ProAV Industry Mourns the Loss of Brad Sousa

November 13, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, industry leader Brad Sousa died in Austin, Texas. Sousa was chief technology officer at AVI Systems and was in Texas for the company’s AVI LIVE – Austin event at the time of his passing. He was a long-time company employee who served in various roles including regional vice president and sr. […]

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AV Loses an Icon in the Making: Brad Sousa

November 8, 2023

In addition to leading AVI Systems as the chief technology officer, Brad Sousa was an industry visionary — speaking about how the future of work was experience-based way back in 2018 (well before the pandemic pushed us that way). And, his vision for AV’s impact on the future of the esports market helped drive AVIXA […]

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AVI Systems Announces Velocity Meeting Space Systems for MS Teams Rooms

April 21, 2023

AVI Systems announced new Velocity meeting space systems designed to meet Microsoft Teams Rooms hybrid optimization specifications. The AVI Systems Velocity Signature systems feature 21:9 aspect high-definition displays, a click-to-join touch panel control system and options including Surface Hub and whiteboard cameras to simplify collaboration. Velocity Signature systems are available for small, medium and large meeting […]

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AVI Systems Launches New Brand Identity for Magenium Solutions Business

April 21, 2023

AVI Systems announced a new brand identity for its Magenium Solutions business, specializing in Microsoft Teams deployments. The new brand identity takes effect immediately and will be seen across the website and other related properties. The new logo design evolves the Magenium brand to remain strong on its own but be “visually recognizable” as part […]

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AVI Systems Announces MTR Pro Advanced Service

March 1, 2023

AVI Systems announced a new managed services offering for organizations that have deployed Microsoft Teams Rooms in their environments. MTR Pro Advanced service allows enterprise IT teams to transition the management and support of their Teams room solutions to AVI. The service ensures customers’ MTR rooms are optimized for maximum performance and with more than […]

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AVI Systems Acquires Neurilink

December 16, 2022

AVI Systems today announced it will acquire Neurilink, a full-service audiovisual design and integration business that serves the Northwest United States. With a professional staff of 47 in two locations (Boise, Idaho and Seattle), this acquisition expands AVI’s service footprint to better meet the AV and unified collaboration needs of organizations in a fast-growing market. […]

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AVI Systems Receives Three GPA Excellence Awards

November 21, 2022

AVI Systems announced today it received three 2022 GPA Excellence Awards. Awards presented to AVI at the GPA Global Summit in Toronto held in November include: Global Deployment Excellence Award for supporting audiovisual (AV) and unified collaboration (UC) needs of a $14 billion, multi-national organization. Managed Services Award for servicing hundreds of Microsoft Teams rooms […]

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AVI Systems to Acquire CIM Audio Visual/CCS Presentation Systems

May 5, 2022

AVI Systems today announced it will acquire CIM Audio Visual / CCS Presentation Systems – Indiana, a full-service audiovisual systems provider serving the education and corporate markets. With approximately 35 employees, CCS operates from its headquarters in Columbus, Ind. “This acquisition immediately expands AVI’s capabilities in the education marketplace,” said Jeff Stoebner, CEO of AVI […]

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AVI Systems Acquires Onsite AV Service Partners

February 16, 2022

AVI Systems today announced it will acquire Austin, Texas-based Onsite AV Service Partners. The privately owned Onsite AV has served the audiovisual needs of the Austin-area marketplace since 2004. “We’re excited about the acquisition of Onsite AV because of the solid reputation the company has and the scope of services their skilled employees deliver to […]

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Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series Enhances Video Feeds in Atlanta Health System

July 26, 2021

For more than a century, Piedmont Healthcare has been a recognized leader in delivering expert care. Located in Atlanta, Piedmont Healthcare is a non-profit community health system composed of 11 hospitals with over 2,500 medical staff personnel and more than 22,000 employees. Founded in 1919, Piedmont Healthcare has garnered national acclaim with America’s 250 Best Hospitals […]

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AVI Systems Announces the Acquisition of Avyve

November 10, 2020

AVI Systems today announced the acquisition of Avyve, an AV integrator headquartered in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, near Atlanta. The two companies will combine their Atlanta offices into Avyve’s physical location. When fully integrated, AVI Systems will serve the entire southeast United States with audiovisual services and solutions designed for any business in every industry segment. […]

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

July 15, 2020

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: RSS

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AVI Systems Becomes New USA Partner for GPA

April 22, 2020

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

March 16, 2020

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

October 30, 2019

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

March 29, 2018

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

March 5, 2018

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

August 30, 2017

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

August 16, 2017

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

May 23, 2017

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

May 3, 2017

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. 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 […]

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

March 20, 2015

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

February 15, 2012

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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