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InfoComm Today Podcast: AVEC 2016 Preview

InfoComm Promotes AV Education in Bogotá

AV Professors Teach Teaching, Wattage and Wall Projection

Can You Read it Now?

More News
InfoComm India 2016 Sets New Records; Soda-Cracker Videoconferencing; Almo’s E4 AV Tour Stops in Dallas; Sneak Peek at InfoComm’s Rack-Building Standard; APEx Spotlight: SKC Communications; Collaborate at InfoComm Connections NY; How This AV Pro Conquered the CTS-D Exam; AVEC 2016: Discounted Hotel Rates Until Oct.10; 2016 Global Pro-AV Distribution Channel and Trends Report

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Featured Events

InfoComm Today Podcast InfoComm Today Podcast: AVEC 2016 Preview
InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference is right around the corner. Listen to the InfoComm Today Podcast as three of the event’s expert guests provide a sneak peek at what they’ll be discussing. Joining the podcast are Joe Pine, co-author of The Experience Economy; Gary Adamson, Chief Experience Officer at Starizon Studio; and Ian Altman, columnist for Inc.com and Forbes.com and bestselling author of Same Side Selling.
InfoComm Promotes AV Education in Bogotá
InfoComm has signed an agreement with the Secretary of Education of the District of Bogotá, Colombia, to offer AV education to 400 students in its public schools. "We learned about the student-engagement programs that InfoComm has been doing in Mexico and thought this partnership would be a perfect match for our educational goals," said Laura Diaz, Private Sector Affairs and International Relations, Advisor to the Secretary of Education.
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AV Profs AV Professors Teach Teaching, Wattage and Wall Projection
The AV Professors Chuck Espinoza, CTS®‑D, CTS‑I and Marcus Yarborough, CTS‑I, are right in their comfort zone, tackling a question about teaching AV to others. They also talk loudspeaker wattage and address something many have asked before: "Can’t I just project that on a wall?"
Can You Read it Now?
Everybody’s been through it: You go to a conference and you end up at the back of the room and can’t see what’s on the slides. It happens so often in our day-to-day lives that we’ve gotten used to it. Enter InfoComm’s new standard for display image size. InfoComm Director of Standards Ann Brigida, CTS, explains how this helps.
InfoComm India  

InfoComm India 2016 Sets New Records

InfoComm India 2016, Sept. 12-14, set record numbers with visitors, exhibitors and summit delegates for the fourth consecutive year. The success of the show further enhanced its rapidly growing reputation as India’s largest showcase of pro-AV and information communication technology (ICT) solutions. "Coming to InfoComm India gives me the opportunity to evaluate a huge variety of products, from videowalls to lighting and projection systems," said show visitor Amol Waradkar, IT Project Manager, Accenture. Read more about the show.

Soda VC  

Soda-Cracker Videoconferencing

Extend your arm from wherever you’re seated right now, and touch the display showing you these words. Can you reach it? If the answer is yes then you’ve just validated that you are at the correct distance to use a fixed focal length (non-zooming) webcam for videoconferencing. If the answer is no, you need a better camera to have effective videoconferences. So what’s with all these soda-cracker videoconferencing systems? Industry expert David Danto explains.

E4 AV Tour  

Almo’s E4 AV Tour Makes Final Stop in Dallas

Don’t miss the final stop of Almo’s E4 AV Tour in Dallas on Oct. 18. This action-packed day features training sessions and hands-on workshops led by top industry experts covering 4K, OLED, audio system design, racking building and much more. You’ll go home with InfoComm CTS Renewal Units to boot. Get registered today.


Sneak Peek at InfoComm’s Rack Building Standard

InfoComm is currently working on a new standard for audiovisual rack building. The task is led by a team of international AV experts, whose combined experience includes manufacturing, building, designing, selling and installing racks. Get the inside scoop from team moderator Tim Troast, Director of Product Management at Middle Atlantic Products, and Nick Pidgeon, Managing Director at Visualization Limited. Read the interview.


APEx Spotlight: SKC Communications

InfoComm is pleased to welcome the newest member of its AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) program: SKC Communications headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas. SKC Communications joins a growing list of AV companies that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients’ needs by delivering exceptional solutions. Learn more about the APEx program today.


Collaborate at InfoComm Connections NY

Join Collaborate at InfoComm Connections New York on Nov. 9 for a half-day conference on building collaboration rooms securely, choosing the best tech for huddle rooms and designing workspaces in New York City. There will be multiple opportunities to network with your AV peers and industry experts from Google, Etsy, Citigroup and more. Learn more and register.

Danny Pratt  

How This AV Pro Conquered the CTS-D Exam

In 2015, Project Engineer Danny Pratt, CTS‑D, was thrilled when he was selected by his employer to attend the InfoComm show. But when his boss recommended he take the CTS‑D exam, he started to get a little nervous. "I was taken aback, as I’d heard horror stories about how hard it was … and the show was only three weeks away," he says. Learn how Pratt prepared and passed the exam.


AVEC 2016: Discounted Hotel Rates Until Oct.10

If you’re planning to attend AVEC 2016 this Nov. 9-11 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, get your reservations booked now. If you register by Oct. 10, you’ll secure a discounted room rate at the Ritz-Carlton. Stop procrastinating. Book now.

Channel Report  

2016 Global Pro-AV Distribution Channel and Trends Report

The newly released 2016 Global Pro-AV Distribution Channel and Trends Report explores the movement of pro-AV products and services from manufacturer to end-user organizations and factors that influence the various channels. "This report will equip AV pros and end users with the intel needed to develop relationship strategies with channel partners at different levels," says James Chu, Director of Market Research, InfoComm International. Read more about the report.


Strategy in Action: How to Develop a Realistic Succession Plan
Oct. 19


DPI — Color Matching DLP Projectors
Nov. 3


InfoComm Webinar Powered by LINDY: More bandwidth. More distance. More performance. Reliable Fibre Optic solutions to extend AV signals.
Dec. 1


Strategy in Action: How to Build a Comprehensive Human Resource Strategy
Dec. 7


TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Colombia 2016
Oct. 11-13

Integrated Systems Russia 2016
Nov. 1-3

InfoComm Connections New York
Nov. 9-10
New York

AV Executive Conference 2016
Nov. 9-10
Miami, Florida

InfoComm Connections New York InfoComm Connections | Collaborate AVEC
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