University of Southampton awards purchasing framework agreement to Impact


*This project was carried out by Impact prior to the acquistion by AVM.

University of Southampton awards purchasing framework agreement to Impact [now AVM Impact] 

AVM Impact has been awarded a place on the University of Southampton purchasing framework. The new two-year agreement comes into effect on 8th May and is for the supply of AV equipment and installation. This enables AVM Impact to continue to work closely with the University providing expert advice and support. Richard McGuinness, Head of Sales at AVM Impact, said “We are excited to have been awarded this place and look forward to working with the team at the University of Southampton on future projects. We pride ourselves in understanding the changing needs of our education customers and delivering the best possible solutions.”

AVM Education awarded onto the North East and North West University Purchasing Consortia Frameworks


AVM Education has been awarded a place on the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) and North West University Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) to supply, install and support integrated audio visual systems to universities across the North of England for a minimum of three years.

AVM Education is part of the largest videoconferencing and audio visual systems integrator in the UK and has worked on some of the biggest higher and further education AV projects. Having served the NEUPC & NWUPC in the past for many years, they fully understand the operational concepts of supplying AV within the higher education environment. AVM Education also has experience with many other consortiums such as the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC), Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW), London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) and others.

Both of these university framework agreements encompass the design, installation and support of audio visual equipment. It will range from installation of a basic teaching and meeting room, to upgrading of lecture theatres and conference rooms, through to new build projects.

AVM Education now part of the APUC framework


London, March 2012. AVM Education is now on the contract for the supply and delivery of audio visual equipment to Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) for a minimum of two years.


APUC is the procurement centre of expertise for Scotland’s 60 universities and colleges. AVM Education was awarded onto the contract as part of the North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) multi-supplier framework agreement on behalf of the NWUPC, APUC and the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC).


The university framework agreement encompasses the supply and delivery of audio visual equipment from a single projector and whiteboard to full video conferencing and digital media systems.


Members of APUC are invited to attend AVM Education's national technology update event at Murrayfield Rugby Stadium in Edinburgh on the 17th April. For more information and to register visit

Impact sponsors the Friends of the University of Reading Heritage Trail


*This project was carried out by Impact prior to the acquistion by AVM.

Impact [now AVM Impact] proudly sponsors the ‘London Road Campus Heritage Trail’ in partnership with the Friends of the University of Reading AVM Impact is delighted to sponsor the Heritage Trail organised by the Friends of the University of Reading, which takes place on Sunday 25th March 2012. The main Trail itself will give visitors a special opportunity to see parts of the London Road campus not normally accessible to the public and to learn about the site’s history, either on one of the guided tours or by going round individually. Most of the buildings have been refurbished to accommodate the Institute of Education. The event will also focus on the work of the Institute including many hands-on activities for families. The Great Hall will hold recitals interspersed with talks about its history. The event will also be holding an adult Treasure Hunt and a children’s one. Tea and cake will be provided during the afternoon in the ‘Eat and Drink’ café on the campus. The cost is £3 a head, 18s and under free. For further details and a booking form contact Brenda Morris, the Secretary, on 0118 378 8006 or email, otherwise simply turn up on the day. Find out more: click here

VC is finally breaking out of the meeting room


Industry experts nominate the single biggest technology changes or obstacles likely to affect the market in the next two years.

According to AVM director of visual communications, John Masters there is an unprecedented amount of interest in desktop video: “Our customers are mainly talking to us about this because they want to know how to integrate their meeting rooms and exec systems with desktop platforms.

“The greatest breakthroughs come when customers take the step of installing video in smaller rooms with collaboration tools such as Webex, visualisers or interactive whiteboards integrated into the solution and show staff how this can be used to enhance business processes.” 
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