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Essential Install | Training No train, no gain! Knowledge is power. EI investigates a range of smart building training courses to push you to the next level of know-how. CAI programmes give you practical experience TRIAX offers a range of ‘hands on’ training courses At a time of increasing change within our industry, training and education is essential if you want to keep abreast of the latest technology, design and installation techniques. The CAI offers a comprehensive education & skills portfolio with the objective of ensuring that companies have the opportunity to keep themselves and their employees fully up to date with the latest technologies and techniques. The CAI says it also provides its customers with the best possible standard of service. The CAI’s intense programmes are designed to develop skills and competencies necessary to meet the demands of the aerial and systems installation industry. Its programmes are delivered by professionals with real hands on experience in the industry at well- equipped centres around the UK. CAI programmes give attendees practical applications, not just the theory and give a full understanding of the best practices. The qualifications gained are industry recognised and there is no commercial bias. Training programmes include Basic Aerial & Satellite Installation, Fibre Optics in Signal Distribution and Basic Home Networking & Connectivity. TRIAX provides expert training for professional installers and support staff. With specially developed training programmes covering a wide range of TRIAX solutions, courses are designed to enhance the expertise of its install partners. Topics range from HDMI, CCTV, dSCR, IPTV and IRS, including use of TRIAX system planning software, Design On-Line. Courses are available from basic to intermediate and advanced level and are delivered with targeted learning outcomes. Participants also receive a certificate following course completion. Tony Ashton, TRIAX UK training and technical support manager says: “Whether it’s learning to configure and operate TRIAX product solutions, or supplying on-going installation support, our ‘hands on’ philosophy is designed to enhance both the installer and end user experience.” Tony continues: “Training can be conducted either at the TRIAX UK Training Academy in South Wales or at customer premises with our highly experienced engineers. For those able to visit the TRIAX UK Training Academy you’ll experience dedicated facilities loaded with working products and individual training stations to optimise your valuable time.” The Meridian Audio ‘Dealer School’ is Meridian’s new and expanded training programme designed to give installers the full range of skills and knowledge they need to integrate AV technology within the home and deliver a premium experience for their clients. The Dealer School programme features new dedicated training on four key areas – Meridian Basic Setup, Meridian Advanced Setup, Home Cinema Essentials and Meridian Sooloos. All courses are free for dealers to attend and each take place over one day. These new sessions complement Meridian’s popular CEDIA Certified Two Channel and Multi-Channel Master Classes which are also available as part of the programme. “Attending ’Dealer School’ will help fast-track learning for integrators in new, important areas,” says Hugo Fitzjohn, technical education and sales support manager at Meridian. “This represents a significant expansion in the support that we offer to those dealers who are as committed as we are to providing a premium audio visual experience.” Meridian Basic Setup focuses on introducing dealers to the basics of Meridian’s technology and giving them a thorough grounding in everything they need to know about the Meridian product range. Through a combination of classroom teaching and practical hands on experience, dealers will be able to assemble and configure basic Meridian systems with confidence and expertise. Meridian Advanced Setup is a similar but more in-depth session. Home Cinema Essentials will cover the fundamental principles of designing a high quality home cinema, including working with screens, projectors, acoustic treatment solutions and audio solutions. On the Meridian Sooloos course, dealers can learn about Meridian’s music management platform and how it can be implemented and integrated within projects to provide hi-res audio content. Meridian will continue to offer its training sessions at leading industry events; at CEDIA San Diego, Hugo will be presenting ‘Hi Res in the Home Theatre’, showing integrators how to achieve phenomenal sound and provide the very best audio experience. UK distributor AWE has added two new training cour ses to its Smart Home Academy education programme. Dedicated to providing both industry newcomers and veteran installers with the necessary skills to install the products safely, efficiently and skilfully, AWE has updated its training programme to reflect the latest developments within the smart home market. The AWE Smart Home Academy: Foundation in Smart Home Control with URC – MX HomePro course is a one day session that teaches attendees how to specify and program a reliable control system. The course has been designed for those who are interested in becoming proficient in URC’s MX HomePro range of products, which are ideal for single room and basic multi zone control. Attendees will gain experience in building macros, using August 2017 | 63