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AV Week Podcast; How Standards Empowered a Designer; Miami Roundtable; Is Your CTS Up for Renewal?; Seeking Experienced Speakers; Networking Pop Quiz; First Roundtable of 2013; Discounts on Market Research; Events Management, AV-Style, Upcoming Webinars; More

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Where AV and Health IT Meet


This week, in association with the National eHealth Collaborative, InfoComm International® kicked off its first-ever conference for the healthcare market in Washington, D.C. Some of the best and brightest in the AV industry presented on the intersection of AV and IT technology and how it can help deliver better healthcare. Read a first-hand account in the InfoComm All Voices Blog.


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Lessons Learned After the Project's Over


By Bradley A. Malone, PMP

Does your company hold so-called "post-mortem" meetings after a project is finished? Do they tend to focus on what went wrong and who was responsible? If so, you're probably doing it wrong. It's important for AV companies to have a process for incorporating lessons learned into their businesses, but the process should be structured to get at the correct lessons. Our project management expert explains.


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Progress in Live Event Safety


By Dan Daley, Special to InfoComm International

When tragedy strikes a concert, state fair or outdoor festival, it makes headlines and sends the industry into action. After a couple years' worth of high-profile incidents, progress is being made toward codifying various live-event safety measures into standard business practices. Read what it means to be "Storm Ready."


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From the Archives: How One University Uses the Projected Image Standard


By Brad Grimes

InfoComm's ANSI-approved performance standards have been developed to ensure the design and installation of high-quality AV systems that deliver consistent, measurable results. Today, more and more AV professionals are using InfoComm standards, including classroom designers at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Here's how.


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 Now Hear This
You know what it sounds like when you and your colleagues sit around talking AV and consumer electronics. But do you know what it sounds like streaming over your computer? It sounds like this. Join InfoComm's Brad Grimes and the folks at AVNation for a new episode of the AVWeek podcast.

 How Standards Empowered This Designer
"As design manager for our technology services group, my primary role is to convey the right information to the right people at the right time. InfoComm's growing catalog of ANSI-approved standards empowers me with the tools to communicate with other design professionals, including architects, engineers, and other consultants in a consistent and concise manner."
— Rael Blair, CTS®-D, Design Manager at Barton Malow

Now it's your turn. Explore how InfoComm's standards give you the tools you need to communicate with your peers.

 Florida Members, InfoComm's Heading to Miami
Differentiate yourself from the competition by better understanding your customers, meeting their needs and building long-term relationships. At the Miami Regional Roundtable on Dec. 13, Blain Wease, Regional Managing Principal at OneAccord, will present on Relational Business Development. There will also be Manufacturers' Training from Digital Projection and Williams Sound, as well as a presentation on new functionality at AV-iQ.

 Is Your CTS Up for Renewal?
With the looming holidays, you may be busy finishing up a job or taking well-earned time off. But before you get too busy, take a few minutes to check your CTS renewal date. And craft a plan to maintain those credentials that you worked so hard to earn. Here's what to do to renew your CTS.

 What are Your Career Goals for 2013?
InfoComm is seeking experienced speakers for its 2013 Regional Roundtable and webinar series. Get involved with the AV industry, share your experience with colleagues and enhance your resume. Present on project management, sales, leadership skills, marketing, business development or any other topic you think would be of interest to your industry peers. Apply now.

 Networking Pop Quiz
Telnet and Secure Shell operate at which layer of the OSI Model?

  1. Data link layer
  2. Network layer
  3. Presentation layer
  4. Application layer

If you got the answer right, you're ready for Networked AV Systems. These days, even live events professionals need a working knowledge of networking. Contact Megan Hershey at 1.800.659.7469 for one-on-one guidance on whether one of the upcoming courses is right for you: Jan. 14-16 in Orlando, Fla. or Feb. 5-7 in Fairfax, Va.

(BTW, the answer is D.)

 First Roundtable of 2013: Charlotte, N.C.
InfoComm is kicking off its 2013 Regional Roundtable tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 17. Make face-to-face connections with AV professionals and voice your opinion at our open-floor roundtable discussion. Save your spot.

 Benefits of Belonging: Discounts on Market Research
InfoComm members save on valuable AV industry market research. Get the 2012 Compensation and Benefits Survey for just $75 ($225 for non-members). InfoComm members can also save $750 on the 2012 Global Market Definition and Strategy Study.

 Events Management, AV-Style
Learn principles you can apply immediately to your work in Staging and Events Management Virtual Classroom, Jan. 28-Feb. 22, to be a valuable skill-set that can be used on the job. Learn how to analyze infrastructure — including power, rigging and labor — and leave with a big-picture view of how the diverse parts of staging an event all work together.

 Five-Minute Volunteer Opportunity
Can you take five minutes to tell us how your business is doing? We'd like to include your insights, but we need to hear from you by Nov. 30. Complete InfoComm's Economic Snapshot Survey today. Results will be published in January.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Merging AV and IT Operations: Can it Work?
    Dec. 5, 2012

  • Innovation Rinse and Repeat
    Dec. 6, 2012

  • UK Webinar Series: USB for AV Applications
    Dec. 12, 2012


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Dec. 13
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