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by Mel Dittrich Martin
Over the years, many companies have carried the torch for community enlightenment though volunteerism and fund raising efforts with a basic understanding that true fulfillment comes in the form of service to others. Paul Newman summed it up elegantly when he said “I respect generosity in people, and I respect it in companies too. I don’t look at it as philanthropy; I see it as an investment in the community.”
My company has such a corporate culture. The same passion brought to every professional project we undertake is also equally present when we unite to help the community. I have been blessed in a career in broadcasting and AV for more than two decades and have seen all forms of generosity, but what my peers at Advanced project on a consistent basis makes me grateful to be part of a group that demonstrates such benevolence. Both divisions: Systems Integrations and Staging support the other with a shameless display of solidarity.
2011 was a year no different from any other altruistic year for the Advanced team.
Safe Harbor of West Chester was the beneficiary of hundreds of lunches made and delivered on a monthly basis on top of cash donations.
Employees who had vegetable & herb gardens would bring in bushels of produce and donate them to the Chester County Food Bank.
United Way of West Chester has been the recipient of large in-kind donations as well as an $800 cash donation creatively accomplished by hosting our own “Wing Bowl” .
As you may sense, Systems Integrators definitely enjoy food and creatively share that within the community. One of our account managers won […]
September 17, 2012, West Chester, PA It’s been 26 years since Advanced AV updated their logo and it is time for a change. The Advanced AV brand is about much more than logos or the product lines we represent. The way people experience our products and services are our most important brand images. The new Advanced AV logo takes its inspiration as a modern technology based company while drawing upon the tradition of our brand values and colors.
Starting today, you’ll see the new Advanced AV logo being used. Fully implementing a new logo takes time, so there may be times where you will see the old logo being used for awhile.
“We’re excited about the new logo, but more importantly we’re reimagining how our services can help people and businesses throughout the world connect, collaborate and communicate.” Michael Boettcher, President
West Chester, PA- August 13, 2012 – Nancy Keyak Simpson, CTS, brings a career of experience in audiovisual project management site operations and maintenance to Advanced AV. Nancy delivered exceptional client experience and oversaw global end user video conference training while at Merck in Unified Communications.
Prior to that she established and grew Merck’s audiovisual team at first for the Research Division, this evolved into establishing standardized shared services for all divisions, which she managed across 9 U.S. sites. Nancy played a leadership role in establishing Merck’s audiovisual standards. Prior to these roles she was producer and director for Merck’s research division video productions including directing several clinical trial training programs in the U.K.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Advanced AV family as an account manager, having partnered with many of the team members for many years. In my new role I’ll bring the insights of having literally been in the client’s place while also having been an active member of the audiovisual community for many years. In this way I’ll be a great liaison between understanding and conveying the client’s requirements and partnering those communication and functional needs with Advanced AV’s team’s expert capabilities.” Nancy Keyak Simpson
In her free time Nancy enjoys fly fishing and is a member of the Delaware Valley Women’s Fly Fishing Association. She also enjoys biking, antiquing, traveling and music.
Kerri Halliwell comes on-board as a Services Account Executive. Kerri will be handling service renewals as well as establishing a broader customer base by leveraging previous contacts and experience.
Prior to joining Advanced AV, Kerri worked for KBZ Communications. Kerri was hired on to start the Service Department to maximize profit and find ways to bring back existing customers while […]
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 […]