WEST CHESTER, PAAvioms new Sales & Technical Training Program kicks off at this year's InfoComm show (Booth C4175). Aviom's consultant liaison and training manager Jeff Lange will lead two manufacturer's training sessions: Audio Distribution Applications with Aviom's Pro16 Series and Audio Networking with Aviom's Pro64 Series. In addition, Aviom will run an Audio Distribution & Networking Solutions for Houses of Worship course each day in the Technologies for Worship Pavilion.
Aviom has identified training as a top priority in 2008. "There's a lot of interest in audio distribution and networking, but there's also a lot of uncertainty and confusion," says Lange. "Good, reliable information is critical to helping consultants and contractors make good design decisions. This year's training program marks the beginning of an ongoing effort on Aviom's part to support its sales channels and end users."
Training will include both sales and technical topics and will be conducted through a variety of formats, including online webinars and formal classroom-style sessions. Formal sessions will begin this summer.
As part of the program, Aviom will be offering formalized certification at two levels. Level I Certification will focus on monitor mixing and simple digital snake applications, while Level II Certification will focus on the full range of applications, including the most sophisticated audio networks. Certified resellers will be given a priority listing on Aviom's website, www.aviom.com.
Aviom began offering formal training last year in response to customer interest. "People realized there's a lot more they can do with Aviom and A-Net than build monitor systems, and they came to us for more formalized guidance," adds Lange. "Aviom's Pro64 Series offers a powerful digital audio networking solution for which the market has been waiting. Now that we have the new 6416m Mic Input Module and all the building blocks for the system, we want to show people just how simple it is to distribute high-fidelity audio without limiting system design and without jumping through a lot of hoops."