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Wireless Mics and White Spaces: A Changed (and Changing) Landscape


By Dan Daley, Special to InfoComm International®

It’s been more than three years since the U.S. flipped the switch on digital broadcasting, prompting smartphone makers and audio pros to scramble for valuable RF spectrum in the so-called white spaces left behind. What has been the impact of decisions by the FCC? While some things have changed, it seems live events professionals should be ready for more in the coming years.


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Is Demand for Pro AV on the Uptick?


Be the first to read the results of InfoComm International®’s October 2012 Economic Snapshot Survey [PDF download]. The latest edition of this popular gauge of industry performance includes all-new insights, including measurements of actual company health. Has the presidential election put the brakes on AV spending? You’ll find additional analysis at the InfoComm All Voices Blog.


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Adventures in Education AV


What is it like to manage AV technology in hundreds of rooms on a major university campus? Hear about it straight from the source. UCLA’s manager of classroom technology design and maintenance joins the All Voices Blog and sheds light on some little-known secrets of AV in higher education, plus other hot topics. U-matic decks anyone?


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AV's Tower of Babel


The group of volunteers tasked with completing InfoComm’s pending AV Systems Performance Verification standard draws expertise from around the globe. Which begs the question: How do quality-assurance measures in one country differ from those in another? And how do we reconcile them into a single, unified standard to benefit the entire AV industry? We asked the task group’s leader.


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InfoComm Readies for Show in Dubai


InfoComm this week laid out its plans for InfoComm Middle East & Africa, 14-18 Oct., at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The show will once again co-locate with GITEX, the region’s largest information and communications technology trade event, providing access to a large attendee base of end-user and facilities-manager attendees. On the schedule: several InfoComm University™ classes and a three-day CTS Prep course.

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 How to Implement AV Systems
“The potential success of an AV project is directly related to the quality of the documentation and who is accountable for the results.”

So begins a brand-new guide to implementing ANSI/INFOCOMM 2M-2010, Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes. Buy it today in the IHS or ANSI online stores.

 Money Matters Webinar Series
Corelytics financial software aggregates data about revenue, expenses, margins and financial performance throughout the AV industry. In analyzing the data, we find interesting stories emerge about financial trends. The Money Matters webinar series, from Corelytics and InfoComm, will pull insights from this data.

The first webinar in the series, on Oct. 2, will focus on understanding current financial trends in the market and on business changes required to respond to those trends. Join Corelytics CEO Frank Coker and expert AV analyst Bill Sharer as they interpret the latest data and suggest ways that AV companies can keep their firms healthy or turn around a struggling business. Register now.

West Coast Technology Managers!
It’s not too late to register for the Power of AV for Education in San Diego, Oct. 16. The program will feature a presentation, Technology in the University: Future Trends, and AV technology case studies from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California, and San Diego State University. Earn up to three CTS renewal units. Save your spot.

 CTS Prep Road Trip to Vancouver
Say goodbye to your CTS® exam jitters with a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, Oct. 15-17, for three days of CTS Prep.

“In my opinion, CTS Prep was a very good indicator of what to expect on the CTS exam. The material covered provided students with ample information to draw from.”
 ~ Clare Peters, A.Sc.T., CTS, Multimedia and Electronics Technician, University of Alberta

 3 Networked AV Challenges — And the Know-How to Solve Them
Here are just three of the common problem areas integrators face that you’ll explore in Networked AV Systems, Oct. 29-31 in Orlando, Fla.:

  • Remote monitoring and management
  • Streaming
  • Conferencing

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or call +1.703.273.7200 to reserve your seat for InfoComm University™’s latest in-depth course.

 Clients: CTS Pros Save Time and Money
"CTS professionals understand drawing details, before they reach the site, leaving only unexpected site conditions to deal with upon arrival. Efficient installations save time and money for everyone."
 ~ Mary Meeker, Owner, MMDI Inc.

 Sponsor an AV Hero
Your company could join the list of AV companies that are sponsoring scholarships for U.S. veterans to enroll in AV Heroes, a six-week training program that ends with the CTS exam.

Bryant Scott, a current AV Heroes student, is eager to join the industry: “When I heard about this CTS program, I was excited because it would give me some solid credentials to help in my job search.”

Learn how to sponsor an AV Hero.

 Almo Professional A/V Heads for NYC
Did you miss Almo Professional A/V and InfoComm’s E4 AV training and networking event in Dallas earlier this month? If so, no need to worry, E4 will travel to New York on October 3 for the final event of the year. Because of the growing size of the E4s, this one will be at the Meadowlands Expo Center and will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register, go to

With the theme of the tour, “Your AV Future Revealed,” attendees can expect to refine their skills and leave with the tools needed for a successful future. With hundreds of new products, over 30 exhibiting manufacturers, four tracks of sessions, many worth InfoComm renewal units, and unlimited business opportunities, the complementary traveling event has something for every AV professional.

An overview of the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour can be viewed here. Visit Almo on Facebook and Twitter for E4 contests and specials.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Money Matters: What’s Happening in the AV Industry Today?
    Oct. 2, 2012, 1 p.m. (New York)

  • ¿Por qué Audiovisual? Una mirada estratégica del consumidor que “oye” y “ve”
    Oct. 3, 2012, 1 p.m. (Chile)

  • Stretch Assignments — Coaching Staff to the Next Level of Performance
    Oct. 3, 2012, 1 p.m. (New York)

  • Conselhos práticos sobre HDMI: construção, projeto e instalação
    Oct. 8, 2012, 1 p.m. (Brasilia)

  • Money Matters: Getting the Team Onboard
    Oct. 9, 2012, 1 p.m. (New York)

  • UK Webinar Series: Networked Video: Changing the AV Market and Ushering in New Capabilities
    Oct. 10, 2012, 1 p.m. (London)


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InfoComm Middle East & Africa
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