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May 4 - 5, 2016
Meridian | 1701 W Algonquin Rd | Rolling Meadows
AVI Systems is home of the most powerful minds in the AV industry. Together with our cutting-edge industry partners, we constitute a super-smart AV mega-brain, one that will infuse attendees with our knowledge and technology, turning them into AV brainiacs! What if you could...
  • Take control of powerful new technologies?
  • Answer AV questions before people even finish asking them?
  • Envision solutions where others see chaos?
  • Elevate your AV IQ to unprecedented levels?
All you have to do is stop by AVI Live 2016, where you’ll experience mind-blowing AV gear from 60+ of the world’s leading manufacturers on our technology show floor; attend seminars from the most respected thinkers in the business and have the option of absorbing skills in the form of the InfoComm CTS Prep course (Learn More) When the day is done, mind meld with your fellow AV geniuses over drinks.  Join us, and get smart about AV.


May 2 - 4 2016 | InfoComm CTS Prep Course


InfoComm CTS Prep Course

Get ready for your CTS exam with our action packed three day InfoComm CTS Prep course offered by AVI Systems! This course will deepen your knowledge of AV technology and the industry, cover the ins and outs of the test, and teach you what you need to know to be ready.

Pre-Registration required for the InfoComm CTS Prep course.  Include it in your event registration, or contact ashton.mcginnis@avisystems.com today!


9:00 - 5:00

May 4, 2016 | InfoComm CTS Prep Course + Open Exhibits 3:00 - 7:00


General Exhibits and Happy Hour

Experience mind-blowing AV gear from the world’s leading manufacturers; and mind meld with your fellow AV geniuses over drinks.

3:00 - 7:00

May 5, 2016 | General Exhibits 8:00 - 4:00



Explore our AV technology show floor of more than 50 industry leaders. Huddle spaces, collaboration technology, professional audio, networking and more will all be on display.  Seminars will also be happening throughout the day from Biamp. Cisco, Harman, Crestron, Extron, Milestone, Polycom and Sony.

8:30 - 4:00

Crestron Seminar | The Intelligent Enterprise

Craig Gulley, Senior Regional Sales Manager, Enterprise Partners

Companies are looking for ways to increase productivity and streamline operations with
easy-to-use tools that empower knowledge workers to perform efficiently when out of the office and on the run. Meeting these objectives – while maximizing accessibility and technology infrastructure reliability – requires an intelligent enterprise that optimizes people, workflow, workplace design, resource management, and productivity.
Craig Gulley will show how Crestron is responding to the challenge with intelligent meeting rooms that connect people and information at the right time, in the right place.

#AVILIVE #crestron


Biamp Seminar | Sound Matters

John Lamberson Regional Manager, Great Lakes Region

Tune into the importance of sound in communication environments ranging from meeting and training rooms to specialized conferencing facilities. Whether you’re learning something new or reinforcing existing knowledge, John Lamberson will help ensure that when you talk about sound, your customers will listen.

#AVILIVE   #biamp

10 AM

AVI SEMINAR | Current Trends in Shared Storage, Media Asset Management and Data Protection

Craig Frankenstein, Director of New Broadcast Media - AVI Systems

Collaborative workflows are the norm today. Get an understanding of how shared storage can improve and protect your workflow process. ln addition, see how an asset manager can integrate into your organization to facilitate access to content, streamline its delivery, and help you backup and protect your intellectual property.

10 AM

Cisco Seminar | Cisco's Latest Generation of Voice, Video and Conference Technology

Cisco collaboration technologies help customers move into more productive and creative environments.  See how our latest generation of voice, video and conferencing technology unites people and informa-tion, helping your teams increase productivity, simplify business processes, and improve workflow.

#AVILIVE   #cisco


Sony Seminar | Wireless Streaming Solution Demonstration - Featuring the Sony PWS-100RX Receiver

Attend a demonstration of live streaming video and audio direct from XDCAM camcorders using 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi networks in a variety of broadcast formats, including 1080i and 720p. The system can handle  QoS (Quality of Service) live streams up to 6 Mbps.

#AVILIVE   #sony

11 AM

Milestone Seminar | Maximizing Display Placement for Digital Signage and Video Conferencing

Collin Boggs

Take a deeper look into how the correct mounting of displays affects different applications in a range of communication environments.

#AVILIVE #milestone

1 PM

Polycom Seminar | Meeting Room Workflow and Workspace of the Future

Richard Maryanski, Channel Business Manager

Explore the benefits and challenges of enabling your meeting rooms and workspaces with collaboration technologies. Richard Maryanski
will cover integration to on-premise and cloud-based Skype for business solutions, and discuss collaboration-equipped huddle space environments, forecasted to be up to 50M rooms worldwide.
#AVILIVE #polycom

1 PM

Harman Seminar | Preparing for 4K and other Streaming Video over IT Networks

Kaleb Plamondon, Technical Resources Manager, US Central Region - AMX by Harman

Get smart about key aspects of networked-based streaming video solutions for a variety of applications. Factors including compression protocols, network bandwidth requirements, latency thresholds and other considerations will be discussed, with particular emphasis on the distribution of 4K content over standard enterprise network infrastructure.

#AVILIVE   #harman

2 PM

Extron Seminar | Streaming and Recording for AV

George Brosie, Systems Design Engineer

Extron presents an overview of the technical aspects of streaming and recording for the professional AV market. We’ll delve into basic streaming setup and current applications of this technology.
#AVILIVE #extron

2 PM