Meridian’s Installation Training Program Formally Recognized by CEDIA
Graduates of the Newly Enhanced Installation Course will Earn CEDIA CEUs
Austell, GA–April 2005–Meridian America, the subsidiary of leading British home audio manufacturer Meridian Audio Limited, which is celebrating its 26th year of business, is pleased to announce that the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) has approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing the enhanced Meridian Installation Specialist training program.
According to CEDIA, a course’s value in CEUs is determined by the course’s description, learning objectives, and length; more important, it the CEUs count toward maintaining the coveted CEDIA certification. The CEDIA Continuing Education program ensures that CEDIA Certified Professionals continue to develop their industry and technical knowledge base.
Due to the tremendous success of Meridian America’s G Series components and increased interest in its DSP loudspeakers and reference 800 Series products, the company has ramped up its training program to take full advantage of its new facility in Austell, Georgia. With more than 1,600 square feet dedicated to training, the space includes a classroom, a history room showing examples from Meridian’s 26-year history, a dedicated two-channel room, and a reference theater boasting DSP8000 loudspeakers and reference 800 Series electronics. Led by Ken Forsythe, a Meridian veteran with more than 15 years of retail training experience, the Meridian Installation Specialist training program takes attendees on a two-day journey ranging through product history, installation how-to, and the unique Meridian PC setup.
“Meridian has been a longtime supporter and member of CEDIA, dating back to the inception of Meridian America in 1992. We have dedicated additional resources to improve our training program, and the recognition by CEDIA is the crowning achievement. Our program not only yields results in the field but provides our dealers with a vehicle to maintain their certification—a level of credibility that consumers demand,” said Meridian America’s Ken Forsythe.
The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in the design and installation of electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,000 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA members include Residential Electronics Systems Professionals, who have emerged as the “fourth contractor” in the building and remodeling industries, alongside electrical, plumbing, and HVAC professionals. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s website at www.cedia.org.
About Meridian Audio
Meridian Audio Limited is based in Huntingdon, near Cambridge, UK, and was founded in 1977 by Allen Boothroyd and Robert Stuart. In its 26 years of innovation and development of the highest-quality consumer audio systems, the award-winning company is widely recognized as a world leader in digital and analogue audio reproduction. Meridian developed the world’s first audiophile CD player, the world’s first consumer digital surround controller, developed the MLP lossless packing systems mandated for use in DVD-Audio, and is the only UK audio hardware manufacturer to be a member of the DVD Forum. The company’s optical disc players, DSP-based loudspeakers and Digital Theatre systems are unique in the industry, maintaining a super-quality digital audio signal throughout the path from the source to the amplifier, and using digital signal processing to generate advanced crossover characteristics that would be impossible with conventional passive analogue systems. For more information please visit www.meridian-audio.com.