Growth in virtual events leads to launch of CDEC Live

Just 12 months ago, a virtual event wasn’t something many event organisers and marketers would have considered an essential part of their offering. While webinars were becoming ever more popular, these would be smaller in scale, shorter in time and narrower in scope than the ever-popular in-person conferences, awards and tradeshows that littered many industries’ calendars.

Fast forward to mid-2020, however, and virtual events have taken on a whole new level of importance, offering a way to futureproof a business and maintain contact with stakeholders despite the changeable times.

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How to utilise digital signage in a COVID-secure space

Demand for digital signage has grown massively in recent years with videowalls, kiosks, menu boards and billboards all becoming near-ubiquitous sights in spaces such as shopping malls, offices, public spaces, hotels, hospitals and even outdoors. Few sectors failed to see the benefits of being able to guide, advise and inform visitors quickly, easily and professionally. Read more

CDEC awarded place on prestigious national university framework

We are pleased to announce CDEC has been awarded a place on the new national university framework for Audio Visual Supplies, System Design, Installation and Maintenance. This appointment follows a rigorous selection process headed by the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC).

NEUPC acted as lead organisation on behalf of its consortium members, including HEPCW, LUPC and SUPC, each representing membership from universities and further education colleges in their respective regions. The competition process sought to secure the best value for all members and to provide an easy and compliant route to market for over 170 members, with clear KPIs and a structure which would benefit all members and suppliers.

In a change from the existing framework agreements, this framework has been organised into two lots for ‘large’ and ‘small’ contracts, to reflect the difference in works not just in terms of value, but also with regards project complexities. Each geographical region, therefore, has been split accordingly, with 10 integrators appointed to each large contracts area, and 5 to each small contracts region. For both large and small lots, integrators had to demonstrate a proven track record, and meet the expectations and stringent criteria set by the consortium.

We are delighted to have been appointed AV integrator for the following regions:

Large Contracts


Small Contracts


LOT 2 a Yorkshire


LOT 2 b Yorkshire


LOT 3 a Wales


LOT 3 b Wales


LOT 4 a West Midlands of England


LOT 4 b West Midlands of England


LOT 5 a East Midlands of England


LOT 5 b East Midlands of England


LOT 6 a East of England


LOT 6 b East of England


LOT 7 a South West of England


LOT 7 b South West of England


LOT 8 a South East of England


LOT 8 b South East of England


LOT 9 a Greater London


LOT 9 b Greater London


Toni Moss, managing director at CDEC, said: “The CDEC team are absolutely thrilled to continue our work with the universities and further education colleges across all these regions and look forward to working with the NEUPC team to build on the success of the previous framework agreements.

For more information please contact higher education sales manager, David Corker: [email protected]



CDEC to take part in Pulse Check UK AVIXA Virtual Roundtable

CDEC managing director Toni Moss will be the spokesperson for the Integrator’s group at the upcoming Pulse Check UK: State of the Industry Virtual Roundtable organised by AVIXA.

Taking place at 11:00am on Tuesday 28 July, the session aims to gather the AV community in the UK at an online round table meeting to learn more about the current state of the market and what the industry might look like when it emerges on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic.

AVIXA will share ongoing research into the business impact of COVID-19 before attendees will be able to share their experiences and thoughts in breakout sessions to help gather new regional intel beneficial for the whole AV community.

Speaking ahead of the event, Moss said: “The past few months have seen unprecedented changes to our industry and there’s still a great deal of uncertainty as we begin to move forward. This round table will be a fantastic opportunity to discuss the challenges and the opportunities we are facing, and I’m delighted to be the spokesperson for the Integrators group, at what will be a truly valuable event for the industry.”

Aimed at AV designers/consultants, those working in live events, manufacturers and distributors as well as AV integrators and end users, the event is free to attend. Register now here.

How to choose the best AV over IP solution for your needs

Making the move to AV over IP can be daunting especially as, despite advances in technology, there’s no one size fits all solution. Often the requirement will be for a scalable, secure, manageable solution that is capable of handling a large number of endpoints, but with so many options out there it can be difficult to know which one will be most appropriate.

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