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December 10, 2014

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InfoComm Board 2015; Smart Working; Free Education at ISE; InfoComm Connections; Networked AV Systems; CTS Testing at ISE, Certified Professionals Directory

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How Pro AV Improves Unified Communications


No one disputes that unified communications and collaboration technology can dramatically improve the way an organization operates. But what if the technology is integrated so inadequately that users hang up in the middle of conference calls or leave videoconferencing systems underutilized? That's where trained AV professionals come into play. Download the free InfoComm International® white paper, The Role of the Audiovisual Industry in Unified Communications and Collaboration.


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Networked AV in Depth: Securing AV Devices


How do you make sure no one can eavesdrop on your client's videoconference? How do you know hackers can't send their own content to a network of digital signs? With more AV systems on the network, it's important that AV professionals know how to protect them as if they were desktop computers or mission-critical servers. Read about the issues and the measures pros should take in this special report.


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InfoComm Today: State of the Integrator 2014


What do falling oil prices have to do with the state of the AV industry? It depends on who you ask. But at least one of the AV executives on the latest InfoComm Today Podcast has concerns. Plus, get their views on the current business climate, the hottest customer segments, and what "the cloud" has to do with AV. New podcast feature: word association. Listen now.


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AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Higher Education


InfoComm volunteers have spent months producing a definitive guide to help technology professionals in higher education integrate AV into 21st-century learning spaces. The 158-page document is free to download and includes everything from descriptions of education technologies, to design considerations for learning spaces, to best practices in project planning, budgeting and coordination. Learn more and download this valuable resource.


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More News From InfoComm

 2015 to Usher in New Leadership

InfoComm International welcomes the newest members of the Board of Directors: Frank Culotta, CTS®, of Symco, Maria Gaitan of Grupo Niza and Joe Pham of QSC Audio Products. In addition, Julian Phillips of Whitlock has been reappointed to the Board, and current Board member Gary Hall, CTS-D, CTS-I, of Cisco Systems, has been elected Secretary-Treasurer.

InfoComm would like to thank outgoing Board members Tony Warner, CTS-D, of RTKL, Jeff Faber of Sharp's Audio Visual and Jeff Stoebner of AVI Systems for their service and dedication.

InfoComm also welcomes the newest members of the Leadership Search Committee, which was established in 2008 to identify and mentor volunteers to serve on committees and stand for election. New to the LSC are Gary Hall of Cisco Systems, Victoria Dade of Sonic Foundry, Robert Grubb of Bose Corp. and Jay Rohe of Milestone AV Technologies.

 Smart Working: Am I Working Now?

As technology permeates lives, and unified communications and collaboration makes every location a virtual conference room, our industry expert wonders what it all means for the definition of "work." Read about it and share your perspective in the All Voices Blog.

 InfoComm Announces Education Line-Up at ISE 2015

As in previous years, InfoComm will offer its InfoComm University™ training free to members at Integrated Systems Europe 2015. Look for classes on 4K and streaming, BYOD, and digital audio protocols. Read the news.

 Join us for InfoComm Connections!

This scaled-down version of the larger InfoComm show allows you to get a taste of what is to come in June. We packed InfoComm University training, face-to-face time with the top AV manufacturers, and opportunities to network with your peers into two full days at the San Jose Convention Center in California, March 4-5. You'll also have a chance to see the latest in AV technology and what our exhibitors have to offer to help your company.

Check out some of our sessions at InfoComm Connections:

  • Projectors: The Big Picture
  • Exceptional Audiovisual
  • Future Trends for Higher Education
  • Successful Project Management for Audiovisual Design and Installation

Learn more about InfoComm Connections and be sure to register.

 Make the Network Work for You

Whether your background is AV or IT, communicating can be a challenge when it comes to AV devices on the network. Save time, money and stress by learning networking technology from an AV perspective with two specialized courses: Networking Technology Online, an online course you can take on demand, and Networked AV Systems coming to Orlando, Fla., Jan. 21-23, 2015.

If you've already taken these courses and want to dive deeper, explore the Networked AV Professional Track.

 CTS Testing at ISE

You can take the CTS®, CTS-D and CTS-I exams at Integrated Systems Europe, Feb. 10-12, 2015, in Amsterdam. In preparation, heed the advice of Oyvind Berg, CTS, of Viju AS, who earned his CTS at ISE.

"CTS Prep Online made it a lot easier to refresh specific topics the last days before the exam. I feel pretty confident that the course helped me pass the CTS exam."

Schedule your exam before seats sell out.

 How Many CTS Holders are in Your Area?

InfoComm's Certified Professionals Directory attracts more than 1,000 searches per month, which means people definitely are looking for certified professionals.

Here are some of the ways you can use the directory:

  • If you're a consultant seeking to specify a CTS or specialty CTS designation, you'll want to browse by location to find out how many CTS holders are near your project.
  • Use the search to verify credentials. If you want to check to see if someone has a CTS, search by their name.
  • If you're thinking of earning the CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I, you can search to find out how many others in your area have earned the credential.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Leadership Skills
    Dec. 16

  • Digital Signage in Banking
    Dec. 17

  • Media Engagement in Retail
    Dec. 18


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