Black Nova is a design-driven company with a focus on pursuing excellence in developing and producing innovative Smart Design Keypads and Touch Panels, providing unparalleled user experiences. Black Nova Collections are designed with bold personality and obsessive attention to every single detail. The company has been well-established for the past 6+ years achieving great global success. Black Nova’s portfolio has solid roots in the hospitality market with currently being used/installed in over 50,000 luxury hotel rooms in high-end properties such as the legendary Carlton Hotel in Cannes, the recently opened Crown Sydney Resort and the One Barangaroo Residences. Interview with Maria-Amaya Ferrari, VP of Sales & Marketing at Black Nova. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Maria-Amaya Ferrari: Black Nova is mainly based in 4 well-specified market segments. Hospitality vastly represents the cornerstone of our corporate success inasmuch as 50,000 thousand luxury rooms have been accommodated so far among hotels and resorts; these numbers are extremely meaningful for us as they equal a solid +70% annual turnover. Hand with hand we established the subsequent residential sector divided into villas, apartments and state-of-the-art private houses as the second most demanded segment of our product line. Right after, a constantly increasing figure of offices and showrooms from the commercial side are considering our solutions and finally yachts and cruise ships for the marine category accompany us in our journey. Essentially, Black Nova is endlessly flexible with any sort of accommodation needed for the end-user as we offer a commodity that is daily being translated from our customers’ current and up-coming requests by underscoring our main premise of action: the fact of emulating a hedonistic-driven feeling of wellness under any spatial localization for the mere sake of exploring the deepest of our desires. E.E: What’s the news about new products? M.A.F: Black Nova has been nurtured in its corporate range of products with the coveted French company Meljac proposal, a leading enterprise for premium handmade brass electrical accessories. Hence, both companies collaborated in the creation of the Black Jack Capsule Collection, a push button luxury line of smart switches that has already stated a turning point in the industry. Additionally, ALBA Metal Collection has incorporated as well the premium Meljac hand-brushed-pure-brass on it, offering an upscale solution for the most refined tastes. E.E: What are the ranges of products? M.A.F: We offer a wide range of interfaces to control any elements of a living space; from the glass touch panel (ARIA Collection), to the soft-push button (ALBA Collection), to the classic full metal keypad (Black Jack Collection), and the Hospitality Collection (AXES) All the Black Nova’s Collections offer broad and comprehensive features, including independent dimmable RGB backlight, temperature and humidity sensor, and support multi-gang frame composition, with keypads, temperature control and sockets, providing the final user unmatched customization opportunities. The Multipurpose display has full OLED technology and can act as temperature control, media player and generally show any information shared by the host controller like guest name, conference room name, and other custom features. The Black Nova Smart Design Keypads Collections connect with a wide range of third-party systems, and are becoming the modern and stylish interface to control lighting, climate, shades, etc. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? M.A.F: Black Nova kept solidly growing since the beginning and evolving even during the well-known global hazardously extreme scenarios the whole world has been through, still lit the Nova’s light to guide end users’ desires to their seamless realization as well as advanced in order to proudly consolidate Black Nova as the go-to brand every single time the smart design keypad luxury market is addressed. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? M.A.F: On the general basis of Black Nova owning the impression of being perceived not only as a multifunctional necessities-covering company, but more of a customers’ deepest wishes making coming true one; our brand is solidly regarded as a sophisticated symbol of state-of-the-art minimalistic decoration rather than a mere tool; end users will always want the merge of mastered technology agnosticism and unparalleled design in one. By this token, adapting to trends is just a matter of positioning flexibility in customization and creativity as the main cornerstone of Black Nova’s success in combination with its teams’ shared passion for enchanting beauty and focused attention to detail in our day-to-day professional activity. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? M.A.F: Definitely, the ALBA Collection and the Black Jack Collection.