CEDIA publishes guide to the integrated home30 July 2007
CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) has created a guide on the integrated home. It aims to promote custom installation to consumers and design professionals, while also showcasing its electronic system professional (ESP) members.
The CEDIA Guide to the Integrated Home introduces the key technologies behind typical installation projects and it covers distributed sound and video systems, home cinemas, lighting control, security systems, home networking, control interfaces, custom-designed furniture and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) control.
Matt Nimmons, operations manager for CEDIA, said: "It’s aimed at design professionals and architects to give them a better understanding of the industry and CEDIA, and it will be used as a tool by our members to promote themselves and the industry to clients."
The Guide brings together a series of projects in paid-for advertorial pages for a number of ESP members, which demonstrate how integrated electronic systems can deliver high levels of convenience, enjoyment, security and control in the home.
"Every event we go to, we will be taking the Guide with us," said Nimmons. "We are going to Interbuild [the building show, which will be held at the NEC Birmingham between 28 October and 1 November 2007] and we aim to get into dialogue with architects and interior designers about the Guide."
The company is giving away a complimentary copy to CEDIA’s 3,000 members, with additional copies available on request, costing £10. It will be available to design professionals and end users through CEDIA, although there may be the chance to purchase it online soon.
"We will look at possibly selling it at amazon.co.uk in the future and on RIBA’s (Royal Institute of British Architects) online bookshop too," said Nimmons.