AVIXA Releases Recommended Practices for Security in Networked AV Systems

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Audiovisual systems are becoming increasingly central to global operations as they offer expanded remote management capabilities. This upward trend of AV systems operating over enterprise networks can pose a serious risk for security breaches, therefore it’s critical for AV professionals to understand and mitigate these risks. AVIXA’s new Recommended Practices for Security in Networked AV […]

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ISE to Relocate to Barcelona in 2021

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Integrated Systems Events, the producers of the Integrated Systems Europe exhibition, has announced that its 2021 edition will be held at Gran Via, part of the Fira de Barcelona exhibition complex in Spain on 2-5 February. The new venue will become the permanent location for the world’s largest AV and systems integration show. The decision to relocate the ISE exhibition comes after 18 months […]

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IES, AVIXA Jointly Publish Standard on Lighting for Videoconferencing Rooms

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The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and AVIXA have announced the release of the new standard Recommended Practice for Lighting Performance for Small to Medium Sized Videoconferencing Rooms (ANSI/IES/AVIXA RP-38-17). Created by lighting experts from IES and videoconferencing experts from AVIXA, the standard is ANSI (American National Standards Institute) approved, demonstrating that the development procedures meet […]

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AVIXA Announces Keynote Speakers for 2018 AV Executive Conference

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AVIXA has announced that Matt Dixon, author and frequent Harvard Business Review contributor, and Mike Michalowicz, author and entrepreneur, will headline the sixth annual AV Executive Conference (AVEC), Nov. 5-7, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. AVEC gathers 200 executives from integration firms, design consultancies, and live events companies for three days of strategic […]

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InfoComm 2018 Recap, Part the Second: Words by Which to Live

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With the new branding, AVIXA appears to have picked up a new motto, one which many of us have seen on the various promotional items for sale in the AVIXA store at InfoComm: “Together, we can change the way people experience the world.” Those who know me I believe in language, and believe in having […]

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InfoComm 2018 Sets New Records for Size, Attendance in Las Vegas

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The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association lowered the curtain on its first InfoComm show in North America as AVIXA. The event kicked off with a record-setting TIDE conference and concluded with a trade show exhibition that attracted nearly 43,000 registered attendees, 10 percent more than the last time InfoComm was held in Las Vegas, in […]

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The AV Experience

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“Experience” has been the big word in the industry as of late, even beyond the big change in our trade organization’s name to “Avixa” — the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. Is this a buzzword, or should this represent a change in the way we design, and even how we think? It shouldn’t, because user […]

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Design Thinking: How Does it Relate to AV?

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Any good MBA student from the last decade can tell you about design thinking. It seemed to be one of the buzzwords of the business world for several years. But more than just in engineering and product design, it has started to leak into all areas of business. It can help determine strategy, it can […]

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AVIXA Names Hamlet Ambarsoom Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association has announced Hamlet Ambarsoom as the organization’s new vice president of sales and marketing. Ambarsoom will manage AVIXA’s strategy for sales and marketing activities, ensuring growth in product and service areas. Ambarsoom has extensive experience in marketing and sales, including market development, corporate/brand strategy and product and sales […]

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QSC Founders Receive 2018 Adele De Berri Pioneer Award from AVIXA

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QSC founders, Pat Quilter, Barry Andrews and John Andrews were named this year’s recipients of the Adele De Berri Pioneer of AV award from AVIXA the trade association representing the audiovisual industry worldwide. Each year AVIXA recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions to the industry. The Adele de Berri award champions AV and information […]

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AVIXA Research Study Indicates Retail Is Thriving, Presenting ProAV Opportunities

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Contrary to popular belief, retail is healthy, reaching approximately $5.1 trillion in revenue in 2017 and growing 4 percent annually for the past eight years, according to the U.S. Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the National Retail Federation. With less than 10 percent of revenue captured online, brick-and-mortar stores still present an industry rich with […]

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AVIXA Names 2018 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship Winners

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The AVIXA Foundation a non-profit charitable and educational organization created by AVIXA to support the audiovisual industry, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship: Marc Carbon, Matthew Hancock and Rishabh Waghela. The scholarship program was created to honor the late Michael Vergauwen’s contributions to the AV industry by supporting educational opportunities for students […]

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AVIXA Announces 2018 Award Winners, to Be Honored at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas

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AVIXA has announced the 2018 recipients of its annual awards. Honorees will be recognized in a ceremony on InfoComm 2018’s Center Stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Wed., June 6, at 4 p.m. Each year, AVIXA recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership, and commitment to excellence. In 2018, the AVIXA Awards Committee […]

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Layer Logic Selected to Exhibit in Innovations Showcase at Infocomm 2018

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Layer Logic announced it has been invited to exhibit in the Innovations Showcase at Infocomm 2018, June 6-8 in Las Vegas. The company will be demonstrating its flagship product, the CoreTouch Intelligent Appliance. CoreTouch allows users to connect and simultaneously control up to four devices on a single touchscreen display. There is no software to download, and no […]

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Allen & Heath Presents Distributed Audio and Hardware Control Training at InfoComm 2018

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Today’s AV system professionals face a unique set of challenges posed by integrated audio, video and lighting systems combined with an expanding range of networking protocols and rapid advances in both hardware and software. To help designers and installers meet these challenges, Allen & Heath veteran audio installation expert Martijn Verkerk will present a special training […]

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InfoComm 2018’s Center Stage Speaker Lineup Is Published

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InfoComm 2018 will bring back Center Stage to the trade show floor, June 6-8 in Las Vegas. The Center Stage sessions will explore how to increase audience engagement through personalized and immersive experiences by way of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), wearable technology, human-centered user interfaces and more. Leading thinkers and practitioners from the fields of […]

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Award-Winning Drunk Unkles Play Vegas, Again, at InfoComm

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The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the Drunk Unkles’ first 2018 fundraiser, scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Now in their 13th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have generated more than $1 million for the industry through this annual event. In February, the Drunk Unkles received […]

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AVIXA to Promote Audiovisual Experiences in Transportation Through a Program With the American Association of Airport Executives

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AVIXA announced the expansion of its multi-year, multi-market industry awareness campaign to the transportation industry, through an integrated program in cooperation with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). “AVIXA’s effort to raise awareness of the impact of integrated audiovisual experiences in a range of customer segments continues to expand,” said AVIXA Chief Executive Officer David Labuskes, CTS, […]

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AVIXA Joins International Hotel Technology Forum to Promote Audiovisual Solutions in Hospitality

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AVIXA has announced its participation in the International Hotel Technology Forum (IHTF). The event, taking place May 15-17 in Mallorca, Spain, aims to tackle the most pressing issues facing the industry with a lineup of interactive experiences, workshops, debates, roundtables, case studies, and interviews. As part of its strategic effort to increase awareness of audiovisual solutions in a variety of […]

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New Study From AVIXA and PMA Research Reveals Shift in Worldwide Commercial Display Purchases

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During the next three years, buyers of display products (direct-view and projection) anticipate 20-percent growth in the number of displays per location, even as replacement cycles grow longer due to more durable technology, according to a new report from AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association and PMA Research. The report, Worldwide Market for Large-Display Projects: How Buying Decisions Are […]

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Neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto and Creative Technologist Rana June to Headline TIDE Conference at InfoComm 2018

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Neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto and pioneering creative technologist Rana June will headline AVIXA’s TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience) conference at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. On June 5 at the Park MGM Las Vegas, the day before the InfoComm floor opens, Lotto and June will join a lineup of innovative minds to explore the creative forces shaping the AV industry. The conference will […]

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Focusing on Vision

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In AV, we are sometimes very product-focused. Manufacturers build best in class products and then engage a dealer channel to make sure those products have a solid strategy to get into the marketplace. Integrators get trained on how the product works, many times engaging with the manufacturers to become certified in the installation and/or programming […]

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InfoComm Southeast Asia to Debut May 2019 in Bangkok

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AVIXA, in partnership with InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd, will debut its InfoComm Southeast Asia show May 15-17, 2019, at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, the Southeast Asia region is currently one of the top-10 largest economies in the world and is […]

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InfoComm 2018 Welcomes Ground-Breaking C2 Experiences to the Las Vegas Show

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AVIXA, organizers of InfoComm 2018, announced that developers of C2 Montréal, a business conference merging commerce and creativity, will bring their innovative brand of immersion and collaboration to the InfoComm show floor in Las Vegas June 6-8. “We are thrilled that the creative thought-leaders at C2 International are joining us for InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas,” said David Labuskes, CTS, […]

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AVIXA to Partner with the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD)

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AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International) has announced a strategic partnership with the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) that will raise awareness of the fan-engagement benefits created by integrated audiovisual experiences in stadium and arena design. The agreement represents an expansion of AVIXA’s ongoing initiative to increase industry awareness across a variety of markets. “AVIXA is […]

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Placemaking

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I was recently in Jacksonville for our annual sales meeting. One of the highlights of that meeting was when our guest presenter, Amahl Hazelton, director of communications for Destinations at Moment Factory, shared a plethora of interactive AV experiences they developed around specific public spaces. Now, I have heard the term “place-based entertainment” many times in my […]

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AVIXA to Present Roundtable Discussion on the Power of Audiovisual Experiences at Boutique Design West 2018

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AVIXA today announced that six leading hospitality designers will join AVIXA Chief Executive Officer David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, during Boutique Design West (BDwest) in Los Angeles, April 4-5, 2018, for a roundtable discussion of the ways audiovisual technologies are transforming hotel design to create better experiences for travelers and better business outcomes for owners. The hour-long session, […]

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

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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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