The HDMI interface and fibre optic termination/testing were addressed during the recent UK sessions, reports David Davies. Following an acclaimed series of events last year, the 2009 HDMI Roadshows organised by Asheridge Communications visited locations in Scotland as well as Manchester, Banbury and Gatwick.
Each event consisted of two sessions. In the morning, DPL Labs president Jeff Boccaccio (pictured) addressed issues including what stops HDMI from working and the new HDMI 1.4 standard. Meanwhile, in the afternoon, Fluke Networks’ Nigel Hedges delivered training on copper and fibre optic network testing and termination.
Course attendees were accredited a minimum of 2.5 CEDIA training points and qualified for special offers from Asheridge on a range of HDMI solutions.
Sensory International’s Mike Gibbons was among those to give the training sessions an emphatic endorsement. “The HDMI Roadshow helped to unlock the mysteries of HDMI,” he said, “and provided real practical knowledge to enable HDMI equipment to be installed and troubleshooted with confidence – essential for anyone who specifies or installs HDMI systems!”
Reflecting on the latest series of HDMI sessions, Asheridge Communications’ UK sales director, Kevin Swanton, told IE Residential: “The responses received from customers who attended the recent Asheridge HDMI Roadshows have been very positive. Since the events we have received many reports from installers who have successfully used the knowledge gained to solve many HDMI issues. As a result of this, we are now planning a series of courses in 2010 to further HDMI knowledge in the marketplace.”