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May 29, 2013

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InfoComm Today Podcast; AV Executive Conference; Digital Signage Presentation Stage; Behind-the-Scenes Tours at InfoComm 2013; Meet James "JJ" Johnston; DisplaySearch FPD Conference; AV App Share; CTS Exams; Vancouver Roundtable; Members Rock; Benefits of Belonging; PAMA Reports Microphone Sales on the Rise

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Sneak Preview of InfoComm 2013


The countdown begins. Flip through the online edition of the VIP Show Guide for a first look at the new products, informative sessions, and networking opportunities in store for you at InfoComm 2013, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla. Then tune into the InfoComm Today Podcast for last-minute suggestions on Super Tuesday classes, digital signage education, unified collaboration attractions, and much more.


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Get Ready: BYOD or Bust


Within a few short years, half of all employers will formally welcome employees to use their personal mobile devices on the job (saves them money on smartphones and laptops, after all). It will be up to technology specialists (you?) to make sure all those devices can get on a network, join a videoconference or just beam content to a presentation system. Keep these things in mind, for starters.


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Don't Let This Happen to You


Have you ever sat in a meeting or presentation and noticed everything in the room except what the presenter was saying? Noisy mechanical systems, thin walls, horrifically integrated video systems? So has InfoComm International® Vice President of Standards and Industry Innovations Joe Bocchiaro. And it goes something like this.


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Hearing Loss Awareness Month


With summer approaching, it's time to break out the sunscreen and bike helmets. How about earplugs? May is the month when all of us need to be aware of how the sound in our lives — at concerts, parties, in our media rooms — affects our hearing. If not for our own sake, then for our children's. Do you know how loud is too loud? Listen Technologies' Cory Schaeffer does.


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7 Ways to a Greener AV Future


It's not as far away as you might think. Even if you don't spend countless hours on the sustainability of your AV designs, sustainability is happening in pro AV. Read how one company sees technology getting greener, then sound off on the topic of sustainability in the All Voices Blog.


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 Now Hear This: The Business of Pro AV

In this timely InfoComm Today Podcast, recorded just weeks before the big show, InfoComm's Brad Grimes lets slip a few key insights from the as-yet-unreleased InfoComm International Economic Snapshot Survey, due out soon. Then InfoComm Senior Vice President of Member Services Duffy Wilbert, CTS®, and Biamp Vice President of Worldwide Sales Ron Camden discuss the state of the market and what AV business leaders can expect to learn at this September's AV Executive Conference. Tune in to find out.

 Prepare to Get Your Hands Dirty

Not literally, of course. But you're going to want to roll up your sleeves at InfoComm's AV Executive Conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla., Sept. 10-12. Experience a highly interactive business program that will empower you to think and lead in new ways, and network with a "Who's Who" of the pro-AV industry.

Register now to get the early-bird rate (a $100 savings), plus complimentary round-trip ground transportation from the Jacksonville International Airport to the Ritz-Carlton (a $125 value).

 Visit the Digital Signage Presentation Stage

In the heart of InfoComm 2013's Digital Signage Pavilion is a stage (and chairs for relaxing) that promises some of the show's most compelling content. The Digital Signage Presentation Stage, sponsored by Marshall Electronics, Multi-Media Solutions and Samsung, brings you more than 25 sessions over three days, from Delivering Great User Experiences to Emergency Notification. Hear an executive from Boeing describe the value of digital signage in corporate settings, and understand better how to avoid tragedies like the March signage collapse at an Alabama airport.

Take a look at the complete Digital Signage Presentation Stage schedule.

 Tour Spots Are Going Fast

Every year, the InfoComm show offers attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the AV that drives local hot-spots. InfoComm 2013 includes stops at the home of the Orlando Magic pro basketball team, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and more. But these AV Tech Tours sell out fast, so browse your selection and sign up today.

 Meet a Legendary Audio Innovator

James "JJ" Johnston

If you attend the Standards and Industry Innovations Plenary, June 10, at InfoComm 2013, you'll meet the audio legend James "JJ" Johnston. He'll talk about the connection between people and technology. Plus, you'll explore real-world lessons of AV standards. Add this interactive day to your show registration.

 DisplaySearch Dissects the Market — So You Don't Have To

The DisplaySearch FPD Conference at InfoComm 2013, June 11 in Orlando, is your chance to pick the brains of some of the top analysts monitoring the market for professional displays. At the InfoComm Show Blog, DisplaySearch Senior Analyst Todd Fender explains that if you're still trying to make a decent buck in displays, focus on vertical markets.

 Satisfy Your "App-etite" at InfoComm 2013

If you're an early riser, don't miss the Thursday morning InfoComm 2013 session AV App Share. Before the show floor opens, you'll discover new AV apps and share your favorites with peers in a highly interactive session.

 Your CTS Exam Seat Could Be Gone Soon

Want to earn your Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS) credentials in Orlando? You can sit for your CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I exam right in the convention center, just steps away from the show floor and classrooms. Register now for onsite testing while you still can. Sponsored by Middle Atlantic.

 Ready for the Updated CTS Exams?

On July 1 the CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I exams will include new content. Learn more about the exam revisions. Plus, pre-order your copy of the new CTS Exam Guide, Second Edition to help you prepare.

 InfoComm Roundtable in Vancouver

If you're in or near Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 18, please plan to attend the InfoComm Regional Roundtable. InfoComm's Duffy Wilbert, CTS, CAE, Senior Vice President of Member Services, will discuss what InfoComm is doing to help your business stay competitive. Be ready to share your opinions during the roundtable discussion. Save your spot.

 InfoComm Members Rock

Stop by the InfoComm booth, #2559, at InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, June 12-14. See your fellow members on the InfoComm Rocks! Wall of Fame, have a cup of coffee and catch up on what InfoComm International is doing for you. See you in Orlando!

 Benefits of Belonging: Save on Education

Planning to take advantage of InfoComm University™ classes at InfoComm 2013? Become a member now and enjoy significant savings on education at the show and year-round. See how much you can save on a few of the most popular courses. If you're not already a member, join today.

 PAMA Reports Microphone Sales on the Rise

The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) recently completed a study on microphone sales. Findings show that over the past few years, the professional microphone industry has steadily rebounded from the global recession. During 2012, shipments for all microphones were up 3 percent compared to pre-recession levels in 2008. Sales of wireless products are growing at a faster pace than wired and now account for 35 percent of the total, up from 30 percent in 2008. Shipments are tracked in several regions throughout the world, including Canada, China, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, the United Kingdom and the United States.

PAMA thanks the following companies for reporting their shipments as part of the PAMA Microphone Program: Audio-Technica, AKG, Electro-Voice, Neumann, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony and Telex / Electro-Voice. Questions on this or other PAMA activities? Contact PAMA Executive Director Duffy Wilbert.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Manufacturers’ Training: Cisco
    May 30, 2013

  • Building Automation for the AV Dealer
    June 4, 2013

  • The Value of CAVSP™
    June 5, 2013


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