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The EDGE Distributors Group Slated to Launch Dealer Certification Training Program

First Program on Tap for 2009 is with Aspire RF Wireless Lighting Control Systems

Seattle, WA – January 5, 2009 – The EDGE Distributors Group — a rapidly growing service-oriented group of 13 independently owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators – is slated to launch a dealer certification training program that begins early 2009.

According to The EDGE Distributors Group Director Katye McGregor, equipping dealers with a full understanding of today’s emerging technologies is a key initiative for the group. EDGE’s focus is to enable dealers to benefit from selling homeowners a broader range of services.

McGregor says, “The goal of the certification training program is to ensure that dealers have everything they need to ‘spec in’ the many new technologies available today and to springboard them to expert level in as short a time as reasonable.?

The first EDGE dealer certification program on tap is with Cooper Wiring Devices, manufacturer of the Aspire RF™ wireless lighting control system which operates on Z-Wave technology.

Jason Sherrill, Aspire RF Product Manager says, “The EDGE / Aspire RF certification program is more a technology training than a sales training. The program is focused on helping dealers get their arms around Z-Wave technology, how to work with electrical contractors and more.?

?The end result for attendees will be successful installations, more profitable sales, and ultimately very satisfied homeowners,? furthered McGregor.

The EDGE / Aspire RF certification training program is slated to begin early 2009. Additional technology certification programs will be available from The EDGE Group throughout the year and are expected to be announced in early 2009.

A complete schedule of events will be available to dealers shortly by contacting their local EDGE Group distributor or visiting www.edgegroup.org.

About The EDGE Distributors Group
Founded in 1999, The EDGE Distributors Group™ consists of 13 independently owned regional distributors that provide best-of-breed audio, video and home automation solutions to residential value-added installers, systems integrators and specialty retailers in the United States (20 locations nationwide).

EDGE carefully evaluates and brings to market the finest installation products and solutions available, with emphasis on those that are reliable, innovative, exciting and profitable for customers.

Each EDGE member is strongly established in its regional market, and maintains personal relationships with each customer. EDGE is committed to providing outstanding customer support every step of the way, from the recommendation of products and solutions to post-sale service and technical support.

Product lines EDGE distributes and supports include Anthony Gallo Acoustics, Cooper Wiring Devices’ Aspire RF™, Channel Vision™, DLO, Furman Sound, Gefen, NEC, NūVision™, Peerless Industries®, Planet Waves, Sanus Systems, Sheer Wire, Straight Wire, Tripp Lite, Universal Remote Control, Xantech, ViewSonic® and Wi-Ex.

The EDGE Distributors Group Contact Info: 17837 1st Ave. S #7 / Seattle, WA 98148
Phone: 866.396.6531 / Fax: 888.651.9941 / Internet: edgegroup.org

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