Specialist Certifications Demonstrate Expertise and Commitment

Every facility has some kind of audiovisual (AV) system – whether it’s digital signage, TV distribution, CCTV or a technology-enabled training room. AV technology is getting more complex while it’s also improving options and flexibility for end users. Having an AV technology expert on the project team provides clients with confidence that the job will done right, on time and on budget.

A Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) helps address technical challenges and requirements on projects, from integration of key technology to staying on plan and on budget, and helps develop exceptional AV solutions. CTS professionals understand drawing details, before they reach the site, leaving only unexpected site conditions upon arrival. This results in efficient installations which save time and money for everyone.

ERMCO is one of the only electrical and systems contractors to have several staff members who are Certified Technology Specialists: Jon Birchler, CTS®; Matt Cast, CTS®; and Jared Klingler, CTS®, CTS®-I and CTS®-D.

JARED KLINGLER, CERTIFIED TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, CTS®, CTS®-I (installation), CTS®-D (design) Jared recently added the CTS-D certification to his already impressive resume, making him one of only about 1,000 people nationwide with all three certifications.

Jared achieved his first InfoComm CTS® certification in April 2016, Certified Technology Specialist-Installation (CTS®-I) certification in March 2017 and Certified Technology Specialist-Design (CTS®-D) certification in June 2017. Jared has eight years of experience with ERMCO and almost 10 years of experience in the systems and low voltage industry. He is an Ivy Tech Community College graduate with an AAS in Apprenticeship Technology: Telecommunications Technician and completed his Indianapolis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training in 2011, graduating as Apprentice of the Year. Jared is also a BICSI Technician and holds several manufacturer certifications including Crestron DigitalMedia Certified Designer and Audinate Dante Certification Level 1.

“This is a huge accomplishment for Jared and for ERMCO. Jared is committed to being the best in his area of expertise. He wants to be able to knowledgeably collaborate with clients on technology challenges. It also shows ERMCO’s commitment to investing in staff and providing clients with the best support possible.”

- Terry Armstrong, ERMCO Director of Technical Systems


InfoComm Certified Technology Specialists™ are accredited through both the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

A Certified Technology Specialist™ — Design (CTS®-D) is an AV systems designer who assesses client's needs, designs AV systems, prepares AV design documents, and coordinates and collaborates with other professionals to create AV systems that satisfy clients’ requirements.

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