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CIE-Group hosts UK’s first HDBaseT Expert Installer training

CIE-Group has delivered its first HDBaseT Installer Expert program, and the first run in the UK, in partnership with the HDBaseT Alliance.

Taking place in April, over 70 professional AV engineers attended the course, which was run as a series of one-day courses in Nottingham, Farnborough and Leeds.

The HDBaseT Installer Expert program was launched by the Alliance in 2014 and almost 2,000 delegates throughout the world have now completed the course. The group who took the course put on by the CIE-Group are now the first official HDBaseT Expert Installers in the UK.

The course covers HDBaseT technology principles, installation advice and best practices, product certification and interoperability, and includes hands-on tutorial and comprehensive demonstrations. Each course was presented by HDBaseT installation expert and director of customer experience at Valens, Ariel Marcus: “Most of the questions that I’m hearing at the moment are related to HDBaseT cabling, how to connect the cables, what type of cables to use, should it be a shielded cable and will it fit all the needs. This is why training is so important to ensure installers are prepared with the most up-to-date knowledge.”

Martin Featherstone, CYP product manager and HDBaseT expert at CIE-Group, assisted Ariel during training and commented on the diverse range of attendees on the course: “We’ve had a mixture of installers attending, some who are working with HDBaseT already, others who are installing HDBaseT for the first time and those who are looking to adapt to the technology. We’ve also had people that usually install IT infrastructure networks, as well as those that are used to installing AV and a few from the electrical market too.”

Following the success of the HDBaseT Installer Expert program, Featherstone will now be trained by the HDBaseT Alliance in order to become a fully qualified HDBaseT educator, making him the first approved HDBaseT Alliance trainer in the UK. Featherstone will soon be delivering HDBaseT Training throughout the UK on behalf of CIE-Group and the HDBaseT Alliance.

Click the link to register for announcements on the next HDBaseT Installer Expert Program training dates: