AVIXA has elected Visual Displays founder and experienced displays consultant, Greg Jeffreys, as new chair for its Standards Steering Committee, which advises the main board on issues relating to industry standards.
The Committee will provide recommendations for standards development within the context of AVIXA’s strategic plan, and approve completed standards before they are sent for American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ratification and subsequent publication.
As one of the committee’s founder members, Greg was responsible for publishing the projection best practice paper, in conjunction with international consultants, experts and dnp’s R&D team in Denmark. As a result, the PISCR (Projected Image System Contrast Ratio) standard was amongst the first task groups out of the blocks. He then assumed InfoComm leadership roles in preparation for becoming president in 2012, while continuing to lead the DISCAS (image size) standard group and undertaking other standards writing activities.
Greg Jeffreys told us “When our first standards were published, we innocently assumed a grateful AV world would beat a path to our door and adopt them enthusiastically. The reality sadly did not match the expectation. At this point the InfoComm/AVIXA leadership stepped in. After producing articles, seminars and creating CTS courses I’m pleased to say the tide has turned and we’re now in a mature phase whereby impactful developments will affect the entire AV ecosystem.”
The refreshed 2020 Standards Committee had been due to meet at AVIXA’s Virginia HQ, but as a result of COVID-19, is now planning a sequence of Zoom-based working sessions, beginning in June, where strategy and bigger picture discussions will be developed.
The pandemic has also prompted Greg to write and develop webinars based on AVIXA and related building and environmental standards. The programme kicks off with a series of five webinars for university technology managers in the LTSMG (Learning and Teaching Space Management Group). Subjects range from space design to space auditing – all with the common thread of using relevant standards. They will take place each morning from May 18 and webinars for the wider AV community start from May 25.