January 3, 2017— rp Visual Solutions (RPV) is pleased to announce that the company has been named an official InfoComm International® Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. This will allow the more than 10,000 professionals holding InfoComm International’s Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) credentials to earn renewal units towards their certification by completing certain RPV education programs.
To obtain approval, RU programs must feature experienced instructors with clear evidence of qualifications in the session topic. Each class must contain at least one relevant learning objective or industry-related purpose; relate to a specific exam topic area and exam level and conclude with an assessment tool to demonstrate participants have grasped the objectives. These criteria are vigorously reviewed by InfoComm’s Certification Renewal Unit Committee.
The following programs can be completed for RUs:
The Art of Screens 1.5 RUs
Course Description: This presentation covers aspect ratio, screen applications, and an overview on the various types of screens in the marketplace. It also discusses the basics of sizing a room, and how to determine how bright is bright enough. Randy covers rear projection screens, and how you can make more margin, as well as, installation and the 10 most common mistakes made in screen installations.
Visualization - Focus on Control Rooms and Immersive Applications 2.0 RUs
Course Description: This seminar is for the system integrator who wants to understand Command and Control Rooms (CCRs) and how they have changed over the last 30 years. An overview will be given of cool trends, human factors, and players, as well as the past, present, and future. Additionally, the CCR's design and marketing segments will be explored.
LED: To Mount, or Not to Mount? 2.0 RUs
Course Description: In the ever-evolving world of NPP LED (Narrow Pixel Pitch) we’d like to offer some tried and true methods for designing these architecturally integrated visual structures using LED. NPP LED has redefined the need and the definition of the “the wall must be Flat” to install. This new technology has also introduced a new term - Gapless Joint. A Gapless joint is what results when you place individual LED Modules into an array with an aperture (previously called seam) that is less than the pixel pitch of the display. For example, a 2.5mm pixel pitch LED Cabinet when assembled into an array has a space between the next module of approximately 10% of that pitch, so .25mm. These specifications redefine traditional mounting hardware and the environments and structures they mount to. We’ll showcase some real-world applications and hope you’ll walk away from this course with an understanding of the challenges of mounting LED, and techniques you can use to ensure your clients get the best image quality on their video wall.
“Randy Pagnan has supported our industry and its association throughout his entire career. As a friend and colleague, it is only fitting that I salute his company for their support of our industry as well. RPV has shown a commitment to bettering the audiovisual industry through the delivery of quality training that supports accreditation,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “By fostering professional development, RPV has demonstrated its leadership and strong support of the industry.”
For additional information on programs and availability please contact Brandy Alvarado or visit us at www.rpvisuals.com.
About rp Visual Solutions
From rendering to reality, RPV specializes in the design, engineering, fabrication, testing, and installation of custom mounting solutions for digital signage across a variety of verticals. RPV offers architecturally integrated mounting solutions requiring engineering excellence and knowledge to deliver the best visual experiences. RPV is known for the very best in display optimization, install, and maintainability.
About the Certified Technology Specialist Credential
InfoComm International’s Certified Technology Specialist, Certified Technology Specialist – Design and Certified Technology Specialist – Installation are the only audiovisual certification programs accredited by the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Accepted by the U.S. Veterans Administration for reimbursement under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, InfoComm certification programs are designed to establish and maintain widespread credibility for the audiovisual industry and the professionals who perform the work. InfoComm's CTS, CTS-D, and CTS-I renew their credential every three years through continuing education. Each renewal candidate is required to attain 30 renewal units (RUs). To learn more about InfoComm International and the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) accreditations, visit infocomm.org/certification.
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.