NSCA Conference Advertisement
TOP
STORIES
 1 of 5
How Protection 1 Earns its Big Data Advantage
National security systems integrator Protection 1 uses advanced analytics at home and in the field to maintain a market advantage.
 2 of 5
AVI-SPL Creates Cityscape on Theater Stage
Integration pro AVI-SPL transforms the Grand Pavillion Theater at a Florida resort with projection mapping and innovative lighting effects.
 3 of 5
Increased Security Costs Boston Marathon its Innocence
Boston Strong sentiment will be out in full force this year, but so will police, surveillance cameras, and other new security measures.
 4 of 5
Luxury Apartment Lobby Features 15-Screen Digital Signage System
Integrator TVTi works with custom animation firm to create mind-blowing digital signage solution using 4K video for high-rise Chicago apartment complex lobby.
 5 of 5
Jaguars Lure Fans with Massive Scoreboard Renovations
The lowly Jacksonville Jaguars will become the latest team to hold a 'world's largest display' moniker when two 21,700-square-feet Daktronics boards, as well as other LED displays, cover EverBank Field next season.
A/V Alliances Form Worldwide Merger
AV Global Alliance, Global Presence Alliance include companies in 70 locations and five continents.

Article


Global Presence Alliance
January 25, 2013 | by D. Craig MacCormack

Two of the industry’s largest and most well-known alliances have joined forces. U.K.-based AVM Impact has agreed to merge its AV Global Alliance program with the Global Presence Alliance, which includes founding partner Whitlock.

The partnership is expected to “further strengthen the GPA’s position as the world’s leading alliance of audiovisual, videoconferencing and unified communications solutions and managed services providers,” according to a press release announcing the move.

AVM Impact, the new company created through the recent merger of AVM and Impact, had been successful in building an alliance network of A/V partners over recent years. Their recent acquisition of Impact, a founding partner of the GPA in Europe the Middle East and Asia (EMEA), created the opportunity the opportunity for the two alliances to become one.

With the merger, the GPA will welcome qualified partners in several new and larger geographic locations, which will “generate more opportunities for customers to realize the benefits of enterprise standards, consistent quality and global support,” according to the press release.

The move brings together partners in more than 70 locations across five continents covering every time zone. With more than 50 international companies already utilizing services from these organizations, “the intent is to raise much greater market awareness of the benefits of global collaboration through more concentrated marketing and customer case studies,” according to the partners.

“We are truly delighted to merge the AV Global Alliance within the GPA,” says Ed Cook, CEO of AVM Impact. “It is our aim to use this combined scale to develop ever more sophisticated engagement models and standards based solutions to meet the needs of our global customers.”

“I am very excited about the prospect of delivering a whole new level of service, which includes further improved global capabilities for our enterprise customers and partners,” he says.

Whitlock VP Julian Phillips agrees with Cook.

“The GPA and the AV Global Alliance have both been successful in raising market awareness and providing innovative global solutions,” he says. “Bringing the programs together makes it easier for customers and technology providers to select the most capable partner to help drive enterprise standards and global services.”

About the author

Craig MacCormack is a veteran journalist with more than 15 years experience covering local and national news and sports as well as architecture and engineering. He joined Commercial Integrator in January 2011. Follow him on Twitter: @CraigMacCormack.
View all posts by D. Craig MacCormack
Social Bookmark or Share This
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo! Bookmarks
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Reddit
  • Windows Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Evernote
  • E-mail


  • Latest
  • Blogs
  • Photos
  • Resources
Delivering Better Value from PSIM Systems

Don’t limit physical security information management to products and systems; think about how ‘managing incidents’ overall can become customer specific.

Key Digital Expands Line of HDBaseT Extenders
VMP to Show New Rack Enclosures at InfoComm 2014
Finally… Data Demonstrating Digital Signage ROI
How Protection 1 Earns its Big Data Advantage
View more news
Webcast:
4K: There’s More Than Meets The Eye!

Join Kramer Electronics on April 16, 2014 for this free informative webinar which will discuss all of the reasons why UHDTV is a substantial upgrade from 2K. Register now!

White Paper: Introducing: New Rules of Customer Engagement
Webcast: Top Digital Signage Trends of 2014
White Paper: How to Find, Leverage and Manage Contract Workers
White Paper: Integrator’s Opportunity to Redefine Retail Market
White Paper: 2014 CI State of the Industry Report
Webcast: 4th Annual Integration Business Outlook Presented by CI & NSCA
White Paper: 12 Tactics of Highly Effective Audio Coaches
View more papers or webcasts



Recent comments

A good read, Robert. I would like to point out that, like doctors, lawyers almost always either are covered…

Posted by J. Peter Rich, Esq. on 2014 04 16 · commented on
'Avoid Getting Your Mother or Your Business Sued'.

Arlen, the Jaguars haven’t had a blackout since 2009.

Posted by Marty on 2014 04 16 · commented on
'Jaguars Lure Fans with Massive Scoreboard Renovations'.

Welcome to the police state! We should not accept living like this. This increased security only means the…

Posted by Tim Stoffel on 2014 04 15 · commented on
'Increased Security Costs Boston Marathon its Innocence'.

Nice article Robert. As fate would have it my day job (AV integrator) and my night job (formula1blog.com)…

Posted by Todd McCandless on 2014 03 25 · commented on
'Ferrari and IC Realtime Test 720-Degree Surveillance Camera on the Racetrack'.