Posts tagged Unified Communications

AVI-SPL Control Room Group Partners with AGC Networks in India

India – To expand our international reach, the AVI-SPL Control Room Group (CRG) has partnered with AGC Networks to jointly pursue turnkey design/build unified communication business opportunities in the Indian Ocean region. AGC is the region’s leading AV and unified communications integrator, but does not have a dedicated control room team, which made the partnership with CRG an excellent opportunity for both AVI-SPL and AGC.

Indian Ocean Region

“Combining the strengths of AGC and the Control Room Group makes for a formidable force in the market presently served by AGC, and we are looking forward to working alongside our new partners and gaining business in the region,” said Sean LaNeve, vice president of CRG. “With the CRG focus on mission critical control rooms and AGC’s leadership position in the regional unified communication market, we are confident we can provide a superior client buying experience and consequently make a lasting and meaningful impression in the market,” he added.

Speaking on this occasion, Vinod Nair, AVP – AV & Video Conferencing, AGC Networks said, “With this partnership we have addressed the experience deficit in the Control Room business currently prevailing in the Indian Market. Our partnership with CRG will get highly specialized skill set in the Control Room Business into India. At AGC, we believe in working closely with our clients to provide unique and highly reliable solutions across various verticals including power, oil, gas and defense, and our alliance with the Control Room Group is to address customer requirements in these verticals. I am confident that this partnership will further enhance our market position in the Audio Visual space as also maximize our customers’ return on investment through our customized collaboration solutions.”

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Webinar Recording: Advancing Business Processes Through Unified Communications

AVI-SPL University logoDuring AVI-SPL’s recent webinar, “Advancing Business Processes Through Unified Communications,” Polycom’s Louis Duchesne discussed the benefits a unified communications solution can have for businesses and organizations, including greater efficiency in recruitment, training, sales and time to market, as well as reduced travel and downtime. Louis also offered a number of scenarios that demonstrated the real-world gains savings afforded by a strategic unified communications solution. 

If you missed this event, or want to go over the information again, you can access the recording as well as the accompanying slides from the presentation.

You can also download Polycom’s informative seven-page pdf: “ROI in Action: How Polycom’s Collaboration Network Benefits the Bottom Line.”

Find Your Unified Communications Solution

If you are considering unified communications for your organization, be sure to contact AVI-SPL, the worldwide leader in pro AV integrations. We design, build, implement and support solutions from manufacturers like Polycom that will make your operations more efficient and productive, and enhance your ability to compete. Call us at 1-800-282-6733 or fill out this brief needs analysis form, and one of our experts will quickly get back to you.

AVI-SPL Leaders to Present at InfoComm

InfoComm 2011 looks to be the most exciting and information-packed event yet. We’re pleased to announce that AVI-SPL leaders will be sharing their expertise in sessions covering a range of topics from IT/AV convergence, unified communications and more.

Want more information about the sessions listed below? Click the event name to see a complete list of panelists along with more detailed information for each session.

Mike Brandofino, EVP of Video and UC, will participate in the following IMCCA-sponsored sessions:

Mike Brandofino EVP Video and UC AVI-SPLThe Convergence of IT & AV – Yes, You Really Need To Work Together
Wednesday, June 15
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Room: 314B
Moderator: Dr. S. Ann Earon, Ph. D.

Work environments are no longer just an IT or AV problem. This session will address issues of importance to working in an environment where both IT and AV are important – in other words how to work together in most rooms!

IMCCA State of the Industry Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, June 15
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Room 315A
Moderator: Dr. S. Ann Earon, Ph. D.
Chairperson Emeritus, IMCCA

Join senior executives and industry experts as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. How are customers using their technologies? What are their future plans? What does convergence look like in the home, as well as in business? What long term impact will firms like Cisco, Google, IBM, Logitech, Microsoft and others have on the collaborative conferencing space? Come prepared to learn, ask questions, and challenge the panelists.

Unified Communications – The Way You Want It to Be
Thursday, June 16
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Moderator: Michael Brandofino, EVP of Video and Unified Communications, AVI-SPL

UC has been positioned as the ultimate Utopia in communications. However, just like Utopia, it seems nearly impossible to achieve and many customers are frustrated as a result. Part of the reason it is elusive is because UC means different things to different people. What if UC was what you need it to be rather than what vendors and manufacturers think it should be? This session will explore the various ways UC has been successfully deployed and what companies like yours define UC to be. Our panel of experts will provide their insight into what makes a UC deployment successful and what things you can do to prepare your organization for UC the way you want it to be.

John Vitale, VP of Products for AVI-SPL, will participate in the following session:

John Vitale VP of Products AVI-SPLIndustry Panel: From Communication to Collaboration
Wednesday, June 15
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Room W414AB

Industry powerhouses are redefining the next generation of audio and video collaboration that are affecting the way SMB and enterprise businesses communicate. What impact will these new technologies have on the professional systems integrator? How can the systems integrator take advantage of these new technologies to expand their sphere of influence while improving their quality of service?

ClearOne, a leading provider of unified communications solutions, will host a panel discussion with thought leaders from HP, IBM, AVI-SPL and Wainhouse Research. Hear from the experts as they share their insights on unified communications, hardware and software codecs, platform migration, mobility and more.

AVI-SPL at InfoComm

While at InfoComm, don’t forget to stop by the AVI-SPL booth 1679 to experience unified communications in any environment. While you’re there, pick up our QR postcards and download our new mobile app for the iPhone and iPad!

June 21 Webinar With Polycom and AVI-SPL: Advancing Business Processes Through Unified Communications

AVI-SPL University Professional Series logo

When developing a unified communications strategy, companies must consider how it will support their initiative to streamline communications across their business processes.

On Tuesday, June 21, 1 p.m. EST, we invite you to attend “Advancing Business Processes Through Unified Communications,” a webinar presented by Polycom and hosted by AVI-SPL as part of its University Professional Series. 

About the Presenter

Louis Duchesne will explore the ways the ROI of unified communications extends far beyond the savings on travel costs. He will also explain how a UC-enabled environment also promotes collaboration, enhances productivity and accelerates decision making.Louis Duchesne headshot

Louis is manager, enterprise solutions – Americas at Polycom, where he is responsible for developing industry-specific solutions. He has over 12 years of experience in technology, with a primary focus on video, contact centers and Unified Communications for the enterprise and SMB markets. Louis holds a Business Administration degree from UQAM, Canada, and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Register Now

We look forward to you joining us for this informative webinar. Register here.

AVI-SPL and Cisco Deliver Collaboration Solutions

Now is the time to build up your business operations with the Cisco Collaboration Architecture. AVI-SPL combines its unmatched Pro AV integration expertise with Cisco’s innovative communication tools, delivering solutions that enhance your business operations. Through the power and flexibility of unified communications, Cisco’s Collaboration Architecture provides what all businesses want: a better user experience of the technologies that bring people together anywhere, anytime.

At the heart of the Cisco Collaboration Architecture is the ability to communicate and work with others anywhere in the world across a variety of devices and applications – including mobile, desktop PC and in-room. Video collaboration not only saves on travel expenses, it also speeds the decision-making process and allows companies to scale their expertise. Training sessions of all types and company meetings can be held one-to-one or among large groups of people via video tools such as TelePresence and video conferencing.

AVI-SPL designs, builds and supports environments that allow you to share video, files and audio with anyone, anywhere, in real time. Together, AVI-SPL and Cisco make it easy to find, contact and collaborate with others both within and outside your enterprise.

Choose the Cisco Collaboration Architecture to Expand Your Communications Power

For an independent assessment of your current collaboration capabilities, fill out AVI-SPL’s brief needs analysis form or talk to one of our experts at 800-282-6733.