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Kramer Electronics Enters Into International Licensing Agreement with InfoComm for Educational Content

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Kramer Electronics has entered into an agreement with InfoComm International to offer InfoComm licensed courses throughout the world. Up until now, Kramer was the only manufacturer offering InfoComm licensed material in the U.S only. This agreement expands the original agreement to include all markets, in all countries, around the world.

Under the umbrella of the Kramer Academy™, Kramer is leveraging the incredible success which was gained with the licensed content from InfoComm in the United States, in order to roll out the curriculum on a global basis. Kramer is proud to be the only manufacturer that offers InfoComm Licensed Content to their partners around the world. Kramer is also pleased to be offering more classes that carry CTS Renewal Units (RUs) than any other manufacturer in the industry.

“We are extremely happy to now be able to professionally deliver InfoComm licensed content around the world,? states Dave Bright, President of Kramer Electronics US. “We are committed to providing this valuable content to our customers and potential customers wherever there is a demand for it around the globe, and we are specifically intent on helping as many AV professionals around the world as possible to become InfoComm CTS holders.?

Over the past two years, Kramer has developed a niche by successfully offering the CTS Prep Course from InfoComm regionally in the United States. Since the inception of the CTS Exam Prep class, Kramer has provided CTS Exam Prep training to more individuals preparing for the new CTS Exam, than any other entity in the industry. Students who have attended the Kramer led CTS Exam Prep class have a very high pass rate on the exam itself. As a result, many more people are taking and passing the CTS exam and the amount of CTS holders in the United States is growing rapidly. Now, Kramer hopes to mirror this success around the world, driving the number of professional CTS holders even higher.

Recently, Kramer Asia Pacific held its first CTS Exam Prep course under the new agreement which was conducted by David Penrose. The 3-day course was held in the offices of Electronics and Engineering (E&E) Singapore, and six participants from E&E spent the three days going through the same content given by Kramer US. These participants will be taking the CTS exam in the near future. This is just the start of CTS Exam Prep offerings in Asia. Kramer hopes to be offering more classes, in more countries, in the very near future.

“A strong AV industry is dependent on a well-trained workforce,? said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO of InfoComm International. “Kramer has worked with InfoComm in the United States to train and help industry members to attain the CTS certification. As we begin this joint effort to take the same training around the world, it is important to say how appreciative we are of Kramer’s efforts as a leading company in training our industry and being a strong supporter of the CTS and InfoComm.?

As always, the Kramer non-licensed course offering is continuing to expand including new courses on sales and technology. For example, Kramer has recently added courseware on Digital Signals in AV (Plug and Pray), Understanding the Analog Sunset and Twisted Pair Cabling Best Practices.

“We are committed to the InfoComm curriculum and to offering our own educational programs that support the CTS renewal program,? states Clint Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing for Kramer Electronics U.S. “We are also committed to making the educational experience as accessible as possible anywhere we can around the world. We often bring our educational offerings, especially the CTS Exam Prep class, directly to our customer’s location or to an area nearby that is an easy commute for the students.?

Kramer Electronics has printed a new brochure that covers the educational and training offerings contained in their Kramer Academy. The newly printed Kramer Academy brochure can be obtained from Kramer by downloading or ordering it directly from the Kramer web site. Visit the Support tab at the top of the home page, followed by the Kramer Literature option.

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