Architect Ole Scheeren and Smart Building Conference Kicks Off ISE 2017


Award winning architect Ole Scheeren will present the Integrated Systems Europe Opening Address on 6 Feb., less than 24 hours before the show opens its doors. His speech will provide the culmination to an exciting day of events that will include the Smart Building Conference and the launch of extensive educational programmes delivered by trade […]

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InfoComm International Wins Awards from International Association of Exhibitions and Events


InfoComm International was honored with two awards in the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE) Art of the Show competition. IAEE is the global association for the exhibitions and events industry. InfoComm 2016 won in the categories of Show Brand Design/Development and Signage & Decoration for shows over 200,001 net square feet. It also […]

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InfoComm to Offer CTS Prep and Testing at ISE 2017, Plus More Than 80 Education Sessions


InfoComm International has announced that the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) study courses and testing will be offered at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, Feb. 7-10 at the Amsterdam RAI. In addition, InfoComm will host more than 80 professional development sessions at the show, including a new series of hands-on Application Labs, a selection of half-day […]

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Biamp Systems Adds TesiraLUX Online Certification Training


Biamp Systems now offers online certification training for TesiraLUX, Tessera’s 4K networked video distribution solution. In addition, Biamp has added new webinars covering a variety of topics from “VoIP Basics” and “Troubleshooting 101” to “Designing a Conference Room” and “Logic and Presets in Tesira.” These offerings are part of Biamp’s award-winning training program that’s designed […]

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Partners With InfoComm to Create AV Technology Program


InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, has partnered with Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT in Boston to create an AV technology program at the college. Through this partnership with InfoComm, BFIT is offering coursework in AV technology within its Computer Technology Department and is planning to create an associate […]

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DSE Opens Registration


DSE 2017, which will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 28-31 (exhibit hall open March 29-30) will offer more than 125 educational opportunities, including 10 pre- and post-show events, eight industry-specific keynotes, 34 general conference sessions, 28 free on-floor workshops, 42 industry vertical roundtable discussion groups, “Brainstorming” meet-ups for individual end-user sectors, and […]

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InfoComm Signs Agreement With Downey Unified School District to Offer AV Education


InfoComm International has signed an agreement with Downey Unified School District in Southern California to offer foundational AV coursework. Downey Unified School District’s high school students will have access to InfoComm’s online course Essentials of AV Technology and the Recognized AV Technologist Certificate Program (RAVT) exam. Students will also have access to the Certified Technology […]

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Almo Pro A/V’s E4 AV Tour Heads to Dallas Next Week


Almo Professional A/V is concluding its 2016 E4 AV Tour in Dallas, Texas on October 18. The final event of the year arrives chock-full of InfoComm CTS-accredited courses and workshops, highlighted by a keynote address about 4K, which will be available for live viewing on Facebook. According to Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for […]

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Almo Professional A/V Brings Explosion of New Products to E4 Boston on September 23


On Friday, September 23, Almo Professional A/V is bringing its E4 AV Tour to Boston, Mass. for an action-packed day of InfoComm CTS-accredited courses, hands-on workshops and an expansive array of exciting new product demonstrations. “E4 Boston will include the most new products we’ve ever shown in our exhibit hall at one time,” said Melody […]

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EC and RP Visual Solutions Partner for Los Angeles NitWit Event


Enter the 9th Dimension during the NitWit Nonagon on Sept. 9, 2016. Learn about the latest in display technology, and the best practices for creating large-scale digital Installations. Receive CTS RU credits by attending the seminars, or simply come to network with the local Silicon Beach AV Community. Being held at PennRose Studios in El […]

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Contracting Staff for Three Months at Churches


In my experience, churches need professional training over time to grow their volunteer tech teams. Selling contracted professional services for extended times helps address this huge need in the house of worship market. On-Site Training for Three Months 1) Mentoring by a Pro — There’s something powerful about being invited and asked to participate in something […]

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The Church Market for AVL in Two Words — Big Opportunity


Compared to huge government contracts or big commercial deals, the church market may not seem nearly as compelling for manufacturers and systems integrators selling audio, video, and lighting technology. And while there won’t be $50MM dollar AVL deals in the House of Worship space, there also won’t be the massive complexity and low margins of […]

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InfoComm Partners With Valencia College to Enhance AV Technology Program


InfoComm International has partnered with Valencia College, based in Orlando, Fla., to offer InfoComm coursework within the college’s Entertainment Design and Technology program. The agreement with Valencia College reflects InfoComm’s progress in workforce development for the AV industry. “Workforce development is a major focus for InfoComm and its foundation, the International Communications Industry Foundation (ICIF). […]

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NSCA Education Foundation Introduces New Hester Scholarship


The NSCA Education Foundation just announced the establishment of the Hester Scholarship to help attract and recruit veterans to the systems integration industry. At NSCA’s 18th annual Business & Leadership Conference in February in Dallas, Mike and Kiffie Hester made a generous donation of $25,000 to the NSCA Education Foundation. This gift will be used […]

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RoseWater Energy Group Brings Integrator Receptions and Trainings Classes to CEDIA 2016


Rosewater Energy Group, a provider of next-generation integrated energy management Hubs, announces their attendance at CEDIA 2016 with an integrator reception and Manufacturer Product Training, with both events highlighting the latest enhancements to the Energy Management HUB. In recent months, RoseWater Energy Group’s Energy Management HUB has received significant updates to enhance customers’ lifestyle and, […]

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Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour Rolls into Boston September 23 and Dallas October 18


Almo Professional A/V today announced the E4 AV Tour will have stops in Boston, MA on September 23 and Dallas, Texas on October 18. Continuing the theme “Experience Your Future Now,” E4 includes all-day training (nearly all is InfoComm CTS RU approved) sessions, hands-on workshops, product and service launches and new manufacturing partners. Due to […]

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InfoComm Opens Registration for InfoComm Connections New York, Announces Conference Program


After a successful collaboration in 2015, InfoComm Connections New York will again co-locate with the National Association of Broadcaster’s NAB Show New York, Nov. 9-10, 2016, at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. InfoComm organizers have announced an all-new program for Connections New York focused on collaboration, digital signage, education technology and corporate events. Registration […]

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Just One More Pixel: Pushing the Boundaries of Technology with CTS


When Alan Taylor, CTS, joined UK systems integrator avsnet in early 2015, one of the first things on his mind was to get the company’s 50 or so technical and service staff CTS-certified. Taylor landed the job as senior project manager partly on his qualifications. He already had his InfoComm International AV Technologist and CTS […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye to Keynote Integrate 2016 Show in Australia


The 2016 version of Integrate, Australia’s version of the ISE show — combining both ProAV and HomeAV into one event — will feature the debut of Gary Kayye’s latest keynote — The Future of AV: It’s Revolutionary, sponsored by Crestron. The show is held 23-25 August, 2016 at the Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park, Sydney Australia. […]

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Repackaging InfoComm


Well another InfoComm has come and gone, and another Las Vegas record was set this year with over 38,000 attendees at the 2016 show. By attendance alone, you’d have to agree that the show is as healthy as ever. The InfoComm show is an amazing place to connect with industry peers, showcase new products to […]

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NSCA Launches C-SIP New Employee Training


The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is excited to announce the release of a new online training program to help integrators’ new employees get started on the right foot. The C-SIP (certificate as a systems integration professional) program provides the right level of industry- and job-specific training and onboarding for new employees in an online, […]

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InfoComm 2016 Officially the Largest on Record


A record 1,000 exhibitors, including 211 new exhibitors, filled the Las Vegas Convention Center June 8-10 for InfoComm 2016, occupying 527,105 net square feet of exhibit and special events space — also a show record. Attendees registered for more than 12,000 seats at InfoComm University sessions throughout the week, more than double the number engaged […]

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HARMAN’s InfoComm Plans


HARMAN Professional will be in booth N80 at InfoComm with AKG, AMX, BSS, Crown, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Martin and Soundcraft. Visitors are invited to discover how HARMAN is leveraging the power of these iconic brands to deliver audio, video, lighting, and control solutions for every market. Featuring a number of real-world scenarios commonly found within […]

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HARMAN Pro Launches New Training and Certification Program


HARMAN Pro today announced the new HARMAN Professional University, which takes HARMAN learning and certification to the next level. Designed to be a cohesive and relevant training experience for customers, partners and industry professionals, HARMAN Professional University provides a well-designed curriculum that is a roadmap to success for all participants. Certifications are valid for three […]

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AVnu Alliance InfoComm 2016 Training Focuses on Deterministic Media Networks and Preparing for the Future of Pro AV in the IoT


AVnu Alliance is providing training for the AV community for time-aware media networking at InfoComm 2016. In an effort to encourage people to think about building the right network for today, but also for the future, AVnu Alliance is hosting InfoComm University’s IUX02, a half-day training for integrators, installers, distributors, engineers and tech managers seeking […]

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Powersoft to Host Training Sessions During InfoComm


In addition demonstrating its latest products and technologies at InfoComm 2016, Audio manufacturer Powersoft [Booth C11505] announced three dedicated training sessions that will occur during the trade show — each focused on the use of Powersoft amplification in audio system design and voice alarm systems. Below is more information in each session and information on […]

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AVNW Is THE Audio-Networking Event of InfoComm — Why Aren’t You Attending?


Audinate will hold its sixth annual Dante AV Networking World education event during InfoComm 2016 — and, best of all, It’s FREE. The day-long workshop will feature in-depth training with two separate tracks: one for attendees that are new to Dante, and another for more experienced Dante users. Audinate will also introduce its new two […]

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