As anticipation builds in the lead up to The Future of Home Technology conference, CEDIA has announced the companies sponsoring the event.

Aldous Systems, Automatic Controls, AWE, Control4, CYP, Habitech, JVC, Kaleidescape, Marata Vision, Opus Technologies, Power Ethernet, Rako Controls and RTI will each enjoy unrivalled exposure at the event which is taking place at the Inmarsat Conference Centre in London, on Tuesday the 23rd and Wednesday the 24th of October 2012.

Featuring keynote sessions from respected leaders in the technology world, alongside sessions from global CI specialists and educators, the conference will be the hub of custom install activity. As part of the conference programme, CEDIA will be announcing the results of its industry-wide research. In addition, delegates will have the chance to see products from the event's sponsors on display in a special showcase section of the conference.

Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director of CEDIA Region 1, says: "This is a new event in the custom installation calendar so we are delighted to already have such great support from the industry through our sponsors. With a busy schedule already in place for the two days, we are on track for a successful event."

CEDIA can now disclose the host for the first day of the conference will be Sky's Technology expert, Martin Stanford. With a broadcasting career stretching over thirty years, and hosting prime time news bulletins every weekday evening, Martin will be an expert hand to help manage the debates and interactive sessions.

Aldous Systems is a manufacturer and distributor of voice and data networking solutions. Autonomic Controls manufacturers the Mirage Media Server, the most advanced distributed audio solution. AWE Europe is a UK distributor to the custom installation trade for a wide range of high quality brands. Control4 produces home automation solutions and products. Market leader in connectivity solutions for both systems integrators and professional AV installers, CYP. Habitech, a trade-only distributor for a wide range of leading technology products. JVC manufacturers home, mobile and automotive electronics equipment and accessories. Kaleidescape, market leaders in movie servers. Distributors specialising in lighting control, automation, integration and projection systems, Marata Vision, Opus Technologies, manufacturer of a range of whole house multi-room entertainment systems. Power Ethernet's range of products incorporates the innovative HomePlug Powerline. Rako Controls, UK manufacturer of lighting controls and RTI is a manufacturer of control solutions.

Media partners for the event include HiddenWires, InsideCI, SVI and European Custom Installer.

Further information on confirmed speakers and booking tickets will be revealed shortly. For more information on the event, please visit www.cediaeducation.com/events.

CEDIA is the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, an international trade organisation spanning three continents with a global membership of over 3,500 companies. Its members specialise in the planning, design, supply, installation, integration, concealment and control of automated electronic systems for the modern, intelligent home. They can install anything from multi-room audio systems and home cinemas to complete home networks and sub-systems which intelligently control lighting, security, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and even garden facilities, from lighting to watering.

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