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Holographic Projection: Ahead of the Curve or Hipster Novelty?

Several years ago, rapper Tupac Shakur took to the stage. The only thing was, he’d been deceased more than 15 years and the Tupac on stage was the product of cutting-edge projection technology. For many at the time, holographic projection looked like the next big thing in live-event production, but in the years since, it’s proven a challenge to pull off the stunning effect for modern, tech-savvy audiences. What’s holding us back?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events; Video
  • Audience: Event Planners; Integrators; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 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

Streaming Media: Consumer Experiences, Workplace Expectations

Trends in consumer streaming applications bear watching by AV pros because they’re rippling out of homes and into offices, classrooms and stadiums. Consumer experiences often set workplace expectations, from accessing content on demand to viewing it on a device of choice.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Digital Signage; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Integrators; IT Professionals; Technology Managers
  • 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

New Tech Tour, New Trends

Almo Pro A/V’s 2015 E4 AV Tour kicks off soon. According to Sam Taylor, Almo Pro A/V’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the company has totally overhauled its E4 curriculum to help AV integrators tackle the newest challenges. Taylor offered some insights into the state of the pro-AV market, digital signage, content creation and more. He even opened the kimono on what the company sees as the top AV technologies for the next five years.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; AV Industry; Digital Signage; Video
  • Audience: Installers; Integrators; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date:  February 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

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

Unified Communications and Collaboration: What Does the AV Pro Offer?

The first in a three-part series about unified communications and collaboration and the role AV professionals play in delivering exceptional UCC solutions. In this part, AV integrators who work in UCC discuss the skills required to succeed in this field and how UCC providers in the AV industry identify customer requirements.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Best Practices; Conferencing; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  January 2015
  • Language: English

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smart Building Technology

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