Rants and rAVes — Episode 994: How a Green-Hair Challenge Turned Into a Record Sales Month at AVI Systems

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COVID-19 has challenged everyone. So when AVI Systems’ CEO and president, Jeff Stoebner, issued a challenge to his team that if they produced a record-sales month, he’d dye his hair green, they responded. How’d he do it? Simple — watch!   Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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AVI Systems Becomes New USA Partner for GPA

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In a brilliant move, GPA announced today that AVI Systems is now a GPA Regional Business Unit for the United States. Becoming part of the GPA global community, requires a “special” organization given the unique foundational pillar to the GPA global brand and value proposition. It takes organizations with the same foundations of people-first culture, […]

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My Observations From AVI Systems’ AVI LIVE Show: The Last Pre-COVID-19 AV Show

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I am sitting here in my kitchen table writing this. Like many of you who traveled last week, I am in a self-quarantine to protect the world from my potentially having the new coronavirus, sadly known as COVID-19 (sad as COVID used to only refer to that Tempe-based AV manufacturer known for the once-famous EXPiX […]

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AVIXA Recognizes AVI Systems With the APEx award

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AVIXA has recognized AVI Systems with the APEx award — a designation for integration companies that meet high standards of excellence in service. “The APEx designation gives AV companies a mark of distinction in the marketplace,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, AVIXA’s executive director and chief executive officer. “Customers of APEx companies can be confident […]

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AVI Systems Opens Atlanta Office

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AVI Systems announced today the official opening of its Atlanta, Georgia office. This marks the fourth major city that AVI has expanded into in the last 12 months, joining Chicago, Illinois (through the acquisition of Magenium), San Francisco, California and Houston, Tex. The strategic intent of the expansion is, in part, client-driven. Several of AVI’s enterprise clients are either based in or […]

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Why AVI Systems Purchased Magenium Solutions

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AVI Systems announced today that it has acquired Magenium Solutions, a Chicago-based technology services provider that brings vast expertise in Microsoft competencies to hundreds of companies nationwide. Magenium Solutions: Now “Powered By AVI” Commenting on Magenium’s future as a company “Powered By AVI,” Tim Traxinger, managing director and co-founder of Magenium Solutions, said, “This is a union of kindred companies. As a 100 percent ESOP organization, AVI […]

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Avocor Partners With AVI Systems

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Avocor announced that AVI Systems has become the latest system integrator to join the growing Avocor partner network in North America. AVI Systems is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. and has offices across the United States. Avocor interactive solutions are designed to improve collaboration and cross team participation in the modern workplace, increasing productivity and […]

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AVI Systems Acquires Dascom Systems Group

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AVI Systems announced its plans to acquire Dascom Systems Group, a full-service integrator of IPTV services, including IP networking, video, applications and integration. AVI Systems will operate the company as Dascom Systems Group from its Saint Paul, Minnesota location, and will retain all employees. “We have been interested in Dascom for many years,” says AVI […]

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Even Apple Sees the Future Is Services – Not Just Products

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I have been harping on this for years. I have been telling everyone in the AV industry that to survive the future of AV, services need to be front and center, along with the products. Sure, a good mix of products with both established technology as well as future-forward, emerging technology is a giant part […]

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The Future of Meeting Rooms and Classrooms is the 4K Digital Canvas

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No technology will impact the future of the meeting room or classroom like 4K. Sure, HD brought us better quality video and images but 4K is way, way more than prettier pictures. 4K projection will mark the dawn of the Digital Canvas. What is the Digital Canvas and why should you care? Well, if you […]

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A Trendsetter in AV Industry Marketing and Social Media — An Audio Interview with Kelly Perkins, Marketing and Communications Manager

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Kelly Perkins, CTS is the marketing and communications manager at AVI Systems, a well-known integrator in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota. She began her AV marketing career with Vaddio, a well-known industry manufacturer. In 2014, after six years with Vaddio, she went on to join AVI Systems where she has had a major impact […]

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NSCA Announces 2012 Business Award Winners

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NSCA has announced the winners of its 2012 Excellence in Business Awards in the following categories: AVI Systems  – Philanthropic Contributions Conference Technologies, Inc. – Growth Strategies RPAV – Growth Strategies Sensory Technologies, LLC – Strategic Advancement SIGNET Electronic Systems, Inc. – Professional Development “This year’s winners truly represent the exciting strategies being used to […]

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