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Networked Audio for Live Events


Is the Holy Grail of networked audio within reach of live-event producers? And if so, does it go by the name of CobraNet, Dante, EtherSound, or something else altogether? The answers are “yes” and “maybe.” With more competition and more networked audio solutions, stagers have a slew of high-performance solutions to choose from. The best news: They’re easier than ever to implement.

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InfoComm Partners to Train, Employ Vets in Pro-AV


In conjunction with United Veterans Learning Centers, InfoComm International® educators will offer military veterans a specially designed six-week course in pro-AV employment opportunities and preparing for the Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) exam.

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InfoComm 2012 Wraps, Attendance Climbs 4 Percent


Certain industry trade shows are about more than just numbers, though everyone is pleased that InfoComm 2012 was a success on that front, too. The best shows deliver more than buyers and sellers, more than the latest and greatest products and services. So here's a different kind of number for you: At InfoComm 2012, 145 AV pros passed the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) exam — a new record. Read how many passed the CTS-D and CTS-I exams.


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ANSI Approves InfoComm AV Systems Energy Management Standard


In a matter of weeks, InfoComm’s latest standard, 4:2012 Audiovisual Systems Energy Management, was approved by the InfoComm Board of Directors, submitted to the American Nationals Standards Institute, and approved by ANSI. The new standard defines and prescribes processes and requirements for the ongoing power management of AV systems.

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  InfoComm Board Nominations for 2013
The 2013 InfoComm International® Board of Directors and Leadership Development Committee (LDC) elections will occur this fall. Nominations from the general membership are now being accepted for the following positions: Secretary-Treasurer, Director-at-Large (two positions), and LDC member. Nominations will be accepted through July 20, 2012. Please email Duffy Wilbert the nominee's name, position for which he or she is being nominated, contact information including phone number and e-mail address, and a one-to-two paragraph business biography. Get more information.

  Lighting&Sound America Announces Staged Events Awards
Presented during InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas, the awards recognize excellence in event staging during 2011. Who won Most Innovative Use of Technology for an Outdoor Event? It’s all right here.

  Nelson Baumgratz, CTS-D, Named InfoComm Educator of the Year
Baumgratz has been an AV professional for more than 30 years and a member of InfoComm University™ faculty since 2008, teaching dozens of classes throughout Latin America and at InfoComm trade shows in the United States. He also serves as a faculty advisor at FAPCOM, a technology and communication school in São Paulo, Brazil, helping to develop a degree program based on InfoComm curricula. Read more.

  Homage to Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D.
At a special InfoComm 2012 reception, the AV industry paid tribute to retiring InfoComm Executive Director and CEO Randy Lemke. See the video chronicling his achievments at InfoComm Video Central.

  Growth Propels Commercial AV Industry
A new report by Acclaro Growth Partners is projecting that audiovisual products and services will become a $115 billion global industry by 2015. The 2012 Global AV Market Definition and Strategy Study, conducted on behalf of InfoComm, is the only worldwide research aimed at sizing the commercial audiovisual industry. Get more details.

  InfoComm Adopts New Sustainability Policy
Not only does the new policy spell out what InfoComm itself will do to operate sustainably, it demonstrates the association’s commitment to helping member companies do the same.

  Adaptive Innovation Webinar Series Continues July 19
Don’t miss the next installment of the popular business series, Adaptive Innovation™ — Adaptable Business Models for Changing Market Demands. Guest presenter Mike Levi, President of Digital Projection, will be joining series host David Nour to discuss how to indentify key market trends, test new market opportunities and move quickly from idea to commercialization. Save your spot .

  New York AV R&R
On July 25, InfoComm’s popular Business Roundtable series joins forces with NewBay Media’s Rental & Staging Roadshow at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The first-ever AV Roadshow & Roundtable will feature presenters Tom Stimson, CTS, and André LeJeune, CTS; a lively integrator/consultant panel discussion led by Duffy Wilbert, CTS; and exclusive Manufacturers’ Training.  Register now.

  Celebrate the AV Industry — Start Planning for AV Week
AV Week 2012 is October 14-22. AV Week offers a platform to share your love of AV with your local community. It’s a great way to maintain momentum after the InfoComm Show and use your AV expertise to positively impact the public. Holding AV Week activities is also a great marketing and recruitment opportunity. So start planning now for AV Week and don’t forget to share your ideas with us.

  InfoComm Roundtable Heads to Music City
Join InfoComm staff and sponsors August 16 in Nashville, Tenn., for a summer Roundtable featuring a presentation on project management by Brad Malone, PMP, President of Twin Star Consulting. Register today.



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