NewBay Media Acquires AV-iQ From InfoComm International
NewBay Media, publisher of leading commercial AV magazines has acquired AV-IQ, the AV industry's Equipment, Providers Directory & Industry Resource Center, from InfoComm International®. AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes equipment database, case studies, local service directories, product comparison tools, and much more. It features My-iQ, a personalized, cloud-based industry information resource that allows users to select sources, choose their own content, decide when to receive alerts, manage their own project lists, and search current and historical data by brand, product type, or date.
"InfoComm has proudly owned AV-iQ for 14 years and has overseen its development from a simple online catalog to the robust, comprehensive resource it is today," says David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. "I was initially surprised, albeit flattered, when NewBay approached InfoComm about purchasing this asset. However, as the InfoComm leadership team evaluated the offer, we came to realize that a successful private enterprise, like NewBay, would be better situated to leverage this data solution than a non-profit association ever could."
Understand the Story Behind AV Industry Growth
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 InfoComm International Global AV Market Definition and Strategy Study (MDSS), conducted on behalf of InfoComm International®, is the only worldwide study aimed at sizing the commercial audiovisual industry.
The growth of conferencing, signal management, AV acquisition and delivery equipment and streaming media resulted in an 11 percent compound annual growth in demand for AV products and services between 2012 and 2016. The study finds that the audiovisual industry currently generates $92 billion a year. To learn more about what's fueling growth in regions around the world, purchase the MDSS today.
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Why I Earned the CTS
"I got my CTS certification because I wanted to add credibility to my career in AV. Continuing my education allows me to be a better resource to my customers and my company."
— Renee Staul, CTS, Belden
Consider This CTS-D Preparation
InfoComm University™ is now accepting applicants for the famous AV Design Boot Camp, Oct. 20-28 in Fairfax, VA. Here's one reason to explore the three back-to-back classes:
"The Boot Camp courses definitely helped me prepare for the CTS®-D exam. I felt so confident from the course and passed on my first try.
— Graham Espe, CTS-I, CTS-D, Hamilton College, ITS - Audiovisual Services, Multimedia Systems Technician
Integrated Systems Events to Expand Smart Building Conferences
The Smart Building Conference (SBC) is expanding significantly in the coming months with the staging of four events addressing some of Europe's most energetic markets for audiovisual technology and systems integration. Conference organizer Integrated Systems Events, a joint venture between InfoComm International and CEDIA, has announced a schedule that will see the SBC stop off in London, Berlin and Milan this coming autumn, before returning to Amsterdam for ISE 2015 next February.
Open a New World of Standards Resources
Imagine one document that shows you all standards — not just InfoComm International®'s — that relate to your work in AV. Discover the AV Standards Clearinghouse. Developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, in a collaborative effort with InfoComm, this free resource allows you to sort standards by region, topic and industry role, and more. Get your copy now.