Learn to earn at EI Live! 2019

EI Live! has never had so many options for installers of all experience levels to learn, with the 2019 show featuring panel discussions, talks, and certified training sessions. For the first time ever, the show will also offer exclusive opportunities for those looking to get into the commercial AV and automation market. Check out the complete run down for EI Live! 2019 below.

IMAX Panel Discussion; featuring panellists from IMAX, Sony, Sound United and AWE

In a major coup for the show, IMAX Enhanced will be making its European trade show debut at EI Live! 2019. This will give visitors to the show an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the technology, with a demo cinema set-up at the AWE Village. 

Complementing this hugely exciting exhibit will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from IMAX, Sony, Sound United and AWE. This will give visitors the chance to ask any of their burning questions surrounding IMAX Enhanced, while they’ll also learn about the future of the technology as it plots its expansion around the globe. 

Tipped to be the future of home cinema, installers simply cannot afford to miss out on this exclusive experience, or the opportunity to have their questions answered directly by its creators. 

Get HDBaseT Certified with Blustream

Blustream is hosting a special HDBaseT course which delivers 1.5 RU (Renewal Units) points from industry association AVIXA, and a digital certification logo for every company that sits the one-and-a-half-hour course. All attendees also get a cool HDBaseT ‘Installer Expert’ T-shirt.

The course ensures attendees understand and can expertly fit an HDBaseT system. Attendees will specifically learn about the science behind HDBaseT, the elements of 5-Play integration and recommended installation guidelines.

The Certified training will be held on both days of the show and will start at 10am. Places will be limited and space is filling up fast, so to avoid disappointment, register your interest as soon as possible by visiting EILiveShow.com and clicking on ‘Training’.   

Get commercial with Habitech

Habitech will be touting its expansion into the world of commercial installation at EI Live! 2019, with a session dedicated to introducing installers to the market. 

In response to rising consumer demand for more distinctive, high-quality experiences; shops, clubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels are all demanding the very best in AV and automation technology. That gives residential installers the opportunity to expand their client base, but they need a greater understanding of commercial AV system design. Thankfully, Habitech has their back, with two complementary Commercial AV training courses scheduled for May 2019. 

As an introduction, and created especially for EI Live!, Habitech’s technical manager, Justin Martin-Lawrence, will introduce the unique challenges associated with commercial installation, and how residential installers can best equip themselves to succeed. 

Justin’s overview of the ‘Introduction to Commercial AV’ course explains the differences between residential and commercial AV systems, as well as their contrasting electrical requirements and configurations. He’ll also introduce the source equipment and the challenges of integrating audio and video in commercial spaces.

Sign up by clicking the course name under the Technical Theatre tab on the official EI Live! website.

The future, achievable today

Iain Gordon, president of KNX UK, will be talking about what makes a system future-proof. Iain says: “As the first generation of smart buildings reach an age where users want to make changes and add new functionality, they are discovering how expensive it can be if you don’t plan for the future from the outset.” Find out how to future proof your system from Iain.

Roon Labs: Optimising music streaming

Enno Vandermeer, the founder of Roon Labs will be talking about the wonderful world of high-quality music streaming. With products that span the software and hardware part of this equation, Enno is perfectly placed to explain how to get the best from high-performance digital music and multi-room systems now and into the future.

Meridian Audio: Making the most of multi-room music

Hugo Fitzjohn, education manager at Meridian Audio, will be explaining how to make multi-room audio more profitable. The talk asks questions such as ‘why install mediocre multi-room all over the house, when often it’s only really a few crucial high-quality areas that clients want?’ 

On-demand streaming services now account for more than 50 per cent of our total audio consumption and provide a great opportunity for installers to significantly improve the experience for their customers whilst increasing profitability.

As an industry we should embrace how consumers choose to listen to music and move away from the more rigid, inflexible methods and set-ups. Hugo will look at the size and shape of the marketplace and investigate common service providers, and the options to integrate these services into multi-room systems.

Benefit from Hugo’s knowledge and learn how to keep clients happy and make more money.

CAVD: Top audio tips

Wayne Hyde, technical director at CAVD, will present a talk entitled; ‘Stay on top of your game – audio tips to master an installation’.

This interactive Q&A-style session will suit industry veterans and newbies alike. The idea is to address some of the common audio mistakes seen in residential CI, from the most basic installations through to high-end projects. Wayne is keen to share tips to help installers avoid mistakes and deliver a better sound.

ECA: Electrical personalities

Aimed specifically at electrical professionals entering the smart building market, Darren Smith, the Electrical Contracting Associations’ (ECA) Digital Buildings Solutions Adviser, will offer a talk entitled ‘Ushering in the Smart Age’, explaining how manufacturers, software companies and entrepreneurs are developing and delivering new products and services for smart homes, buildings and cities, and exploring the opportunities that electrical professionals must seize to help ensure they stay relevant to their clients.

Visualization: Build the best racks

This session provides the opportunity to pick the brains of Nick Pidgeon, director of Visualization; CEDIA instructor; AVIXA Standards Creator; and Rack Building and Support Expert.

After being involved with creating the AVIXA Rack Building Standard, which was published last year, Nick is heavily involved with the on-going creation of this, so is ideally placed to deliver an insight into best practice making your installers more reliable and easier to maintain.

There will be a Q&A in this session, and Nick will also be offering a further Q&A on the Visualization stand for attendees to extend the conversation and ask any questions that may have arisen from the presentation. Email info@avrackbuild.com to make your appointment on the stand or attend the talk in the Technical Theatre.  

EI Live! 2019 Technical Theatre Timings

April 30 (Show Day One)

10.00 – 11.30 – HDBaseT Certification Training                          

11.45 – 12.30 – Iain Gordon KNX: Future Proofing

12.45 – 1.30 – IMAX Panel Discussion

1.45 – 2.30 Hugo Fitzjohn: Streaming to the max

2.45 – 3.30 Darren Smith ECA: Electricians and the smart home

3.45 – 4.30 – Wayne Hyde: Top Audio Tips

May 1 (Show Day Two)

10.00 – 11.30 – HDBaseT Certification Training

11.45 – 12.45 Habitech – Introduction to commercial AV

1– 1.45 – IMAX Panel Discussion

2.00 – 2.45 Enno Vandermeer, Roon Labs

3.00 – 3.45 Visualisation: Building better racks