EDGE Group Launches Video Calibration Certification Events

EDGE Group Launches Video Calibration Certification Events

National Training and Certification Program to be Co -Sponsored by The EDGE Group, Sencore and NEC


San Leandro, CA, April 10th, 2006 - The EDGE Distributors Group™, a nationwide coalition 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 April 11th, at Necessities in Boston, MA, and will take place in EDGE territories throughout 2006.

Through these Video Calibration 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, and special prices will be offered to all attendees for the equipment required. The first 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 will obtain 1 CEDIA CEU point for attending. Registration for the Video Calibration Certification program is available by contacting a local EDGE Group member, which can be found at www.edgegroup.org, by calling 866 -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 individually 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, no dealer is ever treated as just a number. Big or small, a dealer's business is of utmost importance. Product lines EDGE distributes and supports include Channel Vision™, Chief, Furman Sound, Fusion Research, Gefen, ICM/F -Conn Industries, Isotec/Sheer Sound, NEC, NűVision™, Peerless Industries®, Proton, Sanus Systems, and ViewSonic®.

Featured Product

Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod

Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod

Our new EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod is designed for the professional installer providing everything he needs for consistent, repeatable terminations and overall quicker and easier installations," explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. "This heavy duty kit is the perfect solution when working with both delicate as well as high performance, larger OD cables that are tougher to terminate due to larger wire gauges, thicker, harder insulation on the conductors and pair separating splines. Not only will you overcome these connectivity obstacles but you can be assured that every termination will meet FCC specifications.