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InfoComm Hosts Lunch & Tour at Philadelphia Convention Center

InfoComm International is set to host a Lunch & Tour at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday, July 14, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will include a presentation and tour of the cutting edge technology in the convention center’s newly opened expansion.

AVI-SPL, Acentech, Biamp Systems and Chief have teamed up to discuss the effectiveness of communicating through digital signage and industry leading audio solutions, both in presentation environments and audio paging systems, all while seamlessly integrated into the architecture of the space.

This behind-the-scenes technology tour will offer knowledge about how to successfully integrate presentation technology into your architectural designs and discover firsthand how designing with AV in mind can create the ultimate meeting environment.

The event is free and includes lunch. In addition, architects receive two AIA/CES learning units for attending. To register, contact Molly more

AVI-SPL Launches Tech Briefing Event Series

75 Audio Video Communications Events Scheduled in Cities Across the U.S.

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio-video communications solutions, today introduced Tech Briefings, a series of free educational networking events. Each event, hosted at AVI-SPL offices across the U.S., will address the trends and challenges in communication technology deployments.

The first event, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17, will teach participants how to incorporate unified communications into their companies in order to save time and money. Hosted by AVI-SPL and Polycom, Key Building Blocks of Successful Unified Communications will bring area executives and experts together over lunch to network and learn how this technology can streamline business collaboration and reduce costs. For more information and to register for this event, visit the Tech Briefing event page or call 877-440-6205.

The 2011 Tech Briefing series will include 75 events at AVI-SPL offices across the United States. Technology more

AVI-SPL’s Control Room Group to Exhibit at DistribuTECH

AVI-SPL’s Control Room Group (CRG) today announced it will exhibit at DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition 2011, which will be held Feb. 1-3 at the San Diego, California Convention Center. The Control Room Group specializes in the design, integration and support of the 24/7/365 mission critical control centers used in the electric power transmission and distribution industry.

Exhibiting at Booth 2712, CRG will showcase design and build capabilities for Energy Management Centers, Security Operations Centers, Physical Security Centers and Video Teleconferencing Centers.

“Exhibiting at DistribuTECH allows the Control Room Group to directly interface with the electric T&D professional and present to them the latest in network operations center facility technology,? said David Jones, sales manager, AVI-SPL’s CRG. “Because the Control Room Group works only in the mission critical control room environment, we are able to bring the latest technology directly to the data center and network center operational more

AVI-SPL to Exhibit at West 2011

Demonstrations Feature Control Systems, Video Conferencing

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, today announced it will exhibit at the Western Conference and Exhibition (West 2011), which will be held Jan. 25-27 at the San Diego, California Convention Center.

Exhibiting at Booth 1606, AVI-SPL will showcase a variety of audiovisual systems including control systems and digital switching products from AMX, multi-window processing capabilities from RGB Spectrum and video conferencing solutions from Polycom.

“By collaborating with customers and other contractors to further the use of video communication and collaboration technologies, AVI-SPL helps our military become more operationally efficient,? said Tom Corzine, AVI-SPL’s vice president, government services. “This conference is a great opportunity for our company to discuss new technologies available to our current and future customers.?

According to the AFCEA web site, West 2011, co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, features the more

AVI-SPL’s Creative Show Services Expands Team

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Gerald Czaja

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, today announced the expansion of its Creative Show Services (CS2) division with the addition of Gerald Czaja to the Account Management team.

Czaja joins AVI-SPL as an Account Manager with 10 years of experience in the Tampa market. Most recently, Czaja worked for Ryah Creative Group where he sold events to many local and national accounts. Czaja also gained experience working in sales for Wizards Connection, where he designed, sold and managed events that included not only audiovisual, but all aspects of décor and entertainment.

“Gerald’s well-rounded technical and theatrical experience is a welcome addition to AVI-SPL’s strong Account Management team,? said Jim Engelmann, director of sales, Creative Show Services. “His talent and enthusiasm will help us to expand our business in the more

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AVI-SPL Names General Manager, San Francisco Office

Michael Dunn

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, has appointed Michael Dunn as General Manager of its San Francisco regional office, overseeing both sales and technical operations.

Dunn brings more than 10 years of experience in executive management, operations and sales with emerging technology companies in the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Most recently, he served as vice president of business development for SAI Technologies. He also served as vice president and general manager for Media Vision Integration, Inc., an AV systems integration company, where he worked with such clients as Apple, Lucas Film and Intuit. In addition to a proven track record in sales, Dunn has managed and implemented numerous financial and operational strategies to increase market share with past employers.

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AVI-SPL University Event Winners Rave Over New LifeSize Passport Video Conferencing Systems

Ten LifeSize Passports Awarded During 2010 AVI-SPL University Events

LifeSize Passport

Ten lucky attendees left this year’s AVI-SPL University events with more than insight into the latest communication technology – the grand prize at each event was a LifeSize® Passport™. A portable device that connects to any standards-based video endpoint, the Passport can be easily set up in the home, office or other locations to provide outstanding quality — 720p30 high-definition (HD) resolution – for an immersive, lifelike communications experience. The winners are thrilled about their new video conferencing systems, utilizing the Passports to connect them to business professionals, friends and family.

Theo Economidies, President and CEO of Greenline Emeritus Consulting in Chicago, was a video conferencing veteran and uses the LifeSize Passport system when he travels. He said, “I am building [the LifeSize Passport] into a shippable travel case so that I can send it out to remote locations more

AVI-SPL to Exhibit at Florida Association for Media in Education Conference

SMART Table

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, will exhibit at the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) Annual Conference Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla.

Exhibiting in booth 509 and 511, AVI-SPL will spotlight the newest products from SMART Technologies and Variquest. AVI-SPL’s certified trainers will be demonstrating a variety of products for educators including: a SMART Board, SMART Table, SMART Response, SMART Document Camera and SMART Slate; Epson PowerLite 460 short-throw projector; Vivitek 3-D projection and the Copernicus iRover.

Now in its 38th year, the FAME Annual Conference draws library media specialists and educators from across Florida. “The FAME conference has been around for many years and continues to grow,? said Bob Mallory, vice president, AVI-SPL. “We always make great connections at the event and are looking forward to exhibiting again this year.?

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AVI-SPL, NEC Host Projector Giveaway in Celebration of AV Week 2010

NEC Projector Will Be Awarded to K-12 Educator

InfoComm International AV Week 2010

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, is pleased to join InfoComm International and other audiovisual industry professionals to celebrate AV Week 2010, October 17-23. In honor of AV Week, AVI-SPL has teamed up with NEC Display to award a new NEC M260X projector to a K-12 educator in the U.S. more

AVI-SPL launches Caméléon Telepresence featuring Cisco/TANDBERG technology

Caméléon TelePresence

Customized solution blends Cisco/TANDBERG codec technology and infrastructure solutions to meet unique Telepresence requirements
AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, today announced the availability of Caméléon Telepresence with embedded Cisco/TANDBERG technology. Caméléon is a first-of-its-kind multifunction Telepresence solution designed by AVI-SPL to adapt to a customer’s environment while providing the highest quality meeting experience. The latest version of the Caméléon Telepresence solution leverages Cisco/TANDBERG C-series video codecs and their full line of infrastructure solutions. more

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