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CIE launches free IP academy programme

CIE has announced a new programme of free AV-over-IP academies at cities across the UK, which will offer the opportunity for attendees to earn AVIXA renewal credits and CEDIA CEU points.

CIE has announced a new programme of free AV-over-IP academies at cities across the UK. Beginning in Nottingham, which runs from 4-6 of December 2018, the programme takes in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Bracknell, with plans to add Newcastle and Cardiff to the schedule later in 2019.

This new series of courses covers a broad range of IP installation practice – video-over-IP, audio-over-IP, IP intercom, induction loops and lockdown security systems – and is designed to appeal to AV integrators, custom installers, security installers and electricians. The AVIXA and CEDIA approved academies are an opportunity for professional installers to get to grips with the technical challenges posed by the rapid migration of analogue to digital network-based signal distribution and control. Each session will introduce key skills and relevant theory, while attendees will also get hands-on, practical experience with products.

“This new academy programme is built on the previous experience we have of running free training academies,” said Chris Edwards, marketing director of CIE. “We’ve been really gratified with the response we’ve had to our various academies, and for this series we’re delivering even more value with attendees having the opportunity to earn AVIXA renewal credits and CEDIA CEU points. We will be resident in each venue for three days and will run back-to-back courses across that period; installers can choose to attend a single course or block out three days and get up-to-speed on all aspects of IP installation. Response so far has been phenomenal and we’re really looking forward to kicking things off in our home town of Nottingham in December.” 

The event in Nottingham (4-6 December 2018) runs for three days with all courses in the academy programme running back-to-back: 

  • 4th December: Audio-over-IP System Essentials
  • 5th December: IP Intercom Essential
  • The third day in Nottingham is split into two parts, with the morning session covering Lockdown Security Systems and the afternoon will be introducing the application and specification of Hearing Induction Loops

There will be a networking event each evening, which will be open to delegates staying over to attend multiple academies, as well as anyone not able to make the daytime courses. Furthermore, a live stream at will also be available to allow ‘virtual’ attendance at each course.