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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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February 25, 2022

Cornflake's Award-Winning Clink Wharf Project

In this show, we take an in-depth look at an impressive project from the 2021 CEDIA EMEA Awards. A winner of the Best Integrated Home Level III and Best Media Room Level II categories, Clink Wharf is an impressive whole-home scheme from London integration firm, Cornflake, featuring a Dolby Atmos cinema and a hi-powered Media Room.    We're joined by Cornflake’s Ben Rodrick for a tour of this fantastic property. 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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January 28, 2022

Apprentices

In the UK, the home technology industry is facing tough recruitment times. Too much work, not enough staff is a familiar cry. So, what can be done about it? Well, apprentices could be one part of that solution. The theme for National Apprenticeship Week which begins on 7th February 2022 is ‘Build The Future’. In this episode, we find out how that theme relates to our own sector and look at practical advice and experiences to help businesses from Matt Nimmons, CEDIA EMEA's Managing Director, Chhaya Landschultz from integrator, IndigoZest and Natalie Little from training provider, Skills4Stem.  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 12

December 30, 2021

What Can We Learn From the US?

This industry began life in the US. It's still the biggest, single territory for professional home integration so what can we learn from what's going on there? We talk to John Sciacca a respected industry journalist and influencer, as well as a Principal at home integration company, Custom Theater And Audio in South Carolina, to find out about the trends driving his business.  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 11

December 09, 2021

The Camellias

The Camellias is a project completed by Indian integrator, Macbee, which swept the board at the CEDIA EMEA Awards 2021, winning Best Home Cinema Level III, Best Documentation and Best Dressed Rack categories. It was also adjudged the 'best of the best' in the world as it scooped the Global Best Home Cinema prize which included entrants from CEDIA's Americas and Asia Pacific regions. In this show, we're joined by Sawan Nichani from Macbee to talk us through the project, explain how it all came together and look at the challenges the company faced.    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 10

October 28, 2021

Improving Audio In Home Cinemas

How can integrators improve the audio experience in home cinemas? Ben Goff from Cinema Lusso talks us through the areas that get under his skin with advice on how we, as an industry, can do it better.  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 9

September 23, 2021

Human-Centric Lighting

In this episode, we talk human-centric lighting with Hugo Fitzjohn, industry consultant at Filbert Square, and Mark Illingworth, Managing Director at Robinsons Integrated Systems.   What is human-centric lighting? How relevant is it in the home technology space and how far is it a realistic business opportunity for integrators? 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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