Ultamation News


Why every Crestron Programmer needs Theme Creator

If you haven’t heard about Theme Creator, it’s an alternative to using Crestron Studio for the creation of Smart Graphics themes.  However, rather than listening to the marketing blub from us … here’s a few recent comments Crestron Programmers who have bought it and use it: 

“I thought I’d take a moment to give some positive feedback on an awesome product. If you are like me and have spent years cursing Studio for theme editing or creating, stop right now!

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SIMPLified 2 ... now even better!

Many people already use SIMPLified 2, Niko Brasseur for example says: 

“At A-Knowledge, Simplified 2 has helped us improve our Crestron programming and has given us the means to achieve clean, bug free solutions at a much higher rate.  I’m not exaggerating when I say that the cost for the license was literally earned back the same day that bought it.”

It has been helping the Crestron programming community for over a year now, so thought it was time for an update and added, what we think are, some great features!

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Being at the forefront of invisible home technology

On the back of the CEDIA Awards 2019, a few of the winners were asked their opinions of the latest trends in the home automation industry by The Times property section; Bricks and Mortar Journalist Martina Lees.

She spoke to all three category winners of CEDIA’s Best Integrated Home and summed up that the very best technology for your home now seems to be invisible.  Many home owners strive to have the latest AV equipment and where it used to be the bigger the better, trends are now moving towards discreet.  

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Another CEDIA Best Integrated Home win!

Last Thursday, alongside Stephen Nevison of Intuitive Homes, we made our way to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the prestigious venue of this year’s CEDIA awards.

Oliver Hall, Ultamation’s  MD explains: “It’s funny how the excitement builds, slowly at first, as the awards get started until the moment your category gets announced and your heart starts racing.  Then you see the amazing shortlist and think, ‘Oh well, we did well to get this far.’  Then you have about 10 seconds of feeling a bit deflated, until they read out your name and the whole table explodes!” 

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Don't take our word for it ...

Since 2010, Ultamation are proud to have won over 10 industry awards.  Whilst we are delighted with the physical award that we receive, it means a lot more to us than just another piece of silverware in the cabinet.

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The award winning Lamina Theme

Last week, whilst in Amsterdam at ISE 2019 (the largest integration systems trade show in the world) Ultamation were delighted to collect another Crestron Award … our 5th!  This award was for Best GUI (Graphical User Interface) or in layman’s terms how our systems look and work through the touch panels.

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Crestron 2019 Winners!

 This week saw the return of the largest Custom Installation Industry trade show with ISE 2019 at the RAI in Amsterdam.  It is also the place where Crestron announce their annual award winners.  This year we entered the Best GUI (Graphical User Interface) with a video entry showcasing our "Lamina" interface design.

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#SIMPLified2LuckyDip... will you be lucky?

Since the launch of SIMPLified2 six months ago many of you have downloaded the free version.  As we're a helpful team here at Ultamation, from today we have set up a #SIMPLified2LuckyDip. When opening SIMPLified2 version 1.6 there's a chance you might unlock one of our analysers for your session.

It's simple, if you like it, let us know using #SIMPLified2LuckyDip and maybe even buy it - see our full suite here!

If you haven't heard about SIMPLified2 yet, read about it here with examples of a case study of how we use it at Ultamation Head Office or try it out for yourself here.