AVI-SPL Announces Participation in the Microsoft Surface Hub Commercial Sales Channel


June 11, 2015, Tampa FL – AVI-SPL, the world’s leading AV systems integrator, is pleased to announce its participation in the Microsoft Surface Hub commercial sales channel.  AVI-SPL is a Microsoft authorized reseller with coverage in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. AVI-SPL is poised to bring its historical strength as a global leader in AV integration to partner with Microsoft and will be represented in Microsoft’s InfoComm booth in Orlando next week June 17-19. (1079)

Available for ordering beginning July 1, 2015, the Surface Hub “unlocks the power of the group” with features like an interactive whiteboard, multi-device collaboration and Skype for Business integration. Surface Hub will harness the power of Windows 10, Skype for Business, Office, OneNote and Universal Windows apps to deliver a new kind of productivity experience optimized for groups. The unique experience is designed to be just as engaging for people working together in the same room as for those connecting remotely.

“Improving connections between teams has been AVI-SPL’s focus since our founding in 1979, and Surface Hub is a significant solution that will transform the way we communicate and collaborate,” said John Zettel, AVI-SPL CEO. “We’re excited to partner with Microsoft to deliver these collaborative tools to our customers.”

AVI-SPL will provide services surrounding Microsoft Surface Hub beyond transactional product sales as part of its growing Microsoft practice. Utilizing its global services infrastructure, AVI-SPL will offer value-added services include design, installation and configuration, and professional readiness assessments such as network assessment and room readiness. In addition, AVI-SPL will support Surface Hub customers post-installation with monitoring and management, enhanced warranty and support services.

“We’re pleased to work with our channel partners to introduce a new collaboration solution with Surface Hub,” said Hayete Gallot, Senior Director, Microsoft Surface Hub.  “With their reach and industry expertise in hardware, software and solutions, combined with the powerful collaboration and productivity features of Surface Hub, we look forward to better serving our customers and creating compelling customer experiences together.”

“With the workplace rapidly evolving, our customers look to AVI-SPL to deliver solutions that will improve their meeting experience.  Microsoft Surface Hub represents the future of the enterprise,” said Dale Bottcher, senior vice president of sales, AVI-SPL.

“The Surface Hub accelerates the collaboration trend of workplace transformation and huddle rooms,” said Joe Laezza, senior vice president of services and unified communications and collaboration. “Microsoft is introducing a product that can become part of the physical and virtual meeting environments – which is what we feel is exciting for the enterprise business communities.”

To learn more about AVI-SPL’s full platform of solutions, visit us at InfoComm 2015 June 17-19 at booth 2579 and visit www.avispl.com/infocomm2015.


AVI-SPL designs, builds, integrates and supports the systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout offices across the United States, Canada and EMEA in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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