CEA, CEDIA, InfoComm Release Joint Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard

The recently published standard is available free of charge through TechStreet and the CEDIA Resource Library.

Indianapolis, Ind., April 9, 2015 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association's (CEDIA) R10 Residential Systems committee and InfoComm International announced yesterday the publication of ANSI Standard J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols. This new standard defines a common set of blueprint icons that represents all facets of pre-wire and installation of electronic systems, products and devices in residential and commercial environments.


"This is a milestone for the industry, since there has been a huge void in symbols representations for the low-voltage industry," said Walt Zerbe, product manager, audio, OnQ Legrand and NuVo; and Chairman of CEA's R10 Residential Systems Committee. "This was an important cross-industry/association effort among CEA, CEDIA and InfoComm that gives this standard even more weight and value. I'm excited it's complete, released and ready for adoption."

"Any integrator will tell you that a project is easier when technology is part of the discussion from the start," said Dave Tkachuk, an engineer at Symbol Logic and CEDIA volunteer. "The architectural blueprint icons will help foster the conversations among integrators and industry partners including architects, builders and interior designers. These icons will help them make informed decisions about including technology, while they're in the planning stages of a project."

"AV floor-plan symbols simply represent complex technology," said Dr. Walter P Black, senior consultant, VidCAD LLC, and InfoComm International volunteer. "It's as if a symbolic language can now be spoken between U.S. and international integrators, consultants, architects, engineers and owners - one that is endorsed by ANSI and U.S. National CAD Standards V6."

The recently published standard is available free of charge through TechStreet and the CEDIA Resource Library. CEA, CEDIA and InfoComm will also soon release icons that can be used in Microsoft Visio, AutoCad, and other drawing programs.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $286 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: CEA Social Media

About CEDIA:
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at www.cedia.net. Follow @CEDIA on Twitter, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CEDIA.Region2, or join the CEDIA group on LinkedIn.

About InfoComm International:
InfoComm International is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. 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 and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers in North America. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, the Middle East, China and Latin America. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.

Featured Product

ELK Products -C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators with Remote Services

ELK Products -C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators with Remote Services

C1M1 offers a truly significant reduction in transmission time in comparison to other communicators that rely on dial capture or data bus decoding. This can result in quicker response time to emergency situations which could save lives and assets. By providing both IP and cellular pathways, C1M1 provides the reliability installers are looking for in an alarm communicator. C1M1 eliminates port forwarding and extra fees for remote access. Installers can remotely upload/download programming changes to M1 controls over IP or cellular using ElkRP2. Consumers can control the M1 remotely via the free ElkLink mobile app and web portal, as well as eKeypad and M1 Touch Pro apps. Other IP-based software and interface partners can connect to the M1 control over the local network through C1M1. C1M1 also provides email/text notifications for arm, disarm, and alarm events. ELK-C1M14GSM supports GSM (AT&T/T-Mobile) networks and ELK-C1M1CDMA supports CDMA (Verizon) networks.