Sciontec customer wins big at smart home technology awards


Liverpool Science Park based Ultamation, and their partner Intuitive Homes, sweep four CEDIA awards.

CEDIA Awards

On Friday 14th October, CEDIA celebrated the work of its members by announcing the winners of the 2022 EMEA Awards, during a black-tie ceremony in London. Now in its 17th year, the event saw almost 400 industry professionals gather from across the globe, with UK members Intuitive Homes and Ultamation being the big success story of the night, walking away with a total of four awards for its Cooper House installation.

Cooper House, a project delivered earlier this year by Stephen Nevison from Intuitive Homes and Ultamation, won Best Integrated Home Level II for EMEA, Excellence in Lighting, Life Lived Best at Home and Technology Meet Design awards. Judges were impressed by the scale of the smart home solution, as well as its combination of high spec technology and design style, resulting in a system which gives the client a very powerful, but simple to use, whole house lighting solution.

Oliver Hall, Managing Director, at Ultamation said:

“We’re incredibly proud to have been part of this amazing project. By developing inventive ways of using a stock product right through to custom development to extend Crestron Home’s out-of-the-box functionality, we can add value and produce something really special for our clients, and it’s fantastic to see our innovative project rewarded on a global stage.”

Crestron Diamond Certification

It is not only the business that has received leading accolades recently. Oliver Hall himself has also just achieved Diamond Certification for Crestron Programming. He is now just one of a handful of people (one of 28 worldwide and one of two in the UK) to be awarded with this top level accreditation.

Crestron pride themselves on their certified programmer program which is held in high respect in the industry due to the rigorous training, extensive experience, and stringent testing required before achieving “Crestron Certified” status.

Diamond Certification is achieved by attending nine exclusive and specialised “Masters Classes” which are held once a year in Europe and America and usual comprise of three days of training courses. These classes help programmers stay up to date with the latest that Crestron have to offer in both software and hardware. It also gives them the opportunity to network and share knowledge with like-minded programmers.

This September, Oliver Hall MD, delivered a workshop to the delegates at Crestron Masters in Florida, USA. He worked with Toine C. Leerentveld (Sr. Group Product Manager, Control Solutions for Crestron) and Andrew Mossberg (Director, HumaneInterface) to deliver Test Driven Development, which was very well received.

Diamond Certification also requires the candidate to pass three exams, with the final one taking up to three months to complete, delving into every aspect of Crestron’s technology.

You can read more about these latest award wins here.