Meridian Launches New -Look Website

Class, Style, Ease of Use and Innovation are the Features as Website Reflects the 21st Century Meridian Brand Status

Huntingdon, Cambridge, UK, 23rd October 2008 - Digital audio performance and style innovator Meridian Audio has announced that its elegant and highly contemporary new website is now live at: www.meridian -audio.com


With its clean, modern design and effortless performance the new website unveiled by Meridian - one of the consumer electronics industry's most highly regarded luxury manufacturers - mirrors the peerless quality of the new product line -up the Cambridge -based company offers.

As well as delivering a complete and authoritative guide to every Meridian product available, the stylish site also offers an intelligent navigation system that lets you find what you want, as quickly and painlessly as possible.

This is yet another phase of Meridian's development as it pushes into the 21st century and is a positive manifestation of the recent investment in the brand.

Consumers can search for products either by type, such as CD players or surround sound processors, or by exact model number. Once a product has been located comprehensive information and specifications are at hand, along with image galleries, press recognition, and brochures. Meridian stores - whether it is a Premium Partner, a Compact System Reseller or Design Consultant - can be found by simply tapping in a postcode. In addition, Meridian will shortly be introducing a worldwide map function, which lets you select a continent followed by country, and then postcode.

Elsewhere a news section keeps readers up keep up -to -date with all the latest developments at Meridian, while there are a series of downloadable White Papers illuminating and explaining Meridian's technology, detailing research and development programmes. Existing customers can also register products online.

Meridian's Chief Marketing Officer Graeme Taylor commented, "We wanted the new website to accurately reflect Meridian's contemporary new corporate identity whist still emphasising the values on which the company has been based for over 30 years. Our design team has constructed a clear, customer -focused site to enable visitors to easily discover more about the brand and, importantly, where they can experience it, by directing them to one of our retailers and, in the UK, one of our Premium Partners. We feel that the goal of creating an easily navigable menu of products with an in depth archive of materials from datasheets, user manuals to firmware updates has been achieved. Also - this is very much 'Phase 1' of the site's development and we have a number of interesting and customer relevant -additions being made in the coming weeks."


About Meridian Audio Limited
Meridian is based in Huntingdon, near Cambridge, UK, and was founded in 1977 by Allen Boothroyd and Bob Stuart. With a 30 -year history 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 Blu -ray Disc, 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 Meridian 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.

Featured Product

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseT™ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Prcis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.