Posts tagged video collaboration

Business AV Trends for 2014

AV Network recently interviewed AVI-SPL’s VP of Products John Vitale in its look at trends in professional audio video solutions for 2014. Here is a summary of his responses:

Cloud Services

Every business that has electronic data such as files, audio, video, and such are affected by cloud services. The AV business will continue to see many localized devices and applications either moving into the cloud or interfacing with a cloud service, especially when content management and distribution are involved. Many solutions which were traditionally localized deployments are now becoming virtualized into the cloud as a hosted service offering. Though some items will always be required locally, that list will look quite different than it was a couple of years ago. And the talent of the engineering staff will also be very different.

Content Creation

Content creation seems to have had a continued steady growth rate which started almost a decade ago and shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, it’s increased significantly year over year. This continued thirst for personalized content creation has also forced the issue of consumption of that content. So content sharing or viewing is going to have an impact on many areas of our business as a result of content creation. The digital native generation has less patience or tolerance for “old school” systems with limitations. They will find ways to create and share their content if what we provide is too restrictive.

Networking

Content creation, management, distribution, and consumption will continue to grow and be in high demand. So this area will continue to see an increase just based upon the extreme amount of media being created and being consumed through many avenues already. More sophisticated and scalable solutions will be needed to help satisfy the demand. The digital signage industry, still in its infancy, is an excellent indicator on how important digital content consumption, distribution, and management has become. Real-time content and rich media interaction is where it’s all going.

Collaboration

Collaboration is a very broad term, but using it in a sense where multiple participants can manipulate and edit the same information, the need for this has always been popular in engineering-specific applications. But as technology continues to improve and simplify the technical aspects of collaboration, we’ll see this becoming more of a horizontal requirement than vertical silos. Microsoft is clearly dominating this area with Lync and Sharepoint along with embedded functionality in all its Office applications.

 Robots

Aside from some vertical niches where they have shown value, they’re nothing more than expensive toys today. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.

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Webinar: Video Collaboration for Legal Firms

AVI-SPL webinar logoJoin our webinar Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. EST, “Video Conferencing and the Competitive Edge: Improving Legal Services.” During this AVI-SPL webinar, you’ll learn how law firms are using video collaboration solutions to:

• Improve client service, satisfaction and retention

• Shorten project cycles and delivery times

• Increase up-selling and cross-selling opportunities

• Increase employee efficiency, productivity and teamwork

• Reduce operational expenditures and project delivery costs

Register for this event here. >

About the presenters

John Paul Williams is director, enterprise solutions and market development, Americas for Polycom, where he utilizes years of experience as a global operations executive with P&L responsibility leading innovations in manufacturing, quality and engineering.

Shai Moshe, AVI-SPL vice president, collaboration solutions, is a proven leader and visionary in the telepresence and unified communications space, with over 12 years of experience. In that time, he has developed and maintained successful and profitable manufacturer relationships.

 

 

Polycom Offers Free White Paper on Video Collaboration in Schools

Video Collaboration in Education imageThe Polycom white paper “The New Video Collaboration Culture in Education” looks at the drivers of video collaboration in the AV market, how schools are using video collaboration, and how it’s improving educational outcomes.

This is a good resource for schools seeking ideas for practical applications of video collaboration, and want to learn about the latest technologies and benefits.

Download “The New Video Collaboration Culture in Education.”

 

 

AVI-SPL Webinar: Collaboration Solutions for an Emergency Operations Facility

Join us Thurs., July 18 at 1 pm EST for “Collaboration Solutions for an Emergency Operations Facility.” During this webinar, AVI-SPL Design Engineer Gerry Pehl will guide attendees through the steps taken to integrate the Minneapolis Emergency Operations Training Facility with state-of-the-art video communications and collaboration technology and improve the city’s ability to respond to emergencies. Gerry will also discuss the Crestron technology in this project, including control panels , video processors, and DigitalMedia. This free webinar is made possible through Crestron sponsorship.

 

Register for “Collaboration Solutions for an Emergency Operations Facility.”

 

About the presenter

Gerry Pehl, Design Engineer for AVI-SPL in Saint Paul, Minnesota, has been involved in communication media technology since the mid 1990s. He has worked in live event production, increasingly specializing in visualization, video processing, and display technology. His experience includes the design, development and commissioning of large, multi-system integrations and special applications for clients including the City of Minneapolis and large, multinational corporations.

Read the 2012 AVI-SPL Concept Catalog

AVI-SPL Concept Catalog 2012The annual AVI-SPL Concept Catalog showcases our ability to improve the way organizations of all types communicate and share ideas. Our 2012 edition features five case stories highlighting our work across healthcare, corporate, education, hospitality, and higher education.

Access the digital version of the 2012 AVI-SPL Concept Catalog, and dive into case stories of some noteworthy projects. Inside this issue, you’ll read about the solutions we integrated for:

  • a building automation company seeking a hi-tech, interactive demo center
  • a California school district that wanted to integrate the latest video collaboration technology into its classes and curricula
  • a pain clinic that needed a better way to provide physical therapy to patients from outlying areas
  • a new performing arts center seeking audiovisual solutions with flexible distribution
  • a university that needed a 3D visualization solution to assist researchers

 

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