HDANYWHERE won the Manufacturer Of The Year award at the recent Smart Building Awards during EI Live! 2017.

“Manufacturer of the year is a great accolade for the whole HDANYWHERE team,” said company MD Chris Pinder. “I believe it’s an acknowledgement of the rapid progress we’ve made in terms of hardware design and quality. As well as the popularity of our first-to-market wins with our app and the installer growth support that we offer.

“The brand’s biggest innovation achievement resides in software development,” he added.

This takes the form of a bundled-free IR remote app that requires virtually no programming in the traditional sense. uControl is a simple option for AV system control in every room, removing a major barrier to purchase – the need for the additional hardware and additional expense of a dedicated third party control system.

Controller-less control is made possible via a link with the HDA Cloud and integrated patent-pending IP2IR technology. You can turn on the TV and control the volume. Select your source and control it. Play and pause, navigate programme guides and menus. Then turn-off the room as you leave.

“HDANYWHERE has effectively created the biggest value-add the category has ever seen,” said Chris. “And most importantly patenting it, this has increased the value of the company through intellectual property.

 

2016 marked the company’s 10th birthday, which was marked with an Apple-style keynote event (X) at the Odeon Manchester Printworks where HDA announced the launch of 10 new products and a free integrated control system: uControl.

HDANYWHERE’s strategic investment in creating its own control software has lead to a whole new department and the recent creation of three new jobs at the company.

In summary, HDANYWHERE’s rapid progression in terms of product quality and innovation in successfully holding the patent to IP>IR technology found within its latest matrix systems to enable the uControl remote app is an impressive coup for the brand. And the strategy is clearly working, proven by HDA experiencing its most successful first quarter in its 10-year history, with UK domestic sales up 35% and exports more than doubling.

Here are some of the most popular HDA benefits to integrators:

Van designed and wrapped for free

Every quarter, completely free-of-charge, an active HDA PRO will be selected at random to win a custom vehicle wrap. The HDA marketing team will also provide the winner with design support to make sure they get the most business benefit possible from their design.

HDA Installer Network

The HDA Installer Network offers a customer referral platform through which integrators can market their company, its services and its past projects directly to end-users. Being part of the Installer Network makes integrators more visible to individuals actively seeking to have a HDA whole-home AV system professionally installed.

“We have been listed on the Installer Network for about a year now, it is a great online tool for the end user to find a reputable dealer and another way of profiling our business,” commented Gifford Malcolm, director of Bespoke Home Cinemas.

“At least three projects last year came about as a direct result of being listed. Enquiries are all local because of the search so we can always access clients requirements quickly.”

Work Remotely

Integrators can reduce the necessity for costly callouts and site visits with HDA’s new remote management software. Whether at the office, Watford Gap services or working from home, the HDA PRO Cloud dashboard offers a secure portal to remotely monitor and manage MHUB installations across multiple client sites. Power-cycling, software rebooting, diagnostics, EDID changes, uControl configuration can all be performed remotely, saving time and money.

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