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Multichannel Audio Goes Way Beyond 5.1

How do you give everyone in an event space the same experience, no matter where they are? “Object-based audio lets you deliver both direct and ambient sound that’s fully immersive,” says one expert. Highly directional, 3D sound stands to reset the bar for live events. Get the lowdown.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Design; Exceptional Experience; Live Events
  • Audience: Designers; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2015
  • Language: English

Sonic Signatures Go Live

Sonic signatures — musical tones or jingles that are the hallmark of a brand — have become a marketing staple (ask computer chipmaker Intel). But they can be tricky to execute at live events. That’s not stopping companies from trying to inject audio brands into concerts, festivals and other events. Here’s how.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events
  • Audience: Consultants; Content Providers; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  August 2015
  • Language: English

The Evolution of Higher Ed AV

With the annual conference of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) on the horizon, we asked participants from higher education how their jobs have evolved — or not. “We still have one faculty member who insists on using a VCR,” says one. Still, the convergence of AV and IT has meant big change and opportunity in higher ed. Read about it in this special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Best Practices; Design; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Consultants; End Users; Integrators; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  August 2015
  • Language: English

Bowled Over: AV Injects New Life into an Old Pastime

Bowling isn't what it used to be, but one company has a new vision. When it opened a location in New York's Times Square, Bowlmor AMF budgeted $1.3 million for audio, video and lighting. Event planners have taken notice and everyday bowlers have begun to benefit from a sound and light show that traditional nightclubs might envy.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Lighting; Live Events; Video
  • Audience: Event Planners; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2015
  • Language: English

BYOD is Changing the Nature of AV and Events

The ability to control AV systems from a personal device, has flipped the equation of system management. The prospect of collaborating with a smartphone has meant new approaches to wireless integration. And the fact that everyone owns one of these devices and wants it to work seamlessly with whatever systems they encounter has put the user in control of AV.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Control Systems; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 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

Acoustics — Critical Seasoning for the Exceptional Experience

If sound is the stepchild to picture, then acoustics is the junior partner of sound. At least that’s how it seems sometimes. But the practice of acoustics design in spaces used for AV is more important than ever, especially as recent trends make it more challenging to communicate content effectively. Read about it in the InfoComm International® special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Best Practices; Design; Live Events
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2015
  • Language: English

Get a Room: Pop-Up Events Have Special AV Needs

Nothing lasts forever, but the notion of a “pop-up event” has taken transience to a new level. Locations touting themselves as “venues” for abruptly-appearing, short-lived events (think streets, lots and vacant buildings), offer a number of possibilities. But that kind of impermanence has implications for AV systems. Read more.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Lighting; Live Events; Video
  • Audience: Event Planners; Live Events Professionals
  • 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 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

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

Spectrum 2015: A Crowded Wireless Audio World Is About to Get More So

Having evicted wireless audio users from one part of the radio frequency spectrum just a few years ago, the Federal Communications Commission has plans to auction off another band -- eventually. This time, some concessions have been made to the many groups who count on wireless microphones. But will it be enough?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Live Events
  • Audience: Live Events Professionals
  • 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

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

NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom: An Event Waiting to Happen

The Hammerstein Ballroom, part of the famed Manhattan Center, offers the best of two worlds. Live musical acts love it; so do corporate events clients. It has an opera house feel combined with 21st-century audio, video and lighting technology. After a two-year upgrade, the versatile venue is ready for everything. Read about it in this special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Lighting; Live Events; Video
  • Audience: Event Planners; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2014
  • Language: English

Wireless AV: What's the Best Way to Do It?

The notion that you could deliver an exceptional AV experience without pulling cables seemed fanciful just a short time ago. But wireless AV has been around in various forms for a while now — from wireless microphones to RF-based control and transmission. In this InfoComm International special report, get tips on using current wireless technologies and take a peek at wireless AV solutions to come.

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

Studio Gear Takes the Stage

Everyone from rock bands to corporate presenters wants live events to sound their best. To that end, live events professionals are taking top-of-the-line gear from studios and putting it on stage. “The spoken word isn’t just getting a touch of EQ anymore,” says one pro. Read more in this InfoComm special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events
  • Audience: Event Planners; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2014
  • Language: English

AVB — Slow But Steady

Dan Daley reports on the progress in the area of Audio Video Bridging, a set of technical standards developed by the IEEE Audio Video Bridging Task Group, whose mission is to improve the quality of AV content streaming.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Networked AV Systems
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 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

Microsoft Lync: The Software Giant Looks for a Foothold in Pro AV

Lync enables PCs, tablets and smartphones to double as both deskphones and videoconferencing endpoints. As a result, many companies are using Lync as a way to eliminate the upfront and operational costs of deskphones and specialized endpoints. That savings could free up more money for the AV budget.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Industry; Conferencing; Education; Video
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Line Arrays de pequeno porte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matematica Audiovisual

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

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

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

Creating Exceptional AV Experiences

Designer; Installer; Live Events Professional; Technology Manager
  • Type: Video
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; AV Industry; Conferencing; Control Systems; Design; Exceptional Experience; Installation; Live Events; Networked AV Systems; Standards; Video
  • Audience: Event Planners; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; Live Events Professionals; Project Managers
  • 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

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

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
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