Herman Announces Partnership with AVNOC®

Herman Announces New Partnership with AVNOC®

Offers New Annual Service Agreements that include AV Monitoring

TAMPA, FL., May 17, 2016 – Herman (www.Herman-is.com), the leading nationwide provider of professional AV products, procurement services and labor resources to systems integrators in the commercial AV and broadcast industries, announced a new partnership with AVNOC®, the ideal support management solution for today’s commercial integration service providers. With Herman’s new suite of service offerings for commercial integrators and AVNOC’s monitoring solution, the partnership will provide the commercial integrator a new opportunity to boost recurring revenue, the ability to strengthen customer loyalty and a way to improve margins.

Herman now offers warranty, priority service, and Herman Prime service. Herman Prime will include AVNOC® remote monitoring for a complete end-to-end solution for enhanced audiovisual support services. Commercial integrators will now have a way to monitor and address their customer’s pain points using a single-source service provider.

With national coverage, Herman trained technicians, and AVNOC’s remote monitoring, we give integrators the reach they need and the protection their customers desire on their AV investments. We’ll provide coverage for the AV systems that we install for our customers or AV systems that integrators take under contract. By utilizing Herman, the integrator is able to offer a service plan without hiring additional staff,” said Chris Bianchet, President of Herman Integration Services.

Herman Integration Services partnering with AVNOC® creates a synergy of two forces in the audiovisual industry,” said Scott Allard, Managing Partner of AVNOC, LLC. Mr. Allard continues, “Our collaboration on a national scale provides a turnkey service solution for integrators and a solid growth path for both companies. We are excited to be a part of the Herman team.”

Herman Prime, the premiere service level, includes unlimited break/fix service with a 48-hour SLA as well as a preventative maintenance schedule. AVNOC’s remote monitoring tells us when there is an issue in real time. AVNOC® is a secure remote network agent, is scalable for unlimited customers, and monitors Crestron, AMX, Extron and more.

Learn more about our new partnership and our suite of services at InfoComm 2016. Information will be available at the Herman Booth #C6146. Check out our video.

About Herman
Herman is a leading provider of professional AV products, procurement services and labor resources to systems integrators in the commercial AV and broadcast industries. With two distinct and complementary divisions – Herman Pro AV and Herman Integration Services – Herman is the single source for industry leading products, procurement and supply chain solutions, as well as technical labor resources. Systems integrators rely on Herman for complete project coordination and trained, experience personnel. Celebrating more than years in business, Herman has leveraged its industry experience to help integrators improve operational efficiencies and achieve cost savings related to the procurement and management of project materials and labor resources. Visit www.HermanAVGroup.com to learn more.

About AVNOC®
AVNOC® software is specifically designed for today’s technology providers to use as a core service management solution. The ability to quickly add remote monitoring and create new technology services is just a simple AVNOC® monitoring agent away. Our products are easy to use and have secure remote monitoring for corporate and commercial applications without VPN. We deliver real-time data for a NOC, technology help desk or service centers through our platform. Visit www.avnoc.com for more information.

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SCN talks to AVNOC® – November 2015

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AVNOC’s success is partly driven by integrator’s around the globe wanting to have top-quality proactive services. Our solutions are a reflection of multiple companies in the industry who have different requirements for their customers.

AVNOC® has a broad-scope of software solutions in-house, plus API integration for 3rd party platforms. A rich database of manufacturers MIBS for SNMP translation puts AVNOC® way ahead of the technology curve. Using AVNOC® there’s no need to piecemeal multiple platforms together. AVNOC® is an easy solution ready-to-go anywhere you need it.

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In SCN’s November 2015 article “Security in the Cloud” written by Steve Harvey, he approaches some of the security questions regarding remote monitoring and cloud platforms. Also he touches base on HIPAA compliant networks in financial and legal customers networks. As noted in SCN’s November 2015 Edition AVNOC® has become the focus as a secure remote AV monitoring solution for annual recurring revenue. Read what Crestron and AVI-SPL say regarding deployment of cloud services moving into the the future.

Read SCN’s “Security in the Cloud” By Steve Harvey View Article

See the Full Edition of SCN November 2015

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Integrating ALL Audiovisual Service Operations

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Integrating Audiovisual Service Operations

The forward momentum in the audiovisual industry is pushing towards creating a better overall service model. Looking back at the evolution of service it becomes evident there’s now a quality-of-service gap that exists between managed services and field service offerings. Combining AV monitoring with managed services is the natural progression in the networking age. Consider field service as a part of the remote monitoring equation and it becomes a more interesting proposition.

The need for Integrators to bring all of their customers into a help desk, both managed services and priority service is an important step forward. Being that audiovisual is more often inSideImageManagedServices1tegrated in the customer’s network today the opportunity for enhancing support has been completely activated. Easy enough for in-house managed services to be proactive, but now in field services it’s becoming the focus more than ever.

The progression results in audiovisual customers experiencing a higher level of service. There’s more choices of Integrators who provide remote monitoring and management in their service offering these days. Either through managed services or field service every customer can now enjoy the benefits of proactive support and remote AV monitoring.

By including AVNOC® in each customer’s network audiovisual systems are easily monitored remotely. AVNOC® creates a central management location for Integrators where procedure can be sourced more efficiently. The AVNOC® framework displays activity through cloud software providing important accurate data for every connected customer.

AVNOC® recently launched new software features that include a World Map view. The World Map is the easiest way to view updates of customer’s networks anywhere around the globe. Perfect for the Network Operation Center the World Map is an effective resource and an attractive presentation as a full-time video wall display.

AVNOC® increases the ability for Integrators to grow support services without limitations. Easy on-boarding, enterprise scalability, plus HIPAA compliance is a part of what makes AVNOC® the solution for leading Integrators around the globe.

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AVNOC® Partners with Bravo Audiovisual

AVNOC®
partners with
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AVNOC®, an AV/IT industry software developer and manufacturer, with offices in Williamsburg, VA and Reno, NV, has partnered with Bravo Audiovisual in Oslo, Norway to deliver remote audiovisual monitoring for their customers. AVNOC® reports on device and network availability plus detailed system metrics keeping help desks, service centers and customers in-touch with audiovisual systems.

AVNOC® software is a service management platform complete with an Executive Interface, Operations Dashboard, Field Service Software and Website Plug-in. Features include remote power management, device control, and API for leading room control systems. AVNOC® remote monitoring continually delivers usage data plus diagnostic accuracy for commercial audiovisual systems. The combination of AVNOC® cloud software and remote monitoring creates an end-to-end managed services offering.

Partnering with Bravo Audiovisual is a wonderful opportunity for both companies, ”says AVNOC® Managing Partner, Scott Allard. “Providing our solutions for Bravo Audiovisual helps them bring new support services to their customers throughout the Nordics. Expanding our business footprint Internationally with Bravo moves us in to new markets and is consistent with the rapid growth we’re having in the U.S.”

Bravo’s main focus is to deliver total AV solutions tailored to the specific needs of each customer. The company’s vision is to transform the way clients communicate and interact through new and innovative solutions developed with creativity and the best product knowledge in the business.

“We are truly looking forward to launching this product in the Nordics”, says Trond Christensen, Bravo Audiovisual Managing Director. We are impressed by the AVNOC® team and their products and believe that their remote monitoring solutions will be an attractive offering in the Nordic market.”

Bravo Audiovisual is a leading AV integrator in Norway. The company designs, builds and supports AV systems for video conferencing and commercial audiovisual installations and was established by a group of people with more than 50 years of industry experience.

For further information on Bravo Audiovisual and their products and services, please visit www.bravoav.no

For further information on AVNOC®and their remote monitoring solutions, please visit www.avnoc.com

AVNOC® API for Leading Room Control Systems – Remote Audiovisual Monitoring

AVNOC Develops API for Room Control Systems

Remote AV monitoring has become a hot topic and the focus of AV service providers. Having a proactive service delivery system in place adds real value to an audiovisual company’s total offerings. The leading room control systems have established the ability to manage and monitor devices from inside a customers network. This standard leaves a gap in service as gaining access to multiple customers with different systems becomes unmanageable.

AVNOC® provides API for the major room control systems like Fusion, GVE, and RMS. Our software platform takes those 1000’s of emails generated by usage and turns them in to meaningful data. Using AVNOC® remote audiovisual monitoring, equipment connected by RS232 like projectors report detailed status information directly to our software. Our multi-user platform has 6 different points of view for the executive, operations, engineering and the customer assignable by User or PIN.

Tying multiple systems together is done in the AVNOC® Cloud. Customer’s are displayed on the AVNOC® Dashboard individually making every system and customer location a breeze to manage. Automated ticketing creates a more manageable workflow that reveals points of failure for accurate diagnosis and proper service dispatch. All activity is available to generate reports filtered by customer, billing, rooms, service, and more. 

AVNOC® is used by leading service providers across the nation and around the globe. Our system brings remote monitoring to any customers network without VPN. AVNOC® is a HIPAA compliant solution that delivers reliable data to your Service Help Desk with real-time performance for proactive results.


For more information about AVNOC® API for Fusion, GVE and RMS go to avnoc.com 

AVNOC® VM Hosting at AWS

AVNOC® VM hosting with

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Helping integration partners to offer higher levels of support, AVNOC® Virtual Machine now deploys to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The IT infrastructure to handle growth and scalability when developing AV network support centers can be streamlined using Amazon services. Having more flexibility is one of the conveniences of using AWS, being able to move forward now with a more powerful support services model that includes AVNOC® remote monitoring is the primary benefit.

Using the AVNOC® VM provides a scalable backbone for expanding remote monitoring to reach more customers locations. Combined with AWS the opportunity to rapidly develop large scale service solutions becomes easier. The AVNOC® VM includes the AVNOC® Dashboard and the Service Console that creates complete end-to-end remote monitoring and a proactive services offering.

Offering remote monitoring and cloud services to customers with unlimited scalability involves IT engineering, hardware and software. AVNOC® supports integration partners with IT services, software and training. AWS can provide the infrastructure for developing advanced audiovisual support services allowing businesses to focus more on developing customer service and less on IT.

For information about how AVNOC® products help integration partners with remote monitoring and proactive service solutions visit avnoc.com

AVNOC® New Dashboard For End to End Monitoring Solutions

AVNOC® introduces new dashboard software to meet the developing needs of today’s system integrators ever expanding support services departments.

Features:

  • Icon View of Every Monitored Customer   dashboard_insert_sm
  • Activities Report as Icon Color Changes
  • More Information Tab Expands Details
  • Ticket Management Built-in to Customer Icons
  • Simple Navigation to All Activities and Tickets
  • Browser Supported Scales to a Desired Layout
  • Real-Time Service Activity Display for Operations

The new AVNOC® dashboard presents every customer’s monitoring status as an icon in one of three colors red, yellow, and green. Failures in a customers AV network plus all ticket activities are automatically populated to the dashboard. Alert notifications show up on the dashboard giving service operations staff the ability to view the alert, drill down for more details and assign a support ticket to the proper service personnel.


 The AVNOC® Dashboard and the AVNOC® Service Console our field service mobile application are included with the AVNOC® VM installation. All of the AVNOC® products are easily set-up and controlled through our core platform the AVNOC® Portal software. The portal software is scalable enterprise software that handles everything needed to deploy remote AV/IT monitoring and manage customers for true proactive support services.

The AVNOC® hardware and software compliment uses a data management flow that provides seamless reporting for delivering up-to-date trouble ticket information to coordinators, field service technicians and to the dashboard. The end-to-end products from AVNOC® are helping to enhance integrators services with an easy to use commonsense solution.

Schedule a demo with AVNOC® today to see how simple it is to have true remote monitoring and proactive customer services for a solid recurring revenue model.