InfoComm Releases New AV Systems Performance Verification Checklist

The Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Checklist, which features 162 criteria, was developed in a consensus building manner over the last year, by a global panel of subject matter experts representing theentire industry.

FAIRFAX, VA - January 11, 2013 - InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry, is pleased to offer a member-developed resource which will provide owners, consultants and integrators with comprehensive verification criteria to determine if the AVsystem achieves the client's objectives and is performing in accordance with the system design. The Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Checklist, which features 162 criteria, was developed in a consensus building manner over the last year, by a global panel of subject matter experts representing theentire industry.


"By creating and distributing this checklist, InfoComm has met its longstanding goal of establishing verification guidelines to help industry professionals and their clients communicate effectively about mutual expectations for system performance," said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. "I urge the industry to adopt this list as a basis to foster better communication between the AV industry and the people who rely on our systems."

The new checklist is a featured requirement of InfoComm's Certified AV Solutions Provider (CAVSP) program. Diamond CAVSPs are required to show a completed Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Checklist for one AV installation. Emerald CAVSPs need to indicate their commitment to adopt InfoComm International's Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Checklist for future AV installations.

In order to continue the industry dialogue on quality, InfoComm has convened a Standards Task Group to publish an InfoComm standard based on this list that will be submitted to ANSI for consideration of adoption by the second quarter of 2013. As part of this process, in the coming months InfoComm will offer a draft standard that will be open for public review and comment.

InfoComm thanks the AV Systems Performance Verification task group for the creation of this list. The group will further refine the list in the months ahead and include it as part of an InfoComm standard, currently in development, to besubmitted to ANSI for consideration of adoption. As part of this process, InfoComm will offer a draft standard that will be open for public review and comment.

Members of the task group include: Matthew Silverman, CTS, PMP, George Mason University, (Moderator), John Bailey, CTS-D, CTS-I, The Whitlock Group; Jason Brameld, BSc (Hons) ARCS, MInstSCE, Mark Johnson Consultants; Greg Bronson, CTS-D, Cornell University; Paul Depperschmidt, CTS, Cisco; Richard Derbyshire, CTS, Shen Milsom & Wilke; Dan Doolen, University of Illinois; Tristan Gfrerer, Google; Mike Izatt, CTS-D, Electronic Interiors, Inc.; Tom Kopin, CTS, ISF-C, Kramer Electronics; Richard Morrison, Prince2, CPENG, CTS, Norman, Disney & Young; and Mike Quinn, BEng, Ceng, MIET, CTS-D.

The free list can be downloaded from infocomm.org/resources.

About InfoComm International

InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference andexhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces tradeshows in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Additional information is available at infocomm.org.

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