CEDIA EXPO 2014 opens its doors this week in Denver. Our spotlight on EXPO 2014 page can be found here, and we have a stack of embargoed and last-minute announcements to add, so make sure you bookmark this page.
Staying with CEDIA, CEDIA Region 1 is undertaking its annual industry research project on the residential custom installation market in the UK and as part of the CI industry, you are invited to take part by completing this survey online. The results will be collated and used to help assess the size and scope of the sector, highlighting potential areas of growth and opportunities for all in the industry. If you need an added incentive, those taking part have a chance to win a 55-inch 4K TV, a Playstation 4 or a VIP trip to ISE 2015!
HiddenWires is pleased to continue be a media partner for the ISE Smart Building Conferences. The London event will take place at the QEII Conference Centre on 7th October 2014 and will repeat its successful twin-track formula of split residential and commercial tracks. Early bird discounts are available for those booking by 15th September.
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Our feature this month focuses on AV Distribution, and is sponsored by NuVo Technologies, whose Desiree Webster gives an overview of the NuVo Player Portfolio for whole-home audio. Next, Peter Aylett gives some excellent advice on providing AV distribution cable infrastructure that will cope with emerging media including Internet-delivered content. Simon Buddle then makes the case for the in-wall controller and gives practical examples and tips on how to keep things simple for the user.
Our regular columns start with a case study with a difference, by Alistair Ingram of ClearSphere, in which he reflects on how a Crestron installation he did recently compares with one he did six years ago for the same client - a fascinating account of how our industry has changed in a relatively short space of time.
Having just returned from China, our roving US correspondent, Michael Heiss, reveals how China is making a success of selling 4K, and gives some excellent advice on how the rest of the world can follow suit. And finally, we have an overview by Holger Knöpke of Deutsche Telekom, of the QIVICON multi-vendor smart home platform that promises consumers greater choice at an affordable price point. Enjoy!
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