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InfoComm Today Podcast: Modern Approaches to Control Systems Design

In March 2015, InfoComm published "Modern Approaches to Control Systems Design," which was the product of a collaborative effort by different AV industry professionals. It sought to offer a framework for designing AV control systems in light of technical change and evolution. Hear Dave Silberstein, Director of Technical and Sales Education at Crestron Electronics, and Brad Grimes, Director of Editorial Services at InfoComm, discuss today's control systems with contributor and InfoComm Today host Tim Albright, Director of Operations at Innovad.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: Control Systems; Design
  • Audience: Designers; Independent Programmers; Integrators
  • Publication Date:  May 2015
  • Language: English

Your AV Environment: Ergonomics 101

Even if your AV system sports an impressive amount of flash, a poorly considered design could ruin it. For example, if a display's too small or placed in an awkward position, it can detract from your message. Addressing such factors requires experience in a key component of AV design: ergonomics.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Best Practices; Design; Display; Video
  • Audience: Designers
  • 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

ANSI/CEA/CEDIA/InfoComm, Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard

A standardized set of architectural floor plan and reflected ceiling plan symbols for audio, video and control systems, with associated technologies such as environmental control and communication networks.

  • Type: Standard
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Manufacturers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  January 2015
  • Language: English

InfoComm Glossary

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; AV Industry; Best Practices; Building Information Modeling (BIM); Business and Management; Certification; Conferencing; Control Systems; Design; Digital Signage; Display; Education; Installation; Lighting; Live Events; Marketing and Sales; Networked AV Systems; Project Management; Secure AV; Standards; Sustainable AV; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Designers
  • Publication Date:  January 2015
  • Language: English

InfoComm Today Podcast: Unified Communications and the AV Pro

Unified communications and collaboration (UCC) is all the rage, but what makes for a good UCC experience versus one in which no one communicates at all? Join Richard Morrison, Associate Director at Norman Disney & Young and Chair of InfoCommn’s UCC Task Force; Alex Bisset , Director of Sales Engineering at HB Communications; Anthony Jamberdino, Collaboration Product Sales Specialist at Cisco Systems; Josh Klempner, Vice President of Global Multimedia Services at Citigroup; and Nermina Miller, InfoComm Senior Technical Editor, as they discuss the role of the AV professional in UCC solutions.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Best Practices; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Manufacturers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  January 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

Digital Signage Best Practices: Matching Content to Solution

Do you start your digital signage conversations with technology? Think about kicking things off with content. Experts say the best way to start is to learn what needs to be displayed and where, so you as an AV professional can recommend the best way to display it. Read the special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Best Practices; Digital Signage
  • Audience: Designers; Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  October 2014
  • Language: English

CTS-D Candidate Handbook (Includes Application)

Valuable information about the testing process and a copy of the CTS-D exam application.

  • Type: Book; Form or Application
  • Topic: Certification
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Designers
  • Publication Date:  September 2014
  • Language: English

CTS-D Exam Content Outline

Learn specifics about the CTS-D Exam with this content outline including areas of knowledge and their representation in the exam.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Certification; Exam Prep
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Designers
  • Publication Date:  April 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

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

ANSI/INFOCOMM 10:2013, Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification

Verify the performance of audiovisual systems throughout the system integration process with this standard.

  • Type: Standard
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Designers; Executives and Business Managers; Installers; IT Professionals; Live Events Professionals; Project Managers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  December 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

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

ANSI/INFOCOMM 4:2012, Audiovisual Systems Energy Management

Defines and prescribes processes and requirements for power-consumption management of an AV system.

  • Type: Standard
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Designers; Installers; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2012
  • 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

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

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

Autodesk Revit Parameter List

Use this list when entering BIM metadata.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

Autodesk Revit Parameter List User Guide

A guide to using the BIM Parameter List.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; Technology Managers
  • 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: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

BIM Parameter List User Guide

Learn the guidelines for using the BIM parameters list with this guide.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Guide

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: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

Shared Parameters File for Autodesk Revit

Create Revit families with this Revit formatted file which follows the contents of the InfoComm Revit Parameter List spreadsheet.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  February 2011
  • Language: English

ANSI/INFOCOMM 2M-2010, Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes

This standard outlines a consistent set of the standard tasks, responsibilities, and deliverables required for professional audiovisual systems design and construction.

  • Type: Standard
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Designers; Executives and Business Managers; Installers; Live Events Professionals; Project Managers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  December 2010
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

Audiovisual Best Practices: The Design & Integration Process for the AV and Construction Industries

This industry-encompassing publication presents an overview of the industry, explores the inner workings of AV projects with start-to-finish process descriptions, and concludes with an assessment of what the future holds for the industry.

  • Type: Book
  • Topic: Best Practices
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Project Managers; Students; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  June 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

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

Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Guide

Learn how to implement each verification item with this free companion to the ANSI/INFOCOMM 10:2013 standard.

  • Type: Book; Guide or Template; Standard
  • Topic: Standards
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Executives and Business Managers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Live Events Professionals; Project Managers; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

CTS-D Exam Application

Application for the CTS-D exam.

  • Type: Form or Application
  • Topic: Certification
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Designers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

CTS-D Exam Guide

  • Type: Book
  • Topic: Best Practices; Design; Education; Exam Prep
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Designers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

CTS-D Exam Retest Application

Application for a CTS-D exam retest.

  • Type: Form or Application
  • Topic: Certification
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Designers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

CTS-D Reinstatement Application

Application for a CTS-D exam reinstatement.

  • Type: Form or Application
  • Topic: Certification
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Designers
  • 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

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

Microphone Specifications

Use this presentation to educate architects and clients about the types, purpose and functionality of microphones.

  • Type: Presentation
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Installers; Integrators; New to the Industry
  • 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: 

Smart Building Technology

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