InfoComm Survival Guide- Know These 3 Deceiving Specs

It is May 2022 and we are about 1 month away from #Infocomm22 in Las Vegas. I’m excited to see the show back in a big way, and I know there is a lot of pent up excitement for a return to glory. With that, there will be a lot of manufacturers on the floor […]

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How to Best Train Volunteers for New Church Tech

Here’s a scenario: Your church has just installed a new audio mixing console. The church’s demands of working audio, video and lighting gear are often heavily placed on volunteers. Training is, therefore, crucial to their success. Are you thinking about having your volunteers fully trained on the new console after one training, just one day […]

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Training From the Learner’s Perspective

Ongoing training and education is, ideally a fact of life. Continuing education or work will include seminars, certifications and ongoing product training. And if you’ve been around long enough, you’ll have spent plenty of time on both sides of the equation as both the learner and the presenter. Training programs, whether they’re presented by a […]

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Futuresource’s Virtual Audio Collaborative 2020 Is NOT to be Missed

This is likely going to be THE audio show of 2020. With under a month to go before Futuresource Consulting’s Audio Collaborative event begins, the line-up continues to grow, with a wealth of world-class industry leaders coming together to discuss the future of audio. Joining registrants from their virtual seats will be the chief products […]

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What to Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

2020 will long be remembered as the year that the world changed. We are living through times that are unprecedented and hopefully, will not be experienced again for a very long time. As all of us adjust to this new reality that likely includes becoming a remote worker (and in many cases a home teacher), […]

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Extron Now Offering Free Online Certifications and Extron Institute Classes

Extron announced this week that it’s waiving the fees for its online certifications. In addition, the company is conducting free live online instructor-led Extron Institute classes to help technology professionals who are working remotely. Extron online training has always been free and AV professionals now have an opportunity to earn their AV Associate or Extron […]

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Black Box and NETGEAR to Sponsor SDVoE Design Partner Certification Events Worldwide

Black Box and NETGEAR are teaming up to sponsor a series of SDVoE Design Partner Certification Live events in cities around the world. The training program supports attendees in becoming consultants and designers who can guide integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high-performance AV network deployments. The training will provide […]

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Making a Commitment to Training

It’s a reasonable expectation that in order for someone to be able to do well at their job, they need training. Following that, it should also be understood that training isn’t a one-shot deal: You don’t just enroll in whatever relevant course, program or certification, complete it and then spend the rest of your work […]

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AVIXA Announces 2020 Certification Steering Committee

AVIXA announced the election results Thursday for the 2020 Certification Steering Committee. Certification holders elected new committee members Gain Foster, CTS, K2; Rakesh Kumar, CTS-D, CTS-I, Amazon; Christopher Kusek, CTS-D, CTS-I, ALL PRO SOUND; Michael Pedersen, CTS-D, CTS-I, Iowa State University; Rebecca Sullins, CTS-D, CTS-I, LMG; and Justin Watts, CTS, Apple. The AVIXA Certification Steering […]

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Almo Pro A/V E4 Experience Stops in Atlanta October 15th

Almo Pro A/V will make its final 2019 E4 Experience stop in Atlanta on October 15th. E4 Atlanta features high quality courses worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs), including a special session focused on the “next-generation workplace.” Other highlights include Almo’s new Zoom Room Bundles, an Almo Sound Options Audio Pavilion and an autograph signing […]

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What Education and Professional Development Should AV Integrators Be Pursuing to Survive and Thrive in a Post-Convergence World?

By Brian Rhatigan Director of Business Development, Almo Pro A/V One thing I can say with certainty about the industry we work in is that change is constant. While basic foundations like flat panel displays, projectors and amplifiers, for example, remain stable, the way in which they are used and the way in which we […]

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SDVoE Expands Design Partner Training and Certification

The SDVoE Alliance today announced that its SDVoE Design Partner training and certification program has been expanded and updated. Short animation-based lessons help AV designers who know how to design matrix switch-based systems learn everything they need to know to take full advantage of SDVoE, the only technology that leverages the scalability of AV over […]

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SDVoE Academy Goes Mobile — App, That Is!

The SDVoE Alliance today announced that its SDVoE Academy learning platform is now available in the app store for iOS and via Google Play for Android. The SDVoE Academy app offers free self-paced courses for AV professionals to help them develop the skills they need to take advantage of the latest technologies for AV signal […]

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NSCA Pivot to Profit Sets Agenda

NSCA has announced the agenda for Pivot to Profit on Sept. 24-25 at Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Tex. The event kicks off with a discussion — Balancing Innovation with Unprecedented Regulations — led by Cisco Technical Leader Jason Potterf. While it might be too early to write a business plan around emerging applications […]

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Does Certification Matter?

As a manager, I’m often faced with the question of what requirements we should put into a job description when we are ready to hire a person. Experience is always the easiest one to figure out. You think about how senior the position is and then you base years of experience or type of experiences […]

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SYNNEX Partners with AVIXA for Regional Learning Centers

SYNNEX Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement with AVIXA to launch three regional learning centers across the U.S. including in Greenville, S.C.; Fremont, Calif.; and Downers Grove, Ill. According to Sandi Stambaugh, vice president, product management, SYNNEX Corporation, “We are pleased to invest in continuing education and certification offerings for our partners through this exciting […]

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LG Electronics Details 2019 Tech Tour Plans

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions is taking its show on the road — launching its 2019 LG TechTour, a six-city innovation roadshow where business-to-business customers will experience first-hand LG’s broad portfolio of digital signage displays, renewable energy systems, enterprise mobile solutions and more. Kicking off next week in Washington, D.C., the coast-to-coast 2019 LG TechTour […]

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AV Skills Training Get Boost from AVIXA Foundation and Loop Lab Partnership

The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has partnered with The Loop Lab to support the organization’s mission of empowering underserved youth with professional skills for today’s audiovisual industry jobs. Located in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass., The Loop Lab provides young people with the tools to express […]

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Gig Gear Debuts New Health & Safety Training Initiative for AV Techs

Gig Gear LLC, the accessories company for AV techs, roadies and live event production professionals, has launched a new personal health and safety training initiative “Safe and Sound.” As the manufacturer of Gig Gloves, work gloves designed to protect the hands of AV techs and live event pros, the company saw the need to create […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience Will Show Only New Products & Offer Autograph and Photo Session with Quarterback Jim McMahon

Next week in Chicago, Almo Professional A/V will open the doors to its first 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour, which is set to incorporate an exhibit hall filled with new commercial AV products. E4 Experience Chicago is also featuring a special autograph and photo opportunity with former […]

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SynAudCon Releases 2019 Training Schedule

Industry leader in online and in-person audio training, SynAudCon, recently released Spring 2019 training event dates. The lineup will be marketed to audio professionals, system engineers, designers and installers. SynAudCon training is purposefully created with the audio practitioner in mind, providing key tools and methods of understanding which promote “deep thinking and understanding,” encouraging career […]

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Is Your Training a Birdie or a Bogey?

By Donald Guzauckas, Jr. Vice President, HB Live, Inc. I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf with some colleagues at a course that featured young caddies. Having been a caddie for several years when I was a teen, I immediately harkened back to my own experience. I was introduced to the […]

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Situational Awareness

Have you noticed the dramatic rise over the last two-plus years in corporate AV/IT client demand for collaborative technology, huddle spaces and similar functionality? It’s a hot buzz word in the upper echelons of corporate management and HR departments. The thought process for most companies goes something like this: Senior management decides that: “We need […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New Diamond Level of the Certified Installer Training Program

Peerless-AV has announced the launch of the newest level of its its Certified Installer Training Program — the Diamond Level. This level, entitled, “Video Wall Mounting Systems for Direct View LED Displays,” is led by long-time industry experts who have the sales application and engineering experience to make every job successful for those who attend. Peerless-AV’s […]

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Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour Grand Finale to Take Place in Nashville October 25 and 26

Almo ProAV today revealed details about the final 2018 E4 AV Tour stop of the year in Nashville. The largest and first two-day event is taking place at The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville on October 25 and 26 and will include a certification day, backstage tech tour, dinner and live music, along with an […]

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SDVoE Academy Online Learning Platform Launch

The SDVoE Alliance today announced its new SDVoE Academy learning platform, offering free self-paced online courses for AV professionals to help them develop the skills they need to take advantage of the latest technologies for AV signal management. Although the focus is on SDVoE technology, the only interoperable AV-over-IP standard capable of replacing the performance […]

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ProSource Announces 2019 Annual Summit and Expo Schedule

ProSource announced today that the annual ProSource Summit and Expo is scheduled to be held again at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. March 1-4, 2019. The ProSource Summit provides opportunities for group members to share ideas, learn from their peers, and spend productive time with suppliers away from the bustle […]

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How AV Vendors Can Empower Church Volunteer Teams

When selling to churches long enough, a pattern becomes patently obvious: Some church volunteer teams are better than others, regardless of size or budget. Why is it that some church volunteer teams ‘just get it’ and/or are more effective than others? If you’ve sold to, trained or been involved with church AV volunteerism, chances are you’ve […]

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In Defense Of The Regional Trade Show

Last week I attended a small, regional trade show by the name of “CI Expo” in Oakland, Calif. It was one day, lasting less than eight hours, and came with a free lunch, free training and education throughout the day, and my personal favorite part of attending any size/length trade show, lots of meet and […]

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Audinate’s Dante Level 3 Certification Training Now Online

Audinate has announced the immediate availability of its popular Dante Certification Level 3 – Advanced Dante Networking training online. The in-person version of Dante Certification Level 3 has gained much momentum since its launch at InfoComm 2017 and has been conducted across the globe over the last year. In order to accommodate the growing demand and in response to numerous requests, […]

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Almo Professional AV Offers Barco ClickShare Certified Training Sessions Next Week

Almo ProAV today announced it is now offering Barco ClickShare Certified Technician training. Taking place on June 19 and June 20 at the new Almo ProAV office in Baltimore, the training is worth three AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs). Participants in the June 19 session can earn a Certified Specialist designation while those in the […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Presents UC Expertise and New Products at InfoComm 2018

Yamaha Unified Communications today announced it will demonstrate the latest solutions in the market-leading Yamaha UC portfolio at InfoComm 2018, June 6-8 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, at Yamaha UC’s booth N1227. In addition, they will lead a special InfoComm session on artificial intelligence (AI) and be part of panel discussions within the IMCCA […]

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