Jan 30, 2008
Underscoring its commitment to support the systems integration market's most effective and reliably-performing digital audio processing and network technologies with equally comprehensive education and training programs, Biamp Systems today announced the expansion of its acclaimed training and education programs in 2008 to include growing numbers of non-English language courses, advanced training courses, and the creation of Audia certification classrooms in three locations outside of North America.
"Sophisticated, high-performing technology without advanced training and education would be akin to providing a Formula One race car without an ignition switch," explained Steve Metzger, Biamp Systems Vice President of Business Development. "Today with the addition of Audia certification courses in Spanish, we're opening up our Learning Center to a broader audience of systems integrators and we will continue to look at ways to advance the curriculum and also the number of languages that we support."
Biamp Systems' Learning Center is located at the company's Beaverton, Oregon headquarters and is recognized as one of the most expansive and progressive integrator resources available to the market today. The company has continually invested heavily in training technologies to make its Learning Center among the most advanced in the business. Biamp Systems offers twice-monthly, four-day immersive courses in hands-on product training focused on hardware, software, and the practical application of both.
"For some time our view has been that convergence is inevitable and the educational services and infrastructure Biamp Systems has developed to support this is crucial," Metzger continued. "The ongoing training and education of integration partners is essential to ensuring a successful execution of the audio and IT confluence. For several years, our products have leveraged networking technologies for communications, control, and signal distribution. As the two fields continue to converge, the need exists to continually refresh the training content because of the changing nature of the technology and the people who attend."
Demand for seats has grown dramatically over time, with students attending from all over the world. In 2008, Biamp Systems will replicate the programs and infrastructure used in the Beaverton Learning Center in international markets with a plan for three new international training locations. In addition, new classes for students seeking advanced skills are being added to the training schedule.
In addition to factory training Biamp Systems also issues monthly technical newsletters, and provides training modules on the web at Biamp.com. Online resources include product-specific, frequently asked questions gathered from customer feedback and experience and technical notes posted by Biamp's tech support team.
About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each one with a commitment to exceptional customer service.
Biamp is dedicated to creating products that drive the evolution of communication through sight and sound. The award-winning Biamp product suite includes: Tesira® media system for digital audio and video networking, Devio® collaboration tool for modern workplaces, Audia® digital audio platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, and Vocia® networked public address and voice evacuation system. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, huddle rooms, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.
Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia, and Rochester, New York. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.
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