ANSI Approves InfoCommAV Systems Performance Verification Standard

infocomm-ansi-0114InfoComm International’s latest standard, ANSI/INFOCOMM 10-2013, Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification, has been approved by ANSI, a private non-profit that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment systems.

ANSI/INFOCOMM 10-2013, Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification provides a comprehensive, systematic and practical approach to verifying performance of AV systems. This standard will provide practitioners the ability to produce a verifiable evaluation of the audiovisual system based on quality assurance, testing, and acceptance, and will ensure the system conforms to the owners’ operational needs, as established in the system/project documentation. A one-page overview can be found at

“Through the development of this standard, InfoComm has achieved its goal of establishing verification guidelines to promote effective communication between industry professionals and their clients on issues relating to system performance,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. “However, in order for this standard to be a true success it must become integrated into the way the AV industry does business. I urge manufacturers to encourage their partners to use this standard, integrators and design consultants to implement the standard and technology managers to ask commercial service providers about it.”

The following subject matter experts helped in developing this standard:

  • Matthew Silverman, CTS, PMP, George Mason University, Moderator
  • John Bailey, CTS-D, CTS-I, Whitlock
  • Jason Brameld, BSc (Hons) ARCS, MInstSCE, PTS Consulting, LLP
  • Greg Bronson, CTS-D, Cornell University
  • Paul Depperschmidt, CTS, Cisco
  • Richard Derbyshire, CTS, Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC
  • Dan Doolen, MS, ISF-C, CQT, University of Illinois
  • Tristan Gfrerer, Google, CTS, BEng (Hons)
  • Mike Izatt, CTS-D, Spectrum Engineers, Inc.
  • Thomas Kopin, CTS, ISF-C, Kramer Electronics USA
  • Richard Morrison, CTS, Prince2, CPEng, BE (Computer Systems), Norman Disney & Young
  • Mike Quinn, BEng, CEng, MIET, CTS-D
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The standard is available at the IHS standards store at or from ANSI at InfoComm members can download a free copy of the standard. InfoComm will also be offering an education session about the new standard called “Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification: Deliver What you Promise,” on Feb. 5, at Integrated Systems Europe. Please visit for more information.