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AWARDS YEARBOOK 2012

ABOUT CEDIA

CEDIA is the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, an international trade organisation spanning three continents, with offices in four countries and a global membership of over 3,500 companies. CEDIA members specialise in the planning, design, supply, installation, integration, concealment and control of automated electronic systems for the modern, intelligent home. They can install anything from multiroom audio systems and home cinemas to complete home networks and sub-systems which intelligently control lighting, security, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and even garden facilities, from lighting to watering. CEDIA members can customise anything from a medieval castle, to an ocean-going yacht or a regular new-build property, turning each into a centrally-controlled haven in which to enjoy the full benefits of a 21st century electronic lifestyle. CEDIA was founded in 1989 in the United States and came to the UK in 1996. As a strictly non-profit organisation, our aim is to maintain and raise standards throughout the industry. Home automation is a rapidly

advancing technology, so homeowners need to be sure that the company they’ve hired is fully up to speed with the latest hardware and software developments. CEDIA offers its members comprehensive education and training in the latest technologies and installation techniques so, CEDIA can guarantee the highest level of proficiency and customised solutions from its members. All of CEDIA’s members agree to adhere to a strict set of principles and ethics when they join the organisation and CEDIA checks that its members are properly insured. Their commitment to service and professionalism in all elements of installation and design guarantees that you don’t have to worry about a job being completed to anything but the highest standard. CEDIA encourages UK based CEDIA ESP (Electronic Systems Professional) members to participate in professional Certification as part of the continuing drive for high standards within the industry. Currently there are three Certification exams;

EST2 (CEDIA Certified Installer), Advanced Installer and Designer Level 1. CEDIA Certified professionals must then take a minimum number of continuing education units (CEUs) each year to maintain their status. The membership of CEDIA is exceptionally diverse, ranging from worldwide manufacturing companies to local, family run installation firms. Creating a responsive, intelligent home is an act of creativity and imagination based on the client’s lifestyle requirements, and CEDIA prides itself on every member company being unique in terms of size, style and approach. CEDIA is here to revolutionise the way in which home systems interact, taking the concept of home automation further than ever imagined. CEDIA custom installers know that technology is constantly changing, so they’ll lay the groundwork and cabling for any future improvements in home automation.

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AWARDS YEARBOOK 2012

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Established in 2006 to recognise and reward high quality system design, installation and integration within the home electronics industry, the CEDIA Awards are a key strand of the CEDIA marketing campaign. Now in its seventh successful year, the CEDIA Awards continue to celebrate excellence in the residential custom installation sector across Region 1 (Europe, Africa, Russia Middle East, India & Pakistan). The CEDIA Awards 2012 has built on the success of the 2011 scheme attracting 100 entries from 10 countries throughout the Region. From English country homes to stunning super yachts sailing the world and private villas in Arabia and Africa, this year’s shortlist celebrates the best residential custom installation projects with a heady mixture of excellence touched by the exotic. Each installation category is judged by a prestigious panel comprising building industry, design professionals and technical experts. The judges look for outstanding design and integration within all the categories. As well as the need to be integrated and beautifully concealed with the interior,

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important factors included imaginative and appropriate design, relevance to the client’s brief and use of technology, safe and tidy racks as well as a bit of ‘wow’ factor.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

The identity of member companies taking part in the CEDIA Awards scheme is not revealed to the judges, this is in order to maintain the integrity of the judging process. The CEDIA Awards are open only to CEDIA member companies. More information about the Awards can be found on the dedicated CEDIA Awards website which gives a unique insight into the scheme, its entry requirements and its past winners and finalists. Visit www.cedia.co.uk/awards to find out more.

SILVER SPONSORS


AWARDS YEARBOOK 2012

The Awards, which celebrate the best the residential custom installation industry has to offer, is mediated annually by a prestigious panel of judges. This year the panel comprised of individuals from the worlds of architecture, interiors, property, technology and journalism.

THE JUDGES

Jonathan Margolis

Diana Yakeley

Steve May

Luke Tozer

Clare Newsome

Michael Holmes

Jonathan Margolis has established a national and international reputation for writing (and more recently, speaking) on a variety of topics of interest to business audiences, from technology to modern cultural issues. As a journalist, he writes both for popular and broadsheet newspapers. He appears principally in The Independent, the Financial Times’ ‘How to spend it’ magazine, the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday and is a frequent contributor to TIME magazine, the Reader’s Digest and Red magazine.

Diana Yakeley is the President of the British Institute of Interior Design. Highly regarded in the industry, she has a vast range of experience including a previous term as President in 2005/06. Diana has extensive knowledge of interior design, the work of the BIID and the role of the designer within the construction industry. She was responsible for setting up the working party that produced the BIID Agreement for Interior Design Services 2010 (ID/10). She has also co-authored, with her husband Stephen Yakeley, The BIID Interior Design Job Book, published by RIBA in 2010.

Steve May is a freelance writer and editor with 25 years of publishing experience. Steve has created and launched 17 magazines discussing a range of topics from AV and Home Cinema to Pro Wrestling and DIY titles. Steve May is former Editor-in-Chief at Future Publishing and is now a respected freelance technology journalist, consultant and content supplier specialising in consumer electronics.

Luke has a wealth of knowledge which comes from studying at the University of Cambridge and the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow before becoming a registered Architect and member of the RIBA in 1999. In 2002, Luke established his own award-winning London architectural firm with business partner Tim Pitman, Pitman Tozer. His passion comes from first-hand experience designing and using low energy technologies in building his own house. He has a keen interest in planning and housing and is an active member of the RIBA London Design Planning and Policy Group, the RIBA Housing Group and the RIBA Procurement Taskforce.

Clare studied Radio, Film and Television at Canterbury Christ Church University before beginning her career in journalism as a reporter for PC Week in 1992. Clare then began her road to success in the journalistic world completing a number of senior and editor roles at leading technology publications including Stuff magazine. Clare then spent a number of years as Editor-in-Chief at leading consumer title, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision before beginning her role as Editorial Director at White Room Technology, a specialist creative agency, delivering bespoke content for media and technology companies, in January 2012.

One of the country’s leading property experts, Michael Holmes is the presenter of Channel 5’s ‘I Own Britain’s Best Home’ and previously presented ITV1’s ‘Don’t Move Improve’ and ‘Build, Buy or Restore’ for Discovery Realtime. Michael is also Editor-in-Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Move or Improve and Period Living. An experienced self-builder and renovator, Michael has recently completed his nineteenth project.

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Loewe, Europe’s leading manufacturer of premium televisions and audio products, has expanded their presence in the custom install channel. Since creating the Loewe accreditation scheme called Custom Installer Indirect (CII) last year, they have doubled Loewe CII partners. This operation runs alongside its existing direct installer partnerships and is tailored to appeal to installers focused on the premium end of the market.

The Loewe CII programme brings a guaranteed attractive margin, with no requirement to take stock. Members also receive brand introduction from highly experienced Loewe staff and installation training for the products. Loewe believes Custom Installers (CI) are the key conduit in the CE market and in 2012, have committed even more heavily to the sector. This includes hosting an interactive display at ISE last January, signing on to the Essential Install show South in June and having open dialogue at biannual Loewe CI Forums. Graham Knowles, Loewe CI Account Manager adds “ISE was a huge success, attracting custom installers from around the World with a particularly healthy number of visitors from the UK. We believe Loewe should be the brand of choice for premium

Assist Media App2 ‘Loewe iPad apps: iPad remote control and online video access.’

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installations and we have implemented a plan to fulfil that need. Our participation in these trade shows creates an opportunity for us to reach out to the CI community and better establish what assistance is needed. We are a company with a desire and passion to listen to what the industry and custom installers specifically require.” As the recipient of over 200 design awards, Loewe still produces from its factory in Kronach, Bavaria with typically superb German engineering. The company avidly promotes a system approach and its carefully matched sound and media products are increasingly well-suited to custom installation requirements. Features include RS232 connectivity to enable control of home automation systems, multiple home networking and internet browsing facilities, an IR repeater, and more. Loewe product features must always be of use to the end customer, of course –

Loewe Connect ID Dynamic RGB ‘A new TV range from Loewe: Connect ID.’

rather than a simple ticked box on a tech spec sheet. Loewe’s undeniable enthusiasm for the CI Channel is fuelled further with the announcement of new TV range: Connect ID. Loewe absolutely recognises the importance of the UK market and the recent Connect ID launch event at Harrods was the first time in the company’s history that a world product premiere was staged in the UK. With a wider range of screen sizes planned, colourful frame options, even better picture and audio and other user enhancements, it promises to satisfy even the most demanding of customers.

For more information on Loewe products and how to become a custom install partner, contact Graham Knowles at +44 (0)7768 520151 or via email: graham.knowles@loewe-uk.com


Engineering Excellence for Exceptional Interiors. Loewe understands that custom installers need quality television and audio products that integrate beautifully into their customer‘s homes.

How Loewe premium televisions and audio creates a perfect custom installation experience … Perfect home integration – with tailored solutions for in-home theatre entertainment. Optimum features – impressive sound and system solutions that answer all demands. Creative Freedom – materials, products and colours to complement any interior. Loewe Service – personalised attention and direct manufacturer support for custom installers. Partnership – Loewe works with custom installers providing better margins and bespoke solutions.

Loewe is proud to be platinum sponsor of the 2012 CEDIA Awards. For more information on Loewe products and how to become a custom install partner, contact Graham Knowles at 07768 520151 or via email: graham.knowles@loewe-uk.com

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WINNER

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BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £15,000 (€18,000)

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K I T LI ST

JVC DLA-X3 Projector Projector Ceiling Mount Somfy IR Screen Controller Cinema Screen / Electric Panasonic 50” LCD TV - TXP50S20B Future Automation Flush Plasma Mount(37-60”) PF-A Sony Blu-ray DVD player Sky HD Receiver Box Apple TV 160GB Marantz AVR with airplay Velodyne Active Subwoofer Black B&W HTM62 Speakers B&W CWM650 In-wall Speakers RTI 2.4 T2-Cs Universal Controller // PROJECT

Hampstead Media Room

The judges consider Olive Audio Visual delivered everything the brief outlined: “integrated and elegant with a beautiful layout”.

RTI RP-1 Processor

// INSTALLER

Olive Audio Visual // ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGNER

Belsize Architects

Aesthetics are an important part of this 18th Century home with a modern twist. The brief for a basement family room, as part of a major refurbishment, demanded something modern and striking. Working closely with the architects, Olive Audio Visual created a series of wall mounted boxes, with lights implanted behind to give the impression they are ‘floating’. The boxes, built to exact dimensions, disguise the speakers and sub-woofer, as well as providing storage, but the overall effect is of an art installation. Roof lights, essential for maximising natural light during the day, mean

that total light exclusion is impossible. To address this, the drop down screen is carefully located in front of them, to reduce the ambient light and to avoid blocking light when not in use. The room is controlled through an RTI handset providing simplified operation of the AV and children’s gaming equipment. Lighting scenes, incorporating the floating boxes, have been created to enhance each activity. The client loves the system as the sound and image quality is much better than they were expecting.

Olive Audio Visual 29 Aylmer Parade, Aylmer Road London, N2 0PE, UK +44 (0)20 8347 8202 www.olive-av.co.uk

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FINALIST

BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER ÂŁ15,000 (â‚Ź18,000)

// PROJECT

Man-Cave // INSTALLER

Ashway Smart Homes

Ashway Smart Homes has made the most of this compact space through its thoughtful approach to room design and layout. A 6ft wide electric screen, with blackout-backing, covers the bay window and disappears when not in use. A false ceiling hides the projector and speakers and has been made into a feature of the room through the addition of LED lighting. The client enjoys 5.1 surround sound, home cinema and PS3 gaming effortlessly controlled via a Control4 system. The client is still in awe of the finished room and confesses that it gets used almost every day!

Ashway Smart Homes Upper Midgley Farm, Bar Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4JH, UK +44 (0)8701 995755 www.ashwaysmarthomes.co.uk

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FINALIST

BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £15,000 (€18,000)

// PROJECT

The Wife is Right // INSTALLER

Bespoke Home Cinemas

For this media room, complete ‘invisibility’ was paramount. Bespoke Home Cinemas specified a Future Automation lift to conceal the projector. This was fitted by removing the entire ceiling, with the advantage that it enabled acoustic and thermal insulation to be added and for cabling to be installed without disturbing the room above. In-ceiling speakers, in a 5.1 configuration, along with the projector hatch have been spraypainted in a colour to match the ceiling. A Control4 system transforms the room from lounge to home cinema with just one button. The client is ‘over the moon’ as there is ‘no evidence that there’s a cinema.’

Bespoke Home Cinemas ISI House, Middlethorne Rise, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8SE, UK +44 (0)113 266 0101 www.bespokehomecinemas.com

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FINALIST

BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £15,000 (€18,000)

// PROJECT

Fulham Media Room // INSTALLER

Olive Audio Visual

An awkward-shaped basement has been transformed into a multipurpose room for music appreciation, home cinema and kids’ playroom. The orientation of the room was changed by 90 degrees to allow for a 2m projector screen, which is ‘drop down’ to keep the room clutter free. Purpose-built cabinetry hides all the AV equipment and keeps it out of reach of the children. An RTI handset simplifies control of the room. The music-lover client is impressed by the sound quality which has been achieved, despite the limited budget.

Olive Audio Visual 29 Aylmer Parade, Aylmer Road London, N2 0PE, UK +44 (0)20 8347 8202 www.olive-av.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

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Loft Space Family Room

BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £15,000 (€18,000)

A beautiful house in Huesca, Spain integrated with a media room on the entrance floor and home cinema, bar and equipment room in the basement.

// INSTALLER

// PROJECT

Orchard Cottage // INSTALLER

Smart Business SL

Dawsons Group

A quaint UK cottage installed with a TV based media room controlled by a Crestron Prodigy system. The traditional furnishings and timbered panel walls created great acoustics, resulting in exceptional results.

// PROJECT

Wellfield Bedroom Haven // INSTALLER

Grahams Hi-Fi

A room designed for movie lovers, this space has been maximised with use of a TV and projection screen which can be hidden when not in use. Part of a whole home integration, the room is perfect for watching films with ease of use.

Smart Business SL

Dawsons Group

Grahams Hi-Fi

General Yague, 12 Escalera B, 1-7 Madrid 28020, Spain

74 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9DZ, UK

Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK

+34 (0)91 5563611

+44 (0)1202 764965

+44 (0)20 7226 5500

www.smartbusiness.es

www.dawsonsgroup.com

www.grahams.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £15,000 (€18,000)

// PROJECT

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Red Rose Garage

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

Sensory International

Sensory International

The conversion of a study into a discreet television room has delighted the client of this project with all equipment completely hidden when not in use. The installer worked hard to provide an extremely simple to use system on a limited budget.

A converted garage into a multifunctional media room, this space provided a high quality gaming, movie and TV experience for the whole family on a limited budget.

Sensory International

Sensory International

Unit G1 Redwood Court, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2XH, UK

Unit G1 Redwood Court, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2XH, UK

+44 (0)1625 505720

+44 (0)1625 505720

www.sensoryinternational.com

// PROJECT

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Wellfield Playroom

18th Century Villa

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

Grahams Hi-Fi

It’s Done! Technology This clever media room provided modernisation to the restoration of a late 18th century house for a young family. The installers created a room which blended in with the interiors whilst providing a variety of high quality media and movies on a Kaleidescape system.

A multi-purpose room for children, the Wellfield playroom has been expertly installed to become a music, TV, games and playroom with complete ease of use and consistency with other systems throughout the house.

Grahams Hi-Fi

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It’s Done! Technology

Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK

New Wave House, 4 Humber Road, London, NW2 6DW, UK

+44 (0)20 7226 5500

+44 (0)20 8455 9564

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www.grahams.co.uk

www.itsdone-technology.com


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WINNER

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BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€18,000)

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K I T LI ST // PROJECT

All in One // INSTALLER

A cleverly designed space where the owners can relax and enjoy themselves in a multitude of ways: watching movies, playing video games, karaoke, guitar playing or hosting a party.

Samsung 50” TV JVC Dila Projector Rotel and Onkyo A/V Receiver

Smart Business SL The judges saw this project as “a truly multipurpose room” and were particularly impressed by the sound quality and the lighting. At first glance, the room appears ordinary. However, pressing a button on the AMX touch panel can make a motorised screen emerge from a cupboard or the doors open on the TV cabinet. To meet all the owner’s requirements, Smart Business implemented two separate audio systems, comprising a 5.1 home cinema system, alongside Bowers & Wilkins speakers for playing the guitar or karaoke.

The room also serves as an ideal party venue, taking advantage of the whole sound system. Disco lights, strobes, lasers and a mirror-ball have also been fitted to enhance the mood. The area is sound-proofed to avoid disturbing the rest of the house.

Rotel Amplifier

As the room is in the basement, the access system has been integrated with the AMX controller to alert the occupants when someone arrives with the option to open the door.

Pioneer and Onkyo DVD

KEF Speaker Home Cinema Bower & Willkins Audio Guitar Speaker KEF Subwoofer Polk Audio Surround Speaker Imerge Sound Server

PlayStation 3 and Nintendo AMX Touch Panel

The client loves spending time here with friends and family.

Smart Business SL General Yague, 12, Escalera B, 1-7 Madrid 28020, Spain +34 (0)91 5563611 www.smartbusiness.es

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€18,000)

// PROJECT

Aces High // INSTALLER

Grahams Hi-Fi

Grahams Hi-Fi has cleverly designed a multi-function room for the client to indulge their passion for home cinema, music and bridge. A false ceiling resolves various technical issues: space for the ceilingmounted drop down projector mechanism; coffering for the fibre-optic star light effect; and space for the linear side lighting. Downlighters help to show off the owner’s triptych artwork which becomes the centre focus on the room when not watching films. A JVC 3D projector provides a high quality image while Bowers and Wilkins speakers ensure high quality sound. The whole room, including lighting and curtains, is controlled through a Philips pronto touch screen. “Aesthetically pleasing - it just works!”

Grahams Hi-Fi Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK +44 (0)20 7226 5500 www.grahams.co.uk

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FINALIST

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€18,000)

// PROJECT

Convent Castle // INSTALLER

Dark Side of the Room

Dark Side of the Room was briefed to design a media room for a 16th century castle. To overcome the issue of a 19ft ceiling, a customised cabinet has been built to house a tensioned floor-mounted electric screen, which creates a ‘wow’ factor as it rises up. The unit also stores front speakers, subwoofers and the client’s DVD collection. The projector is installed on the top of a recessed/rotating rack and is ISF-calibrated with ‘day and ‘night’ pre-sets. An RTI control system ensures ease-of-use for the non-technical owners.

Dark Side of the Room 13 Rue Jarente, Lyon, 69002 France +33 (0)4 72 73 01 71 www.dsr.fr

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FINALIST

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€18,000)

// PROJECT

The Director’s Cut // INSTALLER

Grahams Hi-Fi

The ‘student filmmaker’ client wanted the room to be used for screenings as well as a party room. A 65” plasma screen is used for everyday viewing while a 2.235:1 projection screen is installed for movies. The entire AV solution has been designed to fit in with the architect-designed, redleather ‘runway’ on the floor. Custom-built joinery accommodates the equipment and is clad in the same red leather. A Control4 processor allows simple control of the room through an iPad including lights, blinds and curtains. The client, now graduated, is delighted with the space.

Grahams Hi-Fi Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK +44 (0)20 7226 5500 www.grahams.co.uk

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FINALIST

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€18,000)

// PROJECT

Shakespeare & Super Bowl // INSTALLER

Imagine This

This brief had two distinct requirements: for a ‘live’ stage and high-spec TV room. The space is acoustically treated using absorption, diffusion and reflection panels hidden behind fabric-lined walls. Imagine This built a motorised wooden stage, used by the client’s children to perform shows, for ease of use, and to enable integration into the Crestron control system. The AV system, incorporating freestanding Bowers and Wilkins speakers and a motorised 16:9 screen, delivers a full HD experience. The client was concerned that he would need to make compromises over his unusual brief but is delighted that this has not been the case.

Imagine This 19 Eastgate Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7AH, UK +44 (0)845 680 6856 www.imaginethis.uk.com

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OTHER ENTRANTS

// PROJECT

LA16 Media Room // INSTALLER

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€18,000)

This project integrated a 2.0 exclusive system to create a high end media room with hidden projection in the living room, controlled easily and concealed within the modern design of the room.

Digital Luxe

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// PROJECT

Finial House // INSTALLER

Dawsons Group

The Dawsons Group created an innovative media room that includes a hidden 120” screen on a custom manufactured trap door, projector on lift, and electric blackout blinds, all controlled via the B&O controller and an iPad.

// PROJECT

Hales Mead Pool // INSTALLER

This basement pool project allows the owner to watch films from his Jacuzzi, with a screen over the swimming pool. The whole family use the space for just watching films or sports.

Grahams Hi-Fi

Digital Luxe

Dawsons Group

Grahams Hi-Fi

Avda 300 No 56 BIS, Castelldefels, Barcelona, 08860 Spain

74 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9DZ, UK

Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK

+34 (0)93 337 48 86

+44 (0)1202 764965

+44 (0)20 7226 5500

www.digitalluxe.com

www.dawsonsgroup.com

www.grahams.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

// PROJECT

Abul Seoud Home Theatre // INSTALLER

Nirvana Distribution

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€18,000)

Nirvana Distribution managed to create a spectacular media room with highend listening and home theatre, whilst maintaining the full functionality of a garden view room that the client now spends all his free time in.

// PROJECT

Studio Haven // INSTALLER

This home in Surrey has been fitted with the highest quality media system within their living room, which the client called ‘phenomenal’.

Sensory International

// PROJECT

Distinctive and Discreet // INSTALLER

This multi-purpose room provides unparalleled audio and video performance without impacting the aesthetics of the room within this period listed building.

Intuitive Homes

Nirvana Distribution

Sensory International

Intuitive Homes

11 Twenty Six of July Street, Mohdesseen, Cairo, Egypt

Unit G1 Redwood Court, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2XH, UK

259 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2WA, UK

+20 (0)1005 112345

+44 (0)1625 505720

+44 (0)161 434 0549

www.nirvanadistribution.com

www.sensoryinternational.com

www.intuitivehomes.co.uk

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Panasonic Professional launched a brand new 65” Custom Home Theatre (CHT) display in November 2011 and many dealers, reviewers and videophiles have since been keen to get their hands on the screen! Benefiting from an engineering focus on producing the ultimate in image quality and a significant investment from Panasonic, it is certainly a step up from mass market models.

The screen is the TH-65VX300, and a rigorous review of its credentials has seen the screen awarded an impressive 5 star rating from the top consumer magazine in the sector, ‘What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision’. This follows the landmark achievement of Reference Status recognition from the experts at ‘AV Forums’, making the TH-65VX300 the first screen to gain this accolade in over three years. “Spin a good Blu-ray disc and the VX300’s picture is uncannily sharp; it uncovers detail rivals either hint at or just overlook. And when it comes to 3D, its performance is simple amazing. The finest plasma display we’ve ever tested.” What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision (March issue). “The 2D and 3D performance of the VX300 is quite simply the best that we have seen from a display and whilst it may have taken three years, we finally have a replacement for the Kuro. The Panasonic Professional VX300 is an exceptional display that deservedly wins our Reference Badge and as such must now be considered the benchmark against which all other televisions will be measured.” Steve Withers of AV Forums This model form part of the professional based CHT range from Panasonic which includes the TH-85VX200 85”, TH-103VX200 103” and TH-152UX1 152” models. These superb 3D screens are extremely popular in the CI market purely for their 2D quality, let alone their 3D capability. The black brushed aluminium bezel hints at the quality before they are even switched on.

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The VX screens include an industry-highest native contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 for overwhelming black reproduction, a high speed driving technology to achieve the PDP’s full HD moving picture resolution and crosstalk reduction technology - a crucial requirement for producing clear and crisp 3D images. The ultra high-speed drive technology achieves clear and highly detailed 3D video even on the ultra-large panels. The built-in ‘professional quality engine’ has doubled the colour reproducibility with 30-bit processing. These advances allow the world’s first ultra-large Full HD 3D plasma display line-up to reproduce high quality 3D video sources accurately in high quality and create an immersive experience that allows the audience to feel as if they were a part of the scene.

The CI partner for Panasonic CHT screens is the award winning distributor, AWE Europe, who provide a professional route to market for these specialised products. Recognising the specialist handling capability that is required when installing the larger format screens, AWE provides offers the CI trade a full site survey, quotation, delivery and installation service.

For further information visit www.awe-europe.com, email sales@awe-europe.com or call +44 (0)1372 729795.


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K I T LI ST

Described by the judges as “old school Hollywood fun” this project “brings a perfect cinema experience into the home.”

Harman Kardon AVR-760 Home Theatre Receiver Harman Kardon BDP-10 Blu-ray DVD Player

// PROJECT

Sandile Msibi Home Cinema // INSTALLER

Cinema Architects // IN-HOUSE INTERIOR DESIGNER

Riana Kriek

This creative conversion of a double garage has resulted in a truly cinematic experience for the client. The room was extended by 3m to accommodate two tiers of five reclining seats each with “ButtKickers”. The cinema system comprises a 3m micro perforated fixed mount screen, full HD projector and 7.1 sound system. The existing store room was changed to an equipment room, with a custom-built cabinet, to discreetly house the AV kit and the client’s DVD collection.

The imaginative décor consists of black carpets, red-carpeted stage, popcorn machine and imported Hollywood film posters. Cinema Architects also designed an ‘out of this world’ lighting scheme incorporating fibre optics and LED strip lights. Integrated control of the entire home cinema and lighting is enabled through an iPad. Cinema Architects has excelled at achieving the desired Hollywood Movie theme. From the client’s perspective: “The entire installation is a true work of professionalism. The sound is amazing, the picture quality is vivid and life-like and truly satisfying.”

Paradigm SA-LCR 3 In-wall Front Left and Right Speakers Paradigm SA-LCR 3 In-wall Centre Channel Speaker Paradigm BX-LCR 3 Back-box for SA-LCR 3 Speakers Paradigm ADP-390 Dipole Surround Speakers Paradigm ADP-390 Dipole Surround Speakers Paradigm Ultra Cube 12 Active Subwoofer Panasonic PT-AE4000E Full HD 1080P High Definition Professional Cinema Projector Harkness Smartview 300cm x 169cm Perforated Fixed Mount Screen Hybrid CX223 2Mono 3Stereo Active X-over Hybrid A1600 MKIV with LCD/DSP Hybrid XLR (M) – RCA 1.8mm MXR018 Hybrid XRL (F) – 1m MXX1

Cinema Architects 63 Voortrekker Street, PO Box 3869 Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930, South Africa +27 (0)16 455 1000 www.cinema-architects.co.za

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// PROJECT

The Pool House // INSTALLER

FAB Audio Visual

This project was highly commended by the judges as “an awesome movie watching experience”. The client wanted to convert a swimming pool into a dedicated 8-seat home cinema. A stand-alone room was constructed within the pool house, using stud walls and with a concrete floor. For soundproofing, the room was isolated from the floor using recycled car tyres, with an 18mm marine ply floating floor on top. FAB AV also used plasterboard sandwiching a layer of green glue on the walls and ceiling. The delighted client believes: “The finished product far exceeds our expectations in terms of visual and audio quality and best of all it has come in bang on budget.”

FAB Audio Visual Unit 6, St Albans Enterprise Centre, Long Spring, Porters Wood, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6EN, UK +44 (0)1727 226 121 www.fabav.co.uk

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FINALIST

BEST HOME CINEMA UNDER £40,000 (€48,000)

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The Tron Room // INSTALLER

Sensory International

Sensory International has created a home cinema, within a garage, which focuses on audio performance. Artcoustic’s range of Spitfire speakers were specified for their high sensitivity as well as high quality cinema and stereo sound quality. A 90” fixed frame acoustically transparent screen maximises the small dimensions of the garage. To match the client’s budget, a custom-built Mac-Mini running specific media software undertakes the function of media server whilst an RTI control system enables ease of use. The client’s view is that: “He loves the size of the screen and also the sound that can be produced from the speakers.”

Sensory International Unit G1 Redwood Court, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2XH, UK +44 (0)1625 505720 www.sensoryinternational.com

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BEST HOME CINEMA UNDER £40,000 (€48,000)

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Newick House - Family Snug // INSTALLER

The Big Picture

The brief was explicit that the home cinema should be discreet without compromising on performance as it was to double as the family snug. Customised cabinetry hides the majority of the AV equipment, while the TV is built into a recess. The ceiling is suspended to accommodate the electric drop-down projector screen and a bulk head was designed to house the projector. Grille cloths were made to perfectly match the décor; rendering the speakers near invisible. The final words from the client are “to suggest they succeeded would be a huge understatement!”

The Big Picture 51 Sutton Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 2PQ, UK +44 (0)1922 623000 www.getthebigpicture.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

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London Villa // INSTALLER

Prestige Audio

BEST HOME CINEMA UNDER £40,000 (€48,000)

This beautiful London villa needed a dedicated cinema room. Prestige Audio installed an integrated system including an HD projector controlled by an iPad, that was concealed within the design of the room.

// PROJECT

Heaven in the Sun

This French holiday home was given a cinema experience that looked and felt like a real cinema and had the ‘wow’ factor.

// PROJECT

Basement Cinema Conversion

// INSTALLER

Grahams Hi-Fi

// INSTALLER

Ashway Smart Homes turned an unused space in the basement, into a dedicated room for watching movies and sporting events on a large projector screen, with great surround sound, simple control, and discreet design.

Ashway Smart Homes Prestige Audio

Grahams Hi-Fi

Ashway Smart Homes

10, Orbital 25 Business Park, Dwight Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 9DA, UK

Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK

Upper Midgley Farm, Bar Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4JH, UK

+44 (0)1923 801400

+44 (0)20 7226 5500

+44 (0)8701 995755

www.prestigeaudio.co.uk

www.grahams.co.uk

www.ashwaysmarthomes.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

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Finial House // INSTALLER

Dawsons Group

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This home cinema was integrated into an existing B&O system, with a 2.35:1 screen. With the touch of a button on the remote, iPad or iPhone the room transforms into a cinema with shades closing, lights dimming and the projector and screen appearing.

// PROJECT

The Smart Farm // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions

This old cow shed was transformed with a powerful and soundproof cinema that has a 3D capable projection system, and allows his family to view Blu-rays and Sky TV, as well as storing his extensive movie collection.

// PROJECT

Buried Treasure // INSTALLER

In the basement of this three level London home, It’s Done! Technology installed an impressive home cinema that doubled as a panic room.

It’s Done! Technology

Dawsons Group

Finite Solutions

It’s Done! Technology

74 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 9DZ, UK

Cannon Ste., Pavilion Business Centre, Staningley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6NB, UK

New Wave House, 4 Humber Road, London, NW2 6DW, UK

+44 (0)1202 764965

+44 (0)113 255 4765

+44 (0)20 8455 9564

www.dawsonsgroup.com

www.finitesolutions.co.uk

www.itsdone-technology.com

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OTHER ENTRANTS

// PROJECT

Music Theatre // INSTALLER

De Opera Domotica

BEST HOME CINEMA UNDER £40,000 (€48,000)

Installed in this luxurious home in the Netherlands, was a combination of a cinema and bar experience. The owner and his family can watch movies from iTunes, Blu-ray, DVD and high definition TV, with top quality audio.

// PROJECT

Preview Theatre // INSTALLER

Intuitive Homes

This project turned an unused squash court into a dedicated home cinema and bar. The project comprised a fixed 2.35:1 screen, 1080p DLP projector, 5.1 audio and lighting control via a TPS-4500 and iPhone and iPad.

// PROJECT

Surrey Cinema // INSTALLER

Perfect Integration

This Surrey Cinema features a ‘cinemas of old’ theme, but the technology is anything but old-fashioned. Far from it.. Perfect Integration included a JVC X9 1080P 3D projector, ButtKicker bass shakers, Onkyo TX-NR5008 amplifier and Velodyne DD-12 plus subwoofer.

De Opera Domotica

Intuitive Homes

Perfect Integration

Bedrifsweg 21, 5061 JX Oisterwijk, Netherlands

259 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2WA, UK

6 Snow Hill, London, EC1A 2AY, UK

+31 (0)13 5299610

+44 (0)161 434 0549

+44 (0)20 7002 7766

www.deoperadomotica.nl

www.intuitivehomes.co.uk

www.perfectintegration.co.uk

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With more than 75 years in business, AWE Europe is a leading UK distributor to the custom installation trade for a wide range of high quality brands, distributed either on an exclusive basis, or as the preferred partner for the CI industry. AWE is acknowledged as setting the standard in CI for customer service, award winning training, technical support and competitive pricing. The company is able to supply the vast majority of products nationwide ex-stock for next day delivery.

Lighting control and automation solutions provider, Philips Dynalite appointed AWE Europe as its distributor to the Dimension Dealer Network in the UK in June 2010 and has since seen a substantial increase in brand awareness and interest throughout the custom install market. Energy efficient lighting control is an area within the CI industry which is increasingly important

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for end users, but demands high levels of design, installation and integration expertise from installers. AWE recognises the need to offer installers a fresh and compelling lighting control solution which is backed by a comprehensive training programme and first class support. The Philips Dynalite range includes controllers, keypads and network interfacing components that bring installers advanced levels of lighting control for their system, which can be seamlessly integrated with third-party control systems in a fully automated, smart home set up. Kinetik Labs is AWE’s own brand of premium quality CI products which were introduced to support the CI customer base with a consistent and comprehensive product offering. This range of high quality CI products includes speakers, IR kits, brackets and speaker cables, all of which are designed with an emphasis on reliability, quality build, affordability and CI friendly features and benefits. AWE recognises that dealers are interested in products that do what they say on the tin - no fuss, no smoke and mirrors, just well priced kit with all the essential accessories included. These products provide a very attractive dealer margin backed by great technical support and a solid market strategy… all things that AWE has become renowned for over the years. DF Solutions Ltd is a leading manufacturer of multiroom media servers, and is available exclusively in the UK via AWE. The systems are leading-edge technology

products, offering feature-rich capabilities of stored and online streamed content. This is presented via a unique on screen interface for both style and simplicity of use. They are designed for integration into installations where home automation and centralised media storage are key requirements. All products offer comprehensive multi-room integration and are fully controllable via virtually any commercially available universal remote control and control system as well as iPhones and iPads. Tried, tested and fully proven in the marketplace, DF Solutions has developed a reputation for delivering a dependable media server solution without unnecessary tie ins to specific storage devices. The relationship with AWE allows the CI market to have fast access to the product range, supported by first class technical support and a good margin for installers. AWE exclusively supplies its UK and Ireland customers in the residential CI market with the extensive range of Niveo Professional products, as well as providing sales, technical and training support. The range is unique in that it has been designed with the primary goal of fulfilling the requirements demanded from a networked audio visual system, rather than IT data transfer, meaning that key elements have been optimised for the custom installation market. Niveo Professional understands that in order to achieve the highest quality, not only the products have to be of the highest technical standards, but also easy to install and simple to use.

For more information please visit www.awe-europe.com or call sales on +44 (0)1372 729 995

Image courtesy of Smart Home Solutions, Australia & Philips Dynalite

As a Platinum Sponsor, AWE is delighted to support the residential custom installation industry at this year’s CEDIA Awards.

AWE is the exclusive UK distributor to supply customers in the residential CI industry with the extensive range of URC products and provide sales, technical and training support. The URC product line features premium custom install focused remotes and system controllers, mid-range learning remotes and entry-level retail remotes. The Complete Control network products are generating really positive feedback from the CI market. The MX-5000i is a great place to start. It offers installers an easy to use, attractive and fully functional product with a good combination of hard keys and touch screen, which end users find extremely convenient. As a fully customisable network remote control, it creates a seamless home entertainment system that’s a joy to live with and operate. URC is also creating a stir of excitement with their launch of Total Control. This range enables professional integrators to build highly functional, user-friendly whole house control experiences for their clients. Total Control solutions deliver whole house audio, entertainment, automation, lighting and climate control, IP-based surveillance and more. The system can be accessed by URC’s Total Control remote controls, touch screens and keypads, as well as popular devices like the iPhone and iPad.


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K I T LI ST

Marantz Ud7006 Universal Disc Player Marantz Av7005 Surround Processor Synthesis Sdec3000 Eight-Channel 111 Band Digital Equalizer Synthesis S7165 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier (7X 60 Watts Into 8 Ohm) Synthesis S820 Bridged Mono Power Amplifiers (800 Watts Into 8 Ohm) Projection Design Avielo Superwide 2.35:1 Dlp Projector 43U Afrac 19” Rack RTI Xp-8 Control Processor RTI T-3V Handheld System Remote Control Niko Lighting Control Advantage Air Ducted Whole House Climate Control System Synthesis S4ai Vertical Multipolar Flush-Mount Surround Loudspeakers

“What a delightful cinema – this is how it should be done.” // PROJECT

House Strydom // INSTALLER

HFX Systems

A purpose-built home cinema within a new residence, this project excels in both video and audio reproduction. The Screen Excellence Cinecurve acoustically transparent screen makes the most of the room’s proportions; a JBL Synthesis speaker system delivers high quality sound and a Digital Projection Avielo Optix 235 Superwide projector enables Blu-ray widescreen content to be displayed in spectacular fashion. The front left, centre and right loudspeakers are positioned behind the projection screen to ensure correct sound staging and localisation.

The cinema control is via an RTI T3-V handheld remote linked to the whole house RTI XP-8 control processor. The Marantz AV7005 was selected as the surround processor. As it offers serial control of all audio parameters, it was possible to provide presets on the remote so the client does not need to access the setup menus. This successful installation reflects HFX’s technical design capability and attention to detail. The owners are ecstatic about the performance of their new 15-seat home cinema and enjoy hosting movie evenings. The judges summed up the project as: “It’s fab. It looks like THE best home cinema.”

Synthesis S1s-Ex 18-Inch Passive Subwoofers Screen Excellence Cinecurve 150” 2.35:1 Fixed Frame Screen Enlightor 4K Acoustically Transparent Fabric Motani Motion Recliner Cinema Chair System 7 Square Metres Of Broadband Absorption Panels 4.2 Square Metres Of High-Frequency Absorber Panels 6.5 Square Metres Of Two-Dimensional Diffusor / Absorber Panels

HFX Systems 22 Newquay Street, New Redruth, Alberton, Gauteng 1450, South Africa +27 (0)11 907 9092 www.hfxsystems.com

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// PROJECT

The Speed Home Cinema // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions

This project successfully recreates the home cinema experience by carefully balancing performance with aesthetics. A Sim2 Lumis 3D projector, chosen for its depth of field and natural colour reproduction for HD content, works in conjunction with Screen Excellence’s latest acoustically transparent screen fabric. Acoustics are optimised via suede padded walls using specialist “Sound Suede”. The system is easy for the whole family to use through a custom designed iPad interface. A lobby area houses the client’s collection of over 700 DVDs and Blu-rays and sets the scene for going to the movies. In the client’s eyes: “the whole design epitomises a real Cinema”.

Finite Solutions Cannon Ste., Pavilion Business Centre, Staningley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6NB, UK +44 (0)113 255 4765 www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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FINALIST

BEST HOME CINEMA £40,000 - £100,000 (€48,000 - €120,000)

// PROJECT

Meridian Cinema // INSTALLER

Dawsons Group

Dawsons Group overcame the physical constraints of converting a roof space into a home cinema by constructing a false wall within the room to provide the required ceiling height for a large acoustic screen. The wall also conceals a 19” rack housing the amplification equipment. The installation incorporates a JVC projector and Meridian audio system with integrated control through a Crestron prodigy controller. Four electric reclining seats complete the home cinema experience. The successful project was completed within just 10 days, while the client was away, including redecoration of the area.

Dawsons Group 74 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 9DZ, UK +44 (0)1202 764965 www.dawsonsgroup.com

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Distinctive and Discreet Cinema // INSTALLER

Intuitive Homes

As a period listed building, this project raised numerous challenges as the walls could not be damaged in any way. Customised cabinetry hides the speakers and conceals the retro fit cabling. A bespoke projector mount was commissioned for the Sim2 MICO60 which holds it in line with the top of the screen to maintain the best picture quality. A Crestron system integrates control of the home cinema, including the lighting and blinds, enabling one-touch activation of pre-set scenes and a ‘showtime’ button. The wireless Crestron touch panel is also used to control the client’s audio sources; CD player, iPod dock and Sky radio.

Intuitive Homes 259 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2WA, UK +44 (0)161 434 0549 www.intuitivehomes.co.uk

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FINALIST

BEST HOME CINEMA £40,000 - £100,000 (€48,000 - €120,000)

// PROJECT

Butlers // INSTALLER

SMC

This project in the newly created basement of an old house comprises of a home cinema and adjacent games room. Both rooms work independently or as a combined space for a ‘Night at the Movies’. SMC worked closely with the architects to maximise acoustics by designing a tapered ‘box-in-a-box’ formed of studwork within the concrete shell, filled with insulation and clad with bespoke removable panelling. The cinema consists of a 7.2 surround sound system with a Runco VX3000 projector and 100” acoustically transparent screen. The multiple sources include a Denon Blu–ray player, Sky HD, PS3, Wii, Apple TV, Sonos and Western Digital Media Streamer.

SMC Pepys Court, 84 The Chase, London, SW4 0NF, UK +44 (0)20 7819 1700 www.smc-uk.com

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST HOME CINEMA £40,000 - £100,000 (€48,000 - €120,000)

// PROJECT

// PROJECT

R.K. House

Gamers Delight

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

Sound Decisions

Sensory International

This Indian home cinema strikes a fine balance between performance, application and budget to deliver a theatre which is simple, powerful and durable and the perfect space for the family to bond.

Certainly one for the lads, this dedicated cinema room takes everything into consideration to provide the best gaming, movie and sports TV experience with an audio system which packs a punch.

Sound Decisions

Sensory International

4, Palash Tower, Prathmesh Complex,Extn. Veera Desai Rd, Andheri (W), Maharashtra, 400053, Mumbai, India

Unit G1 Redwood Court, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2XH, UK

+91 (0)22 2677 2339

+44 (0)1625 505720

www.sounddecisionsindia.com

// PROJECT

www.sensoryinternational.com

// PROJECT

Devisdale Delight

The Wood House

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

Sensory International

Prestige Audio

This soundproof home cinema means this family can relax in comfort as the installers ensured the bedroom above was undisturbed.

The installers ensured this conversion of a swimming pool into a home cinema was fit for functions with an audio system and screen projector combination perfect for parties and HD movies.

Sensory International Prestige Audio

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Unit G1 Redwood Court, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2XH, UK

10, Orbital 25 Business Park, Dwight Road, Watford, WD18 9DA, UK

+44 (0)1625 505720

+44 (0)1923 801400

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www.sensoryinternational.com

www.prestigeaudio.co.uk


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K I T LI ST // PROJECT

Futuristic Home Cinema

Crestron Intelligent Lighting Crestron Handheld WiFi Touchpanel Screen Research Curved Screen

// INSTALLER

Digital Projection M-Vision Projector & Integrated Mirror Kit

Smartcomm

Kaleidescape Movies & Music Server

// INTERIOR DESIGNER

Alex Dixon Interiors

Apc Smart-Ups 1000VA RM 1U Audipak Mirror System Audyssey Multi Eq Sound Equalizer Cisco AP541 WAP Cisco C2960-24 LT Port Managed Switch Crestron AV2 Control System Processor Crestron C2NI-CB Lighting Keypad Crestron CLSI-C6 Intelligent Lighting Dimmer Crestron DM-RMC-100 DM Room Controller Crestron PLX-2 Handheld Controller Crestron TPMC-3X Handheld Touch Panel Controller Crowson BMP3S

A cinema room providing a relaxing space for the family and a stylish environment for entertaining friends. The brief demanded a state-of-the-art, 8-seat cinema with a modern, minimalistic feel. The centrepiece is a Screen Research 2:40:1 X-Mask 2™ curved cinema screen. The acoustically transparent 2.8 metre frame has been built with lateral masking, framing the screen with a cinematic black border that is flexible to a range of aspect ratios. The screen is complemented by a Digital Projection M-Vision projector which delivers a pristine high-definition picture. To maintain a clean interior, Smartcomm has used a mirror-

kit projection system in the ceiling; which reflects the picture through electrically driven mirrors. This conceals the projector from view, reduces noise and eliminates distractions. Sleek, stylish Triad In-Wall speakers provide exceptional surround sound and help sustain the sophistication of the décor. With seats on two-levels, a 9.2 speaker configuration gives the optimum balanced sound across the room. The room dimensions are small, however by working closely with the architect and interior designer, the equipment has been installed unobtrusively. For ease of use, the system is fully integrated through a Crestron control system. The judges were also impressed by the “creative use of ceiling lighting”.

Mvision LED Projector Ekey 100012 BIT, USB Finger Scanner for Pc

Smartcomm 3 Barnes Wallis Court, Wellington Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3PS, UK +44 (0)1494 471912 www.smartcomm.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Rubis // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions

A stunning 3D audio visual experience has been created within the challenging confines of an attic space. Two rows of cinema seats, plus a bar with stools, makes this a great space for the thrilled client to enjoy his favourite sporting events and entertain his friends. The entire room, including the lighting and blinds, is controlled from a Crestron TPS6X wireless touch panel; easily accessible for the whole family. Thoughtful touches such as the popcorn machine and ‘Theatre Spot’, illuminating the top of the stairs, all add to the ambience.

Finite Solutions Argo House, Kilburn Park Road, Maida Vale, London, NW6 5LF, UK +44 (0)845 873 8848 www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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BEST HOME CINEMA OVER £100,000 (€120,000)

// PROJECT

Abul Seoud Home Theatre // INSTALLER

Nirvana Distribution

The project demonstrates high-end audio performance along with thoughtful interior design to match the needs of the client; an architect. Nirvana chose an anamorphic lens and a 2.4 aspect ratio non-perforated screen to increase brightness but without compromising the picture quality. For discreet storage; the motorised screen is mounted on an elevator while the Grand Utopia speakers are on a motorised platform. Acoustic treatment includes motorised shades on the windows to act as diffusers and absorbers. An AMX control system, which integrates AV, lighting and blinds, creates a ‘cinema mode’ at the touch of a button.

Nirvana Distribution 11 Twenty Six of July Street, Mohdesseen, Cairo, Egypt +20 (0)1005 112345 www.nirvanadistribution.com

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME UNDER £30,000 (€36,000)

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K I T LI ST

Crestron AMX-AIP Processor for Main AV Program including user Customisable Lighting Control Panasonic Plasma Screen Panasonic DMP-BDT300 Blu-ray Sky HD Crestron ATC-AMFM2 AM/FM Radio Games Console & Auxiliary Interface Panel Crestron Apad for Local Room Controls Apple iPad for Local Room Controls Crestron C2NI-CB Keypads for Lighting Control AV Plate BT Home Hub

// PROJECT

We are a Mews’d // INSTALLER

T&T Automation // ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGN

Weldon Walshe

Perfectly met the client’s brief for a future-proof integrated solution. The owner wanted to develop this property and then sell it, so budget was a primary concern as was infrastructure in terms of future expansion. A Crestron system provides integrated control of all AV – a surround sound media room and multi-room audio – as well as lighting. The space constraints of a two bedroom apartment had to be considered within the design, as there was no area for a rack. A customised unit has been built in

the main reception to house all the AV sources and a 50” plasma. To achieve the required ventilation in the unit, four lownoise 100mm fans are accommodated within it. For aesthetics, plaster-in ‘invisible’ speakers have been used. Media sources for the apartment include a satellite TV box, radio tuner, AV input plate and an internet enabled Blu-ray player. Future expansion cabling, of pairs of coax and network cables to the two

bedrooms, makes them expandable for various options like satellite, radio and Freeview as well as the data network and door intercom. Proof of the success of the project is that T&T Automation are in talks with the client with regards to providing an integrated solution for his next residential development.

T&T Automation One, The Market Place, Station Road, Thorpe-Le-Soken, Essex, CO16 0HQ, UK +44 (0)1255 862830 www.tandt-eu.com

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Loft Samain // INSTALLER

Henri Intégrateur Domotique

Henri has helped create a stylish loft in the outskirts of Paris, incorporating a home cinema and automated control system for all AV and lighting. Control is managed through an iPad and iPod Touch. The installation shows concern for budget and space; reusing existing equipment and fitting, for example, tricolour LED lights in the kitchen to hide surround sound speakers while creating a futuristic touch. The client sums up their feelings as “Our home perfectly matches our vision, thanks to the combined work of the interior designer and the home automation company.”

Henri Intégrateur Domotique 45 Bis rue de Lagny, Vincennes, 94300 France +33 (0)143 28 56 14 www.henri.fr

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Wireless

Wired

Combined

total lighting controls Mood lighting systems recalling a pre-programmed scene at the touch of a button offer sophistication, ease of use and energy saving benefits. Rako can control all light sources, curtains and blinds, including dimming of LEDs. With seamless integration to home cinema, multi-room audio, security systems and ‘holiday mode’ functions, the Smart Home dream becomes a reality. Retrofittable wireless modules allow systems to be installed with minimal fuss and expanded later, while CAT5 wired options cater for the largest of projects. With wireless/wired bridging even combined systems are possible. Controlled from stylish wall-pads, hand-held remotes and iPhone/iPad apps, the user has the power of control.

// PROJECT

Oxfordshire Cottage Renovation // INSTALLER

A beautiful 16th century cottage brought to life by a fully integrated media solution as part of an extensive renovation and refurbishment project, including a superb TV, entertainment and security system.

Lewis Building Technology Lewis Building Technology Isis Business Centre, Pony Road, Oxford, OX4 2RD, UK +44 (0)1865 782424 www.lewisbt.co.uk

for further information please call 01634 226666 or visit www.rakocontrols.com

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K I T LI ST

Amina Plaster Over 40w AIW-¬ 3X Speakers Monitor Audio C165-¬ T2 Ceiling Speaker Crestron Cameo Lighting and Audio keypads Future Automation Sliding Panel System HAVC/200 Colour Camera Module Monitor Audio C165 In-ceiling Speakers Monitor Audio Radius CPC Speakers Onkyo TX-¬ 1008 Surround Amplifier Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player QED In-wall Volume Adjuster RTI T1B Remote Control RTI U2 Waterproof Remote Samsung 46” 3D LED TV Samsung LCD Satellite and Aerial System CCTV System Sky+ HD // PROJECT

The Great Barn // INSTALLER

Perfect Integration // ARCHITECT, INTERIOR DESIGN & PROPERTY DEVELOPER

Kirk and Randall

Perfect Integration was praised by the judges for doing “an excellent job of making integration virtually invisible”. The client, a property developer, wanted an integrated system which would ‘blow the socks off’ any potential tenants without detracting from the charm of a 16th century listed barn. The system is based around a Crestron AV and lighting control system, accessed through a centrally mounted in-wall touch panel and Crestron keypads. Perfect Integration also developed a comprehensive iPad app for more advanced control such as adjusting the lighting scenes.

The ‘wow’ factor has been achieved with a Future Automation sliding panel system, for the main TV, built into a stone clad fireplace while the family room has a ‘floating’ TV on a motorised bracket. Amina invisible speakers in the double-height main living area and Velodyne in-wall units, with grilles routed into the oak skirting, fill the space with sound but with no visual impact. The project was a resounding success, helping to secure a tenant within weeks of going on the market and breaking rent levels for the area by some considerable margin. The client was so impressed that they plan to replicate the system in a second barn conversion.

VA/200.01 Control Unit and Power Supply Velodyne SC IWDVR In-wall Subwoofer Velodyne SC-¬ 1250 Amplifier for Subwoofers Vista VBC500 IR camera

Perfect Integration 6 Snow Hill, London, EC1A 2AY, UK +44 (0)20 7002 7766 www.perfectintegration.co.uk

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £30,000 - £100,000 (€36,000 - €120,000)

// PROJECT

Hales Mead // INSTALLER

Grahams Hi-Fi

The brief started as a cinema system, for a basement pool area, as part of a home refurbishment project but was extended once the client saw the potential for further home automation. A Control4 system provides integrated control for AV, HVAC, access control and security. This is fully integrated with a Lutron Homeworks lighting control system A key requirement of the project is monitoring and remote access for mission critical systems in the basement complex. Email alerts notify of the clients of any potential issues. A GSM cellular transmitter, as an extra backup, sends SMS messages to the client and maintenance contractor in the event of an emergency.

Grahams Hi-Fi Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK +44 (0)20 7226 5500 www.grahams.co.uk

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FINALIST

BEST INTEGRATED HOME £30,000 - £100,000 (€36,000 - €120,000)

// PROJECT

Cheshire Family Home // INSTALLER

Intuitive Homes

Intuitive Homes kept within the client’s set budget, for a fully connected and controlled family home, without compromising on functionality. One effective use of the budget was by looking for areas which could share a touch panel such as the pool bar which became the control hub for the gym, sauna, steam room and spa. The Crestron lighting system has 96 circuits and includes PIR detectors at the top and bottom of the stairs for automatic switching. In the basement, these trigger LEDs in the pool and gym providing an impressive view for anyone passing through. The project surpassed all of the client’s requirements.

Intuitive Homes 259 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2WA, UK +44 (0)161 434 0549 www.intuitivehomes.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

// PROJECT

Knightsbridge Apartment // INSTALLER

What You See and Hear

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £30,000 - £100,000 (€36,000 - €120,000)

This exclusive apartment was given control of a complicated lighting system and an AV system throughout the entire property; with seven zones of audio and three screens that are controlled by iPads.

// PROJECT

Athenian Fidelity // INSTALLER

The owner of this beautiful Athens home has been provided with an integrated AV system that can show all his favourite sports events alongside a cleverly concealed multiroom audio.

Projecting & Sounding Art

// PROJECT

R.K. House // INSTALLER

Sound Decisions

The whole house automation system installed into this luxurious property in India provides the owners with the ability to control music, video, lights, drapes, and security, throughout the entire home.

What You See and Hear

Projecting & Sounding Art

Sound Decisions

9 London End, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2HN, UK

14 Parasxou Street, Ilioupoli, Athens, 16346, Greece

4, Palash Tower, Prathmesh Complex, Extn. Veera Desai Rd, Andheri (W), Maharashtra, 400053, Mumbai, India

+44 (0)1494 681300

+30 (0)210 9949072

+91 (0)22 2677 2339

www.whatyouseeandhear.com

www.projecting-art.com

www.sounddecisionsindia.com

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The House Above // INSTALLER

Dark Side of the Room

BEST INTEGRATED HOME £30,000 - £100,000 (€36,000 - €120,000)

With a budget, Dark Side of the Room managed to put together a simple yet efficient system, integrating a fifteen room multiroom system, and a 5.1 system around a large flat TV in the TV room.

// PROJECT

Onslow Gardens // INSTALLER

ISIS Integrated Systems

A luxury modern London apartment integrated with a fully functional system offering a suite of services via a discreet and sleek interface including in-wall touch screens, wireless handsets and iPads.

// PROJECT

London Apartment // INSTALLER

A sleek London apartment integrated with a central Sky HD TV, security and full lighting control system all manageable through an iPad and iPhone network.

Dawsons Group

Dark Side of the Room

ISIS Integrated Systems

Dawsons Group

13 Rue Jarente, Lyon, 69002, France

Ground Floor, The Plough Brewery, 516 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 3JX, UK

74 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9DZ, UK

+33 (0)4 72 73 01 71

+44 (0)20 7498 9920

+44 (0)1202 764965

www.dsr.fr

www.isisintegratedsystems.com

www.dawsonsgroup.com

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Amberleigh House // INSTALLER

Dawsons Group

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £30,000 - £100,000 (€36,000 - €120,000)

The installers revitalized an existing system with a multi room audio and video system with HD distribution and iPads for home control including control of gas fires in the family and living room.

// PROJECT

Living in Open Spaces // INSTALLER

A ground floor apartment in Spain fully integrated with efficient solar energy technology, air conditioning and security systems as well as a home cinema and audio multi room.

Smart Business SL

// PROJECT

Montevetro // INSTALLER

It’s Done! Technology

Two apartments in the prestigious Montevetro development were integrated with multi-room AV and controlled lighting and data across both apartments, which is able to revert back to its independent distributed system if required.

Dawsons Group

Smart Business SL

It’s Done! Technology

74 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9DZ, UK

General Yague, 12, Escalera B, 1-7, Madrid 28020, Spain

New Wave House, 4 Humber Road, London, NW2 6DW, UK

+44 (0)1202 764965

+34 (0)91 5563611

+44 (0)20 8455 9564

www.dawsonsgroup.com

www.smartbusiness.es

www.itsdone-technology.com

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME £30,000 - £100,000 (€36,000 - €120,000)

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Wellfield

Home for a Couple

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

Grahams Hi-Fi

Voice AG

An energy efficient project which took lighting and control into serious consideration as well as the TV, satellite, data, WiFi, door entry and phone and entry system.

This Swiss home is fully integrated with a simple to use control system including light, shutter and break in protection. The house also includes several TV’s, a 7 room audio system and a home cinema great for movies and gaming.

Grahams Hi-Fi

Voice AG

Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK

Postfach 2497, Winterthur, ZH, CH-8401, Switzerland

+44 (0)20 7226 5500

+41 (0)52 214 12 26

www.grahams.co.uk

// PROJECT

// PROJECT

18th Century Villa

Control Oasis

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

It’s Done! Technology This 18th century 5 bedroom family home hosts modern lifestyle system which seamlessly blends period interiors with 21st century future ready technology. The client can now run his business from home efficiently and host high profile events in style.

www.voice70.ch

Elytronic This large property’s home automation system can control lighting and shading systems, cameras and security, a music system, HD video that can serve eight zones and includes a semidedicated home cinema/media room.

It’s Done! Technology

Elytronic

New Wave House, 4 Humber Road, London, NW2 6DW, UK

Elysee Building, 22 Hytron Street, Nicosia, 1075, Cyprus

+44 (0)20 8455 9564

+357 (0)22 760816

www.itsdone-technology.com

www.elytronic.net

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€120,000 - €290,000)

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K I T LI ST // PROJECT

The Regency

Apple iPod Touch Aquavision LCD

// INSTALLER

B&W Ceiling Speaker

Grahams Hi-Fi

Crestron TPS-6L Touch Panel Draper DS-UK-252016

// INTERIOR DESIGN

Anna Owens Designs

Furnam Elite-10E Power Conditioner Humax PVR9300 Digibox JVC DLA-HD550 Projector Kramer VS-162AVRCA 16X16 MLR & KRSL SB8 Subwoofer Opal Elite External PIR Panasonic Handset Pioneer BDP-LX53 Blu-ray Player Rotel RSX-1560 AV Receiver Sherbourne C12 Rack Mounted FAN Sky HD1TB Receiver Sky HD SAT Receiver

Key to the success of this development project is the correct mix of technology and value for money. Interior/exterior lighting and blinds are controlled through a Lutron lighting system. A Crestron system integrates whole house audio and security and has been set up to allow control of the Lutron system reducing the amount of wall clutter. The Crestron wall panels can be used to view CCTV images and for access control, including video monitoring and two-way audio communication. Programming for the wall panels is consistent in each room to underline ease of use. The system can also be controlled by iPads to give an extra hi-tech feel to the property.

Speakercraft IRC3 IR Kit

The infrastructure, which has been designed so that it can be upgraded by the eventual owners, allows for full HD distribution over dedicated fibre optic cables, all pre-wired, as well as dedicated cat 5 cables. To assist with marketing the property, a ‘Home Demo’ button activates a pre-set lighting scene, music in all rooms and the home cinema. The sales agents have been impressed by the system’s simplicity of use and the big impact it makes on prospective buyers.

Grahams Hi-Fi Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK +44 (0)20 7226 5500 www.grahams.co.uk

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€120,000 - €290,000)

// PROJECT

Buried Treasure // INSTALLER

It’s Done! Technology

It’s Done! Technology is highly commended for this challenging project to design and plan a whole, sevenstorey house integration without compromising the impeccable interior design. Technology has been used to its full advantage to enhance both the practical and aesthetic potential of the property and has unquestionably added value to this luxury development. A Crestron system allows easy access and automated control of lighting, entertainment, heating and air-conditioning as well as security aspects: video entry phone, CCTV, intruder and fire alarms. A flawless installation completed quickly, within budget and to very exacting standards. In the judges eyes “a future ready project”.

It’s Done! Technology New Wave House, 4 Humber Road, London, NW2 6DW, UK +44 (0)20 8455 9564 www.itsdone-technology.com

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€120,000 - €290,000)

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Luxury Family Home // INSTALLER

De Opera Domotica

The client had exacting requirements for his renovation project both for the present and the future. The family home currently benefits from flawless integration of lighting, security, HVAC, sun-screens and AV through a Crestron system. For the long term, De Opera Domotica has designed an infrastructure which will enable HDTV and further system integration as required. An automated climate control system responds when a window or door is opened. The sun-screens are controlled by sun intensity, wind speed and whether the client is at home or away. In short the client believes: “we have our own vacation paradise.”

De Opera Domotica Bedrifsweg 21, 5061 JX Oisterwijk, Netherlands +31 (0)13 5299610 www.deoperadomotica.nl

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€120,000 - €290,000)

// PROJECT

Smart Farm // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions

Working with the Architect, electrical and heating, and security contractors from the earliest stage ensured the complete integration of the Crestron control system in to the fabric of the building and all its services. The result is a home which provides the whole family with entertainment in every room, an early warning security system and energy saving features. The heating system is zoned, lights are limited to 80% brightness – an almost unperceivable difference - and the AV rack can be shut down overnight, or while the client is away, via a single button. The delighted client truly feels in control of his own home.

Finite Solutions Cannon Ste., Pavilion Business Centre, Staningley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6NB, UK +44 (0)113 255 4765 www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€120,000 - €290,000)

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// PROJECT

Anemos

Corner Mews House // INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

SMC

Projecting & Sounding Art

This beautiful London home is perfect for the family with a home cinema suitable for movies and gaming and the conversion of the garage into an entertainment room complimented by a whole house audio system.

A beautiful Athens home integrated with a centralised audio and video system with remote access from every room and a comprehensive exterior lighting and advanced security system.

Projecting & Sounding Art

SMC

14 Parasxou Street, Ilioupoli, Athens, 16346, Greece

Pepys Court, 84 The Chase, London, SW4 0NF, UK

+30 (0)210 9949072

+44 (0)20 7819 1700

www.projecting-art.com

// PROJECT

// PROJECT

Wired Wonderland

The Bishop’s Palace

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

Elytronic

Dark Side of the Room

This Cyprus based home has been fully installed with an intelligent and easy to control lighting, air conditioning and heating system as well as dedicated cinema room with integrated HD video distribution and home security.

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A beautiful home in Valence, France, fully automated with a comprehensive lighting control, 16 zone audio and security system.

Elytronic

Dark Side of the Room

Elysee Building, 22 Hytron Street, Nicosia, 1075, Cyprus

13 Rue Jarente, Lyon, 69002, France

+357 (0)22 760816

+33 (0)4 72 73 01 71

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www.elytronic.net

www.dsr.fr


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€120,000 - €290,000)

// PROJECT

// PROJECT

The House Below

Surrey Family Home

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

Dark Side of the Room

Perfect Integration A fully integrated home including multi room lighting, HD distribution, HVAC, CCTV and video entry fully controlled by a bedroom touch panel and a basement conversion into a home cinema.

This house in Saint-Cyr-AuMont-d’Or, France, benefits from the integration of 12 audio zones, CCTV, an entry system and lighting into an elegant system and easy to use access to TV and media.

Dark Side of the Room

Perfect Integration

13 Rue Jarente, Lyon, 69002, France

6 Snow Hill, London, EC1A 2AY, UK

+33 (0)4 72 73 01 71

+44 (0)20 700 2776

www.dsr.fr

// PROJECT

www.perfectintegration.co.uk

// PROJECT

Project 2513 Loxley

Sunnyside

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

Sensory International

Brilliant Living A simple, discreet yet high quality installation complete with 18 zone multi room audio and video system, programmable mood lighting, heating control and an integrated security system complete with a high end TV room.

A grand Cheshire home installed with a comprehensive cabling infrastructure which provides adequate support for the whole home AV, security, lighting and home cinema system.

Sensory International

Brilliant Living

Unit G1 Redwood Court, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2XH, UK

Unit 9, Thirsk Industrial Estate, Severfield Close, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3BX, UK

+44 (0)1625 505720

+44 (0) 1845 525664

www.sensoryinternational.com

www.brilliantliving.co.uk

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K I T LI ST // PROJECT

A Success in Belgravia

Crestron DM 16x16 + DM-RMC-100’s Apple TV

// INSTALLER

Panasonic DMP-BDT300 Blu-ray

T&T Automation

Crestron CEN-iDOCV iPod interfaces Sky HD

// ARCHITECT

Turcell Miller Tritton

Kaleidescape Movie/music Blu-ray Compatible Players Arcam FMJ T32 DAB Radio Crestron TPS-6X for Cinema Control Crestron TPS-6L for Local Room Controls Crestron TPMC-3x for Local Room Controls Apple iTouch for Local Room Controls Runco RS-900 Cinema Projector Panasonic TX-P65 Cinema Display LG-47LS5300 Displays LG-32LS5300 Display Ad-Notam DTV 220-10 Mirror TVs for bedrooms Aquavision TVs for bathrooms Honeywell Galaxy GD-264 Security System

Resounding praise from the judges “a top end integration project” “a clear winner” and “the integration and security is simply brilliant”.

T&T Automation has delivered a truly remarkable fullyautomated home. The brief required integration of multiple devices and services including: AV, security, access control, lighting and blinds, swimming pool, HVAC and media room. The system has been designed with various levels of redundancy so that each sub-

system can work independently but is also integrated within the main house control system. Impressively, any in-wall touch panel controls any room through a consistent and self intuitive GUI. The panels also provide room to room paging and intercom. Each room with a TV display benefits from a choice of sources including video servers, satellite TV programming, Blu-ray, Apple TV and playback of CCTV footage. The

security system includes alarm monitoring and bio-metric fingerprint door entry. A DMX lighting network enables the owner to choose lighting scenes throughout the property. The surround sound media room contains a 3D TV and projector with a designer sofa, fitted with a custom D-Box solution, which moves in time with the film being watched. The high level of integration means the client uses the system all the time and enjoys showing it to friends and family.

Sensible Heat Interface to Mitsubishi Comfort Cooling and Honeywell Heating System

T&T Automation One, The Market Place, Station Road, Thorpe-Le-Soken, Essex, CO16 0HQ, UK +44 (0)1255 862830 www.tandt-eu.com

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME OVER £250,000 (€290,000)

// PROJECT

North London Splendour // INSTALLER

Smartcomm

The home automation system in this stunning home exudes convenience, simplicity of control and state-ofthe- art entertainment for the whole family. Smartcomm’s highly commended solution encompasses a dedicated cinema room, lighting, security, HVAC, including under-floor heating, and security. The Crestron system is accessed through a variety of stylish touchpanels and handheld WiFi remote controls. Intercom control allows the client to call a touch panel in a different or multiple rooms. All the hardware is installed in two free standing racks giving 360° access for future upgrades and maintenance. The delighted owner praises Smartcomm: “They listened to our requirements and absolutely followed through.”

Smartcomm 3 Barnes Wallis Court, Wellington Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3PS, 3PS. UK +44 (0)1494 471912 www.smartcomm.co.uk

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME OVER £250,000 (€290,000)

// PROJECT

Spiral House // INSTALLER

SMC

The long-standing owner of this large property wanted to integrate control systems, as part of a complete home refurbishment, to simplify operation and reduce wall clutter. A Lutron lighting control system, incorporating an astrological clock, controls blinds and lights at set times of the days. In the client’s landscaped garden, feature lighting come on at dusk and off at midnight, with a manual override button to keep them on late. Lutron keypads and touchpanels are used to operate the 83 automated blinds, which are programmed into scenes for total light control.

SMC Pepys Court, 84 The Chase, London, SW4 0NF, UK +44 (0)20 7819 1700 www.smc-uk.com

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME OVER ÂŁ250,000 (â&#x201A;Ź290,000)

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Villa Al-Bahar // INSTALLER

SMC

SMC successfully overcame some challenging issues with this contemporary glass and concrete villa in Kuwait. The client required abundant natural light alongside careful heat control; as temperatures can reach 46 degrees centigrade. The blinds, some of which have 8m drops, automatically close with the movement of the sun. With limited skilled labour in the region, the systems are designed to be extremely robust, with fail-safe systems, backup generation and extensive remote diagnostics and repair. The owner has the ability to access advance settings, from anywhere in the world, while the family has their own simplified user interface.

SMC Pepys Court, 84 The Chase, London, SW4 0NF, UK +44 (0)20 7819 1700 www.smc-uk.com

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OTHER ENTRANTS

// PROJECT

L.A. Home // INSTALLER

Digital Luxe

BEST INTEGRATED HOME OVER ÂŁ250,000 (â&#x201A;Ź290,000)

A versatile, flexible and energy efficient system installed into a Barcelona home. This whole house system, including the gym and the pool area, is easily controlled by portable systems and a projection system provides intimate moments with friends and family.

// PROJECT

Tall Trees // INSTALLER

Prestige Audio

A Surrey home complete with a system perfect for the family with Sky HD movies, music, lighting, HVAC and security systems all integrated and controllable through one system and interface. Two media rooms were installed; one for the children to game and one for the adults to entertain.

// PROJECT

The Art of Smart Design // INSTALLER

Cyberhomes

This home features cutting edge discreet technology which gives the client total control over their living space with a customised solution including 19 zones of heating and lighting accessed from a single location.

Digital Luxe

Prestige Audio

Cyberhomes Ltd

Avda 300 No 56 BIS, Castelldefels, Barcelona, 08860, Spain

10, Orbital 25 Business Park, Dwight Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 9DA, UK

Unit A, Howland Road Business Park, Howland Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3GQ, UK

+34 (0)93 337 48 86

+44 (0)1923 801400

+44 (0)845 094 2718

www.digitalluxe.com

www.prestigeaudio.co.uk

www.cyberhomesltd.co.uk

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// PROJECT

MY Never Say Never // INSTALLER

BEST MARINE INSTALLATION

A technically flawless installation which integrates seamlessly with the yacht’s stunning interior design.

Dawsons Group // BUILDER, YARD & INTERIOR DESIGNER

Sunseeker International Ltd

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A fully managed wireless network covers the yacht’s internal and external areas. The Bang & Olufsen equipment is of US specification, to match its sailing ground, and the vessel is pre-cabled for future fitting of US source products. Although the primary method of control on the yacht is through Apple

iPads, the B&O remote controls can still be used; the two methods working perfectly in tandem through a Master Link gateway. As well as AV, the iPads provide integrated control of the lighting, blinds and the yacht’s engine systems. Each cabin enjoys use of its own interactive iPod dock and Kaleidescape Blu-ray player. On the flybridge, the owner can listen to


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music or enjoy HD movies and satellite TV, with full surround sound, on two outdoor monitors. The system is ‘invisible’ within the interior design by Ken Freivokh. A 50” plasma screen is concealed behind a picture lift in the master stateroom. A second screen, in the ceiling of the saloon, descends during use. The displays in the flybridge and cabins can also be raised and lowered.

121000 Irwc - B&O Kit Waterproof IR Receiver Artcoustic Centre Left Right Speaker Beo4 Terminal A/V Beo6 Remote Beolab 2 Aluminium Beolab 2 Subwoofer Beolab 4000 Pair Aluminium Rear Left & Right

We add real value to your business.

Beosystem 3 Inclusive of Dvbt Module Beovision 4 50” Plasma Beovision 7-32 HD With Dvb-Hd Blu-ray Compatible Mini Player Crestron iPod Dock Cenidocv X 9 Fixed Close Wall Bracket For 32”

The entire installation provides exemplary picture and sound quality and is easy both for the owner and his guests to use. The project build was achieved within just six months.

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Future Automation Custom Size Out Of Ceiling Screen Drop + Hinge Mech Future Automation Marine Rise & Fall Bvis 7-32 iPad 2 x 9 Kaleidescape 1u Server P.N 350252 White Kaleidescape Blu-ray Compatible Player Reader and Disc Vault Kramer 8 x 8 Audio Matrix

We create clearly thought-out and professionally delivered PR campaigns in the UK and across Europe to maximise success. We’re skilled copywriters, capable of producing sparkling press releases and feature articles, underpinned by extensive knowledge of the industry, its media and how it operates. We’re also experts in capitalising on the PR opportunities provided by product launches, award schemes, education programmes, networking events, social media and more . . . Enhance your reputation. Talk to us today on +44 (0)1293 851115 or email jeff.hayward@wildwoodpr.co.uk

Dawsons Group 74 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9DZ, UK +44 (0)1202 764965 www.dawsonsgroup.com

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Apple iPad & Dock x2 Apple TV Artcoustic DF Multi B&W 600 Series Square Grilles for 8 Speakers B&W ASW 610 XP Active Subwoofer B&W CCM 684 Glass Fibre In-ceiling Speakers B&W XT8 Floorstanding Speakers Crestron - QMI-RMC Mini Control System Crestron 5.7 Wireless Touchscreen Future Automation Sliding Panel Bracket Future Automation LCD Lift Future Automation Speaker Mount for Swivel Bracket Loewe Individual 32 Selection LED // PROJECT

Grosvenor Crescent

SMC demonstrates the best of the new world working in total harmony with the splendour of the past

Loewe Individual 40 Selection LED Mid Atlantic ASR Rotating Slide out shelving SMC Room IR Receiver Packs

// INSTALLER

SMC // PROPERTY DEVELOPER

Grosvenor

A development scheme to revive eight Grade 11 Star listed properties was considered by the judges to be “an impressive project that works cleverly with a show house”. One of the challenges of the brief was that the ornate plasterwork and fine detailing of the 19th century interiors had to be preserved. SMC decided to focus on providing integrated IP-networkable digital systems wherever possible; as a lighter-weight, less expensive, more flexible infrastructure. The properties are pre-wired throughout using MediaFlex, a composite cable containing two CAT5e and two co-axial cables. A fibre-based TV distribution system has also been used to minimise cable runs.

The building services, including lighting, HVAC and access control are integrated through a Crestron control system. Additionally, a Lutron Homeworks lighting system provides enormous flexibility for mood and light scene setting. The pre-wired infrastructure allows numerous options for the purchasers of the apartments. SMC worked with the Developer’s marketing team to create sales literature which clearly illustrates how equipment can be placed in the rooms. The client complimented SMC on “the value they bring and their tenacity to see a good job well done.”

SMC Small Audio Visual Lead Pack SONOS Controllers SONOS Zone Players Sony S470 Blu-ray Players

SMC Pepys Court, 84 The Chase, London, SW4 0NF, UK +44 (0)20 7819 1700 www.smc-uk.com

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// PROJECT

Arterberry Road // INSTALLER

Intuitive Homes

The brief was to provide a pre-wire design and lighting control system for 3 new-build properties. The developer wanted maximum ‘bang for their buck’ while ensuring the system could be tailored to the needs of the eventual homebuyers. Rather than limiting the number of lighting circuits, Intuitive Homes rationalised circuits at the lighting control panel to create, for example, a ‘room circuit’. A Crestron wall panel in the lounge and iPhone GUI help demonstrate what is possible to potential homebuyers. The developer feels that the design has “given them a big advantage in a competitive market at a tough time for the industry”.

Intuitive Homes 259 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2WA, UK +44 (0)161 434 0549 www.intuitivehomes.co.uk

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BEST DRESSED RACK

K I T LI ST // PROJECT

Pimp My Rack // INSTALLER

It’s Done! Technology

Middle Atlantic pull-out rack cabinets Middle Atlantic patching frames Set of patch panels for data, audio-video, control and power Draytek Router

The judges summed this up as “technically perfect”.

24-port Gigabit PoE Ethernet Switch 48-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Panasonic PBX

This category looks for excellence in design and installation as well as best practice in cabling on and to the rack; something It’s Done! Technology have achieved in abundance. All incoming structured cables run along dedicated cable trays to the patching frames, with appropriate thought given to the bend radius of different cable types. High-grade patch panels have been labelled and separated based on the type of service to which they are assigned.

Crestron Processors Kaleidescape Server Kaleidescape Players (1 x M300, 1 x M500) Sky+ HD VisionHD Video Matrix Switcher Crestron Audio Matrix Switcher Crestron Audio (entryphone and intercom) Matrix Switcher Crestron Video (entryphone and intercom) Matrix Switcher Crestron Telephone Interface Crestron Multi-channel Amplifier Denon AV Receiver

To enable easy identification of cables, each end has been marked with heat-shrink, colour-coded labels and then grouped according to the specific types of service to which they are dedicated. To maximise ventilation inside the rack housing, lacer bars of various sizes, cable ties, and Velcro tape have all been used, while cables have been cut to the exact lengths required. Cool blue LED strips, fitted to the outer frames and bases of the rack and activated by a PIR sensor when someone enters the Comms Room, give a futuristic feel to the installation.

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APC Backup UPS

It’s Done! Technology New Wave House, 4 Humber Road, London, NW2 6DW, UK +44 (0)20 8455 9564 www.itsdone-technology.com


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST DRESSED RACK

WE MAKE YOUR EDUCATION OUR BUSINESS // PROJECT

Smart Farm // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions

This project boasts three 40U racks built into solid oak framed ventilated plinths. The rack is home to a vast array of equipment and caters for the future with spare “U’s” allowing for expansion.

// PROJECT

Control Oasis // INSTALLER

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This home automation system controls several individual systems that include control of lighting and shading systems, cameras and security.

Elytronic

Finite Solutions

Elytronic

Cannon Ste., Pavilion Business Centre, Staningley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6NB, UK

Elysee Building, 22 Hytron Street, Nicosia, 1075, Cyprus

+44 (0)113 255 4765

+357 (0)22 760816

www.finitesolutions.co.uk

www.elytronic.net

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Aces High Media Wall // INSTALLER

Grahams Hi-Fi

Grahams Hi-Fi impressed the judges with this “clever and challenging project”. To create an effective multifunction room – home cinema, music lounge and card-games – a storage area has been built to house all the AV equipment, along with 16 chairs. Behind the new false wall, hardware is stored in a 19” rack with a Blu-ray player and games console built-in to the door. To accommodate the display of triptych artwork on the new wall, the three elements of which need to be mounted close together, Grahams had to design an alternative entry mechanism to a door handle. Access to the area is enabled through a proximity detector sensor, located behind one of the pictures, which activates an electric door mechanism through the swipe of a hand. To allow space for the door to swing open, a chain motor has been fitted to the left hand picture to make it go forward by 100mm.

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Grahams Hi-Fi Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, London, N1 7BS, UK +44 (0)20 7226 5500 www.grahams.co.uk


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BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

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Abul Seoud Home Theatre // INSTALLER

Nirvana Distribution

The architect client wanted to use a gardenview living room as a home theatre, media room and for listening to music; while still retaining its original functionality. The room is equipped with two motorised screens both fitted to elevators in the floor allowing them to disappear from view when not in use. The floor standing speakers have a motorised platform to allow for variable listening experiences and for discreet storage. The AV equipment, lighting and blinds are integrated through an AMX control system. Pre-set modes automatically create the optimum environment for enjoying different activities.

Nirvana Distribution 11 Twenty Six of July Street, Mohdesseen, Cairo, Egypt +20 (0)1005 112345 www.nirvanadistribution.com

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OTHER ENTRANTS

// PROJECT

Surround in Motion // INSTALLER

T&T Automation

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This project needed a D-box solution in the media room, however the client did not like the aesthetics of pre-made D-box friendly furniture. T&T Automation managed to come up with a solution that meant the D-Box was integrated into the preferred furniture and did not upset the aesthetic of the room.

// PROJECT

Transforming Wall // INSTALLER

It’s Done! Technology

This project saw the installation of a section of a marble wall that appears indistinguishable from the rest of the wall, but that can transform with the touch-of-a-button into a feature providing a stunning, fully-functional washbasin and mirror station.

// PROJECT

Custom Installation Amplifier // INSTALLER

When the Dawson’s Group couldn’t find a suitable amplifier product for Marine use, they created their own. Their first version proved so popular, that they have now refined the design and have a range of amplifiers.

Dawsons Group

T&T Automation

It’s Done! Technology

Dawsons Group

One, The Market Place, Station Road, Thorpe-Le-Soken, Essex, CO16 0HQ, UK

New Wave House, 4 Humber Road, London, NW2 6DW, UK

74 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9DZ, UK

+44 (0)1255 862830

+44 (0)20 8455 9564

+44 (0)1202 764965

www.tandt-eu.com

www.itsdone-technology.com

www.dawsonsgroup.com

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BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

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AV Solutions on a Table Top rotator

Future Automation PSH

// INSTALLER

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Sound Decisions This clever project installed an AV system and TV in the centre of the bedroom, with the TV able to turn 180 degrees, so that the owner could watch it from both sides of a grand master bedroom, and still get surround sound.

Design Logistics UK

Sound Decisions 4, Palash Tower, Prathmesh Complex, Extn. Veera Desai Rd, Andheri (W), Maharashtra, 400053, Mumbai, India +91 (0)22 2677 2339

www.sounddecisionsindia.com

// PROJECT

Design Logistics UK Unit 1-5 Hackford Walk, 119-123 Hackford Road, London, SW9 0QT, UK +44 (0)20 7793 8181

www.dluk.co.uk

// PROJECT

Smart Needs Control Solution

Simplikate Concierge System, One Hyde Park

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

Ashway Smart Homes This innovative project created an easy-to-use system for a 15 year old girl with dexterity problems, which meant she could open and close windows, blinds, curtains, operate lights, call a nurse and simple control for music and TV.

Design Logistics UK were asked to install a projector for the cinema room upon a simple shelf within a separate store room. They used a bracket to which the projector could be mounted with sufficient space to allow air to flow, allowed adjustment for both pitch & yaw, and included a security bolt.

Smartcomm

Ashway Smart Homes Upper Midgley Farm, Bar Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4JH, UK +44 (0)8701 995755

www.ashwaysmarthomes.co.uk

Smartcomm integrated a concierge intercom door entry system to the prestigious One Hyde Park development. The state-of-theart software, programmed with wall mounted Crestron touchpanels, features various options to serve the residents, including transferring a call to concierge, and contacting concierge directly from within the apartment.

Smartcomm 3 Barnes Wallis Court, Wellington Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3PS, UK +44 (0)1494 471912

www.smartcomm.co.uk

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Displays the winners, highly commended, finalists and entrants in this 88 page document.

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