The one-day introduction to audio induction loop systems course is aimed primarily at installers, but is equally beneficial to consultants, architects, facility managers and systems sales professionals. The aim is to raise the professional standards for loop installations and consequently the reputation of loop systems. “A good loop system requires careful design – far too many systems are installed without consideration of the loop configuration, the input audio systems and the need to provide intelligibility,” explains Ampetronic managing director Julian Pieters. “As a result, we see many systems which fail to provide benefit to the hard-of-hearing or meet the requirements of legislation. We are committed to changing this through the education of those who specify, install and use induction loop systems.”
Course attendees are shown quick and simple processes for correct loop specification, and they gain knowledge on how to specify, design and install loops that meet standards and deliver intelligible sound. They are also taught how to recognise good systems and how to maintain them.
Saville Audio Visual engineer Richard Barrass thought that listening to the loop and experiencing for himself the differences between an installation that conforms to IEC60118-4 standard and a poor installation very useful. “I now realise the frustration a person wearing a hearing aid can experience when visiting the theatre or any public building which has an induction loop fitted incorrectly,” Barrass added.
Also commenting on the course was Martin Montgomery from Saville. He said, “I particularly liked the practical session, and found the whole day very informative.”
The two sessions in January were held at the new Newark Beacon in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Completed in early July 2007, this business centre has a conference suite with a superior audio visual system that includes an installed Ampetronic loop.
Ampetronic is offering training for individuals or groups throughout 2008 to be held at the Newark Beacon from 9:30 to 16:30, dates of which are available at www.ampetronic.com. If required, sessions may also take place at other locations including your own premises, please ask for more details. See LSI news article here.
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