Page 1

2017 YEARBOOK


AWARDS YEARBOOK 2017

CONTENTS

About CEDIA

2

About the Awards

3

The Judges

4-5

Individual Awards

6-7

Best Media Room Level I

10 - 11

Best Media Room Level II

12 - 16

Best Media Room Level III

18 - 25

Best Home Cinema Level I

26 - 30

Best Home Cinema Level II

32 - 37

Best Home Cinema Level III

38 - 43

Best Home Cinema Level IV

44 - 49

Best Integrated Home Level I

50 - 59

Best Integrated Home Level II

60 - 70

Best Integrated Home Level III

72 - 80

Best Integrated Home Level IV

82 - 90

Best Innovative Solution

92 - 96

Best Auto, Marine or Aircraft Installation

98 - 102

Best Multiple Dwelling Unit Design

104 - 105

Best Lighting Control & Installation

106 - 110

Best Special Project

112 - 117

Best Showroom

118 - 126

Best Dressed Rack

128 - 133

Best Documentation

134 - 137

Global Awards

138 - 142

Other EMEA entrants

144 - 151

1


AWARDS YEARBOOK 2017

ABOUT CEDIA

CEDIA is the international trade association and central touchpoint for 3,700 member companies that represent every facet of the ever-evolving technology market.

CEDIA | Our History

The association powers integrators’ passion by providing development pathways that move them to the next level through education, community, resources, and vision. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home: Life Lived Best at Home™.

2

CEDIA was founded in 1989 by a group of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the up-and-coming electronic systems industry. Their vision was to advocate for the needs of the home technology professional by becoming the industry’s leading resource — promoting commerce, offering training, and aiding in the assembly of a legitimate industry that was at the time considered more of a hobby. Since that time, CEDIA has grown into an international association with more than 3,700 member companies worldwide and has come to be recognised as the universal mark of professionalism for residential technology businesses. The association has expanded tremendously in the 28 years of its existence. The CEDIA show is a great example of the evolution of this industry. The first CEDIA show, held in Amelia Island, Florida, hosted 500 attendees and featured table-top displays from some of the industry’s pioneers. The show has grown exponentially since that time in both exhibiting companies and attendees. CEDIA 2017 in San Diego drew more than 500 exhibiting companies and over 20,000 attendees. CEDIA has advanced the industry by developing timely industry education and certification; launching research initiatives; advocating on legislative issues; building relationships with architects, builders, and interior designers; educating the consumer; and recognising industry

CEDIA | What We Do CEDIA offers year-round training and certification opportunities. The association is committed to offering education that helps members become experts in the field, and the CEDIA Certification programme is constantly expanded and updated to mirror technological advances. CEDIA provides comprehensive opportunities for its members to learn every aspect of the residential tech business with boot camps, webinars, trade show courses, and much more. CEDIA complements its hands-on training with online education products. CEDIA offers its members a broad array of services and opportunities to network, both online and in person. CEDIA Groups are small collections of like-minded members who meet regularly via phone or web conference to share their knowledge and experiences. The CEDIA Community is a broader online platform that allows members to trade advice, documents, and technical and business tips.

CEDIA’s Government Affairs team is the industry’s watchdog at the policy level, helping protect members from harmful legislation with its lobbying efforts. CEDIA’s Industry Relations programme ensures members are partnering with pros in other key fields, from architecture to real estate. CEDIA’s Technology Council is constantly on the lookout for emerging trends and opportunities, and CEDIA regularly seeks opportunities to provide its members with updated best practices guidelines, business resources, and marketing tools. CEDIA's consumer website, CEDIA.org, provides end users with information about home technology amenities along with a complete list of members who can deliver the services a potential client needs. None of what CEDIA does can be accomplished without its members, and that why CEDIA’s robust and engaged volunteers are the backbone of the association.


AWARDS YEARBOOK 2017

Established in 2006, the CEDIA Awards is the home technology industry’s most prestigious awards scheme, celebrating technical excellence in design, installation, and integration across the globe. Each year, CEDIA members worldwide put their best projects forward — installations that set the standard for custom technology integration.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

EMEA SPONSORS

This year saw submissions from more than 18 countries, all competing for the top prizes in 2017. The battle to win this prestigious accolade has never been tougher, with judging panels looking at all aspects of design, installation, and documentation.

came together for a black tie event. The Americas celebration saw over 200 people gather on the USS Midway in San Diego to honour their regional winners, and 100 people attended a ceremony at Integrate 2017 in Australia to announce the Asia Pacific winners.

Regional judging followed a rigorous technical assessment to determine the category winners. Judges considered compliance with industry best practice, technical challenges and solutions, and how the integrator met the client’s requirements. The entries were also put through their paces to find the projects where design and technology are best matched.

The EMEA ceremony was brought to you by the support of this year’s sponsors, Bowers & Wilkins, Definitive Technology, HEOS, IFSEC International, Meridian Audio, Murideo, and The Cinema Designer. The Americas ceremony was sponsored by DISH.

Throughout the judging process, the identity of member companies taking part in the CEDIA Awards scheme remains completely anonymous to preserve the integrity of the adjudication process. With the CEDIA Awards running in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA regions, a panel of global judges assessed all winning entries from the three regions and identified ‘the best of the best’. These global winners were announced at the CEDIA EMEA awards ceremony.

The CEDIA Awards is open only to CEDIA member companies. For more information on the CEDIA

EMEA DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSORS

Awards, please visit www.cediaawards.org

U.S. COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSOR

The industry came together in force across the globe to celebrate. The 2017 CEDIA Awards EMEA ceremony was held at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter. Over 430 guests

3


AWARDS YEARBOOK 2017

TECHNICAL JUDGES

Will Brocklebank Will is the CEO & Founder of Shepherd, an IoT and machine learning company that uses predictive analytics to make the maintenance of our built environment more efficient. Previously, Will founded and ran a CEDIA awardwinning systems integration company focussing on large-scale controls and networking projects. Beyond being a successful 4-time entrepreneur, Will has worked in US equities investment and has been a Board Director and Governance Committee member of CEDIA. He is an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs UCL 10kSB programme & Edinburgh University.

4

THE JUDGES

Olaf Adam Olaf has travelled the world as a tech journalist for more than 15 years, in search for knowledge about products, technologies, companies, and the custom install market. He's now putting that knowledge to good use as a consultant in his own company, Content21, as well as the Managing Director for German Distributor of Highend Hi-Fi, G8 & friends GmbH. Previously, Olaf was Chief Editor at HEIMKINO, Germany's leading home theatre magazine and served as Vice President of the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).

Ian Bryant Ian started his career in the convention and live sound market, before spending 10 years working for a residential integration company. Since 2010, he has subcontracted programming, design, and installation for residential, corporate, government, and hospitality projects. Ian runs the Indianapolis office for ZenArray. Ian’s involvement with CEDIA began in 2008 as a subject matter expert, and through the years, has served on numerous panels and working groups. His credentials include Crestron Silver Master Programmer, AMX ACE, CEDIA ESC-T, ISF, HAA, Biamp, BSS, and QSC certifications.

Joe Arceo Joe has worked in the AV industry for over 30 years. He has spent the last 20 years working for NuSystems, Inc., where he heads up the AV division. He has been a CEDIA instructor, subject matter expert, and top 10 Instructor. He has a passion for this industry and takes pride in the projects NuSystems does.

Rich Green Rich is one of CEDIA’s highest ranking instructors. He is a CEDIA education instructor, CI veteran and an icon in the home technology market, having worked alongside some of the biggest names in tech. Well-known as an expert on futuristic technologies and one of the industry’s most highly regarded innovators, Rich has worked for leading Silicon Valley researchers, CEOs, venture capitalists, anthropologists, and business consultants and has many insider facts to share with professionals in the home technology industry.

Eric Bodley For the past 40 years, Eric has worked in nearly every aspect of the consumer electronics industry. He developed the custom installation division for specialty electronics retailer, Sound Advice, and then, after forming Bodley & Associates, trained hundreds of sales associates with his IHAVS™ (In-Home Audio Video Specialist) programme. From 1995-2009, he worked for Monster Cable Products and started Florida Home Entertainment Design. In 2009, he launched the revolutionary Perfect Path™ brand of Locking HDMI Cables by PPC®, and most recently founded Future Ready Solutions.

Vincent McAtamney Vince began his AV career in 1990 with British retailer, Sevenoaks Sound & Vision. After joining a large North American loudspeaker manufacturer and introducing custom products to the UK, Vince then set up his own companies, and has since designed, supplied, and installed elegant AV systems to many Stately Homes, private residences, and in more recent years, Superyachts. He recently worked closely with Lord Sugar and continues to work with him and other influential business and political leaders. Vince now works with AVANDE as a technology consultant.


Geoff Meads Geoff is a twentyfive year veteran of the AV business. He owns and runs Presto, a web design and digital marketing agency, and specialises in digital marketing for the smart home, hi-fi, and home cinema markets. Geoff is also Lead Instructor for CEDIA EMEA and holds CEDIA’s ESC-T, ESC-D and ESC-N certifications. He specialises in teaching audio, video, IP networking, and online marketing. Geoff has taught hundreds of AV professionals in numerous technical subjects across six continents.

Joel Silver Joel is the President and Founder of the Imaging Science Foundation, Inc. and also heads the Imaging Science Research Lab. He is the producer of the HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD and HD DVD-ROM. Joel has been involved in and consulted for high-end video, audio, telemedicine, medical management, Microsoft Media Center Edition PCs, and the Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship programme at the W. Averill Harriman School of Management. Joel is a co-inventor of the patented Microsoft Media Center Edition Calibration Wizard.

Nick Pidgeon Nick is the Director of Visualization Limited, a reputable rack build and resource partner, providing integration services to the residential, commercial, retail, and higher education installation industry since 2005. After initially working in the commercial sector of the AV industry, Nick began running a large team of rack wiremen at the age of 19 after six months of employment with ProAV. Four years later, he then decided to set up Visualization. Nick teaches the CEDIA Rack Building and Wiring Fundamentals course.

Guy Singleton Guy is an electrical and electronics engineer and has been involved with CEDIA for over 15 years. Guy serves on the CEDIA EMEA Professional Development Council, technical councils, and white paper groups. He teaches and lectures internationally on CEDIA’s behalf. In recent years, Guy has been involved with the Institute of Engineering Technology’s (IET) new standards document for low-voltage DC distribution in the home. Guy has steered his UK home technology company, Imagine This to international recognition, winning CEDIA, Crestron, and other industry awards.

ARCHITECTURAL COUNCIL

Jenny Naylor Jenny is a luxury branding specialist with over 25 years’ experience. Her career spans marketing roles within the hotel, tour operator, and property sectors, including One&Only Resorts for Kerzner International, Hilton Hotels, Thomas Cook Group, Atlantis The Palm in Dubai, and Finchatton. She was appointed to launch Atlantis The Palm and worked closely with the interior designers and consultant architects. Since 2012, Jenny has developed the brand strategy for Finchatton, overseeing the launch of branded residences, including The Lansbury.

Dean Keyworth Following a degree in French from Royal Holloway, University of London and a career in international marketing, Dean studied for a Diploma in Interior Design with Rhodec and set up Armstrong Keyworth Ltd. in 1997. His work has been featured in House & Garden, Ideal Homes, 25 Beautiful Homes, as well as on Channel 4 and London Live television. Dean served on the board of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) for 4 years and was elected as its President for 2006-7.

Susie Rumbold Susie is the Founder and Creative Director of Tessuto, a successful, multidisciplinary design studio, based in London. Established in 1993, Susie has built up a prestigious portfolio of commercial and private clients. Her practice specialises in both the design of large residential developments for the sales and private rental sectors, and luxury homes for private clients. Susie is Past President of the BIID, following roles as CPD Director and Vice President. She now works closely with Charles Leon, current President of the BIID, to ensure continuity on Council.

5


CEDIA AWARDS - INDIVIDUALS

// NAME

CEDIA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Eric Bodley // COMPANY

President and CEO of Future Ready Solutions and Bodley and Associates

CEDIA EMEA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Ian Morrish For the past 40 years, Eric Bodley has worked in nearly every aspect of the consumer electronics industry. Early in his career, he developed the custom installation division for specialty electronics retailer, Sound Advice in Florida, and then, after forming Bodley & Associates, trained hundreds of sales associates with his IHAVS™ programme. From 1995 - 2009 he launched a myriad of products and programmes for Monster Cable Products and started Florida Home Entertainment Design. In 2009, he was recruited to launch the revolutionary Perfect Path™ brand of Locking HDMI Cables by PPC®, and most recently, founded Future Ready Solutions. "Eric has set the bar when it comes to mentoring in this industry. He's trained countless business owners, sales people, and integrators, helping support the overall growth of our channel. Moreover, Eric has participated at every level with CEDIA and continues to be incredibly generous with his time and talents volunteering for the organisation," notes Dennis Erskine, CEDIA Chairman. Eric is a past president of CEDIA (1993 - 1994); is a CEDIA Fellow; served as a judge on this year's CEDIA Awards; and is a member of the CEDIA Advisory Council. Additionally, Eric is a Past-Chairman of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Small Business Council; a past member of the CTA Board of Industry Leaders (BIL); and the 2015 recipient of the CTA TechHome Leadership Award.

6

// NAME

// COMPANY

Founder of Together for Cinema and Sales Manager at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE)

Ian was awarded the Special Recognition accolade by CEDIA at the 2017 EMEA CEDIA Awards. With over 22 years of involvement in the industry, Ian founded Together for Cinema in 2010. Since then, he has worked with many manufacturers, distributors, and integrators to complete 18 cinema rooms for the children’s hospices around the UK. These cinema rooms give children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families a place where they can go for support to help cope with the day-to-day challenges, allowing them to have experiences together that may not have been previously possible. Not only has this project provided the hospices with cinema rooms, but it has allowed the industry to give something back, by dedicating their time, products, or facilities to a great cause. By 2020, Ian hopes to build 25 of these cinemas. “There couldn’t be a more deserving winner of this year’s Special Recognition award” comments Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA. “Throughout his career, Ian has dedicated significant time and resources for the benefit of others, enhancing the lives of many children around the country. He is a credit to our industry and an example to us all.”


CEDIA AWARDS - INDIVIDUALS

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

CEDIA AWARDS - FELLOWS

NEW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

TRAINING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

CEDIA FELLOWS

// NAME

David Graham David is MD of Grahams in London, one of the oldest established specialist hi-fi retailers in the UK, and a founding member of CEDIA UK.

// NAME

// NAME

// NAME

Guy Singleton

Owen Maddock

Larry Heuvelman

// COMPANY

// COMPANY

// COMPANY

Imagine This/The Cinema Designer

ConnectedWorks

TheOwnerConsultant

Guy has been a CEDIA volunteer for the

Owen has been a CEDIA member since

Larry has been an active volunteer,

past 15 years, and has selflessly dedicated

July 2015, and from day one, has immersed

member, and supporter of CEDIA for

hundreds of volunteer hours to CEDIA.

himself in the CEDIA community and

close to ten years, lending his more than

Guy has been an instructor at ISE, the

has become a proactive and positive

35 years of business and ownership

annual CEDIA show, and various other

ambassador for the association. Owen has

experience. Larry was a significant

CEDIA training events worldwide. As

been the main author for the upcoming

education contributor to the business

an ISF instructor (for EMEA) and both

continuing professional development (CPD)

course selection process for CEDIA 2017

THX and HAA certified, he has been

course on home cinema, demonstrating

as he volunteered his time to serve on

instrumental in pushing the boundaries

his passion and commitment to educating

the CEDIA Business Working Group.

// NAME

of state-of-the-art screen room designs

design professionals, and creating exciting

He is always willing to provide valuable

Len Wallis

for the next evolution of both picture and

new content for the industry. Due to his

industry insight for CEDIA and its

sound, including working on new home

involvement with the CPD working group,

members by being an active participant

Len opened Len Wallis

cinema best practices. In addition to his

volunteering on new member webinars,

within the CEDIA community.

Audio (LWA) in 1978 as

training roles, Guy has served as a US

and talking at design events, Owen has the

a one-man show, and is

and Global Awards judge, he's worked on

ability to articulate the importance of being

still very involved in the

various committees, and he played a key

a CEDIA member and more importantly,

daily management of

role in the IET Standards working group.

how members can best utilise the benefits.

the company.

// NAME

Julie Jacobson Julie is co-founder of 23-year-old EH Media, publisher of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, and Security Sales & Integration.

7


Carbon Dome Tweeter for amazing accuracy TM

Carbon Dome Tweeter Solid Body Tweeter for accuracy for amazing life-like imaging TM

Solid Body Tweeter for life-like imaging

Continuum cone for exceptional transparency TM

Continuum conechassis for for Decouped FST exceptional the cleanesttransparency midrange TM

TM

Decouped FST chassis for the cleanest midrange TM

Aerofoil Profile lowfrequency drive units for deep and dynamic bass Aerofoil Profile lowfrequency drive units for deep and dynamic bass TM

TM

Studio sound comes home Studio sound comes home

Born out of our award-winning CM Series, the new 700 Series are the best loudspeakers we’ve ever made in their class. Borrowing features from the 800 Series Diamond, the series introduces groundbreaking studio-quality Born out of our Series, theperformance. new 700 Series technologies toaward-winning raise the bar forCM home audio Andare all the in a best range loudspeakers we’ve ever made in theirinto class. features from the of speakers designed to fit beautifully theBorrowing home environment. 800 Diamond, TheSeries new 700 Seriesthe series introduces groundbreaking studio-quality technologies to raise the bar for home audio performance. And all in a range of speakers designed to fit beautifully into the home environment. The new 700 Series

www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk/700series

www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk/700series


WINNER | EMEA

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL I: £20,000 (€23,000) & UNDER

Specifying a media solution to suit the design of the room // PROJECT

Perfect Perspective // INSTALLER

TwentyTwo Integration Ltd

TwentyTwo Integration faced challenges from the word “go,” with the client brief being very clear that this media room should be all about the aesthetics. This meant that the integrator had to specify the media solution to suit the design, and not the other way around. Due to the room’s many hard surfaces; the client not wanting a soundbar to distract from the symmetry of the wood panelling surrounding the screen; and the TV being recessed within the wood panelling, TwentyTwo Integration had to pay close attention to the sound quality in the space, and how it would project around the room. To overcome these issues, TwentyTwo installed Leon Profile Pr55 Series speakers, which were custom matched to the height of the video screen and were specified in the multi-channel arrangement, so that the front LCR soundstage for the 5.1 system was delivered by a pair of speakers. A custom-made James Loudspeaker in-ceiling soundbar was installed, with angled speakers to create a wide sound stage. This media room was part of a larger install, and coupled with the fact that space for the electronics was nonexistent, the amplifiers were located in the house’s main equipment rack.

10


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL I: £20,000 (€23,000) & UNDER

// PROJECT

The client requested a multi-purpose room that not only

Oxfordshire Country Retreat

met their needs for a home cinema, but also opened the

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

Apple iPad Mini Control4 EA3 control processor Control4 SR260 Zigbee handheld remote control CYP PUV-1230PL-RX video balun Future Automation V-74 flat wall bracket James QX3LR soundbar Leon PR55LX speakers Leon A10-UT active subwoofer Leon L3-1K subwoofer amplifier Marantz SR7011 surround sound receiver Samsung UE75KS8000 TV Sony BDP-S3500 Blu-ray player

room up into the study. The main area, which included a large sofa, built-in bar, and vintage gaming table,

// INSTALLER

featured an AV setup that came in under a tight budget,

Inspired Dwellings Ltd

but didn’t under-deliver on performance. Due to large bay windows in the room, Inspired Dwellings installed automated blinds controlled via Crestron so light would not interfere with the picture quality. The integrator specified a 135" Screen International screen, JVC 4K projector, and Bowers &

TwentyTwo Integration Ltd

Inspired Dwellings Ltd

The Printworks, Unit D, London, SE17 3BZ, UK

C4 Heathrow Corporate Park, Heathrow, TW4 6ER , UK

+44 (0)207 703 4376

+44 (0)20 7736 6007

twentytwointegration.com

inspireddwellings.com

CEDIA Member Since 2007

CEDIA Member Since 2009

Wilkins speakers and subwoofer. Inspired Dwellings worked closely with the cabinetry manufacturer to ensure that any heat build-up from the local head end was adequately dealt with. This resulted in discrete, built-in ventilation grilles to allow the air to flow through the AV equipment.

11


WINNER | AMERICAS

12

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL II: $25,000 - $100,000


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST // PROJECT

Biggest Bang for the Buck

The challenges here were a built-in kitchen, two large windows, and a budget of only $90,000.

Chief hardware Luxul switch Marantz AV7702 preamplifier

// INSTALLER

Casaplex

A relatively small budget demanded creativity

When the scope of the project shifted from a standard home cinema to a larger media room containing a cinema, both the space and the budget called for creativity. That creativity included a reconfiguration of the basement’s HVAC ductwork, a specially-built wall to close off seventy percent of the room, a custom closet built for the rack, and acoustic treatments to compensate for the unusual footprint. Additionally, all the gear had to be hidden — another miracle that this company managed to pull off with a five-figure price tag. The team at Casaplex detailed some of the biggest hurdles: “The HVAC presented an issue for this room for two reasons: one, we were breaking one large room into two; and two, we were installing a Dolby Atmos system. This dictated that we ensure our reconstructed space would be adequately heated and cooled and that we reconfigure the ductwork to allow for optimal positioning of the Dolby Atmos speakers. “With the two large windows and the client’s desire for a kitchen, the shape of the space was not conducive for audio performance. By enclosing part of the room, and using acoustical treatments and stretched fabric on 80% of the room, we were able to compensate for the oddly shaped footprint.”

Marantz MM8077 amplifier Marantz MM8055 amplifier Oppo 103D Blu-ray player Panamax M5100-PM power conditioner Pro-Flex cables Screen Innovations 130" 16:9 Zero Edge screen Sony PS4 Strong rack and wire management Sony VPL-HW45ES projector Triad InWall Silver/4 LCR speakers Triad InCeiling Silver/4 Sat surround and Atmos speakers Triad InWall Bronze/4 subwoofer Triad OnWall Silver subwoofer URC MX-980 remote URC base station

Casaplex 10582 Metropolitan Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA +1 888 595 4700 casaplex.com CEDIA Member Since 2012

13


WINNER | EMEA

14

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL II: £20,000 - £80,000 (€23,000 - €90,000)


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

APC AP7723 APC SURT1000XLI Apple TV Audio Control P2260 AudioQuest Forest digital coax AudioQuest 3m Pearl Basalte Deseo electronics Basalte Deseo front Cisco AIR-AP1832l Cisco SG200-26P Digitus Chicote UTP CAT6 Future Automation V74 HDAnywhere MHub 4K 4x4 HDAnywhere Platina 4K HDMI Life Emotions GW Martin Logan Dynamo 1000W // PROJECT

Music/DJ Room // INSTALLER

Life Emotions

The brief for this project was relatively simple — create a cool room to watch football and play music. The client had a huge CD and vinyl collection that needed to be stored in this space, and wanted a highquality DJ system that would allow him to play the music in every room in the house. After visiting the property, Life Emotions realised that the room acoustics were dreadful, and made acoustic treatment and isolation of the room one of its top priorities. The integrator installed two Vicoustic panels on the wall, each capable of rotating in

A multi-functional room boasting impressive kit and documented extremely well

different directions so that a uniform, omnidirectional scattering of sound could be achieved, with particularly effective diffusion of the mid- and high-frequencies. For the visual aspect, Life Emotions installed a 75" Sony 4K TV to allow the client to watch Apple TV, and steamed content from Netflix, Spotify, and Tidal. This screen would also be used for video conferencing. Turning the attention to the DJ rig, the integrator designed a table to accommodate the required equipment, and integrated it into the Savant control system, which also controlled all AV, lighting, and HVAC. Due to the remote location of the property, Life Emotions installed a Pakedge power distribution unit to allow for remote monitoring.

Middle Atlantic racks and accessories Pakedge P9-EU power distribution unit Pioneer CDJ-850-K Pioneer DJM-750-K Pioneer PLX-1000 Savant SSA-3220D matrix Savant SS-REM-1000-00 Pro remote Sonos Connect Sonus Faber Venere 2.0 Wood Sony 4K HDR 75" screen

Life Emotions Avenida do Brasil 147B, Lisboa, 1700-067, Portugal +351 (0)21 096 22 99 life-emotions.pt CEDIA Member Since 2010

15


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL II: £20,000 - £80,000 (€23,000 - €90,000)

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL II: £20,000 - £80,000 (€23,000 - €90,000)

// PROJECT

Sound Sense accepted the challenge to install a

// PROJECT

This project was completed by two companies —

The Rio

discrete media room in an elaborate farm house. With

The Ice

Sound Sense and Innovation & Automation. With a client unconcerned with cost, delivering a system

a lounge area, card table, gaming zone, and bar, the // INSTALLER

space was to provide the client’s family with a lavish

// INSTALLER

that exceeded both industry standards and customer

Sound Sense

retreat from the bustle of their daily routines.

Sound Sense

expectations was of utmost importance.

Sound Sense A-402/403 Solitaire Complex Ahmedabad, 380001, India +91 992 502 4757 CEDIA Member Since 2015

16

The brief was for the lighting, AV, set-top box, and

The companies were contracted to create a media

gaming console to all be controllable from the touch

room and bar in a large open space in the client’s

of a button. Sound Sense opted for a Control4

newly constructed villa. The main requirements were a

engraved keypad to meet this requirement.

wall-to-wall screen, discrete speaker setup, superlative

The room originally featured a slanting front wall and

video quality, and maximised seating for the family.

a side glass wall. The slanted wall was straightened

Speaker placement in this media room was a

to accommodate the screen and a tinted film was added to the glass wall to allow for natural daylight, but dimmed brightness. To offer added customisation for room lighting, a curtain was also installed along the wall.

Sound Sense A-402/403 Solitaire Complex Ahmedabad, 380001, India +91 992 502 4757 CEDIA Member Since 2015

challenge, due to space limitations, but the preconstructed walls were eventually repositioned to allow perfect placement of the LCR and surround speakers, and a 7.2 Wisdom Audio system delivered sonic excellence. The media room was audio and video calibrated to match HAA, ISF, THX, and CEDIA standards.


“The Premier Manufacturer Of Smart Audio Visual Solutions That Combine Functionality With Quality Engineering & Aesthetic Appeal”

www.futureautomation.co.uk - +44(0)1438 833577


WINNER | AMERICAS

18

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL III: $100,000 & OVER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

Active Thermal Management Cool-cube projector ventilation Audio Quest Cinnimon cables Crestron gear DirecTV Iport LaunchPort WallStation and sleeves Kaleidescape Strato 4K media player Marantz AV7702mkII preamplifier Middle Atlantic racks Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray player Panamax power conditioners Peerless mounts Pro Audio Technology SCRS-12ai front staging speakers // PROJECT

The Hideaway // INSTALLER

Casaplex

Every aspect from speaker placement to are hidden, and pocket and sliding barn documentation was brilliantly executed for doors are utilised to ensure nothing intrudes this project. The room is divided into two on the space of the media room. spaces, one with a 4K TV, a kitchen, and The integrator took a space for guests exceptional care to mingle, and one to give the client CEDIA’s judges tell us very that serves as a optimum audio in a aspect of this project was home cinema area. room that’s designed brilliantly executed The judges were for socialising as much especially impressed as for experiencing with the handling of media. “We planned the projector enclosure — it’s a custom piece our lighting control system in accordance complete with active thermal management, with how we constructed the space to and it’s built in a manner that makes the unit be used,” noted the Casaplex crew. “This easily accessible for service. ensures that someone can watch a movie under dimmed lighting in the cinema space, All the technology is accessed via a hidden undisturbed by either the brighter task wall panel. The rack powering all the media lighting by someone preparing a snack in the is located in an adjacent unfinished storage kitchen area, or by the ambient lighting of area that’s kept at a constant 68 degrees someone relaxing in the sitting area.” Fahrenheit with plenty of airflow. Speakers

Pro Audio Technology SCRS-6iw surround speakers Pro Audio Technology LFC-12v subwoofers Pro Audio Technology DMA-1508 amplifiers Samsung UN65JU7500 4K LED TV Sonance VP64R in-ceiling speakers Sony PS4 Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K projector Ubiquiti switches and access points Vutec VuEasy acoustically transparent screen United Leather Cosmopolitan chairs

Casaplex 10582 Metropolitan Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA +1 888 595 4700 casaplex.com CEDIA Member Since 2012

19


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL III: $100,000 & OVER

FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL III: $100,000 & OVER

// PROJECT

For this project, the team at Graytek was upgrading

// PROJECT

This client had moved high-end audio equipment from

The Cutaway

a room they’d created for an existing client. When

High Performance Audio

a previous home and wanted to integrate his treasure into a centrally-located cinema room.

the room had first been completed in 2008, it was // INSTALLER

state-of-the-art. As technology advanced, the client

// INSTALLER

Graytek

wanted to upgrade to current AV standards with

Zio Group, LLC

minimal alterations to the space that the Graytek team

explained, “The biggest challenge was integrating

in image technology and immersive sound, and the

speakers, amplifiers, and cabling that would have

latter required doubling the number of speakers.

normally been installed in a dedicated listening room into a much more finished space with millwork and

As loads increased, power management and line

Graytek 250 Schoolhouse St, Coquitlam, V3K 6V7, BC, Canada +1 604 529 1034

20

be carefully placed and calibrated. Additionally, the three tree trunks that occupy the centre of the room — while striking in their organic appearance — make for big challenges in projector placement. The original screen had been mounted off-centre to preserve

are hard to miss, the rest of the equipment needed to be as unobtrusive as possible. As the ZIO team

had already integrated. The client wanted the latest

conditioning became a concern. Subwoofers had to

Although a pair of Wilson Alexandria X-2 speakers

Zio Group, LLC 660 Clay Street, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA +1 407 622 2262

graytek.ca

image quality, and the anamorphic lens peeks out

zioconnects.com

CEDIA Member Since 2004

from behind a notch in the centre trunk.

CEDIA Member Since 2003

high-end furniture. Conduit and dedicated power cabling from the Tours isolation transformer was run to the equipment rack and integrated into the millwork to hide as much cabling as possible, and custom audio and power assemblies were built from the millwork connections to the freestanding amplifiers to keep the wiring as clean as possible.”


Whole Home Audio Designed by Audiophiles. Installed by Professionals.

Legrand is dedicated to engineering innovative whole home audio products with flexible and scalable solutions. The Nuvo range offers seamless integration into advanced home automation systems, with design principles that are built around supporting the needs of professional integrators. Find out more at www.legrand.co.uk


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

22

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL III: $100,000 & OVER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST // PROJECT

Total Immersion // INSTALLER

Liquid Automation

This stunning project was part of a new home, and Liquid Automation was able to create a “purpose-built” space with a completely immersive experience — including a Dolby Atmos sound system.

Automation team in achieving a room free of distractions.

Chord cables and plugs Crestron PROAMP(I)-7XC250 PROCISE amplifier

Another concern in this new build was proper power management. “Power conditioners were installed at both the local rack end and the projector hush box. This was the only way to ensure that any electrical spikes or inherent noise was not brought into the room affecting audio and video quality.” Other appliances nearby are isolated so as not to interfere with the room’s clean power sources.

From the ceramic bearings in the projector box’s fans to the racks being stowed behind breathable fabric, every step was taken to reduce the noise floor of this room. Liquid Automation explained in further detail: “The cabinetry at the front of the cinema was designed as a fabric-panelled frame. This allowed maximum acoustic transparency, Add to that an incredibly intuitive control as well as more-than-adequate convection system that lets any user customise and save cooling for the three AV racks, as fan a scene by holding a lighting button down cooling was not for three seconds, an option due to and you’ve got Excellent power management and noise.” Wavetrain a room that’s a an incredibly intuitive interface Cinemas helped clear winner in its the Liquid category. are two highlights in this room

Digital Projection HIGHlite projector and lens Fortress Crosstown seating MSR Acoustics Dimension 4 SpringTrap™ Pro Audio Technology LFC-18sm large format subwoofer Pro Audio Technology LFC-212ai architectural format subwoofer Pro Audio Technology PMA amplifiers Pro Audio SCRS-12iw speakers Seymour Screen Excellence TAM 2-TB 140" screen Triad InCeiling Gold/8 MiniMonitor speakers Triad InCeiling Silver/6 Monitor speakers Triad InWall Gold/6 MiniMonitor speakers Trinnov Audio Altitude32 home cinema preamplifier Visual Fidelity products Wavetrain Cinemas absorption and diffusion products Xeit CM5-E anamorphic lens

Liquid Automation Unit 20, Building F, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand +64 (0)9-479 5415 liquidautomation.co.nz CEDIA Member Since 2007

23


WINNER | EMEA

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL III: £80,000 (€90,000) & OVER

// PROJECT

IA Media Room // INSTALLER

Synergy Technologies Pvt. Ltd Requiring a space where the family and friends can escape the worries of their daily lives, the client turned to Synergy Technologies to create a sanctuary that delivers an immersive AV experience. After spending time at the integrator’s showroom, the client took a keen interest in the AV performance that could be achieved, as well as the room design, acoustics, and comfort levels. To meet the requirement for superb performance and immersive sound, the integrator specified a B&W 800 Diamond Series system with a McIntosh MX-160 processor to deliver 3D audio. For the visual element, Synergy Technologies opted for a DILA projector to achieve the best contrast and black levels, and a Screen Innovation projection screen in cinemascope format. Simplicity of operation held prime importance as the room was to be used by all family members. Synergy Technologies leveraged innovative GUI methods to achieve this. To avoid a full fabric panelled cinema look and to keep the speakers invisible, Synergy Technologies concealed the surround speakers behind the wood finish perforated acoustic panels. The integrator carried out extensive listening tests as well as frequency response measurements to identify the best speaker positions in the panels, and carefully tweaked the wall elevation design and the distance of the speaker baffle behind the acoustic panels to achieve a completely invisible appearance, with no discernible loss in sonic performance.

The AV equipment and acoustic treatment deliver unbelievable sound 24


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL III: £80,000 (€90,000) & OVER

// PROJECT

Acting as both the integrator and designer, Luxury

Steampunk Media Room

Engineering was tasked with creating a multifunctional

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

3M CAT 6 cords Airtel decoder box Apple TV Arkos Light LED downlights Atlona HDBaseT transmitter / receiver kit Artnovion acoustic absorber finish AudioQuest HDMI cables B&W speakers and subwoofer Cineversum BlackWing Three projector Crestron touchscreen controller and 3-Series control system Guildford of Main acoustic fabric Ideal Lux lamps Kaleidescape Strato 4K media player Lumagen Radiance 4240 ceiling projector mount Lutron GRAFIK Eye QS lighting control and keypad Lutron roller blind blackout shade McIntosh AV processor and power amplifier Oppo 4K Blu-ray player Pakedge 9 port switches Screen Innovation 123” fixed projection screen Sonos Connect network streaming zone player Sony Playstation 4

space with an interesting design that suits a place for // INSTALLER

Luxury Engineering

Located in the basement, this ‘mancave’ was divided into three functional zones. The home cinema system is set

TP-Link Bluetooth receiver

up for watching films in high resolution, the gaming zone

Transparent Audio Plus Series cables

allows users to feel like they are actually in the game

Vicoustic acoustic panels

while using the Sony PlayStation, and the bar area is

Western Digital NAS Drive

Synergy Technologies Pvt. Ltd

resting, and meeting with friends.

filled with luxury alcohol and a pool table.

Luxury Engineering

22. C/ II Gulberg III, Lahore, 54666, Pakistan

Kylneva, 3 building 1, Moskva, 121170, Russian Federation

+92 42 111 900 111

+7 (0)495 419 15 18

synergyav.com

luxeng.ru

CEDIA Member Since 2005

CEDIA Member Since 2017

The home cinema area features a large projection screen, Christie projector, and benefits from a Dolby Atmos multi-channel sound design. Crestron remotes, keypads, and the iPad app control the lighting, shades, and AV system, and are complemented with voice control via an Amazon Echo. Luxury Engineering programmed several lighting scenarios for ease of use.

25


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

26

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL I: $50,000 & UNDER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

management. The client is away on business for extended periods, and the room’s “isolation mode” will prolong the life of the equipment.

An incredible installation for the price

Anthem PVA 7 amplifier Anthem MRX 720 receiver FlexiMount hardware ICE cables Jackson 8PSurge Manhattan motorised seating MSR Acoustics bass trap

Working with other contractors on the job site of this retrofit was also helpful for the integration team. For example, instead of reworking the room’s HVAC system entirely, the integrators worked with the heating and cooling contractor to use sound-absorbing ductwork and add length and bends to reduce noise. Creative thinking such as this kept the project well within the customer’s ultimate budget. // PROJECT

The Monochrome Cinema // INSTALLER

The Digital Picture

The award-winning entry in this category was described by CEDIA’s judges as “an incredible installation for the price.” The project began as a media room with a large TV, but after several meetings, the integrator convinced the client that a dedicated cinema would better satisfy their needs. Once the team at The Digital Picture showed the client the benefits of a dedicated cinema with a 16:9 screen and a 4K projector, the deal was closed. The consultation process was critical in this instance: an original budget of $20,000 AUD soon doubled as the client became more and more educated regarding immersive audio and other equipment. Acoustic treatments were key to the room’s success, as was power

Now that the job’s finished, the client uses the room much more than they’d initially thought.

Panasonic DMP-UB900 4K Blu-ray player RTI XP-6 control system processor RTI T1-B+ remote RTI ZM-24 transceiver Severtson Screens 120" 16:9 woven projection screen Sony VPL-VW320ES 4K projector TP-Link network switch Triad InCeiling Silver/6 speakers Triad InWall Silver/4 speakers Triad OnWall Silver speakers Triad OnWall Silver subwoofers Tributaries cable Wavetrain Cinemaworks hardware and absorption

The Digital Picture Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Australia +61 0422 604 438 thedigitalpicture.com.au CEDIA Member SInce 2012

27


WINNER | EMEA

28

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL I: £40,000 (€45,000) & UNDER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST // PROJECT

Wandsworth Home Cinema // INSTALLER

Philharmonic AV Ltd

This young family wanted a dual use home cinema to be enjoyed for family movie nights, as well as by the client and his friends for big rugby matches. It was important to the client to maximise the floor space, to have an optimal viewing and listening experience for everyone in the room, and to be able to upgrade the space in the future. Philharmonic AV knew their first challenge would be to find a flush in-wall speaker system that would not require the walls to be built out, thus taking up desirable floor space. As a result, they specified Artcoustic speakers, paired with KEF subwoofers for a slim profile solution. Next up was finding a screen that needed to deliver an exceptional picture, fit the space, and still be considered large enough by the client’s standards. The solution became a 110" acoustically

transparent Screen Research model, paired with a Sony VW300ES projector. Knowing the client’s desire to have a space that could evolve with technology advances, Philharmonic AV designed a system with the ability to accept local sources so that updates could easily be made, as well as a future provision for Dolby Atmos. Finally, knowing that children and guests would be using the system, the integrator opted for a Control4 SR-250 handheld remote which feels familiar to most people.

Artcoustic Architect 2-1 SL speakers Artcoustic Spitfire SL 6-3 speakers Card Access Zigbee Extender 3 control systems Control4 SR250 control systems Denon AVR-X4200 receivers Draytek AP-900 WAP network Heritage Brass 2 Gang 4 Euromodule plate Heritage Brass 1 Gang 2 Euromodule plate KEF Q400 subwoofer Lutron HQWIS-NB-NONE lighting keypad Lutron HWIS-5BRL-F-QZ lighting keypad Peerless PRGS-UNVS projector bracket Philharmonic 10m HDMI cable

A future-proof viewing experience that delivers a knockout punch

Philharmonic 1m HDMI cable Philharmonic 3m HDMI cable Philharmonic Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers Pioneer BDP450 blu-ray Pro Signal 1m CAT6 Patch Lead cable Screen Research FS3-100-178-4W-B projection screen Sony VW300ES projector TDI Femal Coax TV modules TDI CAT6 Module plates

Philharmonic AV Ltd Unit 2 Chancery Court Business Centre, High Wycombe, HP12 3RE, UK +44 (0)207 887 2424 philharmonicav.com CEDIA Member Since 2012

29


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL I: £40,000 (€45,000) & UNDER

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL I: £40,000 (€45,000) & UNDER

// PROJECT

In considering the construction of his new home,

// PROJECT

After visiting the Finite Solutions showroom and

Cosy Home Cinema

the client, who also happens to be the homebuilder,

Saw Tooth Cinema

experiencing several home cinema rooms, the client decided they wanted a true cinema feel with

didn’t see the need for a home cinema. However, // INSTALLER

his wife and kids convinced him that it would be a

// INSTALLER

powerful, immersive sound, but without disturbing

Cyberhomes Ltd

good use of unallocated space. The objective of this

Finite Solutions

the rest of the house.

project was to get good value and performance for

Finite Solutions started with a blank space, more or

a relatively low spend and to keep the cinema at the

less in the form of a concrete shell, and would go on

same level of interior design as the rest of the house.

control system used to operate the rest of the home.

solution that included a 3m acoustically transparent

The client already had a B&W sound system, making

Screen International widescreen, Dolby Atmos

Cyberhomes Ltd Station Yard, Thame, OX9 3UH, UK +44 (0)333 344 3718 cyberhomes.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2006

30

to deliver a full turnkey solution that worked with the

Cyberhomes stepped in to recommend an overall

5.1.4 immersive sound system, and an Epson 1080p projector. Tapping into the existing Control4 and Lutron HomeWorks systems allowed the integrator to introduce automation options to the client. For example, when a movie starts, the main lights dim and the starfield LED ceiling effect turns on.

Finite Solutions

that an easy choice. Combined with Arcam, the client enjoys a sound presentation of a timbre he is familiar

Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road Leeds, LS19 7BP, UK

with. This system, paired with a 4K native projector,

+44 (0)113 255 4765

and desired end result.

finitesolutions.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2006

provides a balanced solution for the client’s budget


Exquisite homes deserve exceptional video experiences Details. They make a beautiful home exquisite, so every experience becomes that little more special. They are also how Barco Residential and our partners turn audiovisual equipment into exceptional video experiences for you, your family and guests. In the most superb homes and outstanding yachts. Write to us now on residential@barco.com to discover the difference.


WINNER | AMERICAS

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL II: $50,000 - $150,000

// PROJECT

Jewel Box Cinema // INSTALLER

Audio Images

A challenging media room that exceeded the client’s expectations The clients who commissioned this home cinema are retired, and they wanted to ensure that their grandchildren enjoyed the space. To that end, a bright and beautiful screen was a must, along with immersive, 3D sound. A 4K projector provides the image on an acoustically transparent 2.37:1 screen, and the display was carefully calibrated to CEDIA standards. Acoustically, the room was carefully tuned so that the 7.1.2 speaker array delivered optimum results. The biggest challenge was that the entire left side of the room was glass and the client insisted on a clean and uncluttered look along that wall. The solution? In-ceiling speakers with built-in angled front baffles, and a motorised shade that provides sound absorption when the cinema is in use. None of the speakers or equipment are visible — everything in the room is hidden behind stretched fabric. Sound isolation was also something of a challenge, since a noisy equipment room sits adjacent to the room’s front wall and a motorised lift for a TV that rises into a games room on another floor sits next to a side wall. Careful acoustic tuning was key to this cinema’s success, and the project also demanded a dedicated HVAC system that provides a perfect climate while operating below the room’s desired noise floor. CEDIA’s judges were impressed by the creative problem-solving that went into this room, and the excellent — and extensive — documentation.

32


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL II: $50,000 - $150,000

Seymour Screen Excellence TAM 2L-120 120" wide screen

// PROJECT

Performance and value go hand-in-hand in this

Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K projector

Clean but Cozy

project to deliver a cinema room that outperforms

Triad InCeiling Silver/8 Omni SE side channel speakers

// INSTALLER

for a family of five. The style needed to lean towards

Design Electronics

contemporary while remaining inviting, and the client

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

Apple iPad Mini 4 AppleTV Ashly processors Chief RPA-U Universal inverted projector mount Crestron control products ESI motors and controls Furman PST-8 surge protector iPort LaunchPort BaseStation and sleeves Lexicon DD-8 8 x 125W amplifier Lowell RPC-1-20A-CD remote power control Marantz AV8802A 13.2 preamp MSR Acoustics Sonata Plus absorbers and diffusers Parasound Halo A31 amplifier QSC DCA 1644 amplifier Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra Blu-ray player with HDR

Triad InWall Bronze/4 SlimSub subwoofers

the commercial cinema built as part of a dream home

wanted the maximum amount of seating that they could

Triad InWall Gold/6 LCR speakers

include without making the space feel crowded.

Triad InWall Silver/4 Omni SE Atmos top channel speakers

A Steinway Lyngdorf system powers the concealed speaker array, while a Sony 4K projector and a 120�

Triad OnWall Silver Surround rear channel speakers

Audio Images

Stewart Filmscreen provide a brilliant image.

Design Electronics

1582 Parkway Loop, Tustin, CA 92780, USA

6913 Oakwood Dr, Niagara Falls, L2E 6S5, ON, Canada

+1 714 258 7238

+1 905 646 3333

audioimages.tv

designelectronics.net

CEDIA Member Since 1995

CEDIA Member Since 2014

Sound isolation was a big concern — the cinema sits just below the kitchen in the home, and keeping sound in was as important as keeping sound out. Working closely with the builder, the integrator was further able to ensure that the HVAC gear was virtually inaudible.

33


WINNER | EMEA

34

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL II: £40,000 - £120,000 (€45,000 - €135,000)


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

This client had been waiting for a home cinema for a long time, and was ready to talk about the best possible cinema he could afford. The goal was to create an accurate audio environment, along with the best possible 4K projected image for this “movie buff.”

Technically excellent with the equipment and aesthetics to provide an exceptional cinematic experience

Middle Atlantic SRSR rack Artcoustic PA750 amplifier Artcoustic Spitfire 8-4 front speakers Artcoustic Spitfire 6-3 SL surround speakers Artcoustic Spitfire 2-1 overhead speakers with moveable tweeters

This project was about collaboration from the onset. The client and his wife (the architect for their new home) brought The Pyramid Group in before the commencement of the build to discuss how they could integrate a cinema into their home. This planning allowed for all the technical requirements to be met for the room without any issue. The audio in the room is incredibly well balanced. Speakers blend into one cohesive sound field with no perceptible point source, the bass is very tight and accurate, and the system headroom created the necessary dynamics that this environment needed. The end result is that the room disappears, leaving the AV to envelop the audience. All cinema speaker and audio designs align with the guidelines for Dolby Atmos configurations, as well as incorporating the CEDIA white paper guidelines for loudspeaker placement.

Amazon Fire Apple TV

Artcoustic Spitfire 2-1 overhead speakers with fixed tweeters Artcoustic Spitfire Control 2 Sub Control4 EA3 Control4 7” touch panel Dell 16 port network switch Neutrik NA2M D2B-Tx adapter Oppo BDP103D blu-ray player Rako WRA-RS232 Bridge Rotel RKB-D8100 8-channel amplifier // PROJECT

Haines Family Cinema

Sony VPL-VW520ES projector Trinnov Altitude 16-channel AV processor

// INSTALLER

Unicol GKC-GAP projector ceiling mount bracket

The Pyramid Group

Xbox One S

The Pyramid Group Viewing angles were designed to meet THX cinema standards, and provide a minimum viewing angle of 38 degrees from the rear seats.

22 Reynolds Park, Plymouth, PL7 4FE, UK +44 (0)207 7183 4299 pyramidav.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2014

35


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL II: £40,000 - £120,000 (€45,000 - €135,000)

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL II: £40,000 - £120,000 (€45,000 - €135,000)

// PROJECT

While the previous homeowners used their 70 square

// PROJECT

The client brief was for a state-of-the-art cinema

The Big Basement

meter basement for a gym, the new owners wanted

Open House

meant for movie viewing within a completely open

to convert this space into a home cinema. Bespoke

floor plan.

// INSTALLER

Home Cinemas suggested a “floating room within

// INSTALLER

Bespoke Home Cinemas

a room” be created because the original size of the

New Wave AV

room would be the same size as a small multiplex.

Bespoke Home Cinemas 5 Stainburn Parade Leeds, LS17 6NA, UK +44 (0)113 266 0101

36

New Wave AV set to work. Although the cinema was in the basement, the open nature of the layout meant that the brightness levels were higher than

Bespoke Home Cinemas ended up dividing the

normal, and the design needed to adjust accordingly.

original room along one of the light well window

To account for the brightness, New Wave AV opted

panels, which allowed them to create a separate

for a projector with a high lumens level and a screen

reception, games, and bar area, retaining the room’s

with positive gain. New Wave AV also included the

impressive ceiling light and light well feature. The interior design brief was to keep the reception area clean and contemporary to match the styling of the house above and then to style the cinema differently. The cinema room styling inspiration came from a downtown New York bar that the client had admired,

New Wave AV The Old Mill Workshop, Golden Green, TN11 0LA, UK +44 (0)1732 852500

bespokehomecinemas.co.uk

so period features were added including pilasters, a

newwaveav.com

CEDIA Member Since 2007

detailed coffer ceiling, and Edison lamps.

CEDIA Member Since 2014

appropriate infrastructure to upgrade the projector to 4K when the client was ready. The placement of the Dolby Atmos system also needed to be tweaked, and the integrator added two more localised subwoofers behind the rear seats to increase the bass impact. A Control4 system was implemented to allow simple control of all AV sources, lighting, and heating.


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL II: £40,000 - £120,000 (€45,000 - €135,000)

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL II: £40,000 - £120,000 (€45,000 - €135,000)

// PROJECT

The developer of this luxury apartment complex

// PROJECT

Wanting it all, and wanting it for less — this project

Stylish Cinematic Opulence

wanted residents to have access to a home cinema

The Dark Side

was a classic situation of catering to a client’s elaborate and well-defined needs, alongside the

that was technically excellent, but also stylish, // INSTALLER

opulent, and chic to attract potential buyers. The goal

// INSTALLER

Smartcomm

was to have residents view this area as an extension

Sound Sense

of their home.

Smartcomm 3 Barnes Wallis Court, High Wycombe, HP12 3PS, UK +44 (0)1494 471912 smartcomm.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2001

limitations of time, space, and budget. Sound Sense worked with the client to deliver a Dolby Atmos setup, a 188" Milan acoustically

Smartcomm meticulously planned this home cinema

transparent screen, a Panasonic projector, well

within what was essentially a building site on the 10th

defined acoustics, and most importantly, maximised

floor of the development. A great deal of care was

seating to accommodate the client’s large family.

taken with the technical considerations to ensure

With space being a precious commodity, Sound

that the AV parameters were carefully calculated to

Sense converted a storeroom next to the theatre into a standalone rack room. The end result was

produce optimal acoustics for an incredible cinematic experience. The cinema is acoustically isolated from other spaces in the building. The design and construction of the room integrate acoustic treatments, sound isolation, electronic components, HVAC control, electrical cabling, and fitting, and the screen and seating areas

Sound Sense A-402/403 Solitaire Complex Ahmedabad, 380001, India

a stunning theatre, loved by the client and a project that adheres to CEDIA, HAA, ISP, and THX standards — no small task considering an additional mid-stream requirement was accommodating a

+91 992 502 4757

bar in the adjacent space with an open passage

CEDIA Member Since 2015

between both rooms.

meet very specific technical requirements.

37


WINNER | AMERICAS

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL III: $150,000 - $500,000

// PROJECT

Desert Sanctuary // INSTALLERS

Audiovisions & Paradise Theater

Patient collaboration and an artful rack helped this project win What could have been a difficult situation turned out to be a blessing in this instance: The client wanted a home cinema in his new holiday home that delivered the same results as his existing cinema — one that he had designed himself. The client understood that he’d gotten lucky in the design of his first home cinema, but this time wanted to ensure it wouldn’t be a hit-or-miss proposition and called in a CEDIA pro. A pair, actually — this project was a collaboration between Paradise Theater and AudioVisions. The client was also very concerned with the aesthetics of the room, and the builder had never faced the level of stringency required to provide a proper, CEDIA-worthy AV experience. The size of the room, its location in the home, and many design considerations weren’t negotiable. Another challenge was one that many CEDIA professionals are familiar with — new technologies became available as the project progressed. “Immersive audio formats came on the scene just as we were about to close up the room,” noted the integrator. Adjustments were made for an upgrade to 3D sound. In the end, patient collaboration among designer, builder, and even HVAC techs, paid off brilliantly — the client loved the look of the cinema, while CEDIA’s judges were knocked out by the system’s rack, which they described as “artful.”

38


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL III: $150,000 - $500,000

// PROJECT

The crew at Future Home found in this project a terrific

The Digital Cinema

client: One who, according to the company, “accepted

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

Atlona AT-UHD-EX-70-KIT 4K/UHD HDMI HDBaseT gear Audioquest cables and hardware AVI equipment and hardware B&W 800 D3 floorstanding loudspeakers B&W CWM 8.5 + BBW85 in-wall speakers Chief hardware Classé CA-M600 monaural 600W amplifiers Classé CT-5300 5-Channel x 300W amplifiers iPort Launchport and sleeves JL Audio g213v2-GLOSS Dual 13.5" subwoofers Lutron lighting control and equipment Luxul AGS-1016 Unmanaged 16-Port GB Ethernet switch Middle Atlantic Racks Ruckus R500U Dual Band 802.11ac WAP Savant sensors and controls Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector Stewart Filmscreen 156" fixed screen Trinnov AL32-1624 24-Channel AV preamplifier

any construction or technical requirements necessary

Audio Visions

// INSTALLER

to create a no-compromise space. This cinema was a

Future Home

retrofit in an existing space, and the client allowed us to

25741 Atlantic Ocean Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630, USA

cut the slab floor and drop the foundation by 14 inches.” The client’s other needs were access to all popular

+1 949 206 0606

streaming services, and sound and picture that offered

audiovisions.com

a true reference-quality experience — the customer, after all, is a successful entertainment exec. The stats:

CEDIA Member Since 1991

Paradise Theater

15.4.8 immersive sound, 32-channel processing, and 4K

Future Home

professional projection. After isolating the HVAC equipment, Future Home

P. O. Box 1863, Carlsbad, CA 92018, USA

Future Home, 3351 La Cienega Place, Los Angeles, CA 90016, USA

+1 760 434 9040

+1 310 559 6100

paradisetheater.tv

futurehometheater.com

“Clever placement of the projector unit in the laundry

CEDIA Member Since 2003

CEDIA Member Since 1989

room showed great creativity.”

realised that the projector needed to be placed in a separate room, which meant housing the unit in another room — something the CEDIA judges found noteworthy:

39


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

40

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL III: $150,000 - $500,000


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

This installation managed to provide seating for seven people in a very small room

Apple iPad Mini Apple TV

For this project, Electronic Living converted a spare bedroom in an existing property into a home cinema. The problem this presented was immediately apparent: the room had an incredibly small footprint, which CEDIA’s judges noted was a very challenging space in which to work. Still, the integrator managed to provide seating for seven people and preserve intuitive traffic patterns in and out of the space.

// PROJECT

Good Things in Small Spaces

As a “habitable room,” local law demanded that a functioning window remain. A blockout blind was installed to reduce ambient light. Additionally, as costs began to mount, the client shifted the room’s audio system from an immersive one to a 7.1-surround system. Planning for the future, the integrator added the cabling needed if and when the owner makes an upgrade to 3D sound.

Blustream HEX100ARC-RX HDBaseT extender Chord cables CinemaSnap 140” screen Clipsal gear Cool Components equipment Diamantina products Elite seating FlexiMount hardware Furman power conditioner JL Audio subwoofer Kodi media streamer Kordz cables Launchport wall station and sleeve M&K Sound 150 Series speakers McIntosh MC207 amplifier Middle Atlantic racks Ness cables OME cables Panasonic DMR-BWT750GL 4K Blu-ray player recorder Sanus hardware Savant controls

// INSTALLER

Electronic Living Pty Ltd

The HVAC system that was already present was incorporated into the design, and an air supply vent was moved to the front of the room. Viewers aren’t bothered by a blast of air, and a dampener prevents air turbulence from interfering with the film experience during quiet scenes. Simplicity of use was also a key part of the project. Electronic Living’s team said, “The room would need to fully function from both iPhone and iPad for simplicity — and also mimic the operation of all other zones in the home.”

Sonos Connect Sony VPL-VW520ES 4K projector Thor RF11R surge protector Vicoustic acoustic treatments

Electronic Living Pty Ltd 21 Robinson Road East, Virginia, QLD 4014, Australia +61 (0)1300 764 554 electronicliving.com.au CEDIA Member Since 2009

41


WINNER | EMEA

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL III: £120,000 - £240,000 (€135,000 - €270,000)

// PROJECT

Deep Blue Cinema // INSTALLER

Clever Association

Clever Association was approached by a client who was looking to refurbish their large, detached property, and include a cinema and games room in a specifically built basement in the modern ‘wing’. This client and his family are avid movie-goers who were looking to replicate that experience in a newly built modern wing of their home. They also wanted access to AirPlay music and video content from their portable devices, as well as access to a movie server and Apple TV for movie rentals. Clever Association worked closely with the interior designer to select fabrics for the acoustic panels, leather for the seats, and drawing an AutoCAD design for the bespoke carpet. The carpet lightens toward the extremities of the room, for both aesthetic and low-light A fantastic lighting navigation purposes, so it was critical that the scheme that carpet was the correct complements the dimensions.

cinema set up nicely

The family asked for a total of eight seats, and expressed an interest in them being motorised. Clever Association demonstrated various options, and it was determined that the motorised recline was required, but that the integrator should pre-wire for D-Box, in case the seating is upgraded in the future. The client can now enjoy a cinema room that equals that of their local multiplex. Clever Association exceeded their expectations, and delivered this project in budget.

42


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL III: £120,000 - £240,000 (€135,000 - €270,000)

Runco LS-12D HD 2100 ANSI lumen 3-chip video projector

// PROJECT

Finite Solutions’ audiophile client tasked the integrator

Runco CineGlide anamorphic projector lens kit

Out of Monaco

with creating a stunning dedicated cinema room in the

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

Aten ATE-PE6108G eight-way web enabled power controller Aten ATE-EA1140temperature sensor probe Bespoke room acoustic absorptive panels Datasat LS10 high-performance cinema processor Datasat RA7300 high-output cinema power amplifier Fortress Kensington/Lexington seating Fortress electrical incline mechanism Fortress laminated table top Furman AC-210E compact power conditioner for projector Furman PL-PLUS CE rack mount power conditioner for centralised kit Kaleidescape 1U server Kaleidescape M300 single output zone player Middle Atlantic 43U slide out metal equipment rack and accessories

Runco LS Series projector hanging kit Screen Research 3556mm aspect matching screen

basement. The room had to have a modern aesthetic // INSTALLER

and create a special atmosphere, with dramatic lighting

Finite Solutions

effects to enhance the whole experience. The aim was for

Screen Research RS232 remote control interface

the ‘wow factor’.

Sequential X194Q start rack mount PDU

A Sony VW-1100ES projector with anamorphic lens

Triad in-wall speakers

upgrade is coupled with a Screen Research Supreme

Triad in-wall subwoofer

Series fixed screen with automatic motorised masking to deliver remarkable image quality for all the sources. The Datasat RS20i processor is at the heart of the system,

Clever Association

Finite Solutions

Unit 3, Stoneacre, Grimbald, Crag Close, Knaresborough, HG5 8PJ, UK

Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS19 7BP, United Kingdom

+44 (0)1423 861166

+44 (0)113 255 4765

cleverass.com

finitesolutions.co.uk

CEDIA Member Since 2007

CEDIA Member Since 2006

decoding all of the video and audio signals with great integrity and to the highest possible quality. Lighting was also key to achieving the dream cinema room experience the client desired. Finite Solutions provided a lighting design to create the right overall aesthetic and the right lighting scenes for different viewing scenarios.

43


WINNER | AMERICAS

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL IV: $500,000 & OVER

// PROJECT

The Playhouse Theater // INSTALLER

DC Home Systems

The “Playhouse” was already under construction when DC Home Systems got the call for a dedicated home cinema in the 15,000-square-foot structure built for entertainment — and the room presented many challenges. First, the owner had to be educated about the equipment needed for the 1,200-square-foot cinema. Next, the home’s design called for windows in the cinema room, so true blackout shades were needed. Then, the homeowner spec’d a bar and countertop that not only presented acoustical issues, but demanded creative solutions when it came to speaker placement. Custom surrounds from Triad Speakers proved to be the solution.

This theatre also picked up a CEDIA Global Award

The rack room was especially small for the equipment needed — and demanded cable management so elegant that one judge said he was “blown away.” One more challenge: The cinema sits directly beneath a basketball court, which meant that the vertical supports carrying the load of the court needed to be replaced with massive steel beams — which affected screen sizing and presented projector light path issues. As if that didn’t cause enough isolation issues, the integrator also had to contend with a bowling alley on the other side of the cinema’s entry doors. Lastly, the client is a fan of stargazing — and the star-field ceiling is the largest that the manufacturer — Kinetics — had ever produced: 1,000-square-feet.

44


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL IV: $500,000 & OVER

// PROJECT

This project wowed the judges for its incredible audio

The Statement Room

system, a look that balanced stately and beautiful

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

AppleTV Apple iPad Mini4 Autonomic MMS-2A streaming music player CinemaTech seating Crestron shading and controls Digital Projection Insight 4K Dual-LED 3-chip DLP projector Digital Projection 115-630 lens, 1.76 – 2.77:1 Fortinet FS-224D-FPOE 24-port Gigabit managed switch iPort WallStation and sleeve Kaleidescape Strato Kinetics acoustic treatments and fibre-optic starfield ceiling Lab.Gruppen C Series 28:4 amps Lab.Gruppen FP 4000 amps Lab.Gruppen NLB-60E Nomadlink bridge Lumagen Radiance Pro 4440 LWC speaker cable Middle Atlantic racks Seymour Screen Excellence TAM-2L screen SurgeX PF-420 Triad Cinema Reference LCR2 speakers Triad subwoofers Triad InCeiling Silver/6 Monitor speakers Triad InWall Gold/4 Surround speakers Trinnov Audio processor

woodwork with proper absorptions and diffusion of // INSTALLER

sound, and a floor that was literally lowered by hand.

Bradford Wells + Associates

That dig — a job that saw 25-feet of excavation for a foundation on which to build a 15-foot cinema for a

WattBox WB-700-IPV-12 12-outlet power distribution

DC Home Systems

family with strong ties to the motion picture industry.

Bradford Wells + Associates

170 West Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA

11601 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

+1 800 649 3228

+1 310 575 4895

dchomesystems.com

bradfordwells.com

CEDIA Member Since 1998

CEDIA Member Since 2017

The finished room, which echoes the rest of the home’s early California Spanish Mission design, boasts Grimani Systems Cinema One speakers in an immersive array, a 4K RGB laser projector, and even an area at the front of the room for live music ensembles.

45


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL IV: $500,000 & OVER

FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL IV: $500,000 & OVER

// PROJECT

Station Earth had one very big challenge when

// PROJECT

For this job, ZIO Group encountered a client with

Train in Vain

attacking this cinema: there’s a freight train that rolls

Maximum Performance

multiple homes who’d had dedicated cinema and media rooms in his other dwellings — and this time

by on tracks very near the home. To give the client // INSTALLER

complete isolation, Station Earth called in no less

// INSTALLER

wanted the best possible performance, unparalleled

Station Earth

than three additional CEDIA-certified companies to

ZIO Group, LLC

reliability, and a control interface that was simple and

assist and consult. Paradise Theater, Kinetics, and Red

easy to use. The client understood that those demands

Theory Design all lent their expertise to ensure that

required a) time, and b) money. According to ZIO,

this family’s film and gaming experiences wouldn’t

“This was a rare project where the budget and scope

be compromised. In the end, the solution included

balance didn’t require compromises in the design or

a four-inch concrete slab of a floor floating on

delivery of the project.”

acoustically-tuned springs.

Station Earth Station Earth, 766 Tower St S, Fergus, N1M 2R3, ON, Canada +1 (800) 461-0122

46

While most users demand intuitive, simple controls, this particular client requested the ability to tweak video and audio presets so that he could adjust the experience in the manner each film was meant to be seen. Additionally, the projector enclosure is designed

ZIO Group, LLC ZIO Group, LLC, 660 Clay Street Winter Park, FL 32789, USA +1 407 622 2262

A Sony 4K laser projector coupled with a Stewart Filmscreen screen, Wisdom Audio speakers and amps, and subs in a 3D array, served the client’s wishes well. ZIO’s next task: educating other contractors. After ensuring that the general contractor understood the need for isolation brackets and specialised framing,

stationearth.com

to handle next-generation upgrades as technology

zioconnects.com

ZIO instructed the drywall crew on the proper use of

CEDIA Member Since 2002

advances.

CEDIA Member Since 2003

acoustical caulk and “green glue.”


Best New Software Americas

For Fast, Accurate Home Theatre and Media Room Designs www.thecinemadesigner.com

Best New Software EMEA


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

48

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL IV: $500,000 & OVER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

A massive screen and sound as powerful as any commercial cinema

Benq Pro Cinema X1200 4K projector Crestron controls Golden Sound cables Integra DHC-80.6 preamp James Loudspeaker M152 speakers James Loudspeaker MQS85 speakers James Loudspeaker QX806BE speakers James Loudspeaker M152 subwoofers James Loudspeaker M213 subwoofers James Loudspeaker M1000 subwoofer amplifier Marantz AV8802A preamplifier Oppo UDP-203 Blu-ray player SensaSound cables SensaSound TPO-7300 amplifier Vutec screen Xilica XP-4080 digital audio processor

// PROJECT

Bring the IMAX Home // INSTALLER

The room’s big: 60–square-metres, and the client wanted it to be packed to the rafters with a system designed to impress those familiar with an IMAX experience.

Shanghai AV Style This room demanded extensive absorption and diffusion solutions, along with James Loudspeakers that boast a sensitivity of 103dB. The sound absorption is blended with transparent speaker coverings so that the speaker arrays are camouflaged. A custom 237" screen envelops the viewer in imagery as massive subwoofers round out the sonic experience. The Shanghai crew stated that the subwoofers “sound as powerful as any commercial cinema, with the highest sound pressure levels exceeding 105dB.” As the project progressed, the client opted for a somewhat less expensive

projector than the integration company had recommended. Careful calibration was needed, as well as ensuring that the homeowner would be able to upgrade the projector in the future. The integrator also anticipated an eventual upgrade in the audio system, so the room includes extra wiring for future additions that will make the room ready for a variety of immersive audio formats. The room is cooled via a dedicated air conditioning unit, and the integration company tested no less than twenty AC devices before settling on the one that emitted the least amount of noise. Clean racks, good documentation, and future-ready cabling round out the features that impressed the judges.

Shanghai AV Style Room 218, Building 8, No. 988, Zhen Bei Road, Shanghai, 200333, China +86 (0)10 6152 6859 avstyle.cn CEDIA Member Since 2017

49


WINNER | AMERICAS

50

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: $150,000 & UNDER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

This winning retrofit updated a ten-year-old system

Apple iPad Air 2 Apple TV Autonomic MMS-2A Chief mounts Crestron controls and remotes Dell PC iPort Basestation and sleeve LG OLED TVs Legrand receptacles Leon Axis speakers Lutron lighting and shades Middle Atlantic racks Netgear switches Panasonic telephone system Pentair pool system Luma Surveillance 500­Series 8 Channel NVR

// PROJECT

The Quick Pick // INSTALLER

Atlantic Control Technologies

This winning whole home integration was a retrofit project to upgrade the existing systems which were ten years old. The upgrades included distributed audio, 4K video, and consistent functionality across eight different types of user interfaces. The main layout of the system is a “Quick Pick” feature designed by Atlantic Control Technologies’ in-house Crestron programmer that matched perfectly with the client’s specifications. This allows the user to pick up any device in the home and use it in the same way as any other. Also included in the home’s systems are streaming audio via Autonomic (and local room inputs), an outdoor audio system utilising Sonance Sonarray, a pool Pentair system (complete with Crestron-controlled

Snap AV cables Sonance Sonarray

heater, lights, and fountain feature), Lutron lighting and shades, a Panasonic telephone system (including door phone cameras), and an HD IP security camera system. One of the most impressive things about this job is that it brilliantly illustrates how a retrofit can be done efficiently when a home was previously wired with future upgrades in mind. As for the challenges presented by the project, Atlantic Control Technologies had to make doubly sure that the entire signal path in the home was 4K-compatible. Extensive and precise documentation coupled with solid rack work sealed the win for Atlantic Control Technologies.

Sony STRZA1000ES 7.2 receivers Roku 4 Wirepath Bullet Outdoor Camera

Atlantic Control Technologies 626 Admiral Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401, USA +1 410 266 3588 atlcontrol.com CEDIA Member Since 2007

51


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: $150,000 & UNDER

FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: $150,000 & UNDER

// PROJECT

This project was a second home retrofit — the client

// PROJECT

When your client is a technology and entertainment

Home Away from Home

wished to be able to monitor his seaside getaway in

Dream Home, Dream System

enthusiast who’s building his family’s dream home,

the Caribbean. The first part of that equation meant

it is important for the home’s systems to integrate seamlessly with an architect’s vision. Design

// INSTALLER

proper surveillance, including four cameras and an

Casaplex

enterprise-grade video management app called

// INSTALLER

Electronics pulled it off with a dedicated home

Milestone that allows the user to customise real-time

Design Electronics

cinema, multi-room audio and video, security, CCTV,

views from his smartphone. One camera is part of

lighting, shades, and networking.

the intercom door station, and a Crestron wireless

The cinema includes a Sony VPL-VW500ES projector,

deadbolt system is also utilised.

Steinway Lyngdorf electronics, and a 120” 2.35:1 screen. The cinema’s tied into the home’s video

Casaplex explained: “Given the home’s location, and

Casaplex 10582 Metropolitan Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA +1 888 595 4700 casaplex.com CEDIA Member Since 2012

our commitment to providing superior client service, we needed to ensure that we could deliver on that even from over a thousand miles away. We configured the system to automatically send an email to both Casaplex and the client in the event of an issue.” The project also included six zones of distributed

Design Electronics 6913 Oakwood Dr, Niagara Falls, L2E 6S5, ON, Canada +1 905 646 3333

video and seven zones of audio, HVAC control, and

designelectronics.net

automated shading.

CEDIA Member Since 2014

distribution and Crestron lighting automation systems. Ten audio zones feature speakers from Stealth Acoustics and B&W, as well as custom soundbars by James Loudspeakers. Six Luma HD cameras and Ring video doorbells help with security, as does a DSC Power Series 32-zone alarm system. Wi-Fi was something of a challenge here as the 3,500-squarefoot home is constructed from steel and poured concrete. A pair of Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO access points solved the issue.

52


ZD9

4K ULTRA HD HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) IP CONTROL

100” / 75” / 65”

100” ZD9 on show now at AWE

Discover a picture unlike any other in 4K HDR with ultra contrast Comes with a free 5 year warranty


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: $150,000 & UNDER

// PROJECT

The Sanctuary // INSTALLER

Digital Residence

The technology here is barely visible, and very carefully designed

This project features technology that’s barely visible to the user, with distributed media that can be called up with a single tap on the home’s controllers. A dedicated media room was also included in the vision, along with the most robust Wi-Fi network available. In addition to AV and networking capabilities, Digital Residence also integrated lighting, fans, security, CCTV systems, and data storage. Outdoor spaces are also part of the project – a custom device that lowers a TV from the ceiling porch struck the judges as “terrific and carefully designed.” Some of the automation events in the design include: - External lighting that comes on at sunset — and then shuts down at 10pm. - Hallway sensors that turn ceiling and wall lights on from sunset to 7pm, and then only turn on wall lights from 7pm to sunrise. - Lighting sensors in all bathrooms. - Controls ensuring all lighting, fans, and AV is turned off when the security system is triggered. - An intercom button that, when pressed, emails a snapshot of the guest to the owners and sends the call to the home’s three internal touchscreens and the owner’s phones. The CEDIA judges were also incredibly impressed by the economy of this whole home integration with its lighting scenes, elegant rack, and thoughtful security solutions.

54


FINALIST | ASIA PACIFIC

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: $150,000 & UNDER

// PROJECT

The clean lines and modern aesthetic of this home meant

High on the Hill

that hiding the technology in this automation project

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

Apple TVs AVGear products Bosch Quad PIR detectors Control4 processor, touchscreens, intercoms, and remotes Cool Components cooling kits Datamaster rack DMX lighting controller Dynalite lighting and controls Elite Screens 135” 16:9 screen Humax PVR Integra DTR-70.6 AV receiver Krix Atmospherix speakers Krix Dynamix speakers Kirix Hemsipherix speakers Krix Symmetrix speakers Krix Volcanix subwoofers Leviton OmniPro II security controller Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray player Samsung Blu-ray player Sonos Connect amps Sonos PLAYBARs Sony VPL-HW65ES projector

was critical. The rack needed a centralised, out-of-sight // INSTALLER

location (a hallway cupboard did the trick), and the

Electronic Living Pty Ltd

home’s controls had to be intuitive and easily controlled via iPads. Other needs included: a rock-solid Wi-Fi signal

Sony TVs

through the residence, CCTV, security, intercoms, access

Synology RS815+ with Seagate 4TB IronWolf hard drives

control, and a special focus on distributed audio — music is a bigger deal than video to this particular family.

Unifi switches and router

Seven zones of audio cater to the client’s needs, including two surround zones and five two-channel

Digital Residence

Electronic Living Pty Ltd

4 Higgs Street, Albion, QLD 4010, Australia

21 Robinson Road East, Virginia, QLD 4014, Australia

+61 (0)1300 737 497

+61 (0)7 3265 1855

digitalresidence.com.au

electronicliving.com.au

CEDIA Member Since 2012

CEDIA Member Since 2009

zones. The speakers had to be carefully concealed in ceilings and joinery details. Four video sources funnel content to three video zones, and pre-wiring was included in the project should the homeowner ever add another video zone. Luxul gear provides the excellent Wi-Fi signal throughout the dwelling.

55


WINNER | EMEA

56

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: £120,000 (€135,000) & UNDER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

A good representation of what all projects should look like

Amina Mobius7 speaker and backbox Chief MSM1U TV mount Cisco Linksys 24 Port SR2024 unmanaged switch Control4 amplifiers, switches, keypads, in-wall touchscreens, and controllers CYP digital audio converter and video matrix Denon AVR-2113 Doorbird D202 IP video door station Draytek network switch, router rack mount, and modem/router Future Automation PS-50 TV mount Heatmiser NEO Hub KEF in-ceiling speakers Middle Atlantic racks and shelves Pure Theatre rack mounts Ruckus R310 unleashed WAP Samsung TV's

// PROJECT

The Downs // INSTALLER

BrownHen Solutions Ltd

BrownHen Solutions was brought in to deliver a solution that would provide the greatest level of future flexibility for upgrade and enhancement within the constraints of a modest budget. Control4 intelligent lighting supports 24 circuits, 9 keypads, and a dry contact module to allow for integration of exterior PIRs. The priority areas were wired for panelised lighting, while all other areas are set up to allow for future retrofit keypad dimmers. BrownHen Solutions initially specified a CYP HD matrix system for the AV, supporting the living area, family room, kitchen, and master bedroom, and three sources, including Apple TV, Sky HD, and Amazon Fire. This was subsequently

upgraded by the integrator to UHD with two extra, independent HDMI outputs. Five audio streams from EA5, with Deezer integration and music from rack mounted, Synology NAS, were installed, with remaining streams connected to the Control4 Audio Matrix to allow the audio to be distributed to additonal zones in the property. The integrator provided a video security system from Doorbird, and Nest Protect. Control4 touchscreens have been located centrally, with two handheld remotes also available for the main TV rooms. The HVAC system has been integrated to the central control, to allow the client to control and monitor the underfloor heating, radiators, and electric towel rails via a Heatmiser Neo system.

SCP cables Sonance amplifier and outdoor speaker Sony KDL-40Z4500 SurgeX SXN1230 surgeprotection unit Synology RS816 4-Bay rack mount NAS Tannoy TFX 5.1 speaker package Televes 5x5x16 Nevo multi switch TLC VDSL filter master socket faceplate Triax euromodules Vogel Wall 2215 32-55" Tilt V2 Black TV mounts

BrownHen Solutions Ltd 55 Gloucester Road, Bath, BA1 7BW, UK +44 (0)1225 519731 brownhensolutions.com CEDIA Member Since 2014

57


HIGHLY COMMENDED | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: £120,000 (€135,000) & UNDER

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: £120,000 (€135,000) & UNDER

// PROJECT

Cyberhomes’ client was replacing a bungalow with

// PROJECT

The client approached Inspired Dwellings during the

Lutterworth Contemporary Home

a two-storey house, and was looking for a home

Kent Family Home

early stages of the development, as they wanted to integrate AV, data, lighting, and CCTV systems

automation system. Attention to the interior design was very high on the agenda and it was important

// INSTALLER

// INSTALLER

that the AV company understood the difference

Inspired Dwellings Ltd

Cyberhomes Ltd

between a great installation and an exceptional one.

solution throughout the home to allow the family to have one seamless interface for all the required

featuring seven TVs, including an eye-catching 80"

systems.

Samsung screen set into a stone wall in the family

Due to the size of the property, and the scope of

into the design.

the lighting design, the integrator installed a Rako

Inspired Dwellings Ltd

lighting control system with custom lighting scenes. Multi-room audio and video distribution systems were installed throughout the property. A LILIN CCTV

preferred music wherever they are in the house. Every

C4 Heathrow Corporate Park, Heathrow, TW4 6ER , UK

room features discreet in-ceiling speakers, with the

+44 (0)20 7736 6007

the Control4 system, and via the Control4 app while

Fifteen audio zones allow the family to listen to their

+44 (0)333 344 3718

CEDIA Member Since 2006

58

main TVs, which were inset into the walls to blend

Station Yard, Thame, OX9 3UH, UK

cyberhomes.co.uk

Inspired Dwellings installed a Control4 automation

Cyberhomes installed an entertainment system

room. A 4K video matrix distributes content to the

Cyberhomes Ltd

throughout the family home, and build a cinema room.

larger rooms boasting multiple pairs of speakers.

inspireddwellings.com CEDIA Member Since 2009

allows the client to view the cameras on the TVs via they are away. The dedicated cinema room features a 7.2 surround sound system and a JVC 4K projector.


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: £120,000 (€135,000) & UNDER

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I: £120,000 (€135,000) & UNDER

// PROJECT

Having multiple properties around the world, the

// PROJECT

With the client requesting a reliable, user-friendly,

Luxury Living Above the Mediterranean Sea

client is familiar with home automation systems and

Riverside Renaissance

and bespoke system tailored to the family’s needs, TwentyTwo Integration selected a broad range of

was clear on what features he wanted in this holiday home. He explained that the technology should be

// INSTALLER

solutions to ensure the system was energy-saving and

// INSTALLER

functional, convenient, reliable, and robust, but where

TwentyTwo Integration

easy to operate for all ages. The client also wanted the

S. K. Lifestyle Technologies

possible, hidden out of sight.

system to be driven by iPads, so the integrator opted

S. K. Lifestyle Technologies installed a Lutron Home-

for a Control4 solution.

Works QS system for lighting control, and integrated

The client was keen to ensure that energy wasn’t being

the curtains, blinds, and louvres into the system for

unduly wasted. Utilising Mode PIRs connected to a

convenient operation. Rain sensors were installed to au-

Lutron HomeWorks QS system, TwentyTwo Integration

S. K. Lifestyle Technologies

tomatically close the louvres when they detected rain. For video distribution, the integrator opted for a

TwentyTwo Integration

8 Isaac and Solomou Street, Nicosia, 2236, Cyprus

WyreStorm system, which delivers uncompressed Full HD video over an HDBaseT signal to the home cinema,

The Printworks, Unit D, London, SE17 3BZ, UK

+357 (0)22442929

four bedrooms, master bathroom, and Jacuzzi area on

+44 (0)207 703 4376

lifestylesk.com CEDIA Member Since 1998

the terrace. Turning the attention to the audio, Stealth Acoustics loudspeakers were used in the kitchen and dining room and for a 5.1 system in the home cinema.

twentytwointegration.com CEDIA Member Since 2007

monitored occupancy and activity in the hallways and stairs to gradually dim and turn off lights if no one was present in those areas. To ensure as much of the equipment as possible was hidden — another specific request — the integrator structured a solution around a large centralised AV rack and low-voltage service cupboard to minimise equipment in each room of the house.

59


WINNER | AMERICAS

60

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: $150,000 - $300,000


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

Atlona extenders and switchers Bell ExpressVu HD receivers Crown XLS 1002 amplifiers Da-Lite 119 JKP screens Elan distributed audio gear and controls Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 laser projector Home Concepts cable & hardware Lutron lighting controls Middle Atlantic racks Monitor Audio speakers Panamax surge protectors Panasonic Blu-ray players Sunfire subwoofers Samsung 40”, 55”, and 75” 4K LED TVs // PROJECT

The Expansion // INSTALLER

Home Concepts, Inc

Integrating this 22,000-square-foot dwelling was a three-year project for Home Concepts. During that time, a new structure was also added to the property. The integrator solved control issues in the two structures by seamlessly linking the separate systems that shared all the home’s media sources — while simultaneously revising the plan as new technologies were introduced. This client also uses the space as a home office, and demanded robust Wi-Fi throughout — even with thick concrete walls in the home and garage. Those walls and their sleek modern design also presented acoustical challenges in many audio zones. The judges were impressed with the mechanical heart of this winner: the climate controls, the racks, and so on. This integration project also included something really fun for any car buff: a show garage that can hold 40

This massive project includes a garage that’s a car buff’s dream

Sanus mounts Sonos Connect SpeakerCraft SC2-50 amplifiers UBNT routers and switches Wyrestorm EXP-CON-4K-DD decoder

vehicles, complete with LED lighting and a mechanic’s pit. The home’s systems include 18 separate audio zones driven by six sources, and, “The video is run through an Atlona 6x6 HDMI over HDBaseT, which distributes the four video signals to the six HDTV locations,” according to the company. The home cinema features 3D audio and an Epson laser projector coupled with a 16:9 screen. Intercom systems, gate control, lighting, security, and HVAC systems integration are just some of the other features Home Concepts handled for this beauty.

Yamaha AV receivers

Home Concepts, Inc 3271 114 Ave SE, Calgary, T2Z 3X2, AB, Canada +1 403 235 1222 homeconceptsav.com CEDIA Member Since 2005

61


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: $150,000 - $300,000

FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: $150,000 - $300,000

// PROJECT

What happens when a husband and wife go from

// PROJECT

According to the La Scala team, “Technically, we’ve

Setting Sun

interested clients to completely engaged? Here’s what:

A Bay View

never had a more challenging location to install a TV than the living room above the fireplace. It’s a one-off

After experiencing the control of a Savant system, // INSTALLER

the wife purchased her first iPhone to have mobile

// INSTALLER

custom fireplace with massive exhaust ducts and steel

Cantara

access with her always. A dedicated music server

La Scala

structure to carry the weight of the cabinet (which is

Cantara 3187 G Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA +1 949 645 3684 cantaradesign.com CEDIA Member Since 2008

62

brings her the sounds she loves, and a $60,000 Sony

unsupported on three sides). The architect kept pushing

4K projector and Wisdom speakers make the couple’s

to reduce the cabinet depth and we were required

dedicated cinema a room beyond their wildest

to get quite involved with engineering a system that

dreams.

would support the motorised Future Automation swing

In short, the owners of this home are experiencing

bracket and TV in the absolute smallest depth. In the

technology in a way they never have before. Cantara commented: “In the end, it’s not about the black boxes we get to have some fun with. It is about connecting people together with the things they love.” Those things further include Savant-controlled HVAC and an enterprise-grade Wi-Fi system. It’s all enough to make a former technophobe ditch her flip phone.

end, there’s less than ¼ “between the TV and the inside

La Scala 1385 Boundary Road, Vancouver, VSK 4T9, BC, Canada +1 604 606 1888 lascala.ca CEDIA Member Since 1993

of the cabinet doors.” It worked, of course — as did the 14 zones of twochannel audio, two zones of surround-sound, Lutron lighting and shading, integrated HVAC, pool and spa controls, and entry stations.


WHAT OBSESSION SOUNDS LIKE

AWE - exclusive distributor of Mythos and custom installation range

MYTHOS | SERIES SUPREME, UNEQUALLED AUDIO EXCELLENCE The Mythos Series consists of slim, elegant speakers with aircraft grade aluminium enclosures—all designed to match the styling of today’s flat panel TVs. Available in space-saving on-wall, shelf-mount and floor-standing options for the ultimate in placement flexibility and ease, this series combines high tech cabinetry and drivers in a narrow form factor to produce a broad sound stage with precise imaging normally designated for ultra high-end speakers.

BRANDING GUIDELINES | RELEASED 3/1/2015


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

64

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: $150,000 - $300,000


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST // PROJECT

Many Windows, Many Views // INSTALLER

Look & Listen

The CEDIA judges had a tough time determining the ultimate winner in this particular category — after picking the finalists, all of whom were, in the judges’ words, “excellent,” — this simple, sustainable, and aesthetically beautiful project took top honours.

2N Helios intercom Apple TV Draytek Vigor 2860 Series ADSL/VDSL router Clipsal products CyberPower PDUs Foxtel iQ3 Grandstream products

Some of what convinced the judges to hand the trophy to Look & Listen was the incredible attention to detail. Parts of the project were produced exclusively to match the visual aspects of Lutron white glass lighting keypads and ensure a consistent look and feel across the interior of the property.

Humax 4tune home entertainment server iPort Launchport base stations and sleeves Lilin cameras and security products Lutron lighting, controls, and shades Luxul AGS-1024 switch Middle Atlantic racks

The client’s directive was to create a home that ‘lives’ the way his family does. He envisioned a unique, comfortable, and secure environment for all family members to gather and enjoy.

Ness security products Origin Acoustics Composer speakers

The elegant details of this winner elevated it above the competition

Origin Acoustics Director speakers Over IP products Sanus hardware Savant products Snom products Sony Bravia TVs

High on the client’s list was security, he wanted to ensure that all family members and guests had easy and simple keyless access to the property at all times. Second was shading for privacy due to the number of windows used to capture all the views. In the ground floor TV room, a custom rotating TV lift was designed to be recessed into the floor. Once the lift is fully up, if the glass doors are open, there is a second zone called ‘Pool’ where the TV will rotate to watch while swimming.

Thor products Ubiquiti products Ultralift TV lifter

Look & Listen Unit 7 / 229 Junction Road, Morningside, QLD 4170, Australia +61 (0)1300 765 322 lookandlisten.com.au CEDIA Member Since 2016

65


FINALIST | ASIA PACIFIC

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: $150,000 - $300,000

FINALIST | ASIA PACIFIC

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: $150,000 - $300,000

// PROJECT

This apartment, used as a residence and a venue for

// PROJECT

For this home, nestled in what’s known locally as a

Penthouse Entertainer

work functions, needed a control interface that could

Heritage Family Home

“heritage listed” neighbourhood, and although there’s a modern addition, the overall look of the project

be used by others in the client’s company. In addition // INSTALLER

to ease of use, the customer needed sound that could

// INSTALLER

needed to maintain an early 20th-century vibe —

Edge Audio Visual Pty Ltd

hit “club volume” levels and maintain clarity. Other

Liquid Automation

technology included.

items on the list: vinyl distribution to all audio zones;

Racks, cabling, and service panels are all invisible

automated lighting, blinds, awnings, front door, air

when it comes to experiencing the automation offered

conditioning, and shower glass; and “one surround

by the home, which includes nine audio zones and five

zone to enjoy a few movies on a recovery day.”

video zones. Crestron controls work in conjunction with Lutron lighting controls, and the Crestron systems

The other challenges were space and time. The

Edge Audio Visual Pty Ltd 42 Tosca St, Cashmere, QLD 4500, Australia +61 (0)0423 479 788 edgeaudiovisual.com.au CEDIA Member Since 2017

renovation limited the integrator’s wiring options and the project needed to be completed in two months. For the former, careful rack planning was critical for a very small space dedicated to the equipment. For the latter, the challenge meant that the integrator had to think things through quickly while maintaining their excellent track record.

Liquid Automation Unit 20, Building F, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand +64 (0)9 479 5415 liquidautomation.co.nz CEDIA Member Since 2007

also work with DSC security and CCTV systems. The electronic locks include battery backups should power ever be lost. The end result is a sleek and stunning home that has its 21st-century technology integrated seamlessly into its “bones.” CEDIA’s panel of judges noted that this project was “neat, well designed, and expertly engineered. The rack wiring is beautiful in an area no one’s ever going to see.”

66


WINNER | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: £120,000 - £240,000 (€135,000 - €270,000)

// PROJECT

JBR Penthouse // INSTALLER

Archimedia

Archimedia had worked with this particular client previously, so both parties already had a good understanding of what was required. This was a whole home automation project, and was delivered through a variety of different control platforms, depending on the aspect of the system. With the client regularly Boasting interesting travelling, remote system monitoring, aesthetic integration and the ability to with an extensive securely view CCTV were important. and inspiring kit list Focussing on the AV side of things, Archimedia opted for a Savant SSP matrix to feed each TV with a variety of shared sources, including Kaleidescape, Satellite TV, Apple TV, and Blu-ray. With the media room featuring video tiling functionality, multiple sources could be displayed at once. Apple Airplay for phone-based and streamed content, and iTunes integrated into Savant were set up for the audio. In addition, with the young son considering himself a good DJ, Archimedia linked the DJ console to the Savant system to allow the music to be audible throughout the property. Centralised Savant thermostats with in-room temperature sensors were installed for the HVAC system, while the lighting control came via Lutron. CCTV cameras from Roboza were installed and can be viewed through a cloud-based dedicated app for remote access, while access control was set up by integrating Mobotix with Savant. Lastly, Archimedia opted for Domotz to allow for proactive remote monitoring.

68


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: £120,000 - £240,000 (€135,000 - €270,000)

// PROJECT

The client of this Cairo holiday home knew exactly

The Nile Island Apartment

what he wanted for this property — a home automation

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

Apple TV B&W speakers, subwoofer, square grille, and back box Cisco SG200-50P 48 ports switch D-Box Du BOX Draytek VIGOR2850 router firewall Future Automation PSE90 electric swivel bracket Guilford of Maine SENSA 9218-718 acoustic panel fabric Integra DHC-80.3 AV controller and rack mount kit Kaleidescape M300 player Kordz HDMI extender, receiver, and transmitter Launch Port protective case for iPad Mini and charger Lutron keypads, modules, processor, and power supplies Mobotix MX-T24M-SK-3-PW IP video door station Platinum Vision 42" LED IP TV Roboza D228 security camera Rotel RMB-1575 MultiChannel power amplifier Ruckus Wi-Fi access point and controller Samsung BD-C5900 3D Blu-ray player Savant amplifier, IR emitter, matrix switcher, and thermostat Setsquare SET-PDOCH-L-FF occupancy detector

system that features the latest technology, and would // INSTALLER

provide comfort. He was concerned about integrating

Archimedia

his systems through a single interface, and being able to

SlingBox

control them as easy as possible.

Sonance ceiling speaker, grille, and enclosure

He was also keen for the lighting and window treatment

Tdsi electric lock

control to enhance the aesthetics of the space, so

Techlogiks TK-FS4266BL system rack

Archimedia opted for ABB KNX. A large number of the lights were variable white fittings, which were controlled over DALI 8. Basalte flush mounted occupancy detectors

Archimedia Bu Ameem Building, Dubai, 113836, United Arab Emirates

Archimedia 40, Road 12, Cairo, Egypt

+971 (0)4 337 0181

+971 (0)4 337 0181

archimedia-me.com

archimedia-me.com

CEDIA Member Since 2012

CEDIA Member Since 2012

trigger lighting scenes and switch off unoccupied zones. Using Somfy motors, 40 curtains were set up to be controlled. Due to the client travelling a lot, smoke and fire detection, and water leakage protection systems were put in place, as well as Domotz remote monitoring.

69


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: £120,000 - £240,000 (€135,000 - €270,000)

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II: £120,000 - £240,000 (€135,000 - €270,000)

// PROJECT

The client brief was for a simple and flexible system

// PROJECT

The client wished to have a simple to use AV

Palm Marina

that could evolve with changing needs, and be

Ladies Lake Automated Home

infrastructure that enabled multi zone audio, TV

controlled via a user-friendly interface. The biggest

viewing in specific areas with discreet TV mounting in the kitchen and lounge areas, access to numerous

// INSTALLER

challenge for Archimedia was that this project was a

Archimedia

retrofit. This meant that the integrator had to pull the

// INSTALLER

CCTV systems around the property, as well as

minimal amount of cabling, as well as minimising wall

The Pyramid Group

integration of all HVAC, lighting, door access systems,

chasing. To overcome this, custom sub DB enclosures

and shading controls.

were made to go into the ceiling space, and contain all

Using Control4 architecture, The Pyramid Group was

subsystem electronics.

able to bring all of the integrated technologies under the control of one system, providing an easy to use

Archimedia provided a matrix page on the iPad and

central interface for the client.

iPhone, which allows the client to turn Sonos on/

Archimedia Bu Ameem Building, Dubai, 113836, United Arab Emirates +971 (0)4 337 0181 archimedia-me.com CEDIA Member Since 2012

off in each zone and control volume. In addition, the integrator provided a global control page which also enables the ability to see the status of lights and air conditioning in each zone, and turn them on/off accordingly.

The Pyramid Group 22 Reynolds Park, Plymouth, PL7 4FE, UK +44 (0)1752 335000

Crestron provided the simple, yet customisable

pyramidav.co.uk

interface that the client was after.

CEDIA Member Since 2014

With the client a keen bird watcher, the integrator provided a high-resolution camera system that allows clear images of the birds to be viewed while at home, or away. Remote access is also possible, with the client being able to view CCTV cameras and control an internal door that links the lower ground floor area to the entrance floor.

70


VISUALIZATI A V R A C K B U I L D

I

N @ V I S U A L I Z AT I O N AV R A C K B U I L D & I N S TA L L

FOUNDED IN 2005, OUR PASSION LIES WITHIN AUDIO VISUAL RACK BUILD; PROVIDING QUALITY SYSTEMS, HELPFUL SOLUTIONS AND FLAWLESS INTEGRATION. Visualization is a 'white label' partner, allowing you the opportunity to offer services that will enhance your business. Operating in Residential, Commercial, Education, Marine, Broadcast & Public sectors.

Services include: I

I I

Audio Visual Rack Build & Consultancy

I

Firmware & Programme Uploads

I

Rack & Associated Product Supply

I

Installation Services Panel Wiring & Assembly Custom Cable Assembly

w w w. av r a c k b u i l d. co m U N I T 1 8 , S T P E T E R S R O A D , F U R Z E P L AT T , MAIDENHEAD, BERKSHIRE, SL6 7QU

T: 01628 673702 E: info@avrackbuild.com

@ AV R A C K B U I L D @ V I S U A L I Z AT I O N AV @ V I S U A L I Z AT I O N AV R A C K B U I L D & I N S TA L L @ V I S U A L I Z AT I O N L T D


WINNER | AMERICAS

72

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL III: $300,000 - $450,000


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

Designed with every member of the family in mind

Apple TV Control4 systems and interfaces

The owner of this spectacular residence loves spending time with his family. The home is specifically designed to be so comfortable, luxurious, and packed with entertainment options that the client’s five daughters won’t want to leave the house!

Draper Micro Perforated screen EON speakers Harmon/Kardon receivers JBL Pro Portable system JBL Synthesis Four system Lilin CCTV IP cameras with NVR

The client’s wish list included a 15-seat dedicated home cinema; a spa and a gym with integrated lighting that calls up scenes for every conceivable mood; distributed AV; and state-of-the-art security and surveillance systems for peace of mind.

Pakedge networking gear Polk outdoor audio Revel cinema speakers Roku Somfy blinds Sony 4K VPL-VW300ES projector

// PROJECT

Entertainment for All // INSTALLER

Smartlab

Smart glass provides privacy in many of the home’s bathrooms. In addition to the dedicated cinema, the family can also watch their favourite movies on two additional 7.1 systems. The home’s blinds, outdoor lights, audio, and door locks are all integrated, and the residence includes specialty lighting for the owner’s artwork, as well as a garage that can be quickly transformed into a party space. The racks wowed the judges, and the cabling had to be on point with 40 audio zones, 20 4K video zones, three home cinemas, and more. The passion that the Smartlab team put into this project was evident when the company received its trophy. Just after the presentation at a photo op backstage, Smartlab’s Geraldo Santiago raised his hands to the sky and nearly shouted: “This is the first award for us! Thank you all so much!”

Seura outdoor TV SmartGlass Yale connected locks

Smartlab Av. Urbina #14, Parque Industrial Naucalpan, Naucalpan, 53370, Mexico +52 55 6650 8211 smartlab.com.mx CEDIA Member Since 2016

73


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL III: $300,000 - $450,000

FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL III: $300,000 - $450,000

// PROJECT

This beach home was designed to replicate the

// PROJECT

This whole home project took a little over three

By the Sea

owner’s primary residence. The client — a tech-savvy

The Oasis

years to complete, and in that time, technology changed, as did the family occupying the home.

former programmer — wanted remote access of all // INSTALLER

the home’s systems and security with intuitive and

// INSTALLER

Basic systems went in first, followed by distributed

Casaplex

elegant controls.

Inteliksa Integración

audio, and ultimately, a beautiful dedicated cinema, and a detailed lighting programme designed to

Casaplex provided distributed AV, lighting control from Lutron, storm shutters automated through

highlight the client’s art collection.

Crestron, WaterCop integration, and a security

The automated scenes are built for both work and

system including sensors, cameras, driveway alerts,

play. The property is visitored by potential clients of

and connected locks. Scenes included in this whole

the interior design company, so a “Showroom” scene

home automation were designed to “open and close”

has been programmed. The party mode is referred to as the “Fiesta preset,” which brings up first floor and

the home for holiday use (for example, the “Arrive at

Casaplex 10582 Metropolitan Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA +1 888 595 4700

74

Beach” scene turns on the home’s water, opens the storm shutters, adjusts thermostats, and raises the lights to a “Welcome” level). Other features ran from the difficult and critical — a battery backup system to keep key systems running no matter what, including

Inteliksa Integración Autopista Mexico - Queretaro 3069-C, Tlalnepantla, 54040, Mexico +52 (0)555 026 6969

casaplex.com

the storm shutters — to the entertaining and fun —

www.inteliska.com

CEDIA Member Since 2012

a waterproof case for an iPad so the owner could

CEDIA Member Since 2017

control his music while in the shower.

outdoor audio and lighting, while ensuring that the home’s sprinkler system is overridden. Temperature is controlled by Crestron across six zones, with four more handled by Nest in the children’s bedrooms. Distributed audio is handled by Crestron, while the kids have their own Sonos systems.


SHAPE YOUR HOME

Given the amount of time we spend in our homes, it is no wonder they become more than just functional boxes in which we live; they emphasise who we are, reflecting our life, our style and taste. DESIGNED FOR MODERN LIVING Until now, there have been few acoustic, sound absorbing solutions that were aesthetically suitable for private homes. RockfonÂŽ MonoÂŽ Acoustic is a unique surface solution with high sound absorption properties for both ceilings and walls that will discreetly blend into your home. www.rockfon.co.uk


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

76

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL III: $300,000 - $450,000


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

This project necessitated a complete re-wiring of the home’s existing cabling

Apple products Chord cables CinemaSnap 140” screen Cool Components products Diamantina products Elite seating FlexiMount hardware Furman power conditioner Hikvision cameras Hypertec cables Kodi media streamer Launchport wall stations and sleeves M&K 150 Series speakers McIntosh MC207 amp Middle Atlantic racks Ness Security products Panasonic DMR-BWT750GL 4K Blu-ray player recorder

// PROJECT

High on a Hill // INSTALLER

Electronic Living Pty Ltd

Samsung LED TV

This whole home project included a complex lighting scheme, CCTV, 15 motion sensor zones in the security system, distributed audio to nine zones and video to seven, Savant controls, a dedicated network, and an intercom system. Motorised blinds and shading, automated doors and locks, fans, water features, and a broad array of scenes all contribute to the success of this winning entry. During an audit of all existing fittings and fixtures, Electronic Living discovered that the home’s original cabling needed to be removed and replaced. That “smart ready” re-wire ensured that the home would be ready for any future upgrades. The team realised the challenges they faced as soon as the lighting control systems were being readied for installation: “The whole home was originally wired with standard 240V lighting and electrical and with no original electrical plans. That meant that we would need to provide a complete audit of fittings and fixtures and provide a lighting plan that matched the circuit locations on site. In addition to this, all existing 240V cabling had to be removed from the entire house and all circuits and switch locations had to be rewired … A very timeconsuming and tedious task given the existing wall and ceiling structures, but well worth the final result.”

Sanus hardware Savant controls Sonance speakers Sonos Connect Sony Bravia 4K UHD TV Sony VPL-VW520ES 4K projector Vicoustic acoustic treatments

Electronic Living Pty Ltd 21 Robinson Road East, Virginia, QLD 4014, Australia +61 (0)1300 764 554 electronicliving.com.au CEDIA Member Since 2009

77


WINNER | EMEA

78

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL III: £240,000 - £360,000 (€270,000 - €400,000)


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

Customising the solution for the client’s needs without overdoing it The client requested automated lights throughout the house, so Clearly Automated installed an occupancy sensor in each bedroom, which recalls a low-level scene upon entering the room, and turns the lights off five minutes after leaving. The Lutron Pico FR remotes at each bedside provide simple control to open and close the blinds, and provide a night lighting scene when the owner gets up in the night. Lutron touchscreens offer more scene selections and control of individual lighting circuits.

// PROJECT

The Windmill // INSTALLER

Clearly Automated

This 12,000-square-foot property is three floors with an open plan design. Clearly Automated was asked to design a system for the lighting control, blind and window control, internal and gate intercom, gate control, CCTV integration, AV, and cinema room, all working from a bespoke and simple integration system. With distributed audio required throughout the property, the top floor living spaces benefit from invisible Amina speakers and Velodyne in-wall subs for aesthetics and performance, while the middle floor features a 5.1 system. The ground floor demanded a quality, discreet audio solution, so a combination of a TV lift, integrated soundbar, and invisible speakers was installed.

A fixed acoustically transparent screen was specified for the home cinema to allow the Artcoustic Spitfire LCR channels to be hidden. The Sonance side and rear surrounds were recessed into the upholstered wall panels.

Amina in-wall loudspeakers and subwoofers AMX stereo audio matrix switch Artcoustic Cinema loudspeakers AudioControl two-channel amplifiers Caltd speaker wires and HDMI cables Crestron touchscreens, docking station, and CPS control system CYP digital audio to stereo audio converter Denon AVR-X7200W AV receivers Draytek switches Future Automation TV lifts and mounts Lutron keypads, processors, and modules Middle Atlantic racks and accessories Monitor Audio speakers Onkyo AV receivers Oppo universal network 3D blu-ray player RTI amplifiers and remote controls Ruckus smart wireless LAN controller and Wi-Fi access points Samsung TV’s Screen Excellence acoustically transparent electric screen Set Square ceiling-mount PIR motion detector Seura Premier Series vanishing TV mirror Sonance speakers Sony projector and Playstation Velodyne subwoofers and amplifiers WyreStorm 4K HDBaseT switches and receivers

Clearly Automated Carwood Park, Leeds, LS15 4LG, UK +44 (0)113 898 0078 clearlyautomated.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2013

79


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL III: £240,000 - £360,000 (€270,000 - €400,000)

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL III: £240,000 - £360,000 (€270,000 - €400,000)

// PROJECT

This project is a testament to the strength of

// PROJECT

The owners of this five-bedroom residence required

Concrete House

a concept and its seamless execution – where

Sublimely Sumptuous Residence

a home cinema, as well as AV, lighting, and home

architecture, interior design, and technology work together harmoniously to translate a vision. BNC

BNC Technology

Technology installed a fully integrated home solution

// INSTALLER

home gym, bar, and large garage.

to include a home cinema, AV distribution, networking

Smartcomm

A Crestron control solution was chosen for its highly

a games room, family room, 25 meter swimming pool,

throughout the home, lighting control, intercom, blind

intuitive user interface, and aesthetically pleasing

integration, fire detection, security system, and gate

appearance. Smartcomm worked with Crestron and

and garage control.

the faceplate manufacturer to custom finish the wall

As the home is predominately made of concrete,

mounted keypads so that they subtly enhance the

the installation of Wi-Fi distribution was a challenge.

BNC Technology 16 Skeen Boulevard, Johannesburg, 20070, South Africa +27 (0)11 023 7662 bnctechnology.co.za CEDIA Member Since 2011

80

automation for the rest of the house, which included

// INSTALLER

BNC Technology added multiple points throughout the home, as well as intelligent QOS/bandwidth management for the various sub systems. A big security feature for this home is control of the concrete garage doors. Using the Control4 IO extender, the client can operate the door, as well as receive notifications on any mobile device and onscreen display, no matter where they are in the world.

interior design. Flexibility was built into the solution

Smartcomm 3 Barnes Wallis Court, High Wycombe, HP12 3PS, UK +44 (0)1494 471912 smartcomm.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2001

with 10 iPads with the Crestron app complementing the keypads. The family wanted the flexibility of watching the same programme in different areas of the house. To accomplish this, 12 video zones were set up, including the home cinema, with a full 4K video system. Crestron Aspire speakers were installed for the audio zones.


+ BREAKING NEW GROUNDS IN OTHER WAYS

Altitude16 - Following in the tradition of the groundbreaking Altitude32 processor, the Altitude16 brings Trinnov’s award-winning Speaker/Room Optimizer technology, immersive audio capabilities, active crossovers, and unmatched bass management flexibility to a new, slightly smaller form factor with tremendous value. • Dolby Atmos™ • Auro-3D™ • DTS:X™ • Trinnov Speaker/Room Optimizer • Process high-resolution 24/96 audio • No limitation in terms of subwoofer outputs

Amplitude 8m - A perfect companion to our brand new Altitude16 and made with the most demanding users in mind, our new 8 channel amplifier brings intelligent power and pristine audio quality at a sensitive price point without any compromise in terms of design and build quality. • Micro-processor control for turn-on delay • Automatic AC Voltage recognition & configuration • 200w/ch RMS @ 8Ω 300w/ch RMS @ 4Ω • Intermodulation Distortion: Less than 0.03%

TRINNOV TRINNOV AUDIO Headquarters - 5 rue Edmond Michelet - 93360 Neuilly-Plaisance

Phone: +33 (0)1 47 06 61 37

Email: sales@trinnov.com - www.trinnov.com

HIGH•END

Inventing Digital Acoustics


WINNER | AMERICAS

82

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL IV: $450,000 & OVER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

This home won multiple trophies, including Best Documentation, Best Dressed Rack, and a Global nod, too

Acoustiblok absorption Artison speakers and subwoofers Chief hardware Crestron control systems Denon Atmos AVR and receivers

This oceanfront home includes lighting that shines on the beach, allowing the owners and guests to surf any time they please. Inside, the sound system needs to keep the music indoors so as not to wake the neighbours, while keeping the roar of the ocean outside.

// PROJECT

Surf's Up // INSTALLER

Land & Sea Entertainment

This huge, whole home retrofit is notable for what the casual viewer can’t see, hear, or experience directly: state-of-the-art power management, fully active racks designed to withstand seaside conditions, and some of the best documentation CEDIA’s judges have ever seen. The man responsible for that rack, Ken Penner, was overjoyed when the team picked up their trophy at the CEDIA Awards, but wasted no time in stressing that the project was a true team effort. “It’s fantastic and I got to work with these guys on this one for twoand-a-half years.” As the judges noted, the inclusion of photos of the home’s systems with overlays describing the various elements of the project means that anyone can work on any aspect of the home at any time. No prior knowledge of the system is required — it’s that detailed. CEDIA’s judges remarked that the documentation itself was a saleable asset, as valuable as any gleaming appliance or custom millwork. Another judge noted, “It’s a shame we don’t give an award for power management.”

Launchport gear LiftMaster Controls Mackie House Mixer Marantz amplifier Mean Well gear Middle Atlantic racks Mitsubishi controls Mobotix Security Vision Systems Oppo Blu-ray players Origin Acoustics speakers Roku 4K Pentair Pool/Spa automation Samsung TVs Sharp TVs Shure wireless mic Sonos Sonnex gear Sunfire subwoofers Vision X lighting systems WattBox power protection

Land & Sea Entertainment 4498 Paola Way, San Diego, CA 92117, USA +1 858 467 1940 sterryo.com CEDIA Member Since 2002

83


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL IV: $450,000 & OVER

FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL IV: $450,000 & OVER

// PROJECT

The client is a technology fan who happened to be

// PROJECT

This project relied on the integrator’s experience to

A Lake House

working with the area’s top design and architectural

High Performance

bring maximum ease of use to a complex and powerful automated home. ZIO’s focus on proper design,

companies. He wanted “Whizbang ideas!” The trick: // INSTALLER

Beyond Hi-Fi

Beyond Hi-Fi 14210 NE 21st St, Bellevue, WA 98007, USA +1 425 998 8008 beyondhifi.com CEDIA Member Since 2011

Make all those whizbang ideas as invisible as possible. All the speaker grilles are colour-matched to the

quality products, and “craftsman-quality installation

ZIO Group, LLC

and programming” made it a reality.

walls and ceilings. Window treatments disappear

ZIO ensured that a guest pressing an entry call button

into crown mouldings or ceiling openings. Amplifiers

triggered multiple devices, and lighting scenes were

are stashed away. Strip lighting is carefully hidden.

designed for both comfort (“home”) and secure

Landscape audio melts into the background: Those

(“away”) modes. Cinema screen masking and lighting,

rocks need to rock, however, since the family

separate movie and TV lighting scenes, shades that

entertains often, an exceptional sound system was

react to sunlight, bath fans, spa and pool control, and

a critical component. The home’s systems include eight interior and four exterior audio zones, distributed video inside and

ZIO Group, LLC

out (including a portable screen for the pool), HVAC

660 Clay Street, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA

control, pool systems, lighting, window treatments,

+1 407 622 2262

security, water sensors, security, surveillance, locks, and even a dumbwaiter automated via Control4. All of these systems required a custom-built rack closet in the home’s garage.

84

// INSTALLER

zioconnects.com CEDIA Member Since 2003

other systems have been fully automated to provide a seamless user experience. While changes had to be made (especially given the space allocated for the dedicated cinema), the client understood what was needed to achieve the proper result. Luckily for ZIO, that meant a project that could be executed with an uncompromising eye toward quality and the ultimate user experience.


MAKE SURE IT WORKS. FOX & HOUND HDMI 2.0b, HDR AND HDCP 2.2 FIELD TEST KIT

PROFESSIONALS TEST, VERIFY AND CONFIRM THEIR INSTALLS. FROM THE MAKERS OF THE FRESCO SIX-G & SIX-A Distributed in the UK by

Designed to save time and money, the Fox and Hound Analyser and Generators can accurately test your displays, sources, repeaters and cabling with the click of a few buttons.

www.oneav.co.uk


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

86

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL IV: $450,000 & OVER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

Apple products Arrowhead Alarm products Autonomic Mirage MMS-5A media server Avigilon cameras and accessories Bosch VG5-7230-CPT4 AUTODOME camera Chief hardware Chord cables and plugs Cool Components Crestron controls Crown DCi 4|600 DriveCore Install Analog Series amplifier Digital Projection HIGHlite projector and lens Fortress seating Ihiji monitoring JBL Pro speakers Launchport sleeves and wall stations Middle Atlantic racks Oppo BDP-103AU Blu-ray player

The judges were extremely impressed by the home’s user interface When consulting with the owner of this modern beauty, Liquid Automation heard the word “simple” repeated over and over — so, “the objective was set.” CEDIA’s panel of judges marvelled at the craftsmanship and noted that the client’s primary objective was brilliantly achieved: The judges were extremely impressed by the home’s user interface. The control system includes 29 iPads that can be interchanged to work in any zone of the home. The touch panel design allows the user to navigate to any floor in the house. Once a floor is selected, a highly detailed 3D floor plan is displayed with a selection of overlays including CCTV, windows, doors, HVAC, lighting, AV, and even a people finder.

The distributed audio system is a marvel unto itself. A Crestron Sonnex system delivers a whopping 26 audio sources to no less than 39 zones. As the Liquid Automation team noted, “The myriad of speakers around the house consists of in-ceiling, in-wall (visible and invisible), in-wall and in-ceiling subwoofers, large format outdoor JBL speakers, small profile outdoor speakers, Sonance Sonarray outdoor speakers, and Pro Audio Technology speakers for the Dolby ATMOS 10-seat cinema.” Other features like a drop-down TV hidden in a ceiling to wind sensors that can close window louvers automatically make this luxurious project a clear winner in its category.

Pro Audio Technology subwoofers and amplifiers // PROJECT

Ruckus Wi-Fi products

Keep It Simple

Sennheiser RS 175 headphone system

// INSTALLER

Sonance speakers

Seymour Screen Excellence TAM 2-TB screen

Liquid Automation

Terra speakers Triad speakers Wavetrain Cinemas absorption and diffusion Xeit CM5-E anamorphic lens

Liquid Automation Unit 20, Building F, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand +64 (0)9 479 5415 liquidautomation.co.nz CEDIA Member Since 2007

87


WINNER | EMEA

88

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL IV: £360,000 (€400,000) & OVER


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST // PROJECT

Siam Super Smart House // INSTALLER

NV Integration

The client was familiar with home technology, as this was their third smart home. Automation was a key part of the brief, as was the aim to consider creative ideas that could deliver the wow factor. Given the house includes five bedrooms, spread over a 3,000 sq metre plot of land, NV Integration was expecting a traditional family style home. However, the client was insistent that this was a house built for entertaining, as well as being his “forever home”.

Artcoustic impact subwoofer and soundbars AVco cables B&W speakers and subwoofers BPT VR entry panel with call button Brackets Cellar Tracker - wine inventory system Chord HDMI Cable – 10 metre Cisco wireless access point and switches Control4 remotely managed IEC switch Crestron processors, amplifiers, receivers and expanders Crestron touchscreens, remotes, and touch panels D-Box actuators

This project is the definition of a smart home

NV Integration was tasked to provide bespoke user interfaces for control of the system. This included integration with the wine cellars, allowing the Crestron system to keep track of, and show information regarding the wines stored. Plan layouts of each floor provide feedback as to the rooms’ status — showing if the lights or air conditioning have been left on, and having the ability to switch everything off — or turn on the party mode — at the touch of a button. These custom designs set the user interaction of this project apart from the usual ‘cookie cutter’ approach used so often, and is exactly what the client was looking for with the brief.

DrayTek enterprise level router Fortress seats HNC cables Integra AV receiver JVC X900 projector Kaleidescape movie server, disc vault, and players Lutron modules, keypads, processors, roller blinds, and sensors Meridian Audio processors, speakers, subwoofer, and controllers Middle Atlantic racks and accessories Silent Gliss roller blind and curtain track Sonance amplifier and speakers Sonos soundbar and subwoofer Synology 2 x 1TB audio video NAS drive

NV Integration Throughout the property, NV Integration designed a solution that allowed the technology to be hidden when not in use, yet revealed at the touch of the button, and all from a simple user interface.

Grosvenor Waterside, London, SW1W 8QN, UK +44 (0)20 7205 2325 nvintegration.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2014

89


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL IV: £360,000 (€400,000) & OVER

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL IV: £360,000 (€400,000) & OVER

// PROJECT

With the client renovating his home and digging

// PROJECT

The client briefed Henri to install a system that

Winning Formula

down for a large basement, the brief to Finite

The Grand Prix House

featured cutting-edge technology, provided scalability, total integration, and is easy to use.

Solutions was for a no compromise solution that // INSTALLER

delivered performance, functionality, and aesthetics.

// INSTALLER

Finite Solutions

The integrator was involved at the earliest stage and

Henri, Integrateur Domotique

worked with the architect, electrical, and heating contractors to provide full 3D CAD drawings.

The system is controlled via Crestron interfaces. For

of this smart home, and integrated with AV systems,

such a large property, 13 touchscreens, five remote

90

and a cinema room to provide the client with

controls, one waterproof remote, and eight wall

seamless control.

Henri, Integrateur Domotique

docking stations were installed. even the swimming pool. Henri created a solution jet streams, and complete water regulation system.

Professional lighting design and control were pivotal in achieving the design and functionality result that

45 Bis rue de Lagny, Vincennes, 94300, France

+44 (0)113 255 4765

the client desired. Finite Solutions installed Lutron

+33 (0)1 43 28 56 14

CEDIA Member Since 2006

shading, multiroom AV, HVAC, security, a building management system, and multiple cinema rooms.

Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS19 7BP, UK

finitesolutions.co.uk

systems in the house, Henri focussed on lighting and

A Crestron control system was installed at the heart HVAC, blind control, lighting, access control, security,

Finite Solutions

Following the client’s request to integrate all

HomeWorks QS to deliver — at the touch of a button, or via lighting scenes — numerous lighting scenes with beautiful uniform dimming.

henri.fr CEDIA Member Since 1999

Everything was integrated into the control system, that allows users to trigger current, the waterfall, and The main cinema room includes a professional Christie projector, Trinnov Altitude32 Dolby Atmos processor, and B&W subwoofers and speakers.


NEW

Luxuryisisin in Luxury thedetails. details. the

® ® 650 LIFESTYLE LIFESTYLE  650

HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM


WINNER | AMERICAS

BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

// PROJECT

The Radio // INSTALLER

Admit One Home Systems

Imagine today’s technology put into a package that’s nearly 100 years old. That was the challenge presented by this home office that’s part of a mansion built in 1906. But that’s not all. The client wanted the room to mimic the look of a luxury railroad car from that same era. The integrator had one option: find very early radio equipment and speakers, pull the guts out, refurbish the exterior, and insert modern electronics. The result? Modern tech hidden in Distributed audio century-old devices and even video that is camouflaged so well that it is truly like stepping back in time — until the 4K screen lifts from its hiding place and the speakers come to life, providing a 21st-century experience. This year-long project inspired the following comments from CEDIA’s judges: “An incredible amount of patience and effort,” “incredibly clever,” and “this one really rocked.” As the team from Admit One told us, the project took the better part of the year, and the first order of business was finding equipment from the right era that was in salvageable shape. After locating the speakers and separate radio unit, the rotary dials and original switches on the old amplification and control box presented themselves as perhaps the project’s biggest challenge — the integrator needed to find digital dials that would work with the vintage Atwater Kent equipment.

92


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

// PROJECT

How does one blend a golf simulator into a home cinema,

The Twofer — Golf and Theatre

while maintaining the look of a dedicated cinema?

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

1929 Atwater Kent Model 46 radio 1929 Atwater Kent Model F2 loudspeakers ADA Suite 16 system Lexicon DD-8 LG 32LA6200 TV Morel MDT-29 dome tweeter loudspeaker Nexus 21 TV lift Pakedge PK-S24P8AV 24-port Gigabit switch Peerless 4" HDS woofer loudspeaker Raspberry Pi 3 Model B RTI XP-8S control processor TP-Link PoE splitter Uxcell 360 degree rotary encoder Uxcell 1 pole 9 position rotary switch

Millennium Systems Design managed to combine the two brilliantly, even managing to eliminate any shadows in the

// INSTALLER

Millennium Systems Design

room while it functioned as a simulator. Rails on the front row of seats allow those chairs to move sideways when the room’s in “golf mode,” and motorised curtains push into the room to absorb the rare errant slice. To give a clubhouse vibe, old movie posters slide away to reveal TVs on the side walls of the room.

Admit One Home Systems

Millennium Systems Design

7513 Washington Avenue South, Edina, MN 55439, USA

4403 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32811, USA

+1 952 240 6262

+1 407 999 5322

admitonesystems.com

msdhometheater.com

CEDIA Member Since 2003

CEDIA Member Since 2000

The golf screen is covered by a Vutec film screen for movie viewing, and a Sony 4K projector, an AudioControl Meastro M9, Parasound amplifiers, and KEF in-wall speakers and subwoofers finish off the cinema nicely. Curtains on the back wall open in “golf mode” to reveal the client’s outdoor putting green.

93


WINNER | EMEA

94

BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

Testing every feature for maximum energy saving solutions

ABB enclosures Armoured KNX cable BD cable for sensors Cat6 network cable Crestron DIN AP3 control processor Crestron TSW752 7" touch panel CrestronKNX/IP Interface Draytek 2860 router with VLAN Focus SB True Edge bronze satin switches Gira 1021 00 4 gang current meter Gira E55 combined CO2/temperature/humidity sensors Gira HomeServer 4 Honeywell TRE 44 magnetic contact sensor Kamstup Multical 402 energy meter for boiler KNX Cable 100m LEM current transformers

// PROJECT

119 Ebury Eco Excellence // INSTALLER

Perfect Integration Ltd

The overall objective for Perfect Integration when they took on this project, which spanned six years, was to become the first listed building in the UK to acquire a BREEAM excellent rating: BREEAM is a sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure, and buildings. The building’s monitoring system was designed to provide the client and BREEAM with the data to make informed decisions on the effectiveness of different energy sources and energy-saving solutions in each apartment. Most of the features and requirements had

never been applied in a residential property before. As a result, Perfect Integration tested virtually every product in the system and designed different solutions for the requirements of each individual apartment.

Mobotix IP entry system Mohlenhoff pump module for HMT Theben 107 9 211 PIR for bathrooms Theben 14092 00 weather station Theben 640mA high current PSU

Due to the different construction methods throughout the property, heating was done in a variety of ways, but all had to be controlled by a simple, integrated user interface with individual schedulers in each room for efficient operation. Incoming gas consumption and energy derived from solar panels was monitored and a formula applied to determine overall consumption. Harvested rain water was used to feed all the toilets, and usage was tracked by the monitoring system. BREEAM is using the scheme as a case study, and a Cambridge University Ph.D. student is using the project as part of a thesis.

Theben input and output modules Theben KNX Dimmer Slave controllers and interfaces Theben HMT 6 6 zone manifold controller Zennio sensor modules and temperature probes

Perfect Integration Ltd 5 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 9YQ, UK +44 (0)20 3763 4610 perfectintegration.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2012

95


HIGHLY COMMENDED | EMEA

BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

// PROJECT

The client brief was for one dedicated “Mission

// PROJECT

It was very important to this client that the

Mission Control

Control” touchscreen to offer at-a-glance information

Hilltop Surrey Home

technology not impact the overall aesthetics of the home. They did not want to display hardware, but

about how this modern eco-friendly home was // INSTALLER

performing, as well as access to all the necessary AV

// INSTALLER

instead wanted to incorporate a sleek design across

Clever Association

controls. The solution was a custom-designed control

Inspired Dwellings Ltd

the system. At the same time, the client wanted a

Clever Association Unit 3, Stoneacre, Grimbald, Crag Close, Knaresborough, HG5 8PJ, UK +44 (0)1423 861166

96

module written to talk to all the services connected

media room that was dual use in that it allowed them

to the Trend building management system and

a normal TV for day-to-day viewing and a larger 85"

analyse the data produced by the home.

display for sports and movies.

Not only did Clever Association work to find the best

The Inspired Dwellings team integrated a custom-

touchscreen solution to visualize all the information,

made Future Automation Telescopic TV lift that

they also designed a custom-coded module to analyse the information provided by the different subsystems. This module runs real-time comparisons against previous weeks to give the client an overall picture of how efficiently they are living, as well as providing immediate daily information. The custom

Inspired Dwellings Ltd C4 Heathrow Corporate Park, Heathrow, TW4 6ER, UK +44 (0)207 736 6007

cleverass.com

module required a significant amount of research and

inspireddwellings.com

CEDIA Member Since 2007

testing to ensure that everything was going to work

CEDIA Member Since 2009

as the client expected.

allowed the client to do exactly what they wanted in the media room — calling the screen up from a sunken enclosure with the push of a button.


Video SurVeillance for the Smart home LILIN are the leading brand for surveillance in home automation. We manufacture professional grade equipment delivering HD quality video for high-end residential and commercial market. • Deep integration with all home automation platforms • Powerful camera control using mobile app • Watch live and recorded playback on your TV • Maintain your security and your privacy

MR8422

ZR8022

MR8142

MR632

INVISION are LILIN’S ParTNer aND DISTrIBUTOr FOr THe CUSTOM INSTaLL SeCTOr IN THe UK

www.LILIN.co.uk


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

98

BEST AUTO, MARINE OR AIRCRAFT INSTALLATION


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

Extremely welldesigned racks made this retrofit shine

Apple products Australian Monitor Buzz Off dual channel hum eliminator BluStream products Bosch DIVAR AN 3000 8-channel DVR Bowers & Wilkins speakers (including marine models) Crestron controls and gear Future Automation AL965 TV lift Ihiji monitoring Intel NUC mini PC JBL Pro VP7212/95DP powered speakers Kramer Electronics 6410N converter Launchport stations and sleeves Luxul switches Majestic swing arm TV bracket

// PROJECT

Back to the Boat // INSTALLER

Liquid Automation

The winning project here was a yacht — and, in fact, Liquid Automation had outfitted it 10 years earlier. Designing a system that was more complex than their previous work gave them the chance to see if they’d truly “future-proofed” the project. Good news: Most of the original cabling was utilised, and the rack position remained the same. The ship’s systems include a robust entertainment network, distributed AV, security systems, and environmental controls. The latter feature is especially critical when it comes to marine integration, since humidity and seawater don’t get along terribly well with electronics. “To overcome and monitor this, we utilised separate air handlers for the AV racks on board, monitoring and logging this data via Crestron temperature and humidity sensors. If a rack temperature rises to 40°C,

Middle Atlantic racks Neutrik gear and seals Oppo BDP-103AU Blu-ray player Panasonic Viera LED TV TH-24C400Z Resi-Linx RL-BT600 compact amplifier

a visual alert will come up on the touch panels. Should it rise to 45°C, the Crestron system will shut down equipment in the rack, alert the crew, and automatically email our support team.” In addition to the 10 zones of both AV entertainment and two audio-only zones, Liquid Automation also had to integrate three navigation stations for the ship. One more issue that always presents itself when a yacht is involved is tight spaces. The judges noted that the racks were extremely well-designed, and they were impressed with “the great service loops.”

Ruckus gear (including WAPs) Samsung UHD TVs Sonance speakers SpeakerCraft IR emitter Yamaha RX-A3050 network AV receiver

Liquid Automation Unit 20, Building F, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand +64 (0)9 479 5415 liquidautomation.co.nz CEDIA Member Since 2007

99


WINNER | EMEA

100

BEST AUTO, MARINE OR AIRCRAFT INSTALLATION


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

An easily adaptable system that allows the client to scale and adjust based on their needs

APC SUA1500RMI2U Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Apple iPad iPad Mini and media player Audioquest RCA connectors and cables Axis M1025Network Camera Axis T8124 Injector Autonomic MMS-5A Network Media Player Cisco Switch 48 ports Crestron AV3 3-Series Control System® Crestron AV receiver and switches Crestron IR emitter and ports Crestron MTX-3 handheld remotes Crestron SWAMP-24x8 Sonnex ™ Multiroom Audio System Dune HD-TV303D network IP media player Gefen signal converters Ikusi multi switch Legrand Block of outlets, ports, and lighting panel

When Luxury Engineering was brought in to work on a 35m yacht moored in Italy, the requests were very clear. The client wanted a technology filled environment where he could hold meetings with business partners and entertain friends. Luxury Engineering selected a Crestron system that could be controlled from both an iPad and Crestron remotes. The control interface included the ability to operate multiple zones, including six zones of satellite TV, Apple TV, a media server, 10 audio zones with AirPlay function, and a DolbyDigital multichannel sound system with a karaoke function. This function was the most difficult to integrate into the overall system, as the client wanted

each deck to be able to select its own composition. The integrator opted to transmit the AV streams through separate processors using a Crestron matrix system. For stable operation of the wireless microphones, additional transmitters were installed in technical hatches. The end result was an easily adaptable system that allows the client to scale and adjust based on the current needs — whether it’s watching one of the more than 600 movies that Luxury Engineering programmed into the media server on the main deck or in an individual cabin, hosting business presentations that can be viewed on one of the multiple plasma panels, or a karaoke competition.

// PROJECT

Luxury Sunsets in Viareggio

Middle Atlantic racks and accessories Oppo BDP-105D Blu-ray 3D player Panduit FTP Interconnector cable

// INSTALLER

Luxury Engineering

Synology RS815 network drive Trassir software for cameras Western Digital hard disk for network storage

Luxury Engineering Kylneva, 3 building 1, Moskva, 121170, Russian Federation +7 (0)495 419 15 18 luxeng.ru CEDIA Member Since 2017

101


HIGHLY COMMENDED | EMEA

BEST AUTO, MARINE OR AIRCRAFT INSTALLATION

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST AUTO, MARINE OR AIRCRAFT INSTALLATION

// PROJECT

Archimedia has been working with Gulfcraft for

// PROJECT

When designing a system for a semi-custom yacht,

Majesty 110

the last 5 years on all of their Majesty Yachts. Their

Majesty 100

the considerations tend to be slightly different across

collaboration has made way for Archimedia to create

the board. Archimedia has established a relationship

// INSTALLER

a formula that purchasers love and that Gulfcraft

// INSTALLER

with Gulfcraft to equip their yachts with systems

Archimedia

understands.

Archimedia

that are easy to use, while enhancing the overall experience. Often the end user is not known, and

In addition to ensuring reliability, balancing the

even more often, the end users vary as the yachts

budget to enhance the value of the yacht is a

are used as charters, so simplicity in the system

consistent top priority. The challenge and the opportunity on this project was that Archimedia

design is key.

was designing for a yet unknown user, as the yachts

When designing the system for the Majesty 100,

are normally only sold post completion. With that

Archimedia Bu Ameem Building, Dubai, 113836, United Arab Emirates +971 (0)4 337 0181

in mind, they installed a B&O ecosystem that covers all types of media, including streaming content from Apple TV’s and satellite. The B&O system also distributes the active hardware, thus needing a much smaller space for centralised components. Should

Bu Ameem Building, Dubai, 113836, United Arab Emirates +971 (0)4 337 0181

into the brand image for Gulfcraft and the overall ecosystem is flexible while not taking up significant physical space aboard the yacht. A particularly unique solution that was included in this project was a motorised TV mount in the panorama room that

archimedia-me.com

the eventual buyer decide to upgrade or expand in

archimedia-me.com

allows the users to view the TV from inside or outside

CEDIA Member Since 2012

the future, Archimedia set up the appropriate cabling

CEDIA Member Since 2012

of the room.

infrastructure to do so.

102

Archimedia decided to utilise B&O as it fits well

Archimedia


The ATX100 - A New Height in Home Theater Audio Experience the new SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 in-wall speaker systems, including the ATX100 — the world’s first Dolby ATMOS® enabled in-wall height speaker. It pairs with the new SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 In-Wall speakers to deliver a fully immersive audio experience. Step up your media room to custom home theater performance. Only from SpeakerCraft. To find out how you can enhance your next home theater installation in the UK, contact Aldous Systems at sales@aldoussystems.co.uk or +44 (0) 1296 719 582. Learn more about SpeakerCraft at www.Speakercraft.com. © 2017 Core Brands, LLC. All rights reserved. SpeakerCraft® is a registered trademark of Core Brands, LLC. Dolby AtmosTM is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.


WINNER | EMEA

BEST MULTIPLE DWELLING UNIT DESIGN

// PROJECT

Soho Apartments // INSTALLER

Mosaic Audio & Visual

The brief that Mosaic Audio & Visual received for this multidwelling was for a fully integrated Building Management System (BMS), lighting control, and distributed audio. There was to be no “wall acne” in this sophisticated Soho building, and the system needed to provide intuitive control of the property for the occupier. Space was scarce, so careful consideration was required for the racks and KNX panels, with particular attention on minimising the sizes of the panels. Gira G1 touchscreens, keypads, and the app were installed in each apartment to provide temperature A nicely presented control, BMS, and door whole house system entry communication, while Control4 remotes that is fit for purpose control the AV system. The user interface on the Gira app passed the “guest test,” ensuring that any guest accessing the property could use the system without instructions. Motion and brightness sensors were placed in all areas to activate the lighting and audio, which provides occupants with the option to have music follow them as they move through the apartment. Mosiac Audio & Visual put great emphasis on the aesthetics, which shines through, as the technology has been hidden so well, that you really have to search for it.

104


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST MULTIPLE DWELLING UNIT DESIGN

Mitsubishi KNX interface

// PROJECT

This stunning development, situated on the bank of the

Mosaic development rack kit and patch panel kit

Stunning Riverside Dwelling

Thames, reflects the curves of the river. Smartcomm was

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

ABB 8 fold LED dimming / switching actuator ABB KNX enclosure Acoustic speaker hoods Apple TV and iPad Mini Control4 EA-3 processor with rack mount Control4 SR-260 remote control and EA-1 processor Control4 8 zone matrix amplifier Denon AVR2300 DHW temperature probes DMW mixer valve controller GIRA 4-fold dimmer GIRA IP router and IP gateway GIRA switching modules GIRA G1 touchscreen and frame GIRA lighting modules with thermostat HQ 1-wire extension

contracted by the developer to produce a feature-rich,

Niles CM7 trimless in-ceiling speakers Pakedge 24 port switch Panasonic TV’s on slimline bracket

// INSTALLER

high-quality solution for 116 apartments, all within a very

Smartcomm

tight deadline and on a strict budget. The integrator’s focus for this project was on convenience

Unify Pro access point

and customisation, with scene settings in place for the

Triad soundbar

lighting, heating, blinds, and AV. To make it intuitive,

Zennio quad probe interface

Smartcomm installed Crestron systems, all controlled via touchscreen interfaces and iPads.

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

Smartcomm

68 Thames Road, London, W4 3RE, UK

3 Barnes Wallis Court, High Wycombe, HP12 3PS, UK

+44 (0)208 707 3246

+44 (0)1494 471912

mosaic-av.com

smartcomm.co.uk

CEDIA Member Since 2012

CEDIA Member Since 2001

Full integration of the video entry system via a BPT IP door entry system allows visual identification of visitors via the control panels, while the concierge is also connected for easy communication. Fire and security alarms are also integrated into the control interfaces to ensure the residents are quickly alerted in an emergency.

105


WINNER | AMERICAS

106

BEST LIGHTING CONTROL AND INSTALLATION


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

The winning project in this category features 245 digitally addressable fixtures and remote drivers — something the electrical contractor on the build wasn’t familiar with. The integrator, after designing the lighting and controls and choosing the fixtures, had to work carefully to ensure that the client’s expectations were exceeded.

Acolyte hardware Cree components Lucifer components Lutron hardware and controllers WAC Lighting fixtures

As is the case with many projects of this scale, “lighting” is more than modern LED fixtures — the design must work seamlessly with the other aspects of the home automation. Thirty-seven motorised shades are part of the system, as are subsystems that control devices such as bathroom fans and spa temperature. The end result needed to deliver not only drama, but also comfort and security — ease of use is also something this project accomplishes in masterful fashion. Lighting schedules are configured to turn all exterior lighting on and off based on a combination of astronomical time clock events and absolute times. Variables are used to allow override for special events and vacation modes, without normal time clock interruptions. All shades on the rear sunset-facing side of the home are closed one hour before sunset and are returned to their prior position after sunset. The bathroom fans have a timer that ensures the fan stays running for five minutes after the lights in the bathroom are turned off. Pool lighting is integrated with exterior lighting scenes and time clock schedules.

This project encompasses hundreds of fixtures and shades, from the bedrooms to the pool

// PROJECT

Digital Drama // INSTALLER

ZIO Group, LLC

ZIO Group, LLC 660 Clay Street, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA +1 407 622 2262 zioconnects.com CEDIA Member Since 2003

107


WINNER | EMEA

108

BEST LIGHTING CONTROL AND INSTALLATION


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST // PROJECT

Ladies Lake // INSTALLER

The Pyramid Group

The client was looking to create a holiday home that allowed the family to have a base in their beloved St Andrews, where they enjoy playing golf and the fabulous location. Their wish was for the property to be energy efficient and unique. Due to the nature of travelling from the U.S. to enjoy their holiday home, the client was very interested in the idea of human centric lighting helping the family to quickly recover from jetlag.

DALI circuit for picture light Deltalight Diro trimless LED downlights Deltalight flip set floor mounted bollard light Deltalight Oblix Bollard light Deltalight wall-line wallwasher Duris Duris E3-300 LED strips Enigma Lighting Brick In The Wall Stripp LED dim Erco downlights Erco floor washlight

The Pyramid A Scottish clifftop property Group provided a featuring dynamic human complex circadian centric lighting lighting system that mimics natural sunlight throughout the day in order to ensure that human biological rhythms are in tune at all times. Using a custom set of Control4 drivers, the team integrated a hybrid set of DMX and DALI luminaires linked to an astronomical clock and The Pyramid Group’s own dynamic lighting curve in order to provide fully synced internal lighting. In addition, The Pyramid Group was responsible for the design, supply, and commissioning of the cutting edge architectural lighting systems for the entire property and grounds. Incorporating a host of modern lighting solutions, the energy efficient, LED system enhances the stunning architecture and interior design. Ladies Lake was a 30-month project. The Pyramid Group delivered its most complex and successful residential project in the UK to date.

Erco Gecko spot Erco site in-ground luminaire FLOS FLOS profile FLOS spot module LED array iGuzzini BU27 trick 360 iGuzzini laser blades iGuzzini woody spot BU85 outdoor spotlight KKDC fluorescent light KKDC LED strips KKDC Momo-F In-ground / wall / bracket KKDC provisional circuit KKDC provisional picture lights and lamps KKDC TANA 208 LED strip per linear metre 2.5 4.8 KKDC wardrobe/cupboard light LED Linear VarioLED Flex Phobos LED strips Photonstar ceiling star downlight

The Pyramid Group 22 Reynolds Park, Plymouth, PL7 4FE, UK +44 (0)1752 335000 pyramidav.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2014

109


HIGHLY COMMENDED | EMEA

BEST LIGHTING CONTROL AND INSTALLATION

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST LIGHTING CONTROL AND INSTALLATION

// PROJECT

The Ammonite House was designed to be the most

// PROJECT

This client had seen Grahams' previous work and

Ammonite House

innovative and futuristic building that ever existed,

7 Heavens

came to them with a free hand to come up with ideas to integrate their ski chalet. The chalet is on seven

back in 1993. The property is wholly fossil shaped // INSTALLER

by design, true to the smallest detail such as slightly

// INSTALLER

floors, with over 600 controllable circuits, so a DALI

Teksclusive Ltd

curved doors that blend into the overall curvature of

Grahams

based solution was the most efficient engineering

the rounded building. When Teksclusive was brought

solution for this project.

in 24 years later, its task was to update the system,

A Control4 system was installed to integrate with

focussing in on lighting. The owner was living in the

all the other home automation and AV systems, and

home for the duration of the project and had to be

the selected Lutron Homeworks Systems. The Lutron

left with sufficient liveable lighting.

Teksclusive Ltd The Graphic Village, Hatch End, HA5 4JR, UK +44 (0)208 421 0757

110

The original 1990’s control scheme that incorporated HVAC, lighting, and some other mechanical interfacing to the 34 switch panels, sent Teksclusive on a hunt for 34 metal boxes to decommission the circuit boards. Cat 5 replaced existing wiring which enabled the integrator to put a keypad anywhere

system integrates perfectly with the overall system,

Grahams Canonbury Yard, London, N1 7BS, UK +44 (0)20 7226 5500

homeintegration.co.uk

in the house. The owner was very happy with

grahams.co.uk

CEDIA Member Since 2014

Teksclusive’s commitment and passion to deliver the

CEDIA Member Since 1996

best possible solution and work within his budget.

providing scene and individual control from on-wall touch panels or the Control4 app. In addition, each room has very simple “on-low-off” buttons which are in the same place on all keypads. This makes the system really simple to use and consistency in programming is something that is easily overlooked.


hgschmitz.de Product design, interface design: schmitz Visuelle Kommunikation

Gira G1 as a Home Server Client. In systems with a Gira Home Server, the Gira G1 can now also be used as a client. With release 1, the Gira G1 displays the interface design of the Gira Home Server. Nearly all the functions included in the scope of series delivery of the Gira Home Server are supported. Further releases are already planned for the add-on door communication and weather service functions. For a detailed description of the current feature scope, information about future releases, the download for the device firmware, as well as for subscribing to the newsletter, please visit: www.gira.com .


WINNER | AMERICAS

BEST SPECIAL PROJECT

// PROJECT

The Playhouse // INSTALLER

DC Home Systems

The winning project in this category, which includes everything from a dedicated home cinema to a basketball court, is the ultimate getaway play space. As DC Home Systems told us, the project demanded many technological Basketball, solutions.

bowling, and an

Those solutions included clean, award-winning full, and powerful audio that cinema, too would blanket all interior spaces without interfering with the aesthetic; control systems and user interfaces that were consistent with their other homes, and easy for guests to use; a “Best in Class” cinema room that was optimised for guest and family fun; and hidden technology. There was more, including an HVAC system that would control temperature and humidity in order to preserve the client’s rare, an expensive art collection, and a fresh air supply for the project’s massive fireplace. AV equipment includes KEF and Triad speakers and subwoofers, Lab.Gruppen amps, Leon subs and soundbar, Sony 4K TVs, a Seymour Screen Excellence Cinemascope screen, a Digital Projection 4K Dual-LED projector, and Crestron controls.

The “Playhouse” met the homeowner’s wildest dreams, and impressed CEDIA’s judges, too. One member of the panel remarked: “It’s one of the most well-rounded projects I’ve seen.”

112


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST SPECIAL PROJECT

// PROJECT

New Box Solutions was asked to “envision 10 very similar,

Ten Different Hollywood Theatres

but unique, cinema spaces in a newly constructed high-

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

Apple TV Apple iPad Mini4 Autonomic MMS-2A streaming music player Chief hardware CinemaTech seating Coastal Source outdoor lighting gear Crestron controls Digital Projection 115-630 Lens for Insight Projector, 1.76 – 2.77:1 1 Digital Projection Insight 4K Dual-LED 3-chip DLP projector iPort stations and sleeves Kaleidescape Alto HD movie player Kaleidescape Strato 4K Ultra HD movie player KEF speakers and subs (including in-wall, in-ceiling, and all-weather) Kinetics acoustic treatments and starfield Lab.Gruppen C28-4 amplifiers Lab.Gruppen FP 4000/BP amplifiers Lab.Gruppen NLB 60E NomadLink bridge Leon Aaros A8-400 powered subwoofer Leon HzOTO soundbar Lumagen Radiance PRO 4440 video processor Samsung HD TVs Seymour Screen Excellence TAM-2L screen Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs

rise production facility in Hollywood. For seven of the 10 spaces, the client asked us to create a fairly typical

// INSTALLER

residential viewing experience where users could view

New Box Solutions LLC

and [review] content in a living-room-style environment. For the other three spaces, the client asked us to build

Triad speakers, subwoofers, and amps

larger and more complex Atmos screening rooms

Trinnov Audio sound processor

certified by Dolby Laboratories.”

WattBox gear

The facility allows content to be reviewed and discussed in a variety of settings. The CEDIA judges noted that

DC Home Systems

New Box Solutions LLC

170 West Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA

14141 Covello St, Van Nuys, CA 91405, USA

+1 407 622 2262

+1 323 393 0216

dchomesystems.com

newboxsolutions.com

CEDIA Member Since 1998

CEDIA Member Since 2015

this massive project was “beyond the scope of what integrators normally do” — and what’s more, New Box managed to finish the work in an astonishing six months. Beyond excellence in AV, this three-million-dollar job was given top scores for user interface by more than one member of CEDIA’s judging panel.

113


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

114

BEST SPECIAL PROJECT


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

The client reviews the commercials and films his media company produces, so he asked for a dedicated cinema near his office. Building this room in a business centre required careful sound isolation, as well as adapting the air conditioning that was pumped into the room.

Control4 remotes and dimmers Harkness Perlux Digital screen Fuyi sound isolation products Kaiboer Q10 Blu-ray player Marantz AV8802 preamplifier MeyerSound Acheron Screen Channel speaker

The cinema area had been previously serviced by a very loud unit, so Zene Private Theater opted for three smaller AC units that lowered the noise floor considerably. Other concerns: no listener’s ears could be closer than a full metre to any room boundary, and although three rows of seating would’ve been ideal for the space, the client insisted A dedicated on four.

MeyerSound HMS Cinema Surround speakers MeyerSound X-400C Compact Cinema subwoofers MeyerSound MPS power supply MeyerSound Galileo GALAXY processor NEC NC900C projector Oppo BD-105D Blu-ray player QuestAI acoustic panels Schott portal glass for projector

cinema in an office building meant sound isolation was critical

The cinema is calibrated to exacting standards. New walls, a floating floor, and a suspended ceiling all help keep the room from bothering any adjacent offices. As the Zene team put it: “We hired an acoustical consultant to build a new room inside the original room. The new walls were built above the floating floor without touching the original concrete walls and the ceiling is suspended. We also installed double doors to increase the sound isolation. We spent a lot time on the project management to check all the structure details and make sure there were no sound leakage.”

Totem rack Z-theater hardware Zene DZ-24DSP parametric equalisers

// PROJECT

One Quiet Cinema // INSTALLER

Zene Private Theater CEDIA’s judges really took note of the extensive and thorough documentation, saying that it was “a really tough room.”

Zene Private Theater Unit A, Bldg 11, 85 Chao Yang Rd, Beijing Film Studio Complex, Beijing, 100025, China +86 (0)86 479-3788 zene.com.cn CEDIA Member Since 2008

115


WINNER | EMEA

BEST SPECIAL PROJECT

// PROJECT

Equestrian Stables // INSTALLER

Clever Association When Clever Association was approached about integrating an elite show jumping facility that would rival the finest in Europe, there were several key considerations that would ensure that both staff and visitors would have the best possible onsite experience.

A system that is expandable, cleverly installed, and user friendly for all staff members Clever Association worked incredibly closely with the architect and building contractor to make sure all routes were considered in the proposed AutoCAD duct layout plans. Once those plans were finalised, duct-grade multi-mode fibre-optic bundles were installed through the ducts to link the buildings across the expansive property. To handle the Wi-Fi needs, the integrator utilised Cisco managed Gigabit Ethernet switches in each of the main buildings, acting as distribution points to locally hardwired equipment, including 10 Rukus Wi-Fi access points. A total of nine audio zones were connected with a mix of HEOS By Denon for the working spaces and Bowers & Wilkins weatherproof monitors for the stables and the arena. Televisions were installed in four key areas with a centralised Sky+HD satellite receiver, distributed to them via a DVB modulator. Customers who visit this space expect a high quality experience from reception to meeting spaces, so Clever Association outfitted the offices with a Lutron HomeWorks QS lighting control system.

116


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST SPECIAL PROJECT

// PROJECT

This project combines 19 audio zones, 22 climate zones,

MacPaw Office

and 159 light groups, all designed for the comfort of

E Q UIP ME N T LI ST

APC smart UPS Apple Mac Book Pro Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers and subwoofer Cisco switches Dell desktop Draytek Vigor modem Epson WorkForce printer Future Automation TV wall bracket and rail enclosure GJD D-Tect waterproof motion detector HEOS By Denon digital network streamer and amplifier Keene infrared receivers and emitter Lindy digital audio converter and balun set Lutron dimmer modules, processor, and keypad base Middle Atlantic racks and 1U panels Panasonic telephone handsets Polycom Soundstation conference phone Rotel power amplifier RTI remote control handset with charging base

those working in this large modern office environment.

Ruckus access points

// INSTALLER

The solution that Home Systems designed includes a

Samsung 40� Smart LED TV

Home Systems

staggering 249 KNX devices. Home Systems came in with a vision to fully automate

Synology rack mount NAS enclosure

this office with the best-in-class solutions. They

Western Digital hard drives

automated lighting with sensors in each room, with

ZeeVee DVB one-way HDMI modulator

manual mode with buttons also available. In addition, all light in long corridors switch on and off in snake animation mode. Decorative lights switch on at dawn

Clever Association

Home Systems

Unit 3, Stoneacre, Grimbald, Crag Close, Knaresborough, HG5 8PJ, UK

1 Obolonska Naberejna str., of. 166, 167 Kiev, 04211, Ukraine

+44 (0)1423 861166

+38 (0)0442 272802

cleverass.com

homesystems.com.ua

CEDIA Member Since 2007

CEDIA Member Since 2015

and switch off when the office runs in unoccupied mode. Other highlights include access control, climate control, security alarms, and an audio system which can be used by up to 30 people in different established zones in the office.

117


WINNER | AMERICAS

118

BEST SHOWROOM


PR O D U C TS R E PR E S E N T E D I N C LU D E

part of a connected dwelling. From kitchen to two-channel station to family media room to dedicated cinema, the look and feel of the showroom makes it easy to imagine a custom install in one’s own space. The showroom’s racks are at once functional and aesthetically pleasing. Even spaces like the normally pedestrian laundry room are elevated with modern marvels. Long story short, this is 15,000-square-feet of aspirational, yet attainable, luxury.

Bose Crestron D-Box Epson Harman Integra James Loudspeaker JVC Kaleidescape Klipsch

This space mimics the user experience in every room of the home // PROJECT

Southlake Showroom

The CEDIA judges were effusive in their praise for this showroom that illustrates how integrated technology can work in any room of the modern home.

LG Marantz Middle Atlantic Martin Logan Paradigm Pioneer Salamander Samsung Screen Innovations Sonos Sony Stewart Film Screen

// INSTALLER

Starpower

The passion, thoughtfulness, and inspiration that went into this glittering retail location was evidenced by Starpower’s enthusiasm when they discovered they’d won top honours. On the night her team received their trophy, Starpower’s Brandi Thompson was thrilled: “It’s amazing — we’re ecstatic,” she said.

They said: “This showroom is all about user experience … It displays a leadership position in the industry … It’s more than integration; it’s a real retail, one-stop shop … It’s less tech-geek, more showmanship … If you’re a salesperson, this is where you’d want to bring a client.”

SunBrite SVS URC

Starpower 15340 N. Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75248, USA +1 972 503 6000

This Texas showroom is a sprawling experience designed to give the end user a look at smart tech installed in nearly every

star-power.com CEDIA Member Since 1999

119


FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST SHOWROOM

FINALIST | AMERICAS

BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

This 992-square-foot space feels larger than it is —

// PROJECT

What does one do when building a showroom in

Small but Powerful

likely as a result of the high ceilings and the brilliant

Showroom Park

Mexico’s Design District, packed with stores selling everything from high-end furniture to flooring?

lighting scenes. That lighting placement informs // INSTALLER

the location of the distributed audio throughout

// INSTALLER

Cyber Group

the space, and that sound and light experience is

Smartlab

designed to immerse a client in every corner of the

perfect froth at the tap of a remote device. The fridge

properly was a high priority. We worked with a

and oven talk to the Control4 systems for feedback,

lighting designer to create different ‘moods’ in the

user interface, and alerts. A smart faucet regulates

room. In-ceiling LED fixtures by iGuzzini allow for

not just temperature but water pressure, too. Mirror

intensity and colour temperature control.”

TVs, SmartGlass, and even smart safes are all on display in this “residence.”

Careful attention was paid to “backstage” elements.

Cyber Group 16559 N 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, USA +1 480 483 6900 cybergroup.tv CEDIA Member Since 2003

120

drapery so that the workmanship of the room can be easily displayed.

Smartlab

Cyber Group provides examples of shading in

Urbina #14, Parque Industrial Naucalpan, Naucalpan, 53370, Mexico

addition to audio, video, and lighting. Gear on display

+52 55 6650 8211

includes products from Savant, Lutron, Sonance, and many more.

with smart features that include an app-controlled coffee brewer that whips up a cappuccino with

space. As Cyber Group noted, “Lighting the space

The racks, for example, are stashed behind motorised

Mimic a house. This showroom’s built like a residence,

smartlab.com.mx CEDIA Member Since 2016

Smartlab’s built “A state-of-the-art 9.4 channel system by JBL Synthesis, a Sony 4K VPLVW1100ES projector with an anamorphic lens, and a CinemaScope screen that give the best experience any customer could imagine.” The kitchen’s even outfitted with a video wall that displays everything from cooking classes to photos.


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

122

BEST SHOWROOM


// PROJECT

Zene Beijing Show Centre // INSTALLER

Zene Private Theater

CEDIA’s judging panel instantly loved the racks in this showroom, as well as the documentation that Zene Private Theater included in its entry. The entire show centre has four floors and the total area is 12,000-square-feet with three dedicated home cinema showrooms, one karaoke demo room, one living room demo room and one VR demo room. The showroom walks customers through several price points when it comes to home cinema, from true reference-quality audio and images to demonstrating how a home cinema can match the aesthetic of the rest of a home, and an “entry-level” system.

The most expensive demo room is the ‘Demo Room A.’ This room features a Meyer Sound 13.4.4 Dolby Atmos speaker system and DCI server and projector. Customers can experience the same movies that are showing in local commercial cinemas. Room B is a theme cinema room; the price level is about half of Room A. Room C is more entry-level. It has three installed systems. The customers can choose to experience speaker packages with different brands and price levels. About 80 employees work in Zene’s show centre, and a key to the showroom’s success is location, location, location — there are now many high-end homes in Beijing.

This showroom features beautiful racks and home theatre solutions for nearly any budget

Zene Private Theater Unit A, Bldg 11, 85 Chao Yang Rd, Beijing Film Studio Complex, Beijing, 100025, China +86 (0)86 479-3788 zene.com.cn CEDIA Member Since 2008

123


WINNER | EMEA

124

BEST SHOWROOM


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

Agath 18" mirror television

When Henri decided to design its showroom, the aim was to have a space that would welcome people “home.” The integrator wanted to be able to invite customers into a warm and comfortable place and provide them with the opportunity to meet the people who would be working in their homes.

AKG microphone and receiver Axis cameras and decoder for CCTV Bowers & Wilkins speakers, subwoofer and amplifier Crestron DigitalMedia and 3-Series control system Crestron sensors, touchscreens and remotes ELMDENE door and window contact and alarm siren Fusion Research streamer IP/AirPlay Future Automation lifts

A functional apartment that provides customers with a true smart home experience // PROJECT

La Maison // INSTALLER

Henri, Integrateur Domotique

Understanding that technology is just one part of a wider project, emphasis was also placed on the architecture and design of the showroom. At the same time, it was important to showcase the solutions and functionalities that Henri offers, so these elements had to come together into one. The fully functional apartment consists of a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and office space, and features lighting and blind control, security, HVAC, and an AV system that includes in-ceiling, invisible, flushmounted, bookshelf and waterproof speakers, multiple televisions, a projector, and a mirror TV in the bathroom. Various controls systems are placed around the apartment. The end goal was for customers to discover and fully experience living in an integrated home. Knowing that this can’t be accomplished in just an hour, the integrator hands customers the keys and invites them to stay in the apartment to truly enjoy this way of life.

Honeywell control panel and keypad Kramer HDMI/Audio minijack panel Linksys phone adapter Lutron blinds, shades and drapery Lutron processor, modules and keypads Luxul wireless access points, controllers and switches Meljac 4-button keypad Middle Atlantic rack and accessories Rotel surround sound receiver Screen Research acoustic transparent in-ceiling screen Siedle video door station, BUS indoor phone and access control systems Sonance speakers, amplifier and subwoofer Sony projector and televisions Vismes amplifiers, compact speakers and compact subwoofer

Henri, Integrateur Domotique 45 Bis rue de Lagny, Vincennes, 94300, France +33 (0)1 43 28 56 14 henri.fr CEDIA Member Since 1999

125


FINALIST | EMEA

BEST SHOWROOM

FINALIST | EMEA

BEST SHOWROOM

// PROJECT

The main purpose of the Home Systems’ showroom

// PROJECT

Sound Sense designed this showroom to provide

is to provide a wide range of demos that compare

Bharuch

an enthralling and vivid experience to those clients

Feel the Pleasure of Control

seeking a high-end or mid-range setup. Before

premium, standard, and low-cost solutions, // INSTALLER

Home Systems

something that is important in the Ukraine. Home Systems ensures everyone who visits or walks

// INSTALLER

Sound Sense

1 Obolonska Naberejna str., of. 166, 167 Kiev, 04211, Ukraine

126

conducting research to understand their client demographic and spending capacity, as they wanted

past the showroom will be attracted by the technology

Home Systems

beginning the project, the integrator spent months

on display. From multi-room audio to DALI lighting

the showroom to reflect this.

control, shading solutions, climate control, security

The showroom, which spans approximately

systems, and a KNX control system, visitors get a great

900-square-feet, includes a 7.2 dedicated home

understanding of the technology available to them,

cinema that adheres to Dolby specifications, a media

and how it would work in their homes.

room, equipment room, pantry, and office space.

Home Systems runs educational sessions for design and construction specialists in the showroom, with the aim of developing the Ukrainian market.

Sound Sense

+38 (0)0442 272802

A-402/403 Solitaire Complex, Ahmedabad, 380001, India

homesystems.com.ua

+91 (0)9925024757

CEDIA Member Since 2015

CEDIA Member Since 2015

The showroom showcases ELAN control, a DSC security system, and a biometric locking system from Yale. Sound Sense has also provided space to feature add-on solutions that it offers, including acoustic panels, treated engineered wooden flooring, and leather recliner chairs.


WINNER | AMERICAS

128

BEST DRESSED RACK


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST

Chief hardware Crestron control systems Denon Atmos AVR and receivers Launchport gear LiftMaster Controls Mackie House Mixer Marantz amplifier Mean Well gear Middle Atlantic racks Mitsubishi controls Mobotix Security Vision Systems Oppo Blu-ray players Roku 4K Pentair Pool/Spa automation Sonos Sonnex gear Vision X lighting systems WattBox power protection // PROJECT

Surf's Up // INSTALLER

Land & Sea Entertainment

The night of 6th September 2017 was a big one for the team at Land & Sea Entertainment. They crew took the stage at the CEDIA Awards event on the deck of the USS Midway not once, but for a total of three trophies: Best Integrated Home, Level IV; Best Documentation; and Best Dressed Rack. What’s perhaps the sweetest part of Land & Sea’s trifecta? They won the awards on their home turf — the company’s based in San Diego. The trophies that the team won on that warm night in September reflected twoand-half years of painstaking work on a seaside retreat on the California coast. The racks within the home aren’t just beautiful,

A completely unique and elegant rack system — just beautifully done

they’re tough: This is a home, after, all that’s constantly subjected to sea breezes full of moisture and salt.

Land & Sea Entertainment Another judge marveled at the physical work that went into running all that cable: “It’s a completely unique and elegant rack system — just beautifully done.” All of this effort helped fuel another win for the Land & Sea team: a CEDIA Global Award.

4498 Paola Way, San Diego, CA 92117, USA +1 858 467 1940 sterryo.com CEDIA Member Since 2002

129


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

130

BEST DRESSED RACK


CEDIA’S panel of judges had a single word to describe the complex-yetelegant racks that sit at the beating heart of Zene’s Beijing showroom. “Artful.” Those racks control equipment that covers over 12,000-square-feet of showroom space on four floors. They feed a “living room” complete with media centre, a VR demo room, a karaoke demo room, and three dedicated cinemas. The cinemas represent multiple price points, from entry-level to the kind of high-end, aspirational reference cinemas with 3D audio. The “entry-level” cinema room has no less than three installed systems for a potential client to experience, and the speaker packages offered by Zene break those price points down even further. Completed in a mere five months at a cost of $1 million U.S. dollars, the showroom also demonstrates to their customers Zene’s attention to detail behind the scenes.

// PROJECT

Zene Beijing Show Centre // INSTALLER

Zene Private Theater

Complex-yet-elegant racks that sit at the beating heart of this showroom.

Zene Private Theater Unit A, Bldg 11, 85 Chao Yang Rd, Beijing Film Studio Complex, Beijing, 100025, China +86 (0)86 479-3788 zene.com.cn CEDIA Member Since 2008

131


WINNER | EMEA

132

BEST DRESSED RACK


E Q U I PM E N T LI ST // PROJECT

// INSTALLER

The Grand Prix House

Henri, Integrateur Domotique

Apple TV 6b Gb Autonomic MMS-1 Bowers & Wilkins SA1000 BSS BLU160 BSS BLU-BIB CanalSat TV Decoder ClassĂŠ CT-5300 Crestron CE-CI3-3 Crestron CEN-NSP1 Crestron CP3 Crestron DM-MD32x32 Crestron DM-PSU-16 Crestron DM-PSU-8 Crestron DVPHD-4

"Well labelled, colour coded... a lovely piece of work."

Crestron PRO3 Crown DCI-8300N Integra DTR-70.6 Kaleidescape Alto Lumagen Radiance PRP-4440 Oppo BDP-103EU-MRZ Blu-ray player

Henri won the Best Dressed Rack category as they designed and installed a rack that is well labelled, colour coded, and basically a lovely piece of work that ticks all the boxes. Housed in the lobby of the cinema room, the glass fronted cabinet creates a true showcase of the integration taking place in this huge property. The rack is just as impressive from the front, and the back.

Trinnov Altitude 32-1632

Henri, Integrateur Domotique 45 Bis rue de Lagny, Vincennes, 94300, France +33 (0)1 43 28 56 14 henri.fr CEDIA Member Since 1999

133


C1 C17 I/O 01

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-5

[HB]

Rf D 8g T Da 4c L4

C2-6.6 C6-8.7 C9-2.4 Load=17.7A

C2, C9 C6 I/O 04

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-3

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-7

C24-5.0 C28-5.1 C34-5.1 C27-2.2 Load=17.4A

C24,C34 C28,C27 I/O 10

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-8B

P/S 10

P/S 4 C5-5.8 C3-6.6 C8-4.6 Load=17.0A

C5 C3, C8 I/O 05

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-3

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-7

U/W RGB LED Fixture 1 U/W RGB LED Fixture 2 U/W RGB LED Fixture 3 Wet Location Accent RGB

240W/24V Single Output Industrial DIN RAIL with PFC Function

C19-4.3 C20-4.9 C21-2.7 C3-6.6 Load=18.5A

C19,C21 C20,C3 I/O 11

RGB Puck 1 RGB Puck 2 RGB Puck 3 HVAC 12V Circuit 1

P/S 11

P/S 5

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-3

C22-5.0 C23-5.6 C13-3.3 C14-3.6 Load=17.5A

C22,C13 C23,C14 I/O 06

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-7

C25-3.6 C26-2.3 C29-2.9 C7-3.6 Load=12.4A

Crestron 16 Versaport I/O Power Supply Health Monitor

C25,C29 C26,C7 I/O 12

Panel C Breakers 1,3,5,7

P/S 12

P/S 6

480W/24V Single Output Industrial DIN RAIL with PFC Function

43

W

2-6 Door

W

10 [LVMB1]

[STUB]

4c T 8g D Rf

T

Sam 40"

[1MB]

U R

L

Sam 40"

Rf D 8g T Da 4c L4

[VB]

W09[LVMB1]

Ps

L

M M R

R

L

[LVMB1]

M LF SubA CF SubB RF M

U

LFT

[LVMB1]

W Ps

15

R

LR

RRT RR

LUW L

SubC

RUW

Sw

R

Sw

L

Sw

LR

RR

M

R

L L

Sw

R

Sw

L

Sw

R

L

R

L

R

R

L1-Rec Room | Sharp LC80UQ17U | Chief PDRUB

Main Level Speaker Placement

RS

LRT

SubD

L

M

RFT

LS

L2-Great Room | LCR Speakers | OA Composer THTR68 [3]

L2-Great Room | Samsung UN78JS9500 | Strong SM-F-XL

L2-Great Room | SS Speakers | OA Composer LCR68 [8]

L3-Master Bedroom | Samsung UN65JS9500 | Chief PDRUB

All Areas | Foreground Speakers | OA Composer D108 [28]

L2-Bar | Samsung UN65J6300 | Strong SM-RAZOR-ART2-XL

Elevators | Background Speakers | OA Director D38 [2]

L3-Grand|Samsung UN55JS6300 | Strong SM-RAZOR-ART2-L

Great Rm / Rec Rm | Subwoofers | Sunfire Subrosa [4]

All Guests|Samsung UN40J6200 | Strong SM-RAZOR-ART2-L L1-UltraSpa | Samsung UN32J6300 | KAB Custom Mount

All Areas AV Placement

] 15

L4 4c Da T 8g D Rf

[B RL

Main Level

[VB]

[LVMB1]

B]

Sam 40"

]

TU [S

Ferraz Shawmut Distribution Block Finger safe, 1 pole line , 1 pole load (8 openings, 2AWG - 14AWG)

P/S 9

P/S 3

P/S 15 I/O 15

UWF1-58 UWF2-58 UWF3-58 WetAcc-30 LEDPuck1-09 LEDPuck2-09 LEDPuck3-09 HVAC-10 Load=241W @12 VDC

C30,C32 C31,C33 I/O 09

D

[2MB]

MOUNT BACKING!

Main Level Speaker Placement

TBD TBD I/O 14

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-9 P/S 14

C30-4.4 C31-4.4 C32-4.4 C33-4.4 Load=17.6A

WiFi AP

23

]

15

[B RL

] 15

]

B]

] B1 VM [L

[HB]

[VB]

[1 M

Ps

15

Ps

] [B RL

[B RL FB

[M

138 3/8

12sq" Mechanical Coffer

7

[B

R1 0

]

[B

B1

]

R1 0

[B

] R1 0

] [B

R1 0

[SUB]

[B

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-5

L1-West AP

G 130 cf

[VB]

Hs

0]

[LVMB1]

Hs

29

B]

W Ps

C16 C38, C42 I/O 03

B]

LCR68 in Coffer

4c L4 Ps R1

T MOUNT BACKING!

C36,C40 C35 ,C41 I/O 08

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-5 P/S 8

C16-9.5 C42-1.8 C38-6.2 Load=17.5A

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-1

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-8A

D62 Z1-L+R-B Ceiling

Th Sb [LFEA]

RF THTR68 12sq" Mechanical Coffer @ Ceiling [R]

[LCR]

Ll

M [1

D108 Z6-L+R-B Ceiling

Hs

Th

LFE .1B SubRosa InWall

TRF

B]

]

W

08

W

D62 Z1-L+R-A Ceiling

CF THTR68

[LCR]

M [1

15

W 12

C Garage C BBQ C Other Load=Yes

0]

[VB]

]

RL [B

]

1" NMT

0]

Th

Th Sb

C37 C39 I/O 02

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-1 P/S 2

C15,C4 C43 I/O 13

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-9 P/S 13

LFE .1A SubRosa InWall

TLF

15

TRR

Th

RL [B

]

Th

15

RS

Th T

LCR68 in Ceiling @ 9.5'

U

[1MB]

T

[LFEA]

TU

0]

TLR

RL [B

R1 0

Th Coffer Box @ aprx 8.5'

T

C15-7.2 C43-1.2 C4-1.9 Load=10.3A

C10,C12 C11,C44 I/O 07

C36-5.1 C35-5.1 Load=18.1A

R1 [B

WiFi AP

D N

[1MB]

LF THTR68

R1 [B

D

]

[B

[LCR]

W 11

[B

Sharp 70

N. Main AP

[S

R1

LR LCR68 in Coffer

Th

15

[2MB]

37" Forward 1" Travel NMT Any Position Up to -16o tilt

[VB]

L4

RL [B

B] TU

[LVMB1]

Hs

W [HB] W 11 D

12sq" Mechanical Coffer @ Ceiling [L]

LS

LCR68 in Coffer

[S

W09[LVMB1] Hs

Th

Th

0]

L4

Hs

Hs

13

7.1.4 Configuration

LCR68 in Coffer

RR

R1 [B

06

112

D108 Z7-L-A Ceiling

4c L4 Da T 8g D Rf D

[LVMB1]

Ps

[O

B] TU [S

4c L4 Ps

]

L4

]

]

B1

VM

[L

Sb

D108 Z6-L+R-A Ceiling

]

D108 Z8-R-B Overhang

W Hs

W

B1

B1

VM

]

]

B1

Hs

D108 Z7-R-A Ceiling

01

Ll

VM

[L

04

[L

W

B1

VM

VM

[L

D108 Z8-L-B Overhang

Hs

D

[L

Lower AP

Ps W 16

U P

Hs

[L VM

] B1 VM 0] A1

R1 0 [B

W

B1

VM

T

Hs

[LVMB1]

Hs

B] TU

Hs

D108 Z7-R-B Ceiling

T

[S

Hs

D108 Z7-L-B Ceiling

[LVMB1]

[LVMB1]

[L

Ps OUNT W MBACKING!

W

0]

[B

]

R1 0

]

[L

03

R1 [B

Hs

Ps OUNT W MBACKING!

] [L

VM

B1

]

[HB]

B1 VM [L

W

07

Sam 65"

Sb

LFE .1C [STUB] SubRosa InWall

B] TU

D108 Z8-R-A Overhang

Rf D 8g T Da 4c L4

U Hs

[S

Ground Level

[LVMB1]

[VB]

B1 VM

[B

W W 11

0]

Rf D 8g T Da 4c L4

MOUNT BACKING!

R1 [B

Hs

R1 0

[L

D108 Z8-L-A Ovehang

Ps W

D N

02 W

]

]

MOUNT BACKING!

C10-6.4 C11-5.6 C12-3.1 C44-2.4 Load=17.5A

P/S 7 C37-15.8 C39-1.8 Load=17.6A

Protections: Short circuit / Overload / Over voltage / Over temperature

C1-7.7 C17-10.2 Load=17.9A

Panel C 20Amp Brkr-1 P/S 1

DCInfratech Housewide Power Housewide LED DC Power Heaters

BEST DOCUMENTATION

300W/12V Single Output Power Supply

WINNER | AMERICAS

MBR | LR+C | Artison Masterpiece Mk II [2] Kent's Body

Auto

MBR | SS Speakers | Artison Mezzanine [2]

Chief Large Display Swing Arm Mount 37" Extension | PDRUB

MBR | Subwoofer | Artison RCC640 [2]

Strong Razor Dual-Arm Motion Mounts | SM-RAZOR-ART2-L/XL

L1 / L2 Decks | Custom Subwoofers | JL Audio 8W3v3-4 [6]

Strong Fixed Mounts 47-90" | SM-F-XL

L1-UltraSpa | UW Transducers | Clark Synthesis Dilluvio [2]

// PROJECT

Surf's Up // INSTALLER

Land & Sea Entertainment

It’s only fitting that this particular project won a CEDIA trophy for Best Documentation – after all, its other wins include Best Integrated Home, Level IV; Best Dressed Rack; and the Global CEDIA Award for Integrated Home. Simply put, this project is the “Best of the Best” in nearly every category. This project’s systems are incredibly complex, and the pages and pages that Land & Sea created for the home are painstaking and precise. The lighting from the front of the home illuminates the beach for surfing after dark, and the

134

home’s interior is packed with complex lighting, audio, video, and other systems that required careful power management, precise cable management, and a set of documents that were more extensive and useful than our panel of judges had ever seen. One judge noted that the documentation could be included in a potential realtor’s pitch for the home right alongside the high-end fixtures: “Anyone could walk in and work on the system.”

The pages and pages that Land & Sea created for the home are painstaking and precise

Land & Sea Entertainment 4498 Paola Way, San Diego, CA 92117, USA +1 858 467 1940 sterryo.com CEDIA Member Since 2002


WINNER | ASIA PACIFIC

BEST DOCUMENTATION

Room Room Resonant Dim. Dim. Freq. (cm) (meters) (Hz) 645.00 6.45 26.676 580.00 5.80 29.666 2.72 63.257

Main Modes Length Width Height

272.00

From Back Wall From Side Wall From Floor

Seating Seating Dis. Dis. Seating (cm) (meters) Position 92.00 1/7 0.92 195.00 1/3 1.95 110.00 2/5 1.10

Axial Resonances Room Length Room Height

26.7

Sorted Res. Delta Average Bonello (5%) Problem Freq.

1 26.7

Room Width

2 53.4

3

Single Peaks Double Peaks

89.0 186.7

267.0

Sitting Position Peaks

Triple Peaks

Sitting Position Nulls

Single Nulls Double Nulls Triple Nulls

4

5

6

Freq.

ƒ-6% 20.47

Modal Distribution -6% ORIG +6% 21.70 23.00 24.38

Dim.

27.57

26.01

24.54

23.15

21.84

ƒ-7%

-7%

ORIG

+7%

ƒ+7%

Freq. Dim.

17.47 20.47 ƒ-8% 17.15 32.92

18.69 21.70 -8% 18.52 30.48

20.00 23.00 ORIG 20.00 28.23

21.40 24.38 +8% 21.60 26.13

22.90 25.85 ƒ+8% 23.33 24.20

Freq. Dim.

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

ƒ+6% 25.85

20

80.0

106.7

133.4

160.1

186.7

213.4

240.1

266.8

293.4

320.1

346.8

373.5

400.1

426.8

453.5

480.2

506.8

533.5

29.7

59.3

89.0

118.7

148.3

178.0

207.7

237.3

267.0

296.7

326.3

356.0

385.7

415.3

445.0

474.6

504.3

534.0

563.6

593.3

63.3

126.5

189.8

253.0

316.3

379.5

442.8

506.1

569.3

632.6

695.8

759.1

822.3

885.6

948.9 1012.1 1075.4 1138.6 1201.9 1265.1

29.7 3.0

53.4 23.7

59.3 6.0

63.3 3.9

80.0 16.8

89.0 9.0

106.7 17.7

118.7 12.0

126.5 7.9

133.4 6.9

148.3 14.9

160.1 11.7

178.0 17.9

186.7 8.7

189.8 3.0

207.7 17.9

213.4 5.7

71.6

84.5

97.9

112.7

122.6

129.9

140.9

154.2

169.0

182.4

188.3

198.7

26.5% 11.2% 19.9% 11.2%

6.6%

5.4%

11.2%

7.9%

11.2%

4.9% 1

1.6% 1

9.4%

28.2

41.5

56.3

61.3

11.2%

79.8%

11.2%

6.6%

6

Ceiling Calculator

237.3 23.9

240.1 2.8

253.0 12.9

266.8 13.7

210.5

225.4

238.7

246.6

259.9

2.8% 1

11.2%

1.2% 1

5.4%

5.4%

30

Delta

25 20 15

10 5 0

Frequency (in Hz)

// PROJECT

Total Immersion // INSTALLER

Liquid Automation

To design a room in a newly constructed home that delivered spectacular video, endless comfort, and total 3D audio immersion, Liquid Automation built a “space for escape” in conjunction with the wizards at Wavetrain Cinemas. A great deal of room isolation went into the project, and great care was given to the design of the room’s HVAC system. Other considerations were power conditioning and user control. Liquid Automation noted: “The cinema not only has a variety of local sources, but it is also fed off the main Crestron DigitalMedia frame,

allowing it to see all the house sources as well. If a source is currently being watched by another user, there is a notification beside the selectable source button — it is handy to know what is currently in use.” Automated masking, careful removal of even the slightest distracting rattle triggered by a sub, and isolating other appliances from the AV system made for a complex and beautiful project. Those details are thoroughly and precisely detailed in the project’s extensive documentation, something the CEDIA judging panel referred to as “an example for other integrators.”

The judges called this winner “an example for other integrators”

Liquid Automation Unit 20, Building F, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand +64 (0)9 479 5415 liquidautomation.co.uk CEDIA Member Since 2007

135


WINNER | EMEA

BEST DOCUMENTATION

Wiring Schedules KEY

Analogue Out

HDMI

Digital Coaxial Out

Component Video

SKY+HD DRX-890

75ohm Coaxial (Digital)

TOSLINK Digital Optical

Digital Optical Out

Speaker Level Audio

Amazon Fire TV 1st Gen

HDMI Out

75ohm Coaxial (Subwoofer)

FROM

LOCATION (Exact locations to be marked on dwgs)TERMINATION TYPE

TO

LOCATION

TERMINATION TYPE

DESCRIPTION & NOTES

QUANTITY

CABLES

REFERENCE

Dashed line indicates signal path over CAT

NOTE: Location of ELVHE (Extra Low Voltage Head End) is comms cupboard on ground floor; see drawings for exact location and cable routes

WIRELESS ACCESS #1 #2 #3

Ground Floor Living Area Ceiling 1st Floor Master Bedroom Lobby Ceiling 1st Floor Stairwell Ceiling

n/a - leave 3m tail n/a - leave 3m tail n/a - leave 3m tail

ELVHE ELVHE ELVHE

Comms Cupboard Comms Cupboard Comms Cupboard

INCOMING SERVICES Satellite Dish

Exterior of house - tbc

n/a - leave tail in roof space (length and location tbc) ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

TV Aerial

Exterior of house - tbc

n/a - leave tail in roof space (length and location tbc) ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

FM/DAB Aerial

Exterior of house - tbc

n/a - leave tail in roof space (length and location tbc) ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

Telephone/Broadband line

Ground Floor Comms Cupboard - existing

n/a

Comms Cupboard

GROUND FLOOR Living Area (Woodburner End)

Right of woodburner (Exact location to be determined as part of stud wall design.)

Living Area (Woodburner End)

Right of woodburner (Exact location to be determined as part of stud wall design.)

Living Area (Woodburner End)

Left of woodburner (Exact location to be determined as part of stud wall design.)

Living Area (Woodburner End)

Left of woodburner (Exact location to be determined as part of stud wall design.)

Living Area (Woodburner End)

Right of woodburner (Exact location to be determined as part of stud wall design.)

ELVHE

n/a - leave 5m tail n/a - leave 5m tail n/a - leave 5m tail

NOTE: Backboxes to have a depth of 45mm unless agreed otherwise with BrownHen n/a - leave 5m tail ELVHE Comms Cupboard (Stud wall design will include location of back boxes, speaker boxes etc) n/a - leave 5m tail ELVHE Comms Cupboard (Stud wall design will include location of back boxes, speaker boxes etc) n/a - leave 5m tail ELVHE Comms Cupboard (Stud wall design will include location of back boxes, speaker boxes etc) n/a - leave 5m tail ELVHE Comms Cupboard (Stud wall design will include location of back boxes, speaker boxes etc) n/a - leave 5m tail ELVHE Comms Cupboard (Stud wall design will include location of back boxes, speaker boxes etc)

Wireless Access Point installed on ceiling Wireless Access Point installed on ceiling Wireless Access Point installed on ceiling

1 HNC Pro+ 1 HNC Pro+ 1 HNC Pro+

1 2 3

n/a - leave 5m tail

Incoming service cable (for Quad LNB)

4 WF100

4

n/a - leave 5m tail

Incoming service cable (for TV aerial)

1 WF100

5

1 WF100

6

n/a - leave 5m tail

Incoming service cable (for FM/DAB)

n/a - leave 5m tail

Existing master socket is located in correct location

n/a - leave 5m tail

TV location (wall mounted)

n/a - leave 5m tail

TV location (wall mounted)

n/a - leave 5m tail

General data/tel

n/a - leave 5m tail

Left 'invisible' speaker

n/a - leave 5m tail

These 2 digital connections are physically connected for potential future use. They are logically not currently being used; audio is instead taken from the associated HDMI connection. These connections would allow the AVR to still receive Bitstream audio even when the HDMI connections are not transmitting Bitstream. (This may be necessary in future if the audio breakout function on the Video Matrix is used, as this Matrix does not support downmixing.)

n/a

2 WF100

7

4 HNC Pro+

8 9

1 SCP 16/2

10

1 SCP 16/2

11

Living Area

HDMI1

Samsung UHD TV UE55KS7000 (HDMI2.0 / HDCP2.2)

HDMI In (1)

L

HDMI In (2)

R

Analogue Out (A) Analogue Out (B)

CYP PUV-44XPL-4K22-KIT (HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2)

HDBaseT Out (B) HDBaseT Out (C)

HDBaseT Out (D) HDMI Out (E) HDMI Out (F)

Kitchen CYP PUV-1210PL HDBaseT RX

Samsung HD TV LE32B450

HDMI1

Internal TV Speaker used for TV Audio to maintain audio lock to picture

HDMI Out

L

R 2.0 Speaker Arrangement KEF Ci160QR

Future AV Source

Master Bedroom Analogue In (1)

Analogue In (2) Digital Coaxial In (2)

CYP PUV-1210PL HDBaseT RX

HDMI1

CYP PUV-1210PL HDBaseT RX

HDMI1

Samsung UHD TV UE40KU6000 (HDMI2.0 / HDCP2.2)

Control4 EA5 Controller HDMI Out

Analogue Out (2) CYP AU-D3-192 DAC

Draytek 2860 Router (ELVHE)

1U

2.0 Speaker Arrangement Amina Mobius 7

HDBaseT Out (A)

Analogue Out (C)

Analogue Out (D)

AppleTV 4th Gen

Chromecast Audio

Ethernet data connection Ethernet data connection (connected direct to router) Ethernet data connection (PoE) Ethernet data connection (to rack equipment)

HDMI In (3) HDMI In (4)

Analogue Out (1)

Right 'invisible' speaker

CYP PUV-1210PL HDBaseT RX

CYP PU-304-TX Digital Extender

Video Matrix supports HDMI2.0 and HDCP2.2 ready for future 4K/UHD sources (albeit with known limitations e.g. older equipment, 10.2Gbps bandwidth)

Digital Coaxial In (1)

2 HNC Pro+

Colour Key

HDMI Out

Digital Optical Out

Line Level Audio (Analogue)

AV Cable Schedule for:

The Downs CEDIA AWARD 2017

Digital Coaxial Out (1)

Digital Coaxial Out (2)

HDMI2

Sony HD TV KDL-40Z4500

HDMI3

Draytek P1090 8 Port PoE Unmanaged Switch (ELVHE)

1U

XBox

Cisco (Linksys) SR2024 24 Port Unmanaged Switch (ELVHE)

User Switch #1

User Switch #2

(Downstairs Study)

(Family Room)

1U

SteamLink

Component

Analogue Audio Balun

Analogue In (1)

Control4 C4-DIN-8ESW-E 8 Port Unmanaged Switch (LHE)

Family Room

Wii

Analogue In (2)

Dining Area

Symmetrical with ceiling spots

n/a - leave 3m tail

Kitchen

In central island (exact location tbd)

Kitchen Kitchen

Ceiling either side of central island North facing wall just inside from Patio

Kitchen

North facing wall just inside from Patio

Kitchen

Wall opposite W04 Bottom of backbox 1.5m above FFL

Backbox A - Single 45mm deep Leave 1m tail extending from backbox n/a - leave 3m tail Backbox B - Double 45mm deep Leave 1m tail extending from backbox Backbox B - Double 45mm deep Leave 1m tail extending from backbox Bespoke backbox provided by BrownHen - Leave 1m tail extending from backbox

ELVHE

Living Room (Original Building)

Just to right of radiator (wall with door)

Living Room (Original Building)

Just to right of radiator (wall with door)

Living Room (Original Building)

Just to right of radiator (wall with door)

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

Ceiling speaker pair

2 SCP 16/2

12

L

Analogue In (3)

C

R

Analogue In (4)

Living Room (Original Building)

Just to right of radiator (wall with door)

Living Room (Original Building)

Living Room (Original Building)

Left of radiator 300mm from door frame (wall with door) Right of radiator 300mm from corner (wall with door) Wall opposite fireplace 300mm from corner nearest window Wall opposite fireplace 300mm from corner nearest window Right of fireplace 300mm from corner

Living Room (Original Building)

Right of fireplace 300mm from corner

Living Room (Original Building) Living Room (Original Building) Living Room (Original Building)

Backbox C - Double 45mm deep Leave 1m tail extending from backbox Backbox D - Double 45mm deep Leave 1m tail extending from backbox Backbox D - Double 45mm deep Leave 3m tail extending from backbox Backbox D - Double 45mm deep Leave 3m tail extending from backbox Backbox E - Single 45mm deep Leave 3m tail extending from backbox Backbox F - Single 45mm deep Leave 3m tail extending from backbox Backbox G - Single 45mm deep Leave 3m tail extending from backbox Backbox G - Single 45mm deep Leave 1m tail extending from backbox Backbox H - Single 45mm deep Leave 3m tail extending from backbox Backbox H - Single 45mm deep Leave 1m tail extending from backbox

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

General data/tel

ELVHE ELVHE

Comms Cupboard Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail n/a - leave 5m tail

Ceiling speaker pair Basic TV location (wall mounted)

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

Basic TV location (wall mounted)

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

Touchscreen location broadly central within open plan area

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

TV location (AV Receiver located in rack)

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

TV location (AV Receiver located in rack)

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

Centre speakers (for 5.1)

2 HNC Pro+

13

2 SCP 16/2

14

1 WF100

15

3 HNC Pro+

16

1 HNC Pro+

17

4 HNC Pro+

18

2 WF100

19

1 SCP 16/2

20

Analogue In (5) Analogue In (7) Analogue In (8) Analogue Out (1)

SURR

Control4 Audio Matrix v3

SURR

Analogue Out (2)

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

Subwoofer

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

Left speaker (for 5.1)

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

Right speaker (for 5.1)

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

Left surround speaker (for 5.1)

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

General data/tel

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

Right surround speaker (for 5.1)

ELVHE

Comms Cupboard

n/a - leave 5m tail

General data/tel

1 Planet Waves Coax

21

1 SCP 16/2

22

1 SCP 16/2

23

1 SCP 16/2

24

1 HNC Pro+

25

1 SCP 16/2

26

1 HNC Pro+

27

Sony TV (Family Room)

Analogue Out (3) Analogue Out (4)

Patio

Analogue Out (5)

ELVHE

SUB

5.1 Speaker Arrangement Tannoy TFX 5.1

Analogue In (6)

L

Analogue Out (6)

R

Analogue Out (7) Analogue Out (8)

Speakers (Zone 1) Speakers (Zone 2)

Line In (3)

Other non-rack IT Devices

2.0 Speaker Arrangement Sonance Mariner 61

Line In (1) Line In (2)

Control4 4-Zone Power Amp

Line In (4)

Speakers (Zone 3)

Dining Area L

R

Speakers (Zone 4)

Digital Coaxial In (1) Digital Optical In (4) Digital Coaxial Out (1)

Speakers

Sonance DSP2-150 Amp

Master Ensuite L

Digital Optical Out (4)

Other non-rack AV Equipment

Separate Guest SSID configured on Ruckus WAPs providing access to the internet only.

2.0 Speaker Arrangement KEF Ci200QR CYP PU-304-RX Digital Extender

R

Dual Stereo Speaker Arrangement KEF Ci160CRds Analogue Audio Balun

Analogue In (1)

HDMI In (1)

Family Bathroom

HDMI In (2) Digital Optical In (1)

Digital Coaxial In (1)

L

Denon AVR-2113 AVR HDMI Out 5.0 Speakers

R

Dual Stereo Speaker Arrangement KEF Ci160CRds

Subwoofer Out

Cable Schedule

Page 1 of 5 Control4 Dimmer Module #1 (LHE)

Ruckus R310 Unleashed WAP (Living Area)

Ruckus R310 Unleashed WAP (1st Floor Landing)

Scale 1:50 at A2

AV ground floor

EQ Settings for Amina Mobius 7 speakers located in Living Area

THRESHOLD DRAIN

Control4 Dimmer Module #2 (LHE)

1U

Sky+HD

1U

Amazon FireTV 1st Gen

1U

AppleTV 4

1U

Synology RS816 NAS

5U

Denon AVR-2113

1U

Control4 EA5

1U

CYP Video Matrix

2U

Control4 Audio Matrix

1U

Sonance DSP2-150 Amp

Ruckus R310 Unleashed WAP (Master Bed)

Patio and retaining wall design changed during construction

Neo

surface water

Heatmiser NeoHub (Utility)

Control4 Relay Module (LHE)

EXISTING LOWERED THRESHOLD DRAIN

NEW

NEW

Control4 7" Touchscreen (Living Area)

surface water

foul water

Samsung TV (Living Area)

FALL 75mm 1:60+-

FALL 1:60+THRESHOLD DRAIN

Mount Tech Ref

Mount Tech Ref

Mount Ref

Elevation B

Wall Right SP G 47

THRESHOLD DRAIN

Wall 3 Cat, 1 WF 100 B 15, 16

Unit 2 Cat A 13

NEW

Control4 Bus Ethernet Gateway (LHE)

foul water

Wall Left SP H 47

Customer supplied TV

Ceiling Window power, control W05-1, W05-2

Blind Control Mount: Ceiling, Wall, Recessed Tech: Power, Control Ref: Refer to cable schedule

Wall 2 Cat _9 Ceiling Window power RL01-S, RL01-M

Data Port Mount: Ceiling, Wall, Flush, Hidden Tech: 1-4 number of ports Ref: Refer to cable schedule

Ceiling Left SP-A 14

WiFi Access Point Mounting type: Ceiling, Wall, Flush, Hidden

Wall Left SP D 10

Ceiling WiFi W1

Ceiling Nest Protect

Ceiling Nest Protect

Customer supplied TV Ceiling Window shade powRL04-S Wall Right SP C 11 Wall 4 Cat _8 Wall 2 WF100 _7

NEW

EXISTING

foul water

foul water

Leave tails for flexible location of socket

Samsung TV (Master Bedroom) Global Cache IP2CC-P iTach (LHE)

Other non-rack AV Equipment

Doorbird D202 Door Station

Other non-rack IT Devices

Wall 1 Cat U 48

Wall 1 Cat S 48

Location TBC on completion of utilty room layout

Ceiling Nest Protect

Schedule Reference: Refer to cable schedule Speaker Mounting type: Ceiling, Wall, Flush, Hidden Technology: LCR = LCR Bar Speaker, Sur.L = Surround Left Channel, Sur.R Surround Right Channel, DS Dual Stereo Schedule Reference: Refer to cable schedule

Ceiling Window shade power RL03-S

Living Area

Kitchen

We initially planned to use a dedicated managed PoE switch for the outside security cameras and the Video Door Station however the security cameras were deferred for a subsequent phase. We explained the security risks associated with wired connections located externally and the customer was happy to accept the risks associated with connecting the Video Door Station to the same unmanaged PoE switch as the WAPs etc. The customer also agreed it was unnecessary to have this switch (or any future switch with external data connections) on its own circuit breaker (in case of the network cable connecting to high voltage by a potential saboteur).

Utility room layout and door location changed during construction

Ceiling Left SP E 12

Dining Area

Wall 6 Cat _ 29

Study

Ceiling Right SP F 12

Ceiling Nest Protect

Coats cup'd

Wall 4 Cat I 28

Elevation C

Mount Tech Ref

Ceiling Right SP-B 14

Height of cable hole for wall mounted speakers to be confirmed with client once location of lights has been confirmed.

Elevation A

PLANTER

Ceiling Smoke and CO detector Nest Mount: Ceiling, Protect Tech: Power, Battery

Garage

Wall 1 SCP 16 2 E 22

Coats cup'd

Customer supplied TV and Local source

Wall 4 Cat C 18

Wall 2 WF100, 1 SCP16 2, 1 PW coax D 19, 20, 21

Wall 1 SCP 16 2 F 23

Ceiling 1 Cat _ 30

Hall Wall 1 Cat _ 54

Ceiling Window power RL10-S, RL10-M

Comms cup'd

Living Room

ELVHE

Wall 1 Cat T 49

Leave tails for flexible location of socket

Elevation D

V0.7 (22nd August 2016) Lighting and AV ground floor

136

Wall 1 SCP 16 2 , 1 Cat G 24, 25

Wall 1 SCP 16 2 , 1 Cat H 26, 27

This integration could be easily picked up by another contractor if needed.


HIGHLY COMMENDED | EMEA

BEST DOCUMENTATION

// PROJECT

The Downs 

 

// INSTALLER

 

   



BrownHen Solutions























 

























 











































  















 















 

 

 



BrownHen Solutions showed how documentation can be useful to both themselves, and to every other contractor on the project. The documents also highlighted that detailed wiring schedules shouldn’t only be completed on large projects.

 



















 



 



 



 















 







  









  

 









 















 

 

 

 































 

 











 

 















 



























The judges were particularly impressed with this detailing, commenting how easily the project could be taken over by another contractor if needed. The attention to detail shown on a relatively small project — compared to where this quality of documentation is normally seen — is what drove the judges to award BrownHen Solutions over some of the other impressive documentation packs.

 

 







  

 













































 



 











 

// PROJECT

Henri provides a great example of the type of

The Grand Prix House

documentation that should be processed for large scale projects. With detailed drawings showing all aspects

// INSTALLER

of the integration project in multiple colour-coded

Henri, Integrateur Domotique

layers, the body of work documents all equipment and connections throughout this five-storey property and will make maintenance and servicing of the system in future

BrownHen Solutions Ltd

Henri, Integrateur Domotique

55 Gloucester Road, Bath, BA1 7BW, UK

45 Bis rue de Lagny, Vincennes, 94300, France

+44 (0)1225 519731

+33 (0)1 43 28 56 14

brownhensolutions.com

henri.fr

CEDIA Member Since 2014

CEDIA Member Since 1999

much easier to carry out and record.

137


GLOBAL

2017


WINNER | GLOBAL

BEST MEDIA ROOM

// TITLE

IA Media Room // COMPANY

Synergy Technologies Synergy Technologies ticked all the boxes with this project, and created a fun, yet practical and multi-functional media room. The overall aesthetic of the room, audio and video calibration, and personal touches — like the height variable coffee table that can double as a dining table during movie watching — made this project stand out from other regional winners. The judges were particularly impressed with the attention to detail on specifics, such as the acoustic treatment, and the precise calibration of the speakers behind it. Not only were the judges impressed by this project, but so was the client — who has been enjoying the room ever since. Find out more about this project on page 24, as Synergy Technology was also successful in the Best Media Room (EMEA): £80,000 and over category.

Synergy Technologies 22. C/ II Gulberg III, Lahore, 54666, Pakistan +91 (0)9925024757 synergyav.com CEDIA Member Since 2005

139


WINNER | GLOBAL

// TITLE

The Playhouse Theater // COMPANY

DC Home Systems First imagine isolating a home cinema from both a basketball court and fully functioning bowling lanes. Next, find solutions for the windows that the client wanted to remain in the space. After solving those issues, find proper speaker placement and ensure that the room’s properly calibrated while working around a bar and countertop. The equipment in this cinema is absolutely top notch, from the audio generated by the Triad speakers and subs and Lab.Gruppen amps, to the images rendered by the Digital Projection and Seymour Screen Excellence combo. Additionally, the starfield ceiling in the cinema is the largest that its maker, Kinetics, has ever created. For more on this project see page 44, as DC Home Systems was also the winner in the Best Home Cinema Level IV (Americas): $500,000 and over.

DC Home Systems 170 West Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA +1 800 649 3228 dchomesystems.com CEDIA Member Since 1998

140

BEST HOME CINEMA


THE EUROPEAN DESTINATION FOR THE GLOB AL AV INDUSTRY

REGISTER NOW!

Delivering Smart Home Solutions Experience Residential technology at ISE 2018

W W W. I S E U R O P E . O R G

A JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP OF


WINNER | GLOBAL

// TITLE

Surf’s Up // COMPANY

Land & Sea Entertainment This sprawling seaside home that does everything from lighting up the beach for evening surfing to cutting the homeowner’s electric bills, picked up wins for Best Integrated Home (Level IV), Best Documentation, and Best Dressed Rack awards in its region before winning the Global Prize. The Americas/Asia Pacific team of judges remarked that the documentation was as critical a component of the home as any bit of hardware: “Anyone could walk in and work on the system.” As for the electronic heart of the home itself, “It’s a completely unique and elegant rack system — just beautifully done.” Another compliment: “It’s a shame we don’t give an award for power management.” For more details of Land & Sea Entertainment's see page 82, as this was successful in the Best Integrated Home Level IV (Americas): $450,000 and over.

Land & Sea Entertainment 4498 Paola Way, San Diego, CA 92117, USA +1 858 467 1940 sterryo.com CEDIA Member Since 2002

142

BEST INTEGRATED HOME


INSTALLER World

SUPPORTING THE SECURITY & FIRE INSTALLER INDUSTRY

It’s where people innovate, if you come here you get to see the very latest innovations, you get to meet the people that are supplying those & you get to meet end users who are using them.

CSL

27,658

9859

79%

visitors at IFSEC International 2017

installers at IFSEC & FIREX International 2017

of visitors come to source new products

Be a part of IFSEC 2018: ifsec.events/international


OTHER ENTRANTS | EMEA

// CATEGORY

// CATEGORY

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL II

BEST MEDIA ROOM LEVEL III

// PROJECT Kusion Kino

// PROJECT Camden Media Room

// PROJECT Contemporary Media Room

// PROJECT Mount Street Meridian

With the client requesting the largest possible

With the room being used for both work

Life Emotions was told that design comes

image to make the movie experience in this

and play, the system had to be reliable and

first, so to install an immersive experience

The main objective for Prestige Audio was to

basement as enthralling as possible, Finite

seamless, with emphasis placed on aesthetics

that wouldn’t lose the flexibility of the living

install a great sounding audio system within

Solutions installed a 115" projector screen. To

and quality. Philharmonic AV delivered a 4K,

room. With one press on the Savant remote,

the main family room. Given the size of the

ensure the audio quality matched the viewing

Dolby Atmos media room that did not interfere

the Sony projector is revealed from inside the

room and taking into account the request for a

experience, high-grade acoustic plasterboard

with the client’s style or vision. Additional

furniture, the Screen Research projector screen

high-end speaker system, the integrator opted

was used in a double skin configuration with

CAT6 cables were installed for future upgrades.

descends, and the lights dim to the preferred

for a Meridian surround sound package. The

brightness.

audio was complemented with a 100" Sony TV.

Audio Sytems

acoustic sealant to minimise sound leakage.

144

Finite Solutions

Philharmonic AV Ltd

Life Emotions

Prestige Audio

Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS19 7BP, UK

Unit 2 Chancery Court Business Centre, High Wycombe, HP12 3RE, UK

Avenida do Brasil 147B, Lisboa, 1700-067, Portugal

Unit 10, Orbital 25 Business Park, Watford, WD18 9DA, UK

+44 (0)113 255 4765

+44 (0)207 887 2424

+351 (0)21 096 22 99

+44 (0)1923 801400

finitesolutions.co.uk

philharmonicav.com

life-emotions.pt

prestigeaudio.co.uk


OTHER ENTRANTS | EMEA

// CATEGORY

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL I

// CATEGORY

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL II

// PROJECT Balaji Home Theatre

// PROJECT Le Shark Home Cinema

// PROJECT Gamer's Paradise

// PROJECT Royal Theatre

For a client who had a home cinema in another

Achme Communications delivered a Dolby

The client brief was to take an existing media

The developer transformed a former military

property, incorporating one in their newly

Atmos capable cinema, with 4K projection and

room and adjust the design to deliver the

hospital into an 80 unit luxury apartment

built apartment was an easy sell for Madhav

a 176" screen, whilst overcoming challenges

ultimate gaming room that would also perform

building. They requested a home cinema that

Enterprise. The integrator designed a room

such as an entirely glass rear wall. Automated

as a home cinema. In order to maximise the

kept with the style and age of the building,

with the best possible equipment to meet

shading provided the necessary lighting

viewing experience for the two different uses,

while at the same time, being reliable, robust,

the client expectations, including a Sony 4K

and acoustic characteristics for this room to

Cyberhomes specified a screen with motorised

and easy to use. Finite Solutions paid great

projector, Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 audio, and a 110"

perform well.

masking and a Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 system.

attention to sound isolation while maximising the overall performance.

acoustically transparent screen.

AV Solutions India

Achme Communication

Cyberhomes Ltd

Finite Solutions

Ahmedabad, 380009, India

436-H Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, 641004, India

Station Yard, Thame, OX9 3UH, UK

Heatherfields, 109 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS19 7BP, UK

+91 (0)79 27912661

+91 (0)422 256 3666

+44 (0)3333 443718

+44 (0)113 255 4765

www.av4u.in

technostore.in

cyberhomes.co.uk

finitesolutions.co.uk

145


OTHER ENTRANTS | EMEA

// CATEGORY

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL II

146

// CATEGORY

// CATEGORY

BEST HOME CINEMA LEVEL III

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL I

// PROJECT Zero-G Cinema

// PROJECT Mukta Cinema

// PROJECT Le Shimena

// PROJECT Can Pep, Ibiza

Creating a home cinema in a small space

This cinema room was housed in a farm house

The objective was to turn a drawing room into

Since this home would only be occupied for

with a window at the rear presented a unique

outside of Mumbai, where there are often

a luxury home cinema. Soundroom Lifestyle

four weeks of the year, reliability was key.

challenge for HD Cinema. The integrator

power fluctuations and power surges. Since

Technologies seamlessly integrated the

Sagar Smart Homes installed a comprehensive

worked with the client to build a home cinema

the equipment that Sound Decisions was

technology into the design, and delivered on

KNX network, providing a fully scalable and

with great emphasis on interior design,

using was premium, they had to have a power

the client’s request for a 4K-compatible room

open platform — the perfect solution for this

including movable acoustic elements to cover

backup room to monitor the power lines and

that features the latest hi-tech equipment.

complex and multifaceted project. Audio took

the large window.

help prevent any power surges, therefore

To meet the design brief, the integrator hid all

centre stage, with a high-performance setup

securing the AV system.

speakers in the acoustic panelling.

for impromptu Ibiza parties.

HDCinema

Sound Decisions

Ul. Maryjna 42/5, Gaj, 32-031, Poland

4, Palash Tower, Prathmesh Complex, Mumbai, 400053, India

+48 (0)502 051 638

+91 (0)222 6772339

hdcinema.pl

sounddecisionsindia.com

Soundroom Lifestyle Technologies Level -4m M.B Towers, Hyderabad, 500081, India +91 (0)40 40293004

Sagar Smart Homes Unit A102 Riverside Business Centre, London, SW18 4UQ, UK +44 (0)203 397 7874 sagarsmarthomes.co.uk


OTHER ENTRANTS | EMEA

// CATEGORY

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II

// PROJECT Manthena's Farm House

// PROJECT Parkside Property

// PROJECT House Kyalami

// PROJECT Palm Jumeirah Atlantis View

The client requested a fully automated home

This five-storey townhouse has been

The owners wanted a smart home where

A friend of a previous client, the request

for the family, with a user-friendly control

redeveloped to include the latest design and

integrated technology ensures ultimate

was — ‘I want largely the same’. Archimedia

interface. Soundroom Lifestyle Technologies

technological trends. TwentyTwo Integration

convenience. The system that BNC Technology

integrated Savant with a large KNX system

designed a flexible and future-ready home,

designed a fully comprehensive system that

installed included lighting integration, AV

to control the HVAC, window treatments, and

using Crestron to control multiple zones and

was as discreet as possible to match the

technology, and security — all accessible at

lighting. The AV system was centralised to

devices. The bespoke GUI design allows users

minimalist feel of the property. Control4 was

the touch of a button. The home cinema offers

minimise the amount of equipment beneath

to effortlessly transform the home for ultra-

selected as the home automation system,

ultimate performance, and has a comfortable,

each TV. Sonos was added to the Savant

comfort.

with iPads, iPhones, and remote controls used

laid back feel.

system for audio.

throughout.

Soundroom Lifestyle Technologies Level -4m M.B Towers, Hyderabad, 500081, India +91 (0)40 40293004

TwentyTwo Integration Ltd

BNC Technology

Archimedia

The Printworks, Unit D, London, SE17 3BZ, UK

16 Skeen Boulevard, Johannesburg, 20070, South Africa

Bu Ameem Building Dubai, 113836, United Arab Emirates

+44 (0)20 7498 9920

+27 (0)11 023 7662

+971 (0)4 337 0181

twentytwointegration.com

bnctechnology.co.za

archimedia-me.com

147


OTHER ENTRANTS | EMEA

// CATEGORY

// CATEGORY

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL II

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL III

// PROJECT Chelsea Town House

// PROJECT Beau House, London

// PROJECT Smart Sweet Home

// PROJECT Sun Valley 83

Mosaic Audio & Visual was contracted to

Sagar Smart Homes was tasked with designing

Bass Kervill provided a home technology

After discussions with the client and

provide an integrated whole house solution,

a fully functioning system that could give

system that included lighting and blind control,

the interior designer, Bureau of Systems

where any new user could understand and

potential purchasers scope to expand the

AV, climate control, security, intercom, and

Integration installed a lighting system that

operate the core functions without any

solution. Crestron provides an intuitive

a home cinema. The client was specific in

included RGB LEDs, lighting features, and all

instructions. KNX control of all BMS, using

platform for control of the AV elements, while

wanting a user-friendly control system, so

types of light sources required for scene-based

mainly Gira, Theban, and Zennio products

Basalte Sentido’s offers a modern interface to

Bass Kervill opted for Gira keypads, iPads

control. A media room was created to be used

was selected. The full system features HVAC,

control the lighting, blinds, and curtains from.

with Iridium mobile interfaces, and RTI remote

as an office, library, and cinema room.

controls.

shading, lighting, door entry, and AV.

148

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

Sagar Smart Homes

Bass Kervill

BSI Ltd

68 Thames Road, London, W4 3RE, UK

Unit A102 Riverside Business Centre, London, SW18 4UQ, UK

52 Pererva, 1 Building, Moscow, 109369, Russian Federation

53 Boryslavska Street, Kiev, 03061, Ukraine

+44 (0)208 707 3246

+44 (0)7500 133386

+7 (0)4955451047

+38 (0)044 406 6519

mosaic-av.com

sagarsmarthomes.co.uk

basskervill.ru

bsi.technology


OTHER ENTRANTS | EMEA

// CATEGORY

BEST INTEGRATED HOME LEVEL IV

// CATEGORY

BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

// PROJECT Amrutha Mansion

// PROJECT Columns

// PROJECT Westminster Town House

// PROJECT WM Pool Theatre

Soundroom Lifestyle Technologies has installed

The primary focus was to design a fully

Being a listed building, everything had to be

A customised media server that feeds the

a system that includes AV distribution, lighting

automated facility with a temperature-

approved by a conservation officer before

Panasonic 2K full HD 8000 lumens projection

control, window control, HVAC, CCTV, and data

maintained indoor swimming pool, oxygen

installation. Following the client’s request,

system combined with a 256" motorised

networking. The hidden technology maintains

bar, gym, sauna, lounge, and spa. With the

Mosaic Audio & Visual fitted a system that

Stewart Filmscreen screen and an 11.4 channel

the minimalistic design of the interior across

client requesting this space be similar to places

could control the whole home from fixed

Electro Voice outdoor speaker system

the whole house, with touch panels installed on

that he visits on his travels, Tera Generation

touchscreen on each floor. The integrator

creates an immersive outdoor entertainment

all floors, allowing the client to select a scene

Solutions installed lighting and climate control,

installed a high spec home cinema on the

experience that is the envy of all the

for the area.

distributed audio, and solar shading.

ground floor.

neighbours.

Soundroom Lifestyle Technologies Level -4m M.B Towers, Hyderabad, 500081, India +91 (0)40 40293004

Tera Generation Solutions Ltd

Mosaic Audio & Visual Ltd

Tera Generation Solutions Ltd

7-A, Block P, Gulberg II, Lahore, 54600, Pakistan

68 Thames Road, London, W4 3RE, UK

7-A, Block P, Gulberg II, Lahore, 54600, Pakistan

+92 (0)4235753908

+44 (0)208 707 3246

+92 (0)4235753908

tgs-av.com

mosaic-av.com

tgs-av.com

149


OTHER ENTRANTS | EMEA

// CATEGORY

// CATEGORY

BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

BEST MULTIPLE UNIT DWELLING

// PROJECT Moving Rooms, Moving Spaces

// PROJECT A Pool With A View

// PROJECT Pushing All The Right Buttons

// PROJECT One Tower Bridge

TwentyTwo Integration worked closely with

The client wanted a large screen viewing

The integrator needed to design an access

The client demanded a home automation

the joiner and architect to achieve the client’s

experience by the pool, but it couldn’t be an

control system to secure a large country

system that matched the stature of one of

desire to bring a rich variety of integrated

overly expensive and dominating TV on the

estate that included the client’s home, as well

London’s most prestigious addresses; with

home products under one simple design. In

wall, nor could a screen be used. TwentyTwo

as a shooting estate. The project required

particular importance being set on the ease of

the end, the project included a full wired and

Integration tested several options and landed

access control keypads on a large number of

use. RJK Security Systems designed a series

wireless data network, a BPT video entry

on a wall finish that would maximise the 8,500

doors, plus entry solutions at several gates.

of fully customisable scenes in which the

system, and seven audio zones with access to

ANSI Lumens displayed by the projector.

TwentyTwo Integration designed and built their

intelligent system learns the occupant’s habits

own access control panel using 2N electronics.

and replicates their daily use of the room’s

internet radio and streaming services.

lights, blinds, climate, and AV.

150

TwentyTwo Integration Ltd

TwentyTwo Integration Ltd

TwentyTwo Integration Ltd

RJK Security Systems Ltd

The Printworks, Unit D, London, SE17 3BZ, UK

The Printworks, Unit D, London, SE17 3BZ, UK

The Printworks, Unit D, London, SE17 3BZ, UK

9 Hatch Lane, London, E4 6LP, UK

+44 (0)207 703 4376

+44 (0)207 703 4376

+44 (0)207 703 4376

+44 (0)20 8529 7999

twentytwointegration.com

twentytwointegration.com

twentytwointegration.com

rjksecurity.co.uk


OTHER ENTRANTS | EMEA

// CATEGORY

BEST SHOWROOM

TO FIND YOUR NEAREST CEDIA INSTALLER VISIT

www.cedia.org // PROJECT RJK Security Systems Showroom

Due to RJK Security Systems’ varied clientele, the showroom has been designed to showcase a variety of brands and technologies, therefore providing demos that suit different budgets and requirements. The demo facility focusses on lighting and heating control, security, HVAC, audio, and video distribution, and how these systems can work together. Copyrighted Material Notice It may be tempting to add a little “movie magic” to your submission by placing a still image from a movie or television show on the display

RJK Security Systems Ltd

screens shown in your submitted photos. However, CEDIA advises against placing images on display screens that may contain copyrighted

9 Hatch Lane, London, E4 6LP, UK

display your images and/or edit the images to remove/obscure the material in question. However, CEDIA assumes no obligation to police

+44 (0)20 8529 7999

submissions for improper content. If you wish to enhance the display screens shown in your photos, we recommend using royalty-free stock

www.rjksecurity.co.uk

material, including movie/TV stills. If CEDIA believes your images may contain copyrighted material, we reserve the right to decline to

images from a reputable stock photo provider.

E&OE 151


unparalleled HI-reS perFOrManCe, TAILORED FOR CUSTOM INSTALL info@meridian.co.uk +44 (0) 1480 445678 meridian-audio.com


C E D I A E M E A , U N I T 2 , P H O E N I X PA R K , S T N E O T S , C A M B R I D G E S H I R E , P E 1 9 8 E P, U N I T E D K I N G D O M + 4 4 ( 0 ) 1 4 8 0 2 1 3 74 4

info@cedia.co.uk

w w w. c e d i a . o r g

CEDIA Awards Yearbook 2017  
CEDIA Awards Yearbook 2017  
Advertisement