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Collaboration and Conferencing Solutions — Level 100 (1 BICSI CEC; 1 CTS Renewal Unit)

Duration: 60 Minutes – On demand for individuals or contact your Anixter representative for groups of 10 or more learners.

Why has collaboration and conferencing become so vital to organizations? It’s because many businesses today have a regional, national or multinational presence and are looking to achieve seamless anytime, anywhere, any device collaboration. With the right tools you can create that experience for your employees, customers and business partners.

In this course, we cover the following topics:

  • Theories behind collaboration and conferencing
  • How the solution fits with the other pillars of pro A/V
  • Why the solution is necessary
  • Types of collaboration spaces that are used in organizations today
  • Video conferencing accessories
  • Conference platforms and bridges
  • Content sharing devices
  • Room and immersive systems
  • Conferencing software
  • Design considerations

Upon completion of the course, students will gain an overall understanding that the goal of any collaboration and conferencing technology is to connect two or more users and provide the ability to communicate and interact in real-time. As the workforce has grown more remote, audio and video conferencing allow remote workers to continue to feel part of the team. Whether the communication is via instant messaging and chat, mobile apps, email, telephone, video conferencing, or desktop and data sharing, the experience must be seamless, no matter the device or platform.

Digital Signage Solutions – Level 100 (1 BICSI CEC; 1 Avixa CTS Renewal Unit)

Duration: 60 Minutes – On Demand for Individuals or Skype Webcast for Groups

This course continues in further detail where “Introduction to Professional Audio/Video Systems” leaves off regarding digital signage solution. The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Digital signage foundations and basics
  • Video basics
  • Display technologies and characteristics
  • Mounting options
  • System components and applications

Upon completion of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the principles behind digital signage and video basics as well as how components of this solutions fits in the overall design of a professional A/V system.



Introduction to Professional Audio/Video Systems – Level 100 (1 BICSI CEC; 1 Avixa CTS Renewal Unit)
Duration: 60 Minutes

This course examines the component and design considerations for professional audio/visual systems in a commercial building environment. The course introduces current and emerging standards within the audio/visual industry.

The following topics are covered in the course:
Professional A/V system and industry definition
Current and emerging A/V industry standards
User environment design considerations
A/V systems, subsystems and components
Professional A/V system applications

Upon completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of the considerations necessary in the design of a professional A/V system and will be prepared to begin the design discussions within their organization. This course requires the successful completion of a knowledge assessment, after which a completion certificate eligible for CEC transcript submission will be issued to the student.

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Sound and Paging Solutions — Level 100 (1 BICSI CEC; 1 Avixa CTS Renewal Unit)

Duration: 60 minutes

On Demand for Individuals or Skype Webcast for Groups

The third course in the Professional Audio/Video series explores how sound reinforcement enhances communication in a presentation and enables effective emergency communications. The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Audio input and output
  • Sound processors
  • Recorded audio playback
  • Sound and paging system components and applications

Upon completion of the course, students will gain an understanding of the basics of sound and paging, frequency, volume, the different types of microphones, signal processors and various audio output options like amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, etc.