The Sennheiser Sound Academy launched a new RF Expert course in February, set to run until September 2014. The course will see 23 wireless professionals from the worldwide Sennheiser organisation receive further training to become RF experts in order to support their customers in the planning and execution of large events involving wireless technology. The first on-site training session took place from 24 to 28 February in Wedemark.
Sennheiser Sound Academy manager Kirsten Wessendorf foresees that RF training will become more and more crucial due to the extensive wireless microphone systems that are present at cultural and sports events, TV shows and large concert tours as well as the increasing complexity of the production environment.
“The course teaches extensive knowledge of the theory and practice of wireless microphone systems and antenna installations,” says Wessendorf.
“Also, the production team at big events is very international, with many different groups of professionals working together. For that reason, intercultural training is a fixed part of the expert course,” adds Wessendorf.
The 23 participants in the course come from 14 countries and following the on-site week of training at the company’s headquarters, they will continue to be coached by experienced local tutors in their region. Two further on-site training sessions will round off the RF Expert training programme before it finishes in September. One of the successful projects involving RF experts who have already completed the course was the last year’s Eurovision Song Contest.