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InfoComm Update

July 8, 2015

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Manufacturers Conference; Indy Roundtable; Cabling Verification; State of AV Integration; Control Systems; Wireless RFI; Cloud AV Course; AV Symbols Standards; Everything CTS; AV Math Online; Benefits of Membership; RU Provider Program; Weekly Reading; Board Nominations

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InfoComm 2015 Wrap-Up


Did you hear? (We know you did.) InfoComm 2015 in Orlando was the biggest show ever. Check out the photo highlights. Watch AV pros describe the InfoComm experience and explain why they make the trip every June. We’ll see you in Las Vegas in 2016.


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4K Challenges and Opportunities


The 4K specification promises a significantly better video experience than 1080p, with quadruple the number of pixels and 64 times the number of colors. However, 4K has been fodder for transition polemics for nearly two years. In the absence of stable infrastructure, vendors and clients want to know how they can build systems that will allow them to take advantage of 4K. Download this free InfoComm International® white paper to get the whole scoop.


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Exceptional Experience: N.C. State’s Hunt Library


When the James B. Hunt Jr. Library opened more than two years ago at North Carolina State University, it wowed students, faculty and the entire community. In 2014, the Hunt Library won the prestigious Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries. Today, people are still finding innovative ways to take advantage of the library’s immersive audiovisual technologies. Get a behind-the-scenes look.


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Podcast: Women of InfoComm and CTS


At InfoComm 2015, the Women of InfoComm Network Council, which was established to support women in the AV and technology industries, held its first official meeting. The group now has several initiatives underway, among them a push to encourage women to become Certified Technology Specialists™. Hear from members of the council about their plans on the InfoComm Today Podcast.


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Classroom Standards IV: The Equipment!


In the last of a four-part series on classroom technology standards in higher education, UCLA’s Greg Brown, CTS®-D, gets to the good stuff: the AV gear. How do you balance what tech managers want with what faculty and students want? Commonality is your friend and be careful of “switcheroos.” Find all this wisdom and more at the All Voices Blog.


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More News From InfoComm

 Calling All AV Manufacturers

Register today for InfoComm's new Manufacturers Conference, Aug. 12-14, in beautiful Key Biscayne, Fla. Former Harley-Davidson executive Ken Schmidt will kick things off with a keynote titled "Make Some Noise: Open the Throttle and Dominate Your Marketplace." Then attendees will dive into sessions on sales, marketing and other business issues related specifically to the pro-AV channel.

The new Manufacturers Conference, held exclusively for pro-AV manufacturers, is an opportunity for executives and senior marketing and sales managers to meet and discuss business topics without distraction. Bring your entire team and come away with actionable strategies from business experts. View the agenda and register today.

 Save Your Spot for the Indianapolis Roundtable

Through a new interactive workshop, you’ll learn what makes an exceptional AV experience and how to apply its components to elevating your AV solutions. You’ll also earn 2 RUs in the process.

Don’t miss this chance to connect with your peers and elevate your business. The Indianapolis Roundtable is free for everyone in AV and conveniently located near the city’s Union Station. Get more details and register for the roundtable today.

 Dressed for Success: Verifying AV Cable Performance

While not as flashy as video or audio components, cabling is an important part of an AV system. Did you know there are 17 cable-related items you should check when verifying a system's performance? Let's start with these five.

 Video! The State of AV Integration

What is it like being an AV integrator today? Watch three professionals as they discuss how AV has gone from being "cool" to a "necessity.”

 Be Exceptional. Tell the World.

Do you have a compelling AV case study you'd like people to know about? InfoComm is looking for a few exceptional AV experiences to share with the AV industry and beyond.

Have you employed InfoComm standards? Did you design or integrate an AV system that exceeded your client's expectations? InfoComm would love to hear what you've been working on, and if we select your project, we'll write it up — you just have to tell us what made it great!

If you'd like InfoComm to profile your exceptional AV experience, send an email to Give us a few details, like what the project was, the AV solutions involved and where it was installed. We'll look over all the submissions and select a variety. But we can't choose yours unless you tell us about it. Email details to

 Modern Control Systems: Q&A With Practitioners

What happens when you hold a wildly popular control systems webinar and run out of time to answer questions online? You blog about it. Watch the recorded webinar, and then pop over to the All Voices Blog for extended Q&A.

 What Do You Know About Wireless AV?

InfoComm International® is issuing a request for information in support of its technical white paper program. If you know wireless — specifically how to use wireless technologies for distributing audio/video signals and collaboration — then share your knowledge with the AV/IT industry. Take as big or small a role as you’d like. Just fill out the RFI form and get involved today.

 Practical Ways to Use the Cloud

Harnessing the Cloud for the AV Pro, a new two-hour online course from InfoComm University™, will clear up any confusion about the ways you can use the cloud as part of your AV systems. At times, instructor Jody Thomas, President of Emergent Communications Technology, may even surprise you. Get a sneak peek and register.

 Your Solution to AV Symbols

With a single download, you can get a ready-to-use set of electronic files — in six formats — of all 70 symbols referenced in the new J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard. Use them on your next project and put an end to inconsistency.

Get the symbols now.

 Stay in the Loop With Everything CTS

Whether you’re a current CTS holder or an aspiring one, your peers say that subscribing to the CTS Newsletter is the best way to stay informed. With timely articles, member profiles, resources and the monthly “Big List of Upcoming RUs,” you’ll always be in the know.

View the latest ePub version and subscribe now.

 How You Can Conquer AV Math

Tune in to AV Math Online to polish your math skills as you prepare to climb the ladder of CTS® designations. Or just build up your number muscles or earn renewal units. This is your chance to conjure your AV math super powers on your way to becoming a master. Start your math drills today.

 More Math: Savings Add Up Through Membership

Do you know how much you can save through an InfoComm membership for you or your business? With unlimited access to select classes, free admission to trade shows around the world and more, your savings add up quickly. Plus, by maintaining a well-trained workforce, you’ll get even more back by investing in your employees. See your savings.

 Boost Attendance at Your Training Classes

More than 10,000 Certified Technology Specialists™ (CTS®) are seeking renewal units (RUs) in order to maintain their credentials. How many of those CTS holders should be attending your industry training? Enrolling in the RU Provider Program could help you meet your goals. Plus, you’ll receive one-on-one support every step of the way.

“The RU Provider Program is a good fit for SynAudCon. Many of the people who attend our training are CTS certified. Applying the RUs gained from our training to their CTS renewal is a great plus for them. We're delighted to participate and grateful that our training is listed among the RU Provider participants."
—Brenda Brown, Principal Owner, Synergetic Audio Concepts

Learn more and apply.

 Weekly Reading: Back in the Saddle

After an InfoComm 2015 hiatus, Weekly Reading is back on the All Voices Blog. Read about mainstream drones, Internet TV and why one company refuses to let instant photography die. Have you fallen behind on your reading? The complete archive is here.

 Call for InfoComm Board Nominations

InfoComm is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. Please visit your Member Dashboard for information and instructions.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • InfoComm Standards Update
    July 15

  • Understanding Digital Video Formats — From TMDS to ThunderBolt
    July 29


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