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Welcome to HiddenWires – the online trade magazine for custom installed home automation and home entertainment in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. For a monthly digest of the news and articles, subscribe to our e-newsletter – you can see the current issue here. You can also follow our RSS feed and social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest) for regular news and resources updates. And you can start discussions with other professionals by joining the HiddenWires LinkedIn group.

FEATURE ARTICLES: CONNECTIVITYlink

Sponsor: Habitech
Fibre optic cable has many advantages over copper. Product Article: Connecting the Home – the age of fibre has arrived (04/11/2014) - By Jonathan Pengilley, Habitech. To look at residential networks installed over the last decade, you would not believe that super-efficient fibre technology has been around longer than UTP copper. Traditionally, integrators have viewed fibre as a costly alternative to CAT … [READ MORE]


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Sponsor: CIE-Group
CIE Group Management Team CIE-Group Marks 50th Anniversary Year (31/10/2014) - In 2014, leading UK audio visual and electronics distributor CIE-Group is celebrating 50 years in business – and what a half-century it has been. This significant milestone is also an opportunity to look forward to new business goals and aspirations … [READ MORE]


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HDBaseT Dos & Donts and Best Practices White Paper HDBaseT Do’s & Don’ts and Best Practices White Paper (31/10/2014) - By Max Kopsho, CTS-D, CTS-I, PMP, CCENT, CCNA +Security, CQT, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt This whitepaper is broken down into three more realistic categories for the technologist to communicate the HDBaseT Do’s and Don’ts; DO, DON’T and BEST PRACTICES: … [READ MORE]


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Sponsor: CEDIA