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CTS Continuing Education Classes

CTS certifications are awarded for a period of three years. To maintain your certification, you must complete minimum levels of continuing education during each three-year period and must reaffirm your commitment to the CTS Code of Ethics and Conduct. Draper, in conjunction with ICIA, has developed the following classes to help you earn renewal credits. These classes are available in person in our office, at your location, or virtually via webinar.

Select a class title below:

Description:

This course covers the Acumen family of projection screens by Draper. Features and benefits of each Acumen version are discussed, along with power and control options. Available viewing surface materials and how to properly select the correct surface for particular projection environments are also included.

  • Understand and describe the features and benefits of the family of Acumen projection screens
  • Select the best Acumen model for your project based on the space and conditions
  • Select the appropriate viewing surface for the space and conditions

Length: One Hour

Credits: 0.5 RU/CTS Learning Unit

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Description:

In this course you will learn about the Draper Foundation™ Mount for LED. Go behind the screens to see how the Foundation was designed specifically with installers in mind. We’ll cover features and benefits, applications, and quotes and shipping.

  • Understand and describe the features and benefits of the Foundation
  • The importance of Z-axis adjustment in LED mounting structures
  • Why precision manufacturing and adjustment are more important than a so-called "universal" solution

Length: One Hour

Credits: 0.5 RU/CTS Learning Unit

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Description:

Light Emitting Diode (LED) displays are quickly gaining ground in architectural AV. LED last longer than other technologies; is brighter; is modular in nature; and seamless. This course will introduce the learners to LED technology, and discuss the elements of a proper support structure.

  • Compare LED, LCD, and projection technologies
  • Review pixel pitch, viewing distances and other factors when evaluating LED display systems
  • Evaluate adjustment capabilities, and wall, floor, and ceiling attachment details when selecting an LED mounting system

Length: One Hour

Credits: One RU/CTS Learning Unit

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Course Objective:

To provide a clear understanding of the various factors that must be considered in selecting or specifying a projection screen for a specific project.

  • Understanding the types of screens available for various needs
  • Viewing categories that conform to standardized ANSI/INFOCOMM 3M-2011
  • What is the appropriate size of screen for a given install
  • Which screen format is best for a given project.
  • Ambient light rejection screen technology
  • Understanding the reflectivity of different screen surface types
  • When rear projection is a good choice and rear surface options
  • Screen gain and why is it important
  • Matching screen half gain angle to room/audience shape
  • Projector throw distance and its impact on hot spotting
  • Understanding the importance of lighting in projection spaces
  • The importance of contrast in image quality

Length: One Hour

Credits: One RU/CTS Learning Unit

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