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In This Issue:


The Google View of AV Tech

5 Things We Should Stop Doing

AV Professors Go Wireless & More

The Hospitality Industry Grows More Hospitable to Music — and Pro AV

More News
Live, Loud & Local in D.C.; Bostonians, Back to Campus; CTS Testing Record at InfoComm 2016; CTS Prep in the D.C. Area; APEx Spotlight; Catching Up With Dimension Data's David Danto; Are You Set for AVEC?; InfoComm at Integrate in Australia; New Advisory Groups for Hong Kong, Singapore; Board Nominations

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Featured Events

Google The Google View of AV Tech
At InfoComm 2016, we caught up with Google's Manager of AV Design John Arpino, CTS®-D. John shares his approach to the big show and what it's like going from managing AV technology in higher education to Silicon Valley's elite.
5 Things We Should Stop Doing
Thing number 1: Stop holding onto the past. With InfoComm 2016 in the rearview window, InfoComm All Voices blogger Jennifer Davis, Chief Marketing Officer for Leyard and Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy at Planar Systems, makes an argument for changing the way we think about certain things.
Stop Sign
AV Profs AV Professors Go Wireless & More
This month, InfoComm's AV professors go wireless — or at least they try to. With the FCC shaking up the spectrum our industry uses, how do AV pros minimize interference in their systems? Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I and Marcus Yarborough, CTS-I, have answers. They also tackle networked AV security and PAGNAG calculations.
Live Events
The Hospitality Industry Grows More Hospitable to Music — and Pro AV
Hotels have been a stalwart of event production for decades, hosting everything from conferences to wedding receptions. But new properties are stepping up their game when it comes to live music, creating opportunities for AV systems integrators and designers.
Hotel Music
Lucky Strike  

Get Live, Loud & Local in D.C.

Located in the center of D.C.'s bustling Chinatown, Lucky Strike D.C. lights up Gallery Place with a chic, communal environment. On July 21, AV pros will get an up-close look at the huge projection screens and impressive sound system that make this spot come to life. Come for the tech — stay for the bowling! Register now.

InfoComm on Campus  

Bostonians, Back to Campus

InfoComm on Campus is in session in Boston on Aug. 2. Explore the technology advancements that are changing learning environments with a day full of keynote presentations, higher-ed case studies and panel discussions with educators. Learn more and register.

CTS Record  

CTS Testing Sets Record at InfoComm 2016

The InfoComm show continues to grow as a critical venue for professional development and certification. This year, we're proud to say a record 253 attendees took the Certified Technology Specialist™ exam at the Vegas show. Also, certified professionals earned more than 30,000 renewal units toward maintaining their CTS credentials through continuing education. Learn more about InfoComm's certification program.

CTS Prep  

CTS Prep is Coming to the D.C. Area

Have you been thinking about taking the CTS exam but you're not sure if you're quite prepared? Live prep with an experienced instructor and group work with your peers could help you take the next step toward elevating yourself in the industry. InfoComm will host its 3-day CTS Prep course Sept. 12-14 in Fairfax, VA. Save your seat today.


APEx Spotlight: Coda Technology Group and Clark-Powell

InfoComm International® is pleased to welcome the two newest members of its AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) program: Coda Technology Group, based in Petaluma, Calif., and Clark-Powell, based in Winston-Salem, NC. Both join a growing list of AV companies that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients' needs by delivering exceptional solutions. Will your company be next to join the APEx program? Learn more today.

David Danto  

Catching Up With Dimension Data’s David Danto

InfoComm's Brad Grimes sat down with industry veteran David Danto (Dimension Data and IMCCA) at the Vegas show. The two covered a lot of ground, from end-user demands, what the workplace of the future looks like, to the disparity between AV and IT security. Watch the interview now.

AVEC 2015  

Are Your Plans Set for AVEC?

InfoComm's 4th annual AV Executive Conference (AVEC) lands in South Florida this fall — Nov. 9-11. The best of the best will gather for three days of strategic planning, industry insight sharing and inspiring keynote speakers. Learn more about the conference and get your plans set.


InfoComm to Offer Free Professional Development Consultations at Integrate 2016

During Integrate 2016 in Sydney this Aug. 23-25, InfoComm will offer free professional development consultations. Participants will receive a tailored plan of training sessions taught by InfoComm and sources outside the AV industry. Read the news.

Asia Map  

InfoComm Forms New Advisory Groups in Hong Kong and Singapore

InfoComm has created new advisory groups in Hong Kong and Singapore to address local challenges in AV communities and provide resources to nurture member participation and support. These new groups combined with the advisory groups in India and Australia broadens InfoComm's engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. Read the news.

InfoComm International  

Last Call: Board Nominations

InfoComm members, you have until July 15 to nominate individuals to serve on the InfoComm Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee. Please visit your Member Dashboard for information and instructions.


Connectivity at the Technology Horizon — An Overview of New and Emerging AV Transport Developments
July 27


DPI — Successful Implementation of High-Performance DLP Projectors
July 28


Live, Loud & Local
July 21
Washington, D.C.

rp Visual Solutions Nit Wit Seminar
July 21

InfoComm on Campus
Aug. 2

IoT Insights
Sept. 8
New York City

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