The Hospitality Industry Grows More Hospitable to Music — and Pro AV

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By Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International Hotels have been a stalwart of event production for decades, hosting trade shows, conferences and everything in between. They’re also no strangers to live music: The hotel lounge bar has long been the setting for a wide variety of acts — cheesy and otherwise. But a cohort of […]

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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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Standards in Action

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By Tim Kridel Special to InfoComm International Don’t miss the standards event of the year during InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas. The annual Standards Plenary will be held Tues., June 7, from 1-6 p.m. Learn more about InfoComm standards and how companies are using them today. Register now. Since the beginning of the year, Electro […]

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Three Exceptional Days at InfoComm 2016: Day One

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By Brad Grimes Director of Communications, InfoComm International [Editor’s note: As a politician might say, what follows depends on what you mean by “three.” Three is so relative. InfoComm 2016 is way more than three days. Maybe you’re there all week, in which case “three” really means, like, “five” or “six.” See what we mean? […]

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InfoComm: Digital Signage Embraces Fast Cellular Networks

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By Monica Heck Special to InfoComm International As 3G and 4G LTE cellular technology – and now 5G trials — make headlines around the world in the field of mobile video delivery, the same technology has quietly emerged in the digital signage space. Swiss signage vendor Navori Labs recently disclosed that it’s powering 20,000 networked […]

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InfoComm: The Changing Business of AV Integration

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Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International The pro-AV business landscape has been fluid for some time. The tectonic shift from analog to digital as the technological foundation of the industry set the tone for constant change, as new platforms and formats, from digital audio to 4K video, have generated relentless technical churn. At the same […]

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InfoComm: Three Ways AV Professionals Can Improve Collaboration with IT Teams

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By Cory Schaeffer The world of AV is quickly tilting toward a more IT-focused environment, as AV products evolve to better integrate with existing IP, wireless and mobile infrastructures. These advances require AV professionals to gain a deeper understanding of IT technologies and to work more closely with IT departments to deploy AV solutions. Still, […]

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InfoComm: Formal Drone Education Is Optional, But That’s About to Change

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By Kevin Kelly Stampede A standardized, commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) education curriculum has not yet been established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As a result, virtually anyone can market himself or herself as a commercial drone operator. The barriers to entry are minimal. However, as the number of businesses utilizing drones continues to […]

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