Posts tagged digital signage

Digital Signage Lights the Way for University of South Florida Student Center

As one of AVI-SPL’s top design/build projects, the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center is a stunning 233,000 square foot, four-story facility, an impressive showcase for USF’s drive towards innovation, not to mention a high-level partnership of AV/IT technologies.

As you enter the building, an eye-catching 4′ x 14′ digital signage display – in the midst of a 57′ atrium – offers an attractive multimedia collage of advertising and event highlights. Visix digital signage provides an additional medium for displaying messaging throughout the facility, including by the elevators on each floor.

In addition, the building features comprehensive presentation capabilities throughout the 1,100-seat ballroom, formal conference rooms, meeting rooms, 700-seat auditorium, senate chambers and sports bar. In addition, an RF distribution system provides cable routing throughout the facility.

“The changes implemented have provided that ‘wow’ factor, which is what today’s generation of students expect in a facility of this nature,” says Jennifer Hernandez, assistant director of operations. “Our old student union was limited to using AV carts to help transport presentation technologies. In comparison to these new systems, there’s a day and night difference in our service level capabilities.”

As an example, Biamp’s Audia system provides versatile audio configurations for the auditorium and ballroom. The digital platform solution delivers the powerful ability to combine a room’s audio, separate it, add microphone controls and expand other sound capabilities. This simplifies manageability because all audio configuration is done through software, with just a few clicks of the mouse or a few commands from the control system.

Their 1,100-seat ballroom is perfect for fundraising dinners, conferences and special guest lecturers. At approximately 10,200 square feet, the space is easily divisible into three areas, and features systems that can work independently and simultaneously, or as one large space. Highlights include lighting control, a high performance audio system, electric projection screens, 1080p projectors and a wireless control system.

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Register for Free November 16 Webinar on Video Wall Technology

AVI-SPL University Professional Series Online logoJoin us at 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 16 for “Simplified Delivery and Management of Data to Video Walls,” presented by NEC Display Solutions and hosted by AVI-SPL as part of its University Professional Series Online.

During this hour-long webinar, David Arnott will introduce you to Hiperwall, an innovative software solution for video wall technology that lets users resize and relocate multiple simultaneous content objects anywhere on a video wall. Coupled with NEC large-screen displays and single-board computers, Hiperwall technology benefits video wall configurations in professional digital signage environments, including lobbies, public venues, retail stores, transportation facilities and broadcasting. In this session, David will explore video wall technology and discuss the type of content that can be displayed with Hiperwall software, as well as the components required to control the solution and the types of environments in which it can be used. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask David questions following his presentation.

About the Presenter
Photo of David ArnottDavid Arnott, Business Development Manager at NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., supports the AV Consultants of North America, providing product expertise for both LCD displays and multimedia projectors. David provides technical sales support for the AV Sales Channel partners and is the liaison between NEC, consulting/integration organizations and end users. His career encompasses more than 20 years in the A/V industry, including 13 with NEC.

Register today and reserve your spot for “Simplied Delivery and Management of Data to Video Walls.”

From Video Conferencing to Digital Signage, How Can AV/IT Convergence Affect You?

Among technology buzz words, AVI/IT convergence gets high rankings. From exploring PC-based platforms for distributing messaging across corporate campuses to processing digital audio signals for stadiums and theaters, the worlds of audiovisual technology and information technology have merged into a field of common ground.

AV/IT convergence is an essential ingredient to making meeting room technologies work smoother, faster and more efficiently. It’s a vital means of improving communication and collaboration across all industries – from the IT team working to implement a plan for distance classroom cameras to the house of worship technicians helping to enhance the quality of a Sunday morning sermon broadcast over a network of churches.

With a move towards comprehensive communications technologies, no longer is it just an “AV” or “IT” responsibility to get an advanced presentation system up and running, and stay up and running. In order to get the desired end result, AV and IT specialists now need to work together to collaborate and unify the intricacies of infrastructure and maintenance.

As organizations move to streamline costs and increase their competitive edge, advanced video communications such as IP-based video conferencing, telepresence and digital signage have become necssary solutions. AV/IT convergence means the merging of system control for these solutions, eliminating the isolation of separate buildings and separate networks. This is especially important for companies working on a multi-location strategy for increased ROI and growth. It means a coming together of AV and IT professionals to reach the best outcome for an organization’s communication needs.

Tell us, what’s your take on AV/IT convergence? How is it impacting your organization?

Register Today! Explore Top Video Communications Solutions at AVI-SPL’s Tampa Technology Expo – Oct. 6

AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo will make its next stop in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday, October 6 at the A La Carte Event Pavilion. More than 30 of the AV industry’s top manufacturers will exhibit, including innovative leaders in video conferencing, telepresence and audio networking technologies.

As a video communications industry leader, AVI-SPL translates its expertise into winning business strategies for our customers. From the true-to-life appeal of HD video conferencing and telepresence to the seamless connections of audio networking, our premier engineering team in Tampa can effectively help you communicate, collaborate and compete using today’s top technologies.

As our special Technology Expo guest, you’ll also have an insiders’ look at an exclusive keynote on “Harnessing the Hidden Value of Unified Communications presented by our EVP of Unified Communications and Video, Mike Brandofino.

In addition, exclusive presentations will be delivered by Cisco and NEC Display Solutions with AIA and InfoComm accredited courses offered by Cables To Go and Crestron.

More reasons to attend:

  • Network with over 25 top Pro AV leaders and manufacturers
  • Discover the latest advances for video communications and digital signage
  • Explore top applications for audio networking and management
  • Take FREE courses and accredited classes (AIA and CTS included)
  • Simply attending means you’re automatically registered to win an iPad 2!

What Participants Are Saying…

AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo has already drawn the attention of top professionals from the business communications field such as Joe Pappalardo, a multimedia architect for Northern Trust financial services, who attended the Chicago show. “There’s nothing better than getting to see the equipment live. If you’ve got questions, this event provides experts who can help.”

Ready to Register? 

For more information on the  AVI-SPL Technology Expo and to register, click here

Who should attend? Technology managers; IT managers and CIOs; architects and engineers; construction specialists; sales and marketing professionals; programmers; design consultants; acoustical consultants; presentation and video production professionals; rental and staging companies.

We hope to see you there!

Missed NEC’s webinar on Content Management for Digital Signage?

As part of AVI-SPL University’s Professional Series, NEC recently delivered an excellent session on “Content is King: Maximizing Content Management for Digital Signage.”

During this presentation, NEC Director of Solutions Development Mike Zmuda delivered best practices across a range of digital signage applications. Covering education settings, corporate campaigns and more, Zmuda discussed the digital signage market and how to integrate an effective content management system (CMS).

Your Top Questions Answered

A few questions asked by our participants (and answered during the live session) included:

Q: How easy is it to implement wayfinding and interactive displays?

Q: What are your recommendations for churches who are looking to install a system from the ground up? Where should they start and how should they approach the entire scope of the project?

Q: How do you track the benefits/value of a corporate digital signage solution?

Q: Could you describe some typical content educational instituions use?

To find out the anwers to the above, as well as hear Zmuda’s top tips, please feel free to check out the live recording by clicking here!

About the AVI-SPL University Professional Series

AVI-SPL is hosting several informative webinars through out the year, featuring informative sessions by top experts in the AV industry, including:

  • AVTEQ
  • Bosch Security Systems
  • TV One
  • Polycom
  • NEC Display Solutions
  • FourWinds Interactive…with more to come!

To catch up on the webinars listed above, visit our “webinar replay page” by clicking here.

Stay Tuned!

To be added to our upcoming webinar notification list email us at university@avispl.com or call 877-440-6205.

Our next webinar will be presented by Polycom in September. Registration opening soon!