Sept. 14, 2010
Black Box Corp., a provider of voice communications, data infrastructure and product solutions, recently announced the launch of its new Digital Signage Certification Program for qualified system integrator and reseller partners.
The program includes a free, accredited online course designed to give integrators and resellers the framework and foundation to succeed in the digital signage space, Black Box says. Participants earn four renewal (CEU) credits toward their InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certification as well as a number of Black Box incentives upon the successful completion of the course.
"Digital signage is one of the fastest-growing segments of the commercial AV and IT industry," said Steve Acquista, director of digital signage for Black Box. "To help our channel partners grow their business in this segment, we collaborated with Brawn Consulting in the development of this online digital signage course."
• An overview of digital signage as well as the individual segments that make up the industry. • An overview of the digital signage marketplace reflected in research and data. • The seven key elements of digital signage. • Understanding digital signage customers and applications. • How to perform a needs analysis (who, what, when and where). • The fundamentals of effective digital signage system design. • The locations and environments of digital signage. • The essentials of digital signage hardware and software, and how to select vendors. • The types of digital signage networks. • The sources and types of digital signage content. • Fees and service models for digital signage. • Digital signage ROI/TCO/ROO. • How to sell value in digital signage.