EDGE Group Launches Video Calibration Certification Events

National Training and Certification Program to be Co-Sponsored by The EDGE Distributors Group, Sencore, and leading Flat-Panel LCD and Plasma TV manufacturers.

San Leandro, CA, Feb. 22, 2006 - The EDGE Distributors Group, a nationwide association of consumer electronics distributors serving the custom installation and retail markets, has announced the launch of its Video Calibration Certification program, a new addition to the group's expanding education focus for custom installation and electronics dealers. The program will officially kick -off Saturday, March 1st at EH Expo in Orlando, FL.


The Video Calibration Certification program, jointly sponsored by Sencore, and leading flat -panel LCD and Plasma TV manufacturers, will take place in EDGE territories over the course of 2006. Through these courses dealers will have an opportunity to learn valuable video calibration skills, as well as critical technical information necessary to properly calibrate LCD and Plasma TVs. Special prices will be offered to attendees for equipment featured during the events. The first scheduled event in the series, held in Van Nuys, CA at Rolls Electronics, was a sell -out, drawing nearly 50 pre -registered attendees.

"We're excited at the opportunity to offer our dealers valuable training in this important area. It is a great opportunity for our dealers to learn a skill that provides a real customer benefit and can add to their profit. The EDGE Distributors Group believes that high -quality dealer training is of the utmost importance ," said Mike Hench, President of The EDGE Group. "It is central to our efforts to support our dealers in the installation and integration of the high -tech products we offer."

Dealers may register for the Video Calibration Certification program via the EDGE Group website (http://www.edgegroup.org/AboutUs -EdgeDistributorsGroup_PCC06.htm), by calling 888 -396 -6531 or via email to katye.s@edgegroup.org.


About The EDGE Distributors Group
Founded in 1999, The EDGE Distributors Group (www.edgegroup.org) consists of 14 independently -owned regional distributors that primarily serve the premium U.S. custom installation market and select retailers. EDGE partners sell and support products aimed at residential value -added installers and specialty retailers. They encourage growth by their members and customers alike by carefully evaluating, then bringing to market the finest installation products available - emphasizing those that are reliable, innovative and exciting. EDGE members also highly value personal attention, and no dealer is ever treated as just a number. Product lines EDGE distributes and supports include Channel Vision, Furman Sound, Fusion Research, ICM/F -Conn Industries, Isotec/Sheersound, NEC, NűVision, Peerless Industries, Proton, and ViewSonic.

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