Dominique started Audire after a successful career as a manager and executive in industry and finance, where he ran companies with a workforce of 15 to 1,000 people, and devoted a dozen years to investing in advanced technology for the Suez group as Deputy Director in Europe, California and Taiwan.
Dominique holds an MBA from INSEAD and has been a member of the Dassault Development investment committee for the past decade. Past key accounts include Gupta Technologies, Aleph2, Decan group, Cisco, and Endovascular Technologies.
Dominique Rigolet is passionate about architecture and residential design, and thinks of the home as a safe haven where technology must be used to make life sweeter.
After turning his passion into a profession, Dominique is delighted to share it with you!
The story of Audire
Since its founding in 2000, Audire has been devoted to the installation of high-quality user-friendly smart home technology, natural and artificial lighting, and image and sound systems. Indeed, Audire has become one of the premier European specialists in home cinema design and installation over the past fifteen years.
Dominique Rigolet, Audire’s founder, was the first supplier in Europe to obtain the full range of existing international certifications (ISF, THX, HAA) and one of the few in Europe to be granted awards for the quality of his sound systems. Dominique is also a member of the Commission Supérieure Technique (Superior Technical Commission or CST), which establishes the standards for the French filmmaking industry.
Working with Audire means the assurance of receiving unparalleled expertise and a customized, perfectly reliable installation every time. Demanding customers across the globe (including Saudi Arabia, Belgium, the U.S., France, Ile Maurice, Lebanon, Morocco, and Switzerland) have placed their trust in Audire to design and install their systems.
As independents, we maximize the value transferred to the customer and select our equipment based exclusively on optimal performance, reliability and sustainability criteria. Our ad hoc teams of the best state-of-the-art professionals are gathered according to the specific requirements of each project. Our pricing stays the same, no matter who the customer is.
“Si melius quid habes, accerse, vel imperium fer” (Horace, Book II)
If you have a better proposition, take it—or accept ours.”
Audire works with over 100 experienced world-class experts in audiovisual integration who continuously refresh our knowledge base. As independents, we have the freedom to select the best possible technological architecture, and do nearly three-quarters of our business outside France. Our equipment reliability and installation techniques are of the utmost importance to us. According to the specific needs of each project, we build ad hoc teams in which every member has at least a decade of experience. Our style of management is inspired by the ancient craftsman companion tradition: truly competent close-knit teams of professionals who show the respect and discretion due to our customers. Because we have worked with the same people for over a decade and a half, we have immediate and highly-certified access to all of the latest smart home technologies, including video surveillance, satellite reception, networks, cloud, automation, subsystem interfaces (air conditioning, shutters, blinds, etc.), lighting management, audio and video distribution, acoustics, tuning, etc.
The extent of our skills and knowledge is recognized by our peers, the media, and most importantly, our customers. Equipped with a complete range of calibrated measurement instruments, not only can we adjust home cinema systems exquisitely, but also audit and upgrade existing rooms (to move to 3D sound for example). Be warned: an attractive decor may hide inferior image and/or sound quality that is often a far cry from the emotions generated by a truly exceptional home cinema system!
Dominique Rigolet, Audire’s founder, was the first supplier in Europe to obtain the full range of existing international certifications (ISF, THX, HAA) and one of the few in Europe to be granted awards for the quality of his sound systems.
Dominique Rigolet holds every existing technical certification: THX I, THX II, THX Video Calibrator, ISF I, ISF II, HAA LI, HAA LII, and is also a member of the Commission Supérieure Technique (Superior Technical Commission or CST) responsible for setting French cinema industry standards. Dominique was awarded the title of Audio Guru of the Year at the Cedia 2006 HAA conference in Denver, with honors from John Dahl (THX Senior Fellow), Floyd Toole (Vice-President, acoustical engineering, Harman International) and Gerry Lemay (HAA founder). He is also an accredited Cedia instructor (conference on 3D audio formats on June 2, 2016 in Nice).
|Floyd Toole||John Dahl||Gerry Lemay|
In order to always offer you the best service in home and institutional automation technology we continuously refresh our knowledge base. We have been certified for years in :
- Automation : Crestron Level
- Lighting Control : Crestron Lighting Control , Lutron Homeworks
- Multiroom-Audio : Crestron, Naim-net, Nuvo Technologies, Russound