Integrated Systems Europe 2018 Top 3 Picks

This years ISE was even bigger than ever, so big in fact that it has outgrown the enormous RAI in Amsterdam and the organizers are currently looking around Europe for a suitable Venue. There are Rumors that it could move to Berlin or Copenhagen as soon as 2020.


We spent 4 packed days at the show meeting customers and suppliers here are our highlights. If you would like any more information about any of the technology below please don’t hesitate to contact us.



HDanywhere is a global brand of HDMI & HDBaseT video distribution systems, specialising in quality-built HDMI video matrixes for residential and smart home installs. HDanywhere´s mHub family of video matrixes is available in 2K (Full HD1080p) and 4K (HDCP 2.2) systems that can be set up and controlled via the HDanywhere Control app for Android and iOS, which will be launched at ISE 2016. mHub 2K and 4K systems are sold as everything-in-the-box kits that simplify the installation experience.

We simply love this product, Not only is it a nicely designed competitively priced product that does exactly what it says on the tin, but it comes with a (nearly) fully featured control system AND voice control built in…for free…! This is our go to product for residential HDMI distribution please get in touch for more information.


Bowers & Wilkins



Bowers & Wilkins impressed us with their 800 Diamond Theatre experience. The one-off ‘Ultimate’ residential cinema featured an CI800 Series Diamond custom install speaker system. These speakers use the same Diamond Dome, Continuum and Aerofoil transducer technologies found in the brand’s iconic 800 Diamond Series, conveniently reinvented for CI installation.

We enjoyed a private viewing in the cinema on the last day of the show and it was simply breathtaking.

Bowers and Wilkins truly have a speaker for every application and every budget, and we are proud to be an authorised Bowers and wilkins dealer, please contact us if you need any advice on speaker choice or placement. We offer free friendly advice over the phone.


Rako Lighting

One of several new developments this year is Rako´s RAK8, a flexible, centrally wired installation option. The same size as the standard RAK4, the RAK8 has 8 outputs & can be fitted with any combination of 4 different plug-in modules to suit a variety of loads. In addition, Rako´s Cloud Gateway – a secure interface to voice activated devices allows simple, intuitive voice commands to control Rako systems including lighting, blinds and curtains.

This really is a breakthrough for Rako, they have taken their time introducing voice control compared to some of their competitors, but they have gone about it in a robust and very clever way. By processing the voice commands in the cloud, rather than in the hardware, they can easily update the system to add other voice enabled devices (google home, apple home pod etc) in the future. We love Rako, tried and tested, this stuff just works, its also designed and manufactured in the UK and their service and support is second to none.

As ever, it is tough to get round everything at the show, even spread over 4 days!

We are already looking forwards to next year, but in the meantime we are looking forwards to installing all of the above products over the coming months!


Countdown to ISE 2018

ISE is the must-attend event for AV professionals. It is also the largest event of its kind in the world, so preparation, planning and a little guidance are helpful if you want to maximise your time at the show. Whether it’s understanding all the personal and professional development opportunities available, or simply finding your way around the show floor, the Show Guide, Route Planners, Professional Development Guide, and Mobile App will prove to be invaluable companions before and during ISE 2018.

The Official ISE 2018 Show Guide is a comprehensive guide to everything that happens at the show. It contains vital show and seminar information, exhibitor profiles, industry-specific editorial, a product locator section and a fold-out site map to help visitors navigate the show. This definitive information source is distributed, free of charge, to every attendee as they arrive at the show. You can also view the digital version here.

The ISE Route Planners are five market-specific guides to the show floor. Each one features a tailored selection of exhibiting companies. These handy guides – which feature an edited list of all relevant exhibitors alongside a map highlighting the location of each – are useful for exploring market segments in a structured and methodical way. Route Planners are available in print at the show. View the digital versions here.


The App has been specially designed with features that give users the latest information about what’s on at the show and way finding information that will help to minimise travel time around its 15 halls.

We are really excited about this years show, if you are visiting the show next week then please drop us a message!

Surrey AV to visit Integrated Systems Europe 2018


As usual we are looking forwards to visiting ISE this year in Amsterdam.

Integrated Systems Europe is the world´s largest AV systems integration show. The annual four-day event, takes place at the RAI Amsterdam – The Netherlands, from 6-9 February.

As the European destination for the international AV and systems integration industry, ISE 2018 will showcase the latest cutting-edge technology, products and solutions being produced for both residential and commercial professionals. In addition, attendees can enjoy an expansive education and personal development programme produced by AVIXA and CEDIA. This will be complimented by a packed schedule of conferences, keynote speeches and exciting show-floor features.

This is a real opportunity for us to meet our suppliers, and get hands on with all the new  Audio Visual, control, Multiroom Audio/Video and Cinema Room technology. The theme this year will be voice control, voice control, voice control! There are also some very exciting new products in the CCTV and Home Security market, as well as Intelligent Lighting and Home Automation. It really is a huge show and will take a full 4 days to get round.

As Surrey’s leading voice control experts we are really excited to see the latest developments in this exciting space.

If you would like to know more about any new technology, or if you are visiting the show and would like to meet up please get in touch!