Bang & Olufsen targets the integrated home technology and custom installation markets at CEDIA 2014
Bang & Olufsen, the global provider of state-of-the-art, high end audio and video products, will present its custom approach to integrated living and the connected home at CEDIA 2014 in Denver, Colorado this September 10 -13, 2014. During the week, Bang & Olufsen will highlight new developments in home automation programming, user centric design and new software programs, geared towards whole home integration. Additionally, the company will officially introduce is ultimate 4K 85 inch TV, the BeoVision Avant, which presents robust acoustic performance, advanced picture technologies and extreme innovation in its choreographed movement and intuitive user-operation.
“As Bang & Olufsen possess a long-standing heritage and 30 year commitment to system integration, we believe our participation at CEDIA 2014 is an invaluable tool in heightening our business model and retail distribution in North America”, states Kathy Thorton-Bias, President Bang & Olufsen America. “CEDIA offers an instrumental platform in recruiting new partners and qualified installers, as well as the opportunity to showcase our latest developments in home integration to an influential audience.”
The need for simple customer solutions to complex technical problems has never been greater, as an increasing amount of homeowners are now integrating home automation systems that include everything from lighting and security systems, IT networks, HVAC and curtains – in addition to audio and video controls. As a result, Bang & Olufsen is now bringing decades of experience in user-centric design, advanced sound and picture engineering and streamlined operation to custom installers who create the very best home automation systems, with one simple remote control to its own televisions, audio systems, and even third-party AV peripherals.
Home automation has never been this simple
At CEDIA, Bang & Olufsen will also showcase its newest development in home automation with the introduction of the new BeoLink Gateway – a hardware and software infrastructure which connects everything Bang & Olufsen offers in premium listening and viewing experiences to everything else in the home– all in one beguilingly simple system. For homeowners, this means just one remote, tablet or screen is enough to control everything in the automated home – including Bang & Olufsen’s own TVs and audio equipment as well as hundreds of third-party devices – simply and conveniently.
For custom installers, this means the complex programming required to integrate dozens of disparate systems has been radically simplified. With the new BeoLink Gateway, Bang & Olufsen’s Real-Time Configuration Tool is pre-installed with hundreds of drivers, and is based on a simple graphic interface to effectively take the coding out of home automation programming. What used to take days now takes hours – and is far easier than any other system to set up, modify and update.
For Bang & Olufsen, this means business. “The opportunities for Bang & Olufsen in the growing home automation market are significant,” states Thorton-Bias. “BeoLink Gateway builds on our heritage of 30 years of system integration, but also builds new bridges to whatever else a custom installer wants to conveniently control in the intelligent home.”