ATEN Offers HDBaseT Installer Expert Training at Almo E4 AV Tour San Jose

ATEN announced it will join Almo Professional A/V’s Spring E4 AV Tour in San Jose on April 19th, offering an educational session on HDBaseT Installer Expert Training.

HDBaseT is the global standard for the transmission of ultra-high definition video and audio, Ethernet, controls, USB and up to 100W of power over a single, long-distance cable. ATEN’s training session will focus on the benefits of HDBaseT technology, architecture and best practices. Attendees who complete the training will receive their HDBaseT certification as well as 1.5 InfoComm Renewal Units.

“We’re pleased to offer the HDBaseT Certification course to our attendees with ATEN at the San Jose event,” said Melody Craigmyle, VP of Marketing for Almo Pro A/V. She continued, “As a premier manufacturer of HDBaseT products, ATEN brings great perspective to help education integrators on best practices and the advantages of the technology.” The award-winning E4 AV Tour has traveled to cities around the country to provide product, technical and business training needs to thousands of resellers and installers while creating the ideal forum for professional networking.

In addition to HDBaseT training, ATEN will show the newest addition to its Modular Matrix Switch series, the VM3200 at E4. An all-in-one solution that simplifies video wall integration, the VM3200 32×32 Modular Matrix Switch allows users to easily create customized display layouts and see what they want, how they want it in 4K. ATEN will also present a live demo of the VM5808H 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switch with Scaler, the VK2100 ATEN Control System and its line of HDBaseT Video Extenders.

E4 San Jose Details: E4 San Jose will be held on April 19th at the Doubletree by Hilton. The event runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.and is entirely free — including parking — for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go here.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at