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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InfoComm Releases New Standard for Display Image Size

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InfoComm International has announced the release of a new standard for sizing displayed images for audiovisual systems: ANSI/INFOCOMM V202.01:2016, Display Image Size for 2D Content in Audiovisual Systems. Displays are essential to the working process in many environments, and viewers depend on the displayed image to convey information efficiently. Currently, the methods audiovisual professionals use […]

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InfoComm International Releases New Standard for Display Image Size

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InfoComm International has announced the release of a new standard for sizing displayed images for audiovisual systems: ANSI/INFOCOMM V202.01:2016, Display Image Size for 2D Content in Audiovisual Systems. Displays are essential to the working process in many environments, and viewers depend on the displayed image to convey information efficiently. Currently, the methods audiovisual professionals use […]

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Stardraw.com Adopts Standard AV Symbols for Design and Documentation Software

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InfoComm International has announced that software provider Stardraw.com has licensed a standardized set of architectural floor plan and reflected ceiling plan symbols for audio, video and control systems, with associated technologies such as environmental control and communication networks. The symbols are part of the American National Standard Institute-accredited J-STD-710, Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing […]

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InfoComm Releases New Standard to Harmonize Cable Labeling Practices

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InfoComm announced the publication of a new audiovisual standard, Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems (CLAS). The new standard defines requirements for labeling cables used in installed AV systems and provides guidance for the easy identification of all power and signal paths in a completed system. Proper cable labeling aids in the operation, support, maintenance and […]

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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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InfoComm Class Highlight: Get to Know ANSI and InfoComm Standards

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Hear keynote speaker Joseph Tretler Jr., vice president for International Policy at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), discuss ANSI’s role in the global standards arena at the Standards Plenary: Get to Know ANSI and InfoComm Standards, Mon., June 15, at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Then, through a series of roundtable discussions, […]

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CEA, CEDIA, InfoComm Release Joint Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association’s (CEDIA) R10 Residential Systems committee and InfoComm International today announced the publication of ANSI Standard J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols. This new standard defines a common set of blueprint icons that represents all facets of pre-wire and installation of electronic systems, […]

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Are you PISCR? You Need to Be!

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There’s an InfoComm/ANSI standard known as PISCR that every integrator should be familiar with. Why? The PISCR standard provides metrics for measurement and requirements for minimum contrast ratios for rear and front projection audiovisual projected image systems — but, it’s application based; not projection device based. This standard applies to both permanent and temporary installations, […]

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InfoComm’s Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Guide Now Ready

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The Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Guide is designed to serve as a companion to the ANSI/InfoComm International Standard 10:2013. It describes how to implement each verification item through theory and sample test sheets. It also includes information about functional-based testing and performance expectation review. It also explains how to use the Standard as an assessment […]

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InfoComm Replaces CAVSP With APEx, Audiovisual Providers of Excellence Designation

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Earlier this week, InfoComm debuted its new Audiovisual Providers of Excellence (APEx) designation. InfoComm APEx replaces InfoComm’s Certified AudioVisual Service Provider Program (CAVSP), which will conclude at the end of the year. InfoComm APEx will also recognize a broader base of industry certifications beyond InfoComm’s CTS credential as a sign of commitment to quality. The […]

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ANSI Approves InfoCommAV Systems Performance Verification Standard

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InfoComm 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 […]

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AV Energy Management Standard Accepted Into EESCC

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To help advance a coordinated approach to energy efficiency for the United States, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has convened the Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC). As part of these meetings, the ANSI/INFOCOMM 4:2012 Audiovisual Systems Energy Management Standard has been selected for inclusion in the EESCC Inventory Database. The standard was cited […]

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InfoComm: Designing for High Contrast: How One University Uses InfoComm’s Projected Image Standard

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This column was reprinted with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here. By Brad Grimes Several years ago, like most people, the art history faculty at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, put aside their slide projectors and embraced the convenience of computer projection. They weren’t thrilled with the results. “Ever since, they’ve said they’re […]

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ANSI Approves InfoComm AV Systems Energy Management Standard

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In a matter of weeks, InfoComm’s latest standard, 4:2012 Audiovisual Systems Energy Management, was approved by the InfoComm Board of Directors, submitted to the American Nationals Standards Institute, and approved by ANSI. The new standard defines and prescribes processes and requirements for the ongoing power management of AV systems. Here are the details: http://www.infocomm.org/cps/rde/xchg/infocomm/hs.xsl/21107.htm

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InfoComm’s AV Systems Design — ANSI Approved

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the InfoComm International Board of Directors have released InfoComm’s second standard, ANSI/INFOCOMM 2M-2010 Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes. The purpose of this standard is to provide a description of the methods, procedures, tasks, and deliverables typically recommended or applied by professionals in audiovisual (AV) […]

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