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August 02, 2019 00:45:35
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Home Cinema Special

Home cinema is the focus of this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Sony screening room in Basingstoke. We take a look at the fundamentals of home cinema and media room design in the company of two champions of the experieince, Ian Bolt from Custom Sight & Sound and CEDIA award-winning integrator and judge, Guy Singleton of Imagine This. How is business changing for integrators and what's important for customers today? We're also joined by Chris Mullins from Sony for news on projector technology and insights into how these advances impact upon the business of room design and installation. Thanks to pod partners, Sony and AWE, for their support in making this show possible. The Integrated Home is also sponsored by Meridian Audio. We support Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. ...

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June 11, 2019 01:08:02
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Home Automation and Prime Property Development

Welcome to our very first episode recorded in front of a live audience! In this specially extended edition, we've assembled an expert panel, drawn from the worlds of prime development and integration, to address how developers can improve prime property yields with thoughtful investment in home automation. * Alex Isaac, Director of Design, EcoWorld * Harri Williams-Jones, Associate Director, Super-Prime Residential Development Consultancy, Savills * Jon Cooper, Managing Director at The Next Level * Nick Fichte, Regional Sales Manager, Residential, Europe, Crestron Organised in partnership with Prime Resi, the journal of luxury property, and with the support of home automation leaders, Crestron, this episode is recorded at the Dolby Screening Room in Soho. The Integrated Home is sponsored by Meridian Audio. We support Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. ...

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May 17, 2019 00:40:17
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Control Options

We’re looking at control in this episode with industry guests, Robin Courtenay of SMC and Jeremy Aston of Channel Smart Buildings. Why have a control system? What are the benefits that a control system brings and do consumers appreciate them? What are the integration challenges, especially when you move beyond AV into lighting, blind, security and HVAC control? We’re also asking who is accountable when things go wrong on a system. Does the buck always stop with the integrator, and how do you handle those situations? In our Hot Seat slot, Robin also reveals the three industry people he’d want to join his rowing boat crew on a transatlantic voyage. This show is recorded in the Head Office of KNX Stockist and KNX Certified Training Centre, BEMCO. The Integrated Home is sponsored by Meridian Audio. We support Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. ...

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April 19, 2019 00:37:44
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Inside The Home Network Plus The IMAX Enhanced Interview

With the help of Custom Electronic Design's Nick Moore and Nicolai Landschultz of integration firm, IndigoZest, we explore the home network. How important is the network to the experiences we create for customers? Where are the business opportunities and what training is out there that can help you deliver robust networks for your customers? And, how should you deal with that frequently asked question: isn’t everything wireless these days? We also hear from Nicolai, a Copenhagen native, on what he thinks is the best, 'must-see', TV drama box set to come out of Denmark in recent years. Spoiler alert: it's not "The Killing"! As IMAX Enhanced makes its European demonstration debut, Gabriel Cosgrave, General Manager, Europe at Xperi joins us from the company's European HQ in Ireland to reveal what's behind this new technology. He explains how IMAX Enhanced will help your customers get the most out of their home entertainment and where you can go to experience it for yourself. This show is recorded in the excellent Reference Cinema of pod supporter, AWE in Epsom. The Integrated Home supports Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. The Integrated Home is sponsored by Meridian Audio. ...

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March 22, 2019 00:40:14
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Social Media, Upgrades and Aaron Paul's Double

We take a look at digital marketing, social media and branding for integration businesses in the company of self-confessed social media junkie, Ben Davies from Inspire AV, and Nicola Fulstow of CEDIA-award winning integrator, SONA. How should integrators present themselves to customers? What social media channels work best? Is it all digital these days? Or, is there a place for old school marketing tactics? We also take a look at the related topic of how integrators use social media when they're called in for upgrade work on another integrator’s project. And, we find out more than we possibly ever wanted to know about Ben Davies in our Hot Seat slot. What exactly does he have in common with Breaking Bad star, Aaron Paul? Make sure you also listen out for your third and final chance to enter our competition to win a Sony Home Cinema Projector, retailing at £5,000, from podcast supporter, AWE. This episode is brought to you from the Colony Club in Wilmslow and includes a few Joy Divison references for the die-hard Factory Records fans in the industry (Jeff is one of them). The Integrated Home supports Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. ...

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March 01, 2019 00:41:15
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All About Audio

We turn the spotlight on all things audio with the help of Pip Evans, the main man at London-based NV Integration and Barry Sheldrick, Sales Director at Meridian Audio. What are customers looking for when they listen to music in the home? Is it all about convenience or is quality making a comeback? What role does content have to play in the discussion? And, how can we persuade customers about the benefits of great sound in a media room and home cinema set up? We also look at two demo options for installation businesses without their own dedicated showroom space. Can a showroom collaboration with an interior designer work for your business? And, what are brands doing to support installers in selling their services? Make sure you also listen out for a second chance to enter our competition to win a Sony Home Cinema Projector, retailing at £5,000 from podcast supporter, AWE. This episode is brought to you from the home of hi-res audio, the Meridian Reference Theatre at the company's HQ near Cambridge. The Integrated Home supports Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. Sponsored by Meridian Audio and AWE, The Integrated Home is a Wildwood and Alfi Media Production. ...

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