AVI-SPL Expands Video Capabilities in Europe
— UK Operations Achieves Polycom RealPresence™ Certification
FARNBOROUGH, England, May 16, 2013 – AVI-SPL, the world’s leading video communications partner, announced today its UK operations have obtained Polycom certifications for RealPresence™ Environments and RealPresence™ Platform extending its video capabilities into the European theatre.
This certification recognizes that AVI-SPL has a core competency in selling Polycom’s RealPresence Environments and Platform solutions. The RealPresence Environment is Polycom’s video solution which includes immersive telepresence, desktop and mobile applications and supported video endpoints. The RealPresence Platform is intelligent infrastructure that acts as the unifying hub in unified communications environments and works via open standards-based interoperability with communications and business applications from hundreds of vendors.
Achieving RealPresence certification showcases AVI-SPL’s commitment to investing in the expansion of its capabilities globally. Building on the company’s recent award as Polycom’s U.S. Partner of the Year for 2012, AVI-SPL looks to extend its presence in the video communications space to Europe through its office in the UK which opened in January this year.
“AVI-SPL is committed to delivering the best video solutions to our clients. The speed in which we achieved this certification is a testament to our ability to apply vast resources and quickly establish ourselves as a leader in any new market we enter. Polycom’s RealPresence certification is a great first step in establishing our full range of capabilities,” said James Shanks, managing director of EMEA, AVI-SPL.
“We are pleased to see a partner like AVI-SPL establish itself in the UK,” said Steve Winfield, Polycom’s channel sales director for the UK and Ireland. “They are a partner who truly provides a complete solution to our combined customers and their continued investment in the Polycom platform confirms AVI-SPL’s commitment to becoming a leading partner in Europe.”
“The RealPresence Platform is an essential component of AVI-SPL’s UnifyME™ Global Video Managed Service offerings currently supporting over 6,000 video endpoints across 104 countries. AVI-SPL will be expanding its video services infrastructure by adding additional Polycom RealPresence Collaboration servers in the UK as well as deploying Polycom’s CloudAxis in its core,” said Danny Rogers, AVI-SPL’s director of channels, EMEA.
“Quite simply, video demand is driving our industry,” said Will Hegan, sales director, AVI-SPL. “The drive from customers to work more efficiently; the wide-spread adoption of UC platforms; and vastly improving video services has driven growth within our sector. AVI-SPL recognises the importance of aligning ourselves with Polycom, a pioneer within the industry, to ensure that our partnership in the U.S. is replicated in European theatre.”
As the world’s leading video communications partner, AVI-SPL designs, builds and supports the systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout more than 40 offices across the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom and Dubai in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest.