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Need to brush up on your basics or learn about changes in the AV industry? Prefer learning from an instructor instead of reading? Want the instructor to appear at a moments notice? Do it OnDemand!
OnDemand is a dynamic offering of rich-media presentations, focusing on specific AV technologies, technical procedures and business practices. View InfoComm Academy OnDemand presentations anytime over the web, from anywhere — your office, your home or your jobsite. These rich-media presentations include instructor video and audio as well as slides. You have the power to pause, advance, repeat, skim the slides and more.
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MasterFormat™ 04 and How It Will Affect the AV Industry
Tom Rauscher gives the history of MasterFormat and contrasts the organization of MasterFormat 95 and 04. (0:22:12)
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Audiovisual Best Practices: The Design and Integration Process for the AV Construction Industries
Mark Valenti introduces a new book from InfoComm International - Audiovisual Best Practices - with an overview of Chapter 1: Understanding the Project Team. He describes key players in an AV project, the typical responsibilities of each member on a project team, and the relationships among those involved in the AV design and construction process. (0:11:25)
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Improving AV Project Flow
Jim Maltese, CTS-D, CTS-I, discusses what project managers can do to complete projects quickly. You will investigate steps to take to beat the critical path and evaluate ways of leading a project team. (0:17:15)
Advanced Projector Display Technologies
Alan C. Brawn discusses design, manufacturing and appropriate applications for LCD, DLP, LCoS™ and Plasma. Examine how "successful" each technology is related to its design goals, and what advantages, disadvantages and hurdles each needs to overcome. (0:19:48)
Gordon Moore, CTS discusses types of microphones, how they work and proper placement. (0:39:59)
Fiber Optics for AV
John Lopinto presents an 8-part series on fiber optics for the AV industry. The topics include: Part 1: An Introduction to Myths and Truths, Part 2: Transmitters and Receivers, Part 3: Cable and Connectors, Part 4: Basics of Digital Fiber, Part 5: Advantages of Digital Fiber Systems, Part 6: The Link Budget, Part 7: AV Fiber System Topologies, and Part 8: AV Applications Using Digital Fiber. (1:14:51)
How to Size a Projection Screen
Steve Thorburn, PE, CTS-D, CTS-I discusses presentation facility design issues affecting proper projection screen size and placement. (0:18:40)
Specifying the Projected Image
Greg Jeffreys discusses the practical issues in specifying and evaluating front and rear projection image quality with respect to the proposed application and location. (0:30:56)
Lighting Control within Integrated Systems
Robert Simpson describes how lighting control fits into wider-ranging integrated systems, with an emphasis on "less obvious" aspects and problem avoidance (0:44:21)
Moving Video Over IP
From InfoComm 04 in Atlanta, Richard Blackwell unravels the challenges of merging VTC, IT and AV industries. Take a detailed look at the leading compression technologies and how to move compressed video over IP. Gain an understanding of the advantages of moving video over IP. (1:02:54)
Mix-Minus Speech Reinforcement Systems
Mario Maltese, CTS-I, CTS-D discusses the purpose of "mix-minus" systems and how to properly configure them. Mario gives a spreadsheet tool you can use to approximate the matrix gain settings before the system is installed. (0:13:13)
The Interactive Classroom: Student Response Systems
Randy Jackson, Ph.D., CTS, describes how to enable learning using the new generation of interactive classroom technologies, specifically student/audience response systems. You will decide whether or not you want to use a student/audience response system, and how to select and make the most of these systems. (0:14:11)
Classroom of the Future
Barbara Brandt gives a summary of the seminar she co-presented with Bill Thomas, CTS-I and Merry McCleary at InfoComm 2004. Emory University and Colorado State University team-up to design a concept classroom of the future. Presented from both academic and AV support perspectives - learn which teaching technologies and support strategies will be important in future classroom designs. (0:31:36)
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