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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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CORPORATE FEATURE - CAVS



Indian AV Specialist Certification Course


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.


The team behind CAVS - Smita Rai, Deputy Project Director, Hyve India; Arif Patil, Principal Consultant, Eyte Technologies; Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, Eyte Technologies; Harshen Naidu, Director, Rhino Engineers; Narendra Naidu, Chairman & Managing Director, Rhino Engineers; Anil Chopra, Founder, CAVS; Deep Patel, Rhino Engineers


Is the CAVS certification a clone of InfoComm's CTS Education programme?

CAVS is not a clone. It is independent and a standalone initiative by the AV-ICN platform.

What comprises the AV-ICN platform?

AV-ICN is an independent, neutral AV technology expo. The platform comprises a full fledged three-day conference on AV industry attracting the leading intelligensia of the AV industry. AV-ICN platform also includes a magazine dedicated to AV technology. AV-ICN also publishes a newsletter every fortnight circulating digitally to the entire database of the AV industry to 62,000 recipients including the pro audio industry. Apart from the expo and magazine and newsletter, the AV-ICN website is a cornerstone which is updated daily with news on the AV industry. The CAVS is an important edition to the AV-ICN platform. AV-ICN also actively communicates with the AV industry on FB, Instagram and Twitter. AV-ICN is a comprehensive platform evidently dedicated to AV technology, AV professionals and AV solutions for India where next gen AV innovation is being absorbed and used at par with global trends.

Types of Connectors


Used in a multitude of applications, from home theatres to pro audio mixing boards, audio connectors are essential to the concept of sound


Scanning


The vital differences between interlaced scanning and progressive scanning is what redefines the modern era of video signalling


Comparison


A brief comparative table offers a glimpse into the key differences between the parameters for conventional AV and AV-over-IP


Viewer Placement


The viewing cone, which informs the viewer's viewing angle, is central to determining an acceptable visual performance


Aspect Ratio & Resolution


The aspect ratio of an image defines the relationship of the image height with the image width in order to enhance the viewer's viewing experience


Inverse Square Law


The Inverse Square Law, the key to understanding how brightness works, suggests that the more the viewer moves away from the source of light, the light at the viewing point decreases and the vice versa


Network Standards


To enable the swap of information and data back and forth on the internet, the computer's software is hardwired to follow a list of built-in network standards


OSI


A universal language for computer networking, the OSI model splits up the communication system into seven separate layers, stacked onto one another


IP Protocol


While the IPv4 isn't designed to handle the sheer number of IP addresses, the IPv6 supports an infinite number of IP addresses


Expo, magazine, newsletter, website, social media is the norm. However, offering education with certification requires a certain level of authorization. How do you justify CAVS certification course?

AV-ICN platform possesses a certain level of knowledge quotient of AV technology. Professionals in AV technology have been involved in preparing the curriculum, the course faculty is also credible and includes active professionals from the industry. However, I feel that this is a given for any education course, providing certification is totally justified as the AV-ICN platform is clearly deeply involved with AV technology and possesses the required knowledge quotient to deliver a three-day course with an examination and I feel justified in issuing a certificate

How legitimate is the curriculum and can you give us a brief outline of the curriculum?

Naturally, the curriculum is 100% legitimate as the cost includes technical content. The cost is a matter of choice. The technology remains the same for every cost from every institution. As I said, hardcore professionals have prepared the curriculum. CAVS curriculum is infact the best researched content applicable as a primer for AV specialists imparting important information on key information specially for AV integration networking and communication.

Can you elaborate on the curriculum fulfilling the AV specialist classification?

Right! Point specific first three sections are naturally - 1. Audio 2. Video 3. IT - Information Technology. Each section explains the basic structure of: a) Standards b) Protocol c) Connectors d) Cables e) Best practices in networking, integration and communication.

Over three days in the CAVS classroom, AV is introduced with a primer on subjects like acoustics, signal-to-noise ratio, frequency, impedance in audio and features of products like headphones, amplifiers and microphones are explained.

In video, students are introduced to concepts of resolution, aspect ratio, screen size, display technology and inverse square law, and products on digital signage, conferencing, lighting control and integration of spaces like auditoria.

In the IT section, different types of networks, types of signals, lighting control concepts and other concepts relating to AV integration are introduced.

At the end of three days and the examination, the student is far ahead in understanding AV and entering the AV industry as an employee has the credibility to be considered an AV specialist.

How will the creation of an AV specialist course impact the AV industry in India?

The Certified AV Specialist course is an absolute necessity. I want to reiterate, it was absolutely necessary to create an Indian AV specialist course. I want to emphasize that CAVS is an imperative catalyst to develop and attract talent and human resource to the AV industry as a career.

Anyone with CAVS certification will stand apart from the normal technician. Clearly, integration and networking projects executed by CAVS teams are ensured to adopt best practices and proper standards and protocols.

CAVS is affordable to the point where the actual course is below cost at this point. Education is the key factor in CAVS initiative. AV-ICN platform is committed to impart knowledge, information and education on AV technology. CAVS is a very meaningful contribution where the entire effort in creating a purposeful curriculum and then subsidizing the classroom and course attracts talented human resource to AV industry.

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