Essential Install December 2016 - Page 11

Essential Install | News SCP Comelit now has a new London base available to installers Comelit In the Capital Comelit UK has announced the successful launch of its new central London offices in Queen Elizabeth Street, near Tower Bridge. The newly refurbished facility, which recently hosted more than 100 guests at a busy mid-week opening event in early November, also includes an innovative state-of-the-art ‘experience space’ designed to showcase Comelit’s video door entry panels and monitors, HD CCTV surveillance solutions, access control and home automation systems. Among the attendees at the launch event were security installers, consultants, architects and property developers, who all came to celebrate the opening of Comelit’s new facilities and to see the company’s equipment in action. Inside the converted Victorian warehouse building, a detailed, full-scale recreation of a modern apartment has been built and fully kitted out to demonstrate how easily Comelit’s products and systems can be installed and operated. Serving as a blueprint for system design, the experience space also helps illustrate how the company’s end-to-end product portfolio can be integrated and controlled on one device. “We are thrilled to have opened our second location in the UK,” said Francesca Boeris, managing director of Comelit. “We were particularly delighted with the high turnout on the day as it shows just how useful this kind of hands-on demonstration is, both for installers and end-users. We’ve put a lot of effort and hard work into this project. It demonstrates our commitment and investment in the UK market and is the result of continued strong growth during 2016.” Francesca added: “The demonstrations we’re now able to offer will help existing and potential clients to use and test our products in configurations they hadn’t previously thought possible. In addition to the experience space, there are two meeting areas where the whole buying chain is free to use the new facilities. Installers, consultants, end-users and specifiers all are welcome.” Comelit’s new experience space is now officially open and bookings for demonstrations can be made by contacting Comelit staff to make an appointment. There are also breakout areas for seminars and meetings, which can be booked in advance. More Information: Comelit UK +44 (0)1707 377203, Monitor Audio Acquires Roksan Monitor Audio has capped off a successful year with the acquisition of Roskan increasing its offering to installers Premium loudspeaker specialist Monitor Audio has acquired leading audio manufacturer Roksan. Both companies are keen to underline their British roots and commitment to superior audio performance and continue to build on their reputation for design excellence, premium quality and value. Established in 1985, Roksan is a well-respected manufacturer of amplifiers, loudspeakers, turntables and streaming products which are designed and manufactured at the manufacturer’s London headquarters. With the launch of its premium Platinum II loudspeakers and the growth of its custom install series and other award-winning speaker ranges, Monitor Audio has had a very successful 2016. The acquisition of Roksan reflects this success. The two companies will continue to run as separate entities, but under common ownership. The announcement underlined the synergy between the two brands creating exciting possibilities for both Monitor Audio and Roksan. More information: Monitor Audio +44 (0)1268 740580, December 2016 | 9 News.indd 9 14/12/2016 16:56