NSCA Expo to Host EST Exams The 2004 NSCA Systems Integration Expo will host the first certification exams for electronic systems technicians (ESTs) on
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NSCA Expo to Host EST Exams

The 2004 NSCA Systems Integration Expo will host the first certification exams for electronic systems technicians (ESTs) on March 20 and 21, in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The certified EST (C-EST) designation is a prerequisite to the NSCA's more advanced certified status, the registered electronic systems integrator (R-ESI). Two years work experience is required for the C-EST, though any professional is permitted to sit for the March 2004 exam. Those with less than two years experience may sit for the exam and then receive their C-EST designation after two years. Testing includes a written exam and a hands-on skill demonstration to assess basic installation technique. After successfully earning a C-EST and meeting a series of work elements over time, systems professionals may take the R-ESI exam.

CEDIA Names Executive Committee, Board of Directors

Ray Lepper, president of Home Media Stores, L.C., has been named the 2003-2004 president of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). Lepper will serve on the CEDIA executive committee with the following industry professionals: Andy Willcox, vice president, Pro Line Integrated Systems; Marilyn Sanford, treasurer, La Scala; Larry Dashiell, secretary, Hometech; and Jeff Hoover, past president, Audio Advisors. CEDIA's 2003-2004 board of directors members include: Jill Kent, Audio Video Systems; Bill Skaer, Eric Grundelman; Michael Heiss, M. Heiss Consulting; Jeff Kussard, Russound; Richard Stoerger, Audio Design Associates; Mitchell Klein, Media Systems; Scott McAllister, MediaWorks; and Ken Smith, Custom Electronics.

CES Partners with InfoTrends

The 2004 International CES partnered with InfoTrends Research Group to produce Flash Forward: Bringing Digital Imaging into Focus, a 12,000-square-foot tech zone providing a look at the latest digital imaging innovations. The 2004 International CES runs January 8 through 11 in Las Vegas. InfoTrends and CES are also hosting ImageScape 2004, which will give reporters a peek at new technologies the day before the show opens. In addition to previewing the latest in digital imaging while visiting the Flash Forward tech zone, CES media will have the opportunity to network with select retailers, catch up on the latest digital imaging research and forecast trends, and interview digital-imaging industry experts and senior executives.

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