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ANSI Approves InfoComm Standard on Systems Performance

New tool will help manufacturers and integrators better verify effectiveness of equipment.

ANSI recently approved InfoComm International‘s Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification standard, which “provides a comprehensive, systematic, and practical approach to verifying performance of AV systems,” according to the association.

ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment systems, approved the standard, which InfoComm officials say “will provide practitioners the ability to produce a verifiable evaluation of the audiovisual system based on quality assurance, testing, and acceptance.” The new standard will also “ensure the system conforms to the owners’ operational needs, as established in the system/project documentation.”

A one-page overview of the standard is available on InfoComm’s site and InfoComm members can download a free copy of the standard. Non-members can find the full document in the IHS standards store or on ANSI’s site.

For those who want to learn more about the Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification standard, InfoComm will host an education session on the new standard, Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification: Deliver What You Promise, on Feb. 5 at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam.

“Through the development of this standard, InfoComm has achieved its goal of establishing verification guidelines to promote effective communication between industry professionals and their clients on issues relating to system performance,” said David Labuskes, executive director and CEO of InfoComm International, who mentioned the approval in a recent webinar looking at the association’s strategic plan.

“However, in order for this standard to be a true success it must become integrated into the way the AV industry does business,” said Labuskes. “I urge manufacturers to encourage their partners to use this standard, integrators and design consultants to implement the standard and technology managers to ask commercial service providers about it.”

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