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May 14, 2014

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Counting Down to InfoComm 2014; Master AV on the Network — Special Offer; New Content Added to the Elements of Setup and Verification Online; Why I Earned the InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist Certificate

Upcoming Webinars

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The Nuts and Bolts of Using WebRTC in Pro AV


WebRTC is one of the hottest topics in pro AV, with plenty of hand-wringing about whether it will commoditize video conferencing or grow the market by creating more endpoints that SIP and H.323 systems can connect to. Either way, it's clear that there's already enough customer interest that AV pros need to figure out how to support it. Read more in Tim Kridel's special report.


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This Time, It's Personal: Social Media Integrates Itself Into Event AV


Like peanut butter and chocolate, in retrospect it seems inevitable that social media and live-event AV technology would make for a cool mashup. Increasingly, we're seeing pictures and video from Facebook, and images and comments from Twitter and Instagram leaping from users' mobile devices onto 60-inch LCDs and 20-foot projection screens at corporate and other types of events. Dan Daley gives an in-depth look at this trend.


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Post-Initial Client Meeting: Clearing the Fog and Connecting the Dots


Jay McCutcheon, CTS®-D/DSCE-DE/DMC-E, offers some wisdom and tips for handling the post-initial client meeting. This is Jay's third post on sale-to-design-to-install-to-commission process in the AV industry. We encourage you to read his other posts for InfoComm's All Voices blog, especially if you're new to the industry.


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Who Can Save Us in the Battle for Net Neutrality Now?


Josh Srago peers into the future with his latest All Voices installment on the topic of net neutrality. "Let's assume that this victory for the ISPs gets implemented into our way of life…" Read and weigh in with your thoughts and predictions.


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Celebrating 75th Anniversary: An Interview With Leonard Suskin, CTS-D, Audiovisual Design Consultant for Shen, Milson & Wilke


Leonard went from coordinating cable pulls by electricians to learning more and more about the technology, eventually moving away from the field side of things toward project management, then system design, and now finally into the consultant role. Read more about his AV career story.


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Leonard Suskin, CTS-D


More News from InfoComm

 Counting Down to InfoComm 2014

Sign Up for INTRIGUE: Create Interest and Win Buy-In From Decision Makers

Meet Sam Horn, renowned author, keynote speaker, communications strategist and executive coach to Cisco, Intel, Boeing, NASA and more at InfoComm 2014. Discover her bottom-line boosting results when you attend INTRIGUE: Create Interest and Win Buy-In From Decision Makers, Thursday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Get a sneak peek of Sam Horn in this video clip from her recent TEDx speech. To hear Sam, sign up for this session and the Women in Technology Breakfast when you register for InfoComm 2014.

CTS Exam Seats at InfoComm 2014 Going Fast

If you're thinking of taking your CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I exam at InfoComm 2014, don't put off the decision much longer. Find out how to book your exam, June 16-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center while you still can. Talk to your account manager about your options for preparing for the exam.











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 Master AV on the Network — Special Offer

AMX is sponsoring a networked AV systems training package that you can't miss. Enroll in Networked AV Systems, May 21-23 in Richardson, TX. Plus, you'll get access to Networking Technology Online, a great resource for AV professionals. Explore more about this program and find other dates.

 New Content Added to the Elements of Setup and Verification Online

Check out the updates to Elements of Setup and Verification Online. You'll love the technical additions in the networking and verifying video signals sections. View the complete course agenda.

 Why I Earned the InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist Certificate

Peter Babigian PE, RCDD, LEED AP

"As the leader of an integrated consulting practice that provides holistic technology solutions in AV, IT and physical security, I am working toward better cross-training and knowledge across all three of these areas. To enable me to be conversant in the audiovisual area, I am working toward CTS certification and found that the Recognized AV Technologist Certificate would be a good stepping stone along that path."

— Peter Babigian PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Cerami Consultants in Acoustics, AV, IT & Security

Learn more about this certificate program — free for all employees at InfoComm member companies.

 Upcoming Webinars

We invite you to attend the following webinars:

  • InfoComm International's new APEx Program for Systems Integrators
    May 20 1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
    A marketing recognition program for integration companies and AV design consulting firms, APEx recognizes the best of the best. Join us for this webinar to discuss the requirements of the new program and how the APEx designation is instrumental to success in your business.

  • Digital Signage in Hospitality
    May 21, 1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
    Hospitality is one of the primary digital signage markets as operators of hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes use place-based digital display to improve their patrons' experience and maximize revenues. This informative session will show you the ways and results of using digital signage for information boards, event calendars, function room signage and onsite facility promotion.

  • The Reality of Radio Frequency (RF) Access Changes to AV Users
    May 28, 1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
    As a consequence of the Analogue to Digital Switchover and the subsequent sell-off of this spectrum, wireless microphones have become a mainstay topic for AV users. This seminar will cover how different types of wireless systems operate, from analogue to digital, from UHF to 2.4 GHz, and further aim to demystify some of the confusion that surrounds this vital topic for the AV industry.

  • Manufacturers' Training: Kramer Electronics — 4K: There’s More Than Meets the Eye!
    May 29, 1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
    4K (UHDTV) is coming, and as usual, there's lots of incomplete information or misinformation circulating about this new video and display format. But 4K isn't just about more pixels on the screen – there are many changes in the works that will make UHDTV a substantial upgrade from 2K. In this 30-minute session, you'll learn about pixel counts and aspect ratio definitions, new codecs for streaming 4K video, new imaging and more.

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