Mark the dates in your diary, on 7th and 8th November, the doyens of digital, AWE, will be opening the doors to its newly updated smart apartment in Epsom for an Autumn Smart Home Expo, and is inviting technology integrators, electricians, aerial installers and retailers to the event that never fails to deliver exciting company developments and new product launches.
Since opening the AWE Smart Apartment in 2014, AWE has continuously updated the showroom. Visitors to the Smart Home Expo will be the first to see the latest developments, which include several completely new interactive spaces that will provide visitors with a real-world smart home experience. The new areas will be announced soon, which together with the existing upgraded areas, provide AWE dealers with the smart environment they need to engage with both their staff and clients, capturing their interest in smarthome technology.
As always, AWE will be showcasing a range of solutions from its impressive product portfolio:
Totally New Control
Fresh from the US launch at the CEDIA Expo in San Diego, URC Total Control 2.0 will take centre stage at AWE’s Smart Home Expo and will be shown to UK integrators for the first time. Total Control 2.0 brings a much greater flexibility, a more attractive aesthetic and faster, higher performance operation to create a significantly better user experience. This software platform will be complemented by other URC products, including the more mainstream MX HomePro system, which has an SRP of just £399
Brand New Brands
AWE will also be showcasing products from its new distribution partnerships.
AWE recently secured the exclusive UK distribution of Definitive Technology’s Mythos and Custom Installation collections of loudspeakers. Definitive Technology loudspeakers combine sophistication and precision, producing forward thinking on-wall, architectural, floorstanding, bookshelf and outdoor speakers, alongside both in-wall and freestanding subwoofers.
Brand new for the Smart Home Expo is the news that AWE will be exclusively distributing the range of luxury mirror, bathroom and outdoor televisions from Videotree. The company’s pioneering waterproof televisions are renowned for turning heads with their ground-breaking design, versatility, control and performance.
Full of Light and Shade
With more and more customers turning to technology integrators for shading solutions, AWE has strengthened its product offering in this area and will be displaying these options at the Smart Home Expo. QMotion wire-free blinds are quick to install and integrate, and boast a wide variety of fabrics, as well as dual opaque and blackout shades, whilst the Silent Gliss range features premium motorised curtains, blinds, blackout solutions and sliding partition systems.
AWE offers its customers a both fully integrated and retrofit smart lighting control solutions, thanks to Philips Dynalite and Philips Hue. The showroom highlights how Philips Hue can be installed independently to dramatic effect, or integrated within the Philips Dynalite lighting control system to deliver advanced automation options.
Showing why it’s the TV expert, AWE will be showcasing its range of screens that quite simply can’t be seen anywhere else.
Leading the screen display will be the incredible 100-inch Sony ZD9 4K HDR TV. The ZD9 delivers on size without compromising design, or most importantly, picture quality. The ZD9 will be complemented by the stunning Sony A1 OLED.
Loewe will be showing its bild 5 OLED screen, which is fully controllable, 4K HDR, has a customisable homepage and a uniquely modular design. All this at a competitive SRP from just £2990.
Elsewhere in the show apartment, visitors will see the Panasonic EZ1002 Master OLED TV, Samsung QLED screens and the LG 65-inch SIGNATURE OLED TV W, known as The Wallpaper Screen. This extremely thin screen literally sticks to the wall with magnets!
HEOS By Denon will be out in full force, with the new AVR, Drive, Soundbar, Subwoofer, Speakers, Amp, Link and Home Cinema all on display. Alongside the Denon and Marantz AVRs which now all have HEOS technology built in, the rapidly expanding range of HEOS products form the most comprehensive multi-room audio system available, which no integrator can ignore.
The AWE Smart Home Expo will be open from 9am to 6pm on both the 7th and 8th November. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided throughout the two days and registration is free.