NEAR to Host 70-Volt Training at CEDIA NEAR, a division of Bogen Communications, Inc. and a manufacturer of outdoor loudspeakers for residential use, will offer a technical training course at CEDIA Expo. By RS Staff Published: October 6, 2015 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 NEAR, a division of Bogen Communications Inc. and a manufacturer of outdoor loudspeakers for residential use, will offer a technical training course at CEDIA Expo that addresses a technique widely misunderstood by many residential integrators—the use of 70-volt amplifier/speaker systems. The course, titled “What Every Residential Integrator Needs to Know About 70V Systems,” will be conducted by NEAR division general manager and outdoor speaker pioneer Bill Kieltyka. Topics will include how 70V systems work, the audio coverage, impedance, and the wiring problems they can solve, as well as potential downsides to the technology. Attendees will learn how to get better outdoor audio results by applying the techniques covered in the course. Live demonstrations will illustrate the concepts presented during the training. The training will be held on Thursday, October 15 at 4:30 p.m. in 151/152 in the Manufacturer’s Product Training area on the first level of the Hutchinson Convention Center. NEAR will exhibit in booth 1516 at the CEDIA Expo.