CEDIA Training Day 1


Tuesday 23 August

10:00 1:00

Retrofit Installation (EST308)

Retrofitting is generally understood as the process of installing new materials or equipment into an existing building. As electronic designers and installers, your retrofitting projects often involve installing new or updated audio and video equipment for clients whose homes were built before such equipment existed. This course explains the three P’s of retrofitting: planning, patience and practice. This course will cover specific ways to address the challenges of installing equipment and cable into an existing home, and also includes tips and techniques on how and when to use specific retrofitting tools, and includes:
• Plan a retrofitting project with minimal impact to client’s home
• Identify standard retrofitting tools; exploratory tools, tools for making holes and wall openings, and pushing and pulling wire
• List the various construction types and building materials and their impact on the installation of equipment
• Apply retrofitting techniques in different construction settings

Frank Di Bartolo Frank Di Bartolo
10:30 1:30

Ultra HD, HDMI & HDBaseT Bandwidth & Systems (ESD0010)

Updated to include HDMI 2.0a, HDR, UltraHD Blu-ray and HDCP 2.2. This class looks at hardware compatibility through to the connectivity profile for UltraHD, and where the technology is likely to go from here. We will also discuss bandwidth implications, source content, display types, connectivity options and overall system design requirements. In short, everything you need to know in preparation to successfully install UltraHD.

David Meyer David Meyer
2:00 3:30

Designing Rooms for Immersive Audio (EST039)

Dolby, Auro and DTS have now all released immersive audio formats that are the most important development in home theatre audio since stereo. This seminar will look at how to design a room and correctly place speakers to ensure that your clients can get the best possible results no matter which format is used. We will discuss the format designers recommend, as well as speaker layouts discussed by and used by some of the world’s most foremost home theatre designers. Case studies will be included to ensure the need of “”real world”” installations.

Rich Green Rich Green
2:30 5:30

Advanced Wireless Networking (EST353)

The number of devices competing over a limited wireless radio frequency spectrum is increasing rapidly. You must be skilled enough to make systems work quickly, securely and reliably. Expand your knowledge from installation of a single wireless access point to designing and installing a multiple-point, robust network. This class covers how to use wireless spectrum effectively, specify wireless network controllers, perform and document a wireless site survey and delve deeper into troubleshooting. Before attending this class, participants should have a working knowledge of channel placement for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands; the difference between 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n; and why hidden SSID, WEP, and WPS are not viable security settings. Specific topics covered in this course:
• Wireless spectrum site surveys and documentation of results
• Differences in design between 802.11n and other 802.11x technologies
• Wireless network controller advantages
• Wireless spectrum analyzers and how to identify and correct causes of wireless performance issues

Geoff Meads Geoff Meads
4:00 6:00

Troubleshooting, Repair & Preventative Maintenance (EST306)

Participants will receive instruction on troubleshooting best practices and procedures, including analysis, diagnostics, documentation, and application of solutions. This course also discusses the advantages of routine system maintenance and remote diagnostics through the use of service contracts and recurring revenue models. Participants will be challenged to apply the discussed procedures to solve real-life problem scenarios.

Frank Di Bartolo Frank Di Bartolo