On Thursday 4th April, over 100 integrators, manufacturers and industry professionals gathered at Lord's Cricket Ground in London to for the first CEDIA Tech Summit of the year.
The Tech Summit events feature four, 45-minute presentations, with trade supplier members focussing on key categories, including audio, video, lighting, and security.
The first session of the day was presented by Julian Salter from CIE Group
who provided a comprehensive guide to specifying and installing high quality intercom solutions as part of a fully-integrated smart building solution or MDU project.
Next up, Nicolas Debard from Focal
gave a presenation on the art of home theatre sound design, looking in-depth at the ever-expanding home cinema market and focussing on key areas such as maximising performance, subwoofer placement, the importance of phase coherency, and an introduction to Dirac Live.
After lunch, Dan Adams from Blustream UK
answered the question of whether it is worth investing in 8K displays by looking at the newly formed HDMI 2.1 specification.
Finally, Steve Buckley and Peter Collins from Rako Controls
discussed how dimming technology has changed over the last ten years and covered the different types of LED lighting used in residential projects.
In between these seminar sessions, attendees had the opportunity to meet all sponsors and explore the new products and solutions they had to offer. This year’s sponsors included Alltrade, Amina, AWE, Blustream UK, CIE Group, Control4, Crisp Accountancy, Focal, Future Automation, Gallo Acoustics, GJD, Invision UK, LG, LILIN, Lithe Audio, Lutron, Meridian Audio, My KNX Store, One AV, Pulse Cinemas, and Rako Controls.
These free-to-attend events are a great opportunity for members and non-members alike to network, catch-up with peers, and keep abreast with the latest in industry knowledge.