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InfoComm Releases 2016 Environmental Scan Report

InfoComm Standards and Courtroom Drama

Connectivity at the Technology Horizon

Museums Up Their AV Game

More News
Catching Up With Cisco's Gary Hall; Join the InfoComm AV Intelligence Panel; Play and Learn at Topgolf; Collaborate at InfoComm Connections NY; How This Site Manager Learned New PM Skills; WIN Launches Peer Mentorship Program; APEx Spotlight; CTS On-Demand Apparel

Upcoming Webinars

Featured Events

EnviroScan InfoComm International Releases 2016 Environmental Scan Report
The global economy and all its moving parts are constantly affecting the AV industry and shaping the way we adapt to those changes. InfoComm's 2016 Environmental Scan Report analyzes economic, political, social and technological trends that may impact the pro-AV market.
InfoComm Standards and Courtroom Drama
Self-professed AV/IT nerd Donald Palmer manages and supports audiovisual courtroom technology across the 92 U.S. Court Districts courts. How does Palmer tackle that? Standardization is supremely important.
Don Palmer
Joe Cornwall Connectivity at the Technology Horizon
In this webinar, Joseph Cornwall, CTS®-D, CTS‑I, Technology Evangelist, Legrand, takes you on a journey from products we've all known and used (VCRs and tape decks) to the next generation of converged devices that combine Ethernet, audio, video, control and power over smart cables. Learn how device-to-device connectivity will fuel the new AV evolution.
Live Events
Museums Up Their AV Game
Many museums commemorate major events. Nowadays, they also host them — and they're AV-ready for the job, with immersive, engaging new technology. "All the museum projects we design and work on we do with an eye toward supporting live events," says one integrator.
Museum AV
Gary Hall  

Catching Up With Cisco's Gary Hall

At InfoComm 2016, we caught up with Gary Hall, CTS‑D, CTS‑I, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Defense of Cisco Systems. We chatted about Cisco's involvement with InfoComm and the opportunities Internet of Things provides AV pros. Watch it now.

CTS Prep  

Join the InfoComm AV Intelligence Panel

InfoComm is scouting for industry experts to join its AV Intelligence Panel (AVIP). This exclusive group will help navigate the future of commercial AV technology by participating in short, monthly surveys designed to gauge business sentiment and trends in the AV industry. In return for participants' time and effort, they will receive benefits such as free copies of market research and invitations to recognition receptions at InfoComm trade shows. Learn more about joining.


Play and Learn at Topgolf

Topgolf Technology Expos are coming to Ashburn, Va., on Aug. 16 and Virginia Beach on Aug. 17. Join us for golf, food, drinks, InfoComm-accredited classes and the latest in AV innovations. Register Today. Ashburn | VA Beach


Collaborate at InfoComm Connections NY

InfoComm and IMCCA are teaming up to host Collaborate, a half-day conference, on Nov. 9 at InfoComm Connections in New York City. The program's sessions will cover challenges faced by CIOs and tech managers, such as how to build collaboration rooms securely, choosing the best technology for huddle rooms and designing workspaces in New York City. Learn more.

Connor Kelly  

How This Site Manager Learned New PM Skills

With a background as a working drummer, interest in sound gear and experience with structured cabling, Connor Kelly's career path pointed to the AV industry. Earning his CTS certification opened doors for him as a technician, and as he began doing more project management, he discovered InfoComm's Project Management for AV Online course. Read the story.


Women of InfoComm Network Launches Career Empowerment Alliances

The Women of InfoComm Network (WIN) has launched its Career Empowerment Alliances, groups of 8-10 women that meet virtually each month. In these groups, WIN members will dive into topics related to career advancement, work-life balance, conflict resolution and so much more. Each group will have a facilitator to organize the meetings and provide members with monthly training materials. Learn more.


APEx Spotlight: Techno Q and Avitecture

InfoComm is pleased to welcome two new members of its AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) program: Techno Q, based in Qatar and Avitecture, based in Sterling, VA. These AV companies deliver exceptional solutions by committing to high standards for employee training and certification. Will your company be next to join the APEx program? Learn more today.


CTS On-Demand Apparel

Show off your credentials in style. InfoComm has created a new On-Demand Apparel Store where CTS holders can outfit themselves in corporate apparel with custom colors and style choices. Check it out.


Standardized! Learn About InfoComm's Cable Labeling Standard


The Impact of the Internet of Things on AV Commissioning and End-User Training
Aug. 18


Balancing Audio Systems
Sept. 7


Integrate 2016
Aug. 23-25

IoT Insights
Sept. 8
New York

InfoComm India 2016
Sept. 12-14
Mumbai, India

InfoComm University CTS Exam Standards: Raise the bar
Membership Savings APEx Volunteer
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