Cedia Training: 29-31 August
CEDIA Training provides members and industry professionals with courses and seminars around emerging trends, operational expertise and technical training for technicians and businesses. Run by internationally recognised instructors, these training sessions are invaluable for any integrator or installer looking to ensure they keep up to date with industry certification.
Emerging Technology Trends
With consumers rapidly increasing their expectations and knowledge related to technology, integrators must understand current and future technology trends. This course will offer a look at the speed at which new technologies become popular and break down the most prevalent technology trends that are happening right now, as well as their future impact on technology integrators and their prospective clients.
Residential Networking Essentials
IP networking is arguably the most important topic in the Smart Home industry and in modern telecommunications generally. This course provides an introduction to the Internet Protocol (IP) and network topology for residential networks. The session is ideal for both beginners and individuals looking to formalize and increase their IP networking knowledge. Attendees will learn about common hardware, network setup and troubleshooting.
UHD Video & Beyond: The Science of Better Pixels
The true glory of UHD video comes not from more pixels, but better pixels. In this class we’ll explore colour gamut and volume, high dynamic range benefits and the different types, along with frame rates and of course display technologies required to deliver the better pixels. We’ll also briefly look back at how we arrived here and why, from the legacy of gamma and the influence of the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI).
HDMI Master Integrator
The official HDMI course, developed jointly by CEDIA and HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. Topics covered include history and overview, engine and timings, EDID ad HDCP, connectivity, compliance, troubleshooting and the need-to-know aspects of the latest HDMI 2.1 specification.
Introduction to Smart Home Wiring
This course sets out a plan for a far more integrated, and modern approach to wiring for homes. It looks at the requirements of data, entertainment, security and other services in a considered flexible way. It is perfect for electricians, aerial installers and other construction professionals looking to move into home automation or gain a wider understanding of the subject.The course is based on CEDIA’s Smart Home Recommended Wiring Guidelines, the modern standard for home cables and infrastructure.
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Wireless Networking – From guesswork to ‘It works’!
We all rely on Wi-Fi to connect to a huge array of Internet services and yet Wi-Fi is both restricted and variable in performance. Understanding Wi-Fi and how it operates in the RF spectrum is essential knowledge for anyone looking to deliver reliable Wi-Fi service in buildings. This course will explore both the basics of RF transmission and Wi-Fi specific considerations. The session will include a number of essential tips and tricks that will help deliver fast and stable Wi-Fi service in homes.
Delivering the 10K Video Payload
After more than a decade of 1080p as the benchmark, demands on connectivity have taken a meteoric rise. Barely are we finding our way with UHD/4K when there’s talk of 8K and ‘10K’ at up to 120 frames per second! In this class we’ll delve into what this means, the role and implications of compression, HDMI 2.1, emerging formats, and the changing landscape for delivering a far greater payload.
UI vs. UX – Building Smart Home Interfaces…
Ever wondered why you always seem to return to the same apps, websites and devices? Chances are that it’s because of a well-designed, thoughtful ‘User Experience’. User Experience Design (or ‘UX’) goes beyond the normal ‘collection of buttons’ type of interface. It’s a design ethos that seeks to present controls in an easily understandable, human-friendly manner and in a way, that keeps users coming back for more. This session will look at the key factors that make up a great user experience. Using examples (both good and bad…) from hardware, software, apps and websites, it explores the emotive side of user interfaces and how, when designed well, they can deliver more than just function. It’s essential knowledge for those looking to build the very best Smart Home controls.
HDBaseT Master Integrator
CEDIA and HDBaseT Alliance join forces to present the official comprehensive guide to HDBaseT. Adapted from the popular HDBaseT Installer Expert program, this course has been tailored especially for CEDIA residential applications, including system design, use cases and troubleshooting.
Engineering Home Cinema Rooms
Home cinemas one of the most appealing ways to improve their home. Creating a home cinema that captivates the cinematic experience is more than just installing the right equipment. It is about creating an atmosphere that exceeds the typical commercial cinema experience. This course will introduce and explore the formal design calculations required to design a dedicated home cinema and media room from scratch. Essential engineering principles are explored and explained using the science and calculations required to deliver a superlative home entertainment space. The courses curriculum is based on world standards including the CEDIA / CEA Recommended Practices for audio and video design. Attendees can expect to be challenged, but leave with a firm foundation in the subject.
Thursday 31 August 2017
Marketing 101 – The Fundamentals of Marketing & Branding
This course will introduce you to marketing and branding, including how to define marketing and identify its many activities. We’ll look at how to recognise and align key components of your brand and its promise, identify the strategic elements of marketing, and how to develop targeted activities consistent with your brand promise.
The Essential Download on AV-over-IP
In a landscape of ever increasing demands on video performance, AV distribution over Ethernet continues to evolve. In fact, it’s just now reaching the pivot point where benefits may far outweigh the compromises. So what makes AV-over-IP tick? What are the options available? What are the pros and cons of the different approaches? Will AV over IP really take over from the matrix switch as the go-to residential solution? Join us in this live, expanded edition of the popular CEDIA webinar.
20 Website Must Haves
A great website for your company isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Even if the majority of your business comes from referrals, your customers WILL check your website before contacting you. In short, your website is now your most powerful marketing asset. This course will provide a complete checklist for success including mobile compatibility, meta data, SEO, blog writing, connecting social media and much more. The course is presented by Geoff Meads, long term CEDIA member and owner of Presto Web design. Expect a unique focus on building websites for the residential technology market place including real-world examples and case studies.
Wired, Wireless or Fibre? Understanding bandwidth for 2018…
We live in a world Gigahertz, Megaflops and Terabytes. New connectivity standards are appearing almost hourly and, as an Internet obsessed culture, our demands for data are increasing exponentially. Can you honestly explain every term that is used when talking about data and then choose a suitable carrier for it? if the answer is no you're probably not alone! In this course, we'll start by looking at binary data and it’s terminology. We'll then use simple bandwidth calculations to understand how much bandwidth each system needs, and compare those bandwidth requirements with the capacities available from common carriers. Students will leave with a clear understanding of data, bandwidth and capacity. They will also be able to assess and apply bandwidth figures to real-world situations.