Park Electrical’s Training Facility brings Gira Training Academy to the North


  Posted by: electime      10th July 2018

Gira partners up with Park Electrical Distributors and utilises their Training Facility to deliver four days of Gira product training in the North.

Utilising their dedicated training room and with training rigs sent over from Germany – Park Electrical,played host to Gira’s Training Academy in May 2018 at its UK Head Office: Unit 3 Queens Park, Earlsway, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 0QD.

Gira – a leading manufacturer of electrical wiring accessories & intelligent building control products – were delighted to be given the opportunity by their UK Distributor Park Electrical Distributors to deliver their training outside of London for the first time in recent years.

The 4-day Gira training programme placed an emphasis on Gira KNX products, their parameters and how to program them, which included hands-on technical instruction, coaching and advice – expertly delivered in person by Alexander Gaertner from the Gira Training Academy Department in Germany.

May 14th 2018 – KNX Day 1

Gira Keypads & Actuators

Switching, Dimming, Scenes, DALI Gateway, Heating, Cooling, Blinds, Curtains & Shading

May 15th 2018 – KNX Day 2

Gira Project Assistant (GPA)

GIRA Logic Module, GIRA X1, GIRA S1, GIRA G1, GIRA DCS-IP Gateway (Door communications integration to IP)

May 16th & 17th 2018 – Days 3 &4

Gira HomeServer: on-board computer for intelligent buildings

The Gira HomeServer connects the KNX system’s electrical installation to the computer network and the internet. This allows intelligent building technology to be controlled centrally via a large number of control devices, regardless of the user’s location.

This two-day course covered: Downloading a project from ETS, Building structure and QuadClient setup, Switching and dimming scenes, Logic messages, notifications, and archives, Camera integration to QuadClient., Visualisation, graphs, and time clocks.

Mark Booth, Managing Director at Gira UK Ltd, comments “Our aim for rolling out Gira training courses like this one at Park Electrical Distributors, is to build on our network of expert system integrators which we hope, leads to increased specification. We want to encourage product familiarity and confidence, as well as develop new skills so that our UK suppliers and Gira specialists can reach previously untapped markets.’’

Paul Kinghorn, Building Technologies Manager at Park Electrical Distributors, says “We were delighted to host Gira’s KNX product training in our training facility. It was a great benefit to be able to offer our northern customers the training Gira provide to further enhance their knowledge in our continually growing sector. We hope to repeat this in the future also, to ensure we continue to offer further education opportunities alongside other industry recognised training courses we run internally.”

Mark continues, “We hope with continued training opportunities, open dialogue, product rich events and reactive communication, Gira will fast become the first and only choice for intelligent building solutions and technology.”

For further information on Gira UK Training Academy and upcoming on-site, on-demand and online training courses, please visit

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