Japan was the site of the first official Wholehog® III training seminars organized for customers. Two sessions for two days each were held August 6-9 at Ushio U-Tech's Koiwa Studio in Tokyo. Sales and R&D professionals attending were mostly from Ushio U-Tech, C&C Electronics Co., and Theatre Engineering Co. Ltd, although one production person came a long way from the National Theatre School of Canada. High End Systems' Brad Schiller instructed the classes, which were translated simultaneously into Japanese by Hitoshi Nakamura, chief of the international sales division of Ushio U-Tech.

The first formal classes for Wholehog III in the US kick off in October at the LDI2002 trade show in Las Vegas, to be taught by High End's Vickie Claiborne. Other Wholehog III seminar dates will be announced soon on the support section of the High End Systems website.