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Calrec’s Sound Institute Increases Scope With Online Audio Over IP Training Course

Calrec has expanded the scope of its recently launched Sound Institute with the rollout of its new Audio over IP (AoIP) training course. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of AoIP, from basic concepts to advanced practices. The first four of seven online AoIP training sessions are now available and are delivered by the company’s IP network specialist Dave Sampson.

“After a great recent launch of our Sound Institute with more than 650 students having enrolled to take a Calrec certified course across our Brio and Type R products, we’ve added comprehensive AoIP training,” he says. “This certified series helps broadcast and audio professionals master or refresh their AoIP knowledge. Our goal with this certification is to give broadcasters a comprehensive understanding of not only the value of AoIP but the details of how it works, implementation and day-to-day use. One of the key aspects is understanding intelligent network design, something that Calrec has gained great experience of via real-world customer deployments.”

Each week, Calrec releases a new training video on its website, with the videos covering everything a broadcast facility needs to know about IP, from how works to the effects it is having on the industry. Topics covered include networking, multicast through to PTP and the importance of intelligent network design.

“IP is becoming more central to what we do,” says David Latham, senior sound guarantee at Telegenic. “More and more of the contracts Telegenic work on are based around IP, and it’s easy to feel more exposed. There are a number of great self-certification courses by people like Cisco, Dante and Calrec, and some synergy between them, but what I like about the Calrec IP training course is that it is geared to broadcast and I can apply the knowledge directly to my work here at Telegenic.”

The Calrec Sound Institute launched in August with a certified series of training videos for Brio and Type R designed to get an operator up and running in minutes. The Sound Institute also offers free operator manuals for every Calrec product, a 66-page introduction to Calrec functionality and applications, and a 66-step video tutorial on Calrec’s Summa digital console.

“We’re proud to not only be taking the lead in AoIP product development and deployment, including Type R and ImPulse, but also taking a leadership role in helping to upskill our partners and customers,” concludes Sampson. “We have developed in-depth knowledge of the world of AoIP and we’re eager to share this. I’m pleased to be involved in this latest module of the Calrec Sound Institute and as always, we are here to help.”

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