CAI partners with Construction National Magazine to offer new member benefit

CAI 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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‘Getmeviewing’ goes live!

The 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.

www.getmeviewing.org.uk  is a brand new, simple straightforward information and search tool for the householder, housing manager, builder or electrician looking for a service that can deal with all aspects of TV and audio signal reception and network distribution around the home. 

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New - ‘getmeviewing’ web from the CAI

The 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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The CAI Gala Awards Dinner Dance 2017

The 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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CAI launches long awaited ‘Home Networks’ code

The CAI’s technical committee has just completed what has amounted to a mammoth amount of work on a code of practice for home networks.  Despite the time and work the document has been kept to a concise an acceptable 33-page document covering all aspects of networks and connectivity in the home.  It is now available on the CAI website for members once logged in - https://www.cai.org.uk/downloadables/viewcategory/46-codes-of-practice-regulations.

Engineering work - Plymouth and Malvern Freeview and FM

TV and radio users in the Plymouth area have been told to expect some disruption to services this week, with local transmitters the subject of engineering work.  The Plympton transmitter serving the Plymouth area will be subject to shutdowns of up to 3 hours during the day between Tuesday 15th November and Friday 18th November 2016. The work will affect Freeview broadcasts as well as FM services.  Also, services from the Malvern transmitter, which serves parts of the area around the Malvern Hills will also be subject to interruptions and reduced power daytime hours on the same days - but timings are weather dependent - affecting Freeview as well as local and national DAB digital radio services.  The live transmitter status checker on the Radio and TV Investigation Service website has updates on the status of these and any other transmitters.  Simply type in your postcode in the relevant box. 


Affected viewers may be able to continue watching or listening via satellite or online services.

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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TrustMark – a new web approach

TrustMark, the organisation for government supported standards in service trades, have commenced the rollout of their new, updated website and associated database.  Undertaking a phased approach, Phase 1 is nearing completion.  They are rolling out a significant number of changes to the website including a change to the ‘look and feel’.  Due to this being such a significant update to the all the systems and the website please let us know if you should come across any areas that do not function as you expected and will pass on your findings. 

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