A Malvern smart home electronics company has developed a new multiroom HDTV system, the first of its kind in the UK.
Award-winning HD Connectivity, which operates from Link Business Centre in Malvern Link, has designed, developed and manufactured the system through funding arranged by Central Finance, an independent financial consultancy business. The multiroom video distribution system allows any HDMI entertainment devices to be accessed on up to eight HDTVs at the same time. The funding package from Central Finance also helped HD Connectivity bring the manufacturing of its HDanywhere brand products back to the UK and enabled it to export to America, Australia and Canada.
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Chris Pinder, the co-founder of HD Connectivity and HDanywhere brand, said: “Thanks to Steve Harris and the team at Central Finance we’ve been able to push boundaries with new technologies, expand into new markets (including America, Australia and Canada), and invest in further research and development. As a result of Central Finance’s support, we have been able to increase export sales by 250 per cent, a truly great achievement. Our new multiroom HDTV video distribution system, designed and manufactured in the UK, is the first of its kind to be developed outside Asia and is proving to be popular with the American market due to its clever design, solid engineering and UK-based support.
“The ‘Made in Britain’ stamp is a strong endorsement of our product overseas, with clients recognising quality British engineering. Bringing the manufacturing of our products back to the UK from China lets us react to market conditions and feedback much quicker. We can now offer a better service and product, and in turn, bring back jobs to the UK and boost the British economy.”
Steve Harris, Worcestershire LEP business growth board member and director at Central Finance, added: “Working with Chris and operations director James Trumper at HDanywhere to fund the research and development of the most sophisticated technology in video distribution and home entertainment has been a real pleasure. Supporting businesses to invest and grow their services through funding is always rewarding, and it’s something we do daily at Central Finance, but this project is significantly interesting. Bringing back manufacturing to the UK from China and witnessing the birth of advanced technology in the Malvern Hills and not Silicone Valley in the USA is quite exciting.”