AVIXA, Open Standards and the HOW Market


When an organization with the legacy of the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) changes its name to AVIXA (Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), it heralds not only a branding move but also signals a shift to an agile approach for aligning to the rapid changes in the audiovisual industry. Perhaps above all, AVIXA represents a […]

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CEA, CEDIA, InfoComm Release Joint Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association’s (CEDIA) R10 Residential Systems committee and InfoComm International today announced the publication of ANSI Standard J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols. This new standard defines a common set of blueprint icons that represents all facets of pre-wire and installation of electronic systems, […]

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AV Energy Management Standard Accepted Into EESCC


To help advance a coordinated approach to energy efficiency for the United States, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has convened the Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC). As part of these meetings, the ANSI/INFOCOMM 4:2012 Audiovisual Systems Energy Management Standard has been selected for inclusion in the EESCC Inventory Database. The standard was cited […]

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Gary’s HDBaseT Petition — A Bridge Too Far?


AV social media maven and rAVe Pubs founder Gary Kaye is making waves with a recent blog post in which he lambasted the HDBaseT Alliance for its failure to properly monitor and implement the “standard” of HDBaseT.  His article is well researched, and makes a number of very valid points. A few weeks prior to Gary’s post, another well-respected AV blogger, Leonard […]

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IEEE P1901.2, Smart Grid IP Control Standard, Almost Complete


IEEE’s P1901.2 – the Standard for Low Frequency (Less Than 500 kHz) Narrow Band Power Line Communications (PLC) for Smart Grid Applications — has entered its final approval process in the Working Group. Letter ballot on the draft standard supporting indoor and outdoor communications over low-voltage power lines opened Dec. 20, 2011 and will continue […]

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The Blu-ray 3D Standard


The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) releases the Blu-ray 3D, a long-awaited standard for full 1080p viewing of 3D movies on home TVs. The first Blu-ray machines for 3D will be shown at CES in Las Vegas in January and shipping later this year. 3D movies (yes, Avatar!) will be played on these Blu-ray 3D machines […]

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