Veritais is nominated for prestigious Cedia Award
Veritais has been shortlisted for the CEDIA Awards 2016 in the Best Yacht Installation category for a project installed aboard a luxury 73m/239ft superyacht. CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association,) is the international trade organisation for the home technology industry with nearly 4,000 member companies worldwide. Established in the USA in 1989, CEDIA is the leading global authority in the industry. The Association serves as the go-to home technology source for consumers and professionals alike.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on 1st July. “We are delighted to have been nominated by the world’s leading association in this industry,” comments David Milner of Veritais. “It is a great honour, and I hope a reflection of our achievement with the breadth and scope of the advanced project that we undertook.”
Veritais supplied and installed a completely new level of audio visual system with fully controllable via touch screens in every cabin, covering everything from TV and movies to lighting, blinds, air conditioning and CCTV. The project was possibly one of the most far reaching and highest specification audio visual installations yet seen on a superyacht requiring a central control system. For the control system used, Control 4, this was one of the largest ever yacht projects that they have supplied. The yacht is one of the most distinctive superyachts in the world.
With over 900 hours spent by a team of eight from Veritais, the result was a success. The yacht’s engineer commented “Veritais have been open, honest and pragmatic throughout the project. They responded rapidly, and genuinely wanted to help, offering a robust and reliable solution. Nothing was too much trouble.” He added “They were accommodating of last minute changes and worked extremely hard to deliver the project on time. They are a great team and I enjoy working with them. I’m sure we will do more business together in the future.”
Established in 2006, the prestigious CEDIA Awards celebrate excellence in home technology design, installation and integration across the EMEA region (the UK, Europe, Africa, the CIS, the Middle East, India and Pakistan). Setting the standard for industry professionals across CEDIA EMEA, these stunning projects are the crème de la crème of smart home installations.
Each installation category is judged by an expert panel drawn from the worlds of architecture, interiors, property, IT, smart home journalism and of course, custom installation to ensure the highest standards of scrutiny for each and every entry.
A first round of technical judging is complemented by a final rigorous assessment to determine the category winners. As well as the need to be integrated and beautifully concealed with the interior, important factors also considered include compliance with industry best practice, the imaginative and appropriate design and use of technology, impeccably designed and installed racks, value for money as well as that all important ‘wow’ factor.
Throughout the judging process, the identity of member companies taking part in the CEDIA Awards scheme remains completely anonymous to preserve the integrity of the adjudication process.