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InfoComm Update

April 2, 2014

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AV Moving Forward With InfoComm 2014; Take the Highly Recommended Digital Signage Course; Nancy Simpson, CTS, 'Leans In' to AV; InfoComm Continues to Train IATSE Members; CTS Prep Heads to Toronto and Denver; Got Your Free Standards?; Roundtable Tour Stops in Boston

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Crestron and InfoComm International Lead the Way on 4K


Last week, Crestron announced a partnership with InfoComm International to offer a comprehensive one-day 4K course at Crestron's classrooms around the globe. The 4K in a Day sessions will be offered to several hundred professionals to make 4K implementation and distribution easier, more intuitive and more profitable for integrators and third-party manufacturers. Read more.


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Distinguish Yourself — Become an InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence


Do you offer best value, responsive and qualified staff, scalable and flexible systems, top-notch technical support and training? If yes, then you have what it takes to become an AV Provider of Excellence (APEx). Read more about this new program that replaces InfoComm's CAVSP™ and learn about the core values required for the designation. Find out even more about how your company can be the best it can be by registering for our three-day class at InfoComm 2014.


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Audiovisual Education and Training: One Size Does Not Fit All


So much has been written about learning styles, and content delivery options keep growing. Melissa Taggart breaks down InfoComm's current learning avenues and asks which training delivery methods you and your employees would like to have InfoComm offer in the future.


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Before You Meet the Client for the First Time — Think


"The call comes in. A prospective client wants to discuss their ideas for renovating the audio and video in their current conference/training room. The appointment is set and you are ready to go. You have no idea what to expect." Jay McCutcheon kicks off a series of blog posts on the sale-to-design-to-install-to-commission process in our industry. Read on and share your thoughts.


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A to B Came Way Before A-to-D


Signal flow is the constant in everything audio and video. An engineer's goal is to piece together a system that will improve the way the signal will be received by the listeners or end point. Josh Srago maintains that regardless of AV technology advancements, you have to have a deep understanding of signal flow to manage project changes and crises. Learn more and hear about his upcoming audio course.


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Compliance With the ADA is Beneficial and the Right Thing to Do


You do more than good customer service when you provide for assistive listening needs. Cory Schaeffer discusses the latest facts about hearing loss and the benefits of complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act provisions for the hearing impaired.


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Celebrating 75th Anniversary: An Interview With Sarah Reinold, CTS-D, Audio Visual Sales Engineer, Presentation Products Inc.


Sarah Reinold, CTS®-D, has worked in the AV industry for seven years, first working as an audiovisual technician for Columbia University before finding a place with integration at Presentation Products Inc. Read another one of the stories from InfoComm members and CTS professionals we recorded to celebrate your individual and the industry's achievements.


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Sarah Reinold, Audio Visual Sales Engineer

Bozzword: Legacy


As an AV pro, do you ever think about how you will be remembered professionally — whether you will leave a significant mark on the industry and the future generations of pros? Joe Bocchiaro returns to All Voices to share his poignant sentiments about legacy as an AV standards designer and developer.


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More News From InfoComm

 AV Moving Forward With InfoComm 2014

Register now to see, learn and experience the largest pro-AV show in the world. Preview the full schedule. Check out the new specialty conferences on digital signage and unified communications and collaboration.

Earn Your CTS at InfoComm 2014

You can take the CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I exam just steps away from the show floor at InfoComm 2014. There will never be a more convenient time and place to take your exam, so don't miss this opportunity. Reserve your seat now. Keep in mind that you are not required to purchase any courses or products to prepare for the CTS exams.

Best of InfoComm Hands-On Training

Take a break from listening to lectures and roll up your sleeves. Learn how to apply solutions for AV problems by collaborating with your industry peers — all hands-on. Don't miss this interactive session. And don't forget to explore all of your options for training at InfoComm 2014.

Who Belongs on the Awards Stage?

Do you know someone who deserves an InfoComm International award? Check out this year's categories and nominate someone today. Applications must be received by April 25.

 Take the Highly Recommended Digital Signage Course

Joseph Julian, CTS

"Digital Signage for Technology Managers Online is a great resource for institutions as it covers details that must be explored before utilizing this technology. I will certainly use the information as we develop our own digital signage upgrade and would highly recommend it to other organizations."

— Joseph Julian, CTS, Multimedia Products Analyst, Lockheed Martin

Find out what Joseph is raving about.

 Nancy Simpson, CTS, 'Leans In' to AV

As a woman in AV, Nancy Keyak Simpson has met both supporters and skeptics — often in the same room at the same time.

She says that in order to make it in any industry, don't be timid. "As Sheryl Sandberg says, 'sit at the table and lean in.' If you develop a reputation as the person who delivers results and carry yourself with confidence, trust builds."

Hear more about Nancy's story. Plus, don't miss her advice to those new to the industry.

 InfoComm Continues to Train IATSE Members

Students from a recent IATSE CTS Prep in Toronto

Thousands of IATSE members have enrolled in InfoComm University™, and even more professionals will embark on this special training program in the next two years. Stay tuned for news about a new certificate program for live events professionals.

Explore current resources for IATSE members.

 CTS Prep Heads to Toronto and Denver

Thinking of taking the CTS exam? Explore important exam topics and tactics with the three-day, in-person CTS Prep class, including:

  • Creating, operating and servicing AV solutions
  • Understanding networking concepts
  • Conducting management activities

See you in Toronto, April 22-24, or in Denver, May 6-8.

 Got Your Free Standards?

If your company is a member, all of your employees can download InfoComm International's standards for free. Developed by your peers, these ANSI-approved AV standards are created through a rigorous, consensus-building procedure. Explore how these standards can take the worry out of your next project.

 Roundtable Tour Stops in Boston

Register today to join InfoComm members and staff in Boston on April 17. Hear the presentation Shift Happens: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail by James Feldman, a change management expert. In addition, we will discuss changes occurring in the industry and the InfoComm programs being developed to address them. Be prepared to share your opinions and concerns during the open-floor portion of this event.

 Upcoming Webinars

We invite you to attend the following webinars:

  • Acrobat XI Pro Basic (Session 1)
    April 2, 1 p.m. (New York), 5 p.m. (London)
    This session discusses the functionalities and features of Acrobat Pro and how it enables you to ensure the integrity of your electronic documents regardless of who views them, on what devices, or with what operating systems. Register.

  • Getting Down to Business — Accountability in Mentoring Discussions
    April 8, 1 p.m. (New York), 5 p.m. (London)
    This webinar focuses on establishing a framework to identify objectives, track progress, and maintain momentum in mentoring conversations. It discusses tools and techniques for facilitating growth and development and explores how to bring accountability for progress on goals into the conversation.

  • Tools You Need for a Great Campaign!
    April 9, 1 p.m. (New York), 5 p.m. (London)
    Marketing is no longer for the faint of heart! This session looks at the possibilities and tools available for you to better execute a campaign.

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