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How Polycom and Microsoft Help Companies Save Money

Companies that demand integrated communications solutions in their daily operations are enjoying substantial cost savings from the unified communications know-how Polycom video conferencingof Polycom and Microsoft. Polycom, a leader in UC technology, combines its solutions with Microsoft Lync for real-time video conferencing, messaging and presence. Through this collaboration, businesses benefit from enhanced video communications internally and across B2B channels, as well as efficient IT management and a convenient user interface. Click here to read the full story, and learn how a company is reaping big rewards since implementing Polycom/Microsoft solutions. »

How Will You Use Unified Communications?

Complete AVI-SPL’s short needs analysis form to let us help you see how easy it is to incorporate video-based UC in your business environment. You can also call us at 1-800-282-6733 or reach us via

Join Us in Tampa for AVI-SPL Tech Briefing

It’s not too late to sign up for Key Building Blocks of Successful Unified Communications, the first in AVI-SPL’s Tech Briefing series. Register online and join us Thurs., Feb. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AVI-SPL headquarters in Tampa. Address and map located on registration page.

At this event, cohosted with Polycom, you will learn how to streamline your collaboration model and reduce costs by unifying your company’s communications infrastructure.

This free live seminar is the first of 75 Tech Briefings that AVI-SPL will present with its strategic partners across the United States this year. Other upcoming manufacturers include AMX, Biamp, Bosch, Cables to Go, Crestron, LG, NEC and Panasonic. For more information and a schedule of this and related upcoming events, visit our events page.

Good News for Business Collaboration

Polycom recently announced that its UC Intelligent Core System will soon allow interoperability with other collaboration solutions. The news was greeted as a positive development in an industry for which communication between different vendors’ unified communications systems has proved an ongoing quest.

This announcement is good news for any business seeking to add a cost-saving video communications system to its enterprise. Polycom solutions will also be interoperable with the Cisco telepresence systems based on the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP).

Mike Brandofino, executive vice president of video communications and unified collaboration for AVI-SPL, was enthusiastic about the development, particularly because of the benefit it will have for end users.

“Polycom is definitely going down the right direction in saying it will support TIP,” said Brandofino, “especially since interoperability remains one of the main gating factors to mass adoption of video.

“It is better for the whole industry and customers if the major manufacturers implement whatever standards are required to support interoperability.”

Learn More About Unified Communications

AVI-SPL, the world’s leading audio-video integrator, works with leading manufacturers of collaboration solutions, including Polycom, Cisco and LifeSize, while offering its own Caméléon Telepresence.  Fill out our brief needs analysis form and one of our representatives will be in touch to discuss how we can increase your communications efficiency.  You can also call us directly at 866.559.8197 or email us at

Why AVI-SPL Should be Your AV System Integrator

As the nation’s premier AV system design and integration company, AVI-SPL has the experience and resources to design, install and support any audiovisual project.  Our team of experts boast numerous technical certifications and have a proven track record of success across every industry you can think of. From the U.S. House of Representatives to high profile clients like Microsoft to corporate offices and K-12 schools and universities, AVI-SPL has designed and built audiovisual environments for all forms of presentation, communication and collaboration. Our passion for what we do and dedication to the highest standards are why AVI-SPL once again ranked number one in the Systems Contractor News Top 50 Systems Integrator List.

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Effective, cost-saving communication is essential for your company. Let AVI-SPL show you how we can streamline your operations while providing ROI. Fill out our brief needs analysis form, and one of our representatives will be in touch. You can also contact us at (866) 559-8197 or