Samsung to host training courses in US, Canada

Video surveillance solutions provider Samsung announced this week that it will be hosting two-day industry training courses throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2012.

According to a statement, the Samsung IP Institute (SIPI) courses will be led by Dr. Edward Wassall, the company's director of IP product and business development, and will cover IP video network design and integration.

Day 1 courses include; IP video design methodologies; Ethernet 101; the open systems interconnect model; introduction to Internet protocol; TCP/IP packet structures; IP addressing basics; IP sub-netting; and, introductions to virtual LANS and network switching. Courses on day 2 will cover; assigning IP addresses to a laptop; IP camera technology basics; assigning an IP address to a camera; video LAN connectivity; video image optimization; frame rates, resolution and compression; video management software installation; video network optimization; and, a design technology review.

"IP video networks are becoming the norm in video surveillance, so it is more important than ever to provide basic and mid-level technical network design expertise to the channel," said Frank De Fina, Samsung senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Educating the channel to fulfill customer needs in the changing IP video market is one of the ways we are maintaining the value and quality of the Samsung brand."

Dates for upcoming SIPI sessions include:

  • Toronto, Canada, Feb. 28-29
  • Texas, March 20-21
  • Calgary, Canada, April 17-18
  • Chino, Calif., April 24-25
  • Ridgefield Park, N.J., May 29-30
  • Chicago, June 26-27.

The registration fee for the course is $499. For more information or to register, visit