AVIXA Announces 2020 Certification Steering Committee

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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

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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?

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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 Academy Goes Mobile — App, That Is!

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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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Does Certification Matter?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Situational Awareness

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Audinate’s Dante Level 3 Certification Training Now Online

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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

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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

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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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Control4 Opens 140 Certified Showrooms Worldwide

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Control4 Corporation is opening of 140 Control4 Certified Showrooms at Control4 Authorized Dealer locations across the U.S., Canada, UK, China, and Australia. Consumers in cities around the world can find a Certified Showroom location here and register to attend a local #C4Yourself Day event. The Control4 Certified Showroom program is designed to direct homeowners, architects, and designers in the market for smart […]

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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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In Genius Move, CEDIA Acquires Technology & Business Summit

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CEDIA announced today that it has purchased the popular Technology & Business Summit series of regional events for the home technology industry from Clarity AV International / Integrator Network. This was a brilliant move on CEDIA’s part as they needed an “event” of sorts where their members could network outside of the Expo itself — which was sold to Emerald Expositions […]

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Crestron Announces an All New Master Technology Architect Course

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Crestron today announced that for the first time in 18 years the program has expanded to include the top design engineers in the industry. Proper system design and planning have become crucial in the successful deployment of enterprise AV technology solutions. To address this need, Crestron Technical Institute is now offering a new certification program, Master Technology Architect (MTA). […]

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Here Are the 2018 NEC Showcase-LIVE Details

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NEC Solutions Showcase returns 16-17 May 2018, with NEC Display Solutions presenting the latest in visual technology in collaboration with its solutions partners. Visitors from the AV and digital signage community will gather in London WC1 to enjoy a compelling visual experience and rich networking scene. NEC offers all the major display technologies — LCD, LED and projection, making the NEC […]

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ATEN to Offer HDBaseT Certification Training During Almo 2018 E4 AV Tour

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ATEN Technology, Inc will join Almo Professional A/V, a professional audio visual (AV) distributor with global reach, to give resellers, integrators and consultants the opportunity to learn how to create powerful integrated AV experiences during the E4 AV Tour in Washington, D.C. on March 6, and Dallas, Tex. on April 24. At both events, ATEN will provide live and static demos of its Pro AV […]

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If This Doesn’t Convince You to Come to the Almo E4, Nothing Will

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With less than two weeks to go, Almo ProAV, in partnership with AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is putting the final touches on its first E4 AV Tour of the year, taking place on March 6 in Washington, D.C. The E4 experience includes all new sessions, including a new keynote and end note, along with the most new products ever […]

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