Anuva Automation, the Florida-based manufacturer of TiO (Turn it On) brand automation products, held its TiO Ninja Time Trials at CEDIA 2015 last week. The event presented CEDIA attendees with the opportunity to take the TiO system for a spin, and race the clock to set up and configure the system. Each day, one hour before the show floor closed, the top performers from the day were invited back to the booth and squared off against on another with the winner taking home a free TiO system as a grand prize, valued at over $5,100.
Your winners: Jerry Pullman of E4 Control Systems in Los Angeles; Steve Nackers of Sub-Zero Group in Madison, Wisconsin; and Cory Welsh of Automation Ease in Calgary. All three of the winners were able to configure the entire TiO system, including Moods and Experiences, in less than 10 minutes.
“I was thrilled to win my own TiO system from the Ninja Time Trials. It really was easy to program after very basic instructions,” Pullman, Thursday’s winner, said in a statement. “I had never configured a TiO system before CEDIA EXPO and I wasn’t very familiar with the product before stopping by the booth. After competing, I saw how easy the TiO is to setup and use. I can’t wait to show off my new system!”
The TiO programming tasks included in the Ninja Time Trials represented what Anuva called a “typical home,” with lighting, music, and security. The “Ninjas” had to configure the system from scratch, capture four scenes that included lighting, music, and security, create an action group to control multiple lights simultaneously, and assign music functions to buttons on a light switch. The average time for contestants throughout the Ninja Time Trials was between 10 and 12 minutes, and many of the competitors had never seen the TiO system before, Anuva said. Cory Welsh, one of the winners, set the record for the weekend with a time of 4 minutes and 13 seconds.