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Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Dialing it up: Ashish Saksena on how Monitor Mixing can Elevate a PerformanceNew!

What does it take to create a technically accurate monitor mix and put the stage performance on a pedestal? Ashish Saksena, Live Sound Engineer for Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Late KK, spills the beans on crafting a good monitor mix in PALM + AV-ICN conference session titled, 'How Good Monitor Mixing Can Boost A Performance.'read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Revisiting Guwahati's Glorious Past: Tricolor India Schauspiel Delivers Assam's First 3D Projection Mapping at Gandhi Mandap Memorial MuseumNew!

PALM + AV-ICN spoke to Himanshu Singh Sabharwal, Creative Director, Tricolor India Schauspiel, to explore how the company illuminated The Ray of the East at Gandhi Mandap Memorial Museum to celebrate Assam's history, heritage, and culture at its finest.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Indian AV Specialist Certification CourseNew!

The AV Industry participated in CAVS first two course editions in Mumbai. Third CAVS course is scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad in March 2023. PALM AV-ICN magazine interviewed the promoter and founder of CAVS in India, Anil Chopra to understand the credibility, validity and legitimacy of AV-ICN's CAVS certification.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Are Lamp Projectors Slowly Becoming Obsolete?New!

Gone are the days of worrying about the lamp projector fizzling out, requiring bi-annual lamp replacement. With lamp-free projectors, LED projectors, and laser projectors, the time has come for uninterrupted projection to crystallize. But, does that mean no one needs a lamp projectors anymore? In this article, Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant, PALM + AV-ICN, reports on the viability of a lamp projector.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Compass Box Studio's Raag Sethi Elevates His Recordings with Audient iD14 and ASP800 New!

Ahmedabad-based Raag Sethi is a man of many talents. He is a music producer, a music composer, an engineer, bassist, and guitarist with his own studio, named Compass Box Studio. Having collaborated on one-take, live sessions with renowned artists, musicians, and labels, Raag Sethi understands the gravitas behind working with the best-in-class sound equipment. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

In Conversation with Krishna Tripathi, NEC at InfoComm India 2022 New!

Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, joins Anil Chopra, Founding Director, PALM AV-ICN, for a quick conversation, where he talks about fail-safe display solutions for mission-critical applications, the rise of Micro LED and DVLED, and the revolutionary products on display at the NEC Booth at InfoComm India 2022. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Colour And Sound As Healing New!

How is the New Normal treating you? How different is yours from your Old Normal? Crazier and more stressful? It's said that if you have a normal life, 30 minutes of meditation and self-reflection is a healthy tonic. If, however you are super busy and lead particularly stressful lives, you need at least 60 minutes of the same. To uncross the tangled wires and cluttered messages inside your head. On one side they tell me that if you don't sleep enough - you will die. Now another hour wasted on meditation. Tell that to my boss / client who demands 25 hours a day.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Sound, Uninterrupted Six Pendant Speakers to invest in this yearNew!

From Yamaha to JBL and Extron to Bose, pendant speakers have reimagined, restructured, and revolutionized sound in commercial spaces. PALM AV-ICN reports on the six investment-worthy pendant speakers from the AV industry.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Roger Drego on Creating Fail-Proof Sound for Mega Live Events New!

In a session titled 'Performance Guarantee of Mega Scale Live Sound Projects', Roger Drego, Managing Director, Electrocraft, took to the stage at PALM Conference 2022 to share invaluable challenges and insights with regards to guaranteeing fail-proof sound reinforcement during showtime. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Bringing Futuristic AV Ideas To Life New!

MMRDA, responsible for promoting, monitoring, and developing various sectors in Maharashtra, including, but not limited to transport, housing, water supply and more, entrusted EYTE to revamp and upgrade Wadala Monorail Depot's Boardroom with state-of-the-art AV infrastructure. Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies Pvt Ltd, in conversation with PALM Technology, reveals how his team transformed the visage and acoustics of the boardroom and managed to execute the impossible feat in a matter of seven days. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Exploring the Dynamics of India's Pro AV market with Renkus-HeinzNew!

Renkus-Heinz is a professional loudspeaker company known for its innovative technology that redefines sound to empower its audience. PALM+AV-ICN got in touch with Karan Kathuria, Renkus-Heinz's Director of Sales and Business Development, Asia, Oceania and SAARC, to learn more about the company's plans for India and its strategy to stimulate growth across different verticals.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

7 New Trends in AV Conferencing to look out for this year New!

From augmented meetings and interactive whiteboards to LED video walls and seamless acoustics - Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant at PALM AV-ICN, reports a comprehensive roundup of the biggest AV conferencing trends to keep an eye out for in 2022. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA 2021 Winners Felicitation New!

The IRAA 2021 winners were felicitated at the PALM expo on 28th May 2022 in the presence of Jury members. Check out the pics here. Nominations for IRAA 2022 close on 30th October so hurry and send in your nominations now! read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022 - Glimpses & HighlightsNew!

The PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022, held from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, witnessed 20,000+ unique visitors from the world of pro audio, display, lighting, and integration. Take a look at the three-day expo's glimpses. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

HARMAN Live Arena dazzles with a range of latest audio and lighting gearNew!

The HARMAN Live Arena one of the most popular demo features at the PALM Expo entered its 11th year. The Live Arena facilitates live demonstrations of advanced sound and lighting systems, through three-day live musical performances, featuring popular and budding artists and bands from the country's independent music scene.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

CAVS (Certified AV Specialist) Course returns for its second consecutive editionNew!

The ethos of CAVS is to provide an independent neutral education forum suited to Indian AV ecosystem to gain their commitment to a future career in AV as a technician and join an integration team on par. AV professionals in India were imparted basic knowledge of AV from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at the CAVS three-day training.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Conference & SeminarNew!

Curated by PALM AV-ICN magazine, the PALM Conference & Seminar was the optimum learning and networking platform for attendees, where the best talent and top-notch professionals from the country shared their expertise, skills and knowledge. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

High Quality Attendance At Palm & Av-Icn Expo 2022New!

The professional sound, professional display, professional lighting and integration market of importers, distributors, dealers and actual users congregated in full strength at the BEC, Mumbai, to witness the largest display of product range from top global brands, sourcing millions of dollars inventory for distribution and rental.... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA strikes an energetic progress path with new chiefNew!

K.J. Singh recording engineer of brave new-gen albums is a spirited veteran deeply involved with Indian recording arts and professionals. The entire jury of IRAA after years is now entirely fresh, newly appointed by KJ... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Attendees to PALM & AV-ICN Expo 2022New!

PALM AV-ICN 2022 proved to be far busier and well attended than expected. Who exactly attends and exhibits at India's foremost audio, lighting, and audiovisual technology expo? Read on for detailed breakdown of the attendee figures... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Chopra's Keynote Pushes For Indian Manufacturing, Indian BrandsNew!

The 20th PALM Convention Keynote address by Founding Director Anil Chopra gave a clarion call for major investment into manufacturing pro audio, pro lighting and pro AV hardware in India... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

What to expect from NEC at InfoComm India 2022New!

Joining PALM AV-ICN for a quick interview is Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, wherein he elaborates on the exciting products attendees will be able to witness at the NEC Booth E20 at InfoComm India... read more


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CAVS (Certified AV Specialist) Course returns for its second consecutive edition


The ethos of CAVS is to provide an independent neutral education forum suited to Indian AV ecosystem to gain their commitment to a future career in AV as a technician and join an integration team on par. AV professionals in India were imparted basic knowledge of AV from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at the CAVS three-day training. The CAVS certificate covered basic curriculum introducing the aspirant to essential AV protocol and standards, they must know. CAVS will introduce advanced courses in future editions, imparting learning in AV Design and Networking and Integration and full capability to practice AV consultancy for large projects.

CAVS 2022 was conducted by Abdul Waheed and Arif Patil of EYTE Technologies, who trained delegates on AV Specs, Techniques, Tools, Technologies and Trends


Following the success of the CAVS (Certified AV Specialist) certification course conducted by Mr. Ranjit Singh in 2019, AV-ICN 2022 once again organized the second consecutive, three-day certification course from May 26 - May 28, 2022, in Hall 1 of the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon.

PALM & AV-ICN is fully committed to galvanize professionalism with this certification programme. CAVS was run by Indian professionals to train on Specs, Techniques, Tools, Technologies, Trends. The three-day certification course was conducted by, Abdul Waheed, and Arif Patil.

Abdul Waheed is a dynamic AV industry leader and Managing Director at EYTE Technologies Pvt Ltd., a leading AV, IT, IOT and Acoustic consultant in India. Abdul, a CTS holder from Avixa and a Member on Certificate Committee of AVIXA, he has been in the AV industry for more than two decades and EYTE has contributed to and delivered many successful projects that includes MNCs, Hospitality, Government and Educational segments.

Arif Patil is the Principal Consultant at EYTE. A Certified Technology Specialist- Installation (CTS-I) by AVIXA (along with CCNA Certification), he has 21+ year Experience in the field of Audio Visual and IT Infrastructure. Working in the technical team of EYTE, he is involved in project Designing, Testing & Commissioning for more than 150+ projects.

This year the CAVS three-day training was aimed to leave the attendees with an understanding of the technology and trends that are driving today's meeting spaces while also covering some basic foundation on Audio, Visual, IT Passive for the participant to then research and do their own read up to increase their knowledge and was successful in empowering attendees with an understanding of technology and trends in the AV world. The speakers Abdul Waheed & Arif Patil provided knowledgeable information on how one can create talent with specific learning for AV integration and more.

"The CAVS is a loud and clear declaration of intent to provide genuine and meaningful certification in India for AV professionals seeking to be credible for AV integration, communication and networking [AV-ICN] projects, to have a career in AV industry with certified credibility," said Anil Chopra. "The CAVS course provides a platform for people who want to enter this field and become AV professionals. The three-day training covers the physics of audio, electronic aspect of AV, and IT protocols. This is a very big opportunity that people are getting and specially this one is happening after three years," says Waheed. "I'm very enthusiastic to see so many people. PALM expo is specially for live AV and broadcasting, but since the past two years they have started focusing on Pro AV with the AV-ICN expo. The AV industry is a very niche field, we don't have formal education from any educational institutes so seldom we get the people rightly trained in this field, and this is one of the biggest challenge our field is facing. We do not get right people for the job, so attending these kinds of trainings and events not only educates the people but they get to see the various aspects of the AV industry. They meet manufacturers and see and experience hands on the new products in the market."

The course started on 26th May in Hall 1 of PALM AV-ICN expo with 17 registered attendees seated on round tables. The morning started with an introduction to AV - What is AV? AV trends, features, and application areas. Across the three days delegates were provided insight on AV Maths, Design Considerations and Basics of Audio, Video and Networking covering topics like introduction to Wavelength, Amplitude, Frequency, Decibels, analog & digital signals, acoustics, inverse square law, microphone frequency response, types of Connectors, Cables and signal levels, microphone polar patterns, types of microphone & applications, types of speakers, signal quality & bandwidth, video signal encoding & decoding, viewer placement, aspect ratio & resolution, inverse square law, display technology, projector technology and screen size calculations, network - topology, standards, connections and types, OSI model, network switches & gateway, IP protocol and control ports and much more.

All three days, the training started at 11:00 in the morning and went on till 6:00 in the evening, interrupted only by a 40-minute buffet lunch break and a small evening coffee break organized by PALM AV-ICN. On the third day, the registered attendees took an examination which assessed their learning acquired over the three days. The Course ended with the successful attendees being handed their certificates valid for a period of three years, till May 2025.

I have 20 years of experience as an engineer I joined this course to understand about AV installation and these people have managed the course very well and delivered it in three days. Mukesh Sharma, Senior General Manager, Ind. Agiv Commerce Ltd.

I came to know about this course through my company, which is into AV solutions. This course is very much important. It helps you understand audio and video technology, acoustics, and various other factors, that you should know, while designing the boardroom automation or auditorium or any other room or having a conversation with a client about AV solutions. Technology is changing every six months and this course is very much needed for anyone entering the AV or acoustics field. Arpit Mishra, Senior Business Development, Laser AV Solutions


The CAVS three-day training was aimed to leave the attendees with an understanding of the technology and trends that are driving today's meeting spaces while also covering some basic foundation on Audio, Visual and IT Passive


This is a training for AV to help design the boardroom, conference room, etc. This certified course will help me in my career. This knowledge will help while implementing the design system. The course is very good and informative for those starting a career in AV. Ajit Patil, Sr. Design & Presale Engineer, Resurgent AV

DAY 1 (11am - 6pm): Going back to Basics

  • Basics of Audio, Video and Control
  • AV Maths
  • Design ConsiderationsDesign Considerations

DAY 2 (11am - 6pm): Design Phase/ Designing

  • Requirement Gathering (Need v/s Wants)
  • Project Flow

Day 3 (11am - 5pm): Technology Post Covid

  • Shift from Professional to Consumer
  • Lifestyle and trends post Covid
  • Technology and Experience

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