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InfoComm Update

January 22, 2014

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InfoComm International, SCHOMS, Start Joint Membership and Training Initiative; Pre-Order New Networking Book; Keep Calm and Prep On; Earn Your CTS at ISE; See You at the Scottsdale Roundtable

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Wireless Microphone Users Face Additional Spectrum Cuts


The relentless growth of consumer mobile devices continues to imperil the ether that large-event producers need to make wireless audio work. In this Special Report, we consider the consequences of the next round of spectrum cuts. We talked to industry experts about what's next.


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ANSI Approves AV Systems Verification Standard


InfoComm International's latest standard, ANSI/INFOCOMM 10-2013, Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification, has been approved by ANSI, a private, nonprofit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment systems.

ANSI/INFOCOMM 10-2013, Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification provides a comprehensive, systematic, and practical approach to verifying performance of AV systems. This standard will provide practitioners the ability to produce a verifiable evaluation of the audiovisual system based on quality assurance, testing and acceptance, and will ensure the system conforms to the owners' operational needs, as established in the system/project documentation. A one-page overview can be found at More.

Are you ISE bound? Make sure to attend InfoComm's free session addressing this standard. More information about InfoComm's complimentary sessions can be found at


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Microsoft Enters InfoComm 2014


Microsoft will be a new exhibitor at InfoComm 2014, the world's largest audiovisual trade show. Microsoft will be a platinum show sponsor occupying significant exhibit space in the Las Vegas Convention Center June 18-20, 2014.

"InfoComm has long been considered the ideal venue to showcase companies and products in the audiovisual and information communications space, and Microsoft's considerable commitment to our event marks an important milestone in the show's history," said David Labuskes, CTS®, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. "The decade-long conversation about the convergence of AV and IT technology has been realized, with the presence of a blue-chip company like Microsoft at InfoComm 2014 underscoring the importance of the show to companies of all sizes looking to do business in today's information communications marketplace."

Read the release and view the show floor plan.


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Biamp Systems and InfoComm Partner to Train on AV Networking in Mexico


Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, and InfoComm International, announced a partnership to provide networked AV systems training to industry professionals in Mexico in Spanish. As host of quarterly sessions of InfoComm's AV Networking Technology course in Mexico City, Biamp is extending a generous discount to its local system integrators. The three-day sessions are scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1, May 29-31, Aug. 18-20 (during TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Mexico 2014) and Nov. 27-29. Learn more.


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More News from InfoComm

 InfoComm International, SCHOMS, Start Joint Membership and Training Initiative

InfoComm has agreed to extend membership and free and discounted training to members of the Standing Conference for Heads of Media Services (SCHOMS).

InfoComm and SCHOMS share a joint vision to promote professionalism amongst the senior level higher education technology manager community in the United Kingdom. To accomplish their common goals, all SCHOMS U.K. Institutions will become members of InfoComm International, and will receive select free online training, including CTS Prep, along with access to discounted advanced training.

The groups estimate InfoComm will gain 75 new members as a result of this agreement. More.

 Pre-Order New Networking Book

Get ready for a resource that is going to be your new on-the-job networking reference. Networked AV Systems, exclusively from McGraw-Hill and InfoComm International, will walk you through how to reset invalid IP addresses, determine bandwidth requirements for streaming, decide what AV devices need to be on VLANs and so much more.

Explore more about this new book.

 Keep Calm and Prep On

David E. Petrelle, CTS-D, CTS-I

Thinking about earning your CTS-D? Here's why you should consider CTS-D Prep Virtual Classroom:

"CTS-D Prep Virtual Classroom was not only a good prep class, but also helped me to have a better understanding of the design process, math and other areas pertinent to designing an AV system."
— David E. Petrelle, CTS-D, CTS-I, Senior Field QA Engineer, HB Communications

Save your seat for the virtual course, Feb. 4-28.

 Earn Your CTS at ISE

When you are busy, every minute counts. That's why you should consider taking your CTS exam at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam, 4-6 Feb. 2014. Last year, the first-come, first-served exam seats sold out. Reserve your exam seat now.

 See You at the Scottsdale Roundtable

Register today to join InfoComm members and staff at the Scottsdale Roundtable on Feb. 13, at the Hotel Valley Ho. Hear the presentation Shift Happens: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail, by James Feldman, Change Management Expert. In addition, we will discuss the new industry developments and InfoComm programs being created to address them. Be prepared to share your opinions and concerns during the open-floor portion of this event.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Align Marketing and Sales for Greater Profit
    Jan. 22, 2014, 1 p.m. (New York)

  • Align Marketing and Sales for Greater Profit
    Jan. 22, 2014, 10 p.m. (New York)

  • Project Management for Live Events
    Jan. 28, 2014, 1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)

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