SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2006 — HDMI Licensing, LLC, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface™ (HDMI™) specification, today announced it will offer a free 40-minute online training program for consumer electronics installers, providing a technical overview of HDMI, installation techniques and common installation issues.
In addition, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has notified Silicon Image that qualified installers receiving a passing grade of at least 70 percent through the HDMI online training program may apply for 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the CEDIA Professional Certification Program. CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. CEDIA has notified Silicon Image that it will list the HDMI Training for CE Installers program on CEDIA’s website as an authorized course for CEUs.
The HDMI Training for CE Installers program will be available on the HDMI website, www.hdmi.org, beginning September 14, 2006.
HDMI is the de facto standard digital interface for high-definition consumer electronics devices. By delivering crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience.
“As HDMI products proliferate, installers need a convenient way to learn more about the technology and get comfortable working with it,” said Rich Green, owner of Rich Green, Ink, a custom electronics design and installation firm, and CEDIA’s Certification Council Chair.
"The installer community is key to introducing new home theater technologies and standards" said Les Chard, president of HDMI Licensing. "This new training module is a powerful educational resource for installers who are looking to use the latest technologies in their home theater installations."
The program can be accessed by visiting www.hdmi.org and clicking on HDMI Training. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will be sent via e-mail a “Certificate of Completion.”
HDMI is the first and only consumer electronics industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. By delivering crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.
About HDMI Licensing, LLC
HDMI Licensing, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc., is the agent responsible for licensing the HDMI specification, promoting the HDMI standard and providing education on the benefits of HDMI to retailers and consumers. The HDMI specification was developed by Hitachi, Matsushita (Panasonic), Philips, Silicon Image, Sony, Thomson and Toshiba as the digital interface standard for the consumer electronics market. The HDMI specification combines uncompressed high-definition video and multi-channel audio in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. For more information about HDMI, please visit www.hdmi.org