InfoComm Partners with BICSI to Introduce New Course on Using Category Cable in AV Applications

FAIRFAX, VA — April 27, 2016 — InfoComm International® has partnered with information and communication technology association BICSI to develop a new online education course titled How to Install and Validate Category Cable, foundational training for AV and IT professionals working with high-resolution video and real-time audio.

The new course provides fundamental education for installation technicians working with category cable in the AV industry. The 10-hour comprehensive course starts with the basics of cabling, getting familiar with cable connectors and category cable terminology. Then it moves into instruction on terminating and testing cables, cable linking and installation, and troubleshooting cables. The course also includes lessons on InfoComm’s new standard F501.01:2015 Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems.

How to Install and Validate Category Cable for AV is the first online course to include a skills demonstration component. Students will take photos or video of their termination and validation tests, which will be reviewed by instructors. To enhance the learning experience, the course also features 10 demonstration videos.

"InfoComm is committed to providing AV professionals with rich educational resources," said David Labuskes, CTS®, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. "It's important for InfoComm to work with associations like BICSI to share best practices and incorporate them into our training. This ensures more technical professionals out in the field are following universal standards. We're looking forward to partnering with BICSI on additional educational programs in the future."

"BICSI is pleased to continue our long-time collaboration with InfoComm and provide best practice-based information for this course," said BICSI President Brian Ensign, RCDD, NTS, OSP, RTPM, CSI. "Knowledge of category cable is critical for ICT and AV professionals alike, and partnerships with other associations, like InfoComm, are vital to advance education and ensure information consistency across our industries."

To learn more about the course and register, visit infocomm.org/education.

About BICSI

BICSI is a professional association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community with information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies. BICSI serves nearly 23,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety, security and automation systems. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries.

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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