ADI, NBFAA and Slayton Solutions Team up for Networking Training

Melville, NY, July 6, 2006 - ADI, a leading security and low voltage distributor, today announced it has formed a partnership to offer in-depth networking training to technicians and dealers at the local level. Training participants will benefit from an industry-leading curriculum developed by Slayton Solutions Ltd., a provider of online and instructor-led training in fiber optics and networking of security equipment. These courses are sponsored by the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) National Training School and provide continuing education credits.

Networking 101 for Technicians is a one-day interactive course that provides alarm integration technicians in-depth training in the basics of networking, IP addressing, firewall issues, cabling options, and connection of networked security devices onto LANs and the Internet. The instructor-led training will provide students with experience using live network devices, connections, cables, and other accessories. Real world applications and installations will be emphasized, along with proper and safe installation procedures, and troubleshooting.

“With the security industry slowly transitioning from analog to digital and new decision makers coming on board, it is important that both security dealers and systems providers are engaged with new technologies,” said Mike Masten, training manager, ADI. “The terminology, security requirements, and equipment have all changed radically over the past 18 months, which is why it is so important providers participate in these courses.”

Additional courses being offered include Networking 101 for Sales and Project Managers, Networking 102 for Security, the Security Networking Institute, and the Fiber Optics Institute. All training classes will be held in the local branches of ADI. In June 2006, the first classes were held in Dallas and Austin, Texas and the next class will be held in Chicago, Ill. in August. A 40-city tour is planned for 2007.

“ADI wants to continue to help our dealers by providing valuable educational resources on emerging technologies,” said Nick LaBella, director of product management, ADI. “It is our goal to offer our dealers the best educational opportunities possible and we strive to do so by offering a variety of courses, Web-based training, and books such as the IP Surveillance Catalog.”

For more information contact your local ADI branch or visit www.adilink.com.

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