Training

Training helps you build the knowledge and skills needed to use products effectively and safely. We offer a blended learning approach at different skill levels, starting with online self-paced courses to understand the theory, complemented by hands-on instructor-led training at our hardware equipped TAIT Training classrooms located in Hampton, UK, and Lititz, USA.

Kinesys Basic Technical + Vector Training (Classroom)

Our popular two-day Kinesys Basic Technical + Vector Training course is delivered at our fully equipped training facilities in the UK (Hampton, London) and in the USA (Lititz, PA) or at clients sites (by arrangement).

This course is suitable for all skill ranges, from those who have never seen a Kinesys system before to more experienced users looking to hone their skills.

This practical course includes:

  • In-depth practical programming and operating Vector
  • Technical overview of Kinesys products & how they work
  • System setup and basic troubleshooting skills

Places are limited to ensure low trainer to trainee ratios.

 

For more information or details of how to book;

Hampton | UK

  • 29 February-1 March, 2024
  • 29-30 April, 2024
  • 2-3 May, 2024

Lititz | USA

  • March 6-7, 2024
  • June 19-20, 2024

 

iQ Fundamentals (Classroom)

The iQ Fundamentals course builds upon the prerequisite iQ Online Training series by providing hands-on experience with the epiQ console. This hands-on experience solidifies the foundation for using TAIT’s iQ software and understanding how to set up your working show environment. It’s designed to create a familiarity with the tools and menus available in iQ via the epiQ console, their use for show creation, automation control, and monitoring.

Facilitated in Lititz, PA, USA, and Hampton, London, UK.

Curriculum

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to the workspace
  • How to open the user manual
  • Opening, closing, docking, and tabbing windows
  • Machine manual control
  • Absolute moves
  • Relative moves
  • Moving multiple axes
  • Moving turntables
  • Using the Device window
  • Creating and using position presets
  • Introduction to the cueing engine
  • Understanding cues, cue blocks, and cue lines
  • Axis move cue lines
  • Loading a cue list and running cues
  • Cueing a turntable
  • Delay cue lines
  • Organizing cue lines
  • Managing fault behavior
  • Stopping and restarting cues

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For more information or for details of how to book;

Hampton | UK

  • 15-16 April, 2024
  • 18-19 April, 2024

Lititz | USA

  • April 22-23, 2024
  • June 11-12, 2024

TAIT Navigator Automation Platform: Introduction (Classroom)

The TAIT Navigator Automation Platform: Introduction course provides the foundation for using TAIT Navigator software and understanding how to set up your working show environment. It’s designed to create a familiarity with the tools and menus available in Navigator, their use for show creation, automation control, and monitoring.

This class includes:

  • Software introduction, practices, and principles. We use simulated axes in a 3D environment to operate and program
  • Practical motion exercises, cueing, and rules. We use a mechanically compensated lift and travel rig to carry out cue programming and operation exercises. Programming using our Polaris console.
  • General automation overview where we discuss TAIT system architecture, troubleshooting practice, how to contact TAIT Support. Familiarization with our E-Stop appliance (ESA), Compass handheld console and Nav Hoist chain hoist. Exercises to set limits and bypass limits on our Nav Hoist and Compass handheld console.

Curriculum

This course provides the foundation for using the TAIT Navigator Automation Platform and an understanding of how to set up your working show environment. The course builds a familiarity with the tools and menus available in the Navigator Classic GUI, and the use of our software for show creation, automation control, and monitoring. The Introduction class serves as a prerequisite for attending the more advanced Programming class.

Skills

  • Use simulated axes in a 3D environment to operate and program
  • Use a mechanically compensated lift and travel rig to carry out cue programming and operation exercises
  • Operation and Programming using our Polaris console
  • Familiarization with our E-Stop Appliance (ESA), Compass handheld console and Nav Hoist chain hoist
  • Exercises to set limits and bypass limits on our Nav Hoist using a Compass handheld console

 

For more information or for details of how to book;

Hampton | UK

  • 13-15 March, 2024
  • 15-17 May, 2024

Lititz | USA

  • March 11-14, 2024
  • April 8-11, 2024

TAIT Navigator Automation Platform: Programming (Classroom)

The TAIT Navigator Automation Platform: Programming course provides a more in-depth understanding of the use of Cue Programming and Rules, this class works towards understanding the complex system structures required to run an advanced automated production. In addition, this class introduces the use of the 3D Space device for visualization and practical exercises. It’s focused on the power of Navigator as a show control engine and the advanced programming features that can help automate your show. This class also provides a different way to look at how you can program a show to achieve your desired result. We also introduce the concept of Navigator Panels, a powerful feature that allows the operators to create custom Graphical User Interfaces for themselves or other operators on their systems.

Prerequisite

This course requires you to have taken Navigator Automation Platform: Introduction. This ensures a common baseline for all students in the Programming class. Given the flexibility of the Navigator Automation Platform, people may never be exposed to some of the ways in which we work in the classes. We’ve found that without that baseline, the attendee has a less than productive experience.

For more information or for details of how to book;

Hampton | UK

  • 20-22 May, 2024

Lititz | USA

  • March 18-21, 2024
  • April 15-18, 2024
  • May 13-16, 2024

 

Want bespoke training? Get in touch.

We can also develop custom training solutions, specifically tailored to your needs. This can be at one of our machinery-equipped lab facilities, or at your site or venue. We have provided custom, specialized training for:

  • Theme Parks
  • Cruise Lines
  • Theaters
  • Opera Houses
  • Educational Institutions

To discuss how we can support you, please get in touch with us at TAIT.Training@taittowers.com.

Do you need to pay VAT?

VAT is currently payable at 20% in the UK, and needs to be paid upfront by everyone booking a training course except:

  • an EU company which can supply a valid VAT number and proof of being in business in the EU
  • a non EU company, with proof of company incorporation
  • UK – Individual – VAT payable
    UK – Company – VAT payable

  • EU Individual – VAT payable
    EU Company – No VAT payable if a valid VAT number and proof of being in business in the EU is provided

  • Non EU Individual – VAT payable
    Non EU Company – No VAT payable if proof of company incorporation is provided.

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