Category Video Collaboration

Creating the Future of Work

To see the future of work, it helps to have the insight of companies that have grown through years of changes. Bring together some of the most well known and successful businesses in a collaborative environment and ask, “How will people collaborate in the workplace of the future?”

That’s what AVI-SPL is doing with its Customer Advisory Board, which includes Fidelity, MasterCard, the Walt Disney Company and other high-profile corporations. You’ve seen the changes that have affected and improved upon workplace collaboration, like technology systems that allow remote teams to share and work on documents in real time. In the CAB fall retreat, members looked ahead to the technology systems that will become standard and the expectations they’ll help shape.

In her summary of the fall CAB retreat, SVP of Marketing Kelly Bousman highlights some of the group’s research-based talking points and assumptions:

  • People are changing jobs more often.
  • Connectivity and collaboration are a business priority.
  • People expect workplace flexibility. That flexibility includes using their preferred digital technology to work with online colleagues.

Bousman lists the issues (including worker and business demands) that CAB members think they’ll need to address today and years from now. Such challenges include:

  • Voice control of room devices.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • An infrastructure that meets the increasing demand for wireless and video collaboration technologies.

The article concludes by looking at the agreed-upon approaches for dealing with the future of work and its challenges. AVI-SPL’s Customer Advisory Board continues to reap benefits from thinking about the future of work. In sharing this, you too may be inspired to reach out to AVI-SPL and talk about getting your workplace ready for future success.

Read “How to See the Future of Work and Act on It” >

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” >

Webinar Recording: Creating the Huddle Room With Samsung and HARMAN

During this AVI-SPL webinar, you’ll learn about Samsung and HARMAN‘s collaboration solutions for business and education, including:

Amanda Stanley, technical account senior manager for Samsung, discusses the workplace trends that make huddle rooms valuable as centers of collaboration. In this context, she explains the benefits of Samsung and HARMAN’s solutions for the huddle room. Amanda covers features like premium conferencing audio, touch interfaces, the Acendo Vibe (a conferencing sound bar with camera), and Acendo Core (a one-click meeting collaboration system).

Get the recording for ‘Creating the Huddle Room With Samsung and HARMAN” >