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February 2015

ISE 2015

AV is 'On the Rise Globally'

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015, 10-12 Feb. at the Amsterdam RAI, attracted 59,350 attendees from across the globe, including the Asia & Oceania region. That is a 16 percent increase from the previous year, which bodes well for organizers' plans to add an extra day to the 2016 show. ISE is co-owned by InfoComm International® and CEDIA.

At ISE, InfoComm began offering guest memberships to show AV professionals the benefits of joining the global trade association. Nearly 1,200 individuals took advantage. "Our industry is on the rise globally," said David Labuskes, CTS®, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm. "Nothing reflects that trend more succinctly than the continued growth of ISE and of our association's membership internationally."

Read the news and check in with the official ISE Daily for everything that happened in Amsterdam.


Four German-Language AV Classes Free to Members

InfoComm has a new member benefit for German-speaking AV professionals. Four new German-language classes are available at no cost to InfoComm members. They are also available to non-members for only 110 euros. The new courses address the need for better training in this growing market. They include:

  • Essentials of AV Technology/Grundlagen der AV-Technologie
  • InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist Certificate Program/InfoComm Qualifizierter AV-Techniker
  • Event Setup for AV Techs Online/Veranstaltungsaufbau für AV-Techniker Online
  • Networking Technology/Netzwerktechnologie

In addition, we will be announcing more localised activity in Germany, including roundtable discussions, local networking events and lots more in the near future. Follow InfoComm at our German-language website.



Time to Move Past Convergence

Whether you're still learning to navigate AV on the network or you're ready for advanced instruction, InfoComm University™ can help you. The Networking for the AV Industry Programme, 2-4 March at the Wirtschaftskammer Österreich Landesinnung Wien in Vienna, is customised for AV pros looking to gain an in-depth understanding of networks and how AV applications work within them. After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Use common network diagnostic tools and perform basic network troubleshooting
  • Know the capabilities and limitations of remote monitoring and management
  • Identify your customer's security concerns for the AV system
  • Understand differences between emerging technologies in streaming and conferencing

Plus, your registration includes access to Networking Technology Online, a resource you can access any time your schedule allows.



Learn the Art and Science of AV Design

InfoComm University's AV Design courses are coming to Hemel Hempstead, U.K. Take all three of the three-day classes and you will have conquered InfoComm's famous Design Boot Camp and gained expert understanding of the calculations, documentation and networking know-how required for AV design. Plus, you'll acquire the skills needed to work with other professionals.

The three design classes at Hemel Hempstead are:

Contact Ben Barnard, +44 (0)1442 345100, to customise your training. And ask how the new online design courses could help you meet your goals.



Networking With Your Peers in Qatar, UAE


Save your seat today for these upcoming InfoComm networking events. On 22 March, join us at the Crowne Plaza Doha (pictured) to hear representatives of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce discuss Qatar’s digital economy. You will also hear Trevor Andrew Moore, Chief Information Officer at Qatar University, present Technology-Led Learning Will Change the Dimension of Education. Then stay for discussions and a networking lunch.

On 24 March, join InfoComm for a social gathering of AV professionals at the Holiday Inn Bur Dubai — Embassy District in Dubai, U.A.E. InfoComm will offer a short presentation and discussion, followed by a reception. Admission is free to both events. To register or learn more, please contact



UCC Advice Almost Everyone Ignores

When it comes to setting up an AV collaboration system, many people forget the basics. Like the fact that a webcam is rarely a good solution in a conference room setting. And if setting up a collaboration system has its pitfalls, so does using one. InfoComm All Voices blogger and Dimension Data Principal Consultant David Danto offers advice for designing collaboration systems that you ignore at your peril.


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Message From the Directors

Dear Friends,

What does the AV industry do for an encore? Nearly 60,000 of you — from all around the world — joined us at the Amsterdam RAI for Integrated Systems Europe 2015. You saw awesome technology, such as projection mapping on a Tesla automobile, and got your fill of industry-critical education, such as the popular Master Class with Electrosonic Founder Director Robert Simpson, who taught attendees all about the displays of today and tomorrow.

We'll tell you what the industry does for an encore: You build on this foundation. Take what you saw at ISE and apply it to your growing businesses. Expand on it through education, such as InfoComm University™'s Design Boot Camp, coming to Hemel Hempstead, U.K., starting next month. Share your experiences with like-minded professionals. We have InfoComm Roundtables slated for Rome and Amsterdam (see the Events section of this Update). And learn more about AV in your local market and what InfoComm has to offer, perhaps at networking events in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in March.

The year 2015 is off to an outstanding start. Let's keep the momentum going.


Godwin Demicoli, CTS®
Regional Director,


Chris Lavelle
Regional Director,
UK and Ireland


Jonathan Seller
Senior Director of Development,
Asia Pacific



2-4 March

Networking for the AV Industry

11-13 March

AV Design 1: Environment
Hemel Hempstead, U.K.

16-18 March

AMX-Supported Networking for the AV Industry Programme

Calendar of all education >



12 March

Rome Roundtable

22 March

Doha Networking Event

24 March

Dubai Networking Event

26 March

London Networking Event

23 April

Amsterdam Roundtable

Calendar of all events >


Trade Shows

Logo (InfoComm China 2015)

8-10 April 2015
Beijing, China

Logo (TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Brasil)

12-14 May 2015
São Paulo, Brasil

Logo (InfoComm 2015)

13-19 June 2015
Orlando, FL USA

TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Mexico

12-14 August 2015
Mexico City, Mexico

Logo (Integrate)

25-27 August 2015
Melbourne, Australia

Logo (InfoComm India)

1-3 September 2015
Mumbai, India

Logo (Integrated Systems Russia)

28-30 October 2015
Moscow, Russia

Logo (TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Colombia)

10-12 November 2015
Bogota, Colombia

Logo (Integrated Systems Europe 2015)

9-12 February 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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