AVAD Consolidates CEDIA Level I Installer Certification Courses for 2004

Industry-Standard CEDIA Installer Training Reduced to One Day for Added Convenience


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AVAD Consolidates CEDIA Level I Installer Certification Courses for 2004

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - January 6, 2004 - AVAD LLC, America's preeminent nationwide distributor of cutting -edge home technology along with the Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), designed a new 2004 training schedule for CEDIA's Level I Installer Certification. In an effort to make more accessible CEDIA -certification, AVAD consolidated its two -day exam preparation and test administration structure to cover one day.

"AVAD's foremost goal is making its service package completely available to dealers across the United States," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "Pulling together the elements of our CEDIA training dates gives participants an effective preparation session, plus the opportunity for nationally recognized installer certification, reducing the time dealers need to take away from ongoing business commitments."

Each testing date starts with a preparation seminar occurring between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, and moves to the examination between 3:00 and 6:00 PM. Below is a list of each Level I Installer preparation and testing dates, and the AVAD location at which the course will take place.

2004 CEDIA Level I Installer Certification Training Dates:

• 13th, Westminster, CO
• 15th, Scottsdale, AZ

• 10th, Dallas, TX
• 12th, Houston, TX

• 30th, Bellevue, WA

• 1st, Livermore, CA
• 13th, New Hyde Park, NY
• 15th, Warren, MI

• 19th, Elk Grove Village, IL

• 22nd, Avon, OH
• 24th, Charlotte, NC

• 20th, Smyrna, GA
• 22nd, Nashville, TN

• 17th, Irvine, CA
• 19th, Van Nuys, CA


• 12th, Salt Lake City, UT
• 14th, Scottsdale, AZ

• 9th, New Jersey location
• 11th, Westbury, NY

• 7th, Belleview, WA
• 9th, Sacramento, CA

It's recommended that attendees have at least one year of experience with custom installation, as well as a familiarity with a wide range of literature and codes pertaining to custom electronics. A list of these materials and registration information is available at www.cedia.org/certification. For more information, call 1 -800 -FOR -AVAD, and visit www.avad.com for a complete listing of all AVAD locations.

CEDIA is a global trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has approximately 2,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's web site at www.cedia.org.

About AVAD
AVAD LLC is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. What makes AVAD unique is its in -depth inventory of the most prestigious name brand products in nearly every discipline necessary to provide a complete home solution. From home theater and lighting controls to distributed audio/video and central vacuum, AVAD has it all in stock at each of its 21 locations nationwide.

AVAD LLC, founded in 1998 as a specialized network of distributors, provides the system integrator with a great opportunity to make more profit by providing complete design and integration assistance, technical training, education and certification programs such as CEDIA's Level I Installer Certification, plus the ability to enter into new types of businesses like central vacuum. AVAD offers coast -to -coast delivery within 24 hours or pick -up at one of its convenient nationwide locations.

Building around installer's needs, AVAD continually expands its service offerings. The Dealer to Builder Program, D2B is a clear example of AVAD's dealer commitment. This initiative creates a common channel to link dealers and builders in bringing homeowners across the nation the best in home technology. With D2B, AVAD reinforces individual businesses and the entire custom installation channel by putting highly qualified technicians at the forefront of industry expansion.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, Draper, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Fujitsu, Harman Kardon, Lutron, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, ProConnect, ProFlex, Replay TV, RTI, ScreenPlay by InFocus, Sharp, SharpVision,
Spaun USA, VisionArt and more.

For more information about AVAD and its services, visit their website at www.avad.com or contact Joe Piccirilli at (954) 484 -3221 or info@avad.com.

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