Call for Nominations
The annual election for open positions on the 2014 InfoComm Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee (formerly the Leadership Development Committee) will occur this fall. Nominations from the general membership are now being accepted for the following open positions:
One Secretary/Treasurer, serving a four-year ascending term as an officer
Two Directors at Large, serving two-year terms
One LSC member, serving a three-year term
The InfoComm Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs and strategy of the association. The group of eight directors and four officers meets via teleconference or in person six to eight times per year. The InfoComm Leadership Search Committee is responsible for the development of future leaders, volunteers, appointments, related events, and nomination of candidates for election to InfoComm positions. The group of 10 members meets via teleconference or in person six to eight times per year.
For all positions, nominations from the general membership will be reviewed by the Leadership Search Committee, which is responsible for nominating final candidates for election to InfoComm offices. Nominations will be accepted until July 15. Please email Duffy Wilbert with the nominee's name and contact information (including phone number and email address), position for which he/she is being nominated, and a one-paragraph business biography.
Now Hear This: Voices of InfoComm 2013
The InfoComm Today Podcast was live in Orlando, Fla., for InfoComm 2013. What were people saying? First, hear Blackmagic Design, Christie and Crestron execs discuss the show and what their companies were exhibiting. Second, a slew of AV professionals stop by the podcast studio to describe the show floor. Finally, Rodrigo Ordóñez, CTS-D, Principal Consultant at K2 Audio and winner of InfoComm International's Volunteer of the Year Award, stops by to discuss what he's seen at the show this year, the classes he's taught, and what it's like to take InfoComm education on the road.
Bookmark the InfoComm Today Podcast page for regular updates.
Five to Watch at InfoComm 2013
The great thing about InfoComm show prognostications is reading them again afterward to see if they came true. Go back and read Pete Putman's show preview to determine if what you saw in Orlando jibes with what he was predicting. Feel free to leave a comment of your own.
AV Systems Performance Verification Standard Review Begins June 28
Public review and comment for InfoComm's latest draft standard, 10-2013 Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification, begins June 28. The public is encouraged to download the draft and provide comments by Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. EDT. The standard provides a framework and supporting processes for determining elements of an audiovisual system that need to be verified; the timing of that verification within the project delivery cycle; a process for determining verification metrics, and reporting procedures.
AV Executive Conference: Register Early for the Best Value
The InfoComm AV Executive Conference, to be held Sept. 10-12 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla., promises to be a unique experience for business leaders in the AV industry. Register before July 19 to get complimentary ground transportation between The Ritz-Carlton and the Jacksonville International Airport, a $150 value, as well as early bird registration prices, a $100 savings. Register now.
InfoComm Expands Functionality of AV-iQ
InfoComm announced that its AV-iQ online product database features new functionality to improve usability for the whole AV value chain. New features include advanced product research criteria, a project list tool that allows the creation of project templates, the ability to feed AV-iQ data into existing systems and refinement of the cloud-based My-iQ solution, which allows customization of searches and more.
"Common categorization and a standardized data format benefits the industry because it reduces the cost of data distribution and entry, leads to the creation of more apps and improves data quality and app performance," said John Fuchs, Senior Vice President, InfoComm iQ. "The ability to standardize data puts the industry on a path to a more innovative future, and the new functionality of InfoComm iQ will improve industry data, make the data easier than ever to access and personalize, and reduce the costs associated with researching products and specifying projects."
Starin Brands & Customers Grow With AV-iQ
The InfoComm-powered, web-based AV industry resource AV-iQ recently welcomed Starin as its first participating distributor. All brands provided by Starin will be listed within AV-iQ's master product directory. The alliance recognizes the significance that Starin has gained in its delivery of products to the integration community. Integrators and dealers that have their own dealer-specific versions of AV-iQ on their websites can now rely on them to include the latest, accurate product information for all Starin brands. Read more.
InfoComm University Unveils New Networking Course
We have the know-how you need to keep your AV running smoothly on a network: Networking Technology Online. From network basics to troubleshooting, you'll find answers to the questions that have stumped you up to now. Plus, this course prepares you to dive deeper into AV networking with Networked AV Systems.
New Install Courses Customized to Your Job
InfoComm University™ is refreshing the way it teaches AV installation. Be among the first to:
Go step-by-step to the point of turning on the power of an AV system in the new course System Fabrication, July 22-24 in Fairfax, Va.
Then learn everything that comes next in the new Setup and Verification, July 25-27 in Fairfax, Va.
Plus, get a sneak peek at new online install courses when you call your account manager, +1.703.273.7200. You can also register online.
190 Professionals Added to the 'CTS Wall of Honor'
Congratulations to the newest CTS®, CTS-D and CTS-I holders who earned their credentials while at InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, including Bill Martin, CTS, from Australia (pictured), the first to pass the test at the show. Put your hands together for these professionals who completed an impressive career milestone and signed their names to the CTS Wall of Honor that was displayed at the show.
5 Days Until New CTS Exams
Taking your CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I exam after July 1? Then, check out the updates to the exams. All three exams have new job tasks to reflect changes in the AV industry. Don't stress, though. Call +1.703.273.7200 for one-on-one guidance on how to prepare before your exam.
The InfoComm Roundtable Tour will be stopping in Vancouver on July 18. Hear from popular business motivational speaker Jim Feldman, CEO of Shift Happens!® Learn to manage and create change, and shift your thinking from linear problem solving to creative problem solving. The roundtable will also feature an association update from Duffy Wilbert, CTS, CAE, InfoComm's Senior Vice President of Member Services, and an open-floor discussion. Save your spot.
And don't miss the Roundtable Tour when it stops in Denver on Aug. 8. InfoComm Senior Staff Instructor Paul Streffon, MBA, CTS-D, CTS-I, Network+, will present Project Management Using InfoComm's Standards. Duffy Wilbert, CTS, CAE, InfoComm Senior Vice President of Member Services, will present What's New? What's Next? AV Industry and InfoComm Update. Save your spot.
Benefits of Belonging: Free InfoComm Standards
Free standards were recently added to the many benefits available to InfoComm members. Standards help you access new markets and increase your competitive advantage. Browse InfoComm standards. Not a member yet? Join today.
New Products From InfoComm 2013
What did exhibitors release at the big show earlier this month? Catch up on all the latest products at the exhibitor news room on the show site. Find releases here.