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YasminHashmiIt 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

YasminHashmiOur 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

Habitech offers the highest levels of support, information and training and brings innovation and reliable high performance to custom installers in simple to use, value propositions.

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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HDBaseT Do’s & Don’ts and Best Practices White Paper

Understanding ZigBee RF4CE

GreenPeak After the smart phone: the Smart Home

Recommended Wiring Guidelines by CEDIA

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


18-19 November 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Smart Building Conference – Amsterdam
9 February 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISE 2015
10-12 February 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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


Sponsor: Habitech

With high-speed broadband getting closer by the day, it’s time to put homes on a high fibre diet.

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 …


Best Practice: Remote Access Connectivity – balancing functionality with security (04/11/2014)

Technology: Cables and Connectivity – having the right tools (04/11/2014)


Case Study: Carlo Gavazzi Smart-House System in London Hotel (04/11/2014)

Letter from America: Eating Where the Natives Eat – a flavour of SMPTE and HPA events (04/11/2014)


HD and Beyond: Control using CEC – something to be feared no longer (04/11/2014)


Sponsor: CIE Group

CIE-Group is one of the UK’s leading distributors of professional AV equipment to the commercial and residential integrators sectors.

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 …

George Feldstein, Crestron’s Chairman and Founder, Passes Away (05/11/2014)


Habitech Announces LaunchPort with Buttons (30/10/2014)

Core Brands Unveils “Recrafted” SpeakerCraft (30/10/2014)

AWE Opens its Doors and Invites You to Experience its New Cinema Room (28/10/2014)

CYP Announces Arrival of its EL-5500-HBT Multi-Format HDBaseT Presentation Switcher (28/10/2014)

AWE Announces Exclusive Distribution of HEOS by Denon (17/10/2014)


Sponsor: CEDIA

The new CEDIA Tech Forum features training sessions on 4K and HDMI and wireless technology alongside manufacturer product training, a keynote by Maria Ingold of Mireality, and the CEDIA AGM. Register now!

CEDIA: Tech Forum & AGM

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
Associates: CEDIA, KNX Association, RDI, Clarity Alliance

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