TAMPA, Fla. October 18, 2010 – AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, is pleased to announce that Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has issued a proclamation officially declaring Oct. 17-23, 2010 to be AV Week.
Led by InfoComm International and AV companies around the world, AV Week promotes the audiovisual profession with special events, job fairs, community outreach activities and much more. The audiovisual business is a $68 billion dollar industry worldwide specializing in communication technology for every market from healthcare to hospitality.
Founded in 1979 in Lakeland, Fla., AVI-SPL (formerly AVI) has called Tampa home since 1981. The company has grown substantially through the years, today employing 245 people in Tampa Bay and nearly 1,400 around the world.
“Mayor Iorio’s proclamation further solidifies the immense impact the audiovisual industry has on the public,” said John Zettel, CEO, AVI-SPL. “With companies looking at ways to reduce travel costs and be more environmentally friendly, we’re seeing more and more adoption of videoconferencing and Telepresence solutions.” Zettel added, “We’re very proud to be headquartered in Tampa. The region’s diverse industry landscape combined with the abundance of talented professionals makes Tampa an ideal place to lay down a company’s roots.”
This year marks the fifth year of AV Week and AVI-SPL has many great activities planned including trivia contests for employees and customers with AVI-SPL and AV Week branded prizes. AVI-SPL has also teamed up with NEC Display to award a new NEC M260X projector to a K-12 school in the U.S. For further details on AVI-SPL’s AV Week celebration, visit the AVI-SPL blog.
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 presentation collaborative solutions, including: managed conferencing, systems integration, sales and rentals, complete staging and production, managed conferencing, IP integration and event management. For more about AVI-SPL, visit www.avispl.com.