Doug’s Docs


Douglas Kleeger, CTS-D, DMC-E, XTP-E, KCD, is providing 10 documents for download. Areas of expertise covered are Process & Procedure, Sales, Engineering and Operations, including a Readers’ Docs section where readers have contributed their own documents. Remember, let’s all “Work Smarter, NOT Harder”!

Blue BookBlue Book

In print and online, Sound & Communications Blue Book has been the starting point for industry professionals for products and suppliers.




Industry Calendar

Annual Integrator’s Calendar

Sound & Communications’ Blue Book (print and online edition) has been a resource for industry events and expositions.  A list that includes hyperlinks can be found at:


Associations/Trade Shows

Industry Associations

If you are looking for specific information about the trade associations that relate to commercial AV design and installation, the Blue Book (print and online edition) has been the resource for decades.  An extensive list of these associations can be found at:


Commercial Systems Integration SurveyCommercial Systems Integration Survey

The 35th annual Commercial Systems Integration Survey, produced by Sound & Communications, aggregates data from AV integrators, consultants, design/build firms and other AV professionals. It’s the commercial AV industry’s premier source for information about these businesses—their location, size, scope, activity levels, areas of expertise and adaptations to burgeoning trends. Complementing the statistical analysis, our editors interviewed prominent integrators and solicited their thoughts on buzzworthy developments in AV design and application.

You can also download a PDF that breaks out each individual question and its analysis on separate pages (without the other components being included): PDF DOWNLOAD

Annual Worship Center AV Survey
(published each March)

A 12-page report on how music/AV ministers budget, plan and determine the types of audio, video and lighting systems they will employ in their house of worship. Charts and graphs that include five-year trends make this survey a must-read about this important vertical market.




 CTS-I Installation Exam Guide

This book, written by Sound & Communications’ “Sign Age” columnist and former Editor of IT/AV Report, Shonan Noronha, EdD, is an essential on-the-job reference, provides in-depth coverage of all exam objectives for the leading internationally recognized certification for audiovisual installation professionals. Each chapter features learning objectives, best practices, diagrams, photos, and chapter review questions. It is available at

Sound & Communications July 2021 digital edition
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