AVI-SPL expands its CaaS program – My TechDecisions

Tampa, Florida-based AVI-SPL has expanded the release of its collaboration-as-a-service (CaaS) offering to support customers worldwide. According to the company, it was tested in the UK last fall. The purpose-built program addresses the AV and UC&C technology procurement, deployment, and management needs of organizations committed to hybrid working and learning.

AVI-SPL adds that its CaaS makes it possible to equip or refresh meeting rooms and flexibly scale UC&C and cloud video capacity. The program also helps manage UC&C platform interoperability and ensure technology availability. With its subscription financing, it offers flexible, predictable and economical terms.

According to a statement, the program will comprehensively consider owning and managing the full lifecycle of meeting room technology. The AVI-SPL CaaS subscription gives consumers the ability to bundle hardware, software, installation, adoption services, cloud, and on-premises managed services. It also provides analytics to optimize user experience with collaboration technology. In addition, the program consolidates and coordinates license renewals and hardware updates. This facilitates technology maintenance and platform migrations.

“Many customers are rapidly deploying new meeting room technology to enable hybrid working and team collaboration as the world returns to the office,” notes John Bailey, senior vice president of technology and innovation at AVI. -SPL. Bailey adds that AVI-SPL will thus provide new flexible consumption models for customers who need to plan, deploy, manage and finance collaboration technologies that scale reliably and securely.

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Over the past two years, AVI-SPL notes that the use of UC&C applications such as Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Zoom has increased. As hybrid working grows, IT departments are updating traditional conference rooms with these video conferencing tools. They also ensure that people feel connected, collaborative, engaged and productive.

Upgrading these rooms with video capabilities and outfitting them for optimal meeting equity requires significant resources. However, the CaaS program significantly reduces this IT load, says AVI-SPL. It also lowers the technology’s total cost of ownership and provides a flexible way to scale deployments as needed.

This aligns the program model with the number of IT departments already consuming other technologies. These include laptops and cell phones. It then offers flexible financial terms and interest-free options. With this, it allows companies to conserve capital for strategic business investments.

With CaaS, AVI-SPL manages financing, designs and deploys customer collaboration solutions. It also provides ongoing technology support and lifecycle management. AVI-SPL therefore encourages interested parties to schedule a CaaS workshop to design a program tailored to the company’s goals and needs.

This article originally appeared on MyTechDecisions’ partner site, Commercial Intergrator.com.

Ryan H. Bowman