MELBOURNE, Victoria -- Rod Brown, CTS-D, of Integrated Media Systems, Melbourne, Vic., has become the first Australian to earn specialised certification from the InfoComm International®. Brown took the Certified Technology Specialist-Design exam in April 2005 and was presented with his certificate by Mike Weems, CTS, MCP, Chair of InfoComm’s Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC), at the InfoComm 2005 Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas on the 8th June.
“Obtaining my CTS-D is part of my commitment to offering the best possible level of service to my clients and colleagues,” said Rod Brown. “I believe that [InfoComm's] training and certification offerings are the most relevant to the commercial AV industry today. The Design courses enabled me to benchmark my work and ensure that it is of the highest quality. [InfoComm's] courses also serve as an excellent refresher and give me exposure to new approaches shared by faculty and other course participants.”
Rod has held his General-level CTS since 2001. He attended each of the three levels of the InfoComm Academy Design School in Australia during 2004-2005.
Targeted to design consultants, dealer system designers, system engineers, system sales professionals and managers of design and installation departments, the CTS-D credential is the specialized certification for AV design professionals. Testing addresses facilities and systems design, as well as processes, codes and regulations. Those passing the test have demonstrated a detailed knowledge of how to analyse, select and plan seamless audiovisual communications equipment interoperation. This knowledge is demonstrated by the CTS-D in the form of complete specifications and drawings that deliver a desired outcome to meet a client's needs. A minimum of two years of industry experience accompanies the theoretical and practical competencies.
InfoComm’s certification program, offered since 1981, recently received recognition from the National Certification Commission of the United States, the only AV-related certification program to do so. The CTS program has over 3,800 people currently certified.
About InfoComm International
InfoComm International is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm's 3,300 members include manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 70 countries. InfoComm is the leading resource for AV market intelligence and news. Its training and education programs, along with its Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) and Certified AudioVisual Solutions Provider (CAVSP) credentials, set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. The association is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also co-sponsors the Integrated Systems Asia, Integrated Systems China and Integrated Systems Europe industry expositions. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.
About Integrated Media Systems
Integrated Media Systems is an independent specialised AV consultancy which does not derive any income from equipment sales, commissions, or sponsorships. This places it in the unusual position of being able to offer tailored and truly impartial advice regarding the scope, design, and implementation of sound and visual communications systems. Clients span the corporate, legislative, worship, education, entertainment, and transport sectors with completed projects throughout Australia and in other countries.