Alan Brawn, CTS of Brawn Consulting, Vista, California, and an advocate for digital signage, has been recognized by InfoComm International, the professional audiovisual trade association, with its Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year Award – in particular for his contributions to the creation of the new ANSI/INFOCOMM 3M-2011, Projected Image System Contrast Ratio Standard.
In chairing the Projected Image Standard Task Force, Brawn helped members and other industry experts forge a conclusion on the technical specifications. His expertise and guidance proved essential to the development of the standard.
Randal Lemke, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International, says, “Alan Brawn has been a tireless champion of the AV industry and InfoComm International. From his service as chair of the Task Force to his stellar teaching at InfoComm shows and events, Alan is a gracious and enthusiastic InfoComm volunteer”.
Brawn has been an Imaging Science Foundation fellow and instructor since 1994, and co-founder of ISF Commercial. He holds InfoComm’s CTS certification, as well as being a senior faculty member of that organization. He was the recipient of the Pro AV Hall of Fame recognition from rAVe in 2004.
As a co-founder of the Digital Signage Expert Group and the DSCE certification, Brawn continues to advance professional and technical knowledge needed for Digital Signage supply and operating success. In serving as vice-chairman and the director and chair of the Education Committee for the Digital Signage Federation, he further contributes to digital signage industry and application growth.
Prior to Brawn Consulting, an audio visual consulting, training, educational development, and market intelligence company, he was president of Telanetix and earlier national business development manager and national product marketing manager, Pro AV Group, Samsung Electronics. He is also a regular contributor to industry publications, and on the editorial advisory board of Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine.
InfoComm International is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news, and is the founder of InfoComm.