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September 17, 2014

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Behind the Scenes of the AVSPV Guide; Breaking News From InfoComm India; AV Executive Conference Podcasts; Join the Certification Steering Committee; No More Digital Signage Stress; Power Up Your Installations; Thanks, Chuck!; Case Studies Prove Success of InfoComm Standards; In Memoriam

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Now Hear This: The First APEx Company Speaks Out


In this InfoComm Today Podcast, hear from the first AV Provider of Excellence (APEx), Zdi Inc. of Normal, Illinois. APEx is a new designation from InfoComm International® that recognizes AV companies' dedication to world-class design, integration and customer service. What does it take to reach the APEx? Listen now.


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Download the AV Systems Performance Verification Guide


The brand-new Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Guide serves as a companion to ANSI/INFOCOMM standard 10:2013. It describes how to implement each verification item in the standard through theory and sample test sheets. Download the guide as a PDF or as an ePub, which you can read on most tablet and mobile devices. Learn more and start raising the bar on your projects today.


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[VIDEO!] Thatís an Exceptional Experience


Today's AV professionals are not in the equipment business — they're in the experience business, combining content, space and technology to craft an event, communicate a message and more. InfoComm is dedicated to promoting "exceptional experiences" through education, certification, industry standards and in-person events. What goes into creating an exceptional experience? Take a look.


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Weekly Reading: Apparent Apple #Fail in Live Events


As an AV pro, chances are you've had to stream an event or arrange for an event to be streamed. (Or you've just watched a live stream yourself.) It doesn't always go smoothly, does it? Imagine if half the planet were watching. Read about this and other carefully curated tech stories in the All Voices Blog.


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More News From InfoComm

 It's the Document You've Been Waiting for (Even if You Didn't Know It)

Richard Morrison (pictured) of Norman Disney & Young chaired the InfoComm task force that published the new Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Guide. How does he think the industry will benefit from the guide and the AV Systems Performance Verification standard? Read about it in the All Voices Blog.

 Breaking News From InfoComm India

Biamp Systems and InfoComm announced a joint effort to provide discounted training in India for professionals seeking to prepare for InfoComm's Certified Technology Specialist™ exam. Classes will be offered in 2015 in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.

InfoComm's CTS® designations are the only audiovisual certification programs accredited by the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Although no classes are required to take the CTS exam, many industry professionals find it helpful to have instructor interaction when preparing for the test. CTS Prep, sponsored by Biamp, will help meet the needs of Indian AV professionals, who don't get many local opportunities for in-person preparatory classes.

 Can't Make it to the AV Executive Conference?

Bookmark the InfoComm Today Podcast page. We'll be recording from the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Arizona, where the AV Executive Conference kicks off this week. Hear what your peers are saying about golf, sun and business insights.

 Want to Lead Your CTS Community?

Help shape the industry by running for a position on InfoComm's Certification Steering Committee. This year, CTS holders will elect three representatives to the committee. Make sure your contact information is up to date so you'll receive your ballot when it's time to vote. Learn more and apply.

 No More Digital Signage Stress

When you're tasked with deploying or managing a digital signage system, you can feel overwhelmed. InfoComm University™ has the help you need — help that you can access right now, wherever you are. Find the answers to your questions with Digital Signage for Technology Managers Online.

Joseph Julian, CTS

"I will certainly use the information I learned from this course as we develop our own digital signage upgrade and would highly recommend it to any organization that looked into digital signage as a communications tool they'd consider employing."
— Joseph Julian, CTS, Multimedia Products Analyst at Lockheed Martin

 AV in Higher Education

Trends in higher education have converged to create a perfect storm of opportunity for the AV industry. From massive open online courses to so-called blended learning, new technology is changing the way professors reach students (and vice versa). But before you design the perfect university AV system, it's important to understand what instructors are trying to accomplish. Read more in this special report.

 Power up Your Installations

With a curriculum customized to your on-the-job needs, InfoComm University brings you specialized AV training and the chance to collaborate and network with your peers. Build racks, use simulations to equalize systems, learn from video tutorials and dig into content customized for your role in these courses, coming to Fairfax, Va.:

 Thanks, Chuck!

Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I, chair of InfoComm's Certification Committee, recently donated a new projector to the association. If you were following the #avselfie hash tag during InfoComm 2014, you know Chuck was everywhere, from the booths to the CTS Wall of Fame (#CTSWall). For his efforts, a selfie he took with InfoComm CEO David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, won Chuck an ASK Proxima projector from the folks at AV Nation. He, in turn, gave the projector to InfoComm in support of its ongoing education and certification efforts.

 Case Studies Prove Success of InfoComm Standards

Did you miss the InfoComm Standards and Industry Innovations Plenary at InfoComm 2014? See the slideshow from the event and learn more about case studies that show the benefits of using InfoComm standards.

 In Memoriam

Brad Weber, CTS, president of muse Audio Video in Marietta, Ga., died Sept. 5 after battling cancer. During his time in the AV industry, Brad was an active InfoComm volunteer. He served on the Independent Consultants in Audiovisual Technologies (ICAT) council and the task group that produced ANSI/INFOCOMM 2M-2010: Standard Guide for Audiovisual Design and Coordination Processes. He was also an adjunct faculty member for InfoComm University.

Remembered as "one of the good guys" in an online industry forum, Brad was considered "a great contributor and a clear thinker." Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk 2014 or Loving Arms Cancer Outreach.

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