Brescia, Italy (February 1, 2007)–Outline Professional Audio recently opened its training academy in Brescia, Italy. Providing a formal qualification for students about the company’s Butterfly line of loudspeakers is now part of the sale, thus necessitating the facility, according to Giorgio Biffi, International Sales Director.
Brit Row’s Butterfly grad class”Following sales to a number of high profile clients, we realized that it was a good idea to open a training facility here in Italy, as we have all the engineers available to convey and answer any technical questions that our customers may ask,” said Biffi. “We can also show them our manufacturing process from start to finish.”
The course, which lasts two days, contains theory and practical modules and culminates in a formal qualification allowing the engineer to use propriety software (V.I.P.) and gain an accreditation known as VIPA. For riggers, Outline offers the SYSTEC accreditation, recognising riggers’ contribution to the live arena and allowing them to rig and fly Outline Butterfly both safely and effectively.
The first students through the new facility were some of the world’s most respected engineers who were sent by Britannia Row Productions to qualify for using Butterfly: Sherif El-Barbari (Robbie Williams), Robin Lopez (BJork, Roger Waters at Hyde Park Calling), Derrick Zeiba (Brit Awards, Classical Brits, Hall of Fame, MTV Music Awards Copenhagen), Richard Trow, Gerald Fradley, Dorus Hommels, Christopher Peters (Robbie Williams), Daniel Ungaretti (The Roundhouse), Adam Williams, Nico Royan, Jonathan Dunlop, Michael Gibbard, Aron Ross (Cliff Richard), Dave Poynter, (The Foo Fighters, Jamiroquai), Andreas Andreou (Robbie Williams), Paul Gardiner, Ian Barfoot, Davide Lombardi (Mobos, UKHOF, MTV Music Awards Copenhagen), Adam Smith (Mobos, UKHOF, MTV Music Awards Copenhagen).