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AVI-SPL Expands Unify ME Video Managed Services with Blue Jeans Network

April 24, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
avispl_logo.jpgSelf-service Meeting Rooms Added to AVI-SPL's Bridging as a Service Offering

TAMPA, Fla., April 24, 2012
-- AVI-SPL, the leading audio and video communications provider, announced today that it has expanded its bridging as a service model to include self-serve interoperable video conferencing services from Blue Jeans Network. This partnership augments AVI-SPL's Unify ME Managed Services strategy with an easy to use "meet me" option for customers looking to connect meeting rooms, desktops and mobile devices running a wide range of popular business and consumer video conferencing endpoints.

Blue Jeans Network is a video conferencing service hosted in the cloud that provides interoperability with a variety of video solutions. Modeled after traditional audio conferencing services, it is designed to be easy, open, and affordable. Blue Jeans is the leader in providing video services that can bring together business video conferencing solutions like Cisco(R), Polycom(R), LifeSize(R), and Microsoft(R) Lync(TM), with consumer solutions like Skype(TM) and Google(R), all in a single video call.

AVI-SPL's announcement today adds an additional layer of services to its cloud-based bridging as a service offering, which is focused on providing dedicated high definition (HD) ports with unlimited use for customers who do not wish to purchase their own infrastructure.

"Access to video communications is becoming a must have for companies today," said Mike Brandofino, executive vice president of video and unified communications at AVI-SPL. "Partnering with Blue Jeans Network to bring customers any-to-any self-service conferencing options, along with our high-end managed bridging services, provides organizations the flexibility they need."

"We are excited to partner with an industry leader like AVI-SPL," said Stu Aaron, chief commercial officer for Blue Jeans Network. "As one of the most established innovators in advanced audio and video communications solutions, AVI-SPL looks to incorporate technology solutions that meet and exceed their customers' expectations. With Blue Jean Network's ease of use and interoperability, we can help customers extend their reach and improve ROI for their existing video conferencing infrastructures."

In January 2012, AVI-SPL acquired Iformata, extending its global managed services to include more robust bridging capabilities with a world-class VNOC(R) and comprehensive meeting services. AVI-SPL's strong relationships with leading multipoint conferencing unit (MCU) manufacturers provide customers managed bridging solutions using Cisco, LifeSize, Polycom, and RADVISION.

AVI-SPL's Managed Bridging Services give customers:
  • Lower cost of entry by purchasing ports not infrastructure
  • Immersive Telepresence, High Definition (HD) and legacy system connectivity
  • Scheduling, monitoring and reporting functionality through its web portal, mobile device applications, and calendar integration
  • Meet-and-greet services
  • Call management and monitoring
  • Streaming and recording capabilities
  • 24x7x365 accessibility
AVI-SPL and Blue Jeans Network have a shared goal of expanding the use of video in every day communications. As partners, they can provide easy, high quality, scalable video conferencing.  AVI-SPL invites everyone to experience cloud-based video conferencing. Visit for a 14 day free trial.

AVI-SPL is a global leader in audio video communications technology, providing comprehensive solutions and services for professional AV installation, telepresence and video conferencing, digital media systems, control rooms and network operations centers, hotel rental services, event staging and production. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout 32 U.S. offices and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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