Piquant was founded in 2007 by Steve Dye, an engineer and technologist and former Vice President of a NASDAQ listed hi-tech company. The business was founded with the goal to enhance customer experience of technology in the home, business and public spaces.

Our initial work focused in the home integrating multiroom audio, AV solutions, implementing scene-set lighting and control. We were early adopters of LED lighting technology and iPad control of the home with our custom control software solutions.

Our commercial work began developing and installing fixed mult-media installations to enhance the customer experience of collecting a new car with our Theatric Handover Experience solutions for BMW and Mini branded showrooms.

With the growing importance of cloud systems integration, Software as a Service (SAAS) and Internet of Things (IOT) technologies, Steve formed a new synergistic software business with a fellow entrepreneur Ed Johnson called Hypericon Ltd.

The combination of Piquant and Hypericon technologies allow us to address solutions from high-level cloud management systems down to low-level IOT enabled embedded systems.

This partnership led to development of our facilities management solutions. We developed these solutions to provide cohesive overall control and management for multi-residence estate management. Our custom installation team continue to focus on integrating the latest AV, Audio and Lighting technologies in the home and commercial buildings.

Our lighting team develop state-of-the-art lighting exhibits and control systems for events. Our lightshows and exhibits are managed under our 'Showlights' Brand and include cloud based asset management tools and advanced 3D design tools powering light shows with tensof thousands of lights.

As developers and technologists, our work and assistance is sought by many 3rd party companies for whom we provide consulting, technical solutions and product design services.

We pride ourselves in the breadth and depth of technology, hard earned over many years, allowing us to engineer unique solutions working with clients, partner companies, curators and talented people worldwide.