posted on Friday, 17th August 2012 by David Slater
HD Connectivity has announced that it's repeating its two-day Rethink HD Distribution training programme in November, following a positive reaction from attendees to its inaugural event at the Morgan Motor Factory in Malvern, Worcestershire. Over 150 installers attended this first outing, which set out to demystify HDBaseT and HDMI over IP distribution technologies and explain the merits of choosing one over the other.
The first day featured presentations from HD Connectivity's MD Chris Pinder and Control4's Jason Girardier. The focus was on installs featuring eight or less lscreens - residential projects and smaller commercial jobs. Topics included an introduction to HDMI and troubleshooting. There was also an opportunity for attendees to get some hands on experience with HDanywhere's Multiroom+ HDBaseT system.
Day two upped the ante by looking at systems with more than eight screens. This is where HDMI over IP comes into its own, argued HD Connectivity's Daniel Adams. One of the day's highlight's was a presentation from Just Add Power president Ed Qualls, who flew in from the States to preview next generation HDMI over IP 2G+ technology, which adds CEC control over IP and a number of other refinements to the feature-set.
Control 4's Jason Girardier, gave the event the thumbs up. "I would strongly recommend the course for any senior AV specialist as well as the integrator looking to get more involved in the CI industry," he said. "From a Control4 stand point, HD and HD distribution can represent a real challenge even for the most seasoned integrator so to get advice from the experts was a real treat."
Rethink HD Distribution runs November 20-21. Tickets are £25. All attendee companies receive a £100 voucher redeemable against their next HDC purchase. For more details, visit the HD Connectivity website or contact Daniel Adams at HD Connectivity direct on 0844 3574455.
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