Colin Urie, co-founder of Gallo Acoustics, joins the Essential Install team to discuss the evolution of this colourful, high-performance and inventive speaker brand.

David Kitchener speaks to Peter Huddleston from Devolo and Rod Slater from their distributor Exertis One. Devolo is the pioneer of powerline and Wi-Fi solutions. With over 45 million products shipped throughout Europe, Devolo provides high-performance home networking that supports any use from gaming and entertainment, to working and studying at home. Put simply “the fastest in the world”

Dr Shelley James is a consultant and international expert on light and well-being, a passionate advocate for public engagement with science. She is also Founder and Managing Director of the Age of Light Innovations, an initiative with a vision to build communities and ignite an enthusiasm for light and wellbeing in the new digital age. We were keen to draw on Dr Shelley’s knowledge and experience of humans and light to examine some key issues affecting our sector, we were also joined by Paul Wafer managing Director of Rako Lighting controls.

From Integrator to Distributor: Dizztribution was setup up to put fun back into the AV industry, no hidden agenda purely distribution by installers for installers by giving the best relationship with suppliers and integrators. David Kitchener and Daniel Sait talk to Dave Wilson of Dizzyfish Installations.

The future of AV distribution is all about three things – Bandwidth, bandwidth and bandwidth. The evolution of video signal quality has meant that even the most readily available sources require huge amounts of bandwidth to display at their native quality. The essential Install team discuss this with two experts from CYP Europe.

Let’s talk CI-FI? What is it? And why should you care? Is the industry going full circle as Hi-Fi and music only systems make a growing contribution to the custom install industry? David Kitchener talks to Andy Oattes and Danial Sait all about 2 channel.

The Essential Install team spoke to experienced Crestron Master programmer Cliff Stammers to talk programming, past, present and future, how has the role changed? How will it change in the future? Find out by listening to the very latest EI Pod Cast.

In the first of the Essential Install podcast series, ATM MD, David Kitchener, spoke with Matt Nimmons Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA Region to get the low down on what certification initiatives the organisation has planned for the rest of 2020 into 2021, in particular the CEDIA Certified Cabling & Infrastructure (CIT) Examination and the Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship.