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The World of AV Communications and Systems Integration

Listed here are associations and trade publications related to the AV industry and for AV technology users, as well as important InfoComm International partners that increase value to the AV industry. InfoComm International is exploring the development of new relationships to help expand visibility for the AV industry, InfoComm tradeshows, and InfoComm International.

The following links will connect directly to the named resources. Descriptions of each resource can be found further down the page.

Recommended Links

Audiovisual Resources

  InfoComm International
The central resource for the AV communications industry.
  Gary Kayye's rAVe Gary Kayye's rAVe
A free eNewsletter service for AV Insiders only. Covering the ProAV and systems integration markets, Gary Kayye's rAVe is a news publication from Kayye Consulting, Inc.
  Pro AV
Real-world "solutions" magazine for AV professionals.
  Sound & Communications Sound & Communications
The magazine for systems integrators, contractors and consultants.
  Sound & Video Contractor
Provides solutions to real-life systems contracting and installation challenges.
  Systems Contractor News Systems Contractor News
Advancing the business of sound, video & electronic systems.
  • National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA)
  • Society for Information Display

AV Resources outside North America

  Cleverdis Cleverdis
A comprehensive information source and decision making tool dedicated to the Display and Digital peripherals Industry.
  InfoAV China
Marketing vehicle for pro-AV vendors, information source for systems integrators/end users, and catalyst for the emerging Chinese pro-AV industry.
  INS Asia
Leading magazine for the integrated AV/IT industry in Asia, with a circulation of more than 12,000.
  • Audio Video International
  • AV Magazine
  • Business Tech
  • CX Magazine -- Australia
  • Installation Europe
  • Latin Trade
  • Office Equipment & Products


Audio, Sound, Acoustics

  DAW Buyers Guide
An independent guide to professional/prosumer digital audio workstations, disk-based multitracks and tapeless recorders.
ProSoundWeb.com is a web community for all aspects of the professional sound industry including live sound, installed sound, recorded sound, lighting and industry business trends.
  • Audio Engineering Society (AES)
  • Pro-Audio Review
  • Professional Sound

Broadcast and TV

  HD Kit Guide
An independent guide to high definition production and post production equipment.
  Pro Camera Guide
An independent guide to digital cameras aimed at professional applications.
  • National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  • TV Technology

Cinema and Film

  • Digital Cinema Report

Conferencing: Video-, Audio-, Web-, Data-Conferencing


ConferZone™ — an objective e-conferencing resource covering webconferencing, videoconferencing, audio-/voiceconferencing and collaborative conferencing.


Interactive Multimedia Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA)
IMCCA is an organization of end users, vendors and other interested professionals involved in interactive multimedia and collaborative communications technologies and their applications.


Design, Architecture, Buildings, Construction

  American Institute of Architects (AIA) American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The Institute has been advancing the value of architects and architecture for more than 135 years through AIA member resources and as the collective voice of the profession.
  Archi-Tech Magazine Archi-Tech Magazine
Bridging the Gap Between Design & Technology -- a magazine for architects and designers of high-tech buildings.
  Continental Automated Building Association (CABA) Continental Automated Building Association (CABA)
North America's key source for information, education, and networking relating to home and building automation.
Products and services in the design & construction industry. Premium directory lists thousands of construction materials & furnishings manufacturers, plus architects, engineers, landscape & interior design professionals.
  • Building Industry Consulting Services, International (BICSI)
  • Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA)
  • designguide.com - products and services in the design & construction industry
  • Design resources -- a directory of design related websites and discussion groups.
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

Education Market


District Administration
A publication for leaders in K-12 education. Partnering with ICIA to produce EduComm 05   at InfoComm 05, June 8-10, 2005, in Las Vegas.

  University Business
A publication for presidents and senior officers at U.S. two- and four-year colleges and universities. Partnering with ICIA to produce EduComm 05.
  • Campus Technology 
  • Consortium of College & University Media Centers (CCUMC)
  • e-Media Magazine
  • T.H.E. Journal

Government Market

  Government Video Government Video
Reporting on how video, television and digital imaging technologies are being used in the public sector at federal, state, county, municipal and local levels.
  Government Video Technology Expo
GV Expo 2004 is a conference and exposition created exclusively for government communications professionals and their specific product and service needs.
  Government Technology
Provides state and local government executives a reliable source of information on the vital role technology will play in re-engineering the public sector -- and assists the technology industry to better understand and meet the needs of government.

Presentations, Media Communications, Streaming, Video Production


Communications Media Management Association (CMMA) 
CMMA is a professional association dedicated to the professional growth of corporate, education and government communications media managers.

Everything you need to know on PowerPoint - tutorials and tips - and reviews of add-ins as well as ideas, resources and links.
  Media Communications Association International -- NY Chapter
MCA-I is a global community of media communications professionals devoted to the business and art of visual communication. The New York Chapter is one of MCA-I's largest.
  NLE Buyers Guide
An independent guide to nonlinear video editors and disk recorders/servers for editing.
  Presenters University
Download FREE PowerPoint® templates, Corel masters, Keynote themes and clip art. Try out presentation software and learn from the experts’ presentation tips and advice.
  The Presentation Professor™
Solving the technical and thematic communications challenges of presenters by using the latest technology, without detracting from the underlying story or message.
  Video Systems
Premier source of in-depth information on professional video technology.
  Videography Videography
The Daily Video Resource
  • AV Video Multimedia Producer
  • Awesome Powerpoint Backgrounds 
  • CommunicateUsingTechnology.com -- Home to courses, articles, learning tools and useful links for making the most out of technology in presentations.
  • EventDV
  • Extras 4 PowerPoint -- Extras 4 PowerPoint features how-to articles plus a wide selection of learning aids, graphic images, and helpful add-ins for presenters.
  • Powered Templates -- Download professional-quality MS PowerPoint templates and backgrounds for your presentations. More then 25 presentation themes with nice pre-made shells.
  • Presentations 
  • Streaming Media Sourcebook
  • Template Ready

Rental/Staging, Live Events, Lighting

  Club Systems International
The country's only magazine dedicated to the look, sound and feel of nightclubs.
  Lighting&Sound America
Published by PLASA Media, Inc., a monthly publication dedicated to covering the entertainment technology industry.
  Rental & Staging Rental & Staging
The Ultimate Guide for Corporate and Entertainment Staging Solutions
  Staging Rental Operations
Practical information on technology, business and applications for the rental & staging industry.
  Total Production US
For the live event production industry, covering lighting, staging, sound and video technology in concert touring, theater and special events.
  • PLSN
  • Professional Lighting 

Residential Market

  CE Pro CE Pro
The leading information source for the custom electronic installer.
  HiddenWires HiddenWires
The European resource for custom install home automation and home entertainment.
  Home Toys Home Toys
HomeToys.com is the place to be if you want to learn about Home Technology or promote your products and services.
  • AVSForum.com
  • Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)
  • Gary Kayye's rAVe Home Edition

Sales & Marketing

  • Sales & Marketing Strategies & News
  • The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

Trade Shows

  BUSINESS TECH 2005 Trade Show & Congress
  • International Association for Exhibition Managers (IAEM)
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
  • The Trade Show Coach -- "How to" coach specializing in the tradeshow industry.

Worship and Church Market

  Church Production Magazine Church Production Magazine
Helping churches grow in their application of audio, video and lighting.
  Religious Product News Religious Product News
The latest information and resources about products, furnishings, building supplies, technology, media and more for today’s growing churches.
  • Church Business magazine
  • Christian Musician
  • Technologies for Worship Magazine
  • Vision Magazine
  • Your Church Magazine

Business, Computer

  Inc./Fast Company Inc./Fast Company
Inc.com delivers "best of breed" information, products, services, and online tools for virtually every business or management task.
  • LAPTOP Magazine


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