26.05.10

ANSI approves second InfoComm standard

AUTHOR: Inavate

The American National Standards Institute and the InfoComm International board of directors have released InfoComm’s second standard, ANSI/InfoComm 2M-2010 Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Co-ordination Processes.

The purpose of this standard is to provide a description of the methods, procedures, tasks, and deliverables typically recommended or applied by professionals in audiovisual systems design and integration projects. The Standard enables clients and other design and construction team members to confidently assess whether the responsible parties are providing the expected services.

"Modern AV systems have become increasingly complex and interconnected to other building systems such as network, electrical, HVAC and building automation/energy conservation," said InfoComm International executive director and CEO, Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D. "Because AV systems provide critical operational functions for the owner, an organised approach to commonly accepted planning, design, and integration procedures is essential. This standard provides a practical guideline for defining the audiovisual system requirements and a clear accountability structure for the development and execution of the system design components. It provides a consistent reference for the project team, including architects and other trades, from the initial design phase through construction, project completion, and building occupancy."