CEDIA training at ISE 2015: What you need to know

posted on Monday, 8th December 2014 by David Slater

CEDIA  Training  ISE 


CEDIA has released details of its extensive training programme planned for ISE 2015. In partnership with ISE, the programme will incorporate 24 new and existing courses. Of the 24 expert workshops, CEDIA will be offering four one-day training courses and twenty 90 minute sessions. A number of new courses have been introduced this year, including An introduction to KNX and BMS, Atmos, Auro 3D and more, Ecological Automation – the Basics of Energy, Fifty First Dates – Online Marketing and Working Profitably with Architects.

Delegates can take advantage of an early bird discount rate of 10 per cent on courses booked before the 16th January 2015. A Full Day course is priced at €215 member, €275 non-member; a 90 Min course is €55 member, €70 non-member.

The CEDIA ISE 2015 education schedule in full:

Day 1 February 9 2015:

Home Cinema Design Workshop – 9:15 – 17:00, Room D201
Peter Aylett, Archimedia, UAE
Built around applying the CEDIA/CEA Home Cinema Audio and Video Recommended Practices documents, this interactive full day workshop combines teaching in the morning with an afternoon of practical design working on real world projects. We will be covering the new immersive audio formats, designing for 4K and maximising audio performance. This is not a beginners course and it is recommended that all attendees have some experience in the specification, design and installation of home cinemas.

Wireless Networking Workshop – 9:15 – 17:00, Room D202
Geoff Meads, Presto AV, UK
The crowded Wi-Fi spectrum is busy! It's essential that AV engineers understand wireless technology to ensure fast and reliable service to their customers. This one-day course starts by going 'back to basics'. It will explore RF terms of data speed, frequency and coverage. It will also examine the configuration of wireless access points in both single and multiple cell configurations. Finally wireless survey tools will demonstrate to establish likely conflicts and sources of interference. This course assumes a fundamental knowledge of IP networks.

IP Networking for Integrators – 9:15 – 17:00, Room D402
Matt Dodd, Clavia, UK
This one day course will provide you with all the necessary building blocks to design, configure and maintain a reliable networking infrastructure capable of driving the most demanding installations. You will also learn how to access the system remotely and be given useful techniques when explaining to customers why you need to be carrying out this work.

Project Management - 9:15 – 17:00, Room D404
Simon Buddle, CEDIA
Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives. Running a project successfully will ultimately define the success or failure of a business in the CI market place. During the course we will explore areas like the cost, time, scope triangle and how they impact on the projects quality. Project management skills can be applied to almost any job task. This is a beginners course for those new to the industry and project management.

Day 2 February 10 2015

New Technologies Update – 9:15 -10:45, Room D201
Dave Pedigo, CEDIA
Focusing on the home technology and consumer trends that will shape your businesses in the next one to five years, this fast paced seminar will prepare you for the hyper change that is now happening in the industry. This thought provoking seminar is essential for anyone who wants their eyes opened to the future of home technology.

Remote System Access – Methods, Security and Best Practices – 11:00 – 12:30, Room D201
Peter Aylett, Archimedia, UAE
With nearly all the devices we now install in the home touching an IP network, this seminar will look at the different methods for accessing home systems from The Internet. From maintenance to monitoring we will be discussing how to balance usability, performance and security to provide your customers with fantastic functionality, and you with additional business opportunities.

Atmos, Auro 3D & More: Object Based Audio from the Cinema to the Home Theatre - 2:00-3:30, Room D201
Guy Singleton, Imagine This, UK

Do you design and install home theatres? Do you want to know how you can include the newest audio technologies? Learn the essentials of real world theatre design, incorporating the newest sound developments from Dolby and Auro. Understand how these new object based audio formats will affect your cinema designs and if you really can make the leap from 5.1 to 13.1 in the real world. For explanations of how these modern audio developments will enhance your real world theatre designs, this is the course for you.

HDMI 2.0 – The next Generation for Video Connectivity – 3:45-5:15, Room D201
Chris Pinder, HD Connectivity, UK
HDMI is a corner stone technology in home entertainment and features in almost every AV installation. Version 2.0 is the largest change to the core specification since HDMI's launch. So how has it changed? Key enhancements have been added to the HDMI interface to improve the audiovisual experience. This course will deliver the essential information that all installers, integrators and system designers need to know. Expect in-depth information, practical advice and a deep insight into this exciting development

Principles of Project Management – 9:15-10:45, Room D202
Simon Buddle, CEDIA
This course is a brief overview of the cornerstone principles of the project manager’s armoury that enable them to deliver a successful project on time, on budget whilst managing costs and quality. Understanding and defining milestones in your project, coupled with a strong sense for the projects budget, will enable you to create a positive impact on any company’s profitability. This course is just the tip of the iceberg but will give you valuable skills that will make you more effective and able to run projects more efficiently.

Ultra HD/4K: Everything You Need to Know about the Next Big Thing – 11:00 – 12:30, Room D202
Hamish Neale, Leaf, UK
Video resolution is growing. The move from HD to 4K / UHD and beyond ('AnyK') brings higher bandwidths, bit depths and bigger demands on video distribution. This course explores the technology changes and system requirements for next generation video distribution.  It will also discuss the HDBaseT format and its role in moving higher resolution video around the home.

Networking and IP - 14:00 – 15:30, Room D202
Geoff Meads, Presto AV, UK
The vast majority of electronic systems are now connected via an IP network. Understanding IP technology is key to success in today’s' residential and commercial market places.  The purpose of this course is to provide foundation knowledge of IP (Internet Protocol) networks. It's aimed at beginners who are looking for foundation knowledge of IP networking before moving on to more advanced courses. By the end of this course, participants will be able to explain protocols such as IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, DNS, and NAT at a basic level in preparation for further study.

Let There Be Light - Starting Out in Lighting Control - 3:45 – 5:15, Room 2
Guy Singleton, Imagine This, UK
Lighting control has changed significantly in recent times. New technologies like IP control and LED have opened up a new world of possibilities. Couple these developments with an increasing demand for lower energy usage and lighting has become a huge opportunity for installers. This course offers a unique overview of the most important aspects of lighting design. It will cover design, install and commissioning lighting systems. It will also deliver a fascinating insight into terms such as overload, earth leakage, leading and trailing edge, DALI and PWM. Designed for those getting to grips with lighting this course is the perfect introduction to a fascinating subject.


Day 3 February 11 2015

Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Standardising the Sales Process - 9:15 – 10:45, Room D201
Matt Dodd, Clavia, UK
Saying yes to every deal can often lead to big losses, and controversially ‘no’ could well be a profitable word for your business. This facilitated seminar will introduce you to fantastic techniques to ‘compartmentalise’ your business and closely monitor your profit levels more successfully.

In for The Money – The CEDIA Profit Lab – 11.00 – 12.30, Room D201
Matt Dodd, Clavia, UK
Come and find out how you can turn a hobby into a business, with the key focus on making profit. Remember, turnover is for vanity and profit is for sanity in today’s business and this short course will not let you down.

Introduction to Building Management Systems – 2:00 – 3:30, Room D201
Dave Robinson, Sensible Heat, UK
Building Management Systems (or BMS) is a catch-all term that covers electronic controls used to control mechanical services in buildings; very common in commercial buildings, BMS is now increasingly being found in many high-end residential properties. Traditionally supplied by specialist contractors as part of the mechanical package, Custom Installers are often required to interface with these systems, or sometimes asked to provide the BMS themselves. This course will explain what systems are typically covered by a BMS, and why there is a requirement for a dedicated specialist system, with its special HVAC functions and algorithms. We’ll cover the importance of energy management, and how the BMS can help with this. We will touch on typical interfacing techniques, and look at some of the complications and pitfalls of dealing with contractors who may be more familiar with systems in commercial buildings.

The Art of Project Documentation – 3:45 – 5:15, Room D201
Miguel Soto, Diamond Technology, UK
Possibly the most important element in the smooth running of any project is the quality of the prepared documentation. This includes the bill of materials (the quote), functional (Architectural) specification, cable schedules, schematic drawings, plan drawings and detail drawings. This course will teach you how to use documentation to ensure great project communication. Attendees will receive practical tips on how to layout the documents as well as going through proper revision management. All delegates will be given a CD with sample drawings and documentation.

Ecological Automation - The Basics of Energy – 9:15 – 10:45, Room D202
Daniel Knight, Fibaro, UK

Year on year our energy bills continue to rise, putting pressure on consumers and damaging our planet. Are we overlooking energy efficiency within the connected home? This course looks at the role technology can play in ensuring we use less energy in a smart, automated way. It will explore the current and future technologies used in energy management.  It will also take a candid look at the opportunity low cost energy technologies offer in getting the Smart Home message to more home owners.

Get the Picture? – Introduction to Video Calibration 11:00 – 12:30, Room D202
Sawan Nichani, MacBee, India
This course is designed for more than just an introduction to Video Calibration. Attendees will get an overview of the complete professional calibration process, the hardware & software used as well as understanding the various advance picture modes and controls. A must attend course for industry professionals interested in understanding the process and the benefits of Video Calibration.

Introduction to KNX – 2:00 – 3:30, Room D202
Scott Burgess, Ivory Egg, UK
The Intro to KNX offers a practical and theoretical introduction into what KNX has to offer. It has been designed to give a technical insight of the functions, benefits and practicalities of using KNX as well as highlighting the breadth and flexibility of using KNX in terms of design options, energy saving and environmental benefits.

Designing a Gaming Room – the Real Story - 3:45 – 5:15, Room D402
Christiaan Buekes, Sphere Custom Design, South Africa
Home Cinema is no longer just for movies. Gaming rooms offer a huge potential customer base, all looking for a more involving, enveloping experience. Home cinema designers are perfectly placed to deliver that experience! This course explores the new technologies, design criteria and human factors that need to be understood when building a room for gaming. Terms such as lag, frames per second, multiple-monitors, multi-player and multi-platform will all be explained. Seating, control and networking considerations will also feature in this fun course!

Day 4 February 12 2015

Dealing with Customers - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – 9:15 – 10:45, Room D201
Matt Dodd, Clavia, UK
Have you ever been asked to ‘sharpen your pencil’ when presenting a quotation to a customer? Do you have customers who simply cannot make up their mind? Are you challenged on every aspect of your quote? If so, then you need to join us for this confidence boost when dealing with your customers. This seminar will give you fantastic tips and techniques to take back to your workplace to help you handle your customers.

Fifty First Dates - Finding Love for Your Brand Online – 11:00 – 12:30, Room D201
Geoff Meads, Presto AV, UK
Using the ever-growing number of online platforms for your company marketing can be appealing. Yet your key messages can soon get lost, become confusing and even be destructive if not coordinated. So how can we bring these activities together to build a solid brand that drives sales? In this course we will look at combining online activity to build a brand that clients know, like, trust and even love! The session is suitable for integrators, manufacturers and distributors alike. Attendees will leave with a marketing template to use in their own business and a clear path for success!

Using CEDIAs Recommended Wiring Guidelines – 9:15 – 10:45, Room D202
Simon Buddle, CEDIA
The CEDIA ‘Smart Home’ Wiring Guidelines are rapidly being adopted as the industry standard for residential wiring in new build properties. These guidelines are being used by M&E consultants, electrical contractors, builders, and property developers alike. The course will explore 3 key areas of the guidelines: The technical element, Why they are relevant now, and How to get involved and sell them to benefit your business.

How to Work Profitably with Architects and Other Specifiers - 11:00 – 12:30, Room D202
Christiaan Buekes, Sphere Custom Design, South Africa
Are you friend or are you foe? Bridging the sometimes arduous communication gap between the other professionals in our prestigious projects can be daunting at first. With CEDIA guidance and education you will be well on your way to integrating with other trades as a seamless team, to deliver only the best.

For more on ISE 2015 visit our resource page here. To book a place on the courses, contact CEDIA education coordinator Aneta Armova-Levin on +44 (0)1480 213744. For more on the work of CEDIA, visit our partner page here.

David Slater

David Slater started his writing career with SVI writing a popular column, he has also guested on publications like Home Cinema Choice and
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