The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers has agreed to distribute cable technician training software from Pangrac & Associates Development Inc. (P&A).
P&A's "Tech Trainer" software offers a collection of training and evaluation scenarios via a simulator that provides interaction with distribution equipment. It's comprised of 12 training modules covering cable plant troubleshooting issues such as forward and return paths, analog and digital signals and high-speed data. Software pricing for SCTE members and non-members is available on the Web.
P&A's Dave Pangrac is the program chair for the 2004 SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies, set for Jan. 13–15 in Dallas.