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April 3, 2013

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InfoComm Today Podcast; Audio Training at InfoComm 2013; Courses Debut at InfoComm 2013; CTS Fever Hits IATSE; InfoComm Awards; Are You a Rock Star?; People's Choice Awards; St. Louis Roundtable; Power of AV for Education; Digital Signage; Women in Technology; Design Boot Camp; More

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InfoComm, AIA, K2 Audio Complete AV Upgrades


InfoComm International® and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the completion of a major upgrade to audiovisual systems at the AIA headquarters in Washington, D.C. As part of the collaboration project InfoComm members donated products and services to address the AIA's changing technology needs. Read the news.


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Do Standards Lead to Homogeneity?


InfoComm Vice President of Standards Joe Bocchiaro can understand AV pros' concerns that adhering to standards may lead to plain-vanilla installations. Who wants to live in a dystopian world where individuality is lost? But having come this far in the effort to create AV standards, Joe has been observing exactly the opposite. Standards free you to be creative in areas that count. Let Joe know what you think.


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3 Reasons You Should BIM


Building information modeling is no small undertaking, but its payoff can be huge. Not to mention, the more AV companies collaborate with architects and other building professionals, the more they need to use the same software tools. Chances are, you haven't thought long and hard about acquiring BIM skills, but you should, and the All Voices Blog lays out why.


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How a Loop Skeptic Became a Believer


Recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have reportedly led to a surge of interest in induction loop technology for assistive listening. Is that good news or bad news? InfoComm's All Voices blogger admits she wasn't always a fan of the technology. Here's why.


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Unified Communications at InfoComm 2013


InfoComm and IMCCA, the videoconferencing and telepresence association, have partnered to bring the latest unified collaborative conferencing products, solutions and training to InfoComm 2013. Read about what to expect and find out from the IMCCA executive director what trends shaped this year's agenda.


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 Get the Scoop on the Big Show

The InfoComm 2013 virtual brochure is now online. It includes everything you need to know about this summer's show in an easy-to-browse format. And while you've got your web browser fired up, check in at the InfoComm 2013 Show Blog for the latest on collaborative conferencing and digital signage.

 Now Hear This: InfoComm Live

Live events can be fun and spectacular, but they're also a business, run by business people who need to ensure the business thrives (follow that?). Duffy Wilbert, CTS®, InfoComm Senior Vice President of Member Services; Betsy Jaffe, InfoComm Director of Public Relations; and Kevin Goodrich, Chief Operating Officer of Drape Kings, take you inside last month's InfoComm Live conference for live events executives. Tune into the latest InfoComm Today Podcast to learn what Duffy means when he says "the live events industry is large, but it's small."

 Connect With Audio Training at InfoComm 2013

InfoComm and SynAudCon are partnering to bring expert, real-world audio training to the Big Show, June 8-14 in Orlando. In one seminar, students will have access to a workstation with an iPod Touch controlling an audio instrumentation interface. Find out more and register.

 New Courses Debut at InfoComm 2013

InfoComm University™ is adding two new three-day courses to your AV training options at InfoComm 2013:

  • CTS-I Prep — Review critical areas of the CTS-I exam, including pre-install activities, cabling and pulling cable, mounting substructures and installing AV systems. Then take your exam on site at the Show.

  • Networking Technology — From installation to troubleshooting, learn the fundamentals of the network that supports your AV system. This is a great preparatory course for the more advanced Networked AV Systems course.

Choose the one that's right for you.

 CTS Fever Hits IATSE Members

IATSE members across the country are enrolling in CTS Prep. Here's what a newly-minted CTS holder has to say about the training:

"The class touched on everything that was on the exam and was a great help in passing the exam my first try. I feel like I now have the credentials to go into pretty much any AV situation and do good work."
— Gregory McDonald, CTS, IATSE Local 927

 InfoComm Award Nominations Deadline April 19

There are only a couple weeks left to nominate outstanding AV professionals for the InfoComm awards, presented at InfoComm 2013 in Orlando. Award categories include the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, Distinguished Achievement, Educator of the Year, Fred Dixon Service in Education, Sustainable Technology, Women in AV and Young AV Professional Awards. Submit nominations today.

 Are You an AV Pro by Day and a Rock Star by Night?

In other words, are you in a band? If so, we invite you to showcase your "night job" on the Wall of Fame at our InfoComm 2013 rock-'n'-roll-themed booth. Send a high-resolution photo of you and your crew rocking out and we might just make you famous(er). Email your photos to by May 15. Please include the names of your band, band members and company. See you in booth #2559 at the Show.

 InfoComm 2013 People's Choice Awards

Do you have an outstanding project that deserves recognition by your peers? InfoComm and NewBay Media have announced that projects entered in the Pro AV Spotlight Awards and the AV Technology Awards will also be eligible for the First Annual People's Choice Awards at InfoComm 2013. Fifteen finalists for the InfoComm 2013 People's Choice Awards will be promoted in an Awards Showcase on the show floor June 12-14 in Orlando, where registered attendees will vote onsite for winners in five categories: Corporate, Education, Government, Healthcare and Hospitality/Entertainment.

To enter, simply complete your online entry to the Pro AV Spotlight Awards or the AV Technology Awards and your installation will automatically be considered for inclusion as a finalist in the applicable People's Choice Awards categories. To be considered, you must include high-res images with your entry. Good luck.

 Save the Date: St. Louis Roundtable

The InfoComm Roundtable Tour will stop in St. Louis on May 16. Duffy Wilbert, CTS, CAE, Senior Vice President of Member Services, will talk about changes to the industry and the InfoComm programs being developed to address them. Be prepared to share your opinions and concerns during the open-floor portion of this event. Save your spot.

 Last Chance for East Coast Technology Managers

You can still register for the Power of AV for Education in New York on April 10. The event will be held at Affinia Manhattan, across from Penn Station. It will cover the future of AV technology in classrooms and hot topics in education AV, such as BYOD and webconferencing for distance learning. Register now.

 Digital Signage Revolution in Retail

When the stakes for ROI are high, installing a monitor on a wall isn't enough. This InfoComm 2013 seminar is your how-to guide for developing a digital signage system that draws in — and wows — customers. Plus, check out other digital signage seminars.

 You're Invited to Women in Technology Symposium

As buzz grows around Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book Lean In, it's a perfect time for women (and men) in AV to discuss our industry. Send your team to network with dynamic women in technology at InfoComm 2013 as they explore complex technical and business topics from a different perspective. Men are encouraged to attend, too!

 Design Boot Camp Road Trip to California

Find out why AV designers are going wild for Design Boot Camp. Prove your stamina by taking three back-to-back design classes. Enroll now for the April 29-May 7 boot camp in San Jose, Calif.

 Benefits of Belonging: Member Forum is Live

The InfoComm Community Member Forum is now live and going strong. Members have been discussing standards development, among other topics. All InfoComm members have exclusive access to the member forum in the InfoComm Community. To participate, join InfoComm today.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Money Matters: Preparing Your Company for Sale
    April 11, 2013

  • Managing Digital Signage Series: The Opportunity
    April 17, 2013

  • Bring Your Own Technology — From Distraction to Reaction
    April 23, 2013


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