Training will focus primarily on the technology and application of HDBaseT and HDMI in professional AV multimedia distribution.

Leading AV distributors, CIE-Group, has joined forces with HDMI / HDBaseT specialists, CYP Europe, to provide its latest phase of free, one-day Training Academies for the UK AV integrator market. The training will focus primarily on the technology and application of HDBaseT and HDMI in professional AV multimedia distribution.

Following on from the success of previous sessions held last year, CIE-Group and CYP Europe will be hitting the roads again throughout May, to deliver its Training Academies to both commercial AV and CI installers.

Places can now be booked at sessions in Preston, Harrogate, Nottingham and Shepperton on the following dates:

Thursday 1st May: Preston @ Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

Tuesday 13th May: Harrogate @ Cedar Court Hotel

Thursday 15th May: Nottingham @ Woodborough Hall

Tuesday 20th May: Shepperton @ CYP Academy

Wednesday 21st May: Shepperton @ CYP Academy

Thursday 22nd May: Shepperton @ CYP Academy

The free HDMI / HDBaseT Training Academies provide all the core knowledge required to confidently specify and install both commercial and CI multi-room AV systems using HDMI and the latest HDBaseT 5Play and 3Play converged signal technologies.

"Over the past year, we've been delivering the Academies to our customers to ensure we're delivering the right level of information which installers from every experience level will benefit from," explains CIE-Group's CYP Product Manager, Martin Featherstone. "We understand that for an installer to invest their day with us, we have to deliver value. So, the CYP Training Academies we're delivering provide in-depth knowledge and cover all aspects of installation/specification, all backed by first class support."

The sessions offer a balance of structured presentations, interactive demonstrations and 'hands-on' Q&A on HDBaseT 5Play and HDMI distribution, the cornerstone of CYP's latest range of AV distribution products. HDBaseT provides an unrivalled feature-set, which combines full uncompressed HD video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and control signals through a single Cat5e/6 cable (over distances of 100 metres).

Delegates will also benefit from a free lunch and refreshments throughout the day, along with access to exclusive discounts on CYP orders. In addition, attendees will also get a first look at new and future products from CYP and CIE-Group.

Places can be booked now, by calling CIE- Group on 0115 9770075 or emailing For further information, visit

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