Telex Academy in Istanbul
Around 20 participants from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, and the Lebanon took part in the Telex RoIP Radio Dispatching Academy in Istanbul at the beginning of October. Conducted by Dan Bixby and Paul Mayer, the three-day workshops dealt primarily with Telex radio dispatch systems. In addition to a number of lectures outlining the latest technological developments from a theoretical perspective, the radio and VoIP experts attending the course were offered plenty of opportunity for practice-oriented, hands-on training.
To ensure participants obtained the maximum possible advantage from the course, the greatest importance was attached to the practical aspects of the subject. “On the first day, we laid the theoretical foundations,” explains Kamil Swobodzinski, Sales Director ACT&CCS for the regions Europe, the Middle East and Africa, “and began building upon it at once in the successive days, through intensive lab sessions in small groups in which the participants were able to put what they had learned into practice. The additional installation of a Tetra Microcell allowed everyone to experience the full function spectrum of our RoIP radio dispatch systems. Academies are an essential method of making the advantages of our radio IP solutions understood in each individual country. We rely on well-trained Academy participants.”
The Telex seminar took place in Istanbul’s Ata Center. The program consisted mainly of workshops on system installation, IP networking and multicast solutions, and comprehensive instruction in the use of products such as the IP-223 dual IP remote adapter, the Tetra radio system interface, the Telex System Manager (TSM) and Network Recorder, and various VoIP desktop control consoles (C-6200, IP-1616, IP-2002 and C-2002).
A certificate is only given to participants, however, if they take and pass the Telex RoIP Radio Dispatch Certification online exam. In addition to Dan Bixby (Director of Training for Bosch Communications Systems) and Paul Mayer (Tech Engineer), the Bosch/TELEX team was made up of Ziad Soussou (Regional Sales Manager Middle East & Africa ACT), Deborah Jackson (Sales Engineer CCS EMEA), Martina Hirtreiter (Indoor Sales Manager ACT EMEA), and Kamil Swobodzinski.