Crestron is set to launch a new EMEA Training facility at Crestron International’s EMEA training HQ in Cobham next May. Along with an expanded training room and facilities, Crestron is also introducing new 4K training courses and has appointed a new EMEA Trainer, Lee Nicholson, to support the region’s Training Manager in welcoming increased numbers to its offices at Cobham, in the UK.
With new 4K certified switches and processors now available, the EMEA Training Centre sees the inclusion of 4K competency skills being added to its DigitalMedia Certified Engineer (DMC-E) course. Covering elements such as product awareness, colour depth and cabling infrastructure, the improved DMC-E course will arm integrators with all the skills they need to be 4K ready.
“New kit is going into the training rooms all the time and the facilities are certainly the best I’ve seen in the EMEA region,” says Lee Nicholson. “The space is configurable for a number of teaching scenarios, we can welcome more integrators than in previous facilities and set the rooms up for presentations, seminars and individual meetings. In addition, we can arrange the space for full product and solution workshops to better connect and share our systems with our integrator network throughout EMEA.”
Lee joins Crestron having worked as a trainer for over 10 years. With a background in delivering A-Z programmes for leading financial services companies, Lee is well-skilled at delivering effective training across multiple platforms at all levels within a business. “I look forward to making use of my expertise as a trainer to enhance the training team here at Crestron,” he says.
Along with the 4K competency units in the DMC-E course, Crestron is adding a new Smart Graphics GUI design course. This is a two-day session that helps programmers move up to the new Smart Graphics platform which has been improved to reduce programming times and offer a more dynamic, intuitive interface.
The new courses and training room is a world away from a tired book-learning format. With programming pods, design interfaces and dummy racks, visitors to the site will leave fully immersed and practised in wiring up systems, programming touch screens and apps, and setting up 4K ready racks and networks.