Access Networks’ in-depth CEDIA Expo Training Sessions teach integrators why enterprise-grade gear matters, about the importance of the network core, and how to manage Video over IP

Los Angeles, CA (August 2018) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, is offering valuable training sessions on Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6, 2018, during CEDIA Expo. Open for registration now, these CEDIA Expo Training Sessions are free of charge and integrators who attend will learn why enterprise-grade networks are a must, about the importance of the network coAccess Networksre, and the significant role video over IP plays in today’s homes, all while earning CEDIA CEU credits.  

Learn How Network Design Affects Video Over IP
Video over IP has taken the industry by storm. In media rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and home theaters, consumers are enjoying the on-demand capabilities of Video over IP as they “cut-the-cord” on cable services. It is vitally important for integrators to understand how Video over IP technology works and how network design has changed because of the increased bandwidth demands of Video over IP.

In this 90-minute training session taught by technical trainer, Nathan Holmes, attendees will learn the intricacies of Video over IP, why it is so important in today’s homes, and how streaming video affects network design for integrators.

Attendees will learn:

  • How multicast traffic differs from ethernet traffic
  • Why true enterprise-grade networking hardware leads to profitability with Video over IP
  • How to develop robust network designs that support Video over IP
  • Basic troubleshooting tips for Video over IP installations

Getting to the Core of Video Over IP takes place Wednesday, September 5th, in Room 9 at 10:00 am, and again Thursday, September 6th, in Room 8 at 10:00 am.

Peeling Back the Layers of a Network Core with Access Networks
As the number of network devices, the amount of data they transmit, and client cyber-security concerns have increased, so has the need for quality networks that adequately address these bandwidth and security requirements.

In this intense three-hour CEDIA Expo Training Session taught by technical trainer, Nathan Holmes, attendees will learn how different technologies use network resources and how to properly develop networks that not only support these technologies but also enhance the client experience. A robust and reliable network Core is the key to superior network performance and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.

The in-depth course discusses the following:

  • Taking a layered approach to networking by applying the OSI model
  • How you approach the layers you control can significantly affect the performance of Layers you don’t
  • How data travels through your LAN
  • When and how to use VLANs
  • How Wi-Fi traffic can significantly decrease hardwire LAN performance
  • How to leverage enterprise-grade benefits to enhance the consumer experience
  • Best practice network designs

Peeling Back the Layers of the Network Core takes place Wednesday, September 5th in Room 9 at 1:00 pm and Thursday, September 6th Room 4 at 1:00 pm.  

“Network requirements are changing rapidly, and it’s important for today’s CEDIA members to keep pace. The network core is the heart of the smart home, and knowing how to integrate and manage it effectively increases customer satisfaction and improves profitability for integrators. These CEDIA training courses give integrators the tools and information they need to address common network challenges in any size home,” says Access Networks Technical Trainer Nathan Holmes.

Those interested in attending any of the training sessions noted above are encouraged to register in advance:

Getting to the Core of Video Over IP
Wednesday, September 5th:

Thursday, September 6th:

Peeling Back the Layers of a Network Core
Wednesday, September 5th:

Thursday, September 6th:

About Access Networks
Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit and follow @AccessNetworks on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.