CTS Prep Classes = BICSI's CECs
Are you interested in both a CTS and one of BICSI's designations? InfoComm's CTS Prep will earn you 20, while CTS-D Prep and CTS-I Prep classes will translate into 22 BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs). For comparison, BICSI's Registered Communications Distribution Designer® (RCDD®) requires 45 CECs for renewal. Visit BICSI's FAQ to read about this and other credentialing requirements.
Independent Technical Service Providers (ITSP) Council Expands Membership and Provider Categories
With the recent merger of the Independent Programmers Council, the ITSP not only increased its membership but added another dimension for collaboration, networking and discussion among AV/IT professionals.
The council also gives the independent technical service providers a collective voice with hardware and software vendors. Read more and download the 2014 ITSP Directory.
Almo Pro A/V and InfoComm Co-Locate E4 AV Tour at ISA International Sign Expo in Orlando on April 23
For the first time, the Almo E4 AV Tour will co-locate with ISA International Sign Expo on April 23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. E4 Orlando will be held in conjunction with ISA Sign Expo, taking place in the same location, April 23 through 26.
E4 Orlando will include a digital signage keynote address, a full day of courses focusing on digital signage and information about Almo's new Content Creation Services, and more than 35 audiovisual manufacturers showcasing the newest digital signage products. There will also be a co-hosted reception immediately after E4.
Along with the keynote, E4 Orlando will include many courses worth renewal units (RUs). Two courses focusing on power and grounding best practices and assessing network readiness for AV systems will be presented by Tom Kehr, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, LEED Green Associate and an InfoComm International Senior Staff Instructor. For details, go to e4avtour.com.
Counting Down to InfoComm 2014
Register now to see, learn and experience the largest pro-AV show in the world. Test-drive your audio, check out some exciting offsite tech tours and view the opportunities designed specifically for higher education AV pros. Follow the show on the blog, Facebook and Twitter.
Earn Your Company's Badge of Excellence
Show the world how your integration company has worked hard to stand at the APEx of the AV industry. Discover the benefits of the new InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence program at InfoComm 2014. Contact your account manager or call +1.703.273.7200 and ask about the three-day course at InfoComm 2014, How to be an APEx Company for Systems Integrators.
CTS. Don't Leave Vegas Without It.
Don't be disqualified from bids before you submit your proposal. At InfoComm 2014, your team can prepare for the exam with more CTS Prep options than ever before. Then, they can take the exam right at the convention center while the seats are still available.
Nominate your peers for InfoComm International's 2014 Awards. Check out the categories and nominate someone today. Applications must be received by April 25, 2014.
Take Advantage of Enhanced InfoComm Financial Dashboard
The InfoComm Financial Dashboard powered by Corelytics has been enhanced. You can now print financial statements on demand. You can see how each line of business is contributing to the big picture: revenue, gross margin, net profit, and how each compares to last year. Use predictive analytics to see where your business is headed in the next 12 months.
We are expanding our pro-AV benchmarks and would love to have everyone participate. Get your dashboard updated by the end of April and the Corelytics team will send you a special report showing how your growth rates compare to current industry trends.
Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships!
The International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) is accepting applications through May 2 for 2014/2015 scholarships. Get more information and apply.
Networking Help — On Your Schedule
Feeling confused or overwhelmed on how to build your networking knowledge? InfoComm University™ has just what you need: Networking Technology Online.
Dan Lehman, CTS, AVI-SP
"The course touched on all aspects of a network and provided a good base knowledge of how all the pieces tie together. I would definitely recommend others to take the class. Although I will not be building any networks, I will use the information I learned to be able to better communicate my needs."
— Dan Lehman, CTS®, AVI-SP
Take this online course whenever, wherever it fits into your schedule.
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, 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.
The next roundtable with the same topic will take place in Fort Lauderdale on May 15. Register now for this event.
We invite you to attend the following webinar:
Mentoring Across Generations
April 28, 1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
This webinar focuses on awareness of generational differences, how they can impact a mentoring relationship, and ways to leverage the advantages cross-generational relationships provide. Register.