Why AI Will Make Collaboration Experts of Us All

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By Kelly Bousman Sr. Vice President, Marketing, AVI-SPL Editor’s note: Seventeen unified communications (UC), video and collaboration leaders from Fortune 500 and large enterprises met at AVI-SPL’s 2018 Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting and a subset of six CAB members met over three months in 2019, to envision AI’s role in improving collaboration and meetings. […]

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AVI-SPL Buys Digital Video Networks

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AVI-SPL today announced the acquisition of Digital Video Networks (DVN) in the southwestern United States. A continuation of the company’s strategic growth plan, the merger will further strengthen AVI-SPL’s market leadership with additional talent and resources in a growing region while expanding the company’s leading global support and services delivery capabilities to current and prospective […]

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AVI-SPL Opens NY Metro Office, Focuses on Telling Story of Company, Employees, Partners

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AVI-SPL officially opened their NY Metro Office in Lyndhurst, New Jersey today and rAVe was there to cover the launch event! The 20,000 square foot facility supports around 100 employees across sales, support, finance, project and fabrication teams. Not only is the office home to conference rooms, open-office seating, executive offices and a lobby gathering […]

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Premier Design Center for Salamander Designs Can Be Found at AVI-SPL NY Metro Office

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A new Premier Office Design and Experience Center featuring Salamander Designs, manufacturer of furniture for residential and commercial A/V integration, and AVI-SPL, integrator in the commercial arena with offices in five countries, can be found at AVI-SPL’s new NY Metro Office. “The remarkable shift from fixed, bulky office furniture and technology is clear in this […]

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AVI-SPL Wins Multiple SAMA Excellence Awards

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AVI-SPL has received two 2019 SAMA Excellence Awards, recognizing its Global Account Management (GAM) program for its ability to produce new levels of growth and profitability for AVI-SPL customers. Presented by the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA), the awards achieved by AVI-SPL include Outstanding Young SAM Program of the Year and Best Implementation of a […]

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AVI-SPL Launches Symphony as a Service (SYaaS)

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AVI-SPL today formally announced the launch of its Symphony as a Service (SYaaS) offering, providing an alternative consumption model for organizations to conduct proactive monitoring and management of their collaboration estate via Symphony. Here’s a video on how it works: The newly launched SYaaS model will allow organizations to enable integrated collaboration workflows, providing a […]

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AVI-SPL Buys Interactive Solutions, Inc.

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AVI-SPL has just purchased Tennessee-based Interactive Solutions, Inc. (ISI) and its employees have officially joined AVI-SPL, effective Nov. 1, 2018. ISI is headquartered in Memphis, with another office in Nashville, and began serving customers in 1996. Over the years, the ISI team has focused on the customer experience and a cultural commitment to supporting client business needs throughout a […]

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AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel Recognized as a Glassdoor Top CEO in 2018

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John Zettel, CEO of AVI-SPL, has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights top leaders employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe. Among chief […]

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AVI-SPL Launches Rapid Rooms to Accelerate Workplace Collaboration

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AVI-SPL today unveiled Rapid Rooms, a strategic system that optimizes meeting room deployment by intelligently recognizing organizational needs and matching them with the most suitable AV and UC technology, in ready-to-order bundles. With a first of its kind AV-as-a-service model for hardware, software, and managed service contract wrapped into one, fixed, monthly fee, AVI-SPL Rapid […]

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AVI-SPL Acquires Sharp’s Audio Visual in Canada

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AVI-SPL today announced the acquisition of Canadian integration firm Sharp’s Audio Visual (aka: Sharp’s), becoming the first national provider of AV and collaboration technology solutions in Canada. With the addition of Sharp’s to its existing operation in Canada, AVI-SPL will significantly enhance and expand its ability to design, build, manage, and support collaboration technology deployments […]

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A Bag of Money Just Fell Out of the Sky and Hit AVI-SPL and SKC on the Head

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Earlier this week, we broke the news that Plantronics was entering the ProAV market with a new product called Habitat Soundscaping. It wasn’t a complete surprise as Plantronics is one of the worst companies I’ve ever seen at keeping secrets. I found out about the product five months before they called me out of the blue to “tell […]

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AVI-SPL Partners with Avocor for New Collaboration Board

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AVI-SPL today announced a partnership with Avocor. Avocor designs, develops, and manufactures collaboration boards – interactive LCD-based whiteboards that include an OS, videoconferencing, annotation and multi-site collaboration software. The company’s products include its Avocor F series, a responsive display with up to 10 simultaneous touch points.“Interactive display technology is vital to collaboration within the workplace and institutions around the […]

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AVI-SPL Allies with Asia’s Top AV and UC Solutions Provider Vega

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AVI-SPL has formalized its strategic partnership with Asia-based AV/IT leader, Vega. An extension of AVI-SPL’s Global Accounts Management Program that was announced earlier this year, the inclusion of Vega’s widespread talent and resources in Asia will greatly enhance AVI-SPL’s high-end, high-touch global delivery model. Under the terms of the agreement, Vega will be the primary source for supporting AVI-SPL’s […]

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Oblong and AVI-SPL Sign Preferred Partner Agreement

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Oblong and AVI-SPL have increased the scope of their relationship to ‘preferred partner’ status. AVI-SPL designs, builds, integrates and supports systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration, partnering with manufacturers like Oblong to improve the way organizations get work done. Oblong is the developer of the Mezzanine range of solutions for immersive visual collaboration. Oblong’s Mezzanine transforms meetings into […]

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AVI-SPL Acquires VideoLink

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AVI-SPL today announced the acquisition of VideoLink LLC. VideoLink’s broadcasting and production technologies, including its patented ReadyCam video studio and EnhancedIP transmission network, will enhance AVI-SPL’s broadcasting capabilities and collection of technology solutions. Headquartered outside Boston, VideoLink has provided broadcast quality production solutions to simplify live, on-air appearances for cable and network television organizations worldwide […]

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AVI-SPL Buys Anderson AV

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AVI-SPL today announced the acquisition of Anderson Audio Visual (“Anderson”). Anderson’s market leading regional capabilities will strengthen AVI-SPL’s presence in high growth markets and expand AVI-SPL’s industry leading global support and services platform to current and prospective customers. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Anderson has six locations (four in California, one in Texas, and one […]

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AVI-SPL Enters German Market

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AVI-SPL, a global provider in AV systems integration and collaboration solutions, has officially announced it will expand its presence into Germany and be based in Frankfurt. The AV integrations firm will support enterprise customers in Germany by designing, building and integrating standardized solutions to enhance organization communication, collaboration, and productivity. Renowned partners of AVI-SPL include […]

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The Implications of H.I.G. Capital’s Acquisition of AVI-SPL

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Richard Stokes, managing director of the $19 billion private equity investment firm H.I.G Capital says, “AVI-SPL is the established market leader in the AV systems and collaboration solutions market and we look forward to supporting the continued expansion of the company’s service offering and geographic footprint.” Today the EMEA part of AVI-SPL’s geographic footprint includes […]

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Private Equity Firm Buys AVI-SPL

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H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), a private equity investment firm with $19 billion of equity capital under management,has acquired AVI-SPL, Inc. AVI-SPL, as you well know, is the industry’s largest commercial AV integrator. Some background that no one else covering this story seems to mention is that AVI-SPL was already partially owned by another private equity company, […]

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The Microsoft Surface Hub Has Finally Shipped — So Just Why Is This Newsworthy?

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Yes my friends, after many (many) months of waiting, wanting as well as utter criticism from all corners of the industry (beginning with InfoComm 2014, comfy couches and charging stations) the Microsoft Surface Hub has shipped and it’s been reported by various media outlets. Let’s all finally rejoice. I recently received an e-mail from the […]

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Microsoft Won’t Be — But Its Surface Hub Will be at ISE at AVI-SPL Stand

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Demonstrations of the Microsoft Surface Hub can be seen on the AVI-SPL stand throughout ISE 2016. The Microsoft Surface Hub is a collaboration display, designed to help teams work together and make meetings more productive. The AVI-SPL team are illustrating the Hub’s ability to combine video conferencing, whiteboarding and annotation, even for remote participants. Visitors […]

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AVI-SPL Intros Privacy Features for Meetings

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AVI-SPL has introduced two new features addressing the increased concern by customers about unauthorized video calls into meeting rooms. AVI-SPL’s expanded solution portfolio allows clients in varying industries to easily incorporate privacy safeguards into their day-to-day conferencing experiences. VNOC Symphony Automated Room Shutdown: VNOC Symphony’s Business Processes Automation Module hinders uninvited guests from seeing or […]

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AVI-SPL Introduces New Operating Room Solution Called ESSENCE

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AVI-SPL’s ESSENCE (Enterprise Surgical System with Enhanced Network Control over Ethernet) is an AVI-SPL family of surgical video products designed around clinical workflows that enables the OR staff to efficiently manage all surgical video, audio and data while allowing medical practitioners outside the OR to observe and collaborate with the surgeon and staff. A combination […]

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Christie and The Sextant Group Help University Build Research Library of the Future

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Christie and The Sextant Group are helping redefine the components of a research library at North Carolina State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh, N.C. Achieving the school’s goal of securing a competitive advantage by equipping students with collaborative research tools for solving problems in today’s tech-driven society, the library sets a new […]

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AVI-SPL Medical’s Mommy’s Hear Connects Mothers to Infants in the NICU

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AV industry professionals know AVI-SPL as the world’s largest video communications technology integrator. They specialize in providing solutions and services for professional AV installation, telepresence and videoconferencing, digital media systems, managed conferencing and content production. AV industry professionals know this. But, what many industry professionals don’t know (and what I certainly didn’t know until recently) […]

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