(Pictured above: Statue of Liberty Experience)
Webinar Tracks Focus on Audio, Conferencing and Collaboration, Content Distribution and Media, and Smart Buildings
AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has been exploring fundamental pro AV topics in its Power Hour webinar series with different tracks focused on audio, conferencing and collaboration, content distribution and media, and smart buildings from January through May.
“AVIXA is committed to providing the best professional resources for the AV community to stay connected and informed,” says Pam Taggart (pictured right), vice president of content creation, AVIXA. “With the Power Hour series, AV professionals can tune in each month to learn about the solution they’re monitoring for a session on the latest trends and best practices to grow their skills.”
Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. EST: Selecting a Test Signal
The Power Hour audio track is a master level series that dives deeply into technical audio issues. The session Selecting a Test Signal on Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. EST will discuss the pros and cons of various signal types, including how to select the best test signal for any given audio test. Panelists will include Charlie Hughes of Excelsior Audio, Tony Spica of Audio Precision and GRAS, and Roger Schwenke of Meyer Sound Laboratories.
Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. EST: Troubleshooting Video Conferencing Systems
Corporate technology managers and integrators can get the latest on key developments and trends for the digital workplace in AVIXA’s monthly Conferencing and Collaboration Power Hour. Troubleshooting Video Conferencing Systems will take place Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. EST and discuss how to determine what is causing a poor conferencing experience, whether it’s the system, room, or user, and quickly zero in on possible ways to fix the problem.
Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. EST: How to Design and Capture for Distribution
The Content Distribution and Media Power Hour track will help in-house corporate video and event producers learn more about this growing part of the industry. The session How to Design and Capture for Distribution on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. EST will focus on the elements for designing the right interface, as well as the sizing and layout of videos for display and streaming. Presenters include Jason King (pictured right) of WeWork and Deborah Jones (pictured left) from the Queen Elizabeth II Centre.
All Power Hour webinar sessions are free to attend. To view previous sessions on demand and register for upcoming sessions, visit www.avixa.org/insight/webinars. The Power Hour track focused on smart buildings and presented Smart Signage on Jan. 27. The session examined the role of digital signage in smart buildings, such as displaying energy consumption information to make building residents more aware of their behaviors, leading to energy and cost savings. The webinar featured Kevin McDonald of Peerless-AV, Tammuz Dubnov of Zuzor, Martin Fishman from Visionect, and Bob Snyder of Channel Media.
The AV Experience Awards Opened for Submissions January 25
AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce the return of the AV Experience Awards program to recognize the innovative integration of content, space, and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. Submissions opened January 25; for more info on categories or to enter visit https://avxawards.avixa.org.
“Last year, AVIXA created the AV Experience Awards to recognize result-driven projects, answering the question: how did AV make a desired experience possible?” says Joé Lloyd (pictured right), senior director of communications, AVIXA. “In its first year, we saw projects where AV was being applied in imaginative ways around the world—from New York to Copenhagen, to London to Nanjing. We’re looking forward to again witnessing the work of the talented AV community.”
AVIXA® is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm tradeshows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 20,000 enterprise and individual members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information and community, and is the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence and thought leadership. For more info, visit avixa.org.