Entries by Darryl Katz

Technology to Enhance Brand Communication

In today’s world, the average consumer is constantly flooded with marketing messages and brand information. In order to get noticed, a brand has to not only communicate their message clearly and consistently, but also stand out of the crowd wherever possible in order to be heard. 4ward-design recently completed the offices for Red Bull Cape […]

Taking Automation into Africa

4ward-design may be a South African company, but our work is not confined to our country alone, and you can find 4ward-design projects in many places across the globe. Our position in South Africa, however, makes us ideally located to access what has become one of our fastest-growing markets: the African continent and the islands […]

Special Announcement: 4ward-design lands new Red Bull project

4ward-design is excited to announce our successful bid to join the professional team creating a new home for Red Bull, Cape Town. Relocating from Black River Park to Granger Bay, the new Red Bull office will be the epitome of modern, sophisticated design, using the best of the best in technological advancements. The fast-track project […]

General Trends and Forecasts for AV & Automation Systems in 2014

February saw the 4ward-design team heading off to the annual Integrated Systems Europe tradeshow in Amsterdam – one of the leading trade shows in the audio-visual and automation spheres. Targeted at the professional, custom-installation market, rather than consumer gimmicks, the show is an invaluable indicator of the direction the AV and automation market is taking, […]

The Process We Like To Call Design

Once a project’s scope and requirements have been thoroughly mapped out during the consultation phase, and the client is satisfied that we’ve understood all their needs and expectations, it’s time to get into that nitty-gritty part of the process that we like to call design. At 4ward-design, we take this phase exceptionally seriously, and put […]

Our 4-Step Consultation Process

Creating the ideal automation and audio-visual setup for a home or business is a task that requires not just experience and technical expertise, but precise and careful planning as well. A good design means getting every element of a system working together in a seamless, intelligent, and unobtrusive way. This includes networks and wireless internet, […]

One & Only Penthouse goes with 4ward-design

One of South Africa’s most exclusive and expensive properties, the opulent penthouse atop the One & Only Hotel, now boasts a world-class home automation system thanks to the recent installation by industry leaders, 4ward-design.Enjoying an unrivalled position in the heart of Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the double-storey penthouse features wraparound terraces which offer 360 degree views […]

Integrated Systems Europe 2014

Remaining at the forefront of the technology evolution is not easy, specifically from a country like South Africa that geographically is situated thousands of kilometers from the traditional technology hubs of Europe or the States. Technology trade shows are therefore important annual events bringing together manufacturers, distributors and integrators. In our view no trade show […]

LifeSize Icon Series – Video Conferencing Simplified

The LifeSize Icon Series is a line of high performance video systems that support the Smart Video experience—video conferencing that is radically simplified and completely frustration-free. Great for any meeting room environment, the LifeSize Icon system is so easy to use that anyone can walk right into a room and be on their video conference, […]