Dataton is pleased to announce its appointment as an official InfoComm International Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. The new classification means more than 10,000 professionals who hold InfoComm’s Certified Technology Specialist credentials now have the opportunity to earn certification renewal units by completing Dataton’s WATCHOUT Academy training program. Dataton has already scheduled a slew of new training dates, including an industry-certified session on June 12-13 in Orlando – just before the InfoComm show.
“We are very proud to gain this recognition from InfoComm,” said David Aleksandersen, Marketing Manager at Dataton and long-standing member of two InfoComm task force groups. “Dataton has actively developed its Academy training concept over the last five years, travelling to some twenty countries on five continents and always receiving great user feedback. Being accredited on an international level brings added value to participants, of course, and is a testimony to the quality of the training sessions.”
Dataton’s Academy program focuses on WATCHOUT, the award-winning multi-display system which is widely used in live, broadcast, event and fixed installations. The Academy aims to provide users with a strong set of skills in programming and deploying the system, including an understanding of relevant related technologies. The WATCHOUT Overview will earn attendees with CTS certification 2 RUs, while the WATCHOUT Certified User session gives 6 RUs.
“We are pleased to have Dataton onboard as an official Renewal Unit provider,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO of InfoComm International. “With its 44-year history, Dataton has demonstrated its long-term commitment to the industry and to fostering professional development through the delivery of quality training.”
The first industry-certified Academy was held in Berlin in early May with course instructor Rainer Beddig at the helm. The first accredited training session in the Americas will be May 24-25 in Chicago and hosted by partner Show Sage, followed by São Paulo on May 25-26 and Orlando, June 12-13. For more information, please email: academyatdataton.com or check out www.dataton.com/training
Founded in 1973, Swedish show control developer and manufacturer, Dataton serves core markets in multi-media entertainment, visitor attractions, digital signage, scenography, event production and corporate AV. The company’s flagship product is the award-winning Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display production and presentation system. Fully scalable, software-based and requiring no proprietary hardware, WATCHOUT orchestrates still images, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds into a single impressive show across multiple display areas, either soft-edge blended or scattered. Research and development facilities are in Linköping, Sweden, and Dataton has worldwide representation through an established partner network.
About InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the global trade association representing the commercial audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,400 members, representing over 70,000 AV professionals worldwide, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers in the Western Hemisphere. InfoComm also produces trade shows in China, Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East. Additional information is available at infocomm.org.
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