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CEDIA to showcase home tech at Grand Designs Live 2012

Grand Designs Live

CEDIA (The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) will showcase cutting-edge technology in its Automated Home at this year's Grand Designs Live 2012 exhibition.

The show takes place at ExCel in London from May 5th to 13th.

The Automated Home will include a robot thatcleans the floor, a shower you can take lying down, a lounge immersed in water, glass which acts as a heating system and a TV which can be customised to suit the living room decor.

CEDIA members Brilliant Living, Halstead Technology, Perfect Integration and RJR Custom Installations are responsible for the design and installation of technology in the bathroom and living room of the showcase home.

"As well as getting smarter, home technology is becoming more affordable and accessible to the average homeowner than it has ever been before," says Wendy Griffiths, executive director at CEDIA.

Other suppliers supporting the hsow home include Artcoustic, Control 4, Crestron, Future Auromation, Kaleidescape, Loewe and Samsung.

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Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.