Dante Certification

I am Dante Certified Level 1 – how groovy is that???


Dante CertificationThe Dante Certification program provides an easy way for system designers, engineers and others in the industry to learn about Dante with in-depth training and promote their expertise. The certification program demonstrates your Dante proficiency to potential employers and clients. The certification program currently has two levels, but the goal is to add additional levels, as well as specializations by industry role in the future.

Dante Certification Level 1 – Introduction to Dante

Level 1 certification tests proficiency of basic Dante audio networking concepts, and covers audio networking fundamentals, basic networking concepts, creating a small-scale Dante network, and using Dante Controller and Dante Virtual Soundcard

The User Experience: Proper Image Size

This webinar was hosted by Canon describing InfoComm’s image size standards.  How big of a monitor is needed in a space?

image-sizeThe question of selecting the proper display size versus the audience viewing distance has been asked for over four decades in the AV industry. Up to this point there has not been an exact formula that has undergone true scientific scrutiny. The variable has always been the viewing criteria for the application, and the fact that different viewing purposes will require different viewing distances, screen sizes and font sizes.

For years, the commercial AV industry used a general rule, called the 4-6-8 Rule. It simply stated that there are three viewing criteria, and a maximum viewing distance, based on screen height:

• Inspection viewing – 4X Screen Height
• Detailed viewing – 6X Screen Height
• General viewing – 8X Screen Height

Recent work and scientific research shows that, while originally functional, this is now understood to be a less accurate approach. New standards have been developed to address this accurately. We will take you through the laws of physics of visual acuity as well as the new ANSI standard and then provide real world formula, calculators, and examples to support this enlightened approach.

AutoCAD 2016 Certificate of Completion

Completed “Up and Running with AutoCAD LT 2016,” an on-line course from Lynda.com.  This helps create and edit flow diagrams for AV systems and rack elevations.

Hit the ground running with AutoCAD LT, the 2D drawing software from Autodesk. Starting with drawing basic objects and concluding with simple printing and plotting, this course will guide you step-by-step through developing your CAD skills with AutoCAD LT. Author Shaun Bryant will get you to a point where you can drive AutoCAD LT on your own: navigating the interface, creating objects such as polylines and dimensions, and deftly organizing your projects with layers.

Topics include:

  • Opening DWG drawing files
  • Starting a new drawing
  • Saving drawings
  • Drawing lines and shapes
  • Working with the Snap and Grid features
  • Editing objects
  • Organizing drawings with layers
  • Inserting blocks
  • Creating layouts
  • Adding text
  • Hatching
  • Adding and editing dimensions
  • Printing your drawings

Extron AV Associate Certified

banner-extron-aI’m now certified with the AV Associate Certification Program

Here’s the description from Extron’s website about the AV Associate Certfication

Establish Your Knowledge of AV Technology

Our online training is designed to give you an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of audio, video, and control fundamentals along with a greater awareness of systems technologies and improved troubleshooting skills.

Completing the AV Associate Certification Program provides the following benefits:
• Increased familiarity with AV technologies
• In-depth knowledge of Extron products and applications
• Excellent opportunity for new hires to get up to speed quickly
• Extron Certified AV Associate official recognition
• Solid foundation for future Extron certifications
• 10 InfoComm® renewal Units (RUs) for maintaining InfoComm CTS certifications
• Obtain prerequisites for other Extron Certifications

Acquired fluency and expertise in any field saves valuable time and money, and ensures a higher level of customer service and satisfaction. By enrolling in the AV Associate Certification Program, you’ll achieve industry-wide accreditation, while giving your customers the peace of mind they deserve.

Crestron Programming 201

This is the second of three training classes available by Crestron. This training offers troubleshooting complex systems with multiple touch screens and serially controlled devices connected via RS-232 or TCP/IP. During the instruction, we learned new methodologies to make easily scalable programs.

Crestron Programming 201

Biamp TesiraForte Certification

The TesiraForte training class took three days at the Biamp headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The in-person training was more advanced than the online classes and went into much greater detail – especially on the logic. We had a homework project which took about five hours to complete. In addition, a one hour bonus assignment was added during the class.

biamp class

This is the group in our anti-static garb ready for the tour of the factory.
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