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InfoComm Today Podcast: State of the Integrator 2014

What do falling oil prices have to do with the state of the AV industry? It depends on who you ask. But at least one of the AV executives on the latest InfoComm Today Podcast has concerns. Join Chuck Espinoza, Operations Manager at National Capitol Contracting; Jeff Faber, President and CEO of Sharp’s Audio Visual; and Barry Goldin, President of Unified AV Systems, as they share their views on the current business climate, the hottest customer segments, and what “the cloud” has to do with AV.

  • Type: Podcasts
  • Topic: AV Industry; Installation
  • Audience: Installers; Integrators
  • Publication Date:  December 2014
  • Language: English

CTS-I Exam Content Outline

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

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Certification; Exam Prep
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Installers
  • Publication Date:  April 2014
  • Language: English

CTS-I Job Task Analysis

Discover the core knowledge areas, critical work functions and skills that are common across the representative sampling of current practitioners or job incumbants for the CTS-I certification.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: AV Industry; Certification
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Installers
  • 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

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

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

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

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

CTS-I Reinstatement Application

Application for a CTS-I exam reinstatement.

  • Type: Form or Application
  • Topic: Certification
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Installers
  • Publication Date:  July 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

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

CTS-I Candidate Handbook (Includes Application)

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

  • Type: Book; Form or Application
  • Topic: Certification
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Installers
  • Publication Date:  January 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 Ssandard 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

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

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 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

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

Audiovisual Systems Project Documentation Sample

See how the AV systems documents relate to documentation from allied professions with 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 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

AV Standards Clearinghouse

Find published standards specific or applicable to audiovisual projects with this free resource created in cooperation with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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

CTS-I Exam Application

Application for the CTS-I exam.

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

CTS-I Exam Guide

Prepare for the CTS-I with this complete study system covering AV systems installation and important exam topics.

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

CTS-I Exam Retest Application

Application for a CTS-I exam retest.

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

Elements of Acoustics

  • Type: Presentation
  • Topic: Audio; Design
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; Installers; New to the Industry
  • 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: 

Recognized Courses for CTS-I Eligibility

Understand the options for eligibility verification for each of the six skill-related areas as listed in the CTS®-I Candidate Handbook with this document.

  • Type: Guide or Template
  • Topic: Certification
  • Audience: CTS Professionals; Installers
  • 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: 
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