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6 INDUSTRY NEWS
All the must-know news and on-coming events
currently making the headlines
BLACK TIE BREAK-OUT
32 INSIDE CI
Bringing on new brands and being Berlinbound, SVI jaunting Geordie, DAVE SLATER,
brings us the latest from INSIDE CI
8 HDANYWHERE UPDATE
Controlling multiroom TV and audio with just your
voice is now a reality, thanks to HDAnywhere and
MHUB OS
34 CLARITY CALLS
Manners maketh the man, or at the very
least keep your customers coming. PHIL
HANSEN looks at the essential importance of
maintaining a good retail relationship
10 WHAT’S NEW
A lot’s new, that’s what, including Meters Music
Meters Cubed speaker system, Onkyo’s fresh
range of receivers, Linn’s Akubarik and Akudorik
loudspeakers and much more
36 CUSTOM INSTALLATION NATION
The latest low-down on all the news,
products, people and dates shaping the
CI trade
38 THE CEDIA SCENE
MATT NIMMONS discusses how CEDIA can
help integrators assure homeowners that
they’ve got the best person for the job
14 AWE FOCUS
AWE announces a breakthrough in home
control platforms with the launch of Total
Control 2.0 from URC
40 INDUSTRY INSIGHT
This issue we speak to MARTIN FEATHERSTON,
Commercial Director at CYP Europe Ltd
16 AVABOUNDS
Spread AV excellence all around your client’s crib
with the finest multi-room-making marvels
42 CASE STUDY
Tasked with a minimalist, yet mind-numbingly
advanced integration, Inspired Dwellings rose
to the challenge and excelled
22 ENTERTAINMENT EVERYWHERE
End spectacular sound and vision high and wide
with the latest wireless wonders
44 TRAINING DIARY
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and install encyclopedia, go get more grasp,
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26 BUILD SMARTER
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and get registered for Smart Buildings 2017
28 WIRED FOR SOUND (& VISION)
Leading naturally on from our earlier Wireless
AV round-up, time now to look at more
tangible techniques for treating AV
Predictably true to form, the nights have
drawn in, the autumnal chill has returned
to the air, and the leaves on the trees
have given up on green and begun the
slow fade to falling. All of which can only
mean one thing: yep, it’s time to sharpen
the lapels on my dinner jacket, shave my
legs and slip on my clapping hands, as I eagerly await the CI
event of the year, the CEDIA Awards!
Mere weeks away as I write, this year’s piss-up polite
dinner and light drinks will be held on Friday September
29th within the fictional world of Harry Potter at London’s
Warner Bros. Studio Tour. I’m sure the evening will be,
ahem, magical, and although I’ve never read a Potter book
or seen a single film I’m sure I’ll amaze everyone with a spell
I know for making wine disappear in the blink of an eye.
But, before the fictional frivolities fire up, first comes
the serious business of SVI Oct. Well, I say ‘serious’, but
what I actually mean is ‘pretty damn cool’, for this issue of
the most renowned custom installation trade publication
in this office is nothing if not an awesome eye-based
Oktoberfest-esque celebration of all that’s great in CI.
Combining the most cunning cables and associated kit, the
myriad marvels of multi-room, the, frankly, witchcraft of
wireless, essential expert opinion aplenty, a sneak-peak at
the forthcoming Smart Buildings Show, plus all the usual
gubbins you’ve come to expect each issue, painstaking
plucked from the ether and presented in our varying
Custom Install Newsaramas, we think you’ll agree, you’re
sipping from the very beer stein of smart itself.
I’m off now for some quiet pub-based reflection and to
see if I can reassemble my bifurcated work-wife Bontell in
time for the Awards. See you there!
Stuart Pritchard
Editor
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MAGIC POTION PROVIDERS
Keeping custom installers and attending CI hacks
alike lubricated, CEDIA has announced that HEOS
and Definitive Technology are the exclusive
sponsors for the CEDIA Awards pre-dinner drinks
reception that is due to take place on Friday 29th
September at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour
London - The Making of Harry Potter.
HEOS and Definitive Technology have joined
forces under the Sound United umbrella to
sponsor the drinks reception that welcomes
guests to the CEDIA Awards ceremony, which
celebrates the best in home technology
innovation.
As the leading premium speaker brand in
the USA, Definitive Technology loudspeakers are
designed in California and combine sophistication
and precision, producing forward thinking
on-wall, architectural, floorstanding, bookshelf
and outdoor speakers, alongside both in-wall and
freestanding subwoofers.
HEOS is a multi-room audio system that
allows users to control all their music effortlessly
from anywhere in their home. Being a fully
scalable system featuring wired and wireless
products, HEOS is the most flexible solution on the
market, combining amazing sound, stylish design
and ease of use. The range includes a number of
speaker options, soundbars, subwoofers, and
AVRs. Both HEOS and Definitive Technology are
available to technology integrators via UK
distributor, AWE.
The 2017 CEDIA Awards is also brought to you
with the support of Bowers & Wilkins, IFSEC
International, Meridian Audio, OneAV and The
Cinema Designer as official sponsors.
cediaawards.org/tickets
Industry News
The Who-What-Where-When-Why
of AV and CI
PREMIUM PARTNERS
Basingstoke-based distributor of top-end tech, Habitech, has strengthened its residential and commercial
product offering with an agreement to partner with Aquavision, the inventor and premier manufacturer of
premium-quality in-wall televisions.
The agreement places Habitech’s proven sales and support expertise behind as many as six highly
specialised Aquavision ranges, all meeting IP66 ratings, spanning screen sizes from 16- to 85-inches at up
to 4K resolution, and available in multiple permutations of feature set, style and glass design for the finest
installed performance quality.
Habitech’s partnership with Aquavision coincides with the launch of the brand’s first outdoor TV
range. The five new Horizon’ models in 32-, 43-, 55-, 65- and 85-inch screen sizes and six brightness
levels are supplied in an elegant white satin frame and include a high-quality anti-reflective FullHD or 4K
LED screen. An IP65 rating means that they’re protected against water, dust, sand, moisture and insects,
and can withstand temperatures of between -40°C (-40°F) and 110°C (230°F).
Habitech’s MD Jonathan Pengilley added: “I’m delighted to be working with a globally acknowledged
leader and innovator in a significant sector of CI design. Our customers expect to see their TV screens flat
to the wall; with Aquavision we can go one better – and who wouldn’t want that?!”
habitech.co.uk
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BLUOS ADDS ELAN
Canny Canadian developer of the BluOS®
music operating system, Lenbrook
International, has announced its intent to
develop a two-way driver that allows the
BluOS hi-res distributed audio system to
integrate with ELAN’s API. With an
anticipated launch this year, ELAN would
become the sixth control system supported by
BluOS, which already supports similar drivers
for Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, and Push.
As a stepping stone towards a fully
functional two-way driver, an early beta
driver will be made available to allow the
BluOS team to start engaging with
interested ELAN dealers as part of the BluOS/
ELAN driver development program.
Coupled with advanced hardware
architecture, and a music-driven approach
that focuses on delivering optimal sound
whether listening in one or many rooms and
playing lossy or lossless music, BluOS is one
of the industry’s most innovative and
scalable custom audio solutions. With
“Enabled” and “Ready” products available
that range from audiophile-quality traditional
hi-fi components to custom rack-mounted
multi-zone amplifiers, dealers and installers
will be able to vastly expand their ‘Internet
of Things’ offerings for entertainment and
audiophile-grade music enjoyment, and have
it controlled, automated and monitored
seamlessly within the ELAN system.
The beta driver will be available to
home integrators and retailers interested in
integrating BluOS Enabled productS into
ELAN control systems starting in September.
Download the BluOS driver through the
ELAN dealer/support portal, nadelectronics.
com or bluesound.com when available.
CEDIA SHOWCASE
Bringing forward-thinking folk together, CEDIA will be hosting a Lifestyle Technology Showcase on 11th October
2017 at The Building Centre in London. The event will be split into two sections, with the educational
programme being targeted at interior designers, architects, and property developers, while the networking
session is open to technology integrators. This will provide CEDIA members with the opportunity to develop new
and existing relationships with the design community.
This one-day event will take place from 9:30am - 7:00pm at London’s prestigious Building Centre, a venue
dedicated to promoting innovation in the built environment. It will begin with CEDIA’s RIBA and BIID accredited
CPD training course, ‘Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes’. Following the CPD, the four event sponsors will
host a 45-minute presentation. The sponsors include GIRA, Control4, Artcoustic, and Lutron. These companies
will also be showcasing their products on a table-top exhibition space.
Towards the end of the day, CEDIA will host a session that will discuss a real life smarthome project.
Attendees will gain an understanding of how to best work with a technology integrator, and what the outcome
is when a good partnership is developed at the early stages of the project.
The event will conclude with a networking session. Technology integrators are invited to attend the drinks
reception to network and build relationships with the design community.
For more information on the event, visit: cedia.co.uk/cedia-events.
POLK GO OMNI-PRESENT
Lektropacks has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor of the Polk Audio range of CI products
from the US. The agreement, effective immediately, see’s Lektropacks continue to offer sales and service
support for the range, which includes the V and RC range of in-wall and in-ceiling flush mount speakers,
Atrium outdoor speakers, active subwoofers, soundbars and Polk Audio’s proprietary wireless multiroom
audio system, OMNI.
Polk Audio in-ceiling and in-wall speakers are precision-engineered to disappear into their
surroundings. With minimally-flanged designs, exclusive Sheer-Grilles™ and multiple options for effortless
installation, discreet flush mount models fit anywhere with virtually invisible sound. The company’s
outdoor speakers undergo a rigorous weatherproofing certification program that far exceeds typical
military specification weather tests, resulting in an entire line of weather-resistant audio products made to
fill large outdoor spaces with rich, natural sound. Its subwoofer range harness proprietary technology,
advanced bass venting and heavy-duty enclosure constructions to eliminate performance-robbing
turbulence and produce deep, energy-efficient bass performance.
Commenting on the appointment, Martin Featherstone, commercial director at Lektropacks, said:
“We are thrilled that Polk Audio has chosen Lektropacks to be its exclusive distributor for its excellent
range of CI-dedicated products. As a US brand that has worked in and supported the most mature CI
market in the world, Polk’s experience is vast and can be seen through the attention to detail and ease of
installation offered by the range. Polk is an essential addition to our growing portfolio of high-quality CI
products to the trade and we are looking forward to working closely with them.”
lektropacks.co.uk
polkaudio.com
PREM LEAGUE
MOUNTS
B-Tech AV Mounts have
strengthened their growing
European sales team with the
appointment of Przemyslaw Mika.
Armed with a broad knowledge of
the Central Eastern European
market, Prem will be building
brand and product awareness as
well as increasing sales throughout
the region - an area identified by
B-Tech as having strong growth
potential.
Prem brings considerable
experience and knowledge to
B-Tech’s European operations,
having worked in the AV Industry
for nearly 20-years. His career
includes working with leading
display brands including Philips,
Sharp and Panasonic, with more
than 10 years spent working with
various sales channels (via
distribution, dealers and retailers).
Based in Warsaw, Poland,
Prem will be covering the CEE
region including Poland, Latvia,
Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary,
Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia,
Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and
Bosnia & Herzegovina. B-Tech AV
Mounts (through B-Tech
Deutschland GmbH), offer full
sales support from their
operational centre based in Berlin,
Germany, as well as a full
warehouse and logistical team that
will serve the CEE markets.
Prem joins the European team
that already includes Andreu
Aguilar, based in BTIB for Iberian
markets, Steven Verdood, based in
BTBE for Benelux markets and Tim
Steinmetz, based in Dusseldorf for
the DACH market, further
strengthening B-Tech’s presence
on the ground in Europe. With
three European offices and
distribution centres; in Barcelona,
Brussels and Berlin, B-Tech AV
Mounts offers a comprehensive
service across all of Europe.
btechavmounts.com
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SVI HDANYWHERE
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Controlling multiroom TV and audio with just your
voice is now a reality, thanks to HDAnywhere…
HDAnywhere understand multiroom entertainment to mean having the
ability to enjoy all of your media content in every room you wish to,
without any loss of quality and in a really easy-to-control manner. As
such, back in April the HDA uControl universal remote App was
launched, offering source and TV control via the MHUB’s integrated
IP2IR technology (with no additional control hardware required).
uControl App users can turn on the TV and control the volume, select
sources and control them, play and pause, navigate programme guides
and menus and finally turn everything off the room when leaving. All
via the free App.
Now users don’t even have to use an App to achieve control, they
can go completely hands-free and remote-free and simply use their voice
to control their home entertainment in every room, thanks to MHUB’s
new (and free) software.
WORD HAS IT
HDA has released a new version of its MHUB PRO matrix operating system
called MHUB-OS (formerly known as DASH), which primarily delivers Alexa
voice control and remote management+monitoring to their MHUB PRO
systems. The new OS also encompasses improved security and establishes
the foundation for future innovation delivered via MHUB.
Unique and patented to HDA, MHUB-OS unlocks the potential of
MHUB PRO’s onboard IP>IR engine by adding macro-sequencing for
simplifying the ease and convenience of controlling TV and audio in our
homes. Go completely remote and hands-free by using single voice
commands or a uControl app ‘quick action’ buttons – triggering multiple
signals to multiple devices in sequence to deliver a desired end result,
such as switching your TV on from standby straight to your favourite
news channel in the morning, without needing to find the remote or
turning all the TVs (and source devices) off in the evening with a single
voice command.
REMOTE CONTROL
You can also reduce the necessity for callouts and site visits with HDA’s
new remote management software. Whether at the office, Watford Gap
services or working from home, the HDA PRO Cloud dashboard offers a
secure portal to remotely monitor and manage MHUB installations
across multiple client sites. Power-cycling, software rebooting,
diagnostics, EDID changes and uControl configuration changes can all be
performed without ever having to put miles on the van.
Central to HDA’s strategy is leveraging MHUB add-on bonus
technologies and Cloud platform to enable HTPs to achieve more from a
single device. This creates more value for the end-user and creates easier
opportunities to sell additional services, and importantly manage them
in a more efficient and cost-effective way.
Chris Pinder, HDA Founder, commented: “An MHUB PRO changes
the relationship people have with TV in their homes. Voice control is a
big part of that changed relationship. We removed the box-clutter from
living spaces, now we’ve removed the remote also. Macro-sequences
create single command simplicity and the ultimate convenience, that
other brands cannot offer from a one-box solution. On the installation
side, our new remote management platform offers more real-time
functionality than ever before. This allows HDA Pros to provide
incredible service, whilst saving time and money. A genuine win-win-win
for home technology professionals and end-users alike.”
FANTASTIC & FREE
MHUB-OS is a free upgrade for MHUB PRO users and can be downloaded
by pressing the ‘Check for Updates’ button on the ‘MHUB Settings’ more
details on updating can be found at support.hdanywhere.com
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SVI’s round-up of all the very latest product news.
If it isn’t here, it isn’t happening…
TECH TRIUMVIRATE
Onkyo continues its tradition of phenomenal compact
Hi-Fi performance with the introduction of three new
package systems comprising the flagship CS-N775D
Multi-room Receiver System (£469.99), CS-N575D
Multi-room Hi-Fi CD System (£399.99), and CS-375D
CD Receiver System (£269.99). Each blend
component-grade musicality with effortless operation
for people of all ages, especially those less familiar
with network audio.
Two network models support Chromecast built-in,
DTS Play-Fi, proprietary multi-room distribution for
network and analogue audio, with the CS-N775D
adding the AirPlay wireless audio streaming platform.
Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn are integrated
together with mobile music and audio on networked
media server via the Onkyo Controller app for iPad,
iPhone, and Android devices.
The receivers showcase a new JOG dial and
advanced display technology that helps everyone find
and play music in seconds. The CS-N775D and
CS-N575D feature information-rich LCDs providing
visual reference when navigating content. Operation is
demystified for listeners that prefer intuitive frontpanel control.
All three systems encourage families to make
music a part of everyday life. Offering separates-level
performance in unobtrusive dimensions, and cleverly
integrating app-based audio and sharing it around the
home, the new CS Series outshines in every respect.
uk.onkyo.com/en/
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British music and audio innovator, Meters Music,
introduces Meters Cubed, a sleek and stylish
desktop wireless speaker system that combines a
highly compact design with a powerful sound
performance that belies its small size. Cubed is
also adorned by Meters Music’s signature, fullyfunctioning VU Meter – lending a dash of studio
cool to the first of Meters’ wireless speaker range.
Priced at £199.99, Meters Cubed consists of
three, easily desktop-mounted cubes: one
amplifier unit and two high-power stereo speakers
containing 2.5-inch drivers and delivering 10W per
channel.
A micro audio system like no other, Meters
Cubed utilises Ashdown Engineering’s signature
VU meter, normally reserved for reading the input
levels of musical instruments in recording studios.
This illuminated VU shows the music playback
level status at a glance, so you don’t just hear
your music – you can see it too.
Designed for streaming wirelessly from
handheld devices, Meters Cubed features
Bluetooth 4.0 technology, allowing owners to
stream music from a smartphone, tablet, laptop,
PC or Mac with great ease and enjoy excellent
audio quality. Meters Cubed also features an
auxiliary 3.5mm jack input for wired connection to
non-Bluetooth devices.
With a diameter of just 90mm (cubed) and
neatly rounded styling, the mains-powered Meters
Cubed takes up little desk space but packs a
serious musical punch, utilising mSound DSP
Sound Enhancement Technology to deliver a
sound of considerable scale, detail and power.
metersmusic.com
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BETTER TO RECEIVE
German uber audio giant, T+A, has announced the launch of its new CALA
Receiver range, the CALA SR and CALA CDR (with CD mechanism). The ideal
alternative to bulky separates, the CALA range offers a host of features within
a single receiver unit, including compatibility with streaming services (TIDAL,
Deezer and qobuz), playback via UPnP network music servers and USB storage
media, FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio, SP/DIF and optical digital inputs, HD
Bluetooth connectivity and analogue inputs (including a switchable aux/MM
or high output MC turntable input).
The chassis of both models has been crafted from aluminium for a sturdy
foundation for the electronics, whilst control comes via the supplied T+A
F100 remote control or the T+A Control app (available for Apple and Android
devices).
The CALA SR is a multi-functional streaming receiver that acts as a
complete Hi-Fi system. The model features an integrated amplifier with a
large range of connection facilities and powerful 2x 55W output stages for an
exceptional performance.
Users can access a range of supported sources, such as Internet radio
with Airable Internet Radio Service, FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio, in addition
to in-built streaming service clients Deezer, qobuz and TIDAL. HD Bluetooth
streaming also allows users to stream seamlessly from mobile devices such as
smartphones and tablets, whilst UPnP, network music servers and USB storage
are also accessible. The CALA SR even allows for reproduction of analogue
sources including Phono MM and high output MC.
The CALA CDR is the all-encompassing music centre. With all of the
fantastic features of the CALA SR, the CALA CDR features additional
specifications for the ultimate hi-fi experience. Much like the SR, the model
features an integrated amplifier but with a slightly higher 2x 100W output –
for the most demanding performances. An integrated CD player also allows
for greater versatility and optimal output.
Available now, the CALA SR and CALA CDR are priced at £2313 and
£3242 respectively.
kogaudio.com
HIT THE WALL
B-Tech AV Mounts have added to
their range of pop-out mounting
solutions with the introduction of
the ultra-slim BT8312. Designed to
make video wall installations as
quick and simple as possible,
B-Tech’s latest mount can be used
to create unlimited video wall
configurations in both landscape
and portrait format.
The ultra-slim profile of the
BT8312 makes it the ideal choice for mounting into
walls with a narrow recess or when space in front of
the wall is at a premium. ADA compliance – American legislation relating
to the accessibility of electronic and information technology for people
with disabilities, states that wall mounted screens in public places must
not protrude more than 100mm from the wall. As screens get thinner,
with some sub-50mm deep models now available, the BT8312 is ideal
for meeting these regulations.
Being part of the B-Tech family of mounting solutions, the BT8312
also works perfectly as a pole mounted solution when used with the
System 2 range.
Similar to B-Tech’s ever-popular BT8310 mount, the BT8312’s popout system allows quick and easy access to the rear of mounted screens
for servicing and tool-less micro-adjustment enables easy and accurate
screen alignment. The BT8312 also features wallplate keyhole fixing,
with mounting template spacers available to eliminate time-consuming
calculations and on-site measuring.
btechavmounts.com
SVI WHAT’S NEW?
A-CLASS AUDIO
Linn has launched its new Akubarik and Akudorik loudspeakers with immensely enhanced performance and
precision thanks to Linn’s latest digital-to-analogue conversion technology, Katalyst.
Linn's innovative integrated speakers have power and intelligence built-in. A specially designed module,
suspension-mounted on the back of each speaker houses the best of their in-house technologies to optimise
performance and give a deeper insight to music. And while every room has its own effect on music, both
systems utilise Linn’s patented Space Optimisation technology to enhance performance based on the acoustic
properties of the room and desired speaker placement.
Behind the elegant curves of the Akubarik speakers are a host of powerful technologies derived from
their flagship Klimax system, plus a few tricks of their own.
The Akubarik's bass system fires deep, powerful and controlled bass while the 3K driver array ensures
stunning clarity from mid and high frequencies. Integrated technologies work together to complete the
package.
The Akudorik, meanwhile, is a highly innovative speaker that breaks all the rules. Akudorik offers great
sound in one compact, easy to use package. They might look small, but they produce a colossal performance.
Hand-built and tested to the highest tolerances, Akudoriks house a range of technologies which work
together to bring you closer to your favourite music.
The new Akubarik and Akudorik featuring Katalyst are available today in a choice of finishes, with
upgrades available for current owners. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
linn.co.uk
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NEW MOON
The stunning new MOON 240i integrated amplifier features a 50W amplifier,
moving magnet phono stage, five digital inputs, high-resolution DAC and an
OLED display.
It is MOON’s entry-level amplifier, but is probably all the amplifier that most
will ever need. With a wide choice of connectivity options, the striking 240i is
designed to be the one-box centrepiece of a music and home entertainment
system.
The sound quality is all MOON: organic and detailed, with exceptionally
well-controlled and tuneful bass, coupled with a wide and airy soundstage.
Vinyl, CD and digital music files are all brought beautifully to life. The 240i will
even drive inefficient and complex low impedance speaker loads without
difficulty and will get the most out of any music source. Plus, for custom-install
environments, the 240i features SimLink™, RS232 and IR ports.
Controlled by MiND (MOON intelligent Network Device), this is much more
than a product. It is a way of organising, listening to, and enjoying music.
MiND technology streams music from any digital music library to the audio
system, allowing playback. The library can consist of music stored on a
computer, on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, or simply streamed
music from a variety of internet sources. Whatever the source, with the MOON
Neo 240i, it’ll sound impeccable.
Available now from Renaissance Audio, the 240i is priced at £1990.
renaissanceaudio.co.uk
KEY FEATURES
n 3 line-level inputs including a front-mounted 1/8-inch mini-jack for
personal media player
n 5 digital inputs include USB (hi-res audio), SPDIF (x2), Optical (x2).
n Headphone output on ¼-inch jack
n OLED type screen
n Simple set-up via on-board software menu
n Moving magnet phono preamplifier input
n Analogue inputs are configurable to “pass-through” mode, when using a
home-theatre processor’s own volume control
n 10-year warranty
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Electrostatic headphones, such as those made by Stax, are notoriously tricky to
drive – so much so that many amps fail to make the most of their beguiling
sonic abilities. They need more power than regular dynamic headphones,
delivered in the right way to ensure their electrostatic plates are properly
‘energised’. Most amps deliver neither the EHT (Extra High Tension) voltage nor
the required audio voltage to enable electrostatic headphones to perform at
their best.
The Pro series iESL is an unsurpassed energiser for electrostatic headphones
(and transformer-coupled stage for flagship dynamic headphones too). Driven
by either the iFi Pro iCAN or a powerful amplifier it is capable of taking
electrostatic headphones to an unprecedented level of performance.
Its defining characteristic is a transparency and an ultra-wide dynamic
range that is totally natural. Priced at £1395 (inc. VAT), the Pro iESL works with
Stax, Sennheiser Orpheus and many more. These two key elements combine
the very best in classical approaches with the latest in cutting-edge technology
and superb component quality to deliver the ‘perfectly matched’ headphone
experience.
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KEY FEATURES
n Atypical Pinstripe Permalloy Core
transformer
n Bias voltage generator
n Capacitive Battery Power Supply
n One-off, hand-wound, Pinstripe
Permalloy Core Transformer
n Wima Capacitors
n Vishay MELF resistors
n Gold-plated silver and sealedsilver alloy contact relays
n Maximum Output voltage: 640V
RMS (16Ω/20V in) 320V RMS
(64Ω/20V in)
n Frequency Response: 5Hz –
50kHz (-3dB) Input Voltage (Pro
iESL): 5V – 9V/1A max
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AWE Focus
URC TOTAL CONTROL 2.0
AWE has announced a breakthrough in home control
platforms with the launch of Total Control 2.0 from URC…
“Total Control 2.0 is a dramatic step forward in
controls, the biggest and most substantial
platform upgrade since its launch,” says Mal
Fisher, Chief Technical Officer at AWE. “It brings
much greater flexibility, a more attractive
aesthetic and faster, higher performance
operation to create a significantly better user
experience. Combined with its series of recent
hardware innovations, this comprehensive
software update puts URC streets ahead of the
controls competition.”
Featuring a full graphical update, a new user
interface and advanced logic, Total Control 2.0
enables installers to put homeowners in charge
of their home with a seamless, intuitive and
versatile solution.
downloading to the system, loading new
programming and response time all vastly
improved. Installers can also make
adjustments and edits much more quickly
and simply, and pollinate across different
control devices in the house with ease.
Alongside the release, the extensive range
of design-led URC controllers is now also
available, via AWE. One of the major
attractions in this series is the unique 7-inch
TDC-7100 desktop controller which provides
elegant, responsive control over the system.
The TDC-7100 affords added security and
room-to-room connection benefits and also
features a camera and speaker to work
alongside the intercom system.
CUSTOM CONTROL
INSTALLER-APPROVED
With Total Control 2.0, installers can personalise
their URC system using a fully customisable
colour scheme. They can also add attractive
images to help define and flavour room, scene
and background settings. Either single devices
or scenes can take preference on the interface
to meet the individual needs of homeowners.
Up to 100 scenes can be pre-programmed for
immediate access to a specific command.
Total Control 2.0 also boasts much faster speeds
for both installers and end-users, with
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As well as substantial end-user benefits, URC
is directly increasing the opportunities for
installers with Accelerator 2.0, its new
software development platform. Featuring
advanced logic, very specific and complex
statements can be programmed. By
incorporating “if”, “and”, “then” and “or”
commands, the system becomes more
in-tune with the life of the homeowner.
In-built scheduling for commands on a
specific time or date increases the level of
autonomous directives completed by the
system, again demonstrating the
sophistication of the system.
TOTAL TRAINING
Stuart Tickle, Managing Director of AWE
adds: “The team at URC have done a great
job – I love it and am sure installers and
consumers will too! Total Control 2.0 is the
single, most substantial update to any
product range I can recall.”
Following its official unveiling at CEDIA
2017, Total Control 2.0 will be available via
a portal to all URC dealers from AWE. As
well as access to the latest releases and
URC hardware, AWE also provides awardswinning training at its Smart Home Academy
centre. A URC Total Control specific course is
available, with attendees learning the
benefits of the Accelerator software and t
he intricacies of the Total Control system
alongside AV devices and third party
systems.
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SVI MULTI-ROOM KIT
AV ABOUNDS
Spread AV excellence all around your client’s crib with the finest multi-room making marvels…
Excellent entertainment shouldn’t be kept confined to one room; I
mean, as much as we love a self-contained home cinema room setup, AV should be allowed to be accessed from any room, giving
home owners the option to, say, start watching a movie in the
living room, carry on watching it while cooking in the kitchen,
keep tabs on it over the table in the dining room and, of course,
bung it on in the bathroom to finish off before bed. And the same
with audio playlists. All of which is entirely possible thanks to the
myriad of multi-room kit and caboodle now available to the savvy CI.
Indeed, with so many options available, it would be impossible to
cover them all in a magazine with finite pages. So, to that end, we’ve
kept it simple and only covered the coolest…
PACKAGES
AVAILABLE
HOME CINEMA
As a popular area for installers, AWE
has produced a number of packages
to suit the exact needs of the enduser. There are product bundles to
cover complete home cinema projects,
amp and speaker installs, HEOS home
cinema, pre/power amplification and
projectors and screens. These
packages include products from
brands, such as Epson, Denon,
Marantz, HEOS By Denon, SANUS,
KEF, URC and Philips Hue.
MULTIROOM & AUDIO
Including everything needed to
provide a multiroom audio solution,
the package features speakers and
audio equipment from HEOS by
Denon, as well as cabling from
Kinetik.
CONTROL
AWE INSTALL PACKAGES
Always seeking to offer extra, AWE is making
installer’s lives easier by providing a range of
home cinema, lighting, multiroom audio, and
control installation packages. These packages
are curated by the experts at AWE, and form
the building blocks of simple or wider
residential systems. The packages are proven
and therefore simplify the entire sales,
specification and installation process.
With different variants of packages
available for application areas, there are
product combinations suitable for projects of
all sizes. Stuart Tickle, Managing Director of
AWE, comments: “We know how busy installers
are, and by creating these hand selected
packages, we aim to make the product
specification, installation and support process
more time efficient. The technology included
in the packages represents leading brands in
the home technology field, and they have been
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grouped together to ensure optimum
performance, with proven compatibility giving
peace of mind.”
Leading home technology company, Art
Of Integration, has recently benefitted from
the product packages on offer from AWE.
Co-Founder, Adam Wolfe comments: “Each
product package available includes highquality equipment that helps to deliver a true
home cinema, audio or controlled experience.
For installers, the sales and procurement
process is drastically sped up, enabling the
team to spend more time on liaising with
customers. The AWE demonstration facilities
at the show apartment are a fantastic tool to
prove to clients the benefits of the product
packages.”
T: +44(0) 1372 729 777
E: sales@awe-europe.com
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Ranging from products to enable
single room control with cloud
programming and access, through
to more sophisticated solutions, the
controls packages feature products
from the market leading controls
brand, URC. These can be used to
facilitate control over AV, door entry,
whole home control and an ever
increasing number of smart devices.
CINEMA LIGHTING
Perfecting a home cinema install can
often come down to the details. The
Cinema Lighting Package from AWE
features the necessary products from
Philips Dynalite and Philips Hue to
achieve the perfect cinema ambience.
INSTALL ESSENTIALS
Installation Essentials provide a
combination of SANUS accessories
and HEOS by Denon speakers to
maximise the aesthetics and
performance of a TV install.
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SVI MULTI-ROOM KIT
MIRAGE AUDIO SYSTEM
The Mirage Audio System is a turnkey, audiophile grade, wholehome audio system. It supports high-resolution audio, iTunes,
WMP playlists, the most popular streaming music services,
including Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and many more, as well as local
and international radio stations via TuneIn and iHeartRadio.
This complete package provides everything you need to
install the world’s best performing house-wide audio system
available. Just add your choice of in-wall or free-standing
speakers. With the Mirage Audio System’s high-end audio
specifications and power rating, you have the flexibility to select
higher quality loudspeakers in your favourite rooms.
Our user interfaces seamlessly blend room control with
music browsing to create a simple and enjoyable experience.
Easily group together multiple rooms, select a music program
from your local content or from the universe of online music
available, and then easily control the volume level across the
group of zones, or in each room individually.
The Mirage Audio System can support up to 96 individual
zones of audio, making it an outstanding choice for everything
from small residential projects, to the largest commercial
environments.
MIRAGE MEDIA SERVERS
At the heart of the Mirage Audio System is the award-winning
Mirage Media Server. These world class media servers and
streamers will let owners listen to their music with pristine
digital reproduction all over the home, play back highresolution audio files, or find new music with the most popular
online music services.
The cloud-based synchronisation features will ensure that
the entire library is always on-hand, whether in another home,
an office, or even when travelling.
MIRAGE AMPLIFIERS
The M-401E and M-801E amplifiers handle the room
amplification and audio routing responsibilities of the Mirage
Audio System. These high-powered amplifiers represent the
state-of-the-art in digital audio distribution. Both products can
be stacked, are expandable up to 96 zones, offer digital and
analogue inputs on every source, and provide extensive zone
linking capabilities.
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SVI MULTI-ROOM KIT
CORE BRANDS AURIEL 2.1
Core Brands released the Auriel 2.0 back in 2014, back then it was a
new major platform update that seen the addition of streaming audio,
climate and lighting control, plus remote access features. Since then the
Auriel has been updated to Auriel 2.1 which sees a number of new
additions to the system. Auriel 2.1’s improvement see some intuitive
user interface updates including a new Media Tab window, with larger
cover art and simplified controls, and Dynamic Zone grouping, allowing
one to group zones ‘on the fly’ with any Auriel interface.
Auriel 2.1 also adds dozens of performance improvements, AVR
updates and several new Home Control drivers to help provide that
elegant flexibility you’ve come to expect from Niles Auriel.
The Auriel is built on the ELAN Control Platform, so it’s a natural
progression for Auriel to expand into smart home control. Conveniently,
the new software update enables any existing Auriel system to easily
upgrade to the additional control features, so everyone wins.
Lighting control devices and wireless thermostats now connect to
the Auriel Controller, making the Niles Auriel MRC-6430 a complete,
powerful, and convenient home automation controller. Auriel 2.1
delivers simple access to lighting scenes and climate scheduling with a
few simple clicks on a Niles handheld remote (HR200), wall-mounted
touch panel (TP4, TP7), or the Auriel app for Android and iOS mobile
devices.
Auriel 2.1 updates the already integrator-friendly Auriel Wizard,
which cuts configuration time to just minutes instead of hours. Using a
mobile, tablet or PC, the installer goes through simple steps that quickly
configure the system for lighting scenes and thermostat programming,
plus sources, zone preferences, home theatre control and user interface
customisation.
AUDIO OPTIONS
Providing more options for integrators and their clients, Auriel 2.1 now
has Tune In, Deezer, Tidal and other popular internet radio services built
into the MRC-6430 chassis. One chassis delivers audio to six zones
through seven distinct input sources. For larger homes, two chassis can
be linked together to create a 12-zone system.
“We’re continuing to refine the Auriel home entertainment
experience, expanding from the ‘one touch to music’ philosophy that
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made it an industry favourite,” McKeon added. “With the ELAN engine
under the hood, Auriel delivers an easy-to-install, entertainment-centric
solution that is ideal for entry-level control and multi-unit installations.
We’re continuing to refine the Auriel home entertainment experience,
expanding from the ‘one touch to music’ philosophy that made it an
industry favorite,” McKeon added. “With the ELAN engine under the
hood, Auriel delivers an easy-to-install, entertainment-centric solution
that is ideal for entry-level control and multi-unit installations.”
For more Information on Niles and other Core Brands products
please contact Indigo Distribution on +44 028 91 455565
E: info@indigodistribution.co.uk
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SVI WIRELESS AV
ENTERTAINMENT
EVERYWHERE
Spread spectacular sound and vision high and wide with the latest wireless wonders…
Got a client that demands that he or she be able to hurl huge amounts of digital data
around their home all in the name of entertainment? Do they want to access vast audio and
video vaults remotely from any and all rooms in the house? And all without wires? Well, they’re in
luck, all thanks to the witchcraft that is wireless…
HEOS AVR
Available exclusively through
AWE, HEOS™ by Denon is
the most flexible multi-room
audio system on the market.
The HEOS AVR
revolutionises the AV receiver
market, combining flexibility, ease of
use and superb performance, all in a sleek aluminium chassis carefully crafted to create a
statement in a living room. It combines 5.1 channel surround sound with HEOS
multiroom music streaming, and the option of utilising wireless HEOS speakers as
surround channels, creating a cable-free multichannel system. It will drive conventional
speakers with its powerful built-in Class D amplification, or will work with a mix of both
wired and wireless speakers. The HEOS AVR delivers the high quality performance
expected with any AV receiver.
Offering up to 5.1 channel top-class surround sound, with the simple setup and
operation of a soundbar, the HEOS AVR has it all – simplicity, extraordinary sound and a
high class, minimalist appearance. This new product, which has been developed with the
idea of ‘surround yourself with sound, not wires’, is available exclusively to custom install
market via AWE.
With its sleek, slim line design, the Denon HEOS AVR doesn’t look like a
conventional AV receiver. Constructed with simplicity in mind, the HEOS AVR is ultrasimple to set up and use. The cleverly designed HEOS app leads the user through the
configuration process to integrate the HEOS AVR into your whole home music system
and achieve effortless surround sound.
As well as delivering TV shows and movies in thrilling surround sound, the HEOS
AVR can stream music from a home computer or online services like Deezer, Napster,
Spotify Connect and Tidal for limitless entertainment.
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HEOS BAR
The HEOS Bar delivers exceptional performance that effortlessly enhances the audio
performance of a TV, while also taking music to an entirely new level in a sound bar. Like
all HEOS products, this model not only plays music from the customer’s own library, but
also directly from a phone via Bluetooth and via streaming services. Simply connect to
your TV with HDMI and utilise the audio return channel (ARC) for a simple, powerful
solution. Add on the optional HEOS Subwoofer and wireless surround sound to complete
a wire free, 5.1 system.
The HEOS Bar is not just a superb TV soundbar, with state-of-the-art signal
processing, amplification and drivers, but it’s also a complete music-streaming solution,
which is able to integrate into a HEOS multiroom system. It’s a three-channel design,
suitable for screens over 50-inches and able to be used on a shelf or wall-mounted. The
Bar uses nine high-performance drivers in a 45° configuration to spread sound around
the room.
The same Denon DSP technology used in Denon’s award-winning AVRs is also
included in the wireless soundbar to create impressive virtual surround sound. Dolby
True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio processing ensures the HEOS Bar will sound as good
as those 4K pictures look.
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HEOS SUBWOOFER
Meanwhile, the new HEOS Subwoofer is
designed to work in perfect harmony with the
entire HEOS range, from wireless speakers to the
new Bar and AVR products, as well as and the
HEOS Amp/HEOS Link to add a powerful, deep
bass to any set-up. One scenario for installers to
maximise the benefits would be to use a HEOS
amp running ceiling speakers, and then simply
adding a HEOS Subwoofer to achieve a roomfilling system. This wireless subwoofer is
beautifully crafted with a stylish matt black finish
in a slim line package that can be used vertically
or horizontally, allowing it to perfectly fit the
personal specification of the room.
Two custom-made 5¼-inch (13.5cm) drive
units combine with sophisticated Class D
amplification to deliver clean, room-shaking bass.
Advanced digital signal processing optimises the
sound for each HEOS configuration, and there
are also detailed settings available for more
confident users – all accessed by the HEOS app
that makes set-up simple. System integration
features in the app provide a factory-optimised
option for each configuration, as well as
advanced settings for users that want more
control in their unique listening environment.
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HARMAN KARDON ALLURE
Launched at August’s IFA in Berlin, Harman Kardon’s Allure is an intelligent
speaker with Amazon Alexa Voice Service, the complementing any home
space with its stunning design and beautiful 360-degreel Harman Kardon
sound.
By pairing Harman Kardon’s refined and powerful audio performance
with Alexa’s intuitive voice technology, Allure brings discerning music-lovers a
rich premium listening experience, anywhere anytime, around the home.
Hands free and controlled by voice commands, just ask Alexa to play music,
read the news, control a smarthome, make purchases from Amazon Prime,
and more. Even in noisy environments, proprietary far-field voice technology
allows the speaker to hear commands from a far distance. Alexa is always
getting smarter and customers can enable more than 20,000 skills, which
makes using Harman Kardon Allure a truly personal experience.
The sturdy yet elegant transparent design of Allure blends into any
interior with a subtle touch of delicacy and ease. Place it anywhere and the
speaker will be able to fill any space with refined and powerful 360-degree
Harman Kardon sound, while equally stunning 360-degree ambient lighting
design glows from within. The ambient light will react to the voice
commands and move along with the rhythm of the music.
Harman Kardon Allure with Amazon Alexa (US $249.95) will be
available for purchase this winter.
harmankardon.com
amazon.com
ONKYO TX-8250
Amplifying a wide selection of easy-access sources for playback through
any loudspeakers, the new TX-8250 Network Stereo Receiver from Onkyo
is an excellent value proposition for music, film, and game lovers.
The TX-8250 combines Wide Range Amplification Technology with
universal network streaming and multi-room audio over 5GHz/2.4GHz
Wi-Fi, along with Hi-Res Audio playback, digital inputs for TV/BD/CD, USB
Audio, and an MM phono input. Digital connectivity is joined by six goldplated line-level inputs, Zone 2 pre-/line output, and Bluetooth wireless
technology.
Network and multi-room audio support includes Chromecast built-in,
FireConnect powered by Blackfire, and DTS Play-Fi technology; Spotify,
TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn music streaming services*4; and house-wide
playback management via Onkyo Controller app for iOS and Android
devices.
Chromecast built-in allows users to stream any music effortlessly.
Playback is controlled with popular Chromecast-enabled apps from an
iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, or
Chromebook. TX-8250 also works with the Google Assistant.
Multi-room capability goes further with FireConnect to mirror
network and analogue sources connected to the receiver, such as
vinyl records playing in the main listening space, on FireConnect-ready
speakers in other rooms. DTS Play-Fi technology enables streaming
from online services, media server, or device library over Wi-Fi to any
number of compatible products via Onkyo Music Control App for
iPad, iPhone, and Android phone/tablet. DTS Play-Fi connects systems
for synchronised music in every room, and can stream different music
to different rooms from the same device.
Priced at £529.99, the TX-8250 offers 135W + 135W (6-Ohms, 1
kHz, 1% THD, 1 channel driven, IEC) delivered via high-current lowimpedance analogue amplification featuring discrete output
transistors, non-phase-shift amp circuitry, and massive EI transformer
with custom capacitors holding power in reserve for instant dynamic
response. Quality D/A processing from AKM supports 192kHz/24-bit
Hi-Res Audio playback via LAN and USB, as well as Direct DSD
2.8/5.6MHz playback.
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SVI MINI CASE STUDY: INTERACTIVE INTERIORS
For Denny Hamlin it’s never a problem
remembering where he parked
When it comes to using
smart tech, the ball is in
Denny’s court now
TAKING STOCK
Used to life in the fast lane, US NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin decided it was time to bring his home right up
to speed too…
Denny Hamlin is an American stock car racing driver with a need for
speed. When he’s not competing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, he’s enjoying
his new Lake Norman, North Carolina 30,000-square foot residence that
features an indoor basketball court, bowling alley, race and golf simulator,
home theatre, helicopter pad, and more.
During the home’s building process in late 2016, Hamlin wanted to
incorporate one central interface to control all his home’s sub-systems and
sophisticated entertainment technology. After a recommendation from
Thompson Custom Home Builder, he called on local technology integration firm
Interactive Interiors to design a fast and reliable automation system to meet his
many objectives. “Denny Hamlin is familiar with control because he had used a
different system in a past home, but wasn’t happy with the complexity of the
interface and the issues that kept arising,” Brian Berg, President of Interactive
Interiors said. “He asked me to install the most reliable and easiest to use
system on the market, and I confidently suggested ELAN.”
ELEMENTS OF CONTROL
The Interactive Interiors team built the residence’s entire smarthome
infrastructure on an ELAN Entertainment & Control System. The installed
system included two ELAN gSC10 controllers, four ELAN g1 controllers, two
ELAN S1616A Multi-Zone Audio Controllers, and one ELAN gMV1616
UltraMatrix Switcher, accessible via 12 ELAN 7-inch touch panels and 16 ELAN
remotes. Hamlin also installed the ELAN app on his smartphone for remote use
while on the road. He can now control the home’s lighting, 32 zones of audio,
video, and security, from anywhere at any time.
“Interactive interiors did a phenomenal job to quickly and efficiently install
ELAN into the home,” said Ted Thompson, President of Thompson Custom
Home Builder. “Sometimes, programmers work for months on end when
implementing a smarthome infrastructure of this size and magnitude. But the
installation process and the system configuration was totally seamless.”
With ELAN at the helm, the Interactive Interiors team designed an
extensive entertainment system on a whole-home Ubiquiti wireless network for
Hamlin to enjoy during his time off the racetrack. Throughout the spacious
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residence, they installed 24 Samsung 60-inch televisions, both indoors and
outdoors, as well as a Samsung 88-inch curved screen TV in the home’s central
media room.
THEATRE OF DREAMS
They also built and designed a central home theatre, complete with a 110-inch
matte white projection screen with a black velvet frame, and an accompanying
Sony SXRD Projector equipped with 4K Ultra HD resolution at a 16:9 ratio. “We
worked closely with the custom cabinet builder to create 55-inch panels
surrounding the theatre screen so that Hamlin can watch five independent
channels at the same time, which is ideal for enjoying different races or games
simultaneously,” Berg said. “Together, we also designed a custom wood frame
around the screen with embedded Lutron lighting, all of which is automated
through the ELAN system.”
Incorporating custom design elements with the home’s technology was
common throughout the installation process. Interactive Interiors worked
closely with interior designer Scott Carpenter to integrate unique accents to
shield or show technology on a case-by-case basis.
“Denny wanted the overall design aesthetic to be clean, simple and
contemporary,” Carpenter explained. “In addition to the unique architectural
and design elements we incorporated, we also played with technology to
achieve our goal. We installed custom-built LED lighting strips across many of
the home’s moldings, especially for the home’s art gallery wall.”
According to Carpenter, technology absolutely impacts design and it is
therefore important to use it in a way that enhances – rather than inhibits –
creativity. “All of the home’s components need to fit together like a puzzle,” he
said. “We really were able to use the technology, and the instant and
automatic control, to accentuate particular elements that we wanted to
emphasise.”
SMART SECURITY
Hamlin also wanted a reliable and extensive security system to protect his
family and his property while on the road. Interactive Interiors integrated a
Holovision doorbell, intercom and camera at the front door into the ELAN
system, enabling Hamlin to check in on the front door from anywhere in the
home, or the world. A whole-home indoor and outdoor GE security system was
integrated into the system for maximum protection.
Thus far, Hamlin is thrilled with his new smart home and hasn’t
experienced any of the previous problems he had with automation. “Denny
really wanted to be able to control all of the home’s elements without fuss or
complication,” Thompson said. “I would absolutely recommend that builders,
integrators and homeowners use ELAN when they are looking for seamless
control.”
“ELAN ties all of my home’s components together and makes them
accessible from anywhere in the world,” said Hamlin. “I couldn’t be happier
with how the system turned out.”
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SVI SMART BUILDINGS PREVIEW
BUILD SMARTER
Custom Installer? Then keep ahead of the curve and
get registered for Smart Buildings 2017…
Smart Buildings 2017 – the go-to event for the
smart buildings industry – will be held on
10th-12th October 2017 at Birmingham’s NEC,
as part of UK Construction Week, providing the
most powerful opportunity available for
suppliers and contractors to connect face-toface, under one roof. This year, TV personalities
and industry experts George Clarke, Steph
McGovern and Tom Dyckhoff will be introducing
proceedings as the main presenters across the three
days on the UKCW stage and there will be plenty of
talking points raised in the Smart Buildings Hub too.
Expected to attract 35,000 visitors, amongst
the broad spectrum of topics covered will be
workplace technology, access and security controls,
home entertainment systems and the increasingly
popular Internet of Things.
Recognising the increasing influence of the
smart buildings sector, a number of prominent
organisations have announced their support for
Smart Buildings 2017, including The Royal Institute
of British Architects (RIBA), the Electrical
Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Building
Controls Industry Association (BCIA).
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PICK OF
THE SEMINARS
Voltimum Smart
Solutions Awards
Smart Solutions is a brand-new online resource,
developed by Voltimum, that aims to guide
electrotechnical professionals along the journey
towards adding smart home and building
automation into their business repertoire.
The awards will champion installers who have
started this journey, and have demonstrated creativity
and excellence on residential and light commercial
projects already. It will also celebrate manufacturers
and wholesalers who have offered products and
services that are helping facilitate the growth of this
exciting market and have gone the extra mile to
equip installers today, for the industry tomorrow.
The ceremony will take place at Smart Buildings
2017 on 11th October 2017.
The following award categories are open to
nominations:
n Best Installer 2017
n Best Newcomer Installer 2017
n Best Project 2017
n Best Product 2017
n Best Manufacturer 2017
n Best Wholesaler 2017
WHO’S THERE? A SELECTION
OF THIS YEAR’S EXHIBITORS:
Asset Mapping: Stand S40
Asset Mapping provides an overview of the location
and condition of all your equipment in real-time;
creating smart buildings without replacing existing
hardware.
assetmapping.com
Helvar: Stand S139
Helvar is the European leader for lighting solutions.
Combining expertise in ballasts, electronic ballasts
and lighting control, see their showcase of energy
efficient lights including LED drivers, modules &
lighting controls.
www.helvar.com/en/
Fibaro: Stand S335
Fibar Group is an IoT company from Poland focused
on producing a wireless smart home system called
Fibaro. The enterprise has grown from a small
workshop to global corporation within just six years
since it was founded.
fibaro.com
Here is just a glimpse at some of the seminars
taking place in the Smart Buildings Hub:
SPEAKER: Robert Miller, Senior Security
Consultant, MWR InfoSecurity
TOPIC: Managing Cyber Security Risks in IoT
DATE/TIME: 10th October; 11:00 – 11:30
Swann Communications
Swann: S130
Swann is a global leader in consumer CCTV
security and security-centric solutions for the
smart homes and businesses of today and
tomorrow.
swann.com
Theben: Stand S315
Theben provides intelligent solutions all around
the building. In addition to time control, its
expertise lies in presence and motion detectors
and KNX building control.
theben.de/en
Let us entertain you!
Smart Buildings 2017 doesn’t have to be all
work and no play, with plenty on offer to help
visitors unwind at the end of the day.
The Beer and Ale Festival was a big hit with
exhibitors and clients in 2016. With over 15
beers on offer and a selection of hot food
available, live music and entertainment, this area
will be the perfect way to ‘take the edge off’
after a busy day and a chance to network with
clients and colleagues. The Beer Festival will be
at full capacity both nights (10th & 11th) and
open all day and promises to be the centre of
festivities.
Also returning this year is the popular
Casino Night, taking place at Genting
International Casino at Resorts World
Birmingham. Just a five-minute walk from the
doors of Smart Buildings 2017, the Casino Night
offers the perfect opportunity for you and your
colleagues to enjoy a night relaxing and playing
all the casino has to offer or just enjoy the
entertainment and chance to network.
SPEAKER: Iain Gordon, President, KNX
TOPIC: Commercial Projects
DATE/TIME: 11th October; 11:00 – 11:30
SPEAKER: Steve Martin, Acting Head of
Technical, Electrical Contractors’ Association
TOPIC: Connected Buildings – Disconnected
People?
DATE/TIME: 11th October; 12:00 – 13:00
SPEAKER: Frank Mullany, 5G Research
Strategist, Nokia
TOPIC: 5G Wireless: Building The Digital
Infrastructure of The Future Home
DATE/TIME: 11th October; 13:30 – 14:00
SPEAKER: Iain Gordon, President, KNX
TOPIC: Connected buildings – Don’t Believe
the Hype
DATE/TIME: 11th October; 14:30 – 15:00
SPEAKER: Robert Miller, Senior Security
Consultant, MWR InfoSecurity
TOPIC: How to: Hack
DATE/TIME: 11th October; 15:30 – 16:00
SPEAKER: Chris Grundy, Director, Cundall
TOPIC: Can My Building Be Hacked?
DATE/TIME: 12th October; 13:30 – 14:00
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Every visitor to Smart Buildings 2017 will be
entitled to a free bet on both 10th and 11th
October (£20 spin to wins and £5 blackjack bets)
with 50% off your first drink in the Casino.
For free registration please visit:
smartbuildingslive.co.uk/register
KORE: Stand S345
KORE provides customised, scalable IoT solutions
that will make managing your business easier than
ever. KORE can help you find the IoT and M2M
solutions you need to get your business to market
quickly and keep it running smoothly.
koretelematics.com
Proactive: Stand S136
Founded in 2004, Proactive has installed thousands
of audio visual solutions, including interactive
whiteboard projects and projector and screens in
school halls and meeting areas.
proactiveav.co.uk
Luxonic: Stand S145
Luxonic’s efficient luminaires and flexible LuxLink
controls provide builds with a sustainable, intelligent
lighting system. For over 30 years, Luxonic has
delivered its portfolio of lighting and controls
solutions to some of the world’s most innovative
businesses.
www.luxonic.co.uk
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SVI CABLES
WIRED
FOR
SOUND
(& VISION)
Leading naturally on from our earlier Wireless
AV round-up, time now to look at more
tangible techniques for treating AV…
Whilst we can’t help but be impressed by invisible magic of
wireless audio/visual witchcraft, there are AV purists who know
better than mere magazine staff about the benefits of piping
carefully curated entertainment content along equally carefully
created cables. To that end, and to bring a sense of balance to
proceedings, here we picked some of the best…
ICE CABLE
ICE Cable have reimagined
every aspect of cable to
save time, increase
performance and
improve safety. You'll
experience smoother,
hassle-free installations,
backed by a company
that's focused on doing
it the right way.
There’s no cutting
corners, everything they
build is made to the full
spec which means your
Cat 5e has all of the copper it’s supposed to, ensuring you get the
performance today’s electronics expect. It’s also built with the proper
insulation and jacket compounds to ensure flame and smoke
protection.
ICE have also solved the biggest problem in the industry: boxes.
Combining the BMP box with Reelex Coiling technology has resulted
in the best pulling experience available to installers. The box itself
has a huge 4-inch payout hole and is built like a tank using 24kg
burst test cardboard. Inside, the Reelex II coils ensure a tangle-free
pull and hassle-free installation.
Simplify your purchases. ICE’s broad range of cable products
allows you to get what you need from one place – Speaker,
Category, Coax or HDMI, You can consolidate your vendors and
streamline your purchases. One relationship, One PO,
One shipment.
invisionuk.com
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KINETIK RANGE
The Kinetik range from AWE includes the KLIC-SP2-200 and KLICSP4-200 two and four core speaker cables for the UK home
technology market.
Supplied on 200-metre strong, ply flanged reels for ease of use
on site, these speaker cables meet relevant Building Regulations with
both the core case and outer sheath being Low Smoke Zero Halogen
(LSZH) compliant. Clear sequential metre marking and easy
identification through the simple printed markers make these a clear
winner for installers.
These KLIC-SP4-200 4 Core LS0H speaker cable features within
the AWE Home Cinema and Multi-room Audio packages. Kinetik
embraces four key CI product areas focused on reliability, quality build
and affordability.
awe-europe.com
CHORD COMPANY
SARUM T RANGE
The Chord Company has
launched Sarum T, a new
cable range that builds
on the success of the
acclaimed Sarum
Super ARAY range
and introduces
Chord’s breakthrough
proprietary insulation
material, Taylon®, bringing a
major performance upgrade.
To date, Taylon has been exclusive to the
flagship ChordMusic portfolio, but now
Sarum T brings the remarkable benefits of
The Chord Company’s proprietary dielectric to
a new, more accessible price level. Previous
generations of Sarum Super ARAY cables have
featured a PTFE dielectric.
Sarum T also benefits from The Chord Company’s Super ARAY
mechanical optimisation, factory terminations and hand-made
construction.
Existing Sarum customers can upgrade to the new Sarum T standard
with a factory rebuild service, costing around 40% of Sarum T’s sale price
(excludes speaker cables).
With custom lengths made to order, prices run at: Sarum T Analogue
(interconnects): RCA, XLR and DIN from £2100 p/m; Sarum T Digital
(interconnects): S/PDIF, AES/EBU and BNC from £2100 p/m; Sarum T
Speaker Cable: Bananas and spades from £1800 (for a 1.5-metre pair);
Sarum T Power Cable: Schuko, UK, US, 16A and 20A from £1900 p/m.
chord.co.uk
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SUPRA LORAD MAINS CABLES
Supra’s award winning LoRad shielded mains cables
have been available for over 10-years, and in this time
many kilometres of cable has been sold to both
domestic and commercial customers. And people have
noticed noticeable improvements, as you would expect.
Now, Supra are launching two new LoRad
accessory products: The Mark 3 LoRad Mains
Distribution Blocks and the LoRad DC-Blocker.
The new mains blocks, (which replace the original
Supra UK blocks launched back in 2007), are made in
Supra’s own factory in Ljungskile, Sweden and have a
range of features: aluminium chassis, 16 Amp High
Current inlet sockets (much better than the 10-Amp
standard IEC), Non-Intrusive Filtering and optionally,
Supra’s own design of Surge-Protection. Needless to
say, BS Approval has been granted, so these mains
blocks will NOT invalidate your customers’ buildings or
contents insurance.
The standard versions will come with 6, 8 or 11
sockets, while the “SP” models will be available in 6, 8
and 10 ways. Special orders can also be accepted for 2,
3 or 4 way versions.
The DC-Blocker is a nifty accessory if you are
unfortunate to have any low voltage DC on your
incoming AC mains supply. This device, when plugged
in between your wall socket and the plug to your mains
distribution block (or a specific piece of equipment) will
block up to 3.6V DC from entering the hardware and
hence this can lead to reduced transformer ‘buzz’ and
an overall improvement in dynamics.
Samples of both products will be on show at both
the forthcoming Indulgence Show (September 29th October 1st), London, and Home Hi-Fi Show (October
21st - 22nd), Harrogate.
wavelength-distribution.com
FS CABLES TRUSOUND
Two new TruSound speaker cables were added to the FS Cables range
earlier this year, designed specifically for outdoor use. Stocked in 16/4
and 16/2 (4 core and 2 core 16AWG) configurations, this cable
incorporates a clever water blocking tape to prevent water from
travelling down the length of the cable and degrading its performance.
The tape is dry, fibrous and impregnated with a compound that, when
in contact with moisture, swells to form a jelly that seals gaps or
interstices within the cable. This prevents the build-up of water droplets
that could accumulate and change the electrical characteristics.
Easy to terminate with no messy jelly, the TruSound
weatherproof tape remains dry and almost paper-like in normal
use. It also removes the need for talcum that is used in
conventional cables to improve
flexibility and ease stripping.
The TruSound external
weatherproof speaker cable features a
UV stable, black PE outer jacket – ideal
for use in exposed applications. The
cable is light and easy to handle.
Like all speaker cables in the
TruSound range, the weatherproof
version uses oxygen-free copper (OFC)
conductors. This is a high purity copper
that has been refined to minimise oxygen
content and optimise performance.
Stocked on 100-, 200- and 500-metre
reels or cut-to-length, meaning you only
order what you need, reducing both costs
and wastage.
FS Cables also offer 16AWG, 14AWG
and 12AWG speaker cables in PVC or
LSHF, parallel twin and multicore round
speaker cables, as well as foil screen
twisted pair audio cable.
trucables.com/trusound
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SVI CABLES
SUPRA XL ANNORUM
Launched as part of Supra’s 40th anniversary celebrations this
year, the XL Annorum is a high-end loudspeaker cable, with a
name that derives from playing with Roman numerals and
language, where XL means ‘40’ and Annorum is a bent form of
‘Anno’, the Latin for year, hence ‘40 Years’.
The original intention was for a conductor for the internal wiring
of drivers and cross-over filters. During the development Supra saw
such good performance that the idea of having the conductors
forming a complete speaker cable came to life.
The design is a 4x 1.6sq. mm shaped lead configuration, where each
conductor comprises a plastic core around which 12 strands 5N oxygen-free
copper which are spun in a tight pitch. This minimises skin-effect and
inductance efficiently and by choosing the sonically benign PolyPropylene
di-electric (as insulation) this helps prevent corrosion and material fatigue,
year after year.
Standard fittings are Supra CombiCon Crimp bodies, with either
Banana/BFA tips or Spade connectors. However, it is also available off-thereel for those who wish to terminate the cable themselves.
The XL Annorum will retail at £40 per linear metre (unterminated) with
factory terminated cables set (fitted with Supra CombiCon Crimp
connectors) starting at £320 for a two-metre pair of shotgun wired cables.
Biwired cables start at £350 per two-metre set (reflecting the higher
number of connecters required) and Bi-Amp terminated cables start at £380
per two-metre set. Longer lengths are available in one-metre increments.
Supra cables and accessories are distributed within the UK and Ireland by
Wavelength Distribution.
wavelength-distribution.com
supracables.co.uk/trade/
ATLAS ELEMENT SUPERIOR
Consistency of performance is guaranteed with the introduction of the
Atlas Cables Element Superior. Although an entry-level product within
the Atlas Cables range of analogue RCA cables, the Element Superior
offers termination technology that bellies its affordable price. Thanks to
the continuation of the company’s research into ‘cold-weld’ crimping and
its significant advantages over solder terminations, the Element Superior
is the first Atlas cable to feature 100% calibrated compression fittings for
both the signal and the return conductors. This major advance in cable
building technology results in the signal not changing its characteristic in
any way, ensuring the cable’s Ohno Continuous Cast (OCC) conductor
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Specifications
Supra offer factory terminated XL Annorum cables:
n In shotgun configuration, (i.e. ‘2 to 2’) with all of the
conductors being ‘paired’ at both ends. This effectively
doubles the number of strands carrying the signal to the
speaker and in some cases may be preferred to
bi-wiring.
n Wired for bi-wiring, in ‘2 to 4’ configuration (cables are
‘paired’ at the amplifier end, but are terminated
separately at the speaker end).
n They can also supply these cables for bi-amp use, with
the cables configured in ‘4 to 4’ mode, with each
conductor being terminated separately at both ends.
can be perfectly terminated to the low-mass non-conductive Integra
RCA plugs, delivering minimal signal deletions for maximum highfidelity.
Completing the cable design, the OCC conductors sit within
stabilised foamed Polyethylene dielectric for greater bandwidth, and the
cable is finished with a pearl-silver Polyethylene outer.
Hand-built at its manufacturing plant in Kilmarnock, Scotland, the
Atlas Cables Element Superior is available now in lengths of 0.5-, 0.75-,
1.0- and 2.0-metres, with bespoke lengths available upon request.
atlascables.com
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SVI INSIDE CI
INSI E CI
Bringing on new brands and being Berlin-bound, SVI’s jaunting Geordie,
DAVE SLATER, brings us the latest from INSIDE CI…
This month, DSE have been busy taking on new brands, and we are
proud to now have a Bang & Olufsen pro account which allows us to
sell some of the exciting range of speakers that have just been
launched. One such product is the BeoLab 50, a high-end active
loudspeaker developed from the brand’s £58,000 flagship BeoLab 90.
Beautifully crafted, the brand says the bottom part of the speaker has been
designed to visually lift the speaker from the floor to keep its footprint is
relatively small, and there are 2100W of power available from the on-board
amp.
The BeoLab 50 is set-up using Active Room Compensation technology.
A mic measures the physical acoustic surroundings and applies
compensation filters to produce an optimum sound performance. Acoustic
Lens Technology on the top of the speaker handles the sound dispersion of
the upper frequencies. When the BeoLab 50 is switched on, the lens moves
into position. This disperses the sound via Beam Width Control into either a
180-degree sound mode for watching a movie, or to a narrow mode for a
dedicated sweet-spot listening.
BeoLab 50s are interconnected via Digital Power Link in a master-slave
configuration with sound sources being fed into the system via the master
speaker’s connection panel. As a supplement to the wired connection, the
speaker also incorporates wireless technology using multichannel digital
audio streaming (based on the WiSA technology).
THROWING SHAPES
The next product that I think is a winner is the BeoSound Shape which is a
wall-mounted, modular speaker that features a hexagonal tile design which
can be placed in any configuration and size. A combination of speaker,
amplifier and acoustic damper tile, it can be arranged in designs of six and
up, and tailored to complement any interior design. A variety of colours and
textiles are available, including Parisian Night Blue, Purple Heart, Infantry
Green, Brazilian Clay, Wild Dove Grey and Black. A collaboration with
Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat adds additional wool fabrics and
colours.
Literally a wall of sound, Bang & Olufsen suggests that the speaker
is ideal for large residential spaces, shops, studios, showrooms, offices and
hotel lobbies. The system supports Bluetooth, AirPlay and Chromecast. It’s
also compatible with Bang & Olufsen and B&O Play multiroom products.
Bang & Olufsen’s
BeoSound Shape
wall-mounted
modular speaker
player’s isolating feet. Rear connections include two HDMI outputs. One is v2.0
and HDCP 2.2 enabled, while the other is audio-only v1.4, used to route
bitstream audio to home cinema receivers which predate the 4K resolution
revolution.
There are two USB ports, one front facing, the other on the rear. There are
no stereo analogue outputs, these being reserved for its step-up stablemate.
Instead there’s a single digital audio coax. The deck supports dual-band Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth, with high-headroom LDAC for those with compatible Sony
smartphones. It also supports Bluetooth pairing with wireless headphones,
which is a nice touch. An Ethernet connection allows conventional hard-wired
networking.
SOUND PROPOSITION
This player also proves a great music source. If you have Super Audio CD and
DVD-A discs, it’ll breathe new life into your collection; multichannel audio over
HDMI sounds ludicrously good. The player offers precision, and finds space
between instruments, even on complex jazz mixes. It can be considered a solid
partner for top flight AV receivers.
The B&O
BeoLab 50
NUMERALS IN BERLIN
IFA Berlin is just around the corner, as I write, and while there I’ll be
checking out the Samsung stand where it will be unveiling its largest QLED
TV yet. The giant Q9 offers HDR 10 and Samsung’s proprietary HDR10+
image technology. The US list price is a modest $20,000. To simplify
installation, the set comes with an ‘invisible’ fibre optic cable which allows
the panel to be effectively separated from sound system and tuner.
Sony often has one of the biggest IFA stands. In 2016 it used the show
to launch its ZD9 television. It’s still ranging the ZD9 in 2017, the only
model about which there’s been no talk of an update for. Perhaps we’ll see
a new flagship LED TV from Sony at IFA 2017. Another great product we have been playing with is the Sony UBPX800 UHD 4K Blu-ray player. The player embraces an industrial design first
seen on the 2K UHP-H1. Here we have an uprated Frame and Beam chassis
design, which adds internal rigidity with 1.2mm struts. Flip the player over,
and you’ll see that Sony has also used two extruded beams to link the
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BeoSound Shape - a combination of speaker and damper
Dave Slater is MD of DSE Group, incorporating DSE DIGITAL.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
dave@dsegroup.co.uk dsegroup.co.uk T: 0207 402 4603
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SVI CLARITY COMMENT
CLARITY CALLS
Manners maketh the man, or at the very least keep your customers coming. PHIL HANSEN
looks at the essential importance of maintaining a good retail relationship…
I’ve been reading some of the posts on one of
the Hi-Fi forums regarding aggressive sales
people within retailers. Wow, to think that in
our little industry, run by and for enthusiasts,
there could be rude staff who treat the
customer with contempt! Surely there’s something
wrong here, we can’t possibly have people who
deride customers’ choice of music, laugh at their lack
of knowledge or have stand up arguments with
them in the shop, can we? Sounds like a sketch from
“Not the Nine O’Clock News”!
The renowned management consultant and
author, Tom Peters (and many others), proclaimed:
“The Customer is King”. Great sentiments on the
surface, but what does that actually mean?
According to an article in Fortune magazine, 80% of
executives think they’re doing an excellent job in the
way they serve customers, whilst only 8% of their
customers agree! The executive is more often than
not obsessed with maximising shareholder value and
that leads to short-term measures. Stock the
products you think the customer wants, aggressively
promote them, go for customer throughput and as
a result increase the turnover. Oh, and don’t
forget to smile when you serve them, because
that’s what the poster in the staff room tells you
to do! This customer service stuff is easy! The
same article in Fortune magazine states that the
average company loses more than half its customers
every four years.
RETAIL RELATIONSHIP
The article is really talking about big business but it also applies very much to
our industry. What’s going on here is delivery of perceived value (by the
business) and not real value (as viewed by the customer). Sure, it will increase
the earnings per share for the business, but it’s unsustainable. Focus on the
real issues, such as the latest products, customer satisfaction and ensuring
there is repeat business and the earnings for the shareholders will increase
and it will also be sustainable. This means really understanding your
customers’ needs and fulfilling them to their satisfaction.
Build up a relationship with your customers, get to know them, what
makes them tick, what do they really want to satisfy their needs. Learn how
to turn those wants into desires. Spend time with them, be patient, listen to
them and if they’re not too sure how to proceed offer them the benefit of
your expertise. Treat them the way you would like to be treated when you
buy a product you only know a little about. Treat them like valued friends.
It’s better to assist
potential customers with
audio advice... rather
than abuse them!
Why not invest in a customer relationship
management system? They can greatly enhance your
chances of winning repeat business. It’s an old
adage, but still true to this day (probably more so)
that it costs 10 times as much to get a new
customer as it does to keep existing ones. A CRM
system (and many of the widely used retail
information systems include basic CRM functionality)
can be a very powerful tool. Use it to store data
about your customers’ systems, when they last
purchased, how much they spent and what they
perhaps expressed an interest in buying next. Track
their buying patterns and use this information to
promote your business to them. If you can see
it’s been 10-years since they bought a stylus
then maybe it’s time to give them a call! Why
not send them a birthday card each year to
remind them of your existence?
AUDIO EXPERT
Above all else, remember you are a specialist and as such your expert
knowledge is a very powerful tool. Don’t misuse it and ridicule the customer’s
lack of knowledge, Rowan Atkinson-style, instead use it to help your
customers. Guide them to the solution that will satisfy their particular needs
and use the skills you’ve learned to show them the benefits of the next
model up. Sales objectives (i.e. upselling) and good customer service needn’t
be mutually exclusive. Handled well you can gain the respect of your
customers for having allowed them to discover for themselves the advantages
of buying the better product, even though they’ve spent more money than
they intended!
THE GENTLE TOUCH
We work in a very small industry, with many pressures on consumers to
spend money on other things. We simply can’t afford to treat our customers
poorly – they are our life blood, so look after them. Get it right and you’ll
have a customer for many years, get it wrong and you’ll have to constantly
look for replacements.
Along with his duties at the Clarity
Alliance, Phil Hansen also runs Red
Sheep, a successful marketing and PR
consultancy operating within and
outside the Hi-Fi industry.
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The equipment is housed
safely away in a locked rack
Serious Audio/Video
turned to ELAN to
keep control smart
yet simple
FOREVER SMART
Putting the ‘new’ in New Jersey, Serious Audio/Video and ELAN bring a family home into the future…
Homebuyers often speak about moving in
romanticised terms, calling a new house their
‘dream home’ or their ‘forever home’. Today, a
major factor in creating a forever home is making
the residence as usable and comfortable as possible
with advanced home automation. That was exactly
the case for one New Jersey family that decided it
was time to join the future of home living by
installing a fully-integrated ELAN Entertainment &
Control System after dabbling with small-scale
automation in their previous home.
“The entry-level control system in the family’s last
home only managed their lighting and HVAC,” said
Casey S. Johnston of Union City, New Jersey-based
Serious Audio/Video. “When the family decided to
move, they wanted a complete home control system
that was easy enough for their kids to use, and
comprehensive enough to keep the family secure.
They hired us to give them a new idea of what home
life can be like with a powerful, yet simple ELAN
system to automate and control the home’s lighting,
HVAC, security, surveillance, multi-room audio and
video, and motorised window shades.”
One of the core requirements for this family’s
new smarthome was that the technology be easy
enough for their children or guests to operate
simple functions. Using only three ELAN HR200
remotes plus the ELAN app on a few iPhones and
iPads, the family has full, immediate control over all
of the home’s technology. With ultra-simple
navigation in the ELAN app, the family can easily
adjust any system in almost every room.
The rooftop deck features a 65-inch Seura TV
GETTING SERIOUS
Johnston and his team at Serious Audio/Video
installed six zones of audio with four zones of
video, and integrated the ELAN system with nearly
every light and window shade in the home. Now,
each room is a customisable space where family
members can dial in the perfect music volume or
the desired amount of light. This is critically
important for areas like the living room, where an
OLED 4K TV and in-wall surround sound system
offers a movie-theatre-style viewing experience.
“It may seem small,” Johnston continued,
“but it is truly remarkable to have the ability to sit
on the couch, then without getting up, turn on
the TV and stereo, lower the blinds, turn up the
heat and raise the volume, all from a mobile app.
It completely changes how people interact with
their home’s technology and increases the
enjoyment of a room by offering maximum control
and comfort.”
The centrepiece of the home’s customisation
is the rooftop deck. Here the family can enjoy a
65-inch Seura outdoor TV with a multi-room
audio system, a fire pit, and a full outdoor kitchen
and dining set. The system’s speakers are
completely hidden in a small gap between the
deck and the actual roof, creating a seamless
audiovisual experience in a unique location.
KID-PROOF CONTROL
Besides offering premier entertainment, the ELAN
system is also helping the family to monitor and
All AV, HVAC, security and shades are controlled via ELAN
reduce their electricity usage with a pre-set
lighting schedule and occupancy sensors that
ensure that lights aren’t left on in uninhabited
rooms. “It was important that, in addition to
control, the homeowners could monitor their
systems for efficiency,” Johnston added.
While ELAN was chosen for its ease-of-use,
the homeowners didn’t want their kids having
total control. So the pros at Serious Audio Video
placed limits on what the kids have access to on
their mobile devices, giving them control of their
bedrooms and TVs, but not security, surveillance,
scheduling or select TV/music content. And to
ensure everything runs smoothly and is free
from prying eyes or hands, the team at Serious
Audio Video housed all the equipment in a
lockable rack cabinet in an out-of-the-way
location.
“We try to think of everything,” Johnston
concluded. “Our goal with every project is to
maximise the homeowners’ usability and
enjoyment from their high-tech systems. With
ELAN we know that our customers will get the
most for their money and for their time, since
it’s by far the easiest interface to learn among
leading home control systems. We love helping
create unique spaces like the roof deck in this
home, and helping families spend more time
together through automated home functions.
Home control is the future, and we’re proud to
deliver it daily.”
elansystems.com
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BOXING CLEVER
Sanus has come to the rescue of installers
and end-users looking for a way of
securing their streaming media boxes
behind a wall-mounted TV with the new
SASP1 Streaming Device Panel, available
now at £19.99.
With the advent of small media boxes,
such as Apple TV, Tivo, Amazon Fire or Roku, the
installer has had to find methods of securing these behind the TV, usually
unsatisfactorily using multiple tie-wraps and hook and loop fasteners that
just about hold the box in place. The development team at Sanus has come
up with a beautifully simple but effective solution to the problem that is
compatible with any mount. The Streaming Device Panel is a perforated
metal plate that affixes to a Sanus TV mount without screws or to any
other mount or directly to the rear of the TV with a simple screw fixing.
Using the provided straps, streaming devices and other TV accessories
can be discreetly and securely mounted to the panel, out of sight behind
the TV. Designed to hold most small devices up to 1.3 kg, it easily attaches
to a SANUS full-motion or tilting mount, such as the VLT6, VLF613, VLF628
or VMF620, slides in from side and held in place with a bayonet fitting – no
screws are needed.
Commenting on the launch, Rick van Bommel, senior international
marketing and product manager, said: “The forward-thinking team in the
Sanus R&D department have once again come up with an elegant and
useful solution to a real-world problem: where to position the Apple TV or
Amazon Fire? It is always an issue; often poorly solved using tie-fasteners,
double sided tape and other unsatisfactory solutions. The new Streaming
Devices Panel makes a safe, secure and hidden installation possible in just a
few minutes and we feel sure it’s going to be a very useful addition to the
installer’s tool kit.”
The SASP1 is available now from Sanus retailers and installers.
sanus.com
Custom Installation Nation
The nuts, bolts and ingeniously advanced technologies of AV and CI perfection…
APEX REACHED
Control and automation expert RTI has
announced that its highly-anticipated Integration
Designer® APEX software is now available. The
enhanced Windows-based programming platform
is packed with new features that dramatically
speed up the installation process for projects of
any size, while maintaining the ease of
customization that RTI is known for.
“I’m very excited by the release of
APEX. It’s a fantastic step forward in
the evolution of RTI’s Award Winning
Integration Designer platform,” said
David Meyerowitz, Category
Manager at Invision UK. “For dealers
APEX means easier customisation
with the addition of resizable
graphics and new Obsidian graphics
template. This saves a lot of time
making multiple graphics in
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different resolutions. The big advantage of APEX
is the use of tags and auto programming. This
means simple processes, that used to take quite
a long time, are now automated making for a
much faster programming experience. This gives
dealers more time to focus on the user
experience and getting the UI design right for
the user’s requirements. There are more and
more features to come from APEX so it’s a very
exciting time to be an RTI dealer.”
The backbone of RTI’s control and
automation solutions, Integration Designer APEX
supports the advanced capabilities the company
has planned for upcoming software releases,
while delivering numerous immediate features
that simplify programming and make system
design more efficient than ever. These include
automatic generation of the graphical user
interface and programming, a new IR library,
multi-room programming, advanced graphic
resizing, and more. The completely flexible
software allows system designers to modify autogenerated templates, take advantage of thirdparty templates, or create their own pages while
still utilising APEX’s powerful features.
invisionUK.com
SMART
SPLITTER
AUDIO OVERLORD
Consummate creators of connectivity kit, Lindy, have
launched an HDMI 2.0a 4K Audio Extractor & Embedder
– ideal for use in both domestic and commercial
environments. Allowing users to extract and embed audio
from both HDMI signals (with support for 4K UHD) and
digital HDMI ARC signals.
The HDMI 2.0a 4K Audio Extractor & Embedder is a
multi-functional device that allows users to overcome the
challenges of installing AV equipment. With support for
UHD 4K resolutions (including 4K 60Hz 4:4:4, HDR 10
4:2:0 AND HDCP 2.2), it is built for compatibility with
state-of-the-art technologies. The extractor function is
useful in a variety of situations – including the extraction
of audio from a HDMI source device such as a Blu-ray
player (via TOSLink or a 3.5mm audio cable) and played
back through an amplifier, active speaker or sound bar
(ideal for home cinema setups). The extractor also has the
ability to retrieve HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
signals received from an HDTV output via TOSLink/ an
audio optical cable.
Alternatively, those who wish to embed audio, in
place of the original HDMI audio track, can do so via
connecting TOSLink or a 3.5mm audio cable to the
Extractor & Embedder. This is especially useful in
commercial scenarios – when replacing audio over a
presentation.
The HDMI 2.0a 4K Audio Extractor & Embedder
retails at £99.98 and is available now.
lindy.co.uk now
KEY FEATURES
■ Support for UHD 4K resolutions
■ Extraction of audio from HDMI sources and ARC signals – for
output into devices such as amplifiers, speakers and sound bars
■ Allows for the embedding of audio over original HDMI sources
MEDIA ROOM MAKER
The Cinema Designer (TCD), a cloud-based design tool that allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated
home theatre room in minutes, has launched a Media Room design option, facilitating the creation of technically
impeccable media room designs in minutes, complete with support documents (including audio and video calibration
reports) and 3D CAD drawings – which TCD produces in 30-seconds.
TCD was first developed to enable home theatre installers to quickly design reference level screening rooms and
larger immersive audio home cinemas, however TCD’s Media Room option brings the power of The Cinema Designer
into the hands of media room installers.
TCD’s Media Room account option provides home technology professionals with: account management and a job
history portal, 3D CAD drawings of the media room, a full media room proposal (including audio and video calibration
reports), and creates designs using an ever-expanding list of flat panel display manufacturers (up to 105-inches), 5.1 or
7.1 legacy codecs, in-room loudspeakers, single subwoofers, and incorporates an interactive seating configuration.
Plus, coming soon to Media Room are Dolby Atmos and DTS:X-enabled rooms, in-wall and custom loudspeakers
and immersive codecs up to 7.1.4.
TCD’s Media Room option makes it easier than ever for installers to enter the CEDIA Awards in its media room
categories, as the software produces all the necessary documentation to meet CEDIA’s entry requirements.
thecinemadesigner.com/faq.html
Smart-e is once again at the
forefront of the AV industry with
the introduction of the
4K-TX940, one of the first true
HDCP 2.2 4K HDBaseT splitters
on the market. The 4K-TX940
boasts four HDBaseT ports,
allowing for high-quality 4K
video to be distributed to up to
four displays using the
4K-RX940 HDBaseT receivers. A
looping HDMI input on the rear
panel allows for cascading of
multiple 4K-TX940 units,
increasing the number of
possible displays and futureproofing the installation.
The input device is
connected via HDMI to the rear
of the 4K-TX940, the signal is
split internally and then fed to
four separate HDBaseT outputs.
These outputs can then be
connected across Cat 6 cables to
the receivers, or alternatively
directly connected to the displays
should they have an HDBaseT
input. For optimal results and
guaranteed remote power we
recommend using Smart-e’s own
4K-RX940 receivers.
After connection to a
receiver the 4K-TX940 is capable
of transmitting HDMI signals
over 100-metres in up to 4K
UHD resolution. In addition,
each HDBaseT connection also
allows for Infrared signals to be
received back from the receiver,
enabling remote control of the
source device.
Power is provided from the
4K-TX940 through the same Cat
6 cable removing the need for
bulky PSUs at the display end, a
secure lockable DC connector on
the splitter provides the required,
reliable power connection.
Additionally, the 4K-TX940
comes complete with enhanced
EDID management, allowing
customers to set their preferred
output resolution with minimal
fuss.
Suitable for all aspects of
the AV market, from education
to the corporate sector, the
4K-TX940 transmits crystal clear
4K video within a compact and
sleek exterior, making it the ideal
product for high-quality AV
solutions.
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SVI CEDIA SCENE
THE CEDIA SCENE
Exclusively for SVI, MATT NIMMONS, MD at CEDIA, discusses how CEDIA can help integrators
assure homeowners that they’ve got the best person for the job…
With smarthomes becoming increasingly popular and no longer
perceived as a luxury for the super-rich, products are now readily
available and affordable to a wider audience. Intelligent technology
systems are reaching consumers daily, with more than half owning some form
of connected device for their home. Now, more than ever, homeowners are
becoming increasingly aware of how integrated smarthome technology can
benefit day-to-day life.
With this broadened range of customers comes the increasing demand
and search for trustworthy, reliable and knowledgeable integrators that stand
out from the crowd to do the job right and do it well.
LOGO-MOTIVE
These days, consumers do a lot more research before hiring a professional,
whether the job is for a plumber, electrician, builder, or technology integrator.
When they find the type of professional they are looking for, they then delve
a bit deeper to see what certifications they hold, whether they are members
of the industry associations, if they have won any industry awards, and what
other badges of honour they hold. This is a time-consuming task, but your
potential clients go through this process, so it means that you need to proudly
display this type of information on your marketing material.
The good news is, CEDIA members are in the prime-position to be at the
top of the list, as they have access to regular education, a prestigious awards
scheme, and now, a new tool kit full of useful logos. The newly released
CEDIA tool kit includes a new set of CEDIA Certification logos for all levels
of accreditation, including: CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified (ESC), CEDIA
Certified Technician (ESC-T), CEDIA Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N),
and CEDIA Certified Designer (ESC-D). It also provides access to digital badges
through BadgeCert. Using this programme, digital certification badges can
easily be added to email signatures, LinkedIn accounts, websites, and other
social media platforms. Clicking on a digital badge also allows clients to verify
the current status and expiration date of an individual certification, enabling
them to see what knowledge and skills it represents.
COLLATERAL MANAGE
In addition to the new logos and the digital badge programme, each member
also receives marketing collateral that outlines why a homeowner should hire
a CEDIA Certified professional. All these elements will help to showcase the
achievements accomplished and the level of professionalism to consumers.
Individuals interested in pursuing CEDIA certifications can find out more
about each certification, the suggested course requirements, and the job task
analysis at www.cedia.net/certification Certification review sessions as well as
exams will be available at CEDIA 2017.
cedia.co.uk
Be the integrator
people want to
hire with the
help of
CEDIA
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SVI INDUSTRY INSIGHT
INDUSTRY INSIGHT
CYP EUROPE LTD
THIS ISSUE WE SPEAK TO MARTIN FEATHERSTON, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR AT CYP EUROPE LTD…
CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE UMBRELLA OF TECHNOLOGIES AND ABILITIES
THE INSTALLER CAN HAVE COVERED BY DEALING WITH CYP?
Basically, CYP is an AV company that supplies the ‘glue’ between a source and
a display. As a very wide-ranging company, all of our products have been
designed to work across a wide-range of applications and environments, with
reliability and performance always being the primary concern. Our experience
in AV signal distribution and reliability is vast and we have been involved with
HDMI signal distribution since the beginning and were early adopters of
HDBaseT technology, meaning we have significant knowledge of the platform.
The CYP product range includes everything from HDMI cabling solutions
and switches through to our wide-range of HDBaseT extenders and matricies,
conferencing solutions, video wall display drivers and a full range of what we
call ‘get out of jail’ accessories.
HOW DOES CYP STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE?
We are fastidious about delivering products that not only work to spec but that
also feature the latest technology in a very reliable form. We have a team here
in the UK that listens to real-world feedback from our customers and then
proposes new products in-line with demand. Combined with our 100-strong
team of development engineers at our facility in Taiwan, we can move quickly
yet still maintain the high-levels of reliability crucial for our customers.
As a major HDBaseT partner, we also work closely with the HDBaseT
Alliance to make sure that our products deliver the best possible performance
the platform is capable of, as well as run real-world testing prior to release.
A big part of CYP’s service offering is education and we have invested
heavily in our training programmes, so that installers have the knowledge
required to create class-leading AV distribution systems in true 4K quality.
HOW DOES IN-THE-FIELD FEEDBACK
INFLUENCE CYP PRODUCT DESIGN?
The nature of custom installation is that every install is different. This means
that no matter how hard we try to incorporate every feature that is required,
there are times when our customers require additional support for their
designs. Because we have such a close link with our R&D team, we are able to
help our customers very quickly with any issues that might arise and offer sitevisits as part of our service commitment.
SO WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE AV INSTALLER
AND HOW IS CYP GOING TO KEEP HELPING THEM COPE?
We are constantly exploring the latest in IP HDBaseT and other associated AV
technologies along with developing reliable industry standard solutions. In
some respects, we are at the mercy of the display manufactures who are
driving the technology forward, so we have to adjust to the demands to satisfy
the consumer and installer. This requires constant education and support for
the market, along with nurturing relationships with display manufactures for
the latest insights, which is what we are very good at.
cypeurope.com
4K IS HERE, SO HOW IS CYP HELPING INSTALLERS
COPE WITHOUT RUNNING INTO HEADROOM ISSUES?
Through development of the technology, we have developed products that
overcome many of the challenges met by the installer. Being one of the first to
introduce HDBaseT technology into the industry, we are leading the way with
the latest technology innovations and the ability to cope with the demand of
true UHD 4K HDR signals. We are very excited about future product
developments that will be released in the coming months.
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JOIN THE CAI TEAM
- Senior Executive required
With the impending retirement of Tim Jenks in June 2018, the CAI are now looking to recruit a new Senior Executive to replace him. It
is anticipated that this position will be available from April 2018 to allow a 3-month overlap period.
Background on the CAI
The Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI) is the prime trade
association for multimedia content delivery, set up in 1978 to
represent all aspects of the aerial industry to include installers,
manufacturers and distributors as well as broadcasters and
broadcast operators. More recently membership has expanded
to encompass emerging technologies such as CCTV and those
involved in the Connected Home. The association is a not for
profit organisation run by a board of directors, elected by the
membership and is seeking to employ a new Senior Executive to
move the association forward.
The CAI mission is:
‘To continue and develop as the lead body for the ongoing
creation of standards and education in media distribution and
emerging technologies.’
Job Description
The new incumbent will liaise with the Company Secretary,
board of directors and sub-committees whilst understanding the
needs of all staff members. The association requires
management decisions and subsequent implementation of the
long and short term plans for development of the association.
This role will act as a direct liaison between the board and
administration of the association as it drives towards achieving
its mission statement, whilst being responsible to the board on
decisions made.
1
Responsibilities
1.1 Working with the Company Secretary on the day-to-day
operational management of the organisation.
1.2 The ongoing development of partnerships and relationships
with broadcasters, broadcast operators, construction
industry trades, housing management authorities,
government and the like.
1.3 Develop and explore new and existing benefits for the
membership.
1.4 Identify and implement recruitment initiatives into new
and allied areas.
2.4 Knowledge or understanding of profit and loss,
budgetary management and key performance indicators.
2.5 A basic understanding of synergies that drive trade
associations.
2.6 The production of analytical and discussion
documentation.
3.
Personal Skills
3.1 Clear judgement for quick, sound decision-making.
3.2 Influential strength that inspires confidence and trust.
1.5 Tie together CAI aims and objectives in work streams
that drive the CAI public profile higher.
1.6 Regular reporting and presentation of activities to
Board of Directors.
2
Requirements / or Experience
2.1 High level of commercial acumen.
2.2 Clearly defined record of purpose / goal achievement.
2.3 Strong communication, presentation and
negotiation skills.
3.3 Self motivated and ability to generate and plan
strategic work streams.
Salary and hours to be negotiated. Regular attendance at
the CAI Headquarters in Watford will also be required.
Applications should be made in writing (including a
full CV) by either post to CAI Ltd, Communications
House, 41a Market Street, Watford, Hertfordshire
WD18 0PN or by email to the Company Secretary,
Mrs B Walker, on bev@cai.org.uk
SVI CASE STUDY: INSPIRED DWELLINGS
ON THE
WATERFRONT
Tasked with a minimalist, yet
mind-numbingly advanced
integration, Inspired Dwellings
rose to the challenge and
excelled…
Minimalist, cool and calm, but
also utterly state-of-the-art
Situated in a tranquil marina, it could be difficult to justify a modern
retrofit project that’s bustling with technology in such a peaceful and
picturesque setting. However, using the combination of expert technology
design and installation precision, CEDIA member Inspired Dwellings Ltd was
able to discreetly integrate a state-of-the-art home technology system into the
property’s serene environment.
Inspired Dwellings Ltd was presented with a brief with oxymoron
tendencies; a sophisticated home technology system that is ideal for
entertaining guests yet is discreet and blends seamlessly with the minimalistic
design of the existing property and serene location. An avid sailor and
businessman, the client is often away from home and also required a home
control system that could be easily accessed remotely for security purposes.
Although requesting a high-tech spec throughout, the client wanted to
make the home as minimalistic as possible, mirroring the theme of the calm
water scene just on their doorstep. To achieve this, meticulous planning went
into choosing each piece of technology to ensure the smart control needs of
the client were met.
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THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT
Eluding a chilled atmosphere by day, the main communal spaces easily
transform into entertainment mode by night. Using multiple SONOS audio
zones, the client is able to play different music in various parts of the house,
including the open-plan kitchen, gym and Jacuzzi area via in-ceiling speakers.
All music is controlled via a Control4 touch panel that is accessible for residents
and guests alike. Using the same Control4 system, the lighting can be
controlled to create the ideal breakfast or evening entertainment ambience
with pre-programmed settings.
At first glance, the media and reception room on the second floor provides
a relaxing setting for the owner, complete with impressive views of the marina.
Yet at the touch of a button, the room transforms into a fully-fledged media
room. Using the Control4 remote, a JVC projector on a motorised Future
Automation lift and a Screen International projector screen inconspicuously
appear.
A Bowers & Wilkins speaker system was installed to deliver an immersive
audio experience. Without leaving any stone unturned, Inspired Dwellings Ltd
The owner really
splashed out on
the smart
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Effortless style and cuttingedge kit work seamlessly
together in every room
also programmed a ‘cinema’ lighting setting, which turns off all the spot lights
located around the entire room and dims the LED lights for the ultimate movie
atmosphere.
LILIN, the leading brand globally for video surveillance in
the Smart Home market, are dedicated to delivering the
best possible functionality and slickest integration for the
ultimate user experience. We are proud to introduce our
latest range of HD IP surveillance products.
Internal Mini Domes
Va
andal Resistant Cameras
Cam
Bullet Cameras
Specialist Cameras
SAFE AS…
The entertainment continues outside with a high-tech Jacuzzi that includes
colour changing lights. The outside terrace features waterproof outdoor
in-ceiling speakers from Bowers & Wilkins, which can be controlled via the
Control4 touch panel or any iOS device using the Control4 app.
Remote access and a dependable security system were key elements of the
specification, due to the client’s frequent travels. LILIN CCTV cameras were
installed to let the client monitor the property remotely, wherever they are in
the world. A door entry system was also installed to allow the client to see
who is outside the property and access the door entry system anywhere within
the property or externally.
Network Video Recorders
WINNING WORK
Inspired Dwellings Ltd installed a Control4 system that integrates all home
technology – lighting, AV, door entry and CCTV – into one simple and
manageable system for the client.
This project was no mean feat for Inspired Dwellings, and resulted in the
CEDIA member winning Best Integrated Home Under £100,000 at the CEDIA
Awards 2016.
inspireddwellings.com
KIT LIST
n Apple TV media streamer
n Bowers & Wilkins 2-way in-ceiling speakers
n Bowers & Wilkins 400W Pressure Vessel Active subwoofer
n Bowers and Wilkins 2-way vented-box system
n Channel Vision IP camera
n Channel Vision 2MP 1080p IP dome
n Cisco 48-port smart gigabit switch
n Control4 Audio and Video Intercom
n Control4 7-inch In-wall touch screen with camera - black
n Control4 System Remote Control, SR-150
n Control4 Home Controller
n Control4 Touch Screen Wall Box - Metal
n CYP Digital Audio to Stereo Audio Converter
n CYP Multimedia Converter, De-interlacer & Switcher
n Draytek Vigor wireless router and access point
n Future Automation projector drop mechanism
n JVC D-ILA 4K projector
n Just Add Power 12 Port POE Injector
n Keene IP controllable mains power switch
n LG 42-inch LED Cinema 3DE Smart TV
n LILIN CCTV
n Lutron seeTouch frameless keypads
n Mid-Atlantic AV rack
n Mid-Atlantic 12U Swing Gate Package
n Peerless Universal flat panel mount
n Pioneer 3D Blu-ray disc player
n Screen International projection screen
n Sonos amplified zone player
n WyreStorm single cable extender
n ZyXEL 24 Port Smart Gigabit POE Switch
LILINViewer
Now you can view and control LILIN IP cameras via
our free mobile App for Android and iOS. LILINViewer
makes it easy to not only to view but also control your
IP cameras remotely, meaning you can activate 2-way
audio, trigger DI/DO’s or even move the camera.
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SVI TRAINING CALENDAR
One should never stop learning and as Benjamin Franklin put it: “An investment in knowledge always
pays the best interest.” With that in mind then here is our guide to the latest training events that could
prove to be a real boon to your business…
SVI Training Calendar sponsored by CEDIA. Please email your training dates to chantell@svimag.com or bonnie@svimag.com
CEDIA dates:
Sep 18th – 22nd - Boot Camp,
CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots
Sep 18th - Health & Safety Course,
CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots
Sep 19th – 20th - Home Cinema
Design Package, AWE, Epsom
Sep 19th - Essential Technical and
Professional Skills for Installers,
CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots
Sep 19th - Home Cinema for
Designers, AWE, Epsom
Sep 20th - Cables, Connectivity
and Structured Wiring Workshop CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots
Sep 20th - Home Cinema Design
Workshop, AWE, Epsom
Sep 21st - Audio, Video and RF
Systems for Installers, CEDIA
Training Centre, St Neots
Sep 22nd - Rack Building and
Wiring Fundamentals, CEDIA
Training Centre, St Neots
Sep 25th - Project and Business
Processes, CEDIA Training Centre,
St Neots
Sep 25th – 29th ESC-T - Technical
School & Exam, CEDIA Training
Centre, St Neots
N.B The course is split into four
days as follows:
ALDOUS SYSTEMS
Nov 21st - Visualint Intelligent
Surveillance - Birmingham
Nov 22nd - 23rd - Leviton Security &
Automation/BitWise - Birmingham
Nov 24th - 2N IP Intercoms Birmingham
Advanced Detection with VisualInt
Online at www.aldousacademy.net
Aldous Home Networks
Online at www.aldousacademy.net
BitWise controls Part 1
Online at www.aldousacademy.net
Leviton Security & Automation Part 2:
Online at www.aldousacademy.net
SpeakerCraft MRA-664
Online at www.aldousacademy.net
T: +44 (0)1296 719 582
aldoussystems.co.uk
44 www.svimag.com
Day 1 – Project and Business
Processes
Day 2 – Basic Wired and Wireless
Networking
Day 3 – Smart Home Control &
Lighting Systems
Day 4 – Home Cinema and HD
Video Distribution
The ESC-T Certification Exam is
held on the final day of the week
after a revision session, and
comprises 100 multiple choice
questions to be completed within
two hours.
Sep 26th - Basic Wired and
Wireless Networking, CEDIA
Training CentreSt Neots
Sep 27th - Smart Home Control &
Lighting Systems, CEDIA Training
Centre, St Neots
Sep 28th - Home Cinema & HD
Video Distribution, CEDIA Training
Centre, St Neots
Sep 29th - ESC-T Certification
Exam, CEDIA Training Centre, St
Neots
Oct 3rd - Residential Networking,
CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots
Oct 3rd – 5th - Networking
School, CEDIA Training Centre, St
Neots
ALLTRADE AERIAL &
SATELLITE LTD
Sep 20th - Alltrade 2017 Trade Show
(FOC) - Epsom Downs Racecourse
9:30am - 5pm
Sep 27th - CAT5/6 Cable,
Connectors & Beyond (FOC) Bournemouth Branch 2pm
Sep 27th - CAT5/6 Cable,
Connectors & Beyond (FOC) Maidstone Branch 2pm
Sep 28th - Introduction to IRS (FOC)
- Hemel Hempstead Branch 2pm
Oct 3rd - Televes - Nevo Quad IRS &
dSCR (FOC) - Cardiff Branch
9:30am-12noon
Oct 3rd - Introduction to SONOS
(FOC) - Cardiff Branch 2pm
Oct 3rd - Introduction to SONOS
(FOC) - Bournemouth Branch 10am
Oct 4th - Wireless Residential
Networking, CEDIA Training
Centre, St Neots
Oct 5th - Advanced Residential
Networking, CEDIA Training
Centre, St Neots
Oct 9th - CEDIA Outreach
Instructor, CEDIA Training Centre,
St Neots
Oct 11th - Introduction to CAD
Design, CEDIA Training Centre, St
Neots
Oct 17th - Consultative Selling
Skills, CEDIA Training Centre, St
Neots
Oct 18th - Customer Relations and
Needs Analysis, CEDIA Training
Centre, St Neots
Oct 19th - The Principles of Project
Management, CEDIA Training
Centre, St Neots
Oct 24th - 25th -Network Cabling
for the Smart Home - Certsure,
Dunstable
Oct 26th – Smart Home Technology
– CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots
T: +44 (0)1480 213 744
E: info@cedia.co.uk
cediaeducation.com
Oct 4th - Level 2 Ubiquiti (FOC) Brighton & Hove Branch 2pm
Oct 4th - Introduction to Fibre (FOC)
- Bournemouth Branch 2pm
Oct 4th - Introduction to IRS (FOC) Maidstone Branch 2pm
Oct 5th - Introduction to HDL (FOC)
- Brighton & Hove Branch
9:15am-4:30pm
Oct 10th - Introduction to SONOS
(FOC) - Brighton & Hove Branch
10am
Oct 11th - Introduction to CCTV
(FOC) - Brighton & Hove Branch 2pm
Oct 11th - Televes - Nevo Quad IRS
& dSCR (FOC) - Bournemouth
Branch 2pm-4:30pm
Oct 12th - Televes - Nevo Quad IRS
& dSCR (FOC) - Brighton & Hove
Branch 9:30am-12noon
Oct 12th - Introduction to SONOS
(FOC) - Hemel Hempstead Branch
10am
Oct 12th - Introduction to SONOS
(FOC) - Maidstone Branch 2pm
Oct 17th - Televes - Nevo Quad IRS
& dSCR (FOC) - Hemel Hempstead
Branch 2pm-4:30pm
Oct 18th - Introduction to IRS (FOC)
- Brighton & Hove Branch 2pm
Oct 18th - Level 2 Ubiquiti (FOC) Bournemouth Branch 2pm
Oct 18th - Televes - Nevo Quad IRS
& dSCR (FOC) - Maidstone Branch
9:30am-12noon
Oct 18th - Introduction to Fibre
(FOC) - Maidstone Branch 2pm
Oct 19th - Introduction to Fibre (FOC)
- Hemel Hempstead Branch 2pm
Oct 25th - CAT5/6 Cable,
Connectors & Beyond (FOC) Brighton & Hove Branch 2pm
Oct 25th - Introduction to CCTV
(FOC) - Bournemouth Branch 2pm
T: +44 (0)1273 765 180
E: training@alltrade.co.uk
alltrade.co.uk
AMINA
TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Oct 12th - Amina, Huntingdon
Nov 16th - Amina, Huntingdon
Dec 7th - Amina, Huntingdon
T: +44(0)1480 354 390
E: inspired@amina.co.uk
amina.co.uk
AWE SMART HOME
ACADEMY
Sept 21st - HDMI & 4K Video
Distribution with HDanywhere Foundation Workshop - AWE Smart
Home Academy - Epsom
Oct 9th – Whole House Integration
with URC Total Control - AWE Smart
Home Academy, North – Bradford
Oct 10th - Foundation Workshop AWE Smart Home Academy, North –
Bradford
Oct 10th - Foundation Workshop AWE Smart Home Academy - Epsom
Oct 11th - Foundation in Smart
Home Control with URC MX
HomePro - AWE Smart Home
Academy - Epsom
Oct 17th - Whole House Integration
with URC Total Control - AWE Smart
Home Academy - Epsom
Nov 23rd - HDMI & 4K Video
Distribution with HDanywhere
Dec 12th - Whole House Integration
with URC Total Control
CONTROL4
T: +44 (0)1372 729 777
E: training@awe-europe.com
awe-europe.com
Sept 20th – 22nd - DMC-E-4K - DM
Certified Engineer - Cobham Philo
Room
Sept 20th – 22nd - CTI-P301
Advanced Programming Skills Cobham Boole Room
Sept 26th – 28th - CTI-P101
Foundations of Crestron
Programming - Cobham Boole Room
Sept 26th & 27th Crestron
Residential System Design - Cobham
Philo Room
Oct 5th & 6th - CTI-SG Smart
Graphics Training - Cobham Boole
Room
Oct 9th &10th - CTI-FUSION-P
Crestron Fusion Programmer Cobham Boole Room
Oct 11th – 13th - DMC-E-4K - DM
Certified Engineer - Cobham Philo
Room
Oct 17th – 19th - CTI-P101
Foundations of Crestron
Programming - Cobham Boole Room
Oct 25th – 27th - CTI-P201 Core
System Programming - Cobham
Philo Room
Oct 31st – Nov 2nd - CTI-P101
Foundations of Crestron
Programming - Cobham Boole
Nov 8th & 9th - CTI-SG Smart
Graphics Training - Cobham Boole
Room
Nov 15th – 17th - CTI-P301
Advanced Programming Skills Cobham Boole Room
Nov 15th – 17th - DMC-E-4K - DM
Certified Engineer - Cobham Philo
Room
Nov 20th – 22nd - CTI-P101
Foundations of Crestron
Programming - Cobham Boole Room
Nov 23rd – 24th - CTI-FUSION-P
Crestron Fusion Programmer Cobham Boole Room,
CAI
Sep 20th - 21st - An Introduction to
IRS Members £255 Non-Members
£335 - Watford
Oct 3rd - Fibre Optics in Signal
Distribution Member £210 NonMember £280 – Watford
Oct 4th - Basic Home Networking &
Connectivity - Member £165 / Non
Member £220 – Watford
Oct 11th - Making the Bond
(Electrical safety connection
requirements for aerial installers),
Member £165 Non-Member £220,
Watford
Oct 24th - 25th - SMATV & IRS
Networks - Design & Build, Member
£255 Non-Member £335 – Watford
Oct 31st - 2nd - Basic Aerial &
Satellite Installation Member £510 /
Non Member £670 – Watford
Nov 29th - 30th - An Introduction to
IRS Members £255 Non-Members
£335 – Watford
Dec 12th - Fibre Optics in Signal
Distribution Member £210 NonMember £280 – Watford
Dec 13th - Basic Home Networking
& Connectivity - Member £165 /
Non Member £220 – Watford
Dec 14th - Making the Bond
(Electrical safety connection
requirements for aerial installers),
Member £165 Non-Member £220,
Watford
T: +44 (0)1923 803 030
E: http://www.cai.org.uk
cai.org.uk
Sept 18th – 21st
Oct 16th – 19th
Oct 30th – Nov 2nd
T: 0800 121 7702
control4.com
CRESTRON UK LTD
T: +44 (0)845 873 8787
crestron.eu
TRAIN
FOR
TOMORROW
CYP
Sep 28th - Cie Level 1 (AV Academy
- Full Day Training) Newcastle
Oct 3rd - Level 2 (AV Academy - Full
Day Training) CYP Shepperton
Oct 26th - Cie Level 1 (AV Academy
- Full Day Training) CYP Shepperton
Nov 6th - TDI Level 1 (Half Day
Training) Winchester
Nov 7th - Level 2 (AV Academy - Full
Day Training) CYP Shepperton
Nov 23rd - Cie Level 1 (AV Academy
- Full Day Training) Nottingham
T: +44 (0)20 3137 9180
cypeurope.com
HABITECH
ProNet - Robust Network Design,
Configuration and Maintenance
(1 Day Course)
ProNet - Advanced Networking
Techniques (Subnets, VLANs,
Bandwidth Management, Advanced
WiFi) (1 Day Course)
ICRealtime - Hands on Product Training
& System Design (½ Day Course)
AMX - Capabilities of AMX systems
and the pre-requisites to design fully
functioning residential solutions
(½ Day Course)
Mode Lighting - Hands on Product
Training & System Design
(1 Day Course)
WyreStorm - HD Distribution Theory
and Trouble Shooting (Including
HDBaseT and 4K) (1 Day Course)
T: +44 (0)1420 540 054
E: Tanya.Sworn@habitech.co.uk
habitech.co.uk
INDIGO DISTRIBUTION
Oct 17th - Introduction to RTI
Webinar – FOC
Oct 19th - Home Cinema Design Edinburgh - £99 + VAT
Oct 20th – Pro Control Webinar – FOC
Oct 23rd - RTI Programming (Level 2)
- St Neots - £99 + VAT
Oct 24th - RTI Advanced
Programming (Level 3) - St Neots £149 + VAT
Oct 27th – Comelit Door Entry
Webinar - FOC
Nov 6th-7th – Trinnov High End
Training – Paris - FOC
Nov 8th - Network HD Training Waltham Abbey - £25 + VAT
Nov 9th - Wyrestorm Theory &
Troubleshooting - Waltham Abbey £25 + VAT
Nov 9th - Luxul: Wired Networking St Neots - £149 + VAT
Nov 10th - Luxul: Wireless
Networking - St Neots - £99 + VAT
Nov 14th - Home Cinema Design Crowthorne - £99 + VAT
Nov 22nd - Luxul Wired Networking
- Waltham Abbey - £149 + VAT
Nov 23rd - Luxul Wireless Networking
- Waltham Abbey - £99 + VAT
T: +44 (0)1359 270 280
E: sales@invisionuk.com
invisionuk.com
IVORY EGG (UK) LIMITED
KNX 3 Day Technician
Nov 6th – 8th
Dec 4th – 6th
KNX 2 Day Partner
Nov 20th – 21st
Ivory Egg Heating Training - Beginner
Oct 25th
T: +44 (0)1243 572 700
E: training@ivoryegg.co.uk
ivoryegg.co.uk
Oct 4th – 5th
Nov 8th – 9th
Dec 6th – 7th
T: +44 (0)2891 455 565
E: info@indigodistribution.ie
indigodistribution.ie
MERIDIAN AUDIO
INVISION UK
meridian-audio.com
Oct 4th & 5th - CEDIA Multichannel
Master Classe
Sept 20th - Luxul: Wired Networking
- Crowthorne
Sept 21st - Luxul: Wireless Networking
- Crowthorne
Sept 26th - Home Cinema Design –
Stockport
Oct 16th - LILIN: IP Surveillance for
CI - Milton Keynes
RGB
Oct 10th - Savant - Level 1 Core
Training
Oct 24th - Lutron - QS Homeworks
Installation & Programming
T: +44 (0)1488 73366
E: info@rgbcomms.co.uk
rgbcomms.co.uk
CEDIA membership gives you unprecedented access and
significant savings on educational programmes designed
to put you and your team at the forefront of a quickly
evolving industry.
Educational Programmes
CEDIA Certifications
Training Vouchers
New Recruit Training
Tech Forums
CEU Accreditation
Learn more at cedia.net
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ACA-Apex Limited
Unit 21 Harmill Industrial Estate
Grovebury Road
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire LU7 4FF
T: 0344 225 2700 / 01273 765180
E: info@aca-apex.co.uk
www.aca-apex.co.uk
We manufacture and supply
innovative cable infrastructure
products and solutions for the
residential network and audio
visual industry. Our brands include
CRIS, Spider Infrastructure Systems,
SRAK, and DRAK. New products
are being developed all the time
and can be seen on our latest
innovations page on our
website.
Aldous Systems (Europe) Ltd
Unit 3, Printers End
Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury
Bucks HP19 8DB
T: +44 (0)1296 719582
E: sales@aldoussystems.co.uk
www.aldoussystems.co.uk
Suppliers of:
2N
Aldous Home Networks
Araknis Networks
BitWise Controls
CasaTunes
Gefen
iDocx
Greenlight
Leviton
Penn Elcom
Platinum Tools
Proficient
Rako
ReQuest
SpeakerCraft
Triax
Virtual PBX
Visualint
Zektor
46 www.svimag.com
Alltrade
The UK’s leading distributor for
Aerial, AV, Fibre, HDMI, IRS and
Satellite for the Connected
Home covering residential and
commercial applications.
HQ: Unit 4 Sussex House Business
Park, 274 Old Shoreham Road,
Brighton & Hove, BN3 7EU.
T: 0344 225 2700 / 01273 765180
E: sales@alltrade.co.uk
www.alltrade.co.uk
Trade only Distributors for:
• All-Rack
• Antiference
• Arantia
• B-Tech
• Blackbox
• Blucube
• Blustream
• Cabelcon
• CYP
• D-Line
• Delta
• DemoPad
• Dymo
• Flexson
• Fracarro
• Global Invacom
• HDL
• Hoody
• Inverto
• Johansson
• KeyFibre
• LEM
• Marmitek
• MaxxOne CCTV
• Penn-Elcom
• Proception
• Promax Meters
• Rover Meters
• Sanus
• Schneider
• SKY
• Sonos
• Technomate
• Televes
• Triax
• Ubiquiti
• Videotree
• Vision
• Webro
• Wolsey
Five trade counters across the
South of the UK and Wales.
FREE delivery on orders over £150.
FREE training, planning and
technical support services.
Amina Technologies Ltd
Cirrus House, Glebe Road
Huntingdon, Cambs PE29 7DL
T: +44 (0)1480 354 390
E: sales@amina.co.uk
aminasound.com
Amina invented the plaster over
speakers in 2001 and have since
become a world leading supplier
of invisible loudspeakers, all of
which are designed and
manufactured in the company’s
headquarters in Huntingdon,
Cambridgeshire. The products are
ideal for modern minimalist
designs where visible speakers can
have a negative impact on the
design. These spaces are often
acoustically harsh and the VPT
(Vibrational Panel Technology)
performs well in such applications.
Additionally historical buildings
wanting an authentic look and
feel combined with the latest
technology are enhanced by the
presence of invisible sound
whether behind plaster or other
materials such as wood or
wood veneer.
Antiference Ltd
Unit 100, Fradley Distribution Park
Wood End Lane, Lichfield
Staffordshire WS13 8NE
T: 01675 465487
E: sales@antiference.co.uk
www.antiference.co.uk
Antiference is a leading
manufacturer of TV aerials and HD
media distribution equipment who
supply quality products for the
professional installation market.
With an ever expanding and
evolving product portfolio and our
75 years of technical experience,
Antiference can offer a reliable
solution for your custom AV install.
Avoke Ltd
Unit G Rose Industrial Estate
Marlow Bottom Road
Marlow Bottom, Bucks
SL7 3ND
T: 01628 484968
E: av@avoke.co.uk
www.avoke.co.uk
Exceptional customer service
defines what Avoke is all about.
We work with brands offering
excellent reliability, technical
support and warranties to help
you get the job done, first time.
We distribute some key products
and brands in the UK installer
sector, including:
Blustream –
4K HD Video Distribution
TDG Audio – in-ceiling speakers
Elipson – stylish speakers with
flexible mounting solutions
REL – subwoofers
Metz – cat 6/6a cable and
connectors.
AWE Europe Ltd
Alexander House, Blenheim road
Epsom, Surrey KT19 9AP
T: +44 (0)1372 729 777
E: sales@awe-europe.com
www.awe-europe.com
Arcam
Pembroke Avenue, Waterbeach
Cambridge CB25 9QR
T: +44 (0)1223 203 200
www.arcam.co.uk
Atlas (Scotland) Ltd
Units 1 & 2
Block 11, Glenfield Place
Glencairn Industrial Estate
Kilmarnock KA1 4AZ
T: +44 (0)1563 572 666
E: info@atlascables.com
www.atlascables.com
B-Tech International Ltd
Bennett House
Long March, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 4NR
T: +44 (0)1327 300 787
E: info@btechavmounts.co.uk
www.btechavmounts.com
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Confederation of
Aerial Industries Ltd
Communications House
41a Market Street
Watford, Herts WD18 0PN
T: +44 (0)1923 803030
F: +44 (0)1923 803203
E: office@cai.org.uk
www.cai.org.uk
Confederation of Aerial Industries
Ltd (CAI)
The CAI is the UK’s trade body for
content delivery. The association
represents the interests of
installers, manufacturers and
distributors of everything related
to broadcast reception. Video and
audio has spread to numerous
delivery platforms alongside its
familiar territory of terrestrial
aerials and satellite. The CAI scope
of representation and training has
now broadened considerably to
account for the growth in
broadband delivery.
range of tools and connectors makes
network terminations quick, easy and
reliable. We also have an extensive
range of AV faceplates, electronic
converters, network testers, cables and
brush plates. Visit our web site for
Draper Group Limited
further details and to buy online.
7 Earlstrees Court
Earlstrees Industrial Estate
Corby, Northamptonshire
NN17 4AX
T: +44 (0)1536 203 101
E: sales@draperinc.co.uk
www.draperinc.co.uk
Connected Distribution
Unit 5 , Eastside Industrial Estate
Mead Road
Cheltenham
GL53 7DT
ECT Projection Screens &
T: +44 (0)1242 511133
Accessories
E: info@connecteddistribution.com
PO Box 4020, Pangbourne
www.connecteddistribution.com
Pulse-Eight HD Distribution Cabasse: Berkshire RG8 8TX
Streaming and Custom Install Speakers T: +44 (0)118 984 1141
Russound: Audio Everywhere Yamaha: M: +44 (0)7973 218550
E: sales@ect-av.com or
Custom Install A V Products Sanus:
Racks and mounts Atlantic Technology: adam@ect-av.com
THX Home Theatre Speakers
Centralite: Lighting
Control Leviton: Network & A V
Components.
Epson (UK) Limited
Westside, London Road
CEDIA UK
Unit 2 , Phoenix Park
St Neots, Cambs PE19 8EP
T: +44 (0)1480 213 744
E: info@cedia.co.uk
www.cedia.co.uk
Crestron (UK) Ltd
Munro House
78 Portsmouth Road
Cobham, Surrey KT11 1TF
T: +44 (0)845 873 8787
E: uk@crestron.eu
www.crestron.eu
Hemel Hempstead HP3 9TD
T: 0871 423 7766
F: 0871 222 6740
e-talk (chat):
http://etalk.epson-europe.com or
www.epson.co.uk/contact-us
Importers and distributors of AV
accessories including the Signature
range of brackets and HDMI leads,
which comply with the latest HDMI
specifications. New to the range are
HDMI active leads in lengths of
7.5M & 10M with a chipset
enabling these leads to be 4K
compatible. Our range also includes
2C & 4C 16AWG custom install
cable with pink LSOH jacket.
Habitech Ltd
Unit K, The Loddon Centre,
Wade Road, Basingstoke
Hampshire RG24 8FL
T: 01256 638500
E: info@Habitech.co.uk
www.Habitech.co.uk
HDanywhere
Unit 23, Link Business Centre
Link Way
Malvern Link
WR14 1UQ
T: +44 (0)1684 576348
E: sales@HDanywhere.co.uk
www.HDanywhere.co.uk
www.epson.co.uk
Epson is a global innovation leader
whose product line-up ranges from
The Clarity Alliance Ltd
PO Box 406, Stroud,
Gloucestershire, GL6 1HF
T: +44 (0)20 8150 6741
E: info@clarityalliance.co.uk
www.clarityalliance.co.uk
facebook.com/ClarityAlliance
CYP (UK) Ltd
Unit 7 Shepperton Business Park
Govett Avenue,
Shepperton
TW17 8BA
T: +44 (0)20 3137 9180
F: +44 (0)20 3137 6279
E: sales@cypeurope.com
Technical Support
T: +44 (0)20 3137 6690
www.cypeurope.com
inkjet printers and printing systems,
3LCD projectors and industrial robots
to sensors and other microdevices.
Dedicated to exceeding the vision of
its customers worldwide, Epson
delivers customer value based on
compact, energy-saving, and highprecision technologies in markets
spanning enterprise and the home
to commerce and industry.
Hoody Speaker Hoods Ltd
GHL House
12 - 14 Albion Place, First Floor
Maidstone
ME14 5DZ
T: +44 (0)843 289 7020
E: info@hoody-speakerhoods.co.uk
www.hoody-speakerhoods.co.uk
HOODY™ is a range of fire and
acoustic ceiling speaker hoods
designed to comply with the latest
IEE and UK Building Regulations
relating to the fire and acoustic
integrity of ceilings.
GJ Electronics Ltd
Clear Vision Systems
126 West Crayke
Marton Business Park, Bridlington,
East Yorkshire YO16 6XW
T: +44 (0)1262 424 900
E: info@clearvisionsystems.co.uk
www.clearvisionsystems.co.uk
We stock and supply tools and
equipment to support AV and
network installations. Our EZ RJ45
Units 10-12,
DALI UK
AV House,
Unit 12, Amor Way,
Letchworth Garden City,
Herts. SG6 1UG
T: +44 (0)845 644 3537
E: uk@dalispeakers.com
www.dali-speakers.com
Wembdon Business Centre,
Bower Rd, Smeeth,
Kent TN25 6SZ
T: +44 (0)1303 814224
F: +44 (0)1303 814073
E: sales@gjelectronics.co.uk
www.gjelectronics.co.uk
Hypex Ltd
Unit 7, Manor House Business Park
97 Manor Farm Road
Wembley HA0 1BN
T: +44 (0)20 8810 5885
E: sales@hypexuk.com
www.hypex.co.uk
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SVI CONTACT DETAILS
JVCKENWOOD UK LTD
12 Priestly Way, London
NW2 7BA
Impact Screen Solutions Ltd
Top Floor, 29 Cambridge Road,
Hove, BN3 1DE
T: +44 (0) 1273 735 476
E: sales@impactscreensolutions.co.uk
www.impactscreensolutions.co.uk
ISS are the UK distributor for
Italian projection screen
manufacturers Screenline. With
30 year’s experience producing
screens for both home cinema
and commercial projects
Screenline pride themselves of
producing superb quality
products at competitive prices.
Screen types available include tab
tensioned, in-ceiling, multi format
and also fixed frame all with
different fabric options. Custom
sizes also available.
T: +44 (0)20 8450 3282
E: hdworld@uk.JVCkenwood.com
http://uk.jvc.com/
KEF Audio (UK)
Eccleston Road , Tovil , Maidstone
Kent ME15 6QP
T: +44 (0)1622 672 261
E: info@kef.com
www.kef.com
KEF has been at the forefront of
loudspeaker design & technology
Kramer Electronics UK Ltd
2, Premus, Coldharbour Way,
Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8AP
T: +44 (0)1296 330011
F: +44 (0)1296 330011
E: info@kramerelectronics.co.uk
www.kramerelectronics.com
Kramer Electronics, founded in
1981, is a leading manufacturer of
digital and analogue video, audio
and computer signal management
equipment. We manufacture a
range of products including:
distribution amplifiers, switchers,
matrix switchers, scaler/switchers,
format converters, CAT X
transmitters and receivers, fibre
optic cables, and other products for
the Custom Install market.
E: postmaster@lindy.co.uk
www.lindy.co.uk
One of Europe’s longest established
and most experienced suppliers of
AV, home cinema and computer
cables, connectors and adapters. We
stock everything from simple VGA
cables to advanced Matrix HDMI
Switches. Next day delivery from
our huge warehouse. Special trade
prices with discounts for volume
orders. The one-stop-shop for your
connectivity requirements. Visit our
website or call our helpful sales
team for more information.
Marata Vision
20 Greenhill Crescent
Watford Business Park
Watford, Herts
WD18 8JA
T: +44 (0)1923 495 595
E: info@marata.co.uk
www.marata.co.uk
for over 55 years with a
reputation as the audiophile's
ultimate loudspeaker
Intelligent Controls (UK) Ltd
Unit 3, Snowhill Business Centre
Copthorne, Crawley,
West Sussex, RH10 3EZ
T: 01342 717748
E: support@intelligentcontrols.co.uk
www.intelligent-controls.co.uk
manufacturer. Its technical
expertise and innovative designs
grace anything from discreet
Custom Install speakers to classleading, serious Hi-Fi stereo
speakers or state-of-the-art
portable wireless speakers and
headphones.
Invision UK Ltd
Alexander House
3 Hillside Business Park
Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP32 7EA
T: +44 (0)1359 270 280
F: +44 (0)1359 270 281
E: sales@invisionuk.com
www.invisionuk.com
Ivory Egg (UK) Limited
Unit 12 Broadbridge Business
Centre
Delling Lane, Bosham
West Sussex
PO18 8NF
T: +44 (0)1243 572 700
E: info@ivoryegg.co.uk
www.ivoryegg.co.uk
Ivory Egg are a specialist supplier
of all things KNX for Home
Automation and Building
Intelligence. As well as supplying
beautiful 230v products, Ivory Egg
has a dedicated training centre
providing certified KNX courses
and manufacturer training.
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Kog Audio Ltd
PO Box 5260, Coventry CV4 0GB
T: +44 (0)24 7722 0650
E: info@kogaudio.com
www.kogaudio.com
Specialist distributor of high-end
audio products & network storage
solutions.
Kog Audio prides itself in finding
unique solutions, that also offer
class leading performance, that
inspire both the installer and the
end user.
Whether its our British designed &
manufactured cables from
Tellurium Q to the unique &
incredible music & network library
from Melco, our portfolio will
always offer a high performance
product that will satisfy the most
discerning user.
Brands : Melco, Tellurium Q,
Densen, Estelon, Vitus, VTL,
Alluxity and Stillpoints.
LILIN
Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton
Keynes, MK5 8NB
T: +44 (0)870 120 5550
E: uk@meritlilin.com
www.LILIN.tv
LILIN have been developing CCTV
products for every type of
application since 1980, and have
more recently been developing
their integration within the Home
Automation industry. Having
transitioned our R & D resources to
IP video several years ago, our
dedication towards new products,
innovations and technologies forms
the core focus for LILIN going
forward. We now integrate with
most Home Automation platforms,
dedicated to getting the deepest
functionality possible. Throughout
the years we have remained
dedicated to our company
philosophy of Creativity, Progress
and Excellence and consequently
provide expertise in digital video,
bringing world’s first products to
the market.
LINDY Electronics Ltd.
Sadler Forster Way
Teesside Industrial Estate, Thornaby
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 9JY
T: 01642 754000
F: 01642 754027
Maser Communications (UK) Ltd
Unit 4 Axis Park, Fort Fareham
Industrial Estate, Newgate Lane
Fareham, Hants, PO14 1FD
T: +44 (0)1329 236 000
F: +44 (0)1329 238 185
E: sales@masercomms.co.uk
Ecomm: www.maseronline.co.uk
www.masercomms.co.uk
One stop shop for Cable, Connectivity
and Hardware for AV and custom
installation from our fully stocked
warehouse on the south coast.
Meridian Audio Ltd
Latham Road
Huntingdon PE29 6YE
T: +44 (0)1480 445 678
E: info@meridian.co.uk
www.meridian-audio.com
Meridian Audio winners of over 300
industry awards and accolades was
founded in 1977. Recognised as a
world leader in high performance
audio, all of its products continue to
be designed and manufactured
solely in the UK at our Huntingdon
facility. Demonstrations by
appointment are also available at
this site. Visit our website or call
one of our helpful sales team for
more information.
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Monitor Audio Ltd
24 Brook Road
Rayleigh
Essex SS6 7XL
T: +44 (0)1268 740 580
E: info@monitoraudio.co.uk
www.monitoraudio.co.uk
Monitor Audio Ltd is a British
owned and managed global
specialist in hi-fi loudspeaker
design. For over 40 years we've
been incorporating stereo and
surround sound systems and a
range of sonically matched
architectural speakers for ultra
discreet high quality sound around
the home and outside. Since hi-fi
was in its infancy we've dedicated
all of our technical expertise,
innovation and craftsmanship to
the creation of world-class
loudspeakers which deliver an
outstanding performance wherever
they are situated.
Naim Audio Ltd
Southampton Road
Sailsbury, Wiltshire SP1 2LN
T: +44 (0)1722 426600
E: info@naimaudio.com
www.naimaudio.com
Naim is a UK company that has
held true to the founding
philosophy. Driven by a passion for
the same uncompromised listening
experiences that our customers
demand, we seek to go beyond an
audiophile sound that is technically
brilliant, and strive for the glorious
hit of the full experience of the
music. Our range today comprises
of beautifully crafted all-in-one
connected products, state of the art
digital streamers, integrated
amplifiers and a complete upgrade
path into high performance per &
power amp systems.
North Building Technologies Ltd
Room 12, Citibase Brighton
95 Ditchling Road
Brighton BN1 4ST
T: +44 (0)1273 694422
E: sales@northbt.com
Twitter: @NorthBuildTech
www.northbt.com
North Building Technologies
make control products for
buildings.
Our controllers link systems
together to optimise building
performance, and our user
interfaces simplify building
management.
Our products are configured for
domestic, commercial and
industrial buildings by trusted
resellers, installers and OEMs.
North are an independent
company based in Brighton, UK
since 1995.
Peerless-AV
Unit 3, Watford Interchange
Colonial Way, Watford
Hertfordshire, WD24 4WP
T: +44 (0)1923 205 600
E: info.eu@peerless-av.com
www.peerless-av.com
Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries,
Inc. company, is a leading designer,
manufacturer and distributor of
audio-visual mounting, accessory
and digital content delivery
solutions, as well as the industry's
first fully-sealed outdoor displays
for commercial applications. The
company's innovative AV products
span commercial flat panel, video
wall, projector and tablet mounts
as well as AV trolleys and stands,
AV racks and a wide range of other
accessories including consumer TV
mounts and cables.
Peerless-AV’s range of TV wall
mounts combine aesthetics and
functionality to offer convenient
access to rear TV connections,
integrated cable management,
easy install and a clean finish. UL
safety certification and four times
weight capacity testing ensure end
user peace of mind in any
installation environment. The
range includes flat, tilt, pivot and
full motion wall mounts for a wide
range of screen sizes up 90”.
Peerless-AV is also the exclusive UK
distributor for Munari and
NorStone designer AV furniture.
For more information, visit
www.peerless–av.com
Pulse-Eight Limited
8-12 Alder Hills
Poole, Dorset
BH12 4AL
T: +44 (0)1202 413610
E: sales@pulse-eight.com
www.pulse-eight.com
Redline are also experts in
custom grille manufacturing.
We offer an extensive range of
custom colour grilles that
blend seamlessly into any
room decor.
Quested Monitoring Systems
Unit 2, Kingsgate, Heathpark
Honiton, Devon EX14 1YG
Contact: Guy Lewis
T: +44 (0)1404 41500
E: info@quested.com
www.quested.com
Since 1986, Quested
loudspeakers have been in use
at the top of the film industry
worldwide. Our LT Series is
being increasingly adopted by
Home Theatre Professionals
whose goal is the same absolute
performance that is demanded
by the cinema world’s leading
Composers and Directors. We
are not just another speaker
company, but one endorsed and
trusted by the professional film
industry itself.
Qing Cables Ltd
Unit H, Malmesbury Road,
Kingsditch Ind Est, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire, GL51 9PL
T: 01242 224141
E: enquire@qingcables.co.uk
www.qingcables.com
With over 25 years specialising in
the communication cable
market, we have a substantial
stock holding of all the cables
required in the AV / Custom
Install Sector, including: Speaker
Flex, Digital CAI Approved
Coaxial, CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6A,
CAT7A, KNX [certified], Lutron /
Crestron, KNX, Multimedia
Composites – all off the shelf for
next day delivery.
Quality Connectivity
Guaranteed.
Redline (Scotland) Ltd
Unit 5, Blenheim Court
Hurricane Way, Wickford
Essex SS11 8YT
T: +44 (0)1268 858 222
E: info@red-line.co.uk
www.red-line.co.uk
Distributors for Amina, Artison,
Design Screen, Seura, Resolution
Audio and Velodyne.
Redline specialise in hiding AV
technology. We work closely with
Installers and Interior designers
to deliver a finished product that
does not encroach on living
space design.
Red Sheep Communications
Sylvan House,
off Nailsworth Hill,
Nailsworth, Glos, GL6 0AW
Contact: Phil Hansen
T: +44 (0)7813 893 525
E: phil@redsheep.co.uk
www.redsheep.co.uk
reflectv
Top Floor, 29 Cambridge Road,
Hove, BN3 1DE
T: +44 (0) 1273 735 476
E: info@reflectv.co.uk
www.reflectv.co.uk
reflectv produce bespoke
mirror TV's offering a great
way to integrate TV technology
seamlessly into any interior.
Our framed mirror TV's of all
shapes and sizes can add a real
focal point to any room while
our mirrored wall or splash
back solutions are ideal for the
kitchen or bathroom. With
integrated LOEWE 4k
technology our products will
connect seamlessly into your
AV system.
RGB Communications Limited
2 Lowesden Business Park,
Lambourn Woodlands,
Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7RY
Sales T: +44 (0)844 8800 765
Int: +44 (0)1488 73366
Fax: +44 (0)1488 73377
www.rgbcomms.co.uk
RGB, established in 1991, is a
technical distributor of AV
products who specialise in
providing quality products and
technical expertise to custom
installers. Our product range
covers a wide range of AV
solutions for AV resellers and
custom installers including; Room
& Lighting Control, Networks,
Audio & Video Conferencing,
Projection & Displays,
Connectivity, Racks & Power and
Meeting Room signage.
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Sanus
Milestone AV Technologies B.V.
PO Box 191, 6000 AD Weert, The
Netherlands, Franklinstraat 14,
6003 DK Weert, The Netherlands
T: +44 (0)20 7043 2926
E: sanus.europe@milestone.com
www.sanus.com
At SANUS, we are known for our TV
wall mounts because they set the
standard for mount technology.
With our innovative designs and
outstanding safety features, all of
our products provide a joyful
experience while enhancing your
lifestyle. Visit sanus.com for details.
Sensible Heat Ltd
11A St Nicholas Lane
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2JY
T: +44 (0)1273 475 834
E: info@sensibleheat.com
www.sensibleheat.com
Signature
Contact: Invision UK Ltd
Alexander House
3 Hillside Business Park
Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP32 7EA
T: +44 (0)1359 270 280
F: +44 (0)1359 270 281
E: sales@invisionuk.com
www.invisionuk.com
Soundcast UK
1A Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury,
CT1 2NY
T: +44 (0)843 886 9933
E: info@soundcast.co.uk
www.soundcast.co.uk
The Soundcast loudspeaker range
delivers omni-directional, beautifully
precise sound with the latest
wireless technology from
Soundcast’s portable all-weather
music system. Stream your playlist
wirelessly as you enjoy, party and
live your life.
Fibre Optic & LED Lighting
Woodside, Scremerston,
Berwick upon Tweed,
Northumberland , TD15 2SY
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T: +44 (0)1289 332900
E: info@starscape.co.uk
www.starscape.co.uk
Infinity - class leading home cinema
Star ceiling panels. Lightweight
modular system. Easy installation
even in basements. Call Peter or
John to discuss your project.Our
Infinity star ceiling panels were
developed with the professional
home cinema installer in mind. The
lightweight modular panels with
100 star points per square metre are
illuminated by a distributed optical
harness using push-fit optical joints.
Magnets on the panels adhere to
resilient channel on the ceiling
making installation fast and
comfortable. Install a 4 x 3 metre
ceiling in 3 to 4 hours from scratch,
with no mess. Ideal for retrofit to
previous projects.
DMX light sources are available for
integration with leading home
automation systems.
The panels are easily cut to accept
ceiling-mounted speakers,
downlights and projectors. Call
Peter, John or David for an informal
chat or fast over-the-phone pricing.
Ask us also about fibre optic accent
and step lighting options.
TDI
West Farm, Popham
Winchester SO21 3BH
T : 01256 397 770
E : info@tdigroup.co.uk
www.tdigroup.co.uk
TDI are trade suppliers to
manufacturers, retailers and
installers in the A/V industry. Our
range includes AV Racks, Patch
Panels, Screen Mounts, AV Cabling,
Audio Connectors, HDMI
Distribution Products, CCTV,
Loudspeakers, Power Distribution,
and Wall Plates, Keystones, and Euro
Modules. We work with premium
AV manufacturers such as CYP, Polk
audio, Penn Elcom, Samson, Sanus,
Switchcraft, Neutrik, and Syncbox, to
name just a few. Contact us now for
the new 2017/2018 catalogue.
Triax UK Ltd
Abergorki Industrial Estate,
Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taff,
CF42 6DL
T : 0845 601 0578
E : sales@triax.uk
www.triax.uk
Triax is an international supplier of
multimedia solutions. We deliver
the latest technology for
professional commercial and
residential AV applications. Our
high quality solutions include
advanced 4K Ultra HD distribution
matrices and splitters plus the
latest HD and IP (up to 1080p)
CCTV cameras and recorders over
Cat or Coax cabling. Combined
with our comprehensive training
and technical support, Triax is your
essential AV partner.
USD Limited
Toddington, Bedfordshire LU5 6JA
T: +44 (0)1525 877707
E: info@usd.uk.com
www.usd.uk.com
Vivid Audio UK Ltd
6 Star Road, Partridge Green
West Sussex RH13 8RA
T: +44 (0)1403 713125
M: +44 (0)7950 274224
E: uk@vividspeakers.com
www.vividaudio.com
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Turnstone AV Ltd
7 Anton Business Park
Andover, Hampshire SP10 2NJ
T: 0330 2020 980
E: sales@turnstoneav.co.uk
www.vogels.com
Europe’s undisputed No1 for TV
wall mounts; Vogel's is known
globally for it’s excellent range of
mounting solutions for OLED,
plasma/LED screens, audio-visual
equipment and tablets. Vogel's
products combine versatile
functionality and robust
performance with unique and
distinctive designs.
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)
Sherbourne Drive, Tilbrook
Milton Keynes MK7 8BL
T: +44 (0)1908 366 700
http://uk.yamaha.com
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