AWE Smart Home Expo makes its return
This year’s AWE Smart Home Expo is taking place on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October at AWE’s Epsom Smart Apartment HQ.
The Expo is designed to give integrators, media and other industry professionals the opportunity to experience AWE’s range of brands and get the latest insights and news.
Technology highlights to look forward to at the event include the first showing of Sony’s upgraded VPL-VW760 and VPL-VW5000 native 4K HDR projectors; an exclusive preview of C-LED, Sony’s new Crystal LED screen alongside the first demonstration in the UK of the brand’s new 85-in 8K screen; and the LG Wallpaper TV.
Epson’s brand new EH-TW7000, EH-TW7100 and EH-LS500 laser 4K projectors will also be unveiled exclusively at the event.
Visitors will also be able to experience the AWE’s upgraded Reference Cinema featuring Sony’s VPL-VW5000 flagship 4K laser projector and a Sony VPL-VW870 native 4K laser projector as well as a brand new 170-in 2.35:1 ambient light rejecting screen from Euroscreen.
The cinema’s immersive high-performance audio is delivered by KEF Reference in-wall speakers augmented by four Definitive Technology subwoofers driven by Marantz processing and Classe amplification.
The Performance Cinema will give visitors the chance to experience a full IMAX Enhanced demonstration. The cinema will feature a native 4K Sony VPL-VW-570 projector, Marantz amplification, Definitive Technology Reference in-wall speakers, and a Euroscreen fixed frame acoustically transparent screen.
There will also be a Smart Apartment Den where visitors can relax and see the new EH-TW7000, EH-TW7100 and EHLS500S projectors, KEF R Series speakers, Marantz 2-channel NR1200 amplification and a Euroscreen in-ceiling projector screen.
Also in the Smart Apartment, the DT Hallway will be home to more new decoration in the shape of a giant HEOS graphic, outlining the full HEOS by Denon connected audio experience and focussing minds on the range products on display from Sound United brands to achieve a high performance multiroom solution.
The Gallery of the Smart Apartment will be home to the latest 4K and 8K screens from LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony while in the Games Room the LG Wallpaper TV takes centre stage.
All technologies featured in the Smart Apartment are controlled by URC Total Control 2.0, which is now available with new remotes and modules for Panasonic, Loxone, Heatmiser and Lilin.
In addition to these sections of the Expo, AWE will also be offering dedicated installer training over the two days in its award-winning Smart Home Academy.
The training will include a dedicated section on Lens to Living Room where Sony will cover its latest TV and home cinema products and technologies. It will also include a session from Sound United who will look at the latest innovations from Denon, Marantz, Definitive Technology and Classe.
There will also be an in-depth control and automation presentation on URC’s Total Control 2.0, featuring a range of new two-way integration modules plus product updates on Silent Gliss, covering its new Smart by Silent Gliss solution for the home.
AWE will also offer a dedicated early morning training programme exclusively available to members of the Smart Homee Group. This will cover an introduction to AWE, the brands, the training support available and other incentives for newcomers to the smart home market.