Orlando, FL (June 15, 2011)–With more than 32,000 professionals from 90-plus countries expected at InfoComm, attendees hope to balance training opportunities and test-taking with opportunities to witness the many new products on display.
“It’s such a huge show here,” says Chris Howell, producer and director for Howl Media Group in Orlando, FL. “InfoComm covers the entire spectrum of audio/visual technology—everything a person could imagine that goes along with visual presentation.”
Kevin Glasson, a classroom consultant for California State University, Northridge, CA was impressed with the way InfoComm brings such a large and varied industry together. “It’s nice to have industry standards,” states Glasson, who said that he came to InfoComm to attend CTS prep training, as well as to scope out new control system technology. “What I really like about InfoComm is they set the standards for the industry. And, if I pass the test, it’ll be nice to have those three initials at the end of my email.”
“I wanted a standardization baseline,” says Jim Diekhoff, president of Diekhoff Company, a set-design company in Nashville, TN. Diekhoff is interested in video and sound reinforcement products, networking and IT, and new releases from loudspeaker companies, in addition to training. “I was looking for certification that was real, and I was really impressed.”
“With all the information I’ve already absorbed,” adds Glasson, who plans to stay until Friday, “it’s going to take me days after I get home to absorb it all.”