Ultamation News

A few words from our customers ...

It's always great to hear feedback from customers and even more satisfying when we've got it exactly right!

Occasionally we are asked to take over a job which another dealer has originally installed.  These can always be a bit tricky as people tend to approach things in different ways and often you're not able to have a conversation with the previous dealer to understand the decision they made.  Recently we've had one of these, and we'll be honest, we've had a few challenges!  However last week the client commented: "Nice one Boys. Thank you so much for all your painstaking efforts. I hope [Client] appreciates your commitment, I’m sure he will."

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Spotlight on Emmanuel

Five months ago Emmanuel Bustos took a leap of faith in moving to Liverpool from Argentina, via Italy, and coming to work for Ultamation.  As an experienced programmer, he has taken learning his third language (Spanish & Italian being his other two) in his stride.  Thoroughly enjoying the variety of projects and the ability to improve his skills in different areas, he has settled in well.  Some of the projects he is involved include;

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We sell hardware too!

Ultamation are known for their great modules, but did you also know that we sell hardware?  Well just one item in particular - the Ultamation UC-DMX-200.  This is an Ethernet to DMX control interface for DIN rail mounting applications and was our top seller on our website last week.

Features include complete control of the entire 512 channel DMX universe, the UC-DMX-200 provides the bridge between any programmable Ethernet based control system and a DMX lighting system (or any other DMX controlled devices).  In addition to discrete channel control, the UC-DMX-200 also implements 8 independent pattern generators, capable of scrolling a pattern of up to 16 RGB values across a range of DMX addresses, removing the load from the host system.

Crestron control modules are available which make integration a breeze, and a simple ASCII based protocol is also available making integration with other systems simple.

We are currently producing an app to make control even easier ... watch this space. 


Insider Spotlight on Oliver Hall

In the year that Ultamation celebrates being ten years old, rAVe Publications asked to feature our Managing Director, Oliver Hall in their AV Insider Spotlight feature.

Find out how Ultamation started, what he thinks is great about the industry and whether there is anything he would change, what apps make him more productive (This won’t sound cool – a pen and paper!), the cool jobs he's worked on and how he stays relevant.

Read the full article here.



Join the Voice Control debate

At Ultamation, we are constantly exploring the capabilities of the devices we work with, to exploit their features and make life easier and better for the end-customer.  To make the most of our Apple TV module, you can use the technology behind some of Crestron's products to use Voice Control for your Apple TVs.

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Hidden Wires Feature at ISE 2017

Next week sees the 14th edition of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 7-10 February 2017, is expected to attract more than 65,000 visitors to more than 1,100 exhibitors. Over the four days, the newly extended show floor will be home to a community of manufacturers, distributors, integrators, service providers and end-user.

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We get a range of enquiries for our services, from people after a quick update of specific equipment, to a brand new bespoke system.  Towards the end of last year, we finished a project in a house which was undergoing significant refurbishment, and as part of this the customer wanted a new system, whilst still retaining specific pieces of equipment.  Ultamation worked with Intuitive Homes to design, plan and install the new system - which she felt was done "to perfection".

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CE Pro feature Ultamation's take on the TSW-X60

Oliver Hall, of Ultamation, has written another article for CE Pro Magazine, the leading trade publication for professionals involved in the custom electronics business.

Oliver talks about how TSW-X60 opens doors that previous touch panels didn't and how this has now enabled Ultamation's Lighting Visualiser to allow the user to adjust the lighting to create the perfect scene, without being in the room, or having to wait for night to fall.  He also talks about the other new features of the TSW-X60.

Click here to read the full article.

More ways to pay

With over twenty-five products on our shop, we have now made it easier to pay by introducing Sage Pay, which means we take all major credit and debit cards including American Express.

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Ultamation's Lamina theme is now available to buy

Over the last year or so, we have had a few enquiries to purchase the award winning themes that we have designed.  We are very pleased to announce that our Lamina theme is now available on our shop. 

It combines simplicity with style, offering the finest user experience. The design is built around a sliding panel concept and aims to reduce complexity for casual users whilst retaining accessibility to features for power users, all presented in a refined, intuitive UI.

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