The Light Brigade, AFL’s training division, is introducing an industry-specific fibre training course to address the use of fibre optics in the pro A/V and broadcast industries. Fiber Optics for Pro A/V is aimed at those who design, install, maintain and troubleshoot fibre optic systems and spans.
The growth in video bandwidth demand is driving the need for expansion into fibre optics technology, requiring a thorough understanding of the types of fibre optic systems, bandwidth requirements, optical interfaces and various types of transmission products, optical cables and connectors. The three-day course comprises 12 hours of classroom instruction followed by 12 hours of hands-on fibre optic training, including system testing and troubleshooting. The course covers fibre handling, cable preparation and terminations, as well as inspection, cleaning, testing and troubleshooting.
'Educating the audio visual and broadcast professional in both the knowledge and hands-on skills related to fibre optics was a core target in the design and development of the course,' stated Jim Clodfelter, marketing manager for The Light Brigade. 'After collaborating with InfoComm International, we developed a class designed specific to the industry inclusive of InfoComm Recertification Units.'
The new Fiber Optics for Pro A/V course will be previewed at Infocomm 2013 in Orlando, Florida from 12 to 14 June. Regularly scheduled classes will start in July and will be offered in Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, Altanta, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.