School of A/V Technologies for System Designers
The newly revised School of A/V Technologies for System Designers builds upon your existing audio visual knowledge by exploring new concepts, techniques, technologies, tools, and applications. System Designers who complete this two-day school attain a thorough understanding of various A/V system design skills and knowledge. This includes digital video signal transmission, signal processing, managing the video signal, configurable control systems, and audio fundamentals. These acquired skills and capabilities are applied in hands-on simulations where you are tasked with the planning and execution of real-world A/V scenarios.
This Two Day School Consists of the Following Courses:
Digital Video Signal Management
|The expanding growth of digital technology in the A/V industry presents new challenges for the A/V professional, such as High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), distance limitations, Display ID/EDID support, and merging digital systems with analog systems. In the Digital Video Signal Transmission course, you will learn to design practical, working systems that incorporate the full range of digital technologies available. You will enhance your ability to explain and identify the proper sequences of design in order to build a fully optimized A/V system. In addition, you will learn to properly define EDID and how it can affect system performance, as well as differentiate between SMPTE standards of SDI and HD-SDI. The Digital Video Signal Transmission course will provide you with the necessary tools to design digital A/V systems successfully.
Video Image Processing
Scalers have proven to be a reliable workhorse when used to improve image quality, but now they are being used more often to overcome display limitations. Today you are faced with two challenges with image processing; the display's inability to properly manipulate aspect ratios and the display simply not recognizing incoming video rates. In this course you will learn about scaling technology and why scalers are needed. We will discuss multi-image processing and how this is used to best optimize display resources by manipulating the multiple video rates into one display. You will then apply your knowledge through system design and hands-on working experience.
Configurable Control Systems
Time is a valuable commodity. As equipment costs drop, the labor cost of an integrated A/V system is becoming 50% or more of the budget for a typical project. System designs not only need to be energy efficient, but also easily and quickly installable. There are two choices available for implementing A/V control systems, either it is programmed or configured. This course will guide you on what type and level of control is needed for your systems. You will also gain an understanding of what a configurable control system has to offer and how MediaLink and TouchLink facilitate a quick and economical approach to control system integration.
Video Signal Transmission
When designing video systems much consideration goes into the proper selection of the various A/V components. However, in many cases mistakes are made when it comes to maintaining the signal integrity and getting the desired signal to the display device. In this course we will take a look at an entire system as it relates to the pixel. Using O-scopes we will analyse what is required for a display device to properly display the correct image every time. You will also understand the importance of using an interface, selection of cabling, fiber optic, and twisted pair products. At the end of this course you will have gained knowledge that empowers you to perform the same testing and measurement that is important in system design.
Extron Audio Solutions
Audio is easily overlooked in the classroom setting. The reality is room acoustics and sound reinforcement is critical in terms of speech communication and learning. Having the proper sound reinforcement and audio reproduction systems in place are key to overcoming poor acoustics and ambient noise. In this topic, you will learn about audio system design and speaker specifications as they pertain to optimum speaker placement in the environment. You will also be introduced to ProDSP and the operation and functionality of individual audio processors to optimize your audio system designs.