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June 10, 2015

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Career Advice; Process Improvement; HOW Training at InfoComm 2015; Vergauwen Scholarship; Indianapolis Roundtable; AES67; Standards Plenary; CTS in Orlando; Sales and Marketing Training; Volunteer for InfoComm; Meet Your Customer Service Reps

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These IT Execs Get AV


IT executives may be much more AV-savvy than many in our industry think. And as one told us for this InfoComm International® special report, “We are the people integrators are going to need to talk to.” Learn how IT executives at three major enterprises approach AV and incorporate it into their technology strategies.


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Video! Everything UCC at InfoComm 2015


There are several ways to get all the latest news and information about unified communications and collaboration at InfoComm 2015 next week in Orlando. For example, you can take a deep dive on Tues., June 16, before the show floor even opens as part of the UCC Solutions Summit. In this video, David Danto of Dimension Data and IMCCA, and a panel of fellow experts preview the topics, trends and UCC sessions you can expect to learn from. Check it out.


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Perfect Timing and the Internet of Things


You’ve probably heard of (or used) Audio Video Bridging (AVB), a set of IEEE standards often employed to transmit audio (and video) over networks. But do you know AVB by its new name, Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN)? We catch up with members of the AVnu Alliance, a trade group organized to promote and certify AVB/TSN solutions. Read what they have to say about the future of these important standards and what they have to do with the Internet of Things.


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Explore the Benefits of InfoComm’s APEx Program


InfoComm has made important changes to the Audiovisual Providers of Excellence (APEx) Program. In this recorded webinar, you will learn how your AV design or integration firm can benefit from the program and hear from former InfoComm President Scott Walker, CTS®-D, LEED AP, CEO of Waveguide Consulting. Waveguide is one the latest companies to earn APEx status and Walker explains how it has helped his firm distinguish itself in the marketplace. Watch now.

InfoComm also welcomes the newest members of the APEx program: Whitlock, Electro Acoustics, Presentation Concepts Corp. and SybaTek. Learn more.


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Classroom Design Standards, Part Three


It’s the third in a four-part blowout on best practices for integrating technology into higher education classrooms. In this installment, UCLA’s Greg Brown, CTS®-D, CTS-I, sets the stage for actual equipment discussions by establishing the look and feel of a teaching space. “It doesn’t help that no two universities or colleges are organized the same way,” Brown writes in the All Voices Blog.


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More News From InfoComm

 5 Things I Wish I Knew in the First 5 Years of My Career

It’s never too late for career advice. Maybe you’re mentor to other professionals in the AV industry. Whatever the case may be, compare the wish list of this successful AV executive to yours, in the All Voices Blog.

 Why ‘We’ve Always Done It This Way’ Is Often the Easy Way Out

Don’t let this scenario happen to you or anyone on your staff: Something’s clearly not working right and your boss, peer or consultant asks, “Well, why do you do it this way?” The misguided answer: “We’ve always done it this way.”

Project management expert Brad Malone, PMP, of Navigate Management Consulting, breaks down the hazards of always doing things “this way” and suggests a series of questions to help get to the heart of the problem and spur improvement.

 HOW to Get the Most Out of
InfoComm 2015

House of worship AV managers, volunteers, clergy and others have a unique opportunity this InfoComm 2015. For the first time, Technologies for Worship (TFWM) magazine and Church Technical Leaders have created a super-size education program of new and improved training sessions, available throughout the show. Church Technical Leaders, a new partner, represents full-time, part-time and volunteer technical artists at local churches worldwide. Their participation in InfoComm 2015, along with that of TFWM, means more education to choose from for this very special segment of the pro-AV market.

TFWM and Church Technical Leaders sessions may be purchased individually or as part of a full three-day conference package. Learn more.

 Get the Word Out: Scholarships for Students

Do you know exceptional university students who are pursuing jobs in the AV industry? Nominate them for the Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship, established by the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF). The $5,000 scholarship goes toward studies for an audiovisual career. The application deadline has been extended to July 24. Learn more.

 InfoComm Roundtable Stops in Indy

Join us for InfoComm's Roundtable in Indianapolis, July 23, to get an in-depth look at what makes for an exceptional AV experience. It's free for members and non-members. We'll share with you the components and goals of an exceptional experience and how such experiences can give you a strategic advantage in a competitive market. You'll finish the event with an interactive workshop, in which you'll learn how to apply what you learned to your own projects as you connect with your peers. Learn more and register.

 Do You Know AES67 Inside and Out?

If so, you're in the minority. AES67 isn't just another networked audio protocol: It's the key to true interoperability among the media networking protocols you're already using. At InfoComm 2015, discover what AES67 can do for you in session IS68: Audio Networking Interoperability With AES67. Leave this course ready to apply what you learn about AES67 to your products and designs (and sleep easier at night).

You may also want to check out IS65: Deploying Large-Scale AVB Networks. Find out how to plan, deploy and manage large-scale AVB audio and video networks with thousands of audio channels. View all InfoComm 2015 sessions and register.

 Hear ANSI Exec Speak About Standards

Joseph Tretler Jr.

Don’t miss keynote speaker Joseph Tretler Jr., Vice President for International Policy at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), discuss ANSI's role in the global standards arena at the Standards Plenary: Get to Know ANSI and InfoComm Standards, Mon., June 15, at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando.

Then, through a series of roundtable discussions, learn the finer points of standards and how to apply them in your own projects. To top off the day, you'll enjoy a dinner and a special reception to recognize AV professionals who have contributed to the standards effort. Register today for the standards event of the year and earn 5 RUs.

 CTS — Don’t Leave Orlando Without One!

Want to join your peers on the #CTSWall at InfoComm 2015 to celebrate your accomplishments? In the AV industry, CTS® is the only ANSI-accredited certification. As a Certified Technology Specialist™, you gain instant recognition as a professional who knows industry best practices and can get jobs done right. With more than 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.

 Distracted Customers? Get Their Attention

To promote and sell your services, you need a broad understanding of both AV and the marketing that’s unique to this industry. From marketing principles to psychological insights that help you connect with customers, InfoComm University™ has a number of courses slated for InfoComm 2015 that will help propel your sales. Explore sessions and register today.

 Get Involved With Volunteer Council Groups

Volunteers are at the heart of shaping and planning InfoComm and its programs. The time and knowledge contributed by volunteers ensure that the resources and events we provide advance and enrich the entire industry and everyone involved in it. As a volunteer, you’ll connect with your peers through online and in-person discussions and help conduct research to explore challenges and solutions. Plus, you’ll gain professional recognition for yourself and your company. Learn more about the different councils and apply today.

 Call Us, We’ll Help You

Looking for a quick, easy way to get answers to your InfoComm questions? Whether you need help with your CTS renewal, want to register for a class, forgot your password or anything else, simply call +1.703.273.7200. Add it to your contacts now.

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Meet InfoComm International’s customer service team.

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