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February 4, 2015

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6 Ways to Better Utilize LinkedIn; Analogy Alert: Donít Do This; Three Weeks Until InfoComm Live; Women of InfoComm Network Council at ISE; B-Smart Small AV Business Series; 2015 Education Catalog Online; AV/IT Technologies That Are Changing the Industry; Earn Your CTS at ISE; AV Glossary; Weekly Reading; Design and Install Training; Membership Has Its Benefits

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Acoustics — Critical Seasoning for the Exceptional Experience


If sound is the stepchild to picture, then acoustics is the junior partner of sound. At least thatís how it seems sometimes. But the practice of acoustics design in spaces used for AV is more important than ever, especially as recent trends make it more challenging to communicate content effectively. Read about it in the InfoComm International® special report.


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HDBaseT: Whatís in Store for Pro AV?


HDBaseT, the technology for transmitting AV, control, power and more over Category cabling, recently became an IEEE standard. What does that mean for AV professionals? We asked one of the technologyís most prominent proponents. We even got insight into that niggling HDBaseT issue: interoperability. Itís in the All Voices Blog.


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Unified Communications and Collaboration: Overcoming Challenges


In the second of a three-part special report on the role of AV professionals in unified communications and collaboration, we look at the challenges to effective UCC solutions and how AV pros can help solve them. From interface design to the room environment, several factors help determine whether UCC users can communicate effectively. Read more.


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Meeting 2012 ADA Compliance Requirements for Assistive Listening


Listen Technologiesí Cory Schaeffer offers critical, in-depth insight into how the Americans with Disabilities Act impacts AV professionals and the venues they serve. If you donít know what the law requires of your next install in terms of assistive-listening systems, you need to brush up.


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Request for Information


InfoComm is engaging the industry in a series of technical papers created to explain current trends, collect industry insight and best practices, and describe ways in which AV professionals can exploit technology for their and their clients' benefit. On the docket for 2015: 4K, wireless AV and digital signage. InfoComm intends to engage industry participants in the production of these technical papers. To that end, InfoComm issues this request for information.


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More News From InfoComm

 6 Ways to Better Utilize LinkedIn

Social media should be about more than being social. LinkedIn, in particular, can be your own personal customer relationship management system — if you know what to do with it. Hereís how one AV executive uses LinkedIn to get an edge in business. You should try it.

 Join the InfoComm LinkedIn Group

Speaking of LinkedIn, the InfoComm LinkedIn Group is where AV professionals like you share insights, ask questions, talk about technology, find out what the association is up to, and much more. Join more than 15,500 of your closest friends and colleagues and reap the rewards of their collective wisdom.

 Analogy Alert: Donít Do This

What does a terrible experience with an Internet service provider have to do with pro AV? Not a lot, unless, like this service provider, you fail to perform a proper needs assessment for your clients. Sometimes it helps to observe othersí shortcomings so they donít become yours.

 Three Weeks Until InfoComm Live 2015

What could be better than networking with live events professionals in San Diego in February? Register now and join executives from the live events industry for InfoComm Live 2015, Feb. 25-26, at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa on San Diego's Mission Bay. Come share your war stories with your live events peers, learn new strategies and relax on a steamship cruise.

Your registration will also confirm your spot into a live Google Hangout with Eric Papp, author of Leadership By Choice, to get a sneak peek into his EVENTure: Training and Mentoring workshop during InfoComm Live. Papp will show you how you can start increasing the performance of your employees by using the mentor-coaching model — and how to implement the model before the conference. Be sure to join the Google Hangout tomorrow, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. EST.

 Industry Leaders to Meet at ISE

Time is running out to register for the Women of InfoComm Network Council breakfast at Integrated Systems Europe. The event is Feb. 11 at the First Lounge restaurant at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam. Sarah Joyce, Vice President, EMEA, of Electrosonic Ltd., and Diana Danziger, Consultant, Inez Consulting Ltd., will address attendees about opportunities for women in technology.

Enjoy a roundtable discussion and ample time for networking. All are invited. Learn more.

 Free Webinar Series to Grow Your Small Business

Imagine becoming more profitable, reducing chaos and wasted effort, and taking the reins of your business development. InfoComm wants to help you do just that. The free, B-Smart Small AV Business Series of webinars, sponsored by Digital Projection and Kramer Electronics, starts today. It was designed with you in mind and features project management expert Brad Malone, PMP (pictured). If you own or work at a small AV integration company, you canít miss the valuable insights.

Itís not too late to sign up for the next two webinars in this series:

If you missed todayís session, it will be available in the Resources section of as a recorded webinar.

 2015 Education: Practical. Technical. Proven.

Youíve been waiting for it. Now the virtual InfoComm University™ 2015 Education Catalog is here. Explore new courses, learn why we teach AV and discover a personalized path to advancing your career and business.

View the virtual catalog today.

 AV/IT Technologies That Are Changing the Industry

Don't miss AV/IT Technologies That are Changing the Industry and the rest of the high-caliber education at InfoComm Connections, March 4-5 in San Jose. Explore all of your options — including how you can earn renewal units at this new conference for technology managers.

Are you thinking about earning your CTS® this year? While youíre at the conference, test your knowledge with InfoComm Universityís new, one-day course designed to help you master multiple choice test-taking with timed, interactive drills using real CTS exam practice questions. Find out more about the one-day session on March 3 in San Jose.

 Earn Your CTS at ISE

Greg Moores, CTS

All three CTS exams will be given at Integrated Systems Europe, Feb. 10-12, in Amsterdam. Find out how to enroll in the CTS Study Session and reserve one of the limited-number of exams seats before the show starts.

ďCTS is becoming the benchmark standard for integrators in the U.K. AV consultants often request the CTS credentials of proposed staff to work on their projects.Ē
— Greg Moores, CTS, Feltech

 Your AV Industry, From A to Z

Youíve been working in the professional AV industry for a while. You know the lingo. But just to make sure weíre all speaking the same language (and in case any terms slip your mind), InfoComm has created an AV industry glossary. Use it when words escape you, or send the link to clients when they need to know more about what youíre proposing. Itís an invaluable resource. Look up something today.

 Because Reading is Still Fundamental

InfoComm Director of Editorial Services Brad Grimes shares the online stories that catch his attention. Most recently, he had the Internet of Things on his list. If youíre just catching up, you can find past editions of the Weekly Reading series at the InfoComm All Voices Blog. Bookmark, share, and make a habit of Weekly Reading today.

 Live Design and Installation Training

Learn the latest in best practices for AV design and installation through live, hands-on instruction in Fairfax, Va. With InfoComm University's AV Design courses, in Fairfax Feb. 23-March 3, youíll gain a keen understanding of the calculation, documentation and networking skills required for AV design — plus the expertise to work with other professionals.

For AV installers, Installation 1: System Fabrication, March 23-25, and Installation 2: Setup and Verification, March 26-28, will guide you through everything you need to know before and after power.

 Save With InfoCommís Business Affinity Programs

Did you know that with your InfoComm membership you have access to business discounts at a number of service providers through our Affinity Programs? Corelytics is part of the program and can help you get ahead of the curve in 2015. The Corelytics Dashboard provides companies with the most current and accurate data available so you can monitor the health of the AV industry and make sound business decisions — all at a 20-percent discount for InfoComm members.

Learn more about the Business Affinity Program and other membership benefits.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Unified Communications and Collaboration: What Does the AV Pro Offer?
    Feb. 11

  • How to Conduct and Document a Needs Analysis
    March 4


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