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Curtains Up on Standardized, Sustainable Shows


Executing a live event consumes lots of resources; managing it responsibly is a major challenge. Where do you start? InfoComm International®’s Standards and Industry Innovations Department is on the case. Vice President Joe Bocchiaro, CTS-D and CTS-I, and Director of Standards Ann Brigida, CTS, took second place in the 2011 World Standards Day paper competition, sponsored by ANSI, NIST and the Society for Standards Professionals. From ISO 2600 to STEP™, they’ve got the bases covered when it comes to putting on a sustainable show.

Read the entire paper here. [PDF]

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The Hullabaloo Around Secure Videoconferencing


Mainstream Media caused a stir recently with stories about how videoconferencing systems are vulnerable to hackers. InfoComm’s Professional Education and Training Committee stepped up with a possible solution. PETC’s Net-Centric Content Development Working Group has written an article explaining how to balance virtual private networking security and bandwidth-hungry videoconferencing.

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AV Sales: Building Relationships and Managing Expectations


By Bradley A. Malone, PMP

In general, people selling AV services have one of two goals: short-term sale or long-term relationship. Either one could spell significant revenue, and both require their own brand of hard work. But is one approach better than the other? Take it from a project management expert who’s met his share of AV professionals, these are the six characteristics of the industry’s top salespeople.

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Set a Course for Your Business in 2012


Want to get a handle on your company’s business performance and a better picture of where you’re headed? InfoComm has teamed with the makers of Corelytics Financial Dashboard software so members can visualize their finances and compare themselves to their peers. Read how other members of the AV industry are embracing Corelytics and learn how you can qualify for a deep discount.


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Architectural Displays and Personal Videowalls

InfoComm’s new All Voices Blog features a cast of industry thought leaders, plus contributions and insights from AV professionals like you. This week, sound off on the video equivalent of elevator music — and how you can make money from it. Plus, if more and more workers have multiple monitors, aren’t they just looking at videowalls?

Check in with All Voices today.

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More News from InfoComm


 Get Up Close and Personal With Architects
InfoComm member integrators are encouraged to bid to participate in the AIA/InfoComm IPD Demonstration project at the AIA headquarters in Washington, D.C. The integrator will be selected by K2 Audio, the design consultant AIA selected to run this project — a renovation of AIA’s board room and public meeting room spaces. Donated and discounted labor is appreciated and will be recognized. Complete the Bidder Qualification statement and apply by March 1, 2012. Additional information can be found at

 IMCCA at InfoComm 2012
IMCCA, the industry association for collaborative conferencing and unified communications, will once again lend its expertise to the InfoComm Show. Join them for a State of the Industry Lunch and Learn, June 13, and again for a totally revamped Telepresence Day, June 14. Hear from industry leaders and network with like-minded colleagues in search of solutions to their toughest collaboration challenges. InfoComm 2012 registration is open now.

 InfoComm Now Accepting Award Entries
InfoComm is accepting nominations for the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, Educator of the Year and Distinguished Achievement Awards. Deadline for these nominations is April 20, 2012. You can download forms by visiting the InfoComm awards page.

 Line Up for Our Newest Course: Networked AV Systems
This hot-off-the-press InfoComm University™ course, Networked AV Systems, will debut at InfoComm 2012. Learn how to implement and operate networked AV systems that meet service level agreement requirements. Discover which device specifications, network characteristics and protocols really matter for your AV system. But hurry, this class is expected to sell out fast. Call +1.703.273.7200 to reserve your seat.

 Few Seats Left for April Design Bootcamp
Again and again, the now-famous, nine days of back-to-back design training sell out. Don’t miss your chance to experience this rite of passage and hands-on preparation for your CTS®-D. Call +1.703.273.7200 or go online to sign up for AV Design Bootcamp, April 16-24 in Fairfax, Va.

 CTS Exam Registration Now Open for InfoComm 2012
Sign up for a prep class, then take your CTS®, CTS-D or CTS-I exam while the material is fresh in your mind — all steps away from the show floor. Find out how to secure one of these limited exam seats in Las Vegas.

 9 New Ways to Conquer Your BIM Implementation
InfoComm’s Building Information Modeling II Task Force added nine more AV device parameters to its growing list in order to make your BIM projects real-world accurate. From parameters such as the number of input/output cards, to mounting width, to rack units and more, this updated tool will save manufacturers and large AV design firms hours of tedious work. Stay tuned for more resources as InfoComm continues to lead our industry’s involvement in the virtual project process.

 Meet the First New CTS Holder of 2012
“When I came to work for Ford AV, I wanted to know all that I could about the AV industry. I learned of the CTS certification because Ford AV is a Diamond Level Solutions Provider with InfoComm and stresses the importance of employee training and accreditation. I will proudly place CTS after my name now.”
~ Madeleine Lynch, CTS, Ford Audio-Video Systems, Inc.

 How to Become a Test-Taking Whiz
For most of us, just the word “test” can be unnerving. That’s normal. Tune in to this free webinar, Feb. 29, to learn how to self-assess the areas where you need to focus your study, find resources that are right for your learning style and conquer the art of taking a test.

 Become a Future Roundtable or Webinar Presenter
InfoComm is seeking experienced speakers for 2012 member roundtables and webinars. Share your knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics, including sales, project management, leadership skills, marketing and business development. Interested? Complete the application form here.



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