagements. Sherri brings a “voice from the field” perspective to ensure product solutions, marketing and support drive customer success.

How to Promote Video Collaboration in Your Workplace

As we use video conferencing systems more often in the workplace, we are working together to address challenges and complete projects. The use of video conferencing in companies of all types and sizes reflects a need to improve employee engagement and productivity.

To promote video collaboration in your organization, deploy user-friendly video conferencing systems in your meeting rooms. That’s one of the major takeaways from a new paper by Wainhouse Research, “Profiting From a Business Video Culture.” The study notes that end users consider video conferencing in a dedicated room essential to the workplace video experience.

This also holds true for those of you working in mid-market companies, where PC-based collaboration is the most common use of video conferencing. Forty percent of mid-market employees use video conferencing at their desktops on a daily basis. Think that would make room systems unnecessary or unwanted? Think again.

According to Wainhouse, the frequency of use leads to a better impression of video conferencing, with most respondents saying they would participate in it more often if it were available in dedicated rooms. 

Some major takeaways from the Wainhouse report:

  • Among those who attend video calls at least once a week, they prefer dedicated room conferencing over PC-based video calls.
  • The availability of room-based systems makes end users more likely to take part in video conferencing in other venues (huddle rooms, desktop, mobile).
  • Companies of most sizes overwhelmingly prefer video meetings in conference rooms

Room-based video conferencing systems mitigate the background noise and interruptions you have to deal with when taking calls you take at your desk. Other benefits include:

  • Trimming travel costs
  • Enhancing teamwork with internal and external stakeholders (colleagues, clients, customers, partners)
  • Attracting the talent that expects a collaborative culture 

If your company is like others, with a high percentage of PC-based video, you already have a solid foundation on which to build and extend these benefits across your organization. As you do your research and talk with potential service providers, you’ll want to make sure they can provide the same quality of meeting-room video collaboration you’d expect is afforded to the largest companies. That includes a consistent, positive user experience that promotes adoption. The services supporting that quality and your users must be global or nationwide in reach while also addressing the challenges of individual offices and ensuring that all locations are receiving consistent service. 

Read the Wainhouse Research paper as you consider an expansion of video conferencing that would improve productivity, employee engagement, and talent retention at your company. 

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