Training

Learn with confidence

ASL run a wide range of training courses covering all our products and systems that cater for all user types and skill levels.

If you are responsible for system integration, configuration, or maintenance, we offer comprehensive courses that cover everything from public address and voice alarm system fundamentals, to configuring routers, amplifiers, and peripherals. Upon completion of the course, attendees can confidently demonstrate that they can install, configure and maintain ASL systems and products.

At a glance

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Hands on

We believe a hands-on approach is the best way to learn. With no more than six students per class and 2 students per training equipment, experienced trainers can offer one-to-one guidance

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e-Learning

Naturally, in view of the current climate, we also offer select e-learning courses and are investing heavily in a training portal that is designed to complement live sessions.

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Bespoke courses

We also offer fully bespoke courses that are specifically designed around you and your project requirements.

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Get in touch

Please get in touch today and we’ll advise on what courses and training options would best suit your requirements.

Current courses

With courses ranging from fundamentals to system commissioning, we’re bound to have the perfect one for you

Overview

This one-day instructor-led training course provides the fundamentals for individuals new to the public address and voice alarm (PAVA) industry wanting to progress onto configuration and maintenance of PAVA systems. Delegates will learn about the key concepts of PAVA solutions, system components, architectures, and industry standards.

 

Syllabus

Introduction to PAVA – a general overview of PA/VA Concepts

Difference between PA and VA and why VA is important

Overview of the components of a PAVA System

Architectures - Discuss and describe PAVA Applications, Solutions, System Scaling

Microphones - Analogue & Networked, Paging and Emergency Microphones, Push to Talk, Buttons and functions, (Button events, LED's and priorities)

Audio routers - Purpose, Input / Output types, Cause and effect, contacts

Amplifiers - Purpose, Make up (Frame power, ancillaries Interface cards)

Loudspeakers - Purpose, Types, Tapping's

Basic IP Networking, RS485, Ethernet, Line level audio, Balanced/unbalanced audio

Monitoring - Impedance, DC end of line

100V line - What is it? Why do we use it, How does it work (basics), Power calculations

Acoustics - dB - what is it? Increasing distance, Increasing power

Standards associated with VA Systems

 

Learning outcomes

Understand Public Address & Voice Alarm (PAVA) and the differences between them

Describe the components that make up a PAVA system

Awareness of PAVA systems applications and solutions

Understand the features and applications of Microphones, Audio routers, Amplifiers & Loudspeakers

Understand product communications basics

Describe line-level audio the difference between balanced and unbalanced audio

Understand what 100-volt lines are and why they are used

Understand the basics of acoustics

Awareness of the relevant standards that apply to the industry

 

Pre-requisite for this course

There are no formal prerequisites required, however it is recommended that delegates have some experience in the field of PAVA. Some knowledge of acoustics and electrical systems is considered beneficial.

 

Target audience

Personnel new to the PAVA industry.

Overview

 This 2-day Commission and Maintain course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on commissioning and maintaining & troubleshooting typical VIPEDIA based PAVA systems.

 

Syllabus

 PAVA component overview – Audio routers, Amplifiers, Microphones, BOAs

System Setup and different available architectures

Identify systems connections and connect a system (VIPEDIA, V2000/V400, MPS, GPIO)

Static configuration tool, create and load a simple config

Router Dynamic tool - configure Microphone Surveillance

Microphone button options – including PTT, events and priorities

Amplifier Dynamic tool - configure Amplifier Surveillance

DC End of line monitoring (EOL), Earth Leakage, Impedance monitoring

GPIO, Contact options, Hardware Bypass

DVAs, Ambient Noise Sensing /Dynamic Ambient Noise Sensing

Tools and Testing (Wireshark, WinMerge, WinSCP, putty as appropriate)

Troubleshooting - discuss system faults and fault codes

Fault finding techniques - identify and use of troubleshooting tools

How to access support

 

Learning outcomes

 Be able to connect a simple Vipedia-12 PAVA system

Understand the different tools required to manage a Vipedia-12 based system

Create a simple Vipedia-12 based system configuration

Upload and test a system configuration

Understand and adjust dynamic settings and configure system surveillance

Commission dynamic/ambient noise sensors and hardware bypass options

Learn how to troubleshoot Vipedia-12 based systems

Understand and use the tools required to commission, test, and troubleshoot

Awareness of ASL remote support options

 

Pre-requisite for this course

PAVA Fundamentals course, plus It is expected that delegates will have prior knowledge of, Schematic Rack Drawings, Electro-acoustic theory, PAVA Design Configuration and Safe Handling of PAVA Equipment.

 

Target audience

 System installers / commissioning engineers and maintainers.

Overview

This course follows on from the PAVA fundamentals (generic) course with a focus on specific ASL equipment that engineers are expected to maintain in the day to day working environment. Focusing on the iVENCS control system and the iPAM amplifier this course involved 2 days of intensive hands-on training followed by an assessment and component swap-out workshop.

 

Syllabus

 Introduction to the kit to familiarise themselves with relevant kit including completion of simple tasks

Review of simulation tools installed, the role and significance of the configuration tool(s) and the processes and procedures which need to be followed when using them.

Overview of the control system interface, the role and significance of the configuration tool(s) and the processes and procedures which need to be followed when using them.

The user interface options for interrogating the PAVA system checking for performance and monitoring, including clearing and understand fault logs and alarms (current and historic)
Recap maintenance standards requirements following on from Phase 1 course, complete a selection of the tasks associated with the maintenance standards

Overview of the identification of faults, likely symptoms, routes for reporting and identification.

Stakeholder Management examples of interactions and requirements of different stakeholders

Lifesaving rules requirements and impact assessments made for each of the faults covered.

Component swap out workshop includes the opportunity for delegates to work with a live safety system

 

Learning outcomes

Identify and understand the main features of specific components within a PAVA system

Use a range of test equipment and be able to confirm equipment is operating correctly

Interpret a config file for a range of system components and carry out configuration changes as required

Describe how the system is configured, interpret different types of fault alarms, establish the impact to service of faults and be able to rectify the most common faults

Replace faulty components using the manufacturer’s operation and maintenance manuals

Retest system functionality following fault rectification, describe the repair and return process

 

Pre-requisite for this course

PAVA Fundamentals course, plus It is expected that delegates will have prior knowledge of, Schematic Rack Drawings, Electro-acoustic theory, PAVA Design Configuration and Safe Handling of PAVA Equipment.

 

Target audience

 System installers / commissioning engineers and maintainers.

No suitable courses?

If we do not have a suitable course for you, we would still like to hear from you; please feel free to send recommendations and requirements.

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