It is with great sadness that we report the death of an industry giant, Crestron’s Chairman and Founder, George Feldstein. George made a great impact on this industry and will be sorely missed.
The CEDIA Tech Forum and AGM takes place at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London later this month and offers a line-up of intensive CEDIA training sessions, manufacturer presentations, a keynote by Maria Ingold, CEO of a global tech consultancy, Mireality, and the CEDIA AGM. The Tech Forum and keynote are open to all and you can register online to attend.
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-Stella Plumbridge, Publisher
Our feature this month focuses on connectivity, and is sponsored by Habitech, whose Jonathan Pengilley takes us through the reasons for embracing fibre to and around the home. Next, Peter Aylett gives some valuable tips on keeping remote access secure for your customers, and this is followed by some great practical advice on tools for connecting cables by Simon Buddle.
Our regular columns start with a case study by Pammi Mudhar of M-Solutions on using the Carlo Gavazzi smart home system for hotels. Next, our US correspondent, Michael Heiss, shares what he has learnt from the recent SMPTE and HPA events in the US, and how decisions made in the broadcast and film world can have an effect on ours. Finally, Chris Pinder and Daniel Adams of HDanywhere explain why installers should no longer be afraid of CEC, and instead take advantage of its capabilities. I encourage you to comment, as ever, at the end of our articles if you would like to continue any of the discussions, or start your own in our LinkedIn group. Enjoy!
-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor