AVvA Goes Live: Free Web-based Collaboration Platform Connects Media and Broadcast Community to Live
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Posted by: Orly Konig-Lopez
Hollywood, FL – September 10, 2010 – AVvA, the free Web-based platform serving the media and broadcast community by delivering real time collaboration, is live today at AVvAnow.com. AVvA enables freelancers and service providers, such as rental houses or truck companies, to make their resources available online in real time for easy consumption by broadcast and media businesses.
AVvA is a robust, living marketplace that enables on-the-fly interaction between companies anywhere in the world. Freelancers, equipment providers, truck companies and other vendors can now publish the details of their available services, rate cards and resources into the AVvA marketplace for free, where they can be quickly found by potential customers and booked on projects. Broadcasters and producers can find the right resource at the right place at the right time and price, instead of undertaking the cumbersome searching, fielding and confirming requirements through a barrage of e-mails and phone calls. The AVvA community further enables professionals to team together to deliver comprehensive offerings for larger projects such as the Olympics, movie productions, or major news events.
AVvA also works seamlessly with ScheduALL’s ERMa (Enterprise Resource Management Application) collaboration technology, by allowing customers to quickly search and book AVvA resources into their own ScheduALL systems in real time. This accelerates workflows, projects, profitability and provides greater visibility into the community of media and broadcast service providers.
"AVvA connects our industry in a bold new way,” said Joel Ledlow, CEO, ScheduALL. "It’s about the power of now--the ability to find the right talent and deliver faster results with better quality than ever before. The AVvA platform is just one of a host of tools being rolled out this year that enable better communication, connectivity and collaboration within our community. It is exciting to be part of the evolution that is taking place, and to see how these technologies are delivering solutions that go far beyond fumbled e-mails, phone calls and searches when using passive directories to find talent and resources.”
AVvA is "Crowd”–centric, and is marketed as AOS (Almost Open Source), meaning the AVvA community will be instrumental in what features AVvA will provide in the future. As a hosted service leveraging.NET and Silverlight functionality, AVvA is uniquely capable of rapid feature enhancements and responsiveness to community feedback. Individuals and companies now have a single web platform readily available anywhere and to anyone to connect and collaborate on any projects throughout the media and broadcast industry.
Connect now by registering at AVvANow.com.
ScheduALL is the leading global provider of Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) solutions for the broadcast, satellite/transmission, media, and entertainment industries. As a market leader with a 20-year track record of success, ScheduALL is clearly recognized as the partner of choice for operational management solutions with over 1,200 installations in more than 39 countries. The modular approach and scalable product sets provide a collaborative platform for users across multiple environments. ScheduALL clients include all of the major U.S. broadcast networks BBC, FOX News Network, The Associated Press, Intelsat, SES World Skies, Turner Studios, Mediaset, Technicolor, Deluxe, CBC, ABC Australia, and RTL.