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InfoComm Live Events Update

July 22, 2015

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IATSE Training; Displayed Image Size; Visual Principles and the Display Environment; Innovations Showcase Winner; Request for Information; InfoComm 2016 Call for Presenters; 5 Reasons to Be a CTS; Indianapolis Roundtable; Be Exceptional

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Bowled Over: AV Injects New Life Into an Old Pastime


Bowling isn't what it used to be, but one company has a new vision. When it opened a location in New York's Times Square, Bowlmor AMF budgeted $1.3 million for audio, video and lighting. Event planners have taken notice and everyday bowlers have begun to benefit from a sound and light show that traditional nightclubs might envy. Read more.


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BYOD Changes the Nature of AV and Events


The ability to control AV systems from a personal device has flipped the equation of system management. The prospect of collaborating with a smartphone has meant new approaches to wireless integration. And the fact that everyone owns one of these devices and wants it to work seamlessly with whatever they encounter has put the user in control of AV experiences. Read more.


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Exceptional Experience: Winter Cities Shake-Up


Held at Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre, the Winter Cities Shake-Up 2015 aimed to promote winter as a positive social, economic and activity-rich civic experience. Organizers hired BUKSA Strategic Conference Services and AV solutions partner Freeman Audio Visual Canada to transform a ballroom into a winter wonderland, where virtual blizzards engulfed attendees and music mixed with the sounds of crunching snow. The experience was exceptional.


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Weekly Reading: Economic Snapshot and Surface Hub


Lost in the hubbub of InfoComm 2015 may have been the release of the latest InfoComm International® Economic Snapshot Survey. Not lost was the announcement that Microsoft would be shipping the Surface Hub collaboration system with the help of several pro-AV companies. What? We’ll have to wait a little longer for the Surface Hub? Get the scoop.


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 Advance Your Career in AV

Nathan Cox, CTS

Are you an IATSE member? If so, check out the IATSE Education Program for free professional development and the opportunity to earn the InfoComm/IATSE Live Event Technician Certificate. With specially-selected courses, including Audiovisual Fundamentals for Stagehands, this training is a must to learn about AV integration in stagecraft.

“With InfoComm education and CTS® certification, people working in stagecraft can address AV issues needed early in the production process to provide a good experience for themselves, fellow workers and ultimately the audience.”
— Nathan Cox, CTS, Vice President, IATSE Local 675

Explore the program.

 Displayed Image Size: How Big is Big Enough?

A standards development task group is studying this very question and the answer may actually surprise you. In this recorded webinar, Greg Jeffreys, CEO of Paradigm AV, and Dick Tollberg, CTS®-D, of AVI-SPL, update viewers on the latest findings and discuss the science behind image-size requirements. Watch now.

 Visual Principles and the Display Environment

When it comes to video, you can’t just hang a screen on a wall and expect viewers to get the picture. The visual principles of AV design are about more than technology. Here are four things to consider when determining the perfect display environment for your next project.

 Meet the Innovations Showcase Winner

InfoComm 2015 marked the debut of the Innovations Showcase, where first-time exhibitors displayed new solutions — and attendees voted for their favorites. The votes have been tallied and Collaboration Squared has won the inaugural competition for its Ubiety cross-platform collaboration solution. The company receives $10,000 and exhibit space at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas. Read the news.

 Request for Information

InfoComm International is issuing a request for information in support of its technical white paper program. If you know wireless AV — specifically how to use wireless technologies for distributing audio/video signals and collaboration — then share your knowledge with the AV/IT industry.

In addition, InfoComm is seeking information about best practices in digital signage, from network design to content creation. If you’re an expert, we’d like to hear from you. Take as big or small a role as you’d like. Just fill out the RFI form and get involved today.

 Present at InfoComm 2016

Gather your innovative ideas and tell us how you can help prepare the AV industry for the future. Whether you make a short presentation or dive into a hands-on, four-hour lab, you'll be able to choose from many formats to find the right fit for what you have to share at InfoComm 2016. If your idea is accepted into the program, you'll receive access to the show’s Faculty Lounge and free training sessions. Plus, we may cover some travel costs, if you're eligible.

But don't wait too long. The call for presenters ends Sept. 15. Read the FAQ and submit your proposal today.

 5 Reasons CTS is the AV Certification for You

Why should you become a Certified Technology Specialist™? Maybe because:

  1. CTS is the only American National Standards Institute-accredited certification for AV.
  2. CTS is a proven, reliable credential based on peer-reviewed standards for job performance knowledge, skill and ability.
  3. CTS is accredited under the International Organization for Standardization, therefore recognized around the world.
  4. People looking for AV professionals know CTS holders have met established standards by passing the exam.
  5. Your certification is yours to keep — no matter where your career takes you.

Are you ready to join the CTS community? Explore the CTS credential and take the free practice exam.

 Be Exceptional. Tell the World.

Do you have a compelling AV case study you'd like people to know about? Did you design or integrate an AV system that exceeded your client's expectations? InfoComm is looking for a few exceptional AV experiences to share with the AV industry and beyond.

If you'd like InfoComm to profile your exceptional AV experience, send an email to Give us a few details, like what the project was, the AV solutions involved and where it was installed. We'll look over all the submissions and select a variety. But we can't choose yours unless you tell us about it. Email details to

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Understanding Digital Video Formats — From TMDS to Thunderbolt
    July 29

  • How to Design for 4K Video
    Aug. 12


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