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May 16, 2019

Supercharge your workout with Crestron and Core Collective

The new Core Collective fitness facility in Knightsbridge features premium Crestron technology to improve the workout experience at the luxe gym. Pavilion Road in Knightsbridge is the second Core Collective facility to benefit from high-end technology, setting a new standard for top-notch fitness classes.
Building on the huge success of the original South Kensington fitness centre, Core Collective joined forces again with London-based automation specialist KNEKTD and the exclusive sales agent for Crestron in EMEA, Technological Innovations Group (TIG), to specify and install a comprehensive Crestron control system. With a focus on providing high-quality fitness classes alongside integrated technology - the reception area, changing facilities and both workout zones benefit from leading technology.
Jason de Savery, founder of Core Collective, comments, “having done a great job on our first gym in Kensington, it only made sense for us to bring the KNEKTD team in again. They’ve once again provided an outstanding service and a quality installation, we look forward to working with them again on our next gym in St Johns Wood.”

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May 15, 2019

TIG Announces Sales Partnership with YachtCloud

TIG (Technological Innovations Group) today announced a new partnership with Dutch luxury AV and IT system product developer, YachtCloud. TIG is a driving force for sales excellence in the AV/IT technology industry and this partnership marks a third strategic collaboration for the company which was founded in February of this year, after rebranding from Crestron EMEA.
“YachtCloud is proud to announce that as of today, Technological Innovations Group (TIG) will represent all YachtCloud products in the EMEA region. In line with TIG’s company vision, they will lead the way in educating the industry about technological developments which will transform the way in which we live and work. With the TIG network of 2500 integrators, 11 offices across the EMEA region and 120 staff, YachtCloud can develop further towards a strong and sustainable future.” Arjan Kleinveld, Managing Partner at YachtCloud.
YachtCloud perfectly complements TIG’s existing brand portfolio. To launch the partnership TIG will be selling GEST - YachtCloud’s stylish and customisable steward call button. Easily enabled with a wifi connection, GEST is location-aware, intuitive and includes a two-way communication feature to provide a high-end guest service on yachts, in luxury hotel suites, high end meeting spaces etc…... Standard or priority calls are differentiated by touching the call button for two or five seconds and the subtle light and sound features indicate the status of each call, seamlessly informing the user that service will arrive shortly. TIG will be adding YachtCloud’s OMNIYON onboard media content service to its portfolio in the near future.

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May 13, 2019

TIG CEO to present ‘Transforming the Workplace of the Future’ seminar at UC EXPO 2019

Technological Innovations Group (TIG), the leading AV technology sales agency in EMEA, is pleased to announce that its CEO Robin van Meeuwen will be presenting the ‘Transforming the Workplace of the Future’ seminar at UC EXPO 2019. With over twenty five years of extensive experience within the Unified Communications (UC) technology market, Robin is a trusted and knowledgeable expert in harnessing dynamic technologies to maximise productivity and futureproof the workplace.
The seminar will examine why successful enterprises need to provide the best environments for their teams to do business, now and in the future. Attendees will get an insight into the importance of rich and sustained collaboration and technology solutions to encourage participation and transform team collaboration ensuring meetings are more productive and dynamic.
Robin van Meeuwen comments: “Teams empowered with proper digital collaboration tools work more creatively, execute more quickly, and make better real-time decisions – it makes total business sense!”

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May 8, 2019

TIG to Take ‘Ultimate Meeting Room’ on Tour

later this month, TIG will be taking to the road in South Africa to showcase the most advanced meeting room technologies that when combined, deliver the office of the future - today. In an industry first, TIG’s ‘Ultimate Meeting Room Tour’ will feature Crestron corporate solutions and virtually demonstrate Oblong Industries’ flagship Mezzanine platform, to showcase functionality that moves beyond traditional video conferencing and enables multi-stream and user collaboration across the global enterprise.
The TIG Tour will demonstrate how combining Crestron and Mezzanine technology will allow meeting participants to share multiple streams of content, from multiple locations, simultaneously . In this way, innovative and more effective ways of working become possible, because when teams can see more and share more, they can do more.
Revealing the tour dates in South Africa, Robin van Meeuwen, CEO of TIG commented: “South Africa is the tech hub of the African continent and has huge potential for growth. The TIG team are really excited at this ambitious undertaking and the prospect of getting out and meeting integrators and their customers.”

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May 7, 2019

TIG announces new Regional Sales Manager for Oblong Industries Mezzanine Solution

Technological Innovations Group (TIG) has today announced the appointment of Andrew Rump to the position of Regional Sales Manager, UK & Ireland, effective immediately.
With over 20 years of industry experience Andrew joins TIG from Sony Professional Solutions where he was responsible for developing the companies corporate and education relationships as well as ensuring that exceptional customer service and customer satisfaction was provided.
TIG were appointed as the strategic sales partner for Oblong Industries flagship UC solution Mezzanine in Europe at ISE 2019. Andrew will work closely with TIG’s Director of Sales, Steven Dullaert, and the rest of the Mezzanine sales team to boost the sales of Oblong’s immersive collaborative solution.

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May 7, 2019

TIG showcases new Belgium experience centre

TIG unveiled its new experience centre in Antwerp, Belgium, highlighting the group’s flagship offerings from Crestron and Oblong.
Technological Innovations Group (TIG) is acting as a sales agency for Oblong and Crestron, with a team of 90 sales staff working exclusively on Crestron products across the EMEA region.
TIG is currently building up a new team to support the company’s expansion with other brands after appointing Andrew Rump as regional sales manager for the UK and Ireland TIG Mezzanine team.

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Apr 23, 2019

TIG’s Showroom Manager forms part of CEDIA’s Industry Relations Advisory Council

Technological Innovations Group’s (TIG) Showroom Manager, Kate Fauset, was invited by the international trade organisation CEDIA to form part of the Industry Relations Advisory Council and attend the opening of their brand-new Indianapolis HQ.

TIG are the exclusive sales agency for Crestron Electronics in EMEA. Kate was invited to attend CEDIA’s Industry Relations Advisory Council as a representative of Crestron.

What is the Industry Relations Advisory Council?

The Industry Relations Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to support CEDIA’s engagement strategy. They create ongoing, relevant and consistent programmes that engage industry partners and foster opportunities for CEDIA members, as well as raising awareness of the home technology industry.

What do the Industry Relations Advisory Council do?

The Industry Relations Advisory Council aims to educate relevant professionals and make them aware that CEDIA is available to guide them through the process of including technology at the start of a project and the best practices to achieve this.

Kate was one of nine experts included on the council which consisted of a mixture of CEDIA staff members, US and UK integrators and manufacturers from the AV and Audio industries. The council’s discussions, which took place over two days, focused on how to effectively build relationships with the design and build community. Technology is becoming increasingly popular throughout the residential market; however, it is often compared with IOT devices and an after-thought on many project’s, the council hopes that by educating interior designers and architects technology experts will be involved at the beginning of a project.

CEDIA also discussed their strategy for the next two years, including how the industry body will utilise CEDIA Outreach Instructors (COIs) globally and take part in industry related events.

Kate’s Thoughts:

“It was interesting to hear the viewpoints of integrators, CEDIA staff members and manufacturers on how each sector reaches out to the design and build community, but also how to help audiences understand that there is an industry for residential technology.

It was useful to see what information had been missing and what we as a business can do to change this, for example, branching out to universities and educating students at the early stages of their careers, as well as providing case studies and CPDs to property developers and interior designers. It is vital that we educate these markets on the importance of including technology at the beginning of a project, end-users are increasingly requesting smart homes with automated shading solutions and lighting control. Developers could be losing sales if this isn’t planned for early enough or isn’t provided at all.”

During Kate’s time in Indianapolis she was given a guided tour of the industry body’s impressive new headquarters, which featured an abundance of Crestron solutions. When visiting CEDIA’s HQ, guests can experience a ‘Home Life’ inside the building, consisting of a dedicated home cinema, an automated bathroom, living spaces with perfectly controlled lighting, shades, audio and video as well as much more control through-out the whole space. The facility also offers boot camp training rooms for visitors to get a truly hands on experience.

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Apr 2, 2019

Technological Innovations Group announces new Regional Sales Director for South West Europe and North West Africa

Technological Innovations Group (TIG) has today announced the appointment of Alain Solomon to the position of Regional Sales Director, South West Europe and North West Africa, effective immediatley.
With over 30 years of industry experience Alain joins TIG from Jupiter by InFocus where he was Sales Director for EMEA. Prior to that, Alain spent 13 years at technology company Barco where he held a variety of Vice President positions. During his time at Barco Alain was responsible for driving sales, defining and implementing growth throughout a number of regions and executing a worldwide go-to market strategy.
Commenting on his appointment, Alain said “I am very proud to be joining the TIG team to help our partners take full advantage of the IP technology growth into the AV world. The Southern Europe and North-Africa regions are early adopters of such new technologies and represent a fantastic growth opportunity for us. It will be a very exciting journey for myself and the whole team ”.

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Mar 31, 2019

White Light Draws On Crestron for Illuminate Installation

Situated on Levels 4 and 5 of the Science Museum, Illuminate is a progressive new venue designed to both anticipate and surpass the needs of the ever-evolving events industry. The venue couples state-of-the-art technology with flexible spaces and stunning views of the City, offering both a unique and productive experience for all clients. Due to its long-standing relationship with the Science Museum, along with its reputation for managing similar venues across London, White Light (WL) was appointed Production Partner at Illuminate and has designed and installed the technical system within the space; which included a range of Crestron equipment.

The installation was overseen by WL’s Project Manager Jason Larcombe. He explains: “We were approached by the Science Museum who came to us with their vision for the space and what they wanted to achieve. They wanted both an intuitive and user-friendly system to reach the demands of any client; covering everything from the biggest conferences to more intimate hospitality events. It was our task to select a range of products to create a bespoke installation to fulfil the Science Museum’s vision.”

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Mar 6, 2019

The Secrets to merging Technology with Interior Design

As part of the London Design Week talk strand ‘Conversations in Designing Technology’, TIG has put together an interactive panel discussion on how design and technology can work hand-in-hand to deliver stunning smart homes for clients.
TIG (Technological Innovations Group) is delighted to announce that during this year’s London Design Week (10-15th March 2019) at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, it will be hosting a panel discussion at its Crestron home technology showroom, on Tuesday 12th March at 2pm.
The session will be chaired by leading consumer technology journalist, Chris Haslam, and the topic for discussion is ‘The Integrated Home – from Concept to Reality’. The session will explore the challenges and rewards of designing a home that seamlessly integrates interior design with technology. Joining Chris on the panel will be, Simon Hart of PRS Architects, Greg Currie, Regional Sales Manager at Crestron, Dan Eades from Environ, plus a representative from the lighing design community who have all worked together on the project we are using to to illustrate the connectivity between interior design and smart home technology.

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Mar 3, 2019

TIG to debut new Crestron CPD at BIID providers showcase

TIG (Technological Innovations Group), the leading audiovisual sales agency in Europe, will be delivering its Crestron CPD at the forthcoming British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) CPD Providers Showcase event taking place on March 21st at The Chesterfield Hotel, London. Recently accredited by the BIID, this brand new CPD course for the interior design industry is entitled ‘Transforming design with light: Tips & Tricks for using lighting control & motorised window treatments in homes.’ Crestron solutions are exclusively available from TIG throughout Europe, and the training session reflects the advancements in smart home technology and will convey helpful techniques for integrating lighting control and automated window treatments within the design scheme of a home. Interior designers will be equipped with the latest technology trends in lighting and home automation, which they can take back to clients to offer a wide selection of options for creating the modern, stylish home.
Nick Fichte, Residential Business Development Manager at TIG comments, “We are delighted to be able to debut a brand-new BIID accredited CPD this year, and to educate designers on the latest smart home innovations. The new course will demonstrate how lighting and home automation can enhance designs, allowing interior designers to meet and exceed client brief.” The new course highlights how technology can be beautifully integrated within a design scheme to exceed client expectations and complement interior design, for a comprehensive approach to creating smart and stylish homes.

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Feb 16, 2019

TIG Appoints Director Of Sales

TIG (Technological Innovations Group), the leading AV sales agency in EMEA, is pleased to confirm the appointment of Steven Dullaert as Sales Director. The company works with brands at the forefront of leading-edge technology development and Dullaert is responsible for directing sales strategy in the region, identifying new brands to work with, and ensuring sales standards are of the highest level to suit existing and future customer needs.

With 20 years’ experience at Crestron EMEA in a variety of increasingly senior roles, Dullaert is a hugely experienced AV professional, and as Robin van Meeuwen, CEO of TIG explains has a perfect blend of experience to take on this important role within the organisation: “I’ve worked with Steven for 20 years at Future Vision Marketing and he is the ideal candidate for this position. At Crestron EMEA he had positions in various departments, from customer support through to sales and it is this 360° view that Steven brings that convinced me to offer him this position. He was delighted to accept, and I look forward to working closely with him over the coming months and years to realise the exciting vision we have for TIG.”

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Feb 14, 2019

Crexit: Opportunity knocks for special agent ‘TIG’ as Crestron completes distribution reform

New kid on the block Technological Innovations Group (TIG) – formerly Crestron International – named exclusive sales partner for Crestron EMEA, but new doors open.
Amongst the fanfare of ISE last week, of which there were hundreds (possibly thousands) of press announcements, there was one significant story – one which impacts thousands of AV professionals across Europe – which went largely under the radar.
The story in question was buried inside the news that Oblong industries – a high-end provider of interactive collaborative meeting applications (its tech was used in the film Minority Report), had signed a ‘historic” strategic sales partnership with a firm called, ‘TIG’ to drive up sales in the EMEA.
That all sounds great, but who or what is TIG? And whilst the story around Oblong itself has been well documented (read it here), the explanation of this mystery TIG has largely gone unquestioned or unanswered.

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Feb 6, 2019

Oblong Announces Transformational EMEA-wide Strategic Sales Partnership with TIG

Oblong Industries, Inc., maker of multi-stream meeting applications and pioneer of interactive spatial computing environments for the new era of collaborative work, is pleased to announce today an important strategic sales partnership with TIG which is expected to catapult the Oblong business in EMEA. Technological Innovation Group (TIG) is the experienced sales and marketing organization headed up by AV industry stalwart, Robin van Meeuwen, and his European team. Today, TIG will extend its services to one of the most influential collaboration technologies to appear at ISE: Mezzanine™ from Oblong Industries. This platform, which uniquely serves the collaboration needs of the enterprise, plus education environments, and governmental agencies, is available to experience first hand at ISE 2019 in Oblong stand 11-B140.