Smart Training for the Future of the Smart Home

Andrea Miller
Aug 03, 2015

CEDIA EXPO 2015 is around the corner (10 weeks, 6 days to be precise), and you’re wondering what to look for at this year’s show…right? Right. 

4K Ultra HD TV, immersive audio, HDBaseT – if it makes up the smart home, we have it on our show floor and in our training courses. All of our classes are taught by industry thought-leaders and experts dedicated to furthering your knowledge, no matter your expertise level. 

4K Ultra HD

If you want to know more about 4K Ultra HD TV, you need to take the Challenges of 4K Distribution course (EST096). This new class discusses how resolutions, frame rates, color models, and color depth affect data rates and, ultimately, system design and performance. Topics include upscaling HD signals for display on 4K UHD TVs, downscaling 4K UHD content for display on HDTVs, the impact of cabling and HDCP technology, and more!

Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEU Value: 1.5
Instructor: Rob Carter, Crestron Electronics

Immersive Audio

Interested in immersive audio? Then be sure to attend the new Designing Rooms for Immersive Audio course. Dolby, Auro, and DTS have now all released immersive audio formats that are the most important development in home theater audio since stereo. By using case studies, this session examines how to design a room and correctly place speakers to ensure that your clients receive the best possible results regardless of format.

Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CEU Value: 1.5
Instructor: Peter Aylett, ESD, Archimedia

HDMI 2.0

From EDID data read errors to HDCP handshake authentication issues to I2C interface implementation problems, HDMI is still not without its challenges. Get the knowledge you need to troubleshoot issues and reduce the number of service calls due to HDMI system failures in CEDIA’s new HDMI 2.0 Troubleshooting course (EST371).
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CEU Value: 4.0
Instructor: James Chen


HDBaseT is a standard of choice for many AV and residential projects and has a number of applications that can help address limitations and challenges in the field. To dig into the options, solutions, and results, sign up for the HDBaseT Installations: Case Studies & Real-Life Applications (EST098) panel session.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
CEU Value: 1.5
Facilitator: Malcolm Edwards 

Plus, discover the advantages and disadvantages of CAT5e/CAT6 and UTP/STP connectivity for video formats up to HDMI 2.0 in CEDIA’s HDBaseT Switching & Connectivity Challenges for 4K UHD Over Cat 5e/Cat 6 & HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 (EST083) course. This session will cover the challenges of HDCP 2.2 and future-proofing CAT5e/CAT6 wiring. 

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CEU Value: 1.5
Instructor: Mike Tsinberg

The Smart Home

Bring the smart home together with The Advanced Integration and Automation Control Concepts course (EST362). Explore the advanced programming and system control concepts necessary to successfully install, configure, and troubleshoot a robust home automation system. Receive instruction on writing code, data parsing, programming languages, and user interface design.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CEU Value: 3
Instructor: Eric Lee, ESD, Integrated Control Experts, Inc.

At this year’s show you have the opportunity to grow your skill set, knowledge base, and bottom line with in-depth CEDIA Training and put yourself at the front and center of the future home experience. 

Be sure to register before August 21 to save 25%! Learn more.

Interested in seeing all of the courses offered at CEDIA EXPO 2015? View the training schedule.



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