Five CEDIA ISE 2016 training courses you shouldn’t miss

posted on Tuesday, 12th January 2016 by David Slater

CEDIA  Training  ISE 2016 


CEDIA says its ISE training program is its most extensive yet, with more than 30 sessions planned over the five days of the event, covering a wide range of technology and business topics. Here’s a fistful of must-attend events…

Home Cinema Design Workshop
Monday  Feb 8 (09:30am – 17:00pm)
Presenter: Peter Aylett, Archemedia
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. The session will cover topics including the new immersive audio formats, value engineering, designing for 4K, acoustic treatments and maximising audio performance.

This isn’t a beginner’s course and CEDIA recommends that all attendees have some experience in the specification, design and installation of home cinemas. Attendees are welcome to bring designs that they are currently working on for the design practical part of the class.

A copy of the CEDIA Audio, Video and Room Design recommended practices, along with CEDIA’s new Immersive Audio speaker layout recommendations, will be given away at the event.


So You Need to Interface With BMS?
Tuesday Feb (11:30pm – 13:00pm)
Presenter: Dave Robinson, Sensible Heat
Building Management Systems (or BMS) is a catch-all term that covers electronic controls used to control mechanical services in buildings; 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. It will cover the importance of energy management, and how the BMS can help with this. The session 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.

How to Work Profitably with Developers
Wednesday Feb 10 (16:00pm – 17:30pm)
Presenter: Adrian Ickeringill, Wyrestorm
This course covers the opportunities and pitfalls of selling into multi-dwelling developments, and working with housebuilders and understanding the requirements for the inclusion of home automation in new build developments. 

From build schedules and building regulations, to sales and marketing, this course will aim to guide you in the right direction to make a success of this market.

Three Vital Steps to Grow a Business
Thursday Feb 11 (11:30pm – 13:00pm)
Presenter: Jon Peterman, Icon Business Solutions
Do you remember why you started a business? Has the initial excitement disappeared leaving just stress and little reward? Do you feel trapped working ridiculous hours with no time to take stock and plan for the future?

This course will explore how to run your business rather than letting it run you. It will discuss the three key areas of Time, Team and Money; identifying simple yet highly effective strategies to help you achieve your key business goals, personal aims and ambitions.

CEDIA Certification Review - Examintation: Electronic System Designer (ESC-D)
Friday Feb 12 (09:30am – 16:00pm)
Presenter: Simon Buddle, CEDIA EMEA
This fast-paced review is a broad-based refresher for designers who are preparing for the CEDIA Designer (ESC-D) certification exam. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss less familiar topics. It is highly recommended to review the Designer Job Task Analysis and take the Pre-Test Assessment prior to attending.

Residential Solutions Theatre
In addition, CEDIA will also be offering a series of free CEDIA talks in the Residential Solutions Theatre at ISE, with thought leaders in the industry exploring an array of issues ranging from slow technology to social media in business.

To book a course at ISE, visit For more on ISE 2016, visit our resource 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
Living North

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