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8 + 12 way TdSCR Multiswitches certified to EICS scheme

We’re delighted to announce our 8 and 12 output TdSCR Multiswitches have been certified by the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS), DTG Testing and CAI’s newly launched European-wide assurance scheme for TV and Satellite distribution equipment.

The certification is a testament to TRIAX’s values of quality and reliability.  The CAI (Confederation of Aerial Industries) said the EICS certification demonstrates “the high quality of the TRIAX solution and compatibility with all major satellite and TV platforms”, enabling end-users such as installers, specifiers, housing associations and platform operators to select products with confidence when they see the EICS mark.

Benefits of EICS Certification

The European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS) is the first scheme of its kind and will provide reassurance of end-to-end device compatibility, interoperability and robust RF performance within satellite and DTT distribution systems.

The scheme has been developed through an industry collaboration of satellite and DTT platforms, major equipment manufacturers, and led by industry associations DTG and CAI. It consists of a test specification underpinned by international standards and a consumer-facing logo.

Supported by the leading retailers, the logo will ensure a high quality of experience for the end customer. End-users, such as installers, specifiers, housing associations and platform operators can use the logo to recognise equipment that is compatible with all major satellite and TV services; and therefore interoperable with other EICS equipment.

Alex Buchan, Strategic Technologist at the Digital Television Group (DTG), said “DTG Testing is delighted that a major manufacturer such as TRIAX has joined this scheme. The continued uptake of the scheme is great news for TV platforms, manufacturers of satellite and TV distribution equipment, and installers who can select products with confidence when they see the EICS mark.”

Peter Sealey, Chairman of CAI, said “CAI are pleased to have worked with DTG Testing to develop this new Product Certification Scheme, which follows on from the success of CAI’s existing Cable and Aerial Certification Schemes. This new scheme will enable our members, as well as other parts of the industry, to select the best products for their installations. The EICS mark will also enable developers, landlords and the specifiers working for them, to ensure they get systems that work as intended, when combined with CAI Codes of Practice and installation by our members.”

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What is Mesh WiFi? A Guide to Whole Home Mesh WiFi in 2020

Learn everything you know about a mesh WiFi network

For many years mesh WiFi was used exclusively in areas such as businesses or military bases where secure networks were critical. Recently mesh WiFi entered the consumer market, providing consumers access to a secure high speed and long range WiFi network.

In this post, we’ll be explaining what mesh WiFi is, who it’s for, and some great options to get you started to answer the following questions:

  • What is Mesh WiFi?
  • Who needs Mesh WiFi?
  • What are the Benefits of Mesh WiFi?
  • How does Mesh WiFi Work?
  • What’s the difference between Mesh WiFi and a Range Extender?
  • Mesh WiFi Features
  • Conclusion
  • Common Questions regarding Mesh WiFi
  • Deco Mesh WiFi vs Google WiFi
  • Deco Mesh WiFi Home Security

What is Mesh WiFi?

Mesh WiFi is a whole home WiFi system built to eliminate dead zones and to provide uninterrupted WiFi throughout your home.

Mesh systems enables devices in your network to have faster speeds, greater coverage, and a more reliable connection. While traditional routers broadcast WiFi from a single point, mesh WiFi systems have multiple access points.

When one unit links to the modem, that unit becomes the main hub. The other units (called “nodes”) will capture and rebroadcast the router’s signal. The result is an efficient wireless network that provides a strong signal no matter where you are.


Who needs Mesh WiFi?

Mesh WiFi is built for people who live in homes with weak or incomplete WiFi coverage as well as people who want an uncomplicated easy to set up WiFi System.

Because traditional routers have a limited range; they are often unable to fully cover multi story or large homes. If you live in a home that’s 3,000 sq. ft., has two stories or more, interior brick walls, or an unusual layout, then you would benefit from a mesh WiFi router.

Mesh WiFi also represents a great option for people who are interested in a powerful WiFi system but don’t want to deal with the complicated setup and configuration that most regular routers come with.

Since mesh operates on a single network, mesh WiFi is also a great option for people who own range extenders and don’t want to switch between networks as they move upstairs or downstairs.


What are the Benefits of Mesh WiFi?

Traditional routers come with a limited range. While adding a range extender can help with this issue, range extenders sacrifice speed for connectivity. Mesh WiFi gives you the best of both worlds – so you can experience both powerful speeds and long-range connectivity.

One Network for Your Entire Home

With a Mesh WiFi router, you can skip signing into a new network every time you go upstairs and stay connected to a single sturdy network no matter where you are. Mesh technology is smart and intuitive, letting you stay online even if one of your mesh nodes fails.

Stable Long Range Connectivity

With a mesh router, you can get a powerful and stable connection no matter where you are in your home. Because each mesh node piggybacks off the other nodes signal, you can get powerful WiFi whether you’re at the top of the stairs or the bottom of the basement.

Easy Setup and Management

Most mesh routers on the market today come with easy network setup and management, allowing you to toggle network settings, check speeds, and enact parental controls.

Control Your Smart Home

Some mesh routers like the TP-Link Deco M9 Plus are so advanced that they function as a WiFi router and a smart hub, connecting your Zigbee, Bluetooth and WiFi devices and enabling you to manage all your smart devices through the Deco app.


How does Mesh WiFi Work?

Mesh WiFi works by using two or more mesh WiFi devices or “nodes” to create a mesh WiFi network.

One node is connected to an internet modem, while the rest can be placed throughout your home to create a powerful wireless network. Unlike traditional routers, these nodes are all part of the same network and share the same SSID and password. This makes setting and scaling up your mesh network as easy as adding another node.

These nodes are important in efficiently delivering WiFi, as each node serves as a “daisy chain” for other nodes in the system. Even nodes that are furthest from the router can still deliver a strong signal. Nodes communicate with one another in order to determine the fastest band for your devices, and to reroute traffic in the event that one node fails.

What’s the difference between Mesh WiFi and a Range Extender?

While mesh WiFi and Range extenders might appear to have the same functionality, there are some key differences.

Mesh WiFi devices comes with roaming protocols (to keep you on the same network) and mesh technologies such as self-healing and adaptive routing to keep your network stable.

Range extenders require you to sign on to a new network manually in order to maintain a strong connection once you’re far enough away from your router.

Most range extenders are set up under different networks; but with mesh networks there are no other networks to worry about. While each mesh node essentially functions as its own router, range extenders are merely duplicating the routers original signal.

Mesh WiFi is faster and more efficient at delivering a WiFi signal than a range extender.

Side note: While our Deco M3 (3-pack) uses mesh satellites that look similar to range extenders, the two are not interchangeable. These mesh satellite units use similar technology and logic to create a powerful mesh WiFi system that range extenders cannot.


Mesh WiFi Features

One Name. One Password

Mesh WiFi allows you to sign into your network with just one network name and one password to receive seamless WiFi throughout your home.



Seamless Roaming

Seamless roaming allows you to stay connected to your network no matter where you go in your home. Switching from one mesh node to another is so smooth that it’s unnoticeable even when you’re streaming.




Adaptive Routing

Mesh WiFi routers use adaptive routing to automatically choose the best configuration and band for your data, so that you’re always getting the fastest possible speeds.




In the event that one of your mesh WiFi nodes goes down, your Mesh WiFi network will automatically reroute data to make sure you stay online.




Since its launch, mesh WiFi has grown quickly and been enthusiastically embraced by the general population for its convenience, ease of use, and easy set up. You can click the TP-Link Mesh product list to see all Deco mesh routers.

Common Questions regarding Mesh WiFi

Do I have to purchase a new router to get mesh WiFi?

No you don’t! You can upgrade your existing compatible TP-Link router to OneMesh via a free firmware update, and pair with a compatible mesh extender or powerline extender to receive mesh WiFi.

Will Mesh WiFi work if I have brick, stucco, or concrete walls in my house?

Yes! Mesh WiFi systems will work in houses with these conditions. However, most routers (including mesh WiFi) may experience some drop in connectivity due to environmental factors.
If you have overly thick walls, you might be better served by getting a powerline extender.

Does mesh WiFi work with my older devices?

Yes it does!


Deco Mesh WiFi vs Google WiFi

With over two decades in global networking, we know what it takes to make great WiFi. Which is why it’s no surprise that Deco outperforms Google WiFi in both wireless range and speed.***

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Deco Mesh WiFi Home Security

Hardware Security

Deco only gets better and more secure with automatic firmware updates, and its firewall only allows approved packets onto your devices.

Advanced Encryption

Deco automatically encrypts every wireless connection using WPA2-PSK, whether it’s between each Deco unit or between Deco units and your WiFi devices.

Real-Time Antivirus

Deco automatically protects every device from viruses, malware, ransomware. That includes devices that don’t normally have protection, like WiFi cameras and smart locks.

Content Filtering

Create profiles and filter content using preset or customized lists while Deco automatically blocks malicious websites using a continuously updated database.


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CYP Increase their Product Warranty to provide 5 years cover

We delighted to annouce that CYP have increased their Product Warranty Cover from 2 years to 5 years.


All Products are now offered with a 5-year warranty as follows:

6 months:         Warranty Replacement

Year 1 & 2:       Replacement or Repair

Year 3:              Parts, Labour & Shipping

Year 4 & 5:       Labour & Shipping

This is subject to the following terms and conditions:

CYP (UK) Ltd – Warranty Terms and Conditions

This warranty applies to all Products purchased from us, CYP (UK) Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under number 04259586, of Unit 7, Shepperton Business Park, Govett Avenue, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8BA, whose registered office address is at Sundial House, 98 High Street, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4SU (referred to as “we/us/our”).

In this warranty, the following terms have the following meanings:

“You/Your” means the customer that has purchased the Product(s) under the Sales Contract;

“Product” means the product(s) supplied by us to you under the Sales Contract; and

“Sales Contract” means the contract formed between us and the Customer for the purchase of the Product(s), subject to our terms and conditions of sale, which forms part of this warranty by its reference.


1. Warranty Inclusions

1.1 If any defects or faults appear in the Product, commencing from the date of proof of purchase of the Product:

1.1.1 within 6 months, we will replace it;

1.1.2 within 2 years, we will repair or replace it, at the manufacturer’s discretion;

1.1.3 within 3 years, we will cover the cost of parts, labour and shipping to repair the Product.  We will supply a new outer box and inner pack material to protect the repaired Product during shipping.

1.1.4 The Product will not be automatically refurbished but this can be carried out at your request or alternatively we can provide a reduced price to replace the Product, both of which will be subject to an additional fee;

1.1.5 within 5 years, we will cover the cost of labour and shipping to repair the Product.  We will provide a quotation for the repair costs and you will need to agree to this in writing before returning the Product to us, and pay all such costs before we will return the repaired Product to you.  We will supply a new outer box and inner pack material to protect the repaired Product during shipping.  The Product will not be automatically refurbished but this can be carried out at your request or alternatively we can provide a reduced price to replace the Product, both of which will be subject to an additional fee.

1.2 If any defects or faults appear in the Product due to no fault of yours during the timeframes set out in clause 1.1, please contact your account manager and our technical support department within 7 days of becoming aware of such defect or fault, who will issue you with an RMA number.

1.3 Your returning of the Product to us is at your risk and you agree to bear the cost of delivery for this.

1.4 We will investigate the alleged issue on receipt and if the Product is proven by us to be faulty or defective, we will offer you the appropriate remedy as detailed in clause 1.1.  We will then refund the reasonable costs of you returning the Product to us under clause 1.3.

1.5 If an exact replacement for the Product (or any parts required to repair it) is unavailable for any reason, we reserve the right to replace the Product with an alternative of similar specification.

1.6 Where the Product is not found to be faulty or defective, we will return it to you, in the same condition in which we received it, together with only the accessories you returned to us. We reserve the right to charge for any costs we may incur as a result.

1.7 Repairs and replacements may take up to 4 months from receipt.


2. Warranty Exclusions

2.1 This warranty is subject to us having received payment in full under the Sales Contract.

2.2 This warranty does not apply to faults, damage or defects arising in any of the following circumstances:

2.2.1 normal wear and tear;

2.2.2 if you or any third party not authorised by us has interfered with, altered, repaired, improperly used, improperly cared for, failed to maintain, vandalised, damaged, misused or neglected the Product, in all cases either wilfully or accidentally;

2.2.3 your failure to follow our and/or the manufacturers’ instructions;

2.2.4 as a result of any cause beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, fire, explosion, natural disaster, severe weather conditions, war, terrorism, faults or premature deterioration resulting from your failure to comply with any maintenance instructions, or any other cause or event beyond our reasonable control.

2.3 We reserve the right to require payment on account prior to any works being carried out, in which case the sum will be refunded should the problem reported prove to be justified.

2.4 Any repaired or replaced Products reissued within the warranty period will also be covered by the warranty, but only for the remainder of the original warranty period.


3. General

3.1 This warranty is non-transferrable and cannot be assigned to any other party.

3.2 The terms and conditions of this warranty cannot be amended without our prior written consent.

3.3 To the extent permitted by law, and except in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence, we accept no liability for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, beyond making good defects other than those excluded above.

3.4 If you are a consumer (as defined in the Consumer Rights Act 2015), this warranty will not affect your consumer rights.

3.5 This warranty is valid for the time period stated, so long as you fulfil your obligations set out in these warranty terms and conditions. Any breach of your obligations under this warranty and/or the Sales Contract may render this warranty null and void.

3.6 No failure by either party to enforce the performance of any provision in this warranty will constitute a waiver of the right to subsequently enforce that or any other provision.  Such failure will not be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach and will not constitute a continuing waiver

3.7 Any part of this warranty found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable would be severed from the warranty and the validity and enforceability of the remaining parts would not be affected.

3.8 This warranty does not grant or intend to grant any benefit on any third party.  In particular, rights that would otherwise arise in favour of third parties under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 are excluded.

3.9 This warranty, the Sales Contract and any other contract between us will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim will fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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TDI AV SURGERY – 5th December 2019


10am till 4pm – Thursday 5th December 2019


TDI Group, West Farm, Popham, Nr. Winchester, SO21 3BH

With so many new developments within the AV industry over the past few years, it can be difficult to keep on top of the latest technologies and stay at the forefront of knowledge to deliver the highest possible quality Audio and Video signals for your installation projects.  Technologies such as HDBaseT, Video over IP, SDVoE, and AVLC bring lots of flexibility when designing systems, but how do you choose the best technology for your application?


Our team has decades of industry knowledge and experience which you have access to, so don’t let any strange technical queries bog you down. We’ve put together our first AV Surgery which is designed for installers to pop in and see us on an ad hoc basis throughout the day so you can bring us your AV ailments for expert advice.


Do you have a burning technical question that you’ve received mixed opinions on? Is there a recurring symptom that you see on site but just can’t find the root cause? Are you considering working with a new technology and you’d like some guidance on where to start? Looking to invest in Test or Monitoring kit and want to understand how to get best use from such devices? Would you like to enhance your troubleshooting capabilities? Talk to us about ‘good practice’ tips and tricks to minimise potential issues before they arise, and keep your project workflow running smoothly.   Whether it is a burning question that you’ve had for ages or a quirky on-site issue that has caused everyone to scratch their heads for a solution, our expert team is on hand to help.


We have drafted in our long-term industry friend Kev Cray, CYP’s Technical Director. Kev has been a driving force at CYP Europe since the companies’ inception and is shining a light on CYP’s adoption of all the very latest technologies for both residential and commercial hardware solutions. Kev’s wealth of knowledge and experience is almost unsurpassed in the industry and his friendly animated style of passing on this knowledge has been well received from installers throughout Europe.  Our own Gareth Rolls, TDI Sales and Technical Support specialist will also be on hand to discuss your questions too. Gareth is our in-house HDBaseT Authorised Trainer, and has over a decade of experience in the AV World, formerly working as CYP’s Product Manager for a number of years, and is now providing advice and support to all TDI customers.


There will also be expert advice on Rack Building, Aerial & Satellite, Mains Cables, Loudspeakers, Cable Terminations, CCTV, and Network Switches from our friendly Sales Team.


We’d love to engage with you to offer advice and support on almost any AV topic that you have questions on and so we hope to see you on 5th December for our AV Surgery.

Feel free to contact us in advance of our AV Surgery if you wish to discuss any specific topics on the day and would like to give us advanced information that you feel may help us address any installation challenges you’re facing.

Call us on 01256 397770

or email:

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Visit us @ EI Live!

April 30th – May 1st, Farnborough Exhibition Centre

Marking its ninth year in the market, EI Live! 2019 is returning with an expanded format covering three related and inter-connected sectors giving exhibitors and visitors a unique opportunity to explore existing relationships fully, but also create brand new ones. 

EI Live! 2019 will cover home automation, entertainment, and AV systems, but also encompass commercial building automation and AV as well as smart products from the world of electrical contracting. 

This year you will find our friendly Sales Team supporting two of our key partners, Penn Elcom (Stand #132) and CYP (Stand #75) on their booths, so we encourage you to swing by and check out the latest solutions on offer. 

We will be based primarily on the Penn Elcom stand where we shall be showcasing products from a selection of other brands, such as CCTV from IC Realtime, Structured Cable from Samson, and a variety Platinum Tools solutions to help installers reliably terminate cables efficiently.


TUESDAY APRIL 30:    09:30AM TO 5:00PM
WEDNESDAY MAY 1:   09:30AM TO 4:00PM

Click HERE to register online.

Click HERE for travel information.

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Our CI13 Catalogue & Trade Price List is coming soon!

Due to be hot off the press in time for the EI Live! Show at Farnborough Exhibition Centre on 30th April, the anticipation for our latest and greatest Custom Install Catalogue and Trade Price List is growing fast.

Custom Install Catalogue & Trade Price List

This years’ Catalogue is a bumper 220 pages of AV Custom Install solutions from the top brands in the industry. We have a new range of IP CCTV solutions from IC Realtime, a full range of fiber cables, terminations, and patch panels, a new selection of CAT6 and CAT6A patch cables, and new DIN rail cabinets and modules for control automation. In addition, there’s the latest range of Zyxel Network Switches, and new Sonos speaker mounts from SANUS, to name just a few.

If you would like to receive your Free copy of our CI13 Catalogue & Trade Price List, please click the link below and submit your postal details, and we will send one to you hot off the press!

Click HERE to request your copy.

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Sign up today for our CYP Video Over IP Training Academy!


We’re very pleased to announce our latest installment of CYP’s Training Academy, which focusses on Video over IP Technology.

The course is a FREE, 1-Day training course aimed at AV installers and integrators to provide a comprehensive understanding of Video over IP Technology, including insight into speciftying projects, liasing with clients’ IT professionals, the installation process, troubleshooting, and how to acheive the best results when integrating this technology.

The course comprises a balance of structured presentations, interactive demonstrations with planty of hands-on experience, plus a Q&A to ensure you have everything you need to know about Video-over-IP.

Delegate Achievements:

  • Understand the framework of networking using the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
  • Understand the basic concept of Ethernet to transmit 4K video signals.
  • Understand the complex interactions that happen in an Ethernet installation.
  • Understand what IP is, its importance and where it fits into a system framework.
  • Ability to practically troubleshoot IP issues as they arise in the field.
  • Understand Multicast technology and its counterpart layer-three protocol IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol).
  • Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of Video-over-IP distribution, such as point-to-point and one-to-many video distribution applications.


This academy qualifies all attendees for both AVIXA RU and CEDIA CEU renewal points. By attending this 1-day academy delegates will qualify for a total of 3 CTS, 3 CTS-D, 3 CTS-I AVIXA RU points, plus 3 CEDIA CEU points.

Delegates will be provided a free lunch, refreshments throughout the day, and exclusive discounts and special offers on the latest CYP AV distribution products.

If you want to know more about video distribution over IP and how to achieve the very best signal quality levels, this is an essential course for any installer.

Our CYP Training Academies are FREE OF CHARGE. We only ask that you commit to attending once you have signed up!

Thursday 21st March 2019

The training course begins at 10:00am and run until around 15.30pm.

TDI Tremiver Ltd, West Farm, Popham, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3BH. (Click HERE to see us on Google Maps)

To secure your place on our FREE CYP Training Course, please email your request using the link below or, alternatively, give us a call on 01256 397 770 to register.

Our close relationships with manufacturers enables us to offer bespoke training sessions. Give us a call to discuss your training requirements for course content, presentation style (classroom or hands on workshop), and location. We can tailor training to suit your needs.

If you would like to book on this Training Course, please click the following link – BOOK NOW



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IC Realtime CCTV Training Course


We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting a CCTV Training Day on Thursday 28th February, which will be delivered by Chris Valentino of IC Realtime.

Since the introduction of the IC Realtime brand of CCTV products, the feedback from installers and integrator’s has been incredible. The latest range of IP based CCTV cameras gives installers an excellent proposition for their clients, providing superb quality imagery including 4K video, via IP cameras and recorders.

BREEZE is our range of Plug and Play IP NVRs which incorporate internal PoE switches to make IP camera integration quick and easy. BREEZE technology removes IP address setup by automatically configuring IP cameras with unique IP addresses in less than two minutes from boot up.

The IC Realtime BREEZE Range of CCTV products include a comprehensive selection of IP camera options and recorders that can accommodate any CCTV environment and provide control and monitoring via the IC View App.



With over a decade in the industry, Chris will guide delegates through the process of specifying a system to install and commissioning, whilst answering any questions which may arise.

The training course will be an informal session aimed to introduce installers to the concept of CCTV over IP and give a comprehensive overview of these systems such that an installer who is new to the CCTV market, will be confident in specifying and installing the necessary equipment for their clients.

Course content includes: 

  • How to build a system
  • System design qualification
  • Installation of a system
  • GUI Walk-through in detail
  • Optimisation of cameras and recorder
  • Nuances of system design and warning signs to look out for
  • Setting clients expectations
  • IP Config
  • Recorder Features
  • Camera Features

Our IC Realtime Training Course is FREE OF CHARGE. We only ask that you commit to attending once you have signed up!

Thursday 28th February 2019

The training course begins at 10:00am and run until around 15.30pm.

TDI Tremiver Ltd, West Farm, Popham, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3BH. (Click HERE to see us on Google Maps)

To secure your place on our FREE IC Realtime CCTV Training Course, please email your request using the link below or, alternatively, give us a call on 01256 397 770 to register.

Our close relationships with manufacturers enables us to offer bespoke training sessions. Give us a call to discuss your training requirements for course content, presentation style (classroom or hands on workshop), and location. We can tailor training to suit your needs.

If you would like to book on this IC Realtime CCTV Training Course, please click the following link – BOOK NOW


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System Design on Tap – Imagine having a team of highly skilled expert system designers available whenever you need them

Design as a service (daas) is a design outsourcing concept pioneered by designflow, focused on helping System Integrators and promoting design as the key to delivering better, smarter integration projects.

daas works as either a supplement to an in-house design team or as a replacement for one. In simple terms, integrators hand over all the information about a project and the daas team works to your deadline to deliver whichever elements of a project’s design are required, from proposal packages right through to handover packs and anything in between.

Designflow work with both small and large integrators in the UK, across Europe and the US. daas can help any integration company deliver the design requirements for their projects be they small, large or ginormous.


Designflow was formed in October 2015 from a collaboration between Jones designs and Kelly Ashforth design. Designflow exists with the sole purpose of helping system integrators to be more professional, win more jobs and be more profitable through the use of proper system design and documentation.
We have helped many system integrators take their businesses on to the next level by providing them with impressive proposals, detailed design and documentation. We have also helped steer many of them around the pitfalls of being a system integrator using our vast experience within the smart building and home technology industries.
Check out the following links for samples of our work:

For more information or to discuss how Designflow can help with your forthcoming projects, please contact us using the details below:

Keith Jones – Designflow Partner

Designflow Ltd

No.73, 50 Argyll Road, London SE18 6PG. UK

+44 (0) 20 7175 7270