InfoComm International® is the leading nonprofit association serving the professional AV communications industry worldwide. Founded in 1939, the association offers industry expertise and market research serving press and others seeking information about the industry.
Through activities that include tradeshows, education, certification, government relations, outreach and information services, InfoComm promotes the industry and enhances members’ ability to conduct business successfully and competently.
The association’s activities are guided by an elected Board of Directors and led by Executive Director Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D.
The International Communications Industries Foundation generates support from corporations, philanthropic foundations and government sources to improve and expand the educational programs of InfoComm International.
NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. With a slate of more than 2,500 member companies worldwide, the National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals.
NSCA members are commercial electronic systems professionals you can bank on.
NSCA members design, manufacture and install electronic systems, including acoustics, audio, automation and control systems, A/V, communications, data networks, digital signage, information technology, interactive display, life safety, lighting, telephony and video.
NSCA connects you to the industry’s best commercial electronic systems professionals.
NSCA members have superior qualifications and advanced technical expertise. They are equipped with the latest in best business practices, and leading industry training and technical certification to ensure your project is done right.
Protect your investment by choosing an NSCA electronic systems professional.
Use our exclusive Members on the Map™ online member directory to find an NSCA systems contractor, integrator, designer or consultant near you.
NSCA Mission Statement
To provide members of NSCA and the commercial electronic systems contracting industry with formal educational opportunities, professional development, information exchange, and member services, in response to member identified needs and priorities, and to represent the association and the industry in the external environment.
BICSI is a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies. BICSI serves more than 24,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, and life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.
RCDD – Registered Communications Distribution Designer
The RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) is a BICSI certification started in 2001, and last updated in 2003. RCDD certified professionals can design, implement and integrate information transport systems and related infrastructure. This knowledge includes, but is not limited to, codes, standards, and regulations, principles of transmission, electromagnetic compatibility, horizontal distribution systems, backbone distribution systems, special design considerations, telecommunications administration and networking fundamentals.
American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architectural profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment. Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. As AIA members, more than 77,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in design express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities.
Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help compete in today’s market and keeps its members informed of critical professional issues that may challenge success.
RTS is committed to working with our manufacturer partners, consultants, architects, building managers and construction trades to support all designs and technologies that provide energy savings and produce smaller carbon foot prints. We support InfoComm’s Sustainable Technology Environments ProgramSM (STEP). STEP seeks to learn from and complement LEED, which focuses on the shell and core of a building, by adding a rating system for the electronic systems that work within that shell and core. The system, now in draft form, invites participation throughout the project – from AV program phase through occupancy – from the entire AV value chain. Now, AV manufacturers will have a place where their green products, shipping practices and facilities can count for something. Consultants, integrators and software programmers will collaborate to share responsibility in the planning, design, integration and programming of systems to minimize energy consumption while still promoting AV quality. STEP is slated to launch in January 2011.