Innovative In-House Studio, ReadyCam®, Adds Qumu’s Webcast Streaming Capabilities to Enhance Organizational Communications

Latest integration will offer live and on-demand video streaming, giving organizations ability to quickly produce and distribute important information to key stakeholders

NEWTON, Mass. – April 3, 2018 – Leading video services provider, VideoLink, has partnered with video streaming specialist, Qumu, to offer live and on-demand webcast streaming to its in-house studio solution, ReadyCam®.

Designed by VideoLink, an AVI-SPL company, the ReadyCam® provides organizations with high-quality production and broadcast capabilities from the comforts of their own facility, allowing companies to share important communications immediately. ReadyCam’s browser based remote control interface enables organizations to install studios where their talent is, eliminating the need to deploy video professionals or hiring local crews. With the newly developed integration to Qumu’s advanced live and on-demand video streaming platform, the process to distribute broadcast quality video events live to key stakeholders is further accelerated.

“Companies and institutions need quick and easy ways to boost their internal and external communications to connect with their customers, partners and employees,” said Lloyd Bunting, senior vice president of sales and marketing for VideoLink. “Adding the ability to deliver end-to-end video services using Qumu technology offers communicators an effective resource to keep their worldwide audiences up-to-date and able to act.”

The ReadyCam is now able to encode and transmit high definition video and audio stream directly to Qumu’s webcasting platforms (on-premise and cloud), with no additional equipment or personnel needed.

“Our partnership with VideoLink will enable Qumu to integrate its market-leading enterprise video platform with the industry’s highest quality studio for broadcast television communication,” stated John Poole, vice president of worldwide channels and alliances at Qumu. “This will allow our customers to optimize their video platform investments, and leverage HD broadcast video for a variety of use cases including town hall meetings, product announcements, crisis communications and more.”

For more information on the ReadyCam, visit the ReadyCam page on the VideoLink website.

About VideoLink

VideoLink LLC, an AVI-SPL company, is a leading provider of video services to Fortune 500, financial services, enterprise companies, and institutions. Clients use our video services to drive brand awareness and create more engagement with their customers. We are known to our clients for simplifying live TV appearances and lowering in-house video production costs, creating results-driven branded video content strategies, and delivering video production services.

About Qumu Corporation

Qumu is the leading provider of best-in-class tools to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of live and on-demand video for the enterprise. Backed by the most trusted and experienced team in the industry, the Qumu platform enables global organizations to drive employee engagement, increase access to video, and modernize the workplace by providing a more efficient and effective way to share knowledge.

ISE 2018: Collaboration Solutions Expert AVI-SPL Says Companies Spark Success by Creating Meaningful Experiences for Customers and Employees

The global collaboration technology and services provider invites attendees at Integrated Systems Europe 2018 to discover new workplace solutions, discuss strategic insight with experts at AVI-SPL’s Booth 11-B130

AMSTERDAM – February 1, 2018 –  Exhibiting at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, AVI-SPL, a global service provider specialising in communications and collaboration technology, will showcase today’s top workplace technology, while offering expert guidance, and detailing the organisational benefits for creating meaningful experiences for customers and employees.

A widely-used term by AVI-SPL, “meaningful experiences,” is the positive, emotional outcome felt by an organisation’s key stakeholders that can influence the company’s overall success. For organisations to create these meaningful experiences, implementing the right unified communications and collaboration technology solutions plays a critical role. The benefits include improved internal communication and culture, simplified processes, enhanced employee engagement, quicker speed to market, and increased customer satisfaction.

Multiple studies have found that employees and customers who have a sense of purpose and emotional connection with a company, are more likely to continue their relationship with, and become influential advocates for, an organisation. With the speed of technology development on top of the current abundance of solutions, organisations can struggle with identifying the correct path to follow, and generate an adverse effect – disengaged employees and impatient, frustrated customers.

“Identifying the correct technology roadmap and implementing it effectively to assure employee adoption can be an arduous process for a company to handle internally,” said John Zettel, CEO of AVI-SPL. “That’s where an experienced, independent provider can be highly advantageous.”

As a global collaboration solutions provider, AVI-SPL assists organisations across all geographies, including 85 percent of Fortune 100 companies, to enhance employee and customer experiences through technology. With its widespread international partner network, AVI-SPL works hand-in-hand with organisations in over 100 countries, providing expert strategy, design, integration, and managed services.

During ISE 2018, AVI-SPL’s collaboration experts will be available to offer strategic guidance to attendees seeking insight on how they can achieve their business goals and eliminate pain points.

Symphony 4.2 at AVI-SPL’s Booth 11-B130

Part of AVI-SPL’s award-winning managed services platform, Symphony 4.2 is a monitoring and management tool for AV, video, and unified communications and collaboration systems. Symphony provides vital statistics to monitor each system’s performance, launches video calls, and streamlines the way your meetings are organised, monitored, and managed. The first of its kind, Symphony is the leading management platform to give a holistic, single view of customer meeting environments and deliver actionable analytics on their use and performance. Not yet released to the public, ISE attendees will be the first to view version 4.2 prior to its launch this Spring.

To learn more about AVI-SPL at ISE, or to schedule a meeting with a collaboration expert, visit the event site.

For more information on all AVI-SPL has to offer, visit AVISPL.com

About AVI-SPL

AVI-SPL is a global business partner providing AV and UC technology solutions and award-winning managed services to create vibrant, collaborative experiences and transformative innovations. With the industry’s most certified experts, AVI-SPL’s highly-trained team works hand-in-hand with organisations across all geographies to strategise, design, deploy, manage and support AV and UC solutions that improve business outcomes through enhanced employee and customer experiences. Visit AVISPL.com to learn more, or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter and LinkedIn.

AVI-SPL’s Tim Riek Shares Insight on AV Monitoring in 2018

AV Technology: Remote monitoring solutions for integrated audiovisual systems enables the same proactive diagnostic and access services that IT managers expect. Tim Riek, senior VP of service operations at AVI-SPL, shares best practices for delivering real-time metrics and alerts instantly to keep your AV systems running smoothly.

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Why is Collaboration Such a Confusing Term? AVI-SPL’s Kelly Bousman Explains

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Is there a future for the AV integrator in digital signage? AVI-SPL’s Rich Daugherty responds

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AVI-SPL’s Chris Bottger Comments on Cisco’s ConnectWise Partnership

CRN News: Chris Bottger, vice president at AVI-SPL, a Tampa, Fla., solution provider that works with Cisco, said the ConnectWise solution will allow AVI-SPL to sell more managed services around customers’ collaboration environments, and accelerate sales of Cisco’s Spark cloud-based collaboration software.

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AVI-SPL Ranked #1 AV Integrator by SCN

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AVI-SPL Acquires Sharp’s Audio Visual, Becomes First National Provider of AV and Collaboration Technology Solutions in Canada

Merger strengthens AVI-SPL’s global presence with addition of top talent and resources to provide innovative technology for collaborative workplace environments

TORONTO – October 4, 2017 –  AVI-SPL, the global leader in transformative audio visual  and collaboration technology, today announced the acquisition of Canadian integration firm Sharp’s Audio Visual (“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 for organizations throughout Canada and around the world.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Sharp’s has eight locations across six provinces in Canada. Founded in 1923, the company is a trusted technology solutions partner for many of today’s most recognizable organizations worldwide.  Sharp’s 94-year history of success is linked to its dedication and track-record of innovation, and commitment to its customer’s needs. Together as one, AVI-SPL and Sharp’s will optimize these values to provide transformative technology that creates meaningful experiences and brand value for its clients across Canada and around the world.

“Our goal was to substantially increase our local presence and resources throughout Canada, to provide best-in-class services and responsiveness for our customers, while further enhancing our global delivery capabilities to assure a consistent customer experience worldwide,” said AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel. “The Sharp’s team brings vast experience, talent and reach to our team, and I am incredibly excited to have them joining our AVI-SPL family.”

Following the merger announcement, current Sharp’s’ customers will be provided 24/7 Global Help Desk support and new remote monitoring and management capabilities via AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Symphony platform to proactively assess the health and usage of their collaborative environments worldwide. The companies’ unification will form the industry’s most certified team of engineers and technicians in Canada and worldwide, a valuable offering that intrigued each firm from the beginning.

“We were eager to jump on this exceptional opportunity to enhance our local offering, and to provide a truly global solution for our multinational customers based in Canada,” said Jeff Faber, president and CEO of Sharp’s. “We are looking forward to the new capabilities and experiences we’ll  be able to provide for our customers.”

For more information, visit AVISPL.com.

About AVI-SPL

AVI-SPL is a global business partner providing organizations worldwide with transformative AV and UC technology solutions and award-winning managed services to create meaningful experiences and brand value for its customers.  With a passionate team, including the industry’s most certified experts, we design, build, manage, and support collaborative workplace environments that bring people together and spark success. Visit AVISPL.com to learn more, or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Sharp’s Audio Visual

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Sharp’s Audio Visual has been serving the Canadian audio visual marketplace since 1923 through its branch offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. Sharp’s specializes in the design and integration of audio visual systems technology for meeting and collaborative spaces, digital signage solutions, classroom technologies and lecture theaters.

AVI-SPL Announces Partnership with Plantronics to Offer Habitat Soundscaping

World’s first intelligent service solving noise and distraction problems in the open workplace uses nature-inspired audio and visual elements, and adaptive software

Tampa, Fla., – July 26, 2017 – AVI-SPL, the global leader in AV systems integration and collaboration solutions, today announced its partnership with Plantronics to offer Habitat Soundscaping.

An intelligent acoustic management service, Habitat Soundscaping helps transform loud, dysfunctional, open office spaces into peaceful environments where people can focus, collaborate and thrive. The service uses nature-inspired audio and visuals, coupled with intelligent software to mitigate noise and distraction – two of the most common complaints employees have about their open workspaces. Habitat Soundscaping brings these natural elements into the workplace to create a place where people want to come to work and leaves them feeling energized.

“Businesses are eager to resolve the noise issues they’re experiencing with open office layouts,” said AVI-SPL’s Senior Vice President of Sales Dale Bottcher, when the news was announced by Plantronics. “By partnering with Plantronics, we’re able to provide customers a game-changing option to help make their open office environments the best they can be using the Habitat Soundscaping service.”

Biophilic Science, or the hypothesis that suggest humans have an affinity to nature, is an essential element of the Habitat Soundscaping service. Research indicates nature-inspired environments can help improve mood, working memory, and cognitive behavior. In fact, workplaces using natural elements have been proven by these studies to reduce worker absenteeism by 10 percent, creating the opportunity for significant productivity gains and a much happier workforce.

For more information on Habitat Soundscaping, visit AVISPL.com

About AVI-SPL

AVI-SPL designs, builds, integrates, and supports systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly trained and certified system engineers in offices throughout the United States, Canada, and EMEA in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Connect with AVI-SPL on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

AVI-SPL Partners with Avocor, Boosts Collaboration Solutions Offerings

Alliance provides new interactive display technology, including Avocor’s F series, to organizations seeking enhanced collaboration 

TAMPA, Fla. – July 20, 2017 –  AVI-SPL, the global leader in AV systems integration and collaboration solutions, today announced its newest partnership with interactive technology provider, Avocor.

Avocor designs, develops, and manufactures top interactive technology solutions improving team communication and productivity for organizations worldwide. The company’s innovations, including its Avocor F series, a highly responsive display with up to 10 simultaneous touch points, will further enrich AVI-SPL’s best-in-class offering of today’s and tomorrow’s leading collaboration solutions.

“Interactive display technology is vital to collaboration within the workplace and institutions around the globe,” said Patrick Hannon, AVI-SPL’s senior vice president of global procurement. “Avocor’s interactive technology is another excellent option for our customers as we work together to customize their collaboration needs.”

“I am thrilled to begin our partnership with AVI SPL, extending our partner network on a global scale,” added Dana Corey, general manager and VP of sales at Avocor. “Our customers want to procure our collaborative solutions for multiple sites on an international basis and partners like AVI-SPL are perfectly placed to facilitate this. With their expertise in delivering unified communications solutions to some of the biggest companies in the world, I am very excited for the future.”

To learn more about AVI-SPL’s technology partnership, including Avocor, visit AVISPL.com.

For a full list of Avocor products, visit Avocor.com.

About AVI-SPL

AVI-SPL designs, builds, integrates, and supports systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly trained and certified system engineers in offices throughout the United States, Canada, and EMEA in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Connect with AVI-SPL on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

About Avocor

Avocor creates, develops and manufactures market-leading touch technology hardware, software and accessories designed to enhance the meeting and learning space. With offices in Surrey and London, England as well as Portland, Oregon in the US, we focus on delivering solutions on a global scale that provide an unrivalled experience for our customers through an extensive and experienced partner network. Find out more at www.avocor.com

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