ROCKLEIGH, NJ—Crestron is providing a design, installation, and commissioning specification to guarantee reliable performance of digital AV systems with its new HD Digital Transport and Distribution System Specification (HD-DTDS) and DigitalMedia Certification (DMC) program. Crestron has said the HD-DTDS will help establish an industry standard, and the DMC program ensures that AV professionals are fully educated and adhere to that standard. The intent for the new specification and certification is also to provide clients the confidence that the AV industry remains a trusted and valued technology resource.
HD-DTDS is a comprehensive roadmap that defines the critical aspects of system design and installation that must be followed to assure reliable system performance. There are two levels of DMC certification. The DMC-D track is a free one-day course that concludes with an exam that must be passed to earn certification, and is the prerequisite for DMC-E. A DM-certified designer understands the fundamental differences between analog and digital systems and the unique design considerations needed to ensure reliable operation. DMC-E continues for two more days, building upon the DMC-D class. This rigorous three-day program details every aspect of system installation and commissioning. DM-certified engineers demonstrate proficiency in system setup, diagnostics, testing, and reporting. Only a DMC-E is equipped to fully execute and support a DM project.
See the full course schedule at crestron.com/dmcertification
WASHINGTON, DC—A Renkus-Heinz Iconyx Digitally Beam Steerable loudspeaker system, installed by Corbett Technology Solutions Inc. (CTSI) of Chantilly, VA, is the audio centerpiece of a $3 million renovation of the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. Two IC24s, two IC16s, and two IC8s were attached to columns.
IAVI Adds Samsung, VSDI
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—IAVI has reached an agreement with Samsung Electronics America to serve as a direct distributor of Samsung Electronics Pro AV products. IAVI will stock the full Samsung Electronics product line including plasma, LCD, and LED displays, data projectors, including projector replacement lamps, and other AV accessories. IAVI will also acquire substantial assets of Visual Solutions Distributing (VSDI), a distributor of high-tech display systems and AV solutions. The acquired business will include the addition of experienced sales and engineering staff from VSDI to IAVI’s current team.