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July 9, 2014

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Steady Growth Moves Commercial AV Industry Forward; Call for Nominations; Chart Your Business Strategy at the AV Executive Conference; Make the Network Work for You; My AV Technologist Certificate

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HDBaseT Builds a Base in Pro AV


"The ability to send HDMI video, infrared remote control, RS-232 and Ethernet traffic over the same cable at the same time lures AV integrators to use HDBaseT products," according to Jack Gershfeld of Altinex. Read why HDBaseT may be considered a Swiss Army knife for the AV industry in the latest special report from Tim Kridel.


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InfoComm 2014 Redux


Were you one of the more than 37,000 AV professionals attending InfoComm 2014? Whether you were part of the crowd, or sorry you missed it, this is your chance to catch up on everything from the sanguine to the silly.

InfoComm International® celebrated its 75th Anniversary at the show at the 75th Anniversary Awards dinner. Please join us in congratulating the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award winner John Meyer, Distinguished Achievement Award winner Jack Emerson, Educator of the Year Award winner Joseph Cornwall, CTS®-D, Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year Award winner Ratnesh Javeri, CTS-D, Sustainable AV Award winner Freeman AV Canada, Women in AV Award winners Jan Sandri and Cory Schaeffer, and Young AV Award winners Justin Kennington and Derrick Lund, CTS-D.

Relive InfoComm International's Standards Plenary, the opening keynote, the opening day buzz, as well as the Unified Communications and Collaboration breakfast. Don't miss interviews conducted by Cindy Davis on InfoComm's YouTube page.

Josh Trevithick, CTS

Next, put your hands together for the newest CTS holders.To start, Josh Trevithick, CTS, set the stage by passing his on-site exam first. Then 173 more earned CTS credentials at the show. Congratulations to these newly minted CTS professionals! Ready to join them? Here are some ways you could prepare for the exam.

InfoComm International's Standards and Industry Innovations Experience booth drew a crowd on the show floor. But even if you did not participate, you can still capture the fun. Discover free resources, including the new AV Standards Clearinghouse, the AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Courts and more.

There was one question lingering on the mind of many. Was an exceptional experience had by all at InfoComm 2014? InfoComm Executive Director and CEO shares his thoughts on the use of "booth babes" and how we can move the industry forward in our All Voices blog.

Looking to revisit the show? Viewing the rAVe On Demand videos is like taking a virtual tour of the show floor. Review breaking news in the InfoComm Show Daily (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3), produced by NewBay Media. And catch up on products and events you might have missed on InfoComm TV.

You won't want to miss our daily podcasts from InfoComm 2014. Revisit trends, hear from award winners, and listen to a roundup of the technologies featured.

Want an attendee's perspective? Josh Srago, CTS shares his observation that the AV industry is continuing to grow and expand its reach. While most people came for the classes, and equipment being shown, their professional profiles spoke volumes about where the decision-making power is headed. He discusses his impressions of the record-attended show in his All Voices post.

Thousands of AV professionals took training at InfoComm 2014. If you couldn't make it, you can still experience renowned training and earn renewal units. Explore InfoComm University™'s online courses that cover AV math, install, networking and much more — all available whenever you have time.

Do you want to be part of the education program at InfoComm's shows around the world? Share your expertise by responding to our Call for Presenters. InfoComm University is actively looking for instructors for Integrated Systems Europe and InfoComm 2015. Submit your proposal today.

We hope to see you in Orlando, June 13-19, at InfoComm 2015!


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 Steady Growth Moves Commercial AV Industry Forward

A new study by Acclaro Growth Partners is projecting that audiovisual products and services will become a $116 billion global industry by 2016. The 2014 Global AV Market Definition and Strategy Study, conducted on behalf of InfoComm International, is the only worldwide study aimed at sizing the commercial audiovisual industry. More

 Call for Nominations

Members wishing to nominate candidates for the InfoComm International Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee should send the name, contact information and a brief bio to Duffy Wilbert, CTS, CAE, InfoComm Senior Vice President of Member Services, by July 21, 2014.

 Chart Your Business Strategy at the AV Executive Conference

InfoComm's AV Executive Conference, held September 17-19 in Scottsdale, Arizona, is an event you won't want to miss. Learn more about the presenters who will help attendees develop a shared lexicon for describing, visualizing, assessing and changing business models. This is an event that CEOs and management teams won't want to miss — register today to take advantage of early bird pricing!

 Make the Network Work for You

You've heard it before: "Everyone needs networked AV." Now you can learn the skills to master the network through InfoComm University. Take Networked AV Systems in Richardson, TX, July 16-18 or Sept. 10-12.

 My AV Technologist Certificate

Zanipar Siadari

"The AV Technologist Certificate is part of Epson's company initiative to support our customers and exceed their vision. This certificate shows that we have the AV knowledge to create a solution for our customers' needs."

— Zanipar Siadari, InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist, Epson Singapore Pte Ltd


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