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| NEWS | Lobby your local MP - Developers and TV Systems

In order to help us lobby Government and Ofcom to try to stop building developers from de-specifying TV Systems from new developments, we’d like as many members as possible to lobby their local MP on this matter. This has proved an effective means of opening channels of communication in the past, so we’re keen to try again.

In order to help this, we’ve prepared a letter template that you can adapt and send to your local MP. You can include an example of a local development that you know has no TV system being installed – the part that’s current in italics, or remove that section if you don’t want to give a specific example.

| NEWS | Which? Trusted Traders - Google My Business

Becoming a Which? Trusted Trader gives you access to an on-site profile linked to the trusted Which? brand, helping to boost your online search rankings and making sure potential customers can find you online. Read on to find out how to combine a W?TT profile with a free Google My Business account to make sure you reach as many customers as you can. 

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| NEWS | Developers no longer specifying TV systems in new build schemes

It has come to our attention that a few developers are looking to specify data only networks in some new developments, probably due to misleading information from ISP’s or consultants. This is simply an attempt to increase their margins at the expense of their customers, although probably due to the misinformation they receive.  We believe that developers should be made aware of the following before reaching similar decisions:

| NEWS | TRIAX adds a further product to DTG Testing and CAI’s European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS)

Triax has successfully submitted an additional multi-switch product to the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS).

Developed through an industry collaboration of satellite/DTT platforms and major equipment manufacturers, DTG Testing and CAI’s European-wide assurance scheme for TV and Satellite distribution equipment provides reassurance of end-to-end device compatibility, interoperability and robust RF performance within satellite and DTT distribution systems.

| NEWS | Update on Cables and the Construction Product Regulation (CPR)
As explained in our previous communications, the Construction Product Regulation (CPR) came into effect in 2017 to regulate cable and its reaction to fire. In addition, in July 2018, the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations were released, which recommend that installers follow British Standard BS6701.  CAI recommends that when members are quoting, they should also follow BS6701, which states that all internal telecommunications cables should be a minimumEuroClass Cca-s1b, d2, a2.
| NEWS | CAI Welcome Leading Technology Brand as New Benefit Partner

Dell Technologies UK is delighted to offer the CAI a range of exclusive discounts on selected IT and other benefits to members.

These include up to 20% discount off laptops, desktops, monitors, and accessories. Plus, additional discounts during promotional periods. Access to our highly trained Small Business Technology Advisors to help members with free advice to grow their business. Dedicated account managers to work with your membership team.


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