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Black Box Launches Certified Signage Training

Black Box Corp., which makes voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, has launched a new Digital Signage Certification Program for qualified system integrator and reseller partners that is eligible for continuing education units.

Black Box iCompel Digital Signage Player

Black Box iCompel Digital Signage Player

The program includes a free accredited on-line course designed to give integrators and resellers the framework and foundation to succeed in the digital signage space, company officials said. Upon successfully completing the course, participants earn four renewal unit credits toward their InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certification, as well as Black Box incentives.

“Digital signage is one of the fastest-growing segments of the commercial AV and IT industry,” said Steve Acquista, director of digital signage for Black Box, in a statement. “To help our channel partners grow their business in this segment, we collaborated with Brawn Consulting in the development of this on-line digital signage course.”

The challenge for today’s integrators and resellers who want to enter into this space is one of immersion, Acquista said. “They really need a concentrated way to gain a full understanding of what digital signage is really all about. It’s because of this need that we felt it necessary to offer a comprehensive educational program to help them understand the digital signage market and what’s required to be successful at it,” he said.

The self-directed, four-hour course covers, in part, an overview of digital signage and the individual segments that make up the industry; understanding digital signage customers and applications; how to perform a needs analysis; the fundamentals of effective digital signage system design; locations and environments for digital signage; essentials digital signage hardware and software; and the sources and types of digital signage content.

Integrators and resellers interested in taking Black Box’s Digital Signage Certification Program can apply at


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