We’re getting our employees in on the AV Week fun with special activities and contests just for them! Thanks to some of our AV industry experts, we’ve created a list of AV Trivia to put our employees to the test. Winners will receive a pack of AV Week and AVI-SPL branded prizes! We’ll be posting the trivia Q&As and winners throughout the week right here…
Q: What does the 7 and 1 stand for in a 7.1 sound system?
A: Seven discrete channels of audio (Left, Right, Center, Left Surround, Right Surround, Left and Right Back) and one subwoofer.
Winner: Chip Garrett from Atlanta
Q: 3D has brought new excitement to the movie industry. There are two types of 3D that require the use of glasses. What are they? BONUS: There is one type of 3D being sold today that does not require any glasses at all. What term describes it?
A: Passive and Active
Q: What does USGBC stand for? What does LEED stand for?
A: U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Q: In order for a commercial building to achieve the highest level of LEED (Platinum), how many points must they earn?
A: 80+ points
Q: Before being renamed InfoComm, what was the AV industry organization called?
A: ICIA (International Communications Industries Association) was the name prior to InfoComm
Winner: Lisa Berry from Ft. Lauderdale
Q: How many levels of InfoComm CTS certification are there? List them all.
A: CTS (general), CTS-I (installation), CTS-D (design)
Winner: Craig Hertzler from King of Prussia, PA
Q: What was Panasonic’s first home theater projector model?
Winner: Mary Lovett from Atlanta
Q: What is the origin of the word “codec”?
A: Compressor-decompressor, coder-decoder
Winner: Mark Cretella from Columbia, MD
Q: When did ProjectorPeople.com go online? (To be eligible, your answer must include the correct month and year.)
A: January 1999
Winner: Vicken Aghazarian from Philadelphia
Q: What product gives you 1080P video conferencing at home?
A: Cisco Umi
Winner: Michael Kaether from Tampa
Q: There is only one projector on the market today that uses a single chassis unit with a single lens to project Passive 3D; which company manufacturers this unit?
A: LG Electronics
Winner: Ben Elliott in Atlanta