‘Big picture thinking’ for Okto Technologies with Samsung partnership

SMART building specialist Okto Technologies has become the only company in Ireland to achieve strategic partnership status with Samsung for ‘The Wall’, its latest innovation in luxury home entertainment.

The Lisburn company has become Samsung’s first official supplier and integrator of The Wall, the world’s largest bespoke screen, which measures up to 292 inches.

Aimed at the high-end consumer market and featured in some of the world’s most expensive residential properties, it uses the latest microLED technology to provide the ultimate cinema experience in the home.

The partnership is another significant first for Okto which specialises in the development and delivery of smart building technology and control systems for some of the world’s most exclusive hotels, commercial offices and multi-million pound residential schemes.

The company, founded in 1992 by Philip Dowds, is currently working on four major contracts in London’s West End worth a combined £15 million.

Okto’s partnership with Samsung was signed off at ISE in Amsterdam, the world’s biggest AV and systems integration exhibition.

The company – which will instal the first Samsung Walls this summer – was selected for its expertise in developing and implementing cutting edge technologies, combined with its experience of working with the world’s top property developers, architects and designers.

Managing director Philip Dowds said: “We’re thrilled to have achieved partnership status with Samsung and welcome their belief in our systems and people.

As soon as travel restrictions are eased, we will be showcasing The Wall at Samsung’s exclusive demonstration apartment in Monaco and we plan to build on the relationship by visiting their head office in Korea.

“We look forward to bringing this next level in home entertainment to the super-prime residential market throughout Europe and beyond.”

Kris Hogg, Samsung’s European business manager for Luxury Living, said: “Our goal with The Wall is to create a product unlike anything else, matching the lifestyle and taste of those looking for the most exclusive visual experiences in their homes.

“Integrating such leading-edge technology in multi-million-pound properties also demands specialism and expertise, and Okto’s uncompromising attention to detail and industry-leading systems secured its inclusion in our specialist dealer network.”

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