Jimmy Paschke Joins Apex Technologies US as VP of Sales & Marketing

June 22, 2022

Atlanta, GA, June 21, 2022 — Apex Technologies US—distributor of cutting-edge high-performance European AV brands—announced today that custom AV industry superstar Jimmy Paschke will be its new VP of Sales & Marketing, reinforcing Apex’s commitment to growth while maintaining its legendary level of service. “With this move, we are really investing in our sales channel. […]

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Fulcrum Acoustic and APEX Announce Distribution Partnership

May 23, 2022

Fulcrum Acoustic and Belgian amplifier manufacturer, APEX, have announced an exclusive distribution partnership that will see APEX CloudPower installation amplifiers introduced to the United States. Rich Frembes (Fulcrum Acoustic Senior Technologist) & Stephen Siegel (President) Stephen Siegel, Fulcrum Acoustic President, welcomed the new relationship. “I’ve known (APEX Managing Director) Paul Van Hees for many years. When Paul sent […]

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Apex to Launch CloudPower Series of Amplifiers at ISE 2020

January 30, 2020

Building on the reputation of its DSP-based audio technology, Apex will launch the CloudPower Series at ISE 2020 — the series offers a range of four-channel Class-D amplifiers with built-in DSP and secure, cloud-based remote control. Featuring studio-grade analog circuit designs, the Apex CloudPower Series sets a new benchmark in powered system management and speaker […]

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Smarter Systems Designated as AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) from AVIXA

December 2, 2019

Smarter Systems received the AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) designation from AVIXA, which it earned by demonstrating a high level of service quality, using a trained team that includes Certified Technology Specialists (CTS) and practicing AVIXA performance standards. “Smarter Systems is dedicated providing quality work with industry specialists, and this designation just reinforces our commitment […]

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AVIXA Recognizes First-Ever India-Based APEx Company

May 10, 2019

AVIXA this week recognized Aesthetix Technologies India Pvt Ltd. as the first AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) company in India. APEx is AVIXA’s recognition program for companies that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients’ needs by delivering integrated experiences. With the APEx designation, Aesthetix joins an elite group of […]

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Spinitar Opens New Office In Sacramento, California

April 4, 2019

Spinitar today announced their additional expansion into the Pacific Northwest region with the opening of a brand new office in Sacramento, California. With multiple high profile projects already underway, the expansion comes at a time of tremendous growth for Spinitar in the Pacific Northwest region. Spinitar, who has four other office locations throughout the Western […]

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AVMI Achieves AVIXA AV Provider of Excellence (APEX) Distinction

October 2, 2018

AVMI has qualified as an AVIXA AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) for its commitment to delivering industry excellence. The AVIXA APEx program recognizes AV integration companies and AV design consulting firms dedicated to providing quality service to customers. To qualify for the APEx certification companies are evaluated on several aspects like; the number of employees […]

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Digital Signage Expo Announces 2018 APEX Award Winners

March 29, 2018

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced the independently judged winners of its APEX Awards for 2018 at the 14th Annual APEX Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, March 28. McCann Systems and bluemedia took home the top honors of the night, winning the APEX Installation of the Year and APEX Content of the Year awards, respectively. The two overall winners were selected from the […]

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AVIXA Continues to Recognize Vega Global as Provider of Excellence for the Fourth Consecutive Year

February 22, 2018

Vega Global, the leading solution provider of superior AV technologies to many multinational companies, has once again been recognized by AVIXA (Formerly known as InfoComm) as AV Provider of Excellence Company for four consecutive years. This designation is a prestigious credential earned by integration companies and AV design consulting firms that set high standards for employee training and certification to meet their clients’ needs […]

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RTI Intros Next Generation of Advanced Control Processing

January 15, 2018

RTI today announced the release of the next-generation XP control processor line. RTI’s new XP-8v Advanced Control Processor offers increased processing power, expanded memory and an HDMI output for OSD control interface to bring together all of a home’s or office building’s electronic systems into one unified control and automation system. The third generation of RTI’s XP-8 advanced […]

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Christie Intros APEX 0.9mm LED Video Wall With Ultra-Fine Pixel Pitch

December 15, 2017

Christie is enhancing the Christie Velvet Apex Series line of products with the launch of the APEX 0.9-millimeter LED video wall. Available in ultra-fine pixel pitches from 0.9-millmeter to 2.5-millimeter and featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio. Apex 0.9 is a 0.96-millimeter pitch LED that delivers amazing colors, brightness at high uniformity. The new offering allows for scaling to popular resolutions in a […]

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FSR Signs on as Founding Member of APEx Advocate Program

April 17, 2017

FSR has signed on as a founding member of InfoComm’s APEx Advocate Program. The program is comprised of companies supporting systems integrators and dealers that have demonstrated their commitment to technical excellence and outstanding service by earning the InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) designation. The InfoComm Audiovisual Providers of Excellence (APEx) designation is earned by meeting key markers of industry excellence […]

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InfoComm Introduces the APEx Advocate Program 

March 23, 2017

InfoComm International introduces the APEx Advocate program, recognizing AV manufacturers that are dedicated to supporting AV Providers of Excellence. InfoComm’s APEx program was created in 2014 to recognize AV integration companies and design consulting firms that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients’ needs by delivering exceptional solutions. The new APEx Advocate program is designed […]

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Verrex Opens Hong Kong Office

January 9, 2017

Verrex, the APEx-certified global provider of AV technology solutions and experiences announced today the opening of its new Hong Kong office. Hong Kong joins Shanghai as the second office to open in Asia and the fifth globally for the 70-year-old systems integrator. Located in the metropolitan hub of Wan Chai, Verrex Asia Ltd. will deliver […]

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Integrators Tackle Technological Change

March 9, 2016

By Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International This is the second in a series. To learn what these AV professionals think about how the business of AV integration is changing, read our earlier report. In many ways, technology is the basis of the AV industry. But when technology changes quickly and often, as it’s been […]

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InfoComm: The Changing Business of AV Integration

February 24, 2016

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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The Conversation

October 16, 2015

Those who know me know I like to talk. I’ll leave that thought there for now. Recently, in a business discussion I was asked “Why do you answer every question with a story?” I sat there for a few moments and – yes – was speechless (imagine…). Now I’m not sure exactly what my answer […]

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Should You Become InfoComm APEx? Heck Yes!

June 11, 2015

InfoComm has made important changes to the Audiovisual Providers of Excellence (APEx) Program. In this recorded webinar, you will learn how your AV design or integration firm can benefit from the program and hear from former InfoComm President Scott Walker, CTS-D, LEED AP, CEO of Waveguide Consulting. Waveguide is one the latest companies to earn […]

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Waveguide Is First Design Firm to Earn InfoComm APEx

May 27, 2015

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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Who’s Comin With Me? A CTS-D CTS-I Challenge

June 17, 2014

Alright, so it’s official. I finally lifted my 12 year boycott on getting my CTS, bit the bullet, and took the test. Then I waited in nervous anticipation for my score, and by some glitch in the system software, I passed! Given that it’s been 12 years, I felt an explanation as to why I […]

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Survey Says! Surveys and InfoComm’s APEx

April 22, 2014

I wrote a blog a couple weeks ago about Why I like InfoComm’s New APEx Program.  The blog brought attention to the fact that the new program will include client surveys that must be positively completed each year for an integrator to remain in good standing in the program.  That is an idea I have […]

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Why I Like InfoComm’s New APEx Program

April 5, 2014

I actually heard about InfoComm’s new APEx program about three weeks before InfoComm announced it formally. I attended an InfoComm roundtable event in Irvine, Calif. where Duffy Wilbert , SVP of member services, described how the organization intended to raise the bar on customer experience and thought leadership. Duffy related that InfoComm had come to […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014

Every Friday we give you some top stories from the week that you can’t afford to miss. This week includes an update from Extron, a blog from Keith Kelsen and a column from Scott Tiner, and InfoComm replaces its CAVSP with its APEx designation. Hope you enjoy this week’s week wrap-up, and as always, let […]

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InfoComm Replaces CAVSP With APEx, Audiovisual Providers of Excellence Designation

April 2, 2014

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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