Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to announce its new System Integrator Partner Program [SIPP] has ten verified UK affiliates. The driving force behind the concept of the Partnership Program is to share best practice to enable integrators to bring customers’ visions to life. System integrators benefit from exclusive online training in the latest Gira products, a technical hotline and access to the Gira AppShop. In contrast, the end user benefits from the peace of mind knowing that a recognised professional, aligned with a leading global company, is working on their project. Provide significant business advantages We are proud that the UK’s leading System Integrators are on board with Gira’s new UK Partner Program [SIPP]" Partners of this exclusive program are established experts who have completed hundreds of smart home installations. Also, Gira trained and certified, each one of these members benefit from ongoing training programs and professional development to maintain their professional offering, as well as provide significant business advantages. Mark Booth, Managing Director, Gira UK says “We are proud that the UK’s leading System Integrators are on board with Gira’s new UK Partner Program [SIPP] and we look forward to welcoming and assessing future partners to help them offer their customers an elevated level of service and expertise. “To be able to offer hands-on support via a new online portal made-up of independent integrator profiles vetted by Gira and Gira recommended is a great prospect for smart specification in the UK. We offer the world’s largest range of data connection technology and smart solutions across our range of designer sockets and switches: ensuring that we can meet challenging market requirements now and long into the future.” Expertise in commissioning IP products Gira’s System Integrators are well-placed to work with and also retrofit KNX processing electrical systemsGira appointed System Integrators have in-depth knowledge and expertise in consulting, project planning and commissioning IP (Internet Protocol) products for building control technology, like the Gira HomeServer or GiraX1 and G1 Control panel. These solutions provide technical support and optimise the functionality of smart homes, particularly when it comes to connecting products from various manufacturers, in multi-room and telephony projects. As dedicated service providers or in-house service providers at installation companies, Gira’s System Integrators are well-placed to work with and also retrofit KNX processing electrical systems: the first generation of home automation systems. Boasts of 251 System Integrators worldwide Gira’s market-leading Partnership Program has been up and running for 14 years and boasts 251 System Integrators worldwide, with interest growing all the time. To date, there are 176 partners in Germany, 27 in the Netherlands, 13 in Austria, 11 in Denmark, 11 in Sweden, 2 in Finland, 1 in Italy and now 10 in the UK. The System Integrator Conference 2019 took place in Radevormwald and Duesseldorf from 7th - 9th May. It included two days packed with systems training and hands-on learning, a visit to the construction site of the new Gira building and dinner at a typical German restaurant, Brauhaus Wuppertal.
Gira, one of the global full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, make light and blind control easy with the launch of its brand new and highly informative instructional video for the Gira System 3000. The Gira System 3000 is an advanced blind and light control system that one can control in their home with the touch of a button, conveniently controlled through the Gira App or Display timer. Smart technology in home has never been easier, more convenient or eco conscious: helping one to save on utility bills by lowering the blinds and minimising potential heat loss when needed. The System 3000 blind control customised time program is also available with an astro function for added convenienceWith the option to control either manually or automatically, one can store their own personal blind control settings at the push of a button: spanning movement times for all seven days or customised separately for weekdays and the weekend via the menu. Dynamically adapt to weather changes The System 3000 blind control customised time program is also available with an astro function for added convenience. The integrated astro function makes it possible to dynamically adapt to changes in sun position and light phase automatically: sunrise and sunset and the changeover between summer and winter season. Did you know that statistically, illuminated and/or lived-in properties are less likely to be burgled? Gira gives special importance to high levels of functionality with a view to increase build security with 21st century intelligence. For example, the Gira System 3000 makes it possible for one's home to mimic habitation by opening/closing the blinds: ideal when planning a long holiday, business trip or the property is a second home. Controlling the blinds via Gira App The Gira System 3000 operating top unit memory can store both an individual intermediate position and a time for raising and loweringIn addition, the Gira System 3000 operating top unit memory can store both an individual intermediate position and a time for raising and lowering. If Memory Mode is activated, both functions are repeated in a 24-hour cycle. In Night Mode, the status and function LED are not permanently illuminated: meaning a more comfortable, unbroken sleep! For even more user convenience, Gira recommends to download the Gira App so one can control the blinds and lighting from the comfort of their sofa or remotely, via a smart phone or tablet. The operating unit is bluetooth enabled, and the App has a clear display and a large screen that is perfect for keeping control of all the settings: as it easy to copy programmes from other units that have already been created. Making lives easier and convenient Mark Booth, Managing Director at Gira UK Ltd, comments “We have a notable aptitude for perfecting both form and function, but above all else, making lives a little easier, more convenient and safer for our customers. As a result, our highly intuitive and intelligent systems have been designed to create a working brain in your home so that it starts to enrich your lifestyle, personal preferences and daily routine.” All this can be achieved at the push of a button and features include: Illuminated digital display Five operating top units Touch sensitive display Blind timer for ease of use Separate program settings available Simple button controls Bluetooth enabled Personalisation Astro setting Memory mode
Ivory Egg, specialists in KNX intelligent building technology and complementary solutions, congratulates one of its newly trained system integrators, Leo Walton, Owner, Electrobyte Ltd, as he secures huge recognition at this year’s Smart Solution Awards, part of UK Construction Week 2018. Electrobyte Ltd, specialists in the design, installation and commissioning of smart home systems, audio/visual systems and data networking, graced the winner podium at the Smart Solutions Awards 2018 to win ‘Best Installer’ and also a highly commended award for ‘Best Residential Project’. The Smart Solutions Awards champions integrators and installers who have demonstrated project excellence The Smart Solutions Awards took place on Wednesday 10th October 2018 as part of UK Construction Week within the Digital Construction Hub at NEC, Birmingham. Advocating integrators and installers Keeping company amongst the industries finest, Electrobyte Ltd scooped a winning award for ‘Best Installer’ and Highly Commended for ‘Best Residential Project – Eight bedroom new-build installation’ Smart Solutions Award for 2018; collected by Leo Walton, Owner, Electrobyte Ltd. The Awards were judged by an independent expert panel where all finalists were revealed at the show and a candidate for highly-commended and ultimate winner of each category was announced by BBC News Reader, Steph McGovern. The Smart Solutions Awards, now in its 2nd year, champions integrators and installers who have demonstrated project excellence, along with recognition for manufacturers who develop market-leading products and services, as well as provide training opportunities that help facilitate the growth of the smart solutions sector. Making complex systems accessible I was honoured to win an award for ‘Best Installer and also receive Highly Commended for ‘Best Residential Project’"Mark Warburton, Technical Director, Ivory Egg says “Leo Walton, Owner of Electrobyte, is one of the newest system integrators trained by Ivory Egg so it’s great to see his effort on this project recognised. We look forward to continuing to support and guide Leo as he takes on more KNX projects and hopefully continues to win awards.” Leo Walton, Owner, Electrobyte Ltd says “The application of technology and how it can improve and enhance our lives is what drives me. I was honoured to win an award for ‘Best Installer and also receive Highly Commended for ‘Best Residential Project’ at the Smart Solutions awards 2018. Experiencing the levels of innovation and development of technology is like being a kid in a sweet shop. “The possibilities seem endless and it is impossible to not get excited about how the right technology can make complex systems accessible to even the biggest technophobe. The support and guidance from Ivory Egg throughout the project has been invaluable and, as the building is controlled via a KNX system, I was able to use input modules behind the customers desired switches with Gira solutions used throughout the rest of the project.” Delivering a truly connected building Since Ivory Egg began in 2005, they have been partners with Gira UK sharing business acumen, leads and customer feedback"Mark Booth, Managing Director, Gira UK says “Being a part of an award-winning project is testament to how far the industry has come in terms of the ‘smart home’ and we’re so proud to be at the forefront of design and innovation. Since Ivory Egg began in 2005, they have been partners with Gira UK sharing business acumen, leads and customer feedback and supporting system integrators to deliver Gira projects. “With the support from Ivory Egg and award-winning integrator, Leo Walton of Electrobyte, it is now becoming common knowledge that it is possible to deliver a truly connected building where all building services operate via a single control technology.” Highly Commended Residential Project from Electrobyte - Smart solutions used: Lighting – Relays, Dali Gateways, Mains Dimming, 1-10v Dimming Presence Detectors Heating Actuators for UFH System Components – Power Supplies, Line Coupler Gira S1 & Homeserver Gira Weather Station