We are delighted to announce that, in this very strange year, we have won the CEDIA Award 2020 for ‘The Best Integrated Home – level I’, with our partner, Intuitive Homes. This is our third win in a row!
It's looking ever more likely that no one will escape the impact of COVID-19 and Ultamation send our best wishes to all of our clients, partners, employees and their families. Based on the advice from the UK government, Ultamation will be attempting to limit potential exposure to the virus and reduce the risk of propagating it further so we have instructed all employees to work from home. Fortunately, the nature of much of our business allows us to continue with our normal routine so we are operating as normal wherever possible, but please bear with us if support cases take a little longer to respond to.
The end of January 2020 saw an important milestone for Oliver Hall, MD of Ultamation. He was informed that he had achieved Platinum status as a Crestron Certified Programmer – one of only two in the UK and nine worldwide!
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!
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!
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.
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!”
To coincide with the European Crestron Master Training, taking place in Madrid from 21st-23rd May, we are offering Crestron programmers special deals on two products.
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.
Over the past few years we have been working hard on developing our Graphic User Interface (GUI). All of that hard work has been rewarded as we have just been awarded the Crestron Global Award for Best GUI. This is a phenomenal achievement and everyone at Ultamation is incredibly proud.