CIE-Group Hosts First HDBaseT Expert Installer Training Program

This April, CIE-Group delivered its first HDBaseT Installer Expert Program, in partnership with the HDBaseT Alliance.

The course was attended by over 70 professional AV engineers, at a series of one-day courses, which took place 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. However, this is the first time the program has been delivered in the UK, making the recent graduates the very first official HDBaseT Expert Installers in the UK to achieve this certification.

Hosted by UK AV distributors CIE-Group, 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, in partnership with the Alliance, 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.”

Following the success of the HDBaseT Installer Expert program, Martin Featherstone, CYP Product Manager and HDBaseT Expert at CIE-Group 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. Fetherstone will soon be delivering HDBaseT Training throughout the UK on behalf of CIE-Group and the HDBaseT Alliance.

The next HDBaseT Installer Expert Program training dates will be announced soon. 


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