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The Integrated Home

“The Integrated Home” examines the home integration business. Every episode speaks to business owners, technicians and industry insiders who understand the challenges and the opportunities facing those working in the professional smart home space. Guests...more

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Episode 8

September 02, 2022

The Demo Space Revisited

In this episode, we take another look at the demo space with two businesses who are re-imagining how it works for their clients and their business.  We’re delighted to spend time first with Alex Jones and Gavin Baker of The Smart Home Garden and then we talk with Owen Maddock of Cinemaworks about his new cinema showroom in Bristol.     We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.  ...

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Episode 7

August 03, 2022

The Arabian

We take a close look at The Arabian in this episode - a South African project which secured top prize in the Best Media Room Level II category in the CEDIA Awards 2021 as well as the prestigious Global accolade for Best Media Room.   Nick Caripis from Joburg-based integrator, BNC Technology, tells us the story of this amazing project. We learn about the various installation challenges, how BNC successfully blended technology with interior design and we also find out what it means to create a media room that's 100% child-friendly.  We're grateful to our series partners Farnell, AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.  ...

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Episode 6

June 30, 2022

Entertaining Outside

In this show, we explore what’s new, exciting and also, just sometimes, a little bit mad in the world of garden entertainment.    We talk with two people from the industry who have a passion for how technology can transform the outdoor as well as the indoor experience - Simon Clarke from Clarke Infinity and James Brown from The Cinema Company. We're grateful to our series partners Farnell, AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.  ...

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Episode 5

May 31, 2022

A Winning Home Cinema

From the home of Integrated Systems Europe 2022 in Barcelona, we bring an international dimension to this episode as we learn all about a very special home cinema, indeed, a winner of the Best Home Cinema Level II in the CEDIA Awards 2021. We talk with Marc-Etienne Huneau from Lyon-based multi-award-winning integrator, Dark Side of the Room (DSR), to hear about the brief, the challenges and the solutions behind Project Number 2. We're grateful to our series partners Farnell, AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.  ...

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Episode 4

May 06, 2022

Our Industry And Assisted Living

Government figures state that 19% of the UK population was aged 65 or over in 2019, that’s around 12.3 million people, with those in this age bracket, making up 24% of the population by 2043 (17.4 million people). Can smart home technology help support independent living for longer for people in this age group and those who are less able? Is our industry even capable of delivering these solutions?  In this episode we're joined by Chris Thorne from award-winning integrator, Imperium Building Systems, to find out.  We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.  ...

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Episode 3

April 01, 2022

The User Experience

In this show, we look at the user experience.  With CEDIA having just launched a new Programming Specialist Pathway, we talk to Hassan Ahouiek from Unity Technology and Marcus Jackson Baker from the Integrated Experience to examine the state of programming in our industry and learn how we can improve that all-important user experience.   We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.    ...

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