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Acrobat XI Pro Basic

Join us for a webinar about Acrobat XI Pro Basic.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2014
  • Language: English

Celebrating 75th Anniversary: An Interview with Leonard Suskin, CTS-D, Audiovisual Design Consultant for Shen, Milson and Wilke

Leonard went from coordinating cable pulls by electricians to learning more and more about the technology, eventually moving away from the field side of things towards project management, then system design, and now finally into the consultant role.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2014
  • Language: English

Church Doesn’t Sound the Way It Used To

Churches and other houses of worship are now integral parts of sales strategies for pro audio manufacturers, some of which have dedicated personnel on their sales staffs to this market. In an industry whose profit margins have been pressured by lower-cost digital-based products and global competition, the growing need for this technology in the HOW market is a welcome one. Dan Daley reports on this trend.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; AV Industry; Live Events
  • Audience: Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  April 2014
  • Language: English

Integrated AV at Cornell University — Providing for the Needs of a Modern Classroom

Cornell University has been working hard to keep up with the emerging trends and to come up with reliable ways to meet the resulting requirements and to provide these newer resources to the classrooms. We spoke with John Pfleiderer, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, AV Designer and Project Coordinator at Cornell about responding to the needs of today’s higher education students and faculty.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Best Practices; Conferencing; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  April 2014
  • Language: English

Tools you Need for a Great Campaign!

Join us for a webinar about the tools you need for great campaign.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2014
  • Language: English

Celebrating 75th Anniversary: An Interview With Gordon Moore, CTS, InfoComm University™ Senior Faculty Member

Gordon Moore, CTS, is Vice President at Lectrosonics. Selected as InfoComm International Educator of the Year in 2000, Moore has been active as an instructor for InfoComm International since 1991. He is a Senior Faculty Member for the InfoComm University™. He will be teaching a course titled All about Audio at InfoComm 2014. He has abundant professional and teaching experience so we asked him to share some of it with you for our anniversary.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2014
  • Language: English

Cipriani — Good Sauce, Good Sound

While the a la carte model for AV has seemed to work well enough for event production, that’s not the way it works at the two signature Cipriani event locations in Manhattan, on East 42nd Street, directly across from Grand Central Station, and 55 Wall in the financial district. One of the reasons that Cipriani does as well as it does is because it’s offered as a fully equipped venue, with sound tailored to the rooms’ individual acoustical characteristics and lighting and video ready to be flipped on.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Live Events; Project Management
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2014
  • Language: English

Digital Signage Best Practices: Incorporating Interactivity

Interactivity is about much more than just adding a touch-screen or an app to a traditional signage network. Delivering a truly interactive and successful signage experience requires planning, expertise and a deliberate thought process.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Digital Signage; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2014
  • Language: 

Economic Snapshot December 2013

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2014
  • Language: English

Integrated Broadcast-Broadband Systems: From WebTV to Hybrid TV

In the wake of instant gratification provided by social media journalism, apps, and streamed content, Hybrid TV seems like a natural next step in the ongoing symbiosis between broadcasting and broadband systems. Combining technologies simply makes sense when you factor in bandwidth expansion and the sheer practicality of reducing the number of devices you’ve been using simultaneously. Now you will be able to see a show and tweet about it from your TV. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; AV Industry; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2014
  • Language: 

Mentoring – An Overview for Mentors – Session 2

Join us for a webinar that will give you an overview of mentoring.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2014
  • Language: English

Mobile Tools to Support the Classroom Mentoring

Join us for a webinar about mobile tools to support the classroom.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2014
  • Language: English

The Future of Videoconferencing and Collaboration

Join us for a webinar about the future of video conferencing and collaboration.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2014
  • Language: English

A Year in the Life of Met Interactive: Technologies without Barriers

Metropolitan interactive, a digital, sustainable, marketing firm that employs designers, engineers, programmers, and construction personnel to create original solutions to technical challenges, has just celebrated a year of existence. We met with their CEO Jeffrey Mele to talk about professional development, integration, and innovation in the AV industry.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Digital Signage
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

Affordable and Scalable Class Capture Solutions

Join us for a webinar about affordable and scalable class capture solutions.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

Almo and InfoComm to Kick off 2014 E4 AV Tour, Provide CTS RUs for Free

A training-rich touring event organized by Almo Professional A/V in partnership with InfoComm International® is poised to kick off this year’s program on March 11 in Dallas. Now in its fifth year, the E4 AV Tour exposes AV integrators, consultants, and resellers to the latest technologies and provides high-quality certification courses for free.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; AV Industry; Digital Signage
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

American Bar Association Adopts AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Courts

The American Bar Association now lists the AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Courts as one of its member resources. The document describes the design guidelines for architects, AV/IT specialists, judges, court administrators, and others concerned with courthouse and courtroom construction and renovation.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Design; Installation
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

Business Lessons from a Race Car Driver

Join us for a webinar and get a business lesson from a race car driver.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

HDMI 2.0: What's in It for Pro AV?

HDMI has a rep for being a consumer-oriented technology, right down to the perpetual lack of a locking connector. So what does the 2.0 version, which debuted in September 2013, have for pro AV?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Digital Signage; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

IATSE and InfoComm Sign New Two-Year Training Contract

The largest union representing workers in the entertainment industry, IATSE, and InfoComm will continue to provide live event training to IATSE members.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Live Events
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

InfoComm Products Featured in Italian National Standards

Twelve InfoComm publications and standards have been included in an Italian collection of standards called UNI/PdR 4:2013, Audio-Video and Controls (AVC) integration services — Requirements for design, installation, configuration, calibration, programming and technical verification.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English; Italian

Keeping the Keepers: Motivating and Retaining Talent

Join us for a webinar about motivating and retaining talent.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

Lights, Camera, Action on the Floor

As we entered the 21st century’s teens, audio and video recordings of panel discussions, interviews on stage, and other types of events transitioned to digital files. But, what’s radically different from the old days are the array of file format choices and the ways those recordings can now be delivered to attendees after the show.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

Mentoring – An Overview for Mentors

Join us for a webinar about mentoring.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

PLASA Announces Publication of Two Rigging Safety Standards

Two of PLASA's standards related to theatrical rigging safety have been revised and approved by ANSI as American National Standards: ANSI E1.21 for temporary outdoor structures and ANSI E1.4 for manual counterweight rigging systems.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; AV Industry; Best Practices; Digital Signage; Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

Align Marketing and Sales for Greater Profit

Join us for a webinar about how to align marketing and sales for a greater profit.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2014
  • Language: English

AV Systems Energy Management Handbook

Learn to apply ANSI/INFOCOMM 4:2012 Audiovisual Systems Energy Management with this handbook.

  • Type: Book; Standard
  • Topic: Best Practices; Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Designers; Installers; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2014
  • Language: English

Empowering Your Team With Business Insight

Join us for a webinar about empowering your team with business insight.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2014
  • Language: English

InfoComm International’s Strategic Direction

Join us for a webinar about InfoComm International's strategic direction.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2014
  • Language: English

Project Management for Live Events

Join us for a webinar about project management for live events.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2014
  • Language: English

Sports Venues Keep Large Events in the Ball Game

What’s behind the trend is the need for increasingly costly sports venues to generate more revenue for their owners and managers. Music concerts have been a regular component in strategies to keep major-league arenas and stadiums operating when their anchor sports leagues go dark for the season, but even venues that are part of colleges and universities are also catering to large-scale events, such as graduations, to help defray costs.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2014
  • Language: English

Wireless Microphone Users Face Another Round of Spectrum Cuts

The use of wireless audio systems, including wireless microphones for artistic performers and onstage announcements, and intercom systems needed to keep complex live-event productions running smoothly, has been steadily increasing as business picks up in the wake of a lengthy recession. As per Strategic Meetings Management, a sector analysis by market researcher Aberdeen Group, analysts are estimating that total U.S. spending on corporate meetings and events is expected to rise by 20 percent over the next two years, Unfortunately, it’s doing so just as wireless spectrum -- the radio frequencies used for wireless communication -- is about to undergo yet another contraction that will further restrict the wireless playing field for professional users.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2014
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: The CEO Reflects on Year One

One year ago, by his own admission, incoming InfoComm CEO and Executive Director David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, couldn't quite fathom the breadth of the association's commitment to the AV industry. Now, after untold frequent flier miles and meetings with AV professionals all over the world, he has a perspective that few in pro AV can claim. As we close out 2013, Dave discusses his first year on the job--and where he sees the industry heading in 2014.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2013
  • Language: English

Understanding the Vital Signs of Your Business

Join us for a webinar on understanding the vital signs of your business.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2013
  • Language: English

5 Trends Changing Unified Communications

You could say that the coming out party for unified communications was years ago. Still, 2013 proved eventful for collaborative technologies. From cloud services to mobile conferencing, AV professionals discovered new ways to think about the humble online meeting.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2013
  • Language: English

An AV Design Tool for the Real World

We know that estimating the cost of an AV project is hard and getting harder. What the industry needs is a comprehensive, secure, cloud-based tool that allows all types of AV professionals to research solutions and factor in the cost of labor. The new AV-iQ delivers that and more.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; AV Industry; InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Consultants; Dealers Distributors and Resellers; End Users; Integrators
  • Publication Date:  November 2013
  • Language: English

Behind the Scenes of the CMA Awards

Now that country music’s big night has gotten even bigger, the sky — and the RF channel count — is the limit. How did the crew for this month’s Country Music Association Awards turn a cavernous hockey rink in Nashville, Tenn., into a more intimate, TV viewer-friendly venue?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today: Year in Review

A year ago, businesses were recovering from the uncertainty of presidential elections. After a sluggish start to 2013, the AV industry seems to be firing on all cylinders. Join Richard Heslett of Christie; Thom Mullins, CTS, of Affiliated Engineers; Tom Stimson of the Stimson Group; and Brad Grimes of InfoComm International as they reflect on the past year. What made the InfoComm show so big? What do PSAV's merger with Swank and subsequent potential sale say about live events in 2013? Is BYOD the biggest AV technology advance of the year? Tune in and decide.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2013
  • Language: English

Operating in a Business Ecosystem

Join us for a webinar about operating in a business ecosystem.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2013
  • Language: English

Standards Applications: Case Studies

Join us for a webinar about InfoComm's Standards applications.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2013
  • Language: English

UK Webinar Series: Long Distance HDMI

Join us for a webinar about long distance HDMI.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2013
  • Language: English

AES Throws New Audio Networking Standard Into the Ring

Chances are you’ve got a solid grasp on CobraNet. And maybe you’ve come around to Audio Video Bridging (aka, AVB) and understand that Dante wasn’t just a major Italian poet who wrote about hades. Congratulations. For all your diligence, the Audio Engineering Society has a new networking standard you should learn.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

AV Sales Training: Up Front Agreements

Join us for a webiner about using upfront agreements to close a deal.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

Boo! Haunted Houses are the Next Big AV Venue

Roll out the Halloween decorations and spooky stories! And if you’re brave enough, drop by one of this year’s increasingly sophisticated haunted houses, replete with high-end AV, intricate lighting and complex show control. In fact, you can probably visit the best of these venues long after the goblins hibernate because they’re big business.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Control Systems; Video
  • Audience: 
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

Bring Us Your Huddled Masses — to Collaborate

What are these “huddle rooms” that people keep talking about? They’re not actually rooms, but rather spaces where workers can congregate and hold ad hoc meetings. More enterprises are tearing down office walls and phasing out conference rooms in favor of these huddle spaces — and they don’t work unless they include the right AV gear.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Conferencing; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Designers
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

Europe Regional Webinar: Proven Presentation Techniques

Join us for a webinar about how to create interest, enhance retention and captivate your audience.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry; Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

Everyone's a Broadcaster, Part 2: Streaming

Producing quality video content for online distribution is critical to getting a message out. Actually distributing that content takes a unique set of technology chops. Video streaming may seem like an IT application, but it’s really a networked AV system. Here’s how it works.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: It's AV Week!

Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales Worldwide for Listen Technologies; Emily Moorhead, Public Relations Manager for AV Services at Westminster College; and Betsy Jaffe, Director of Public Relations at InfoComm International discuss plans for AV Week 2013. Tune into the InfoComm Today Podcast and get great ideas for celebrating AV Week this year and every year.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: State of the AV Installer

Join Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I, Operations Manager for National Capitol Contracting; Mark Gottwig, CTS, President of Delta AV; Joe Legato, CTS-D, CTS-I, Vice President of Operations at USIS AudioVisual Systems; and Bill Thomas, CTS-I, Staff Instructor at InfoComm International as they discuss what it's like to be an AV integrator in 2013.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Installation; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Installers; Integrators
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

New Realities in Obtaining Funding for Your Business

Join us for a webinar about obtaining funds for your business.

General Knowledge
  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

Relationship Selling Into the Church Market

Join us for a webinar about building a selling relationship in the church market.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

AirPlay, AirMedia, or Something Else? Parsing Wireless Presentation Systems

First came Apple AirPlay, then Google Chromecast, then requests from AV users to employ such consumer devices in classrooms and conference settings. Pro-AV manufacturers have other ideas. Are they better or just different? Here’s the latest consumer vs. pro debate.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Conferencing; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; End Users; Integrators; IT Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  September 2013
  • Language: English

AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Courts

Plan and design audiovisual systems in commercial and government spaces with this downloadable resource.

  • Type: Book
  • Topic: Best Practices; Design; Government; InfoComm Products and Services; Installation; Standards
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Installers; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2013
  • Language: English

Everyone’s a Broadcaster, Part 1: Production

With the cost of broadcast-quality equipment dropping and the pervasiveness of broadband connections growing, it’s little wonder that everyone from houses of worship to universities and corporations are using streaming technology to get into the broadcast game. But there’s a big difference between doing it because you can and doing it well. Read how several churches are getting their messages out online. The first in a two-part report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Best Practices; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; End Users; Live Events Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  September 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: AV's Generation Next

How does the pro-AV industry attract and educate the next generation of audiovisual designers, engineers, installers, operators, and more? The InfoComm Board of Directors has made workforce development part of its latest strategic plan. Join Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I of Zdi Inc.; Barry Goldin, CTS, of Unified AV Systems; and Sarah Joyce of Electrosonic as they share their thoughts on apprenticeship, scholarships, AV curricula and more.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Certification; Education
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: Tech Managers Speak Out

They’re your customers, colleagues and — in many cases — the ultimate judges of the AV systems you design, install and/or operate. Join tech managers Ernie Bailey, CTS, of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Greg Brown, CTS, of UCLA; and Tim Albright, CTS, of Lewis & Clark Community College to find out what they think about AV integrators, which AV solutions they want the most, and what it’s like managing AV technology in an IT world. Tune into the latest InfoComm Today Podcast now.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Education
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  September 2013
  • Language: English

Understanding AV/IT Convergence From a Research Perspective

Join us for a webinar about understanding AV/IT convergence from a research perspective.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2013
  • Language: English

Wireless Sound Systems Find Their Niche

What do you think of when you think of portable PA systems? Hostage negotiators? (Apparently, you’re not alone.) Think again. Today’s wireless PA systems are feature-rich, versatile and ready for deployment at live events. Did we mention they sound good, too?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2013
  • Language: English

'Silent Sound' is Getting Louder

How strange would it be to walk into a ballroom, see everybody swaying to the music, and not hear a note? So-called “silent shows” are gaining interest from live-event planners, and not just in music venues. Corporate, retail and education event producers are clueing into the possibilities of turning a group experience into something more personal.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2013
  • Language: English

Are You Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?

Join us for a webinar about how to prepare for the next natural disaster.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry; Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2013
  • Language: English

Don’t Be a Commodity: Dealing with RFPs

Join us for a webinar about dealing with RFPs.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: Previewing the AV Executive Conference

Do you want to know what business experts will be evangelizing at September’s AV Executive Conference in Amelia Island, Fla.? Hear directly from business experts and strategists David Nour, Les McKeown, Everett Hill and Nhat Pham as they discuss what it takes to run a successful company in today’s rapidly changing market.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  August 2013
  • Language: English

Line Arrays de pequeno porte

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; Design
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2013
  • Language: Portuguese

AV Apps Listing

A valuable listing of apps suited to the AV professional.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; New to the Industry; Students
  • Publication Date:  July 2013
  • Language: English

AV Freelancers Face Training Challenges

Many live events and other AV professionals came into the industry through a side door. They went to a school to study graphics design, or TV production or some other specialty. There was a time these important AV technicians learned on the job, but today, is that enough to build a trained network of independent service providers?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Certification; Education; Installation; Live Events
  • Audience: Installers; Integrators; Live Events Professionals; Students
  • Publication Date:  July 2013
  • Language: English

AV Outreach Through Thought Leadership

Join us for a webinar about AV outreach through thoughtful leadership.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2013
  • Language: English

Can 3D Get Respect on Stage?

Remember when 3D was all the rage? It isn’t so much anymore — unless you know where to look. There’s a segment of professional AV that’s come to embrace 3D technology and use it in real-world situations. What can you learn from their experience? Find out in this InfoComm International® special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: The Scoop on Standards

In the latest episode of the InfoComm Today Podcast, we tackle the question, “What are these InfoComm standards and what do they have to do with me?” Join InfoComm Vice President of Standards and Industry Innovations Joe Bocchiaro, CTS®-D, CTS®-I, along with Matthew Silverman, CTS®, of George Mason University and former InfoComm President Greg Jeffreys of Paradigm Audio Visual as they discuss the latest InfoComm standard, how you can get involved and what’s next for AV standards.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2013
  • Language: English

Line Arrays de Pequeño Formato

Como parte de nuestras actividades orientadas a los profesionales AV en América Latina para 2013, InfoComm International® le invita a participar en nuestros seminarios virtuales gratuitos en español.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2013
  • Language: Spanish

New Online Courses for Your Employees

Learn about InfoComm's latest online courses with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: InfoComm Products and Services; Installation; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Executives and Business Managers; Project Managers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  July 2013
  • Language: English

AV Executive Conference: Success Comes From Doing Things Differently

In preparation for the InfoComm AV Executive Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2013, growth strategist and thought leader on Relationship Economics David Nour explains, among other things, that doing business differently can lead to more success than just doing business better.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: English

AV Executive Conference: The Hidden Path to Predictable Success

Les McKeown, renowned speaker, author and advisor on accelerated business growth, previews what he will be discussing at the InfoComm AV Executive Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2013. Learn how to not only grow your business, but also scale it.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: English

AV Executive Conference: Work Your Network From the Inside Out

Nhat Pham, social media strategist, speaker and author, is gearing up to present at the InfoComm AV Executive Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2013. But first he shares some thoughts on which of your connections are most likely to lead to more business.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: English

CTS Exam Guide, Second Edition

This book is your personal guide to all of the exam content outline objectives and includes exam tips, in-depth explanations and a CD-ROM.

  • Type: Book
  • Topic: Exam Prep
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm 2013: Uma visão geral

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; AV Industry; InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: Portuguese

InfoComm 2013: Una Visión General

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; AV Industry; InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: Spanish

InfoComm Today Podcast: Day 1 at InfoComm 2013 Orlando

We're in Orlando, Fla., for InfoComm 2013! Listen in to the InfoComm Today Podcast as Blackmagic Design's Bob Caniglia, Crestron's Jeff Singer, Christie's Douglas Grant, and InfoComm International's Brad Grimes go 'round the table discussing what they're eager to see at the show and what their companies are exhibiting.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: Day 2 at InfoComm 2013 Orlando

The InfoComm 2103 show in Orlando is well underway. Time to take the temperature of the exhibit floor. A slew of AV professionals stop by the InfoComm Today Podcast studio to talk about what they're looking for, what they've seen, and what they're doing after the show floor closes. Tune in now to find out.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: Day 3 at InfoComm 2013 Orlando

Before we put InfoComm 2013 in the rear-view window, he have a special visitor to the studio in Orlando. Rodrigo Ordonez, CTS-D, Principal Consultant at K2 Audio, won InfoComm's Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year Award this week. He stops by the InfoComm Today Podcast to discuss what he's seen at the show this year, the classes he's taught, and what it's like to take InfoComm education on the road -- to China. Tune in now.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: English

Is 4K Hype or the Next Big Thing in Pro AV?

At the InfoComm 2013 show in June, 4K display was all the rage. But what could you realistically do with all those pixels? We survey AV professionals to find out how long, if ever, it will take the industry to embrace 4K.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Display; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: English

AV Networking: Life Beyond CobraNet

Using IT networking to move AV content has gradually become accepted and advisable. Many have been doing it for years, but only now have their choices grown so varied. The old ways still work, but new kids on the block have a lot to offer, too.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

Energy Monitoring and Management

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Control Systems; Marketing and Sales; Smart Building Technology (SBT); Sustainable AV
  • Audience: Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

Get Ready: BYOD or Bust

Within a few short years, half of all employers will formally welcome employees to use their personal mobile devices on the job. It will be up to technology specialists to make sure all those devices can get on a network, join a videoconference or just beam content to a presentation system.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Education; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Teams With SMPTE, AES and ASA on Audio’s Holy Grail: Sound Standards for All Enclosed Spaces

If you’ve enjoyed cinema sound in a movie theater (or elsewhere), you’re familiar with B-chain audio — the speakers, amplifiers and processors that make up a sound system. Today, InfoComm is working with leading thinkers from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Audio Engineering Society, and the Acoustical Society of America on standards and best practices that could improve audio well beyond the movie house.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: Countdown to InfoComm 2013

With just days to go before InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, InfoComm Senior Vice President of Education and Certification Melissa Taggart, IMCCA Director of Emerging Technologies David Danto, Marshall Electronics Director of Sales and Marketing Perry Goldstein, and InfoComm Senior Editor Brad Grimes discuss Super Tuesday, collaborative conferencing events, the Digital Signage Presentation Stage (Booth 5589), and CTS.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Conferencing; Digital Signage; Education
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: Managed Services

Listen as Whitlock Vice President Julian Phillips, Crestron Vice President of Marketing Sean Goldstein, and InfoComm International Senior Writer and Editor Brad Grimes discuss managed services and why AV companies should offer them, from on-site support to remote monitoring.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: The Business of Pro AV

Join InfoComm Senior Vice President of Member Services Duffy Wilbert, CTS, Biamp Vice President of Worldwide Sales Ron Camden, and InfoComm Senior Editor and Writer Brad Grimes as they offer a sneak peek at InfoComm's upcoming Economic Snapshot Study and preview InfoComm's innaugural AV Executive Conference.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

The Case for Managed AV Services

As much as you think your AV firm can make more money and improve margins by offering managed services, no client will take you up on your offer if they don't have a need. Learn what the push for managed AV services is really all about. And hear from AV pros about what companies should consider as they embark down this potentially lucrative path.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

The Changing World of Unified Communications

“Unified communications is the only technology that has been ‘launching’ for 16 years.” So say the authors of this special report on UC and the “consumerization” of video collaboration technology. If you’ve never heard the term “contextual connectivity,” you should at least know that it may impact your next VTC design. Here’s why.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

Why More Live Events Pros Embrace AV Training

To many, live events and installed AV systems are like apple and oranges. So why would a rigger, for example, want to acquire the skills necessary to become a Certified Technology Specialist? It turns out there are many reasons, and today, more live events professionals are taking the time to broaden their knowledge base.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Education; Exam Prep; Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2013
  • Language: English

10 Trends in Live Events 2013

From insurance issues to 4K displays, event safety to Google Docs, these are the trends that will influence the live events industry in the coming months and years. Will Elvis "appear" at future shows? Find out.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2013
  • Language: English

How to Make the Most of InfoComm 2013

Join us for a webinar about how to make the most of InfoComm 2013.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2013
  • Language: English

How to Save Energy With a Base Line Energy Audit

This webinar outlines the basics of creating a baseline with your customer and how that baseline will lead to additional service revenue.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Sustainable AV
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: InfoComm Live Recap

Duffy Wilbert, CTS®, InfoComm Senior Vice President of Member Services; Betsy Jaffe, InfoComm Director of Public Relations; and Kevin Goodrich, Chief Operating Officer of Drape Kings, take you inside March 2013’s InfoComm Live conference for live events executives.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Live Events
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2013
  • Language: English

InfoCommToday Podcast: Earth Day Edition

Our special Earth Day edition of InfoComm Today addresses sustainability. Find out the latest trends and issues confronting the industry. Allen Weidman, InfoComm Sustainability Officer and Executive Director of the STEP™ Foundation, InfoComm 2012 Sustainable AV Award winner Raymond Kent of Westlake Reed Leskosky and Brad Grimes, InfoComm Senior Writer/Editor tell you what’s new and what's next in green AV.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: Sustainable AV
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2013
  • Language: English

Managing Digital Signage Series: The Opportunity

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Digital Signage
  • Audience: Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Executives and Business Managers; Installers; Integrators; New to the Industry
  • Publication Date:  April 2013
  • Language: English

Vendas Proativas Controladas — Parte II

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  April 2013
  • Language: Portuguese

Ventas Proactivas Controladas — Parte II

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  April 2013
  • Language: Spanish

Designing for High Contrast: How One University Uses InfoComm’s Projected Image Standard

Today, George Mason University has a tool at its disposal that will help its various departments — and others on campus — to define objectively its high-contrast requirements: the ANSI/INFOCOMM 3M-2011 Projected Image System Contrast Ratio standard.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

Digital Signage Trends for 2013

Cheap technology, rich content, mobility and the cloud. These are some of the trends that experts say will shape the market for digital signage solutions this year.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Digital Signage
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

Five Strategies to Reduce Shipping Expenses

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

HIPAA and Acoustics: Maximizing Patient Privacy

According to InfoComm’s 2012 Global Market Definition and Strategy Study, the healthcare market is the fastest-growing in North America. How can you crack it? One way is to offer solutions that protect speech privacy and help facilities comply with federal regulations.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

How'd Elton John Do That?

During a recent, special performance, every keystroke that rock legend Elton John made on his high-tech keyboard was streamed to similarly equipped keyboards around the world.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: InfoComm 2013 Preview

Jason McGraw, InfoComm Senior Vice President of Expositions, and Betsy Jaffe, InfoComm Director of Public Relations, lay out what you’ll find new and cool at InfoComm 2013 in June.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

Power Over Ethernet for Pro AV Applications

One of the greatest benefits of AV-IT convergence is the prospect of running less wire. That’s where the prospect of running power to AV devices using network cabling comes into play. Think lower costs, easier installs and greater flexibility in positioning gear. But also keep in mind that not all Power over Ethernet is created equal.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

Progress in Live Event Safety

When tragedy strikes a concert, state fair or outdoor festival, it makes headlines and sends the industry into action. After a couple years’ worth of high-profile incidents, progress is being made toward codifying various live-event safety measures into standard business practices. Read what it means to be “Storm Ready.”

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

Stalking Videoconferencing Interoperability

At no time in the history of videoconferencing has the prospect of interoperability been this within reach.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

Sustainable AV and Live Events

AV pros are already familiar with hundreds of acronyms and alphanumeric designators, so what’s a few more? New sustainability standards and protocols introduced recently may prove especially significant to a portion of the industry that has attracted the attention of the green movement: events.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events; Sustainable AV
  • Audience: Event Planners; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

The Remote-Controlled Front of House

Do you want to mix the sound for a concert or corporate event from the balcony, even though the FOH console is on the main level? How about from the box seats, house left? No problem, there’s an app for that

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

Creating Project Managers the Right Way

Many AV organizations identify their next generation of project managers by putting certain employees to the test and seeing how they respond. But is a trial by fire the best way to identify and develop the type of professionals you need to guide your company to better project outcomes and healthier customer relations? Probably not.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: AV, IT and Changes to the CTS

InfoComm’s Brad Grimes and K2 Audio’s Rodrigo Ordonez, CTS-D®, discuss how IT is changing the way AV systems are designed. InfoComm Senior Vice President Melissa Taggart and Curriculum Development Manager Rachel Bradshaw talk about how networking affects the Certified Technology Specialist™ credential.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: Certification; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: Meet the New InfoComm Executive Director

New InfoComm International® Executive Director and CEO David Labuskes, CTS®, RCDD, talks about the state of the industry and what it means for people to “experience” information.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Best Practices
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2013
  • Language: English

Innovating Professional Development

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2013
  • Language: English

Legal Issues: Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2013
  • Language: English

Risoluzione 4K ed immagini in UHDTV

Il mercato sembra oramai pronto per il passaggio fisiologico dai segnali Full HD 1080p ad una nuova risoluzione che promette immagini ancora più definite ed accurate, ma anche i consumatori sono pronti a questo passaggio?

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Display
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2013
  • Language: Italian

Ventas Pró-ativas Controladas

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2013
  • Language: Portuguese

Ventas Proactivas Controladas

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2013
  • Language: Spanish

Writing an Effective and Efficient Email

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2013
  • Language: English

From Zero to Streaming in Ten Days

This webinar will present a case study on how Bates College prepared for and executed a successful streaming event in just ten days.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2013
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: Debuting the InfoComm Today Podcast

InfoComm Internation®, in association with AVNation, is proud to launch the InfoComm Today Podcast. In this episode, InfoComm’s head of international development Terry Friesenborg, plus guests, preview Integrated Systems Europe 2013.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2013
  • Language: English

UK Webinar Series: Perspectives on Digital Video Technology

This class will explore how various digital video connectivity schemes evolved, how and when signals might be transcoded, what carriage limitations may be present, and how these connectivity topologies might affect new product and technology development.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2013
  • Language: English

Client Surveys: Closing the Loop, Maintaining the Relationship

There is measurable value in using client surveys as a tool in the client relationship management toolkit. Find out how to approach the survey process.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Business and Management; Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  December 2012
  • Language: English

Meeting AV Takes Cues From Theater, Broadcast, Science

Clients don't want pre-recession AV for their presentations. Pipes and drapes don't cut it anymore. Read what else today's meeting planners are looking for.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Conferencing; Display; Live Events; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2012
  • Language: English

Normas da InfoComm — beneficios para nossa empresa e nossos clientes

Uma análise sobre as normas AV da InfoComm aprovadas pela ANSI (American National Standards Institute), um olhar sobre o processo de criação, bem como os benefícios da adoção dessas normas.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2012
  • Language: Portuguese

Take the Mystique and Fear Out of Your Decisions

This webinar will help you understand the decision-making process and provide tools to help you make better decisions more quickly.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2012
  • Language: English

UK Webinar Series: USB for AV Applications

In this webinar, explore the genesis and evolution of the USB standard, USB network troubleshooting tools and challenges and pitfalls that must be avoided during integration.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Display; Installation; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2012
  • Language: English

AV Design and Installation under ADA 2010

Find out how the Americans with Disabilities Act, in full effect as of March 15, 2012, affects AV design and installation.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Design; Installation
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2012
  • Language: English

Lessons Learned: The Remedy for Repetitive Project Pain

Does your company hold so-called “post-mortem” meetings after a project is finished? Do they tend to focus on what went wrong and who was responsible? If so, you’re probably doing it wrong.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  November 2012
  • Language: English

Project Closure: When is Done Really Done?

Please don’t catch yourself saying what our project management expert once heard uttered by someone at an AV company: “Did you want it ‘done’ or ‘done done’?”

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  November 2012
  • Language: English

Time Management

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2012
  • Language: English

What You Need to Know About Smart Buildings

At the InfoComm 100 last month, experts offered plenty of food for thought to AV pros seeking to integrate smart buildings. From necessary skills to next-generation technology, we’ve summed up two days of insight in these important points. And answered the question, what does “big data” have to do with anything?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Smart Building Technology (SBT)
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2012
  • Language: English

2012 InfoComm 100 Recordings

Recordings from the 2012 InfoComm 100 in Reston, Virginia, October 11-12, 2012

  • Type: Video
  • Topic: Smart Building Technology (SBT)
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: English

AV Week Toolkit and Logos

Learn more about AV Week and use the included logos on your website and other promotional material with this toolkit.

  • Type: Guide or Template; Marketing Material
  • Topic: Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: English

AVB — Audio Video Bridging

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; Networked AV Systems; Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: Italian

AVlympics 2012 Video

Video of the first AVlympics, hosted by InfoComm International at George Mason University on October 19, 2012.

  • Type: Video
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: English

Conselhos práticos sobre HDMI: Construção, projeto e instalação

Neste seminário, apresentaremos características da construção do cabo e de equipamentos com o sinal HDMI e como elas podem influenciar os projetos e instalações de Audio e Video.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Design; Installation; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: Portuguese

Economic Snapshot Survey October 2012

Eleventh in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale.

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: English

Money Matters: What's Happening in the AV Industry Today?

Find out what is happening financially in the AV industry and, more important, what we can do about it to keep our business healthy or how to rescue a business from failure.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry; Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: English

Staging the Presidential Debates

With just days to go before the election, go behind the scenes of the presidential debates to learn how live events professionals turn two guys talking on-stage into a pitch-perfect audio experience — both for the live audience and for millions of TV viewers.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: English

Stretch Assignments — Coaching Staff to the Next Level of Performance

This webinar will explore the range of situations a media communications and technology manager may encounter when using stretch assignments to develop staff.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Project Management
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: English

Asia Regional Webinar: Troubleshooting Techniques

This presentation includes tips and practical examples of troubleshooting problems.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Best Practices; Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2012
  • Language: English

Diagnosing the Healthcare AV Market

Discusses the reasons healthcare is the fastest-growing market for AV systems in North America, according to InfoComm’s latest Market Definition and Strategy Study.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Healthcare
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2012
  • Language: English

Distinguish Competence from Behavior to Maximize Performance

When managing people, competence and behavior are often indistinguishable — and that’s a problem. Many managers automatically link the two together.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  September 2012
  • Language: English

How to Keep a Project on Course

Often, when inquiring after the status of a project, people ask one or two questions: “How much is done?” and/or, “Are we on schedule and on budget?” To which the replies are invariably: “Almost done, don’t worry” and/or, “On time and on budget.”

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales; Project Management
  • Audience: Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  September 2012
  • Language: English

Oceania Regional Webinar: Running a Better Business

This presentation reviews the features and benefits of the Corelytics Dashboard, a financial service available to InfoComm International members to help them become more successful and financially savvy.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  September 2012
  • Language: English

UK Webinar Series: Troubleshooting Techniques

This presentation includes tips and practical examples of troubleshooting problems.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Best Practices; Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2012
  • Language: English

Videoconferencia en la Nube

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2012
  • Language: Spanish

BIM Fuels Collaborative Innovation

Around 2005, as commodities and construction prices were skyrocketing, clients began clamoring for designs to be done more quickly. BIM would become the displacing and disruptive technology in the marketplace because it reduced both time to market and cost to owners.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Smart Building Technology (SBT)
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2012
  • Language: English

David Nour Series – Measuring Chaos in Innovation

Discover innovative solutions to common and complex market challenges with organizational infrastructures that can handle the speed of social, economic and technological changes with this webinar

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  August 2012
  • Language: English

Inside the X Games - The Ultimate Live Event

Live events these days take many forms. Few live events, however, match the sheer sprawl and complexity of the X Games, an annual spectacle put on by sportscaster ESPN featuring action (a.k.a. extreme) sports, from skateboarding to BMX bike riding.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2012
  • Language: English

Resource Management: Getting What You Need from Workers

Here’s a question all AV companies need to ask: How do we manage the people inside our organizations — those people working within our processes, supporting the projects and operations that are part of our well-defined strategy and visible portfolio of opportunities?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Consultants; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  August 2012
  • Language: English

Spectral Balance Data Collection Form and Procedure

A downloadable document follwing industry standards and best practices. Complements INFOCOMM 8-201x Audio System Spectral Balance Task Group.

  • Type: Form or Application; Standard
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2012
  • Language: English

Trust But Verify

Explore why equipment rental providers should consider taking precautions to prevent theft with this webinar

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2012
  • Language: English

Will Youth Be Served in Pro AV?

Why should AV companies collect youth like it’s a precious metal? Let’s count the reasons:

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2012
  • Language: English

You Have a Profile – Now What?

Go beyond setting up a social media network profile and learn how to interact, engage, integrate and evaluate your social media marketing with this webinar

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2012
  • Language: English

Better Processes, Better (More Profitable) Projects

I view process as simply how we do things. If you watch people and how they do something, you can measure their effectiveness (quality) and efficiency (speed and waste).

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Best Practices; Project Management
  • Audience: Consultants; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: English

David Nour Series – Adaptive Innovation

Discover Adaptive Innovation — a systematic and disciplined process for identifying key market trends with this webinar

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: English

Delegate So the Work Gets Done

Explore what it takes to delegate so others do the work - rather than fall back on you with this webinar

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Project Management
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers; Project Managers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: English

Digital Signage Bandwagon: Room for the AV Pro?

The final link in the digital signage chain is usually some sort of visual display — and sometimes an audio system — and that’s the expertise of the professional AV systems integrator

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Digital Signage
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: English

El Aula de Clase: Proyección y Pizarras Interactivas

En este seminario revisaremos los temas de dispositivos de visualización, tamaños de proyección, características de los proyectores, y características y diferencias de los diferentes sistemas de pizarra interactiva utilizadas en el diseño y desarrollo de las aulas de clase en la actualidad.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Display; Education
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: Spanish

Networked Audio for Live Events

Networked digital audio has become a goal for many live-event producers, with the Holy Grail being an analog-to-digital conversion that takes place at the stage box, with the audio signal staying digital until it hits an amplifier on the way to a speaker.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: English

Oceania Regional Webinar: Integrate Preview

This webinar gives an overview of the InfoComm University™ education programming at Integrate 2012 and offers information to help you get the most out of your trip to the trade show and conference.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: English

Sala de Aula: Projeção e Lousas Interativas

Neste seminário revisaremos os tópicos de dispositivos de exibição, tamanhos de projeção, características de projetores, características e as diferenças dos diferentes sistemas de lousa interativas utilizados na concepção e no desenvolvimento das sala de aula nos dias atuais.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Display; Education
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: Portuguese

The Project Kick-off Meeting: Setting a Stage for Success

After submitting a well-structured scope of work, whether in response to a request for proposals or via direct sales, an AV firm often gets good news: Your company’s proposal has been accepted (follow the advice of earlier articles in this series to see your rate of acceptance grow).

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Consultants; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: English

Zen and the Fine Art of Keeping Architects and Clients Happy

Learn to manage client expectations, coordination, on-going technology and budget changes and most of all; your sanity with this webinar

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Project Management
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Event Planners; Facility Managers; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  July 2012
  • Language: English

2012 Compensation and Benefits Survey

Survey of the compensation and benefits trends in the pro-AV industry for the U.S. and Canada

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2012
  • Language: English

2012 Market Definition and Strategy Study — Global

Comprehensive worldwide study of the the pro-AV market, including size, markets and trends.

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2012
  • Language: English

InfoComm 2012: Uma visão geral

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2012
  • Language: Portuguese

InfoComm 2012: Una Visión General

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2012
  • Language: Spanish

Live Event Technology and the London Olympics

Want to get an idea of what clients and event planners will be asking for next fall? Look no further than the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2012
  • Language: English

Remote AV Management: Good for Business?

AV systems have become essential tools in the daily operation of almost every kind of business or institution. In the early days, when AV systems consisted primarily of standalone projectors and screens, most users were able to figure out how to operate them without much expert assistance.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Business and Management; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2012
  • Language: English

Audio Multicanale: Principi e Tecnologie di base

Durante il webinar verranno illustrati i principi fisici e le tecnologie di base impiegate nella realizzazioni di sistemi audio multicanale.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2012
  • Language: Italian

Future-Proofing Classroom AV

The roots of the AV industry are firmly planted in the K-12 education market, dating back to the formation of the National Association of Visual Education Dealers (NAVED) in 1939.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Education
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2012
  • Language: English

Is Digital Signage Losing Its Impact?

This webinar discusses tips for display content, placement and available technologies so your message is not lost in the crowd.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Display
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2012
  • Language: English

It Has to Sound Good, Too?

The relationship between Austin, Texas, and the South By Southwest (SXSW) mega-event that the city has hosted for the past 25 years is becoming one of basic physics.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Design; Live Events
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2012
  • Language: English

Sistemas de Áudio Profissional para Grandes Empreendimentos

O seminário objetiva por expor os diferentes sistemas de áudio profissional necessários em grandes empreendimentos, provendo uma visão introdutória sobre esses sistemas e expondo sua importância para o desenvolvimento das atividades em grandes edificações sob aspectos técnicos, comerciais e de segurança.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2012
  • Language: Portuguese

The Myth of the Perfect Estimate

But if we’re looking to create an accurate estimate, we need to analyze its three characteristics: assumptions, methodology and presentation.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Consultants; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  May 2012
  • Language: English

Creating Common Sense, Communicating Assumptions and Risks

Working on hundreds of projects and training thousands of project managers, I’ve often wondered why so few people around me have common sense. Many times I’ve discovered their lack of common sense three-quarters of the way through a project, which is a little late.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Consultants; Content Providers; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  April 2012
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey April 2012

Tenth in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2012
  • Language: English

Using a Work Breakdown Structure

The project management practice of developing what’s called a “work breakdown structure” got its start in the U.S. Department of Defense. Today, companies of all stripes consider it an important method for separating a project into deliverables and getting a handle on the overall scope of work.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Consultants; Content Providers; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  April 2012
  • Language: English

Developing a Relationship-Centric, Innovative Culture

Innovation is about the pathway to an end result. The end result is about solving problems and solving problems is inevitably about the client.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: Consultants; Content Providers; End Users; Facility Managers; Project Managers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  March 2012
  • Language: English

Distance Learning for All

Look in any college student's room and it's a safe bet you won't find a Cisco E20 or a Polycom VVX 1500. Their absence is a major reason why it's challenging for schools to enable one-on-one and multiparty videoconferences between students and faculty.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing; Education
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2012
  • Language: English

LED Turns the Corner for Live Events

Every lighting professional has a tale of his own epiphany about LED lighting. The concert touring business seems on-board with LED, for instance, but theatrical and corporate events appear to be lagging in their adoption. Still, the transition to LED for live events is accelerating.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Lighting; Live Events
  • Audience: Event Planners; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2012
  • Language: English

Scope Statements: Establishing Boundaries and Responsibilities

A well-defined and communicated scope statement is one of the primary methods of managing a client’s often-changing expectations of what they will ultimately receive from a project.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  March 2012
  • Language: English

State of the Live Events Industry 2012

Live events professionals descended on Washington, D.C., to chart a course for the year ahead. The inaugural InfoComm Live conference was created to spot trends, share best practices and gauge the state of the industry. What is that state?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events
  • Audience: Event Planners; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2012
  • Language: English

The Dawn of Mobile Videoconferencing (Thanks, Apple)

AV professionals monitoring the iPad announcement need hear only three things about the new product: 4G, HD, and quad-core. Taken together, those iPad features describe an instantly viable, high-definition videoconferencing endpoint.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2012
  • Language: English

What a Comprehensive Scope of Work Looks Like

If AV integration companies want to be more respected by clients in the marketplace, their contracts should be the starting point for creating credibility and professionalism.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  March 2012
  • Language: English

AV Sales: Building Relationships and Managing Expectations

Many of the AV integration companies I’ve worked with have employed a range of sales strategies and styles. But overall, their approaches come down to this: short-term sale versus long-term relationship.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Marketing and Sales; Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2012
  • Language: English

Establishing Shared Values and Ethics

We’ve all heard how different generations of people (baby boomers, Gen X, Gen Y) work and live differently. This sometimes causes frustration for those of one generation who must interact with those of another generation whom they deem not to be acting “correctly.”

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2012
  • Language: English

Live Events Training Q&A: Andre LeJuene, InfoComm International

We asked Andre LeJeune, CTS®, how training for live events has evolved over the years and how the industry itself has changed.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Certification; InfoComm Products and Services; Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2012
  • Language: English

The Importance of Energy Management in AV

Last year marked the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program's first decade of existence, a span bookended by two major economic slumps.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management; Smart Building Technology (SBT); Standards; Sustainable AV
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2012
  • Language: English

Why Live Sound Systems Proliferate

If the world seems like it’s gotten a lot louder, it’s because it has. Or at least there are a lot more sound systems out there making noise.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2012
  • Language: English

Analog Rides into the Sunset

If you haven't heard of the analog sunset, the good news is you're not alone. The bad news is, ignorance won't be bliss for AV professionals and clients alike.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Display
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2012
  • Language: English

Convergence of AV Systems with IT Networks

Learn future AV and IT technologies, trends in AV, accelerated customer demands, convergence realities and collaboration with this webinar

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2012
  • Language: English

The Value of an Organization's Vision

What should the vision include? How does a young (or mature), growing company implement an effective vision?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Marketing and Sales; Project Management
  • Audience: Executives and Business Managers; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  January 2012
  • Language: English

Women in Project Management

Is the audio/video integration industry ready to fully acknowledge the value of women in the project management role and support their growth?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  January 2012
  • Language: English

Austin City Limits Live: A Connected New Venue

Texas is certainly a big place, but Austin, all things considered (like, it’s the state capital), is a relatively small town. That worked in favor of the folks who collaborated on the creation of ACL Live, the new home of the long-running PBS hit show Austin City Limits.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2011
  • Language: English

Become a Test-Taking Whiz

Learn to self-assess the areas where you need to focus your study, find resources that are right for your learning style and conquer the art of taking a test with this webinar

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Education; Exam Prep
  • Audience: Students
  • Publication Date:  December 2011
  • Language: English

Live Event Safety Standards: More Important Than Ever

On August 13, 2011, a stage collapsed during a powerful storm at the Indiana State Fair. Now, proponents say, getting the word out and training professionals to use the standards are critical to this dynamic industry.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events; Standards
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2011
  • Language: English

Why AV Standards Matter

In almost every market where they’re used, audiovisual systems have evolved from “nice-to-have” toys to business-critical systems — to the benefit of the entire AV industry.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2011
  • Language: English

10 Tips for Aligning Your AV Business With the Future

In September, at the InfoComm 100 conference, an annual gathering of industry leaders held by InfoComm International®, much of the focus was on how AV businesses must evolve in a world where AV and IT have converged.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2011
  • Language: English

How the California Courts Apply InfoComm Standards to Every Courthouse in the State

It is perhaps the Holy Grail of industry standards: to be specified or expressly integrated into other industry standards, best practices or requests for proposals. Take, for example, the growing stable of ANSI-accredited, AV performance standards from InfoComm International®.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Government; Government Relations; InfoComm Products and Services; Standards
  • Audience: Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Live Events Professionals; Project Managers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  November 2011
  • Language: English

NFPA 72-2010 and Its Implications for the AV Industry

Building codes have existed for almost 4,000 years. To this day, building and safety codes dictate construction practices. But codes have only become high priority for AV professionals over the last 50 years, as AV equipment migrated from the movable rolling cart to permanent installation in public and private buildings.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Standards; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2011
  • Language: English

STEP: The Unofficial, Semi-Definitive FAQ

You may have heard of it. It’s the Sustainable Technology Environments Program, better known as STEP®. Not ringing a bell? Or maybe you’ve heard of it, but you’re not sure exactly what it means (or what it has to do with you).

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Smart Building Technology (SBT); Sustainable AV
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2011
  • Language: English

The International Green Construction Code and Its Impact on AV

You may not know it, despite all the press surrounding the green movement, but there will soon be another commercial building code that will impact what we do as AV and technology professionals.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Smart Building Technology (SBT); Sustainable AV
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2011
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey October 2011

Ninth in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2011
  • Language: English

Five Keys to SBT Success

The rise of SBT presents both a daunting challenge and a compelling opportunity for AV professionals. What sets SBT apart from other trends is the cross-industry goodwill and collaboration that will drive SBT to the forefront of all construction projects in the near future.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Smart Building Technology (SBT); Sustainable AV
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Installers; IT Professionals; Project Managers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  October 2011
  • Language: English

Secure AV in Government: More Than Just AV

Working on projects for the government has always required a certain amount of discretion and attention to detail. And over time, the roles of the AV consultant and integrator have risen in profile as AV technologies have evolved into vital communications tools for government agencies.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Design; Government; Government Relations; Installation; Secure AV
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2011
  • Language: English

2011 InfoComm 100 Recordings

Recordings from the 2011 InfoComm 100 in Portland, Oregon, September 22-23, 2011

  • Type: Video
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2011
  • Language: English

Como e Por quê Trabalhar em HD

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2011
  • Language: Portuguese

Cómo y Por qué Trabajar en HD

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2011
  • Language: Spanish

Acoustics Snapshot

Like no other, the field of acoustics is rife with myth, misinformation and marketing tactics that belies the true science and legacy of the trade.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2011
  • Language: English

What’s Next for AV and Smart Buildings?

Last August, members of InfoComm International®’s Integrated Building Technologies Task Force attended the National Conference on Building Commissioning in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their goal: to explain to building facility managers how the AV industry could help them coordinate their low-voltage systems in order to make their buildings operate more efficiently.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Smart Building Technology (SBT); Standards
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors
  • Publication Date:  August 2011
  • Language: English

Como ser um vendedor extraordinário

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2011
  • Language: Portuguese

InfoComm Works to Protect the Meetings Industry

InfoComm International® has been working with a variety of coalitions to convince policymakers to tone down the dangerous rhetoric leading to the cancellation of meetings and events around the country; to embrace sensible guidelines for companies receiving taxpayer assistance; and to promote travel as an economic solution.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Business and Management; Government; Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2011
  • Language: English

Projected Image Standard: What’s in it for You?

InfoComm International recently released its newest performance standard, ANSI/INFOCOMM 3M-2011 Projected Image System Contrast Ratio. The voluntary standard seeks to define acceptable minimum contrast ratios for projected images, relative to their application, for both installed systems and live events.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Display; Installation; Live Events; Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2011
  • Language: English

Reduce the Noise: InfoComm Education and Training for Live Events Professionals

In AV, most of us like to turn up the volume. But when you hear everything, sometimes you miss out on the part of the message that is just for you.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: InfoComm Products and Services; Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2011
  • Language: English

ANSI/INFOCOMM 3M-2011, Projected Image System Contrast Ratio

This performance Standard establishes four viewing requirement categories and defines a minimum contrast ratio requiremnt for each category.

  • Type: Standard
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Live Events Professionals; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  June 2011
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey May 2011

Eighth in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2011
  • Language: English

Project Management in AV

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2011
  • Language: English

Trends in the AV Industry

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2011
  • Language: English

Matematica Audiovisual

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2011
  • Language: Portuguese

Matemática Audiovisual

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Display
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2011
  • Language: Spanish

Autodesk Revit Parameter List

Use this list when entering BIM metadata.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

BIM Overview

Develop a strong understanding of what Building Information Modeling (BIM) is and learn what it means to the audiovisual professional both now and in the coming years with this guide.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Standards
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

BIM Parameter List

Enter BIM metadata for audiovisual-related devices with this list.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Standards
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

BIM Parameter List How-To User Guide

Use this BIM Parameter List as a guide for parameters that should be built into BIM elements for audiovisual-related devices.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Standards
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

Shared Parameters File

This file follows the contents of the Revit parameter list spreadsheet.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey January 2011

Seventh in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2011
  • Language: English

AV Implementation Handbook

Clarify the tasks on the coordination processes checklist for ANSI/INFOCOMM 2M-2010 with this handbook.

  • Type: Book; Standard
  • Topic: Installation; Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Installers; Integrators
  • Publication Date:  December 2010
  • Language: English

Back-of-House Digital Signage

Despite the recent recession and continued challenges to the world economy, the digital signage sector has enjoyed stellar growth for the past several years.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Digital Signage
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Consultants; Content Providers
  • Publication Date:  December 2010
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics

Fiber-optic networks are showing up in AV installs at an increasing rate, driven by the need to transport a large amount audio, video and data over a long distance.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Education; Government; Healthcare; Installation; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2010
  • Language: English

Audiovisual Technology Standards Support Accessibility

An examination of how AV technology standards are helping people with physical limitations to enjoy more interactive and safe experiences in everday life.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Design; Government; Healthcare; Standards
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Consultants; Designers; Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  November 2010
  • Language: English

Cloud AV

Cloud computing is a term that the AV industry is hearing more often these days, especially as cloud-based services are making appearances in both commercial and residential AV installs.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; AV Industry; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2010
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey October 2010

Sixth in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2010
  • Language: English

2010 InfoComm 100 Presentations

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Integrators; Project Managers
  • Publication Date:  April 2010
  • Language: English

2010 InfoComm 100 Recordings

Recordings from the 2010 InfoComm 100 in Washington, DC, on April 29-30, 2010.

  • Type: Video
  • Topic: AV Industry; Building Information Modeling (BIM); Business and Management; Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Designers; Integrators; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date:  April 2010
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey February 2010

Fifth in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2010
  • Language: English

ACU Field Guide

The ACU Field Guide is designed to help audio technicians and engineers conduct the required in-field preparations, data collection and reporting for the ANSI/INFOCOMM 1M-2009 Audio Coverage Uniformity in Enclosed Listener Areas performance standard.

  • Type: Book; Standard
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: Installers
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Audiovisual Systems Energy Management ROI Calculator

Complete with formulas, this editable spreadsheet can be used to calcualte AV systems energy management ROI.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Contingent Job Offer Letter

An editable form following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Design Guidelines for ACU

These design guidelines describe the processes involved in designing loudspeaker systems to the requirements outlined in ANSI/INFOCOMM 1M-2009, Audio Coverage Uniformity in Enclosed Listener Areas.

  • Type: Book; Standard
  • Topic: Design; Standards
  • Audience: Designers
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Drugs and Alcohol Use Policy

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Employee Acknowledgment Form

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Employee Confidentiality Form

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Employee Grievance Procedure

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Energy Management Plan Example Spreadsheet

An editable document following industry standards and best practices.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Exit Checklist

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Exit Interview Questionnaire

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Five Steps to Smart Building Technology Success

There are many reasons why smart building technologies (SBT) are a growing trend in the design and construction industry — lower costs, higher efficiency and sustainability, to name a few.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Independent Contractor Agreement

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Initial Interview Questions

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Member Logos

Use these downloadable logos to show your status as an InfoComm member.

  • Type: Marketing Material
  • Topic: Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Reference Checking Form

An editable form following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Rejection Letter

An editable document following industry guidelines and standards.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

Video: About AV

Show the development and breadth of the AV Industry with this video.

  • Type: Marketing Material; Video
  • Topic: AV Industry; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2009
  • Language: English

ANSI/INFOCOMM 1M-2009, Audio Coverage Uniformity in Enclosed Listener Areas

This Standard provides a procedure to measure spatial coverage, and criteria for use in the design and commissioning of audio systems.

  • Type: Standard
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; End Users; Installers; Integrators; Live Events Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  November 2009
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey October 2009

Fourth in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2009
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey July 2009

Third in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2009
  • Language: English

A View on the Near Future of the AV Industry

This report from the attendees of InfoComm International’s 2009 InfoComm 100 meeting discusses the industry’s current conditions and trends.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2009
  • Language: English

AV Installation Handbook — Second Edition

The second edition of this popular resource contains color photos and clear instruction regarding proper cable termination techniques, rack building, cable handling and mounting with three new chapters.

  • Type: Book
  • Topic: Installation
  • Audience: Installers
  • Publication Date:  January 2009
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey January 2009

Second in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2009
  • Language: English

"About AV" Presentation and Materials

Use this video and PowerPoint template to show the development and evolution of the industry.

  • Type: Guide or Template; Marketing Material
  • Topic: Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2008
  • Language: English

Economic Snapshot Survey September 2008

First in a series of periodic surveys that examine the overall economic health of the AV industry and target the issues, factors and trends affecting business performance on an international scale

  • Type: Market Research
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2008
  • Language: English

Essentials of the AV Industry Self-Assessment

Not sure if you need to take Essentials of the AV Industry? Do you think you know the basics of audiovisual? Take this quick assessment test on audio, visual and systems to find out!

  • Type: Self-Assessment or Practice Exam
  • Topic: Audio; AV Industry; Video
  • Audience: New to the Industry; Students
  • Publication Date:  January 2008
  • Language: English

Teacher's Resource

Provide meaningful context to science and math concepts in your curriculum using examples from audiovisual communications with this guide.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2007
  • Language: English

Aesthetics in AV Design

Learn the basic elements of AV Aesthetics with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Design
  • Audience: Integrators; New to the Industry
  • Publication Date:  June 2007
  • Language: English

Audiovisual Best Practices: Determining the Users’ AV Needs 

Learn the six simple steps involved in determining users’ AV needs with this webinar and earn free RUs with an accompanying test.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Best Practices; Design; Installation
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2007
  • Language: English

Enterprise-Level Selling

Learn the basics and advantages of enterprise-level selling with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Consultants; Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Event Planners; Executives and Business Managers; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date:  June 2007
  • Language: English

Specifying and Assessing Projected Image Quality

Learn the elements of projected image quality and acquire the tools to successfully design, install and measure projection installation with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Display; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2007
  • Language: English

The Emerging Event Staging Operation

Explore the differences between rentals and staging and how they affect sales and operations with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Live Events; Marketing and Sales; Project Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2007
  • Language: English

What to Do with 16:9

Learn about the advantages of 16:9 aspect ratio and how to solve problems with its application and implementation with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Display; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2007
  • Language: English

Interview Do's and Don'ts

Understand the subjects and topics that are protected under anti-discrimination laws with this guide.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2006
  • Language: English

Writing Job Ads

Learn to write an ad that will attract candidates to your company or organization by using targeted techniques with this guide.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Business and Management
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2006
  • Language: English

AV Design Reference Manual

The AV Design Reference Manual is a must-have for every design professional and is now available as a free digital download.

  • Type: Book
  • Topic: Design
  • Audience: Designers; IT Professionals; Students
  • Publication Date:  January 2006
  • Language: English

Report on Labor Issues in the Audiovisual Industry

Report discusses the standard occupational classification code (SOC) and its application to the audiovisual field; the concept of "apprenticeship" affect the audiovisual industry, including work that is covered by prevailing rate of wage statutes; and the connection between apprenticeship and licensure and the relationship between certification and licensure.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 1: An Introduction to Myths & Truths

Explore the myths and truths of fiber optics for AV with the first of an eight-presentation series.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Design; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 2: Transmitters and Receivers

Learn about transmitters and receivers with the second of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Control Systems; Design; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 3: Cable and Connectors

Learn about cable and connectors with the third of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Design; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 4: Basics of Digital Fiber Technology

Learn about the basics of digital fiber technology with the fourth of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 5: Advantages of Digital Fiber Systems

Learn about the advantages of digital fiber systems with the fifth of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Design; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 6: The Link Budget

Learn about the link budget with the sixth of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 7: AV Fiber System Topologies

Explore AV fiber system topologies with the seventh of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; Design; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

The Interactive Classroom: Student Response Systems

Learn about the new generation of interactive classroom technologies, specifically student/audience response systems with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Education
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Microphone Basics

Gordon Moore, CTS discusses types of microphones, how they work, and proper placement.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Best Practices
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2004
  • Language: English

Mix-Minus Speech Reinforcement Systems

Learn about the purpose of "mix-minus" systems and how to properly configure them with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2004
  • Language: English

Specifying the Projected Image

Explore issues in specifying and evaluating front and rear projection image quality with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Display; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2004
  • Language: English

Acclaro Report: Business Trends After AV and IT Convergence

This report considers and analyzes business trends related to AV/IT convergence, and the impact of those trends on the future of the AV industry.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Business and Management; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Executives and Business Managers; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Alabama Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Alaska Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Arizona Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Arkansas Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Audiovisual Best Practices Self-Assessment

Based on content from the InfoComm's Audiovisual Best Practices.

  • Type: Self-Assessment or Practice Exam
  • Topic: AV Industry
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Audiovisual Systems Project Documentation Sample

See how the AV systems documents relate to documentation from allied professions whith this coordinated example of the unique documentation required for AV systems.

  • Type: Book
  • Topic: Installation; Standards
  • Audience: Installers; Project Managers; Students
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

AV Goes to Jail

Video communication is increasingly common throughout legal systems worldwide. It spans facilities and applications, including video arraignment from jail, virtual visitation in prisons, and remote testimony in courtrooms and judges’ chambers.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing; Government; Government Relations; Secure AV; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

AV Setup Guide for Events, Meetings, Conferences and Classrooms

For those new to the indutry, this setup guide will be a handy reference for troubleshooting, identifying unfamiliar connectors, or knowing when to call for help.

  • Type: Book
  • Topic: Conferencing; Education; Installation; Live Events
  • Audience: Installers; Live Events Professionals; New to the Industry; Students; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

California Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Connecticut Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Delaware Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Entertainment and Media Servers

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Display; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

EZip FAQs

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

EZip Materials

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Business and Management
  • Audience: Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Florida Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Georgia Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Hawaii Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

How to Size a Projection Screen

Explore presentation facility design issues affecting proper projection screen size with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Design; Display; Video
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Installers; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Idaho Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Illinois Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Improving AV Project Flow

Investigate steps to take to beat the critical path and evaluate ways of leading a project team with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Project Management
  • Audience: Project Managers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Indiana Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Iowa Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Kansas Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Kentucky Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Louisiana Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Maine Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Maryland Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Massachusetts Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Michigan Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Minnesota Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Mississippi Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Missouri Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Montana Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Moving Video Over IP

Gain an understanding of the advantages of moving video over IP with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Nebraska Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Networked AV Systems

  • Type: Book
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; CTS Professionals; Designers; Installers; IT Professionals; Live Events Professionals; New to the Industry; Students; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: 

Networked AV Systems Pretest

Assess your knowledge of prerequisite requirements for Networked AV Systems with this pretest.

Networked AV Professional
  • Type: Self-Assessment or Practice Exam
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Nevada Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

New Hampshire Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

New Jersey Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

New Mexico Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

New York Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

North Carolina Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

North Dakota Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Ohio Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Oklahoma Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Oregon Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Pennsylvania Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Professional Discipline Complaint Form

Form used to file a formal complaint for professional misconduct.

  • Type: Form or Application
  • Topic: Certification
  • Audience: 
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Renewal Unit (RU) Provider Handbook

Renewal Unit (RU) provider program guidelines and requirements for all levels of Certified Technology Specialists (CTS).

  • Type: Book; Guide or Template
  • Topic: AV Industry; Certification
  • Audience: 
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Research Firms

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Consultants; Executives and Business Managers; Integrators; Project Managers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Rhode Island Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Smart Building Technology

  • Type: Video
  • Topic: Smart Building Technology (SBT)
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: 

South Carolina Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

South Dakota Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Tennessee Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Texas Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

The Time is Right to Stream Live Events

The writing is on the wall: Streaming must be a regular component of AV professionals’ technology arsenals, particularly if they work the live-events beat.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Project Managers; Students
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Trends in Legal AV

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Design; Government; Standards; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; IT Professionals; Project Managers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: 

Utah Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Vermont Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Virginia Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Washington Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

West Virginia Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

WiFi for the AV Professional

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Wireless Mics and White Spaces: A Changed (and Changing) Landscape

It’s been more than three years since the United States threw the metaphorical switch that transitioned the country from analog to digital broadcasting. In the process, it created a controversy around what are called “white spaces” – the radio-frequency (RF) spectrum that acts as a buffer between TV channels, and forced AV pros out of a popular frequency range.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Wisconsin Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Wyoming Licensing Legislation

State licensing requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of audiovisual systems, including requirements for telecommunications, electricians, electrical contractors and alarm system installation.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Government Relations
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English
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