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Counting down to Evolving Connectivity 2018

We’re less than one month away from our industry’s only national show.

Evolving Connectivity 2018 – 'Media Delivery of the Future’ – highlights all that is new and will be new for content delivery across the UK.  For 40 years the CAI has led the signal reception trade.  From simple UHF aerial installation, MATV distribution through the advent of satellite and SMATV to IRS and now the massive growth of moving pictures via internet protocols. 

The great and the good of the UK and Europe’s manufacturers and distributors form the main hub of the show with the exhibition supported by keynote talks delivered by the leaders of today’s broadcasters, operators and regulators.  Outgoing CAI Senior Executive, Tim Jenks opens and comperes the talking slots with a welcome to his successor at the CAI – Peter Sealey who formally takes over when Tim retires in June.  Peter will outline his vision for the future of the CAI before Richard Lindsay-Davies, chief executive at the Digital TV Group tells us how he sees the future of TV. 

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Sky EPG Number v Transponder Listing is Available for Members

The latest 'Sky EPG Number v Transponder Listing' can be found in the 'Downloads' section of the 'Members only' area of the website - https://cai.org.uk/index.php/services/downloads/members-only/technical-reference-material/117-sky-epg-number-transponder-listing. To download and view the document, members must be logged in. 

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Midlands Freeview reception problems possible early October

Engineering work will affect the reception of some Freeview channels in the Midlands during the first week of October.  Work on Sutton Coldfield transmitter, serving the West Midlands, plus parts of Derbyshire and Leicestershire, is expected to result in a temporary loss of some channels, or produce weak signals.  Depending on the weather, work is due to take place between 5th and 7th October 2017.

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CAI Cable Certification & Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

The CAI is circulating a letter to remind all CAI cable certification holders that as from the 1st of July 2017 the new CPR Regulations come into force.   These regulations cover cables used permanently in buildings and civil engineering structures and made available on the market from 1st July 2017.  Any existing stock held that has been placed on the market before CPR became applicable can continue to be sold without CPR credentials. (Each batch of cable is treated as a separate product for the purposes of CPR, so any new deliveries after 1st July will need CPR credentials) 

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Keynote Talks from Evolving Connectivity 2017

Following on from the tremendous success of this year’s show a number of members have asked if they could again view the material presented.  We are therefore building a folder of all the available presentations as we receive them.  This is also an opportunity for members who were unable to attend to view to gain an overview of what they missed. (Please note you need to login is as member to view these downloads and some of the functionality may have been lost that was possible on the day of delivery following the conversion to a pdf document). View & Download Seminar Presentations.

CAI membership category for Home Networks & Connectivity

home networks and connectivity

With data networking around the home becoming more popular, as well as providing linear TV, a number of CAI installer companies are taking advantage of the a new category of membership available to members.  The ‘Home Networks & Connectivity’ category hopefully will attract more single dwelling installer members involved in networking, although these members will require an upgrade of category and therefore a small subscription rise related to the scale of the business. 

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CAI partners with Construction National Magazine to offer new member benefit

construction nationalCAI has been a regular editorial contributor to Construction National magazine and the magazine’s website www.constructionnational.co.uk is currently receiving over 270,000 hits each month of which some 7,000 are unique visits. The audience for Construction National includes contractors & developers, consultants, house builders, Government departments, quantity surveyors, architects and educational establishments.

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The CAI Gala Awards Dinner Dance 2017

arden hotelThe CAI will be holding our Gala Awards Dinner on the evening of Tuesday 25 April 2017 at the Arden Hotel & Leisure Club, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EH.

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‘Getmeviewing’ goes live!

getmeviewing websiteThe Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd (CAI) is celebrating another major milestone in its 38 year history by today launching its new consumer website dedicated solely to the viewer and listener needing help with signal reception and networks.

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New - ‘getmeviewing’ web from the CAI

getmeviewing websiteThe Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd (CAI) as the UK’s leading trade association for the home entertainment installation industry is about to launch a major new initiative with the viewer and listener in mind.  The CAI has for 38 years been the first choice reference point for broadcasters, government and the construction trades when advice is needed on signal reception and network distribution around the home or business.

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New CAI document for ‘Guidelines & Templates’

The CAI has produced an explanatory document following a number of calls and enquiries regarding the availability of channels on additional Freeview Commercial HD multiplexes (COM7 & COM8) that have emerged in some areas, along with a local carriage mux.  Members can issue this single page document to clients when the message of areas being ‘out of range’ of the additional muxes is not being understood or accepted. 

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More SD TV for Freeview HD devices

The number of standard definition channels only available to viewers with newer Freeview equipment continues to grow with the addition of new channels using newer DVB-T2 technology. 

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