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Projected Image Standard: What's in it for You?


By Brad Grimes

InfoComm International recently released its newest performance standard, ANSI/INFOCOMM 3M-2011 Projected Image System Contrast Ratio [PDF overview]. The voluntary standard seeks to define acceptable minimum contrast ratios for projected images, relative to their application, for both installed systems and live events.

That’s right, live events.

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Austin City Limits Live: A Connected New Venue


By Dan Daley

Texas is certainly a big place, but Austin, all things considered (like, it’s the state capital), is a relatively small town. That worked in favor of the folks who collaborated on the creation of ACL Live, the new home of the long-running PBS hit show Austin City Limits.

ACL Live opened in February 2011, adjacent to a new W Hotel and every bit as sophisticated. The last solder patches were still warm when the first notes came off the stage on opening night. The project’s tight construction schedule was helped by the fact that both the PA system installer, Big House Sound, and the broadcast integrator, Beck Associates, are Austin-based. Moreover, PA system designer and acoustical consultant Steve Durr from Nashville, Tenn., has spent so much time in Texas on projects that include recording studios for Willie Nelson and the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, that he’s pretty much an honorary Texan.

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InfoComm Works to Protect the Meetings Industry


By Betsy Jaffe

When business meetings and events are cancelled, it is often the hourly-wage workers who pay the highest price. Generating 1 million jobs and $27 billion in wages in the U.S. alone, meetings and events represent an important part of the U.S. economy.

InfoComm International® has been working with a variety of coalitions to convince policymakers to tone down the dangerous rhetoric leading to the cancellation of meetings and events around the country; to embrace sensible guidelines for companies receiving taxpayer assistance; and to promote travel as an economic solution.

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Reduce the Noise


InfoComm Education and Training for Live Events Professionals

In AV, most of us like to turn up the volume. But when you hear everything, sometimes you miss out on the part of the message that is just for you. Take InfoComm Academy® education for live events professionals. In a recent focus group, live events senior executives said that they were unaware of InfoComm’s existing training designed for live events professionals.

With so many courses, delivered so many ways, it’s easy to see how these specific programs could get lost. Have you heard through the noise about these programs, many of them customized for you?

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AV Week is Here!
InfoComm wishes all of you success in this year's AV Week celebrations. Don't forget to submit your events, pictures, press releases, proclamations and anything else AV Week related. InfoComm will showcase your submissions on our AV Week webpage.

Congratulations on another successful AV Week!

AV Week Scavenger Hunt Tests Your InfoComm Knowledge
Each week day during AV Week (October 17-21) @InfoComm will tweet three AV trivia questions. Search the InfoComm website for the correct answer. The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a $25 Amazon gift card. Tweet your answer and include the hashtag #AVSH or email your answer. Read the complete rules and information.

Upcoming Roundtables in Dallas and Orlando
Come to a free Member Roundtable in Dallas, November 17 or Orlando, December 8. These are the final two of the year in North America. Register today.

Become a Future Roundtable or Webinar Presenter
InfoComm International is seeking experienced speakers for our 2012 Member Roundtables and webinars. Share your knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics, including sales, project management, leadership skills, marketing and business development. To apply, fill out the application form.

Videos Enhance Your Meetings and Events
Looking for video content to share in your next meeting? InfoComm International® has videos on tech trends and visionaries. Visit InfoComm Video Central.


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