At EHX 2009, Media Center Integrator Alliance (MCIA) will sponsor Media Center University, a two day training class on the technical and management keys to succeeding with media centers as a core product discipline of a custom electronics integration business. The program runs over the course of two days and is broken into four half-day segments. Comprised of some of the industry’s top companies, MCIA was founded to provide both integrators and manufacturers with best practices and training for technologies using Media Center. In addition to training classes, MCIA will host an open house on Friday, March 13 for Q&A sessions and product demos.
The following is a list of the class times and descriptions for interested integrators.
Wednesday, March 11
8:00am – 12:00pm Optimizing Media Center PCs
In this 4-hour course, Systems Integrators will learn many key skills to setting up and optimizing a Windows Media Center PC as a great single room or whole house media server.
1:00pm – 5:00pm Setup and Troubleshooting of Digital Cable
Attendees will learn how to configure, test, and diagnose issues associated with bringing standard and premium digital cable content into Windows Media Center.
Thursday, March 12
8:00am – 12:00pm Residential Networking for Media Distribution
Learn how to configure, test, and diagnose issues associated with setup and optimization of a residential network for digital media distribution.
1:00pm – 5:00pm Designing a Media Center Ecosystem
Attendees will learn how take customer expectations and behaviors and design a system to deliver on these expectations using Media Center.
Friday, March 13
8:00am – 5:00pm Open House
This day is dedicated to open format Q&A and demos. Representatives from all MCIA Member Sponsors will be on hand to answer questions, demo products, discuss techniques, share designs, and review case studies. Feel free to come by and share your stories, challenges, and questions with a group of Media Center experts. Additionally, Microsoft will be demonstrating Windows 7 and Windows Home Server and answering questions about these products.
For more information on how to sign-up for Media Center University, visit http://www.ehxweb.com/training/media.html
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