AVIXA Reaches 1,000 Certified Technology Specialists in Europe

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AVIXA is pleased to announce that there are now 1,000 AV professionals with a Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) certification in Europe. For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional credential, helping businesses to elevate themselves and deliver value to their clients. There are […]

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SDVoE Design Partner Training and Certification Program Now Approved for AVIXA CTS Renewal Units

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced it is an official AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. The online SDVoE Design Partner Program now offers AVIXA CTS RUs along with SDVoE certification. This first-of-its-kind online program, available through the SDVoE Academy, publicly recognizes experts in the creation of SDVoE systems that take advantage of […]

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AVIXA Releases Rack Building Standard for Audiovisual Systems

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AVIXA has announced the release of its newest standard, Rack Building for Audiovisual Systems (F502.01:2018), which details the requirements for integrating AV systems into racks by providing a process for consistent assembly, mounting, and cable management. This standard covers the fundamental elements of building a reliable AV equipment rack, including: Assembly of AV equipment racks, […]

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What Would Be in My AV Degree

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I woke up Sunday morning to some interesting Twitter conversation started by fellow AV professional Chris Neto about the subject of AV education. The question revolved around whether or not certifications or formal college education is more important in qualifying someone to be successful in the field of AV. To break down the responses in […]

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AVIXA Announces Results of 2018 Certification Committee Elections

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AVIXA just announced the election results for the 2018 Certification Steering Committee. Certified Technology Specialists elected new committee members Heather Corbin, CTS, AV Edge (a division of EDCO LLC), David Petrelle, CTS-D, CTS-I, HB Communications and Ronald Willis, CTS-D, Shen Milsom Wilke LLC. CTS holders re-elected John Lamberson, CTS, Biamp; Rodrigo Ordonez, CTS-D, K2 Audio; and Farrell Wood, CTS-D, CTS-I, Whitlock. […]

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InfoComm Releases Updated Standard for Audio Coverage Uniformity 

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InfoComm International announced today the release of the updated standard Audio Coverage Uniformity (ACU) in Listener Areas (ANSI/INFOCOMM A102.01:2017). With advancements in technology and continual audio coverage problems, it was important to produce an updated version of the ACU standard, which was first released in 2009. Although the original ACU standard was designed for audio coverage in enclosed environments, the 2017 version expands to […]

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CTS Exam Season Is Here – Here Are My Tips for CTS Success

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“Yo, his palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms heavy.” With the CTS “exam season” approaching in June, chances are many people are feeling the words of Eminem’s song Lose Yourself. For good reason. Many of those preparing to take the CTS are putting a lot of time and money into the exam. If you chose […]

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AVPhenom’s CTS Exam Tips

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If you are an AV industry professional in the commercial AV space, odds are you are familiar with InfoComm’s CTS certifications.  There are 3 varieties currently, being the CTS General, the CTS-D for Design, and the CTS-I for installation.  Many times a consultant or an end user may require that the integrator working on their […]

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InfoComm to Offer CTS Prep and Testing at ISE 2017, Plus More Than 80 Education Sessions

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InfoComm International has announced that the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) study courses and testing will be offered at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, Feb. 7-10 at the Amsterdam RAI. In addition, InfoComm will host more than 80 professional development sessions at the show, including a new series of hands-on Application Labs, a selection of half-day […]

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Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour Rolls into Boston September 23 and Dallas October 18

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Almo Professional A/V today announced the E4 AV Tour will have stops in Boston, MA on September 23 and Dallas, Texas on October 18. Continuing the theme “Experience Your Future Now,” E4 includes all-day training (nearly all is InfoComm CTS RU approved) sessions, hands-on workshops, product and service launches and new manufacturing partners. Due to […]

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Repackaging InfoComm

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Well another InfoComm has come and gone, and another Las Vegas record was set this year with over 38,000 attendees at the 2016 show. By attendance alone, you’d have to agree that the show is as healthy as ever. The InfoComm show is an amazing place to connect with industry peers, showcase new products to […]

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Networking in AV: Learning the Ropes

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Recent graduate Victoria Barela, CTS, earned her CTS certification just two months after graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Live and Installed Sound. This go-getting programmer and audio enthusiast already has an internship with Illinois integrator Zdi under her belt and is currently getting her feet wet as a part-time Junior Programmer […]

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Raising the Bar to 11

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Education Evolution: March 2016 When I was growing up my parents expressed the importance of education. Throughout my entire childhood they always said, “You have to go to college, it’s important to become successful!” I always had mixed feelings about this concept — partially because I was not a good student, but also because the […]

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Business Training, New Technology Highlight InfoComm’s ISE Education Program

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InfoComm International, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, has enhanced its education programme for ISE 2016 to offer more valuable training than ever before. InfoComm’s offerings will feature sessions in three different formats to suit all interests: InfoComm Conferences, MasterClass sessions and FlashTracks. ISE attendees should sign up now to reserve their spot for in-demand courses […]

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In Defense of the CTS Program

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There’s been some chatter around here lately on the CTS certification. Mark Coxon used his skepticism on renewal rates as a vehicle to question the value of the certification. Gary Kayye told us what CTS means to him. This lead me to contemplate what I thought of the certification, about renewal, and about where we […]

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InfoComm is Looking for People to Serve on the International Certification Steering Committee

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Do you want to make a difference and help shape the industry? As someone who has already gone the extra mile to earn your certification, you could be just the right fit for the InfoComm International Certification Steering Committee. In October, CTS holders will elect new members to the Certification Steering Committee. All CTS, CTS-D […]

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CTS Reaccredited by ANSI

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If you’re an InfoComm CTS, congratulations! You should feel proud of this accomplishment. ANSI accreditation is recognized as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation. And you earned the only one for professional AV! The ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee approved InfoComm reaccreditation under ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024:2012 for the following certifications: Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Certified […]

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Women of InfoComm Network and CTS

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This year at InfoComm 2015, the Women of InfoComm Network Council held its first meeting with great success. Both women and men from all sectors of the industry were present and discussed initiatives, including CTS certification. In the InfoComm Today Podcast Women of InfoComm and CTS, Christa Bender, CTS, Inside Sales and Marketing Coordinator at […]

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Waveguide Is First Design Firm to Earn InfoComm APEx

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Waveguide has qualified as an InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence, or APEx, making it the first independent consultant in the world to earn the distinction. The InfoComm APEx program recognizes AV design consulting firms and integrators dedicated to industry excellence by providing quality service to customers and adhering to best practices and standards. “With […]

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Meet the 10,000th CTS Holder

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Last month, InfoComm welcomed the 10,000th Certified Technology Specialist to the ranks of the AV industry: Larry Flad, CTS, of PSX Audiovisual Technologies in New Orleans. “I’m looking forward to the recognition that comes with the CTS credential, along with my 19 years in the industry,” Flad says. “I plan to take the CTS-D test […]

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