Extron Electronics officially opened its African facility in Rosebank, Johannesburg by conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony on 23 January.

Extron’s training facility includes a state-of-the-art training room fully equipped to showcase and demonstrate the latest in Extron technologies and solutions. It also offers meeting space, a demo area and workspace for an expanding support team.

“Our new office in Johannesburg is another example of our commitment to expand training and make it easier to reach our customers,” said Jerome Gueras, Vice President of Sales for EMEA. “We aim to give African customers the opportunity to participate in training classes in a local facility where they can learn about the newest technologies and see demonstrations of products and applications. This gives them a level of support that can only come directly from a manufacturer.”

The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by the first Extron Institute entitled School of AV Technologies for System Designers, which took place on 23 and 24 January, 2013. The training, which was attended by key industry players from South Africa and Kenya, covered topics like digital video signals, video signal transmission and system design.

The office in South Africa is staffed by Extron S3 Institute experts and features a familiar variety of Extron training choices, including hands-on training using real-world scenarios and courses to pursue various Extron Certifications.