Barco Residential and Meridian form UK partnership
A new partnership between Meridian Audio and Barco Residential within the UK will reportedly provide professional UK-based installers with access to two high-quality brands and the capability to create the best home cinema and media room experience for their customers.
“We are keen to help our dealers provide authentic, premium quality and profitable home theatre experiences for their clients. Our partnership with Barco Residential now allows professional installers to access excellent quality projection technology, alongside our own high-performance audio, all supported by Meridian’s complimentary Design and Specification Service. Together, Meridian and Barco Residential can now provide the three key ingredients for a successful home cinema or media room installation,” says Meridian director of marketing Rayner Sheridan.
Barco Residential products and technologies, including the Media Series, Theatre Series and top of the range Cinema-at-home Series projectors, are custom-designed and built in the company’s Belgian and Norwegian design centres. They offer installers significant performance advantages across a defined set of viewing applications, specifications and price-points. As part of this partnership agreement, installers will be able to access and specify Barco Residential’s highly acclaimed Loki 4K DLP laser home cinema projector which will be available later this year. The new brand partnership will complement Barco Residential’s existing distribution channels into the UK market which remain unchanged.
“As a leading British innovator of home audio solutions, Meridian shares our passion for creating the ultimate experience for our customers and offering technology of the highest quality. With Meridian on board as a distributor, we look forward to growing our presence in the UK market, and working together to provide the complete home theatre solution,” says head of Barco Residential Tim Sinnaeve.
Meridian’s complimentary Design and Specification Service can assist dealers in planning their project schemes as efficiently and accurately as possible. Solutions from Barco Residential are now fully integrated into this service to provide installers with a complete audio-visual scheme.
The power, depth and subtlety that a Meridian surround system and Barco Residential projection solution can deliver will be showcased at Meridian’s own home theatre in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, for dealers and their clients to experience. This facility incorporates a winning combination of Meridian and Barco Residential product to create an engaging and immersive experience.