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AVI Systems Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation and Excellence in Audiovisual, Unified Collaboration and Digital Media Solutions

Audiovisual April 1, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS – April 1, 2024AVI Systems, the largest global audiovisual and unified collaboration systems integrator, today acknowledged its 50th year of business. Established on April 1, 1974, by founder Joe Stoebner, AVI Systems has evolved from humble beginnings to become a renowned industry leader and innovator serving clients regionally, nationally, and globally.


“As we celebrate our 50th year in business, we are incredibly proud of the journey that has brought us here,” said Jeff Stoebner, CEO of AVI Systems. “From our roots in Bismarck to our expansion across the United States and around the world, AVI Systems has remained committed to delivering leading audiovisual and collaboration solutions that empower organizations to thrive in an ever-evolving digital landscape."

"This milestone is a testament to the dedication of our 1,100-plus employee-owners, the support of our clients, and our unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence.”

During its first five decades, AVI transformed the way organizations communicate, collaborate, and enhance productivity. First opening in Bismarck, North Dakota, AVI has expanded throughout the United States and will open two new locations in Phoenix, Ariz., and Washington D.C., in 2024. In 2018, AVI acquired Magenium Solutions, adding Microsoft solutions expertise to solve the growing business challenges of organizations and deliver advanced Microsoft Teams Room technology as well as modern IT services. 

In the audiovisual industry, AVI Systems is broadly known as the only company of its size dedicated to 100% employee ownership. This structure has changed what it means to be a technology industry employee. Today AVI Systems serves and supports the AV/UC needs of multinational enterprises in 50 countries and 180 cities worldwide as the largest shareholder of GPA.

Throughout its history, AVI has continually pushed the boundaries of technology, working closely with leading technology manufacturers and designing cutting-edge solutions tailored to the needs of each client. With a focus on innovation and unparalleled customer service, AVI has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor for organizations that wish to enhance communication, elevate the modern workplace, and drive success.

As AVI Systems looks to the future, the company remains dedicated to its core values of integrity, curiosity, stewardship, elevation, and oneness – which creates a customer experience second to none. With a continued commitment to innovation and service, AVI is poised to lead the audiovisual systems integration industry into the next era of digital transformation.

About AVI Systems

AVI Systems is the largest global audiovisual and unified collaboration systems integrator with 33 locations in the United States, and the ability to do business nearly anywhere in the world. Organizations who value the power of visual communications trust AVI Systems to enable people and teams to communicate their critical ideas. The solutions AVI designs and supports help accelerate decision-making, improve human interactions, and create immersive digital experiences. For more information about AVI Systems, visit

©AVI Systems, Inc., 2024


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