The UK AV distributor, CIE-Group, have announced the winner of their annual competition to win a HDBaseT / UHD-inspired road race bike. We are pleased to say the winner is one of our own; Marc Maskrey, Project Engineer at Cinos. Marc was presented with his prize at the Lee Valley Velodrome – the home of track cycling for the London 2012 Olympics.
The competition was launched by CIE-Group and AV connectivity brand CYP, and was open to attendees of their HDBaseT Training Academies, and to professionals who visited CYP’s booth at ISE 2015. The inspiration behind a customised, carbon fibre bike as a prize came from CIE’s very own HDBaseTEAM charity cyclists who, each year, cycle 500 miles in just 3 days to raise money for their 3 supported charities – Derby Kids’ Camp, Cancer Research and The British Heart Foundation.
Marc attended the HDBaseT Academy in Nottingham back in November and commented; “I attended the HDBaseT Academy to pick up more information on HDMI signal transmission. You can look up information online, but it doesn’t always sink in; so being there in the room, being able to ask questions and get instant feedback was very useful.”
The HDBaseT Expert Installer program was launched in 2014 and has already trained more than 3000 delegates. The courses cover HDBaseT technology principles, installation advice and best practice, product certification and interoperability, and include hands-on tutorial and comprehensive demonstration.
The announcement certainly came as a surprise for Marc who explained ““When I attended the training course it was to pick up information and I didn’t give the prize a second thought until I received a call from Martin [Featherstone, CYP Product Manager for CIE). I thought the call was a follow-up from the training and he told me I’d won the bike! After a busy, hard Friday at work, it made my week!”
We would like to congratulate Marc on winning this superb prize and hope he enjoys cycling in style as summer approaches.