AGT’s Director of Audio Visual (A/V) Integration, Ben Hitt, has big news – he has officially achieved the AMX Solutions Master (ASM) Certification, a rare distinction that dubs him an expert in the AMX product line. Before we get into the certification itself (which is a big deal), let’s tell you a little bit about Ben.
Ben has been with AGT for over 15 years, during which time he has held several positions including research scientist, lead control system programmer and senior systems engineer. He was promoted to his current position in 2014. Ben graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He currently resides in northwest Atlanta with his wife and son, although they spend the majority of their time traveling across the country for Ben’s job – which they love. Ben takes a customer-centric approach to every project he works on, and he consistently finds ways to expand his knowledge base and sharpen his skills – including earning certifications from leading manufacturers in the A/V field.
Now, let’s talk about Ben’s ASM distinction. The ASM program certifies individuals who are capable of integrating complete AMX solutions and technologies. There are fewer than 50 active AMX Solutions Masters in the world, making Ben’s status extremely rare. To accomplish this rating, Ben was required to achieve AMX Certified Expert status in six different disciplines – Design (ACE-D), Installation (ACE-I), Programming (ACE-P), Resource Management Suite (ACE-RMS), Digital Signage (ACE-DS) and Integrated Solutions (ACE-INT). Along the way, Ben attended 23 days of Instructor Led Training and completed multiple practical exams to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter.
“We congratulate Ben on his outstanding achievement and certification,” says Chris Backus, College of AMX Senior Manager. “This certification represents someone who thoroughly understands the AMX product line and how to maximize usage of platform capabilities, and we look forward to working with Ben and the AGT team on future projects.”
To read the full press release detailing Ben’s ASM status, please visit AGT’s newsroom. Congrats, Ben!