HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing HDBaseT technology, announced that it will launch its HDBaseT Installer Zone portal at the upcoming CEDIA EXPO 2014 (September 10-13) in Denver.
The Installer Zone portal is billed as an online meeting place for installers and integrators where HDBaseT information and resources will be available to help technicians gain practical knowledge related to HDBaseT. Available resources will include white papers, case studies, application notes, best practices and more. Installers are also invited to contribute materials such as case studies and best practices. In addition, the site will offer an Installers’ Forum, where users can initiate discussions, post questions and answers, and contribute to the community of installers. HDBaseT experts will be on hand to help with discussions.
“The target audience for the Installer Zone are those professionals who are in the field dealing with HDBaseT installations and projects day in and day out," comments Ariel Sobelman, president of the HDBaseT Alliance. "There are many professional AV forums available online, but none dedicated to HDBaseT. After receiving feedback from installers in the industry, it was clear that the market would greatly benefit from an online community, where installers and system integrators could find a bank of resources and answers to their questions.”
Also at CEDIA EXPO, the HDBaseT Alliance will conduct its first HDBaseT Installer Expert Program. To take place on September 10 at 10 a.m., this course will offer content relevant to both beginner and expert installers, including on-hand tutorials and demonstrations. The expert training and accreditation series is designed to provide installers with all the tools and information they need as HDBaseT professionals; once installers finish the training module, they will receive the "HDBaseT Expert" designation. Further, HDBaseT Alliance says that an online version of Installer Expert Program will be one of the central offerings of its Installer Zone Portal site.
Register for the HDBaseT Installer Expert Program at CEDIA EXPO 2014.