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February 18, 2015

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Countdown to Connections; San Jose as Smart City; More UCC Advice Almost Everyone Ignores; First CTS of 2015; Networking for the AV Industry Program; InfoComm Today Podcast; Step Up to CTS; Gain a Competitive Advantage; AV Education; Join the InfoComm LinkedIn Group; Request for Information

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Integrated Systems Europe Reaches New Heights


AV professionals descended on Amsterdam this month in record numbers, drawn to spectacular technology and industry training. Read the news about the impressive turnout, then listen to executives from Digital Projection, Electrosonic and InfoComm International discuss some of the highlights of ISE from the busy and raucous show floor.


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UCC Advice Almost Everyone Ignores, Part 1


When it comes to setting up an AV collaboration system, many people forget the basics. Like the fact that a webcam is rarely a good solution in a conference room setting. (Seriously, stop trying it.) InfoComm All Voices blogger and Dimension Data Principal Consultant David Danto offers five pieces of advice for designing collaboration systems that you ignore at your peril.


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The Perfect Path: How One Young Professional Found a Career in AV


Chances are you know a young AV professional such as Travis Hopkins, who hails from Washington, D.C. In fact, your story of arriving in the AV industry full of passion may be a lot like his. Read this special feature about a young man's journey to find his calling in AV and ask yourself if you can help someone like Travis become the future of our industry.


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Spectrum 2015: Getting More Crowded


Having evicted wireless audio users from one part of the radio frequency spectrum just a few years ago, the Federal Communications Commission has plans to auction off another band — eventually. This time, some concessions have been made to the many groups that count on wireless microphones. But will it be enough? Read this InfoComm special report.


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More News From InfoComm

 Countdown to Connections

InfoComm Connections, bringing this best of the InfoComm show to Silicon Valley, is just weeks away. Join us March 4-5 at the San Jose Convention Center for the best technology exhibits, InfoComm University™ education, special sessions from IMCCA and NewBay Media, and Manufacturers' Training.

You can even learn while walking the show floor. Tech Talks are free, 30-minute sessions presented by manufacturers and others on communications trends, best practices and new technology innovations. They are conveniently located on the show floor and do not require pre-registration. See the lineup of Tech Talks and learn more about InfoComm Connections. It's not too late to sign up. See you there.

 Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Why is InfoComm Connections being held March 4-5 in San Jose, Calif.? You mean besides the fact that San Jose is practically the heart of the technology universe? The city stays on the cutting edge of solutions that redefine the way people work and play. Watch San Jose Chief Information Officer Vijay Sammeta talk about what makes his city smart.

 UCC Advice Almost Everyone Ignores, Part 2

Setting up a collaboration system has its pitfalls, but so does using one. Call it conferencing etiquette or simply common sense, David Danto's advice for end users will have you enjoying better unified communications and collaboration whether or not you do it wearing pants. Read about it in the All Voices Blog.

 The First CTS of 2015


Rachana Arulkar, CTS

Rachana Arulkar, CTS®, Assistant Manager at Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, Mumbai, India, is the first new CTS holder of 2015. After passing the exam, she plans to use her certified knowledge on the job. "Going forward, the knowledge I gained will definitely help me to deal with various kinds of AV solutions specific to different market segments," Arulkar says.

Interested in earning your CTS? Learn more about the Certified Technology Specialist™ credential and a few ways to prepare.

 Networking for the AV Industry Program

George Brosie, CTS-D

From the U.S., Australia and Europe, to the U.K. and India, plus many more locations around the world, InfoComm University's Networking for the AV Industry Program can help you deliver and troubleshoot the systems your customers want. Sessions are coming soon for this can't-miss course, which guides you from introductory concepts, with Networking Technology Online, to advanced networking issues, with Networked AV Systems.

"Any AV technical person without IT training who works with IT should take Networked AV Systems."
— George Brosie, CTS-D, Vice President of Design and Integration, Innovative Technology Group L.L.C.

 Sweet Sounds of Insight

Take a break from your busy day to hear what's going on at InfoComm International and throughout the AV industry. The InfoComm Today Podcast requires little more than your attention, yet it delivers news, information and a better understanding of professional AV and the opportunities that come with it. What do your peers say about the state of AV integration? What does InfoComm leadership see in our future? And what exactly is an exceptional AV experience? Grab some headphones and choose from the many previously recorded podcasts. Your work will be there when you get back.

 Step Up to CTS

When Orlando Torres set a goal to become a Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS), he enrolled in Essentials of AV Technology Online and took the InfoComm-recognized AV-Technologist Test to help him prepare.

Orlando Torres, CTS

"The AV Technologist Certificate was a natural first step. I have been an AV professional for 15 years and have realized how learning a common language in my profession is beneficial to everyone — myself, my employer, colleagues and clients. This is without a doubt the best way to achieve that goal."
— Orlando Torres, CTS, Senior Media Systems Technician, Team People at the United Nations

Learn more about the certificate program, which is free for members!

 Gain a Competitive Advantage

InfoComm/ANSI standards are incorporated into our curriculum so you know that what you're learning leads to consistent, measurable performance — and that's good for business.

To see how you could benefit from using standards, explore case studies presented at the last Standards Plenary during InfoComm 2014. One company found it could save $30,000 per year by using one of InfoComm's standards.

Read the case studies.

 Education for Everyone in AV

From those starting out in pro AV to experienced industry professionals, InfoComm University can help create a personalized education track based on your role in the market. Through the use of correct, current and concise content, our AV-specific education teaches the latest best practices, plus everything you need to know about digital and networked technology.

Start down your personalized track.

 Join the InfoComm LinkedIn Group

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 15,600 of your closest friends and colleagues and reap the rewards of their collective wisdom.

 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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    March 11


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