Harman Launches Certification Programs for ARCOS

Harman JBL Synthesis is offering training and certification programs for its ARCOS Adaptive Room Correction and Optimization System. To receive ARCOS certification, installers, distributors, or acoustical/theater design consultants must complete a training program given by JBL Synthesis. Certification is given at t
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Harman JBL Synthesis is offering training and certification programs for its ARCOS Adaptive Room Correction and Optimization System.

To receive ARCOS certification, installers, distributors, or acoustical/theater design consultants must complete a training program given by JBL Synthesis. Certification is given at two levels, Master and Standard level.

Completing the Standard-level course will qualify the attendee to calibrate JBL Synthesis systems using ARCOS. Completing the Master-level course will give a person Standard-level training, and additional training that makes them factory authorized to qualify a JBL Synthesis/Harman High Performance AV (HPAV) installation as a Factory Certified JBL Synthesis Calibrated Theater.

To complete the Standard level course, an attendee must be an employee of an authorized JBL Synthesis U.S. dealer or international distributor, and must complete the ARCOS factory calibration training course with a JBL Synthesis Field Application Engineer.

For completion of the Master level course, a participant must currently operate or be an employee of an acoustical consulting or theater design firm, purchase an ARCOS calibration kit and pay an annual usage license. In addition, a Master level company cannot be an installer or integrator of home theater products. Upon completing the Master-level course, attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion, an official listing on all HPAV websites (JBL Synthesis, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and Revel), and access to software updates and technical support.

The first Harman ARCOS Calibrator Training – Master-Level Course was held on March 15 and 16, 2011 at the Harman Northridge, CA facility. The following consultants attended: Keith Yates (KYDG), Anthony Grimani (PMI), Adam Pelz and Jim Harber (Quest Acoustical Interiors).

For information on the next Masters course, including what qualifications are required, contact Ron Rouse at ron.rouse@harman.com.

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