AVIXA and ANSI Release ‘Image System Contrast Ratio’ Standard

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AVIXA just announced the release of its standard Image System Contrast Ratio (ISCR). This standard defines acceptable minimum contrast ratios for AV presentation systems relative to their stated purpose or application. This standard replaces the PISCR standard published in 2011, which applied to projection only. As direct-view displays became more prevalent, AVIXA assembled a task […]

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HETMA Announces Prism Scholarship Recipients

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The Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HETMA) has announced the recipients of the Prism Scholarship. HETMA, with the support of AVIXA, created the Prism Scholarship to support the growth of underrepresented communities within the U.S. higher education technology workforce. The intent of the Prism Scholarship is to encourage women, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, disabled […]

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ProAV Market to Reach $263 Billion According to 2022 AVIXA IOTA Report

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According to AVIXA, 2022 the ProAV market will be reaching $263 billion globally; all published in AVIXA’s 2022 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). Growth moderates in the coming years to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from 2022 to 2027. While this is due in part to the slow-down in economic expansion […]

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InfoComm for the First Time: Finding the Unexpected and Wonderful

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Even though I’ve been in AV for 20+ years, it was not until June 2022 that I attended my first InfoComm in person. To be honest, for the first 15 years in the industry, I was supporting operations for corporate videoconferencing. I had never even heard of InfoComm and the organization that became AVIXA. To […]

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Cory Schaeffer: A Legacy of Help, A Legacy of Change

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By Dan Ferrisi, Editor in Chief, Commercial Integrator As commercial AV has matured, it has become increasingly clear that ours is an industry not of technology, per se, but of people. At our best, commercial AV professionals are committed to creating experiences that tell compelling stories and leave indelible memories. In that way, the technologies […]

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Steph Says: What I Think After Attending InfoComm 2021 and 2022

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I’m one of the few who hasn’t missed an InfoComm since my very first one in 2016. Since that year, I’ve gobbled up everything InfoComm that I could get my hands on. I even attended the virtual sessions in 2020! So when there was talk about an in-person InfoComm in 2021, I knew that I […]

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READ THIS FIRST: How to Use the rAVe InfoComm 2022 Microsite

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The 2022 InfoComm show is almost here and our team cannot wait! But while the show will only last for a week, our coverage will last forever — on this rAVe [NOW] InfoComm 2022 microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this InfoComm 2022 microsite that it can be […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 — We’re Just Getting Started

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 kicked off today, and we have an exciting recap of Day One for you! We had a great time in Las Vegas gathering content (over 1,100 videos and over 12,000 photos) on the show floor that we will be showcasing over the next three days during our InfoComm rewind. Day one started […]

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InfoComm 2022 Starts Tomorrow! These Are My Thoughts.

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Hello everyone! I feel like I was just writing to you all about InfoComm 2021, and now we’ve officially made it to #InfoComm22. I’m so excited to be here! There really is nothing quite like getting to run up to the people you’ve gotten to know quite well (thanks to videoconferencing) and talk in person! […]

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AVIXA Women’s Council Will Reunite at InfoComm 2022 after Celebratory Return to In-person Gatherings at ISE 2022

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After reuniting in person at ISE 2022 last month in Barcelona, the AVIXA Women’s Council will continue the fanfare at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas. On Thurs., June 9, the council will host its annual breakfast, which draws hundreds in attendance each year. The event will feature keynote speaker Melanie Spring, Chief Visionary of Confidancia, an agency built to help […]

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InfoComm 2022: Must-Attend Events and Items to Know Before You Go

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InfoComm 2022 officially kicks off tomorrow June 4, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, starting with its comprehensive education program. Then on Wednesday, June 8, the trade show floor will officially open after the ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. in the West Lobby. InfoComm 2022 will welcome 72 new exhibitors to the show, bringing the […]

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InfoComm 2022 Will Explore the ProAV Solutions and Trends for Audio and Live Events

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InfoComm 2022 on June 4-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will explore the ProAV solutions that power live events in addition to the latest advancements in audio solutions. The show will feature an extensive lineup of leading solution providers across the trade show floor, a comprehensive education program, audio demo rooms, and tours of […]

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InfoComm 2022 Will Uncover the Solutions and Trends Enriching Learning Spaces

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AIRFAX, VA – May 20, 2022 – InfoComm 2022 on June 4-10 (exhibits June 8-10) at the Las Vegas Convention Center will examine the pro AV solutions that drive the ever-evolving learning space. The show will feature a vast program of education sessions and leading solution providers across the trade show floor focused on enhancing the teaching and […]

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InfoComm 2022 Preview: The Digitization of Our Physical World

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Ahead of InfoComm 2022, LAVNCH [CODE] and AVIXA will present a one-hour LAVNCH & LEARN titled “The Digitization of Our Physical World“. The event will be held on May 23 at 1 p.m. EDT. To kick off the session, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by AVIXA’s Lauren Moore to highlight emerging trends at InfoComm […]

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AVIXA Women’s Council Launches Rosie Riveters Initiative

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The AVIXA Women’s Council has partnered with Rosie Riveters, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization built on the premise that innovation is cultivated where experimentation is encouraged, and that failure is not in conflict with success, but a necessary and crucial part of it. Watch the video below to learn more about the AVIXA Women’s Council Rosie […]

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AVIXA Officially Opens the Doors to AVIXA Xchange, a Community Platform for the Global Pro AV Industry

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FAIRFAX, VA – May 4, 2022 – AVIXA has officially opened the doors of AVIXA Xchange to the entire pro AV industry. AVIXA Xchange is a unique community for the AV industry designed to connect thought leaders, industry-leading solution providers, and innovative manufacturers with AV solution seekers. The platform is where expertise and experience are shared, knowledge […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1108: AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes Joins Gary on This Videocast to Talk All About InfoComm

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InfoComm is less than 6 weeks away already — it will be in Las Vegas for the 2022 show. AVIXA CEO, Dave Labuskes, joined Gary on his videocast to tap all-about-InfoComm. Have you registered yet? If not, use our registration code (and gain free entry) “RAVE” by clicking here: https://www.infocommshow.org/. There are approximately 700 reasons why you should attend, […]

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InfoComm 2022 Will Explore the Latest Solutions and Trends in Content, Production, and Streaming

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FAIRFAX, VA – April 28, 2022 – InfoComm 2022 on June 4-10 (exhibits June 8-10) at the Las Vegas Convention Center will explore the thriving world of content, production, and streaming solutions. The show will feature more than 20 education sessions and 150 exhibitors focused on content creation and delivery solutions. “The streaming boom has accelerated […]

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Next Stop: E4 Anaheim!

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Almo Professional A/V‘s E4 Experience has returned with four upcoming events that will focus on all things AV! The E4 Experience offers the latest educational opportunities, sessions with top manufacturers and industry pros, demos of the latest technology and so much more. Your next opportunity to experience E4 will be in Anaheim, California, on March […]

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HETMA Opens PRISM Scholarship

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At InfoComm 21, the Higher Education Technology Manager’s Alliance (HETMA) joined with AVIXA to announce the PRISM Scholarship. According to HETMA, “The Prism Scholarship was founded by HETMA in partnership with AVIXA to encourage women, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, disabled persons, and anyone who identifies as being underrepresented in the AV industry, to become […]

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Almo Pro A/V Announces E4 Experience is Back On Tour, Will Start in Anaheim

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Almo Pro A/V announced its E4 Experience is back on tour with the first of four 2022 stops in Anaheim on March 22. The single-day experience features Almo’s signature four-pronged approach: Explore, Engage, Educate and Expo. This allows consultants, resellers and integrators to expand their business acumen and find new growth and success. Those interested […]

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Day Two of LAVNCH WEEK 5: Digital Signage Day!

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We’ve just finished Day Two of LAVNCH WEEK 5! Wednesday was Digital Signage Day — we covered all the ins and outs of digital signage trends and products in the industry. The day was filled with digital signage demos, conversations, panels and much more. Read on below to find a recap of the whole day, […]

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Growing the Skillset: Review of the Landscape for AV Educational Opportunities

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Now that the new-year smell is wearing off of 2022 and everyone is getting into their routines, this seems like a good time to set up plans for personal upgrades. For the AV professional, there are a number of options for sharpening skills and gaining new ones. I cannot talk about AV training without bringing […]

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AVIXA Launches Online-Proctored Certified Technology Specialist Exams

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AVIXA (Audiovisual Integrated Experience Association) announced the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) exam is now available to take through online proctoring. “AVIXA is dedicated to helping AV professionals around the world on their pathways to certification. Online-proctored CTS testing eliminates barriers like long distances to test centers and closures of test centers due to the pandemic,” […]

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InfoComm 2021: Connect, Learn and Celebrate the Industry’s Resilience

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InfoComm 2021 welcomed the ProAV industry back together Oct. 22-29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. “InfoComm is the home for commerce, networking, and learning in the AV industry,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, CEO of AVIXA. “It was incredible to be back in person and play host for AV professionals […]

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AVIXA’s September ProAV Sales Index Shows Decrease in Sales From August

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According to AVIXA’s ongoing ProAV market research, September’s so-called “AV sales index” (AVI-S) was down from 68.2 in August to 62.6 in September. AVI-S respondents claimed a number of issues, including the pandemic, supply chain issues and a general uncertainty. However, the light in the month was a positive trend in return to live events, preparation of offices […]

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Steph Says: InfoComm Day 2 Thoughts

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Hi, everyone! This is a continuation of my short wrap-up articles about the different things I like, see and experience from the three days of InfoComm 2021. So if you couldn’t come down this year, sit back, relax and have fun reading about the things I say stick out. Socializing Continued As I said in my […]

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