Universal Serial Bus is a core technology for interactive, presentation, and collaboration AV systems. With new USB power delivery and connection standards in place, a comprehensive understanding of USB design theory and integration practices has never been more important. USB is a core element of advanced system design from control, to power, to signal transport. This class will prepare the participant with a deep dive exploration of USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 and PD technology standards, applications and performance. Participants will learn about USB for use with interactive flat panels and projectors, interactive white boards, USB charging stations and more.Sign Up
Integrating portable technology such as smartphones, tablets, phablets and convertible devices into fixed AV systems is a daunting task, but on that is central to success. Recent studies demonstrate that a large percentage of workers and students are using their own technology at work and in school, and managing consumer tech is a top priority for IT leaders. You need answers! What connectivity solutions really work? What emerging technologies must be considered for new designs and updates? Where will this revolution take us? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in this exciting presentation!Sign Up
For how long is wiring buried behind building walls expected to last? In the case of Romex™ (or any brand of NM power cable, for that matter) the answer is "as long as the building lasts," but telecommunications standards evolve and change. A case in point, the TIA/EIA-568 set of telecommunications standards were initially published in 1991 as a response to dramatic demands placed on commercial wiring systems by newly emerging data communications networks and the proliferation of personal computers. Almost none of the wire types we regularly depend upon today were in use just 25 short years ago!
This presentation will take participants on a guided tour of the structured cabling systems deployed to discuss contemporary A/V connectivity needs. We will explore the history of cable categories and learn about the physical and performance differences between Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a. We will dissect the cables themselves to discern the construction differences in UTP, U/FTP, F/UTP, F/FTP and S/FTP and discover the impact of skew on signal propagation. After copper we will move onto optical fiber, where we will learn about multimode and single mode links and fiber optic designations. Beyond the adaptation of network cables to A/V challenges, this seminar will delve into multimedia specific links such as HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT.Sign Up
All courses are 1 hour and equal to 1 AIA-LU, InfoComm CTS-RU, BICSI-CEC, & NSCA-LU credit, unless otherwise noted.
In this one hour presentation we will explore the 5 technologies, both wired and wireless, that will deliver the greatest effect on deployment of the last 100 meters of digital video infrastructure over the next 5 years.
Do you know that your system will perform, or are you just hoping it will? This course will help you avoid the most common pitfalls of bus powered A/V solutions and ensure that your system delivers quality, dependable performance.
In this presentation participants will explore the characteristics and technology deployed in HDBaseT and Ultra Wideband wired and wireless AV connectivity solutions. This one-hour exploration will focus on operational theory, comparative performance metrics and practical application of the technology to common AV installations.
In order to incorporate emerging technologies like interactive tablets, 3D video and streaming content into classrooms at a K12 level and beyond, good infrastructure choices must be made. Learn more with this presentation.
In the same way that the HDMI connector fundamentally disrupted the industry, emerging technologies such as USB Type C, USB 3.1, USB Power Delivery v2.0, HDBaseT, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 2.0 and embedded active chipsets in unexpected places will land an impactful blow. But unlike HDMI, these changes won't take 12 years to settle in. Prepare to see a new industry in half that time!
This presentation will look at HDBaseT 5-Play features and will carefully review HDBaseT Lite, HDBaseT, and Valens Colligo™ HDBaseT optical solutions. If you need to come up to speed on all things HDBaseT to make a good design, installation or purchase decision, this is the presentation you've been waiting for.
How do you know what's being said, when nothing is being said? Sales relationships demand an environment of mutual communication. Learn how to direct a conversation, how to interpret non-verbal cues and how to get your point across while respecting the communication bias of the target.
This presentation will provide an overview ranging from line-level analog signals, through PCM, PWM and algorithm-compressed audio standards, and even speaker level signals including low impedance, 25-volt and 70-volt technologies.
In this seminar participants will be learn about the contemporary RF spectrum, including recent changes that redefine the concept of a "channel." We will explore fundamental MATV concepts including RF power levels and the dBmV (decibel-millivolt) unit of measure, RF equalization, taps, splitters and the need to balance an MATV distribution system.
Attendees will be presented with a synopsis of various selling comfort levels and the best way to identify and leverage communication strengths. We will explore the effect of non-verbal communication on the sales presentation, learn to recognize the "receptor bias" of the client based on non-verbal and verbal cues, and learn to tailor the sales message to the client by using kinesthetic, visual and auditory communicative biases.
If you want to know how to accommodate legacy DVI-D and simultaneously prepare for Thunderbolt, then this is a training you won't want to miss. If you are looking for a competitive edge, and you're just not sure what all these new acronyms mean for your and your project, then this will be time well spent. Join us for Understanding Digital Video Formats – From DVI-D to Thunderbolt and More and step into the future with confidence!
Participants in this program will leave with a full understanding of the genesis and evolution of the USB standard, best installation practices and challenges and the future of data connections. Along with audio and video, USB is fast becoming one of the most important A/V project connections. Don't be left behind.
This class will prepare the participant with a deep dive exploration of USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 and PD technology standards, applications and performance. Participants will learn about USB for use with interactive flat panels and projectors, interactive white boards, USB charging stations and more.