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YEARBOOK 2015


AWARDS YEARBOOK 2015

CONTENTS

About CEDIA

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About the Awards

3

The Judges

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CEDIA Awards - Hall of Fame

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Best Media Room under £10,000 (€14,000) 8 Best Media Room over £10,000 (€14,000) 12 Best Home Cinema under £40,000 (€56,000) 24 Best Home Cinema £40,000 - £100,000 (€56,000 - €140,000) 32 Best Home Cinema over £100,000 (€140,000) 42 Best Integrated Home under £100,000 (€140,000) 50 Best Integrated Home £100,000 - £250,000 (€140,000 - €350,000) 64 Best Integrated Home over £250,000 (€350,000) 76 Best Yacht Installation

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Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer

88

Best Dressed Rack

92

Best Lighting Scheme

98

Best Showroom

104

Best Energy Management Solution

112

Best Training Initiative

114

Best Custom Solution

120

Best Innovative Product

124

Best Trade Supplier

130

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AWARDS YEARBOOK 2015

ABOUT CEDIA

CEDIA, the Custom

Smart Home technology is growing in popularity, and must-haves like multi-room audio and video, home networking systems, lighting control, integrated systems and gaming spaces are more popular than ever before. Homeowners want these systems to be sleek and powerful yet easy for the whole family to use.

Electronic Design and Installation Association, is the international trade organisation for the home technology industry, with over 3,500 member companies worldwide. Built upon a strong

When you partner with a CEDIA Home Technology Professional, you tap into a knowledgeable resource that guides you on system design, product selection, execution

and service in a way that leads to a satisfied homeowner every time. CEDIA Home Technology Professionals know that technology is constantly changing, so they’ll lay the groundwork and cabling for any future improvements in smart home technology. The membership of CEDIA is exceptionally diverse, ranging from worldwide manufacturing companies, to local, family-run installation businesses.

volunteer foundation,

CEDIA members offer: • Professional assistance and guidance in the design of a personalised system for the individual client • A certified and trained team of technicians, designers and support personnel to deliver a product of the highest quality • The most current technology at all levels to provide a broad selection

CEDIA provides access to

for your requirements and wishes

industry-leading education,

• A professional level of credentials

certification, research, and

and insurance to assure and

raises consumer awareness.

provide a comfort level • Complete support from the on-going service perspective

CEDIA members are

• Information on the latest

specialists in the integration

technology, and how to use it, as it

of technology into home environments.

becomes available

Ethics. Continuing education. Insurance. Experience. That’s how CEDIA can give you peace of mind

FIND A CEDIA PROFESSIONAL NEAR YOU 2

• A simple but custom solution you will be proud to have as part of your home and lifestyle

Begin your search for your nearest qualified Home Technology Professional with CEDIA’s free online service. www.cedia.org/find-a-cedia-professional Even with the Smart Home pro in your corner, it can be helpful to have a top-level understanding of how your project will flow. In order to help you better “speak the language” visit www.cedia.org for top tips and information.


AWARDS YEARBOOK 2015

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Established in 2006, the prestigious CEDIA Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in home technology design, installation and integration across the EMEA region (the UK, Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, India, Pakistan and Africa) EVENT SPONSORS

Every year, CEDIA members from across the EMEA region put their best projects forward with the aim of being recognised for their high quality system design, installation and integration.

with industry best practice, the imaginative and appropriate design and use of technology, impeccably designed and installed racks, value for money as well as that all important ‘wow’ factor.

This year’s scheme saw over 120 submissions from more than 17 countries, all competing for the top prizes in 2015. The battle to win a prestigious CEDIA Awards accolade has never been tougher.

Throughout the judging process, the identity of member companies taking part in the CEDIA Awards scheme remains completely anonymous to preserve the integrity of the adjudication process.

Each installation category is judged by an expert panel drawn from the worlds of architecture, interiors, property, IT, smart home journalism and, of course, custom installation, to ensure the highest standards of scrutiny for each and every entry.

Over 400 guests joined CEDIA for a black tie event to celebrate the winners. The CEDIA Awards 2015 ceremony is brought to you by the support of this year’s sponsors AMX, Artcoustic, ELAN, Indigo Distribution, Kaleidescape, LILIN, Origin Acoustics, Pulse Cinemas and Rako.

A first round of technical judging is complemented by a final rigorous assessment to determine the category winners. As well as the need to be integrated and beautifully concealed with the interior, important factors also considered include compliance

The CEDIA Awards is open only to CEDIA member companies. For more information on the scheme please visit www.cediaawards.org

AFTER PARTY SPONSOR

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AWARDS YEARBOOK 2015

THE JUDGES

Olaf Adam

Michael Holmes

Maria Ingold

Dean Keyworth

Simon Lucas

Olaf has travelled

One of the

Voted one of the

Following a degree

Simon has been

the world as a

country’s leading

most influential

in French from

Editor of What

tech journalist

property experts,

people in UK New

Royal Holloway

Hi-Fi? Magazine

over the past 12

Michael is the

Television by VOD

College, University

since 2012, and has

years, in search for

presenter of

Professional and

of London and

over ten years of

knowledge about products, technologies,

Channel 5’s I Own Britain’s Best Home and

one of TechCityInsider's top 100 people

a career in international marketing, Dean

technology journalism experience. He's a

companies and the CI market. He's now

previously presented ITV’s Don’t Move,

redefining digital business, Maria heads up

studied for a Diploma in Interior Design

consumer electronics enthusiast, and has

putting that knowledge to good use as a

Improve and Build, Buy or Restore, for

Mireality, a strategic technical consultancy

with Rhodec and set up Armstrong

an ability for both understanding products

consultant, content creator and corporate

Discovery Realtime. Michael is also Editor-

specialising in Video On Demand (VOD)

Keyworth Ltd. in 1997. His work has been

in great technical detail and contextualising

storyteller in his own company, Content21.

in—Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating

and Connected Life (Connectivity, Video,

featured in House & Garden, Ideal Home,

them within the CE market. What Hi-Fi? has

Previously, Olaf was chief editor at

Magazine, Move or Improve and Period

Smart Home, IoT, Wearables). Maria has

25 Beautiful Homes as well as on Channel 4

been leading source of technical articles

HEIMKINO, Germany's leading home theatre

Living. An experienced self-builder and

created end-to-end VOD solutions for

and London Live television. Dean served on

and product reviews since 1976.

magazine. He also served as Vice President

renovator, Michael has completed his

some of the most successful on-demand

the board of the British Institute of Interior

of the European Imaging and Sound

nineteenth project.

movie services in Europe, including Virgin

Design (BIID) for 4 years and was elected

Association (EISA), overseeing the annual

Media and Channel 4's Film4oD. She has a

as its President for 2006-7.

EISA Awards.

25-year track record delivering solutions for interactive multimedia, games, TV and film.

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Duncan Maidens

Steve May

Geoff Meads

David Myres

John Niebel

Duncan has

Steve is the

A twenty-five year

David is a qualified

John is a Senior

worked in the

Editor of Inside

veteran of the AV

Architect and

Executive working

networking field

CI, an online

business, Geoff

the Associate

in the electronics

for the past 20

trade publication

runs Presto AV, a

Director of ADAM

industry, with 25

years both as a

dedicated to

web design agency

Architecture. He

years’ experience in

practitioner and educator. Starting life as

custom installation, electronic system

that specialises in the consumer technology

has a wealth of experience in new houses

lighting controls and home automation. First

a BBC engineer and then a period in the

design and related technologies. He also

market. Geoff is also the Lead Instructor

and the refurbishment, and alteration of

at Thorn Lighting Controls and then at Lutron

Royal Navy, Duncan progressed through

freelances for a number of UK websites

for CEDIA EMEA, and has taught literally

historic houses for private clients. David has

EA Ltd, he has specialised in opening and

several positions and now heads a team

and publications, including Home Cinema

hundreds of AV professionals in numerous

considerable skills in the administration of

developing new markets, where he has con-

on Networking Specialists at Birmingham

Choice, T3, Tech Radar and Wired. Steve

subjects across five continents. He lives in

projects varying in value from £250K to £10m,

sistently delivered substantial and sustained

City University. The sideways move into

also contributes to Inside ID, a trade

Cambridgeshire, UK with his wife, children

and working with private clients, as well as

business growth. At Lutron, John developed,

home technology started 10 years ago, by

publication for interior designers and

and a growing guitar collection.

institutional organisations to realise their

built and managed, their business in resi-

providing training in home cabling solutions

provides branded content and white label

aspirations for their project. David graduated

dential lighting control systems, taking the

and the links to CEDIA were formed.

social media services for technology and

from Oxford Brooks University in 1992 and

company from no UK presence to being the

entertainment companies.

completed a Masters in Conservation at the

UK market leader. Now, John is CEO at amBX

Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies

UK Ltd and is focussed on solutions for the

in York in 1995 with Distinction.

exciting IoT/Connected lighting sector.


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C E D I A AWA R D S

Hall of Fame The CEDIA Awards began in 2006, when 4K screens or 3D Audio were unheard of. Yet, at this stage, CEDIA members were already impressing the judges with technologically advanced projects. Ten years down the line and CEDIA is still blown away by the innovative projects that are being entered into the scheme. The CEDIA Awards provides an opportunity for industry experts to share their successes and to be recognised on a global scale by fellow industry professionals, by the press and by the public.

2006 The CEDIA Awards was born. CEDIA held an informal ceremony at the CEDIA UK EXPO, where six awards including “Best Stand at CEDIA UK EXPO” and “Best Installation over £100,000” were picked up.

2007 T&T Automation’s “Project C” won Best Integrated Home over £100,000 for its “sophisticated” and “aesthetically well resolved” entry.

2008 ‘Gadget-girl’ celebrity, Suzi Perry presented the industry awards for CEDIA’s growing list of 12 categories. SMC won the award for its project “Cemetery House” which featured an audio-visual system which could ‘wake the dead’!

2009 Mehernosh Pervez of Sound Decisions Ltd, India and winner of Best Home Cinema £40,000 - £100,000 said “I think CEDIA is the industry platform to showcase our work and it’s a great honour and very encouraging to have this Association by your side, helping you always to reach higher and setting bigger goals ahead.”

2010 MR Domotica scooped a prize for its project ‘Rural Media’ based in the Netherlands, where one simple touch of the wireless Crestron touch panel closed the blinds in an ahead-of-its-time automation process.


2011 Henri Intégrateur Domotique impressed the judges with ‘Villa des Amis,’ a property in France which featured lighting, whole-home audio, video, security, and control of all electronic devices, extending across all four floors of the property.

2012 A Hollywood-inspired home cinema was put forward by Cinema Architects in South Africa. The creative challenge listed a 3m metre micro perforated Harkness Projector Screen, a High Definition Panasonic Home Cinema Projector and Paradigm Sound System within its kit list.

2013 CEDIA celebrated its awards in the majestic grounds of the Tower of London, where over 300 guests gathered to await the results of 16 categories, including “Best Marine Installation” and “Best Integrated Home over £250,000”. As a result of winning an award, Complete Home Control stormed national titles with its stunning ‘Birch House’

2014 CEDIA produced a 116 page year book, the largest to date. Over 150 entries from across the EMEA region were considered for the industry’s most sought after accolade. TV and radio comedian, Jon Culshaw hosted the ceremony which took place at the Old Royal Naval College.

2015 CEDIA announced the winners amongst history’s most magnificent animals and natural phenomena at the Natural History Museum. 415 guests gathered at the iconic 26-metre Diplodocus, otherwise known as Dippy to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the CEDIA Awards. The tenth CEDIA Awards concludes with the Association being awarded Best Publication for the CEDIA Awards Yearbook at the TAF (Trade Association Forum) Awards


WINNER

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BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £10,000 (€14,000)


K I T LI ST

Apple TV media player Draytek AP900 Wi-Fi access point Epson TW6100 Full HD projector ISS ImpactScreen101 ISS ImpactScreen 12v trigger KEF C3 2-way bookshelf speakers KEF E301 compact satellite speaker KEF T2 Active subwoofer KEF C6LCR centre speaker Level One FSW16-10 16 port fast switch Marantz SR5009 7.1 AV receiver Rako RMT500 wireless trailing edge 500w dimmer Rako RLED50-1DCV Wireless 50w constant voltage dimming LED driver

// PROJECT

Highgate Media Room // INSTALLER

H&H Audio Visual Ltd

H&H Audio Visual Ltd was enlisted to deliver a multi-functional media room, which would incorporate a cinema experience, home office, and space for a coin collection, in the loft of a four storey Victorian townhouse. The client’s main requirement was to be able to walk into the room, and at the touch of a button, turn the office space into a 5.1 cinema set up. The installer overcame a number of challenges, including delivering the project within a tight budget and ticking all the boxes in terms of features and integration. Having the correct planning in place and a great understanding of these set ups,

An ambitious and impressive media room, which not only delivered on the client’s original brief, but surpassed their expectations on a strict budget.

H&H Audio Visual was able to shave time and money from the programming and installation cost. Another challenge came at the design phase as the installer had to calculate the best orientation for the speakers in the unusual shape, which included the existing chimney stack and vaulted ceiling. H&H Audio Visual compensated for this by selecting an AV receiver with comprehensive acoustic adjustment features, such as Audyssey and Dynamic EQ. By working closely with an interior designer to specify and design the joinery, H&H Audio Visual was able to allow for a millimetre perfect finish and for the system to be woven into the joinery aesthetically. The overall design is sympathetic to the rest of the house and is in keeping with the architecture of the building.

Rako WRA-232 Bi-directional RS232 to RAKOM radio wireless Rako RCM-070 7 Button Module Wireless Electronics Samsung H6400 55” LED TV Savant Smart bundle system host and controller Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player

H&H Audio Visual Ltd 483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS, UK +44 (0)208 346 3252 www.hh-av.co.uk

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FINALIST

// PROJECT

Keeping Life Simple // INSTALLER

Cornflake Cornflake had the task of transforming a light and bright room, which included two full height picture windows into a calm, fresh, unimposing and casual media room, which would provide a family with space to relax, and enjoy movie nights. Cornflake installed a 2.1 audio system with a large wall-mounted TV, levelled between two aesthetically pleasing Martin Logan speakers and a Velodyne subwoofer, to cater for low end sound. Teamed with atmospheric lighting, soft furnishings and acoustically absorbent fabric wallpaper, the difficult room has become an unexpected hit with the entire family. The understated system highlights how easy it can be to create a media room that incorporates equipment in such a way that it doesn’t dominate the room, or make it unusable for other activities.

Cornflake 37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK +44 (0)20 7323 4554 www.cornflake.co.uk

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BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £10,000 (€14,000)


Wireless Combined Wireless Wireless Wired Wired WiredCombined Combined Wireless WiredCombined

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, handheld remotes and iPhone/iPad apps, the user has the power of control.

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


WINNER

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BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £10,000 (€14,000)


K I T LI ST

A media room which well and truly hides a cinema – both impressive and innovative

Autonomics mms2 audio server Cisco router and lease line CYP video baluns

// PROJECT

Hidden Cinema // INSTALLER

New Land Solutions Ltd

The client’s brief was to create a space, which would accommodate an 8 – 10 seater cinema, and a more relaxed family room. New Land Solutions’ three main objectives were to make sure that the viewing experience would be the same, no matter which seat you are sat in, that all equipment remains hidden and to a high standard, and finally, that the room is finished in the style of a super yacht, useable both in the day and evening. New Land Solutions began by focussing on the disappearing seats, and in the end, has delivered an impressive and unique set up. The deceptively simple space is focussed around a relaxing, half circle sofa and compact coffee table. With one press of the Savant

controlled touchscreen, the space magically transforms. The coffee table disappears into the floor, allowing the sofa to slide forward and over the now empty space. From behind the sofa, five Fortress cinema chairs appear from beneath, thanks to a Future Automation automated lift mechanism. A large Screen Research projector screen descends down from a concealed ceiling slot in front of the sofa and a Runco projector silently slides into position behind a wall at the rear of the room. The blinds automatically descend to create a perfect movie viewing environment, eleven hidden speakers power on, driven by Procella amplification and a Datasat RS20 audio processor to complete a unique media room transformation.

Datasat RS20i audio processor Fortess cinema seats and custom sofa Future Automation custom projector reveal Future Automation custom sofa slider Future Automation custom seat reveal Kaleidescape Cinema One processor KNX GIRA relay units and dimmers KNX binary inputs on Forbes and lomax switches LILIN IP Pro CCTV and NVR Loxone logic mini server Middle Atlantic racking Oceanair fabric wall panels Oceanair blinds Oppo Blu-ray player Pakedge T36 and switches 24 port managed Procella DA-2800 amps Procella P8, P10, P15 and P18s speakers Ruckus Wi-Fi and zone director Runco LS60d with cinemascope lens Runco video processor Savant SSP Matrix and HDMI blades Savant control solution and bespoke programming Screen Research 150” screen with masking

New Land Solutions Ltd 32a Exmouth Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2QL, UK +44 (0)845 130 4289 www.newlandsolutions.co.uk

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

// PROJECT

Vertice // INSTALLER

Kensington Audio Visual Kensington Audio Visual overcame a big challenge on this project, by creating a beautiful media room in what is essentially a sun room. With windows and glass doors on three of the four walls, and the client not wanting any disruption to the views and the relaxing environment, the installer had to make sure that all equipment was as hidden as possible, and performed well, despite the various challenges this room presented. Both the projector and screen were fully recessed into the ceiling. At the touch of a button on the Crestron system, the projector and screen lower, allowing the client to watch any video source in the house, the curtains and blinds close, and the lights dim to the preferred brightness. The surround sound system consists of directional in-ceiling speakers, which are perfectly aligned to allow for a great experience.

Kensington Audio Visual The Depot, 2 Michael Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2AD, UK +44 (0)20 7736 1483 www.kensingtonav.com

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BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER ÂŁ10,000 (â‚Ź14,000)


FINALIST

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £10,000 (€14,000)

// PROJECT

High Fideli-Tea // INSTALLER

Philharmonic AV The owners of a Victorian terrace house requested Philharmonic AV to install a media room, which would accommodate the whole family. To satisfy everyone, both audio and video had to be exceptional. To deliver audio that would achieve an immersive movie experience, as well as spine-tingling musical escapism, the installer chose a 5.1 Artcoustic surround sound system and an Arcam AVR. Philharmonic AV installed a Panasonic 60” plasma display, as it was the last plasma model made, and is still perceived to offer one of the best HD images. The end result is not only a system that operates beautifully on a technical level, but also a dedicated space in which the family can enjoy their favourite music and movies.

Philharmonic AV John Roberts Business Park, Pean Hill, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3BJ, UK +44 (0)20 7887 2424 www.philharmonicav.com

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FINALIST

// PROJECT

Hyde Away // INSTALLER

Seven Integration The brief for this project was a discreet, high performance media room that would also double up as a guest bedroom – an unusual request. The biggest challenge was the installation of the rack. The depth of the rack, and the request for it to be hidden away, meant that it had to be located within the bed/wardrobe space. A pull out Middle Atlantic rack was specified and located at a height of 2.5 metres. Seven Integration ensured that its location had adequate extraction and ventilation connected to the main building system. As the space was doubling up as a guest room, Seven Integration also had to ensure that the equipment remained silent. To take care of this, the installer fitted a Tripp Lite IP controlled PDU, which enabled the client to easily disable any equipment that emitted an audible noise.

Seven Integration 6 Jayes Park Courtyard, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5RR, UK +44 (0)1306 621144 www.sevenintegration.co.uk

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BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £10,000 (€14,000)


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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £10,000 (€14,000)

// PROJECT

BNC Technology has delivered a room which is flexible during

// PROJECT

This project meets three key aspects – client’s requirements,

House PTA

the day and night and is simple to operate, with multiple source

River Stone Penthouse

budget and style! With a client who has a passion for new

options and gaming for the children. The installer provided its

technology, the integration of new and interesting features was an important requirement. BSI Ltd installed a large Sharp TV as

// INSTALLER

client with a discrete solution, which offers good performance

BNC Technology

but still adheres to the aesthetics and the mood of the original

// INSTALLER

it was the newest available model at the time, and one which

presentation/concept. The client’s feedback was that their lives

BSI Ltd

stands out in this multi-functional space.

are much easier thanks to the system that BNC Technology installed.

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BNC Technology

BSI Ltd

16 Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2008, South Africa

53 Boryslavska Street, Kiev, 03061, Ukraine

+27 (0)11 023 7662

+38 (044) 4066 515

www.bnctechnology.co.za

www.karma-digital.com


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £10,000 (€14,000)

// PROJECT

Cinema Architects Vereeniging turned an unused space into

// PROJECT

Beautiful décor and modern sound, lighting and special effects

Cambridge Cigar Lounge

an area which now includes a cigar lounge and media room.

Disco Room

were the criteria for this disco room. En-Trade installed a large video wall as the focal point in this room, while hiding most of

Due to there being a large window which the client didn’t want covered up, Cinema Architects Vereeniging installed an

// INSTALLER

the other equipment out of sight, either at the DJ box, or in a

// INSTALLER

automated electric screen, curtains and blinds, providing the

En-Trade

separate room. Colour changing lights, smoke machines, and

Cinema Architects Vereeniging

perfect spot for watching movies. Clever lighting was designed

high quality audio have ensured this is a disco room like no

for the room, to make it an informal setting when being

other.

enjoyed as a cigar lounge.

Cinema Architects Vereeniging

En-Trade

63 Voortrekker Road, PO Box 3869, Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930, South Africa

Office 328, 47, Leningradskiy Prospect, Moskovskaya, Moscow, 125167, Russia

+27 (0)16 455 1000

+7 (495) 981 1407

www.cinema-architects.co.za

www.entrade.ru

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £10,000 (€14,000)

// PROJECT

AV was of utmost importance in this media room project, so

// PROJECT

A light and airy guitar room in an old timber and stone summer

Cherrystone & Fire

Finite Solutions installed a large Panasonic TV and a 7.2 KEF

French Chateaux

house turns into a home cinema room in the evening, thanks to M.E.G.A. AV Installations. A 150” 16.9 projector screen, large

speaker set up, which is driven by the top of the range Denon // INSTALLER

AVR-4520. The combination of speakers and AV receiver

// INSTALLER

Sonance Cinema Series LCR-2 speakers and a Panasonic 3D

Finite Solutions

delivers great audio performance, whilst maintaining the

M.E.G.A. AV Installations

projector provide the AV in this room. URC provides easy control

discreet look of the system – delivering on both of the client’s

for the whole family.

wishes.

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Finite Solutions

M.E.G.A. AV Installations

Unit 8, Talina Centre, 23a Bagleys Lane, London, SW6 2BW, UK

3 Angel Wharf, 134 Bermondsey Wall East, London, SE16 4TT, UK

+44 (0)20 7371 8761

+44 (0)20 7394 1706

www.finitesolutions.co.uk

www.megaavinstallations.com


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £10,000 (€14,000)

// PROJECT

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd has created an open plan media

// PROJECT

The client on this project required an industrial looking space

Oxshott

room, which can be separated into a discrete home cinema,

Quevedo Loft

which was unconventional. Smart Business SL installed two 65” plasma screens on a large aluminium trestle structure in the

thanks to acoustically lined powered curtains. Integration // INSTALLER

between a KNX building management system and Control4

// INSTALLER

middle of the room, and electrostatic flat panel speakers from

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

allowed Mosaic Audio & Visual to provide the client with simple

Smart Business SL

Final. Unlike those who want the technology hidden, this client

control over the whole system – touch one button and the

wanted the systems to be prominent in the room, as if they are

curtains close, the lights adjust and the AV hardware is set up

pieces of art.

for movie time.

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

Smart Business SL

265 Acton Lane, Chiswick, Ealing, London, W4 5DG, UK

Calle Arturo Soria, 200 1ºC, 28043, Madrid, Spain

+44 (0)845 116 2266

+34 (0)91 556 3611

www.mosaic-av.com

www.smartbusiness.es

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £10,000 (€14,000)

// PROJECT

A custom-built cabinet was the answer to providing the client

// PROJECT

This media room is a modern unconventional study, with a

Transformation

with a discreet media room set up. SONA was able to store the

JK Media Room

camouflaged media system. Not only does the equipment which Synergy Technologies installed provide the client with a

subwoofer, amplifier, Xbox, and other associated electronics // INSTALLER

in the lower level of the cabinet, with all cabling for the room,

// INSTALLER

great performing media room, but the installer has allowed for

SONA

hidden at the back. The cabinet extends up the wall and houses

Synergy Technologies

future upgrades to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X or Auro 3D. Steinway

a recessed 55” TV screen and projector screen. The result, a completely hidden AV set up.

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Lyngdorf surround sound speakers provide audio that the client is blown away by.

SONA

Synergy Technologies

Silk House, Park Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7QW

22 C-II, Gulberg III, Lahore, 54666, Pakistan

+44 (0)1625 541442

+92 (0)42 111 900111

www.sona.technology

www.synergyav.com


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WINNER

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BEST HOME CINEMA UNDER £40,000 (€56,000)


K I T LI ST // PROJECT

Leafield House

A cinema room which provides the homeowner with a true cinematic experience

Control4 C4-KD240-BL keypad dimmer

// INSTALLER

The Big Picture

Artison in-wall subwoofer ASH 14 Gauge speaker cable (box)

This project required The Big Picture to turn a sitting room with glazed windows and doors into a dedicated cinema room. The installer had to block out the windows and remove sections of the wall to accommodate speakers and subwoofers in this small room. The layout was re-orientated to enable the installer to hide the projector under the stairs. For the video aspect, a 4K Sony projector and screen were installed.

Control4 and DMX controlled RGB dimmable ribbon strips were included to provide the right lighting for a cinema experience. The left and right speakers were cleverly positioned, to provide optimum listening for the client. The Big Picture wanted to provide sufficient ventilation for the projector unit, to ensure the on-board Sony fans always run at a minimum, offering near-silence in the cinema room.

Control4 C4-APD240-WH keypad dimmer Control4 C4-FP1-WH and C4-FP1-SS faceplates Control4 HC800 main system controller Control4 SR250 remote handset Control4 rack ears Cyclex switchable PDU Klipsch THX KL7800 and THX KS7800 in-wall speakers LG 3D Blu-ray player MAP Slim 5 42U rack MAP MA-LBP-1A 10 pack L lacer bar MAP brushed aluminium custom rack mounts MAP mixed blank panels Onkyo TXNR-828 AVR Peerless Universal 25lb bracket Screen Excellence 4K Acoustic fixed screen Sidewinder high-bandwidth video cable Sony VW-ES500 4K LCD 1080P projector

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

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Cinema The Wilds // INSTALLER

Audio Visual Gurus Not many clients ask for a cinema to be themed around their comic book hero, so it was a new concept for Audio Visual Gurus, when they were asked to create a Spiderman room. Apart from the design elements that included custom made spider emblems and spider webs, the installer utilised a great selection of products to deliver a quality cinema room. Sound was of high importance in this project, so Audio Visual Gurus used the Audyssey set up to comply with Dolby recommendations. Careful consideration was given to the distances between the speakers, the prime listening positions and screen height. The screen was installed at a comfortable height to accommodate the two rows of seats.

Audio Visual Gurus Unit 10 Northlands Production Park, Epsom Avenue, Kya Sands, 2196, Johannesburg, South Africa +27 (0)11 462 0103 www.hometheatre.co.za

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Crestron presents

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY WORKING TOGETHER

Crestron offers lifestyle technology, providing greater comfort, convenience and security. Manage and control audiovisual equipment, energy, lighting, shades, security and HVAC from anywhere, any time using touchscreens, remotes and smart devices. To experience the lifestyle that Crestron technology can offer you, visit the Design Showroom at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.

To book your personal tour, visit: www.crestron.eu/showroom Crestron Design Showroom | South Dome, 2nd Floor | Design Centre Chelsea Harbour | London SW10 0XE

www.crestron.eu/showroom | showroom@crestron.eu | 020 7352 0028

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Bar Cinema // INSTALLER

ET Home Cinema For optimum audio performance, ET Home Cinema installed a pair of automated heavy drape curtains to close off the open plan area when watching movies or listening to music. At the touch of a button on the iPad or Control4 SR250 remote, the LED spotlights dim, the ceiling spot lights dim and the curtains glide into place. Despite there being ten high performance Artcoustic speakers in the cinema room, none are visibly obvious when entering the room. All speakers are precisely located to ensure the most accurate Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 experience. 2D and 3D video is provided by a Sony HW55ES 1080p projector. A Control4 system, combined with a reliable and robust network infrastructure ensures all the various technologies integrate seamlessly.

ET Home Cinema 44 Main Street, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S64 9DU, UK +44 (0)7931 539197 www.ethomecinema.co.uk

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// PROJECT

As per the client’s requirements, AV

// PROJECT

As per the client’s ‘hidden’ design

// PROJECT

Finite Solutions has transformed a

Baheti Villa

Solutions India created a cinema

Polished Perfection

brief, Cornflake built the speakers

Autumn in Montpelier

spare room into a dedicated enter-

that consisted of a 9.2 speaker set

into the infrastructure of the room, discreetly positioned for optimal

tainment hub. The installer took a

// INSTALLER

up, lighting to match the ambiance

AV Solutions India

of the room, a 15” 16.9 screen

// INSTALLER

performance with minimal obtrusion.

// INSTALLER

making it part of the décor by locat-

and a Full HD LED projector. For

Cornflake

Front and side wall speakers were

Finite Solutions

ing the Runco short throw projector

unique approach to the projector, by

the interior acoustical treatment,

carefully considered and custom

in existing shelves behind the seating.

AV Solutions India covered 50%

painted to match both the colour

In-ceiling speakers were provided by

of the floor with a thick carpet,

and texture of the bronze plaster. A

B&W, while the 2.4m wide projector

and supported this with a mix of

full height acoustically transparent

screen was from Screen Research.

absorbers, diffusers and reflective

screen is permanently mounted, with

Due to its acoustic transparency, the

surfaces on the walls.

speakers concealed to the rear, deliv-

three in-wall speakers are hidden

ering a sleek and professional finish.

behind the screen.

AV Solutions India

Cornflake

Finite Solutions

101, 106 People's Plaza, Nr. Memnagar Fire Station, Nr. Vijay Cross Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380009, India

37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK

Unit 8, Talina Centre, 23a Bagleys Lane, London, SW6 2BW, UK

+91 (0)81 4145 5444

+44 (0)20 7323 4554

+44 (0)20 7371 8761

www.avsolutionsindia.in

www.cornflake.co.uk

www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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Our life is music and sound. This is our purpose, our energy, our motivation to march forward in the world. This is our art, creating and sharing the perfect sounding loudspeaker. When all others says “it can’t be done”, we continue to innovate. We have created tomorrow’s trends and are delivering them today. We are the artists of sound. We are Origin Acoustics.

Jeremy Burkhardt - CEO

01359 270280 | www.invisionuk.com


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K I T LI ST

If you love film, this is your cinema!

Crestron CP3 control processor Eurofoam S364MD absorbing mat Eurofoam S3640 deafen mat Eurofoam S364MD absorbing mat with glue F/A PM-TP7-13 ceiling mount JBL Synthesis SAM1HF & SAM2LF front speakers JBL Synthesis S4Ai surround speaker JBL Synthesis S4Ai back surround speaker JBL Synthesis S1S-EX passive subwoofer JBL Synthesis SDP-45 surround processor JBL Synthesis S4500XLRIC wires set JBL Synthesis S5165 power amplifier JBL Synthesis S820 subwoofer amplifier JBL Synthesis SDEC-4500 equalizer Liberty interconnect set Middle Atlantic WR-37-32 rack Oppo BDP-105EU Blu-ray player

// PROJECT

Connoisseur Cinema // INSTALLER

Art Cinema | 3Logic

For this homeowner, a serious cinema connoisseur and movie enthusiast, expectations were high. Art Cinema | 3Logic was to provide a solution that was nothing less than flawless in terms of acoustics, sound and picture. In this new build property, the home cinema had to act as the centrepiece feature. With this in mind, the home cinema experience is stretched across three rooms. The first is the entrance which perfectly conveys a traditional, Hollywood cinema ticket booth before moving into the lobby, a bar area where all equipment is concealed within the rack. The bar area is also a multi-room audio and visual zone, allowing the screening and sound from the cinema room to be previewed at all times so viewers never have to pause or miss a moment

when topping up on refreshments. Finally, and most importantly, acoustically treated doors from the bar lead to the impressive home cinema. This room, as requested in the brief, was treated acoustically, eliminating all acoustic imperfections, filling the room with absorbing panels. Bass traps are positioned in every corner and the floor and ceiling are covered with specially treated fabric. Assuming the client will want to align the top-class home cinema with new technologies, Art Cinema | 3Logic ensured this room was future-ready in preparation for a 4K projector. Crestron control connects the cinema to the rest of the house, allowing for lighting, security, energy management and monitoring to be controlled from a dedicated user interface.

Parasound D200 DVD player Parasound 2125 power amplifier Parasound 275 power amplifier Runco Cinemascope lenses Runco VX-1000D projector Screen Research FS3-180-240-4W fixed screen, acoustically transparent Vicoustic super bass 90 bass trap

Art Cinema | 3Logic ul. Zakopianska 153, 30-435 Krakow, Poland +48 (0)12 640 20 00 www.3logic.pl

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// PROJECT

Roman Way // INSTALLER

The Big Picture The Big Picture has created a stunning home cinema achieved on a modest budget but exuding the luxury and kit list of a premium screening room. A custom built diaphragmatic wall controls the bass and sound quality, whilst a multi-format, acoustically transparent screen boasts 4K fabric to complement the equally high quality projector from Sony. However, the key feature of this room is the simple, sleek and sophisticated design. The Big Picture printed a signature design motif onto acoustically transparent material which borders the room, offering viewers a sense of occasion when entering the room.

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

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BEST HOME CINEMA £40,000 - £100,000 (€56,000 - €140,000)

// PROJECT

Hole in the Ground // INSTALLER

Ashway Smart Homes The client requested the largest screen that would fit in the room, and with big sound to match. The solution from Ashway Smart Homes was a 7.2 surround sound system which could be upgraded to Dolby Atmos. The LCR speakers were positioned behind a 3m acoustically transparent fixed frame projector screen. This sized screen was within the throw ratio of the chosen projection and still allowed for the two in-wall subwoofer boxes to sit either side of the screen. Ashway Smart Homes created a lighting solution that featured a special recess for the RGB LED strips to be housed in. Control4 was the selected system of choice to operate the whole room. This allowed the cinema to link in with other elements in the property.

Ashway Smart Homes Suite 12, Charles Roberts Office Park, Charles Street, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5FH, UK +44 (0)800 612 7757 www.ashwaysmarthomes.co.uk

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Electric Cinema // INSTALLER

Gibson Integration Limited The brief was for a retrofitted, high specification cinema which would encapsulate the look and feel of the client’s favourite cinema, the ‘Electric Cinema’ on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. Gibson Integration Limited selected a Runco X-200i DLP 3D projector and acoustically transparent Screen Research 100” fixed screen, allowing for the front Triad speakers to be concealed. For side and rear surround sound, Procella speakers were installed, and driven by an Anthem surround sound processor for powerful, immersive and crisp sound. Full control of the AV, lighting and HVAC was available via Crestron, which was integrated with Lutron lighting to offer mood light settings.

Gibson Integration Limited Chester House, 81-83 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JA, UK +44 (0)20 7384 6160 www.gibson-integration.com

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Home Automation | Multi Room Audio | Home Cinema | HDMI Distribution | Lighting Control | Power Conditioning www.indigodistribution.co.uk

info@indigodistribution.co.uk

T. 02891 455 565


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// PROJECT

Based high in the mountains in Gauteng, South Africa, Cinema

// PROJECT

Complete with popcorn machines and cotton candy makers, one

Cinema Nel

Architects Vereeniging has achieved a luxury home cinema

Smit Cinema

lucky homeowner has had an empty basement transformed into a Las Vegas-style movie room, which is as fun as it is technically

installation. Boasting a clever and strategic lighting system to

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// INSTALLER

complement the “amazing sound and vivid picture quality”, as

// INSTALLER

outstanding. The 7.1 sound system by Paradigm transports

Cinema Architects Vereeniging

described by the homeowner, this modern room is a movie-

Cinema Architects Vereeniging

viewers into any film being projected onto the clear Harkness

lovers oasis.

screen.

Cinema Architects Vereeniging

Cinema Architects Vereeniging

63 Voortrekker Road, PO Box 3869, Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930, South Africa

63 Voortrekker Road, PO Box 3869, Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930, South Africa

+27 (0)16 455 1000

+27 (0)16 455 1000

www.cinema-architects.co.za

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// PROJECT

One family based in Kettering has been granted a

// PROJECT

Cornflake was asked to “build the best possible cinema”, a

Old Cellar Cinema

“sumptuous” five-seater cinema room. What was once a small

Cinem-attic

brief meticulously matched despite a host of tricky challenges. Implementing a bespoke feature wall to house a curved and

cellar is now a spacious screening room, packed with the // INSTALLER

latest technology including a 5.1.4 overhead speaker solution

// INSTALLER

acoustically transparent Screen Research screen, this client is

Clearly Automated

from Dolby Atmos, and 4K projector from Sony.

Cornflake

now the proud owner of a sleek, state-of-the-art cinema room.

Clearly Automated

Cornflake

Carwood Park, Selby Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 4LG, UK

37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK

+44 (0)845 034 6442

+44 (0)20 7323 4554

www.clearlyautomated.co.uk

www.cornflake.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Finite Solutions installed a high-end Sony projector, which is

// PROJECT

HDCinema created a cinema room that transforms at the touch

Maison Douce

capable of creating crisp Full HD 3D images on a CyberSeries

Silencio Cinema

of a button on the iPad. By clicking ‘Watch the movie’, the space turns into a darken cinema with amazing acoustics, 5.2 speakers

8” acoustically transparent screen. Achieving high-fidelity // INSTALLER

audio was also important, therefore a 5.1 surround sound

// INSTALLER

configuration from Sonus Faber and projection system from

Finite Solutions

system, consisting of three B&W speakers, was installed

HDCinema

Sony and Stewart Filmscreen. Lights slowly dim, curtains close,

behind the screen. Two other speakers were located behind

blinds roll down and the music and movie starts to play.

the seating area. A B&W subwoofer completed the set up.

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Finite Solutions

HDCinema

Unit 8, Talina Centre, 23a Bagleys Lane, London, SW6 2BW, UK

Ul. Maryjna 42/5, Gaj, Mogilany, 32-031, Poland

+44 (0)20 7371 8761

+48 (0)502 051 638

www.finitesolutions.co.uk

www.hdcinema.pl


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K I T LI ST

Apple MacMini media server Christie Solaria One + DCI compliant cinema projector Doremi D2A digital to analogue converter JBL Synthesis Everest DD66000 main LCR speakers JBL Synthesis S4Ai surround speakers JBL Synthesis S4S + S4SBB in-wall subwoofers JBL Synthesis SDEC-4500 room correction processor Lumagen Radiance 2143 video processor / scaler Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray player Parasound A-51 power amplifier 5 channel 250 Watts Vutec Vision XFV Custom 2.35:1 screen with masking Yamaha CX-A5000 pre amp/processor

// PROJECT

The Red Carpet Cinema // INSTALLER

An elegant and well thought out cinema room which exceeds the client’s expectations MACBEE Pvt. Ltd’s main goal for this cinema was to get it technically as close to reference level as possible. As the owner of a chain of multiplexes, the client was particular with his requests – fit as many seats in as possible, and install the largest screen the room will allow.

The Vutec screen selected met the brief, with just one finger space left between the wall and the screen. Due to the Christie DCI projector being on the louder side, MACBEE Pvt. Ltd designed a shelf in the equipment room to fit it in and included extra fans for cooling. For the audio, MACBEE Pvt. Ltd designed a 7.1 system, including eight JBL Synthesis S4S subwoofers, eight surround sound speakers and LCR. MACBEE Pvt. Ltd used its own in-house software to provide a custom GUI, which is easy to use and minimalist, as the client requested.

MACBEE Pvt. Ltd was able to facilitate 15 seats in the room. With so many seats, the right lens and screen size were imperative.

The end result is an aesthetically pleasing space, which provides top quality AV, and has enough seating for fifteen viewers.

MACBEE Pvt. Ltd

MACBEE Pvt. Ltd A-81 Basement, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, 110017, India +91 (0)88 0083 5127 www.macbee.in

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Saudi Cinema // INSTALLER

Archimedia Archimedia provided a solution that meets the balance of performance vs budget. Having understood that the cinema would often be used in non-blackout conditions, the installer selected a screen and projector that would provide good image quality with the lights switched on. The screen is a high contrast model from Stewart Filmscreen. To ensure that the cinema would sound great from every seat in the room, Archimedia installed two rows of side surround speakers and four subwoofers – positioned on the 25% lines of the room to deliver even bass response. Sources available for viewing include a Kaleidescape movie server, cable box, Apple TV and a standalone Blu-ray player.

Archimedia 211 Prince Mohammed Ibn Abdulaziz (Tahleya) St., Deghaither Center, Store 4, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia +966 (11) 216 2745 www.archimedia-me.com

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WWW.ARTCOUSTIC.COM

UK showroom Tel. +44 (0) 1245 400904 路 DK showroom Tel. +45 3283 6060

Beautiful sound and design since 1998 Artcoustic have been designing ground breaking, innovative, world-class loudspeakers since 1998. We produce a loudspeaker range that performs amongst the highest in their class, often exceeding expectations, by using groundbreaking technology, superb component parts and unique design.

Create your own personal loudspeaker in just two steps: 1. Choose your cabinet colour 2. Choose your screen with any Pantone, artwork or image


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// PROJECT

Nice // INSTALLER

Effect of Mozart The client requested that Effect of Mozart provide superior quality audio and video content, a simple to control system, and great room aesthetics. The control system for this room was designed so that the cinema can be controlled via one single remote device – an iPad. This control system is linked with the ‘smart home’ control system, which is based on a Lutron RA2 controller. This allows the user to control the lighting in the cinema room via the tablet, as well as the wall switch. The equipment chosen has provided the client with a solution that he describes as sounding better than any city cinema he has ever visited.

Effect of Mozart Kirovskiy Prospekt, 47/12-26, Rostov on Don, 344006, Russia +7 (918) 555 87 34

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// PROJECT

A dedicated home cinema was designed and installed on the

// PROJECT

En-Trade was called upon to install a home cinema in the ground

Area 109

third floor of a family home in Moscow. En-Trade had to consider

Zebra

floor of a country house. Due to double up as a gaming room, the installer had to give careful consideration to the acoustics

the acoustics as the client didn’t want the noise escaping the // INSTALLER

room. In order to eliminate noise in the rest of the house, a

// INSTALLER

of the room. All equipment was cleverly hidden away, even the

En-Trade

reinforced concrete floor suspended on a thick layer of the

En-Trade

screen was hidden by curtains when not in use. Lighting on the

polyurethane foam was built in the hall. A Christie projector

ceiling provides the right mood for either movie watching or

provided optimum viewing in this room. All service functions

gaming.

are operated via a Crestron CP3 processor, with Crestron DIN1DIMU4 lighting control units and DIN-2MC2 blind control units.

En-Trade

En-Trade

Office 328, 47, Leningradskiy Prospect, Moskovskaya, Moscow, 125167, Russia

Office 328, 47, Leningradskiy Prospect, Moskovskaya, Moscow, 125167, Russia

+7 (495) 981 1407

+7 (495) 981 1407

www.entrade.ru

www.entrade.ru

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// PROJECT

To maximise the performance for both audio and video, Finite

// PROJECT

The cinematic experience that Synergy Technologies designed

Double-O-Seven

Solutions decided to implement a 4x4 seating system. A Runco

HGW Home Cinema

begins as soon as the client steps into the lobby, with in-ceiling speakers that play soft music to set the mood. The cinema

LS12-HB-D projector was selected, and allowed the installer // INSTALLER

to utilise a large 4.5m wide Screen Research screen with long

// INSTALLER

is equipped with a curved Cinemascope 2:35:1 screen with

Finite Solutions

throw. 7.2 Procella speakers were laid out in multiple rows to

Synergy Technologies

perforated masking for 16:9 content viewing. A seven channel

create a captivating zone of full audio effect. A Lutron lighting

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Steinway Lyngdorf Model M surround sound system, with four

system, with five circuits of lighting control added to the cinema

LS woofers, A1 channel amplifiers and P1 processors deliver

experience.

powerful sound.

Finite Solutions

Synergy Technologies

Unit 8, Talina Centre, 23a Bagleys Lane, London, SW6 2BW, UK

22 C-II, Gulberg III, Lahore, 54666, Pakistan

+44 (0)20 7371 8761

+92 (0)42 111 900111

www.finitesolutions.co.uk

www.synergyav.com


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K I T LI ST

A very liveable space, which delivers on every level with regards to the integration of the technology // PROJECT

Smart Contemporary Living // INSTALLER

Lifestyle Technologies

The combination of formal and informal settings was required in this new build project, and resulted in Lifestyle Technologies collaborating with an interior designer to provide the perfect blend of technology and design. The first stage saw Lifestyle Technologies design a control system which included Lutron HomeWorks QS for lighting, Crestron thermostats for heating, and a Coolmaster interface for cooling. The second stage was focussed on the entertainment element. Lifestyle Technologies provided 11 individual listening zones, including invisible speakers in the formal areas of the house and stylish environmental speakers

featured on the veranda and in the pool area, to allow for a party atmosphere. The same kind of thought was given to the lighting, and pre-sets were arranged for different areas in the house. An astronomic time clock system automatically adjusts the lighting and blinds for different times in the day. In the basement, a Vivitek HD projector and a 92” motorised screen, Audica LCR soundbar, Cabasse satellite speakers and subwoofer provide the client with a cinematic experience, while a TV behind the projector screen provides more casual viewing. The specified products, placement and installation all contributed to Lifestyle Technologies meeting the client’s brief. Also, the strategic placement and sophisticated GUI programming was self-explanatory and only a few minutes of training was enough to bring the client up to speed with the system.

A&B Custom 42U freestanding rack with glass door Apple AirPort Express for wireless audio streaming Audica CX-LCR LCR sound bar Bluetek BO4040F universal TV mount Bose 151 SE environmental speakers BPT DPF Thangram frontplate BPT DPS Thangram single push-button BPT ETI/SER Thangram LAN network server Cabasse EOLE2 satellite loudspeakers & subwoofer CISCO 24-port gigabit Ethernet switch Crestron wall-mounted thermostat and sensor Crestron CP3 control system 3-series Crestron TSW-750-W-S 7” in-wall touchpanel GrandView motorised projection screen LG Ultra HD TVs Liberty cables Linksys E3200 Ethernet router Lutron HQ-P6-2 HomeWorks QS processor Lutron seeTouch base unit keypad and button Lutron LQSE modules, PIR sensor and module Pioneer BDP-140 Blu-ray player Russound RUS-854 mini IR receiver Stealth Acoustics LR6 two-way loudspeaker Ubiquity UB-WIFI Unifi Wi-Fi access point Visonic outdoor and curtain PIR sensors Vivitek H1080FD 1080p projector WyreStorm MX-0404-PRO 4x4 HDMI Cat6 matrix switch WyreStorm RX-50-IR-PRO-IW CAT receiver Yamaha home theatre receiver/amplifier & CD player

Lifestyle Technologies 8 Isaak and Solomou Street, 2236 Latsia, Nicosia, Cyprus +357 (0)22 442 929 www.lifestylesk.com

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// PROJECT

London Penthouse 20 // INSTALLER

Grahams Having already had technology installed in two properties by Grahams, the client knew what to expect from the installer and provided a simple brief – good lighting design and control, distributed audio, a good quality AV system in the lounge and robust Wi-Fi and data network. Where possible Grahams matched the systems with those which were installed in other properties and this included Lutron HomeWorks for all the lighting and Control4 which integrated with this, AV and heating. In the main lounge, a Meridian Digital Theatre surround sound system was set up with high performance Meridian DSP loudspeakers. Due to space limitations, and not wanting to distract the design of the property, these speakers were neatly hidden in a panel below the TV.

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

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The Great Escape // INSTALLER

Cornflake Cornflake has delivered a highly reliable home automation installation that allows the client to sync data, music, security and video between his two properties. To achieve this, the installer designed an Enterprise Grade network, allowing the greatest flexibility and operability between the two homes. With the client requesting that the house be ‘weekend ready’ on arrival, Cornflake allowed for remote access, which enables the homeowner, or the installer themselves, to get the house ready at a touch of a button. With security and energy efficiency both being important on this project, lights and blinds can be set remotely to deter opportunists, while an energy efficient system clicks into operation and gently powers down all devices that are noncritical to the property upkeep.

Cornflake 37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK +44 (0)20 7323 4554 www.cornflake.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Rococo Home // INSTALLER

TwentyTwo Integration The brief that TwentyTwo Integration received from their property developer client was for a system that includes a user friendly control system, Lutron lighting, whole house audio, HD video distribution to five screens, comprehensive intruder alarm, robust data/telephone networks, structured cabling and a home cinema. A Crestron system utilises iPads for control throughout the property. It’s extremely intuitive to use and neatly incorporates all the AV requirements of the end users. From each iPad, the user can control all the music sources, including radio, Spotify and a centralised music server. When walking through the apartment, there is minimal sign of the equipment installed, as TwentyTwo Integration made it a priority to hide the majority of the equipment within well ventilated custom built cupboard spaces.

TwentyTwo Integration The Printworks, Unit D, 22 Amelia Street, London, SE17 3BZ, UK +44 (0)20 7703 4376 www.twentytwointegration.com

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Chelsea Apartment // INSTALLER

West London AV Solutions Ltd The refurbishment of this London apartment provided West London AV Solutions Ltd with several technical challenges, but these were all overcome due to the expertise of the installer. With the client requesting an easy and intuitive system which would integrate the heating, lighting, air conditioning, and the AV equipment, West London AV Solutions Ltd began with a Crestron system. Within the installation, the installer integrated the AC system by adding a Coolmaster interface adapter to the existing air conditioning system, while the heating was integrated using a North Commander interface. New Lutron switches were installed and added to the existing Lutron HomeWorks installation, and incorporated within the Crestron system.

West London AV Solutions Ltd 14 Basil Street, London, SW3 1AJ +44 (0)20 3819 7000 www.londonavsolutions.co.uk

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Controlling the Gira KNX installation Gira push button sensor 3 With the Gira push button sensor 3, various bus functions of the Gira KNX installation can be controlled, such as calling up light scenes, switching lights or operating blinds. Three models with differing equipment are available: Basic, Comfort and Plus. The Gira push button sensor 3 is available in various colours and materials suitable for the Gira Standard 55, E2, Event, Esprit, E 22, ClassiX and F 100 switch ranges. The inscription of the rocker can be created online in just a few steps with the Gira inscription service. For more information, see www.gira.com/pushbuttonsensor3 Illustration (from left to right): Gira push button sensor 3 Basic, Comfort and Plus in the Gira E 22 stainless steel switch range.


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// PROJECT

BNC Technology installed an AV solution which is flexible and

// PROJECT

BNC Technology’s solution for this retrofit project was a

House Ana

both reliable and functional with Apps for iOS and Android.

House PTA

compilation of Control4 for remotes, controllers, audio matrix and amplifiers, Pakedge for wireless networking products and a

The installer replaced an existing lighting control system with a // INSTALLER

fully functional automation solution to provide the client with

// INSTALLER

Clipsal C-Bus system. Integration between Control4 and Clipsal

BNC Technology

a system they would enjoy using. Due to blinds already being

BNC Technology

was achieved with an Extra Vegetables driver, and all keypads

installed, BNC Technology used wireless units on a RS485 Bus from Somfy to control the 70 blinds in the home.

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were programmed with scene control for each button. This upgrade was completed within a tight deadline, and saw

This retrofit project was completed quickly and effectively, with

BNC Technology design, plan, test and programme various

no impact on the client’s home.

aspects of the install in the workshop, saving valuable time.

BNC Technology

BNC Technology

16 Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2008, South Africa

16 Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2008, South Africa

+27 (0)11 023 7662

+27 (0)11 023 7662

www.bnctechnology.co.za

www.bnctechnology.co.za


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// PROJECT

To provide an integrated solution for this family home, Boom

// PROJECT

BSI Ltd was contracted to provide a full range of systems,

Y S Residence

AV installed a control system which incorporates the AV,

River Stone Penthouse

including contemporary lighting, AV and a control system, which

lighting, blinds and security systems into a common interface.

integrates as many automated features as possible. Blind control was a high importance for this project, as the apartment is on

// INSTALLER

The integrated system is controlled via android devices and

Boom AV

through dedicated touchscreens, remote controls and handsets

// INSTALLER

the twenty second floor and has an impressive view of the Kiev

connected to the IPPBX system.

BSI Ltd

skyline. Lutron Sivoia drivers were used for the blind control.

Due to the extensive reliance of these systems on the internal

Both lighting and blinds were programmed to operate via preset

LAN, Boom AV implemented an enterprise grade network to

scenes. General control is available on an iPad Mini via the Elan

ensure reliability of the system with maximum possible uptime.

Home g!Mobile App.

Boom AV

BSI Ltd

1 Manjrekar Sadan, 258 Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400030, India

53 Boryslavska Street, Kiev, 03061, Ukraine

+91 (0)22 6770 6262

+38 (044) 4066 515

www.karma-digital.com

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// PROJECT

Crystal Technology had the tough job of installing a modern

// PROJECT

Working closely with the interior designer, Finite Solutions

Ferme du Vernay

technology system into an 1869 farm building, whilst keeping

The Ultimate Sophistication

installed an unobtrusive home automation system. Lighting,

the authenticity of its heritage. Working with a carpenter, // INSTALLER

Crystal Technology was able to integrate speakers and Lutron

Crystal Technology

seeTouch keypads into 150 year wood cabinets. The installer specified Lutron HomeWorks QS for the lighting and

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security, video distribution, and a data network was installed in this family home. Music distribution, surround AVR, remotes and

// INSTALLER

Finite Solutions

iPad / iPhone control all came courtesy of URC Total Control. Security was a key feature for the client, so Finite Solutions

a Savant AV system. The home cinema features a JVC Full HD

installed a system which included CCTV, gate control and an

projector, a Savant HDBaseT receiver, 5.1 B&W in-wall speakers and

intruder system. This was set up to be monitored and controlled

a 100” acoustically transparent screen from Screen Research.

when away from home.

Crystal Technology

Finite Solutions

121 rue du General Muffat, 74120 Megeve, France

Unit 8, Talina Centre, 23a Bagleys Lane, London, SW6 2BW, UK

+33 (0)6 03 41 71 34

+44 (0)20 7371 8761

www.crystaltechnology.fr

www.finitesolutions.co.uk


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// PROJECT

Finite Solutions helped transform a 1972 terraced property

// PROJECT

Finite Solutions worked hard to draw the right balance of ex-

The Cherrystone & Fire

into a modern, technology-rich family home. Technology was

Ensoul

cellent technology integration with the maximum performance achieved from products which had the right aesthetics for the

integrated into every single room of the four storey property, with a broad spectrum of applications – AV, security, networking,

// INSTALLER

main room. As the room was very bright due to large bi-folding

// INSTALLER

IP telephony, entry system/intercom and smoke and CO2

Finite Solutions

doors, the installer utilised a large 65” Panasonic HD LED flat

Finite Solutions

detection.

screen TV rather than a projection system.

The client has a keen interest in new technology, so Finite

Finite Solutions met the client’s expectations with regards to

Solutions ensured that the system installed is future-ready, with

data network, by deploying a Cisco Enterprise Level solution,

wireless lighting control systems in particular.

comprising two routers for the client’s two internet servers.

Finite Solutions

Finite Solutions

Unit 8, Talina Centre, 23a Bagleys Lane, London, SW6 2BW, UK

Unit 8, Talina Centre, 23a Bagleys Lane, London, SW6 2BW, UK

+44 (0)20 7371 8761

+44 (0)20 7371 8761

www.finitesolutions.co.uk

www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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HTI Ltd was contracted to refurbish a Georgian townhouse and

// PROJECT

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd installed a whole home system in this

Dean Terrace

provide a multi-room audio system, bespoke home cinema,

Jubilee Place

3100 sq ft five storey property, which includes a gym and media room, using Lutron and Control4 hardware as the basis for the

lighting control, and a heating control system that would be // INSTALLER

HTI Ltd

energy efficient as well as remotely accessible.

// INSTALLER

installation.

For the cinema room, HTI Ltd designed a custom video wall that

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

Interfacing Lutron with Control4, Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd was able

would house the newly specified 110” acoustically transparent

to create ‘all on’ and ‘all off’ buttons on the lighting keypad at the

cinema screen, the front three speakers, a secondary display and

front door. When pressing ‘all on’, the lighting in the whole property

colour changing LED light strips, that backlight the whole unit

switches to the programmed scenes, every TV turns on to a HD

and give a floating effect.

channel, internet radio begins playing in the master bedroom and the USB key music playlist begins playing in the rest of the house.

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HTI Ltd

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

Murrayburgh House, 17 Corstophine Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 6DD, UK

265 Acton Lane, Chiswick, Ealing, London, W4 5DG, UK

+44 (0)131 510 1250

+44 (0)845 116 2266

www.hometechintegration.com

www.mosaic-av.com


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APC Smart UPS C 1000 UPS backup Basalte KNX keypads and motion sensors Bose 251 outside speakers Control4 home automation controllers Control4 8x8 HDMI matrix Control4 IO home automation extender Control4 touchscreen CYP HDBT HDMI ballun GIRA KNX Dali gateway GIRA KNX Bus power supply KEF Ci160QS in-ceiling speakers Luxul XBR-4400 router Luxul XMS-1024 24 ports managed network switch Luxul XMS-1008P 8 ports POE switch Marantz UD7007 Blu-ray player Marantz AV7701 pre amp

A beautifully integrated and exciting project, which incorporates AV, heating, lighting, security, blinds and most impressively, the integration of an elevator // PROJECT

Golf Loft // INSTALLER

Woelf

This unique building was transformed from a tribunal court into a top floor penthouse, with a private golf course on the roof. Woelf was contracted to install a system which the client, a real estate agent, could showcase to his partners, colleagues and friends. Control4 was selected for this project due to the possibility of integrating it with the KNX lighting, SIP intercom and Sonos multi-room audio. Woelf was responsible for integrating the lighting, keypads, multi-room AV, heating, security, intercom and blind control. The

installer achieved all this, as well as automating the owner’s personal elevator. When he leaves the loft, the elevator automatically comes to the 5th floor and opens itself. In the kitchen, a moveable glass wall was installed behind the gas fire to hide devices such as the toaster and juicer. This was controlled via the automation system. The entire building works with a SIP communication system. Woelf integrated the system into the automation platform to enable the client to use the multi-room speaker as a door bell. He is able to contact the concierge at ground level to open the doors to allow visitors in. The end result is a property which is 100% fully integrated. Besides the normal solutions, Woelf has gone one step further, to achieve something truly unique for this client.

Parasound A51 and A23 amplifiers Samsung UE75F8000 & UE65F8000 LED TVs Sonos Connect Amp network amplifier Sonos Connect network streamer Synology RS814+ NAS drive Ubiquiti AP Pro access point Weinzierl IP 730 KNX IP interface Wisdom Audio L75 and P38i loudspeakers Wisdom Audio S90i subwoofers Wisdom Audio SC1 electronic equalizer Wisdom Audio P2i in-wall surround speakers

Woelf Kempische Steenweg 305/12, Hasselt, B-3500, Belgium +32 (0)476 27 62 92 www.woelf.be

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Project 1047 // INSTALLER

SONA The brief for this new property was for a large home technology system that wasn’t over complicated. SONA’s solution included a cable infrastructure to provide low-voltage cabling to every room, to support the systems that were due to be installed, but to also prepare the property for future upgrades. Lighting control was provided via Lutron HomeWorks QS, including 200 lighting circuits and colour change control for the gym, wine store and swimming pool. SONA also utilised contact closures from the lighting control system to control the vehicle gates and garage doors. Three entertainment areas were created in the property – one for gaming, one for TV watching and the third for a cinema experience. A 55” display and projection system and 5.1 in-ceiling speaker system created a ‘wow’ effect for the whole family.

SONA Silk House, Park Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7QW +44 (0)1625 541442 www.sona.technology

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OUR PROJECTION OF THE FUTURE

For more information contact: larry.sadoo@uk.jvckenwood.com Visit: www.jvc.co.uk/projector


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Wilton Wonder // INSTALLER

Perfect Integration Perfect Integration was requested to deliver a fully integrated system that would provide easy and intuitive control of lighting, HVAC, security and AV systems, and that could be upgraded in the future. A Crestron control and AV system was selected to sit on top of the lighting control and HVAC systems and to provide a scalable option. A nice feature on the system is the ‘follow me’ option in the master suite. A Crestron PIR switches on the lights as you enter and softly brings on the music or TV/ movie that was playing in the bedroom. Each of the lower four floors are fitted with a wall mounted Crestron touch panel, providing control of the lighting and AV systems in the room it is in, and adjoining rooms, plus whole floor control of the HVAC system.

Perfect Integration 5 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 9YQ, UK +44 (0)20 3763 4610 www.perfectintegration.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Unassuming Integration // INSTALLER

SONA While this property required lighting control, blind and curtain control, a centralised AV distribution system, and a media room, the main priority was to hide the technology. For this reason, SONA ensured that in all rooms, except the media room, the televisions were hidden when not in use, and discreet in-ceiling speakers were installed. The system is cleverly set up to respond to the environment, by adapting the lighting scenes depending on the time of day. iPads are the main control interface in this property. The single App is easy to use, and allows the owner to control the lighting, security, AV and much more from the iPad.

SONA Silk House, Park Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7QW +44 (0)1625 541442 www.sona.technology

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€140,000 - €350,000)

// PROJECT

With the client requesting a fully integrated system that would

// PROJECT

The core requirement behind this project was to be able

Lime Tree Valley Villa

deliver entertainment and manage the building, Archimedia

Maison Douce

to create a technological infrastructure that can integrate everything related to the home. Finite Solutions opted for a

opted to use Savant to integrate AV distribution, lighting, window dressings, CCTV, security and HVAC control. The lighting

// INSTALLER

Control4 home automation system. In addition to a HC800

// INSTALLER

control system was specified according to the interior designer’s

Finite Solutions

whole home processor and HC250 HD room controller, Finite

Archimedia

load schedule and combines switching, phase dimming and

Solutions provided four handheld remotes and three in-wall

DALI interfaces. Archimedia installed Lutron keypads for lighting

touchscreens that offer easy access to the system, anywhere in

and window dressing control, while iPads control other aspects

the house. Two iPads were also integrated into the solution to

in the property.

give the home automation an even bigger boost in terms of ease of use and accessibility.

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Archimedia

Finite Solutions

Bu Ameem Building, Umm Hurair Road, PO Box 113836, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Unit 8, Talina Centre, 23a Bagleys Lane, London, SW6 2BW, UK

+971 (0)4 337 0181

+44 (0)20 7371 8761

www.archimedia-me.com

www.finitesolutions.co.uk


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// PROJECT

With the client requesting a simplistic system, KNX Controls

// PROJECT

As a development project, the key requirements were for the

Kingston upon Thames

installed touch sensitive keypads, which are configured for a

Chesham Lodge

system to be aesthetically pleasing, expandable and simple to operate. Using Control4 and Lutron, Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

variety of functions, and include air temperature measurement to provide data for HVAC controls. Due to the size of the

// INSTALLER

created an integrated home, including AV, CCTV, HVAC, and

// INSTALLER

home, KNX Controls recommended the use of motion sensors,

alarms. Working with Sensible Heat, the installer designed full

KNX Controls Ltd

providing convenience to the occupants. In addition, HVAC, an

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

HVAC integration with the Control4 system using Honeywell

AV system, motorised blinds, door entry, keyless access control

and Daikin hardware. Lutron HomeWorks QS provides lighting

and lighting control were all included in the solution.

control in every area of the home.

KNX Controls Ltd

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

143 Kingsbridge Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 4PU, UK

265 Acton Lane, Chiswick, Ealing, London, W4 5DG, UK

+44 (0)20 3004 8289

+44 (0)845 116 2266

www.knxcontrols.com

www.mosaic-av.com


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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€140,000 - €350,000)

// PROJECT

Synergy Technologies was contracted to provide a system with

// PROJECT

The brief for this project was to provide a simple interface to

SM Residence

simplicity, elegance and functionality in mind. Lutron Dynamic

Over the Roofs

control all systems in the apartment. Technologies d'interieur suggested a home cinema installation in the living room, TVs in

Touchscreen keypads provide control of the lighting, shades and // INSTALLER

temperature throughout the home. A Sonos multi-room audio

// INSTALLER

the bedrooms and multi-room audio in the whole apartment.

Synergy Technologies

system is coupled with Bowers & Wilkins custom install speakers

Technologies d'interieur

Motion sensors and bespoke Lutron keypads were used to

to provide high performance audio, both inside and out, thanks to SpeakerCraft Ruckus speakers outside.

control the lighting. The keypad faceplates were designed by Technologies d'interieur as the client had requested them to match the power outlets.

Synergy Technologies

Technologies d'interieur

22 C-II, Gulberg III, Lahore, 54666, Pakistan

81 rue du Rocher, 75008 Paris, France

+92 (0)42 111 900111

+33 (0)1 43 87 49 30

www.synergyav.com

www.technologiesdinterieur.com

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CONCEPT TO COMPLETION

DLP PROJECTION PROJECTOR SCREENS MOVIE SERVERS REFERENCE AUDIO PROCESSORS CUSTOM INSTALL SPEAKERS LUTRON LIGHTING & SHADES ACOUSTIC TREATMENTS CINEMA SEATING AND MORE www.pulsecinemas.com @pulsecinemas


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K I T LI ST

A project, which despite its complexity, shows an impressive level of attention to detail that meets, if not exceeds, the client’s brief

ABB KNX switching actuator & universal dimmers ABB DALI interface Aerohive wireless network indoor and outdoor access point APC racks APC 20kVA smart-UPS Apple TV and Apple Airport Axis miniature HDTV cameras Basalte Asano P4 multi-room audio system Basalte Auro motion detector Basalte Deseo KNX room controllers Basalte Enzo KNX switches BKS multimedia connector BKS RJ45 connector Bose lifestyle 525 Series III AV receiver Bose 360p outdoor speaker Crestron AV3 & DIN-AP3 series control systems Crestron CI-KNX Gateway Crestron HD-DM8x8 DigitalMedia matrix Epson EH-TW9200 and EH-TW6100 projectors GIRA Facility server 4

// PROJECT

JewelBox // INSTALLER

Défi Technique SA had a tough brief to meet when the client requested the most eco-friendly and technologically advanced house in Switzerland.

Défi Technique SA The installer provided a solution using Crestron and GIRA touchscreens, which were able to integrate KNX electrical devices, HVAC, CCTV, AV and a fireplace. The multi-room audio system is based on Basalte matrixamplifiers and is controlled over KNX with iDevices and touchpanels. More than 200 circuits of lighting were installed, with most of them being

controlled via DALI. The system also includes RFID door access, gate access and automated garage doors, with every command and status available on mobile devices. The media room is fitted with a projection screen and projector, which is situated in a robust Weibel electrical lift. A Bose 525 system provides 5.1 audio, and is controlled via the Crestron App. Défi Technique SA also provided remote access monitoring, to provide the client with after-sales support and peace of mind.

Integra Blu-ray players IPTV / CATV TV reception Samsung 4K Smart TV Sonance VP65 loudspeaker Stumpfl projection screen Weibel projector lift

Défi Technique SA Rue des Alpes 62, CH-1023 Crissier, Switzerland +41 (0)21 671 00 11 www.defitechnique.com

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No broadband? No problem! // INSTALLER

Cornflake This 10,000 sq ft new build house had no broadband capability, so required Cornflake to start the project by arranging a dedicated fibre cable to be laid. Once in place, Cornflake delivered a fully integrated home, with a home automation and entertainment system, complete with all the latest features and technology that any modern family could need. Each family member has their own pass code access into the system. Security was one of the most important aspects to this project. Robust CCTV cameras cover the entire property, along with a door entry system, and remotely operated gates. A security system provides a wide range of features – when the alarm is switched on, the majority of the lights go off, holiday mode is simulated and heating is turned down. Fully integrated with the home automation platform, the security system offers real time feedback via iPads.

Cornflake 37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK +44 (0)20 7323 4554 www.cornflake.co.uk

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Family Connections // INSTALLER

Cornflake Cornflake designed a highly complex – but simple to use home automation system to incorporate two adjacent properties. A sophisticated Crestron and Lutron combined system was designed and installed. To overcome the logistical distance issue, Cornflake built two separate racks, which also reduced the excessive cabling and greatly enhanced the system’s reliability. Connected by fibre, a discreet rack was installed in each location guaranteeing top-quality AV in both houses at all times, and providing the client with simple control from either end on any device. To deliver the much desired wow factor to the football-pitch size swimming pool and leisure area, Cornflake installed three Panasonic Art projectors, positioned to allow images to be screened across the full height and width of the pool.

Cornflake 37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK +44 (0)20 7323 4554 www.cornflake.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Private Project - South Downs National Park // INSTALLER

Nethaus Ltd With the client being experienced Opera lovers, Nethaus Ltd had the task of providing a top quality multi-room audio system that encompasses individual AirPlay inputs in each room, and a ‘Party’ AirPlay input that would operate across multiple rooms. A SteinwayLyngdorf ‘Model D’ two channel system was installed in the ballroom. An Oppo Blu-ray player connected to the TV and the Steinway-Lyngdorf system to allow performances to be watched and listened to using the best speaker and TV combination available. The client requested a CCTV system with superior quality for watching wildlife at night. A network of seven PTZ dome cameras and six static cameras were installed, providing both whole site coverage, as well as specific shots of owl cages and woodland areas.

Nethaus Ltd Unit 50 Abbey Enterprise Centre, Premier Way, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9AQ, UK +44 (0)1534 707272 www.nethaus.co.uk

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// PROJECT

With a requirement for top quality sound, Archimedia selected

// PROJECT

Working closely with the architect meant that Technologies

Marios

Meridian audio equipment. A combination of Bowers & Wilkins

House in the City

d'interieur had to customise most products for this install, including the soundbars, subwoofer, Lutron faceplates, shades

in-ceiling and media room speakers, Amina Invisible Speakers // INSTALLER

and Sonance outdoor speakers were used to work alongside

// INSTALLER

and projector lift.

Archimedia

the Meridian system.

Technologies d'interieur

As a result, the client has a fully integrated home automation

Crestron DigitalMedia™ and Sonnex were used for AV distribution. Crestron was also selected for the lighting control

system that does not disrupt the interior design, providing the client with an aesthetically pleasing interior.

in this property.

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Archimedia

Technologies d'interieur

Bu Ameem Building, Umm Hurair Road, PO Box 113836, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

81 rue du Rocher, 75008 Paris, France

+971 (0)4 337 0181

+33 (0)1 43 87 49 30

www.archimedia-me.com

www.technologiesdinterieur.com


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BEST YACHT INSTALLATION


K I T LI ST

B&W CCM362 ceiling speakers B&W CCM664SR stereo ceiling speakers Cisco SG200-50P Humax IR3000HD satellite receiver Integra DTR-40.6 7.2 AV receiver Kordz PLX-HDB.1 HDMI extender Kordz PLX-HDB.1 HDMI receiver Kordz PLX-HDB.1 HDMI sender Middle Atlantic ERK-2725-CONFIG Rack Platinum Vision PMT550 and PMT320 Mirror TVs Samsung BD-H4500 Blu-ray player Samsung UA65F8000 TV Samsung UA55F9000AR UHD TV Savant HST-SMRTD-00 processor Savant IRB-1000-00 Infrared emitter Savant SSC-0008-00 Sonance A800 subwoofer amplifier

// PROJECT

Majesty 122 // INSTALLER

Archimedia

Neat, tidy, sensible and proportionate

Having worked with Gulfcraft for over three years, Archimedia has an excellent understanding of their needs. Unlike projects where the system is being designed for someone with particular requirements, this project is for a future buyer, so the brief remained straightforward – install a system which adds value to the yacht, and can be expanded and customised for the future owner. Reliability and ease of use were paramount on this project, and all yacht installations, as the installer wants to avoid service needs whilst the yacht is at sea. Archimedia opted for Savant for both control and AV switching, while Kordz HDBaseT extenders were used for HDMI distribution. To ensure audio can be heard on the deck, marine-grade outdoor speakers from Sonance were installed, while inside, high quality audio is courtesy of Bowers & Wilkins speakers. To suit the interior design and to maximise the available space, Archimedia installed Mirror TVs in the bedroom suites.

Sonance SONAMP 1230 multi-channel amplifier Sonance VP65R XT ceiling speakers Sonance VP85RW subwoofer Sonos CONNECT digital music player Toshiba 24P2305-E LED TV

Archimedia Bu Ameem Building, Umm Hurair Road, PO Box 113836, Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 (0)4 337 0181

The navigation and management systems are integrated into the AV system to allow occupants to monitor the yacht’s location and status.

www.archimedia-me.com

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

// PROJECT

Majesty 135 // INSTALLER

Archimedia Archimedia completed another successful yacht install for Gulfcraft. The system includes Savant control, AV switching and AV distribution, a Kaleidescape movie server, Humax satellite receivers and Apple TVs. The installer specified Sonance outdoor speakers, and Bowers & Wilkins indoor speakers. Archimedia installed 5.1 and 7.1 surround systems, thanks to an inceiling sub from Sonance. A drop down screen was installed on the sun deck to provide outdoor entertainment, while internally, flat panel TVs were used. Archimedia opted for iPads as the main user interface, which connect through a robust Ruckus wireless network. An Ihiji remote monitoring system allows complete visibility of the installed systems wherever the yacht is located.

Archimedia Bu Ameem Building, Umm Hurair Road, PO Box 113836, Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 (0)4 337 0181 www.archimedia-me.com

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BEST YACHT INSTALLATION


FINALIST

BEST YACHT INSTALLATION

// PROJECT

Fireline Squadron Grampus // INSTALLER

Bass Kervill This refurb project required Bass Kervill to swop all AV equipment with newer models, and add some additional new options. The brief was for the new system to be controlled by a single remote control, with a friendly interface, install a media server, provide high quality audio, and ensure all equipment fit harmoniously into the interior. Bass Kervill divided the yacht into four separate zones – the saloon, master cabin, front cabin and guest cabins, and installed the required equipment into each zone. The yacht is equipped with a local network, which provides the connection between all devices and provides Wi-Fi.

Bass Kervill 52 Pererva, 1 Building, Moscow, 109369, Russia +8 (495) 545 10 47 www.basskervill.ru

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BEST MULTIPLE SCHEME FOR A PROPERTY DEVELOPER


K I T LI ST

Aldous Mini Patch 19” mini patch panel enclosures and panels BPT Opale hands free colour/audio video monitors BPT VRVPDIGI XIP video entry panel c/w impro access control reader Cisco 19” LCD Monitor Cisco PC-TW4 Tower 4-bay HDD 4TB RAM Cisco TC2960 28-Port rackmount POE Future Automation LCP5 Lutron dimming panel with RCBO's Generic Electronic lock sets Generic Impro proximity reader Generic Proximity access control fobs or cards Generic Video distributors

The technology that Grahams has installed has added value to the properties // PROJECT

The Paladio // INSTALLER

Grahams

The brief was for each flat to be “all singing and dancing” as far as technology was concerned, with each flat being identical in technological capabilities, but slightly different in layout. The intention was to ensure that each of the individual flats had the edge over other similar properties in the area. With the properties being sold off plan, installing the correct infrastructure for the future was the key requirement for Grahams. This included wiring for data, TV with fibre satellite system, multi-room audio including on-wall touch panels, internal security with panic buttons and HVAC. All apartments meet and exceed the CEDIA Recommended Wiring Guidelines which, has helped Grahams enormously with upgrading apartments once they were sold.

Geovision GV-VD1530 External IP CCTV camera Geovision GV-MFD1501 Internal IP CCTV camera Geovision GV-VD120D Internal IP CCTV camera

Security and access control were paramount, so Grahams gave careful consideration to the type of door entry system, to ensure this could be easily integrated. In the end a BPT XIP system was chosen. A Lutron HomeWorks QS system was installed in the penthouse flat to offer full control of the lighting within the flat, including control of blinds and the lighting on the 270 degree terrace. In the show flat, the Lutron keypads are programmed with simple functionality allowing the estate agents to quickly and easily show off the apartments. Because of the high level and correct balance of technology deployed by Grahams, this has allowed these beautiful apartments to achieve maximum market values for the developer.

Global Invacom FibreIRS MKII Quad Fibre quad multi-switch HQIS-NB satin nickel engraved keypads ICS BG1/G Push to exit button Impro XIP220 door system controller Loewe Connect ID40 LED TV Loewe Air Speaker airplay audio system Lutron LQSE-4T10-D 0-10v dimming module Lutron LQSE-4A-D adaptive dimming module Lutron QSPS-DH-1-60 QS processor

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

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

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Great Minster House // INSTALLER

Design Innovation Design Innovation selected KNX technology to provide the building control infrastructure. The KNX system offers the capability for lighting, blind, heating, ventilation and cooling control and is fully integrated with a Control4 system to provide seamless touchscreen access and control, and additional audio integration. The development is fully KNX cabled so that any apartment can have technology specifically tailored to occupant needs from the day they move in. When entering the apartment, owners can activate a ‘welcome home’ function, triggering an initial lighting scene in each main living area, alongside the automatic playback of music. This function is mirrored by the ‘leaving’ action, implemented by a push-button keypad sensor next to the front door.

Design Innovation 7A Wilford Industrial Estate, Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7EP, UK +44 (0)845 094 1860 www.designinnovation.co.uk

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BEST MULTIPLE SCHEME FOR A PROPERTY DEVELOPER


FINALIST

BEST MULTIPLE SCHEME FOR A PROPERTY DEVELOPER

// PROJECT

Ellersly Road // INSTALLER

HTI Ltd The developer’s brief was to provide a platform that would allow their clients an opportunity to have professionally installed AV and network solutions that suited their lifestyle and requirements. HTI Ltd designed a cabling backbone to allow distribution of broadband, telephone, TV, HD content and audio throughout the property. The installer worked closely with the architect and interior designer to ensure the technology did not distract from the design. All TV screens were wall mounted with cables concealed behind walls, speakers were either in-ceiling or discreetly mounted on the wall, with the source component located in the central hall cupboard.

HTI Ltd Murrayburgh House, 17 Corstophine Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 6DD, UK +44 (0)131 510 1250 www.hometechintegration.com

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92

BEST DRESSED RACK


K I T LI ST // PROJECT

Rack Candy // INSTALLER

Cornflake

Cisco SFP-10G-LR 10GBASE SFP+ modules Cisco SMB Meraki MX60 integrated router Cisco SMB 24-port and 48-port stackable managed gigabit Crestron SWAMP 24x8 multi-room audio system

In a room that was too small to stand far enough back to photograph the racks in one image, Cornflake built four bespoke tall racks to house and safeguard the huge myriad of boxes required to power this fully automated new home. The project team drew on many years of experience and created a “blueprint” for all future projects with this scheme. From the system design to the rack itself, every last detail was carefully considered and thought through. Not least servicing, with the racks built using 90° pivots, ensuring easy future access as they can all be quickly swung around in order to reach the rear cables. All termination is to one point for neatness with incoming infrastructure terminated at an in-wall rack, which Cornflake built - and can test - off site, a decision which greatly sped up the install process. The racking uses a bespoke horizontal cable tray between the racks to allow for full cable management, plus two in-wall termination racks were used for patch panels and to save on interlinks and space. It all looks exceptionally neat and functions particularly smoothly.

Crestron CP3 control processor Crestron CEN-CI3-1 control card chassis Crestron C3IR-8 IR expander control card Crestron IRP2 IR emitter probe for DAB/Blu-ray/ Sat CYP AU-11DM Dolby digital downmixer Draytek Vigor 120 ADSL modem with an Ethernet Integra PDU8H 1u, 8-way mains 1u rack mounted 8-way PSU Kaleidescape M300 player, movie server and M700 disc vault McIntosh MX121 surround sound processor and power amp Middle Atlantic MA-BL1 1U flanged black anodised blanking Middle Atlantic MA-RRF18 rack rail Middle Atlantic MA-5-29-26 roller rack Middle Atlantic flanged black anodised panel Middle Atlantic MA-IUQFP-4 quiet rack fan and controller Middle Atlantic cantilever shelves Sonos-ZP90 streaming music RS components RS-IEC IEC 240V wireable straight Ruckus 1112 wireless ZoneDirector 1000/1100

Cornflake

Tripp-Lite T RI-PDU-MH15HVNET IP switched, metered rack power

37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK

WyreStorm HDMI and Pro plus receiver baluns

+44 (0)20 7323 4554

WyreStorm WYR-MX-0808-PP whole home UTP video matrix

www.cornflake.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Small and Mighty // INSTALLER

Cornflake Due to the lack of space, Cornflake created bespoke racks that would neatly and safely house all the control boxes required to run this fully-automated remote property, and which would also fit within the strict size confines of the room, below a huge AC system. For ease of access, the racks were designed with a 90째 pivot, enabling them to be swivelled out at a complete right angle for easy maintenance and servicing. The racks move as a single unit, with all cable looms feeding neatly into a space within the right rack, to provide a neater and safer finish. A custom cable tray has been used to further aid cable management.

Cornflake 37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK +44 (0)20 7323 4554 www.cornflake.co.uk

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BEST DRESSED RACK


Superb, authentic and lifelike sound. Comprehensive design & speciďŹ cation service: Call +44 (0)330 134 5106 or email design@meridian.co.uk for details.


FINALIST

// PROJECT

Wired for Success // INSTALLER

SONA This property required SONA to install a professional racking solution to properly house all of the central sources and distribution equipment. This included equipment to support a wired and wireless data network, 14 zone audio distribution and 11 zone HD video distribution system, along with the associated ancillary equipment and power management devices. There was also the requirement to house the central cable termination racks, to which all low-voltage cabling through the property is brought back to. In total, almost 100 units were required, resulting in over 4m, when stacked vertically.

SONA Silk House, Park Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7QW +44 (0)1625 541442 www.sona.technology

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BEST DRESSED RACK


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST DRESSED RACK

// PROJECT

The Big Picture used dual ‘Siamese’

// PROJECT

Due to this project including a five-

// PROJECT

M.E.G.A. AV Installations opted

Roman Way

racks to optimise a spacious layout,

Parallel Racks

bedroom house and a mews garden,

French Chateaux

for a Pro Audio Stash 32U server

Cornflake built two racks with a

to make servicing easy and to ensure

rack, as it comes pre-assembled and provides lots of space for

// INSTALLER

the best thermal management

// INSTALLER

split system, sharing two equipment

The Big Picture

possible. The right hand rack

Cornflake

head ends – one in each property

// INSTALLER

equipment and cable integration,

contains the control electronics,

– to achieve maximum control,

something which was needed on

while the left hand rack houses the

reliability and usability. The identical

M.E.G.A. AV Installations

audio amplifiers and CCTV, allowing

mirror-image racks have the same

abroad and local engineers needing

ample cool air circulation and

controls, capabilities and features,

to understand the labelling, this was

minimising any interference with the

allowing both the client in the main

of high importance for the installer.

security critical CCTV system during

house, and the guests in the cottage

They also ensured that the rack was

AV system servicing.

to control and enjoy the system.

easy to get to if needed.

The Big Picture

Cornflake

this project. With the project being

M.E.G.A. AV Installations

51 Sutton Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 2PQ, UK

37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK

3 Angel Wharf, 134 Bermondsey Wall East, London, SE16 4TT, UK

+44 (0)1922 623000

+44 (0)20 7323 4554

+44 (0)20 7394 1706

www.getthebigpicture.co.uk

www.cornflake.co.uk

www.megaavinstallations.com

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WINNER

98

BEST LIGHTING SCHEME


K I T LI ST // PROJECT

Lighting a Georgian Townhouse and Mews // INSTALLER

Brilliant Lighting

This project is a creative mix of a classical Georgian townhouse linked to a very contemporary mews. The client and architect requested a restrained sympathetic scheme for the Georgian part of the house, and a fun, dynamic environment for the studio, gym and sauna in the modern mews. The lighting, like the rest of the technology, needed to be discretely integrated and simple to use.

The lighting scheme flows through the house from the bespoke 'modern take on a classic' lamp at the front door to the edgy colour-changing entrance into the mews. Decorative pieces This project highlights what can highlight key areas in the be achieved with both classic and Georgian townhouse, architectural lighting is contemporary lighting discretely installed into the fabric of the building and interior detailing and custom solutions are used for the entrances, the mews and the party terrace. In the Mews entrance and the gym area, Brilliant Lighting used LED backlit sheets of opaque white glass. The light source used, and the construction detailing means that the light is incredibly soft and fluid, completely transforming the spaces without ever feeling as though you're looking at a light source. Brilliant Lighting used the same principles on the mews stairs, where the step risers contain striking but low glare light sources.

The tiny roof terrace is a party space, so the installer used a combination of functional warm white light and incredible inset 'ripples' of colour in the decking. The decking fittings give a soft glow, and have been sited, cabled and programmed to ripple with a fluid colour cycling pattern across the length of the terrace.

ACDC light fittings Applelec LED Lightsheet RGB light fitting Control4 Integration Cube light fittings Deltalight light fittings International Lutron seeTouch keypads Lutron HomeWorks QS lighting control

Brilliant Lighting specified Lutron HomeWorks QS for the lighting control. The control makes extensive use of DMX and 0-10v dimming for predictable dimming performance and precise colour control across the range of fittings used in the project. Lutron is integrated with the wider Control4 system to present the user with a single unified interface when controlling the house with an iPad.

Lutron third party occupancy sensor Lightgraphix light fittings Orluna light fittings PJR light fittings Sedap 771 light fitting

Brilliant Lighting Unit 9, Severfield Close, Thirsk Industrial Park, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3BX, UK +44 (0)1845 525 664 www.brilliantlighting.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Lake Reflections // INSTALLER

Cornflake The brief was to design a flexible lighting scheme to suit a high-end, three storey family retreat. The lighting scheme had to be functional but fun, while complementing the quality of materials and livening up textures and colours. Cornflake’s lighting design was all about controlling the perception and level of light in both the interior and exterior spaces. The team designed an intelligent, flexible scheme using the Lutron HomeWorks control system, which allows the lighting to be changed at the touch of a button. Energy-efficient LED technology meets the requirements of the Part L building regulations. The lighting system is intuitive and powers down by itself when not needed. Within an hour of the homeowner leaving the property, the lights power down and/or switch off to save energy and running costs.

Cornflake 37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK +44 (0)20 7323 4554 www.cornflake.co.uk

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BEST LIGHTING SCHEME


FINALIST

BEST LIGHTING SCHEME

// PROJECT

Kingston upon Thames // INSTALLER

KNX Controls Ltd KNX Controls Ltd had to meet two distinct objectives on this project – allow the space to function as a family home, as well as an entertainment area. A key area was the entertainment area which included a bowling lane, requiring a minimum light level of 250lux. To avoid row after row of downlights, KNX Controls opted for a concealed track system. To add drama, and to create a feature, three plaster in circular lights were used to reflect the theme of the bowling lane, with RGB LEDs providing a dynamic element to the scheme. Mixed with conventional downlights in the lounge and bar area, a variety of moods can be created. A LED strip in the steps adds to the club feel that was requested by the client.

KNX Controls Ltd 143 Kingsbridge Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 4PU, UK +44 (0)20 3004 8289 www.knxcontrols.com

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST LIGHTING SCHEME

// PROJECT

BSI Ltd was contracted to install contemporary lighting in

// PROJECT

Cornflake met the client brief on this project to create an

River Stone Penthouse

a new build project. The lighting scheme was developed to

West Green Place

intelligent, flexible lighting scheme using a Lutron HomeWorks control system. This option allows the lighting to be changed

utilise only the newest LED light sources available, without any compromise to light quality. All luminaires are dimmable

// INSTALLER

at the touch of a button, to create different moods and

// INSTALLER

and controlled with a Lutron system. BSI Ltd used both digital

Cornflake

atmospheres, and also offers a wide range of clever security

BSI Ltd

dimming, via DALI control and dimming by phase. The lighting

options. With six children living in the property, Cornflake

was integrated with blind control.

personalised the lighting in each bedroom to be specific to their own needs.

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BSI Ltd

Cornflake

53 Boryslavska Street, Kiev, 03061, Ukraine

37 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JU, UK

+38 (044) 4066 515

+44 (0)20 7323 4554

www.karma-digital.com

www.cornflake.co.uk


WINNER

104

BEST SHOWROOM


An extremely successful and well thought out project

// PROJECT

Discover Your Senses // COMPANY

De Opera Domotica

De Opera Domotica Gemullehoekenweg 59, Oisterwijk, 5062 CA, Netherlands +31 (0)13 5299610 www.deoperadomotica.nl

Split into two floors totalling 600m2, De Opera Domotica’s showroom portrays a melting pot of custom installation, interior design and high-end projects at its finest. As an all-encompassing demonstration facility, clients are able to view mid to highend scenarios of furniture, home automation and audio, accommodating different levels of budgets. The showroom is focussed around a central meeting room which is surrounded by different open areas, including a bar, cinema room, audio rooms, dining area and several different relaxing spaces.

The ground floor is dedicated to mid-level furniture and home integration, with various different room displays, including a kitchen, several living areas and three audio rooms all controlled by Control4.

system that features a sophisticated fragrance machine. Complete with four different scents, the user can then choose a fragrance that is injected into the ventilation system for even distribution across the floor.

The upper floor focusses on high-end solutions. The entrance is particularly impressive, with a person-following system integrated in the security camera. If the visitor arrives by appointment, this stateof-the-art feature displays an appropriate personalised greeting on the 20� Crestron touchscreen. A controlled cooling system includes a dedicated fresh air circulating

De Opera Domotica worked closely with local designer, The Concept of Living Designers to ensure that the interior design and technology worked hand in hand. As a standout quality, the facility effortlessly interacts with the mood, feeling and senses of the client, allowing all visitors to connect with the technology on a personal level.

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FINALIST

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World of Dreams // COMPANY

City Home Cinemas City Homes Cinemas has designed a cinema within a modest ground floor installation measuring just 17m x 7m approx. The acoustically isolated cinema room was achieved by including manufactured acoustic panel treatment. All speakers are in-wall or in-ceiling designs for optimum discretion and seamless audio integration. In addition, each speaker is positioned specifically for the best sound quality in relation to the showroom's seating area. This was achieved by following the various 3D audio format guidelines and the manufacturer’s “Polar response graphs”. Targeted at both movie and tech enthusiasts, the showroom is designed to illustrate how to recreate the golden days of cinema with the very latest technology.

City Home Cinemas 750 Sidcup Road, London, SE9 3NS, UK +44 (0)20 8857 7393 www.cityheightslondon.co.uk

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BEST SHOWROOM


FINALIST

BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

Small, But Perfectly Formed // COMPANY

Perfect Integration Perfect Integration's show space is aimed at high-end developers, design professionals and high net worth individuals, and showcases the latest audio visual, lighting control, HVAC and security systems in a flexible and easily upgradeable manner. The facility includes a demo room which features a Dolby Atmos surround sound system. Perfect Integration installed Amina speakers in this room, making it one of, if not the only, Atmos media room with invisible speakers in the world. Not only are the speakers hidden – a great feature for interior designers and end users, but the sound is a 'wow' factor. Connected with a Lutron HomeWorks QS lighting control system, the whole space is controlled by a Crestron control system with iPad, wall mounted touchscreens and handheld remote controls.

Perfect Integration 5 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 9YQ, UK +44 (0)20 3763 4610 www.perfectintegration.co.uk

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FINALIST

// PROJECT

Seaside Escape // COMPANY

Philharmonic AV The Seaside Escape showroom by Philharmonic AV is a newly renovated 4,800 sq.ft seafront property. Catering the needs of both prospective clients and design professionals, the show home showcases a multitude of solutions. Philharmonic AV included the following rooms as features of the property to establish the facility as a destination show home and to provide a variety of settings that will appeal to different demographics: a home cinema, media room, listening room and golf simulator. The seafront property presents an exceptional array of concepts and flexible solutions that both demonstrate and educate what residential AV is really about – bespoke and fully integrated solutions that enhance the way we live our lives.

Philharmonic AV John Roberts Business Park, Pean Hill, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3BJ, UK +44 (0)20 7887 2424 www.philharmonicav.com

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BEST SHOWROOM


SMART HOME & BUILDING SOLUTIONS The ways how to control iNELS:

Wall Switch Button

Glass Switch Button

Wireless keychaing

SmartPhone/Tablets

Control via TV

• 2 or 4 buttons with two-coloured LED indicators

• Horizontal of vertical mounting

• Radiofrequency 868/916 MHz

• 3 types of apps for Android and iOS

• By Videozone (iMM Client)

• White or Smoke colour

• 4 buttons, 64 paired devices to each button

• Wireless: direct control via Smart RF Box

• LED command signalization

• BUS: direct control via CU / iMM Server

• Battery CR2032

• InfraRed: direct control via Smart iR Box

• Glass, Metal, Wood, Stone frames • Multiframes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 • 6 coloured covers • Flush mounted with 30 mm depth • iNELS BUS

www.inels.com

• 4 / 6 / 8 buttons • Acoustic / vibration touch feedback • Bicoloured status LED signalization • iNELS BUS

• iNELS RF

Compared to other systems, iNELS off ers a complex solution with all features already integrated. Including security system, HVAC controlling, control of solar systems, irrigations, Audio / Video distribution or it enables us to supervise the process in the washing machine. All these from one app! iNELS can control 3rd party devices, as well as it can be controlled by 3rd party through open protocols. Development and manufacturing are performed at ELKO EP headquarters in Czech Republic that is one of the top players in the fi eld of home automation over 22 years of experience.

All functions from iNELS BUS and RF A/V distributions • By Smart TV Samsung 2013 and model 2015 (OS Tizen) iNELS RF via Smart RF Box

Powered by

ELKO EP, s.r.o. | Palackeho 493 769 01 Holesov, Vsetuly | Czech Republic Toll - Free info line: +420 800 100 671 elko@elkoep.com | www.elkoep.com


OTHER ENTRANTS

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BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

// PROJECT

Archimedia Dubai

AWE Cinema

// COMPANY

// COMPANY

Archimedia

AWE

As part of a grand refurbishment project, Archimedia installed a showroom that offers an exceptional home technology experience. The room features a Reference Auro 3D 13.1 private cinema, a StarGlass screen projection system, a dedicated 4K room and more. The space highlights what Archimedia is capable of delivering in their clients’ homes and buildings.

AWE has designed a cinema room featuring the latest innovations in the industry whilst adhering to a £15K-£50K budget. The stand out feature is the audio, featuring a 7.5.4 Dolby Atmos surround set up providing exceptional sound quality with smooth delivery. The audio is supported with a range of top quality products, which all work together to provide the ultimate viewing experience.

Archimedia Bu Ameem Building, Umm Hurair Road, PO Box 113836, Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 (0)4 337 0181

www.archimedia-me.com

// PROJECT

// PROJECT

Kiev Showroom

Chelsea Showroom

// COMPANY

// COMPANY

BSI Ltd

Crestron

BSI Ltd’s showroom focusses on two high-end home cinemas based on JBL Synthesis and Wisdom Audio/Datasat equipment. The installation includes AV systems, a screen, projector, lights, shades and air conditioning, and is all controlled via an AMX touch panel. Located in Kiev, it is the only real high-end private cinema experience based on JBL Synthesis in the city.

Crestron has created a stunning technology showroom, located in the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour. The space is the ideal setting for clients to discover the very best that today’s home automation has to offer. The emphasis is on style, which allows clients to enjoy and experience the full range of Crestron solutions, but to also appreciate how design meets technology.

BSI Ltd 53 Boryslavska Street, Kiev, 03061, Ukraine +38 (044) 4066 515

www.karma-digital.com

AWE Alexander House, 450a Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9AP, UK +44 (0)1372 729777

www.awe-europe.com

Crestron Munro House, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1TF, UK +44 (0)845 873 8787

www.crestron.co.uk


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

// PROJECT

Our Inspiring and Versatile Showroom

Show Home // COMPANY

Majik House

Smart Home Projects

Likened to ‘the Tardis’ for its modest size and vast array of equipment, Majik House has created a showroom that demonstrates how technology enhances peoples’ homes. Showing truly integrated solutions, the showroom is designed for all budget levels, and features different zones, illustrating what can be achieved with low to high commissions.

Completed in 2014, Smart Home Projects converted a two bed apartment into a fully automated showcase home. The home now features various lighting scenes, heating control, automated blinds, 4 zones of multi-room audio, 5.1 cinema sound, 3 zones of HD video distribution, intruder alarm, all controlled via Control4.

// COMPANY

Majik House Kirkby Lonsdale Business Park, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2GT, UK +44 (0)1524 273578

www.majikhouse.com

// PROJECT

// PROJECT

The Experience Centre

Residential and Hospitality Showroom

Smart Home Projects Unit H5 Springhead Enterprise Park, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8HL, UK +44 (0)800 917 1123

www.smarthp.co.uk

// COMPANY

Sound Decisions Consultancy & Audio Excellence

// COMPANY

The Experience Centre by Sound Decisions Consultancy & Audio Excellence is India’s first private luxury cinema which showcases Auro 3D sound. The showroom is fully equipped with a Blu-ray DVD player, Cable TV, Apple TV, movie server and gaming console, with the entire AV system fully integrated and controlled via an iPad.

Technologies d’interieur’s 2000 sq. ft showroom features a dedicated bedroom installation. The showroom is entirely controlled with a home automation system, as if it was a client's apartment. As the Control4 hospitality dealer within France, the showroom features 15 partners in total, including Lutron and Kreon.

Technologies d'interieur

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

www.sounddecisionsindia.com

Technologies d'interieur 81 rue du Rocher, 75008 Paris, France +33 (0)1 43 87 49 30

www.technologiesdinterieur.com

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WINNER

112

BEST ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION


K I T LI ST

An eco-friendly property like no other

ABB KNX switching actuator and universal dimmers ABB DALI interface Aerohive wireless network indoor and outdoor access point APC racks APC 20kVA smart-UPS Apple TV Apple Airport Axis miniature HDTV cameras Basalte Enzo KNX switches Basalte Deseo KNX room controllers Basalte Asano P4 multi-room audio system Basalte Auro motion detector BKS multimedia connector BKS RJ45 connector Bose lifestyle 525 Series III AV receiver

// PROJECT

JewelBox // INSTALLER

Défi Technique SA

The client’s brief was for Défi Technique SA to create the most eco-friendly and technologically advanced house in Switzerland. The client requested the use of both active and passive systems for energy creation and storage. Défi Technique SA installed technology, which would work with eco systems in the property, including the solar panels. The green walls and the garden are fed water from a 50m2 reservoir built between the pool and the house, which is filled by drainage water and recycled water. It also functions as cooling water for heat sensitive areas in the house. The property has been certified MINERGIE-ECO, which is the Swiss equivalent of the LEED rating system and the award

signifies the highest standard for a sustainable building in Switzerland. All these systems are linked via a Bus-system. The irrigations system is driven by the GIRA home server, and integrated to a rain meter and humidity sensors in the substrate, which allows it to accurately water the walls and roof when water is needed. This can all be set via the GIRA portable interface, either by the client or the gardener.

Bose 360p outdoor speaker Crestron AV3 series control system Crestron DIN-AP3 series control system Crestron HD-DM8x8 DigitalMedia matrix Crestron CI-KNX Gateway Epson EH-TW9200 and EH-TW6100 projectors GIRA Facility server 4 HP procurve switch IPTV / CATV TV reception Integra Blu-ray players

Défi Technique SA

Samsung 4K Smart TV

Rue des Alpes 62, CH-1023 Crissier, Switzerland

Stumpfl projection screen

+41 (0)21 671 00 11

Weibel projector lift

Sonance VP65 loudspeaker

www.defitechnique.com

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WINNER

114

BEST TRAINING INITIATIVE


// PROJECT

ProNet Training // COMPANY

Habitech Ltd

An informative course that provides attendees with a better understanding of good networking practices in CI The ProNet course aims to provide CI engineers with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of networking and how to deploy a reliable network in a modern smart home.

Habitech Ltd Unit K The Loddon Centre, Wade Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8FL, UK +44 (0)1256 638500 www.habitech.co.uk

Habitech Ltd discusses the importance of demarcation in responsibility between the ISP, installer and customer. After this, the presenter trains installers on how to work with existing broadband services and integrate them into a robust network environment.

All aspects of networking, including broadband provisions of all types, routing, switching, load balancing, failover, VPNs, VLANs and wireless are covered. To ensure that attendees get the best out of the course, each session is tuned to the capabilities of the audience. Practical tests are held throughout the day, which also allows the presenter to ensure that what is being taught is understood.

The entire stage 1 training session is completed within the day. At the end of the day, attendees take a short test, which is designed to recap the topics covered. They can make use of their notes at this point, which encourages them to look up information so that they know where to find it in the future. To conclude the session, the presenter asks each attendee a question, and then discusses the answer in an open forum.

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AWE Foundation Workshop // COMPANY

AWE The one-day AWE Foundation Workshop is aimed at the less experienced residential installer, electricians, independent retailers and any other newcomers to the industry. The Foundation Workshop focusses on the fundamentals of custom installation. Uniquely, as well as important background and theory, there is a heavy bias towards the essential skills and knowledge required for a variety of tasks that smart home installers will be faced with on a regular basis in a hands-on workshop. Starting with basic health and safety advice and do’s and don’ts of custom install, the course then progresses into the practical sessions. A variety of tasks await course delegates, from neatly and safely placing an in-ceiling speaker between joists and mounting a TV bracket, to reliably terminating and testing CAT 5/6 network cables.

AWE Alexander House, 450a Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9AP, UK +44 (0)1372 729777 www.awe-europe.com

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Ivory Egg KNX Training // COMPANY

Ivory Egg The course is aimed at installers within Home Automation who are curious at the functions of KNX and understand the business potential that the qualification offers. The five-day certification course takes an in-depth look at why KNX has become the world's only open standard for building control and automation. The tutor’s wealth of knowledge means that the course is packed with additional knowledge, making the course by far the most comprehensive KNX course in the UK. Each of the attendees has access to their own practical kit for the week and the diverse range of participants on the courses means great networking opportunities. All of the above makes this course a natural choice for those starting out in the KNX industry, as well as those firmly invested in the protocol already.

Ivory Egg Unit 12 Broadbridge Business Centre, Delling Lane, Bosham, West Sussex, PO18 8NF, UK +44 (0)1243 572700 www.ivoryegg.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST TRAINING INITIATIVE

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The students who enrol on this training want to learn how to

// PROJECT

The CYP HDMI/HDBaseT Academy aims to educate the

Amina Technologies Installer Training

specify and install Amina Technologies’ unique products.

CYP HDMI/HDBaseT Training Academy

installer on the basic principles of HDMI and signal distribution.

// COMPANY

Amina Technologies

The installation training is split into three major parts. Part 1 is set up to ensure installers are comfortable presenting the benefits of the technology to influencers they work with, such as architects and interior designers.

Knowledge of these principles is a fundamental requirement for effectively designing and installing AV installations today. The

// COMPANY

course looks at HDMI devices, and how the technology works

CIE Group Ltd

between the source and the screen. It also offers advice and suggestions for system design as well as covering the latest in

Part 2 goes through how to specify speakers into different projects, depending on customers’ requirements, building type and budget, while part 3 explores the installation of the speakers that have been specified.

HDBaseT technology. The session offers installers the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with products from the CYP range, including switchers, scalers, HDMI over CAT X solutions, matrices, HDMI audio solutions and the latest in HDBaseT technology.

Amina Technologies

CIE Group Ltd

Cirrus House, Glebe Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 7DL, UK

3 Widdowson Close, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 8WB, UK

+44 (0)1480 354390

+44 (0)115 977 0075

www.amina.co.uk

www.cie-group.com

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BEST CUSTOM SOLUTION


The installer has provided a clever solution to this retrofit project

// PROJECT

Westbourne Grove Legacy Upgrade // INSTALLER

H&H Audio Visual Ltd

The client approached H&H Audio Visual Ltd with the view to replace their legacy 6 zone Niles multi-room audio system with something more up to date, and upgrade the existing composite video switcher, TVs and video sources to HD. They required a multiroom audio system that would allow access to internet based radio and music services via smartphones and iPads, but also in-wall keypads for volume and to access their favourite stations. With no renovation work taking place, the installer faced the challenge of not being able to get any new cabling in, and the existing cabling was extremely limited. The Niles keypads used a single UK back box and the existing cabling was not suitable for reuse, so another way to provide the necessary keypad control in each room was required. The existing equipment cupboard was also very small, so the equipment had to be specified carefully to ensure it would fit. To power the existing in-wall and in-ceiling

speakers, H&H Audio Visual specified two Nuvo P3100 professional grade 3 zone stereo amplifiers. Taking up only 1U of space, each fitted into the cabinetry perfectly and allowed for smartphone/tablet controlled internet streaming. The old televisions and SD sources were replaced with Samsung Smart TVs, two new Sky+HD boxes, two Apple TVs and a Blu-ray player. By using a WyreStorm HD over single coax extender set, HD video was sent from the equipment cupboard to each TV. The installer specified an RTI control system because of its flexibility and customisability. Two RTI T1-B+ handheld remotes work in conjunction with a custom designed iPad interface to give control of all equipment.

the lack of cabling and existing back box size, they were the perfect solution for audio control. Custom RTI drivers were used to allow the RTI processor to pick up the Rako button presses and activate the client’s chosen radio stations. From each keypad, the client has easy access to their favourite radio stations and also volume control and the ability to power on/off each zone. H&H Audio Visual’s innovative design meant that they could achieve the required outcome, without any intrusive cable chasing and decorative works.

H&H Audio Visual Ltd 483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS, UK

The old Niles keypads were replaced with Rako wireless 7 button keypads. These are usually used for lighting control, but in this case, due to

+44 (0)208 3463252 www.hh-av.co.uk

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Digital Audio Detangled // INSTALLER

Seven Integration Seven Integration need to be able to send distributed audio to local amplifiers, with source selection and volume control needing to be as simple as possible, and in the highest quality possible. To maintain the highest audio reproduction within this system, distribution was done via AES/EBU. A Digital Detangler was employed to accept all incoming digital audio sources at the rack, and route them via AES to local Devialet amplifiers. Seven Integration needed to build a Control4 driver for the Detangler and integrate it with the Control4 system and Lutron wall keypads to provide a simple operation. RS232 needed to be converted into RS485 to integrate with the Detangler. Direct sources such as Radio 4 are engraved onto the Lutron keypad, which means that the client can switch a room on from a single hard button.

Seven Integration 6 Jayes Park Courtyard, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5RR, UK +44 (0)1306 621144 www.sevenintegration.co.uk

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BOLD PE RFOR MANCE With the award-winning AIM Series 2 speaker line and MRA-664 multi-room audio and home theater controller, SpeakerCraft combines premium audio features with designer aesthetics, taking its legendary performance to an entirely new level.

AIM Series 2, Fully Pivoting, High Fidelity Loudspeakers

SpeakerCraft MRA-664, Multi-Room Audio Controller

The Legend. ReCrafted.

Simple, Wizard-Based Configuration.

More revolutionar y than evolutionar y, the SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 has been 100% recrafted to support sophisticated installations, demanding sonic performance, and advanced object- based surround audio platforms like Dolby Atmos ®.

The SpeakerCraft MRA-664 whole home audio controller delivers up to a half dozen unique music sources to six zones for amazing sound in every room.

The all-new design leverages important new technologies and materials. It starts with the ARC Tweeter Array™ – multiple tweeters in a line array – delivering focused high frequencies farther into the listening area than standard tweeter configurations. AIM Series 2 also introduces Acoustic Isolation Technology™ – co-molded materials that decouple the speaker housing from the surrounding materials, significantly reducing structural resonance created by the surrounding wall or ceiling. The result is a sound solution you’ll have to hear to believe. © 2015 Core Brands, LLC. All rights reserved. SpeakerCraft® is a registered trademark of Core Brands, LLC, a Nortek company. Dolby Atmos® is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.

This integrator-friendly controller enables any installer to quickly configure the MRA-664 for sources, zone preferences, user interface customization and home theater control with just a tablet or PC. A job that might have once required hours of programming has been distilled down to a simple execution. For larger homes, two MRA-664’s can be paired to create a six-source, 12-zone system. The intuitive user interface renders identically across devices and can be managed from the programmable handheld remote, keypad or 7” touch panel, as well as mobile phones & tablets, and Windows ® or Mac ® computers.

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BEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT

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ihiji Remote Network Management // COMPANY

Habitech Ltd

Reduces service costs, generates recurring revenue and keeps clients happy

Habitech Ltd Unit K The Loddon Centre, Wade Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8FL, UK +44 (0)1256 638500 www.habitech.co.uk

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ihiji provides a robust Linux-based network management solution, which is designed to securely monitor, service and maintain client networks and connected devices, remotely and efficiently, 24/7 all year round.

Using a single cloud-based platform, ihiji provides a coherent end-to-end view of network performance across multiple technologies, including entertainment, HVAC, lighting and third party control systems, with historical trend analysis

and asset reporting. ihiji’s central online dashboard shows the real-time status of all client sites, with individual system map views to easily pinpoint problems, and live monitoring with e-mail alerts to notify support staff when problems occur.


HIGHLY COMMENDED

FINALIST

// PROJECT

The Rako NFC Wall Panel is a wireless lighting control

// PROJECT

The Visualint PTZ cameras are capable of identifying a

Rako NFC Wall Panel

panel with up to 10 buttons, which can be programmed

Autotracking PTZ Cameras

person in the field of view and then automatically lock onto

from a smart phone or a dedicated programming 'wand'

// COMPANY

Rako Controls

The product overcomes the issue that whilst giving extreme flexibility, wireless lighting control panels have the fundamental issue that there is no control

// COMPANY

Aldous Systems (Europe) Ltd

Rako Controls

using address switches, which ultimately restricts the

Knight Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2AH, UK

programming using NFC removes this restriction and

+44 (0)1634 226666 www.rakocontrols.com

potential functionality of the plate. The introduction of allows each button to be configured to control scenes in separate Rako rooms or channels and activate on press, or release, thus giving 'press and hold' functionality.

This allows the camera to capture close up images, should a snapshot of the individuals face be required for identification purposes by the police. The camera can be setup to follow the person until they move outside the field

network to connect to when programming. To date, this generally means that system set-up is achieved

this person. The camera zooms in and tracks the person as they move around.

using NFC (Near Field Communication).

Aldous Systems Unit 3, Printers End, Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8DB, UK

of view or for a pre-determined time. The camera can then return to the “Home� position ready to pick up the next person.

+44 (0)1296 719582 www.aldoussystems.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT

// PROJECT

Once installed, the AIW750i

// PROJECT

Aquavision Connec-TV Active Power

// PROJECT

Systemline S7 is a multi-room music

Amina AIW750i

becomes an invisible loudspeaker,

Connec-TV Active by Aquavision

Over HDBase-T protocols allows

Systemline S7

system, exclusively engineered to

allowing the interior design to be // COMPANY

finished exactly as it was originally

Amina Technologies

planned, while still allowing high clarity audio to completely fill the

// COMPANY

room.

Aquavision

achieve two distinct design goals - dis-

for a complete TV/media-screen installation, delivered via one single

// COMPANY

creetly complement the elegance of the

Cat5E (or greater) cable.

Armour Home

home, whilst simultaneously enhancing the musical listening enjoyment.

Exceptionally versatile, Connec-TV Active is available for TV screen

S7 boasts a host of additional

The AIW750 uses two panels

sizes ranging from 16� to 27�, with

products that are essential to cover

to produce audio over a larger

bespoke designs being an option

the diverse requirements of the

frequency range. It consists of a

where required. Quick and worry-free

market and to make the most of

large low frequency dedicated

installation is guaranteed as power,

the installed nature of the solution.

control and signal (non-compressed

With optional fixed in-wall control

Full HD 1080p + IR data) are supplied

points, access to music is instantly

via the single Cat5E cable.

available, without having to switch on a mobile device.

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Amina Technologies

Aquavision

Armour Home

Cirrus House, Glebe Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 7DL, UK

Unit 7, Riverpark Industrial Estate, Billet Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HL, UK

Unit 7, Stortford Hall Industrial Park, Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5GZ, UK

+44 (0)1480 354390

+44 (0)1442 872665

+44 (0)1279 501111

www.amina.co.uk

www.aquavision.tv

www.armourhome.co.uk


The Truly Comprehensive Automation Solution From Leviton. • UK/Europe Compliant Integrated Intruder Alarm • Smoke Detection • Lighting Control • Heating/Cooling Control • Access Control/Video Entry • Multi Room Audio • Touchscreen and App Based Control • Residential and Small Commercial • 100+ Years of Experience • Compatible with: Control4, Crestron, AMX, RTI, URC, ELAN, Savant, and more! Learn More and Contact Us: www.leviton.com/automation

© 2015 Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. All rights reserved.


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT

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Sentido is a touch-sensitive,

// PROJECT

Crestron Pyng™ is a home

// PROJECT

The iNELS Bus system represents

Sentido

multifunctional switch that integrates

Crestron Pyng™

automation App which enables

iNELS CU3 01M

a unique solution of electro-instal-

complete setup and control in just a

with KNX. The entire surface of

the brain of the iNELS system, and

Sentido is touch-sensitive, creating an

// COMPANY

few easy steps right from the iPad.

Basalte

innovative and unique user experience.

Crestron

The whole house can be ready in

// COMPANY

provides a ‘mediator’ between the

Lights, curtains and blinds can be

minutes, without ever opening a

ELKO EP, s.r.o

user’s programming environment

operated even at the slightest touch.

laptop.

Touching more than one surface at

and controllers, units and actuators connected to the Bus.

Once Crestron Pyng™ is installed,

the same time, turns on and off all the lights in a room using a general scene. This multi-touch function makes light control highly intuitive and userfriendly. Sentido also has an internal temperature sensor that discretely reports the temperature to the home

the homeowner can easily update

The system offers a wide range of

and create lifestyle scenes, schedule

functions to provide entertainment

events, and set automated actions

and comfort. Control over blinds,

right from the App on the iPad. It's

lighting, security, TV and third party

quick and easy, and all settings are

devices is possible. The system allows

saved in the Cloud.

users to save energy by regulating the lighting and heating.

automation system.

Crestron

Basalte

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lation. The CU3-01M central unit is

// COMPANY

ELKO EP, s.r.o

Hundelgemsesteenweg 1a, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium

Munro House, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1TF, UK

Palackeho 493, Holesov-Vsetuly, 769 01, Czech Republic

+32 (0)9 385 78 38

+44 (0)845 873 8787

+420 573 514 211

www.basalte.be

www.crestron.co.uk

www.elkoep.com


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT

// PROJECT

The module format enables the

// PROJECT

2G+AVPro overcomes one of

// PROJECT

This product offers distribution and

GIRA Esprit Linoleum Multiplex

installer to specify matching electrical

2G+AVPro Transmitters

the biggest frustrations faced by

control of both UltraHD 4K content at

articles throughout the building, select

residential custom installers when distributing HDMI throughout a

alternative designs depending on the interior, and connect up to 5 modules

// COMPANY

home: audio management.

// COMPANY

in a single frame. This reduces the risk

GIRA

of misaligned outlets, but ultimately

HD Connectivity

2G+AVPro is a HD over IP, Ethernet-

delivers a greater elegance in the wall

based video distribution product that works around the limitation

arrangement.

of HDMI, delivering 5.1 and 2.0

8x8 HDBaseT 4K Matrix Switcher with HDMI Outputs Featuring 5Play™

// COMPANY

WyreStorm Technologies

30Hz up to 70m/230ft, and HDBaseT Class A transmissions of 1080p/48bit at 60Hz up to 100m/328ft along a single Cat6 cable. Using Valens HDBaseT 5Play chipset, the product sends video, multichannel HD audio, discrete internal IR routing with RS-232 control and

It has around 400 component

simultaneously to multiple zones,

options - intelligent controllers for

whilst supporting Full HD video

network switching for LAN, Ethernet

lighting, HVAC, shades, power outlets,

distribution to a virtually unlimited

pass-through and 100W power to

USB chargers, door entry, intercom

number of single screens throughout

display zones. The product accepts

stations, data and audio/video outlets,

the home.

8 inputs and delivers any of those inputs to 8 outputs.

plus much more.

GIRA

HD Connectivity

WyreStorm Technologies

Dahlienstrasse, 42477 Radevormwald, Nordrhein-Westf, Germany

Unit 23 Link Business Centre, Link Way, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1UQ, UK

Unit 22 Ergo Business Park, Kelvin Road, Greenbridge, Swindon, SN3 3JW, UK

+49 (0)2195 602 0

+44 (0)1684 576348

+44 (0)1793 230343

www.gira.de

www.hdconnectivity.com

www.wyrestorm.com

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// COMPANY

"We voted for AWE due to its

AWE

excellent training, customer service and the help the team provide when it comes to specifying the correct products for a job. We attended

Great products, good pricing, and a really helpful, knowledgeable team

multiple Smart Home Academy® courses, and found them to be incredibly useful, with the content providing us with the key skills for

AWE is a distributor and trainer of custom install and smart home products. The independent family business distributes a wide range of products from both major and specialist brands, to the install market. AWE is acknowledged as setting the standard for customer service, training, technical support and competitive pricing. TRAINING | AWE offers a range of training courses via the Smart Home Academy®. The courses are aimed at custom install newcomers through to experienced installers wanting specific advanced product knowledge. TECHNICAL SUPPORT | AWE’s established Technical Services division provides its trade dealer base with specification, site survey, delivery and installation support for ultra large screen TV projects.

smart home installations." Ashley Shorey-Mills, Hughes Smart Home

“AWE got our vote as they recently invested heavily in new offices, combining a demonstration facility and training centre, that not only encompasses their own training requirements, but also CEDIA training initiatives, which shows their commitment to the wider AV industry.”

SERVICES | AWE’s HQ incorporates a high-spec show apartment, Dolby Atmos cinema room, product showroom and dedicated training room.

Rufus Greenway,

PRODUCTS | AWE provides installers access to around 15 different brands, covering lighting and home control, multiroom audio, televisions, loud-speakers and projectors, to name just a few.

range of products, and back it up

Sound Environment

“AWE provide us with an excellent with industry leading technical support. Their streamlined ordering process is great, and they are always easy to reach by phone when we need them.”

AWE 3a Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9AP, UK +44 (0)1372 729777

www.awe-europe.com

Sean Hardiman, H&H Audio Visual

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