Middle Atlantic to Offer CTS-Accredited Trainings at InfoComm 2017 Middle Atlantic Products plans to host a lineup of educational opportunities at InfoComm 2017. By RS Staff Published: May 31, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Middle Atlantic Products plans to host a lineup of educational opportunities at InfoComm 2017. The lineup includes three manufacturers’ training courses as well as three InfoComm University sessions, which will be led by Legrand’s Joe Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I. Every session allows attendees to earn CTS renewal units (RUs). Middle Atlantic Products’ InfoComm 2017 Manufacturers’ Training sessions include: • Foundational Power for AV Systems—Tuesday, June 13, 8:30-10 a.m. Led by Scott Lowder, CTS, senior product manager at Middle Atlantic Products, this session will teach attendees the elements necessary to achieve reliable foundational power distribution, protection, backup, and control. Each of these topics will dive deep into power problems, system considerations, concerns and risks, topologies, environments and applications, and overall best practices. Attendees can earn 1.5RU toward their CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I certification. • Furniture’s New Role in AV Design and Integration for Collaboration Spaces—Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.-Noon Middle Atlantic’s Megan Knedler, director of product management–furniture, will provide a business approach to technical furniture, including how to identify opportunities and sell furniture solutions that leverage the latest trends in technology. Attendees will learn how to conduct a needs analysis and find out about ergonomic, ADA, and other certification considerations for designing huddle and flexible meeting place environments. Attendees can earn 1.5RU toward their CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I certification. • The Systems Approach to AV Rack and Enclosure Building—Friday, June 16, 8:30-11:30 a.m. In this interactive discussion and hands-on course, Jay Franetovich, CTS, application specialist for Middle Atlantic Products, will cover rack structure, cable management, and thermal management, reviewing the complete system integration process, from planning to finish. The session will address the critical factors to building a complete, reliable system. Attendees will work directly with solutions in the classroom space and can earn 1.5RU toward their CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I certification. Middle Atlantic Products’ InfoComm University session include: • AV in an IT World: Emerging Trends, New Technologies—Wednesday, June 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Legrand’s Joe Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I, will tie together, AV, network, and cloud technology to provide a clearer picture of the industry’s future. He’ll answer questions about big emerging trends and more. Attendees can earn 1.0RU toward their CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I certification. • Bus Power in AV Design: What You Need to Know—Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Effectively dealing with bus powered solutions is a hidden puzzle in the world of AV design. Legrand’s Joe Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I, will work to solve the challenges facing integrators. Key topics discussed will include exploring the evolving use of bus power in AV solutions; voltage assertion, from hot plug detect to EDID transmission; how dongles can endanger design, and methods of ensuring top performance; USB power delivery, including power profiles; and PoE and the evolution into PoH. Attendees can earn 1.5RU toward their CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I certification. • Universal Serial Bus (USB) Technology Exploration for AV Design and Integration—Thursday, June 15, 1:00-2:30 p.m. The future will bring a shift in the nature and application of USB functionality. This class, led by Legrand’s Joe Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I, will prepare participants for the future with an in-depth exploration of every facet of USB technology, dissecting USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.1 Gen 1, and 3.1 Gen 2 topologies and examining the ways emerging USB applications will support DisplayPort and HDMI technologies and the hierarchy of USB communication. Attendees can earn 1.5RU toward their CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I certification.