TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Founding members of the AV Global Alliance, AVM and AVI-SPL, today announced they will be expanding their relationship to include joint delivery of video managed services. The AV Global Alliance has historically been focused on designing and installing world class audio and video integration projects and currently has more than 26 leading AV integrators from around the world as member companies. The increase in demand for managed services to support Telepresence and video conferencing for large multi-national customers is the leading driver in expanding the relationship to include video managed services as an AV Global Alliance offering.
AVM and AVI-SPL intend to leverage their combined capabilities and infrastructure in the U.S. and Europe to deliver seamless managed video services to joint customers. By combining capabilities in their respective offices, the companies will leverage service centers in New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania and London, as well as video bridging infrastructure deployed at more than eight points of presence around the globe. The combined services will also enable both companies to expand the range of languages supported for multi-national customers.
"Video conferencing has become mission critical for many of our clients," said Mike Brandofino, executive vice president of video and unified communication, AVI-SPL. "They are demanding a 24/7, always-on, highly reliable service that allows them to focus on their business and not on the technology. Our partnership with AVM demonstrates our commitment to our ever-improving videoconferencing capability that meets their needs," added Brandofino.
"We are seeing more opportunities with large deployments of video spread across multiple countries," said Sandy MacPherson, chairman, AVM. "Our customers want the benefit of getting services from the best providers in each region, while working with one vendor to make it happen. We believe this expansion of our AV Global Alliance represents a unique capability customers have been waiting for."
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About the AV Global Alliance
The AV Global Alliance is a partnership of leading video conferencing and audio visual system integrators, who design, install and maintain complex audio visual and video conferencing solutions, and offer mutual support to their multi-national clients. Typically, members of the Alliance are the leading system integrators in their own country or region. For a full list of Alliance Members, visit www.avmachines.com/global-partners.
AVM (www.avmachines.com) was established in 1990 and is the leading visual communications systems integrator in the UK. The company designs, supplies, programs and supports complex audio visual solutions ranging from boardroom presentation suites to IP-based video conferencing networks. AVM has over 10,000 UK and international clients including BT, eBay, Coca-Cola, BMW, the NHS, Royal Mail and Bloomberg.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL is the result of a merger between Audio Visual Innovations (AVI) and Signal Perfection, Ltd. (SPL). In aggregate, the company has more than 40 years of experience and has completed more than 25,000 installations globally, providing clients with innovative audio and video communications solutions backed by a strong tradition of high quality and exceptional customer service. As the largest global integrator for audio and video communications systems and services, AVI-SPL is uniquely positioned to deliver the most comprehensive line-up of collaborative solutions, including: managed conferencing, Telepresence and video conferencing, systems integration, product sales and rental, complete staging and production services. For more about AVI-SPL, visit www.avispl.com.