Integrate and InfoComm Re-Up
At last week’s Integrate 2015 show in Australia, Diversified Communications, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing exhibition companies, announced that the partnership between Integrate and InfoComm International® will continue for five more years.
“Developing these international relationships helps Integrate to provide the local industry with up-to-date training and knowledge, in addition to the latest AV products,” said Diversified Communications Australia Managing Director Matt Pearce. “In just seven years, Integrate has grown to become the most established commercial event dedicated to the Australian AV and systems integration marketplace, and extending our partnership with InfoComm cements its position as the must-attend industry event.”
Said Jonathan Seller, InfoComm Senior Director of Development, Asia Pacific, “This partnership with Integrate means InfoComm’s Australian members have one annual event that provides them with the opportunity to see the latest AV and systems integration products and also maintain and enhance their skills through InfoComm’s education programs.”
Symco Technology Showcase to Include InfoComm Roundtables
InfoComm will be co-locating with the Symco Regional Technology Showcase for a pair of full-day, East Coast events. Join us for a Roundtable Plus Oct. 20 in Boston or Oct. 22 in New York. Each afternoon, Senior Vice President of Member Services Betsy Jaffe will present Exceptional Experience — A Fantastic Journey before attendees launch into a roundtable discussion of industry issues, followed by an InfoComm-sponsored networking reception.
Starting in the morning on both days, AV pros can enjoy Symco’s education program and technology exhibition. Hear from experts at Symco, Biamp, FSR and LG Electronics as they offer insights on new solutions. Systems Contractor News will also be on-hand to lead a panel discussion featuring CIOs and CTOs from important AV/IT markets.
Come for the showcase, the Roundtable Plus, or all of the above. Register now for the event of your choice.
Podcast: Meet the Trainers
Whatever happened to @madsoundguy Chuck Espinoza, CTS®-D, CTS-I? He joined fellow CTS-I and new InfoComm University™ instructor Marcus Yarborough to help educate AV professionals about everything from AV design to project management. Join them, along with Net-AV's Dawn Meade, CTS, as they talk about getting your learn on — in the classroom, online, or at the InfoComm show. Listen now.
Meet the 1,000th CTS-D Holder
InfoComm International would like to congratulate the 1,000th Certified Technology Specialist™ — Design: Atkins Fleming, Coordinator of Classroom Technologies at Texas State University. The CTS-D is a specialized CTS designation and requires at least two years of design experience and a valid CTS certification.
“Preparing for the CTS-D exam not only gave me a better background and understanding of what design was all about, but also helped me understand why the CTS-D certification is so important for those in this field,” Fleming said.
Do you have your CTS? Are you interested in reaching higher? Hear why one CTS-D thinks you should add advanced certification to your list of achievements
BYOD: A Maze of Issues
With at least three major operating systems in use, a handful of proprietary solutions, and form factors ranging from ultra-compact personals to portable workstations, it’s no wonder that integrating BYOD and mobile technology into collaboration systems is such a challenge. On Sept. 30, join Joseph Cornwall, CTS-D, Technology Evangelist for Legrand, for the webinar Integrating Mobile Devices With Fixed AV Systems — BYOD Signals and Connectivity. Cornwall will guide you through the labyrinth of technology decisions and give you the tools to differentiate, evaluate and select solutions based on your particular needs. You will also earn one CTS renewal unit.
The webinar takes place at 1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London). RSVP now.
Attract More Customers With APEx
You care about what matters most — your customers. InfoComm’s AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) program helps you show your customers that you care about quality. But the real appeal of APEx is that it will help you attract more customers — people who may not already be familiar with your good reputation.
Hear how one of your peers is leveraging his company’s APEx status. Then see if you’re ready to apply and stand above the rest. Explore APEx today. If you act now to apply for APEx before Sept. 14, your logo will be featured in a special InfoComm International webinar. There’s nothing better for your brand than a big audience.
InfoComm 2016 Call for Presenters
Want to make an impression on your peers, elevate your company and enjoy exclusive benefits at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas? Of course you do. You’re invested in the AV industry, and presenting at the show can help you reach your goals and get more out of your show experience, thanks to free session passes and other perks. Submit your ideas by Sept. 15. Questions? Visit the FAQ page.
Prevent Project Management Problems — AV Style
InfoComm University’s Project Management for AV Onlineoffers insider tips to guide you from project proposal to close-out — all while making you and your clients happier. Explore high-level project management principles using AV-specific examples, including streaming video lectures from Brad Malone, PMP, of Navigate Management Consulting. Plus, you’ll earn 10 RUs. Start learning now.
AV Design and Install Courses in Fairfax
If you want to hone your AV design or installation skills through hands-on instruction, InfoComm University is offering live AV Design and Installation courses this October in Fairfax, Va. These courses are also perfect preparation for CTS-D or CTS-I exams.
AV Design 1-3 run Oct. 5-13. Installation 1-2 are Oct. 26-31. Explore your options and register today.
If you’ve taken InfoComm University’s Essentials of AV Technology Online, your next step is to demonstrate your knowledge on the InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist test and earn your certificate. Here’s what one of your peers thought of the program:
“I found the AV Technologist test useful and related well to Essentials of AV. Plus, it acted as a stepping stone to take my CTS. Being new to AV, it helped me learn some of the fundamentals and key principles to take forward into the main exam.”
—David Beaumont, CTS, Project Engineer, AVMI