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March 5, 2014

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InfoComm, Members, Lead Exceptional Experience Discussion at the Technology Convergence Conference, Navigate the Newest AV Technologies at Almo’s E4 Dallas on March 11, AMX-Sponsored Networking for the AV Industry Program for EU, UK and Oceania Kicks off, InfoComm Hosting Second Audiovisual Executive Conference, Rethink Your Digital Signage, Get Your AV Systems Energy Management Handbook, What is AV-iQ?, CTS Prep on the Road, CTS in Demand in the UK

Upcoming Webinars

Featured Events


AV Moving Forward at InfoComm 2014


In 1946, the National Audio Visual Education Dealers, one of InfoComm International's predecessor organizations, hosted its first trade show in Chicago, just seven years after the founding of the association in 1939. What was once a modest event has soared to a 500,000 net-square-foot extravaganza of technology. See what's in store in this year's show.

Sign up today with VIP code UPDATE and receive FREE exhibits-only registration.


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Vote for Your Favorite Training at InfoComm 2014


What topics would you like to see in the first Best of InfoComm Hands-On Training? From project management to AV/IT integration, you get to decide what you want to learn. Vote now.


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Design the InfoComm 2014 Show T-Shirt


Attention all creative types! Think you have what it takes to design the official InfoComm 2014 show T-shirt? We're taking entries until March 31, then opening up voting to the public in April. The winner gets a two-night stay at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino during InfoComm 2014. Submit your design now.


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Nominations Open for InfoComm International 2014 Awards


Place your nominations for this year's seven InfoComm International awards. The nominations will be open until late April. The awards are going to be presented during InfoComm International's 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner in Las Vegas at InfoComm 2014. Learn more.


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Integrated Broadcast-Broadband Systems: From WebTV to Hybrid TV


In the wake of instant gratification provided by social media journalism, apps and streamed content, Hybrid TV seems like a natural next step in the ongoing symbiosis between broadcasting and broadband systems. Combining technologies simply makes sense when you factor in bandwidth expansion and the sheer practicality of reducing the number of devices you've been using simultaneously. Now you will be able to see a show and tweet about it from your TV. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Read more.


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Success Comes From Interaction, Not Units


The economy is growing again and this is something to be extremely excited about as a professional of any kind. There are opportunities for sales and partnerships that people are willing to put a little more risk into than they have in the last few years. Josh Srago explains why your new marketing goal should not be to offer a single product solution but rather to drive constant customer interaction.


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Three Reasons Ruggedness Matters


We require so much more of public displays than we do of our televisions. Commercial-grade digital signage displays must stand up to the demands of a 24x7 environment. They must have sophisticated mechanical designs and connectivity to allow for the management of signage networks. And they must also be rugged. Jennifer Davis lists three reasons why ruggedness matters and explains how to evaluate digital signage solutions for this characteristic.


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Lights, Camera, Action on the Floor


As we entered the 21st century's teens, audio and video recordings of panel discussions, interviews on stage, and other types of events transitioned to digital files. But, what's radically different from the old days are the array of file format choices and the ways those recordings can now be delivered to attendees after the show. Read more.


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More News from InfoComm

 InfoComm, Members, Lead Exceptional Experience Discussion at the Technology Convergence Conference

On Feb. 18, InfoComm Executive Director and CEO David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, moderated the closing keynote panel at Teladata's Technology Convergence Conference, an event attended by more than 500 technology end users. Featured panelists included Andrew Milne, Ph.D., Executive Director of Tidebreak, Inc., and Alain J. Durocher, CTS, Manager of LE Strategy, Planning and Development, Information Technology Services, University of Southern California.

The panel discussed how technology can be used to create exceptional experiences in a variety of user facilities. The importance of the user experience, the varying definitions of exceptional experience, discussions of the human factors that interplay in exceptional experiences and moving expectations from good to great were all addressed. InfoComm International's strategic plan calls for the association to provide the leadership that drives the transformation of human communications while creating exceptional experiences through technology.

 Navigate the Newest AV Technologies at Almo's E4 Dallas on March 11

"Navigate to New Horizons" with Almo Professional A/V and InfoComm International at E4 Dallas on March 11! Get ready for a productive day packed with InfoComm Renewal Units (RUs), networking and new products. InfoComm's Andre LeJeune will lead two sessions worth RUs focusing on audio gain structure and assessing network readiness for AV systems. Learn more.

 AMX-Sponsored Networking for the AV Industry Program for EU, UK and Oceania Kicks off

InfoComm's two networking courses, Networking Technology Online and Networked Audio Visual Systems (NAVS), will begin a European Union tour on March 6 in Zevenaar, Netherlands, and will touch a total of six cities. A United Kingdom program with the same structure started on March 3 and will be available on two additional dates. The 12-date Australian program began in February and will be available through November in Sidney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Auckland.

Students will learn how to glean customer needs, manage trade-offs between quality and bandwidth, and work through the sometimes conflicting needs of customers and network managers. In the end, through better coordination among clients, IT professionals and AV designers, network-based AV systems can deliver the kind of communication experience that benefits everyone.

View the video that explains why we teach network technology or attend the online course.

 InfoComm Hosting Second Audiovisual Executive Conference

InfoComm International will be hosting its second annual AV Executive Conference and Golf Tournament Sept. 17-19, 2014, at the Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ.

Registration will be available in late March at

 Rethink Your Digital Signage

Explore the InfoComm University™ newest course, Digital Signage for Technology Managers Online.

Watch this video and get the details about how this course addresses the need for sustainable, scalable digital signage.

 Get Your AV Systems Energy Management Handbook

Thinking of applying the ANSI/INFOCOMM 4:2012 Audiovisual Systems Energy Management standard to your next project? Then, check out the AV Systems Energy Management Handbook. You'll learn how to assess, design and implement an energy management system. Purchase your copy from the InfoComm Store.

 What is AV-iQ?

AV-iQ is a:

  1. Web-based industry marketing and new business development solution
  2. Cloud-based product research and project development tool
  3. Data service that populates your other applications

Complete this 30-second form and AV-iQ will begin making sure you have access to the best AV project management cloud software.

 CTS Prep on the Road

InfoComm University is heading your way. Take the popular CTS Prep in the following locations:

 CTS in Demand in the UK

Greg Moores, CTS

Greg Moores, CTS, Feltech, earned his credentials at this year's Integrated Systems Europe (ISE). Here's why he thinks the CTS® matters:

"CTS is becoming the benchmark standard for integrators in the UK. AV consultants often request the CTS credentials of proposed staff to work on their projects. We are keen that our staff at Feltech go through the training and get the certification."

 Get on the Track to CTS-I

Hurry, save your seat now for the upcoming install courses in Fairfax, VA:

  • Installation 1: System Fabrication
    Audience: AV professionals who work on AV systems before their initial power-up including installation technicians and system integrators.
    The next course will be held on Nov. 3–5. Register
  • Installation 2: Setup and Verification
    Audience: AV professionals who work on AV systems before their initial power-up including installation technicians, system integrators, and others who configure systems, perform testing, and verify compliance with standards and other documentation. Register

Available on the following dates:

  • March 6–8
  • Nov. 6–8

 Roundtables Coming to the Cities Near You

Hear the presentation "Shift Happens: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail" by James Feldman, a change management expert. Discuss changes occurring in the industry and the InfoComm programs developed to address them.

They're coming to the following cities:

 Upcoming Webinars

We invite you to attend the following webinar:

  • The Future of Videoconferencing and Collaboration
    Wed., March 26
    1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)

    Videoconferencing technology has evolved dramatically over the years. This webinar explains how virtualization is affecting videoconferencing strategies, what pervasive video is bringing to the industry and how Microsoft Lync will change the way we think about videoconferencing.


Featured Events
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E4 AV Tour
March 11, Dallas
April 23, Orlando

InfoComm China 2014
April 9-11, Beijing

TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Brazil
May 13–15 São Paulo

InfoComm 2014
June 14-20, Las Vegas








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