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November 27, 2013

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InfoComm Annual Business Meeting; GovComm Keynote Speakers; AES Networking Standard; AVEC in Pictures; Hire a Kid; CTS at ISE; Install School; Power of AV for Education; Cleveland Roundtable; The AV Technologist Test; Call for Business Speakers; Upcoming Webinars

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InfoComm Welcomes 2014 Board


InfoComm International® introduces the 2014 Board of Directors, whose job it is to guide the association in pursuit of its strategic objectives. InfoComm would like to thank the outgoing members of the Board for their service and commitment to the AV industry. Read the news.


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GovComm Preview


In its third successful year, GovComm 2013 promises cutting-edge exhibits and thoughtful discussions for government AV/IT specialists. On the agenda: a deep dive into AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Courts, developed by InfoComm and the American Institute of Architects. Jennifer Willard, CTS®, Administrative Office of the Courts of California, offers a glimpse.


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5 Trends That Changed UC in 2013


You could say that the coming out party for unified communications was years ago. Still, 2013 proved eventful for collaborative technologies. From cloud services to mobile conferencing, AV professionals discovered new ways to think about the humble online meeting. We talked to industry experts about the top trends in UC.


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3 Ways to Avoid Bad Digital Signage Installations


Digital signage isn't all about possibility and opportunity. Some of it is trial and error — and error. (Did we mention error?) Having regaled readers with the tremendous upside of digital signage, the InfoComm All Voices Blog taps its breaks in order to caution AV integrators about common installation mistakes. Don't let this happen to your digital signage system.


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 InfoComm Annual Business Meeting

In accordance with the InfoComm International Bylaws, all members are invited to attend the InfoComm International Business Meeting on December 12, 2013, at 1 p.m. EST. Designated contacts of members (as listed in InfoComm's membership records) may attend by calling one of the numbers below. In all cases, the required access code is: 513-506-810.

United States: +1 (213) 493-0618
Australia: +61 2 8355 1036
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9372
Germany: +49 (0) 811 8899 6928
United Kingdom: +44 20 3657 6777

 GovComm Keynote Speakers Announced

GovComm 2013, the Washington, D.C.-area event for AV managers, IT professionals, engineers and public affairs officers working AV communications for federal, state and local government agencies, presents this year’s keynote speakers:

  • Jill Singer, Partner, Deep Water Point and Chief Executive Officer of Tummler Singer Associates LLC, will present Achieving Mission Acceleration With Simplified Media Consumption. Singer is a former technology executive for the CIA, State Department and other government agencies.
  • Peter Kiefer, Civil Court Administrator for the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, will present Future of the Courts: Courts in the Year 2025. Kiefer has worked on assignment in Liberia and Beirut and visited the People’s Republic of China as a court administrator representative.

GovComm 2013 is Dec. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It will be co-located with Government Video Expo. Registration is free.

 AES Throws New Audio Networking Standard Into the Ring

Chances are you've got a solid grasp on CobraNet. Maybe you've come around to Audio Video Bridging (aka, AVB) and understand that Dante wasn't just a major Italian poet. Congratulations. For all your diligence, the Audio Engineering Society has a new networking standard you should learn. Read more.

 AV Executive Conference in Pictures

You've already snuck a peek at the September conference's presentation sessions, now get a flavor for InfoComm’s inaugural AV Executive Conference through our Flickr Feed. Chances are, you’ll want to attend in 2014.

 Hire a Kid Already

What did you do for AV Week last month? InfoComm's Brad Grimes visited a local high school and found smart, talented students who were eager for their introduction to the AV industry. Some would appreciate the chance to show you what they can do. He writes about it at the All Voices Blog.

 How to Get More ROI at ISE via CTS

“As an annual ISE attendee, being able to take the CTS® exam onsite made my overall return on investment in ISE even higher than previous years. I am proud to have earned this international credential to prove my knowledge in AV, undoubtedly benefitting Absolute Technologies and my career.”

— Matthew Cordner, CTS, Absolute Technologies

Reserve your seat to take the CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I exam at ISE, Feb. 4-6, in Amsterdam.

Plus, new this year at ISE, ease your nerves by taking the CTS Study Session. Remember, though, no courses are required to take the actual CTS exam.

 Install School

With an all-new installation curriculum customized to your on-the-job needs, only InfoComm University™ brings you specialized AV training and the chance to collaborate and network with your peers — perfect prep for the CTS®-I exam. Choose from online and classroom courses. But hurry, if you're interested in classroom courses, reserve your seat for Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 9-14, or in Fairfax, Va., Jan. 6-11.

 Check Out the Power of AV for Education

The next Power of AV for Education will be held during EdSpaces, a trade show and conference by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), Dec. 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas. The Power of AV for Education is dedicated to networking, success stories and learning about AV technologies that impact educational institutions. Whether you’re a technology manager at a school or university, or you work for an organization that relies on 21st century training systems, join your peers and register for EdSpaces and the Power of AV for Education today.

 Roundtable Tour Stops in Cleveland

Network with AV industry peers at the Cleveland House of Blues on Dec. 11. Learn how to connect InfoComm's standards to project management principles when Andre LeJeune, CTS®, InfoComm University Staff Instructor, presents Project Management Using InfoComm's Standards. Earn up to 1 CTS renewal unit for attending. Save your seat today.

 Top Reasons to Take the AV Technologist Test

Here’s why you should become an InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist:

  • Kick start your career in AV
  • Show your boss that you’re committed to AV
  • Take the first step toward the more rigorous CTS program
  • Bonus: It's free for members!

Explore the certificate program and find out how to take the 100-question test online.

 Call for Business Speakers

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

  • Fiber Bandwidth Characteristics & Capability for the Pro AV and Broadcast Markets
    Dec. 4, 2013

  • Build Your Skills: Microsoft Outlook 2010 — Tips and Tricks
    Dec. 9, 2013

  • Understanding the Vital Signs of Your Business
    Dec. 10, 2013

  • Manufacturers' Training: Williams Sound — Keeping Pace With the Speed of Technology
    Dec. 12, 2013


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