ISF Commercial Training and Certification saw its inaugural launch on Tuesday Wednesday March 12-13, in Orlando, prior to the opening of the NSCA show. The launch, with ISF Commercial director Alan Brawn presiding over two full days of training, was a highly successful beginning to what will be a much-needed addition to the digital signage and commercial AV industry- the establishment of standards and training to ensure that display devices are set up and calibrated for the best possible image quality throughout the life of the installation. ISF Commercial Certification Sponsors are: Digital Projection, Texas Instruments DLP, projectiondesign, Stewart Filmscreen, Samsung, and Electrograph.
The inaugural class in Orlando was the first anywhere to have access to this elite display calibration training and certification that previously was only available to high-end home theater designers. The ISF Commercial Course, directed and taught by display industry veteran Alan Brawn, teaches the science of light and color and how the human eye reacts to the images it sees. The Imaging Science Foundation Commercial group is dedicated to the attainment of perfect images on screen, the understanding and adoption of standards, and the testing and certification that recognizes excellence in display calibration. The new ISF Commercial Calibration and Certification Course is the latest and most advanced methodology and certification in the pursuit of that goal. At the intensive two-day seminar before the NSCA show floor opening, each display technology was reviewed in terms of performance capabilities as well as limitations. A hands-on lab illustrated detailed calibration processes for front and rear projection as well as flat panel displays providing the procedural elements as well as the "art" that permits the calibrator to maximize the image on screen. A rigorous examination was provided at the end of the course for those wanting to become ISF Commercial Certified, and all enrolled attendees completed the exam.
The ISF Commercial Certification Course will be offered again, on Sunday and Monday, June 17-18, in Anaheim, in conjunction with InfoComm 2007. In addition, several regional ISF Commercial seminars will be held around the nation throughout the year. For specific dates and times, and to sign up for a seminar, contact ISF Commercial Director, Alan Brawn, firstname.lastname@example.org