InfoComm Academy Names Maxwell Kopsho, MCSE, CTS, to Its Senior Academy Faculty and Clint Hoffman, CTS, to Its Adjunct Faculty
Kramer Audiovisual Industry Experts to Provide Students Highest Quality Instruction
FAIRFAX, VA – April 1, 2009– InfoComm International, the trade association serving the professional audiovisual and information communications industries, has announced that Maxwell Kopsho, MCSE, CTS, of Kramer Electronics USA, has been awarded status as a Senior Academy Faculty Instructor for InfoComm Academy and Clint Hoffman, CTS, of Kramer Electronics USA, has been awarded status as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor for InfoComm Academy.
The Faculty Program was created to recognize the contributions of its corps of dedicated instructors and to contribute to their professional development. In doing so, InfoComm provides students with the highest quality training from the industry’s leading technical experts. Faculty members are nominated by the InfoComm Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC), with final selections made by the association’s Board of Directors. There are three levels of the Faculty Program: Adjunct Faculty, Academy Faculty and Senior Academy Faculty. There is also an honorary title of Instructor Emeritus.
Senior Academy Faculty status was bestowed upon Kopsho for service as Academy Faculty for over five years and contributions to the Academy and AV industry. Kopsho will be awarded a certificate acknowledging this service, and given special recognition at InfoComm, the world-class international Pro AV tradeshow produced by InfoComm International.
As Adjunct Faculty, Hoffman is required to present at least two hours of instruction a year. In recognition of the Adjunct status, Hoffman is bestowed a certificate of honor.
Adjunct Faculty members have their names posted on the InfoComm web portal at www.infocomm.org.
With more than 50,000 enrollments since 1997, InfoComm's audiovisual education and certification programs are the AV industry's leading professional development resource. InfoComm Academy offers an extensive range of AV courses designed and taught by InfoComm’s expert faculty members representing the entire spectrum of technical, sales, management and professional disciplines.
Courses are taken online, at the Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters, around the world, and at InfoComm, which will be held June 13-19, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Last year’s Show had more than 8,600 course registrations. On any given day there are over 3,000 students enrolled in InfoComm training and certification. InfoComm also licenses certain curricula to companies and organizations and provides contract training on location by request.
“The InfoComm Academy program is dedicated to teaching the AV body of knowledge for the betterment of the audiovisual industry and its customers,” said Melissa Taggart, InfoComm Senior Vice President for Certification, Education and Standards. “InfoComm looks for the best minds in AV and business to present relevant coursework that provides practical knowledge to the industry that will keep them up-to-date on technology trends. Our knowledgeable faculty members are critical to the success of this program and we are grateful for their participation.”
About InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 70 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV market research and news. Its separately administered Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) credential sets 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 worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Asia, China and India. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.
About Kramer Electronics:
Founded in 1981, Kramer Electronics, Ltd., with its world headquarters in Israel, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater and Security markets.
Kramer’s product line includes audio, video and computer signal processing equipment, distribution amplifiers (DAs), switchers, matrix switchers, digital and analog decoders and encoders, time-base correctors, presentation accessories, cable assemblies, scan converters and scalers. Kramer also offers broadcast quality routers, distribution amplifiers, and controllers through Kramer’s acquisition of Sierra Video Systems. Recently, the company added a line of Serial Digital (SDI), FireWire (IEEE 1394), DVI and HDTV signal processing and distribution equipment.
Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, Israel, India, China, Korea, Singapore, Japan and Australia.
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