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InfoComm Update

October 16, 2013

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AV Week Podcast; Vote for the InfoComm Board; AV Symbols Standard; VLANs Solve Challenges; Test Your AV Skills; AV Mentor Network; Toronto Roundtable; Philadelphia Roundtable; In Pictures: London Roundtable; Call for Presenters; Upcoming Webinars

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Hut, Hut, Huddle!


What are these "huddle rooms" that people keep talking about? They're not actually rooms, but rather spaces where workers can congregate and hold ad hoc meetings. More enterprises are tearing down office walls and phasing out conference rooms in favor of these huddle spaces — and they don't work unless they include the right AV gear. Read more.


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Inside the AV Executive Conference


By all accounts, InfoComm International®'s inaugural AV Executive Conference, held last month in Amelia Island, Fla., was a smashing success. Attendees said the workshop environment and networking opportunities were invaluable. So although the adage, "You had to be there," holds true, you can still enjoy the conference's presentations online.


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What Are the 'Other Guys' Doing?


Sometimes, staying ahead of trends in pro AV means learning how peers are tackling the same challenges you're facing. In the InfoComm All Voices Blog, industry consultant and Director of Emerging Technologies for the IMCCA David Danto advises companies to never stop asking questions and to reach out to others before making technology decisions.


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InfoComm India 2013 a Huge Success


The first-ever InfoComm India ended its three-day run in Mumbai last month, with exhibitors praising the new event and organizers grateful for the positive reception. Re-bookings for 2014 have already exceeded the inaugural show, indicating continued strength in the growing Indian pro-AV market. Read the news.


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 Now Hear This: It's AV Week!!!

What are you doing to celebrate, promote and share the AV industry with the world this week? There's still time to spread the word. In this InfoComm Today Podcast, you'll hear from Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales Worldwide for Listen Technologies; Emily Moorhead, Public Relations Manager for AV Services at Westminster College; and Betsy Jaffe, Director of Public Relations at InfoComm International as they discuss their plans for AV Week and reminisce about AV Weeks gone by. Tune in now.

 Vote for the InfoComm Board

Remember to vote for the InfoComm International Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee (formerly the Leadership Development Committee). Ballots have been sent via email and regular mail to the primary contacts at InfoComm members. If you haven't received yours, drop a note to The deadline to vote is Oct. 29.

 AV Stakeholders Unite! A Standard for Architectural Drawing Symbols

Finally, one set of AV symbols for infrastructure drawings that will streamline communication among AV professionals, architects and other trades. Now open for public review, CEA/CEDIA J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols, answers three vexing questions:

  • Where is it? (How is the AV component integrated into the building?)
  • What is it? (How do I know what the symbol represents?)
  • How big is it? (Does it appear to-scale on the drawing?)

Review the standard before Nov. 11.

 Video: VLANs Solve Real-World Challenges

Watch this video to learn how Gain Foster, CTS®, of General Communications Inc. solved a networking challenge using virtual local area networks (VLANs). Then discover more real-life solutions in Networking Technology Online.

Have your own story of overcoming an AV challenge? Share it in a short video and maybe you'll be featured as an expert in an InfoComm University™ course. Email for details.

 Test Your AV Skills With Free Tools

Have you taken the CTS practice exam? This free resource is a great way to find out where you stand before you prepare for your certification.

Already have your CTS? Reach higher by trying the CTS®-D and CTS®-I practice exams.

 Share What You Know

InfoComm is gearing up for the launch of a new AV Mentor Network. In preparation, we're seeking experienced and trusted AV professionals to build relationships and advise newcomers to the AV industry. Offer your guidance and instruction while assisting a mentee in his or her professional development. To get involved with the AV Mentor Network, please contact Marc Bialek at

 Roundtable Tour Stops in Toronto

Join InfoComm, in conjunction with the Stampede Big Book of AV Tour, at the Toronto Roundtable on Nov. 14, 2013. Visit the Big Book of AV Tour showcase and see new cutting-edge products you can only see there. Immediately following, Duffy Wilbert, CTS, CAE, Senior Vice President of Member Services of InfoComm, will talk about changes to the industry and the programs InfoComm is developing to address them. In addition Brad Malone, PMP, President and Principal Consultant of Twin Star Consulting Company will present Maximizing Your Organization's Performance. Save your seat today.

 Maximize Your Organization's Performance

Attend the InfoComm Regional Roundtable in Philadelphia on Nov. 21. David McNutt, Senior Principal of The McNutt Group, will present Maximizing Your Organization's Performance. Then stick around to share your views in the roundtable discussion and network with peers at our reception. Register now.

 Picture London in Autumn

You meet AV professionals from all over the world, right? How many of your colleagues do you recognize from the Sept. 26 London Roundtable?

Check out InfoComm's Flickr stream and tell your friends you saw them at the Hilton Green Park.

 Call for Presenters

InfoComm is seeking experienced speakers for member roundtables and webinars. Share your knowledge on a variety of topics, including sales, project management, leadership, business development and much more. Complete your application today.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Wearing too Many Hats? How to Solve Being too Busy
    Oct. 23, 2013

  • Manufacturers' Training: Revolabs Executive Elite
    Oct. 24, 2013

  • Relationship Selling Into the Church Market
    Oct. 30, 2013


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