Shanghai, China (December 19, 2003)-At the end of September, 2003, Architectural Audio PTE Ltd., (AAPL), the exclusive distributor of MediaMatrix in China and Southeast Asia, sponsored their 20th, and largest ever, MediaMatrix educational seminar, at the Sun Moon Resort Villa, outside of Shanghai, China.
According to Dr. David Law, director of AAPL, “Over 350 audio professionals from all over China attended the seminar, including Chinese MediaMatrix and Peavey dealers, system integrators, engineers, past and potential customers, as well as professional and academic acoustics and networking experts. Additionally, several professors who are in charge of writing government building acoustical specifications also attended.”
During the ten years since the initial MediaMatrix installation in the U.S. Senate Chamber, Peavey Electronics’ MediaMatrix division has revolutionized the high-end audio technology market with its computer-based audio processing and control interfacing systems. MediaMatrix is recognized as a leading technology for the audio, communications and integrated media industries and the established standard in configurable audio systems throughout the world.
Education has been the foundation of MediaMatrix’s ongoing success. Since its inaugural session in 1994, the popular MediaMatrix Seminar Series has become an industry event, providing instruction to system integrators, designers, consultants, engineers and end-users on MediaMatrix products, technology, applications and design.
Since 1997, AAPL-sponsored MediaMatrix Seminars have been held throughout China at dealer locations, coinciding with major industry trade shows such as PALA (Pro Audio Light Asia), or at Peavey’s Mainland China headquarters, located in Shanghai. Similar to the MediaMatrix seminars held at Peavey’s corporate headquarters in Meridian, Mississippi, the Chinese MediaMatrix seminars are also customized for audio professionals of all levels of experience.
AAPL’s introduction to MediaMatrix Seminar is a half-day in length, while the Intermediate MediaMatrix Seminar is three days in length with 6 hours of class training per day. AAPL’s Advanced MediaMatrix Seminar offers a 7-hour regiment of lectures and hands-on class training, with approximately 3 hours of homework per day, for seven consecutive days. Advanced students must pass an exam at the conclusion of the seminar in order to be recognized as an authorized MediaMatrix programmer and written certification is issued to those students who make the grade. Between May and July of 2003, AAPL sponsored four Advanced MediaMatrix Seminars, successfully training approximately 80 new technicians.
Dr. Law stated, “Chinese audio professionals are well aware that MediaMatrix systems have been used in some of the most prominent venues in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the US State Senate, the Petronis Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, exhibition centers, stadiums and airports all over the world. MediaMatrix is considered the industrial standard for networked audio in China and it is continually installed in the most important government venues in Beijing, such as the Forbidden City and Summer Palace, as well as in many other provincial government buildings.”