Sound & Communications
Our industry is comprised of professionals that design, specify and install AV and communication systems for venues such as schools, houses of worship, government, corporate facilities, retail, theme parks, stadiums, restaurants and other types of commercial applications.
Our readership includes systems integrators, contractors, consultants, AV service professionals, reps and distributors, IT professionals in AV, government and education technical managers that operate and maintain AV and communication systems, as well as the technical professionals that manage and operate their venue's AV system.
Today's technology advances bring more sophistication and capabilities to what a commercial facility can accomplish with AV. Sound & Communications provides this market with the technology advances and applications. Sound & Communications' monthly coverage of video, audio, digital signage, business, news and products is written by the most accomplished professionals in the industry.
David A. Silverman, Editor
A publishing veteran, David has been editing magazines and books about the AV, photographic and printing fields for more than 40 years. David is a former Associate Publisher of Audio Visual Communications magazine, PEI and other publications, and edited the first InfoComm (then NAVA) Trade Show Daily in 1977.
Pete Putman, CTS, ISF, is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C., which provides training, marketing communications and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers and end-users of displays, display interfaces and related products. He has an MS degree in Television and Film, is a Senior Academy Instructor for InfoComm and was named InfoComm's Educator of the Year for 2008. Pete is a member of The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Society for Information Display (SID).
Peter Mapp, FASA, FAES, is principal of Peter Mapp Associates. Peter was named the 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year, NSCA's top education honor. Peter brings readers the scientific and technical foundations of audio and its proper application each month.
Contributing editor Shonan Noronha, EdD, brings readers in-depth technology and applications in the emerging digital signage market each month. Her background includes consulting on applying new media technologies for training, marketing and corporate communications. In addition, in 2010, Shonan was named Editor of the biannual IT/AV Report, a supplement to Sound & Communications.
Down to Business
David McNutt is senior partner at The McNutt Group, a technology and management consulting firm. He holds two masters degrees, including an MBA from the Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business-University of Chicago, and he is Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago, a four-year college providing graduates for the professional AV industry. David provides monthly news and analysis about business trends that affect the sound and communications industry.
House of Worship: Business
Orlando, Florida-based David Lee Jr., PhD, CEO of Lee Communication Inc., has an extensive academic background in the field of communication and is a licensed minister. He has more than 25 years of experience in the audio/video industry and is a member of Sound & Communications' Technical Council. Traveling extensively, he consults with churches, organizations and governments on projects in more than 50 countries, including Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and the United States. David's unique background helps readers connect with today's church leaders with his monthly column.
Tony Warner, CTS-D, CSI, CDT, LEED AP– writes for Sound & Communications about Architectural Perspectives. He is director of the Audio-Visual Design group for RTKL, a 60-year-old worldwide planning, architecture, design and creative services organization. He has worked on projects for such clients as the US State Department, the US House of Representatives, He currently serves on the InfoComm Board of Directors and Green AV task force.
R. David Read's broad range of knowledge and writing provide the industry with reports on trade
shows, business, applications and technology.
Jim Stokes, an AV industry
veteran with more than 35 years of experience, writes application features that provide extensive detail and scope on AV topics.
Tony Warner, CTS-D, CSI, CDT, LEED AP– writes for Sound & Communications about Architectural Perspectives. He is director of the Audio-Visual Design group for RTKL, a 60-year-old worldwide planning, architecture, design and creative services organization. He has worked on projects for such clients as the US State Department, the US House of Representatives,
Interactive Digital Edition
Sound & Communications features a fully interactive digital edition to accompany the print edition. All print ad insertions are also featured in the digital edition at no additional charge. Using Flash and the HTML5 format for devices that do not use Flash enables our digital edition to be perfectly formatted and operative for all tablet and mobile devices.
EMBEDDED VIDEO FOR ADVERTISERS
Sound & Communications can embed video into advertisements that appear in the digital edition. Demo products within the ad! $700 net covers all set up and production costs. We can also provide video production at an additional cost. Contact your sales representative for more information and a sample
of what we can arrange.
Web addresses, no matter how many, spelled out within the ad creative, link directly to the website(s)
of your choice. The primary logo in each display ad will link to your site as well. Email addresses
in ad creative open the host program for the reader's email.
The front cover and table of contents items instantly link to the articles. All editorial features that include a web address instantly link to the URL displayed, bringing readers more information on the product or subject in an instant.
ANNUAL WORSHIP CENTER AV SURVEY
An in-depth study of the largest venue application area of the commercial AV market. This end user study provides valuable insight into the system requirements of the house of worship.
ANNUAL COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION SURVEY
(published with the July issue): Our annual survey report on the contracting community.
Blue Book and www.bluebookonline.net
For five decades, Blue Book has provided the low voltage systems integration and contracting community the most useful source of suppliers of AV products and services. Today, it is offered in both print anf digital formats.
NEWSLETTER, Internet Edition
For decades, NEWSLETTER has brought the commercial AV market the most significant breaking industry news before anyone else. It has been a staple of Sound & Communications since our beginning. It is the one department of the magazine that has not changed over time. It doesn't need to.
Over 18,000 industry professionals receive NEWSLETTER, Internet Edition monthly, several weeks before the magazine version of it reaches readers. NEWSLETTER, Internet Edition often includes additional information not featured in the print edition.
A supplement to Sound & Communications. IT/AV Report has bonus distribution to the major trade shows in the industry, plus trade associations that address IT, government and educational communication areas.
Featured on the Sound & Communications homepage as well as appearing
in the print and digital edition, CenterStage profiles provide the reader with:
- 140 words of verbatim copy in paragraph format (no bullets).
- Color image for the item featured (300 dpi JPEG and TIFF formats preferred).
- A color logo that is featured on Sound & Communications' homepage.
- Web address and (optional) email address.
Items are posted when the digital edition is online and remain posted on the homepage until the next edition of the magazine posts online. Cost is $1375 net per profile and can be packaged as a value-added component of a display ad program. A great value for the multimedia exposure.
InfoCommTV News, produced daily for the annual InfoComm show, is seen in convention hotel rooms
24 hours a day, on buses to and from the convention center, and on large flat screens around the convention center. The entire InfoComm membership receives the shows simulcast daily on their desktops and cell phones, and InfoCommTV News is streamed during and after the show over the
web, to iPhones and on YouTube until the next year’s show.
Streamed video can be seen after the shows
Sound & Communications, the magazine
for systems integrators, contractors and consultants,
has defined an industry since 1955. With more than 50 years of publishing excellence,
Sound & Communications is a market institution.
Sound & Communications, in addition to providing important industry information, also serves as a communicator for the various elements that comprise this strong and dynamic market. From systems
for the local house of worship or a boardroom teleconferencing system to the most intricate audio visual systems at a major college or government campus, Sound & Communications addresses every aspect of commercial systems from small to grand.
No other publication provides information with this depth or detail and serves the needs of the industry
as comprehensively as the high-quality environment of Sound & Communications.
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