By PSW Staff • February 22, 2019 RME has announced it has been named an official AVIXA CTS Renewal Unit (RU) provider, granting more than 12,000 professionals holding AVIXA’s Certified Technology Specialist credentials the ability to earn renewal units towards their certification by completing RME’s course titled “Unraveling Audio Networking: An In-depth Look at Dante, AVB and MADI” for 2 Renewal Units (RUs). Derek Badala, who serves as director of sales for Synthax, RME’s distributor, will lead the education program and participant Q&A. “From recording studios to major concert productions, today’s digital audio systems are more flexible and, as a result, more adaptable to the user’s needs, in addition to being reliable and functional,” Badala says. “While these systems might be new to some users, they offer a plethora of benefits, including quicker setup times and easy operation. You no longer have to be an IT expert to use these systems. “We designed this course to provide Certified Technology Specialists with the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of today’s digital audio systems — including Dante, AVB and MADI,” Badala continues. “This course teaches how to harness the particular advantages of each system and helps specialists find the system that best suits their needs.” As an AVIXA Renewal Unit Provider, RME demonstrates its commitment to providing quality education and training for audiovisual professionals, including Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) holders and the specialized designations CTS-D (Design) and CTS-I (Installation). RME submitted this course for approval to the AVIXA independent Certification Renewal Committee to offer industry-specific learning opportunities to CTS holders and others for continuing their professional development. To obtain approval, RU programs must feature experienced instructors with clear evidence of qualifications in the session topic. Each class must contain at least one relevant learning objective or industry-related purpose, relate to a specific exam topic area and exam level, then conclude with an assessment tool to demonstrate participants that have grasped the objectives. These criteria are vigorously reviewed by AVIXA’s Certification Renewal Committee. “Continuing education is critical to professional growth in an industry as dynamic as pro AV,” says Amanda Beckner, CTS, vice president of learning, AVIXA. “We are pleased to be associated with partners like RME which is committed to investing in education and providing CTS holders access to its programs.” RME AVIXA CTS Tagged with: AVIXA CTS RME Synthax · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.