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YasminHashmi 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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YasminHashmiOur 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

Habitech shows Sonance, Wall-Smart and Trufig brands at Decorex (stand C70) to inspire the interior design world with flawless integration of technology and décor.

CORE Brands combines the product innovation and marketing strengths of eleven iconic audio, power management and control brands, including ATON, BlueBOLT, ELAN, Furman, Korus, Niles, Panamax, Proficient, SpeakerCraft, Sunfire and Xantech.

Crestron brings 4K confidence to integrators and end users with its new certification programme to help facilitate the smooth transition to 4K UHD. For more information click here.

CYP delivers connectivity solutions that enhance the capability of AV products in any installation environment. Dedication and focus has made CYP a market leader for AV installers throughout Europe.


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CEDIA EXPO 2014 Sneak Peek – Part 2

The Rise in Connected Living and What It Means for ICT

IEEE-SA Industry Connections – Convergence of Smart Home and Building Architectures

CEDIA Home Technology Client Questionnaire

Recommended Wiring Guidelines by CEDIA

HTI+ Home Technology Integration and CEDIA Installer I All-in-One Exam Guide


CEDIA Expo 2014
10-13 September 2014
Denver, USA

Connect with CEDIA London
24 September 2014
London, UK

Smart Building Conference – London
7 October 2014
London, UK

InfoComm MEA 2014
13-16 October 2014
Dubai, UAE

ISE 2015
10-12 February 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Smart Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewables
11-13 March 2015
Sofia, Bulgaria


Sponsor: NuVo Technologies

An innovator in the engineering, manufacture and distribution of multi-room digital audio distribution systems.

Product Article: The NuVo Player Portfolio for IP-based Wired and Wireless High-Quality Multiroom Audio (08/09/2014) - By Desiree Webster, Legrand NuVo Technologies is an award-winning innovator in the engineering, manufacture and distribution of whole-home audio systems, and believes that the music-enabled home is something that all consumers can achieve and enjoy. In 2012, NuVo was acquired …


Best Practice: A/V Distribution Infrastructure (08/09/2014)

Technology: The In-Wall Keypad Still Has its Place (08/09/2014)


Case Study: Crestron Family Home Installation in Surrey, UK (08/09/2014)

Letter from America: UHD/4K in China Will Drive the Market Worldwide (08/09/2014)


Technology: The QIVICON Wireless Multi-Vendor Smart Home Platform (08/09/2014)


Sponsor: Deutsche Telekom

International telecoms company Deutsche Telekom aims to advance the topic of smart homes with its QIVICON open platform.

Deutsche Telekom Announces New Partners and Solutions for its QIVICON Smart Home Open Platform (01/09/2014) - Vattenfall and Kärcher are new QIVICON partners New functions for Telekom’s Smart Home app AV-Test confirms that QIVICON provides effective protection Cleaning technology provider Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG and power utility group Vattenfall are new QIVICON partners. The …

AWE Unveils New Smart Home Academy Website (05/09/2014)

CYP Announces New Training Academy Dates for its Multi-room HDMI Distribution and HDBaseT System Design Course (04/09/2014)


WyreStorm Shows Total AV Solutions Spanning Video, Audio and Control at CEDIA EXPO 2014 (04/09/2014)

Crestron Ships TSCW-730 Touch Screen Control System Offering Complete ‘Control in the Wall’ (04/09/2014)

Habitech Shows Intelligent Design Products by Sonance, Wall-Smart and Trufig at Decorex 2014 (04/09/2014)

Smart Building Conference London Offers Early-Bird Discount Until 15 September 2014 (03/09/2014)

AMX Redefines Digital Media Switching with New DGX Enova Line (03/09/2014)

AWE Ships LED Lighting From Philips (12/08/2014)


Sponsor: Core Brands

Core Brands (booth 350) combines the product and marketing strengths of eleven iconic audio, power management and control brands into a single business unit.

ELAN Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary at CEDIA EXPO 2014 (19/08/2014)

Core Brands Unveils The Latest From SpeakerCraft at CEDIA EXPO 2014 (26/08/2014)


Sunfire Resets the Standard for Subwoofers With the XTEQ (28/08/2014)

WyreStorm Shows Total AV Solutions Spanning Video, Audio and Control at CEDIA EXPO 2014 (04/09/2014)


Sponsor: CEDIA

Take part in the 2014 CEDIA Market Research project for a chance to win a 55-inch 4K TV, a Playstation 4 or a VIP trip to ISE 2015!

CEDIA: Health and Safety Course

Crestron: CTI-P101 Foundations of Crestron Programming

CYP Europe: Multi-room HDMI Distribution & HDBaseT System Design


Habitech: ProNet 1 Day Course

Habitech: WyreStorm Enado Training

Platinum sponsors: Core Brands, Crestron, Habitech
Gold sponsors: CYP Europe
Silver sponsors: AMX, Control4, Datasat, Leviton Security & Automation, Moss Technical Services, NuVo Technologies, Tru by FS Cables, Wyrestorm Technologies
Category sponsors: Cytech Technology
Associates: CEDIA, KNX Association, RDI, Clarity Alliance

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