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InfoComm Update

April 1, 2015

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Register for InfoComm 2015; The Bias of Net Neutrality Rules; New CTS-I Exam Guide; School’s in Session at InfoComm 2015; Church Technical Leaders; Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship; Get Your CTS at the Show; InfoComm Awards; Roundtables Galore

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Get it Direct From Dave


InfoComm International® Executive Director and CEO Dave Labuskes, CTS®, RCDD, shares his thoughts in brand-new blog, Dave Direct. Bookmark it and check back often. In his latest post, Dave encourages discussion of controversial matters, but hopefully in a more civil manner. “Focus on solving the issue,” he writes, “not just stirring the pot.” Read more.


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Making Digital Signage Stand Out


Digital signage is all grown up. In a short time, it has proven to be an effective, pervasive AV medium for communicating information, influencing behavior and showcasing brands. So how can digital signage be better? How can digital signage users ensure their solutions achieve their goals instead of just generating visual noise? “It’s all about engaging the viewer and motivating them to take the action,” says one expert. This InfoComm special report offers ideas.


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Three Exceptional Days at InfoComm 2015


AV technology managers, this one’s for you. For the first in a series of InfoComm 2015 cheat sheets, we give tech managers more suggestions of what to do this June in Orlando than you can swing an attendee badge at. And if you like bonuses, there’s also a three-day bonus of tech manager education before the show even starts. Read all about it.


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The Trouble With HDCP


InfoComm Senior Technical Editor Nermina Miller sits down with Aurora Multimedia CEO Paul Harris to talk high-bandwidth digital content protection and its impact on pro-AV installations. What interoperability challenges are lurking? And should customers wait to embrace 4K video until the dust settles around all the various related standards and protocols? Probably not. Get the scoop.


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Open Mic: Net Neutrality, USB, South by Southwest


Join AV pros for a fast and furious discussion of technology issues, from net neutrality to InfoComm 2015, USB to the cloud, iPad control systems to CTS certification. Why did InfoComm dispatch its director of education program development to Austin, Texas, for the edgy and raucous South by Southwest conference? Listen in and find out.


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More News From InfoComm

 Register for InfoComm 2015

Don’t delay. Registration for the June show in Orlando, Fla., is now open. Tap into your DIY side and build yourself the perfect combination of training, certification, events and more. And follow the Events by InfoComm Blog for additional news and information about everything InfoComm 2015 as well as other InfoComm activities. Register today.

 The Bias of Net Neutrality Rules

Maybe you’ve heard that there is a debate going on about something called net neutrality. And maybe you have an opinion, based on your video streaming habits at home. But the rules handed down by the Federal Communications Commission could have an effect on professional AV. Josh Srago, CTS, Manager of Audio Visual Engineering at Integrated Communication Systems (ICS) and member of the InfoComm Certification Committee, spells it out for you.

 A New CTS-I Exam Resource

If you excel at learning from books, the just-published CTS-I Exam Guide from InfoComm International and McGraw-Hill Education is a complete study resource. You can fit this self-paced prep work into your schedule anytime, anywhere.

Learn more and order your copy. And stay tuned for news about the CTS-D Exam Guide, now in the works.

 School’s in Session at InfoComm 2015

Columbia College in Chicago is sending students from its Audio Arts and Acoustics Department to InfoComm 2015. Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, Lead Audiovisual Design Engineer at Zdi, who is also a graduate of the program and an instructor for Columbia College’s AV Systems Design class, explains why.

 Church Group to Host Conference at InfoComm 2015

Church Technical Leaders, an international group of paid and volunteer church technical artists serving their local churches, is partnering with InfoComm to provide an educational conference at InfoComm 2015. Sessions will be offered in audio, lighting, video and leadership development. Read the news.

 Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship

Do you know any exceptional university students who plan to go into AV? Nominate them for the Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship, established by the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF). Applications are due by May 1, 2015. Learn more.

 Get Your CTS at InfoComm 2015

Want to join your peers at the CTS Wall to celebrate your accomplishment? With onsite prep options, including the new CTS-D Testing Drill, you could study for the exam and take it right at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando — all before the floor opens.

In the AV industry, a Certified Technology Specialist™ is the only ANSI-accredited certification. As a CTS, you gain instant recognition as a professional who knows industry best practices and can get the job done right. With 3,000 searches each month on, it's clear that CTS holders are in demand. Learn more and register for the CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I exams today.

 Who Will Shine at InfoComm 2015?

The AV community is full of supportive and like-minded individuals working to shape and elevate the industry. If one of your AV peers has made a difference in your life, career, or the AV industry, nominate him or her for an award in AV. Eight different awards will be handed out this year at InfoComm 2015. New for 2015: the CTS Holder of the Year Award.

Applications are due by April 15, 2015. Learn more.

 Join InfoComm for Roundtable Variety

You may have noticed we have a few new Roundtables to talk about. As you already know, InfoComm’s popular Roundtable events feature an engaging presentation about what it means to deliver an exceptional AV experience, as well as a chance for you to voice your opinions and network with peers.

Now, in addition to our standard InfoComm Roundtables, we’ve introduced two new events:

  • Roundtable Plus is co-located at an industry-related show. You can attend just the Roundtable or enjoy a full day of networking, sessions and new technology.
  • Roundtable Connect starts with a short presentation, after which you’ll enjoy a networking reception so you can catch up with colleagues and make new business connections in a relaxed atmosphere.

“InfoComm International’s Roundtable Plus events are always good for connecting with industry faces and, even better, to meet new ones. Good high-level topics, and you could breeze through vendor tables to see 2015 technology. I’d recommend going to keep the networking and technical mind lubed.”
—Andrew Otero, Business Development Specialist, Mission Critical Solutions

Stay tuned for upcoming Roundtables coming soon to New York and Austin. And check the list of all upcoming Roundtables.

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    April 15


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