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May 15, 2020 00:34:40
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COVID-19 Views From Suppliers

In this episode, we're joined by Stuart Tickle, MD of AWE Europe and Barry Sheldrick, Sales Director of Meridian Audio. We find out the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on suppliers, look at how they're supporting customers during the current crisis and ask how they see the post-pandemic world for home technology integration. What will be the learnings, the challenges and the opportunities? This episode was recorded on 29th April 2020. ...

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April 24, 2020 00:22:18
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COVID-19 Business Survival Options

In this emergency episode, we look at the financial choices for integrators who are dealing with projects on pause, a vanishing pipeline and bills to pay. Luke Desmond, CEO of Crisp Accountancy, is our special guest to talk us through the grants and loans available and the practical steps businesses should take to access to them. Crisp Accountancy specialise in the provision of advice to SMEs in the smart home integration sector. The Integrated Home is a Wildwood production. ...

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April 15, 2020 00:26:50
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Time For Gaming

We're joined by Simon Gregory of integration firm, Cinema Rooms, and Rik Henderson, all-round gaming fanatic and Senior Editor at technology website, Pocket-Lint, to talk about how gaming might change the home technology business in a post-COVID-19 world. The UK is the 6th largest video game market in terms of consumer revenues, after China, USA, Japan and Germany. Approximately 37.3m people in the UK play games. Consumer spend on games was valued at a record £5.7bn in 2018 with consoles sales up 6.5% to £702m, despite no new consoles being released. But are these gamers a market for home technology professionals? In fact, should integrators be selling gaming rooms as a distinct concept to their customers, rather than as a bolt-on to their home cinema business? And, what gaming technology will change how integrators can deliver a great, immersive experience in the future? This episode was recorded before the current lockdown came into effect. The Integrated Home is supported by Meridian Audio, AWE Europe and Sony and is a Wildwood production. ...

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April 09, 2020 00:24:15
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COVID-19 The Integrator Mindset

In the second of our COVID-19 special episodes, we talk to Inspire AV's Ben Davies, also the man behind the Smarthomee Group on Facebook, to find out about the impact of the lockdown on integrators and their business. What should be the integrator's mindset? What steps can be taken to help you survive the current situation? And how can you spend your time productively to make sure you're in the best place for the upturn when it does arrive? Ben shares his thoughts with honesty and characteristic good humour, and also speaks openly about the positives integrators can find in the current situation. The Integrated Home is a Wildwood production. ...

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March 27, 2020 00:15:59
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COVID-19 Advice from CEDIA

The Coronavirus pandemic makes this an extraordinary time for all of us. We believe that we have a responsibility to share information and experiences to help you and your business through it. So, that’s what we're going to try and do. In this episode, the first in a series of COVID-19 special shows, Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA talks to us about the funding and support that home integration businesses can access to help them survive the current lockdown. The Integrated Home is a Wildwood and Alfi Media production. ...

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March 04, 2020 00:35:32
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European Insights

We’re bringing a definitively European flavour to proceedings for the very first time with an episode recorded at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 in Amsterdam. In the RAI, we're joined by two CEDIA award-winning companies as Michael Sherman from leading French company, Henri, and Sergio Rojas from Madrid's Smart Business share their views with us on the home integration business in Europe. We also learn about the stand-out technologies for integrators at ISE and look forward to 2021 when the show moves to Barcelona. The Integrated Home is supported by Meridian Audio, AWE, Sony and Integrated Systems Europe and is a Wildwood and Alfi Media production. ...

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