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August 6, 2014

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NewBay Media Acquires AV-iQ From InfoComm International; Understand the Story Behind AV Industry Growth; Choose From 3 CTS Prep Locations; AV Network Panic; Why I Earned the CTS; Consider This CTS-D Preparation; Integrated Systems Events to Expand Smart Building Conferences; Open a New World of Standards Resources

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Want to Deep-Dive Into IPv6?


The advent of IPv6 addresses the rising global issue of IP address shortage. As the number of networked devices continues to grow, AV integrators might begin considering this option. Tim Kridel polls the industry about IPv6 adoption in his latest special report.


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AV and IT Technology-in-Arms


Are you worried about how AV/IT convergence might affect your future as an AV professional? Josh Srago breaks down the terms of this engagement in his latest All Voices post, suggesting that, rather than being at odds, the industries stand to benefit and learn from each other.


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UCC for All


Until fairly recently, when technology managers got a request to set up videoconferencing and collaboration systems, the options were separated by a chasm of options and price. At one end were very expensive, immersive telepresence rooms offering the highest quality audio, video and collaboration technologies to enable remote meetings. At the other end of the spectrum, options were limited to a handful of companies offering a bridge that enabled a video connection via the Web, and the ability to share slide presentations, and often a dial-in connection for voice with a static image of the presenter. See what IMCCA has to say about today's conferencing options.


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Broaden Your Thinking at InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference


If you haven't made arrangements for your management teams to attend this year's InfoComm AV Executive Conference (AVEC), Sept. 17–19, you could miss out on some industry-changing thinking. Take a look at our great speakers, advisors to companies including HP, Intel, Philips, Genentech and IBM, who are sharing their expert insights with the industry next month in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Forget everything you know about conferences — you won't be sitting quietly, taking notes. Instead, you'll be interacting with the best names in business, and rolling up your sleeves to start planning concrete actions to advance your enterprise. This highly interactive program will empower you and your team to think about your strategic plan in new ways never imagined. Register today.


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Economic Snapshot Tracks Shifting Sentiment


For the past six years, InfoComm has surveyed its members about the economic outlook of the commercial audiovisual industry. The InfoComm Economic Snapshot, a free report for InfoComm members, shares sentiments about the current AV marketplace, and contains insights into members' thoughts about the future. These findings are compiled into the InfoComm Performance Index and the InfoComm Demand Index.

The latest Snapshot anticipates slow and steady growth for the industry. There is also a special look at sound reinforcement. Download your copy today.


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More News From InfoComm

 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.

 Choose From 3 CTS Prep Locations

Gain confidence before you take the CTS® exam with help from CTS Prep, a three-day, instructor-led class. Browse upcoming dates in Chicago, Orlando and Philadelphia.

 AV Network Panic?

When you're tasked with delivering an exceptional AV experience on the IP network, it is a lot of pressure. But you can do it. Networked AV Systems is just what you need. Find dates and locations of this three-day class all around the world.

 Why I Earned the CTS

Renee Staul

"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.


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