Ultamation News


Crestron 2019 Winners!

 This week saw the return of the largest Custom Installation Industry trade show with ISE 2019 at the RAI in Amsterdam.  It is also the place where Crestron announce their annual award winners.  This year we entered the Best GUI (Graphical User Interface) with a video entry showcasing our "Lamina" interface design.

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#SIMPLified2LuckyDip... will you be lucky?

Since the launch of SIMPLified2 six months ago many of you have downloaded the free version.  As we're a helpful team here at Ultamation, from today we have set up a #SIMPLified2LuckyDip. When opening SIMPLified2 version 1.6 there's a chance you might unlock one of our analysers for your session.

It's simple, if you like it, let us know using #SIMPLified2LuckyDip and maybe even buy it - see our full suite here!

If you haven't heard about SIMPLified2 yet, read about it here with examples of a case study of how we use it at Ultamation Head Office or try it out for yourself here.    

 

Learning Chinese: Crestron now speaks ‘Hikvision’

Ultamation have been developing a relationship with Hikvision recently, which has allowed us to bring Crestron integration to Hikvision NVR’s (Network Video Recorders).  From reading various Crestron Programmers forums this is something that many of you have been after for quite some time, and something that no other module developers have managed to achieve.

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Why do we work with Crestron?

Back in 2007, after 15 years in corporate IT and software development and a journey that took Sony PlayStation from a fridge sized prototype to the most popular console on the planet, Oliver Hall decided to move up north and set up his own business (Ultamation).  Initially he was toying with creating our own home automation product.  After considerable ‘tinkering’ and research, coupled with a visit to the CEDIA show down in London we quickly realised there was no need for us to create our own product – there were actually various brands already out there.  And so began the process of which one best suited us, our values and which we felt would deliver the best solution for our clients. 

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We've gone PODtastic!

Over the last few weeks Oliver has been asked to participate in two podcast that have been created specifically for the Custom Installation industry (we're guessing he's become so popular on the back of our recent global award win ;-)).

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CEDIA Global Award Winners!

We are beyond delighted to have been awarded the "Best Integrated Home Global" Award last night at the CEDIA Awards taking place at the British Museum in London.  In addition, we also won the "Best Integrated Home Level II" - what a night!

This project was amazing teamwork with installation experts Intuitive Homes whom we work with on the majority of our projects; many of which have gone onto to win awards! 

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Ultamation get right to the Apple core

Following the announcement during Apple’s WWDC conference back in June 2018 that Apple TV would soon get IP control via Crestron, there has been much anticipation of what might be released.  While people wait for something to appear on the horizon Ultamation have moved forward to deliver the only MediaRemote based integration module for Apple TV. 

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We sell hardware too!

Ultamation is known for creating reliable, innovative and popular modules; but did you know we also sell hardware too?

Being honest, it’s just one item but we are very proud of what we’ve created.  The Ultamation UC-DMX-200 is an Ethernet to DMX control interface for DIN rail mounting applications.  It features complete control of an 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).

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Putting SIMPLIfied 2 into practice

We launched SIMPLIfied 2 a few weeks ago after over six months of development.  We have found it invaluable in our office since, however it is tricky to convey this, as the best way for anyone to appreciate it is to try it yourself.  To encourage this, we released the basic version for free.  This version provides a simple mechanism to analyse your SIMPL programs for easily recognisable issues which would generate notices, warnings or errors in a normal compile but in the fraction of the time without having to go through the time consuming compilation step. Also, when you save your program in SIMPL, it automatically refreshes in SIMPLified 2. 

To try and demonstrate how the other entitlements can help, we’ve done a case study showing how we used it in a recent job.

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