July 2012 - Advanced AV

Advanced AV Joins Vidtel’s Video Conferencing Channel Partner Program

Vidtel’s MeetMe service provides AV integrators with new options for monetizing video conferencing, including offering it as a service to reduce their reliance on box sales.

Sunnyvale, Calif., and West Chester, Pa. – July 17, 2012 – Advanced AV has joined its channel partner program as its first announced partner in the Mid-Atlantic region. Vidtel’s program gives AV integrators new opportunities to target price-sensitive small and medium enterprises (SMEs), upsell larger customers and escape product commoditization by turning video conferencing into a service-based business.

Under the agreement, Advanced AV’s business, education, government and house of worship customers now have the option of using Vidtel’s cloud-based MeetMe video conferencing service. MeetMe enables any-to-any video conferences between telepresence suites, executive desktop video systems, PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets using any combination of SIP, H.323, Skype and Google Talk technologies.

MeetMe eliminates the traditional barriers to video conferencing adoption, particularly among SMEs: cost, complexity and interoperability. As a result, Advanced AV now can target a larger pool of potential customers. MeetMe also provides Advanced AV with a recurring revenue stream, reducing its reliance on video conferencing hardware and software sales.

MeetMe helps Advanced AV upsell existing video conferencing clients by extending their room-based and executive-desktop systems from vendors such as Cisco and InFocus to interoperate with PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets running Skype and Google Talk. This flexibility maximizes the value of their video conferencing investments by allowing them to serve as more than executive intercom systems.

Advanced AV has sold Vidtel MeetMe service to Drexel University, which extensively uses H.323 systems internally and had a need to incorporate users on other systems in a cost-efficient manner. “Vidtel MeetMe has solved a problem for our instructors who wanted remote guest lecturers on other platforms to be […]

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Advanced AV’s Michael Boettcher Recognized As Industry Mover & Shaker By NSCA

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, June 11, 2012 — The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced the names of the 2012 Movers & Shakers Award – an award which recognizes individuals who have had a significant influence on the industry during the past year. The winners will be recognized Thursday, June 14, from 3 – 5 p.m. during the NSCA Member Appreciation Reception in NSCA booth #C11536 at InfoComm 2012. During the reception NSCA will also recognize Gary Venable Sr. of All Systems Designed Solutions, who has been named the 2012 Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

“This is an exciting time in our industry as we honor individuals who continually push not only their businesses, but the industry as a whole forward,” said Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “Many times awards are given to organizations, but it is an honor to recognize individual success and especially to so many new leaders within our industry. Honoring an individual like Gary who has committed his life to providing a better life through technology or through philanthropy, these new leaders have big shoes to fill and it is fun to watch the innovation take place.”

In its second year the NSCA Movers & Shakers are bringing new attendees to the InfoComm show and recognizing achievements from CEOs, sales, engineering and marketing professionals from within the commercial electronic systems industry.

2012 Movers & Shakers include

Michael Boettcher, Advanced AV
Jerry Gale, Alpha Video & Audio, Inc.
Doug Hall, Whitlock
Stephen Kohler, Shure Incorporated
Jerry Lamb, CCI Solutions
Scott Lord, All Systems Designed Solutions
Brian Lund, RFI Communications & Security Systems
Jim Mauger, Audio Video Resources
Christine Morris, Prysm, Inc
Christopher Neto, AV HELPDESK, Inc.
Scott Oosthuizen, AVDB Group
Derek Paquin, Sensory Technologies
Kelly Perkins, Vaddio
David Riberi, CCS Presentation Systems, Inc
John […]

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