InfoComm International Changes Name to AVIXA

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In a surprise announcement today, InfoComm International (the organization) changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). For now, InfoComm the trade show will keep its name (both the trade show in the U.S. every June, as well as the international versions such as InfoComm China). They will just be operated by […]

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InfoComm Announces 2017 Award Winners

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InfoComm International just announced the 2017 recipients of its annual awards. Each year, InfoComm recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. In 2017, the InfoComm Awards Committee, a panel of volunteers, received nominations from across the AV industry and named winners for the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement, CTS Holder […]

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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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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 2: The Show

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In Part 1 I explained that I’ve previously written blogs capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows. This time I decided to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 1: The Pre-Show

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As I’ve written blogs before capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows, I decided, while remaining in the U.S., to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place over four […]

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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 Announces Professional Development Program for Integrated Systems Europe 2016

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InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, has announced its professional development program for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016, Feb. 9-12 in Amsterdam. ISE is a joint venture between InfoComm and CEDIA, the two leading industry associations for the global audiovisual industry. The fast-growing show welcomed more than 1,000 exhibitors and […]

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InfoComm Membership Elects 2016 Board, Leadership Search Committee Members

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InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, is pleased to announce election results for the 2016 InfoComm International Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee (LSC). Julian Phillips, Executive Vice President, Whitlock, has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Board by InfoComm membership. InfoComm members also elected Jeff Day, CEO, Bluewater Technologies, […]

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Waveguide Is First Design Firm to Earn InfoComm APEx

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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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InfoComm Announces 2015 AV Award Winners

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InfoComm International today announced the winners of its annual AV awards. A list of all the 2015 award winners follows: Adele DeBerri Pioneers of AV Award: Brian Critchley, Founder and Managing Director (retired) Digital Projection CTS Holder of the Year Byron Tarry, CTS, LEED AP, Director, Enterprise Solutions Sharp’s Audiovisual Educator of the Year Paul […]

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InfoComm: Finally, Unified Communications and Collaboration for All

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By Cindy Davis InfoComm international Until fairly recently, when technology managers got a request to set up videoconferencing and collaboration systems, the options were separated by a chasm of options and price. At one end were very expensive, immersive telepresence rooms offering the highest quality audio, video and collaboration technologies to enable remote meetings. At […]

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ISE Attracts Record Attendance and Looks Forward to Largest-Ever Show in 2015

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After attracting more than 50,000 registered attendees for the first time in its history from Feb. 4 – 6, 2014, Integrated Systems Europe has cemented its reputation as one of the world’s most popular event for professional AV and electronic systems integration. The final total attendance of 51,003 surpassed even the most optimistic expectations, with […]

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InfoComm Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 InfoComm International Awards

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InfoComm International is now accepting nominations for its 2013 InfoComm International Awards. All nominations are due April 19 and winners will be notified by May 6. Awards include: Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Awards Distinguished Achievement Award Educator of the Year Award Sustainable Technology Award (formerly Green AV) Women in AV Award Young AV […]

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InfoComm Announces Election Results

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InfoComm announced recently the newest members of the association’s leadership. Matt Emerson, CTS, CEAVCO Audio Visual Co., will serve as secretary-treasurer to the 2013 doard of directors. Julian Phillips, Whitlock, and Jeff Stoebner, AVI Systems, have been elected to the board. Lee Dodson, TV One and Magenta Research, has been elected to serve on the […]

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InfoComm: Healthcare AV: HIPAA and Acoustics

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This column was reprinted with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here. By Tim Kriedel Medical facilities can be the acoustical equivalent of hospital gowns: designed to leave everything hanging out there. But when a hospital gown leaves little to the imagination, it may only provoke giggles. When a poorly designed medical space allows eavesdropping on […]

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InfoComm International Appoints David Labuskes as New Executive Director and CEO

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InfoComm International announced a new executive director today, David Labuskes, CTS. He is currently vice president of RTKL, a division of ARCADIS, one of the world’s leading architectural and engineering firms and founder of the company’s Technology Design Practice. Labuskes’ responsibilities at the company are full operational, financial and marketing strategy for the delivery of […]

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Almo Professional A/V Announces Last Chance to Register for E4 Dallas on September 13

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Almo Professional A/V, in partnership with InfoComm International, announced the last chance to register for its next E4 AV training and networking event taking place in Dallas on Sept. 13. In addition to bringing more than 30 manufacturing partners and a newly updated set of 13 educational sessions, many worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs), a […]

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InfoComm Sets Dates for U.S. Shows Through 2019

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InfoComm International has announced its future rotation plans for its annual InfoComm exposition and conference. InfoComm 2013 will be held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building, June 12 to 14. InfoComm 2014 will be held at Las Vegas Convention Center’s North and Central Halls, June 18 to 20. The show will rotate between […]

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Almo’s Fall E4 Tour Hits Dallas and NY — Kayye to Bring Back Krystal Ball

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Almo Professional A/V, in partnership with InfoComm International, has now opened registration for the Fall 2012 portion of its E4 AV training and networking event. Almo will stop in Dallas on Sept. 13 and New York on Oct. 3, bringing more than 30 manufacturing partners displaying hundreds of new products. Almo will also offer a […]

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Independent Technical Service Providers Council Emerges at InfoComm 2012

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The Independent Technical Service Providers Council (ITSP), announced in Nov. of last year, emerged officially at InfoComm 2012. This Council is comprised of companies that focus predominantly on delivering services to the AV Industry, rather than product sales. The members focus on providing installers, staging techs, engineering, programming, calibration, repair/maintenance services, documentation/CAD, project management and […]

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Win a Trip to InfoComm with an Acrostic

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InfoComm has launched a contest to win a trip to InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas. All you have to do is write an acrostic poem about InfoComm using the words InfoComm, Las Vegas or audiovisual. An acrostic poem is where the first letter starts with a new word, phrase or sentence, spelling out a message. […]

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InfoComm: Education Preview: Networked AV Systems

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This article was reprinted with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here. “If you’re not already well versed in computer networking, you better get versed — and quickly,” explains Dan Fulmer, CTS, president of FulTech Solutions. “The AV world has changed, and for some of us, the basics aren’t enough.” The crux of that […]

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InfoComm: Using a Work Breakdown Structure

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This article is reprinted with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here. This is the eighth in an ongoing series of organizational project management articles by InfoComm University senior instructor Brad Malone. To read the seventh installment, “Creating Common Sense, Communicating Assumptions and Risks,” click here. In the 1950s, the U.S. Department of Defense […]

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InfoComm International to Revise Membership Structure, Discount Education

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InfoComm announced today that it is simplifying its membership structure and expanding the amount of free and discounted education offered to members. Changes will go into effect in early 2013. “In 2011, the Membership Committee dedicated themselves to resolving long-time challenges voiced by InfoComm’s members, including reducing the number of membership options and addressing the […]

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InfoComm Rebadges Certified AudioVisual Solutions Provider (CAVSP)

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InfoComm International is changing the name of its program designed to recognize companies that invest in certification and education for its employees. The Audiovisual Solutions Provider program will be changing its name back to the Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider program as of Feb. 9. Other changes to the program will be made effective July 1. […]

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InfoComm Executive Update

Notes from the Kitchen Table   One of the most honored places in a home is the kitchen table. The dining room, if you have one, might offer a more elegant setting, but it is often reserved for more formal occasions. The kitchen table is where families and close friends gather to eat, play games, read […]

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