NSCA Compensation & Benefits Report for 2019 Released

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NSCA has just released its 2019 Compensation & Benefits Report, which is based on data gathered from nearly 600 systems integrators across North America. In its sixth iteration, the report tracks and benchmarks compensation and benefits data for a variety of key positions within the industry, including technical, non-technical and C-suite roles. Systems integration firms […]

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NSCA Partners with Solutions360 to Help Simplify AVaaS for Integrators

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GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation and Solutions360 said today that they’ve partnered with NSCA in hopes of helping AV system integrators to ease into AVaaS (AV as a Service). Using Solutions360’s Q360 is designed to add monthly payments to AV quotes and proposals theoretically making it easier for their customers to choose a monthly payment option. […]

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NSCA’s Growth Stats Are Wrong, But, Here’s What They Say

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for Summer 2019 and includes construction outlook information based on actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2019, as well as a forecasted outlook for the remainder of 2019 and beyond. This report was initially created as a response to integrators asking about market conditions and trends […]

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Do Not Miss the Drunk Unkles at InfoComm

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The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the Drunk Unkles’ first NSCA Education Foundation Charity Concert of 2019, scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, at B.B. King’s in Orlando. Now in their 14th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have generated more than $1 million for the industry through this annual […]

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NSCA Launches ProAV Career Site

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The NSCA Education Foundation announced the launch of igniteyourcareer.org – an online portal to attract and retain talent in the communications technology industry. Currently, lack of awareness among up-and-coming students and young professionals means that great jobs in the industry go unfilled. Graduating students aren’t aware of the promising and lucrative careers available in communications […]

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NSCA Announces 2019 Excellence in Business Award Winners

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NSCA has announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Business awards in five categories: Customer Experience: Beacon Communications, Englewood, Colo. Differentiating Strategies: Horizon AVL, Blackwood, NJ Employee Engagement: Spinitar, La Mirada, Calif. Strategic Transformation: Vistacom, Allentown, Penn. Talent Development: Innovative Collaboration, Winter Park, Fla. “Every year during this process, we’re more and more impressed […]

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NSCA Adds to Business Accelerator and Member Advisory Council Programs

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NSCA has announced new additions to its Business Accelerator and Member Advisory Council programs. The services offered by these providers are created exclusively for NSCA members to streamline business processes, establish marketing differentiators, build lead-generation pipelines and gain access to capital. New NSCA Business Accelerators available to members include: Deluxe, which offers integrators and manufacturers […]

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NSCA Winter 2018 Electronic Systems Outlook Indicates 3 Percent Construction Growth Ahead

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for winter 2018. It includes information based upon actual data from January through November 2018, as well as forecasted information for 2019 and beyond. NSCA partners with FMI to provide this report, which offers the newest, most relevant indicators of business opportunities for integrators. By tracking new […]

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NSCA Education Foundation Announces Changes to Board of Directors for 2019

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The NSCA Education Foundation has announced the election of a new president to its executive committee, as well as many other leadership changes, including the addition of two new officers to its board of directors for 2019. Laurie Englert, vice president of customer experience at Legrand AV and current NSCA Education Foundation vice president, assumed […]

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NSCA Makes 2019 Excellence in Business Awards Free – No More Pay-for-Play!

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Systems integrators are encouraged to apply at no cost for NSCA’s 2019 Excellence in Business Awards. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 18, 2019. Winners will receive recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and industry publications, blogs, social media, and newsletters, as well as reduced admission to NSCA’s 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference […]

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NSCA Announces Speaker Line-Up for BLC 2019

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NSCA has announced that registration for the 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) is now open here. The 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference will be held on Feb. 27-March 1, 2019, at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. NSCA’s BLC has become the industry’s most notable platform for executive-level education and networking. The […]

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NSCA Reports on Findings in New ‘Financial Analysis of the Industry’

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NSCA has just released an updated Financial Analysis of the Industry report for 2018, providing information that systems integrators can use to benchmark and compare expenses, profits, sales and other data against industry peers of similar size and business focus. The Financial Analysis of the Industry details the industry’s performance based on data collected from […]

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NSCA Electronic Systems Outlook Report Says: 6 Percent Growth in 2018

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for Summer 2018 and now includes construction outlook information based upon actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2018, as well as a forecasted outlook for the remainder of the year and beyond. Integrators continuously ask about market conditions and trends. NSCA has followed and reported on […]

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NSCA Announces Keynote for 2018 Pivot to Profit Conference

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NSCA has announced Governor Tom Ridge as the keynote for its third annual Pivot to Profit event on Oct. 23-24 in Atlanta. Ridge, alliantgroup chairman of cybersecurity and technology, first U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and 45th governor of Pennsylvania, kicks off the event by sharing insights regarding how the industry’s businesses and clients can […]

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NSCA Updates Labor Installation Standard Data for 2018

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NSCA has released updated Labor Installation Standard guidelines for 2018, providing information that systems integrators can use to accurately estimate labor units. As the result of a thorough, months-long peer review by a team of experts from around the country, the new guidelines detail the amount of time it takes to complete project-related tasks, factoring […]

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Drunk Unkles Event Breaks Industry Fundraising Record at InfoComm 2018

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The NSCA Education Foundation announced that the Drunk Unkles’ first 2018 fundraiser, held on June 6 at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, generated $102,800 in industry support through a mix of personal donations, sponsorships and a live auction – the highest dollar amount in Drunk Unkles history! Close to 1,200 fans gathered […]

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PASS: An Alliance You Need to Know About

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Last month for rAVe Ed, I wrote an article about school safety. I was inspired by the Parkland students, who suffered a horrible tragedy and decided to do something to make sure others did not have to suffer a similar tragedy. I specifically avoided talking politics and law. I think there is a place for […]

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NSCA Announces 2018 Excellence in Business Awards

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NSCA has announced the winners of the 2018 Excellence in Business awards in six categories: Business Performance: Infinity Sound, Grand Prairie, Tex. Customer Experience: JKL Technologies, Newbury Park, Calif. Differentiating Strategies: ET Group, Toronto, ON Employee Engagement: Avidex, Bellevue, Wash. Strategic Transformation: Tech Electronics, St. Louis, Mo. Talent Development: Bluewater Technologies, Southfield, Mich. “As usual, this year’s submissions were very impressive,” […]

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NSCA Honors Industry Leaders With Three Awards in 2018

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The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced its industry leader awards for 2018. This year, in addition to naming a Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award winner, NSCA is excited to recognize winners for the NSCA Education Foundation Founders Award and Volunteer of the Year Award. Recipients will be honored during the 20th annual Business & Leadership Conference, held Feb. 28-March […]

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Winter 2017 Electronic Systems Outlook from NSCA Indicates Construction Growth Ahead

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for winter 2017, and includes information based upon actual data from January through November 2017, as well as forecasted information for 2018. NSCA partners with FMI to provide this report, which offers the newest, most relevant indicators of business opportunities for integrators. By tracking new construction starts […]

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NSCA Opens Business Awards

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Systems integrators are encouraged to apply at no cost for NSCA’s 2018 Excellence in Business Awards. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 17, 2018. Winners will receive recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and industry publications, as well as reduced admission to NSCA’s 20th annual Business & Leadership Conference ($999 as opposed to $1,499).Companies with solid […]

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New School Security Construction Cost Estimates Reference PASS K-12 Guidelines

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The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools K-12 (PASS K-12) – an initiative developed by the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – is excited to announce that its guidelines have been used by the Secure Schools Alliance Research and Education (the Alliance) organization to create the first-ever school security construction […]

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NSCA’s Second Annual Pivot to Profit to Be Held in Chicago

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The second annual Pivot to Profit event, hosted by NSCA, PSA Security and SYNNEX, is attracting big names in technology. These companies want to teach integrators how to “pivot” to take advantage of new revenue opportunities Pivot to Profit will take place on Sept. 28-29, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center Chicago O’Hare. Keynote speaker James […]

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook Report Debuts

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for summer 2017, and now includes construction outlook information based upon actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2017, as well as a forecasted outlook for the remainder of the year and beyond. Integrators continuously ask about market conditions and trends. NSCA has followed and reported on industry […]

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NSCA Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors

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NSCA announced the election of new officers to its board of directors for 2017-2018. The following professionals joined the NSCA board of directors and began their three-year terms on July 1, 2017: Brad Caron, president and wwner, SIGNET Electronic Systems Dale Bottcher, senior vice president of sales and marketing, AVI-SPL Christina De Bono, president, ClearTech […]

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FSR Continues Industry Support With Strong Presence at InfoComm 2017

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FSR will continue its long-standing tradition of supporting the ProAV market by sponsoring a number of events and fundraisers surrounding the 2017 InfoComm show in Orlando, FL from June 14th to 16th. FSR will once again sponsor the popular Drunk Unkles concert at BB Kings Blues Club, the established Tech Manager’s Reception and the annual Women of InfoComm Networking Breakfast.The […]

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NSCA Announces Dates for Second Pivot to Profit Event

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NSCA has announced the date and location of its second Pivot to Profit event. This two-day conference helps integrators get the right processes, technology, metrics, and best practices in place to create lucrative new business pathways that increase revenue. Pivot to Profit takes place on Sept. 28-29, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center Chicago O’Hare. Integrators will […]

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Drunk Unkles Will Perform During InfoComm Again, Raise Money for NSCA Education Foundation

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The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the Drunk Unkles’ first 2017 fundraiser, scheduled for Wed., June 14, at Orlando’s BB King’s Blues Club. Now in their 12th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have generated more than $1 million through this annual event. Dubbed “Being good isn’t always easy,” the Drunk Unkles concert […]

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