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Speakers Announced for InfoComm 2017 Center Stage

Pro-AV Business Index Opens Strong for 2017

Another Way of Experiencing Star Trek

Free Download: IoT and Intelligent Buildings

More News
E4 AV Tour Adds IoT Conference; AVWeek Podcast: InfoComm 2017 and More; Talking InfoComm Leadership Search Committee and Education; Let’s Hear It for The Girls; Grab Your Test Meters; APEx Welcomes VisionPoint; Celebrate Young AV Professionals

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InfoComm 2017
Speakers Announced for InfoComm 2017 Center Stage
Center Stage is a new venue on the InfoComm 2017 exhibit floor where thought leaders will showcase case studies and real-world solutions to customers’ enterprise challenges. The free Center Stage presentations will highlight innovations in AV technology and system design. Select presentations will be recorded and shown throughout the day, with audio from Hearing Hotspot by Williams Sound.
Pro-AV Business Index Opens Strong for 2017

The first InfoComm International® Pro-AV Sales Index of 2017 continued a strong trend, coming in at a reading of 60.5. An index reading above 50 indicates a positive direction in the market. The latest survey revealed more than four-in-five respondents reported increased or stable sales and billings compared with the previous month.

Star Trek
Another Way of Experiencing Star Trek
We don’t want to ruin it for you, but the president of Arizona State University recently told a crowd that he takes a unique approach to enjoying Star Trek. And it has an impact on technology strategy. InfoComm Director of Communications Brad Grimes was there to get the scoop.
Free Download: IoT and Intelligent Buildings
You’ve watched the webinar, now download the executive summary of the landmark CABA report Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things, sponsored by InfoComm. Regardless of your current approach to IoT, the technology stands to impact AV and beyond. Knowledge is power.
E4 AV Tour  

Almo Pro A/V E4 Tour Adds IoT Conference

In partnership with InfoComm, the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour is back on the road this month, heading to Chicago on March 22 and San Jose, California, on April 19, with the theme "What Will Your Lightbulb Moment Be?" In addition to a rich agenda of education, keynotes and new technology, the E4 AV Tour’s spring stops include programming from InfoComm’s recent IoT Insights conference series, including two sessions — Digitalization and How the Internet of Things Changes Everything and IoT in the Real World — plus a lunch roundtable, panel discussion and IoT-focused tour of the exhibit floor. InfoComm Certified Technology Specialists™ can earn 3.5 renewal units for attending the IoT program. Learn more and register today.


AVWeek: InfoComm 2017 and Much More

In this episode of AVWeek, host Tim Albright is joined by InfoComm’s Brad Grimes, Westbury National’s Brock McGinnis and M3 Technology Group’s Phil "Hi Phi" Cordell, CTS‑D. The group chats about M&A activity in the AV industry, IBM’s Watson and its connection to AV products, and what to expect at InfoComm’s June exposition and conference. Catch the show.

Jennifer Davis  

Podcast: Talking InfoComm’s Leadership Search Committee

On this episode of Rants and rAVes, host Gary Kayye welcomes Jennifer Davis, CMO of Leyard and member of InfoComm’s Leadership Search Committee. The two discuss the committee’s mission to find talented people in the industry and mentor them into leaders. They also talk about InfoComm’s certification program. Listen to the podcast to learn more about what InfoComm is up to — in addition to the big show.

Joanne Ladio  

Let’s Hear It for The Girls

After more than 20 years in the AV industry, Joanne Ladio, CTS, DSCE, Audiovisual Specialist at Troy, Michigan-based NBS Commercial Interiors, started asking herself "why are there so few women in technology roles in the industry and why are AV companies having to work so hard to recruit new talent?" So Joanne decided to get involved with Eastern Michigan University’s Digital Divas conference to get young women excited about a future in technology. Read her story.


Grab Your Test Meters

Setting proper gain is the foundation to providing a clean, undistorted signal. With the right techniques for setting gain structure and equalizing an audio system under your belt, this task will seem less daunting. InfoComm’s new how-to guide will walk you through one of the most often overlooked — yet most important — parts of setting up audio systems. Download the free guide now.


APEx Welcomes VisionPoint

InfoComm is pleased to welcome VisionPoint to the association’s AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) program. Based in Connecticut, VisionPoint provides AV design, installation and support to customers across the country. The company joins an elite group of AV integration companies and design consulting firms 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.


Celebrate Young AV Professionals

Beginning your career in the AV industry can be challenging, from learning best practices, establishing business relationships and understanding AV terms. Do you know a young AV professional who’s tackling these challenges and achieving a successful career? Nominate him or her for InfoComm’s Young AV Professionals Award. This award is designed to recognize current InfoComm members under 35 who’ve made contributions to the industry and are poised to be leaders for years to come. Nominations are due March 31. Nominate someone today.


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