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Extron Launches Emerging Technologies Training

Extron announced a new training offering, what it calls the School of Emerging Technologies.

Extron announced a new training offering, what it calls the School of Emerging Technologies. The three-day school provides in-depth instruction designed to allow system designers and integrators to master the newest AV technologies within a short time span, according to the company. The training concentrates on new and evolving technologies, including digital video, AV streaming, and fiber optics.

To help refine digital and hybrid AV system design and enhance understanding, concepts and techniques are provided through instructor-led training and demonstrations, along with hands-on experiences, Extron officials said. The training methodology ensures that students are thoroughly exposed to each technology and solution before moving on to the next. The student-instructor ratio is kept low to ensure that each class member receives individual attention. Just as with other Schools from Extron Institute, Emerging Technologies provides continuing and renewal credits for multiple industry certifications. It addresses system designs for real-world scenarios to reinforce understanding of new and evolving technologies.

"AV professionals are looking to product manufacturers for information. Not only about their products but also the technology behind the devices," said Jim Clements, director of education development at Extron, in a statement. "Emerging Technologies is three days of building a foundation of knowledge about new as well as evolving technologies. The School offers the information and skills to help our customers expand their services and take their business to the next level of AV system integration."

Extron Institute provides instructor-led training on AV technologies and product solutions to enhance understanding throughout the professional AV industry. For 2011, the training program has been expanded with new buildings and locations, additional instructor-led training opportunities, and revised course offerings, Extron said. Requests from the field for more training locations have resulted in new, permanent Extron S3 training facilities in the U.S. and internationally, as well as regional and localized offerings through the Extron Institute On-The-Road program. The company also says existing instructor-led schools and online training tools have been revised with enhanced curriculum and demonstrations.


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