$200,000 Solution Gives Top Audio and Video Integrator Efficiency Advantages with Second-Generation Design Software
June 19, 2007
Avatech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: AVSO.OB),
the nationwide technology experts for design, engineering, and facilities
management, announced today they will provide SPL Integrated Solutions with a
comprehensive implementation of AutoCAD Electrical, the electrical design
software with dedicated functionality to design and document controls systems.
Avatech will also supply consulting services and custom training for the
engineers of this specialty firm that is regarded as the nation's leading
integrator of audio, video, IP, and collaborative communications solutions.
SPL Integrated Solutions has engineered systems for many large construction
projects including over 30 professional sports stadiums and arenas, the
Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas, and the Center for Disease Control's
Global Communications Center in Atlanta. They employ more than 100 electrical
engineering and design professionals in 26 offices spread across the country.
The firm is conducting a complete upgrade from AutoCAD 2004 to AutoCAD
Electrical and is working with Avatech consultants to define and implement
company wide drawing and model standards.
The new system will include customization of AutoCAD Electrical to automate many
of SPL's common tasks as well as custom training and consulting services.
Avatech's Autodesk-certified experts will provide flexible process-based
training based on real projects to ensure Leo A Daly gets the best return on
their training investment. Employees will learn using the same tools and set up
as they would use in their regular production environment.
“With over 160 pages in a drawing set, the complexity and detail in some of our
larger projects warranted us adopting a technology solution that would automate
many of the more tedious tasks such as line numbering and series assignments,”
said Skip Warrington, Project Manager at SPL. “I want SPL to stay ahead of the
technology curve and, having worked with them before, we knew that Avatech
would have an answer to our challenge.
“Avatech always strives to improve client productivity when spearheading and
implementing significant technology and process change,” said Bruce White, Vice
President of Sales at Avatech. “Developing consistent standards throughout an
organization and understanding our clients' real business needs is critical to
a successful implementation. Avatech allows clients to gain a rapid return on
investment, improving their ability to provide quality engineering solutions to
their customers and remain competitive.”
According to Warrington, SPL plans to use AutoCAD Electrical to improve
efficiencies, such as saving weeks on tedious labeling tasks that will lead to
more opportunities to design better systems. “Avatech provides consulting
services that will help us define new standards and flexible training methods
that will ensure that SPL stays at the forefront of our industry.”
About Avatech Solutions
Avatech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB:AVSO.OB) is the recognized leader in design and
engineering technology with unparalleled expertise in design automation, data
management, and process optimization for the manufacturing, engineering,
building design, and facilities management markets. Headquartered in Owings
Mills, Maryland, the Company specializes in consulting, software systems
integration and implementation, standards development and deployment,
education, and technical support. Avatech is one of the largest integrators of
Autodesk software worldwide and a leading provider of PLM solutions. The
Company's clients include industry leaders from Fortune 500 and Engineering
News Record's Top 100 companies. Visit http://www.avatech.com
for more information.
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