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Queen’s Awards success for three fi rms

THREE COMPANIES serving the installation industry have been awarded Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. KVM specialist Adder Technology and simulation and visualisation product manufacturer 7th Sense Design were rewarded under the heading of Innovation, while induction loop manufacturer Ampetronic received an award in the International Trade category. Based in Newark, Nottinghamshire, Ampetronic (pictured) has doubled its export sales in the past three years, and continues to grow rapidly overseas. Ampetronic managing director Julian Pieters described the award as a great honour: “This is recognition for the many years spent working with hard of hearing organisations, standards bodies, legislators, and providing awareness

AUSTRALIA Hewshott sets up on east coast

AV/IT technology and acoustic consultancy Hewshott International has doubled its presence in Australia by opening a new offi ce in Melbourne. The existing offi ce in

Perth previously acted as the hub for all operations in Australia, which included a number of projects on the east cost. The company says that opening the Melbourne site is a direct response to

the requirements of global clients; the facility will be used to manage ongoing projects in Queensland and New South Wales. Hewshott’s associate

director in Singapore, Adam Crookes (pictured), will return to Melbourne to head up the new offi ce, which covers the entire eastern states of Australia, and New Zealand. He will be joined by Xavier Sanchez-

Roemmele, associate director of acoustics, to provide a comprehensive service off ering in both AV/IT technologies and acoustics. “I’m delighted that the board has asked me to launch a permanent presence in Melbourne and build on Hewshott’s unique brand, which I fi rmly believe is unmatched in the industry,” commented Crookes. “I’m confi dent that

our pedigree, capabilities and unwavering commitment to full independence, which has been a cornerstone of the success of all Hewshott offi ces, will continue to set us apart in the region.” The company’s group

CEO, Peter Hunt, added: “Adam and Xavier are two extraordinary members of our team with excellent track records, and a permanent presence in Melbourne fulfi ls

one of our strategic plans. I have great confi dence in both of them and am certain that we will soon have two very busy offi ces in Australia.”

and education to everyone involved in hearing accessibility. Tackling a global market as a small business is a challenging task; however we are proud to be leading our sector around the world as a small British manufacturer, recognised globally for delivering excellence in hearing assistance,” he said. Adrian Dickens, founder and CEO of

Cambridge-based Adder Technology, expressed his team’s delight: “This recognition of our innovation-driven approach and resulting technology couldn’t have come at a better time as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. For Adder, innovation is not a marketing term; it is a philosophy and a guiding principle of our company. It has taken us from humble beginnings in the early ’80s to delivering our solutions to global customers, from the new BBC facilities in London and Manchester, to the Opera House in Sydney.”

Steyning, Sussex-based 7th Sense Design, which manufactures the Delta Media server, is known for its contributions to planetarium, 3D cinema, museum, theme park, projection mapping, and live event installations worldwide, and recently opened a US offi ce in Southfi eld,

Michigan. The Queen’s Award coincides with its 10th anniversary. “We are proud to be honoured in this way,” said the company in a statement.

Recent highlights

WALMART TO ADOPT GE LEDS GLOBALLY The move enables Walmart to cut energy for store lighting by another 40%.

GDS KEEPS SWEDISH ROYAL PHILHARMONIC COOL Lighting from GDS ArcSystem has been installed at the Stockholm Concert Hall.


WORK BY local artist Justin Lee was featured in a beautiful projection mapping at the recent i Light Marina Bay 2014. Two coolux Pandoras Box QUAD Server systems were used in conjunction with 16 Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors. Working for event manager Pico Art International, Dorier Asia used lasers to measure the ArtScience Museum’s petal-like exterior, then converted this data to a grid that was used inside the Pandoras Box system. As well as serving the content to the projectors, Pandoras Box was also used for on-site warping of the images.

6 May 2014

SPORTS VENUE AUDIO Danley Sound Labs gives some pointers on how to

tackle the high sound- pressure level environments typical of sports stadiums.

RENKUS-HEINZ SPEAKERS KEEP GREY BAR SOUND FOCUSED Sound is directed away from refl ective surfaces at this popular Manhattan eatery.

PHILIPS CREATES ONESPACE LUMINOUS CEILING Philips presents a single panel of light that fi lls the ceiling.

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