About AVI-SPL

Who We Are

AVI-SPL is the world’s largest and most trusted AV integrator, providing the technology and services that improve the way individuals, organizations, and businesses collaborate.

We partner with the most innovative communication technology providers, ensuring our clients have access to the most advanced, secure, and effective AV and collaboration solutions.

With more certified technical staff than other systems integrator, AVI-SPL solutions power the communications for many of the world’s successful companies. Our solutions can be found in 86% of the Fortune 100.

What sets AVI-SPL apart from other collaboration solutions companies?

We scale technical products and services to any need. Through our research and development, we develop solutions that simplify AV system control, monitor your assets, and enable colleagues, customers, and vendors to work together through cloud-based video collaboration. The trust we’ve been granted is why we’ve been ranked the #1 company in our industry by Systems Contractor News since 2006.

A Commitment to Growth and Improvement

In October 2017, we acquired Sharp’s Audio Visual, a Canada-based systems integrator. 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.

As November 2016 came to a close, we announced our acquisition of Anderson AV, a premier AV systems integration company with over 20 years of experience providing businesses with top-tier service. We welcomed 160 employees and six offices across California, North Carolina, and Texas into the AVI-SPL family. This acquisition enhances our ability to serve markets with high demand for video collaboration and gives Anderson AV customers the benefit of our global delivery capabilities and award-winning managed services platform.

In June 2017, we enhanced our ability to serve multi-nation projects when we formalized our partnership with Vega of Asia, an AV/IT solutions provider that serves companies throughout Asia. We work hand-in-hand with Vega to ensure that projects in Asia receive the high level of quality that our customers expect and deserve.

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Background

Since we began in 1979, our ability to recognize and adapt to new business technologies has forged us into a reliable and knowledgeable resources for companies and organizations like yours.

You’ll find throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in the U.K. and the UAE. These worldwide locations have enabled us complete over 50,000 integrations since 2008, and manage more than 8,000 customer service contracts for our clients.

Let us put our experience to work for you.

Timeline

  • 1979

    Marty Schaffel founds Audio Visual Innovations in Lakeland, FL.

  • 1985

    AVI’s systems integration group begins operations.

  • 1992

    Chad Gillenwater, William Parry and Fred Curdts found Signal Perfection Ltd.

  • 1999

    AVI launches ProjectorPeople.com.

  • 2004

    Chad Gillenwater wins Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

  • 2006

    AVI-SPL opens office in Dubai.

  • 2008

    AVI and SPL merge to form AVI-SPL, the largest U.S. Pro AV Integrator.

  • 2008 thru 2015

    AVI-SPL ranked #1 AV integrator by Systems Contractor News (SCN).

  • 2012

    • UK agreement takes place
    • AVI-SPL acquires Iformata with innovative VNOC Symphony platform.
    • Polycom U.S. Partner of the Year.
    • Cisco Outstanding Customer Solutions Partner of the Year.

     

  • 2013

    • UK office opens.
    • Polycom N.A. Partner of the Year.
  • 2014

    • Scottish office opens in Aberdeen.
    • U.S. Patent for VNOC Symphony platform.
    • NSCA Excellence in Business Award.
    • Polycom N.A. Partner of the Year.
  • 2015

    • InfoComm International APEx certification.
    • UK office doubles in size
    • Polycom Global Reseller of the Year.
    • Samsung Integrator of the Year.
  • 2016

    • AVI-SPL Partners With Australia’s Connected Vision Group
    • AVI-SPL Acquires Anderson AV
    • CI Integration Award for Best Mission-Critical Project — Invenergy Control Room
    • EMEA Polycom Gold Choice Partner
    • Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year
  • 2017

    • AVI-SPL Acquires Sharp’s AV of Canada
    • AVI-SPL Acquires VideoLink
    • AVI-SPL Partners with AV/IT solutions provider Vega of Asia

 

People

Our people listen to the customer so that we can solve real-world problems with the right technology.

AVI-SPL Executive Team

 

Recognition

2017

  • CI Integration Award for Best Corporate Campus Project – Zurich North America

2016

  • Frost & Sullivan Video Managed Services Company of the Year
  • CI Integration Award for Best Mission-Critical Project — Invenergy Control Room
  • Gold Level Status — EMEA Polycom Choice Partner