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AVW-TELAV steps up with Vivien

AVW-TELAV steps up with Vivien

CAST Software Ltd. and AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, both of Toronto, Canada, have announced that after a very exhaustive search and evaluation, AVW-TELAV has chosen a replacement for MeetingMatrix: “Vivien” from CAST. AVW-TELAV will commence the rollout to all of its offices of the Vivien Standard effective immediately. CAST will also supply training and tech support.tent2.jpg

Right: Rendering from Vivien2010

Vivien2010 is an intuitive, 3D event design and sales software designed for the full spectrum of event professionals who work in the special events and meetings industry. Computer skills can range from novice to highly advanced. It empowers users to conceive, design, sell, manage, and produce stunning events. By making use of its wide array of tools, onboard Wizards, a library of nearly 6000 proprietary industry-specific objects and textures, and/or importing external files in a variety of formats (including Google SketchUp), individual or multiple users from all areas in an organization can become more professional, more productive, more profitable.

Derek Anderson, Director of Digital Services, who spearheaded AVW-TELAV's evaluation and pilot testing program, says “We feel that Vivien not only gives us a fantastic tool for quick and simple 2D room layouts, it also has outstanding 3D and visualization capabilities. Our decision to step up to Vivien2010 was made easier because it imports AutoCAD files so we will be using our existing library of drawings to create our Vivien library.”

Michael Schilz, Senior Vice President of Operations of AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, Canada, explains “Earning our customers business often requires AVW-TELAV to design/build solutions, whether it is a permanent meeting room or large special events like the recent G8 and G20, and that means showing and working with potential customers to eliminate the guess work, so they can see we've got it right. From its easy-to-draw 2D, to its powerful 3D Virtual Views, to its virtually real photorealistic renderings, Vivien just beat out the competition to become our new company-wide standard. What's more, Vivien and wysiwyg (also produced by CAST), which is the best known lighting design software in the entertainment production business, interface seamlessly to share information, data and content – an important efficiency for planning the big events.”

Schilz continues, “Our knowledge, enthusiasm, training, communication, and proactive attention to detail are the cornerstones of the professionalism that distinguishes us. To achieve this objective and to remain at the forefront technically, we must use the best tools best suited for the job; for planning and selling, Vivien is it. This is a major investment for the company but we believe this software will give us the ability to increase the quality of our proposals and events.”

“We are absolutely delighted to have been selected to become the new Standard by a top-drawer company with a stellar reputation in our industry” says Bruce Freeman, Chairman of CAST Software. “AVW-TELAV is a great company with great people who consistently earn great respect in the US/Canada marketplace. Management understands the importance of delivering the leading-edge tool plus the training that equips their team to be more competitive, more successful. Vivien's powerful visualizations will certainly put them out in front.”

CAST Software will be demonstrating Vivien during PLASA, 12-15 September 2010 at Earls Court in London, Stand 1-G15. In addition to Vivien, CAST will also be showing their groundbreaking industry products wysiwyg, BlackBox and the new BlackTrax. Don't miss it! For more information about PLASA including show hours and directions, visit

AVW-TELAV is one of the Freeman companies. For more information, visit

For more information on Vivien and other CAST Software products, visit

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