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What CIOs Should Know About AV (and Vice Versa)

Have you ever wished you had more access to the CIO of the customers you work for? Or at least some of the IT execs who work with the CIO? What would you say about the value of AV to an enterprise technology strategy? How would you answer questions about network security and more? For the conversation to begin, AV pros need to get on the same page as CIOs. We talked to integrators to learn how they view this all-important relationship.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: Consultants; Installers; Integrators
  • Publication Date:  May 2015
  • Language: English

Slippery Slope: How Tablets Have Influenced Control Systems Design

It hasn’t always been for the better. As customers expect to be able to control enterprise AV systems using their personal tablets or smartphone devices, AV professionals need to make sure they manage expectations and navigate the possible hurdles to complete functionality.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Control Systems
  • Audience: Consultants; Designers; Independent Programmers; Integrators
  • Publication Date:  March 2015
  • Language: English

Unified Communications and Collaboration: Creating the Exceptional Experience

In the third of a three-part series on unified communications and collaboration, AV professionals describe how many customers are already on the path to UCC. They just need someone to integrate their disparate systems in order to deliver on the promise of UCC and maximize the shared experience.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Best Practices; Conferencing; Networked AV Systems; Secure AV; Video
  • Audience: Consultants; Designers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  March 2015
  • Language: English

The Phased Approach to AV Design

When you design an AV system, the idea is to streamline the process and ensure the system delivers on the customer’s expectations. Does your AV design go through these phases?

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  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Best Practices; Certification; Design
  • Audience: Consultants; Designers; Integrators
  • Publication Date:  February 2015
  • Language: English

Unified Communications and Collaboration: Overcoming User Challenges

In the second of a three-part special report on the role of AV professionals in unified communications and collaboration, we look at the challenges to effective UCC solutions and how AV pros can help solve them. From interface design to the room environment, several factors help determine whether UCC users can communicate effectively.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Best Practices; Conferencing; Networked AV Systems; Secure AV; Video
  • Audience: Consultants; Designers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2015
  • Language: English

Now Hear This: How to Verify Audio System Performance

Just because you've finished installing that new audio system doesn't mean you're finished. AV systems performance verification is a critical part of AV integration because it helps ensure that what you've built is what the customer wanted. Start with these five pointers, then explore further how to verify audio system performance.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Best Practices; Installation; Standards
  • Audience: Consultants; Designers; Installers; Integrators
  • Publication Date:  January 2015
  • Language: English

AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Higher Education

InfoComm International volunteers have produced a definitive guide to integrating AV into 21st-century learning spaces. The 158-page document is free to download and includes everything from descriptions of education technologies, to design considerations for learning spaces, to best practices in project planning, budgeting, and coordination. Learn more and download this valuable resource.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Industry; Best Practices; Design; Education; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Project Management; Standards; Video
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Consultants; Designers; End Users; Facility Managers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  December 2014
  • Language: English

Networked AV in Depth: Securing AV Devices

How do you make sure no one can eavesdrop on your client's videoconference? How do you know hackers can't send their own content to a network of digital signs? With more AV systems on the network, it's important that AV professionals know how to protect them as if they were desktop computers or mission-critical servers. Read about the issues and the measures pros should take in this special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: Consultants; Integrators; IT Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  December 2014
  • Language: English

The Role of the AV Industry in Unified Communications and Collaboration

This InfoComm International whitepaper analyzes the impact that UCC is having on the AV industry and how AV professionals can play a significant role in UCC success. It outlines the business and end-user challenges of UCC solutions and how they can be overcome through the design and integration skills of AV pros.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Conferencing; Design; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Consultants; End Users; Integrators; IT Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  December 2014
  • Language: English

An Audio Networking Standard Gets its Advocates

AES67-2013, the audio protocol developed by the Audio Engineering Society, is now backed by the newly formed Media Networking Alliance. All involved have their work cut out for them as they try to forge interoperability among various developing digital audio networking technologies. But if anyone can do it, maybe the AES can.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: Consultants; Integrators; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2014
  • Language: English

InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist Test

Get recognition for achieving a basic level of audiovisual technical knowledge with this test to earn the InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist Certificate.

  • Type: Form or Application
  • Topic: AV Industry; Best Practices; InfoComm Products and Services
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Consultants; Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Designers; Event Planners; Executives and Business Managers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Live Events Professionals; Military and Veterans; New to the Industry; Project Managers; Students; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  April 2014
  • 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

Navigating Europe’s Ecodesign Directive

The European Union’s Ecodesign Directive, which aims to reduce the power consumption of a whole host of products — including AV electronics — is like the ENERGY STAR program in the United States. Only the Ecodesign Directive, unlike ENERGY STAR, is not voluntary; it’s law. The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance wanted to know how the regulations impacted the sale of AV gear in Europe. Does every AV product need to conform? Download PAMA’s whitepaper to find out.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Marketing and Sales; Sustainable AV
  • Audience: Consultants; Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Installers; Integrators; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date:  September 2013
  • 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

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

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

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

How to Write Effective Sales Proposals

Get ideas on how you can put photos, bios, references and testimonials to work for you on your next proposal.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Consultants; Event Planners
  • Publication Date:  April 2012
  • Language: English

Sales Management in the Age of Convergence: Managing a Different Team — Differently

Explore ideas and provocative thoughts about sales management with Bill Sharer, MBA, CTS, President of Exxel Management & Marketing Corp

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Consultants; Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Executives and Business Managers
  • 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

Selling Across Generations

This webinar will look at the profile of the four generations in the workplace regarding technology use, and what that means for the AV professional

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Business and Management; Marketing and Sales
  • Audience: Consultants; Dealers Distributors and Resellers; Executives and Business Managers
  • Publication Date:  January 2011
  • 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

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

Research Firms

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