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January 21, 2015

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Women of InfoComm Network Council at ISE; Appreciating Good Enough; How to Verify Audio System Performance; AV Glossary; Certification Committee Welcomes New Leaders; Weekly Reading; Get Your CTS at ISE; How to Be a Better Manager; CTS Prep

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In 2015, Make Decisions and Accept Consequences


InfoComm International®'s Executive Director and CEO rings in the New Year with advice for AV professionals: Make the decisions that will differentiate your company in the marketplace and celebrate the consequences of those decisions. Read more in the All Voices Blog.


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InfoComm Live: A Unique Eventure


The agenda has been set for InfoComm Live 2015, the year's most important conference for executives in the live events industry, Feb. 25-26 at San Diego's Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. The festivities begin literally with a sea-bound adventure aboard a steamship and cruise through sessions on how to drive customer experience, training and mentoring, and more. Learn all about it and register today.


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Spectrum 2015: Getting More Crowded


Having evicted wireless audio users from one part of the radio frequency spectrum just a few years ago, the Federal Communications Commission has plans to auction off another band — eventually. This time, some concessions have been made to the many groups who count on wireless microphones. But will it be enough? Read this InfoComm special report.


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The State of Live Events Podcast


InfoComm's 2014 Market Definition and Strategy Study found that the global market for AV in venues and events is expected to grow 11 percent by 2016. On this episode of the InfoComm Today Podcast, join Tom Stimson, President of The Stimson Group; Bob Leon, President of Colortone Staging & Rentals; and Danny Whetstone, President of DWP Live, as they discuss the state of live events and preview InfoComm Live.


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More News From InfoComm

 Join the Women of InfoComm Network Council at ISE

Sarah Joyce

Diana Danziger

At Integrated Systems Europe, the Women of InfoComm Network Council will host a special breakfast, Feb. 11, at the First Lounge restaurant at the RAI Exhibition Centre.

Sarah Joyce, Vice President, EMEA, of Electrosonic Ltd., and Diana Danziger, Consultant, Inez Consulting Ltd., will address attendees about opportunities for women in technology.

The session will include a roundtable discussion and ample time for networking. All are invited. Learn more.

 Appreciating Good Enough

QSC's Mark Mayfield has been around the AV industry for a long time and witnessed the arrival of many cutting-edge products. So what was his reaction when he received a record player for Christmas? You might be surprised. (Or maybe not.) Read about it and share your thoughts on technology trends.

 Now Hear This: How to Verify Audio System Performance

Just because you've finished installing that new audio system doesn't mean you're finished. AV systems performance verification is a critical part of AV integration, because it helps ensure that what you've built is what the customer wanted. Start with these five pointers, then explore further how to verify audio system performance.

 Your AV Industry, From A to Z

You've been working in the professional AV industry for a while. You know the lingo. But just to make sure we're all speaking the same language (and in case any terms slip your mind), InfoComm has created an AV industry glossary. Use it when words escape you, or send the link to clients when they need to know more about what you're proposing. It's an invaluable resource. Look up something today.

 Certification Committee Welcomes New Leaders

Meet the newest names behind the Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) credential, elected by CTS holders in November. These representatives will serve on the InfoComm International Certification Steering Committee, responsible for overseeing the development and administration of the CTS program and ensuring that the credentials meet high standards of ethical and professional practice in the audiovisual industry. Congratulations to:

  • Josh Srago, CTS
  • Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I
  • Matthew Wood, CTS-I

Rich Kowalske, CTS-D, CTS-I, was elected by the committee to be its the new chair. View the full list of the Certification Committee members. Would you like to serve on one of the CTS committees? If you have a CTS, email to find out how you can make a difference.

 Get Your Read On

Every week, InfoComm Director of Editorial Services Brad Grimes (not pictured) shares the online stories that catch his attention. If you're just catching up, you can find past editions of his Weekly Reading series at the InfoComm All Voices Blog. And share with others what you read every week. Make it a habit and get your read on today.

 CTS Prep Work and Exams Coming to Integrated Systems Europe

Jarrett Dartnall, CTS

Are you attending Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Feb. 10-12 in Amsterdam? You can prepare for and take the CTS exams right at the show. Here's what you need to know:

  • CTS Study Session is an all-day, fast-paced prep course, held Feb. 9, before the show starts.

  • The CTS exams will be offered once again at ISE, Feb. 10-12, including CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I exams. Save your exam spot.

"I decided to earn my CTS because more and more of our clients are requesting it to be part of our company portfolio." — Jarrett Dartnall, CTS, Senior Engineer, Pyramid

 It's Hard to Be a Manager and a Friend

Here's something project management expert Brad Malone, PMP, sometimes hears from the AV companies he consults with: "Nobody holds anybody accountable anymore." Maybe it's because managers don't make it clear enough what "accountable" means. When Malone hears this and other employee-management concerns, he asks these seven important questions.

 Make Your CTS Prep Resolution

Are you planning to take the CTS exam but aren't quite prepared? CTS Prep Virtual Classroom, Feb. 3-27, can help you build confidence by reviewing exam content and test-taking strategies in a convenient, engaging blend of live instruction and self-study. Learn more and enroll.

"CTS Prep was invaluable. It improved both my skills and understanding of the entire field. I recommend the course ceaselessly to anyone serious about AV." — Don McAllister, CTS

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    Jan. 28

  • Defining, Measuring and Managing Key Business Metrics
    Feb. 4


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