CEDIA’s Training Programme at ISE 2015 Includes an Introduction to KNX

Stand F7 and F21, ISE 2015, 10th – 12th February 2015

Building on a successful show in 2014, CEDIA, joint venture partners of ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) will be delivering an extensive training programme, incorporating 24 new and existing courses, at ISE 2015. (10th– 12thFebruary, RAI, Amsterdam).

CEDIA KNX training at ISE 2015

With training remaining a key attraction at Integrated Systems Europe, CEDIA has expanded its education programme this year to focus on technical training, business development and industry developments.

Of the 24 expert workshops, CEDIA will be offering four one-day training courses and twenty 90 minute sessions. A number of new courses have been introduced this year, including an introduction to KNX and BMS, “Atmos, Auro 3D and more”, “Ecological Automation – the Basics of Energy”, “Fifty First Dates – Online Marketing” and “Working Profitably with Architects”.

Delegates can take advantage of an early bird discount rate of 10% on courses booked before the 16th January 2015.

A full list of prices to CEDIA education courses at ISE 2015 are as follows:

Full Day Course €215 member, €275 non-member
90 Min Course €55 member, €70 non-member
CEDIA representatives will be available on the Association’s stand throughout ISE to answer questions and provide information about CEDIA’s work across EMEA (the UK, Europe, Africa, the CIS, the Middle East, India and Pakistan) and the benefits that membership brings.

For more information on CEDIA education at ISE contact CEDIA Education Coordinator, Aneta Armova-Levin – alevin@cedia.co.uk or +44 (0)1480 213744. Courses will be available to book online in November.

CEDIA ISE 2015 EDUCATION SCHEDULE

DAY 1 – MONDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2015

09.15 – 17.00 Room 1
Home Cinema Design Workshop – 1 Day
Presented by Peter Aylett, Archimedia Middle East
€215 for CEDIA members and €275 for non-members
The technical design of a high performance Home Cinema is not a subjective decision. For every parameter, there is a standard that should be observed in order to offer a truly immersive entertainment experience. This course will examine those standards and give you an insight into the importance of designing cinemas using standards based engineering calculations rather than subjective guesswork. The morning will be classroom based where the instructor will introduce the standards and the engineering skills necessary to apply them.
The afternoon will be spent working in small groups applying the knowledge gained in the morning. During the afternoon workshop, a number of additional subject matter experts will be on hand to spend time with individual groups to help with the design.
By the end of this course, delegates will understand how applying engineering standards to cinema design ensures a high standard of repeatable performance.

09.15 – 17.00 Room 2
Wireless Networking Workshop – 1 Day
Presented by Geoff Meads, Presto AV
€215 for CEDIA members and €275 for non-members
This course has been created for anyone who needs to understand the design and implementation of wireless networks. Using a combination of teaching, and hands-on workshop sessions working in small groups this course will introduce, explain and allow delegates hands-on experience with a range of wireless networking product from different manufacturers. Delegates are invited to bring along wireless hardware that they themselves have used but had problems with.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to explain different wireless technologies and select the correct hardware, perform wireless surveys and correctly position Wireless Access Points, configure Wireless Access Points correctly for best performance in both singe access point and multiple access point environments, explain wireless security methods and correctly implement security on a range of wireless devices.

09.15 – 17.00 Room 3
IP Networking for Integrators – 1 Day
Presented by Matt Dodd, ThinkingBricks and Clavia
€215 for CEDIA members and €275 for non-members
This one day course will provide you with all the necessary building blocks to design, configure and maintain a reliable networking infrastructure capable of driving the most demanding installations. You will also learn how to access the system remotely and be given useful techniques when explaining to customers why you need to be carrying out this work.

09.15 – 17.00 Room 4
Project Management – 1 Day
Presented by Simon Buddle, Education Director for CEDIA EMEA
€215 for CEDIA members and €275 for non-members
Aimed at both new and experienced project managers, this course spends a full day developing project management systems for the residential integration industry. The course is intended to formalise knowledge for existing project managers, as well as provide a complete framework for success for all attendees, regardless of their level of experience.
At the 1-day course, attendees will learn how to:
• Plan and manage a project in eight steps
• Develop a solid foundation in project management
• Prepare reasonable cost estimates
• Use templates to gather project information
• Develop a project scope statement template
• Prepare initial and finalised projects

DAY 2 – TUESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2015

09:15 – 10:45 Room 1
New Technologies Update – 90 minutes
Presented by David Pedigo, CEDIA US
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Highlighting future technologies and perceptions that will affect the residential integration sector, this session will examine the trends that are set to mould our industry in the coming years. As well as examining technologies, we will be putting these into context with some of the trends that increased consumer perception and demand for technology is creating.
This course is designed to be the ideal introduction for show visitors and will explore today’s most exciting new products and tomorrow’s most promising technologies.

09:15 – 10:45 Room 2
Principles of Project Management – 90 minutes
Presented by Simon Buddle, Education Director for CEDIA EME
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
We know that as a technician or designer, you’re the one who makes a project happen. And while “Project Manager” may not be in your title, you’re probably doing that job too, which can be frustrating.
So rather than complaining, join your equally frustrated peers for this class and learn how to do it right. Get an overview of the project management basics−stakeholders, project quality, scope creep, documentation, and time management constraints−and gain insight into how other companies do project management and why it works for them. In the end, leave with the tools to ease your frustration and make you better at what you do, which should make everyone happy.

11:00 – 12:30 – Room 1
Remote System Access – 90 minutes
Presented by Peter Aylett, Archimedia Middle East
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Repeat service calls cost time and money. With remote access capability and remote programming of control systems, these calls will no longer drain your resources. This course addresses the available methods of remote access and their proper usage to improve your efficiency and customer satisfaction. Learn to properly configure VPN access, port forwarding, port translation, and dynamic DNS, and troubleshoot remote connection issues.
Activities include hands-on NAT, PAT, and VPN configuration. Before attending this course, students should have a working knowledge of IP addressing and sub-netting, basic router configuration and port forwarding, how to troubleshoot using basic CLI commands, IP device configuration (change addresses, gateways, subnets, ports), and WAN/LAN basic routing principles.

11:00 – 12:30 Room 2
Ultra HD/4K: All you need to know – 90 minutes
Presented by Hamish Neale, Leaf UK & Europe
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
This workshop will prepare Home Technology Professionals with all they need to know to be able to answer all of their clients’ questions about this new Ultra HD/4K technology.
This training session serves as an important benchmark as the residential technology industry moves to full adoption of 4K Ultra HD as the standard for display resolutions. In addition to having the right products, a successful 4K Ultra HD integration requires designers and engineers to understand the intricacies of installing 4K products. The newly developed session covers the differences in 4K Ultra HD technology as compared to its 1080P predecessors and what it takes to successfully distribute such signals.
Participants will gain a better understanding of 4K Ultra HD, including the improvements it offers in image resolution, the math in calculating the higher rate video signals, and the transport mechanisms through HDMI.

14:00 – 15:30 Room 1
Atmos, Auro 3D & More – 90 minutes
Presented by Guy Singleton, Imagine This
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Do you design and install home theatres?
Do you want to know how you can include the newest audio technologies?
Learn the essentials of real world theatre design, incorporating the newest sound developments from Dolby and Auro. Understand how these new object based audio formats will affect your cinema designs and if you really can make the leap from 5.1 to 13.1 in the real world.
For explanations of how these modern audio developments will enhance your real world theatre designs, this is the course for you.

14:00 – 15:30 Room 2
Networking and IP – 90 minutes
Presented by Geoff Meads, Presto AV
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
The vast majority of electronic systems are now connected via an IP network. Understanding IP technology is key to success in today’s’ residential and commercial market places.
The purpose of this course is to provide foundation knowledge of IP (Internet Protocol) networks. It’s aimed at beginners who are looking for a foundation knowledge of IP networking before moving on to more advanced courses.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to explain protocols such as IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, DNS, and NAT at a basic level in preparation for further study.

15:45 – 17:15 Room 1
HDMI 2.0 – The Next Generation – 90 minutes
Presented by Chris Pinder, HDanywhere
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
HDMI is a corner stone technology in home entertainment and features in almost every AV installation. Version 2.0 is the largest change to the core specification since HDMI’s launch. So how has it changed?
Key enhancements have been added to the HDMI interface to improve the audiovisual experience. This course will deliver the essential information that all installers, integrators and system designers need to know.
Expect in-depth information, practical advice and a deep insight into this exciting development

15:45 – 17:15 Room 2
Let There Be Light – 90 minutes
Presented by Guy Singleton, Imagine This
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Lighting control has changed significantly in recent times. New technologies like IP control and LED have opened up a new world of possibilities. Couple these developments with an increasing demand for lower energy usage and lighting has become a huge opportunity for installers.
This course offers a unique overview of the most important aspects of lighting design. It will cover design, install and commissioning lighting systems. It will also deliver a fascinating insight into terms such as overload, earth leakage, leading and trailing edge, DALI and PWM.
Design for those getting to grips with lighting this course is the perfect introduction to a fascinating subject.

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2015

09:15 – 10:45 Room 1
Wash, Rinse, Repeat – 90 minutes
Presented by Matt Dodd, ThinkingBricks and Clavia
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Standardising business procedures with a well-documented, repeatable process saves time, reduces errors, adds profit, and decreases stress.
This class focuses on the design and engineering documentation process, offering attendees a detailed look at ways to streamline and customize these critical elements to meet the needs of an integration firm of any size.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
Identify the issues driving standardization
Define the benefits of a standard product offering
Outline procedures for creating standards
Win one small standard that will help you succeed

09:15 – 10:45 Room 2
Ecological Automation – the Basics of Energy – 90 minutes
Presented by Daniel Knight, Fibaro UK
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Energy monitoring and management continue to represent a major opportunity within the industry.
This session addresses the latest hardware and software options and emerging trends. The session focuses on energy management system design and technologies and how they all work together.
Topics include: sensors, infrastructure, interfaces, and integration considerations; actual case studies that show typical project scenarios; and what to expect in the next few years.

11:00 – 12:30 Room 1
In for the Money – 90 minutes
Presented by Matt Dodd, ThinkingBricks and Clavia
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
This course is aimed at business owners, and those responsible for the strategy, profitability and business planning of any small business.
Throughout this course we will focus on the business plan, and why it’s so important as well as the misunderstandings and misconceptions around profitability, mark up versus margin, P&L and balance sheets.
The key learning areas are:
Keys to successful entrepreneurship
The Business Plan
Funding and forming a new business
Developing and implementing strategic thinking
Profitability

11:00 – 12:30 Room 2
Intro to Video Calibration – 90 minutes
Presented by Sawan Nichani, BeeMote HD
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
This course is designed for more than just an introduction to Video Calibration. Attendees will get an overview of the complete professional calibration process, the hardware & software used as well as understanding the various advance picture modes and controls. A must attend course for industry professionals interested in understanding the process and the benefits of Video Calibration.

14:00 – 15:30 Room 1
Intro to BMS – 90 minutes
Presented by Dave Robinson, Sensible Heat
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
This course will explain what systems are typically covered by a BMS, and why there is a requirement for a dedicated specialist system, with its special HVAC functions and algorithms. We’ll cover the importance of energy management, and how the BMS can help with this. We will touch on typical interfacing techniques, and look at some of the complications and pitfalls of dealing with contractors who may be more familiar with systems in commercial buildings.

14:00 – 15:30 Room 2
Intro to KNX – 90 minutes
Presented by Scott Burgess, Ivory Egg
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Presented by the Managing Director of Ivory Egg (KNX), attendees will get a full introduction to KNX, the intelligent building management system. The seminar will provide visitors with the information to successfully sell the KNX concept, understand the KNX infrastructure and decide whether KNX is right for your business.
The 90 minute session will cover the following topics:
An introduction to KNX
KNX possibilities, available products and design aesthetics
Integrating AV systems into KNX Integrating higher level control systems such as AMX or Crestron into a KNX building control system
The fundamentals of KNX programming
Explanation of impact on Part-P Testing

15:45 – 17:15 Room 1
The Art of Project Documentation – 90 minutes
Presented by Miguel Soto, Diamond Technology Ltd
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Possibly the most important element in the smooth running of any project is the quality of the prepared documentation. This includes the bill of materials (the quote), functional (Architectural) specification, cable schedules, schematic drawings, plan drawings and detail drawings.
This workshop will teach attendees how to use documentation to ensure great project communication. Attendees will receive practical tips on how to layout the documents as well as going through proper revision management.
Subjects covered include:
Common types of documentation and their place in the project process
Document circulation, tracking and security
Understanding document drawing keys, scales and copy control
Paper vs. electronic documents
Increasing profit through documentation

15:45 – 17:15 Room 2
Designing a Gaming Room – 90 minutes
Presented by Christiaan Buekes, Artcoustic SA and Sphere Custom Design
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
These courses is intended for architects, building designers, interior designers, builders and other professionals within the design and build industry who wish to understand the myriad of design and installation considerations related to equipment and infrastructure requirements for media and game rooms.
Participants in this course will be educated on the differences between media rooms and game rooms from a usage standpoint as well as specific design characteristics relative to equipment, furnishings, power requirements, ventilation, lighting, and acoustics. Attendees will also walk away with the knowledge of how and when to engage an electronics systems professional in the design and build process.

DAY 4 – THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2015

09:15 – 10:45 Room 1
Dealing with the Customer – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – 90 minutes
Presented by Matt Dodd, ThinkingBricks and Clavia
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Have you ever been asked to ‘sharpen your pencil’ when presenting a quotation to a customer? Do you have customers who simply cannot make up their mind? Are you challenged on every aspect of your quote? If so, then you need to join us for this confidence boost when dealing with your customers. This seminar will give you fantastic tips and techniques to take back to your workplace to help you handle your customers.

09:15 – 10:45 Room 2
Using CEDIA’s Recommended Wiring Guidelines – 90 minutes
Presented by Simon Buddle, Education Director for CEDIA EMEA
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members

The CEDIA ‘Smrt Home’ Wiring Guidelines are rapidly being adopted as the industry standard for residential wiring in new build properties. These guidelines are being used by M&E consultants, electrical contractors, builders, and property developers alike. The course will explore 3 key areas of the guidelines:
1. The technical element.
2. Why they are relevant now.
3. How to get involved and sell them to benefit your business.

11:00-12:30 Room 1
Fifty First Dates – Online Marketing – 90 minutes
Presented by Geoff Meads, Presto AV
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest offer simple ways to get your services noticed by a wide range of potential customers. Their impact on the marketing industry has been massive and many blue-chip companies are diverting big budgets away from traditional PR and advertising and into Social Media campaigns.
By the end of this course you will have a clear understanding of the various Social Media platforms, be able to construct and post positive and productive communications via a variety of Social Media tools and be able to measure the success of your activities against your individual company goals.
The session consists of formal teaching, group discussion, workshop sessions and individual goal setting tasks. Attendees will leave ready to deploy a Social Media strategy in their own business right away!

11:00-12:30 Room 2
Working Profitably with Architects – 90 minutes
Presented by Christiaan Buekes, Artcoustic SA and Sphere Custom Design
€55 for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members
Are you friend or are you foe?
Bridging the sometimes arduous communication gap between the other professionals in our prestigious projects can be daunting at first. With CEDIA guidance and education you will be well on your way to integrating with other trades as a seamless team, to deliver only the best.

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