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4G at 800 MHz and possible disruption to Freeview

at800 recently contacted the RDI to inform us that the mobile phone operators are rolling out 4G networks across the UK to provide super-fast wireless broadband. The 800 MHz frequencies used by some 4G services are next to the frequencies used for Freeview.  There is a small chance this may cause disruption to Freeview services. There is a small chance this may cause disruption to Freeview services. Typical symptoms include a loss of sound, pixelated images or loss of some or all Freeview channels. Cable and satellite TV services are very unlikely to be affected. at800 is sending postcards to addresses in: Ashfield, Bath and North East Somerset, Bedford, Bolsover, Braintree, Cambridge, Cherwell, Chesterfield, City of Peterborough, City of Stoke-on-Trent, Doncaster, Flintshire, Hartlepool, Hinckley and Bosworth, Luton, North Hertfordshire, North Kesteven, North West Leicestershire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rochford, South Derbyshire, Southend-on-Sea, Stevenage, Teignbridge, Telford and Wrekin and Torbay There is a small chance that viewers may experience some disruption to their Freeview reception when 800 MHz masts go live.If RDI members who operate in these areas get reports of problems with Freeview services, it may be due to 4G at 800 MHz.  If 4G at 800 MHz is not the cause of the TV disruption, at800 suggest viewers call Digital UK for help on 08456 50 50 50.  If you believe 4G at 800 MHz may be the cause of Freeview disruption, at800 recommends that you advise customers to report the problem either by calling the at800 contact centre on 0333 31 31 800* or 0808 13 13 800** or by visiting the website at www.at800.tv  If you are responsible for solving Freeview issues on behalf of a property owner, please call the at800 contact centre.  For more information, visit http://www.at800.tv

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Smart Home Projects to help develop new RDI training pathway

The Registered Digital Institute, is happy to announce a new working partnership with Smart Home Projects, the bespoke connected home installation specialists. Smart Home Projects will be working alongside RDI training to develop a unique ‘Connected Home’ training pathway. The training programme will include both practical and e-learning elements and will allow RDI members to up skill their workforce and diversify into different installation sectors. Smart Home Projects, who are based in Kent, carry out commercial and domestic work including Home Automation, Cinema rooms, TV Installations, CCTV, Digital reception (Satellite and Aerial Installation) as well as Project Design and Management. The team who are highly experienced in all areas of custom install are keen to work with RDI training after hearing our future plans to integrate the concept of the ‘Connected Home’ within the digital sector and also directly to consumers through www.getmedigital.com RDI Training and Skills Director Steve Cannon said; “I am looking forward to working in partnership with SHP and the opportunities that this will create especially with regards to ‘Connected Home’ training.  We see that the Connected Home is the next step in the evolution of our industry and it is vital that all of our members recognise its importance and relevance within the industry as this is likely to be the major source of their work for the foreseeable future.” He added; “SHP is an organisation that has recognised the need to diversify and has done this incredibly well with a very professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of staff.  The RDI continually looks ahead to advise and develop its members into technologies and areas that the industry is evolving into.  To have the opportunity to work together on a Connected Home training package and to deliver this to RDI members as a blended learning programme with online material and hands on training, is a major step forward within the industry and will enable learners to develop their knowledge and skills to keep pace with how our industry is changing.” Vikas Dhuna; Owner of Smart Home Projects said; “We are excited to be working in partnership with the RDI on the ‘Connected Home’ concept. I believe we can create a standard which can be followed by engineers of all levels.  The RDI are looking towards the future of home technology and we are combining our expertise in Home Automation to give engineers the education they need to have the confidence to offer ‘Connected Home’ services to their client database. Most importantly the consumer will enjoy the experience of the connected home.” He added; “Now we are in the new ‘Smart’ world of technology it’s very important the engineers carrying out the work are fully aware of the options available, not only for them to be able to offer the latest technology to their Clients but for the longevity of their business it’s highly important they understand the market and its direction. Consumers who are building their dream homes from ground level or are refurbishing their existing properties need to be educated, they look towards AV professionals for this education and guidance.”Email training@rdi-online.co.uk for more information.  

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4G at 800 MHz and possible disruption to Freeview

at800 recently contacted the RDI to inform us that the mobile phone operators are rolling…

Smart Home Projects to help develop new RDI training path

The Registered Digital Institute, is happy to announce a new working partnership with Smart Home…

A New Publishing Powerhouse for Europe’s Integration Ma

All Things Media is a new publishing house combining the power of the Essential family…

A New Publishing Powerhouse for Europe’s Integration Market!

All Things Media is a new publishing house combining the power of the Essential family of magazines and Live! shows with the might of US company EH Publishing, owners of heavy hitting titles CE Pro and Commercial Integrator. This new and exciting partnership will see the UK’s leading custom install magazine Essential Install enter an era of expansion into Europe and will witness the continuing growth of Essential Café, the UK’s coffee house and café trade bible. Live! events will also continue to thrive in the new company with Essential Install Live and Essential Café Live! continuing to offer carefully crafted trade events that connect the industries they serve and deliver incredible value for money. The new company will also introduce into the European market EH Publishing’s hugely successful US integration trade titles CE Pro and Commercial integrator. This landmark deal has been struck to exploit the combined power of both sets of titles and the experience of the teams behind them to take all of the products to a new level and offer a pan-European communication portal never before offered from one publishing house. “I am very pleased to have a top company like EH to provide capital, leadership, and new content assets to the Essential Install and Essential Café assets that my team and I have built over the past five years,” says David Kitchener, co-director of All Things Media. He added; “We have gone through some tough times building a business that helps our audiences do their jobs better – it has not been easy. Our team looks forward to doing even more to help the custom and commercial install markets and the coffee shop market grow with quality and timely information and service.” “We have been looking for a compatible acquisition in UK and the Euro Zone for many years,” says Ken Moyes, EH president. “We have many brands in North America – like CE Pro, Commercial Integrator, and Security Sales & Integration – that have significant print and digital audiences in Europe. We have been asked for many years by some of our European audience and from our advertising clients to expand our brands and extensive journalism investment here. Our brands and expertise fit well with Essential Install’s products and with their management team led by David Kitchener and Daniel Sait.” All Things Media is pledging to use the considerable experience, resources and brand power it can bring to bear to deliver the highest quality in terms of editorial, marketing, circulation and live events to deliver a range of unrivalled pan-European communication opportunities.

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4G at 800 MHz and possible disruption to Freeview

at800 recently contacted the RDI to inform us that the mobile phone operators are rolling…

Smart Home Projects to help develop new RDI training path

The Registered Digital Institute, is happy to announce a new working partnership with Smart Home…

A New Publishing Powerhouse for Europe’s Integration Ma

All Things Media is a new publishing house combining the power of the Essential family…

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The Registered Digital Institute is the digital installation sectors professional body and trade organisation for the digital sector; Our remit is to represent our growing membership base of sole traders, engineering companies, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service providers.  The Institutes goal is to ensure that members and affiliates are granted access to the best training and skills development, access to relevant industrial, governmental and regulatory bodies to promote high levels of workmanship, safety and customer support; and to provide relevant services to help promote, develop and grow businesses. 

The Institute welcomes all like-minded professionals and businesses to join its successful organisation.

key benefits

There are several benefits to becoming a member of the RDI including:

  • Access to unique member benefits including usage of the new look ‘blue digital tick’ logo
  • Membership to an Institute which is committed to creating opportunities within the digital sector
  • Gain nationwide access to relevant training, up-skilling and personal development
  • Regular business, technical and industry updates
  • Become represented by an organisation connected at the highest level
  • Opportunity to build or transform your business profile
  • Join likeminded colleagues committed to raising standards
  • High profile installer exposure through our separate consumer getmedigital.com portal 

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