Review: Invision Home Technology Showcase North

posted on Monday, 5th October 2015 by David Slater

Trade show  Invision UK 


With the ever popular Home Technology Showcase from Invision expanding north this year, we packed our bags and headed for The Concorde Experience Centre at Manchester airport. Invision continued the theme of hosting its events in novel locations and this one was no different, with installers treated to a 15-minute tour of the amazing BA Concorde that took the likes of Michael Jackson, the Queen and Pavarotti from London to New York in less than 3 hours back in the day.

The event was well attended and offered the usual mix of product run throughs and raffle giveaways. Anthem, Invision’s latest acquisition, wa also in attendance with its range of Paradigm processors and sub woofers, and popular Sim2 projectors.

The event format seems to be a winning one, as most key distributors are doing similar events rather than getting involved in one big event. Working the floor, all the comments coming back from the Installers were very positive. We find this type of event well worth a visit; unlike mega events, such as ISE in Amsterdam, it feels a whole lot personal and you get quality time with manufacturers to delve into products and ask the right questions.

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Standing out for me were the range of Wi-Fi solutions from Luxul. I really like the high powered access points and director controller, this gives you a seamless wireless network on your installs, eliminating awkward drop out problems your clients can have with their wireless controllers and devices.

With prizes a plenty, the lucky winners were Kris Hogg (Konnectiv), Darren Jones, (Xclusive Home Cinemas) and Emma Jepson, (AVA AV) all walking away with nice CI products to play with.

Said Invision UK MD Steve Beahan, about the new northern showcase: “We invested in this event to help our customers explore new opportunities to grow their business and we were delighted with the attendance. The Concorde Conference Centre is a unique venue in an ideal location and we had great feedback from our customers and our supplier partners. I would like to thank everyone for their support.”

All in all, we rate this another great show from Invision, with over 100 integrators visiting. Here’s looking forward to the next one.

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David Slater

David Slater started his writing career with SVI writing a popular column, he has also guested on publications like Home Cinema Choice and
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