The Essential Install Podcast

Essential Install

The Essential Install Podcast is hosted by David Kitchener, the Publishing Director of Essential Install Magazine, and aims to educate, inform and help installers to do their job.

David will be talking to industry people from industry associations, custom install companies and distributors with a view to finding out what they can offer the industry, where they see the industry going in these challenging times, and to discuss specific topics with them like home cinema, calibration and programming.

All Episodes

EI Live! mini series of podcasts: Daniel Adams from Blustream, fresh from Japan, shares with us what they will be showing at EI Live! 

Sep 1

32 min 5 sec

EI Live! mini series of podcasts: AWE Europe have the largest footprint on the EI Live! show floor. Stuart Tickle and James Drummie tell us what we can see in the AWE Village.

Sep 1

30 min 5 sec

EI Live! mini series of podcasts: Timmi Thorsen and Charles Redgrave-Plumb tell us what Habitech will be exhibiting at EI Live!

Sep 1

29 min 56 sec

EI Live! mini series of podcasts: We talk to Mark Taylor and Peter Alloway from Invision UK, on what they will be showing at EI Live!

Sep 1

31 min 13 sec

EI Live! mini series of podcasts: Chris Pinder, Joe Wilks and Joe Fletcher from OneAV talk to us about the CI industry, and what they will be exhibiting at EI Live! 

Sep 1

32 min 4 sec

David Kitchener speaks to Peter Huddleston from Devolo and Rod Slade from their distributor Exertis.  Devolo is the pioneer of powerline and Wi-Fi solutions. With over 45 million products shipped throughout Europe, Devolo provides high-performance home networking that supports any use from gaming and entertainment, to working and studying at home.  Put simply “the fastest in the world”!

Jun 7

26 min 20 sec

Dr Shelley James is a consultant and international expert on light and wellbeing, and a passionate advocate for public engagement with science. She is also Founder and Managing Director of the Age of Light Innovations, an initiative with a vision to build communities and ignite an enthusiasm for light and wellbeing in the new digital age.  We were keen to draw on Dr Shelley’s knowledge and experience of humans and light to examine some key issues affecting our sector, we were also joined by Paul Wafer managing Director of Rako Lighting Controls.

May 10

46 min 31 sec

Dizztribution was setup up to put fun back into the AV industry, no hidden agenda purely distribution by installers for installers by giving the best relationship with suppliers and integrators. David Kitchener and Daniel Sait talk to Dave Wilson of Dizzyfish Installations.

Apr 9

30 min 5 sec

The future of AV distribution is all about three things – bandwidth, bandwidth and bandwidth.  The evolution of video signal quality has meant that even the most readily available sources require huge amounts of bandwidth to display at their native quality. The Essential Install team discuss this with two experts from CYP Europe.

Mar 9

37 min 59 sec

Let’s talk CI-FI? What is it? And why should you care?  Is the industry going full circle as Hi-Fi and music only systems make a growing contribution to the custom install industry? David Kitchener talks to Andy Oattes and Danial Sait all about 2 channel.

Jan 29

36 min 35 sec

The Essential Install team spoke to experienced Crestron Master programmer Cliff Stammers to talk programming, past, present and future. How has the role changed? How will it change in the future? Find out by listening to the very latest in the Essential Install podcast series.

Jan 4

34 min 9 sec

In the first of the Essential Install podcast series, ATM MD, David Kitchener, spoke with Matt Nimmons Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA Region to get the low down on what certification initiatives the organisation has planned for the rest of 2020 into 2021, in particular the CEDIA Certified Cabling & Infrastructure (CIT) Examination and the Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship.

Dec 2020

34 min 57 sec