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AWARDS YEARBOOK 2016

CONTENTS

About CEDIA

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About the Awards

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The Judges

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Best Media Room under £15,000 (€20,000) 6 Best Media Room over £15,000 (€20,000) 10 Best Home Cinema under £40,000 (€52,000) 22 Best Home Cinema £40,000 - £100,000 (€52,000 - €130,000) 36 Best Home Cinema over £100,000 (€130,000) 44 Best Integrated Home under £100,000 (€130,000) 52 Best Integrated Home £100,000 - £250,000 (€130,000 - €325,000) 66 Best Integrated Home over £250,000 (€325,000) 78 Best Yacht Installation

86

Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer

92

Best Dressed Rack

96

Best Lighting Scheme

102

Best Showroom

108

Best Training Initiative

120

Best Custom Solution

130

Best Innovative Product

138

Best Trade Supplier

150

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AWARDS YEARBOOK 2016

ABOUT CEDIA

CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for 3,700 member companies who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA is committed to helping members at every level set a pathway to prosperity by offering industry-leading education, training, and certification; delivering market intelligence through proprietary research; providing opportunities to foster community within the channel, and cultivating awareness with industry partners and consumers.

CEDIA founded the largest annual residential technology show, now in its 27th year, and co-owns Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world's largest AV and systems integration exhibition. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Life Lived Best at Home. When you partner with a CEDIA member, you tap into a knowledgeable resource that guides

CEDIA members offer:

CEDIA members know that technology is constantly changing, so they’ll lay the groundwork and cabling for any future improvements in smart home technology.

• Professional assistance and

The membership of CEDIA is exceptionally diverse, ranging from worldwide manufacturing companies, to local, family-run installation businesses.

• A certified and trained team of

guidance in the design of a personalised system for the individual client 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 for your requirements and wishes • A professional level of credentials and insurance to assure and provide a comfort level • Complete support from the on-going service perspective • Information on the latest technology, and how to use it, as it becomes available

What's possible with a CEDIA professional? Your imagination is the only limit.

FIND A CEDIA PROFESSIONAL NEAR YOU 2

you on system design, product selection, execution and service in a way that leads to a satisfied homeowner every time.

• 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 Home Technology Professional 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 2016

The CEDIA Awards is the home technology industry’s most prestigious awards scheme, celebrating technical excellence in design, installation and integration across the EMEA region (the UK, Europe, Russia and the CIS, Middle East, India, Pakistan and Africa). Established in 2006, the CEDIA Awards is classed as the Oscars of the home technology industry.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

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Every year, CEDIA members from across the EMEA region put their best projects forward. This year’s scheme saw over 200 submissions from more than 18 countries, all competing for the top prizes in 2016. The battle to win a prestigious CEDIA Awards accolade has never been tougher. Each installation category is judged by an expert panel drawn from the worlds of architecture, interiors, property, smart home journalism and, of course, home technology to ensure the highest standards of scrutiny for each and every entry. 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 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. 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.

you by the support of this year’s headline sponsors, Core Brands, Aldous Systems (Europe) Ltd and Indigo Distribution and other event sponsors, B&W, IFSEC International, Meridian Audio, Rako and Smart Buildings 2016.

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All winners feature in the CEDIA Awards Yearbook, which is produced to promote and celebrate the quality and skills of CEDIA members. In 2015, the CEDIA Awards Yearbook was recognised by the Trade Association Forum (TAF), as it was awarded ‘Publication of the Year’ at the TAF Awards. The CEDIA Awards is open only to CEDIA member companies. For more information on the CEDIA Awards, please visit www.cediaawards.org

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THE JUDGES

AWARDS YEARBOOK 2016

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Olaf Adam

Simon Buddle

Rich Green

Maria Ingold

Dean Keyworth

Olaf has travelled

Simon has 30 years’

Rich is one of

Voted one of the

Following a degree

the world as a

industry experience,

CEDIA’s highest

most influential

in French from

tech journalist

including 12 years as

ranking instructors.

people in UK New

Royal Holloway

over the past 13

technical director for

He is a CEDIA

Television by VOD

College, University

years, in search for

a systems integration

education

Professional and

of London and

knowledge about products, technologies,

company. He currently works as CEDIA’s

instructor, CI veteran and an icon in the

one of TechCityInsider's top 100 people

a career in international marketing, Dean

companies and the custom install market.

Education Director, and is a consultant to the

home technology market, having worked

redefining digital business, Maria heads up

studied for a Diploma in Interior Design

He's now putting that knowledge to good

industry, specialising in structured wiring for

alongside some of the biggest names in

Mireality, a strategic technical consultancy

with Rhodec and set up Armstrong

use as a consultant, content creator and

residential and MDUs, systems integration,

tech. Well-known as an expert on futuristic

specialising in Video On Demand and

Keyworth Ltd. in 1997. His work has been

corporate storyteller in his own company,

BMS/BEMS and project management. He is

technologies and one of the industry’s most

Connected Life. Maria has created end-to-

featured in House & Garden, Ideal Home,

Content21. Previously, Olaf was Chief Editor

working with the BSI as technical author for

highly regarded innovators, Rich has worked

end VOD solutions for some of the most

25 Beautiful Homes as well as on Channel 4

at HEIMKINO, Germany's leading home

a new PAS, Digital Multi Media Wiring for the

for leading Silicon Valley researchers, CEOs,

successful on-demand movie services in

and London Live television. Dean served on

theatre magazine. He also served as Vice

residential market. Simon sits on technical

venture capitalists, anthropologists and

Europe, including Virgin Media and Channel

the board of the British Institute of Interior

President of the European Imaging and

committees at the IET, BRE, Voltimum and has

business consultants and has many insider

4's Film4oD. She has a nearly 25-year track

Design (BIID) for 4 years and was elected

Sound Association (EISA), overseeing the

written and delivered training for Certsure,

facts to share with professionals in the home

record delivering solutions for interactive

as its President for 2006-7.

annual EISA Awards.

NICEIC and ECA bodies.

technology industry.

multimedia, games, TV and film.

Steve May

Geoff Meads

Jenny Naylor

John Niebel

Jeremy White

Steve is a writer

Geoff is a twenty-

Jenny is a luxury

John is a Senior

Previously the

with 25 years

five year veteran

branding specialist

Executive working

Digital and Chief

of publishing

of the AV business.

with over 25

in the electronics

Copy Editor for the

experience. He

He owns and

years’ experience.

industry, with 25

FT How To Spend

has created and/

runs Presto, a

Her career spans

years’ experience.

It Magazine and

or launched 17 magazines over the years,

web design and digital marketing agency,

marketing roles within the hotel, tour

First at Thorn Lighting Controls and then at

Technology Editor at Esquire, Jeremy has

covering a wide range of hobbyist and

and specialises in digital marketing for

operator and property sectors, including

Lutron EA Ltd, he has specialised in opening

been the GEAR Editor for Wired UK since

enthusiast interests, from AV and home

the smart home, hi-fi and home cinema

One&Only Resorts for Kerzner International,

and developing new markets, where he

2013. This role sees Jeremy seeking the best-

cinema to Pro Wrestling and DIY! Steve is

markets. Geoff is also Lead Instructor for

Hilton Hotels, Thomas Cook Group, Atlantis

has consistently delivered substantial and

looking and top-performing products that are

currently the Editor of Inside CI, an online

CEDIA EMEA and holds CEDIA’s ESC-T,

The Palm in Dubai and Finchatton. She was

sustained business growth. At Lutron, John

truly WIRED. Due to his extensive knowledge

trade publication dedicated to custom

ESC-D and ESC-N certifications. He

appointed to launch Atlantis The Palm and

developed, built and managed their business

of the product world and forecasting

installation, electronic system design and

specialises in teaching audio, video, IP

worked closely with the interior designers

in residential lighting control systems, taking

trends, Jeremy has been commissioned for

related technologies. He also freelances for

networking and online marketing. Geoff

and consultant architects. Since 2012,

the company from no UK presence to being

consultancy services to consumer brands and

a number of UK websites and publications,

has taught hundreds of AV professionals

Jenny has developed the brand strategy for

the UK market leader. Now, John is CEO at

manufacturers on industrial design and

including Home Cinema Choice, T3, Tech

in numerous technical subjects across six

Finchatton, overseeing the launch of branded

amBX UK Ltd and is focused on the IoT/

user experience. He is also the technology

Radar and Wired.

continents.

residences, including The Lansbury.

Connected lighting sector.

correspondent for Telegraph Luxury.


WINNER

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BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £15,000 (€20,000)


K I T LI ST

A challenging media room that exceeded the client’s expectations

Apple Mac mini media server Definitive Technology UIW RCS II in-ceiling LCRs Definitive Technology UIW RSS III in-ceiling surround speakers Definitive Technology Super Cube 6000 subwoofer Liberty Grandview 110’’ fixed frame screen Logitech Harmony Ultimate One universal remote Panasonic PT-AR100 projector Pioneer BDP 160 Blu-ray player Pioneer SC-LX58 AV receiver Sonance RK63 outdoor rock speakers Schneider lighting automation Supra classic 2x2.5 speaker cable Tata sky HD+ set-up box Wireworld island7 HDMI cable

// PROJECT

Invisible Media Room // INSTALLER

Sound Sense

Sound Sense was tasked with converting a bright family room with an open floor plan into an entertaining space that can be used at any time of the day. The challenge was to enable three viewing points – the family room itself, the adjacent bar area and the outdoor pool area. With a budget of just £7,000, the installer had to balance quality and cost. The main challenge for Sound Sense was the room itself, as it features one and a half floor to ceiling glass walls. With the client requesting that the room can be used for viewing at any time of the day, the installer had to come up with a solution that meant the glass walls wouldn’t disrupt the viewing experience and sound. Sound Sense lined the glass walls with

heavy drapers to overcome this issue. The installer also adjusted the projector settings to the maximum foot lambert to achieve the desired lighting condition and provide clear viewing in broad daylight. Sound Sense installed a Liberty Grandview 110" fixed screen and Panasonic PTAR-100 projector. With in-ceiling speakers and other equipment hidden out of sight, the client was pleased with the discrete set-up. As an ISF and HAA certified consultant, Sound Sense was able to offer video and audio calibration to provide a unique viewing and listening experience.

Sound Sense A-402/403 Solitaire Complex, Beside Divya Bhaskar, S.G. Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 388001, India +91 (0)982 512 4757 www.soundsense.co.in

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FINALIST

// PROJECT

Eagles Swoop Media // INSTALLER

Grahams The brief for Grahams was to create a media room that would provide the space to allow for watching films, television and playing games consoles. The room was to provide a high level of comfort, audio performance and a large screen. Grahams installed a 75” Samsung UHD TV, Arcam AVR and Triad speakers. The LCR speakers are cleverly built into a high level angled bulkhead which keeps them out of the way and angled to the seating area. Special attention was paid to the lighting design. When watching films, low level linear LED lighting is used on the steps and rear bulkhead. Central spots providing general illumination is available at the touch of a button. Control of the media room is via a Control4 system and SR-260 handheld remote, which is consistent with the control in the rest of the property.

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

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BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £15,000 (€20,000)


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM UNDER £15,000 (€20,000)

// PROJECT

The Man Cave was set up to feature

// PROJECT

The client built two treehouses and

// PROJECT

Smart Spaces upgraded an existing

West London Man Cave

the client’s extensive wine collection

The Treehouse

requested MDfx to connect these

4 Seater Media Room

media room to include additional light

and to be used as a place to enjoy

media rooms to the main house. MDfx installed Crestron controllers, Sonos

films and music. H&H Audio Visual Ltd

circuits, a new amplifier and speakers. Besides a local Blu-ray player, all video

// INSTALLER

specified three Monitor Audio Radius

// INSTALLER

surround sound, media servers and

// INSTALLER

sources in the main house are sent to

H&H Audio Visual Ltd

225 on-wall speakers at the front, two

MDfx

access to Sky, DVDs and Hotbird feeds

Smart Spaces

the room via a Leaf matrix including,

Monitor Audio Radius 90 for surrounds

in both rooms and connected them

Apple TV, Satellite TV, media player,

and used an existing Bowers & Wilkins

to the house via a 1km fibre optic link.

DVD player and CCTV. The front stage

PV1 subwoofer for a 5.1 set-up. The

Both rooms are fully controlled from

equipment is housed in a TV cabinet,

installer designed the speaker layout

the main house and the treehouses

which was custom designed for the

to be as close as possible to Dolby 5.1

themselves.

room and equipment.

specification.

H&H Audio Visual Ltd

MDfx

Smart Spaces

483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS, UK

Dolphin Wharf, 3 Rockingham Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2UB, United Kingdom

12 Oxbow Cresent, The Estuaries, Century Boulevard, Century City, Western Cape, 7750, South Africa

+44 (0)20 8346 3252

+44 (0)1895 262600

+27 (0)21 551 0645

www.hh-av.co.uk

www.mdfx.co.uk

www.smartspaces.co.za

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WINNER

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BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€20,000)


K I T LI ST // PROJECT

Canal Side Gallery Home Media Room

When planning the media room requirements, the client expressed to TwentyTwo Integration that they were particularly keen for them to achieve a reliable, user friendly and bespoke system that could fit into a room that also includes a poker table and wine cellar.

Apple TV Control4 C4-TT7-BL portable wireless touchscreen Control4 HC-800 system controller Control4 C4-WMB-B wireless music bridge

// INSTALLER

TwentyTwo Integration

The installer opted for a 55� Samsung screen, which was recessed on a pull out bracket. A 5.1 speaker set-up was achieved, with a Yamaha RX-A740 AV amplifier, two Monitor Audio CT265 in-ceiling rear speakers for the surrounds and three Monitor Audio WT250 rectangular in-wall speakers. A Velodyne Impact Mini subwoofer reinforces the bass and is neatly hidden within a joinery unit. To enable a film experience, TwentyTwo Integration installed a JVC DLAX500 projector and Screen Research in-ceiling projection screen. The screen is tensioned to ensure a truly flat image at all times, producing a fantastic display. A custom recessed housing was created within the ceiling coffer for the projector.

A well thought out media room, achieved on a tight budget

With the client having had experience with Control4, the installer used a Control4 7� wireless touchscreen. The client can control music, TV, movies, lighting, CCTV and door intercom from a single controller.

Future Automation PS-42 pull-out wall bracket Hoody-1 In-ceiling speaker JVC DLAX500 projector Lutron HWQS-5BRL-F-SN 5 button keypads Lutron Custom Part 3445mmL ripplefold curtain track Lutron Custom Part 2014mmL pinch pleat curtain track Monitor Audio Trimless CT265-FX ceiling speakers Monitor Audio Trimless WT250 in-wall / cabinet speakers Netgear GS108P 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch Panasonic KX-DT343 Desktop System Telephone Ruckus RUK-901-R500-WW00 wireless access point Samsung BDE6100/XU Blu-ray player Samsung UE55JU7000 TV Sky+HD Satellite Box Screen Research Multi Pix 110" in-ceiling motorised projection screen Velodyne Impact Mini - 180W subwoofer Yamaha RX-A740 AV surround sound receiver

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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HIGHLY COMMENDED

// PROJECT

Living Cinema // INSTALLER

De Opera Domotica The client’s brief was for a multifunctional space that could be used to watch TV and films and act as a playroom for the grandchildren. The client requested a sophisticated home automation system that would not only control AV, but also the lighting, blinds, fireplace, underfloor heating and cooling. The installer opted for Wisdom Audio P48 speakers. Due to the low listening position, careful consideration was given to the position of each speaker. Additional KEF and Totem acoustic speakers were used alongside the Wisdom Audio speakers. An 11.2 configuration was achieved and delivers stunning sound that fills the whole room. A drop down ceiling projection screen and Epson projector was installed for watching films, while a Samsung 48” TV was specified for day to day TV viewing. The room is controlled via Crestron.

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

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BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€20,000)


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FINALIST

// PROJECT

House Arm-Media Room // INSTALLER

BNC Technology BNC Technology created a cosy, highend media room that encompasses the ultimate in quality, performance and design. The installer provided the complete solution, including a 5.1 surround sound system. A Screen Innovations acoustically transparent screen and a JVC projector that was motorised from the ceiling achieves a seamless look when the system is switched off. Three large windows proved to be a challenge in the space. BNC Technology chose to only close off one of these windows, leaving the other two open, but installed motorised curtains which shut out any light while the media room is being used. The curtains are controlled via a Control4 system. To house the racks, BNC Technology custom designed a tech-room off the media room, which allows for easy access should the client need to change DVDs, Blu-rays or gaming discs.

BNC Technology 16 Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2008 South Africa +27 (0)11 023 7662 www.bnctechnology.co.za

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BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER ÂŁ15,000 (â‚Ź20,000)


FINALIST

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER ÂŁ15,000 (â‚Ź20,000)

// PROJECT

Pretty in Pink // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions The key requirements for this project were to create a room that was light and airy for TV watching during the day and early evening, but had the ability to black out completely for a movie when needed. As the media room was situated below bedrooms, sound proofing to a high level was required. Lastly, ease of use was vital and the simplest method of operating the media equipment, lights and curtains was high on the priority list. Finite Solutions addressed the sound proofing concern with acoustic wall panels, ceilings and doors, and extremely heavy drapes. The installer opted for a Sony VPLVW5000 projector with a Screen Excellence 4K projection screen. A high quality Oppo Blu-ray player delivers superb picture and sound quality while a Kaleidescape Stratos allows downloaded uncompressed 4K content to be displayed on the screen.

Finite Solutions Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7BP , UK +44 (0)113 255 4765 www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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FINALIST

// PROJECT

The Iconic View // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions Having just purchased a new build townhouse, the client contracted Finite Solutions to design and install his dream media room in the basement. The client had some very specific requirements – a large curved TV rather than a projection screen, a system that delivers impressive AV performance, yet is discreet and an easy to control system. Finite Solutions designed a 7.1 surround sound system. Due to space, the placement of the front speakers was challenging, so the installer mounted them on horizontal axis high on the wall and tilted them towards the seats. To ensure the audio performance was as isolated from the rest of the house as possible, Finite Solutions specified Maxi board for interior cladding. A Samsung 78" curved UHD Smart TV was specified. Lutron lighting control allows scenes to be created for different viewing scenarios and room uses.

Finite Solutions Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7BP , UK +44 (0)113 255 4765 www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€20,000)


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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€20,000)

// PROJECT

3Logic l Art Cinema designed a media

// PROJECT

Andrew Lucas London has created a

// PROJECT

The client wanted a high performance

Highlander Media Room

room that is divided into three zones

Hampstead Dream

space that can be used by the whole

Cayan Tower Media Room

audio system to complement his living

– leisure, pool and club. To facilitate

family, is filled with natural light, and can turn into a perfect home cinema

this, the audio system is split into

space, while keeping the technology discreet. Combining a 5.1 system and

// INSTALLER

two zones. The main zone is a home

// INSTALLER

environment at the push of a button.

// INSTALLER

a flat panel display delivered a high

3Logic | Art Cinema

cinema 5.2 system. Both zones work

Andrew Lucas London

The 110” projection screen and wall

Archimedia

performance system usable at any

panels are acoustically transparent

time of day and in any light. In-wall

access to a Blu-ray player, satellite

to conceal in-built Bowers & Wilkins

speakers were used at the front, with

TV tuner, terrestrial digital TV, PC and

speakers and two subwoofers. To

the centre channel positioned above

Apple TV through an HDMI matrix. The

resolve the natural light issue while

the screen to avoid the occlusion that

room also features video intercom,

preserving the cinematic experience,

would occur if it had been mounted

multi-room audio and HVAC.

the installer incorporated a Lutron

beneath the screen.

independently. The home cinema has

black-out skylight.

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3Logic | Art Cinema

Andrew Lucas London

Archimedia

Ul. Zakopianska 153, Krakow, 30-435, Poland

Unit 6, The Edge Business Centre, Humber Road, London, NW2 6EW, UK

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

+48 (0)12 640 20 00

+44 (0)20 8222 6622

+971 (0)4 337 0181

www.artcinema.pl

www.andrew-lucas.com

www.archimedia-me.com


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER ÂŁ15,000 (â‚Ź20,000)

// PROJECT

The media room, which is the

// PROJECT

The client wanted their traditional

// PROJECT

Given the small size of the room, BASS

Maqta Media Room

main family space, required a high

Tiara Media Room

Middle Eastern joinery motifs to not

Musical Box

KERVILL installed built-in loudspeakers

performance system that could be used daily for casual and social

be spoilt by having a TV in the room.

in a 5.1 configuration, with a subwoofer

To achieve this, Archimedia integrated

// INSTALLER

built into a bookcase. The installer

BASS KERVILL

specified Episode loudspeakers and

// INSTALLER

viewing, or for movie watching. The

// INSTALLER

the TV and audio into a custom wall

Archimedia

video system was designed to allow

Archimedia

incorporating traditional Arabic motifs.

the Home Theatre Series subwoofer,

the family to use the TV for casual

The installer engineered a Future

due to the powerful sound it delivers.

viewing in daylight whilst using the

Automation mechanism into the

A 55" Samsung 3D TV was installed

projection system when light can be

joinery that completely hides the TV

with a built in web cam for Skype. The

controlled. In 'TV Mode', the screen

when not in use. Control is achieved

system is controlled via a RTI T3V+

and projector are both hidden.

via a Savant control system.

controller.

Archimedia

Archimedia

BASS KERVILL

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

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

52 Pererva, 1 Building, Moscow, 109369, Russia

+971 (0)4 337 0181

+971 (0)4 337 0181

+8 (0)495 545 10 47

www.archimedia-me.com

www.archimedia-me.com

www.basskervill.ru

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MEDIA ROOM OVER £15,000 (€20,000)

// PROJECT

The brief was to create a small and

// PROJECT

This new build project in Croydon

// PROJECT

Tera Generation Solution Pvt. Ltd was

Black Cinema

stylish media room that the whole

Croydon

required a multi-purpose media room

Cinema Red

faced with the challenge that the front

that could be used for day-to-day

family can enjoy. The client was

and rear walls of the media room were

// INSTALLER

particularly keen for the equipment

// INSTALLER

viewing, as well as for watching films.

// INSTALLER

glass. A motorised dropdown 120"

HDCINEMA

to be integrated into the front

Pro Install AV

Pro Install AV provided a hidden

Tera Generation Solutions Pvt. Ltd (TGS)

Stewart Filmscreen was installed in a

furniture and for the speakers to be

cinema room in the main lounge.

invisible. HDCINEMA installed a 4K

This space already featured a TV, so

85" Samsung LED flat panel, acoustic

Pro Install AV installed a motorised

elements covered with fabric finish,

projection screen and a projector

mechanism. The AV equipment was

Logitech whole cinema control and a

lift, which is controlled via a Crestron

sophisticatedly placed in a purpose

Dynaudio 5.1 system.

automation system.

built facade under the front glass

wooden pelmet housing, while a JVC D-ILA projector was recessed in the ceiling with an overhead motorised lift

window.

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HDCINEMA

Pro Install AV

Tera Generation Solutions Pvt. Ltd (TGS)

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

Chester House, Fulham Green, 81 - 83 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JA, UK

7-A, P Block, Gulberg II, Lahore, 54600, Pakistan

+48 (0)502 051 638

+44 (0)20 7096 0078

+92 (0)42 3575 3908

www.hdcinema.pl

www.proinstallav.co.uk

www.tgs-av.com


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WINNER

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BEST HOME CINEMA UNDER £40,000 (€52,000)


K I T LI ST // PROJECT

Underground Cinema // INSTALLER

M.E.G.A. AV Installations Ltd

The judges were particularly impressed by the technical detail

Apple iPad mini tablet Cisco SG300-10 10 port network switch

The client wanted to turn a newly built basement into a family cinema room, but was sceptical about the quality of projectors. M.E.G.A. AV Installations Ltd was asked to create a simple and elegant design for the room, but without compromising video and sound quality. The 110” slim frame Screen Excellence projection screen was sunk into the wall so that it appears totally flush. Behind the screen, MDF back boxes for LCR speakers and two subwoofers sit on a baffle wall. A coffered ceiling with perimeter lighting was designed to keep as much height as possible. LED strips and downlighters are controlled with Rako lighting modules.

The projector used was a Panasonic 3D HD PT-AT6000 model. To avoid hearing the projector’s fan noise, it was placed in a custom designed cupboard with cut outs for the lens and ventilation visible. Off-the-shelf acoustic panels were used on the sidewalls. The depth of the panel was designed to give a high absorption of sound. The surround speakers were mounted on the ceiling and left exposed since the paint on the outer side of the ceiling blended in with it.

Global Cache iTach Wi-Fi to IR 4-way adapters iRemote System control software KEF Ci4100QL THX cinema speakers KEF Ci4100QLB subwoofers KEF Kasa 500 2 ch. subwoofer DSP amplifier Kinetik KLIC SP4 200 speaker cable Onkyo TX NR-737 AV receiver / processor Panasonic PT-AT6000 HD 3D projector Panasonic Blu-ray player / streamer Rako lighting

All the equipment in the cinema room is controlled with an iPad mini installed with iRemoteControl software using Global Cache IR over IP modules. The cinema equipment rack was installed in a dedicated ventilated space.

Samson 16U equipment rack Screen Excellence Enlightor 4K 110” slim frame projection screen Sonos Amp music streamers Soundtect Wave acoustic panels Virgin TiVo cable box

M.E.G.A AV Installations Ltd 3 Angel Wharf, 134 Bermondsey Wall, East London, SE16 4TT, UK +44 (0)20 7394 1706 www.megaavinstallations.com

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Cinema Thokozani // INSTALLER

Cinema Architects Vereeniging The ceiling design resembles a Ferrari’s engine. The client can select two colour themes, blue or red, which can be chosen from the preprogramed themes on an iPad. The design gives off the feeling of an old world cinema. The custom designed wall panels are upholstered with acoustic material. A baffle wall was designed for the THX speaker system, as well as a way to maximise seating capacity. Equipment was placed in a custom rack which can be accessed using a side door. After making calculations and surround speaker placement layouts were completed, it was decided that the home cinema would feature a 7.2 set-up. The Klipsch THX Ultra2 family loudspeaker delivers surround effects. The front LCR speakers highlight the raw power and fine detail that the filmmaker incorporated.

Cinema Architects Vereeniging 63 Voortrekker Street, PO Box 3869, Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930, South Africa +27 (0)164 455 1000 www.cinema-architects.co.za

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VISIT. Our HQ in Epsom, Surrey features the latest Smart Home technology integrated within our show apartment. See it for yourself, meet our team and bring your clients.

LEARN. We offer training for beginners to advanced installers via our Smart Home AcademyÂŽ. We give you the confidence and skills to specify, install and support products efficiently and profitably.

Smart Home Technology Distribution & Training Academy

SOURCE. AWE is a multi-award winning distributor. We represent leading brands from the Audiovisual, TV, home automation, lighting and video distribution sectors.

01372 729 995 | connect@awe-europe.com | www.awe-europe.com


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Squirrels Oak Cinema // INSTALLER

Clarke Infinity Limited The objective of Squirrels Oak was to convert a loft into the family’s dream cinema. Equipment was to be hidden from view, but the performance should not be hindered as a result. A sub frame on the front wall held the Bowers & Wilkins front speakers and subwoofers. The frame was covered with a stretch fabric to provide a clean look. The left and right speakers placed on both sides of the screen were also hidden by the Barrisol stretched fabric. As the room was going to be used as a cinema room, a Stewart 2900 perforated cinema screen was chosen since it was most suitable for the space. The clear and sharp images produced by a Sony 3D projector complements the screen. To prevent eye fatigue, two small floor wash LEDs and two Orluna 2900 Kelvin lights were installed.

Clarke Infinity Limited Unit 4, Radford Business Centre, Radford Crescent, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0DP, UK +44 (0)1277 624444 www.clarkeinfinity.com

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Size Isn't Everything! // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions The tiny basement was transformed into a cinema room. The existing room had approximately 12m of floor space and was only 1.6m tall. Some work was required to make it safe and usable for young children, including the height being increased to 2m. The room was also acoustically treated on all walls and the ceiling which was hidden behind a stretched fabric. A combination of slender and shallow speakers is neatly concealed within a front wall build out. To make more space for the equipment rack and a small cooler in the under stairs cupboard, joists supporting the stairs were redesigned and spaced differently. A movie server and a control system were integrated to provide easy and convenient use.

Finite Solutions Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7BP, UK +44 (0)113 255 4765 www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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Cinema for Big Kids & Little Kids // INSTALLER

H&H Audio Visual Ltd The client brief stated that the cinema design had to blend in with the fabric of the house. The home cinema was to be used during daytime and the evening, so window treatment was used. A Marantz SR7010 AV receiver provides 200W to each of the seven Artcoustic speakers. A Savant Pro system allows full integration between the AV system, Rako lighting and window treatment in the room. One of the key factors in selecting Savant Pro for the control system was the ability for the users to set their own scenes, including lightning pre-sets, AV pre-sets and window treatment. This allows the client to create Savant scenes ‘on-thefly’ and to manage all of these systems from a single button press. An Epson laser projector was paired with an acoustically transparent in-ceiling projection screen. Additionally, the design included a 55” UHD Samsung television.

H&H Audio Visual Ltd 483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS, UK +44 (0)20 8346 3252 www.hh-av.co.uk

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Hear everything, see nothing Bowers & Wilkins CI 600 and CI 700 Series Two Custom Installation ranges from Bowers & Wilkins set new standards for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. 50-years of experience manufacturing speakers for the world’s most demanding users is combined with the latest installation technology. Excellent sound quality is a given with Bowers & Wilkins.

Almost invisible thanks to a super-thin bezel and dark interior.

Key Bowers & Wilkins audio technologies including Kevlar drive units.

Angled tweeter and EQ switch for great sound where you need it most.

Reservoir box defines area around speaker for great sound anywhere.

Technologies such as the CI 600 Series’ ingenious new fixing mechanisms and the CI 700 Series’ revolutionary reservoir box brings this same sound quality to speakers that blend imperceptibly into their surroundings.

www.bowers-wilkins.com


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// PROJECT

A Savant remote controls the AV system and lighting. Since

// PROJECT

Located in the basement, the home cinema is easy for children

Majlis Cinema

the screen size and seating distance were key factors, a Digital

Sharjah Cinema

to use and enjoy. Two Bowers & Wilkins subwoofers were

Projection DLP projector was used. This projector is bright, and

installed for high performance. This system is driven by an

// INSTALLER

allows the room to function well with the lights on. The audio

// INSTALLER

Integra processor and Rotel Power amplifiers. As there was a

Archimedia

arrangement, a Bowers & Wilkins 7.1 speaker system is driven

Archimedia

requirement to have the rack within the room, this was discretely

by an Integra AV receiver, which was manually set up for bass

positioned in the front wall. This meant that care was taken

management, delays, and levels. All equipment choices were

to treat the wall adjacent to the L&R speakers, with additional

specified to maximise performance, and create a balanced

damping to mitigate the effects of having the speakers so close

system.

to the walls. A simple handheld Savant remote control provides simple operation of both the AV system and the lighting.

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Archimedia

Archimedia

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

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

+971 (0)4 337 0181

+971 (0)4 337 0181

www.archimedia-me.com

www.archimedia-me.com


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Artinstall transformed a 28.3 square metre room into a

// PROJECT

The client brief called for a clean, sleek design with out-of-sight

Chelsea

home cinema. Sound was the key factor when designing the

Dunvegan House

wiring. BNC Technology designed an acoustically transparent wall to hide the equipment rack. The horizontal panelling adds

home cinema. To provide the client with the best possible // INSTALLER

acoustics, the system included a 7.2 JBL Synthesis sound

// INSTALLER

another layer of acoustic absorption while the Pandomo finish

Artinstall

system, in-wall rear speakers, and behind-the-screen speakers.

BNC Technology

creates a sleek style. The soft lighting enhances the finish of

Calculations were made to determine the best placement of

the walls to give the room a sensory appeal. The room features

the speakers. The lighting system consists of LED strips lights

an EA-3 controller for the 7.1 surround sound system, a full

and monochrome halogen lamps. The control system, an RTI

Control4 wireless lighting system, and an Epson projector.

touchpad, was installed and programmed by Artinstall.

Artinstall

BNC Technology

New Arbat St, 21, Moscow, 119019, Russia

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

+7 (495) 220 85 23

+27 (0)11 023 7662

www.artinstall.ru/en

www.bnctechnology.co.za

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BNC Technology delivered an integrated home cinema solution

// PROJECT

Hidden speakers and 3D compatibility were preferable for this

House Cor-Home Cinema

on a relatively tight budget. Despite budget challenges,

Sumadhur Bungalows

project and Cantex Systems PVT Ltd delivered on this. The

the installer was able to provide a supportive and dynamic home cinema solution within specific criteria. The interior

home cinema features a Panasonic AE-8000 projector with 3D capability for video and a Grandview 120" diagonal curved

// INSTALLER

features a contemporary Pandomo wall finish. The complete

// INSTALLER

screen with woven fabric. The speakers are hidden in the walls.

BNC Technology

solution includes a black diamond zero edge screen, a Jamo

Cantex Systems Pvt Ltd

The JBL speaker system includes the JBL Synthesis LS Series

5.1 surround sound system and an Epson projector. The home

as the front LCR, an LS woofer, and surround in Revel 253L. The

cinema includes a bar at the back of the room. The system has

room is lined with 3" panelling with portraits of actors near the

the ability to be upgraded in the future.

front of the room. The completed cinema seats eight people comfortably.

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BNC Technology

Cantex Systems Pvt Ltd

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

First Floor, The Grand Mall, Opp SBI Zonal Office, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380006, India

+27 (0)11 023 7662

+91 (0)79 26307413

www.bnctechnology.co.za

www.cantexsystems.com


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Inspired Dwellings Ltd collaborated with an internationally

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Home cinema projects are not very common in Saudi Arabia,

The Electric Townhouse

renowned interior designer and a well-known London-based

Tiles Cinema Room

so Labiib Solutions faced a challenge due to a lack of resources. However, the installer quickly learnt and created

architectural practice to deliver a high-end boutique cinema. The client wanted a home control system that was simple to

// INSTALLER

a turnkey solution in the basement of the house. The home

// INSTALLER

use and a high performing network infrastructure. A Cineversum

Labiib Solutions

cinema features an Epson EH-LA 10000 projector, four ceiling

Inspired Dwellings Ltd

projector and a Screen Research projection screen fit the sleek,

speakers, four subwoofers, and a 130" certified THX Screen

clean style of the room. Using the Control4 platform allowed

Research Shiny Box video matrix. The client also requested the

everything to be controlled on one system for easy control. The

remote control to be simple to use, so a Control4 system was

Control4 remote also includes an LCD screen for source selection.

selected to control all the equipment.

Burgundy chairs were added to give the space some character.

Inspired Dwellings Ltd

Labiib Solutions

Unit 12A, 27 Ackmar Road, Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UR, UK

P.O.Box 19933, Dhahran, 31311, Saudi Arabia

+44 (0)20 7736 6007

+966 (0)13 845 4249

www.inspireddwellings.com

www.labiib.com

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// PROJECT

The client challenged Sound Sense to maximise the screen

// PROJECT

The brief was to have invisible speakers, a big screen that could

Tunnel Home Cinema

size and the seating capacity in a tunnelled basement. The

Mani Sundhar's Home Theatre

be hidden, simple operation, and 3D capabilities. Technostore

completed project accommodates nine seats and features a

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proposed a turnkey home cinema for the client. The home cinema includes a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 set-up and controls the

transparent screen by Cinema Scope. To give the client optimal // INSTALLER

audio experience, Quest QM12-FR speakers and Crown XLS

// INSTALLER

lighting. HVAC and other cinema equipment from smart devices

Sound Sense

2500 amplifiers were installed in the front rows. Additional

Technostore

were also installed. A Crestron video matrix switcher was

Genelec 6010 surrounds were installed. Four subwoofers

integrated which allows the client to switch between different

were stacked to even out the audio in the room. Additionally,

sources, such as Apple TV and Blu-ray. The customised 3D

customised engineered and treated wooden flooring, leather

motifs enriched the interior. The client described his home

recliners, and aesthetic acoustic solutions were provided.

cinema as an “outstanding theatrical experience.”

Sound Sense

Technostore

A-402/403 Solitaire Complex, Beside Divya Bhaskar, S.G. Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 388001, India

436H, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, 641004, India

+91 (0)982 512 4757

+91 (0)422 225 5333

www.soundsense.co.in

www.technostore.in


At the heart of all the great home cinemas Hear what you have been missing

www.arcam.co.uk


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This award winning project was described as imaginative by the judges

Apple TV Artcoustic Modular SL 1-1 loudspeaker - SL / SLH / SBL / SBLH / SR / SRH / SBR / SBRH Artcoustic PA-750 amplifier Artcoustic Spitfire SL 6-3 loudspeakers - LCR Artcoustic Spitfire SL 4-2 loudspeakers - Height LCR Artcoustic Spitfire subwoofer loudspeaker Crestron MC3 control processor Crestron MLX-3 remote control Custom Build i5 Kodi media player Datasat RS20i surround sound processor Definitive Technologies Di 5.55 loudspeaker Voice of God (Pair) Denon DBT-1713UD Blu-ray player D-Link DGS-1210-28P network switch Drobo 5N NAS drive

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House G&T // INSTALLER

Sphere Custom

The client requested a visually interesting, high quality and flexible home cinema. As a passionate lover of architecture, the client wanted this reflected in the room. Sphere Custom worked alongside the designer on the project, who briefed them on the final look for the cinema: a cutting edge contemporary design. To meet the design brief, Sphere Custom opted for 3D geometric wall panels. These panels were difficult to hang on the walls due to the lack of space, as well as being heavy. An additional benefit of having the geometrical shapes was that they acoustically treated the room. Six 12U racks were integrated at the front of the room. Custom cabinets were made

after all equipment was placed in racks. This was done so that the style of the interior could remain intact. After the cabinets were retrofitted, Sphere Custom devised the seating layout. To fit ten seats in a condensed space, three tiers of seating rows were constructed. Sphere Custom installed one of the first VW500es projectors in South Africa. It also features one of the first immersive audio loudspeaker layouts in the country. The installer designed the room to accommodate a 15.1 loudspeaker set-up with dual subwoofers and a pair of in-ceiling speakers, which act as a single Voice-of-God speaker in the Auro-3D array. It has been futureproofed to handle Dolby Atmos configurations once the processor supports the format.

DSTV HD PVR2P satellite receiver DSTV Explora satellite receivers Integra DTA 70.1 amplifiers

Sphere Custom 17 Solan Steet, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa +27 (0)82 903 4344 www.spherecustom.com

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Cinema Friedlein // INSTALLER

Cinema Architects Vereeniging The client requested the cinema to stay true to the architect’s design of a modern, clean look. However, the wood finishes created acoustical challenges and limited the space for any acoustical treatment. The solid wooden panelling had to be changed to wooden slates with space in between for acoustic materials. There are two doors at the rear of the room, one for the water closet, and the other for the server room. The self-help drink counter sits between the two doors. A DreamVision Ultra HD projector, Harkness perforated projection screen and Genelec Active in-wall speakers were installed. The speakers provide the packed bass that the client wanted. All equipment is controlled via a tablet.

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

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A bright, bright future Introducing our multi-award winning 2016 range of D-ILA Projectors. Quite simply, it’s the ultimate expression of cutting-edge technology in home cinema projection, designed for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

They are fully compatible with the next-generation HDR content as you would expect. But coupled with that they comply with the latest HDMI/HDCP 2.2 standards to enable full spec 4K signal input. The range topping DLA-X9000B features a huge dynamic contrast ratio of 1:1,500,000 and delivers a brightness of 1,900 lm. That means it has a peak brightness 3 times that of a conventional cinema. However, that is just a tiny part of the staggering amount of technology incorporated throughout the 4 model range. To explore in more depth what a D-ILA projector could add to your home cinema system visit http://uk.jvc.com/projectors/

JVC DLA-X7000B

JVC DLA-X7000B

DLA-X5000 available in black or white

JVC DLA-X5000B


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50 Shades of Black // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions The client purchased a home that came with an existing cinema room in the basement and wanted to see what an upgraded cinema room would be like. The room’s aesthetics were important. The different components of the cinema room were chosen from a wide range of products to maximise the quality. The Sony 4K projector and Screen Research’s wide projection screen produces crisp images, while the 7.2 sound system provides a rich surround sound. Many different sources can be accessed as well. Lights line both sides of the stairway to ensure safety. This and the LED lighting in the ceiling are part of the Lutron Grafik Eye QS system. Both the AV and lighting in the room are controlled with an RTI control system with a T2i colour touchscreen.

Finite Solutions Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 7BP, UK +44 (0)113 255 4765 www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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Purple Rain // INSTALLER

MACBEE MACBEE designed a high performing luxury cinema room. The objectives were to have a large seating area, and large screen. DCI compatibility could not be achieved within the budget, however the cinema can be upgraded in future. The entire system went through a few days of audio calibration for the best possible room acoustics. Since DCI could not be achieved, the client was given an alternative server which allowed them to play first run “regional language” films. To cater to the depth of the room, JBL Synthesis SAM1HF and SAM2LF speakers were chosen. The 7.1 system included six subwoofers, three main speakers, and six surround speakers. For immersive audio, the best processor that could run Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X was the Trinnov Altitude 32. The room is wired for 10 height channels for future upgrades.

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

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The client approached Finite Solutions after a bathroom

// PROJECT

The client brief was that the home cinema should be 4K

The Arcade Lounge Home Cinema

flood damaged the previous entertainment room. Some

Psychedelic Cinema

compatible, easy to use, and feature the latest hi-tech equipment. The installer worked closely with all other agencies

of the objectives were to create a clean look, to be able to use different sources, and to conceal the equipment. A JVC

// INSTALLER

involved in the designing of the home cinema. A Sony True

// INSTALLER

projector and a Screen Research cinema screen were used to

4K projector was chosen along with an Elite Curve 176" fixed

Finite Solutions

produce excellent image quality. Many sources are available,

Mahavir Sound Room

screen. A cabinet below the screen hides sources such as Apple

such as DVD, Blu-ray, Sonos, and PlayStation. The equipment

TV and Sky TV. The sound system includes Garvan SB313B,

rack is hidden behind a secret door. The speakers from

Garvan SB513B, and Sonance VPL62R speakers for excellent

Speakercraft and Bowers & Wilkins are built into the walls.

audio quality. Crestron was used for simple control.

FInite Solutions

Mahavir Sound Room

Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7BP, UK

Level -4m M.B Towers, Plot No 47/48, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Hyderbad, 500081, India

+44 (0)113 255 4765

+91 (0)40 40293004

www.finitesolutions.co.uk

www.mahavirsoundroom.com


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K I T LI ST

Integra DHC-80.6 AV processor/amplifier Integra DTA-70.1 power amplifier Kaleidescape Strato 4K Ultra HD movie server Lumagen Radiance 4K Pro 4242 video processor Lutron lighting control wall plate Panamorph FDC1SYS anamorphic lens Procella Audio DA-05 DSP amplifiers Screen Research EL1C-130-240 projection screen + masking Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K video projector Sony FMP-X5 4K media player Triad in-room subwoofers Triad in-room LCR speakers Triad in-wall mini/4 LCR speakers

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Vintage Themed Cinema // INSTALLER

Cyberhomes Ltd

The room had to be treated acoustically. Over the walls, acoustically transparent fabrics covered the speakers and acoustical panels so that none of them are visible.

A beautiful and exceptionally well received home cinema The client wanted a home cinema similar to the vintage cinemas he used to go to as a child. The cinema room doubles as a theatre so that the children could put on shows for the parents. The automated front curtains give a sense of drama as they open when the movie begins. The 130� Screen Innovation screen allows the LCR speakers to be placed behind the screen. A custom built bulkhead with anamorphic lens and projector glass holds the Sony 4K projector. The correct screen ratio is selected depending on the source. A 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos system is powered by Procella Audio amplifiers and Triad speakers.

Triad RackAmp 600 amplifiers

A small stage in the front was made for the children to provide an old Playhouse-style theatre feel. Bespoke manufactured faux limelights were placed in the front. Multiple lighting circuits are controlled by a Lutron lighting control system, and different lighting scenes can be selected. The homeowners can use iPads or their own smartphones to control the cinema. An iPad mounted outside the entrance to the cinema allows pre-selection of the use of the room. The cinema is controlled via a Savant control system which also controls the rest of the home.

Cyberhomes Ltd Unit 8 Riverside Yard, London, SW17 0BB, UK +44 (0)333 344 3818 www.cyberhomes.co.uk

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Cinema on the hill // INSTALLER

Seven Integration Seven Integration’s brief was to provide a cinema experience for the whole family, hide all equipment, and an area for the children to put on performances. Seven Integration had to manage the whole project, including the interior finish and building works. At first, the client brief did not include 3D audio or a masking screen, however it was added in after a live demonstration. The stage area had audio connection points for the children to play their instruments. A 13.1 Auro-3D set-up provides 3D surround sound in the nine seat cinema. The media server is a Kaleidescape system. The stretched fabric matches the suede on the seats, and the DMX controlled LED wash is hidden in the ceiling. Outside the cinema, there is a keypad for starting up preshow options.

Seven Integration Unit 2, Catsland Farm, Bramlands Lane, Woodmancote, West Sussex, BN5 9TG, UK +44 (0)1306 621144 www.sevenintegration.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Le Grand Palais // INSTALLER

Synergy Technologies The client is a seasoned audiophile and building a private cinema was one of his wishes. Furthermore, he wanted all equipment to be out of sight and to “celebrate the true theatrical spirit of the 1920s.” Synergy Technologies looked at French cinemas from the early 20th century. The final design concealed all speakers, while keeping the aesthetics of the room. The audio system consists of 33 speakers and 24 invisible surround and height channels. The video system features a Sony VL-VW5000es projector, a 202” Stewart Filmscreen Cine-W screen, and a motorised curved curtain track. The Meyer Sound RM server can monitor the status of different speakers’ temperature and operation. The detailed user interface is loaded onto an iPad Pro. A simpler user interface can be access via the client’s iPhone or an iWatch.

Synergy Technologies 22. C/ II Gulberg III, Lahore, 54666, Pakistan +92 (0)42 111900111 www.synergyav.com

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HM Theater // INSTALLER

Trescent Lifestyles Trescent Lifestyles worked with Stewart Filmscreen to design a custom 216” screen, the largest screen Stewart Filmscreen has built. The 1500lbs screen was shipped from California to the home’s location in the Himalayan Mountains and required great planning and coordination. An NEC 2K DCI compliant laser projector was matched with the screen. The media server is a 3U Kaleidescape Premiere server with an M-Class player. This system is integrated with the Crestron PRO3 processor. It sends the aspect ratio information of each movie at the start of playback, and then immediately to the screen controller. The audio system was composed of six Steinway Lyngdorf in-wall speakers and eight 12” boundary subwoofers. Every AV product was integrated with a Crestron processor and a custom GUI.

Trescent Lifestyles 324/325, T.V. Industrial Estate, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 030, India +91 (0)22 2493 9473 www.trescent.com

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// PROJECT

The cinema room’s wall has two layers: the first layer is 30

// PROJECT

The client brief requested that speakers and other equipment

Grandeur in Red

centimetres thick which provides sound insulation, and the

The Galaxy Theater

were to be hidden. The sound system, which includes high SPL

second layer is 30 centimetres for housing acoustic treatments

speakers, was hidden behind the wall fabric. DSP amplifiers

// INSTALLER

and speakers. The entire rear wall is a custom made, wide

// INSTALLER

were added to make up for the loss of sound due to the fabric.

M.E.G.A. AV Installations

range bass trap consisting two membranes. Quested audio

SOUND N STYLE

The remaining equipment was placed in the equipment room

line-up features the LT series, amps, subwoofers, and the bass

and is operated by a Control4 system. All twelve recliners are

management system. The Anthem MRX-510 AV processor is

equipped with custom call buttons and tablets. The walls of the

used as a pre-amp and feeds to the Quested amps.

cinema were decorated with painted Indian cinema posters. The ceiling is designed to replicate a starry night with colour changing lights.

M.E.G.A. AV Installations

SOUND N STYLE

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

A-19, Kailash Colony, New Delhi, 110048, India

+44 (0)20 7394 1706

+91 (0)11 2329 4472

www.megaavinstallations.com

www.soundnstyle.in

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// PROJECT

After demonstrating various audio brands to the client, Trescent

// PROJECT

Veritais Ltd installed a 4D cinema package in a home cinema

VS Home Theater

Lifestyles chose to work with Steinway Lyngdorf. To keep

Client W Cinema Room

with Control4 controls. The cinema holds seven Fortress

the speakers out of sight, in-wall speakers and LS boundary

Matinee Theatre chairs, three of which have buttons to adjust

// INSTALLER

subwoofers were chosen. Additionally, a P200 processor from

Trescent Lifestyles

Steinway Lyngdorf was installed and provided Dolby Atmos,

// INSTALLER

the position of the seat. The same three are built with D-Box motion control, and the middle of those three has a 7” Control4

Auro-3D, and DTS:X formats. Eight surround sound speakers

Veritais Ltd

screen built into the arm of the chair. To avoid sound leaking

were added for the hybrid design. A Sony 4K projector was

out to other parts of the house, sound deadening and acoustic

paired with Vutec DynaCurved fixed acoustic screen. To

materials were installed behind the walls. The installer designed

make operating the cinema easy to use, all the systems were

an acoustic package for optimum sound quality.

integrated with Control4.

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Trescent Lifestyles

Veritais Ltd

324/325, T.V. Industrial Estate, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 030, India

Unit 8 Mercian Park, Felspar Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4DP, UK

+91 (0)22 2493 9473

+44 (0)870 609 1446

www.trescent.com

www.veritais.com


“There is beauty when something works and it works intuitively.” - Sir Jonathan Ive

VISIVO GmbH & Co. KG Rottweiler Str. 100 72184 Eutingen im Gäu Germany www.moovia.de info@moovia.de +49 (0) 7459 40588-0

All features can be controlled by App or integrated into any KNX compatible home automation system. ® Home-theater seatings


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K I T LI ST // PROJECT

Riverside // INSTALLER

Inspired Dwellings Ltd

Located by a tranquil marina, the two storey property is the perfect space to entertain guests. All systems, CCTV, AV, lighting and door entry, are all integrated onto the Control4 interface. For a reliable and effective system, Inspired Dwellings Ltd installed a high grade network and network infrastructure. The hidden technology maintains the minimalistic design of the interior. There are Control4 panels and remotes installed on both floors, allowing the client to select a mood for the area. Bowers & Wilkins in-ceiling speakers can be found throughout the property to deliver an immersive audio experience. The JVC projector and a Screen International projection screen are revealed at a touch of a button.

A project worthy of recognition due to the high quality integration of multiple systems

Apple TV media streamer Bowers & Wilkins 2-way in-ceiling speakers Bowers & Wilkins 400w Pressure Vessel Active subwoofer Channel Vision IP camera Channel Vision 2MP 1080p IP dome

The terrace features Bowers & Wilkins waterproof outdoor speakers, which can be controlled via an iOS device with the Control4 app or touch panel. The Jacuzzi room features in-ceiling speakers and colour changing lights.

Cisco 48-port smart gigabit switch Control4 AV intercom Control4 7" in-wall touchscreen with camera Control4 remote control and home controller CYP digital converters

Sonos controls individual audio zones in the property. Different music and volumes can be chosen for different rooms. The solution that Inspired Dwellings Ltd installed allows the client to remotely update or fix issues with the system without having to access the property.

Draytek Vigor wireless router and access point Future Automation projector drop mechanism JVC D-ILA 4K projector Keene IP controllable mains power switch LG 42" LED Cinema 3D Smart TV Lutron seeTouch frameless keypad Mid-Atlantic AV rack Peerless Universal flat panel mount Pioneer 3D Blu-ray disc player Screen International projection screen Sonos amplified zone player WyreStorm single cable extender ZyXEL 24 Port Smart Gigabit POE Switch

Inspired Dwellings Ltd Unit 12A, 27 Ackmar Road, Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UR, UK +44 (0)20 7736 6007 www.inspireddwellings.com

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// PROJECT

The Royal Abode // INSTALLER

Finite Solutions The client wanted to put his own mark on the brand new penthouse. For him, TVs and music systems are a big part of his lifestyle, so he met with Finite Solutions to see if they could produce his vision for the penthouse. In-ceiling speakers, four flatscreen TVs, and Lutron systems are part of the designed solution. The hardware is hidden from sight and everything is automated on one control system. The new system is capable of sharing different sources across all TVs in each key room. Control4’s Shairbridge technology allows the client to stream music from Apple devices. With Lutron control, the client can select the amount of natural and artificial lighting, depending on the time of day. The completed system is built around a new wiring infrastructure that is backed up with an enterprise level data network.

Finite Solutions Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 7BP, UK +44 (0)113 255 4765 www.finitesolutions.co.uk

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME UNDER ÂŁ100,000 (â‚Ź130,000)

// PROJECT

Eagles Swoop Chalet // INSTALLER

Grahams Located in the Swiss Alps, Grahams carefully installed a high performing solution. Switzerland has different specifications for domestic appliances, so finding the right solution was a challenge. While keeping in mind energy management, various systems will shut down when not in use for longer periods of time. The client has access to local streams and UK streams for the TV. Control4 provides consistent control over every room. Lutron Homeworks QS intelligently controls over 80 channels of LED lighting. The main windows have motorised shutters which are also controlled via Lutron and Control4. CCTV camera feeds can be viewed on the Control4 app or a separate CCTV app.

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

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// PROJECT

Lakeside Retreat // INSTALLER

H&H Audio Visual Ltd The Lake House is the client’s getaway destination for their family and guests. The client requested that the control interface would be user-friendly. Because the system could remain dormant for long periods of time and the remote nature of the system, great consideration was given to the unreliable nature of the services. Touch panels control the main functions, while the less frequently used functions are accessed through the client’s smartphones and tablets to maintain simplicity of the control interface. A Draytek enterprise grade network was used to provide a stable network and VNP/port forwarding services. In case of the internet not supplying enough bandwidth for streaming services, Sky HD was used as an audio input to the Sonos System.

H&H Audio Visual Ltd 483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS, UK +44 (0)20 8346 3252 www.hh-av.co.uk

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME UNDER £100,000 (€130,000)

// PROJECT

Chelsea Townhouse // INSTALLER

Inspired Dwellings Ltd Inspired Dwellings Ltd was requested to install new systems and integrate old ones to create a new home automated system. The client’s busy lifestyle kept him away from home, so technology that can be remotely managed and controlled from afar was essential. The network had to be reliable and effective. CCTV, AV, Wi-Fi infrastructure, a lighting system, and a telephone system were integrated onto the Control4 platform. The home has six levels that were retrofitted. The use of Control4’s universal remote meant that no additional remotes were needed. The Control4’s interface can be accessed on TVs and the client can view the CCTV system using the Control4 app on his smartphone. In-ceiling speakers are installed in the master and guest bedrooms, as well as the rest of the home.

Inspired Dwelings Ltd Unit 12A, 27 Ackmar Road, Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UR, UK +44 (0)20 7736 6007 www.inspireddwellings.co.uk

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// PROJECT

5 Rogers Ruff - Phase 2 // INSTALLER

Redlight The client brief was to focus on simplicity while standing out to a prospective new owner. Redlight had to provide solutions for lighting, audio, heating, security, and door and gate entry systems. Many options were explored for all aspects of the solution, as it had to use the existing cabling infrastructure. For lighting, KNX was the best solution to use, and this allowed for more budget to be spent on the security and audio. The security system that has the ability to access CCTV cameras and monitor live footage, as well as be possibly connect to a third party was required, so Omni was chosen. Bitwise was added for AV control. Since the house will be sold, Redlight installed equipment that can be swapped out at any time.

Redlight The Graphic Village, Cornwall Road, Hatch End, Middlesex, HA5 4JR +44 (0)8456 809940 www.redlightinstallation.com

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Gira G1 Multi-talented technology for full building control More information: www.gira.com/g1

The Gira G1: From lighting and blinds control and setting the room temperature to online weather forecast and door communication – the new Gira G1 is the all-in-one intelligent user interface for KNX building technology. All the functions can be conveniently operated by swiping or touching the brilliant multi-touch display.

Made in Germany Since 1905


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BEST INTEGRATED HOME UNDER £100,000 (€130,000)

// PROJECT

The lighting solution features LED lighting, a Lutron lighting

// PROJECT

A key component in the client brief was integrated lighting

NPL Apartment

control panel, and Lutron Sivoia shades. Different lights

Clear Water

that was cost effective. The lighting design varied from room to room, reflecting the family’s lifestyles. Three Lutron Grafik

were tested to find the best solution for perfect dimming of // INSTALLER

the LED lights with Lutron phase-dimming equipment. The

// INSTALLER

Eye QSs control six zones of lighting each. All the zones are

BSI Ltd

home is complete with CCTV, multi-room audio, and a cinema

Clarke Infinity Limited

connected with one another and all can be monitored via an

which all can be controlled with an Elan G! system on an iPad.

iPad. Since all the rooms overlook the garden, the lights in the

The cinema includes an 80" Sharp TV, a media bank, and an

garden can be controlled from each location. Each of the three

acoustic system. In a credenza, special electrical panels and

Lutron control panels have backlit buttons which make easy to

sound insolation were designed to limit the noise of the AV and

locate.

control equipment.

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BSI Ltd

Clarke Infinity Limited

53 Bozyslavskaya Street, Kiev, 03061, Ukraine

Unit 4, Radford Business Centre, Radford Crescent, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0DP, UK

+38 044 4066515

+44 (0)1277 624444

www.karma-digital.com

www.clarkeinfinity.com


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BEST INTEGRATED HOME UNDER £100,000 (€130,000)

// PROJECT

The client requested a fully integrated home system with a

// PROJECT

The challenge was to bring modern technology into the Victorian

Landers End

good technological infrastructure. Control4 was chosen to

Victorian Secrets

family home without doing any major rewiring. To do so, the installer selected wireless technology. The security system

integrate lighting, HVAC, AV, and security systems. Lutron // INSTALLER

Homeworks QS was installed to control over 60 channels of

// INSTALLER

includes a Texacom wireless intruder alarm, electric gates,

Grahams

LED lighting. Heatmiser controllers provide zoned control

Lewis Building Technology

and audio intercom. The lighting is a Lutron QS system that is

of water based underfloor heating, as well as the timing and

wirelessly linked to the main network. The house is equipped with

control of electricity under the bathroom’s floor. iOS tablets

Artcoustic SL LCR, Artcoustic Target Rears, and an Artcoustic

and phones can run the Control4 interface to select media and

Micro subwoofer to provide crystal clear audio. The security

surf through channels. CCTV cameras record on a time lapse

system, lighting, and AV systems can be directly monitored and

DVR, and can be accessed on the Control4 app.

controlled on the client’s smartphones and tablets.

Grahams

Lewis Building Technology

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

Isis Business Centre, Pony Road, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2RD, UK

+44 (0)20 7226 5500

+44 (0)1865 782424

www.grahams.co.uk

www.lewisbt.co.uk

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME UNDER ÂŁ100,000 (â‚Ź130,000)

// PROJECT

The lighting system uses Lutron QS, and about 80% of the

// PROJECT

The client requested a central AV system with lighting control.

Unesco canal house Amsterdam

lighting fixtures are Dali operated. Two blinds in the living room

Croydon

They also stated that they wanted the equipment to be as discreet as possible. Pro Install AV opted for a Crestron control

are also integrated on the same QS-bus. The presentation room has a projection screen that is built in the ceiling and the

// INSTALLER

system as well as Crestron lighting to control all 65 lighting

// INSTALLER

projector is hidden when not in use. Four Bose loudspeakers

Pro Install AV

circuits. A lot of time was spent on designing each aspect of

MR Domotica

can be used for presentations and in surround mode for film

the system to make everything as discreet as possible. This

and sports. Bowers & Wilkins in-ceiling speakers, HVAC system,

included recessing the televisions flush in the walls. For the

and all the AV in the presentation room are operated via a

cinema room, the installer opted for Ruckus Wi-Fi. The client

Crestron interface.

was particularly satisfied with the implementation and stress free AV install, and is delighted with the end result.

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MR Domotica

Pro Install AV

Burgemeester G.J.F. Tijdemanstraat 5, Nortdorp, Zuid Holland, 2631 RE, Netherlands

Chester House, Fulham Green, 81 - 83 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JA, UK

+31 (0)1531 000 01

+44 (0)20 7096 0078

www.mr-domotica.nl

www.proinstallav.co.uk


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BEST INTEGRATED HOME UNDER £100,000 (€130,000)

// PROJECT

Pure Home Technology was contacted to provide a smart home

// PROJECT

The property was divided into two parts: primary areas got

Bachelor Paradise

with an emphasis on the lighting and AV systems. 30 lighting

Hampshire High Society

updated speakers and power amplifiers, and secondary

scenes are controllable by Control4 keypads. A Samsung 65”

areas received standard power speakers and amplifiers.

// INSTALLER

4K LED screen TV was installed in the media room along with

Pure Home Technology

Speakercraft Aim Cinema 3 speakers. DLS flat box speakers sit

// INSTALLER

important areas of the house. Some of the spaces were hard

near the back because the speakers could not be mounted on

Pure Home Technology

to treat acoustically, so an Anthem AVR was incorporated

the walls. The media set-up includes two Apple TVs, a movie

This approach gave the client the best performance in the

and calibrated into the room using Anthem Room Correction

server, and Sky TV. Two Samsung 55” TVs were installed in the

Software. A movie server provided a good balance between

kitchen and master bedroom, and are connected to the ceiling

quality and value. The Control4 platform seamlessly integrated

speakers.

all parts of the AV system.

Pure Home Technology

Pure Home Technology

Unit 1, Red Deer Court, Elm Road, Winchester Hampshire, SO22 5LX, UK

Unit 1, Red Deer Court, Elm Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5LX, UK

+44 (0)1962 809129

+44 (0)1962 809129

www.pureht.com

www.pureht.com

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME UNDER £100,000 (€130,000)

// PROJECT

The finished home uses Control4 systems for home automation,

// PROJECT

The newly furnished home consists of 10 independent sections

House Brenzel

lighting and audio. There are two notable features in the

Client C

for all media. Each room has access to Popbox v8 Media Player for movie streaming form the central media library. Control4

alarm and lighting scenes. When the husband leaves for work

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// INSTALLER

and disarms the alarm system, a walkway to the garage is

// INSTALLER

portable touchscreens are available in all main bedrooms,

Smart Spaces

illuminated. After the husband leaves and closes the garage

Veritais Ltd

kitchen, and two living areas. The main living room’s sources

door, the system will re-arm itself. There is a wife morning

include Blu-ray, DVD, CD, Sky HD, and Sonos. All of those can be

scene - when the alarm is disarmed, the wife presses the

controlled via an iPad loaded with the Control4 application for

morning button which turns on her favourite radio station, and

full control. The en-suite bathroom next to the master bedroom

lights up the route to the kitchen if it is still dark.

features a waterproof 22" screen TV with in-ceiling speakers.

Smart Spaces

Veritais Ltd

12 Oxbow Cresent, The Estuaries, Century Boulevard, Century City, Western Cape, 7750, South Africa

Unit 8 Mercian Park, Felspar Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4DP, UK

+27 (0)21 551 0645

+44 (0)870 609 1446

www.smartspaces.co.za

www.veritais.com


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K I T LI ST

Apple digital media receiver Amina invisible speakers APC Smart-UPS RT 6000VA 230V Avigilon 2.0 megapixel outdoor dome camera with IR Avigilon 2.0 megapixel PTZ (1080p) WDR Day/ Night Avigilon 3TB NVR processing server B&W speakers and subwoofer Cisco 24 and 48 Ports Switch CYP receiver and transmitter Draytek router firewall Integra AV preamp and AV receiver Launch Port tabletop mount and charger Lutron switching modules Lutron power socket and switch Lutron link processor Lutron keypads // PROJECT

Atlantis View Villa

A project that incorporates a vast amount of integration

box that holds an outdoor TV lift with a lid. The cabinetry with installed speakers was filled with high density foam to minimise resonance.

Lutron control interface Mobotix IP video door station Rotel distribution power amplifier Ruckus smart wireless LAN controller

// INSTALLER

Archimedia

Lutron 0-10 V DIN rail power module

The client requested the ability to create his own scenes and a minimalistic look where technology was not visible. All of the technology was integrated with a Savant control system. With Savant, the client can create his own scenes without the need for Archimedia to visit. Another challenge was for Wi-Fi to be strong and reliable when at the beach. A Ruckus wireless network, plus various access points, both indoors and outdoors, achieved this. The outdoor entertainment system included a custom engineered pop up outdoor screen. Archimedia custom built a metal

Avigalon CCTV cameras were placed discreetly around the property, and the client can view the camera on any touchscreen and on any house display. An Ihiji monitoring system was also installed which enables Archimedia to service the system in its first year of operation. The Lutron lighting system includes a mix of dimmed circuits, and DALI controlled circuits. The media room was created using the client’s own B&O equipment. There are additional TVs in all the bedrooms, and two more media rooms. The integrated system can be updated and expanded in the future.

Savant 1u rack shelf Savant smart control 8 Savant amplifier, receiver and matrix switcher Savant wireless thermostat Setsquare occupancy detector Techlogiks system rack

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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// PROJECT

Highlander Residence // INSTALLER

3Logic | Art Cinema This home, located in Poland, is divided into four zones, each with slightly different functions. The first two zones are the family living areas. The recreational area is the third zone, and the last zone is the guest wing. The residence relies on a Pakedge solution for connecting many systems. Crestron is used as the control system. Heating, AV, roller blinds, and lighting are some of the systems integrated into the Creston system. Lighting and windows are accessible via Lutron seeTouch keypads. An additional feature is that the windows automatically close when it rains or there is strong wind. In the guest wing, sensors can detect vacancy and will turn off all equipment and set heating to a pre-set level, if the room is not occupied.

3Logic | Art Cinema Ul. Zakopianska 153, Krakow, 30-435, Poland +48 (0)51 913 3464 www.artcinema.pl

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€130,000 - €325,000)

// PROJECT

Odblask // INSTALLER

Intelidom Group The objective was to create a home that preserves some privacy, but also welcomes visitors. A centralised system with an extensive security package that could be operated from a mobile device was important as well. Coordination with the international teams working on the project took approximately 21 months to complete. The house is fitted with 17 iPads in total. In the main hall, there is a 55” touch panel that is connected to a PC and runs on Windows 10. Each iPad can be removed from the dock and can control systems such as lighting, shades, and AV. All windows and doors have custom infrared barriers, and smoke detectors and flood sensors were also added in. Crestron was used for integrating all the systems onto one user interface.

Intelidom Group Grzybowska 6/10 Lok.3, Warsaw, 00-131, Poland +48 (22) 101 02 02 www.intelidom.pl

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// PROJECT

Meadow House // INSTALLER

SMC The dry stone wall house curves to match the natural contours of the land. The client brief was to provide technology that works with the ethos of the building, and provides convenience, entertainment and safety for the family. Additionally, the technology was to be hidden and easy to control. KNX was the preferred control system to integrate lighting, blinds, and heating systems without using a separated building management system. The underfloor heating is also directly controlled by KNX. The client can use iPads and iPhones to control the AV systems, as well as in-wall touchscreens to view CCTV cameras. In the basement, the Steinway Lyngdorf cinema is the technology centrepiece of the home. It includes a Sony 4K projector, a 120” drop down screen, and a 75” Samsung LED screen.

SMC Units 3-4 Pepys Court, 84 The Chase, London, SW4 0NF, UK +44 (0)20 7819 1700 www.smc-uk.com

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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€130,000 - €325,000)

// PROJECT

Project 1085 // INSTALLER

SONA The main focus was distributed AV and lighting control. The fully integrated home technology system was not to detract from the interior. Another crucial element was to devise a simple method of controlling the system that could be used by young children. With the exception of the children’s and guest rooms, every room has audio distribution and TVs. In-ceiling speakers were installed to not distract from the interior. The central control processor provides a “house off” function, which turns off the audio system. Motorised curtains and blinds were integrated onto the lighting control panels via iPads and handheld remotes. The system is also configured with an “entertain” mode which pre-configures lighting levels on the ground floor and activates the colour changing lighting.

SONA 8 Stromford Close, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 5BN, UK +44 (0)1625 541442 www.thinksona.com

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// PROJECT

Canal Side Gallery Home // INSTALLER

TwentyTwo Integration TwentyTwo Integration installed a user friendly, reliable custom system into a Victorian home that overlooks Regents Canal in London. The overall system includes AV distribution, lighting and window control, CCTV and data networking. Most of the equipment was placed in a large centralised AV rack and low-voltage service cupboard. Integrating multiple systems on Control4 panels reduced the amount of wall clutter in the house. Lutron control manages the lighting and window treatments. 2N entry panels integrated on both Control4 and Panasonic systems allows the client to view visitors at the door and talk to them if required. The media room features a motorised in-ceiling screen, a concealed projector, and a large TV. Ruckus offers a stable infrastructure for the Control4 system and other networked devices to operate on.

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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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€130,000 - €325,000)

// PROJECT

Lighting scenes were important as

// PROJECT

The crucial part of the project was

// PROJECT

The Savant user interface was

Hampstead Dream

the client regularly host soirées and

Minimalist Masterpiece

to enhance the architect’s vision

Maqta Villa

combined with Lutron pre-engraved

parties. Lutron control was an obvious choice due to the number of motorised

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using lighting and shading systems.

keypads and a LG HVAC system.

Lutron integrated shades were chosen

// INSTALLER

Integrating the HVAC system into

Archimedia

Savant required a lot of testing and

// INSTALLER

shades for windows, skylights, and

// INSTALLER

because natural light entering the

Andrew Lucas London

the door. Lighting plays a major role

Andrew Lucas London

house during the summer can be

communication between different

regulated. To ensure the end user

parties from Europe, the US, Asia, and

guests. The client uses the Lutron app

would have the best experience, the

locally. The Mobotix system and panels

to modify any lighting configurations

Lutron control system was overlaid

were integrated with a Panasonic

and to implement them at the touch of

with Savant and included “systems off”

hybrid telephone system which allows

the button.

functions for individual rooms and the

the end user to communicate with a

whole home.

person externally and open the door.

when creating a welcoming feeling for

Andrew Lucas London

Andrew Lucas London

Archimedia

Unit 6, The Edge Business Centre, Humber Road, London, NW2 6EW, UK

Unit 6, The Edge Business Centre, Humber Road, London, NW2 6EW, UK

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

+44 (0)20 8222 6622

+44 (0)20 8222 6622

+971 (0)4 337 0181

www.andrew-lucas.com

www.andrew-lucas.com

www.archimedia-me.com


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BEST INTEGRATED HOME £100,000 - £250,000 (€130,000 - €325,000)

// PROJECT

Crystal Technology retrofitted a 450

// PROJECT

The entire house has a total of 36

// PROJECT

The client brief called for a multi-

Chalet Anamalaï

square metre area that had a high

Hampstead Luxury Family Home

Lutron lighting control custom wall

Renovation/ New Build, Ayrshire

room audio and video system with

end home automation system. There was no need for thermostats in any of

plates. There are some occupancy sensors in rooms, such as the bathrooms and en-suites that will

equipment to be hidden away. A total of three rack cabinets were made, two

// INSTALLER

the rooms because the iPad controls

Crystal Technology

the heating and cooling via an app.

// INSTALLER

switch on the lights when the room is

// INSTALLER

house and held the majority of the

A 90” TV was installed in the living

Cyberhomes Ltd

in use. The seven Samsung TVs have

Glasgow Audio

equipment. Audio can be streamed

room and LED TVs were installed

the ability to view different sources via

of which were centrally located in the

from Sonos and Control4 devices, and

in the bedrooms. The matrix video

a Savant video matrix. The property

then distributed by a Control4 audio

distribution system can distribute up

can be controlled by iPad minis and

matrix and to Control4 amplifiers to

to five sources for eight zones.

smartphones with the Savant app

audio zones.

loaded onto the interface.

Crystal Technology

Cyberhomes Ltd

Glasgow Audio

121 Rue Du General Muffat, Megeve, 74120 France

Cyberhomes Limited, Unit 8 Riverside Yard, London, SW17 0BB, UK

Glasgow Audio Ltd, 88 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G4 9AD, UK

+33 (0)4 50 18 60 30

+44 (0)845 519 4318

+44 (0)141 332 4707

www.crystaltechnology.fr

www.cyberhomes.co.uk

www.glasgowaudio.com

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// PROJECT

The key requirement from the client

// PROJECT

The entertainment room doubles as a

// PROJECT

The client wanted a fully automated

Country House Retreat

brief was to be able to control and

Kent Barn Conversion

cinema room and a golf simulator. New

Futuristic Home

home system that could be controlled

monitor the home while away. Sonos

Wave AV wanted to make sure that the rear mounted speakers would not take

was used to integrate all the sound

with iOS interfaces and Crestron touch panels. 30 integrated motorised curtains

equipment. A Heatmiser system and

// INSTALLER

the impact of the ball being driven

// INSTALLER

consume no power while on standby

// INSTALLER

a Texacom security system can be

New Wave AV

into the screen. The solution was to

mode. To provide video distribution to

Lewis Building Technology

controlled over the home network.

give enough space behind the screen.

The combination of Sonance and

A second screen was customised

Artcoustic speakers integrated with

with black skirting around the screen,

Soundroom Lifestyle Technologies Pvt Ltd

Sonos provided great sound quality

such that the first screen would be

features an Elite 150" curved screen

when streaming music.

completely hidden when in cinema

with a projector that adjusts the aspect

mode.

ratio of the content being played.

ten other zones, a DigitalMedia 16x16 switcher through a Mozaex Multizone Server was installed. The home cinema

Lewis Building Technology

New Wave AV

Soundroom Lifestyle Technologies Pvt Ltd

Isis Business Centre, Pony Road, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2RD, UK

The Old Mill Workshop, Pierce Mill Lane, Golden Green, Kent, TN11 0LA, UK

Level -4m M.B Towers, Plot No 47/48, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur Hyderbad, 500081, India

+44 (0)1865 782424

+44 (0)1732 852500

+91 (0)40 40293004

www.lewisbt.co.uk

www.newwaveav.co.uk


Year-round sound Bowers & Wilkins AM-1 AM-1 monitors are designed to sound stunning mounted anywhere: indoors or out, year round, in all conditions. It’s the most durable, versatile speaker we have ever made, with all of the audio performance you can expect from a Bowers & Wilkins loudspeaker. The ultra-durable, weather resistant AM-1 is designed with the outdoors in mind – perfect for patios, gardens and poolsides – but its robust design and sleek looks also make it a great choice for public indoor spaces such as restaurants and bars. It’s also versatile: designed to be positioned horizontally or vertically, with an easy-to-install bracket.

www.bowers-wilkins.com

Rust-proof aluminium grille and super-rigid cabinet, AM-1 is our most durable speaker ever.

Subjected to rigorous environmental tests, including UV exposure replicating long-term outdoor use.

Tweeter sits below the other drivers, angling the optimum listening axis down by around 10 degrees.

Rear-mounted ABR and one-plug mounting system allowing the speaker to rotate through 220 degrees.


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K I T LI ST

A project that features a system that seamlessly complements the lifestyle of habitants

ABB KNX analogue input module Apple media player Arcus KNX water quality and soil moisture sensors Barco projector Basalte KNX internal PIR and switch BEG KNX external PIR Crown amplifier Datasat surround sound processor Future Automation picture split mechanism Gira KNX analogue sensor and actuator Gira KNX switching and dimming actuator Gira KNX switches Gira KNX shutter and window actuator Gira KNX 3 phase electricity meter Gira KNX DALI gateway LG TVs Marantz receiver

// PROJECT

Melbourne Super House // INSTALLER

Sagar Smart Homes

Sagar Smart Homes faced the challenge to provide a fully automation system for a client who lived on the other side of the world. To combat the distance issue, meticulous planning and management went into the project. KNX is the backbone of the project, providing a holistic platform integrating all elements at a local and global level. A Savant AV platform runs seven video zones, fourteen audio zones, and a cinema room. The electricity and energy management integrations were the most complex aspects of the project. Wet underfloor heating and comfort cooling were fully integrated as there was no conflict between the two. The blinds, curtains, and shutters with solar

tracking prevent unwanted solar gain on the glass of the property. Each individual battery circuit can be monitored to check the health and performance of each unit, and alert the client if the units react differently. Mitsubishi heat exchangers convert solar energy into heat. The system monitors over 40 sensors and controls 21 pumps.

Oppo Blu-ray QSC amplifier Savant modules, amplifier and controller Theben KNX weather station Theben KNX heating controller Triad soundbar Zennio KNX RGB controller Zennio KNX energy meter

To make sure that all technology was as discreet as possible, Basalte Sentido switches were chosen. Some of the built-in thermostats were programmed to open and close automatic doors. TVs in the living areas are hidden behind motorised artwork, revealed on the Savant systems command. Every aspect of the project is featured on the GUI, from lighting to CCTV.

Sagar Smart Homes Unit A102, Riverside Business Centre, London, SW18 4UQ, UK +44 (0)20 3397 7874 www.sagarsmarthomes.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Oxfordshire Manor House // INSTALLER

SMC The client brief was to protect the estate using CCTV and access control, including an intruder alarm. A total of 43 cameras, including static, PTZ, and dome cameras, composed the CCTV system. Camera recordings can be viewed on an iPhone or iPad when away from the property. Contact and vibration detectors are embedded in every accessible window and door and PIR motion detection is used throughout the property as both perimeter and trap protection. Additionally, SMC designed an entertainment system for the home. The data network consists of Ruckus wireless access points and a Maraki router. There’s a 75” Samsung screen in the games room, along with surround sound and other various screens. The Lutron lighting system works with the security systems. It is programmed to mimic people being home when on vacation mode.

SMC Units 3-4 Pepys Court, 84 The Chase, London, SW4 0NF, UK +44 (0)20 7819 1700 www.smc-uk.com

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FINALIST

BEST INTEGRATED HOME OVER ÂŁ250,000 (â‚Ź325,000)

// PROJECT

Monster // INSTALLER

Elytronic The home automation system controls and integrates 25 different systems in total. The client can control the system via tablets, smartphones, or a remote control. Four equipment racks are housed in the equipment room, and two other racks were installed on other floors of the property. A total of 20 touchscreens and 16 remotes are displayed around the home. Every room contains a touchscreen and a lighting keypad. Furthermore, in-ceiling speakers with wooden back boxes were installed. The home cinema room has a curved acoustically transparent screen paired with a 4K Ultra High Definition projector. Front speakers and subwoofers are placed behind the screen, providing a 7.2 audio set-up. The pool area features a high performing fully hidden landscape audio system with eight satellite speakers, and an underground subwoofer.

Elytronic Elysee Building, 22 Hytron Street, Nicosia, 1075, Cyprus +35 (0)72 227 1919 www.elytronic.net

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// PROJECT

Acorn Lodge // INSTALLER

Grahams Grahams worked alongside the property developer to deliver the client’s dream home. The client requested that the system is simple to use. The first step was to devise a lighting system that would allow full control of any circuit anywhere in the house. Lutron Homeworks QS was chosen and also allowed the integration of PIRs in certain areas. Two Future Automation LCP panels were located in the garage and adjacent to the AV hub. The location was chosen so that no one would be disturbed with clicking relays. For a wireless network that allowed complete freedom to operate systems, a Ruckus Zone Director and a Ruckus 7372 POE WAPs were installed to give the best possible coverage.

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

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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


OTHER ENTRANTS

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// PROJECT

All the systems and subsystems in this three story villa have

// PROJECT

The objective was to keep everything as discreet as possible

HA-122 Residential Project

been integrated in one unified GUI. Since the biometric

Linksway

in the home. The property integrated all the individual audio and video zones with BMS and Crestron systems which are

and alarm systems are integrated, the user can place his or her finger on the scanner and then the user’s alarm code is

// INSTALLER

controlled by a North controller. Additionally, the cinema

// INSTALLER

automatically transferred. The alarm is activated on departure

Pro Install AV

room, gym AV, security, fireplaces, and outdoor areas are also

Advanced Integration

from the residence. Curtains close automatically, the lights

integrated with the same system. The 250 lighting circuit

switch off, and the motor of the pool cover is activated. Vantage

designed by LDI is controlled by Lutron Homeworks. All

touchscreens allow access to the status of the home automation

speakers and subwoofers in the multi-purpose cinema room

system. The biometric access system, door intercom, audio and

were hidden into bespoke joinery which includes a 75" TV

video equipment can be operated with the Vantage system.

screen hidden behind motorised doors.

Advanced Integration

Pro Install AV

Level 17 Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, London, EC2M 1QS, UK

Chester House, Fulham Green, 81 - 83 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JA, UK

+44 (0)20 7786 3557

+44 (0)20 7096 0078

www.advancedintegration.uk

www.proinstallav.co.uk


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME OVER ÂŁ250,000 (â‚Ź325,000)

// PROJECT

The client wanted all wiring and equipment to be hidden.

// PROJECT

Architects recommended Veritais Ltd to a client looking for the

Chhattarpur Farmhouse

Stealth Acoustic speakers were placed in the ceiling above the

Client W

most up to date technology and straightforward functionality. There are in-wall and wireless 7" touchscreens to control the

dining room and high SPL speakers were placed behind the fabric in the cinema room. When the custom design LED screen

// INSTALLER

AV, lighting, heating, and alarm systems in every room. The

// INSTALLER

is not in use, a sliding panel can be used to cover it. Speakers

Veritais Ltd

complete music library can be accessed via a Control4 zone

SOUND N STYLE

were hidden behind the custom screen in a custom design

controller/audio streamer. The music in any of the rooms can

metal grill. The living room offers a karaoke system that can be

be grouped together for a party mode. A Mitsubishi Electric

seen only when in use. The screen is a mirror TV cabinet with

HVAC system was also integrated in the Control4 interface and

storage for the microphones.

now can monitor and control individual air conditioning units.

SOUND N STYLE

Veritais Ltd

A-19, Kailash Colony, New Delhi, 110048, India

Unit 8 Mercian Park, Felspar Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4DP, United Kingdom

+91 (0)98 9940 0800

+44 (0)870 609 1446

www.soundnstyle.in

www.veritais.com

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86

BEST YACHT INSTALLATION


K I T LI ST

Apple TV 3G digital media receiver Atlona audio to HDMI converter B&W CCM362 ceiling speaker Cisco port switches Draytek router firewall Humax satellite receiver Ihiji remote monitoring and management hardware Integra DTR-30.6 7.2 Ch AV receiver Kaleidescape Blu-ray AV network players & server Kordz HDMI Extender over Single CAT6 Middle Atlantic Axs system for millwork and in-wall Pakedge modem/router boot sequence PDU Platina TVs // PROJECT

Majesty 155 // INSTALLER

Archimedia

Since yachts are sold post-completion, systems are designed to be customised and expandable for the future owner. Archimedia had to deliver a high quality system for Gulf Craft who wanted to maximise the value of their product. Reliability and ease of use away from shore were vital to avoid service needs. Personal devices can be connected to a USB power port or an HDMI port and act as high quality inputs. iPads, the user interface, are connected through a Ruckus wireless network. The navigation system can be viewed on the yacht’s installed screens, and the Ihiji remote enables the installer to view the installed systems wherever the yacht may be at any given time. Available AV sources include Apple TV, satellite receivers, and a Kaleidesape movie server. Savant control is used for AV switching

and AV distribution, while Bluetooth and Airplay allow mobile devices to stream to displays and speakers. Also, the navigation system is integrated into the AV distribution system on the yacht.

Ruckus smart wireless LAN controller Samsung TVs Savant amplifiers Sonance A800 woofer amplifier 230V subwoofer amplifier Sonance speakers

A very impressive installation, despite a constraining brief Flat panel TVs were installed in all the cabins, many of which are integrated as mirror TVs to match the vessel’s aesthetics. Drop down screens are used in outdoor areas. Somfy window dressing motors and lighting systems are integrated into the control interface. The outdoor speakers are all marine-grade, and indoor speakers are mounted and supplemented with in-ceiling subwoofers.

Sonance VP85RW - round ceiling subwoofer Western Digital HD live media player

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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HIGHLY COMMENDED

// PROJECT

Artpolars Luxury Yacht // INSTALLER

BSI Ltd The 40m long yacht can host up to ten guests and eight crew members. It is supplied with satellite internet access, 3G internet access for use in ports, and Wi-Fi. The yacht also has CCTV HD cameras, some of which are underwater cameras. During construction of the vessel, the equipment room size was made smaller to create a larger living space. To combat this, all individual suites contained a local set of AV equipment and RTI control system. The local systems are linked together via a central AMX system. Windows and sliding doors from the suites are equipped with ultra-quiet Lutron Sivoia blackout rollers that are hidden in decorative wood frames. The yacht has 600 zones of lighting, and using Lutron saves space in the electrical room.

BSI Ltd 53 Bozyslavskaya Street, Kiev, 3061, Ukraine +38 (0)44 406 6515 www.karma-digital.com

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BEST YACHT INSTALLATION

// PROJECT

Oceans of Luxury // INSTALLER

Veritais Ltd The brief was to replace an outdated AV system with a new system that can be controlled via touchscreens. The finished system consists of independent zones that can be grouped together for a party scene. Video and audio can be played locally and be stored on the network drive. 7� touchscreens are located in the main rooms, providing full control. The overall AV system includes TV, media players, lighting, heating, and blinds. The backbone for network connectivity is three gigabit POE switches that provide access for 144 network ports. Lighting scenes are pre-programmed and are activated by choosing a scene on a tablet. Another advantage is that guests and crew can view the navigation charts of the current location on the cabin screens.

Veritais Ltd Unit 8 Mercian Park, Felspar Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4DP, UK +44 (0)1827 64688 www.veritais.com

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BEST YACHT INSTALLATION

// PROJECT

The client brief was for the yacht to include an advanced system that is easy to use. SMART AUDIO installed a system

O'Pari 3

that controls the lighting, climate, shades, curtains, music and movies via a touch panel or iPad. The multi-room audio distribution system was extensive, reaching 29 zones, all featuring Airplay, Bluetooth, Internet radio and Spotify. Eighty

// INSTALLER

eight indoor and outdoor speakers were installed to ensure almost every area on the yacht was covered.

SMART AUDIO SMART AUDIO St. Kazatzidi 47, Thessaloniki, 57001, Greece +30 (0)23 1080 5627

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92

BEST MULTIPLE SCHEME FOR A PROPERTY DEVELOPER


K I T LI ST

Amina Invisible Speakers & ALFs Bowers & Wilkins media room speakers Bowers & Wilkins media room subwoofer BPT XIP hardware integrated into custom artwork panel Cisco networking technology Crestron CP3 central control processor Crestron DigitalMedia video distribution Crestron KNX integration interface Crestron Sonnex audio distribution Crestron Touchpanels with XIP Integration Future Automation custom brackets Future Automation custom lighting panels

Ticking all the boxes, the judges described this project as ‘mind blowing’ // PROJECT

Ryger House // INSTALLER

Perfect Integration

After viewing a recently completed project by Perfect Integration, the client chose the installer to be a part of a design team on a scheme in St. James, London. The development is over seven floors, four full floors of lateral apartments and an office on the top two floors, with a ground and lower ground floor. The interior designer on the team wanted integrated systems that would not impact the overall aesthetics. A KNX system allowed Perfect Integration to remotely monitor and integrate fault monitoring and alarms into apartment and landlord control systems. This reduced the size of the BMS panels in the plan room. Each separate system has been seamlessly integrated together with a Crestron system. Crestron in-wall touch panels are found in

the lobby, leaving area, media room, and bedrooms. When Perfect Integration was given the specification of the Lutron HomeWorks lighting scheme, they came up with the idea of housing all of the LED drivers in the dimming panel locations rather than in local to the fittings, as they had one dimming panel location at either end of the apartments, so the cable runs wouldn’t be too long. To maintain the aesthetics, custom sized drivers manufactured by Future Automation were made to match Lutron dimming panels. Amina plaster over speaker units were integrated into fan-coil joinery and then vented into the AC exhaust vents. Media rooms were composed of Amina invisible speakers and custom B&W speakers. Since fan coil units need to be cleaned every six months, bespoke brackets for TVs were designed to avoid on-going maintenance costs and possible risks.

KNX Integrated Heating Systems Lutron HomeWorks QS lighting system Lutron Sivoia QS window treatments Oppo Blu-ray players & Onkyo DAB tuners Ruckus networking technology Salto XS4 online access control systems Samsung 7000 Series Ultra HD LED TVs SCP Cabling Infrastructure Theben KNX binary input/ output modules Theben KNX mainfold and pump controllers Theben KNX relay control modules Theben Meteodata relay control modules Vivotek IP CCTV system Yamaha Aventage media room surround amps Zennio KNX temperature sensors & modules

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

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

// PROJECT

3 Merchant Square // INSTALLER

Konnectiv Technology Home automation systems were to be installed in 174 apartments. The resident’s facilities suite including a communal TV lounge, massage suite, a cinema and a business centre were also required to be automated. Everything had to be installed on a central system for easy use. The Urmet door entry breakout box is connected to the AMX system via IP. Additionally, the Lutron Quantum system and AV are all controlled the same way. An Anders and Kern room booking system was set up as the central booking system for the communal facilities. The systems can be controlled via one central point. All apartments have an AMX 7� touch panel mounted into the hall. Both the touch panel and controllers were pre-programmed before arriving on site.

Konnectiv Technology 3 Blackburn Road, Sheffield South Yorkshire, S61 2DW, UK +44 (0)114 299 7986 www.konnectiv.com

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST MULTIPLE SCHEME FOR A PROPERTY DEVELOPER

// PROJECT

The client made it clear that One Tower Bridge deserved a system

// PROJECT

Artisan House is a boutique collection of luxury apartments and

One Tower Bridge

that matched the stature of the prestigious address. The new

Artisan House

penthouses. The project is a collection of sleek, contemporary identities inspired by the area's eclectic scene. The developer

build development contains 396 apartments within 9 blocks. RJK // INSTALLER

Security Systems configured Vantage’s unique widget interface

// INSTALLER

requested a fully functional and scalable system to suit 13

RJK Security Systems Ltd

to provide the homeowner effortless and intuitive control of

Sagar Smart Homes

unique living spaces. Sagar Smart Homes implemented a

their lighting, climate, blinds/curtains and AV system. Each

KNX backbone in all apartments and the landlord areas. All

apartment was installed with a flush mounted, 7" black glass

apartments were technically comprehensive in their own

touchscreen. This centrally located unit perfectly complements

right, including DALI and phase lighting control, underfloor

the Equinox touchscreens which are fitted in dedicated rooms

heating and air conditioning, boiler and hot water with timers

that are also linked to the system.

and scheduling, motorised curtains. Gira room controllers and switches provide a beautiful and discreet control solution.

RJK Security Systems Ltd

Sagar Smart Homes

Unit 1 Sovereign Business Park, Stocking Water Lane, London, EN3 7JX, UK

Unit A102, Riverside Business Centre, London, SW18 4UQ, UK

+44 (0)20 8529 7999

+44 (0)20 3397 7874

www.rjksecurity.co.uk

www.sagarsmarthomes.co.uk

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BEST DRESSED RACK


K I T LI ST

APC AP9613 UPS interface card

// PROJECT

APC SURT2000RMXLI uninterruptible power supply

More than skeletons in the closet

Audiocontrol Architect 1260 power amplifier Draytek RM1 rack mount bracket

// INSTALLER

Draytek USBTHER1 USB thermometer

SONA

Draytek V2860 router/firewall Ethereal HDMI cables Global Infacom T280 amplifier

The brief for this project required SONA to install a rack system that would house 50RU of equipment, and would incorporate space for proper thermal and cable management. As the property benefited from a comprehensive cable infrastructure system covering all key rooms, it was also imperative that the rack system was designed and installed in such a way that future upgrades could be carried out efficiently and with minimal disruption. After studying the architectural plans, and consultation with the onsite contractor and interior designer, SONA suggested a radical alteration to a wall of fitted cupboards which were planned for installation in a guest bedroom on the top floor. The wall behind these cupboards backed on a store room, so the installer proposed removing a significant section of the wall which would allow them to house equipment racks in the cupboards, making them accessible from the front through the cupboards, and from the rear via the store room. The three racks were housed in its own cupboard section, with a further cupboard designated for the cable termination panel. The rack that SONA designed and installed provided secure housing for all of the central network, audio, video, control and CCTV equipment. All intra-rack cabling was installed to the highest standards and in line with technical guidelines and the physical arrangement of equipment. Vent panels and fans were designed to ensure the most efficient thermal management of the equipment.

Global Infacom SPC-4F satellite combiner Global Infacom iO-Link tvLINK iO-Link adaptor Middle Atlantic low profile rack systems Middle Atlantic ERK-3525 rack system Middle Atlantic ERK-RR35 rear rack rail Middle Atlantic ERK-4FT top panel Middle Atlantic blanking plates Middle Atlantic knockout panels Middle Atlantic rackshelves Middle Atlantic cable lacing bars MuxLab 500028-2PK audio balun Netgear switches Olson 3262/10/VAR/5m/BLACK PDU unit

Clear thought was given to the rack’s location, ventilation and accessibility

Pakedge C36-15-UK wireless AP controller RTI PCM-4 expansion module RTI XP-8s control processor SONA patch panel ports Sonos CONNECT wired/wireless audio client

SONA

Vision V4-800G IRS satellite switch Wyrestorm MX-0808-HDBT-H2 HDMI-HDBT matrix

8 Stromford Close, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 5BN, UK +44 (0)1625 541442 www.thinksona.com

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// PROJECT

Quattro // INSTALLER

Elytronic Elytronic was fortunate enough that when this project was built, a dedicated central equipment room was included in the property plans. This allowed the installer to house four system racks in one space. A raised floor allowed all cabling to be routed and enter the racks from below. This ensured a clean installation and allows for changes to be made easily. A dedicated air conditioning unit was installed and activates if the heat of the rack rises above the threshold. The use of Velcro ties on the CAT cables provides a neat and tidy rack design. The room houses two of the twelve intelligent lighting panels which were custom fabricated and assembled by Elytronic, the security system, fire alarm system, CCTV system and all the underfloor heating thermostats.

Elytronic Elysee Building, 22 Hytron Street, Nicosia, 1075, Cyprus +357 (0)2227 1919 www.elytronic.net

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST DRESSED RACK

// PROJECT

M.E.G.A AV Installations used a Pro

// PROJECT

The client requested the equipment be

// PROJECT

Three racks were installed in the

Simply Blue

Audio Stash server cabinet with

Precise Design & Perfect Fit

easily accessible. Perfect Integration's

Client W Rack

owner's study, as he wanted to show

perforated doors and removable side // INSTALLER

panels. With only cinema equipment in

M.E.G.A. AV Installations

the rack, minimum wiring was required.

off the equipment. The rack houses all

Rack and Patch panel systems which

// INSTALLER

the control systems and high speed

are built at a 90 degree, therefore

Veritais Ltd

network equipment of the property.

APC Switched PDU provides power

// INSTALLER

reducing the required opening of the

This integrates the in-wall and wireless

distribution, protection and power

Perfect Integration

AV Hub doorway. The installer worked

7" touchscreens which control each

closely with the interior design team to

room’s AV system, including the TV,

during start up. It allows for remote

maintain the aesthetics of the space.

amplifier, media player, Blu-ray / DVD

monitoring of rack components status

Built into the main AV Hub are twelve

player, Apple TV, lighting, heating,

and power cycling. Components are

amplified zones of audio distribution,

CCTV, alarm, door entry system,

controlled via IR, RS232 and IP, using

utilising a Crestron Sonnex SWAMPI-

gate and garage monitoring system,

an URC MRX-20 Controller.

24x8 and SWAMPIE-4.

curtains and blinds.

sequencing to avoid inrush current

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solution was based around the existing

M.E.G.A. AV Installations

Perfect Integration

Veritais Ltd

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

5 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 9YQ, UK

Unit 8 Mercian Park, Felspar Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4DP, UK

+44 (0)20 7394 1706

+44 (0)20 3763 4610

+44 (0)870 609 1446

www.megaavinstalations.com

www.perfectintegration.co.uk

www.veritais.com


LILIN are a global manufacturer of IP Video and CCTV solutions with bold ambitions for the CI sector.

Control. View. Download. Now you can view and control IP cameras via our free mobile app for Android and iOS. The LILINViewer App makes it easy to control your IP cameras remotely, view your images and download video direct to your phone or device. You can use your phone or android device to view up to 160 cameras within 16 camera groups.

We integrate more deeply with your favourite platform and can support and train your team to deliver the ultimate integrated HD surveillance solution. We have only ever made video security products and we’ve been doing that for 35 years.

Invision UK are LILIN’s distributor and partner for the custom installation sector in the UK | 01359 270280 | www.InvisionUK.com


WINNER

102

BEST LIGHTING SCHEME


K I T LI ST // PROJECT

World of Color // INSTALLER

De Opera Domotica

For this retrofit home in the Netherlands, De Opera Domotica was tasked with making the garden, which is visible from many parts of the home, into a living space that represents the different seasons and brings the space to life.

respond accordingly. A Crestron processor takes charge of thirty-nine zones of light that can all be individually controlled.

Apple iPad Air Crestron DIN-AO8 0-10V dimming Crestron DIN-DIM4U 4-ch dimming

The lighting and security systems are also integrated alongside the window treatments. Presence in the home activates or deactivates

The solution responds to the date and time by changing the brightness and colour appropriately. Dimmers and RGB colour controls A stunning, visual and unusual lighting are installed to ensure that in Autumn, for example, the scheme that reflects the environment relevant colour is projected onto the trees. This is also repeated for each season, and with the help of integrated sub-systems, the the lighting scheme in the garden. When it is swimming pool and waterfall are also both lit dark outside, and a burglar is detected in the up via underwater RGB lights, allowing them garden, the lights in the garden switch on and to blend together. There is also a weather the lights in the front of the house will flash to station to measure the brightness and warn the client coming home.

Crestron DIN-8SW8 8-ch 16A switching/relay Crestron CG DMX512 DMX control Crestron DIN-AP3 lighting processor Elsner PO3/3 RS485 weatherstation

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

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// PROJECT

Minimalist Masterpiece // INSTALLER

Andrew Lucas London With both Kanye West and Giorgio Armani on the designer’s satisfied client list, Andrew Lucas London had to achieve an A-list standard. The client asked for a minimalist design, universal and flexible technology on a tight budget. In response, Andrew Lucas installed only wall and free or floor-standing lamps to meet with the overriding minimalist ambition. In contrast, the lighting scheme is intricate to reflect the detailed architecture of the new property. The Lutron system is universally controlled via bespoke keypads and the Savant app, which can be managed from anywhere within the property via an iPad. The ‘all systems off’ function ensures energy efficiency as the whole house or individual rooms can be completely switched off swiftly and effortlessly.

Andrew Lucas London Unit 6, The Edge Business Centre, Humber Road, London, NW2 6EW, UK +44 (0)20 8222 6622 www.andrew-lucas.com

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FINALIST

BEST LIGHTING SCHEME

// PROJECT

Lighting Marvel // INSTALLER

Elytronic Elytronic was fortunate enough to have a brief with no time limitations and a generous budget. The main demand was to have a fully integrated system covering all electronics and audio visual sub systems. Elytronic installed a system to control everything, including the 260 lighting circuits accessible via touchscreens, wall keypads, tablets and mobiles. Intelligent lighting panels have been custom fabricated for the project and the cabling is concealed in a raised floor system, meaning that a clean installation can take place and can be easily routed. Astronomical clock switches ensure that external lighting is turned on at sunset and off for sunrise and there are also over twenty motion/occupancy sensors installed to make sure lights are not on when not in use.

Elytronic Elysee Building, 22 Hytron Street, Nicosia, 1075, Cyprus +357 (0)2227 1919 www.elytronic.net

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BEST LIGHTING SCHEME

// PROJECT

A Lutron lighting control system serves

// PROJECT

The client requested the lighting

// PROJECT

Pro Install AV worked closely with

Hampstead Dream

as the backbone of the property.

Private House DMV

scheme to be based around ‘Life, Love

Linksway

an interior designer to provide a

Andrew Lucas London overlaid the Savant interface to provide the

and Liberty’. Home Systems followed

contemporary lighting design that

the brief and created different lighting

// INSTALLER

highlights certain areas in the property.

Pro Install AV

The lighting is controlled via Lutron

// INSTALLER

client with a smooth, sophisticated

// INSTALLER

schemes to represent these three

Andrew Lucas London

universal control system that can be

Home Systems

words. The schemes incorporate both

HomeWorks and integrated into the

indoor and outdoor lighting, shades

Crestron system. Over 250 lighting

provides the perfect atmosphere for

and curtain positions. The lighting is

circuits were used in the property. All

activities ranging from casual weekend

controlled via a Loxone app and simple

lighting was low voltage LED lights,

breakfasts to evening soirées, while

to use Berker wall panels.

with PIR's in most areas to turn the

operated from an iPad. Lutron lighting

motorised shades offer a convenient,

lighting off automatically.

elegant means of managing natural light and ensuring privacy.

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Andrew Lucas London

Home Systems

Pro Install AV

Unit 6, The Edge Business Centre, Humber Road, London, NW2 6EW, UK

23a Preobrazhenska Street, Kiev, 03110, Ukraine

Chester House, Fulham Green, 81 - 83 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JA, UK

+44 (0)20 8222 6622

+38 (0)044 227 2802

+44 (0)20 7096 0078

www.andrew-lucas.com

www.homesystems.com.ua

www.proinstallav.co.uk


TOTAL LIGHTING CONTROL S

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

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


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A beautifully presented showroom that allows customers to walk in and say – ‘I want this’ The showroom is in a fully renovated stables building of the prestigious Capesthorn Hall and is spread over two levels, featuring a kitchen, dining room, media room, bathroom and office. The first room that visitors enter is the kitchen. Here, Intuitive Homes has installed a Lutron keypad by the door, which features a pre-set ‘start the day’ button. When pressed, the whole showroom lights up with a preconfigured lighting scene and automatically starts a playlist. The dining room features a custom Future

Automation sliding panel system which hides a 50” Panasonic 4K screen within a panelled wall. The room can be controlled from any of the universal controllers on iPhone, iPads or the Crestron TSW touch panels, but there is also a dedicated Crestron HR-150 handheld controller for quick selection and control of audio and video sources. The media room is the centrepiece of the showroom. Intuitive Homes wanted to find a balance between a discreet TV lounge and a fully-fledged home cinema. An 85” 4K Panasonic display was installed in this space, along with Amina speakers around the TV

for the front channels and B&W in-ceiling speakers.

// PROJECT

A cinema demo is available at a single button press from any of the controllers. This will dim the lights and if the demo is being conducted between the hours of sunset and sunrise, close the Lutron curtain track system. The Screen research tab tensioned motorised screen drops from the ceiling in front of the Panasonic display and the Anthem amplifier changes profile to take into account the slightly different audio properties of the centre channel Amina speaker.

// COMPANY

Intuitive Homes Showhome

Intuitive Homes

Intuitive Homes 121 Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3YA, UK +44 (0)161 738 1076 www.intuitivehomes.co.uk

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// PROJECT

Avensys Smart Home // COMPANY

Avensys Ltd The purpose built Avensys Smart Home spreads over two floors and includes a front door with biometric control, reception bar, dining room, kitchen, living room, bathroom, listening room, media room, snug lounge, ‘invisible’ feature wall, 4K Dolby Atmos cinema and an annex containing a second Dolby Atmos cinema and a dedicated golf simulator. The open-plan design of the main area allows for simple demonstrations where customers can experience intelligent lighting control, HVAC, CCTV & security, multi-room audio & video and robust managed Wi-Fi, all controlled by simple user interfaces, including keypads, touch panels, stick remotes and mobile devices. The showroom is open 363 days per year, and also runs CPDs from CEDIA and Amina for architects and designers.

Avensys Ltd Avensys House, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY, UK +44 (0)1293 551585 www.avensys.co.uk

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BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

AWE Apartment // COMPANY

AWE The AWE Apartment was designed with new and existing dealers, their customers and design professionals in mind. The space features a cinema room, show apartment and product showroom. Over the last year, AWE has updated each area of the apartment. Some of these upgrades include Philips Dynalite Antumbra displays, providing the world’s first IP control, a Dolby Atmos media room in the showroom, a DTS:X cinema set-up, the first in the EU, and an Epson laser projector and Draper screen in the cinema room. The cinema room is the highlight of the apartment and allows AWE to show the latest innovations in the industry, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. While the audio is the main attraction, it is supported with a range of top quality products, which all work together to provide the ultimate viewing experience. The show apartment incorporates multi-room audio, video, lighting, security, and window shading.

AWE Alexander House, 3a Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9AP, UK +44 (0)1372 729777 www.awe-europe.com

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// PROJECT

Redefine your Sense of Sound // COMPANY

Sound Sense The Sound Sense showroom spans an area of 120 sq. m and includes 2 demonstration rooms, a reception/ music lounge, an equipment room and a pantry area. It also features a high-end home cinema, a mid-tier home cinema and stereo room and focusses on home automation and security. The showroom exhibits a variety of add-on products that Sound Sense offer, including an array of acoustic panels, treated and engineered wooden flooring panels and leather recliner chairs. In-ceiling speakers feature in the music lounge. The larger of the two demo rooms includes a wall-to-wall and floor-toceiling 184� curved screen with a 2.35.1 ratio from Screen Excellence and a 4K projector from Wolf Cinema SDC12. The experience provides the big screen experience of a movie by reproducing the original recorded sound and picture of any given film.

Sound Sense A-402/403 Solitaire Complex, Beside Divya Bhaskar, S.G. Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 388001, India +91 (0)982 512 4757 www.soundsense.co.in

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“The Premier Manufacturer Of Smart Audio Visual Solutions That Combine Functionality With Quality Engineering & Aesthetic Appeal”

www.futureautomation.co.uk - +44(0)1438 833577


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

A basement was converted into a show area for clients to

// PROJECT

The multi-purpose showroom has been custom designed and

Experience Center / Showroom

experience home automation like they would in their own

Synchronised technology from the palm of your hand

built to provide a solution for clients looking to commission

home. The showroom comprises two parts: a show area and an office space. The show area is divided into a living room, dining

// COMPANY

room, a home cinema, and a show wall. Each of these areas

Anusha Technovision Pvt Ltd

has a design that gives either a contemporary look or an "old

state-of-the-art 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos home cinema that features an impressive fixed Screen Excellence 2.35:1 acoustically transparent screen which conceals an Artcoustic loudspeaker

elegance" theme. The living room features 15 circuits of lighting

// COMPANY

spitfire array. A Sony 4K projector is integrated into the

and includes a 5.1 audio system with a customised soundbar for

Bespoke Home Cinemas

hand crafted coffered ceiling and is suspended on a Future

the TV and an in-wall subwoofer. Two invisible speakers provide background music in the walls.

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Bespoke Home Cinemas services. The showroom includes a

Automation bracket and calibrated for viewers to watch the perfect cinema experience.

Anusha Technovision Pvt Ltd

Bespoke Home Cinemas

K-64, Basement, Jungpura Extn., New Delhi, 110014, India

5 Stainburn Parade, Leeds West Yorkshire , LS17 6NA, UK

+91 (0)11 4564 3992

+44 (0)113 266 0101

www.anushagroup.com

www.bespokehomecinemas.co.uk


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

The 10,000 square foot showroom is not only used to sell

// PROJECT

The idea behind this showroom was to create a complete

The Art of Sound - A Luxury Home Experience Center

products, but also to create awareness of the AV industry.

Riverview

home technology experience that demonstrates how user friendly and convenient home technology is. Challenge Control

There are three main areas to experience different home cinema systems. The main room features JBL Synthesis

// COMPANY

designed a Crestron system that is functional and intuitive.

speakers with a 7.2.2 Dolby Atmos system, while another room

Challenge Control

Crestron remote controllers provide complete control of the

// COMPANY

highlights an invisible sound system with Revel in-wall and

showroom, with a smaller HR series remote providing localised

Cantex Systems Pvt Ltd

in-ceiling speakers. Brands such as Crestron, Harman, and

AV control. At the touch of a button, the whole property

Panasonic feature. The design studio doubles as a conference

transforms into an ambient experience. The showroom is

room where solutions can be discussed and finalised with a

energy conscious, as it benefits from an underground ice store

design team.

that regulates the temperature.

Cantex Systems Pvt Ltd

Challenge Control

First Floor, The Grand Mall, Opp SBI Zonal Office, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380006, India

Unit 24, Leigh Green Industrial Estate, Appledore Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7DE , UK

+91 (0)79 2630 7413

+44 (0)1580 763911

www.cantexsystems.com

www.challenge-control.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

ELKO’s showroom is situated in the Karlín district in Prague.

// PROJECT

Epixx wanted to reach a wide range of audiences with the new

Showroom iNELS Café - differently coffee

It combines smart living with modern gastronomy and

Epixx Showroom

showroom. The aim was to showcase new and innovative ways of including smart home technology. There is Rako lighting

encourages visitors to get a hands-on understanding of smart home technology. The main feature is the demonstration

// COMPANY

control throughout the showroom which is fully automated

wall, which includes a range of control options, including

Epixx

with an RTI control system. Control is available via iPads, in-wall

// COMPANY

a number of glass keypads. Visitors to the showroom can

touch controllers and handheld remotes. The cinema room

ELKO EP

familiarise themselves with the technology by getting hands on

exhibits a speaker package from Robson Acoustics, a UHD

experience in controlling video cameras, electrical appliances,

screen, and Sonance in-ceiling speakers. While the showroom

lighting, heating and AV.

is mainly used as a sales tool, it is also used to hold client meetings and staff training.

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ELKO EP

Epixx

Palackeho 493, Holešov-Všetuly, 769 01, Czech Republic

Special Spaces, Overbeck, Woodland Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2AN

+420 (0)573 514 221

+44 (0)1524 566006

www.elkoep.com

www.epixx.co.uk


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

FDtech created a showroom to present home technology in a

// PROJECT

Gira’s showroom is available to installers to use it as “their

Showroom "Dom Inteligentny"

lifestyle manner, which allows them to educate possible clients

The Gira Experience @ Huelsta, 23-25 Baker Street, London

showroom”. The showroom demonstrates the full range of

about the benefits of investing in a smart home. The space is divided into two rooms: a lounge where customers can learn

// COMPANY

how to control various functions of a smart house, and a space

FDtech

dedicated to highlighting automation capabilities. Control of

designed switches, sockets and electrical accessory options, together with a fully functioning KNX solution with Needo intelligent radiators, Silent Gliss blinds, Insta DALI lighting, door communications, access control and Gira HomeServer.

the showroom is achieved via KNX. Clients can test out differ-

// COMPANY

It features a kitchen, living room, dining room, entertainment

ent scenes such as “cinema,” “party,” and “work.” In addition,

Gira

area, and exterior zones. Industry marketing events are

customers can learn about blinds control, multi-room systems,

regularly hosted at the showroom to raise awareness and

and lighting control.

understanding of smart home technology.

FDtech

Gira

ul. Bolesławiecka 1, 53-614, Wroclaw, 54-130, Poland

Dahlienstrasse, Radevormwald, 42477, Germany

+48 (0)602 415 236

+49 (0)2195 602 123

www.fdtech.pl

www.gira.de

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

Loud and Clear wanted to bring the showroom experience

// PROJECT

The showroom caters to those who want to learn about home

Loud and Clear Concept Center

to their clients. The completed project is the first of its kind

Smart Spaces Concept Store

automation, cinema design and high end audio, but also allows

in the local market. The space has one demonstration room

people who are shopping for a new amp or a pair of headphones to do so. Smart Spaces wanted to provide clients with the

that features a 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos HT system, lighting control, // COMPANY

full HD project with an acoustically transparent screen, and

// COMPANY

space to experience a home automation system first hand. The

Loud and Clear

automation of audio, video, HVAC, and curtains. The showroom

Smart Spaces

showroom is divided into different “pods� where emphasis is

also features an automated Yale lock with a password that

placed on various systems. The Stereo pod includes a high end

allows users to assign individual passwords to other members

stereo system, while the automation pod features a wall fitted

in the house.

with lighting keypads, touchscreens, a TV. The showroom also includes a dedicated Dolby Atmos cinema room.

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Loud and Clear

Smart Spaces

6, Sejal Complex,Bodyline cross Roads, C. G. Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009, Gujarat, India

12 Oxbow Cresent, The Estuaries, Century Boulevard, Century City, Western Cape, 7750, South Africa

+91 (0)79 6522 2555

+27 (0)21 551 0645

www.loudandclear.co.in

www.smartspaces.co.za


Origin Acoustics Director Collection

The Origin Way has never existed before and must be experienced...

Supplying Smart Home Technology to the Professional Installer www.InvisionUK.com | 01359 270280 | sales@invisionuk.com Invision UK is the exclusive distributor for Origin Acoustics in the UK and Ireland | Invision UK Š2016


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BEST TRAINING INITIATIVE


// TRAINING

Luxul Network Training Wired and Wireless // COMPANY

Invision UK

Luxul Network Training is both a theory and practical based course. It is designed for anyone who needs to understand the basic principles of wired and wireless networking and is run by a team of dedicated specialists who are trained to teach installers a range of subjects. The course is available to all professional installers looking to learn or expand their networking knowledge. Through the course, participants will understand the basic principles of a wired and wireless network along with optimisation and networking standards. In the wired network part of the course, students will learn how to select suitable network hardware for the application, how to correctly design the system, what IP addressing is and how to use it, configuring

switches and routers, PoE standards and carrying out basic network debugging. During the wireless network session, the trainer will focus on how to correctly identify the best available Wi-Fi channel to use, how to plan a suitable design for the wireless coverage required, how to test performance on a wireless network and Access Point to

operate on a controller. To ensure that students get the most out of the course, attendees are set exercises that relate to the set-up of the products to ensure they understand the theory. They are given a free Luxul XAP-310 to work with and take home to put the theory into practise once the course is over.

Invision UK Alexander House, Unit 3 Hillside Business Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7EA, UK +44 (0)1359 270280 www.invisionUK.com

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// TRAINING

Meridian Audio Training // COMPANY

Meridian Meridian’s two-channel and multichannel training courses aim to give installers the skills and knowledge to sell, design and set up high performance audio systems for home cinema and listening room applications. This includes taking into account how the room itself can affect an audio system, the ecosystem through which the audio must travel, the different signals and formats that can be used and the technology available to make up a two channel or multi-channel system. For the multi-channel masterclass, attendees learn the principles of speaker positioning to ensure optimum performance from the technology, and how to ensure that a multi-channel audio system complies with the requirements of CEDIA, Dolby, THX and other standards. At the end of the two courses, attendees are leave with the crucial ability of being able to design and install either two-channel or multichannel audio systems.

Meridian Latham Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6YE, UK +44 (0)1480 445678 www.meridian-audio.com

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FINALIST

BEST TRAINING INITIATIVE

// TRAINING

HowToAV.tv Online Training Channel // COMPANY

CIE-Group HowToAV.tv is a free online resource aimed at extending education and knowledge in AV technology and integration to the widest possible audience. A completely free to use channel, HowToAV.tv features short, informative and unbiased videos which offer users instant access to solutions to common technical issues, installation advice, and technology tutorials. The channel is interactive and AV professionals can submit a training theme request or query via a comment or direct message, and the channel will always provide a response. HowToAV.tv includes videos highlighting everyday challenges for the AV Professional, such as “Connecting Apple TV to an Analogue Amplifier” as well as tackling bigger training themes such as “Understanding HDCP 2.2 for 4K UHD”. To date, the channel has had 70,000 video views, and boasts well over 140,000 minutes of footage watched.

CIE-Group 3 Widdowson Close, Blenheim Ind. Est. Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 8WB, UK +44 (0)115 977 0075 www.cie-group.com

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// TRAINING

Gira Training Academy // COMPANY

Gira The Gira Training Academy combines online and face-to-face training sessions. These courses are aimed at installers, commissioning engineers, and system specifiers. The online training academy contains learning modules that can be completed by the participant as and when they have time. There are progress bars against each of the topics covered and for all elements of the course content. The participant will receive a certificate when they have completed a learning module. They can revisit the course content as well as downloadable presentations to pick out specific information at a later date, if they wish. The face-to-face training sessions focus on KNX, eNet and HomeServer. The KNX session is covered over two days and focusses on switching, dimming, blinds and curtains, heating and cooling, scenes, DALI Gateway, Logic Model and G1.

Gira Dahlienstrasse, Radevormwald, 42477, Germany +49 (0)2195 602 123 www.gira.de

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FINALIST

BEST TRAINING INITIATIVE

// TRAINING

LILIN IP Surveillance For Custom Installation // COMPANY

Invision UK The LILIN IP Surveillance For Custom Installation course will equip attendees with the knowledge to design, install and maintain an IP surveillance system and integrate it with a control system. It is aimed at both the novice with little experience in HD IP security solutions and the expert who wishes to top up their knowledge in the latest security developments within the industry. The one-day course covers LILIN camera and NVR overview, field of view and len choices, resolution and pixel density, recording, NVR and the decoder, network topology and PoE, remote access and the app and control system integration. Students will be set the objective of being able to discover LILIN products on the network using software call IP Scan. Once found on the network they need to login to the camera and set it up.

Invision UK Alexander House, Unit 3 Hillside Business Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7EA, UK +44 (0)1359 270280 www.invisionUK.com

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OTHER ENTRANTS

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// TRAINING

The AWE Lighting Control System Programming with Philips

// TRAINING

Crestron Masters training is a blend of product, programming

Lighting Control System Programming with Philips Dynalite

Dynalite course will take the installer or programmer through

Masters Training

and technology training. It covers product explanations and hands-on demonstrations for product ranges, such as

the commissioning process using Philips Dynalite's improved software tool. Over two days, students will learn how to

// COMPANY

DigitalMedia, Crestron Fusion and Pyng, along with a variety of

configure each feature of the Dynalite system and to tailor

Crestron

programming situations and needs. Among the technologies

each programmable asset to suit a customer's given requests.

Crestron employs in this class is streaming. Crestron uses the

// COMPANY

Suitable for individuals with existing lighting control experience,

session to train programmers on new platforms, and multiple

AWE

as well as those with the desire to develop a valuable new

modules to show how to support, program, design and specify

revenue stream within their business, the course can be tailored

the various systems involved. It is a highly technical and

to suit delegates of all background and skill sets.

practical course.

AWE

Crestron

Alexander House, 3a Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9AP, UK

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

+44 (0)1372 729777

+44 (0)845 873 8787

www.awe-europe.com

www.crestron.eu


OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST TRAINING INITIATIVE

// TRAINING

The two-day ELAN Certification training course is open to

// TRAINING

The Ivory Egg KNX Basic Certification Course is a detailed and

Elan Certfication Training

anyone in the home technology industry who wishes to get

Ivory Egg KNX Training

intensive week-long training session that is designed to give

an introduction to the ELAN Home Automation System and

students the core skills and confidence they need to install KNX projects. By the end of the course the students need to show

associated products. The course covers current hardware from // COMPANY

both the ELAN and Niles product ranges and explains how

// COMPANY

they can install and troubleshoot KNX in a simulated scenario

Indigo Distribution

they configure and integrate with each other seamlessly. By

Ivory Egg

within a 1.5 hours examination following a list of tasks. These

providing the students with a firm grounding in the available

include switching and dimming of lights, lowering and retracting

hardware, they will be better equipped when carrying out

blinds, central commands, correct labelling and layouts in the

system designs and will be able to supply a system that

software, printing documents for the customer, record bus traffic

accurately reflects their client’s requirements.

and check the correct operation of programmed devices.

Indigo Distribution

Ivory Egg

79 Dunlop Commercial Park, Balloo Link, Bangor, Co. Down, BT19 7HJ, UK

Unit 12 Broadbridge Business Centre, Delling Lane, Bosham, West Sussex, PO18 8NF, UK

+44 (0)28 9145 5565

+44 (0)1243 572700

www.indigodistribution.co.uk

www.ivoryegg.co.uk

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST TRAINING INITIATIVE

// TRAINING

The Loxone Smart Home training course covers how to wire

// TRAINING

The one-day Networking and Wi-Fi for AV systems course

Smart Home Training

and configure a smart home, provides detailed product

Networking & Wi-Fi for AV Systems

provides an introduction to Ethernet wired networks and Wi-Fi

knowledge and explains how to hand over the smart home

// COMPANY

Rather than overwhelming attendees and trying to cover every

// COMPANY

systems, and the design and set-up considerations needed

Loxone

potential aspect, the course primarily focusses on the three

RGB Communications Ltd

to make installations more effective. Students will develop a

key areas of lighting, heating and security. The five-day course is broken down into manageable chapters. At the end of each

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wireless networks. It is aimed at technical installers who want to learn more about networks for AV and Internet of Things

to the customer while offering continued support as needed.

better understanding of basic network technology terms and will be better able to understand AV and network integration

section, a configuration or practical task is set to encourage

issues. Students complete the course by answering a 40

students to reflect on what they have just learned.

question multiple choice quiz.

Loxone

RGB Communications Ltd

7 Theale Lakes, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4GB, UK

2 Lowesden Business Park, Lambourn Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7RY, UK

+44 (0)118 313 0140

+44 (0)1488 73366

www.loxone.com

www.rgbcomms.co.uk


UK leading specialist distributors of state of the art, high quality, discrete AV solutions. From mirror TV systems and HD distribution, to iPad docks and hidden speakers. Your next big idea is just around the corner.

0113 285 8280 www.unicamgroup.com


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BEST CUSTOM SOLUTION


// PROJECT

The Man Cave // INSTALLER

Intuitive Homes

Whilst the space is impressive, the automation is where the wow factor really comes into play Intuitive Homes was tasked with transforming an open plan concrete car park into a one of a kind ‘man cave’ where the client could escape from the outside world, store his wine collection, entertain his friends and display his supercars. This included a rotating turntable that not only displays the cars, but makes reversing in or out of the garage a thing of the past. The installer worked with an industrial controls company to create an automated rotating turntable as a centrepiece, encasing the car within curved glass and leather. Over 15 sensors were installed in this area, which provided Intuitive Homes with the information they required to include some clever features. The magnetic flux vehicle detection sensors that were fitted in the driveway and underneath the cars were calibrated to the client’s cars. This allows the automation system to recognise that the client is home and start up a pre-defined playlist of background music.

If the man cave is not in use and the system detects someone coming down the stairs from the main house, then a playlist starts up, the lights set to the optimum levels and the car begins rotating. The whole basement shuts down once the room is empty. Intuitive Homes installed 16 circuits of standard dimmable LED’s and used DMX controlled LED strips. The installer programmed the system to give red or green lighting depending on whether the turntable is safe to walk on or not. A custom user Intuitive Homes interface was developed for the Crestron touch 121 Palatine Road, Didsbury, panels to provide an ‘iron Manchester, M20 3YA, UK man’ feel. +44 (0)161 738 1076

www.intuitivehomes.co.uk

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// PROJECT

MY Quantum Blue: Sun Deck Cinema // INSTALLER

MESL MESL was challenged to design, supply and commission the highest quality outdoor cinema for use on the aft deck of a superyacht. MESL selected a Runco LS-12HBd 3-chip DLP projector and housed it in a projector cabinet in the same style as the coffee table, to make it appear part of the furniture. To maintain the clean design, MESL avoided the use of speaker stands for the surround and back speakers and commissioned custom supports which attached to mounting point on the speakers. The challenge was to provide a screen frame to tension the 3.5m Screen Research perforated screen material. Being on a yacht, the installer also had to consider the implications of wind. MESL designed an extremely strong, stainless steel box section frame with a screw jack arrangement at the top of the stanchions so that the complete frame could be tensioned.

MESL LSC House, Murray Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 3QY, UK +44 (0)1689 896096 www.mesl.co.uk

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BEST CUSTOM SOLUTION

// PROJECT

Church Path Cottage (Out in the 4G sticks) // INSTALLER

Connected Connected was contracted to overhaul a system that mostly worked, but had been poorly implemented. This required the installer to rethink, reprogram and rescue the existing multi-room AV systems and improve the broadband performance. Connected installed a new rack that could be fixed down safely to a cabinet. With a large amount of equipment in place, and the risk of it overheating, Connected moved various systems around, in and out of the rack. A new control system was put in place, as well as fresh data cabling. The installer used 4G mobile broadband in conjunction with the existing ADSL, which was the best performing solution given the location and lack of alternatives. The internet speed was improved from below 2Mbps to approximately 20Mbps.

Connected Owen Maddock, 94 Melbourne Road, Bristol, BS7 8LD, UK +44 (0)117 214 0115 www.connected.works

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// PROJECT

Entry Panel Artistry // INSTALLER

Perfect Integration With the developer of the building commissioning two decorative panels that replicate the view of waves in the ocean on either side of the main entrance, Perfect Integration was challenged with where to mount the video entry panel. The installer came up with the idea to not just mount the entry panel into the casting, but turn the casting into the entry panel. Perfect Integration worked with Future Automation to laser holes into the panel for the buttons, speaker, mic, camera and fob reader. With mounting points welded in place and the buttons engraved, the team worked on the system hardware post-installation. The end result is an entry panel that seamlessly integrates into a decorative panel.

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

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OTHER ENTRANTS

BEST CUSTOM SOLUTION

// PROJECT

The client wanted an outdoor TV that was discreet and only

// PROJECT

The brief was to integrate all multimedia and engineering

Atlantis View Display

on show when in use. To achieve this, Archimedia specified

Apartment G9

solutions in the apartment. Home Systems installed a solution that control all subsystems for lighting control, electric shades,

an Inca TV lift and installed a housing made out of 6mm treated galvanised steel to ensure the mechanism and TV

// INSTALLER

complex climate control, home cinema, multi-room AV, video

// INSTALLER

would remain protected. A challenge was still allowing the lift

Home Systems

door phone, security video recording, fire and security alarm

Archimedia

to be removable for when maintenance would be required.

and an alarm. The complete integration has significantly

Archimedia built a box around the lift housing to allow for this.

improved the owners’ lifestyle and ensured easy control of the home technology equipment.

Archimedia

Home Systems

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reduce the risk of flooding in his 17th

systems and TVs. This resulted in both

tial power circuits run through relays which minimise parasitic load. The

units being placed opposite each other in the joinery. However, with the

// INSTALLER

wet underfloor heating and comfort

maintenance contract for Comfort

Sagar Smart Homes

cooling were integrated so that there

century home. The Solent Electronic Home Ltd arrange for an engineering company to install a hydraulic system. There are eight switches to lower

were no problems between the two.

// INSTALLER

and raise the four gates on site.

serviced every 6 months, this meant

The curtains, blinds, and shutters were

Loxone provided internet connectivity

the TVs would need to be removed.

integrated to prevent solar gain on the

The solution was a three-point bracket

glass facades. A custom monitoring

The Solent Electronic Home Ltd

to allow the TV to move while the

solution monitors individual units and

adjustments were made to the user

VRVs are being serviced.

sends alerts if the unit starts to work

configuration The program’s interface

outside normal conditions.

can be accessed from an app.

// INSTALLER

Cooling stipulating that the units be

Perfect Integration

and automation. The program was extensively tested and some

Perfect Integration

Sagar Smart Homes

The Solent Electronic Home Ltd

5 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 9YQ, UK

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Trafalgar House, 223 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4PY, UK

+44 (0)20 3763 4610

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+44 (0)800 781 3909

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One of the main benefits of the Director Collection is its incredible dispersion, an essential feature for Dolby Atmos

// COMPANY

Invision UK

Improving the way you experience sound has been the focus of the Origin team for over three decades. The Director Collection lends itself to multi-room audio as well as home cinema. Every single element of the Origin speaker is carefully chosen with one goal in mind, to create the most awe inspiring sonic impression possible. The Director Collection is filled with these innovations, from the patented tweeter design to the ZipClip tool-less mounting system, from the unique woofer surround to the pivoting mid/tweeter

assembly, these speakers sound better because they are better. Origin’s ZipClip tool-less mounting system is one of the many features on the Director Collection. Once the mounting hole is cut a mounting ring is inserted and squeezed into place. The speaker assembly is then inserted into the mounting ring and locked into place with a simple clockwise twist. The system simplifies the mounting process and increases installation efficiency, which will help reduce time spent on installation.

Invision UK Alexander House, Unit 3 Hillside Business Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7EA, UK +44 (0)1359 270280 www.invisionUK.com

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// PRODUCT

HEOS Drive is a powerful four-zone, eight-channel multi-

// PRODUCT

Domotz Pro is an infrastructure that enables installers

Denon HEOS Drive

room amplifier all within a single 2U tall, rack mountable

Domotz Pro

to provide remote monitoring and tech support services to their customers. The system includes a user interface

chassis, with 70 Watts of Class D amplification per // COMPANY

output. The functionality of this amplifier is similar to the

// COMPANY

(Android and iPhone apps/web apps) and a software

AWE

HEOS Amp, but higher quality, four zones and increased

Domotz

agent. There are two ways to run the agent, either on

AWE

existing hardware (NAS/Raspberry Pi) or a Domotz

units for up to 32 zones.

proprietary hardware box.

HEOS Drive is a professional product designed by custom

Via the Domotz system, installers can ensure optimal

install experts and built for custom installers, meaning

performance for residential installations. This product is the

that the system is built to meet the advanced needs and

first digital tech support system that has a comprehensive

demands placed on installers. It has access to streaming music services, including Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, TuneIn,

Domotz

3a Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9AP, UK

and more. A consumer friendly app is provided free of

+44 (0)1375 729777

also fully controllable over IP with Crestron, Control 4, URC

+44 (0)20 3598 4003

and RTI modules.

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flexibility. For larger installs, installers can utilise up to 8

charge with HEOS Drive. The app includes in-depth multizone functionality and is easy to navigate. HEOS Drive is

Unit 28, 242 Acklam Road, London, W10 5JJ, UK

set of remote monitoring and remote access features. It includes a pricing model that enables installers to install it on more customer networks and therefore access more recurring revenues. The system is fully digital including a mobile centric and user friendly GUI.


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// PRODUCT

Syncbox is the world’s only covered and recessed power

// PRODUCT

The EH-LS10000 is Epson’s first laser light source

Syncbox

and TV Point, designed specifically for wall mounted flat

Epson EH-LS10000

home cinema projector that features 4K enhancement technology. It is perfect for customers who want to

screen televisions. Syncbox is a fantastic solution for any // COMPANY

smart home installation involving multiple cables, outlet

// COMPANY

create a high quality cinema set-up. The EH-LS10000

DSN Innovate

requirements and power supply challenges, as it provides a

Epson

offers the blackest blacks and bright, true to life colours,

DSN innovate Maidstone Enterprise Centre, 2nd Floor Maidstone House, Kings Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6AW, UK +44 (0)1622 688551 www.sync-box.com

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power outlet for multiple systems in one neat unit. Not only

so customers can experience amazing picture quality.

is the Syncbox customisable to suit a range of hardware

Epson’s revolutionary 4K enhancement technology uses an

specifics, but it is also possible to recess power with HDMI,

upscaling chipset and pixel shift for twice the vertical and

Cat5/Cat6, Coax, Brush Plates, F type and more.

horizontal resolution.

Designed around the standard 100mm x 50mm Euro Module

These technologies enable the projector to digitally upscale

system, the recessed box ensures that screens can sit flush against the wall. The design incorporates a unique flat blanking plate, which is both modern and stylish, therefore not disrupting the aesthetics of the room, if the screen is removed from the mount.

Epson

Full HD 1080p content and also accept native 4K sources, to improve the texture and resolution of films. Epson’s new

Westside, London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9TD, UK

3LCD Reflective technology delivers a high aperture for

+44 (0)1442 261144

contrast ratio produces unprecedented black levels with

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smooth images and high-speed motion response for crisp pictures in fast motion scenes. While the Absolute Black zero lumens during Absolute Black scenes.


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// PRODUCT

Meridian’s DSP320 in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers

// PRODUCT

Combining the convenience of a universal remote with

Meridian Audio DSP320

deliver peerless audio performance while saving significant

Savant PRO Remote

the power of home automation, the Savant PRO Remote

time, cost and space for installers working on marine

enables control of almost all entertainment devices,

or residential projects. What really sets the DSP320

// COMPANY

lighting and climate. Its sophisticated design includes a

// COMPANY

apart from the crowd is that it is a DSP Digital Active

RGB Communications

high-resolution touchscreen that lets homeowners switch

Meridian Audio

loudspeaker. This means that the loudspeaker housing

easily between Sky, Apple TV, Sonos, gaming consoles,

contains all the electronics necessary to make music, aside

and more. Personalised profiles give each family member

from the source, eliminating the need for amplification

their own individual remote, meaning that everyone's

equipment on the rack. This drastically reduces the time

favourite channels and scenes are just a tap away.

required to install the equipment, the complexity of the wiring, and space and thermal management of the rack.

Meridian Audio

With the amplification equipment integrated, all that’s

Latham Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6YE, UK

required is a Meridian Speakerlink cable or equivalent

+44 (0)1480 445678

quality. It is a genuine “plug and play” solution.

www.meridian-audio.com

CAT5e cable to connect the speaker to the media source or audio core, enabling long cabling runs with no loss of

RGB Communications

The PRO Remote features voice control, so homeowners

2 Lowesden Business Park, Lambourn Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7RY, UK

Network" to change the channel or "Xbox" to play a game,

+44 (0)1488 73366

can use natural language to say phrases such as "Food and at the end of the day when it's time to turn everything off, homeowners can press the microphone button and wish themselves a "Goodnight", which will seamlessly turn off all active devices.

www.rgbcomms.co.uk

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BEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT

// PRODUCT

The SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 speakers

// PRODUCT

The Tailored Collection makes bespoke

// PRODUCT

FIBARO SWIPE is designed to connect

SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2

incorporate an ARC Tweeter Array. The

The Tailored Collection

screens simple, meaning the most

FIBARO SWIPE

and integrate different subsystems in

5" speaker has 3 tweeters and the 7"

common size bespoke orders can

the house to one eco-system. SWIPE is equipped with the most precise 3D

be purchased ‘off the shelf’. Fully

and 8" speakers have 4 tweeters. The // COMPANY

AIM Series 2 ARC Tweeter Line Array

// COMPANY

waterproof to IP 65 with forward

// COMPANY

motion detecting sensor of its kind,

Aldous Systems

works in such a way that the cone is

Aquavision

projecting heated screens to prevent

FIBARO

which ensures flawless recognition

flattened in one dimension, producing

misting up, this range is essential to

of the performed gestures. The

more of a "Blade" of audio rather than

the time-starved installer, who would

intelligent SWIPE detects not only

a cone. This is very useful in surround

otherwise spend hours piecing together

simple moves, but combinations of

sound applications for home cinema

the requirements and submitting for

movements as well. The high resolution

installations. SpeakerCraft AIM Series

quotation and lead time. It has been

sensor interprets the most complex

2 speakers allow the entire woofer to

designed around existing products that

commands. SWIPE easily integrates to

angle in a ball joint to point the audio at

are familiar to the installer to maintain

the décor of any room, as its uniquely

the listening position.

simple installation.

designed photo frame is aesthetically pleasing.

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Aldous Systems

Aquavision

FIBARO

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Lotnicza 1, Poznan, 60-421, Poland

+44 (0)1296 719582

+44 (0)1442 872665

+48 (0)61 880 1000

www.aldoussystems.co.uk

www.aquavision.tv

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// PRODUCT

From lighting and blind control and

// PRODUCT

The HDL Enviro Panel has an

// PRODUCT

The Luxul XWS-1310 Wireless

Gira G1 - The Multi-talent for Building Technology

setting the room temperature to

Full Colour Touchscreen

attractive design, can be flush

Luxul XWS-1310 Wireless Controller Kit

Controller kit has been specifically

online weather forecast, the new

mounted, and can control everything in the property from lighting

Gira G1 is the all-in-one intelligent

designed for custom installation, offering a simple, reliable and cost effective solution for multi-access

user interface for KNX building

// COMPANY

to shading, underfloor heating,

technology. All the functions can be

HDL UK

air-conditioning and music. By

// COMPANY

point wireless network distribution.

Invision UK

The XWS-1310 provides time-saving

// COMPANY

conveniently operated by swiping

offering the ability to control a

Gira

or touching the brilliant multi-touch

large number of subsystems from

multi-access point wireless network

display. In combination with the Gira

one panel, it reduces the number

set-up, while solving client roaming

DCS IP gateway, the Gira G1 can also

of devices typically required. There

issues using Luxul’s exclusive Roam

be used as a home station for door

are gateways available for third-

Assist™ technology. With seamless

communication.

party systems, such as Demopad,

roaming, installation simplicity and

Control4, Coolmaster and Crestron.

sensible pricing, the XWS-1310 meets the needs of the installer.

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Gira

HDL UK

Invision UK

Dahlienstrasse, Radevormwald, 42477, Germany

Boston House, 69-75 Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9JJ, UK

Alexander House, Unit 3 Hillside Business Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7EA, UK

+48 (0)60 2432 137

+44 (0)333 014 3050

+44 (0)1359 270280

www.gira.de

www.hdl-uk.co.uk

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// PRODUCT

// PRODUCT

Universal Tabletop iPad Docking Station

Just Add Power 3G Ultra HD over IP

// COMPANY

// COMPANY

iRoom GmbH

Just Add Power

iTop stores and charges iPads

Just Add Power’s 3G Ultra

with the Lightning connector.

HD over IP platform is an IP-

It provides six Quick Keys on its

based HDMI matrix solution

glass faceplate that are assigned

that overcomes a problem

IP control commands for user

that the emergence of 4K has

access to AV and electronic or electrical devices through the home IP network. It integrates with third-party control systems, including Crestron, AMX, Savant, Control4, RTI and Key Digital.

caused. This is how to deliver

iRoom GmbH

a combination of the newest

Paracelsusstrasse 4, Oberndorf, 5110, Austria +43 6272 206 28

www.ipad-dock.at

4K entertainment devices with HDCP 2.2 protection, as well as earlier Full HD set top boxes, with a mix of 4K and 1080p TVs.

// PRODUCT

// PRODUCT

Miniserver Go

Connect Bridge

// COMPANY

// COMPANY

Loxone

Lutron Electronics

The Loxone Miniserver Go

The Connect Bridge enables

provides a convenient and

secure and simple remote

stress free retrofit solution. The

connection to the homeowner’s

compact box can be placed

lighting, shading and temperature

anywhere around the home, and

control system, providing

means that properties which

convenient adjustment from

don’t allow for cables to be pulled and walls to be chased, can still be transformed into a smart home. The Miniserver Go offers the same benefits as a professionally wired system.

Just Add Power Unit 23 Link Business Centre, Link Way, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1UQ , UK +44 (0)1684 576348

www.hdconnectivity.com

inside or outside the home.

Loxone

It features integration with a

7 Theale Lakes, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4GB, UK +44 (0)118 313 0140

www.loxone.com

growing list of other Internet of Things devices, along with the use of smart-device features such as geo-fencing and widgets.

Lutron Electronics Name

6 Sovereign Close, London, E1W 3JF, UK +44 (0)20 7702 0657

www.lutron.com/europe

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// PRODUCT

// PRODUCT

Kaleidescape Alto

Kaleidescape Strato UHD Movie Player

// COMPANY

Pulse Cinemas

// COMPANY

Pulse Cinemas Available with and without storage, the Alto provides an entry level to the Kaleidescape experience. The Alto with no storage is a Blu-ray player that incorporates Kaleidescape's user interface. The benefit of the Alto with storage is that it gives the user access the Kaleidescape store where endusers can download pristine bit for bit versions of their favourite movies.

Pulse Cinemas Unit 4, M11 Business Link, Parsonage Farm, Forest Hall Road, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8GF, UK +44 (0)1279 647039

www.pulsecinemas.com

The Kaleidescape Strato is the world's first and only 4K Ultra HD HDR movie player. Strato plays movies in true 4K Ultra HD at up to 60 frames per second, without start up delays, buffering messages, or quality drops. Strato supports lossless multichannel audio, including Dolby Atmos, and bit-stream pass-through of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

// PRODUCT

// PRODUCT

Docsis Access Hub

Invisible mount for iPad

Pulse Cinemas Unit 4, M11 Business Link, Parsonage Farm, Forest Hall Road, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8GF, UK +44 (0)1279 647039

www.pulsecinemas.com

// COMPANY

Teleste

// COMPANY

Wall-Smart Ltd The DOCSIS Access Hub (DAH) uses DOCSIS technology to deliver high-speed internet, IPTV, telephony, and individual Wi-Fi hotspots to every room in the building that has a TV aerial cable installed. It enables custom installers to utilise the existing cabling in order to provide IP product and solutions to the customer without any barriers and using only the coax cable.

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Teleste Unit A Chiltern Commerce Centre, Asheridge Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 2PY, UK +44 (0)1494 794770

www.teleste.com

The invisible mount for iPad provides a tool to implement technology, yet meet the aesthetic needs and demands of architects, interior designers and homeowners. The iPad is flush mounted with no bezel. After the installation, the mount is simply painted along with the wall to truly provide a seamless, smooth and flush appearance.

Wall-Smart Ltd Name

30 Alexander Yanai, Petach-Tikva, 4927730, Israel +972 (0)3 913 1440

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// COMPANY

Invision UK

Invision UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing trade-only distributors of integrated AV solutions for residential and marine applications. Its trade customers are on the front lines of the digital convergence trend, selling and installing everything from entertainment systems to lighting.

PRODUCT OFFERING The distributor supplies an exceptional portfolio of innovative and award-winning products from a number of world-class manufacturers. The portfolio includes products from Aquavision, Origin Acoustics, RTI and Wyrestorm.

Based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Invision UK sell to approved installers and independent retailers.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT Invision UK also provides in-depth product knowledge, installation advice, system design and technical support to its customers. Staff members are trained to a high level to enable them to help installers specify the correct product for each install.

TRAINING ACADEMY Training is enormously important and hugely valued at Invision UK. Getting its customers trained to the highest standard is one of its top priorities. Invision UK has a dedicated team of specialists to train installers on a range of subjects utilising the market leading products. Invision UK’s courses are practitioner-led, theory and practical based. Learning the theoretical side of the products available is one thing, but making them work to their full potential is another.

INVISION EXPRESS Invision Express is an online hub that allows installers to find product information, real-time stock levels and pricing details. Installers can place orders online 24/7, track the progress of their order, see the latest product offers, download spec sheets and watch installation videos.

Invision UK Alexander House, Unit 3 Hillside Business Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7EA, UK +44 (0)1359 270280 www.invisionUK.com

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