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InfoComm Update

March 19, 2014

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Move Forward With InfoComm 2014, Gain the Digital Signage Edge With a New Course, Show What You Know With InfoComm's Free AV Certificate, Get on the Track to CTS-I, Roll With the Changes at Upcoming Roundtables

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InfoComm to Host Regional Trade Shows Aimed at In-House Tech Professionals and Purchasers


InfoComm International is hosting a new series of two-day trade shows aimed at technology managers, in-house technical staff, institutional buyers and end-users. InfoComm Connections will debut in Philadelphia, October 22-23, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and will feature a combination of exhibits, speakers, industry training and networking opportunities. A second edition is planned for March 2015 in San Jose, California. Read more.


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Safe and Sound — Lessons From the March 2014 InfoComm Economic Snapshot


The latest InfoComm International Economic Snapshot Survey indicates that the marketplace for both AV providers and end users is sound and stable. While the InfoComm Performance and Demand Indices are not showing significant expansion, no additional ground is being lost. Learn more.


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Digital Signage Best Practices: Incorporating Interactivity


Interactivity is about much more than just adding a touchscreen or an app to a traditional signage network. Delivering a truly interactive and successful signage experience requires planning, expertise and a deliberate thought process. Read more about how to focus on the user, plan for interactivity and use technology wisely.


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Celebrating 75th Anniversary: An Interview With Michael Dodge, CTS-D, Senior AV Designer, HB Communications Inc.


Read the first in a series of interviews we conducted with InfoComm members and/or CTS professionals on InfoComm International's 75th Anniversary. We hope you enjoy their stories as we celebrate your individual and the industry's achievements.


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Michael Dodge, Senior AV Design Engineer


Netflix Cuts off Its Nose to Spite Its Customers


Comcast and Netflix have just inked a deal to enable faster and more reliable video streaming to Comcast customers. Looking at this event from the point of net neutrality, Josh Srago wonders what's to stop the ISPs from slowing down the delivery of all other Internet content until customers decide to pay up. What do you think?


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 Move Forward With InfoComm 2014

Register now for the largest professional AV show in the world, with more than 950 exhibitors and 36,000 attendees from over 110 countries. See the latest AV technology, learn the skills that will advance your career, and grow your professional network. Create your own expo plan and set up your session schedule.

NEW for 2014: InfoComm introduces Solutions Summit, a conference focused on the hot topics of digital signage and unified communications and collaboration! The program kicks off on Tuesday and continues through Friday with keynotes, case studies, and panel discussions on the pressing concerns of using these technologies and integrating them in your organization.

"The InfoComm trade show is prominent component of being a member. It is a one-stop shopping, learning experience for members. There is no other event that draws the energy and excitement of the industry." — Nick Mavrogenes, Audio Visual Coordinator, Abbott Vascular











Nominations Open for InfoComm International 2014 Awards

Place your nominations for this year's seven InfoComm International awards. The nominations will be open until April 25. The awards are going to be presented during InfoComm International's 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner in Las Vegas at InfoComm 2014. Learn more.

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.

Standards and Industry Innovations Plenary Session at InfoComm 2014

Join AV industry experts and allied industry thought leaders to discuss what's new in standards and InfoComm's Industry Innovations program. This interactive event will explore lessons learned on emerging issues, discussions on the issues that affect your projects, presentations from InfoComm liaisons and more.

Sign up for this plenary, Monday, June 16, 1 to 7 p.m., when you register for InfoComm 2014.

CTS Prep at InfoComm 2014 — Any Way You Want It

At InfoComm 2014, you have more ways than ever before to prep for your CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I. Go the classic route with the three-day course before the show floor opens or, new this year, try the new full-day CTS Study Session or four-hour CTS-D Study Workshop.

Explore all of your options. Plus, find out how to schedule your exam right at the convention center.

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.

 Gain the Digital Signage Edge With a New Course

If you have not taken the latest InfoComm University™ course, Digital Signage for Technology Managers, you should check it out. You will learn how to create a project plan for deploying a digital signage system as well as the techniques to make signage a powerful, sustainable communications tool.

 Show What You Know With InfoComm's Free AV Certificate

If you're looking for a way to prove your industry knowledge but you're not quite ready to earn your CTS, the InfoComm-recognized AV Technologist Certificate Program could be the perfect first step. Plus, if your company or organization is an InfoComm member, every employee can train for and take the certificate test for free. Find out how the certificate fits into your career plan and your organization's talent development program.

 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. The next course will be held on Nov. 6–8. Register.

 Roll With the Changes at Upcoming Roundtables

At our upcoming series of InfoComm Roundtables in Boston (April 17) and Fort Lauderdale (May 15), hear from change management expert James Feldman, who will be presenting "Shift Happens: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail." Then we'll dive into a discussion on changes occurring in the industry and the InfoComm programs developed to address them. Visit the roundtables page for more information.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • 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.

  • Manufacturers' Training: Digital Projection — Solid State Illumination and Its Effect on Color Display
    Thu., March 27
    1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
    This webinar covers the evolution of projection light sources, the newer Solid State Illumination and the importance of color accuracy.


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