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CONTENTS 2012 ENTRIES Home Theater

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Integrated Home

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Media Room

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Hidden Installation

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Special Project

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Showroom

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Sustainable Lifestyle

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Copyright Š 2012 Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be copied, repurposed, reprinted, modified, or used in any manner in violation of United States copyright laws without the expressed written permission of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA).

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C C C ED ED ED IA IA IA HOME THEATER For those times when the family wants to settle in and get lost in their favorite movie, nothing delivers like a dedicated home theater. These rooms have been designed to provide an immersive, cinema-quality experience featuring larger-than-life audio and video, all with the comforts of home. For the purposes of this competition, a home theater is defined as an area of the home specifically designed for watching movies and other entertainment programming.

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Simplicity in the Traditional Theater

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The goal for this home theater was to create a great sounding theater with a system that is very simple to use and has traditional looks. Initially, the client contacted integration companies. When the client called us, the client said he would like us to achieve the same or better result than what the other integration companies proposed, but with half the budget. The client’s wife also asked to have the biggest screen possible in the theater, and the client wanted to have the best sound and pictures possible. The client had attended a local theater with THX, and he requested THXcertified speakers for the home theater if they could possibly be installed. The ultimate goal was to get the best and biggest picture and sound possible in this small theater, but do so within the budget constraint. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? To create the easy-to-use theater, we settled on using a wireless 6” touch panel that could be wall mounted as well. Part of the challenge was that the client requested THX Ultra2 speakers with two subwoofers; because of the room layout, these speakers might have resulted in a boomy bass. We created the acoustic bass trap in the front of the theater to make sure the bass is evenly distributed. We used THX Ultra2 speakers in a 7.2 system configuration. We also used the Digital Media technology to deliver the HDMI switching. Initially, we couldn’t play 3D content, but then we were able to go back to the Digital Media menu and modify some of the EDID configuration. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? When we started the project, the theater was planned to have two rows of seating to accommodate nine people. However, in the middle of the project, the client opted to make three rows of seating that would accommodate 15 people. The challenge was that the room didn’t have enough depth to accommodate three rows of seating of recliner chairs as we had originally planned in the specs. The compromise was to use rocker chairs for the first two rows. We revised our drawing and modified it with precision to make sure the theater could really fit three rows of seating. The

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contractor needed to modify the stage because the stage had already been built for two rows. We also needed to modify our panel configuration. We encountered another challenge when we asked the client to use blue tape to have an idea what a 115” screen would look like; after seeing it, the client decided that the screen was too small. We modified our design to accommodate a 135” screen, and we needed to ensure that even people in the first row of seats would still see great pictures. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We planned for THX Ultra2 reference, which is 85 dB. Initially, we used standard Audyssey calibration; however we felt that the sound was not right. In the end, we used a Sencore pro calibration tool, which enabled us to see that a lot of the bass was not evenly distributed. We finally had to adjust our crossover from the THX reference from 80Hz to 75Hz so that we could get the bass more evenly distributed. For the video, we needed to use the SMPTE color bar pattern because we felt the projector was giving too much red and green. What makes this system worthy of recognition? We were able to give the client the best and biggest picture and sound possible and accommodate three rows of seating in this small theater while still meeting the client’s budget. We had to do all the engineering with precision because, in this application, even an error of 1” or 2” would make a big difference. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client wanted to have the traditional look for the theater, so he requested the contractor build the frame around the panel and create a column that matched the rest of the house. We worked with the builder closely to explain how the stage configuration needed to be in order to accommodate three rows of seating.

Task Hours Client Interviews 3 Electronic Design and Engineering 20 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 8 Project Management 5 Pre-wire/Rough-in 25 Trim-out 5 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 10 Programming 10 Final Installation and Calibration 5 Client Instruction 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 5 Project Management by Others 1 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 100

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: CDGI Model#: SUNDANCE Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-HPRFGW Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6XWALL Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-TSAT Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JVC Model#: DLA-RS40 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: KL-650-THX

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: KW-120-THX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: KS-1000-THX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: SN135HFHG3WX

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The Cozy Cinema Experience

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. This was the most exciting part of the audio/video and integration project for the client, so we had to impress them. Because the budget was limited, we had to focus on key components where we could spend money to get the best overall system for the client. The home theater was a family-oriented room that was to be comfortable and inviting. Because it was not a large room, though, it was important not to overwhelm the space. We aimed to give the client an experience that was as close to a cinema experience by using a CineWide screen and a Runco projector with a CineWide lens. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? This project incorporated a Runco fixed throw 2.35:1 lens (LS5) Projector, displaying on a 90” Screen Research Supreme fixed screen. It is controlled by a Crestron MTX3 remote. The projector and receiver are controlled by RS232 from the Adagio AES, which provides accurate and consistent performance of these key elements in the theater. The speakers we used were two TC10 Bay Audio subs (down firing through custom kicks in the millwork), two TC60 Bay Audio front speakers, one TC42 Bay Audio (a horizontal speaker) for the center channel, and two VP65R Sonance surround speakers. The millwork was custom designed to integrate the speakers, and it included doors with acoustic fabric to allow the sound to properly fill the room. The theater room was integrated into the whole-house distributed audio and digital media video distribution system—which provided the clients access to their multiple audio and video sources. Audio sources include AM/FM radio, XM radio, a two-stream request music server, four cable TV boxes, and a Blu-ray player. There are five video sources—four cable TV boxes and one Bluray player.

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? The primary calibration on the home theater was done with Audyssey EQ calibration equipment. We ran testing with the Audyssey mic to ensure that the sound was balanced and optimized the acoustics of the room. We ran front panel setup testing for brightness, contrast, color, and hue for the Runco projector and screen. We reviewed the settings for each source to ensure the optimal performance at all listening levels. What makes this system worthy of recognition? We were able to deliver a theater that far exceeded the client’s expectation for performance while staying within the conservative budget. We were able to achieve excellent coordination with the builder, electrician, and millworker to overcome the unique challenges of the room and fulfill the client’s wishes. In addition, the coordination with the builder enabled us to place the whole house racks in a location that could double with the local equipment for the theater. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client needed us to work with the cove ceiling design and lighting plan, and our design also needed to complement the millwork in the room. The client was emphatic that we needed to keep our project consistent with the overall design and style of the house. The client wanted to maximize screen size without limiting or reducing the space available for the display of books, etc. It was necessary to minimize projector depth to avoid it being a hazard for those walking into the room.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The room had a cove ceiling—lower at the back/front/sides and higher in the center—for style and lighting. The projector was to be mounted in the low section at the back, behind the seats to reduce noise interference. We needed to mount it flush with the ceiling and had to work around the designer’s requirements for lighting. Working with the builder, we had a pocket cut into the drop ceiling in which we hid the projector mount and wires. We ensured that the projector did not impede the walkthrough. We also had to make sure that the projector hang did not interfere with the oversized swing doors required for the equipment room.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 3 Electronic Design and Engineering 18 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 10 Project Management 16 Pre-wire/Rough-in 12 Trim-out 24 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 8 Programming 5 Final Installation and Calibration 24 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 8 Project Management by Others 8 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 146

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: G5BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-FAN-K

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Request Multimedia Model#: F2.V5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S10BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AES-XM

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-29-26

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: LS-5-CW/WHITNEY

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S15BLK

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-HD-DSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: DMP-BD75

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screen Research Model#: FS2-90-235-S1W

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC10DF

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-44

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Premier Mounts Model#: PDS-PLUS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: VP65RSUR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC42B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD8X8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Premier Mounts Model#: PP-5

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC60B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-50.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Premier Mounts Model#: PTP4

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The Timeless Theater Room

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. Our objectives were to design and construct a theater that was luxurious, high performance, and affordable. The style of the décor was to be artistic and contemporary, but with a casual elegance and warmth that would never go out of style. The goals for the layout were to be practical, stylish, and extremely comfortable for a family of four and their guests. In terms of the electronics to be selected, the client wanted the best performance available at a competitive mid-range price. The system had to be durable and user friendly for young children as well as adults, and it had to be suitable for a variety of viewing, including movies, television, sports, video games, and computer applications. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The electronics are controlled with a Universal Remote Control with RF communication to the rack. The remote has been programmed for single-button activity-based turn on and source selection. The lighting has been tied into the remote control for convenience and to help provide the best projection-viewing conditions. The acoustics of the room were considered with regard to the materials of the décor, such as diffusive stone surfaces, carpet, irregular shapes, and so on. By approaching the acoustics in this fashion, the costs were kept down considerably and the end result was excellent. The sound system is 7.1 and the video system is Epson’s reflective 3-chip LCD, which provides exceptional horsepower and picture performance at its price point. An Apple Mac Mini and a full RAID-5 server were provided by the client and incorporated into the system for convenient web surfing and to make online and stored music and movie content accessible. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The single biggest challenge in making this basement space work was the tiered seating design and the projector placement. Because the ceilings were low (8’ at their highest point) and numerous bulkheads were required for HVAC accommodation, we had to create a special two-tiered stage design for the back row of seats to allow for easy access and minimize the chances of hitting one’s head on the bulkhead. Also, the projector had to be dropped in an attractive way so that it would clear the bulkhead in front; at the same time it needed to be positioned over the rear seating in such a way that it would not be a hazard or an eye sore. A couple of other noteworthy layout- and interior design–related points include the deletion of a window that was near the theater screen area as well as extending the side wall adjacent to the seating to allow for good side speaker placement and a built-in pull-out and swivel racking system.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? A combination of art and science went into our audio and video system calibrations. On the video side, we used a Sencore video generator and ISF’s Digital Video Essentials disc; we aimed to calibrate the grayscale to a reference 6500K color temperature. After that had been attained we viewed a variety of movies that we were familiar with and made tweaks by eye until we were satisfied that the image was ready for client viewing. After we demonstrated the video to the client, we incorporated any personal preferences from the client so that the picture was customized to the client’s taste. With regard to the audio calibration, we started with Denon’s Audyssey system and then we verified the levels using a Radio Shack SPL meter for all channels. Then we listened to the content and made any final adjustments by ear. As with the video, we took the client’s feedback into consideration because we have found that there are preferences with regard to bass and treble levels as well as the volume of surround sound information. These preferences are also related to the client’s favorite seat in the theater. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Stunningly beautiful décor and exceptional theater performance were achieved within a remarkably affordable budget. We were able to gracefully overcome many challenges that the space presented. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Our company was hired for the architectural and interior design aspects of this entry. The owner of our company is a professional artist and has a huge passion for audio and video electronics, contemporary art, and interior décor. The client was drawn to our company because we were able to offer a full turnkey solution, including concept development, AutoCAD technical drawings, artistic color renderings, and a personalized full-service approach with equal consideration given to both the function and form of the theater space. With one of the largest requirements of the client being to keep this project within an affordable budget, the synergy of our design, installation, and construction capabilities was critical.

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: ASW 610 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM663 Qty: 5 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM663 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: PMK-C6 Qty: 5 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: PMK-W6 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-1912 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Epson Model#: 9700UB Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ASR-48

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamorph Model#: FVX200DPI Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Perfect Path Model#: HDMI 1000-25 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Perfect Path Model#: HDMI 1000-4 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: SNDQ120SFHG3WX

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Task Hours Client Interviews 2 Electronic Design and Engineering 2 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 2 Project Management 15 Pre-wire/Rough-in 8 Trim-out 5 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 0 Programming 2 Final Installation and Calibration 9 Client Instruction 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 24 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 70

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Control Model#: MX-980 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Control Model#: MRF-350 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Control Model#: MRFA-600M-URC-WH

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Contemporary Theater

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The objectives were to design and create a theater that was super luxurious, contemporary, and very high performance. The décor was to be contemporary and inviting and the system needed to incorporate exceptional acoustical treatment because the client was insistent on using hard, over-sized solid surfaces for the flooring. The goals for the layout were to be practical, stylish, and extremely comfortable for a young couple planning to have kids and to do lots of entertaining with friends and family. It was desirable that the room be isolated from a sound transmission standpoint. In terms of the electronics to be selected, the clients wanted high-end performance while being conscious of excellent value for their investment. The system had to be user friendly and had to be suitable for a variety of viewing, including movies, television, and sports. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The audio electronic components were located in the clients’ central equipment room, which is 75’ from the theater room, and they were controlled with a Crestron control system with a convenient ML600 tactile hand-held remote control including full RF control of the rack. Alternatively, the system could be fully controlled (along with other systems in the home) via the Crestron iPad application. The control system was programmed for singlepress activity-based turn on and source selection. The lighting was tied into the system for convenience and best projection-viewing conditions. Also, motorized blackout shades were incorporated to treat three windows in the room that the client wanted to keep. Three additional windows that were in the front of the room were eliminated in the construction process. The acoustics of the room were addressed with a selection of 1”-thick absorptive Kinetics HardSide fabric-wrapped panels on every wall above the wainscot details in the theater and the proscenium. By approaching the acoustics in this fashion, the reflectivity of the tile floor and wood wainscot and pilasters was completely offset, and the end result was outstanding. Also, the soundproofing of the room was achieved using Kinetics IsoMax Wall Clips with 7/8” furring channel and avoiding any penetrations to the ceiling to keep it quiet visually and with much higher STC than conventional drywall installation methods. HVAC ducts were replaced with foam foil-lined ducts and bends were incorporated into these ducts to reduce sound escaping from the theater. The sound system was full 7.1 incorporating B&W Custom Theater speakers, and the video projection system was Runco’s Quantum 750 LED system, which provides exceptional color accuracy, detail, and pure black level; the picture performance is breathtaking and very dynamic.

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What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The two most difficult decisions involved removing the three windows at the front of the theater and accommodating the oversized tile flooring that the client wanted while still achieving excellent sound. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? A combination of art and science went into our audio and video system calibrations. On the video side, we used a Sencore video generator and ISF’s Digital Video Essentials disc; we aimed to calibrate the grayscale to a reference 6500K color temperature. After that has been attained we viewed a variety of movies that we were familiar with and made tweaks by eye until we were satisfied that the image was ready for client viewing. After we demonstrated the video to the client, we incorporated adjustments based on client preferences so that the picture is customized to the client’s taste. With regard to the audio calibration, we calibrated the speaker levels using a Radio Shack SPL meter and then we listened to content and made any final adjustments by ear. As with the video we took the client’s feedback into consideration as we have found that there are preferences with regard to bass and treble levels as well as to the volume of surround sound information. Preferences are also related to the location of the client’s favorite seat in the theater. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Extremely tasteful and inviting contemporary décor and exceptional theater performance were achieved. We were able to gracefully overcome many challenges that the space presented. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Our company was hired for the architectural and interior design aspects of this project. The owner of our company is a professional artist and has a huge passion for audio and video electronics, contemporary art, and interior décor. The client was drawn to our company because we were able to offer a full turnkey solution, including concept development, technical drawings, artistic color renderings, and a personalized full-service approach that gives equal consideration to both the function and form of the theater space.

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: MC572C/A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ML-600

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kinetics Model#: Acoustic Panels

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Rotel Model#: RSP 1570

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CTSW12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ExactPower Model#: EP-C-15R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: ZTOS.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: Q-750i

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM7.3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Intelix Model#: DIGI-HD-UHR2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RDR-S6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: Q-750-Hanging Kit

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM7.5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kinetics Model#: CPT

Qty: 650 Manufacturer: Perfect Path Model#: 12-2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDPS480

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: SA1000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kinetics Model#: ISOBACKER

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Perfect Path Model#: HDMI 1000-4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: SNDQ110HFHG3WEZMX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-DIMEX-P-W-S

Qty: 55 Manufacturer: Kinetics Model#: ISOMAX CLIPS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Rotel Model#: RB 1572

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Sun Project Model#: Custom

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2E

Qty: 220 Manufacturer: Kinetics Model#: Wave Hanger

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Rotel Model#: RMB 1575

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Family Friendly Entertainment

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The client came to us with a simple idea: Have a great performing theater without blowing the budget. This family of four enjoys hosting movie nights with friends and family so they asked to have as much seating as possible while maintaining a comfortable environment. “Biggest bang for the buck” was a key phrase throughout this whole project. Budget-minded performance was the directive; to this end we chose our equipment and complemented it with proper room design and acoustic treatments. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The theater and the theater lighting was controlled by an easy-touse, intuitive URC remote control. The on-wall acoustical panels served the dual purpose of giving the room an elegant design while ensuring the acoustic properties of the room were held to high standards. Key acoustical panel locations were determined prior to room construction, and this led the designers to create the aesthetics of the room around high-level sound quality. The Digital Projection/Stewart Filmscreen combo gave the best video performance with the added bonus of little to no maintenance because LED is the projection technology. The audio consists of B&W Custom Theater Series in-wall speakers combined with a Pioneer Elite receiver. The signal source is a Pioneer Elite Blu-ray player.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We did all audio and video calibrations with sound meters and reference test disks. The clients provided input, and their preferences rounded out the calibrations we made to the system. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Careful consideration for performance versus budget is the reason why this theater deserves recognition. Every dollar spent was carefully weighed between aesthetics and performance; performance came out on top most often. The result is a room that far exceeded the customers’ expectations. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The architectural features and design of this room were chosen based on performance. Acoustical panel placement was key to the acoustical properties of the room, so this dictated the overall design. Paint, seating color, and acoustical fabric were chosen by the designer and integrator, who worked in conjunction with the clients.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The homeowners decided to make this room a theater after the structure of the house had been built. The result of this was a 6’ x 18” bulkhead that ran down the inside ceiling. The customer requested as many seats as possible, but two risers put the back row of seats too close to the ceiling. We decided to house the rack in the back corner of the room to help balance the offset of the rear row of seats. In the end the irregular ceiling structure helped with the acoustical properties of the room.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 4 Electronic Design and Engineering 12 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 3 Project Management 15 Pre-wire/Rough-in 8 Trim-out 15 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 6 Programming 3 Final Installation and Calibration 25 Client Instruction 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 12 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 35 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 139

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 3 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM74

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Various

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM75

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: UQFP4DRA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: ASW610

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pioneer Elite Model#: SC37

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RPAU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pioneer Elite Model#: BDP43FD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M Vision Cine LED

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: StudioTek 130 fixed

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Front Row Seating Model#: Barcelona 2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Control Model#: MX880

Qty: 17 Manufacturer: Kinetics Noise Control Model#: Various Sizes Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: RRD-6D Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ERK44

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Multi-Purpose Entertainment

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The objectives in creating this room were to provide ample seating and to create a high-performance theater room with user-friendly control. The client prefers to stand while watching movies and therefore requested a standing area in the rear of the room. The client’s vision was to use the space to primarily watch movies, but he also wanted his teenage children to have the ability to play video games. This theater provides the client with all of the amenities of a true movie experience, which include a candy case, popcorn machine, and comfortable theater-style seating so that no matter who is watching movies or playing video games, everyone can enjoy! What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? This room features a Vutec AutoMask-H Horizontal masking screen and four zones of lighting that are controlled by a small and powerful Crestron handheld remote. The screen is complimented by a Digital Projection M-Vision 260 1080P projector. The room is outfitted with seven 2” high-density acoustic panels to absorb the sound. All the speakers are located behind the columns or the acoustical panels for a hidden speaker look. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? Based on the architect’s floor plan, the layout of the theater room did not allow for the amount of theater seating that the client requested. By adding counter space behind the second row of theater seating, we were able to add an additional viewing area to achieve the client’s seating and viewing requirements. Midway through the build, the client requested the ability to access a candy case and popcorn machine. With no room inside the theater, we opted to turn what was supposed to be a storage closet into an open area that featured the candy case and popcorn machine.

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We calibrated the audio using the calibration tool built into the A/V receiver. The video calibration was performed using a test DVD. No ISF calibration was done due to budget. The client is thrilled with the overall sound and video quality that this system produces during movies and video gaming. What makes this system worthy of recognition? After the client visited our showroom he requested that the theater look and sound exactly like our display. We were able to go into the client’s home and reproduce the showroom display in a timely fashion while maximizing seating requirements to meet the family’s needs, despite some of the architectural limitations. In addition, we were able to meet the client’s desires for additional features, such as a popcorn machine and candy display case, by being creative with space not ordinarily used to house these items—we used what was originally designed to be a closet adjacent to the theater. The finished product exemplified the ability to maximize use of space and produce an outstanding theater room that the whole family can enjoy regardless of age. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The request was simple; they wanted us to reproduce our showroom display in their home, and we were able to do so despite architectural limitations.

Task Hours Client Interviews 4 Electronic Design and Engineering 18 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 6 Project Management 16 Pre-wire/Rough-in 8 Trim-out 6 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 0 Programming 8 Final Installation and Calibration 32 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 108

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC60

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH-QIP6416

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: JM40

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: XBOX360

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: 12” Impact Sub

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Motorola Model#: QIP-6416

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: 1000W Power Pack

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Niles Model#: MRF-1

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Continental Seating Model#: Gable

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: 5100pm

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PMC3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Peerless Model#: PRG-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Peerless Model#: ACC570

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M-Vision 260

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ProFlex Model#: PC30HDMI14UP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Grafix Eye 3104

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: ProFlex Model#: PC6HDMI14UP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Marantz Model#: A/V 6005

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ProFlex Model#: PC3HDMI14UP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Slim 5-37

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ProFlex Model#: PRBPF122GR

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: BL-2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: C5900

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH-C5900

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Vutec Model#: Auto Mask H 92” Screen

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A Room the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. We were hired to design and finish a home theater that would allow for comfortable family fun, including movies, television watching, video games, and major sporting events. The décor was to be simple, clean, and traditional, but with a contemporary flare at a reasonable price. The goals for the layout were to be functional and stylish, and it needed to work well with the open-concept rec room behind the theater. Entertaining guests was an important aspect of our client’s lifestyle. In terms of the electronics to be selected, the client wanted the best performance available at a competitive mid-range price. The system had to be reliable, user friendly, and housed in a way that was not visible and provided ample room for storing media, blankets, and other theater-related accessories.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? A combination of art and science went into our audio and video system calibrations. On the video side, we used a Sencore video generator and ISF’s Digital Video Essentials disc, and we aimed to calibrate the grayscale to a reference 6500K color temperature. After that had been attained we viewed a variety of movies that we were familiar with and made tweaks by eye until we were satisfied that the image was ready for client viewing. After we demonstrated the video to the client, we incorporated adjustments based on the client’s preferences so that the picture is customized to the client’s taste.

What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The electronics are controlled with a Universal Remote Control with RF communication to the rack. The remote has been programmed for single-button activity-based turn on and source selection. The client can easily make the choice for lights-on media watching on the Sharp 60” LED or to use the motorized Stewart 100” screen with acoustic MicroPerf transparent screen fabric with a simple push of a button. The acoustics of the room have been considered with regard to the décor materials, such as diffusive wood surfaces, carpet, irregular shapes, and so on. Also, all the theater walls are treated with Kinetics HardSide fabric-wrapped absorptive acoustic panels. The sound system is 7.1 and the video system is Epson’s reflective 3-chip LCD which provides exceptional horsepower and picture performance at its price point.

With regard to the audio calibration, we started with Denon’s Audyssey system and then we verified the levels using a Radio Shack SPL meter for all channels. Then we listened to content and made any final adjustments by ear. As with the video, we took the client’s feedback into consideration as we have found that there are preferences with regard to bass and treble levels as well as the volume of surround sound information. This is also related to the location of the client’s favorite seat in the theater.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The single biggest challenge in making this basement space work was the TV/projection wall and the proximity to the bathroom entry to the left of the viewing area. This layout made for challenging speaker placement, which we solved with B&W’s FPM series speakers. The subwoofer chosen was a B&W CTSW12 with separate 1000W power amplifier; this was selected so that the subwoofer could be hidden behind acoustic panels in a small recess that was available, which was framed into the front wall; all set-up adjustments would be accessible at the rack instead of having to access the subwoofer itself. Also, some complex bulkheads containing HVAC ducts caused issues in creating a nice continuity in the room. Our solution was to incorporate a crown mold detail below the bulkhead height which carried around the theater; this enabled us to create a valence to hide the motorized screen housing.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? Attractive décor and high-impact home theater performance were achieved within a remarkably affordable budget. We were able to overcome all of the challenges that the space presented. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Our company was hired for the architectural and interior design aspects of this entry. The owner of our company is a professional artist and has a huge passion for audio and video electronics, contemporary art, and interior décor. The client was drawn to our company because we were able to offer a full turnkey solution, including concept development, technical drawings, artistic color renderings, and a personalized full-service approach that gives equal consideration to both the function and form of the theater space. With one of the largest requirements of the client being to keep this project within an affordable budget, the synergy of our design, installation, and construction capabilities was critical.

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: G5

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Monster Model#: HTS350

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Perfect Path Model#: HDMI 1000-4

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM664

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: LC60LE920UN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CTSW12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDPS470

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM7.5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: LX100HFHG3BM-12-2-4.94

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: SA1000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Control Model#: MRF-350

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-3311CI Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Epson Model#: 9350 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Intelix Model#: DIGI-HD-UHR2

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ASR-36

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The Gamer’s Theater

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The primary objective was to create a high-performance screening room with theater-style seating that would also allow for extraordinary gaming abilities in a room with an unusual shape. The client entertains often and has a large extended family, so having maximum seating capacity without compromising the overall media experience was a significant concern. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? This room is highlighted by many notable features. The Custom Bay Audio speaker system features four subwoofers: Two are 15” Rumble subs that handle all frequencies between 15–30Hz, and the others are 12” Impact subs that handle all other frequencies in the range of 30–120Hz for the upper bass region. All four subwoofers have dedicated 1000W amplifiers with built in crossovers and EQs. This room houses a 110” Vutec AutoMask-H masking screen that is complimented by a JVC RS65U 1080P 3D Projector. We incorporated a Lutron QS drapery system along with two QS Lutron Grafix Eyes to control eight lighting zones, which are all controlled by a sleek and powerful Crestron MTX-3 handheld remote. In addition to the theater, this remote can access the whole-home sub-systems, which includes lighting, HVAC, and cameras. This room also allows access to the whole-home Crestron Digital Media system that features three HD cable boxes and a Crestron ADMS media center with a 400-Disc Sony Player. This room was treated with 2” acoustical treatments. A mix of TAD and VersaTune panels from Kinetics Illumination package were methodically implemented. All the surround sound speakers are precisely located behind the panels, giving this room a very clean look with incredible reproduction of sound. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The existing layout of the basement forced us to enter the theater through the back of the room, which limited seating capacity that was very important to the client. To ensure that we met the client’s needs for maximizing seating capacity, we built a bar that expanded a good portion of the back of the room as a third row, adding six bar stools that provided additional seating. We were fortunate to have a wide room to work with, which enabled us to create two paths of egress around either side of the bar.

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We encountered some structural bulkheads that could not be manipulated; therefore to balance the room we framed additional bulkheads to give the room a much-needed balance. The client is a professional athlete and has many friends who are large in stature, so custom-made seating was required to provide a larger, more comfortable space for them to sit. These oversized chairs were placed in the second row to accommodate the client’s seating preference. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We used the on-board Audyssey equalization of the Marantz pre-amp processor to calibrate the audio. We used a test DVD to ensure proper video calibration, but made some additional adjustments to the video at the request of the client to enhance his personal gaming experience. The client and family expressed their extreme pleasure for the audio and video quality during client instruction and said that this system surpassed their expectations and is a highlight in respect to their home. What makes this system worthy of recognition? After having the clients in our showroom and talking about details of their theater before commencement, their only requirements were ample seating and the ability to play video games. We were told that the look, feel, and sound of the theater were completely in our hands. With this challenge and the allotted budget, we exceeded the client’s expectations with a room that is user friendly, has the ability to seat 16, provides the client with an exceptional movie and gaming experience, and has a phenomenal look with unique finished details. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. This room was already finished with carpet, trim, and other fixtures provided by the builder who built the house two years prior to our involvement. There was no direction or requests from the client, who left it up to us to finish the room as we saw fit. We stripped the room of all fixtures and finishes including trim, carpet, and lighting fixtures. We left only the exterior shell that the builder originally built and made the appropriate changes to the interior of the space. To add visual interest, we added additional walls, bulkheads, and three-dimensional ceramic tiles to the columns and ceiling detail to create this a one-of-a-kind theater room.

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TCX62

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ADMS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: D4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Peerless Model#: PAP-JVC

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: JM60

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: RMC100-1

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: BL1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pro-Flex Model#: PC30HDMI14UP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: 15” Rumble Sub

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH-PS3

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Pro-Flex Model#: PC6HDMI14UP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: 12” Impact Sub

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JVC Model#: DLA-RS65U 3D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH-XBOX

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Pro-Flex Model#: PC3HDMI14UP

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: 1000W Power Pack

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QSGRJ-4P

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Niles Model#: MRF1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pro-Flex Model#: PRBPF122GR

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: 4345 HD/DVR

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QSGFP-TBL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: 5100PM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: CX7000ES

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Continental Seating Model#: Gable

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QS64

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Parasound Model#: 5250

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: PS3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MC3 Processor

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Luxul Model#: XMS-1008p

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Parasound Model#: 2125

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Vutec Model#: AutoMask H 110” Screen

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD-8x8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Marantz Model#: UD7006

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Parasound Model#: RMK44

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Continental Seating Model#: Gable

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-HD-DSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Marantz Model#: AV7005

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Parasound Model#: RMK33

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-55

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: XBOX-360

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Peerless Model#: ACC570

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-HD-8x1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Slim 5-37

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Peerless Model#: PRG-1

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Starry Night

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. Our client wanted to fit a high-performance theater with a large seating capacity into a small, unusually shaped space with an awkwardly placed door. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The centerpiece of this theater is the star sky ceiling. On the AV side, an Integra receiver feeds 7.1 channels of B&W audio. This is further enhanced by the use of Acoustic Innovations panels throughout the room. Some of these panels are acoustically transparent, much like the Elite PrimeVision AcousticPro screen, in order to allow sound to pass through them. An Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 9100 is the icing on the cake with its 1800 Lumens and up to an amazing 36,000:1 contrast ratio, which provides vivid video to match the awesome audio. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The door to this room was originally where it obstructed the function of the theater. The door would open up near the screen, light would come pouring in, and the ambiance was ruined. We relocated the door to assist in maintaining the dark setting needed for optimal movie viewing because the indent from the elevator shaft into this room prevented relocation of the screen itself. In order to meet our client’s request for higher seating capacity we selected a combination of cinema-style seating and bar stools from Oasis that served two functions: we could fit 15 of them in the room and still leave space for a walkway, and they could be oriented to match the curve of the front of the room. It was particularly challenging to designing with this curve in the room without having and awkward-looking layout. We had to be careful not to disrupt the viewer’s line of sight while curving the rows—partially by angling the direction of the chairs.

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We used Sencore meters to adjust the picture quality to ISF standards. We calibrated audio using an analog SPL meter, and we adjusted it to meet THX standards. What makes this system worthy of recognition? That we were able to successfully install a high-performance theater in a room with so many layout limitations is demonstrative of the level of expertise and execution our team displayed in completing this installation. Use of the electronics, lighting, and smart color choices made this design even more successful because it visually tied the room together. The sheer number of hours we spent doing interior design– related work on this project is a testament of the willingness of our team to meet head-on whatever challenges come our way. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. There were no architects or interior designers working on this project. All architectural or interior design concerns were left to us to address as necessary.

Task Hours Client Interviews 4 Electronic Design and Engineering 17 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 6 Project Management 27 Pre-wire/Rough-in 0 Trim-out 16 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 8 Programming 6 Final Installation and Calibration 70 Client Instruction 4 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 36 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 24 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 218

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Acoustic Innovations Model#: Grand Style Theater

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Fosi Model#: Illuminator

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#: YIQ-A - 2 M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Fosi Model#: Shooting Stars

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#: Cinnamon HDMI - 2 M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Fosi Model#: Shooting Comet

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#: Cinnamon HDMI - 1 M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Fosi Model#: Drilling Templates

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM7.4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: AC-215

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM7.5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: Elite-15i

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: ISW-4 Kit

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: IRK-180-4

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: PMK-CWM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-50.1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: KPZ-6B1-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-CATHD

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: AC-3c-x/AC-6C-x

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: BD570

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: LDZ-102-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Slim 5-SYS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC300-E-B

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Oasis Seating Model#: Quinta HT Rocker

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-2URMK-B

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Oasis Seating Model#: End Legs

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elite Screens Model#: PVR110WH1-A1080

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Oasis Seating Model#: Armrests

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Epson Model#: ProCinema 9100

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Oasis Seating Model#: Flip Up Center Arms

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Fosi Model#: Lightweight MDF

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Oasis Seating Model#: Bar Stool

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Fosi Model#: Sky & Clouds

Qty: 1000 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: 14/2 Speaker

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Fosi Model#: Drill & Thread

Qty: 500 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: CAT 6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Fosi Model#: Fiber

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Client Supplied Model#: Cable Box

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Subtle Ambiance

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The builder and homeowner wanted to create a theater in this home that was attractive and performed well but did not require a tremendous amount of specialized finishes, acoustic treatments, or engineering. Using the ubiquitous car analogy, the client wanted a standard BMW 5-Series. Great performance built in from the beginning, better performing than a Honda Accord, but not as extreme as something more exotic, such as a Mercedes SL or Ferrari. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The theater is tied into the home’s overall digital distributed audio/ video system, Crestron’s Digital Media hub, and Sonnex music system. The client has access to all the home’s eight distributed video sources, including an Xbox 360 gaming system, in addition to their own dedicated, higher-end Blu-ray player. The acoustics are enhanced by following THX specifications for speaker placement and listening angles, plus a 1” acoustical treatment on 75 percent of the wall surfaces that enhances the sound in the room. The theater uses Runco’s new LS-10I LightStyle 3-chip DLP projector for outstanding picture quality and brightness. Clients are more and more requesting a picture that is “plasma-like,” and therefore a high light output projector is necessary. Runco’s 3-chip DLP, priced at $20,000, represents one of the best values on the market. In keeping with the design philosophy of the theater–high performance at an efficient price–we specified DaLite’s 2-way masking system–a native 16:9 screen that masks to 2.35:1 for movie watching, which is what the customer uses the theater for most. He loves the set up. We recommended not using an acoustically transparent screen material in favor of maintaining the best picture possible. For the audio portion, we matched Dynaudio’s amazing Contour S5.4 towers and 8” in-wall surrounds with QSC’s fantastic CX series digital amplifiers. We find they provide more power more efficiently and give the speakers a greater presence in the room. Dual 12” JL Audio subwoofers provide the SPL required for the size of the room (about 3,000 cubic feet).

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We calibrated this theater to THX specifications based on speaker size, placement, room volume, and customer requirements. We used the Avia calibration method in lieu of the higher-cost ISF calibration. The results are phenomenal. The homeowner said the picture is amazing and surpasses the picture quality in the home theater he had just completed at his Florida home. You don’t always have to push a project to its limits, and the customer’s budget limits, to achieve a great result. What makes this system worthy of recognition? What makes this system worthy of recognition is that we listened to the homeowner and builder regarding their desires for the theater and the budget, and we designed a quality product that exceeded their expectations. In addition, the theater actually cost less and performed better than we originally budgeted because we were able to take advantage of some promotions and upgrades offered by some of our A/V vendor partners. There are more expensive projectors, speakers, A/V receivers, amplifiers, and so on, but sometimes more is just more; it’s not necessarily better. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The theater needed to be comfortable and seat at least 12 people. The homeowner had just ordered seating for his Florida home theater and loved it. He asked if he could provide the seating for this theater as well, and we were happy to oblige. In this case, the homeowner had a product he was happy with, which we thought would only enhance his feeling of satisfaction with the end product. This home theater was done on a budget, necessitated by the fact it was a spec home at first. We became the interior designers for this theater–a role we fill often–and, along with the general contractor, we designed the space based on our extensive experience of creating high-end theaters with the builder. The architect gave us a shell, knowing he could trust the builder and us to maximize the potential of the room.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? When this house was initially being built, it was still a spec home and was being built as a green home. The general contractor wanted to maximize his materials usage and therefore minimize costs. He mentioned he had a lot of tongue-and-groove wood trim left over from the living room ceiling and wanted to be able to use it in the theater provided that we could make it look good. We showed him some examples of another theater where we used the T&G on the walls instead of the ceiling, and he loved the concept. Our company designed and CADed the theater with these materials in mind. Because of the T&G lines, we minimized the lines and columns and other designs/patterns in the room for fear of it becoming too busy. The owner loves it.

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: CMA-115 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CBL-PRO-XLR-2_7KIT Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CBL-PRO-XLR-2 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-C Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Dynaudio Model#: Contour S5.4 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dynaudio Model#: Contour SCX Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Dynaudio Model#: IP-24 In-wall Qty: 1 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: CX254 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: CX302 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JL Audio Model#: F112-Satin

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Marantz Model#: AV7005 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH-4A Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Miscellaneous Model#: Fabric Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Power Surge Model#: XW715 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: LS-10i Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: Hanging kit Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screens Model#: Masking Screen Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Wire & Cable Model#: Patch Cable, CAT6 Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Wire & Cable Model#: Patch Cable, CAT6

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The Screening Room

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. She was in the movie business and was a discerning videophile; he had owned a successful loudspeaker company and knew all about sound quality and acoustics. They had a theater in their primary house that was informal and well-loved for hanging-out with friends and family. In this new house, the clients wanted more of true “screening room” experience, but they still wanted it to be fun. They were emphatic that we arrive at that goal with an equipment and acoustics budget of $50,000. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The new house had a spacious basement that the clients wanted to convert to a movie theater for 12. However, a large theater would have required moving steel beams and excavating the basement, not to mention more equipment. Given the budget, we suggested concentrating resources on a smaller but higherperforming room. We suggested a design that would fit within the existing structure and that would sit eight people comfortably. Our design included a lounge/bar area adjoining the theater that would be perfect for entertaining. This was a cost-effective and fun solution that the clients loved. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? We used Joe Kane’s Samsung projector with a fixed 1:2.4 Stewart StudioTech100 Screen. The client’s existing DVDO would handle the aspect ratio conversion. We set the front row of seating at 1.4 x width at 1:2.4 and demonstrated this to the clients at another venue. The screen size was set at 108” wide based on the seating distance. We worked with the interior designer to find a seating solution that would give enough room for passage to the back row while maintaining a minimum of 2” of acoustic cavity on the side-walls. We went to RPG Acoustics for a creative budget and performance solution that would provide broadband benefit in the small 2” cavity. We purchased the raw materials of their BAD panel design and laminated and fitted them ourselves. Additionally, we designed a proscenium that included venting on the sides and middle for tube-type low-frequency traps, which we constructed ourselves. We specified a thick pad for the carpet. Between the tube traps and the mid-bass absorption of the BAD panel design, the room is tight in the bass while maintaining airy quality in the high frequencies. We chose a surround receiver rather than separate components for budgetary reasons; we selected the Anthem for its sound quality and excellent auto-EQ system. We used Triad speakers because they provide good timbre matching among their various lines, so we could use Gold in the front, Silver on the sides and Omni at the rear. We glued the two 10” James subs to Armaflex and powered them with a beefy Crown Amplifier.

We installed the Universal Remote MX-980 with the MSC-400 Processor for control of the system functions, including Lutron Graphic Eye and HVAC. The clients had been using the same remote for other TVs and were thrilled that they could use the theater without any training. We used a Cool Cube inline fan ducted to the bar area to exhaust heat from the rack. For HVAC, the budget would not allow a separate split system, but we had the piping and electrical run in case they change their mind. In the meantime, we ducted return air from the existing system and we have the MSC-400 activate the fan whenever the system is in use. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? An independent ISF video calibrator calibrated the system noting almost perfect focus across the screen. He used his Minolta CS200 Color Meter and the system achieved SMTE REC 709. The processor was configured such that all aspect ratios are set for 16.4’ lamberts. An independent pro-audio calibrator set up and verified the Anthem ARC calibration. This studio engineer worked with our technicians prior to the fabric installation to aim the speakers and move the subs for optimal sound in the front row. He used Anthem’s microphone for calibration, and verified the setup using Smart7 RTA software and a Microtech Gafell mic. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The room has all the essential components of a “cost is no object” theater, including media storage, cove, task and step lighting, scene dimming, dedicated power, a comprehensive full-range acoustic treatment package, stretch acoustic fabric, 7.2 surround, system rack, dark neutral wall color, a reference quality flat white screen, a reference quality projector and video processor, and a processor-based control system. You’d never know the room was built on a tight budget given its performance and style. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The interior designer had put together an eclectic mix of custom, antique, and mid-century furniture and modern art. We worked with her to build out the new theater and lobby so that it would be a fitting continuation of the rest of the house. Her custom front row chairs and custom rear sofa were a brilliant and stylish addition to the project.

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Omni Model#: PMD5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Anthem Model#: MRXRACKKIT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-93

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: APC-G5BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: SPA-9000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crown Model#: CDC-1100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: SNQ117ST

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: Dell 2708

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: In-Room Gold LCR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DVDO Model#: DVDO VP-50

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: In-Room Silver/4 Surrounds

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 1000 Passive

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: In-Room Silver Omni/4 Rears

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: BD-590

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tributaries Model#: ELEC-HX1C6-PRO

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Slim-5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Model#: MX-980

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: CBS-5

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The Performance Theater

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The basement location was completely finished; however, the homeowner wanted something different, and it became a complete tear-down and build-out–all to be completed in four weeks for his daughter’s birthday and an open house the family had planned. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The design requirements included: • The “real” theater experience • A stage on which his daughter could perform • Hidden components • Limited noise transfer to main living area upstairs • State-of-the-art home theater within a limited budget • Ability to control everything from an iPad and iPhone. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The theater we designed and created for the homeowner became their “dream come true.” Incredible sound is delivered by Snap AV speakers that are powered by a Denon receiver that partners with a perfectly crisp, clear picture provided by the JVC 3-D projector, which provides that true theater experience at home. The screen chosen for this project was a Stewart Director’s Series, 4-way masking, perforated screen. To enhance the overall true theater experience, we used Control4 to provide fingertip control of lighting, sound, and video. An added benefit that impressed the homeowner was that he could control everything using his iPad or iPhone. Apple TV was incorporated into the system; it provides an emotional experience for family and friends by providing the ability to stream family pictures and video.

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? For the audio calibration we used Audyssey DSX that was available in the Denon receiver. We used the Audyssey Installer Kit and MultEQ Pro Software to analyze the space and then saved it to the receiver. For video calibration, we used the HDTV calibration wizard disc and the technique taught certification classes that tweaks the video using Imaging Science Foundation standards. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Simply the homeowner’s response: Following the open house, the homeowner sent the installation company an email saying “FYI, the party went off without a hitch. I was doing demos all day. I had to wipe everyone’s chins off the floor. People were shocked and awed. If I had a nickel for each ‘unbelievable,’ ‘incredible,’ and ‘breathtaking’ that I heard, I could build another theater.” The customer’s desires and requirements were completely satisfied, and we finished on budget and a few days ahead of schedule. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The homeowners knew their budget was restrictive, but not their wants. They wanted a theater-like room with raised platforms and a stage on which their daughter could perform. The look needed to include round columns, a color scheme of gold and burgundy, and some rope and accent lighting.

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Modern Elegance

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. Our clients wanted a space that could serve multiple purposes. It was important to make the various spaces flow together while attending to each space’s unique function. For the theater they wanted serious sound and video performance in a comfortable space where they could enjoy movies and sports with friends and family. The clients’ goal to divide the spaces for family gatherings–the theater for kids and the bar area for adults– influenced the decision to add a TV to the bar area. Our firm designed the system so the TV can play in sync with the theater, or it can play separately. This function allows for use of the entire space as one entertaining area, and it also makes it possible to separate the two spaces.

space without disrupting the viewing of those sitting in the front rows. We used risers to create optimal viewing angles from each seat, and wiring and electronics were hidden in soffits throughout the space, including an enclosure for the projector that required additional ventilation.

What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Separate, but connected to the theater, is a lounge and bar area that can work in tandem. At the clients’ request, the displays in these adjacent spaces can operate in sync with one another, or they can operate independently. Guests can wander the space without missing a beat of a movie or TV show that’s playing in both areas. Alternatively, the kids can have a space of their own to play video games while parents and other adults enjoy the comfort of a dedicated theater space with sound isolation. The theater, with its Panasonic PT-AE4000 projector and Prismasonic HD5000R Anamorphic lens gives our client a true cinema experience in 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The clients also had some of their own highperformance equipment that they wanted to fit in the rack–that was hidden in a small closet–with the other installed components. We needed to install an exhaust fan to disperse the heat created by so much equipment. The system’s exhaust fan blows the hot air into an empty cavity behind the closet.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? The unifying of these two spaces, both audibly and visually, was a unique request. The sheer volume of electronics in this installation is impressive. To have organized this number of components while maintaining so little effect on the aesthetics of the room was quite an accomplishment. Our clients were very focused on the interior design of the space, and we were able to give them the technology that they love without the unsightliness they were expecting.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The requirement was to have plenty of seating, but another row of traditional seating would not have fit. This meant we needed to design a bar in the back where guests could sit and eat while viewing. The result was that guests could enter and leave the

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We used Sencore meters to adjust picture quality to ISF standards. We calibrated audio using an analog SPL meter and adjusted to meet THX standards.

Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. For the theater our client requested a comfortable space that would enable them to watch movies, one of their favorite pastimes, as well as to enjoy football and baseball games with neighbors and friends. We chose carpet that reflected the subtle elegance of vintage theaters, but also coordinated with the modern chairs and electronics. The wall color, upholstery, and wall sconces coordinated as well. Finally, we designed soffits around the entire ceiling in order to accommodate for the theater equipment, as well as existing ductwork. We also used the soffits to support a lighting scheme that would allow for conversation as well as movie watching. We hoped to turn the bar area into a “pub” by using dark cherry wood and including a full wet bar. The fireplace adds to the ambiance with chairs that allow many guests to enjoy the area.

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Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Definitive Technology Model#: UIW RCS II Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Definitive Technology Model#: AW 6500 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Definitive Technology Model#: Mythos ST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Definitive Technology Model#: Mythos Ten Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Definitive Technology Model#: RBRO Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Definitive Technology Model#: SuperCube Trinity Signature Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Definitive Technology Model#: SuperCube II Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: Elite-15 DM i Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-50.1 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: IRK-180-4 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: BD390 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Marantz Model#: VS3002 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ERK-SYS Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: Xbox 360 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-83 Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: PT-AE4000 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Prismasonic Model#: HD-5000R Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Rotel Model#: RB1572 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Rotel Model#: RMB1575 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Rotel Model#: RSP1570 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RPG Model#: RPG - Acoustic System Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sanus Model#: LT25b

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: HCX-1000-00 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screen Innovations Model#: SRF133BD Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sherbourn Model#: LDS 2/150A Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonos Model#: ZP90 Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Straight Wire Model#: HDM3020 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Straight Wire Model#: MCA0020 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Straight Wire Model#: CXDV20 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Straight Wire Model#: HDM3010 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Straight Wire Model#: SDMI120 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tiverton Model#: RCAR6G-TEL1P8 Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Model#: MRFA-600M-URC-WH Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Model#: MX-850 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Model#: MRF-350 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Model#: MSC-400 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Model#: MX-980

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Model#: RFX-250 Qty: 1000 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: 12/2 Speaker Qty: 500 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: Custom Purple Qty: 200 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: CAT 5e Qty: 200 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: RG6 Quad Qty: 150 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: RGBHV 6 Qty: 50 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: 18/2 Pair

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Transitional Comfort

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The objectives were to create a theater that was tasteful and elegant, high performance, and great value. The style of the décor was to be transitional, elegant, and cozy. The use of exotic woods was a must, but the style needed to be timeless. Soundproofing and excellent room acoustics were to be incorporated. The layout needed to allow for eight theater seats plus a sit-up bar, and it needed to be extremely comfortable. The client wanted the home theater system to provide the best performance available at a competitive mid-range price. The system had to be durable and user friendly, and it had to be suitable for a variety of viewing options, including movies, television, and sports. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The electronics were controlled with a Crestron Core 3 processor and an MTX-3 handheld remote control with RF communication to the rack. Also, the client had the option to use an iPad and iPhone to control the system. The Crestron system had been programmed for single-button activity-based turn on and source selection. The lighting and motorized window blackout was tied into the remote control for convenience and best projection-viewing conditions. The acoustics of the room were considered with regard to the décor materials selected, such as Kinetics fabric-wrapped acoustic panels, plush carpet, and so on. The sound system is 7.1 and the video system is Epson’s reflective 3-chip 3D LCD, which provided exceptional horsepower and picture performance at its price point. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The single biggest challenge in making this basement space work was the tiered seating design and projector placement. With the ceilings being low (less than 8’) we had to design a special twotiered stage for the back row of seats to allow for easy access and great site lines. Also, the projector had to be positioned in an attractive way to clear the bulkheads and at the same time be positioned over the rear seating without being a hazard or an eye sore. A couple of other noteworthy layout- and interior designrelated points include the removal of a fireplace that was under the theater screen area (is the sub location now), extension of the side wall adjacent to the seating to allow for good side speaker placement, and implementation of a built-in pull-out and swivel racking system in the bar cabinetry for the components.

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? A combination of art and science went into our audio and video system calibrations. On the video side, we used a Sencore video generator and ISF’s Digital Video Essentials disc and we aimed to calibrate the grayscale to a reference 6500K color temperature. After that has been attained we viewed a variety of movies that we were familiar with and made tweaks by eye until we were satisfied that the image was ready for client viewing. After we demonstrated the video to the client, we incorporated adjustments based on the client’s preferences so that the picture was customized to the client’s taste. With regard to the audio calibration, we started with Rotel’s internal settings and adjustments and then we verified the levels using an SPL meter for all channels. Then we listened to content and made final adjustments by ear. As with the video, we took the client’s feedback regarding audio into consideration as we have found that there are preferences with regard to bass and treble levels as well as the volume of surround sound information. This is also related to the location of the client’s favorite seat in the theater. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Tasteful exotic décor and exceptional theater performance were achieved within a remarkably affordable budget. We were able to gracefully overcome many challenges that the space presented. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Our company was hired for the architectural and interior design aspects of this entry. The owner of our company is a professional artist and has a huge passion for audio and video electronics, contemporary art, and interior décor. The client was drawn to our company because we were able to offer a full turnkey solution, including concept development, AutoCAD technical drawings, artistic 3D Studio Max color renderings, and a personalized full-service approach that gives equal consideration to both the function and form of the theater space. With one of the largest requirements of the client being to keep this project within an affordable budget, the synergy of our design, installation and construction capabilities all being managed was critical.

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM7.5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Epson Model#: 6010

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Rotel Model#: RSX-1560

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-HD4-V40SRS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: SA1000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ASR-30

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDPS590

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bell Model#: ExpressVu 9241

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-DIMEX-P-B-T

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Monster Model#: HDP1800

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: SNDQ110SFHG3WMX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CTSW12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MC-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Monster Model#: HTS350

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sun Project Model#: Custom

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM7.4

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamorph Model#: FVX2300DPI

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The Great Escape

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The main objective was to create an environment that the homeowner could escape in. The inspiration for the design started with one chandelier the homeowner picked up while traveling abroad. The idea was to incorporate high-performance audio and video into an art deco environment dreamed up by the client and interior designer. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? One of the more unique aspects of the theater was the projector porthole. Because the equipment room was located on the other side of the wall, we were able to give it a real theater feel with the projector on the other side of the glass. The riser for the second row allowed for a bass trap, which improved the sound quality of the room. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? This project was a dream in some regards because the client had planned for a theater from the very beginning. There were very little constraints when it came to the design.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? Because we used an Anthem receiver we ran the Anthem Room Correction System. The audio calibration worked extremely well and saving the file in Basecamp came in handy when we swapped out the receiver months later. The video calibration was executed by our trained technicians with test patterns and visual calibration. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This theater is worthy of recognition because the end result exceeded the concept and design as well as the customer’s expectation. With all parties involved working together, the finished product is a stunning theater both technically and aesthetically. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The goal was to create an art deco environment that tied in the purples and yellows of the rest of the lower level. The build-out was held to highest theater standards and requirements.

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: Titan Monitor

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Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Jaymar Model#: 59622

Qty: 23 Manufacturer: Quest Accoustics Model#: Custom

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDPS1700ES

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Inviting Warmth

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. During the initial interviews, the client made it very clear that he wanted us to design and build a theater system that had very high audio performance and was able to play at high volume levels for both film and music. For us, correct speaker placement and a balanced total system design were equally important. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The audio system is very unique because we chose a Professional Digital Cinema speaker, amplifier, and DSP package from QSC Audio. This is the same type that was recently installed into Steven Spielberg’s private screening room and is being installed in public cinemas across the world. Each of the three QSC screen speakers feature dual 15” woofers for true full-range playback, which are supported by four Triad subwoofers. Three pairs of timbrematched on-wall surrounds complete the 7.1 speaker compliment. Each speaker is powered by high-current QSC amplifiers, with signal processing by a separate digital cinema–grade DSP processor. The room is fully automated and controlled by a 5.2” wireless AMX touch screen, which provides intuitive control over the cable HD DVR, region-free Blu-ray player, karaoke system, Xbox and PS3 consoles, dedicated Windows PC, and the amusing ButtKicker array. The AMX system also offers control of the Lutron HomeWorks lighting, HVAC thermostat, security system, and full motion video from the exterior cameras. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? This dedicated theater room benefitted from a general contractor committed to building a great-sounding room. Throughout the build out, we coordinated wall and ceiling construction, and later acoustical treatments. A notable challenge was balancing the client’s gorgeous 8”-thick backlit onyx wall panels against acoustical reflections. 2”-thick upholstered acoustical panels were used on all side and rear wall panels between each column to reconcile acoustical needs with the room’s budget. Because an interior designer was not present on the build team, we designed the basic room layout, including riser locations, stage and screen wall specifications, and wall construction details. We also followed standard ITU–R BS.775–1 speaker placement requirements for all channels, and were able to angle the front left and right speakers toward the center of the room in our screenwall design for the ultimate in time alignment and musicality.

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? Calibration of the audio system for this room was centered on the powerful features included within the QSC Audio Digital Processor. We fed each audio channel Pink Noise created by the QSC Processor, and we measured frequency response from each of the two seating rows with a Dayton Audio microphone that utilized software by Room EQ Wizard. We removed frequency response anomalies from each channel using a mixture of parametric and graphic EQ adjustments until the room performed with flat response across all channels. Then, we set each channel’s level to achieve a perfectly balanced playback experience for performance just the way the film or music producers intended. Finally, we organically listened to several familiar clips and made final adjustments to tune to the human ear and the client’s specific preference. The video system was calibrated using the Video Essentials Blu-ray disc, with separate video memories used for both Blu-ray players and the HDTV cable box. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This room and system design delivered performance and enjoyment levels far beyond what the client imagined, and what both he and we thought was possible given the budget. This room is capable of providing near-perfect film sound reproduction, and the system can play music at levels that border on the dangerous. The video is also excellent, with a 150” Stewart Microperforated screen offering a 45-degree viewing angle at the second row of seating. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Because an interior designer was not employed on the entire house build, and the architect had no involvement in the room after releasing the plans to the builder, the design team consisted of the client, the builder, and us. This allowed greater flexibility and collaboration between the three parties and resulted in better communication about what would provide the performance and quality the client was seeking. The client wanted a room that was more “fun” and “warm” than the rest of the house, which is a stark ultra-modern oceanfront home. We consulted with the owner on his purchase of seating, the backlit onyx bar and lighting fixtures, and we created the overall room drawings including risers, stage, and screenwall details.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 12 Electronic Design and Engineering 49 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 6 Project Management 35 Pre-wire/Rough-in 28 Trim-out 22 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 12 Programming 26 Final Installation and Calibration 61 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 16 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 80 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 349

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MVP-5200i-GW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SG100D-08

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Motorola Model#: DCT-6416II

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Rotel Model#: RSP-1570

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MVP-TCS-52-GW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: Inspiron Zino HD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-80 Region Free

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: BD-C5500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NI-2100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: E2211H

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: QSC Audio Model#: SC-2150

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: PS3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: ENV-VST-C

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M-Vision Cine 260-HB 1.852.40

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: QSC Audio Model#: SR-8100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: SNDQ140HST13G3AMX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: QSC Audio Model#: RAVE522aa

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: InWall Silver/15 Sub Enclosure Only

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: TV Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Best Media Model#: 2000 Qty: 6 Manufacturer: ButtKicker Model#: BK-LFE Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ButtKicker Model#: BKA1000-N

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Furman Sound Model#: Elite-15 DMi Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Logitech Model#: MX5500 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-43 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: PDT-2015C-NS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: QSC Audio Model#: DCA-1644 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: QSC Audio Model#: DCA-1222 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: QSC Audio Model#: DCA-1824

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All the World’s a Stage

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. Our clients wanted professional-grade sound and video in a space that they wanted to keep inviting and cozy. They wanted to impress the many friends and family they entertain with top-notch audio and picture. They also wanted a space where the electronics could step out of the spotlight, leaving nothing but an empty stage for their children to fill with their imaginations. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? A Digital Projection Cine 260 with its 3500 Lumens and 200:1 contrast ratio provide enough color saturation to make the open floor plan of this room work. Our clients don’t have to sacrifice use of their theater just because the doors are open and the lights are on. The ElectriMask screen system combined with the projector’s attached motorized anamorphic lens allows for viewing in 1.78:1 and 2.35:1 as well as the source video’s native aspect ratio. Lighting is two sets of energy-efficient LEDs. B&W sound all around completes the package, including two 12” 100W subwoofers. Per the requirement to have disappearing electronics, a motorized lift neatly hides the projector from view when it’s not in use. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? Accommodating the huge screen chosen by our client was a challenge in and of itself. The screen literally spans the entire surface of useable wall on that side of the room. The walls in this room were packed out with equipment for many subsystems that needed to be incorporated. Fitting the projector in architecturally was yet another hurdle, as we were once again tasked with finding more of the very limited remaining space to hide electronics in the walls. Two separate sets/zones of lighting were needed for the two areas of the space, and all task lighting had to be coordinated and establish some symmetry with the down lights.

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We completed audio calibrations using a Nady DSM-1 digital SPL meter at set distances from each speaker. We calibrated the audio to THX standards. We completed video calibrations using a Sencore Video Pro 403 multimedia video generator to provide test patterns and set up image geometry on the screen. We used the Color Pro III light sensor to measure the color and light output relative to the lighting of the theater. We performed adjustments during calibration to meet ISF standards in both dark and partially lit lighting scenes. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This home’s level of integration really shows through in this theater space. With all the subsystems already integrated, our client took it a step further and integrated a few spaces that really threw us a curve ball. Still, we were able to deliver a gorgeous installation with both awesome sound and picture. The electronics have their own dual purpose—like so many other parts of this home—to both dazzle the clients’ family and friends when they choose and to step neatly out of view when not in use for those times when our clients and their children want to go from digital to analog. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The clients requested a full-functioning AV theater experience that allowed for movie viewing and a small stage for the children’s performances and skits. They wanted comfortable sofa seating and additional overflow seating when entertaining large groups to view special events or sporting events on TV. Thus we designed a lower area with a large sectional with chaise lounges and an upper area with a long stone counter-height bar facing the screen. The upper area also accommodates a long table for informal dining for special events and birthday parties for the children.

Task Hours Client Interviews 7 Electronic Design and Engineering 20 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 3 Project Management 18 Pre-wire/Rough-in 56 Trim-out 37 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 22 Programming 26 Final Installation and Calibration 89 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 8 Project Management by Others 48 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 336

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: RX-7 RMK

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CT73 LCRS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: Xbox

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CTSW12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ERK-SYS

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: PMK-W8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Richard Gray Model#: RGPC 600 RM Pro

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: SA 1000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RTR-1000-00

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: Signature 7 NT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: OCC-5100-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Client Supplied Model#: Verizon

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RFD-1000-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Client Supplied Model#: Cable Box

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SVR-4100-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: Cine 260

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: VUDU-XL2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 106-310

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: EMSN136SFHG3WX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 106-487

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tiverton Model#: RCAR5G

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 106-689

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Tributaries Model#: 5DH-020

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 106-855

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Tributaries Model#: 7AB-020

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Intelix Model#: AVO-A2

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Tributaries Model#: 7AD-020

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Intelix Model#: AVO-V3AD

Qty: 150 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: RGBHV 6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: BDPS5000ES

Qty: 250 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: CAT 6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: MC-8 V2

Qty: 1000 Manufacturer: Wire Model#: 14/2 Speaker

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: MC-8/B

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The new home construction project assembled a team for the purpose of creating a singularly inviting space that could be used all the time for watching movies or other media and was also a comfortable room for socializing. Although the theater was in the lower level of the home, it needed to be designed to not feel at all like a “dungeon;” it needed to be a warm, open, aesthetically pleasing space. The sound and video was to be impressive and the room needed to be engineered to achieve maximum performance out of the system. All in all, the room needed to provide the definitive home-theater experience. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The room features an engineered acoustical environment. This acoustical “chassis” includes decoupled construction for isolation and smooth base response as well as interior acoustical treatment. The interior acoustical treatment resulted from precise modeling and analysis to provide balanced sound at all listening positions. The RTI control system features an iPad interface in a motorized in-wall docking station that enables users to control lights, sound, and action from any seat in the house. The LED lights in the soffits are capable of multiple color scenes, and they are also controlled from the touchscreen. The AV system features Niles flagship StageFront theater speakers, which perform optimally in the accurate acoustical environment. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The location in the lower level of the home meant the ceiling heights were limited and that numerous subsystems and structural members occupy the joist bays between floors. These conditions required creative and precise design to fit surround speakers, quiet the theater HVAC and ventilation, as well as design placement of an isolated projector housing. The result ended up being a unique and striking design element of a soffit with cross sections that concealed the required elements. This design had to accommodate the projector offset characteristics, throw distance, and allow for the enclosure and ventilation without compromising

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performance or style. The lighting design was configured to offer multiple zones of lighting to support various room use scenarios while maintaining light control at the screen to preserve picture quality. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We calibrated video to a level 2 ISF standard using a VideoPro VP403 multimedia video generator along with a ColorPro OTC1000 analyzer. Because there is no video processor in the system, a two-step grayscale was used. We fine-tuned the audio to HAA level 2 standard in the already balanced acoustical environment using a DAG5161 digital audio generator along with a SP495 SoundPro audio consultant. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This private theater is unique in the community. The local perception of home theater rooms is of a dark room that rarely gets used and is tucked in the corner of the basement. This high-performance theater is also a space within the home that people are drawn to and will enjoy all the time. The impact of this room is immediate. It’s aesthetically pleasing, and it draws people through the threshold. Once inside, the serenity of the quiet construction and natural acoustics evokes a sense of comfort and creates a desire to stay. The audience is wowed by the experience. It’s as good as it gets. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Aesthetically, the design direction was to be contemporary and exactly the opposite of typical “themed” theaters. The room was to be a unique space, but architecturally relevant to the home it is in. The functional requirements posed by the ceiling as mentioned earlier worked well into this scheme as pilasters were designed to integrate the indirect lighting detail from the soffits into wall details. The acoustical materials were also integrated into architectural wall upholstery to maintain the desired look. In accord with the purpose of an inviting, multiuse entertainment space, a stand-up bar was integrated into the rear of the room.

Task Hours Client Interviews 18 Electronic Design and Engineering 110 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 40 Project Management 54 Pre-wire/Rough-in 89 Trim-out 84 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 11 Programming 45 Final Installation and Calibration 90 Client Instruction 4 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 18 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 4 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 567

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Mountain Retreat

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The project entailed an extensive remodel of the client’s mountain retreat and featured a second-floor entertainment area with an attached private theater. The project, specifically the private theater, would become an entertainment destination for the clients and their extended family. The goal was to have a room so well done that it would serve as an attraction within this retreat where the family could gather to view movies, sports, television, and even the estate-wide video surveillance system. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Just like any creation designed for performance, this room was engineered to deliver. The room itself was analyzed, engineered, and modified to support both performance and environmental requirements. A decoupled subfloor minimizes the sound transference to the lower floors and the walls and ceilings are decoupled as well for uninterrupted enjoyment. The resulting room is treated with acoustical devices specified as a result of careful acoustical modeling and analysis for balanced and accurate sound reproduction. The audio system features Klipsch THX Ultra II loudspeakers, four subwoofers, processing by Integra and AudioControl, and amplification by JBL. The video is powered by the DPI Highlite with an anamorphic system, a Lumagen Processor, and a Stewart CineV Microperforated screen that was engineered for the optimum viewing angles and visual experience in the room. All of the audio and video technology as well as the integrated lighting control are mastered by the AMX touchscreens, which also allow for simple control of the multi-window video switching and viewing on the 130”-wide 2.35:1 screen. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The theater is on the second floor, so in order to decouple and isolate sound transmission, we had to accommodate the rise in elevation. Additionally seating platforms were required to provide clear site lines for both viewing rows. A decoupled floor assembly was designed and integrated with the seating plan, and a landing outside the theater accommodated the rise in elevation safely. All of this had to fit in a fairly low ceiling height, so we built 3D models to verify that the concept would work. The subwoofer locations and large footprint were accommodated by the custom-designed isolation enclosures so the positioning prescribed by the acoustical model would not interfere with the floor plan. Creative design balanced the need for a roman blackout shade (with acoustical

lining) and acoustical panels, which are located on the niche of the opposite wall. The projector enclosure provides ventilation and sound isolation, and it is designed into the adjacent kitchenette’s upper cabinetry. Finally the acoustical panels of specific variegated substrate and thickness and unique shape were custom designed and then factory fabricated by templating. The visual and acoustical results speak for themselves. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? The Lumagen XE3D Processor and DPI projector combination offers a broad range of calibration capability, which is exploited by the SpectraCAL software. A colorimeter brings the video performance to ISFL2 specifications. Although the room design included configuration and acoustical specification by careful modeling and analysis, we also performed fine-tuning. The audio calibration is affected using the AudioControl Diva to fine-tune the performance of the Klipsch loudspeakers, the JBL BassQ to provide final smoothing of the bass response, and the AudioControl Iasys for time alignment and final smoothing What makes this system worthy of recognition? Creating a high-performance private theater in a perfect world is not a simple task, but it’s far simpler than working with pre-existing conditions. Some might say perfection is not possible in such a case. When a team is assembled and committed to collaborating to overcome any obstacles, the impossible becomes a reality. This private theater is the entertainment destination the client desired. The result was performance with no compromise out of what many would see as a compromised situation. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client was focused on having a room that conveyed elegant design while it also embodied superb levels of performance. As an entertainment destination, the experience should begin at first glance. Opening the door should create an expectation that would be delivered upon by the performance. In order to achieve this, the design team provided concept design methodology to develop and present architectural style that works with the performance engineering. Precise design documentation, details, and construction support brought the dream to fruition.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 7 Electronic Design and Engineering 20 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 19 Project Management 17 Pre-wire/Rough-in 9 Trim-out 20 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 0 Programming 5 Final Installation and Calibration 16 Client Instruction 4 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 120 Project Management by Others 30 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 267

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX MVP-52001 Model#: Wireless Touch Panel

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: KS-7800-THX Surround Speaker

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX NI-2100 Model#: Central Controller

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: KW-120-THX Subwoofer

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AudioControl Model#:Diva Digital Sound Processor

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: KA-1000-THX Subwoofer Amplifier

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: Highlite Cine 260 3-Chip DLP Projector

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: XE3D HD Video Processor

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: AC-215A Line Conditioner/Surge Suppressor Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DHC-80.2 Preamp Processor Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DBS-50.2 Blu-ray Disc Player

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-21 Equipment Racks Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Netgear Model#: GS108 Gigabit Network Switch Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M4320-PRO Surge Suppressor/Power Controller

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: BassQ Subwoofer Processor

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: Custom CineCurve Vertical Masking Screen

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S7150 7 Channel Amplifier

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: TVOne Model#: C2-6104A Multi-Window Processor

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kinetics Assorted Model#: Custom Acoustical Treatment Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: KL-650-THX LCR Speaker

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Rich and Vibrant

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The clients were both passionate about having their first dedicated theater space. The clients were very family oriented, and this room would serve as a place for the parents and their four children to spend time together watching movies, sports, and TV. The couple had been exposed to some very top-notch and very expensive theaters based on their line of work, so they had very good taste. The rub is that they did not have the budget for an over-the-top theater, so value for the dollar was key. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? A large screen was an important component to the theater, so we needed to install a projector that would project a large image with excellent picture quality. For that reason we chose a Runco 3-Chip DLP. This offered the brightness, color saturation, and image detail our clients were expecting on their 135” perforated Stewart screen. Because the family has a lot of kids, we needed to make sure that the system was as intuitive for a five year old as it was for a 50 year old. We installed a Crestron control system to operate the theater. The family can either use a handheld MTX-3, which makes a great channel-surfing remote, or operate the theater via an iPad. For audio, we chose the JBL Performance series speaker and electronics package. The client heard and loved JBL synthesis systems, but preferred to spend less. The performance series was the perfect fit. Rounding out our source components were Apple TV, DirecTV DVR, and a Samsung Blu-ray player. For lighting control, we used Crestron RF dimmers to create scenes for movie watching, TV watching, cleaning, and intermission. For climate control we used a Crestron thermostat. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The client loved the Fortress chairs and the high backs on them. To accommodate for the sightlines, we had to add height to the existing riser system that came with the house so that there were no obstructed views.

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Based on the riser height and where our clients would be sitting, it was imperative that we install all of the speakers behind the screen. Because the designer wanted to build a custom cabinet in the front of the room, we installed absorptive acoustic material to fill the cavity behind the screen to improve audio performance. The clients and designer had their mind made up that the walls would not be fabric but wood paneled. Because they were set on that look and our budget did not allow for acoustic treatments on the wall, we worked with the designer on an absorptive drape material to soften the inherent harshness of the hard surfaces. A candy counter niche on the side wall acted as a nice functional diffuser, too. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? Our in-house ISF-certified technicians used a Quantum Data 780 to calibrate the Runco projector. We calibrated for complete ISF certification to meet REC709 standards and grayscale target of D65. We used an Xrite I1 Pro meter and Calman software by Spectracal. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This system is worthy of recognition because it is a very highperformance theater system for a very reasonable budget. The acoustic challenges of the room were creatively overcome with practical acoustic design elements and the system was calibrated for maximum performance. The programming software was designed for maximum ease of use while still offering the client a robust level of control. Besides a handheld Crestron remote control, we configured the client’s iPad to act as a secondary remote-control interface. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client was looking for a feeling that was almost like a library. They wanted cozy and warm, but with a little glamour. Because the wife is an actress, the family wanted to highlight some of her movie posters in the room so there had to be wall space allocated for the framed posters.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 2 Electronic Design and Engineering 15 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 15 Project Management 25 Pre-wire/Rough-in 12 Trim-out 6 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 18 Programming 16 Final Installation and Calibration 24 Client Instruction 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 40 Project Management by Others 5 Other Time 4 Describe Task: Electrical Total Hours to Complete 184

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR25

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SS8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: BD-C6500

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: Elite15PFI

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: PS1400BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: Luxus ScreenWall

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Simple Elegance

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. Client requested the best high-end audio and video system focusing on theater acoustics and performance.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? The quality and efficiency of the system and our clients’ complete satisfaction.

What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? JBL Synthesis, DPI Projector (dVision), automated shades and lighting.

Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Simple and straightforward home-theater design with excellent acoustics.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? Having windows in the room. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? The entire room (and house) is completely integrated with remote access, home management access from anywhere in the world.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 5 Electronic Design and Engineering 362 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 5 Project Management 244 Pre-wire/Rough-in 707 Trim-out 9 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 4 Programming 337 Final Installation and Calibration 876 Client Instruction 4 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 219 Project Management by Others 5 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 2777

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8X Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8X-BTPE Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8X-DS Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection DVision Model#: 30-1080P-XC Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Ceiling Mount Model#: n/a Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: H24 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: AV2 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: AVA7 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: HTPS-400BLK Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: P81 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: P941 Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: RIFP81 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: RIFT941 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QED64 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SV-CCI-S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Bluebolt Model#: CV-1 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Max in-wall Powerkit Pro Model#: n/a Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panamax Max in-wall Power-pro-pfp Model#: n/a Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: MB-1500 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Planet Waves Model#: HDMI103 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Planet Waves Model#: HDMI106 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: PTG-Interconnect package Model#: n/a Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Purelink Model#: HDC-015 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Purelink Model#: HDC-025

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SVQ-CCI-8 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Products Ductcool Model#: 2PT Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Products RSH4A2S DirecTV Model#: H24100

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. This was an old, empty media room when the client moved in. He wanted to create a new “up-to-date” 7.1 theater with all the latest technologies: 3D, digital media server, Blu-ray with Google TV, and so on. He also wanted the room to be treated acoustically and provide “theater seating” to complete the experience for less $150,000

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? • ISF Video calibration (Sencore OTC 1000 optical tri-color analyzer, Sencore video generator) • Audyssey Room EQ System

What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Acoustic Innovations room system. Crestron control with added lighting and HVAC control. New Sony 3D projector with full Xbox and PS3 gaming. Recessed speakers—including subs—due to space requirements.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? We feel that we delivered a “Turn-key World Class” theater that fulfilled the client’s request and is equipped with all the latest technologies, including acoustics and seating, for less than $100,000.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? In order to accommodate more seating for the room, we flipped the screen wall to the front (where the only door to the room is located) and created a raised tier in the rear for a second row of seating. We had to relocate the HVAC vent to accommodate an acoustical “dummy” soffit. The left side drywall was layered over concrete block, so we could not recess the side speakers (as we did in rear); we had to use bookshelf-style speakers placed inside a dummy soffit.

Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client wanted to seat as many people as he could in the existing small space. He wanted the room to have a true “theater” feel, so we brought in Jay Miller with Acoustic Innovations to design a “warm, comfortable” space.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 4 Electronic Design and Engineering 8 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 6 Project Management 10 Pre-wire/Rough-in 20 Trim-out 8 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 0 Programming 15 Final Installation and Calibration 25 Client Instruction 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 6 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 103

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Acoustic Innovations Model#: “Longhorn”

Qty: 100 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: Line Level

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Acoustic Smart Model#: Carlton

Qty: 50 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: RGB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: G5BLK AV

Qty: 50 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: Cat-5e

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ATM Model#: System 1 In-Line Model

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Linksys Model#: SD2005

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bass Industries Model#: “Accent”

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: AX-SXR-38

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bass Industries Model#: “Cinema Classic Chaselight”

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: TRACK31

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bass Industries Model#: “Deluxe Ticket Booth” Gold

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: TS310

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bass Industries Model#: “Add-On Ticket Booth Option”

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH4A2S DIRECTV HR24500

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Belkin Model#: Cat5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH4A2S SONYNSZGT1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Calrad Model#: 55-626-HD-50

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: NXG Model#: HDMI Cable

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PRG-UNV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Nyko Model#: PS3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: S-1 Digital Model#: P500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screen Research Model#: FS2-96-178-2W-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: NSZ-GT1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNPWS-75

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: VPL-VW90ES 3D 1080P

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-DIM1RFW

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: AIM Cinema Three Two

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-MNETGW

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: LCR3 Five

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR- 40.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: Monitor One Pair

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: IRK-155-3B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: SC-602 2 Channel

Qty: 500 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: 16-4 16-4C-KO

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: SC-600 IW

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Reference Level Screening Room

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The client had an existing standalone four-car garage on his property that he wanted to convert to a relaxing, reference-level, private screening room. He wanted elegance, outstanding sound, and a stunning 3D picture. At the same time, from the outside, the existence of this private getaway would not be noticed. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The room is located near a local airport and, as a result, sound isolation was first and foremost in the construction design for the building. Following that, our architectural ceiling and use of unique acoustic products enabled us to incorporate the client’s desire for “lots of natural wood” while creating an NR20 room with excellent acoustics and an in-room ANSI Contrast ratio of 148:1. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? Fortunately, we started with an empty framed building. We were engaged to provide the construction drawing, interior design, engineering, construction, installation, and calibration. This allowed us the freedom to design and engineer the space as a single integrated effort. The biggest challenge was that the original building was not square in any dimension.

We calibrated the video to SMPTE and THX specifications. We calibrated the audio to THX specifications. EQ was provided by the QSC Audio DSP922UZ 8x8 Basis/Rave units. What makes this system worthy of recognition? In the end, this is a distinctive room with an integration of exceptional acoustics, a stunning video presentation, elegant interiors, and the complex equipment hidden behind a Crestron control system. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client wanted to walk into a room that evoked relaxation, quiet, and comfort. He wanted natural wood finishes and a sense of elegance. He also wanted the sound and picture quality to be better than he can experience in the local cinemas; he wanted the total experience to be memorable. For this client, engaging a single organization that could take his project from raw framing through to project completion was a significant bonus.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? Video Calibration Equipment: CalMan Professional 3.7/4.5 Calibration Software, X-Rite i1 Pro Spectrophotometer, KonicaMinolta CS-200 Incident Color Meter, Quantum Data 780 Handheld HDMI Analyzer 1.4a compliant, Accupel HDG-5000 3D/2D Test Pattern Generator HDMI 1.4a compliant. Audio Calibration Gear: Sencore SP495 EX w/Type 1 mic, Sencore MX399, Sencore DAG5161, GOLD LINE MX4 Multiplexer, GOLD LINE TEF04 Microphones, Room EQ Wizard Software.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 50 Electronic Design and Engineering 35 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 35 Project Management 125 Pre-wire/Rough-in 12 Trim-out 40 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 28 Programming 17.5 Final Installation and Calibration 65 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 60 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 475.5

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Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: UPS-2200R-8IP Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-37-26 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: OppoDigital Model#: BDP-93 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Procella Audio Model#: P610 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Procella Audio Model#: P18 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Procella Audio Model#: P10Si Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Procella Audio Model#: P6 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: QSC Audio Model#: DSP922UZ Qty: 4 Manufacturer: QSC Audio Model#: DCA1622 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: QSC Audio Model#: DCA1824

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Fortress Model#: Bijou

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Quest Acoustical Interiors Model#: QLS Acoustic Lens Products

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: M700

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: SC50 CW/AS 3D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: M500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sennheiser Model#: RS-180

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KSERVER-500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: CC156CST13G3AMX

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Let’s Go Irish!

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. In 2010, our client, who is an alumnus and former football player at Notre Dame University, challenged us to create a sports-themed room that enabled him to watch multiple sport events at the same time. He also expressed a desire to watch 3D movies on the large screen. We set out to bring his dream to life! What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? To achieve this, we used one 65” Samsung LED and four 40” NuVision LED screens. Using Crestron’s Digital Media video distribution, the client can view any of the eight video sources on any display, or he can view a single video source on all five displays. The centerpiece of this theater is a Runco 3D projector that projects an amazing 130” 3D image from any of the video sources to a Stewart recessed drop-down projection screen. What is really unique about this theater is that it has the actual brick used at the stadium in Notre Dame and historical pictures of all the famous sports icons of Notre Dame. That enabled us to hide the JBL Synthesis 7.2 surround sound system, which is one of the most advanced and sophisticated loud speakers in the market today. The room was designed with 11 custom-dyed Acoustic Smart Cinema Loungers that exactly match the unique blue and gold at Notre Dame. The theater carpet was also custom dyed to match the blue and gold décor. The ceiling has a unique custom fiber optic display with stars depicting the Little Dipper, Big Dipper, and Orion, and it’s controlled by Crestron’s iLux lighting control system. Two fiber optic illuminators create a fantastic shooting star effect.

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What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? In designing the luxurious décor of this dedicated home theater and media room, the client asked us if we could give it the same feeling as watching the game from a seat inside Notre Dame Stadium. We created the feeling of “being in the crowd” by surrounding three walls of the room with “smart art” images of a crowd at an actual game. This creates an actual “bowl effect.” Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We provided professional ISF calibration of the projector and four LED displays. We used Sencore Color Analyzer, Sencore HD Signal Generator, Sencore Non-Contact Laser Guided Color Meter, and CalMAN Video Calibration Software. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Our client is delighted with the ease of use, functionality, and entertainment flexibility that we provided. We have certainly captured the theme and feeling of “being at the game” for this Notre Dame alumnus.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 12 Electronic Design and Engineering 48 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 16 Project Management 120 Pre-wire/Rough-in 40 Trim-out 80 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 32 Programming 40 Final Installation and Calibration 280 Client Instruction 16 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 120 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 80 Project Management by Others 110 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 994

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Acoustic Smart Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: SDEC-3000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Acoustic Smart Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S7165

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Acoustic Smart Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: X-BOX 360

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: LSTU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8x GA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Monster Cable Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: Cameo Style

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: NuVision Model#: NVU40FX5LS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AV2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: I-Lux

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M4315

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD8X8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: MB1500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ADMS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: D-73

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: DC-3000

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: 1400 Array

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN65D8000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: 800 Array

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: 1500 Array

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDP-S580

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S4Ai

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: Silver 5D

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Serene Comfort

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The stage was set during the client discovery. When asked, “How would you describe your dream theater?” the client paused to reflect and then said, “A special place. A room that draws us in, that brings us together as a family and where we can experience amazing sound and vision in comfort and serenity. A special room that creates an emotional bond as soon as we enter and continues to thrill with its performance.” This was a tall order, to be sure, but it was attainable because the team was assembled early enough in the process to design and engineer excellence. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? When the client first opens the door to the theater, the door sensor wakes the theater, welcoming you into the room, while executing a soft lighting scene and setting the thermostat to a predetermined temperature. Perfectly positioned between two wooden pillars is a touchscreen used to control the theater, audio, and videos. This touchscreen also is used to control the subsystems such as lighting, heating, and cooling. At a touch, its motorized mount brings it out of the wall for mobile use from the comfort of the theater chair. The touch panel enables the client to push one button to fire up the digital media server. This media server allows quick access to local Blu-ray and DVD movies, streaming Internet content, and streaming content from computers in the home, including photos, movies, and music. The control system allows for “on-the-fly” adjustments of different sound fields, with feedback. There is a shortcut to temperature control adjustments. Hidden in the back of the theater is an HD projector, which produces a breathtaking picture on the microperforated screen. To allow for phenomenal surround sound and audiophile listening quality, the speakers are strategically positioned around the room—behind the perforated screen and on the side and rear walls, where they are hidden out-of-sight behind stretch acoustical fabric. There are temperature sensors constantly monitoring the two equipment racks. If they reach a certain temperature, the sensors trigger an ultra-quiet exhaust fan (hidden in the attic) that pulls the air away from the components.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? The entire theater was microphoned, allowing for the audio processing to be perfectly calibrated to this particular theater. We used several video-generated test patterns to calibrate the grayscale, hue, contrast ratio, brightness, and so on to produce an amazing theater you can taste. All the HDMI video signals are controlled and optimized for the best type of audio and video output signals. Our client wanted no compromise for audio and amazing picture, and we far exceeded all his expectations. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The impact upon entry is stunning and the serenity of the space is enchanting, but when the system is fired up the experience is astonishing. The basis on which a successful project should be judged is on its fulfillment of the client’s desires. This starts with discovery and clearly understanding what that means. This client clearly provided a design mandate for complete experience both aesthetically and technically. The mandate has clearly been met when the client’s feedback is, “we are delighted!” Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client desired to blend performance and aesthetics. The theater’s acoustical components, which were specified as a result of an acoustical modeling process, were integrated with the interior design artfully. The screen wall features display columns where the beautiful tower speakers are nestled in an ideal acoustical surrounding and illuminated by concealed lighting. Behind the perforated screen sits not only the center speaker, but also custom-engineered baffles that provide both expansive sound stage and accurate imaging. The whole assembly is housed in a furniture-grade cabinet design. Walls and ceilings feature concealed acoustical devices behind a stretch fabric system that is complemented by pilasters, which house the surround speakers, and gorgeous millwork trim throughout.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? We addressed room ratios and used construction techniques to create an ideal scenario for quiet room construction and smooth acoustical performance. We engineered subsystems, including mechanical, electrical, and lighting, to ensure no unwanted sound entered or propagated through them. A detailed set of construction documents guided the project contractors through each step. The result was a theater “chassis” that would support the profound performance.

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ADMS

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-RTHS

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Monster Power Model#: HTS5100MK2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Audio Impact Model#: Cables

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: KB-RFUSB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-RTS

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: SW24-GB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: 8642HDC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PROAMP-7x400

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-TSTAT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: RP-KIT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-SPWS300

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6XWALL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DHC 80.3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: LS10d

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-UPS1250

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PRO2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ERK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDP-CX7000ES

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-SWEX-E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2ENET-1

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Monitor Audio Model#: PLW-15

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: 135in 1.78:1 micro-perforated

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-DIMEX-P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: HD-MD8X1

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Monitor Audio Model#: PLIW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-HPRFGW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-HBLOCK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Monitor Audio Model#: PL300

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Function Meets Design

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The client, an engineer and high-performance audio enthusiast, had embarked on developing the largest LEED Platinum home in the state. His private theater was expected to perform at similarly high levels sonically, visually, and efficiently. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The audio system is centered around the Revel Ultima Salon 2 and Voice 2 loudspeakers. The client, having auditioned them at the manufacturer’s facility, described them as the “sweetest” sounding loudspeakers he’d heard and anxiously awaited hearing them in his acoustically engineered room. The screen is a native 16:9 acoustically perforated design with motorized masking panels for watching 2.35:1 aspect movies. The entire system is controlled via a Crestron handheld touchscreen. The projection system is hidden in an air-conditioned niche in the soffit at the back of the room to minimize noise and heat issues. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The room’s footprint was already determined in the house design and generally represented a good starting point. There were, however, some items that we needed to address. As the floor was already in place, we had to engineer a transition to accommodate the decoupled isolation floor that is vital to the quiet room construction. We carefully considered the room dimensions when the final determination of wall and ceiling isolation construction was planned in order to maintain the best possible ratios. We engineered listening and viewing positions for optimized acoustical and visual experience and then translated them to the resulting platform and seating layouts. We integrated these performance-engineered elements of the theater’s “chassis” with the architectural and internal acoustical design.

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performed an Audyssey Pro Audio room calibration to polish what was already a very accurate and balanced sonic performance. This was due to the precise acoustical modeling and specification that was performed in the theater’s design and engineering process. The objective was a quiet room rivaling recording studio ambient noise levels and a balanced sound field that is appropriately treated to maintain sonic energy while providing accurate reproduction of movies, music, or any audio material. These goals were met! What makes this system worthy of recognition? The room represents a successful engineering and design collaboration on all levels. The design directive was fulfilled: a true sonic environment that enhances the detail and performance of the loudspeakers; a video system that delivers pure and exciting images at the largest appropriate screen size for any media in a well-conceived light-controlled environment; an utterly silent ventilation system benefitting from geothermal cooling and ultra-low voltage LED lighting. The result is the realization of a great team effort between client, integrator, theater designer, and architect. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Although the emphasis in this theater is on function over form, the client brought his design team together to bring out the best in both areas. The architect, who designed the entire residence with masterful use of geometric, textural, and positive-negative space resulting in a simple yet striking style, brought this influence into the space. The conceptual aesthetic “solution” was presented to the theater designer who then resolved this form with the functional elements, such as the screen (a 146” x 82” surface!), the speakers, the acoustical devices, as well as the entirely concealed projector. The resulting interior design is sleek, just like the rest of the residence, and stealthy (only the screen and the beautiful Ultima Salon 2 Loudspeakers are evident).

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We gave the projection system a full ISF Calibration in order to exact the full potential of the DPI HILITE 3 Chip projector. We

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The objective was to deliver the best possible image and acoustics the client had ever experienced with minimal compromise but within a defined budget. During one of the first meetings with the client he said, “I’m not looking for popcorn machines or SpiderMan hanging from the ceiling—I want to be able to watch a movie loud enough to make my ears bleed while my wife sleeps in the bedroom on the other side of the wall.” What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The Runco video is awesome, the audio rocks, and the Crestron system is super cool, but what took it over the top are the acoustics and sound isolation. The room sounds incredible. The client said it’s one of the best sounding rooms he’s been in—even those that are multiple times the cost. During the two days of calibration there were times when we had it so loud you had to have ear plugs, far louder than any one would ever actually watch a movie, and you literally could not hear it in the adjacent master bedroom—and that’s exactly what the client had asked for a year-and-a-half earlier. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The design of the home was 99 percent complete when the client decided to add a serious, dedicated home theater room. I received an eleventh hour phone call from the architect asking for room dimensions for a home theater. My first response was, “No problem, how long is a piece of string…” He laughed and said, “OK, what size?” We worked it out, but the result was that the home theater ended up right next to the master bedroom, requiring acoustic isolation to become a key component of the job. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We carefully tested, debugged, and configured the audio system using a 90-step process. We performed the electro acoustic

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measurements using a combination of near-field and far-field measurements, using both impulse response and real-time analysis tools, and then weighted them using the SBIC method. We painstakingly and manually implemented room correction with a digital equalization processor. We used extensive listening tests for fine-tuning of the room and speaker voicing. Audio standards were SMPTE 202M, THX, Dolby Digital, and CEDIA best practices. We configured the video system through all of the HDMI potential settings and tested with a wide array of calibration discs. We used a Sencore analyzer for measurements to set primaries, secondaries, grayscale, and all other colorimetric adjustments. We completed fine-tuning of grayscale with grayscale comparison to a reference D65 broadcast-grade monitor. We performed viewing tests at the end and used them to confirm all the settings. Video standards were SMPTE, ISF, and CEDIA best practices. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The way we were able to achieve the client’s request within the architectural challenge of having the home theater next to the master bedroom was by creating a superlative-sounding room with over-the-top volume and complete sound isolation. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client wanted the ultimate audio and video experience, he wanted it loud, and he didn’t want anyone outside the theater to hear it. This required significant coordination with the client, architect, builder, and, most importantly, our partnership with our acoustic engineers. The acoustic engineering firm provided gave us all the confidence that it would actually work. At the beginning of the job there were a lot of doubters. During the construction we heard a lot of, “wow, I had no idea,” and “you’re crazy.” At the end of the job it worked perfectly! The client was—and still is—really happy and grinning from ear-to-ear. The irony is that this is one of those projects where most of the hard work is all behind the scenes and the casual observer would never know what it took to make it happen.

Task Hours Client Interviews 20 Electronic Design and Engineering 40 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 25 Project Management 40 Pre-wire/Rough-in 20 Trim-out 80 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 115 Programming 60 Final Installation and Calibration 20 Client Instruction 6 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 30 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 75 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 200 Describe Task: Acoustical Engineering Total Hours to Complete 731

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple / Crestron Model#: iPad & iPhone

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lab.Gruppen Model#: C20:8X

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Ashly Model#: ne24.24M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lab.Gruppen Model#: C68:4

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Acoustic Innovations Model#: Black Luxtan #3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: MidAtlantic Model#: Various

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Overly Door Company Model#: STC53

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HD DVR

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: PerfectPath Model#: Various

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: ELITE20PFI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: McKinley Triton D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Fusion Research Model#: FR-ENCBD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: VX22-D

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Green Glue Model#: 5 Gallon bucket

Qty: 40 Manufacturer: Sonata Model#: Various

Qty: 120 Manufacturer: Guilford of Maine Model#: FR701

Qty: 40 Manufacturer: Sonata Model#: Various

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DBS-50.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonos Model#: ZP90

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DHC-80.3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: 4WSN110SGHLSACapX

Qty: 100 Manufacturer: Kinetics Model#: Various

Qty: 140 Manufacturer: Supress Model#: 4x8Sheets

Qty: 200 Manufacturer: Kinetics Model#: Various

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Various Model#: Xbox360, PlayStation, Wii, Roku

Qty: 50 Manufacturer: Kinetics Model#: Various Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: KL-650

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Kick Back and Relax

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The clients wanted to create a warm, intimate room in their private residence that would offer a large picture and top-quality sound experience. We used a powerful projector with a special highcontrast lens to fill a screen that would wow viewers with its size and bright, punchy picture. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The room was completely built around a Stewart Filmscreen Director’s Choice with four-way masking offering the biggest picture possible for 1:78.1 and 2.35:1 aspect ratios. The screen was custom built to completely “close” when video sources were turned off. In addition, a drop-down ceiling lift housed the projector. A hidden Blu-ray player was tied into the house Crestron Digital Media System, and the entire system was controlled by a wireless Crestron MTX-3 or a Crestron-connected iPad. The room also featured a hidden JBL Synthesis 1 sound system supplying clean and dynamic sound exceeding any local cineplex.

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? ISF Calibration and Audyssey audio calibration What makes this system worthy of recognition? This theater has people saying “wow” when they step into the room. From the larger than life 190” screen, the projector that drops from the ceiling, the exceptional sound, and 15 comfortable love seats, there is something for everyone in this room. The client shows off this amazing system by hosting weekly “movie nights” for 20 to 30 people at a time. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Our team of designers, engineers, project managers, and technicians worked closely with the architect and homeowner to exceed all expectations.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The “closing” screen and motorized “hidden when off” video projector help to hide the fact that this is a top-notch home theater system. The closing screen helps protect (from children playing in the room) the fragile microperforated screen surface, which hides the front channel speakers.

TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 24 Electronic Design and Engineering 80 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 16 Project Management 96 Pre-wire/Rough-in 80 Trim-out 120 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 32 Programming 56 Final Installation and Calibration 16 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 20 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 40 Project Management by Others 32 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 614

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Activated Designs Model#: LPCU-24�

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S820

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Active Thermal Management Model#: Cool-Cube

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM-1HF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-HD4-V110SR Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-HD4-V41 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-HD4-V110S Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 111-238 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirectTV Model#: HR-35-500 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Harmonic Tech Model#: HDMI / DVI Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SDP-40HD* Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SDEC4500P Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SDEC4500X Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S4000IC

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM2-LF Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S4Ai Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S2S Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-HDR6NF Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: Radiance XS Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: Xbox 360 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Nintendo Model#: Wii Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-93 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pro Connect Model#: KDCOVSAB Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Richard Gray Model#: PowerHouse Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: DC206CUM13AMapX Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: PS3 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: BRIC Controller (DUAL) , DC

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All in the Details

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The objective of this theater was to provide our client with a truly immersive 3D experience in the comfort of her own home. Exceptional audio and video quality was paramount in the project. Maximization of the allotted space was incredibly important for creating a theater of such a high caliber.

The client also requested that the theater be completely soundproof. To totally isolate the theater from the rest of the house we designed a system of containment utilizing ceiling hangers, installed resilient channels for the walls, and two layers of QuietRock. The design also required us to create diffusive and absorptive panels to reduce reverberation.

What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Almost every aspect of this theater is notable. The Digital Projection Titan 3D is one of the theater’s greatest assets. We wanted to provide our client with a cinema experience that no other home theater could produce. We felt the Titan was the best candidate because of its powerful 10,000 lumens of brightness and its FastFrame technology. To achieve the richest audio experience possible we chose to work with James Loudspeaker for the job. There are a total of 12 individually driven channels in the room: seven in-wall THX rated enclosures, three traditional boxed sub-woofers, and two in-wall sub woofers. The room is also completely soundproofed from the rest of the house, which allows for full-volume operation without disturbing others in the home.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? The video calibration was done by an ISF-certified calibrator. We wanted to be sure that our white balance was properly set to 6.5 K. The audio was calibrated using Crestron’s Audyssey calibration kit and the Procice’s embedded calibration software. The theater looked and sounded great before calibration, but there was significant improvement post-calibration. The subtleties of the color and sound seem to pop even more, further pulling you into the cinema experience.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? At the onset of the project we knew that being confined to a space of roughly 4,000-cubic-feet was going to make the engineering and design phase absolutely crucial. We were involved in every design aspect of the room, even down to what route the HVAC ducting took. Our goal was to maximize the existing space, so we opted for the only in-wall THX-rated speaker at the time, James Loudspeaker. Using James instead of a traditional boxed THXrated speaker enabled us to take advantage of the entire length of the room. We then opted for the Titan to be located in a rear soffit rather than placing it behind a rear wall. We knew there would be cooling and servicing issues with the Titan being enclosed in a small space. To accommodate this installation we invented a “Projector Slide” that sustains up to 500 pounds of weight even when fully extended, which will make servicing the unit a breeze. We also installed a Granger 5C516 fan system as a push-pull running through the soffits to the front of the room behind the curtains to make it all concealed as well as extra quiet. To further silence the projector and cooling system, we fitted the front cover of the projector enclosure with a ¼” optically coated clear projector glass mounted in a 5 percent angle and sealed.

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What makes this system worthy of recognition? At the time of its conception (mid-2009) not many integrators were considering installing serious 3D theaters, let alone using a Titan for a home theater setting. It was truly ahead of the curve and one of the first home theaters to be designed around an immersive 3D experience. The aesthetics inside the theater are also of an exceptional quality and refined taste. The alluring, soft velvety décor only further complements the system’s astounding performance. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client and designer wanted a theater that flowed with the rest of the home. They desired to create an environment that looked and felt like a warm living room while also enclosing a theater that was of the highest caliber. They also desired to have the room reflect some of the classic, old-world charm that is present in the décor throughout the house. During the design phase, different fabrics were brought so we could test them acoustically. We had a very close relationship with the interior designers. In the end, the theater came together beautifully. The long hours, hard work, creativity, customization, and research genuinely paid off and exceeded everyone’s expectations.

Task Hours Client Interviews 25 Electronic Design and Engineering 80 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 24 Project Management 75 Pre-wire/Rough-in 38 Trim-out 16 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 32 Programming 80 Final Installation and Calibration 40 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 40 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 452

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PROAMP

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 806BE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamorph Model#: DC-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV (gen. 3)

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD32X32

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: EMB12

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: QSC Model#: CX302

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: V-15

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: Extreme Reference 1080P 3D Extreme with TheaterScope

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 210SDX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screen Research Model#: XLS-140-235-2W-B-U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PAC-2 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PSPHD

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR-24 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 808BE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: Radiance 3D Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-93

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. Our primary objectives were to design and build a 10+ seating theater with a 9.1 minimum surround sound install. This install was to be sound isolated from the rest of the house, specifically from bedrooms located on the second floor just above the theater. Also, there was a focus on using as many environmentally friendly materials as possible.

We also deliberated over exposed the surround speakers. We decided to employ the methodology of design we use when designing A/V production facilities, which is to “see” the speakers. Of course, they’re not visible on the front wall as they were hidden behind the screen. In order to marry the look of the speakers with the room, they were custom faced with the same reclaimed wood to match the other wood used in the room.

What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Control System • Crestron-controlled, touchscreen panel resides in back bar table

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We performed video calibration by using the CalMAN Pro software and Sencore Video Calibration hardware.

Acoustics • Custom column/arches used to house and isolate supply air for room and as quadratic residue diffusors for the frequency range of 350k-2.5k • The tiered platform was used to house/isolate the return air system as well as being used as a low-frequency trap mechanism. • Front baffle wall with side low-frequency corner traps Video Features • 2.35:1 achieved with Runco’s CineWide with autoscope anamorphic lens • Two-way masking to allow for 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios on a 2.35:1 screen • Aside from main projection screen, two side wall LCDs were implemented with separate tuners Audio Features • 9.1 surround system consists of two height channels to accommodate for Dolby IIz and Audyssey DSX formats, therefore enhancing the 3D audio effect • Acoustically transparent screen • Side wall LCDs’ audio can be made “private” by plugging into separate headphone amps that reside in back bar table

Being a company that designs and builds media production facilities/rooms, we employed the same level of acoustic design and audio tweaking. Three levels of acoustic calibration were done. We achieved the first level through the install of custom acoustic diffusion and absorption architectural elements. For the second level we tuned each speaker to itself using a DBX DriveRack at one central location in the room. Finally, we used an Audyssey Balanced Sound EQ Pro and Bass EQ external unit to calibrate the overall spatial energy. With Audyssey MultEQ, voice and dialog became focused and intelligible, musical instruments and sound effects become precisely localized, and the surround soundstage was made seamless and enveloping. What makes this system worthy of recognition? In every aspect of audio, video, acoustics, and interior design, we took great measures to ensure an accurate and professional install. The quality of the systems directly references our previous design motives when creating other commercial or private audio and video production facilities. We believe we have achieved a stunning interior look along with a professional audio and video experience.

Architectural and Environmental Features • All wood used was reclaimed lumber • All lighting fixtures were LED based • Sound isolated, double-pocket door entrance. Hand swipe over sensor plate enables opening and closing by pneumatic operation. • Front stage drawers on Servo-Drives and require only a light tap to open automatically to reveal an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii. • Column/arches fully lighted with LED strip lights to create lighted arch effect when “house lights” are turned off

Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The main goal was to incorporate environmental elements into the room while delivering on an aesthetic and technical angle. The biggest element was seen in all the millwork and flooring. The wood was reclaimed lumber. It was cut around the shores of the Great Lakes during the 1800s and early 1900s by hardy loggers working to supply England and Europe with timber.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The biggest challenge was to sound-isolate the room from the rest of the house. The entire room is “floating” (i.e. box within a box) to keep everything decoupled from the base house.

Finally, there was also a request for a separate bar table at the back of the theater where the client could sit and “plug in” (i.e. power, Internet, network, audio feeds).

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Task Hours Client Interviews 30 Electronic Design and Engineering 150 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 50 Project Management 250 Pre-wire/Rough-in 200 Trim-out 250 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 75 Programming 80 Final Installation and Calibration 35 Client Instruction 25 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 250 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 50 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 1445

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: dm16x16

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: IsoCenter

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: un40c6300

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Audio Hardware Inc. custom for Rectech Rooms Model#: RK System

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6XWALL

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: RAM Audio Model#: BUXII3.0

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: ln32c530

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: DBX Model#: DriveRack

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RAM AUDIO Model#: BUX5.0SF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screen Research Model#: X-Mask TheaterCurve

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DHC 80.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: vx-33d

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: dv7000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: DHD-3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Benchmark Model#: DAC1 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Audyssey Model#: Sound EQ Balanced Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Audyssey Model#: Sub EQ

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Hollywood Glamour

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. The entire objective of this room, from both the design and technical standpoints, was always to create the most memorable experience of “a night at the movies.” Our goal was to build a system in which the sound and picture far exceeds the performance of a public theater and provides a movie-watching event that is truly immersive. The cinema designer’s goal was to create a space including lobby, powder rooms, marquee, and hall that was highly detailed and evoked the golden era of cinema-going in which the whole experience was one of elegance and glamour. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? This private cinema includes a number of highly notable features— including a Stewart CineCurve screen at 18’ wide, seating for 45 people including a balcony, and a massive Genelec audio array that provides digital cinema quality sound. The Genelec system needed to be big to adequately pressurize the massive 16,561 cu. ft., and features five subwoofer enclosures for a total of eight powered woofers, 10 surround speakers, and three massive screen speakers, for a grand total of 8,400 conservative system watts. The 3D projection system is the ultimate in convenience through specialized programming in the Lumagen video processor and AMX; the client doesn’t need to make any mode changes to watch 3D content. Two 46” LED TVs mounted on the balcony walls mirror content displayed on the big screen, so no one misses a moment. In the lobby, we sourced a commercial service that delivers full motion movie posters that play on a loop when the marquee lights are turned on. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? Over the course of this three-year build, we met and managed many challenges that could have compromised the final system performance or viewer experience. Working closely with the cinema designer and owner, we developed the custom surround speaker port openings for the best possible sound from the speakers. We also finessed the finish of the proscenium to minimize light reflections, and we spent considerable study time on the performance expectations for the balcony area. Working with the designer, the speaker locations, and video elements were kept sacred, and no compromises were made.

independent locations. Rough corrections were made using the EQ systems built in to each Genelec amplifier. Fine corrections were made using one of two QSC Audio RAVE digital audio processors. Additional tests were run to verify phase settings, time alignment, balance between the five subwoofers, and perfect level adjustment between channels. The results of the two-day calibration yielded a technical victory with near flat frequency response across all channels (with natural roll off on the high end). The projector was calibrated using CalMAN4 software, a Klein K10 colorimeter, and the DPI ColorMax software to achieve the Rec 709 HD video standard. Everyone who has experienced this room, Genelec engineers included, has left realizing they have just experienced something truly special. Some have said, “This is the best room I’ve ever seen or heard.” What makes this system worthy of recognition? The entire experience of the cinema suite is something that elicits an uncommon and wonderful emotional reaction from guests. The room is simultaneously grand and stately, while also being totally intimate and magical for watching movies or listening to stereo music. A room this size is a supersized challenge in terms of project management, trade coordination, and fine detail management. Technically, we achieved performance levels that respect the client’s $3 million financial investment. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The interior designer specializes in designing private cinemas and creating a highly personalized aesthetic for each client. This client’s taste was for timeless haute couture with strong statements that are also warm and inviting. They wanted their friends to be amazed by the room’s appearance and be blown away by the experience. The designer engaged the ESI first to work on the mechanics, noise isolation, acoustics, and room shape to create the “bones” for the room. A damask fabric in red, silver, and raisin colors with Swarovski crystal inlays was the starting point and inspiration. Space planning created seating groupings for localized intimacy in a very large room using sofas, dedicated seats, and the balcony space. The room needed to feel comfortable for six as well as 45. The designer drove the look of the room and made sure every element complemented the technical performance of the room. She really enjoyed the challenge of this theater and did an amazing job.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? For the audio tuning in this room, we partnered with Genelec factory engineers and utilized the Genelec Acoustic Calibration Toolkit. This toolkit consists of a calibrated microphone system and software by Room EQ Wizard. Each of 18 speaker locations was sent full-range sweep tones measured from a minimum of three

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: QSC Model#: RAVE522aa

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MVP-TCS-52-GB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: Titan Reference 1080P 3D

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Genelec Model#: HTS3B

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN46D6000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NI-3100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: TheaterScope

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Genelec Model#: HTS4B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: BD-D6700

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: TV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR24

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: XE-3D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: CCJ234CUM13AMapX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Arcam Model#: AV888

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Sound Model#: IT-Reference 15i

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: Radiance Mini-3D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: XPAND Model#: 3D Sync Emitter

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Autonomic Model#: MMS-5

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Genelec Model#: HT324AC

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: VMRK-54

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: XPAND Model#: X104

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: D-Box Model#: Series IV-BD

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. A slew of dynamic, high-end home theater technologies meet the rustic and western in this spacious theater room. With a 36’ x 40’ space, this client wanted to entertain large gatherings with a big screen, have a stage for karaoke, and be able to view people riding a mechanical bull in a nearby room via two video camera feeds. During the design process the home owners opted for a CinemaScope-wide 2.35:1 screen, making proper design of a massive rear-projection system even more crucial.

CAT used a Gold Line DSP-30 Digital RTA to test low-frequency audio signals and a LinearX LMS system to test and measure mid and high frequencies.

What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The customized rear-projection screen wall is 202” wide and 86” tall, using a Runco Signature Cinema SC-1 three-chip DLP projector and Stewart Filmscreen’s StarGlas. We custom configured a dual-mirror system using a glassless Mylar mirror with sound dampening filters in its substrate to eliminate vibrations.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? The Stewart StarGlas screen used in this installation is the largest residential rear projection screen in the country, delivering full HD 1080P video with ultra-crispness and clarity. Such a large room had to be filled with jumbo-sized sights and sounds, yet at the same time it had to do so with elegance and enough intimacy for small gatherings. The installation of the rear-projection system required transporting an 18’ x 8’ crate up a six-mile mountain road that climbs 2,500 feet. The 1,500-pound glass required 15 men to put into place using glass suctions cups because the glass cannot support its weight more than 15 degrees off vertical. The glass had to be fitted into the frame with a 1/8” tolerance, and had to be done before the room’s trim work was completed. To achieve the 310” throw distance, the dual-mirror system needed 11’ in width and 13’ in depth, and it is 11’ high.

Nine CAT (California Audio Technology) speakers and eight CAT subwoofers belt out 3,850 watts of sound in the theater space. Each of the 3 CAT 8.7 LCR front speakers are crossed over with 2 12” subwoofers at 90 Hz, via a DSP from Symetrix, to provide full-range front speakers with deep, warm bass and extremely clean high frequencies. Four more 12” subwoofers are strategically placed to perform bass balancing that cancels excess low frequencies via noise cancellation, and four 18” subwoofers are used for the LFE. The room also includes four side speakers and two rear speakers. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? We engineered around two concrete columns to the left and right of the screen and a concrete beam in the rear of the theater. Hanging a projector in the back of the room would have lowered the entrance through the sliding doors, so we opted for a customized rear-projection system using a dual-mirror system to achieve the proper 310” throw distance for the 2.35:1 image. The front of the room had to be carefully engineered due to the workable space and height. With the stage and 18” CAT subwoofers below the screen, the 11’ ceiling height allowed for only a ½” of design tolerance. We also worked with CAT and the designers to find the optimal locations for the speakers. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? The room was designed from the start to achieve optimal audio and video impact for guests. The video was ISF-calibrated by Pat Bradley of Video Calibration and Consulting. A Photo Research PR-670 Spectrum radiometer was used to make all the readings for the video, sourced by a Quantum Data 780 series video generator and HDMI analyzer.

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In addition, a 3,000-watt bulb producing more than 13,000 ANSI lumens was installed in the Runco projector to achieve the appropriate light levels for such a large screen and provide a stunningly bright picture. The room was acoustically treated and all materials chosen had the appropriate acoustical values.

All the CAT speaker enclosures are customized to tune the sound of each perfectly. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client wanted a rustic and western look, yet the fabric walls had to be acoustically transparent to hide the six side and rear surround speakers. The large space also had to feel comfortable and intimate for both family and guests. Ten CinemaTech recliners, a huge couch that seats 12 people, and eight stools for the counter in the back provide plenty of seating options. The rack has ample rear access for servicing. Lighting was carefully designed to provide adequate illumination while not interrupting the image. The soffit is used to house lighting fixtures from Color Kinetics for enhanced lighting scenes. The room has two large barn-style sliding doors approximately 10’ x 8’ that open to allow people in a café/bar area behind the theater to enjoy the theater.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 24 Electronic Design and Engineering 44 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 32 Project Management 16 Pre-wire/Rough-in 99 Trim-out 91 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 36 Programming 0 Final Installation and Calibration 240 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 24 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 220 Project Management by Others 120 Other Time 32 Describe Task: Video Calibration Total Hours to Complete 980

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: Cinema Mach IV Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APi Model#: U-808 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APi Model#: DV-330 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad 2 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: 150.7 SE Qty: 2 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: 250.7 FD Qty: 3 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: 8.7 S44 Trinity-Sequoia

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: 6.7 Qty: 6 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: S2 Qty: 4 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: MBX S6 Mojave Qty: 1 Manufacturer: CinemaTech Model#: Custom Configuration Qty: 10 Manufacturer: CinemaTech Model#: Custom Configuration Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: Pro2 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR21

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Glassless Mirror Model#: Custom Configuration

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: SC-1 DHD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Ground One Model#: 7.5 KVA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: Custom Configuration

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: K-6000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: Custom Configuration

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: Xbox 360

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Symetrix Model#: 8x8DSP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: MRK-4026

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Symetrix Model#: BreakOut12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Nintendo Model#: Wii Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-93

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater. Our main objective was to create a studio-quality environment for listening to music, watching film, and viewing television. The client also said, “I don’t want to hear anything from outside, and I don’t want the outside to hear me.” What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The design team had to integrate all the Steinway Lyngdorf speaker system’s needs with the sweeping curves of the beautiful interior. This line source speaker design offered very low distortion with very high SPL. More importantly, for this room the system delivered equal sound energy across multiple rows so everyone gets just the right sound. The engineering processes made sure that seating was all correctly placed, the speakers’ locations were correct, and that sound splashing around the room was controlled with a mix of acoustical absorption, diffusion, and bass trapping. The video system employs a bright, three-chip projector that delivers the best 2D and immersive 3D experience. The video screen’s four-way masking guarantees that any picture of any size and shape is correctly displayed with maximum impact and the best possible contrast ratio. The room’s beautiful fabric is transparent to the audio system, and its warm brown color supports perfect colorimetry. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The back-right corner was a challenge due to its concave shape. The design team leveraged a unique mix of deep custom-built absorption and diffusion acoustical elements to remove this shape from the room’s acoustical footprint without creating an imbalance in the room’s reverberation decay character. The design team specified an STC 53 sound-rated door and engineered a decoupled mounting system to add a layer of isolation from the outside structure of the home. To make this door disappear from view, a hidden door of stretched acoustical fabric conceals this opening; and the surface of this door received acoustical treatment to avoid uncontrolled and direct reflections back to the audience. The client wanted the room to include a bar, which often includes a noisy compressor in the fridge, a hard, reflective surface in the form of a countertop, and a backsplash of mirror that sends sound energy back into the room and causes listener fatigue. We used a compressor for the fridge and isolated the icemaker to eliminate the sound of falling ice. We kept the hard counter but insisted the wall facing into the theater receive fabric and acoustical treatments. There’s even a surround speaker hidden there! The cabinetry was designed to contain proper acoustical properties and is completely rattle-proof.

A floating floor in the bathroom helped to mechanically isolate the noise of footfall. From there, the ceiling of the theater received an assembly of two mass-loaded layers of plywood and sheet rock suspended from a grid of hat channel on springs. Lastly, the plumbing and gas lines in the ceiling were hung resiliently and then treated with lagging to muffle any possible noise leak. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We carefully tested, debugged, and configured the audio system following a 90-step process. We performed the electro acoustic measurements using a combination of near-field and far-field measurements, using both impulse response and real-time analysis tools, and then weighted them using the SBIC method. We painstakingly and manually implemented room correction with a digital equalization processor. We used extensive listening tests for fine-tuning of the room and speaker voicing. Audio standards were SMPTE 202M, THX, Dolby Digital and CEDIA best practices. We configured the video system through all the HDMI potential settings and tested them with a wide array of calibration discs. We used a Sencore analyzer for measurements to set primaries, secondaries, grayscale, and all other colorimetric adjustments. We did fine-tuning of grayscale with grayscale comparison to a reference D65 broadcast-grade monitor. We performed viewing tests at the end to confirm all of the settings. Video standards were SMPTE, ISF, and CEDIA best practices. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Meticulous noise control was imperative to keep the ventilation equipment quiet in this house, which is exposed to as high as 110-degree heat in the summer. Working with the interior designer, we created stunning and luxurious interior architecture that would conceal speakers, subwoofers, and acoustical treatments without affecting any of their premier performance. The client loves the theatrical performance and the profound quiet of the room, which has become the ultimate private retreat he wanted. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Although the client certainly wanted the luxurious style of the theater to match the rest of the house, he mostly wanted it to be a comfortable and casual space. The beautiful lighting in the room is a combination of recessed ceiling lighting and custom-built light well/ sconces made with exotic zebrawood. The client did not want a flat ceiling, so the design team created a unique undulating ceiling with just enough relief that it does not obscure the projector.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 50 Electronic Design and Engineering 60 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 32 Project Management 210 Pre-wire/Rough-in 60 Trim-out 12 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 40 Programming 32 Final Installation and Calibration 50 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 20 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 800 Project Management by Others 125 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 1499

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: P1

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: LS Center

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: Titan Reference

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Motorola Model#: DTC

Qty: 21 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: A1

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: LS Boundary Woofer

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: VIP2000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screen Research X-Mask 1.78 Model#: Custom

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: LS Left/Right

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. The client’s budget was limited and the top priority was to deliver value for money within budget.

equipment area. This is triggered when the den system is turned on and activates the fan to remain on for a set time while the system is running and for a cool down period after it is turned off.

The client wanted to be involved in decisions regarding what was included in the system based on the budget limitations. They wanted to understand the performance features of each component and its value to the overall system before agreeing to include it.

There is a UPS and Power Protection set up to protect the key equipment in the rack.

The client wanted distributed audio inside and outside the home— this was to be of higher quality in the primary living spaces both inside and out. A consistent control interface throughout the home for audio and video was important to the client, as was the ability to store all their digital music with easy access throughout the home. The client expected a media room system that was easy to use, reliable, and able to be controlled with a single remote. All the source equipment was to be consolidated and out of view, with minimal local source equipment Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The media room had a 5.1 system with a single remote and a wallmounted TV running off the Crestron Adagio AES system. For distributed audio, we installed 12 zones, including three outdoor zones around the hot tub, pool, and patio. The sources include AM/FM radio, XM radio, two stream audio ReQuest music server, and cable music stream. The system is centrally controlled by two Crestron 4L touch panels in the kitchen and master bedroom. There are also six 12-button Crestron keypads throughout the home for zone audio control. Bay Audio 6” inceiling speakers were used for these zones. The quality of speaker varied depending on the usage in the room. In the living room the distributed system was supplemented by a Bay Audio JM in-wall subwoofer. The 150w amplifier for this sub was located in the centralized equipment rack. Bay Audio Capri speakers were used in the three outdoor zones. For distributed video, there are two standalone TV locations—the master bedroom and the den. The master bedroom has a 26” Sharp HDTV with a Panasonic Blu-ray player and a cable TV HD PVR, controlled by a single RTI T1 remote. All these are operated through IR control from the AES. In the den we installed a 55” Samsung HDTV, with a Panasonic Blu-ray player, cable TV HD PVR, and an Integra DTR 30.1 receiver. The speakers for this 5.1 surround sound are a Bay Audio Custom fit LCR bar, Bay Audio 6” in-ceiling speakers for surrounds, and a Bay Audio TC10 DownFiring subwoofer. The den is controlled by an RTI T2C remote, and the equipment is controlled through the IR control in the AES, except for the receiver which is through RS232, providing precise and reliable control and maximizing the control outputs of the AES.

Throughout the home we set up a business-class data and tel network with wired and wireless access. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The construction made the rough-in challenging due to many engineered beams and interior structural and decorative beams to work around. Also, due to the small home we had to minimize the space required for all the electronics to ensure valuable storage space was not consumed by electronics. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We maximized the AES control for the surround sound system in the den, the whole house system, and the master bedroom system. We succeeded in installing a thermal management solution for the rack in the equipment room. We maximized the value for the dollar on the project while also maximizing performance. We incorporated RTI (rather than Crestron) remotes, reducing the cost without compromising the integrity of the system. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Delivering a system that exceeds performance expectations within a strict budget is a difficult endeavor. We succeeded! Not all clients will do a fully automated home. We educated the client on available options and identified the elements that were important to them. Providing focused integration that exactly matches what the client asked for while matching value for performance makes this project worthy of recognition. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The distributed audio system needed to be easily controlled throughout the home. We needed to work around the structural and design beams that were an integral part of the home. The equipment was to be hidden yet accessible, taking up minimal space.

The centralized equipment location includes the Crestron AES system and all the components for the den. There is a lighting switch used to control the exhaust fan for thermal management in the

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: 150W PowerPack

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-SW1W-S

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: 465

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNRFGWA

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: 565MP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PMK-4L

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: CAPRI II BLACK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: SRD-ANT-1-PAK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: JMSUB II

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-4L

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: U2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RTI Model#: T2-C

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: QST-65

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: 2716

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: SRSR-X-30

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN55B6000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC10DF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-30.1

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: DMP-BD60

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: LC26SB27U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AAE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Linksys Model#: RVS4000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ReQuest Multimedia Model#: F2.V5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tripp Lite Model#: HTR07-1U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AES-XM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: PB-5A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RTI Model#: T1

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-DBF12W

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. This is the second time this client hired us to collaborate on a project; this time the client wanted to have an integrated apartment including lighting, distributed audio, shade control, video control, and communications. The word “simple” describes perfectly what our client wanted, so we integrated everything with a Crestron Control System using their iPad and iPhone to manage all the equipment. This client has three sons between 19 and 25, and they receive a lot of people every week having parties or just to watch a game; everyone has their own phones, and they can manage they system with a press of a button. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. This system has six-zone distributed audio in all the social areas and in the master bedroom, and 64 lighting zones, shading control in the family room, living room, dining room, and master bedroom. Each room has its own satellite system plus Blu-ray and Apple TV. We also did all the communications, based on a PBX, and all the data systems. We also used keypads in every room so the client can control any of the systems by the press of a button. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? As this is the second time we worked with this client and the third time working with the architect, we didn´t find many problems. One of the issues we did encounter was how to integrate our keypad in the main entrance with the elevator buttons. With the lighting system we used all the Crestron local dimmers and switches in order to keep it as simple as possible.

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Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. Every room has its own keypad and can be controlled by an iPhone or iPad. With a press of a button, the client can have scenes including audio, lights, shades, and video. We left our first meeting with the client and the architect very clear of what they wanted. The process for developing the project became very easy. During the stages of the project, we had several meetings with all the people involved to maintain communication of the client’s needs. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The system works as the client had expected it would. It´s very user friendly so anyone in the house or any friend can operate it. We created some favorite pages with which the client can select a special scene that involves audio and lighting or video, lighting, and shades. The client has recommended us to two other close friends, and we are working now on those new projects. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The architect has commented that this type of project is his style and working with us makes his work easier. The architect works very closely with the client’s spouse to select all the furniture, colors, and materials for the project.

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 2500 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: RG-6-CATV

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-T7730

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: LSMU

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-MNETGW

Qty: 4300 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: 24-4P-L5-EN

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TG3611ME

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSMU

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-SDC

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Linksys Model#: WRT-120N

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Raxxess Model#: ROTR-HD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: Adagio AADS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DCM-390

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Motorola Model#: MX2400

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Raxxess Model#: NACF

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOC-V

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-3312CI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M5300PM

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Raxxess Model#: NAF

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-DB12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DBP-1611

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M4-EX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: LC-70LE732UN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNPW75

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Jamo Model#: A-804

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TES824

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: LC-60LE830UN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PAC2M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Jamo Model#: SUB250

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TE82483

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: LC-40LE830UN

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLS-C6W

Qty: 2000 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: Cresnet

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TE82461

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: CRS-8-Three

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-DIM-4RF

Qty: 3890 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: HomeTrax

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TE30865

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The Vacation Getaway

Please discuss the client’s expectations. This project is an apartment on the beach. Our client wanted to have control of all the systems: distributed audio, video in each room, lighting, voice and data, temperature, and drapes. The apartment is one of the client’s vacation destinations, and he lends it to his brothers and sisters. He asked us to create a very user-friendly system so any guest can manage it.

We also created some lighting scenes for our client that makes the decoration look spectacular.

He wanted to have a replica of what he has in his other houses so all houses operate the same way. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The project has four audio zones plus two surround systems— one in the family room and the second in the master bedroom— lighting all over the place, video in each room, drapery control, and temperature control.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? The system works exactly like our client’s other houses. He is very happy because every time he gets to this apartment everything works like he dreamed. We know he is spending more time with his family and enjoying all the gadgets we provided. His brother is now hiring us to make a similar project for him, and he said, “I want exactly what you did here; it is very easy to use and my family will love it.”

We also configured the voice and data system so everyplace in the apartment can access the Wi-Fi signal. We programed special scenes for different situations including audio, lighting, and drapery. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? As we mentioned, this project is on the beach. We had to program some extra visits to the project during the building process to confirm that everything was made on time and as we specified for the project, and those extra visits increased our project management time. At the end we delivered everything on time without any problems.

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Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We integrated the distributed audio, lighting control, temperature, and video in each room, we created different scenes so that the client can enjoy several things with the press of a button directly from his iPad. For example, with a simple press the TV turns on, the lights go to a certain scene, and the drapery closes.

Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The interior designer said, “The client wanted me to surprise him.” She started to find a lot of art pieces that go with the environment, a lot of architecture books, and, of course, the inspiration that gives the name to the project: a huge “canoe” at the main entrance.

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad 2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CAEN-BLOCK

Qty: 2000 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: Cresnet

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Raxxess Model#: ROTR-HD

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: LSMU

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-DB12

Qty: 3800 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: HomeTrax

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Raxxess Model#: ROTR

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSMU

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-SDC

Qty: 5000 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: 24-4P-L5-EN

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL-40EX640

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AMS-AIP ATC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2E

Qty: 3200 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: RG6-CATV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL-65HX729

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOC-BB-IDOCV-DSW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PW-2420

Qty: 280 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: Interflex

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL-55HX850

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ABAR-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-3X

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: MB4300

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: AIM-7FIVE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PWE-4803RU

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-WAP-ABG-1G

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTES824

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: CRS-6THREE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CAEN 4X1

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PWE-4803RU

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TG3611ME

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Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLX-1DIM8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-2311CI

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXT7730

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLT-1DIM8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: BDP-1611

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTE82461

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PAC-2M

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Jamo Model#: SUB 800

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXT30865

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. In our first meeting with the client and his wife, we got all the information about what this client wanted. He has three children between the ages of five and 13. He loves cars and has a separate garage for his nice cars, where he likes to spend time. He asked us to have everything automated and very user friendly; he wanted to have a lighting control, distributed audio, video in each room, CCTV, temperature control, and voice and data all over the house. In addition, he wanted three rooms to have surround sound. The house is on a very nice golf course and the master bedroom view is beautiful. One of the things he asked is that we keep the view, so we decide to hide all the equipment. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. All the equipment is centralized in a main rack in the center of the house. We have 16 audio zones, lighting control for 90 zones, local video on every room, CCTV with five cameras, temperature control, and three zones with surround systems. Everything can be controlled by iPads/iPhones, and each room has its own keypad for controlling lighting scenes and audio. In the master bedroom, we used a pop-up lift, so when the system is off the client can have an unobstructed view of the golf course. Everything works with the touch of button. When our client wants to watch a movie or the news, or when he simply wants to hear some music, the system he selects turns on with just one touch on the iPad or on one of the keypads. With the help of our client, we made a list of favorite channels for every room so different kinds of music turns on in every room. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The design and type of construction made us be very careful with the project. All the walls are concrete, so we had to invest many hours in the project management. This is the first time the architect had built an automated house, and in certain cases it was hard for him to understand the automated concept. In the end, we delivered a very nice project and the client is very happy with the results.

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Another challenge we encountered with this project was the timeframe; the client wanted to have everything done for his wife’s birthday, so we had to push the architect and all his equipment to finish everything on time Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We integrated the audio, lights, shades, temperature control, CCTV, and video as our client expected. We also created special scenes, including audio and lighting, video, lighting and shades, and a special button that turns on the TV if the client wants to check the cameras. He can also control the temperature in each room by the touch of a button. At the end of the project, we suggested the client automate the garage doors, so we integrated them to the control system and to his iPhone. He is enjoying this function operating everything in the house through his smartphone. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This project surpassed our client’s expectations. Every day he enjoys the system because we created comfort for him every time he operates his house. We are also very proud of working with the architect on his first automated home. He has already asked us support him on other new projects. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. When the architect was hired by the client, he asked for a very luxurious house on the golf course. The architect has to respect certain design things—for example the house has to have tiles on the roof, and so on. The client wanted to spend a lot of time in his house, and we created his office by the garage. All the art pieces were carefully selected by the owners, and they bought them during the process of the building project.

Task Hours Client Interviews 16 Electronic Design and Engineering 32 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 14 Project Management 60 Pre-wire/Rough-in 80 Trim-out 40 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 22 Programming 90 Final Installation and Calibration 14 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 36 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 14 Project Management by Others 14 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 440

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Antenna Direct Model#: C2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: IEI Model#: IEI212I

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QSPS-DH-1-60

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Securitron Model#: SAM2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AV Tech Model#: BL-AVC796Z

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-40.3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQP6-2-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: LC-60E78UN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: CM2L40U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DBS-30.3

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: RRD6DWH

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: LC-52LE830UN

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: LSMU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-30.3

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: MSOPS5AMWH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: LC-32E43UN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSMU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-20.3

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: MSOP600WH

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: BDHP-25UM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: FWD-210

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: iPort Model#: IP23

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LOSCDT-1000WH

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Sky Model#: DB2700

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AV2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: KEF Model#: HTF8003

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: BB1265

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-PAD8A

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: RF-62II

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M4300 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTES824

Qty: 21 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-DB12

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: RB51II

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNPW75

Qty: 4700 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: HomeTrax

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2ENET1

Qty: 4000 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: RG6-CATV

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHVSTAT

Qty: 3880 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: Cresnet

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: BB6L

Qty: 5400 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: 24-4P-L5-EN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6L

Qty: 4800 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: 24-4P-L6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNXRMC

Qty: 400 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: Interflex

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ST-SPL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQLV21-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-SDC

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQRJ-WPM-6D-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cyber Power Model#: PR750LCDRM1U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QSE-IO

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTE82483 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTE82461 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXT30865 Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXT7730 Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTG3611MEB Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTS500 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Raxxess Model#: ROTR-HD Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Raxxess Model#: NAF1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: Vital 1250 Qty: 8 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: MT8Three Qty: 6 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: MT6Two Qty: 10 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: OE6One Qty: 10 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: CRS6Three Qty: 5 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: AVX-1.0 Qty: 5 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: AIM5One Qty: 2 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: V8

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: SCO-2080R Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Securitron Model#: PB4

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. When we first met with our clients, they brought forth their vision of wanting a total home automation and entertainment system along with a private theater. They were concerned that in creating the system, it would fill the home with unwanted clutter. They indicated that they wanted to keep the clean architectural lines throughout the house while having the most up-to-date, userfriendly automation and entertainment system. Throughout our meetings it became obvious that they wanted to have their house fully integrated, including motorized window shades, multiroom audio, distributed audio and video, a full security system with cameras, and the ability to monitor and control the systems in the house remotely.

Being in the home you notice that the standard remote controls to adjust music, televisions, and security systems have been eliminated. Our clients can use the docked iPads to create various mood scenes that set music selections, lighting levels, and video selections, as well as control the fireplaces. The clients are also able adjust and monitor the temperature in the custom-built wine room. The sound bar and in-wall subwoofer in the great room maintains the clean, unnoticeable technology in the home while delivering a warm fulfilling sound in a large open space. The automated system allows the client to be alerted whenever there is someone at the front door by muting all music sources and switching all iPads to a live camera feed. If the clients are not home, the system sends a text message or email notification to let

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Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. We provided our clients with a fully automated and integrated home in an informative and easy-to-use interface. We also created a unique exclusive private theater that was acoustically engineered. We met and exceeded their expectations by bringing to them the newest functions and technologies that blend with the sleek, modern lines of the dwelling.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? There are various aspects of our client’s home that make it worthy of recognition. The home offers the most modern technology systems while being user friendly.

What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? Due to careful, detailed planning and open communication with all trades involved, we were able to avoid any unforeseen challenges that might normally arise from a project of this caliber or nature. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We feel we have accomplished an integration/automation project of great magnitude. We have integrated 12 zones of multiroom audio with centralized distribution of video over our own dedicated IP network to six different locations throughout the house. We have installed five removable iPads in motorized docks throughout the home to control 36 lighting zones, motorized window shades in the great room, and a full security system, including a front-door camera. When an iPad is removed from the dock it becomes a handheld controller. Integrated lighting in the home varies from energy saving and light harvesting to all exterior lighting set to ramp up two hours prior to sunset and shut down one hour after sunrise. Exterior lighting adjusts itself for the changing sunset times throughout the year.

them know that someone has been there. The clients also have full control of all functions of their home from any smartphone while they are away. We have built our own Vortex box in the home to store sound clips that are played throughout the house based on various events and triggers. When the security system is armed, for example, the clients are notified through all speakers installed in the home. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The clients’ requirements were that all visible devices be modern and stylish while appearing to be part of the architecture. In order to maintain flow in the home, the client requested the use of modern and stylish components. Placement of components, such as TVs and iPad docks, was carefully considered to ensure continuity throughout the home. For example, the sound bar was selected for use in the great room to ensure clean lines and to avoid unsightly speaker placement in keeping with a modern approach.

All equipment related to the integration and automation of the home is kept in one centrally convenient location of the house.

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TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 12 Electronic Design and Engineering 40 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 30 Project Management 70 Pre-wire/Rough-in 130 Trim-out 150 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 25 Programming 180 Final Installation and Calibration 80 Client Instruction 15 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 30 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 30 Project Management by Others 18 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 810

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 4 Manufacturer: APC Model#: G5BLK

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Knoll Model#: UIP-HDMI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Niles Model#: DS7si

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Sanus Model#: VLT15B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Logitech Model#: Squeezebox Touch

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: RTI Model#: RK1-4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sanus Model#: VMPL50A

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad 2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: A3-IW-1K

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: RTI Model#: RK3-v

Qty: Manufacturer: Schneider Electric Model#: C-Bus

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SG300-20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: L3-1K

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: RTI Model#: CB-8

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Somfy Model#: Sonese 30 RTS

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: HzUT-LCR-X-A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RTI Model#: PCM-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Somfy Model#: URTSI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Computer Model#: VortexBox

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: BGR3827

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN55D800

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDPS280

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DSC Model#: Power Series

Qty: Manufacturer: Niles Model#: DS7MP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN46D6900

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Vaux Model#: LE-1616A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR20.3

Qty: Manufacturer: Niles Model#: RWC7.3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN46D6900

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Vivotek Model#: FD8161L

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: iRoom Model#: IPD-369-BX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Niles Model#: SI-1260

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: PN43D440

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. The client was looking for a way to get rid of more than 20 remotes. His wife and children were complaining of how complex and painful it was to use any given TV in the house. Movies stored “next door” in the theater were not accessible for anyone else to watch in the house. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. We were hired to set up a simple system in which all the equipment would be centrally located and distributed. Along the way we’d integrate the HVAC, security, and add some lighting controls. We were also asked to upgrade the Wi-Fi in the house and add a movie server. Lastly, we were asked to add three LCDs to the customer’s existing theater and create for him an easy-touse four-screen solution. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The theater and guest room were located above the garage, which was separated from the house by more than 75’ of concrete. The house was also more than 100 years old, and getting wires from one location to another posed a complication that added a few days onto the installation.

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Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. The “automation” was the easiest piece of the project. We took all the customers’ equipment at every location throughout the entire house and placed them in two racks in the basement. We almost had to go with two separate racks—one in the theater and one in the main house—but were able to manage a way, under the concrete, to get into the second location. The client loved that we were able to give him a simplified user interface that was global on all the TVs, iPads, iPhones, PCs, and touchscreens. We went beyond the customer’s requirements and integrated his entire music library as well as the movie library. Now, every speaker, TV, and device anywhere in the house has access to everything at any given moment. We even created a shortcut in the theater that enables the client to double-tap the lights to turn on all three TVs and the projector and tune them into various football games, while increasing the temperature of the room. When he leaves, he does the opposite to turn everything off. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The ease of use along with the complexities of doing a retrofit on an older house.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 4 Electronic Design and Engineering 10 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 4 Project Management 7 Pre-wire/Rough-in 19 Trim-out 5 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 4 Programming 37 Final Installation and Calibration 8 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 100

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Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: AirportExtreme

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-SR250B-Z-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: BD550

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Scientific Atlanta Model#: 8300HDC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-TSMC7-EN-BL

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: Xbox 360

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sirius XM Model#: SIRIUS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Buffalo Technology Model#: TS-RVH12TL/R6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: CV1

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: SnapAV Model#: EP-100-VPS-20

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: CE Labs Model#: CAT5RX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: CCZ-T1-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: MB1500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SnapAV Model#: SM-DRAWER-4U

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: CE Labs Model#: CAT5TX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-989

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: DMP-BD30

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: SnapAV Model#: SN-RACk-42U-PKG

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: RVS-4000

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: H24

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pioneer Model#: BDP-23FD

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL-40HX800

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-DIM1-Z

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR24

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Planet Model#: GSW-1602SF

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL-46HX729

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC1000V3-E-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR34

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Planet Model#: GSW-2404SF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: PlayStation 3

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC200B-E-B-NR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dynex Model#: LCD32-09

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Planet Model#: POE-151

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Toshiba Model#: HD-A30

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-IOX-E-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Epson Model#: Pro Cinema 1080

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: HW-D450

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Video Storm Model#: CMX1616A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-KP2-Z

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Fusion Model#: FR-STUBDX2BN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: LN46C670

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Video Storm Model#: CMX1616V

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: MYHOME-SITE-E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: 50PX4DR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN26C4000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Yamaha Model#: RX-V1500

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. The client approached us to ask for a way to fully integrate his house’s “technologies” (TV, music, HVAC, security, shades, and lighting) in a way that his family could easily understand and use. The client wanted the additional benefits of being able to access the house from anywhere, through any device, and to allow for energy efficiencies. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. We were asked to integrate TVs, lighting, HVAC, multiroom music, shades, Internet audio, customer owned CDs, and more into an easy-to-use system that anyone could learn in a matter of minutes. The keys were ease of use and a centralized location so that there was no “acne” seen at any TV location. The client also requested all 12 zones of HVAC to be hidden with remote temperature sensors so that lessened the “acne” seen in various rooms. We were to integrate the shades, so that they would automatically close in the afternoons and open after the sun had set. Lighting integration was to take the “many light switches” aspect and put key lighting scenes in various locations for single-touch access.

Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. Taking a house and fully integrating every aspect of it can be complex. Many hours of programming were needed to bring all the subsystems together. The client wanted a simple-to-use system that included advanced features. For example, he wanted integration when the alarm was enabled that would lock the doors, turn off the lights, turn back the HVAC, and so on. Or when a garage door opened at night—depending on the bay—a light would turn on for ten minutes and then turn off. At night, when the family went to bed, a simple tap on one button would turn off all the lights in the house, close the garage doors, arm the alarm, turn off the music in all the rooms, turn off all the TVs throughout the house (except the master bedroom), and set back the temperature for sleeping. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The complex integration of so many subsystems into one easy-touse system.

What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? No challenges were encountered, as this was a new build.

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC1000V3-E-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-TSMC7-EN-BL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: TV-P65VT25

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Atlantic Technologies Model#: FS-4000 GLB

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC200B-E-B-NR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: PowerConnect 3548P

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Polk Audio Model#: SC6S

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Black & Decker Model#: C4-KSDB-Z

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-IOX-E-B

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR24

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN19C4000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Card Access Model#: IDP10B-ZP

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-KP2-Z

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Marantz Model#: SR6005

Qty: 13 Manufacturer: SnapAV Model#: ES-500-IC-6

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Card Access Model#: IGA10D-ZP

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-KP3-Z

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: Xbox 360

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SnapAV Model#: SM-DRAWER-3U

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Card Access Model#: IMR10A-ZP

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-KP6-Z

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: RB-KIT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SnapAV Model#: SM-RACK-42U-PKG

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: CE Labs Model#: CAT5RX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-MYHOME-SITE-E

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: WAP-W3N

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Somfy Model#: RTS URTSI II

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: CE Labs Model#: CAT5TX

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-SR250B-Z-B

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: TC-L32U3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonos Model#: ZP90

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-16-AMP3-B

Qty: 26 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-TDIM1-Z

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: TC-L42U30

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDP-S570

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-4SIGHT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-TSWMC7-EG

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: TC-P42S30

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Video Storm Model#: CMX1616A

Qty: 32 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-DIM1-Z

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: CCZ-T1-W

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: TC-P50S30

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Video Storm Model#: CMX1616V

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. The clients had no previous experience with home integration and no technical expertise, so their expectations were a reliable, easy-to-use system. They were looking for guidance on what they needed and trusted us not to oversell with unnecessary features. The client wanted a two-phase approach with a base level completed now and then the ability to add more in the future. They wanted us to work with the builder to ensure we all achieved the vision for their home. The family enjoyed their music library and wanted the teenagers to be able to access their own music throughout the home. They wanted lighting control to reduce wall clutter and to enable them to set the ambiance with one button when entering the main living space. Outdoor lighting was to require no maintenance and be based on an astronomical clock. The client wanted a dedicated theater room. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The distributed audio included six finished zones—one outdoor and five indoor—with wiring for the future addition of six more zones. Audio sources included AM/FM radio, XM radio, a two stream ReQuest music server, four cable TV boxes, and a Blu-ray player. We installed in-ceiling speakers. The kitchen and dining room had a custom in-wall sub. The family room had custom height speakers mounted to the TV, as well as a hidden sub providing high-quality stereo and doubling as the speakers for that zone as part of the distributed audio and video system. For distributed video the project had a Crestron DM system distributing to five zones—four TVs and one projector. There are five video sources—four cable TV boxes and one Blu-ray player. The dedicated theater room is integrated into the DM and Adagio audio system. It has a Runco fixed throw projector, a 2.35:1 CineWide screen and 5.2 surround sound, which are controlled by a Crestron MTX3 remote. The clients were impressed with what this system achieved on a moderate budget. All the equipment for the distributed audio and video is housed in a custom closet with oversized doors at the back of the theater room, eliminating the need for additional equipment locations throughout the home. The client did not want to install a complete lighting system. They opted for control of their outdoor lighting, including switched soffit lights, and their main living areas with seven Crestron Cameo keypads and eight controlled dimmer switches, providing room on/ off and scene control. We installed a tel/data network with a VLAN. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? We successfully designed and provided a lighting system that functioned in conjunction with a traditional lighting system operating in the remainder of the home, which helped the client to transition between traditional switches and keypads in a seamless way.

The rack location had little headroom due to a sloped ceiling, so we installed the racks on a custom rolling base within the closet. The family room millwork offered a challengingly small space for all the equipment: a 55” TV, custom speakers, receiver, Blu-ray player, and subwoofer. The millwork was built onsite, requiring communication with the builder to ensure the end result met the client’s expectations. The XM satellite needed careful positioning to receive a clear signal through the heavily wooded property. Extensive testing, prior to wiring, ensured successful function and concealment. The clients wanted audio in the entryway without the ceiling detail being compromised by speakers. We used an existing ceiling cove to install the speakers, pointing them upward to reflect sound off the ceiling. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We provided scheduled automation and whole-home lighting scene buttons to their 6” touch panel by having the outdoor lighting circuits on the central system. The touch panel and remote control graphically match the lighting keypads. This achieved the seamless combination of traditional and controlled lighting systems. We saved space for the interior designer and millworker by combining everything into central racks and by using a distributed video and audio system. This also enabled the clients to utilize local storage for items more important to them than electronics. The clients report that the system is fun, reliable, and easy to use, which is especially important as it was their first experience with such technology What makes this system worthy of recognition? By concealing our equipment we did not detract from the West Coast design of the home. Providing an easy-to-use, seamlessly integrated portion of lighting control in the heart of the home, while saving the client on their budget with local lighting elsewhere, met their objectives. We achieved an impressive dedicated theater room on a modest budget. We demonstrated that a client new to automation can be comfortable using it on a daily basis. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client wanted a system that did not detract visually from the home or take up display and storage space. The entryway ceiling detail was an important feature that could not be compromised. The outdoor features of the system needed to complement the West Coast lifestyle. We custom painted the in-ceiling speakers to keep them as discreet as possible.

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TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 12 Electronic Design and Engineering 40 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 20 Project Management 44 Pre-wire/Rough-in 179 Trim-out 1 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 1 Programming 107 Final Installation and Calibration 466 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 8 Project Management by Others 20 Total Hours to Complete 914

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: G5BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: CLX-1DIM4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: PR-SMB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ReQuest Model#: F2.V5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S10BLK

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: CLX-2DIM8

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-29-26

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: LS-5-CW/WHITNEY

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S15BLK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: DIN-8SW8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-FAN-K

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN46D6300

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC10DF

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: CEN-SW-POE-5

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Motorola Model#: DCT-3416

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN55C7000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC42B

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: CLW-DIMEX-P-W-S

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Niles Model#: C5-A2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screen Research Model#: FS2-90-235-S1W

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC60B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: INET-CBDEX-P-W-T

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: DMP-BD65

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: SONAMP 875MKII

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: DM-MD8X8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: QM-RMC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: DMP-BD75

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: MARINER 52W

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: DMC-HD-DSP

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: C2N-CBD-P-W-S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: RSB-KIT

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: VP61R

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: DMCO-44

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: CAEN-4X1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: SW24-GB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: VP61R-SST

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: DM-RMC-100-S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: CAEN-7X1

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: SW8-GBM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: VP65RSUR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: AES-XM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: CAEN-BLOCK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: WAP-W3N

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: MINIVEE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: TPS-6LW-T

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pixel Technologies Model#: PRO-600

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: SC-1250

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-20.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Premier Mounts Model#: PDS-PLUS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: SC-IWBB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: PAC2M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-50.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Premier Mounts Model#: PP-5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Creston Model#: CLX-1DELV4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: PR303

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Premier Mounts Model#: PTP4

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. The client had very high expectations for a completely reliable system that was easy to use for all the family, with two media rooms, integrated heating and lighting, distributed audio and video, CCTV security, power management, and a data and tel network. The system was not to detract from the décor and art collection, so equipment needed to be concealed. Key lifestyle elements for the client included the expectations of two teenage boys whom they wanted to take full advantage of the home. Indoor entertaining and outdoor entertaining around the pool (with music, heating, and lighting to set the mood) were a priority. The client travels frequently so a system that enabled the house to look occupied was important. Seamlessly working with the designer and other trades was vital. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The audio system includes 18 zones distributed by a Crestron Adagio system, with access to two AM/FM radios, two stream Audio ReQuest Music Library, two streams of distributed cable radio, an iPod dock, two Apple TVs, and two Blu-ray audio sources. Three of the zones are outdoors, and two are surround audio zones. Each zone has a keypad for easy local audio control, and where there is an audio zone with a remote control, we provided local room audio control from the remote. The distributed video system is built on a Crestron DM 8x8 system. There are four TVs, and all sources have access to two cable boxes, two Apple TVs, two Blu-ray players, and three security cameras. Each video zone has a single Crestron MTX-3 remote control, allowing one-button access to the video sources. There are two media rooms. The main media room has a 65” Panasonic Plasma (a plasma was chosen due to the absence of ambient light), a custom high-end Bay Audio LCR bar matching the width of the TV (mounted directly below the TV), in-ceiling surround speakers, and two hidden Bay Audio 10” subwoofers in the millwork vented out through the kick. The second surround sound location is the den. The TV is concealed behind artwork (a VisionArt Solution) above the fireplace and is integrated with concealed speakers: a sub, in-ceiling surrounds, and a custom, high-end Bay Audio LCR bar. CCTV security is integrated with cameras and a DVR. There is remote access for the client to use while travelling and access on the TVs in the home through the DM distribution. The lighting control system controls 140 circuits. Twenty-seven Crestron Cameo keypads are the primary user interface for the system, providing scene control, control of HRV fans in coordination with the lighting in certain rooms, and control of outdoor heaters and indoor fireplaces. This is all handled by a dedicated Pac2 processor. In the outdoor pool, the client can activate and control an LED color wheel from a lighting keypad.

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Remote power management is available, as is a full NAAS set up for back up of the client’s data and music. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The den did not have space for the local equipment, but we were able to house this in the room below. Rack space was a challenge; we created a custom closet with extra-wide doors, and we creatively used space under the stairs for an additional communications rack. Fitting the subwoofer into the kitchen was a challenge due to space. We incorporated it into the island and built three custom vents to ensure good distribution of bass throughout the room. In the great room our challenge was to create a high-performance audio system that was discreet. We installed two in-wall subs and in-wall speakers with custom back boxes angled toward the listening area. For aesthetic reasons, the client requested control from a remote from the adjoining room rather than using an audio keypad. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. The outdoor lighting is on the centralized system, which enabled us to preset it according to the client’s wishes. In the den, one button-press on the single remote turns on the system, and the art rolls up behind the frame to expose the TV and LCR speaker bar. There is Apple integration of guest iPods, a Mac mini that stores the client’s photos, a link to the Apple TVs for distribution to the video sources throughout the home, and an iTunes link for music throughout the home. What makes this system worthy of recognition? We were able to maximize the features within the budget: full lighting control, distributed audio and HD video, custom hidden speakers, concealed TV with VisionArt, control of the patio heater, pool lighting, and cameras viewed remotely. Unique custom solutions within this budget are impressive— VisionArt, custom subs, and integration with décor and art. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. We conferred with architects and designers who contributed to this project as needed to gather this information. Lighting was to accent the art collection and the outdoor features of the home. The entertainment function of the home was to be enhanced with a flow from indoor to outdoor living. Equipment was to be concealed (for example, VisionArt, hidden subs, custom keypads in millwork).

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Task Hours Client Interviews 16 Electronic Design and Engineering 31 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 16 Project Management 27 Pre-wire/Rough-in 300 Trim-out 180 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 24 Programming 140 Final Installation and Calibration 300 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 8 Project Management by Others 24 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 1082

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 2 Manufacturer: APC Model#: G5BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-TX-100

Qty: 39 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-CBD-W-T

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: TH-65VX100U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: H15BLK

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-1

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-DIMW-S

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: DMP-BD65

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S10BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AES

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-SWS-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: RSB-KIT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac mini

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AAE

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: SW24-GB

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6LW-T

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-SW-POE-5

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: SW8-GBM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: QST

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: EverFocus Model#: ECOR264-4D1

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: WAP-W3G

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC10DF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PAC2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-30.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ReQuest Model#: F2.V5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC10FF

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLX-1DELV4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-21

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN40C6300

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TCX - 3 CHANNEL

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLX-1DIM8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-29-26

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN46C6300

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD8X8

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLX-2DIM8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-FAN-K

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sherbourne Model#: LDS 12-60

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-HD-DSP

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DIN-8SW8

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5W

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: VP61R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-VID4

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CAEN 4x1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: CWR-18-17PD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-CAT-DSP

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CAEN BLOCK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Motorola Model#: DCT-3416

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-22

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: QM-RMC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: READYNAS NV+

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Open and Airy

Please discuss the client’s expectations. The client was searching for a modern, state-of-the-art integrated control system. They requested that we design and provide a fully integrated control system for their home that was reliable and simple to operate. The client specifically requested a full array of streaming music sources, including Internet FM, AM, Pandora, Sirius, Rhapsody, and Spotify services. They also requested that all video systems have simple and reliable access to streaming video sources including Netflix, Vudu, Apple TV, and Amazon services. In-house and remote offsite access to surveillance cameras, security system functions, pool control, lighting control, and shade control were also paramount requirements. The client was in the process of building a beautiful modern home and expected that the components we installed fit the décor and feel of the environment they were creating. Most importantly, the client was very focused on quality of workmanship and our ability to provide professional customer service and support. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The system scope was to include whole-house audio, video, lighting control, motorized window treatments, HVAC control, security monitoring, surveillance cameras, telephone system integration, and an enterprise-level whole-house broadband network. The client specifically requested that the system be controlled exclusively by Apple iPads, iPod touches, and iPhones. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? All of the trades that worked on this project, including the architect, general contractor, building trades, mechanical trades, and interior designers, were carefully chosen in an effort to build a highly motivated and professional team. Our role in coordinating with each of the trades that produced systems to be integrated with our equipment was challenging and time consuming. We were also very involved in the integration design of the window treatments, millwork as it related to housing our local equipment, and coordination with the general contractor and electrical contractor. The mechanical spaces available for the electrical systems, as well as our main equipment racks, cabinets, and lighting controllers were very limited. We worked diligently with the architect, mechanical engineer, general contractor and electrician to divide the mechanical spaces in a logical way in an effort to provide an orderly and serviceable environment for all of the systems involved.

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Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We chose a Savant control system as the backbone for the houseintegrated control system. We were able to seamlessly integrate house music, video, lighting control, motorized window treatment control, HVAC control, surveillance camera control, security system control, and pool system control into a simple, easy-to-operate user interface. The Savant system is very user friendly both in home and out. The client is able to easily control their home system remotely regardless of where they are in the world. We were also able to provide the ability for us to diagnose, service, and correct software and hardware issues remotely if required. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This system is an excellent example of a well-conceived and executed full-house integrated control system. This system utilizes the newest technologies available at the time of installation and, most importantly to the client, the design is sensitively integrated into the architectural elements and décor of this special home. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. This is a waterfront property with spectacular views. The client wanted an open, airy, modern-style home with large floor-to-ceiling windows that would take full advantage of the house’s surroundings. The client was focused on using the finest materials possible and the finest craftsmanship available to create an enduring and timeless environment for their family. It was of the utmost importance that the physical structure was tasteful and integrated seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Because of the bright sunlight, requirement for privacy, and occasional harsh environmental conditions, the integration of motorized window treatments and lighting design were high on the list of requirements. All these efforts were spearheaded by the architect. The client and architect assembled an impressive team of trades to accomplish this task. It was a pleasure and an honor to be a member of this team.

Task Hours Client Interviews 8 Electronic Design and Engineering 40 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 32 Project Management 160 Pre-wire/Rough-in 64 Trim-out 32 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 32 Programming 56 Final Installation and Calibration 120 Client Instruction 4 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 548

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: BH500NET

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: 2960 Catalyst 48-port Switch

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Pockets & Flats

Qty: 29 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: STWD-6BRL

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad 2

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SD2005

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QED SVQ-10-PNL

Qty: 29 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SKD-6BRl

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad 2 Dock

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: F1500-UPS/BLUEBOLT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-Q96

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Maestro HWD-10D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPod touch

Qty: 19 Manufacturer: Hubbell Model#: HXJ5EOW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: WIN-BRK-100

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Maestro HWD-8ANS

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: TV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Elite Model#: 15DMi

Qty: 2400 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Red

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Maestro HD-RS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Aprilaire Model#: 8811

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Holovision Model#: Model 505-PAN2

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PNL8

Qty: 55 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SC-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Audio Control Model#: Architect 660

Qty: 19 Manufacturer: Hubbell Model#: HXJUOW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-LV32-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SC-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Audio Control Model#: Architect 1160

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR 30.3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8-P5-MI-H48-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SC-2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AXIS Model#: M7001

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: CDC-3.4

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-MI-120

Qty: 19 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SC-6PF

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Black Box Model#: IC462A

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: Hz212-LCR-UT

Qty: 21 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4U-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ERK-3520

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: TS525T

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: Hz-UMB

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4A-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: CBS-ERK20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PDR-U

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Logitech Model#: SqueezeBox Duet

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4R-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ERK-4FT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SG 100-16

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Sivoia QED Roller 100 Shade

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LOS-CDT-1000R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: ASA-5505 Firewall Router

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Sivoia QED Roller 100 Shade

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: PP-120H

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: 3560 Catalyst 9-port Core Switch

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: V8 Clutch Shade

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-CCI-8

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. The request was for a home automation system that can control as many individual systems as possible according to the specified budget. Because the residence was quite big and it spread out on only one main floor, and it also included a huge outdoor garden area, the customer requested priority on control of the lighting and shading systems, cameras, and security. In addition to that, the customer requested a distributed music system that could cover all areas. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. A centralized system was used for lighting and shading control. It was chosen mostly due to its well-known reliability and elegant keypads, which satisfied the interior designer’s needs. The system was also used to control other house functions, such as motorized gates and doors, and mechanical services, such as the electric water heater and the hot water secondary pump, something that took out of the equation any aesthetically displeasing switches outside bathrooms or bathrooms. Control4 was the system used for the A/V part of the house because it would satisfy natively all the audio streaming and Internet capabilities. We used an HD 8 x 8 video matrix by AMX to provide the client with a video distribution system that is reliable and fast and that can transfer HD quality to all the displays, including the projector. Video sources included Blu-ray players around the house that could be watched on any TV, a media player that can stream movies from the same server (NAS) on which the music is stored, Apple TV for renting and buying online movie and TV shows as well as for online services like YouTube, and, of course, satellite receivers. The automation system additionally controls the shading system and, in the TV room specifically, the external shutters can provide full sunlight control that makes it possible for the client to enjoy the projector-based system during the day. In the same way, another home cinema system was installed at the living room, which could be used during family time when the client might watch a movie with his children or with friends and guests. Special invisible speakers and a subwoofer were specified and installed so that they would not clash visually with the ceiling and decoration of the room. All security cameras were also integrated through IP interfaces and are available on the touch panels. The client can control and monitor the system through the automation system. The residence’s main gate and two exit/entry doors were also connected and there can be controlled and monitored from the system.

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Through a number of tabletop and wall touch panels, as well as various iPads and smartphones, the client is able to control most systems in his house seamlessly. The use of a special (Digital Loggers) IP power control device, as a rebooting device, enables the customer to turn on and off the wireless system from the wired touch panels. This device also offers a sense of security with regard to the system’s reliability, as it also monitors all network devices and reboots them when necessary. With Furman’s surge protectors and a UPS, the system is as reliable as it can be. Finally, we provided the client with external control through his iPad and smartphone so that he can control and monitor all the systems when he is away. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The residence is elegant and minimalistic. The challenge was to integrate touchscreens and an equipment rack so it would not disturb the characteristic elements of the home. The large rack was hidden in a closet and can be wheeled out on rails for maintenance. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We selected components for their quality as well as for the experience our team had with integrating these brands and components. This was a great opportunity to bring the whole residence together: multiroom AV, home cinema, intelligent lighting, climate control, security, and access control. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The phrase “high tech but low key” characterizes this installation. Speakers are elegantly installed in the ceilings. Technology is only revealed through the touch panels and control pads. Hand-inhand cooperation with the interior designer made this a project exceptionally aesthetically pleasing. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client had an Asian and minimalistic approach in mind. The whole house is on one level and very open. The client has a landscaping and nursery business, hence the grounds are spectacular and the outdoor spacing is equally important.

Task Hours Client Interviews 16 Electronic Design and Engineering 40 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 24 Project Management 60 Pre-wire/Rough-in 40 Trim-out 40 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 40 Programming 80 Final Installation and Calibration 120 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 10 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 100 Project Management by Others 40 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 618

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#:

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-TSTR7-EG-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-H8P5

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: FX6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: PF8VNT3-UK

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HRPM4M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: 225R

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-NWB7-M

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HRPM4U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: B1630

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPhone

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-MYHOME-SITE-E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HMI230

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Tannoy UK Ltd Model#: iw62TDC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Audioquest Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-16S2-E-B

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HWPM6D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tannoy UK Ltd Model#: iw62

Qty: 200 Manufacturer: Audioquest Model#: ITC-24N

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-16AMP3-B

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HCCO8

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Tannoy UK Ltd Model#: ic6

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Axis Model#: 241Q

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-TUN2-E-B

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HWLB

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Tannoy UK Ltd Model#: Di5-wh

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Buffalo Model#: TS-RH8.0TGL/R5

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-IPDKTT1-E-B

Qty: 24 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-ST-NB

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Tannoy UK Ltd Model#: SR601

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Card Access Model#: WCS10-R-EXT-ZP

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: SR250B

Qty: 24 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-SKxB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tripplite Model#: AVRX550U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: CMS012

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cool Automation Model#: 1000D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: SAX-43

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Vantage EMEA Model#: FL-MS MINI 360

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Da-Lite Model#:

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: MuxLab Model#: 500058

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RPMAU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-2312

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: MuxLab Model#: 500052

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PDRU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DCM-500

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: MuxLab Model#: 500140

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSRV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-2312

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: WG-102

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SRW224G4P

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Digital Loggers Model#: EPCR2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: EVA8000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SR216

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Easy Adapters Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Niles Model#: MF1VF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC1000

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: M-10x E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Niles Model#: CM710si

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC300C

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Grundig Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pioneer Model#: LX-55

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#:

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Heatmiser Model#:

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Pioneer Model#: LX-55

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC200BNR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Heatmiser Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: LS-5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-DB9

Qty: 1000 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: LIBERTY-LUTRON-YEL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-1URMK1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#:

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-1URMK2

Qty: 1200 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: 225R

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. The expectation for this project was to add the conveniences of today’s technology without changing the way the clients currently lived. During the initial meeting, it was apparent that the homeowners did not want touchscreens in every room and a complicated remote sitting on every table. They wanted their new home to feel just as the old home did, just upgraded. Being heavy iPad users it seemed natural to create a system that enabled them to control the home in between reading the news and games of Angry Birds. They wanted a system robust enough to entertain a large group of people but also easy enough for just the two of them. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. • Eight zones of distributed audio • Five video displays with localized video equipment • Phone system that also serves as home intercom system • Seven camera surveillance system with direct DVR feed to every television display and secondary hard-line to panic room. • Business-level Cisco wired and secure wireless network • Crestron Mobile Pro G system control • Lutron HomeWorks Illumination lighting control • Full home theater

Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We were successful in that we listened to what the customer wanted rather than telling them what they should have. The integration and automation made a very large home easy to live in for two people. What makes this system worthy of recognition? On the surface this looks like an average large home electronics system. What makes the project unique are the creative things the customer brought to us. They have a jukebox as a source distributed throughout the house. They have a salt water fish tank that mimics the climate of any designated location in the world that is riding the network that we provided. A covert camera outside of a safe door leads to a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range. The home theater was designed from a single chandelier they purchased while traveling. The creativity and unique tastes of the client made this project interesting and worthy of recognition. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The project started as a remodel of an old home on a lake and evolved into a full to-the-studs renovation and addition. The goal was to maintain the original look of the home but update everything to today’s standards.

What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The largest challenge with this project was the layout of the home. The 15,000 square foot design made the house feel very “long.” Because of this we needed to make sure that various signals were strong in every part of the home. We installed a robust Cisco network and guest network with five wireless access points to provide strong Wi-Fi coverage throughout the house. The Lutron lighting scenes enable the homeowner to see if there are lights on in the less-visited parts of the home, and the surveillance cameras allow for a single button-push view of all of the cameras watching the property.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 35 Electronic Design and Engineering 80 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 25 Project Management 65 Pre-wire/Rough-in 280 Trim-out 95 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 60 Programming 136 Final Installation and Calibration 117 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 901

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: DVRMAX8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Cables To Go Model#: C18437051

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Jaymar Model#: 59622

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: CE Labs Model#: AV400

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JVC Model#: PKAG1B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: LSMU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JVC Model#: DLARS60

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MWRUB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kelmar Model#: 16X16PHWOG

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSMU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRXIA6AMN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RPA281

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: ST-NB-NONE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: D2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: DSP3100B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: FSRV

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-6ND-SW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: OCAP-2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: Millenia 20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SLM2048

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-WLB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: HW500

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: AMS100RX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: WRVS4400N

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-MI-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M4315-PRO

Qty: 25 Manufacturer: Quest Acoustics Model#: Multiple

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: WAP4410N

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HR-REP-120

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTD343B

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: VP85R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Coby Model#: TFTV1525

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4U-120

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTD7696

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: VP85RW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AES

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8P5-H48-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXT30865B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: A800

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOCV

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Engravings

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTDA50G

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL60NX720

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: Mobile Pro G

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HRT-10S2RL-SW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTDA5161

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL46NX720

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ABAR1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Roller64

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXT0155

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL40EX720

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Cuddle Bags Model#: 4RNDBLACK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ERK-4425

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTDA5161

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL40EX40B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Da-Lite Model#: 37712JKP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ERK-RR44

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: Titan Monitor

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL55EX500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: HP Model#: V1405C

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: HCM-1D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: CC390

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDPS580

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: EL1000

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: EB1

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: ADP390

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDPS1700ES

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: ICR150

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: EB2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: DSP3200

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tributaries Model#: PWRC-T100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: ICRSMOKE

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: EB4

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: Mini Monitor

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. The client, who was also the architect and contractor, was skeptical of relying on technology as a key component of overall design. He expected technology that was easy to use and virtually invisible. Each aspect of the technology systems had to be approved by the client and his interior designer. The home is very modern, and in keeping with simplicity and clean lines, any visible technology needed to have the same look and feel as its native space. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The home has almost every conceivable technology system available: two hidden entertainment systems complete with motorized display, screen, and projector lift; seven zone digital video distribution with three cable boxes, a Blu-ray player and an Apple TV centralized in one location and accessible in each room; 14 zones of audio, fed by eight sources including limitless Internet streaming audio; control of every LED and compact fluorescent light in the home (there are no traditional lights—helping achieve LEED Platinum certification) with discrete architectural style and custom-engraved keypads; 13 motorized shades in custom recessed pockets that are fully integrated with the lighting system; six exterior IP video surveillance cameras with advanced motion analytics and an on-site network video recorder (NVR), which allows integrated real-time and archive access; an IP video intercom station at the front door; a 32-zone burglar alarm system with cellular communications; control of the pool and water features; enterprise-grade Ethernet network with robust Wi-Fi network and Internet router; and a professional-grade equipment enclosure and power system. The entire system is integrated over the network with ClareHome using three wall-mounted iPads, two wall-mounted iPod touches and the homeowners’ personal iPads. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The project was part of a national show home that required specific vendors and a very short construction schedule. At the same time, the home had to be built to the homeowner’s specifications. This required a delicate balance to meet supplier needs during the show and the ultimate needs of the homeowner after the home was occupied. The compressed construction schedule resulted in nonstop work from prewire to programming. As soon as prewire was complete, drywall started, and as soon as drywall was complete, installing trim items began. The home’s project manager and homeowners also devised a way to integrate the hidden projection system into the family room after framing was complete, which required a custom in-house fabricated projector lift system that is completely concealed.

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Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. The home’s technology systems are integrated using ClareHome, a new and innovative system that runs on a Mac and is completely configured, deployed, and maintained from the cloud. The motivation to use Clare was the ability to remove typical complexity, or “reinventing the wheel,” that occurs with projects of this scale. The system relies on app modules and is configurable from any web browser. This takes the guesswork out of interfacing with various systems and standardizes the user interface to the standard iOS look and feel, so just about anyone can control the home without training. The system also allows customization with “Applets” on each room’s home page, enabling the homeowner to place the most commonly used systems, such as lighting, security, climate and shades, on the kitchen home page or security, entertainment, climate, and shades in the master bedroom. The system also allows easy creation of “scenes” such as “home away” or “entertain” that can trigger any number of functions to occur, such as adjusting lights, shades, music, TVs, or climate. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The system is the future of the industry. The need for complex custom programmed systems will decrease as systems like Clare lower the cost and increase the number of homeowners willing to invest in home technology. This system is far from typical or affordable, but the control system also represents a new paradigm in home automation that will open the door to adoption on a much larger scale. The simplicity and ease of deployment, with minor effort for customization, saved hundreds of hours of programming that otherwise would have been invested. Over the life of the system, upgrades, maintenance, and troubleshooting are greatly minimized. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The architecture and interior design for this project was of critical importance. The architect was chosen by a national trade magazine and the home was built as part of an international trade show. Every detail, from TV, lighting keypad, and lighting fixture locations were contemplated. Hiding the home’s two media systems was also a critical process that required close collaboration with not only the architect and interior designer, but also the contractor and cabinet fabricator. In the end, this project is the epitome of collaboration with other design professionals. The result is a high level of detail and exceptional quality in a pristine modern home design.


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Task Hours Client Interviews 6 Electronic Design and Engineering 29 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 4 Project Management 85 Pre-wire/Rough-in 286 Trim-out 199 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 22 Programming 80 Final Installation and Calibration 186 Client Instruction 4 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 20 Project Management by Others 30 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 951

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV Gen 2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-AA-400

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: 10018

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1DBH

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad 2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-EA-100

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-2112CI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Future Automation Model#: AL-675

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPod touch

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-LA-100

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: RMR3312

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: iPort Model#: 70091

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-PRO2HD88M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-OS-R4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M-Vision Cine 260

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: iPort Model#: 70092

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-PRO2HDREC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-SA-100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Draper Model#: AeroLift 50

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: HDRJ3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-HD4-V110SR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-VA-100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1GCB

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: HDRJ6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Canton Model#: CD 90 SB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-WF-200

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1KPNAV

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Leviton Model#: 5G596-C24

Qty: 500 Manufacturer: Carlon Model#: DH4XC

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-WR-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1XSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: 32LV2500

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PAC522

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CS-MR-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1XEP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Liberty Cable Model#: 14-4C-HT

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSMU

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CV-C2-100L

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1XIN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Liberty Cable Model#: 14-2C-HT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RPAU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CV-NA-SVR-1-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-SWB28

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Liberty Cable Model#: 12-4C-EX+-WHT

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SG200-26P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CV-MNT-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-SWS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CA-NA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: IP2CC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-950

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CC-EBR-500

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: IP2SL-P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-150RT

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Less Is More

Please discuss the client’s expectations. The clients wanted to get the latest technologies in an integrated home and expected the whole system would be very simple to use and blend in perfectly with their décor. We went to see client’s old setup, which was only a television and cable box. The clients were afraid that they might not be able to use all the new technologies. We agreed on a “less is more” approach.

Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We achieved whole-house audio and video distribution via digital method of distribution using fiber, without causing any delay on HDMI switching and delivering full 1080P to all displays. Moreover, we were successful in creating a very easy and simple-to-use system that the client can use every single day.

Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The clients requested the whole-house integration include wholehouse music, whole-house video, lighting, security and cameras, and climate control. All control and functionality had to be easy to use and simple to understand.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? We accomplished distributing the audio and video via digital HDMI switching and fiber distribution. Moreover, we gave the clients what they requested: a complex and robust system that is still very easy and intuitive to operate. The clients now can operate the whole integrated system although they had not previously had an integrated system.

What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? Initially, we configured the whole-house audio and video using an analog method of distribution using CAT5. However, in anticipation of what was coming down the pike, we ran fiber as well. When the client finally mentioned he would like to get 3D and 1080P pictures, we were ready to upgrade the method of delivery to fully digital. We settled on Crestron Digital Media to distribute the video signal via fiber. The only challenge was that only three out of 12 displays are 3D-ready displays. We needed to go back and forth to the EDID configuration to find the perfect balance and finally be able to deliver 1080P signal and 3D signal appropriately.

Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The clients requested that all the displays perfectly fit into their cabinets or wall space. We had to work with the contractors involved to make sure all TVs would fit perfectly.

TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 10 Electronic Design and Engineering 25 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 20 Project Management 25 Pre-wire/Rough-in 80 Trim-out 15 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 16 Programming 48 Final Installation and Calibration 60 Client Instruction 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 5 Project Management by Others 3 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 310

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: AirPort Extreme

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-PBAR4

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-TSTAT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HomeWorks

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: 685

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DGE-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD16x16

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-37

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: 616

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MC3

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5CC37

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: 665

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ST-COM

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: SP-5-37

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: 683

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-3X

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-NVS100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5WL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: WM2

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MLX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dedicated Micros Model#: DS2PD-16-500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: LBP-2A

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AAE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6X

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DBP-1611UD

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: SW24-GB

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: V12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DCM-290

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sunfire Model#: Super Junior

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNPWS-75

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-CBD-W-S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: General Electric Model#: NX8E

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ESSAY Please discuss the client’s expectations. When the CEO of a Southern California technology company decided to build a ski-in/ski-out winter retreat in the mountains, he wanted to create an inviting environment that took advantage of the latest proven technology. He was building his house on the slopes of a top-rated ski resort, and he wanted his home to match the quality of the skiing and together-time he and his family would be enjoying for years to come. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The client’s system is comprised of standalone subsystems that are interconnected and integrated through a Crestron control umbrella. This approach enables other subcontractors to perform their specialized trades to the best of their ability and have Crestron give the homeowner a simple, intuitive interface through which to control the home. Included systems: • Crestron Digital Media HDMI video distribution and audio to a total of 20 TVs and 32 audio zones • 12” in-wall touch screen and three mobile Apple iPads that can control every aspect of the home, including our awardwinning “send to” music function—ability to select a source and “send” it to any other zone from a master list • Five 6” in-wall touch screens in key locations for whole-house control • Centralized audio/video sources available everywhere, including four DirecTV HD DVRs, two Apple TVs, streaming Sony Blu-ray player, Sony 400-disc Blu-ray changer • Two outdoor SunBrite TVs on the main deck and in the spa • Combo golf simulator and Nintendo Wii game room—the dedicated golf simulator room doubles as a Wii gaming area • Dual 26” LED TV pop-up swivel lift for 360-degree viewing in the kitchen • Four surround sound rooms: living room (+3D), family room (+3D, +Xbox), golf room (+Wii), bunk room (+Xbox) • Three pop-up swivel TV locations: master bedroom, living room bar, kitchen (dual TVs) • A TV in the ski prep room for watching Warren Miller ski videos before hitting the slopes • Master bath shower speakers • Camera surveillance of the property’s perimeter, including two “ski cameras” that can pan to view the ski run and zoom in to the ski lift to check lift lines • Remote driveway snow-melt system control • Whole-house power-saving mode with single button press • Crestron HVAC system custom programmed to conserve energy and prolong life of furnaces and boilers; email alerts are sent if problems are detected • Full Panasonic digital telephone/intercom system • Commercial-grade gigabit computer network • Full Crestron lighting control system (installed by electrician) • Main level motorized blinds and drapery, integrated into Crestron system • Wine inventory tracking system provided by Cellar Advisors (Cellar Tracker), integrated into Crestron system—able to view wine list from kitchen 12” touchscreen and iPads

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What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? A home of this size is necessarily built over a long period of time. From the time the electronics system is designed to when it is completed, most components originally specified have been replaced with newer models with different physical dimensions, have added or discontinued features, and so on. It takes foresight and competent project management to not saddle the general contractor, and therefore the homeowner, with avoidable change orders. We provided detailed CAD designs, wiring diagrams, and a summary of all equipment to the stakeholders of the project. These documents can easily be updated and sent back out to affected subs. This simplifies future servicing issues and provides the general contractor with a level of confidence and detail he needs to move forward, which minimizes delays. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. Building a large home at 8,700’ can be challenging because of the large swing in environmental conditions in the course of a calendar year. It might be ten degrees below zero in January but get into the 90s during July. We worked very hard to minimize the weather’s wear and tear on the house, and the maintenance and upkeep costs on the homeowner’s wallet. We programmed the house to be easy to use, easy to diagnose problems, and easy in which to be comfortable. We designed and programmed automatic functions not seen by the homeowner. For example, the air conditioning system is locked out between the months of November and April so that someone doesn’t accidentally call for cooling when the A/C condensers are buried under 10’ of snow. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This system is worthy of recognition because of its overall operation and attention to detail. In the end, the homeowner’s opinion is the only one that matters. He is thrilled with his home and has found he spends more time here than he anticipated (it is a second home). We feel this is because at every step of the way we made a conscious effort to maximize the results of everything we did—from upgrading items (without charging the client) because it was the right thing to do to coming up with innovative, elegant solutions to complex problems—as in the case of the dual TV pop-up in the kitchen. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The homeowner desired to make the house very open and friendly to entertaining, and at the same time maintain the mountain home look of heavy timber and rock interiors and exteriors. This type of home makes it difficult to place equipment/speaker, RF communication, and other items. Part of the design of the house, for example, is a TV in a very large—almost sitting-room-like—ski prep room. The client wanted his family and guests to feel special in any room in the house.


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Task Hours Client Interviews 4 Electronic Design and Engineering 20 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 12 Project Management 60 Pre-wire/Rough-in 240 Trim-out 320 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 60 Programming 120 Final Installation and Calibration 20 Client Instruction 5 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 24 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 2000 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 2885

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: SC150RM1U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: TS525T

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ABAR-1

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-2222

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: H10-BLK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: FWD

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ABVR-1

Qty: 40 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-CONN

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: APC Model#: P4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: JWD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2ENET-2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-VID4

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: APC Model#: P74MP4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: LSTU

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-DB12

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-VID-RCA-A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: PR11T3V5

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MPWUB

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-HBLOCK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD16x16

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-SPWS300

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSTU

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-TXM

Qty: 18 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPod universal docking station

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MTTU

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOCV-PWE-B-S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PRO2

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: AT&T Model#: MicroCell

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PAC-522

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOCV-PWE-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PW-2420RU

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Audio Authority Model#: 979R

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RMF2

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX-PWE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ST-PC

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Audio Control Model#: BLD-10

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSM

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-SW-POE-5

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ST-RMK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Audio Control Model#: BVHD-20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PWR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNRFGWA-418

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: BH500NET

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MWR

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-BIPAD8

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Channel Vision Model#: HS-2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MTM

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-HD-DSP

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Lights, Camera, Action

Please discuss the client’s expectations. From the beginning, these clients had the same expectations every other client has—the system must sound good, look good, and be easy-to-use. They had been told, “this is something you need to have in a house of this caliber.” However, after the original system was deployed, their expectations shifted from “just get it done so we can check it off the list” to “this is great…what else can it do?” For starters, we included a basic lighting system in the beginning, but what they weren’t expecting is how well their rooms and décor looked with the custom-programmed lighting scenes. They were used to living in a home where every circuit was either all on or all off. By the end of the project, we ended up including every room on the lighting control system. The same concept happened with the house audio system. The clients originally thought it would only be used periodically whenever they would entertain, but they not only added more zones to the system, they discovered and had to have Pandora radio and Rhapsody, as well as their Sirius radio, and two iPod docks. They now play music throughout the house all the time, somewhere. Lastly…we integrated the iPad. This was far and away the biggest hit. The client had no expectation for this because they didn’t think it was possible to control all of the home’s functions—climate, lights, security, AV, pool/spa, and so on—from their iPad. Now, it’s a ritual to prep the house every day on the drive home. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The system, in full after all the additions at the end, included a full Crestron AV system with 12 zones of audio and five zones of video. Each video zone included access to Apple TV, Blu-ray, and DirecTV and was controlled by a Crestron MTX-3 remote control or iPad. The house audio system sends music throughout the house and landscape speaker system, and it is controlled from any in-wall touch panel, wireless remote, or iPad. The basement features a 22’ x 18’ dedicated theater with a 1080P projector, 130” screen, and 7.1 surround sound. The integration side of the system includes 88 zones of lighting, six zones of HVAC (via Crestron thermostats), security system, and pool/spa control. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? Our biggest challenge was taking an entry-level system and expanding it to a full-blown automated home at the tail end of the

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construction process. Thankfully, we had enough foresight to run enough wire in the beginning and to develop an original system design that would handle the eleventh-hour expansion without having to completely re-engineer the system. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. Our programming and user interface for this project, as with all of our projects, gives the client the ability to control any subsystem quickly from the homepage. Each subsystem is represented by a picture or animation that makes it easy to recognize and understand. We also give our clients the ability to manually create their own lighting scenes, music presets, climate schedules, and channel presets because we know that they don’t like paying us to come out for simple tasks like these. Most clients these days don’t want their homes doing things automatically. Frankly, it scares them to death when things happen unexpectedly; they sometimes think there’s a glitch with the system if too many tasks are automated. The genius behind our user interface is that it’s simple to use and easy for the client to change. If the client is unhappy with the intensity of the lighting in a scene, he simply selects the advanced tab, adjusts the bar graphs for each circuit to the desired levels, and clicks save. It’s as simple as that. What makes this system worthy of recognition? We started with unenthusiastic clients that had no desire for technology, and they only hired us because they were told they had to have this stuff. After deploying the system, showing them how to use the system, and demonstrating how easy our interface was to operate, those once “unenthusiastic” clients turned into the “how can I do more” clients. Our integration system helped them to discover new ways to listen to music, new ways to watch movies (through the world of streaming media), and, most importantly, how lighting control can completely change the beauty and character of a room. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The interior designer was very active in this project. She collaborated with us extensively on the lighting, and she was a big reason why the lighting control system had such an effect on the client. She was not keen on AV systems, but thankfully, like all of our jobs now, nothing but the TVs and control devices were in plain sight. She was a huge fan of the ultra-thin TVs; this happened to be the first project she’d seen them on, so we scored points there.

Task Hours Client Interviews 20 Electronic Design and Engineering 90 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 7 Project Management 210 Pre-wire/Rough-in 160 Trim-out 40 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 48 Programming 40 Final Installation and Calibration 200 Client Instruction 3 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 100 Project Management by Others 150 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 1068

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: SUA1000RM2U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNTBLOCK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-TRACK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Autonomics Model#: MMS2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RPA-U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PAC2M

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8L

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CAEN-BLOCK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6L

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLX-PWS75

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6X

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CAEN-7X1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-HPRFGW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CAEN-4X1

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 21 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLX-1DIM4

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLX-4HSW4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-DB12

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLX-1DELV4

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: Mobile Pro G

Qty: 52 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-CBD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PRO2

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-TSTAT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DIN-AP2

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-RTS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: QM-RMC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-RMC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-PAD8A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: 5448

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-SPWS300

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: 2808

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M-Vision Cine-260

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Rack Hardware

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: Elite-20 PF i

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Ruckus Model#: 4124

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: D-10PFP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Ruckus Model#: ZoneDirector 1100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DHC-80.2

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Ruckus Model#: ZoneFlex

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DBS-30.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN32C6000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-40.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: PN64D7000

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 62FX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN55D7000

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 63FX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN22D5000

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-HDXX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: BD-D6500

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-CATHD

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: SONAMP-1230

Qty: 15,000 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: Cat6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: XTR

Qty: 2,500 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: CresCat

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: S623TR

Qty: 8,000 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: 14/4

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: RK83

Qty: 12,000 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: 22/4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SonicWall Model#: NSA-240

Qty: 5,000 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: 6+6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: Deluxe Screenwall

Qty: 2,000 Manufacturer: Liberty Model#: RG6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SunBrite Model#: SB-3220HD

Qty: 100 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SC-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SunBrite Model#: SB-WM32NA

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Leviton Model#: 49522

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: SC-IC/IF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Marantz Model#: MM8003

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: SC-1250AMP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-43

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: DLS-4000R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Accessories Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Ladder Racks Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-29

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. Working with technically savvy clients has its advantages. They understood the benefits of AV distribution and controlled lighting. They agreed with the value and convenience of a control system. The expectation was to take today’s technology and integrate it into a home that was more than 100 years old without having the technology look out of place. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. • Crestron digital media 16 x 16 video distribution to four televisions • Crestron SWAMP audio distribution to 15 audio zones • Lutron HomeWorks QS controlled lighting • 11 indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras with DVR • Two Middle Atlantic swivel floor racks with power, wire, and heat management • Panasonic phone system that also serves as house intercom system • Kaleidescape media server system • Two independent 5.1 surround systems

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Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We put almost every lighting load in the house on the Lutron system. This enabled the client to set lighting scenes that made living in a large home much more convenient. The Crestron system spoke well not only to audio and video components but to the HVAC and lighting systems as well. With all of the home systems playing well with each other, we could be creative with our global scenes and make life easier for the client. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. This project was a to-the-studs full remodel of a 100 year old home. The goal was to keep the character of the home intact and simply bring it up to date. Adding today’s materials and technology to a home of this age had its challenges but in the end, the home has the efficiencies of today with the look of days gone by.

What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The idea was to create a system with the latest and greatest technology. In order to do that, we needed to work with product lines that were fairly new to the market. Both Lutron HomeWorks QS and Crestron Digital Media were new to us and presented risks we were unaware of. We discovered that our concern was unwarranted and both systems worked extremely well for us and the client.

TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 15 Electronic Design and Engineering 84 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 38 Project Management 75 Pre-wire/Rough-in 228 Trim-out 197 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 80 Programming 260 Final Installation and Calibration 131 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 1116

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Anthem Model#: MRX700

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2ENET1

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWIMI120

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTD343

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: LSAU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: F1500

Qty: 21 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQWAW6BRLN

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTD7696

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: LTMU

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Holovision Model#: 100RB

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQWAW5BRLN

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXT0155

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SG20050P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: DVR FLEX 16-E

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQWAW4BSN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTDA5161

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: WRVS4400N

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: ICR-Smoke

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQRVCRXWH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTDA5172

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: WAP4410N

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: ICR-200

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQRREP120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTDA5171

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CENTRACKAMFMXM

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: EL-1000

Qty: 24 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQRD8ANS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXA236

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCFDSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: PWR-RM-16DC-10A

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQRD6D

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXT30865B

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCHDDSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KDISK2000L

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQR3LDSW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: MilleniaSub

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMMD16X16

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KPLAYERM500A

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQP62120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: Millenia 200

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMRMC100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KSERVER1500

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQLV21120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: Millenia 20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KVAULT

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HQDRS

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: AMS100R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: SWAMPE8

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QSWLB

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: HCM1D

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: S-22B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: SWAMP24X8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QSPSDH160

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: BR1

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: Atom Monitor

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PRO2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QSEIO

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: U1

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: STYLUS370

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX3

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: NTC37FBQB

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: U2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: MILLENIA300B

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC4

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LR3BHSW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: U4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Paradigm Model#: AMS150RSM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC8LBT

Qty: 17 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWRPM4U120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: UQFP-4DRA

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Russound Model#: 845.1

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CENRFGWEXP

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWRPM4A120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXTDA50G

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL65HX729

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO1300

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWIPNL8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M4315-PRO

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDPS1700ES

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. At our first meeting the client requested a BMS (Building Management System) for his home because he was aware such systems exist for commercial buildings. He surely sensed correctly that building technology was needed in order to control easily and efficiently a house that spreads over four floors and more than 3280 square feet and also has a huge outdoor and garden area. Through more meetings and discussions we drafted a preliminary design, and gradually a budget was set. It was then obvious that the client needed a fully automated home that would be easy to control though touchscreens and remotes and as many systems as possible should be integrated. The systems to be controlled and installed included first an intelligent lighting and shading system. The HVAC system would have to be integrated for energysaving reasons but also for convenience. For the entertainment part of the system, the client requested an HD video distribution system, a dedicated hom e cinema room and a simple yet capable distributed audio system. Finally we would integrate the CCTV and the security system along with gates and door control, control of water and other exterior and pool features, and an intercom system for door and family communication. It seemed the client’s vision for a residential BMS was realistic, and our company was assigned the task to implement it. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. We used Lutron for lighting control because of its proven reliability, and high-quality products, especially with the keypad finishes and ease of integration with the A/V system. We also used Lutron and AMX and integrated them to control other important house functions, such as motorized gates and mechanical services (for example the electric water heater and the hot water secondary pump) which was very convenient especially when someone takes into consideration the sheer size of the house. We integrated the control system with some of the swimming pool’s functions because the house features an impressive theme outside, with some effects, such as a mist generator, a wave generator, and waterfalls. Finally, the use of multiple occupancy sensors around the house and in some rooms ensures that no energy or money is wasted by leaving on lights. It also helps guests with their way around the house, especially when they haven’t used such systems before.

Modern Integration The multi-room audio was prepared using the simple Systemline system that offers integration capabilities with AMX, but as the customer requested, he wanted to keep Simple music keypads in the guest and service rooms. Finally, the HVAC system was also integrated using special modules and power management was achieved using IP power control, which also offers a sense of security with regard to the system’s reliability, as it also monitors all network devices and reboots them when necessary, Along with the addition of Furman surge protectors and a UPS, the system is extremely reliable. For the touch panels and iPads, a special graphical interface was designed that enables the client to control and monitor the house using floorplan views. Also, simple touchscreen AMX remotes were specified for each TV for easy hard-button control. A remote connection has also been set up for the system because the client also works abroad and has to travel a lot. This way he can monitor the system and make necessary changes. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? As the home is situated in an earthquake zone, the government building regulations require houses to be built with reinforced concrete. The client had requested seamless roaming on the Wi-Fi network. With the iPads extra care had to be taken to carefully place the eight access points to ensure full coverage in all areas. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. All mechanical and electrical systems have been integrated and made easy to use for the customer even when he is thousands of miles away in another country. What makes this system worthy of recognition? A very well-balanced integration at a relative low budget for the scope and the residence’s size. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. No visible cables! All equipment to be located centrally.

AMX was the system used as the main automation system and for the video part of the system. A high-definition 8x8 video matrix was used to provide the client with a system that is reliable and fast and that can transfer HD quality to all his displays. As the client was very clear that everyone has different tastes when it comes to TV shows and movies, we opted for Blu-ray players and media players that would serve all TVs in the house, through the matrix, but we also placed local players in each bedroom, therefore giving anyone the choice of watching something different. A similar solution was provided for the satellite service.Finally a dedicated home cinema room was prepared in the attic to provide full HD and 3D video.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 20 Electronic Design and Engineering 60 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 60 Project Management 80 Pre-wire/Rough-in 68 Trim-out 84 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 60 Programming 178 Final Installation and Calibration 212 Client Instruction 16 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 1 Project Management by Others 1 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 841

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NI-4100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#:

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: M-10Xe

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HRPM4R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: PS4.4

Qty: 180 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#: ITC-18N/RCA

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Heatmiser Model#: Slimline Thermostat

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HMI230

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: FG2023

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Axis Model#: 241Q

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Heatmiser Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-H8P5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: AMX-AVS-PL-0808-A43

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Chief Model#:

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Kef Model#: Ci160.2QS

Qty: 33 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-ST-NB

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXD-700i

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: RV-042

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Kef Model#: Ci500AW

Qty: 33 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-SKxB

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXD-1000i

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SRW224G4P

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Kef Model#: Ci9000ACE

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HWPM6D

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: R4-MIO

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Commander 5000 IR Model#: REC-13

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Kef Model#: HTS5001

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HCCO8

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MIO-R4-KP-TRANS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cool Automation Model#: 1000D

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Kef Model#:

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HWLB

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXR-ZGW-PRO

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DCM-500

Qty: 32 Manufacturer: Leviton Model#: BL186-P4W

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Miscellaneous Model#:

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MET-ECOM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Loggers Model#: EPCII

Qty: 59 Manufacturer: Leviton Model#: 61110-BW

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Muxlab Model#: 500058

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elytronic Model#:

Qty: 63 Manufacturer: Leviton Model#: 41084-BWB

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Muxlab Model#: 500028

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV Gen 2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elytronic Model#:

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-GTVI

Qty: 50 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#: ITC-24N/RCA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elytronic Model#:

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HRPM4M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#:

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Elytronic Model#:

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-HRPM4U

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. This is the third electronics system that we have installed in this client’s early twentieth-century home. The first was installed more than 11 years ago, and there were still portions of the first two versions of the system present, so the point of this overhaul was to start with a clean slate for the audio and video and then add home automation features new to the client. The client expected us to create a system that would be better than they ever enjoyed without imposing on the architecture or causing damage to house. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. There is no shortage of entertainment with this system. A key component is the Crestron digital media system. Via this system any of the seven TVs have access to four DirecTV HD DVRs (assigned as “His,” “Hers,” “Guest 1,” and “Guest 2”), Kaleidescape Blu-ray movies, Apple TV content, Roku content, or a Mac mini. Twenty zones of digitally amplified audio can be chosen between “His” and “Hers” Mirage Media sources such as Pandora, Rhapsody, LastFM, “His” and “Hers” XM radio, iTunes music, and an iPod dock. The highlight of the music system is the custom Sonance Landscape speaker system with 16 satellite speakers and two buried subwoofers. The client takes control of the system via eight wireless and eight in-wall touch panels, plus two fully functional iPads that control any room in the home. Because the home is nearly 100 years old, we utilized a comprehensive Crestron RF lighting system with more than 100 switches in order to minimize any effect to the home’s construction. Crestron HVAC control, motorized shade control, pool/spa control, and two motorized art concealment systems for TVs round out the automation package. The media room contains a Mark Levinson No. 502 and JBL Synthesis electronics and speaker system. And when entertaining, the 7.1 Digital Surround system in the separate pool cabana is sure to please all. We also installed a Panasonic IP phone and voicemail system. An enterprise-grade wired and wireless computer network keeps the entire system humming along nicely, and a RGPC PowerVault UPS connected to all of the home’s electronics and a whole-house generator ensures system reliability. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The home was not remodeled during this process. All old wiring was replaced during this electronics makeover. Only minor patching and painting was allowed for the entire project, and 90 percent of the project was completed while the clients were out of town for three weeks. They headed to Europe, leaving their old system behind, and returned to a fantastic new system that exceeded all expectations.

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Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. All the home’s subsystems are controlled via our award-winning user interface that offers features such as user changeable presets for music, TV, lighting, and whole-house music “scene” creation. The clients can easily set up a “Whole House Music Preset,” such as “Play XM Channel 22 in Dining Room, Living Room and Kitchen.” User-settable timer menus are present for the client to change when timer-based activities for the lighting and shading should occur. Pool/spa, shading, lighting, audio/video, and HVAC systems are all seamlessly integrated. Any touch panel can control any room in the house, yet the interface remains so clean and simple anyone can use it with virtually zero instruction. Reliability was a must with this client, so a multiple Crestron processor approach controls the system in order to ensure fast network communication, reliability, and redundancy. We designed and implemented a thorough power management and reset system to ensure all components receive the most stable power possible. Also, the clients can easily reset any potentially problematic components from any touch panel in the home. We included full remote access and service capability in order to minimize downtime from possible equipment malfunctions.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? This system is worthy of recognition due to the thorough engineering, attention to detail, and a no-compromise approach to the technology. From the high-end media room, to the full-featured digital media system, to the bullet-proof computer network, nothing was left on the table. The client has complete control over all parts of the home. Any TV has access to any media. Any room can play any number of sources of audio. TVs are hidden behind art or built flush into walls using custom bracketry that hides all of the “black boxes.” The Levinson/JBL media room is second to none. Automation and control is first class. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Architecture needs were simple: Don’t change anything! We were able to slightly modify the TV wall cabinetry to accommodate the new larger TV and center speaker. Other than that, we made no changes to the home’s architecture or design.

Task Hours Client Interviews 10 Electronic Design and Engineering 196 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 75 Project Management 395 Pre-wire/Rough-in 420 Trim-out 150 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 0 Programming 550 Final Installation and Calibration 925 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 2723

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Qty: 5 Manufacturer: APC Model#: AP7900

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-THSTA

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM1HF

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: RGPC Model#: Extender PRO

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-RTHS

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM2LF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RGPC Model#: PowerHouse

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac mini

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-RTS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM3HA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RGPC Model#: RGPC1200

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Autonomic Controls Model#: MMMS-5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PAC2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S2S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RGPC Model#: Pole Pig

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: QM-RMC

Qty: 80 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-DIMEX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: M500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Roku Model#: XDS

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-TXM

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-DIMSWEX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KVAULT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Ruckus Model#: ZoneDirector 1000

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8X

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLX-2DIM8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KSERVER

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Ruckus Model#: Zone Switch 4124

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8X-DS

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-LSWEX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: Radiance XE-3D

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Ruckus Model#: ZoneFlex

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8X-BTPE

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Marantz Model#: UD5005

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Ruckus Model#: Zone Switch 4224

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8L

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crown Model#: CDI1000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Mark Levinson Model#: No.502

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: PN-59D8000

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-CBD-P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: 2848

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Media Decor Model#: Elite-65

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN-19D4000

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: 5448

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Various

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN-32D6000

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-S

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HD DVR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: NCP500

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: PN51D8000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PRO2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: MP-15

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TVA-50

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Somfy Model#: UTI-II

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2E

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Holovision Model#: CUSTOM

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TD7685

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonicwall Model#: NSA240

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-BI-PAD8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR3.3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: NT-400

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: 875D SE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-PAD8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Jandy Model#: 7620

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TO155

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: LS10SUB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: QM-RMC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SDEC3000

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Plantronics Model#: Voyager

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: LS47SAT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD16X16

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM12X

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RGPC Model#: PowerVault

Qty: 28 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: Various

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-HD-DSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S7165

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RGPC Model#: RGPC600

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: Silver Surround

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-4444

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S820

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RGPC Model#: SubStation 240

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Distinctive Appeal

Please discuss the client’s expectations. This was a very challenging case. This clients had experienced lots of mixed messages before coming to us, including myriad new systems on the market claiming to be the best and many influential people across markets providing negative feedback and the overall fear of complexity, high cost, and poor performance. We worked hard to create full accountability and to provide a detailed scope that ensured clarity and helped the clients understand what they were getting. The clients’ expectations for absolute reliability and simplicity guided the design to find a robust, value-based solution. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The home is 9,000 square feet designed for the needs of a young and active family with another 6,000 square feet of outbuildings set on 2.5 acres. Touch panels, iPads, and computers all show real-time status of all home systems on a floorplan view of the home. Among the features controlled are 17 zones of music (including two outdoor 70v audio zones), seven video zones, three 5.1 media systems, 96 security zones (including door lock status), 12 cameras, 139 lighting loads, 42 shades, 13 HVAC zones, gates, fireplaces, a motorized window, hot tub, and pool. Eight video sources are distributed by the Digital Media matrix delivering full 1080P video to all displays over a copper and fiber infrastructure. Also included is a robust home network configured with multiple VLANs for fast and secure Internet for unimpeded network communications for advanced home controls. The results are fast, reliable, and conflict-free communication. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? We worked hard to mitigate downstream challenges through our commitment to processes, the use of our dedicated testing facility, and our Quality Assurance program. That said, staying on top of design changes and additions to the lighting scope meant keeping a close relationship with the electrician and design team. Because of the outbuildings and large property, changes were significant and complex. LED drivers vary from magnetic to electronic to 0-10Volt. Getting it right meant testing onsite to get the correct match for each driver type and dimming module as the LED specifications weren’t always helpful or accurate. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. • This is an extensive system with real-time feedback throughout. • HVAC and pool/spa system required a field server to translate between Crestron and the DDC Lonworks protocol. 13 zones controlled by Crestron.. • Control master bedroom motorized window and vertical tensioned shades.

• Gate and door intercom brings camera up on touchscreens and iPads and provides options to open gates. • Crestron and Lutron control the 42 shades separately; with cross reporting to ensure status of shades is in sync for animated GUI. • Rebooting abilities via BlueBOLT, local touch panels, and hard switches on the rack • Tie in 96 zones of alarm panel for status on the floorplan including door lock status. • Control via wired touch panels, wireless handheld remotes, keypads, iPads, PC, and Mac computers. • Control of gates, CCTV switchers, and garage doors • 12 cameras on touch panels and video displays allow quick views of the large property, including the stables, for convenience and emergency. • Multiple VLAN network with multiple wireless SSIDs (Control, Owners, Guest). • 139 lighting loads integrated with full two-way communications, and integration of simple music on/off and volume on specific Lutron keypads in high aesthetic areas. • System needed to address current technology as well as downstream technologies, which was key to the digital media design and fiber backbone. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Our painstaking work, in conjunction with the architect, designer, and builder, to thoughtfully select and discretely integrate control devices while balancing ease of use is paramount in this installation. Applying our knowledge of room acoustics to the kitchen area is an example of listening carefully to the clients’ needs. The family enjoys talking and sharing stories with their three children at the kitchen table. With a stone floor, two glass walls, and solid stone and millwork on the third wall we understood acoustics would be a challenge. We recommended an absorptive ceiling panel and the designer created a beautiful slatted walnut piece that contains light fixtures, two speakers, and 45 square feet of 2”-thick absorptive material. It works beautifully. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. This home is located in an equestrian area with site and architectural restrictions. The client was looking for a distinctive, functional family home and had asked that materials be natural and sourced locally wherever possible. Local fir timbers and basalt stones were used, with natural cedar siding, zinc roofs, and wall paneling throughout. This gives the home a strong natural feel with a timeless quality. The client also wanted the house to embrace the outdoors, connecting the building to the site. This was done through large glass doors and glazing that integrates the outside landscaping into the home’s look and feel. The glass doors can slide away, in the summer months, to further strengthen this relationship.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 8 Electronic Design and Engineering 148 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 110 Project Management 198 Pre-wire/Rough-in 464 Trim-out 164 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 121 Programming 291 Final Installation and Calibration 391 Client Instruction 5 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 160 Project Management by Others 130 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 2190

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Active Thermal Management Model#: System 2 Kit Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV Qty: 28 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM663 Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM663 Qty: 28 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: GR66SQ Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AV 2 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2COMM-3 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2ENET-1 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOC-V Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-NVS100 Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-TRACK-AUDIONET Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CLW-EXPEX Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNPWS-75

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Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNTBLOCK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: 2816

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PNL-8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-PBAR4

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-2312CI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QSE-CI-NWK-E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD16X16

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-3312CI

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QSPS-P1-1-50

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-C

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DBP-1611

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: F80

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-S

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DBP-2012CI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: I80

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-TX-201-C

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DCM-390

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: AXS-43-26

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: GLA-BMS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Extron Electronics Model#: MAV 88 AV RCA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: DECP-1X4

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: HD-EXT1-C

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Future Automation Model#: PS42-A

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RP-S

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: SPL39LCR-AL

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH-4A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: QM-RMC

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: ELVI-1000

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Motorola Model#: DCX3400

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: SWAMP-24X8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRX-TVI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: RSB-K24C

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: SWAMPE-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8P5-MI-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-9

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8P5-MI-H48

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: 2808

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-MI-120

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Intuitive Integration

Please discuss the client’s expectations. The clients are a husband and wife with different expectations. The husband was eager to embrace technology and concerned primarily with quality and performance. The wife was more interested in TVs being concealed and blackout shades being used for sleeping quarters rather than improving the TV-viewing experience. She also wanted the technology be simple, seamless, and unobtrusive. They envisioned a place to welcome extended family and provide their guests with access to the features and conveniences of home in a manner they found friendly and intuitive. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. This highly complex AMX system integrates with a Crestron DM system for HDMI video distribution; a Precis audio matrix switch; Lutron QS for lighting, motorized window treatments (21 blackout shades, 18 drapery tracks), motorized clerestory windows (nine), motorized doors (six), and a motorized bridge that slides laterally to double as a hot tub cover; an Ademco security panel; a Pentair pool/spa/fountain controller; and a Daikin HVAC controller through an Alerton BACNet interface. Further, the system utilizes the monitoring and control power of AMX and the related subsystems to provide energy management and perform a number of interlocking functions (described later). iPads and iPod touches serve as primary control devices. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? This project required more intense levels of interface with the electrician (for Lutron), mechanical contractor (for Daikin), pool contractor (for Pentair), alarm contractor, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, landscape designer, and more because of the highly intricate and modern design with tight tolerances everywhere. The design and installation of the motorized window treatments provides a classic example of the project’s complexities. Because of the modern design close to the ocean, stainless steel was used as a primary trim material to protect against the corrosive nature of the salt air. As such, custom-made stainless steel tracks and pockets were specified and needed to be installed in lock step with the trim pieces surrounding them because the stainless steel trim was interlocking, so everything had to be installed simultaneously and sequentially. Further complicating matters, we were unable to create templates for the curved drapery tracks because the stainless steel trim to which they were to mount needed to be installed synchronously with the track. Also, special custom carriers from a different manufacturer were required to accommodate the unusually tight radius turns in the drapery tracks required by the architect. Another example of the project’s complexities has to do with the precise, laser-

aligned placement of junction boxes, TV niches, and other devices secured in concrete an entire year before the precisely engineered, measured, cut, and layered stone veneer was added to the walls around them because every device had to align perfectly with the stone (see photos). Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. Marrying Crestron with AMX and controlling commercial HVAC systems (Daiken) via a BACNet interface (Alerton) are always a challenge, but the integration-related accomplishments on this project went a bit above and beyond with the use of interlocking logic and unique approaches to energy efficiency. For example, we are monitoring the open/close state of and controlling all motorized window treatments, windows and doors in a manner such that (1) blackout shades won’t drop if clerestory windows are open, (2) clerestory windows won’t open if shades are down, and (3) draperies won’t close if the door is open (to avoid damage from the sun, rain, and wind). To conserve energy, if a door is left open for more than five minutes, an alert pops up on all AMX controls (iPads, touch screens, and so on) informing the residents that the air conditioning will shut off unless the A/C override feature is manually overridden. Other advance programming provided heat exchange features through interconnecting the HVAC and pool controllers, and utilized bathroom fans for load balancing, while putting precautions in place to ensure that neither led to inconvenience for the residents. Security codes entered on AMX keypads are required to enable and disable the operation of motorized doors and the hot tub cover that doubles as a bridge to the house. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The challenges and accomplishments with integration described earlier. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. As owners of an oceanfront property, the clients wanted to take advantage of the spectacular views and temperate climate while allowing for entertainment and relaxation. The desired informally elegant and timeless design built to last for many generations was achieved by using quality materials and paring things down to their essence. The design references local forms and materials in a graceful yet unique and innovative manner. The home is made up of a series of lava walls, sliding glass walls, and broad roofs. The materials—pure and simple, unadorned yet expressive—serve as continuations of the landscape, will require little maintenance, and are expected to age gracefully.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 0 Electronic Design and Engineering 210 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 102 Project Management 277 Pre-wire/Rough-in 329 Trim-out 467 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 25 Programming 196 Final Installation and Calibration 430 Client Instruction 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 2036

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 2 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: PTM-1645

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: BTX Model#: BTX-CUST-120

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: James Model#: 62-ODS

Qty: 28 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: VP49

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: PTM-850 BAB

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: TV Mount FUSION Micro

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonicwall Model#: TZ 210

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MET-13

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Client Provided Model#: Cable-Satellite Receiver

Qty: 31 Manufacturer: Kordz Model#: EVS-HDMI-xx

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDP-S580

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MVP-9000i

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2E

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: HzUltima-LCR

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL40EX729

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NI-4100

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-HD-DSP

Qty: 38 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Sivoia QS 64

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL60NX720

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXV-300

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-2222 DM-MD16x16

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Sivoia QS D105

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: B30

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: Precis

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD16x16

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: MRK-4426

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: LR8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: PSN6.5

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-1

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Muxlab Model#: 500028

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: IC Mini/8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: TPC-IPAD

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-TX-100

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: WNDAP330

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: SCIWDVR

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: TPC-ITOUCH-PHONE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PW-2420RU

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-DT343-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S20BLK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: DVDO Model#: iScan Duo

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TD7685

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: InCharge DuoXtremeMac

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Holovision Model#: 106-PAN

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TDA0155

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad 2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-80.2

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPod touch

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: iPort Model#: FS-23

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Sleek and Sophisticated

Please discuss the client’s expectations. The storefront-style glass design and minimal wall space in this home demanded lighting switching and dimming be remotely located, not grouped on the few wall areas. The homeowner wanted a clean modern appearance with many electronic elements to be carefully worked into the interior design. This is a second home and thus remote access to CCTV cameras, lighting, and HVAC was considered a necessity. A high-performance home theater and game room disco were key to providing entertainment for family and guests. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The home has been finished primarily in white. To give an interesting and “adjustable” color enhancement, DMX-controlled LED lighting was used extensively. The home is completely controlled by a lighting control system, and shades are used to reduce solar heat gain and glare on the south and west windows and doors; these are installed with custom fabricated metal housings and are integrated into the window frame and visible structural beams so they disappear into the commercial-like interior materials. Even the indoor pool is washed in colors by LED lighting, creating an interesting glow visible from within and outside the home. Most TVs are prominent in the rooms; the electronics-friendly interior design of the home was enhanced by the TV installation. The homeowner was very pleased to have the option of controlling systems from iPads and iPhones. He wanted as much consolidated control from the devices as was possible and logical. A Savant control system operates numerous subsystems, including both interior and extensive DMX exterior LED lighting, motorized Lutron shades, house-wide stereo, all TVs, the theater system, HVAC, pool control, and more. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? Only lighting keypads, not wall switches, fit the limited wall spaces. Some keypads were even installed in metal architectural elements such as door frames. Substantial metal fabrication was required for various components to be installed in keeping with the commercial interior design criteria. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. The house of glass was carefully planned to use the client’s favorite device, the iPad, for many electronic control functions. The Savant system is used as the overlay control. iPads control stereo zones, all TVs, the theater, lighting, motorized window coverings,

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heating/cooling, the security system, and pool operation. iPads also provide viewing the many CCTV megapixel cameras through an Exacq application. The home is also equipped with a roof-mounted cell antenna and a Wilson dual-frequency cell repeater provides enhanced cell phone performance on all three levels. A great deal of planning went into mounting TVs, brackets, speakers, and other visible components so the clean commercial appearance was enhanced by the electronics installations. The disco uses a suspended truss system for extensive LED and laser lighting along with a smoke machine and high performance JBL Professional speakers, all installed with custom fabricated metal work. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This home is uniquely integrated with its electronic systems. The resulting appearance of the entire home and property are impacted by the DMX LED color programs that are selected from iPads and iPhones and controlled by the lighting control system. The client uses the iOS devices constantly for audio, TV, lighting, temperature control, glare reduction by motorized window coverings, and so on. This home would both function and appear very differently if it did not have the electronics that are installed here. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The architect was challenged to develop a residence that was clean and that created an open, nearly unobstructed view of the surrounding hills, forests, and mountains. Interior and ambient light control was essential to make the home livable during bright, hot days. The glass and metal theme seems initially awkward for the remote rural hilly site, but the stunning use of lighting, particularly at night, make this an awe-inspiring structure that seems at home in its element. The architect created a night club game room that also serves as the gathering space outside the theater. Extensive nightclub lighting and a sound system gives the impression of being in an urban club, which is great for entertaining guests as the nearest evening hotspots for clubs and bars is more than 50 miles away.

Task Hours Client Interviews 16 Electronic Design and Engineering 68 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 80 Project Management 66 Pre-wire/Rough-in 215 Trim-out 80 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 40 Programming 60 Final Installation and Calibration 195 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 30 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 858

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EQUIPMENT LIST

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Aprilaire Model#: 8800

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: PL PRO DMC

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD6D

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN40D6500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Arecont Model#: AV2155DN

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-20.3

Qty: 17 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD8ANS

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: BD-D5500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Arecont Model#: AV5125IR

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Professional Model#: 5215

Qty: 22 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: STWD7B

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SSC-0007

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Arecont Model#: AV2825IR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: SDP-40HD

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: NGRXPB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: ICC200x

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-HD4-V110SR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: SDEC-3000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUTDMX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RSC-0007

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-HDMI-V42

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S3000XLRIC

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWIQ96

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RTR-1000

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM684

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S7165

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SQR-030A20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: OCC-5100

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM664SR

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: 1400 ARRAY

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SV-100SF-PI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SSA-3000

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM664

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: 880 ARRAY

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: WLC-5P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: HST-3002

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RPAU

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: 1500 ARRAY

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Marshall Electronics Model#: V-MD171X

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SVR-3100

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SLM2016T-NA

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S4Ai

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsemi Model#: PowerDsine 6512G

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SVR-3000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crown Model#: NXTI2002

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KSERVER-5000-0600

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: AXS-43

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RCK-3000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M-Vision Cine 3D

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KDISK-2000-L

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Omnimount Model#: SCM UA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDP-S1700ES

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 110-813

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KVAULT-M700-A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-95

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: SNC-DH160

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 110-812

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-HDDA1X2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: RB-KIT

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: OE6 ONE

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR24

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: DD-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: SW8-4PB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: DT8 ZERO

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: H25

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: RADIANCE XS-3D

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Pakedge Model#: WAP-W3G

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: CRS8 ONE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Exacq Model#: IP NVR 3000 GB HD

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWIPNL8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M4315 PRO

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: SN130HGHRSG3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: AC215A

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWRPM4R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pelco Model#: IDE20DN8-1

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: VIP Cinema Seating Model#: OR-ARMLS

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: PL PRO C

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWRPM4A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pelco Model#: ID30DN8-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: VIP Cinema Seating Model#: OR-CONSOLE 17

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: F1500-UPS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWIPMH48-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN65D800

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: BLUEBOLT-CV1

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWRPM4FSQ

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN46D7000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: F1000-UPS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWIMI120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN55D7000

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True Elegance

Please discuss the client’s expectations. The client wanted a very high-performance audio system, yet also required an elegant interior finish. The residence and grounds resembles the scale and interior finish of a European estate. The latest automation opportunities were requested without exceeding a large, but not unrealistic, systems budget. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. During the course of construction, the Savant control system was selected due to its well-integrated use of iOS devices. As the system design evolved, many Apple products became central to the installation. The client has always been an Apple computer user and because of his awareness, using Apple-related features became an important design objective. All TVs in the home are installed with Apple TV, utilizing a large video and audio library on the residence network. There are 24 zones of audio distribution, with Savant-facilitated iTunes being the primary source, accessed via many iPads, both mobile and wall mounted. The client required the latest 240 MHz LED TVs, which were utilized everywhere and were integrated with Blu-ray DVD players, HD cable TV, and Apple TV. Architectural speakers were specified to be trimless, but highquality 8” styles with very good sound quality. The workout room is a large, fully equipped space that rivals a commercial fitness club. This same space was designed to be an audiophile room as well because the client spends a lot of time every day in this room. Room acoustics were planned and acoustical materials added to ensure maximum performance in the challenging exercise equipment–laden space. Another challenge was to build an elegant home theater in a fairly tight area. This space was modified and expanded under floor access to create the theater room. Fine millwork, fabrics, and leathers were used to ensure the home theater was on par with the rest of the architecture, even though it was carved out of a subfloor area.

systems including HVAC, so he can make changes to temperature in remote areas of the home to make occupancy of that room comfortable upon arrival. (This is also available off site when desired.) Spa control is used to prepare the spa temperature prior to using the water feature. We also provided pump controls to activate the waterside that stretches from the upper pool and spa down the slide to the lower pool. Motorized shades are provided in several rooms; these are regularly controlled from remote locations by the iPads. iPads are also used to view images from the various megapixel cameras, which provide both instant and recorded high-quality images adequate for facial identification. There is also a strategically placed camera that captures the license plates of autos as they enter and leave the property. The audio in the home is used extensively, and the clients utilize the Savant iTunes access on the iPads to select from the thousands of titles kept on the system’s music drives. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The resulting electronic systems in this home were well planned aesthetically. The client required high-quality sound, and both an extremely elegant home and high-performance systems were achieved while still providing user-friendly controls via the iPads. The theater is elegant; the workout room audio system is stellar and unusual. The clients’ request for systems control to be integrated into a form factor so that he could utilize iPads for overall operation of the home’s systems was achieved. Lighting, motorized shades, HVAC, spa and pool control, extensive audio control, standardized control of all TVs and video sources, and viewing the megapixel cameras are accomplished with iOS devices.

What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? Much time was spent coordinating finish carpentry details to integrate both TVs and audio components. The client did not elect to hide all the TVs but instead chose to integrate size and location carefully so the TVs would be viewable and appear part of the architecture. Where speakers are visible in most spaces around the estate, they are appropriate and not intrusive. The client wanted a rich finish in the theater, thus the speakers were concealed behind acoustic material and a projection perforated screen. The projector was enclosed in a conditioned enclosure in the crawl space behind the theater so it was out of sight. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. As described earlier, the home electronic systems are primarily controlled by iPad Wi-Fi tablets with Savant automation application. The home also has nearly 40 Lutron SeeTouch keypads; some are custom programmed to operate the Savant audio system. This was engineered so basic audio functions were controlled by devices that match the appearance of the Lutron lighting keypads. The client required mobile control of the various

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Task Hours Client Interviews 30 Electronic Design and Engineering 90 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 12 Project Management 96 Pre-wire/Rough-in 295 Trim-out 170 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 44 Programming 120 Final Installation and Calibration 236 Client Instruction 12 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 60 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 1165

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Antex Model#: XM-100

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: SA250 MK2

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: DD-8

Qty: 67 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-6D

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: 802 Diamond

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ClassĂŠ Model#: CP-700

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: ELVI-1000

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-6ND

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: 805 Diamond

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: ClassĂŠ Model#: Omega Mono

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRX-IA-6-A

Qty: 53 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-8ANS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: ASW608

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crown Model#: CDi1000

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8P5-MI-H48-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-H48

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: BB ISW-4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 110-006A

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HD-RD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-KP5-DN

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM 664

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: exacqVision Model#: IPS-1000-R2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HD-RS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-MI-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM 664 SR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: F1500-UPS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HRD-10D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PMH48-120

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM 682

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: PL-PRO DMC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HRD-5NE

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PNL8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM 7.5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: CDC-3.4

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HRD-8ANS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-Q96

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CT 7.3 LCRS

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-20.3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HR-REP-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4A-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM 664

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 121ST70

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HRT-5S2RL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4FSQ-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: DB1

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 620DS70

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-10D

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: ISW-4

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: CONTROL 30

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-2ANF

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: SA1000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: CONTROL SB210

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-5NE

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Reclaimed Beauty

Please discuss the client’s expectations. Our clients had multiple integration projects going on at the same time throughout the world.They wanted to keep them consistent with the graphics, engravings, models, looks, and operation. This was challenging because if they saw something different in another part of the world, they would implement it at all projects, which would sometimes create rework for the installation team (us, carpenters, electricians, and so on). Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The scope of this project was deep. It started as a remodel of a building that’s more than 100 years old and turned into a great project that lasted well over a year. Because the clients are world travelers, this installation needed to operate like other projects so that there was no learning curve. Each in-ceiling speaker needed to be handmade to a bezel-less style that was routed in a tongue and groove ceiling. Subsystems that needed to be integrated include • Distributed audio/video • Lighting • Oxygen system distributed throughout • Security • HVAC • Fireplaces • Shades • Motorized windows • Towel warmers • Spas/pool (underwater audio) • CCTV • Door access (client does not travel with keys) • Media room • IP phone/data (at an enterprise level) These items were to be controlled through many different devices from handheld remotes, waterproof remotes, 6” touch panels, 15” touch panels, iPads, key fobs, and so on. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The first challenge we encountered was that the location was in a remote part of the state, which necessitated having a travel contract that included a housing budget. It was a challenge to gather information on the client’s needs and wants because the client was overseas and his two client reps were on opposite sides of the country. We all had a ton of phone calls, video conference calls, and even video conference walk–throughs throughout the project. An additional challenge we had was some of the hardware. The client had enough projects going that he was a dealer for some of the major brands of gear on this project. He would purchase the gear and store it in different parts of the country. The client also had the same programming firm do all of his properties, which ensured the same graphics and operation throughout all of the properties. Tackling all these challenges resulted in an enjoyable project. Not only did I get to work with systems I have never integrated before in my 17-year career, but many of the subcontractors in this remote area had never seen anything like

what was going to happen. Education was happening every day. The team was awesome, and I would definitely do another project with them. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. Here are some bullet points of accomplishments: • Working with a couple of tech partners across the country that had a large part to play with some hardware, design. and programming proved to be a challenge. • Working with an oxygen system that would add and balance the oxygen level in the major areas of the building. This was controlled from lighting keypads and touch panels. • Custom projector lift was proven to be a challenge as beam work had to be added to the ceiling and ceiling space was limited for the mechanics. After working with a lift manufacturer we were able to overcome it. • The kitchen speaker locations changed because the placement of the cabinets changed. One of the client reps chose a new location and wanted to find or have speakers made to match the stainless steel range hood. The speakers were made and mounted near the hood, and the result looks great. • The building was wired for door access for most locations. The plan was originally to have analog door stations, but ultimately they were changed to IP. In the same stations they wanted all the proximity sensors to be buried behind the exterior finish. All properties are accessed from the owner’s fob as well as by integrated keypads and cameras. • Working with many subcontractors that have never integrated a project was a great challenge. Through many meetings, web browsing, cut sheets, and so on with these folks, the team had a great understanding. What makes this system worthy of recognition? We integrated all the standard items in addition to new systems. The attention to detail of the system, client, team education, and the budget. To have 50+ speakers made and routed into each location. Making the building friendly to owner and guests by automating lights and oxygen levels (to help with elevation changes). Keeping the property running just like the owner’s other properties. Working with team members across the globe. Having it work in the end. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. There was a good direction from the client: Keep it simple and clean with a mountainous feeling. Most of the finishes were white in some fashion but accented with antiques, reclaimed beams, and fantastic ironwork on stairs, in lofts, and so on. The client wanted to make sure that everything was made to fit each other—don’t force a camera in a corner; instead build it in. Those were the overall concepts.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 67 Electronic Design and Engineering 180 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 88 Project Management 347 Pre-wire/Rough-in 750 Trim-out 138 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 69 Programming 239 Final Installation and Calibration 366 Client Instruction 24 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 22 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 420 Project Management by Others 44 Other Time 65 Total Hours to Complete 2819

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Axis Communications Model#: M3114-VE

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: AppleTV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD16X16

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: WPR-48

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: ICR-PIR

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad2

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-HD-DSP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNRFGWA-418

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Holovision Model#: 503-A-ORB

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: IDOC-PAD2-DSC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-VID4

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNANT

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Holovision Model#: 401-A-VIK-CC-ORB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPod

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-DVI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: RACK2

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Viking Model#: C-250

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: RTI Model#: T2-C+

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-F-DSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2ENET-1

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: TrippLite Model#: BP48V242U

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: RTI Model#: XP-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-1111

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tripplite Model#: PDU1215

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOCV-PWE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-1113

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PW2420RU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: TrippLite Model#: PDU1415

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-ISERVER

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-F

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNTBLOCK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: TrippLite Model#: SU2200RTXL2UA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-PBAR4

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-TX-100-F

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNXRMAK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: TrippLite Model#: SNMPWCARD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-TRACK-AMFMSR

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6L

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-SPWS300

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: PS Audio Model#: PowerPlay IPC9000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ATC-AUDIONET

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: BB-6L

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2COM-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-70.2

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNX-BIPAD8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: V15

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-93

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNAMPX-16X60

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DGE-2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac Mini

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-IVDS24x24

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: BB-V15

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. Our client wanted a fully integrated Savant system with full subsystem integration Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. This is a two-story single-family home with a finished basement that includes integration of the following subsystems: lighting control including 82 keypads throughout the home, 42-zone HVAC, garage door control, security and surveillance control, a combination of indoor and outdoor audio zones totaling 32, gate control, and nine zones of video with both HD cable and FiOS services, in addition to Blu-ray and Vudu movie server video sources. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The construction schedule was very difficult to work with. There were a lot of different trades involved in this project, but our team was the first of them to reach the substantial completion phase. Coordinating so many tiers of integration was very difficult and included three years of weekly meetings with trade partners in order to deliver the project as specified. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. We maintained a leadership role in all aspects of the subsystems integrated into this project. We had to possess a high level of proficiency and knowledge of these systems to execute the project successfully. In many cases the contractors we worked with had not integrated systems at such a high level. They had to be educated to get this job done.

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What makes this system worthy of recognition? Effective project management backed with internal support from a staff with a collective range of experience of more than 100 years really led the way for this project. We were the first trade to deliver a completed system on this project on the date promised. Logistics, efficient use of resources, and staffing were evident throughout the course of the installation. Subsystem integration included audio, video, app-driven control interfaces combined with integrated system profiles by Savant, HVAC, pool and spa, garage doors, interior lighting scene development and levels, exterior lighting development, security, surveillance, network infrastructure and network performance to support “enterprise-scale” needs of the home. Active participation and follow up in weekly meetings over the course of three years enabled us to have more precision in deliverables, both tangible and intangible, for the project. The project truly exemplified the term “team effort,” with customer satisfaction as the true testament of EDG’s success on the project. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. There was a dual function direction to accommodate both more formal, adult entertaining, and to create a comfortable home for a family with young children. The aesthetic direction was to create a modern, colorful environment that was comfortable for daily use in every room.

TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 18 Electronic Design and Engineering 155 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 8 Project Management 335 Pre-wire/Rough-in 188 Trim-out 122 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 93 Programming 205 Final Installation and Calibration 296 Client Instruction 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 500 Project Management by Others 1500 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 3428

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Antex Model#: XM-100

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Ditek Model#: DTK-PVp-IP

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-6ANS-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SVR-4100-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iMac

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Ditek Model#: DTK-RM16NM

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-ENC-LV-32

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: AIM-0A16-00

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPod touch

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Ditek Model#: DTK120S20A

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-MI-12

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: AOM-016U-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPod touch

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Ditek Model#: DTK-4LVLPCR

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PNL-6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: HDD-1000-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac mini

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Ditek Model#: DTK-4LVLPLV

Qty: 36 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4A-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: IDS-110-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Ditek Model#: DTK-DB9

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4FSQ-12

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: ITP-107W-00

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: 685B

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: AC-215

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4U-120

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: ITS-1002-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: ASW608B

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: M1500-UPS-PFP

Qty: 82 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: KP-Conn

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: OSD-1010-00

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: BB-C8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-8.9

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Override Switch

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: RFD-1000-00

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM65

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Intellix Model#: AVO-V3HD-F

Qty: 22 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: PHPM-PA-120-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: RMF-1200-00

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM80

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: Intellix Model#: AVO-A2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: PPS2-120-15DC-3A

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: RTR-1000-02

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CM5

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: 2 Intellix Model#: AVO-V3AD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Q96

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Slim Devices Model#: Squeezebox

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CT73 LCRS

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Intellix Model#: AVO-V3HD-F

Qty: 82 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SKD-6BRL-WH-E

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: 255R

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CTSW12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kohler Model#: CS

Qty: 82 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: STWD-6BRL-WH

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: AX3S

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: SA 1000

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: Hz414-LCR-50

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: Xbox

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: B1630

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: Signature 7 NT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: BDPS5000ES

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: ERK-SYS

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: FX8S

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: WM-6B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: MC-8V2

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: MRK-SYS

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: MBX-22

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: WM-6W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: RX-7

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: SRSR2-SYS

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: MBX-30

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PAC501B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: RX-7 RMK

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Panasonic/ADI Model#: BB-HCM531A

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: PS-30

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PNRIWUB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Linksys Model#: SFE2000P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic/ADI Model#: WJ-ND300A1500V

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: PS-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PNRIWUB-42

Qty: 107 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: CW-1-WH

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Richard Gray Model#: RGPC 600 RM Pro

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: EMSN136SFHG3WX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 106-487

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8P5-120

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Rotel Model#: RMB1512

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Model#: MRF-350

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 106-689

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8P5-H48-120

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: BDP3600

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Model#: MX-850

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 106-855

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HD-RD-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: OCC-5100-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Vudu Model#: VUDU-XL2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: Cine 260

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-10D-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RTR-1000-00

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The Future Is Now

Please discuss the client’s expectations. The clients wanted a fully integrated home without having the technology intrude on the architecture, which was the focal point of the project. By fully integrated, they wanted everything on the touchscreen so they didn’t have to see alarm panels, t-stats, and so on. They also wanted email forwarding of voicemails and notification of alarm events, UPS overloads, SUB-Zero maintenance problems, etc. The technology had to be present but seamless and transparent at the same time. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The goal of this project was to provide complete integration of A/V, lighting, motorized shades, water works, security and life safety, security cameras, DDC (direct digital control) HVAC system, tank monitoring systems, and network and telecom in this unique ultramodern home. Everything was on the system, from the Water-Cop emergency shut off valve to their FedEx drop box at the front gate. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The architecture of the home is truly unique from the parabolic copper roofs, to the curved windows and stone walls, to the swooping light decks and the hopper finish of the walls. The decorators were extremely involved in the project and matching shade fabrics, keypads, and outlets to their color palate was a “Herculean” task. The original builder only brought the structure to a “white box” level of completion; the homeowners, their project managers, and subcontractors took the project to completion. There also wasn’t much space allocated for the technology, so getting everything to fit while keeping it unobtrusive was very challenging.

The HVAC contractor and DDC manufacturer weren’t familiar with Crestron and hadn’t integrated with it before, plus there was separate hydronic, radiant wood, and stone systems to monitor, adjust, and get feedback from. Crestron didn’t have a viable module for the alarm system, so we had to write our own, test it, and debug it—which was extremely time consuming. Also, because of the curved window and walls, installing the motorized shades was a bit tricky. Custom pockets had to be fabricated and installed into the light decks, which were plastered over for minimal visual intrusion. The homeowners didn’t want a lighting keypad in the library in the custom millwork, so we ended up mounting it in a book. It blended in so perfectly it was virtually invisible. What makes this system worthy of recognition? What makes this project worthy of recognition was taking all the different subsystems and integrating them into a simple cohesive user interface to perform real-world applications, while blending the technology into the architecture without intrusion on its design. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The overall architectural design of this residence was “otherworldly”—somewhat like Frank Lloyd Wright meets the Klingon Empire. Everything was about the finish and detail. There was marble with contiguous grain on the main floor, custom Sapele wood and mirror details, burnished metal and glass spiral staircases, stylistic flame details over the fireplace, and stunning columns and lighting in the living room. The architecture was truly unique and it gave you the feeling of being transported into the future.

Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. Coordinating with all the different subsystems was a challenge on this project.

TIME AND EXPERTISE

Task Hours Client Interviews 32 Electronic Design and Engineering 290 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 45 Project Management 265 Pre-wire/Rough-in 0 Trim-out 1,260 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 64 Programming 483 Final Installation and Calibration 963 Client Instruction 12 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 36 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 110 Project Management by Others 65 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 2366

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Qty: 3 Manufacturer: 3Com Model#: 4200G

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MP2e

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Custom PI/DMP Model#: N/A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-CCO-8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: AVP-16

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: QM-RMC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: 5-LNB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PPS2-120-15DC

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: P-16

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: GLA-BMS

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR-24 HD

Qty: 45 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-RMM-4A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: A-16

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2NSPWS-300

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Holovision Model#: Model 200

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-RMM-4R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: V-16

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNPWS-72

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Kele Model#: RET4230

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRX-TVi

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: ISO-CAT

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: QM-TX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-MSW4X2

Qty: 91 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: ST/STBRL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: Tune Suite

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: QM-MD4X4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: RV-5

Qty: 18 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SCR-15HFDU/RP-FDU-10

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: PTM-8150

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-12G-QM

Qty: 40 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: 2 Port

Qty: 152 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SCR-12

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: PTM-1645

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-4000L

Qty: 22 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: 4/6 Port

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: MK-1945

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: American Fibertec Model#: AFT MT-86-2F8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-3100L

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Q-96

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: WRK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: American Fibertec Model#: AFT RR-86-2F8

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6L

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SVQ-10-PNL

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KXT-TDE 200

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: SUVT15KF3B4S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS6X

Qty: 55 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Sivoia Roller 64

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TDA

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Audio Control Model#: BLD/BLX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-HRFGW

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-H8P5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TDA0104

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&K Model#: Reference 200.5

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-LV32

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TDA

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNMSX-PRO2

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PNL8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNXENET-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: WPR-48

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-MI-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2e

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNRFGWA

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-WLB

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. This project was the culmination of months of planning and design. Our client was looking for systems to integrate seamlessly within the transitional design of the home and that would provide the ultimate in both entertainment and convenience. Our forwardthinking clients tasked us with creating a fully integrated system that combines high-level performance, modern convenience, simple operation, and exceptional reliability. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The scope of our design was massive and included a dedicated theater, a great room media system, a lower-level bar/media room, a large outdoor audio system, house-wide lighting and music controls, security and surveillance systems, a climate control system, motorized shading, a wireless home network, and numerous televisions. A combination of AMX Touch Panels, Apple iPads, iPhones, and RF remote controls operate lighting, motorized shading, temperature, pool/spa, security, surveillance, music, television, and a spectacular home theater system. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? Each of two entry gates on the property are more than ½ mile from the home. At one of the gates, which is in close proximity to a guest house with a dedicated Internet connection, we set up a VPN connection to our system to stream surveillance video and provide control of the gate via IP communication. For the other gate, 2500’ of fiber optic cabling provides connectivity and control. In addition, gas fire pits installed around the pool needed to be integrated with the home control system. The timberframe structure in the great room provided a significant wiring challenge. The wireless network had to be designed to cover the 30,000 square foot interior and the exterior of the home as well. Four alarm siren locations were not sufficiently loud, so our installation team ultimately integrated alarm sirens with the whole-home music system to extend the audible alarms. Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. This home was built for entertaining. 31 zones of music with 23 distinct source inputs provide music throughout the entire property. A dedicated theater complete with Meridian audio and a Digital Projection 3-D projection system provide an escape for gaming, watching movies, television, and sporting events. Managing 18 zones of heating and air conditioning and 300 zones of lighting

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is a daunting task, but it has all been fully integrated into a simple, unified interface. All of these systems—lighting, climate, surveillance, security, media, music, data, pool/spa controls, and access controls—are accessible on the owner’s iPads and iPhones. The same functionality they enjoy inside the home also goes with them when they travel, as these devices control their system from anywhere they have Internet access. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This system is more than just a lot of expensive equipment in a large home. Each area, each device, and every control interface was thought through, discussed, designed, and implemented with a purpose. The size, scope, and short timeframe of this project made it a significant coordination challenge. In addition to the electronic systems we installed, we were also the electrical contractor for this project. Our team coordinated the details of the project with the architect, designer, general contractor, HVAC contractor, pool contractor, landscape architect, and several other trades. Ultimately, the system delivered all that was promised and more. We provided simple, attractive user interfaces that the family uses to interact with their home. Whether entertaining, watching movies, listening to music, or simply adjusting lights or temperature, control of all of these systems are at their fingertips, and even in their pockets on their iPhones. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. We worked diligently with the owners, the architect, and the builder to design a theater that would offer the best in audio and video and be a comfortable place for the family to gather. Rather than dedicate an area in the basement, it was decided to build the theater on the main level of the home, close to the kitchen, so it would be used and enjoyed much more often. A custom shade pocket was designed for the oversized shade on the huge great room window, and the fabric seam was placed perfectly on the window mullion so it is practically invisible when the shade is down. No one wanted to see free-standing subwoofers in the mirrored exercise room, so we installed in-wall subwoofer enclosures behind the mirrors and had the baseboards fabricated to serve as “grills” below the mirrors. Several cabinets in the home were designed specifically to house or conceal televisions so they would be virtually invisible when not in use. And we went so far as to detail the color and finish of every wall plate in the home in order to match the décor of the various rooms.

Task Hours Client Interviews 30 Electronic Design and Engineering 70 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 44 Project Management 110 Pre-wire/Rough-in 160 Trim-out 84 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 0 Programming 102 Final Installation and Calibration 396 Client Instruction 12 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 67 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 100 Project Management by Others 50 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 1225

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Qty: 8 Manufacturer: AudioControl Model#: Architect Model 860

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 108-499

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-MI-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: AVS-MD-3232-007

Qty: 18 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM663

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 110-403

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PNL-8

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: FG-2263-06

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM663SR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 110-813

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4FSQ-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MIO Modero R-4

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM682

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Gefen Model#: EXT-COMPAUD-141

Qty: 67 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4U-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NI-4100

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM684

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: DVRMAX8

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: NGRX-PB-WH

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NI-900

Qty: 30 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM818

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 109GS70

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: PPS1-120-15DC-3A

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXC-COM2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CTSW10

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: SPL39LCR

Qty: 77 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SK-5BRL-I-WH

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXC-IRS4

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: SA1000

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-CATHD

Qty: 77 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: ST-NB-NONE

Qty: 17 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXD-435P-BK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Channel Plus Model#: H312Kit

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: LG Model#: BD670

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Magnum Model#: Dynalab ST-2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXF FG2001

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Channel Plus Model#: H318

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: RADIENCE-XS-3D

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: DSP5200

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXV-300

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Channel Plus Model#: H336

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8P5-MI-H48-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: DSP5200 HC

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: PSN2.8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Channel Vision Model#: DP-0262-AC

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HP-4 4000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: G61R

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: PSN4.4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Channel Vision Model#: P0920

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HR-REP-120

Qty: 18 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: BL-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: PSN6.5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Channel Vision Model#: TE110

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HRT-5S2RL-SW

Qty: 13 Manufacturer: APC Model#: C2BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 106-487

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-6D-XX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S15-BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 107-197

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-8ANS-XX

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. High-powered executives envisioned a getaway in the wine country where family and friends could gather. During the design process, systems integration was never part of the plan, but when this couple was introduced to the concept during a remodel of their city penthouse, they quickly understood the convenience and simplicity gained through systems integration, even in this smaller property, and instantly viewed it as a requirement for their wine country estate home. As design elements were introduced, the question raised each step of the way was, “Can AMX control that?” The response was often affirmative and the system took shape. Initially, a dedicated home theater wasn’t on the radar either, but as the clients began to imagine how they would use their home, they realized that watching movies was integral to entertaining their family and friends in this remote getaway. They desired a comfortable space that would deliver the ultimate movie experience. Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. An AMX control system integrates 30 zones of distributed audio (including integration of a player piano), ten zones of distributed video; a dedicated cinemascope home theater, Lutron HomeWorks for control of lights, 40 motorized window treatments, fountains, towel warmers and more, 18 zones of forced air heating and cooling, 20 zones of radiant heat, eight surveillance cameras, 90 zones of security with four keyless entry points; pool/spa controller plus Sonar Guard for pool safety; eight motorized cabinets, lifts and mounts; and monitoring for the well and septic system. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? Like most large integration projects, this one was fraught with challenges. First of all, the project was a takeover from another systems contractor. Fortunately for us, this transition occurred fairly early in the project after only two of the property’s eight buildings had been constructed. The less-than-sufficient wiring infrastructure challenged our ability to still deliver the many features the owner requested. The second challenge was the construction schedule. From start to finish, the project took more than seven years to complete. One might assume that a long timeline would make life easier, but in this case ongoing design changes combined with the continually changing nature of technology and a client that requested every aspect be state-of-the-art led to multiple and varied system redesigns. Lastly, because of the long construction schedule, the owner decided to construct a fully equipped guest house to use on weekends during construction. This posed a unique challenge when it came time to install the main house system because we had a limited time between weekend visits to switch over control central from the guest house to the larger property-wide system.

Wine Country Getaway Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. Probably the greatest accomplishment was completing this project on time and on budget despite the sheer complexity of the project, a client with specific needs and wants, continual re-design, dozens of change orders, and an extended construction schedule. The system was literally 100 percent complete at the time of move-in with the exception of a few client-provided TVs that had yet to be delivered. Another accomplishment was partnering with the mechanical engineer and contractor to overcome the challenge of integrating AMX with a state-of-the-art Alerton commercial HVAC controller through a BACnet interface to deliver multiple modes based around the time of year and occupied versus unoccupied state. Next, as a former musician and composer, this audiophile wanted the ability to control room equalization on the fly on a room-by-room basis through the AMX system, which we accomplished through writing some fairly complex code that controls the AMX AutoPatch Precis’s digital signal processors. The icing on the cake for the client was providing iPad control over the entire AMX system from anywhere in the world using the same user interface as the touch panels. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This project is worthy of recognition due to the size, technical and logistical complexity, quality of workmanship, unique integration features, and our final execution that impressed all involved. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The clients have been fascinated for years with the architecture of Italy, and settled on the architecture of Umbria as their starting point. They asked the design team to create an authentic environment, using many materials sourced directly from Italy; chestnut timbers, antique roof tiles, and antique floor tiles were all imported. Much of the stone was sourced from Italian quarries, and decorative stone elements such as the interior and exterior fountains, the stone tub, and the decorative stone floor inlays were crafted abroad. The trompe l’oeil panels in the theater are based on the eighteenthcentury frescoes of an Italian villa. With the extensive use of old-world materials and the focus on design details, the design team (including the electronic systems contractor) had to work closely together to figure out how to provide the advanced technology desired by the client while keeping it tucked away and minimally intrusive.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 3 Electronic Design and Engineering 526 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 251 Project Management 442 Pre-wire/Rough-in 580 Trim-out 374 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 38 Programming 241 Final Installation and Calibration 610 Client Instruction 5 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 3070

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 4 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: PTM-Multi-channel

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: CAT Model#: C5.9IW Rutherford

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#:

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Sony Model#:

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MIO-R4-ZGWPRO

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: CAT Model#: S6 Mojave

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: WMS5316

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Sony Model#:

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MVP-9000i

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Draper Model#: 300502 FSL-F-65

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: WNDAP350

Qty: 22 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: CSS6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NI-4100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DVDO Model#:

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Onkyo Model#: UP-A1

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#: B1630

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NI-900

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Extron Model#: 60-240-12 MAV Plus 1616V

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Digital Model#: BDP-83SE

Qty: 46 Manufacturer: Stealth Acoustics Model#:

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXT-CV10

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: HP Model#: ProCurve

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Parasound Model#: ZAMPV.3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: VistaScope

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: Precis DSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DHC-80.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: QSC Model#: CX-204V

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: IR S OmniSub

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ARS Model#: Custom

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTM-5.9

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: QSC Model#: PLX3602

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tripp Lite Model#: SU2200RTXL2UA 2.2kVA 2U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Audio Authority Model#: 1172 AVAtrix

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: RTI Model#: T2-Cs

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: MiniVee 10

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Audio Control Model#: BLD-10/BLR-10

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: Hz-series

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Russound Model#: ST2-S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: SCIWDVR

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Axis Model#: 241Q

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Leviton Model#: GigaMax

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: FM860

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Wolf Model#: DCX-500i

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: 585MP

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: MARINER 63

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: CAT Model#: C2.7IW Tahoe

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Please discuss the client’s expectations. The client was building their dream home and they had four priorities as they embarked on this project. First, to have highperformance audio and video throughout the residence; second, to have a system that was easy to use; third, to have a system that offered a high level of integration; and lastly to have a system that would provide room to change and grow in the future

of this are the kitchen, billiard room, and an outside audio system. In the kitchen, the client wanted amazing sound. Therefore, we designed a custom sub sat system, which included eight highperformance ceiling speakers mated with two custom-made subwoofers. These subwoofers were fully integrated into the base of the dual kitchen island and were placed in the cabinets during construction.

Briefly describe the overall scope of the system. The system scope required us to provide a single integrated system for the main house and two other buildings on the property. The client placed a very high priority on making sure the system was aesthetically integrated into their residence. It has full fiber infrastructure for video and a full Cisco gigabit network with 7-24 port switches, and managed Wi-Fi with 16 access points to cover the entire property. The integration system eventually grew to cover 50 audio zones and 26 video zones; this included one theater and three media rooms.

The exterior speakers system was custom built to fit into the eaves of the main house and pergola to present a seamless exterior visual while providing high-performance sound outside. In the billiard room, which had exquisite wood paneling on the wall and ceiling, every speaker was meticulously faux painted to match the grain of the wood and the subwoofer had a custom-made grill.

The system includes full integration with a 1200 load Lutron system, 16 zone HVAC system, security and surveillance system, a gate and pool controller, and a battery backup/generator. There is also extensive protection integrated in the entire system that runs on its own power regeneration/battery backup. All power panels and exterior wire runs are protected by whole-house surge protection, and all racks have local power and surge protection. The system is enclosed in a total of 11 racks in four locations. In order to control it there are 18 iPads, seven in-wall control panels, and every television has Savant TrueCommand. What challenges, if any, affected your ability to deliver the project as specified? The greatest challenge on the project was the level of detail that was paid to integrating the entire system into the aesthetics of the home. Working in conjunction with the designer and builder, we had to come up with several creative solutions to meet the demanding aesthetic standard set by the clients. Three examples

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Discuss your accomplishments with integration and automation of this project. There were several integration and automation accomplishments, but what the clients appreciated the most was the mode we designed for use during visits from their autistic nephew. We integrated this mode from the alarm system, AV system, surveillance cameras, and Savant TrueCommand. It enables the homeowners to monitor the location of their nephew and assure he is in a safe area. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The system is worthy of recognition for several reasons. We married high-end audio/video performance and simple control throughout the entire residence. The system met the demanding aesthetic of the high-end client, designer, and builder. The installation was meticulous, and every rack was wired with custom cabling and dressed neatly. What is most important is that we met the client’s desires and needs.

Task Hours Client Interviews 450 Electronic Design and Engineering 500 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 400 Project Management 500 Pre-wire/Rough-in 1500 Trim-out 1300 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 500 Programming 500 Final Installation and Calibration 800 Client Instruction 300 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 6750

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: Tune Suite

Qty: 24 Manufacturer: Leon Model#: Custom Outdoor

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: 861V6*

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NuVision Model#: NVUI9LW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ADA Model#: XLRX-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8P5-120

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: A320

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M4315-PRO

Qty: 18 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H8P5-MI-H48-120

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: C50

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pioneer Model#: PDP-6020FD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Aprilaire Model#: 8029

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HP-4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: C51

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: PS Audio Model#: JUICE BAR II

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Aprilaire Model#: 8051

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HR-REP-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: DSP3100

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: PS Audio Model#: RACK MOUNT KIT

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Aprilaire Model#: 8062

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HR-VCRX

Qty: 13 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: DSP3100 HC

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Purelink Model#: HDX 100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Aprilaire Model#: 8811

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HR-VCTX

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: DSP420

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: CR-26HD

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Aprilaire Model#: 8818

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWBP-8D-20-120L3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: DSP5200

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN22C4000

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Aprilaire Model#: 8870

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-LV32-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: DSP7200

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sanus Model#: LA112B

Qty: 30 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#: Carbon HDMI 2.0

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-MI-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: DSP7200 HC

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: AIM-0A16-00

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#: Carbon HDMI 3.0

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PNL-5

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: G61R

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: AOM-016U-00

Qty: 40 Manufacturer: AudioQuest Model#: Carbon HDMI 5.0

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-PNL-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: G96D

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: HCX-1010-01

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: WAP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-Q96

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: HD621

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: HCX-1200-00

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: Switch

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-WLB

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: M420

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: ITP-107A-10

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crown Model#: CDI2000

Qty: 62 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4A-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: MF10 2.35 Package

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: ITS-1002-20

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: D10-PFP

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4R

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: RF420

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: MSC-1200-01

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Gefen Model#: EXT-COMPAUD-2-HDMID

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HW-RPM-4U-120

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: SW1600

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: OSD-1010-20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: DVRMAX-8

Qty: 40 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: NGRX-PB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: SW5500

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: RFD-1000-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: Kaleidescape 3U Server

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: PHPM-PA-120

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Rack

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: RSC-00077-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: Kaleidescape Music Player

Qty: 34 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: PHPM-SW-DV

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: NuVision Model#: NVU40FX5LS

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Systems Model#: RTR-1000-02

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: M300 Player

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: PPS2-120-15DC-3A

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: NuVision Model#: NVU46FX5LS

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: M300 Player Shelves

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: 800

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NuVision Model#: NVU55FX5LSX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: M700

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Meridian Model#: 808.3

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: NuVision Model#: NVU65FX5X

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C C C ED ED ED IA IA IA MEDIA ROOM A great media room is a multi-purpose space that lends itself to both friendly gatherings and quiet movie nights. These rooms allow family and friends to take in the latest movie releases and live sporting events, battle it out on their favorite video games, or relax to some music—sometimes while also playing a round of pool or serving up a glass of wine at the built-in bar. For the purposes of this competition, a media room is defined as a multi-purpose area of the home with a 32� diagonal or larger display entertainment system and at least 5.1 surround sound such as a recreational room or family room.

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With two teenage sons the client wanted to make this media room a place where their sons would want to entertain their friends as well as to spend time as a family.

What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? Because there was minimal ambient light in the room, and the clients had expressly communicated that they did not want to use a projector/screen solution, we installed a 65” Panasonic plasma as the display for the room. This enabled us to integrate the display with the millwork and provide picture quality that exceeded the client’s expectations.

The client had a strong personal preference not to use a projector and screen for this room, therefore it was important for us to create a cinema experience using a plasma TV.

The strategic placement of local equipment in the whole-house rack system that was located adjacent to the media room minimized the space required in the millwork in the media room.

The other primary objective for this room was to create a flow from the media room into the adjoining games room. The two rooms could either be open or separated by custom doors. Integration of the equipment into the millwork design and flow between the two rooms were key elements of this installation. It was important for the speakers to be concealed and not to detract from the décor of the room.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? The primary calibration on the media room was done with Audyssey EQ calibration equipment. We ran testing with the Audyssey mic to ensure that the sound was balanced and optimized for the room.

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this installation. The primary objective of this installation was to create an environment where the client’s family could relax and enjoy a cinema experience complemented by quality audio, within the scope of their budget.

What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? We were able to achieve a high quality of audio within the budget. We used a custom high-end Bay Audio LCR bar, mounted directly below the TV and matching its width. The two Bay Audio 10” subwoofers were concealed in the millwork. The design of the millwork did not allow for speaker fabric in front of the subwoofers, therefore they were vented through custom kicks at the bottom of the cabinetry, achieving both the acoustical goals and the aesthetic appeal. In-ceiling surround speakers were used for the rear speakers in order to maintain the flow between the adjoining game room when the doors were opened. The media room system was controlled by a Crestron MTX3 remote control. We provided the ability to have a laptop connection to access the audio and video through the media room setup— which was especially of interest to the client’s children. The media room had full access to the Crestron Distributed Audio and Digital Media Distributed Video system in the home. Audio sources available include two AM/FM radios, two stream Audio ReQuest Music Library, two distributed cable radios, an iPod dock, two Apple TVs, and two Blu-ray audio sources. The distributed video system is built on a Crestron DM 8 x 8 system and provides access to seven sources including two cable boxes, two Apple TVs, two Blu-ray players, and CCTV cameras of the property. The lighting for the room is integrated into the whole-house control and is built into the programming of the MTX3 remote for the room, which allows for scenes to be part of the control for the room.

We ran Front Panel Setup testing for brightness, contrast, color, and hue for the Panasonic TV. We reviewed the settings for each source to ensure the optimal performance at all listening levels. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This system complements the lifestyle of the client. We exceeded his expectations within the budget that we were given, and the system is used daily. We integrated seamlessly with the rest of the home system, also matching the quality and the aesthetic of the home. The system has access to all Adagio and DM audio and video sources. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The primary needs for the architecture and interior design of this room revolved around maintaining the flow between the media room and the adjoining games room. It was important that equipment or speakers did not impede the glass doors between the rooms that could be either fully opened or closed. Utilizing the space efficiently was also important from a design perspective. Adjacent to the media room was a space used for the whole-house audio and video distribution, therefore it was key for us to incorporate the media room equipment into this same space. This ensured the client had maximum space for other storage/ display in the millwork.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 5 Electronic Design and Engineering 15 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 5 Project Management 8 Pre-wire/Rough-in 20 Trim-out 20 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 8 Programming 5 Final Installation and Calibration 5 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 5 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 5 Project Management by Others 5 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 108

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: G5BLK Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: H15BLK Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S10BLK Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac mini Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC10DF Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TCX - 3 CHANNEL Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AAE Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AES Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-CAT-DSP Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-HD-DSP Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-22 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-VID4

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD8X8 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-CBD-W-T Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-30.2 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-29-26 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-FAN-K Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5W

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Motorola Model#: DCT-3416 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: ReadyNAS NV+ Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Omnimount Model#: ULPTXB Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: TH-65VX100U Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: DMP-BD65 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Request Multimedia Model#: F2.V5 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: VP65R

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this installation. The key objective of this project was to update the existing media room system as it had been largely untouched in 11 years. The old plasma TV, D-ILA projector, and audio system needed to be updated and improved. As this project was part of a much larger whole-house system overhaul, the media room benefited from those updates as well.

walls helped produce great sound. A key benefit of the Levinson/ JBL system is that we could properly calibrate the system and compensate for an imperfect space. We modified the cabinet housing all the speakers, TV, and electronics to locate all of the new equipment for the media room, as well as the supporting hardware for the rest of the home. A custom-designed cooling system silently keeps component temperature under control.

What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? This room is loaded with technical features. The audio system is first class, featuring a Mark Levinson No. 502 surround processor and a JBL Synthesis speaker and electronics package. The video system consists of a professionally calibrated Lumagen Radiance processor driving a Samsung 59” plasma TV. The TV is concealed with a Media Decor Elite-65 moving art system that was custom designed to completely cover the TV and JBL center channel speaker. When it is in the up (or “on”) position, the TV bezel, the center speaker, and speaker shelf remain invisible. There is no shortage of entertainment with this system.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? The JBL/Levinson system was calibrated using the JBL Synthesis ARCOS system. Although the ARCOS calibration target is not exactly the same as the SMPTE/THX target for cinemas, it is based on that standard and modified for the room size. The system was measured to obtain THX max SPL levels in all speakers playing simultaneously with no audible distortion. The video was calibrated to ISF standards: color space of rec709 and grayscale to D65 over 11 points. A Quantum Data QD780 was used for reference video signal and an X-rite EyeOne Pro Spectroradiometer was used to read video. CalMAN by SpectraCal software ties together both the meter and generator providing the user interface.

A key component is the Crestron Digital Media System. Via this video matrix system the clients have access to four DirecTV HD DVRs (assigned as “His,” “Hers,” “Guest 1,” and “Guest 2”), Kaleidescape Blu-ray movies, Apple TV content, Roku content, or a Mac mini, as well as “His” and “Hers” Mirage Media sources such as Pandora, Rhapsody, LastFM, “His” and “Hers” XM radio, iTunes music, and an iPod dock. The client takes control of the system via an 8” wireless touch panel, plus two fully functional iPads that can also control any room in the home. Because the home is nearly 100 years old, a comprehensive Crestron RF lighting system was utilized in order to minimize any effect to the home’s construction. Crestron HVAC control, motorized shade control, and pool/spa control round out the automation package. We also installed a Panasonic IP phone and voicemail system. An enterprise-grade wired and wireless computer network keeps the entire system humming along nicely and a RGPC PowerVault UPS connected to all of the home’s electronics and a whole-house generator ensures system reliability. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The layout and architecture of the room was predetermined and could not be changed. The existing custom upholstery on the

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What makes this system worthy of recognition? This system is worthy of recognition due to the thorough engineering, attention to detail, and a no-compromise approach to the technology. From the high-end Levinson/JBL audio and Samsung/Lumagen video system, the Media Decor moving art system, the full-featured Digital Media System to the bullet-proof computer network, nothing was overlooked. The clients have complete control over all subsystems (lighting, HVAC, shading, pool/spa) in all parts of the home from the media room touch panel or their iPads. They have access to accurate playback of virtually any media in the marketplace. Performance and control was the focus, and the clients’ expectations were exceeded. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Architecture needs were simple: Don’t change anything! We were able to slightly modify the TV wall cabinetry to accommodate the new larger TV and center speaker. Other than that, no changes were made to the home’s architecture or design.

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 2 Manufacturer: APC Model#: AP7900

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S820

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM1HF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac mini

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM2LF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Autonomic Controls Model#: MMMS-5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM3HA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-TXM

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S2S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8X

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: M500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8X-DS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KVAULT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPMC-8X-BTPE

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: KSERVER

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PRO2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: Radiance XE-3D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: Various

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Mark Levinson Model#: No. 502

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-THSTA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Media Decor Model#: ELITE-65

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-RTHS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RGPC Model#: PowerVault

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RGPC Model#: PowerHouse

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD16X16

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Roku Model#: XDS

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HD DVR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: PN-59D8000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SDEC3000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Somfy Model#: UTI-II

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: SAM12X

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: Silver Surround

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: S7165

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this installation. This project involved a fairly straightforward room: a 7.1 system that could not have any subs, speakers, or gear out in the open or on the floor. The client wanted to have a multifunction room to watch movies along with a way to make it all go away so they could play a board game or a game of poker. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? This room housed two small, integrated racks in the front area with ventilation provided by the mechanical contractor. A control system, in addition to other items, allows the house sources to be shared in the media room along with a local Blu-ray player. The ceiling was a sealed envelope incorporating simple items such as hat channel, rubber, sheet rock, and insulation to help keep the noise in this room. Motorized shades and a lighting system definitely affect the feel of the room and obviously support the projector/screen set up. The screen, projector lift, and shades are tucked away until the client presses the on button. The projector drops out of a barn door–style ceiling, shades drop out of a custom-built window jamb, and the screen flows down from a reclaimed beam located on the ceiling. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? I was involved in all aspects with the team and would have to say there was not one decision I solely made. Items that we implemented from my thoughts were the front cabinet design and the ventilation. Noise control was a big concern, the materials that were used combined with not penetrating the ceiling with speakers was a huge improvement. One major issue was lighting and control. Changing up the locations of the lights and looking at the fixture types and how they were aimed, we were able to concentrate on keeping them away from areas such as the screen, the projector, and even the speakers so they were not accented and the picture was not harmed. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We used a Sencor, Model# VP401 video image generator to calibrate the image. We used its Focus pattern to calibrate focus; Linearity Overscan and Anamorphic patterns to calibrate image size and shape; SMPTE pattern to calibrate color; and Pluge and HiLoTrack patterns to adjust brightness and contrast.

We used a PMI digital sound pressure level meter and an Audio Control SA-3052 real-time spectrum analyzer to adjust audio and to account for bass “dips and nulls” in the room. We started the process by listening to the room with known sources of music and movie scenes. After this critical listening period we applied Pink Noise to both the speaker and the subwoofer using our test equipment, rotated through each one, and took readings from several key seating points around the room. We then adjusted various frequencies to an equal energy baseline at approximately 85 dB. From there, we reincorporated our known sources from before and did the best we could to make those sources sound the best possible, all the while using the client representative’s ear as the final judgment. Our goal was to achieve ISF video calibration standards, and we used the THX guidelines for an audio calibration base. The client loves the result, which is what matters most. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This room was done with a budget but has great style and functionality. Everything was touched during this process that could help improve the client’s experience. Making A/V devices disappear when not needed; controlling temperature, lighting and window coverings so the client feels more comfortable when using the room; enabling the client to use an iPad keyboard function to control the Mac mini in the equipment rack across the building. It is worthy all the way down to the small details of cameras that are hidden and antlers that disguise the speakers. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. This room’s scope bounced all over; not until about 30 days prior to the installation were the final decisions made. The client wanted to keep the design clean and rustic as the other parts of the project but with a couple different materials, so we used a fabric-type wall covering. The furniture in this area is white and tight whereas furniture in other parts of the building is iron and natural woods. Cosmetically this room was really made from the interior designer through the furnishings and accent items.

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-70.1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH4A5M INTEGRA 70.1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Planet Waves Model#: HDMI06

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RSA-260U

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 43CUBE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: SRS4-13

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: LX110HFHG3-12-2 -5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MLX3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 62FX-CUSTOM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: SRS4-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sunfire Model#: TS-EQ12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 109-682

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: KL-650-THX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-93

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M-VISION 260-HC W/ 1.56-1.86 LENS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: RC-64 II

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: MX5102

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH4A2M OPPO BDP93

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Planet Waves Model#: HDMI03

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Electro-Kinetics Model#: Custom

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this installation. This project was a remodel of the living area in a golf course condominium. The client wanted to open the kitchen and family room area for entertaining and creating an appropriate space for a large media projection screen for TV and particular movie and sporting event viewing. Light control and aesthetic considerations dictated the remodel details. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? In order to keep the system simple and not go over budget, the existing multi-room audio system already installed in the home was retained. A Universal remote was carefully programmed to control the VisionArt TV frame, motorized projection screen, projector and its lift, lighting controls, and the surround system. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The room has large rear windows that face a golf course. With a low 8’ ceiling and structural elements in the joists above, a unique and extensive millworker soffit was created to conceal the projection screen, and Lutron shades that deploy to control light when the screen is used. When an open, brighter environment is desired, the VisionArt picture is retracted and a 55” TV is used as the display. The homeowners didn’t want to see any evidence of the video system when it’s not in use, so a great stone fireplace was created and the VisionArt frame and gold theme artwork is all that is visible when the video system isn’t being used. Flush mounted B&W CCM-7.5 media speakers were used to produce excellent audio even when completely recessed. The speaker’s design provides directional audio that is very effective in operation. A very detailed channel was added to the millwork at the shade cornices; this provides an effective light lock so annoying direct sunlight is completely eliminated when the shades are dropped for use with the projected video image. The homeowners wanted to conceal the window coverings so as not to distract from the view when they’re retracted. Careful selections were made in building materials to tie the exterior patio into the family room and not have any electronics visible to distract from the two spaces. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? This media room, with an Epson projector, was calibrated using ISF materials. The result was an image that was incredibly accurate. The audio was finely tuned, with directional speakers installed in the ceiling and aimed at the listening area. Twin Velodyne subwoofers were installed and balanced to deliver the tightest and most accurate bass, thus the fidelity of the speaker array was preserved. This media room has an incredible low end, unsurpassed dialog intelligibility, and a full, enveloping sound. The audio, along with the stunning image, greatly exceeded any and all expectations the homeowner ever had about his home theater.

What makes this system worthy of recognition? The results of this project greatly exceeded the homeowner’s expectations. The audio/video expenses were kept within their budget. The resulting interior appears not to be driven by budget but by a desire for a rich and beautiful mix of architectural stone and woodwork. The system’s audio and video performance is impressive to the clients and their family and friends, and the room is exceptional. A Lutron HomeWorks lighting control system was retrofitted into the residence and is controlled by wallmounted keypads, RF remote controls, and iPhones. The lighting system has made the operation of the media system much more convenient by integrating ambient light control with shades and interior lighting by wireless integrated remote control from the AV system remote control. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The audio and video installation was the driving feature in the project. The electronic systems contractor coordinated the selection of materials and colors to blend with the home and the exterior, and to completely conceal the electronic components. Millwork was provided by the carpenter of the systems contractor to specific dimensions and details to allow for component concealment and worthy performance. The client didn’t want to engage outside consultants as a timeline dictated the project to begin very soon after it was conceived. A sample board was created with various materials and then the client made selections in each category of material. Product was ordered and the installation and remodel began. The AV contractor had general construction licensing and coordinated many of the subcontractors used for the project.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 8 Electronic Design and Engineering 35 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 15 Project Management 22 Pre-wire/Rough-in 48 Trim-out 25 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 8 Programming 12 Final Installation and Calibration 60 Client Instruction 6 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 20 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 30 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 289

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Active Thermal Management Model#: System 2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Epson Model#: PowerLite Pro Cinema 9700UB

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Alfa Model#: 907QJ-BRZ

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-40.2

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Alfa Model#: P52

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Juno Model#: 14W-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Alfa Model#: TF5150BL

Qty: 19 Manufacturer: Juno Model#: 444W-WH

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM-7.5

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Juno Model#: 449-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SG100D-08

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Juno Model#: IC44N

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: DECABB1MR0-01

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: HS-HDMI-12M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR24

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: HS-HDMI-15M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: MSPLIT8R1-03

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Liberty Wire & Cable Model#: HS-HDMI-2M

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: PI-21

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: H4P5H48-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SV-50SF-PI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: SL5-S

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-6D

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Motivated Design Model#: 26MWX16X12RAILS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Draper Model#: 101059 Q/L/QL/LP/QLP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWD-8ANS

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-LV24-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN55C6300

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-WPM-6D-120

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sanus Model#: LL22

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SC-1-DS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDP-S1700ES

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SCR15

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Control Model#: MRF-350

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SQR-Q30A20 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SQR-Q30A20 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SQR-Q60A20-P Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: STWD-7B Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SV-100SF-JBOX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Universal Remote Control Model#: MX-980 Qty: 26 Manufacturer: Ushio Model#: MR16 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: IMPACT 10 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: VisionArt Model#: EXPRESSIONS

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this installation. The goal was to outfit the media room in this “party barn” with a screen that filled the entire wall for use in a multi-view display environment for sports, motion video games such as Kinect, and general entertainment and create something that would look outstanding even under high ambient light conditions and provide audiophile-quality sound. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Due to the requirement for the system to operate in high ambient light and be used for motion-based video games, a rear projection set-up was required because bodies blocking the image in a frontprojection setup would not have been acceptable. Stretching a standard 16:9 1920 x 1080P pixel field from its native aspect ratio of 1.78:1 out to 2.53:1 required an anamorphic lens that stretches the image 1.42 times the native width. To accomplish that, a throw ratio of no less than 2:1 was required for the anamorphic lens to function properly. For the 13’-wide screen, this necessitated a 22’ throw distance. To fit this throw inside the 10’ deep room designated in the architectural drawings, the image needed to be folded twice, so we employed a two-mirror rear projection assembly. Further, because of the amount of light infiltration in the viewing area and the residents’ intent to view during daylight hours and/or with the lights on, we chose a Stewart Filmscreen Starglass 60 rear projection screen, which offers superior contrast performance under high ambient light conditions. To overcome the loss in the 0.6 gain screen, we used a 10,000 lumen, Digital Projection Titan 1080P-700 projector. The screen ratio of 2.53:1 was selected in order to create three perfect 16:9 images on the screen simultaneously when used in the multi-view mode, with the larger image being precisely four times that of the two smaller images. With three images displayed through the multi-view processor, the larger image is a 120” diagonal in full high definition (1382 x 1080 = 1.5 megapixel). What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? Besides using a rear-projection solution to compensate for both high ambient light (as described earlier) and an intended use of motion video games, we took advantage of unique features available through the Steinway Lyngdorf M-Series speaker system. The M-Series speakers offer excellent vertical dispersion control allowing us to aim the speakers directly at the seating area. By mounting the left, center, and right speakers horizontally above the screen and angling them downward toward the listening area, we were able to avoid flutter and slap echoes that would have been caused by a room full of reflective surfaces. Speaker locations were driven by the room’s interior design, which somewhat compromised the system’s audio performance. To overcome the shortcomings of the acoustical environment, we used the room correction capabilities of Steinway Lyngdorf’s Room Perfect, the finest room correction system available.

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Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? We performed and achieved ISF Level-II video calibration, which calibrates contrast, black level, white level, grayscale, gamma, and color gamut to the REC.709 standard, using a Progressive Labs Microspec Spectroradiometer, Lumagen Radiance XE+, Accupel HG-4000, Quantum Data 780 and DVE Blu-ray test disc. An image luminance of 70 foot-lambert at 100 IRE was achieved. The audio system was calibrated using Steinway Lyngdorf’s Room Perfect room correction system. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The system is worthy of recognition because we delivered on a media room with downright impressive audio and video performance through a thoughtful design that overcomes significant spatial shortcomings and a challenging acoustic and video environment. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Our client purchased the adjacent lot with the goal of creating a one-of-a-kind guest house and destination for family and friends. As avid movie watchers and tennis players, they now have a great environment to host movie nights and viewing parties for major sporting events. The building has a simple barn shape that references other structures in the semi-rural community. The exterior siding is reclaimed oak from Kentucky barrel barns that will soften to a silvery gray color and complement the metal standing seam roofing and dark-stained windows and doors. Although the exterior was designed with weathered materials that are meant to blend into their surroundings, the interior was designed to surprise. The major spaces are over-scaled with crisply detailed white walls that serve as galleries for a continually growing collection of contemporary art and furnishings. The material palette is all shades of white and gray. The design team deliberated over every detail. When a ready-made solution was not available, it was custom made. The main room is 48’ x 30’ with tall ceilings. On one end is the dramatic screen (taking up the entire length of the wall) and on the other end is a custom bar. The host can make coffee drinks or cocktails without missing any of the action. The large windows and doors can be hidden away for a dramatic connection to the outdoors for daytime events or, when needed, shades can be lowered to create the perfect environment for serious movie watching.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 1 Electronic Design and Engineering 113 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 39 Project Management 114 Pre-wire/Rough-in 122 Trim-out 141 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 22 Programming 62 Final Installation and Calibration 166 Client Instruction 4 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 784

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S20BLK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Kaleidescape Model#: Custom

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Projection Design Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL60EX700

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Kordz Model#: EVS-HDMI-xx

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Projection Design Model#: 503-0136-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: PlayStation 3

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lumagen Model#: Radiance XE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Projection Design Model#: F82 1080 101-1610-08

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: A1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Avitech Model#: VCC-8004v/HDCP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: 8-Series

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Russound Model#: ST2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: P1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PDR-Ux

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-Q96 QED

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: DDS-100B

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: LS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: D2

Qty: 33 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: Sivoia QED

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: MDR-1000

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: M-C

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: H24

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: XBOX 360

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: PMC-1000

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Steinway Lyngdorf Model#: M-L-R

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR24

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Products Model#: ERK-4425 44-Space

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RSC-0007

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: Custom

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: SWM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Nintendo Model#: Wii

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Siedle Model#: BFC 850-0 iDor

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Ultra Link Model#: HDMI-DVI-1M

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Icron Model#: USB 2101

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Parasound Model#: SBS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Siedle Model#: BNG650-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Inca Model#: Custom

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Parasound Model#: Zamp v.3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: Extreme XT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: CDC-3.4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Parasound Model#: ZBLANK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL46EX710

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Flying Colors

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this installation. The client’s objective for this project was to impress even the most discriminating visitor to the garage office, yet provide a system that was flexible enough to be used as either a media room or boardroom. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The video display is a Panasonic 103” plasma that is wired to act as a 1080P video display for media room purposes but can also act as a video monitor and LAN network device for boardroom presentations. Using blue LED lighting, we were able to achieve the effect of the display “floating” on the wall. The audio package from James Loudspeaker gives this space the sound characteristics of a dedicated home theater. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The room layout provided a challenge as the back wall is made of glass. An acoustically absorbent curtain was used to minimize reflections from the front speakers and provide privacy for critical meetings. The speakers needed to be concealed based on the interior design and space restrictions. The lighting levels in the space during boardroom meetings did not allow for the use of a traditional projection system based on the clients’ expectations.

Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? In this room we calibrated the video quality on the TV and were very happy with the results. As far as the sound we did a Licensed Audyssey MultEQ and were able to hit the levels we hoped. The sound curtain played a huge role in this. Audio calibration was achieved with the use of the Audyssey MultEQ after the room was completed. With the curtain closed we were able to achieve near SMPTE curve results. Video calibration was achieved using the Sencore video calibration. What makes this system worthy of recognition? There are some unique features to this system that make it stand out from traditional multi-use boardrooms. The visual impact of the display and the backlighting create a sense of weightlessness, which for a TV of this size is quite an accomplishment. The showroom is filled with exotic cars, but the new media room stands out as the first thing people notice when entering the space. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client wanted a complete gold-level system, but he wanted to hide everything but the large 103” plasma display. The architect and interior designer were specific about keeping speakers and other A/V equipment off the floors and in walls.

TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 10 Electronic Design and Engineering 16 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 16 Project Management 16 Pre-wire/Rough-in 8 Trim-out 24 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 8 Programming 8 Final Installation and Calibration 8 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 8 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 124

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Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-HDR6NF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: MRK-3731

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PW-2420RU

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH4A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6X

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: U2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-HPRFGW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: LBP-1R4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Direct TV Model#: HR-

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: LF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: F1500-UPS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: MW-4FT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: CV1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: Fan

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: Elite DVR-8D30X

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: PD-1415C-NS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-80.3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: SPN-37-312

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 803BE

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: BR1

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 803PB

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: VTP-1

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 802BE

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: HBL-2

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 806PB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: TH-103PF12U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 1200PT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: PANA103MTV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 1000w subwoofer amp

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Pioneer Elite Model#: BDP-52FD

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this installation. The client wanted a media room in a space that currently had a 50” LCD television on a stand and a single sofa. The room also had a bar at the back that backed up to a wine-tasting room. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Rear projection application with Stewart Filmscreen StarGlas, DPI Titan-500, and RP Visual Mirror and Sled assembly. JBL Synthesis 4 Audio System. Crestron based control system. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job? The rack room for the home shared the common wall to the front of the proposed media room and the back of the room is a nice wooden bar that backs up to a wine room. With this being in a basement with 9’ ceilings, a projector in the back of the room would have been an eye sore. The application was ideal for rear projection if we could get the design to work. There were two house-wide racks for the home distribution system that were next to each other by the entrance to the room. In order to get the mirror assembly sled to fit in the middle of the room, we had to separate the racks, making a house rack and media room rack. This required access panels and rerouting all the wiring to both sides of the room. We were limited regarding where we could run wiring because this room was also the location for the Lutron centralized lighting system. Lighting panels were located on the back wall, which left the front wall, which was the same place we were going to open up for the StarGlas. Upon opening the wall for the screen, we found there was electrical, HVAC, and plumbing running through the middle of the wall. The ducting for the HVAC fed the media room, so we were going to need to find a thin solution to heat and cool the room while maintaining quiet operation of the airflow. This vent needed to be above the screen because there was absolutely no space below or on the sides of the screen. This detail was finished with the same fabric as the front wall. The acoustic detail for first reflection points required us to extend sprinkler heads and light cans to accommodate this detail.

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Other acoustic aspects taken into consideration were covering the glass at the back of the room with motorized draperies and covering egress windows with cellular shades. We ran into more issues with maintaining required clearances for the electrical panel in the mechanical room. We were able to overcome those difficulties and get an incredible end result. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve? Audio calibration was completed using the Harman International, JBL synthesis specific, 8 mic kit using the ARCOS software. This calibrates to the SMPTE standard used by the majority of Hollywood producers in order to replicate the audio intended by the producer. The video was calibrated using a Sencore Tristimulus meter in conjunction with a Sencore MP-500 video test pattern generator. The goal was to calibrate to the D65 rec.709 white reference point on the SMPTE color chart. This is the reference shade of white upon which all color and shades of white are based. This is also to achieve the reproduction of colors and black levels in film and video content to be as the director intended. All audio and video calibrations performed at the residence were very successful at attaining the industry performance standards. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The client is ecstatic with the end result and the picture quality is incredible. We were able to maintain the integrity of the original design within the room. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. We worked mainly through client representation and had only a few meetings with the client. We had full control from the inception of the project, and after we made the client aware that the projector didn’t have to be on the ceiling or in front of his bar, he was on board with our idea. We loosely worked with the client’s interior designer on fabric selections as she was informed on what they liked within their other homes.

With there not being enough surface area in the front wall due to all the contributing factors, the speakers and subwoofers had to be stepped back within the wall and ported through the fabric below the L/R enclosures.

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Task Hours Client Interviews 10 Electronic Design and Engineering 40 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 25 Project Management 180 Pre-wire/Rough-in 50 Trim-out 50 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 25 Programming 102 Final Installation and Calibration 291 Client Instruction 5 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 20 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 150 Other Time 150 Describe Task: Property Manager Involvement Total Hours to Complete 1098

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI Q96

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: MAX5400

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S3000ic

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QED Sivoia

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Planet Waves Model#: HDMI Cables

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CENUPS1250

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S4AI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: QED225 Budget

Qty: 408 Manufacturer: PTG Room Treatment Model#: Gold Level

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2NHBLOCK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S4HC

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SV100SFPI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Purelink Model#: HDC-015

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNPWS75

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S4S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SVQCCi8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Purelink Model#: HS-510

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNXRMAK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S4VC

Qty: 22 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Products Model#: HLB1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: RP Visual Model#: Custom Mirror Assembly

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CNRFGWA418

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S7165

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Products Model#: RSH4A-2

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Sewell Model#: SW1301

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ML600

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: S820

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: GS108T

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDPS570

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CENIDOC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: SDEC3000

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: MAX4300

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: StarGlas60 Custom

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: Titan - 500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Synthesis Model#: SDP5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: MAX5300

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The Clean Modern Family Room

Describe the objectives of this installation. Include an explanation of what is hidden. The key objective of this installation was to completely hide the media system in a modern home. The designers recognized that technology is a requirement in any modern home, but they didn’t want traditional displays, speakers, and other electronics to detract from the beauty of the space that’s created by the clean lines of the architecture. In the family room, which is the hub of the home, an 85” front-projection system is hidden; it operates by using a motorized screen with a trap door, a projector lift, and a custom-fabricated lift mechanism that closes flush to the ceiling. All speakers, including the subwoofer, are installed in the ceiling; the grills are custom painted from the factory to exactly match the color of the ceiling. The living space connects to a remote equipment room, which houses all equipment for audio and video processing, distribution, and sources. Please discuss the hidden elements utilized in this installation. A hidden media system was not part of the original design. Together with the home’s project manager, we devised a way to integrate the hidden projection system into the family room after framing was complete. The 20’ x 20’ space between the framing would not accommodate standard lifts, and by the time the installation was planned it was too late in construction to change the framing. As a result, the installation required a custom in-house fabricated projector lift system that completely disappears into the ceiling. We used a tube-roller lift mechanism, which is larger than the opening and only moves within the framing, with a custom-fabricated projector mount sub-assembly and ceiling closure panel with microadjustments. This enables the projector to completely hide when not in use.

What makes the system notable, unique, and worthy of recognition? If the decision to install a hidden projection system in the family room had been made prior to framing then this system wouldn’t have been particularly hard to design or implement. Because the installation was planned after framing, this hidden system would be impossible to install without custom engineering and fabrication. In addition, this system makes it possible for the most-often used room in the home to look great for entertaining or reading, while still enabling it to come alive for a movie or special event. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The architecture and interior design for this project was of critical importance. The architect was chosen by a national trade magazine and the home was built as part of an international trade show. Hiding the home’s media system was also a critical process that required close collaboration with not only the architect and interior designer, but also the contractor and cabinet fabricator. In the end, this project is the epitome of collaboration with other design professionals. The result is a high level of detail and exceptional quality in a pristine modern home design.

TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 2 Electronic Design and Engineering 6 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 2 Project Management 14 Pre-wire/Rough-in 30 Trim-out 10 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 6 Programming 17 Final Installation and Calibration 50 Client Instruction 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 4 Project Management by Others 8 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 150

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-HD4-V110SR

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Qty: 100 Manufacturer: Carlon Model#: DH4XC

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SG200-26P

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CC-EBR-500

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: HHCM-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-WR-1

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: IP2CC

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: RMR3312

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: HW500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M-Vsion Cine 260

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Family-Friendly Entertainment

Describe the objectives of this installation. Include an explanation of what is hidden. The designer did not want any of the electronics to be visible when not in use. Integrating the cabinet into the projector and screen setup was the central element of this installation. Before we came in, the plan had been to project the image directly onto a wall that had been painted with special paint. Ultimately, it was decided that this was not the ideal solution. Our team suggested that the orientation of the room be rotated and that a motorized screen and cabinet be used. The method was pricier than the original solution, but the homeowner was much happier with it, and it met the designer’s criteria of having the electronics hidden. In addition, this solution did not require the use of paint that would disrupt the color scheme of the space. Please discuss the hidden elements utilized in this installation. Pressing the All On button causes the projector to turn on, the screen to rise out of a cabinet, and the receiver to power on with a default of cable TV. The homeowner simply needs to select the video source. When the homeowner is done using the equipment, the system shuts down, and the screen rolls back down into the cabinet. A door folds over to completely hide the system from view.

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What makes the system notable, unique, and worthy of recognition? The black box containing the screen and the motorized lift were stripped of the original paint; a faux finished was applied to match the custom wood cabinetry. This assisted in creating a truly hidden installation. The homeowner’s projector is housed in the rear of the room in another custom cabinet, which also holds the other system electronics, so everything is neatly hidden from view. The natural wood and soothing earth tones turn to bright lights and booming explosions from favorite action movies at the touch of a button. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The homeowner has four children and a large extended family; they spend a lot of time in this room. We needed items that would not show stains and were representative of the time the family spends skiing in Vermont. They wanted lots of texture and earthy colors.

TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 6 Electronic Design and Engineering 5 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 2 Project Management 36 Pre-wire/Rough-in 32 Trim-out 5 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 6 Programming 5 Final Installation and Calibration 50 Client Instruction 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 25 Project Management by Others 150 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 323

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Totem Model#: RAINMAKER Center

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: 106-310

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN22D5003

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sanus Model#: SF213-B1

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The Art Enthusiast’s Den

Describe the objectives of this installation. Include an explanation of what is hidden. The client wanted a TV in the den that was concealed when not in use so that it would not be the focal point of the room, appeared effortlessly when desired, and was easy to operate. Art was a key feature throughout the home and needed to be incorporated in the den as well. The only place in the room that could accommodate art or a TV was above the fireplace, so we had to create a solution to incorporate both the TV and art in that location. The client also wanted the speakers to be concealed, the depth of the bookshelf millwork to be minimized, and the equipment to be hidden. Please discuss the hidden elements utilized in this installation. The design approach was to cover the TV with art when it is not in use and provide 5.1 surround sound system with a local Blu-ray player. To accomplish this we utilized the VisionArt product, which enabled the client to have a Giclee art print covering the TV. With one touch, the client can turn on the system and cause a DC motor to roll up the artwork behind the picture frame. The motor is triggered by two relay contacts, one for the up direction and the other for the down direction. These relays are triggered from the DM-RMC-100. The remote control is a Crestron MTX-3. One challenge was to position the TV so that it was low enough for comfortable viewing. We worked with the contractor to have the marble fireplace mantle be placed as low as possible. We also specified that the mantle should be large enough to deflect heat away from the art and TV. The articulating TV mount allowed for a slight tilt, which ensured the viewing angle was optimal for the seating distance. Another challenge was the client’s desire to not have visible speakers that took up bookshelf space. So we worked with Bay Audio to have a custom-built LCR speaker bar mounted to the bottom of the TV. The bar was matched to the width of the TV, and it was shallow enough to fit with the millwork depth constraints.

What makes the system notable, unique, and worthy of recognition? The client had very high standards for both performance and aesthetics. We were able to provide the requested aesthetics with an art piece appropriate for a home with a high-quality art collection. Without sacrificing the aesthetic, we were able to hide the TV and front channel speakers behind the art and hide the subwoofer in the kick. Utilizing the room directly below the den enabled us to minimize the millwork depth required, making both the client and designer happy. It also enabled us to have the equipment necessary to provide the 5.1 surround performance expected. In-ceiling speakers painted to match the ceiling color helped finish the discreet placement of the 5.1 surround system. Our programming enables the client to press a single button to turn on the system to watch cable TV, the Blu-ray player, and Apple TV, which are all distributed video sources, and to roll up the art behind the picture frame. When the client turns the system off, the art automatically rolls down to cover the TV and LCR bar. The remote also includes an option that enables to the client to lift the art without turning the system on in case they would like to show friends the system. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The client wanted an entire wall of wood paneling, book shelves, and artwork that tied in with the look of the marble fireplace mantel and the room’s furniture. It also needed to be as shallow in depth as possible to maximize the room size. The client wanted a concealed TV with surround sound installed without obvious speakers or excessive equipment.

It was important to keep the millwork depth minimal—limited to the depth of the Blu-ray player—and to not have other equipment visible. We accomplished this by utilizing the exercise room directly below the den for the required equipment. We installed both the receiver (an Integra DTR-30.2) for the surround audio and the video distribution equipment in a shared rack for the exercise room. We worked with the millworker to cut a custom opening in the kick to sink the Velodyne Minivee subwoofer. A custom grill cloth was stained to match the millwork to allow venting into the room. The shallow depth Blu-ray player sat on a bookshelf in the den, which enabled the client to play discs locally. A Crestron DMTX-100 transmitted the Blu-ray player signal back to the DM 8x8 switcher for whole-house video.

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: QST

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Niles Model#: C5-A2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-TX-100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: OmniMount Model#: ULPCX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: DMP-BD65

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN46C6300

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The Modern Mountain Retreat

Describe the objectives of this installation. Include an explanation of what is hidden. This project began as the transformation of a classic mountainstyle residence to a contemporary home. The design called for the entire south face of the main living area to be windows that look out at the slopes of the mountain. In the living room in particular, all the attention is directed toward the picturesque views framed out by the large-scale windows and aspen groves on the property. Although the homeowners obviously valued the views all this glass afforded them, they also wanted quality television- and moviewatching capabilities that could compare to the views the area provided. The objective of this installation was to preserve those views and the contemporary styling of the home while introducing theater-quality video and sound. In order to achieve that objective, we designed a motorized lift that enabled us to conceal a 103” plasma display and audiophile-grade speakers within the home’s built-in cabinetry. We rounded out the surround sound system by recessing the rear and surround speakers within the timbers in the ceiling and in the opposite art wall. Please discuss the hidden elements utilized in this installation. When not in use, the 90”-wide, 56”-tall, 500-pound behemoth of a display and speaker combination had to fall below the cabinetry. This required a 10’ x 2’ hole be cut in the floor to accommodate the motorized lift that weighed more than 1500 pounds and extended from the top of the cabinetry into the void of the ceiling in

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the level below. The fact that the children’s bunkroom was located below the lift made the installation a little more difficult because the motorized lift assembly had to be sound isolated as to not wake the sleeping children if operated late at night. The Electro-Kinetics lift was designed with a 500-pound counterweight to reduce the lifting requirements of the high-torque motor, and it was made to receive a finished wood and granite box that conceals the backside of the display and the wires connected to it. The box was finished flush with the cabinetry and camouflages the assembly when it’s recessed. What makes the system notable, unique, and worthy of recognition? The size of the plasma TV, the weight of the lift, the unique installation, and the use of all Sonance architectural speakers makes this a unique installation. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The primary concern of the homeowner was to minimize the effect the audio and video equipment had on the architectural and interior design elements of the home.

Task Hours Client Interviews 10 Electronic Design and Engineering 44 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 5 Project Management 65 Pre-wire/Rough-in 0 Trim-out 0 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 5 Programming 40 Final Installation and Calibration 99 Client Instruction 5 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 10 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 283

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The Custom Kitchen

Describe the objectives of this installation. Include an explanation of what is hidden. From the beginning of the project, the homeowner wanted to make sure the kitchen was an attractive gathering place in the home. This meant it had to have TV for people who were socializing in the kitchen. The homeowner rejected the originally specified 22” LED countertop TV during the planning stages in favor of one that was at least 32”. Because all available wall space that could accommodate that size TV was already occupied by cabinetry, windows, and a giant pizza oven, we had to get creative. We zeroed in on installing a 32” TV inside the center of the kitchen’s granite countertop island on a motorized pop-up swivel TV lift. Please discuss the hidden elements utilized in this installation. The center of the island was raised to avoid potential spills, but this created its own set of problems. A single 32” TV would essentially cut the kitchen in half when raised because the top of the granite cap would reach higher than 6’. Plus, if people were watching TV from the bar side of the island, the people cooking or preparing food would be staring at the back of the TV. We solved both of these problems by replacing the 32” TV with two 26” LED TVs that were positioned back to back and only ever showed one video feed. This lowered the overall height about 5”, plus it allowed for virtually 360-degree viewing from anywhere in the kitchen. Sound was not a problem because all audio (TV and music) plays over the in-ceiling speakers. We specified a heavy-duty Lift-Tech TV lift to handle the weight of the two TVs, mounts, cabinetry-matching TV box, and granite cap.

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Spending time together is important to this Southern California family who decided to build a ski-in/ski-out home in the mountains. Like many families, they spend much of their time in the kitchen hanging out and laughing with friends. Everything came together beautifully. We used a heavy-duty Lift-Tech TV lift to handle the weight of the two TVs, mounts, cabinetry-matching TV box, and granite cap. The TVs are part of Crestron’s superb Digital Media HDMI video distribution system, so the homeowners have the option of watching any one of eight video sources, including four DirecTV HD DVRs, two Apple TVs, a Blu-ray player, or a Sony 400-disc Blu-ray changer. One of the best applications is streaming photos from the day’s skiing over one of the Apple TVs—the perfect après ski together time. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Neither the interior designer nor the homeowner though the TV should be visible all the time. They wanted a world class kitchen, but the room needed to function as a gathering place that would keep family and friends around. Our company was concerned about placing a pop-up TV in one of the main work surfaces of the kitchen because of spills or possible injury to fingers. The interior designer solved all three problems by simply raising the center of the kitchen island by 4” so that people would not use it to place drinks on, or possibly get fingers in the way. It was a beautiful solution—simple and elegant.

What makes the system notable, unique, and worthy of recognition? The innovative 360-degree dual 26” LED TV viewing in this Park City ski retreat kitchen evolved, like many things in high-end integrated homes, out of architectural constraints and customer preferences. It isn’t called “custom electronics” for nothing!

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: P74MP4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lift-Tech Model#: LT-210-S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: IRE-3.0

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RMF2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX-PWE

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN26C4000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: UltraLink Model#: HDMI 2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOCV-PWE-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: CRS8 Two

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ABAR-1

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Well-Crafted Hideaway

Describe the objectives of this installation. The homeowners and members of their family had all previously done projects with us (the designer and builder). We were fortunate enough to get involved in the early stages of this project to create a working plan that satisfied the designer as well as the homeowner. We knew that large video displays were foremost on the homeowner’s list, but we also realized a project of this nature would also require lighting control and window shade control. All parties agreed, and the project began to grow. We suggested lighting fixtures from Juno Indy using their trimless bezel for a contemporary look that also provides wall wash, path, and art lighting in one fixture. The only available and accessible space to locate audio and video components was the storage closet next to the dressing room. The components were positioned on shelves right next to towels and toiletries. Although not glamorous, this location was utilitarian and purposeful. Please discuss the hidden elements utilized in this installation. Our successful installation on this project was in large part due to our design and installation team. However, the general contractor assisted in many of the project’s difficult aspects. For example, the imported hand-carved marble tile that encompasses the TV mirrors needed to be able to be removed in case of TV service. The general contractor came up with an ingenious plan to attach rare earth magnets to the tile with a special epoxy. A metal bar, which also acted as the base to which the magnets and tile adhered, was used to hold the mirror in place. That enabled the entire corner (where the two mirrors meet) to be removed without disturbing the integrity of the tile installation and provided access for removing the mirrors to service the TVs. The general contractor also constructed a metal track for the mirrors to slide into and out of the space for stability and installation. The mirror manufacturer specified a tolerance of not more than ¼” between the TV and mirror. That spec required permanent removal the front TV bezels on both TVs. We were advised regarding this work by our local Sharp service center so that we would not damage the TVs in the process. To provide a reflective surface, special black felt was carefully installed on the back of the mirror surface surrounding the TV according to the mirror manufacturer’s directions.

Our long-established normal vendor for TV mirrors could not provide a one-piece mirror large enough to accomplish the requirements of this project. Many hours were spent on the phone with that vendor and the designer in the attempt to “piece together” the mirror assembly for proper size, but ultimately we needed to locate another vendor to supply the large TV mirrors. We thoroughly researched the new vendor and discussed their quality with actual users before electing to go with this product, and we were satisfied with the quality. What makes the system notable, unique, and worthy of recognition? The stealth design of this A/V system is evident when showing the room to a friend or relative for the first time. Overall, the room is magnificent and worthy of a “wow” when first entering. Colors, lighting, texture, and use of space combine to make this a magnificent suite. The automated window roller shades provide a uniform and impressive display when they deploy in unison, filtering light and creating a semi-private room environment. The fireplace, which glows through sparkling crystals, is an attention-getter and helps to complete the room’s warm ambiance. The lighting scenes help detail the architectural elements and provide additional depth and richness to the stunning room. However, when the remote control is picked up and the TV button is pressed, good things happen. The video suddenly appears from nowhere and takes over the mirror. Sound encompasses the room, and a big smile always appears on the unsuspecting visitor. The response is always the same: “O.M.G!” Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. Large video images—60” HD from the bed and 52” HD facing the sitting area—were required. Both rooms would view the same source but have independent on/off and independent volume levels. These images needed to be viewed with abundant ambient light in the room. When not in use, the screens would be required to disappear so that they would not detract from the architectural elements of the room. We modified the original concept to include automated window coverings, light fixtures, and lighting control. The A/V components could not be seen, but they needed to be accessible. Wall clutter was to be held at a minimum, and all systems needed to be easy to use.

To keep the temperature of the TVs safe in this enclosure we installed thermostatically controlled strip fans at the top of the TVs to pull air up though ventilation slots on the bottom of the frame. The exhaust was vented into the suite at the top.

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Describe the objectives of this installation. The objective of the bedroom installation was to give the client an incredible media experience while maintaining the aesthetic features of the room and breathtaking views outside. A hidden installation was the only solution that satisfied all criteria. The automated door in the ceiling conceals an assembly that drops a 90” Screen Research perforated screen and James L/C/R bar. On the opposite side of the room a small automated door conceals the projector port. Please discuss the hidden elements utilized in this installation. Knowing that the system had to be invisible during non-operation, we decided a motorized screen would be the best fit. We didn’t want to see the slot opening that most motorized screens created. A regular trap door was also out of the question due to the space requirement of the L/C/R bar. The only option was a customdesigned solution. We utilized the skills and talents of the members in our team to customize the inner workings of the motorized door that conceals the gear. The L/C/R bar drops down behind the perforated screen using a belt system. Cable management to the speaker bar was also a challenge. We didn’t want cables accidentally getting pinched in the mechanism, so we installed a custom-built nonlocking retractable speaker cord system. The projector was located outside the master bedroom in the top portion of the master closet. A custom-built motorized door reveals the projection port when the system is in use. The door to the projector port is finished with the same Venetian plaster as the rest of the room so that it blends in seamlessly. What makes the system notable, unique, and worthy of recognition? What makes this system truly unique it the creative approach we took during its design and implementation. Careful planning was required to design a system with a motorized door that dropped

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far enough out of the way to enable both the screen and speaker bar to clear the opening while also taking into account the fact that the unit was being installed on a sloped ceiling. Because the assembly was going into the vaulted portion of the ceiling, we knew that we would not have the ability to service the system from above. Our project engineer devised a supplementary system that would enable us to open the compartment door from a second, remotely located power supply in the event of equipment failure. He designed a system of relays that would take the electronics that normally operate the door offline and enable us to directly apply power to the actuators that drop the door. One of our biggest challenges came during the finish of the project. When the motorized screen arrived we were surprised to discover that the screen chassis would not fit into its position inside the cavity behind the door. After a few phone calls to Screen Research they sent us engineering documentation on how to remove the guts of the screen assembly from the chassis. After removing the screen assembly from its outer shell, we designed a custom solution for mounting the motorized screen into its final position. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. The orientation of the master bedroom yields views of the Pacific Ocean and adjacent mountains. The client desired that the system not interfere with the décor of the master bedroom or its scenic surroundings. The tray shape and intricate design work of the ceiling made it somewhat of a centerpiece in the master bedroom. The architect specifically wanted to keep the lines of the tray ceiling clean and not sacrifice any of the bedroom’s many balcony doors in favor of wall space for a flat panel display. Working together we designed a solution that exceeded everyone’s expectations.

Task Hours Client Interviews 22 Electronic Design and Engineering 78 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 22.5 Project Management 19 Pre-wire/Rough-in 26 Trim-out 2 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 16 Programming 60 Final Installation and Calibration 32 Client Instruction 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 33 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 28 Describe Task: Re-Engineering - Post Rough-In Total Hours to Complete 339.5

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ESSAY EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV (3rd gen)

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: Highlite Cine-260

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: AMS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR-24

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: TPS-6X

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Global Wave Integration Model#: GWI-ADBS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-TX-100F

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: SPL618LCR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100S

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: 1200PT1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MD-DM32X32

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-93

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: HP-RFGW

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panamax Model#: M4320-PRO

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DSLP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: QSC Model#: CX302

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DIN-AP2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screen Research Model#: MS2IS721782WBU

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Entertaining the Sports Fan

Describe the objectives of this installation. This sports fan client knew that he wanted multiple televisions in the great room, but wanted them to be concealed when not in use. We began discussing a Clarity Matrix video wall, but he was concerned that the grid would be annoying when watching one source. We suggested that we add a fifth TV and then motorize the video wall to allow for movies and television to be viewed on a large display without a grid. Additionally, there would be four secondary displays to allow a total of five sources or channels to be viewed simultaneously. We told him that the clarity matrix could be built into a custom cabinet and used as a video art display that would be a focal point in the room rather than an eye sore. Please discuss the hidden elements utilized in this installation. Our cabinet design incorporates the clarity matrix in a way that enabled us to hide the TVs in plain sight by using them as a video art display when they’re not in use. We needed to design the cabinet in house to ensure that the video art display looked like it was part of the cabinet. We also needed to plan for the mechanical parts to move the video wall and hide the 80” TV when it wasn’t in use. The motorized 80” TV bracket, 46” monitor brackets, tracks, and other miscellaneous parts were custom built to our specs from scratch. The slider system is a Doors in Motion product designed for opening and closing sliding doors. We chose this unit because of its silent operation and compact size.

To our knowledge, there is nothing else like this in the world. We have never seen or heard of a large TV being hidden by four smaller video displays. Custom installers have been installing TVs that pop out of cabinets, projectors that drop out of the ceiling, and screens that retract into the woodwork for decades. This installation is truly one of a kind and exemplifies the innovative thinking that will enable the custom installation industry to thrive for years to come. Describe the client’s needs and requests for the architecture and interior design portion of this entry. When the client committed to this project, the room was dry walled and the floors were installed. The client requested that we not make any changes to the structure of the room to keep the budget in line. There was no involvement from an architect or interior designer in the cabinet design. The cabinet contractor was just finishing the kitchen cabinets and created a 1:1 scale drawing of our cabinet design to ensure that everything would fit and match the style and finish of the kitchen cabinets. While the cabinet was being constructed, we built a mockup of the wall in our shop and installed all the components as if they were going into the cabinet. This enabled the cabinet maker to doublecheck measurements and make necessary adjustments before finalizing the cabinet. It also enabled us to adjust the tracks and motors with full access to them as they were not concealed in the cabinet yet.

What makes the system notable, unique, and worthy of recognition? The homeowner can choose to display family photos, professional video artwork, or photo feeds from the Internet to display landscapes from Paris, replicas of famous paintings, or anything else available in digital form. When all five displays are activated, there is one surprise after another. The Clarity Matrix silently splits in the center to the outside edges of the cabinet to reveal the 80” LCD hidden behind them. When the wall is fully open, the 80” LCD motorizes 4.5” straight out so that all the screens are on an even plane. Five video sources are displayed and the user can select from five HD DVR boxes, a Blu-ray player, AppleTV, or gaming consoles. The audio can be selected independently of the video and you can swap the source from any display to another using an iPad. In addition to the AV sources, the camera DVR automatically displays the appropriate camera on one of the 46” displays when a vehicle enters the driveway or a doorbell button is pressed.

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We also designed an elaborate ventilation system that serves three purposes. The toe kick of the cabinet functions as the HVAC return air inlet, the air inlet for the equipment ventilation, and the outlet for the subwoofer. The cabinet itself is built around a 9” x 23” return duct that was located next to the fireplace as well as around a supply duct that was routed 10” below the ceiling height. The builder built awkward sheetrock soffits to conceal these HVAC oversights that were placed in the focal point of the room. The duct work is now completely hidden by the cabinet, and there are no visible grills or soffits to disrupt the clean lines of the cabinetry.

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Episode Model#: EP-400-UPS-8HTR20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: HST-4001

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: Mini in ceiling 8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AppleTV Model#: AppleTV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LINAK Model#: Custom

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SSC-0025

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Triad Model#: Bronze in wall4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Binary Model#: B-100-HDMATRIX-8x8

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Motorola Model#: DCT-6416

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SSP-0600

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Wirepath Model#: WPS-300-DVR-16C

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Doors in Motion Model#: Series 500

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Planar Model#: LX46

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: LC-80632U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Yamaha Model#: RX-A2010

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Episode Model#: ES-SUB-12-300-MB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Planar Model#: Quad Controller

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: BDP-S580

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Episode Model#: EP-200-9HTR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Planar Model#: Power Supply Module

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Sailing Away

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this project. A system that is reliable and discrete. A control interface that is intuitive and simple to use. A sound system providing a HiFi music experience, yet capable of providing a nightclub SPL for parties. The system must be supplied with proficient drawings and documentation for remote location support. Integration of real-time vessel NMEA data to provide navigational and location-specific features. Crestron iPod and iPhone interface with text feedback to the touch panels. Rooms/areas that can be used in multiple configurations with an AV system that follows. AMX/Crestron control. Remote diagnostics and monitoring from rack temperature and humidity sensors/hardware fault triggers and network monitoring. Crestron interface to lighting controls. Integration with fire/emergency alarms. • 13 x zones of entertainment audio and video • 15 x zones of entertainment audio only zones • 16 x navigation stations What technical features are notable in the project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? As Vertigo will play host to many guests, the user interface needed to be intuitive enough that anyone could pick it up for the first time and know how to drive it. User interfaces were custom designed to make complex decision making a single easy-to-operate button press. Therefore a user with very limited technical understanding is still able to benefit from all the available features. The owner wanted AMX touch panels, but we needed the HDCP capabilities of the Crestron Digital Media, so we crafted a system that reliably utilized an AMX front end running on a Crestron backbone. Discuss the elements that make this project “special.” Certain areas on board can be utilized in multiple configurations. The Aft Deck and Cockpit, for example, have a projector that can be viewed from either side depending on the conditions. Depending which area the movie is selected from, the image from the projector is flipped, and the stereo image of the speakers is also rotated using the BSS audio DSP.

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In the master cabin, as the TV rotates from the bed to the couch, the audio image changes to match the orientation of the TV. Speaker types as well as custom sub-boxes were planned using 3D EASE models, taking into account the locations we were given for the speakers, the size of the rooms, and any furnishings. Interfacing with the ship’s real-time NMEA positioning feed, guests are able to view a custom 3D rendering of the yacht travelling through Google Earth on their TV screens. Guests have the ability to take control of the view and explore surrounding bays or places of interest using the AMX remote, tracking back to the boat with the touch of a button. A custom weather module was made for the touch panel to provide preset area forecasts as well as a true “local” forecast. Users can also view data such as wind speed, wind angle, boat speed, and so on directly on the touch panel. Crestron control of the Lutron lighting scenes and blinds in certain cabins. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Vertigo is one of the largest and most technically advanced sailing yachts ever built. Our system needed to be of a class befitting this magnificent vessel. We believe that we came up with innovative solutions to meet the needs of the owner, as well as managing to tie in with the tight schedule and always-challenging access situation of the boatyard itself. This yacht is our largest marine system to date and features many of our new custom innovations. The end result is a very happy client and a system we are truly proud of.

Task Hours Client Interviews 40 Electronic Design and Engineering 0 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 372 Project Management 651 Pre-wire/Rough-in 0 Trim-out 0 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 0 Programming 1335 Final Installation and Calibration 3390 Client Instruction 80 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 0 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Describe Task: Shop time for racking and testing—hours included in installation time. Total Hours to Complete 5868

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 11 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MVP-5200i-WCS

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SRW2008

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: VRX915S

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: NXA-WAP250G

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: PowerConnect 5448

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: VP7215/95DPC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: AVS-PL-0808-00P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD16x16

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lexicon Model#: RX7

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: APC Model#: AP7920

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD8x8

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lab.gruppen Model#: C20:8X

Qty: 17 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac mini

Qty: 26 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-F

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: AX-SXR-43BOM

Qty: 21 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: HD-MD8X1

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: SRSR-4

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac Pro

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: HD-MD8X2

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: SRSR-X

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PRO2

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-83

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iMac

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2E

Qty: 16 Manufacturer: Proficient Model#: C850

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Aquavision Model#: AVF26-4BL

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: PSPHD PROCISE

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Screen Technics Model#: 4410029

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: AVisum Model#: TSW50F5

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crown Model#: CTS2000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UA46B8000

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Bose Model#: ON EAR

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: PowerConnect 6248

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UA55B8000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: BSS Model#: BLU-120

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: PowerConnect 5424

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: MT8-TWO

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: BSS Model#: BLU-16

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: ETL Model#: ECAPDHOR5

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: OE8-THREE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: BSS Model#: BLU-160

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ihiji Model#: INV-APP-500

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: SPL-800 ULTRA

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: BSS Model#: BLU-CARD-IN

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: CONTROL 328C

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Zinwell Model#: ZMT-630HD

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: BSS Model#: BLU-CARD-OUT

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this project. We designed and implemented this special needs whole-home automation and entertainment system for a sweet, young, upbeat man who had been critically injured in an accident and is wheelchair bound. He has limited use of his arms with no real use of his fingers, though wearing special braces can keep two fingers pointed for button pressing. He can also maneuver his arm to use his knuckles to press. At the time of his accident he was engaged to be married. When we met, he clearly stated his goal: Not only did he want to be able to use his home systems without assistance, but he wanted his system to enable him to be of assistance to his future wife and kids. Although he has to rely on many people, he wants to know that if one of those people has an emergency or critical need, they can rely on him. What technical features are notable in the project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The client visited us to sample various automation possibilities. With most clients it is fun and immersive to have them use the controls and navigate the system, but with this client it was essential. We quickly discovered that small touchscreens, keypads, and remote controls were not going to be the right interfaces. But an iPhone (which the client was already adept at using) and iPads would be ideal. Knowing this as well as the size and layout of the client’s home and his budget, we designed a Control4 System. Of note in the system is the wheelchair iPad mount we custom created so the client would always have quick access to his systems. From his iPad he can see who is at the front door, release the lock to allow them in, control lights, shades, HVAC, alarm, music, and, of course, television and surround sound systems.

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Discuss the elements that make this project “special.” By its nature, a project like this is special. The client’s particular challenges elevate our goals beyond the norm. This project was not just about providing a great entertainment or convenience solution. It was about helping to establish a quality of life and make it possible for someone with incredible obstacles to live the way he desires and lead a normal life. Some of the techniques and applications we called upon to achieve this include the use of motion sensors, relays, and contacts through which the client can control and monitor the garage door, front door, and, in the future, actuate motorized doors. Using the Control4 system with Zigbee locks also enabled us to allow the client to offer codes and schedules to his caretakers to allow them in to the house if he is unable to do so. A custom movie server solution using Control4, Dune, and Extra Vegetables enables the client to access his collection of movies, which provides an outlet for his entertainment and creativity. A custom-configured iPad intercom solution using Apple’s FaceTime technology enables the client to reach out to his fiancée and caretakers when needed. What makes this system worthy of recognition? Many of the projects we design and install are for wealthy clients interested in ultra-modern convenience and super-cool toys. The jobs are fun and challenging. It is a unique business. But when the system we design and create makes a substantial difference in a person’s life—a person with special needs—we are working for completely different stakes. This project on its own is worthy of recognition for its technical excellence, attention to detail, pristine installation, and superior design. But the special needs goals that were set out and achieved and the unique aspects that were designed with a higher purpose make it stand out above the rest.

TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 6 Electronic Design and Engineering 16 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 3 Project Management 44 Pre-wire/Rough-in 28 Trim-out 32 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 20 Programming 54 Final Installation and Calibration 64 Client Instruction 6 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 1 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 1 Project Management by Others 1 Other Time 4 Describe Task: Build custom IPAD holder for wheelchair Total Hours to Complete 280

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-AV14

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-SR250B-Z-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Holovision Model#: 200-VIK

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Prodigy Model#: PD-L-DVR8-5G

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: LCR BAR 3 Channel

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-SR250B-Z-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-20.3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: BD-D6700

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: PC8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC1000V3-E-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-50.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SNAP AV Model#: SM-F-L

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: QSThin Bar

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC200B-E-NR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: RR-AUX-REP-WH

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: SnapAV Model#: B-200-1CAT-HDIR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bay Audio Model#: TC10-DF

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC300C-E-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: RR-MAIN-REP-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SnapAV Model#: KIT-IWSUBB-D-AMP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Card Access Model#: WC510-R-X-ZP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-TSWMC7-EG-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LR-3B-H-SW

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: SnapAV Model#: B-200-1CAT-HDIR

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Card Access Model#: RMC10A

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: AC-FMTS1-W

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: RRD-H6BRL-WH

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: 92324

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Card Access Model#: WCS10B-2-ZP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: CCZ-T1-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: RR-VCRX-WH

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: 92743

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Card Access Model#: WCS10-R-EXT-ZP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-BBDBKP-Z-ORB

Qty: 45 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: RRD-6D-WH

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: 70091

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Card Access Model#: WMS10-2-ZP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-IQX-E-B

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: RRD-8ANS-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonos Model#: ZP90

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: CA-16AMP3-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-MYHOME-SITE-E

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: GS116

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Vitek Model#: VTD-AR2812/VW

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-RHAP12

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: SETTOPBOX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: NETGEAR Model#: WN802T200NAS

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-MP2-E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Extra Vegetables Model#: EV-Sonos

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Closing the Deal

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this project. Our objective was to provide simple Savant iPad user interfaces that allowed our client’s sales team to present videos and graphic plates describing the unique and visionary features that the new World Trade Center site will provide to their potential clients. All video clips, graphic features, music, and lighting had to be 100 percent configurable by the end user at a moment’s notice. Specific areas of the marketing center were also outfitted with “Self Discovery” kiosks with touchscreen overlays that were also controlled via the Savant system. These kiosks provide potential clients the ability to review all various amenities that will be available in the new designs. These include graphic images and videos about such topics as “Living,” “Working,” “Transportation,” and the “Green” aspect of the new designs for the towers. Another key element to the design was to allow users to not only dynamically change content via iTunes and Apple TVs, but to also allow them flexibility to play any content anywhere within the facility. This gives the client’s sales executives 100 percent control and flexibility. What technical features are notable in the project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? The entry video area utilizes five Mac minis that are frame-synced to play a custom video across five plasmas. The Savant system keys all five Mac minis to within one frame accuracy, utilizing custom AppleScripts developed specifically for this project. In the HUB area a 15’-tall model of the future WTC site is outfitted with LED lighting controlled via the Lutron lighting system’s DMX-512, and it is tied to the Savant System via IP to the Lutron system. Staff can call individual buildings up on the iPad utilizing Savant’s TruImage control and then turn on specific floors of a building simply by touching the floor in the picture. Along with lighting

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control in this area, when a user selects a specific building via the iPad, a corresponding video or graphic plate is displayed on a 60” plasma mounted to the wall near the HUB model area. Touchscreen overlays on 42” and 26” LCDs located in the Working and Sustainability area of the space enable users to research specific elements of the WTC site simply by touching an area of interest. A 103” plasma is located at the Exit area is used to present testimonial and site videos to prospective clients. Two conference rooms are also located within the space for general use; they include video telepresence, audio conferencing, computer presentations, and review of any of the video content within the space. The building is a Platinum LEED certified, Gold Energy Star building, so all components had to conform to specific qualifications to ensure continued certification. Sensors in the Lutron lighting system provide total light harvesting capabilities and shade integration. Discuss the elements that make this project “special.” The site itself is special. This is history in the making. The one overwhelming thing when you are in this space is what it represents. Not only is it a rebirth of a very special place but a memorial at the same time. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The level of sustainable design in this installation alone merits an award. The degree of subsystem integration and sheer number of components working in tandem with each programming step to accomplish a single task is impressive. The unified operation of the many elements of this system result in visitors receiving a thorough education about the history and future of the World Trade Center Rebuild project, making this installation not only a technological accomplishment, but also a cultural one.

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: CTS-INTP-C60-K9

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRX-DACPI-A-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Premier Model#: TWM-085

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: WIA-IP216B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: CON-PEDN-CTSC60K9

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRX-4506-T-WH

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SVR-3000

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: AIM-BAL16

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: CTI-VCS-STPAK-K9

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRX-IO

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: ATV-1160-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: AIM-D4A8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: CTS-PHD-1080P-KIT

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LOS-CDT-2000-WH

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: DCD-ADAPB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: DDS-100B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: LIC-INTP-C60-MS

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: PP-120H

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: DCD-100B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: ICC-200X

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: LIC-INTP-C60-PR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GP48-1204ML-20

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: HST-3001

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RSC-0007

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: ClearOne Model#: 910-151-881

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRX-CI-PRG

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: VIM30D4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: VOM-VPS2

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Extron Model#: 60-289-01

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: HWI-Q96

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: VIM-A1C1S2V-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: WIA-IP16

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Extron Model#: 60-258-22

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: LUT-DMX

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: HST-3002

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sharp Model#: PN-E601

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Extron Model#: 60-758-01

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SG-3WDN-WH-E00

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RSC-0025-00

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Shure Model#: SCM268

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: MW-FPS-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: SG-4SN-WH-EGN

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: VOM-30D4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Shure Model#: SLX124/85/SM58

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRX-4516-T-WH

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: ST-NB-NONE

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: AOM-016U-00

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Lutron Model#: GRX-4M-GC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Premier Model#: TH85PF12UK

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The Entertainment Mecca

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this project. Our clients wanted to transform their unfinished basement into an entertainment “Mecca” for friends and family, so they turned to a local architect to begin planning the space. The project grew to include a dedicated theater, Visual Sports simulator, lighting control, video displays for the bar and rec room, and upgraded media system in the upstairs family room. The old living room TV was relocated to the master bedroom and the master bedroom’s TV was moved to the gym. The original security system in the home was not operational and required upgrading. What technical features are notable in the project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? We selected Control4 for the project. Audio sources consisting of iPod/iPhone, Sonos Media Player, Control4 Master Controller, and Internet radio are distributed to eight zones. Video sources consisting of a 400-disc Blu-ray player, Western Digital WTV, and two HD cable receivers are distributed to all TVs. Control4 dimmers, remote controls, keypads, and iPads control all new lighting, and we added a doorbell package to assist the clients in hearing the doorbell when using the theater. The existing security equipment was upgraded to Honeywell with Total Connect Internet services. Additional smoke detectors were added to the existing system sensors and new water sensors were added. The visual sports simulator was added to the project, which was an upgrade from an original putting green design. In addition to golf, the system includes baseball, basketball, soccer, football, and hockey games. The theater boasts B&W 600-Series speakers and subwoofers, Control4 remote, Epson projector with Panamorph CinemaScope Lens, Stewart Film 106” screen, and Denon receiver. The acoustic treatments were an Acoustic Innovation Showcase Cinema package that was a demo from our previous showroom. United Leather theater seating for eight rounded out the room.

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Discuss the elements that make this project “special.” This project is special because our firm not only engineered and installed the A/V and security aspects of the project, but we were also part of the team that completed the entire build-out. We founded a group of specialty trades, product partners, and design professionals who collaborate to provide turnkey design/build services. Our group joined forces to build a unique design center in our new corporate headquarters to showcase our joint capabilities. The clients believed in our concept, were impressed with our new showroom, and awarded the entire project to us over two other bidders. What makes this system worthy of recognition? This project is worthy of consideration because there were significant structural challenges that we overcame. The Visual Sports simulator ideally needs 10’ of basement height, which required 2 ½’ of excavation on the corner foundation of the twostory home. There were columns running along in the center of the basement and in the theater room, which significantly affected the visual space and seating. We doubled the beams in the affected location to eliminate the offending columns. The theater had an unsightly water meter protruding a foot out of the screen wall, and we modified the Showcase Equipment furniture to hide it. The electrical panel, video wiring, and security panel needed to be relocated to accommodate the visual sports screen. Adding the Visual Sports simulator presented a visual challenge by cutting the basement in half, making the room look smaller. Our solution was to install floor-to-ceiling glass walls to open the room to the whole space. Using a special printing process, our team muralist created a custom-printed carpet, based upon a photograph of the client’s home from the neighboring fairway, for the sidewall to absorb energy from errant strikes. We overcame the structural and visual challenges of the space through the strategic placement of floor-to-glass walls, removal of columns, an interesting wall mural, and reflective floor surfaces. The client’s expectations were exceeded in every aspect of their project. They have the ultimate fun retreat to share with their family and friends!

Task Hours Client Interviews 4 Electronic Design and Engineering 32 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 4 Project Management 12 Pre-wire/Rough-in 33 Trim-out 15 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 30 Programming 20 Final Installation and Calibration 98 Client Instruction 2 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 5 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 24 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 279

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Acoustic Innovations Model#: Showcase Room Acoustics

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Binary Model#: B-RGBD-500

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-KP6-Z-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonos Model#: ZONEPLAYER 90

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: 683B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: TS525TU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-KPTK1-M-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: SNG115SFHG3AX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: ASW610B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: AC-3C-X/AC-6C-X

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-SR250B-Z-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Tripp Lite Model#: U007-40M

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CCM362

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-16AMP3-B

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-SW1-Z-W

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: CWM362

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-4URMK-NV-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-2312CI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: United Leather Custom Seating Model#: Custom Package

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: DS3B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-BDP-CX7000ES

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: HTM61B

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-DIM1-Z-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Epson Model#: PowerLite Home Cinema 8700UB

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: M1B

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-DIM1-Z-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: PANORAMA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC1000V3-E-B

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: B&W Model#: WM2B

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC200B-E-B-NR

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Binary Model#: B-200-1CAT-VGA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-HC300C-E-B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Binary Model#: B-200-AVDMATRIX-8X8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-IPDKTT1-E-B

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Binary Model#: B-LRCIR-2200

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: C4-KP2-Z-W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Visual Sports Model#: V-100 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Visual Sports Model#: V-280

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: 42LK520

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Visual Sports Model#: V-610

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: 55LV5500

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Visual Sports Model#: V-825

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: 60PZ450

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Visual Sports Model#: V-P20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: CUSTOM RACK SYSTEM

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Western Digital Model#: WD TV Live Plus

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Qty: Manufacturer: Niles Baluns Model#: Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panamorph Model#: F200SYS

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this project. The objective was to create a dog rescue that utilizes technology every day! Creating a dog adoption experience like no other kennel or rescue has ever attempted to do was a real challenge. The use of technology had to be intuitive and efficient. The result was a truly interactive experience that benefits man’s best friend and helps find the perfect home. What technical features are notable in the project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Visitors are greeted with three interactive touchscreens that are linked to the shelter’s main database using Shelter Pro database management. The interactive system also facilitates the control of soothing background music. Prior to this installation, the Shelter Pro database management system had never been used in an interactive environment. The visitor has the ability to search through pictures of each dog available for adoption. Touching the picture of the dog on the screen displays a complete profile of the dog from the database. This information includes the past history of the dog, trainer’s comments, and all vital stats and veterinary reports. After the visitor has selected the dog, an adoption counselor introduces them in a specially designed bonding room. At this time, the counselor provides additional information about the animal on a 40” LED display. The display is connected to a computer controlled by the adoption counselor. When this initial process is completed, the visitor goes to the play yard with the dog to interact in an open environment. The play yard activities are recorded and can be viewed on the camera DVR at the rescue, or at a later date from home.

Digital signage located outside of each bank of kennels (referred to as “cottages”) is used to indicate the location of the dog, the kennel number, a picture, and the dog’s name. Another highlight of the facility’s technology is a monitoring system used by the after-hours night nurse. There are microphones placed in each cottage that alert the night nurse if a dog is in distress. Additionally, the location of distress is displayed at the night nurse call station. Discuss the elements that make this project “special.” Most dog rescues and kennels don’t utilize available technology and have a very cold atmosphere. Technology is at the forefront of this operation, which enables staff members to be more efficient and give the potential adopters and animals care and an exceptional experience like no other dog rescue. This integrated system has enabled the facility to operate with a marginal number of staff members who provide top-quality care. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The use of technology driving the process and vision of this exceptional dog rescue makes it a one-of-a-kind experience for both animal and new owner. A substantial amount of engineering, design, and development was required to make this out-of the-box solution a success.

TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 37 Electronic Design and Engineering 65 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 48 Project Management 256 Pre-wire/Rough-in 48 Trim-out 80 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 60 Programming 48 Final Installation and Calibration 120 Client Instruction 24 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 1200 Project Management by Others 2080 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 4066

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 7 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: IS-SPZ-1000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-30.2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TVA200

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: S623TR

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: APC Model#: SUA 2200RM2U

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: S62

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TVA204

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: Mariner 62

Qty: 10 Manufacturer: Audio-Technica Model#: PRO 45

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: AXS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Parasound Model#: Zamp

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: SS4VC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Bi-Amp Model#: Nexia-CS DSP

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: NEC Model#: E201W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Ruckus Model#: ZoneDirector 1000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: Sub 10/150

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CP2E

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-NCP500

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Ruckus Model#: ZoneFlex dual-band

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SonicWall Model#: NSA 2400

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: 3548P

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-NT346

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN19C4000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dell Model#: 6248

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-NCP1171

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN55D6000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: SEL110HST13G3W-12-2-5.12

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M-Vision Cine 260-HB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-NCP1190

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: UN40D6400

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: DVR-Flex-32E

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-NCP1180

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: Mariner 52

Qty: 22 Manufacturer: IC Realtime Model#: EL-470W

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Model#: KX-TDA0161

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sonance Model#: Sonamp 275X3

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this project. What’s the ultimate knock-your-socks-off player’s lounge and facility in college sports? Our job was to create that, with a stunning multi-display players’ lounge, meeting room, locker facilities, and practice area for a university’s basketball teams. The client wanted to ensure the school had the best player’s lounge available in college sports, so players can kick back and relax with an array of A/V options—and so the college can attract premium recruits. During visits, recruits can even see themselves in highlight videos on the big screens. What technical features are notable in the project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Nineteen video sources are distributed to 23 TVs and video displays using a PureLink MX-3600 matrix switcher, HDMI over Ethernet and fiber-optic cabling for runs longer than 200’. The players’ lounge alone features two 103” Panasonic plasma displays, topped with three 65” plasmas, as well as a Runco WindowWall of nine 46” LCDs. The entire WindowWall can be used to display one image, nine images, or six images with the four panels in the upper left displaying one image and the other five independent images. Per the request of the client, audio is governed by the last touch on controllers. In addition, every athlete has an MP3 connection in his locker, and three iPod docks are located throughout the facility. A player can plug his mobile device in his locker, choose his jersey number on an AMX control panel, and listen to his iPod or MP3 music throughout the facility. Fixed iPads at every locker enable players to surf the Web. A 12’-wide screen and surround sound in the meeting room, along with a custom controller, enable coaches to edit and review previous games with the athletes, while five CAT (California Audio Technology) and two 12” subwoofers provide a movie-like experience, thanks to extensive acoustical considerations.

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Discuss the elements that make this project “special.” Aside from the dizzying array of video displays and the A/V switching and programming required to route audio and video, the AMX control system is installed on seven fixed iPads placed throughout the facility. Every control screen looks the same, making it easy and intuitive for the athletes to use at a glance. The client also wanted high-impact sound performance in the lounge, locker room, and meeting room. These rooms were acoustically treated, and custom engineering was completed by CAT utilizing Symetrix for DSP control. Several 12” subwoofers with customdesigned 80”-long enclosures fit behind the ceiling grid and are engineered around fixtures, plumbing, and ventilation ducts. Special Hurricane clips hold down ceiling tiles against the heavy sound pressure. We also specified Symphony F ceiling tiles from CertainTeed to maintain the proper acoustical values. The 9,300-square-foot (315,000-cubic-foot) gym boasts a 103” plasma and 20 custom-enclosed JBL speakers, plus four dual 18” subwoofers, delivering 100 db of sound in the space. The gym’s Epicore Roof and Floor Deck Ceiling system provide a NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) rating of .95. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The A/V technology in the players’ lounge, locker room, gym, meeting, and taping rooms comprise one of the most impressive recruiting tools in college sports today. The size and scope of the video distribution system delivers nine cable feeds, four video games, an Oppo Blu-ray player, two Mac minis, plus a live feed from the football broadcast booth. Complex programming on the back end created easy and intuitive AMX controls, making audio and video access a breeze for the athletes—as well as providing simple editing and scouting tools for the coaching staff. In addition, a custom power and grounding system protects all of the audio/video gear throughout the facility.

Task Hours Client Interviews 36 Electronic Design and Engineering 84 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 36 Project Management 70 Pre-wire/Rough-in 160 Trim-out 195 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 50 Programming 160 Final Installation and Calibration 480 Client Instruction 6 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 32 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 22 Project Management by Others 0 Other Time 98 Describe Task: CAT Design/Calibration Total Hours to Complete 1429

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EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: 150.7 FD Qty: 10 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: S2 Qty: 4 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: 4.7

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: AMX Model#: MVP-8400

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: 6.7

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac mini

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: S4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac Pro Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad 2 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ATI Model#: ATI-1802 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: ATI Model#: ATI-1804 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Audio Control Model#: The Director D-3200 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: California Audio Technology (CAT) Model#: 250.7 FD

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crown Audio Model#: IT-9000 Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crown Audio Model#: XTi-4000 Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Digital Projection Model#: M-Vision Qty: 1 Manufacturer: DirecTV Model#: HR-24 Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Eaton Model#: RX 1000 RT2U Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Exact Power Core Model#: EP-CORE-25 Qty: 24 Manufacturer: Intelix Model#: AVO-A2-F

Qty: 24 Manufacturer: Intelix Model#: AVO-A2MINI-WP-F

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Panasonic Commercial Model#: TH-103PF10UK

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: iPort Model#: IW-2000

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: PureLink Model#: HCE-RX

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: JBL Professional Model#: AM5212/66

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: PureLink Model#: HDX II-RX

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Professional Model#: ASB7128

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: PureLink Model#: HDX II-TX

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Microsoft Model#: Xbox 360

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: PureLink Model#: MX-3600

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: MRK-4426

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Runco Model#: WindowWall 3x3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NAD Model#: T-775

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Samsung Model#: LN19C450E1D

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Newport Model#: G70REC

Qty: 9 Manufacturer: Scientific Atlantic Model#: Explorer 8300

Qty: 15 Manufacturer: Newport Model#: G85REC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: PS3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-93

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: AIM8 DT ONE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Panasonic Commercial Model#: TH-42PF20U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Symetrix Model#: 8x8DSP

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Panasonic Commercial Model#: TH-50PF20U

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Symetrix Model#: Jupiter 8

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Panasonic Commercial Model#: TH-65PF20U

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this project. A successful technology entrepreneur finds his mind continually brimming with ideas for new tech-based start-ups. In order to execute on several of his ideas simultaneously, he created unique live-work space in an industrial part of town to serve as an incubator for his business ideas. As a result of his own admittedly off-the-wall aesthetic tastes and a desire to create a space that gets the creative juices flowing, the owner hired an eccentric, yet noteworthy, designer to create an ultra-cool multi-use environment. The interior is comprised of everything from a unique office environment (reception area, work space, conference rooms, and presentation area) to trendy yet comfortable living space (living room, kitchen, bedroom, and den) to recreation and entertainment space (ping pong room, chill out room, and even a fully stocked pub). While creating functional space with a trendy and innovative décor was the primary objective, this audiophile, acknowledging that the space would be used often for parties and charity events, wanted all three levels to “rock.” The components chosen were to match the industrial aesthetic. Further, because the space would be used by employees, contractors, and visitors that come and go, the client requested simple app-based operation from mobile devices with access to a multitude of streaming audio sources, and specifically Spotify. What technical features are notable in the project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Because of this project’s objective of creating highly functional space with a heavy focus on interior design, available loudspeaker locations were not ideal; sonic performance would have been severely affected if room correction through advanced digital signal processing (DSP) had not been applied to all 13 listening zones.

from a small conversation pit to a very large bullpen area. On the third floor, the environment’s acoustical influence on sound characteristics and quality would have varied significantly from speaker position to speaker position. This challenge was overcome by using 21 full-range speakers, each of which were given an individual DSP and power amplifier channel, and four subwoofers located in the four corners of the space to suppress bass mode influences and utilize a DSP to flatten their combined low frequency response across the space. Using Time/Energy/Frequency (TEF) measurements along with extensive listening tests, we carefully developed a target curve using just one pair of full-range speakers in the most idealized listening location. This target curve was then used as the benchmark to which all of the full-range speakers within the space were equalized. Active filters within the DSPs were used to blend and crossover the full-range speakers to the subwoofers. Then, to accommodate the two distinct listening modes—daytime work environment and nighttime party/events— two overall selectable equalization curves were developed to facilitate listening at either background or foreground volume levels. A similar, but watered-down, approach was used in the presentation area, ping-pong room, and pub. Discuss the elements that make this project “special.” The unique multi-use environment (as described in the response to question A) makes this project special. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The unique method used to deploy a balanced audio system (described in the response to question B) makes this system worthy of recognition.

All audio zones were equipped with DSP, yet the third floor was the most demanding. The challenge was to provide uniform audio coverage throughout the space, comprised of everything

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: IRK-155-3B

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Oppo Model#: BDP-93

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: APC Model#: S20BLK

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-C

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: ASB7118

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: HST-3001

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-TX-201-C

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JBL Model#: BASSQ

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: PMC-1000

Qty: 13 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPad

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crown Model#: XLS2500

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Jensen Model#: ISO-MAX DM2-2RX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: RSC-0007

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Mac mini

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-2312CI

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Jensen Model#: SUB-IRR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Savant Model#: SSA-3000

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Ashly Model#: ne24.24m

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: AVR-3312CI

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-HDDA1X2

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL55EX710

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Client Provided Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Epson Model#: PowerLite Pro G5750WUNL

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: KD-HDDA1X3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL-55HX729

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Client Provided Model#:

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Extron Model#: DVI-D 35

Qty: 35 Manufacturer: Kordz Model#: EVS-HDMI

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL60EX700

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-8G-CONN-100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Extron Model#: DVI-D 50

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Logitech Model#:

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: KDL-65HX729

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-8G-Crimp

Qty: 61 Manufacturer: Focal Model#: Sib

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: MRK-4426

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen Model#: Custom

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-CBL-8G-NP-SP500

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Furman Model#: MP-20

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: WRK-44-27

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Velodyne Model#: MiniVee

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-TX-100

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Integra Model#: DTR-20.2

Qty: 14 Manufacturer: Muxlab Model#: 500028

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Briefly describe the objectives in creating this project. We wanted to provide our long-time partner with a unique feature that would help them stand out from their competition in their Spring 2012 show home. We wanted to be able to create something that no one had seen before, at least not on a scale like we were planning. What technical features are notable in the project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)? Instead of putting in a traditional home theater, we set out to create an “experience room”—code named Holodeck. Instead of the usual theater furniture and motif, the decor is that of an ultra-lounge, complete with nightclub lighting and a fog machine. To create an immersive “augmented reality” experience, we designed a system utilizing an incredibly bright and high-resolution Runco 1080P projector coupled with a custom Da-Lite RPM-rear projection dual-mirror system and rear projection screen surface that was able to offer a wall-sized screen (151”) with stunning picture quality. The room itself, although certainly capable of use for watching movies and sports, was designed for an augmented reality experience. Utilizing Microsoft’s Kinect hardware the room is the ultimate indulgence into next-generation gaming. The custommounted Kinect sensor just above the screen works beautifully for tracking player’s movements to give them control of the on-screen action. The 2700-watt speaker system is recessed into the ceiling and walls to offer the perfect “invisible” auditory complement to the visuals and provides a large play area. Using Elan’s g!, specialized sensors, and some conditional statements, a LaunchPort Shuttle with iPad 2 starts the room’s intense initialization sequence by mating to the magnetic on-wall LaunchPort without touching a single button. From here Kinect takes over with its voice and facialrecognition capabilities as well as skeletal tracking for complete control of the experience.

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Discuss the elements that make this project “special.” This system is special and stands apart from the usual integration because it utilizes out-of-the-box thinking from traditional home entertainment technology. This is an interactive room versus a passive one whose sole purpose is to entertain anyone and everyone. The computerized Chauvet LED lighting, the fog machine, the jaw-dropping sound, and sheer size of the screen makes it so much more than impressive. Standing front and center and controlling the action pushes one into a very unique experience. But even beyond the audio and video experience that sets the system apart, the lighting and fog machine create a new dimension for the experience, transforming the room into the Death Star or the dance club. What makes this system worthy of recognition? The system is worthy of recognition as it comes along in the middle of the explosive growth and demand for interactive gaming. This room demonstrates that this type of ultra-immersive entertainment experience is possible with affordable consumer technology and is attainable to a wide market. With the popularity of the Kinect system and its revolutionary technology, we can make that game or movie setting feel real, and even enhance TV watching by using gestures or voice for control. By breaking through the boundaries of traditional home theater, we demonstrate so much more of what can be experienced. Like golf? Play as Tiger Woods. Star Wars fan? Go to battle with Darth. Like to dance? Have a fullblown Dance Party, all while immersed in an environment that accentuates the experience. It is past the typical, “I know a guy with a theater like that,” or “I saw a theater that has a golden-age theater motif.” It is an experience room that will break the mold of what a typical theater or media room experience can offer. This is the room that will be the epicenter of the new thing to do on Saturday nights.

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Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elan Home Systems Model#: GPASL

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: RSH

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Tributaries Model#: 3HEC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Centralite Model#: Jetstream 3155000

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elan Home Systems Model#: GVSL

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Monitor Audio Model#: C265 LCR

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Qty: 70 Manufacturer: Elation Model#: Feet of Flex RGB Tape

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Please briefly describe your showroom, including what elements are being demonstrated. This showroom is all about experience.

The “master bedroom” is where we always hear, “Wow!” Separating the bedroom from the bathroom is Smart Glass that we use as a screen for the JVC projector. This glass can convert from transparent to the bedroom’s TV with the click of a single button.

The first contact the customer has with our products and our systems is from outside the showroom. The window display was transformed into a huge controller using a glass touchscreen. In this 1970s TV Room” the customer can control the antique TV, the lights, the blinds, and the music without entering the showroom. They’re hooked.

Inside the “bathroom” the Seura mirror converts into a TV whenever the customers step in. Distributed audio and CCTV cameras are available in every room.

Inside, we have the “game room” with a pool table as a desk. In this area we demonstrate our systems in a precise way—separating audio, video, lighting, security, and energy with Control4. Our Energy panel demonstrates how we measure and manage our consumption with help from eGauge and Eragy systems.

HVAC is integrated as well.

In the “bar” we have a TV that drops down from the ceiling to display a sports game or a concert with a couple of in-wall speakers.

What makes your showroom unique? This showroom is unique for many reasons. The customers can start using the system right away and do all the things that they would do at their own homes. They can control the system with the iPads, iPhones, and so on, watch a clip from a 3D movie, listen to high-end music, see a Smart Glass and a Mirror TV in action, use a security system, monitor energy and many other things.

All this can be controlled with a remote or with an iPad that rests on an iRoom motorized iPad dock. The “family room” has four different audio systems, all with B&W speakers and Harman/Kardon receivers: in-ceiling, bookshelves, ceiling-mounted, TV-mounted. It also has two video systems. The most impressive one is the JVC DLA-HDx90 3D projector that drops down with a motorized lift and projects into a 133” Draper screen. Behind the projection screen, we show a 60” LED by Sharp.

The rack is displayed as a piece of art between glass and lighting, which shows the customer the rack is not something to be afraid of and that not all racks are supposed to be a mess.

We have integrated some very impressive new technologies that are very difficult to find in any other showroom. The feeling of new technology is appreciated by anyone who enters the showroom. But most importantly, the customer can get a feel of what home automation is about.

The “library” was designed from an antique French library in Paris. In here, our customers can enjoy a glass of brandy while listening to a top-of-the-line 2.1 B&W and Classé audio system with N802s and CAM300s. A light scene is triggered whenever someone sits on the leather chair using a smart pressure sensor from Card Access.

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Please briefly describe your showroom, including what elements are being demonstrated. Opened in 2011, our new 20,000 square foot corporate headquarters and showroom is centrally located with easy highway access, featuring ample parking and massive windows across the front. The showroom is controlled by Crestron and uses their DigitalMedia™ network for distributed audio/video. Lighting control solutions by Lutron, Crestron, Control4, and Vantage, AMX digital signage, Crestron HVAC thermostats, and Honeywell security, fire, CCTV, and access control are all controlled from keypads, touchscreens, and iPads. The showroom area contains four lifestyle vignettes featuring different displays, speakers, components, and control options. We audition Savant, Control4, connected digital media and gaming, and a unique display where a queen-size bed silently slides from behind and beneath the LG 65” TV mounted in the entertainment cabinetry; proving to our guests there is a better use for their guest room! In our Blues-themed 2-Channel room, custom acoustical panels create a mural of Beale Street from the famous Memphis Blues District. What better atmosphere to audition B&W 802 Diamonds, powered by Classé? Windows viewing our Staging Room give guests a glimpse of our installation process while featuring the showroom’s racks. One feature all guests see is our “Wall of Fame.” This area displays our technicians’ certifications and national design awards, magazine covers, and numerous honors for both the Audio/Video and Security industries. Training and industry recognition build credibility when charging for design services. Commercial A/V is demonstrated in our Boardroom, Showroom, and Training Rooms. Our Boardroom features an automated NEC projector and Da-Lite screen, Lutron lighting and shade control, Tannoy speakers, and Crestron control system. The Showroom has Renkus-Heinz Speakers, wireless microphones, and digital signage. Our Training Room seats 35 people at desks or 100 in individual seats. Controlled by AMX, the room features a white board, an automated 130” Da-Lite screen, Sanyo projector, Hitachi Starboard interactive whiteboard, and SoundTube speakers.

What makes your showroom unique? One unique thing about our showroom is the innovative concept we created to build it! In collaboration with 20 specialty businesses, we built a 5000 square foot residence inside our showroom. It features a kitchen, butler pantry, wine cellar, bathroom, living room, hearth room, art gallery, recreation room, visual sports simulator, and dedicated theater room. This alliance made it possible for all of us to enjoy the benefits of a $2M showroom. We network, market, and actively promote design/build projects together while sharing expenses. Our showroom is unique because it is designed to proactively create design/build projects, which, in turn, creates custom audio/video and security sales. We market it as a fun place to host events, functions, meetings, and CEU credit training seminars for our partners and the public. Standout features include our wine room that features murals, wine storage, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls etched with the same design as the custom architectural iron entry gates. The central hall has a vaulted barrel ceiling that’s washed with colorful LED lighting, and it ends in our gallery area where we feature different artists monthly. The living room has a Stewart Silhouette projection screen that looks like a stylish valance light until the screen drops. B&W inceiling speakers and matching in-wall subwoofers create a stealth media room until the Crestron Control system dims the Lutron Radio RA2 lights, drops the screen, turns on the DPI projector, and closes the Lutron Venetian Blinds. The Visual Sports simulator features golf, football, soccer, hockey, baseball, and basketball, and it is our most popular display. Our theater features Crestron lighting and HVAC, B&W 800 series speakers, four B&W 15” subwoofers, Classé, Digital Projection Titan 3D Projector with TheaterScope lens, Kaleidescape, and a Stewart Cine-V masking screen. The Acoustic Innovations seating and a Lutron-operable curtain completes the room.

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Please briefly describe your showroom, including what elements are being demonstrated. We offer a unique showroom experience to our qualified potential and existing clients. Our showroom is a fully operational integrated home just minutes from our offices. The home is fully integrated with current technology and multiple control solutions and provides a hands-on, real-life integration experience with integration to our clients. The key elements of integration that are demonstrated include • Distributed audio system including 18 zones (including 2 outdoor zones), distributed by a Crestron Sonnex system. • Distributed video, built on a Crestron 16x16 DM system. • Multiple sources available through both the distributed audio and video systems including satellite TV, Apple TV, Kaleidescape movie server, Mirage 4-stream music server, AM/FM Radio and XM tuner. • CCTV security with integration of seven security cameras and access control with remote access and distribution on the TVs and touch panels in the home through DM Distribution, including an audio/video baby monitor integrated in the system. • Lighting control of more than 60 circuits inside and outside the home. The lighting control uses both wired and wireless options. • Lutron automated Venetian shades, black-out roller shades and drapery; integration with scene set-up and astronomical clock control. • Outdoor audio experience with an in-ground subwoofer and six landscape speakers. • HVAC control of five heating and three cooling zones in the home. • Intercom distribution through the showroom, using the touch panels and in-ceiling speakers. • Our custom GUI interface on multiple display options: 15”, 9”, and 6” Crestron touch panels, iPad and iPhone interface and handheld remote options. • Demonstration of additional features, such as fireplace control, phone call log display, weather and road report display. • Full 5.2 surround media room, which includes a 65” HD TV with five speakers built into a millwork display. The media room also demonstrates how lighting and shading control can transform a multipurpose room into an extreme theater experience.

What makes your showroom unique? Our showroom is unique as it provides our clients the opportunity to experience integration in a “real home” environment that they can relate to. Being the main floor of a home, demonstrating multiple aspects of integration in key rooms, the showroom helps our clients see how an integration solution could work for them. Our showroom is an integral part of our sales process that transforms technical drawings and discussion into a reality that clients can touch and feel the benefits of. We begin around the board room table in our production and design center, where we get an understanding of what our client is looking for. We can then walk them through the process we have established to ensure we can meet their objectives; this includes giving them a tour of our office and production and design facility. At this point we take them to our fully functioning demonstration home where they can experience all that we have been discussing. Our showroom is about a two-minute drive from the office, so it is an easy next step. The success of our showroom can be measured with a sale-closing rate of almost 100 percent when clients visit the showroom. We believe that being able to see a system set up in a home provides tangible benchmarks for sound quality, display sizes, and control options (keypads, touch panels, remote controls) that cannot be achieved through a traditional showroom setup. Our showroom provides us the invaluable opportunity to test and verify new technology and solutions prior to installing them in our client’s homes. We can provide tried and tested solutions to our clients and ensure our staff has had experience working with all of the products and technology that we provide to our clients.

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Please briefly describe your showroom, including what elements are being demonstrated. In our city, land is not very accessible. So when this mid-century home came on the market, we jumped at the opportunity of renovating it and making it a complete home showroom and entertainment space. The house is located in the most exclusive area in the city and is completely open; all rooms have direct access and view to the pool and patio area. The showroom is fully automated and centralized in an electronics closet, with three racks for audio, video, voice and data control, and alarm system with cameras and sensors placed strategically in the different areas. Flat-panel screens are displayed in all bedrooms, plus the family and kitchen area can access the content from the central system. Likewise, the intercom system is integrated, and the security can be accessed through every touchscreen, with cameras viewable in every room. The home theater consists of two THX 7.1 surround systems running in parallel. One is completely hidden behind acoustic panels and the other consists of cabinet speakers. Each system can share four different sources, including two different Blu-ray players, a video server, and a high-definition satellite receiver. All of this can be displayed via the high-definition DLP 1080P projector that projects high-quality images to a 133” 2:35 cinemascope screen with 16:9 masking. Cleverly, the audio consists in the whole-house system of eight zones, each accommodating different kinds of speakers and controls so that the customer can see the different options in a real, working environment.


All of the lighting has been programmed with different scenes, which are accessible from every single touchscreen in the house. Preprogrammed schedules help with energy savings. What makes your showroom unique? No other showroom with these characteristics exists in the city, where clients are welcomed into a fully automated, functional residence and guided through an immersive experience in each room. Of course, the showroom is worth seeing, whether you are buying furniture, equipment, or just want to see a cool home from a technology standpoint; there is plenty here to wow potential customers. The beauty of this symbiotic collaboration is that architects and designers who bring their clients to see the furniture often end up considering the entire home or media system of some sort, and those who come in to see electronics often consider the furniture on display in the showroom. As an added bonus, knowing the furniture well means that our crew is aware of the importance of matching the gear with the aesthetics We are located in the most exclusive residential area of the city. The architect in charge of remodeling the property, which was originally constructed in 1954, designed the spaces specifically for the showroom. The décor of the showroom is modern European style, with a minimalistic look and feel. It’s elegant and yet casual for the demands of today’s lifestyle. This is not just a showroom, but an actual functioning home that mimics exactly what a real-life experience might be like.

For lighting and shades, we followed a similar principle, allowing the customer to compare two lighting systems side by side. A conventional centralized wired system and a radio-frequency system. The shades and lighting systems work together to demonstrate to customers how important it is to manage artificial and natural light so they can understand in real time the savings that these systems can cause.

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Please briefly describe your showroom, including what elements are being demonstrated. Our showroom is a lifestyle showroom. We have a complete home automation system by Control4. The system integrates all lighting control, two zones of heating, four zones of music, four sources, a media room, and door locks. We have two mirror TVs set up—one large and one small. The TV s are completely hidden when off. Two complete media systems—one 50” flat panel hidden in a Life Design system where the speakers are the frame around the TV and subwoofer, and the electronics are all hidden in cabinet. The second media system again is all hidden—even the TV—when it’s off. It includes a Marantz receiver and Blu-ray player along with PSB Image series front speakers and ceiling speaker for rears.

We also have a dedicated theater with McIntosh Electronics, Platinum Monitor Audio speakers, and a 92” Stewart Filmscreen Sim2 projector. What makes your showroom unique? Everyone who comes in tells us, “Wow, this is a really cool place.” It showcases the various types of things we do as a company from basic audio and video to complete control of not only systems, but of the complete facility. Our showroom turns on in the morning at 9:00 a.m. and turns of automatically at the end of the day. This includes TVs, electronics, lights, HVAC (which goes into away mode), and outside music at the entrance.

All systems can be controlled with an in-wall touch panel, iPad, or iPhone.

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Please briefly describe your showroom, including what elements are being demonstrated. Our previous showroom was effective at displaying products, but not particularly effective at conveying the experience of what we do in our clients’ homes. In the past, the best way to demonstrate how a system could be integrated with the design of a home and improve the owner’s quality of life was to schedule a walkthrough of a previous installation in another client’s home. Not only was this approach inconvenient for our past customers, it also didn’t give us the ability to “simulate” different situations, such as times of day, events, and so on. In 2006, we decided it was time to build a facility that would enable us to accomplish several things. It would provide a level of credibility— only a highly skilled, well-organized, well-financed company could put something like this together. It would show off our technical skills and also our ability to integrate that technology with home design. It would showcase systems and concepts, not products. And finally, it would provide us with a venue for client events and seminars for designers, architects, and builders. In fact, we’ve even made this space available to our business partners for their own meetings and events. The design started with a sketch and a meeting with one of our area’s finest interior designers. We had a limited amount of space in which to accomplish a tremendous amount. We planned to include a kitchen, bathroom, conference room, living area, and theater/media room. At the time, we were getting feedback from several clients that they were not interested in dedicating space in the basement for a custom theater, but they would be interested in installing a better-than-average system in the family room. It was then that we decided it would be a

great use of the space to design a formal living room that could be demonstrated in multiple ways. We wanted to show the typical TV over the fireplace scenario with a twist—no visible components. We accomplished this by installing the television behind a Media Decor moving artwork system and the components inside of a custom cabinet. We also chose to install a high-end media system with a Runco video projection system, a motorized screen, and hidden speakers. The main speakers are concealed in a custom enclosure that is part of the built-in seating. The surround speakers are installed in custom manufactured “sculptures” in the rear of the room, and we installed a Velodyne in-wall subwoofer behind one of the chairs. Beyond the living room, we installed a complete presentation system in our conference room. This room was designed to resemble a dining room, so again, all of the components are concealed. This room is ideal for demonstrating music systems, media systems, and custom presentation systems, and for presenting our weekly educational seminars. What makes your showroom unique? Our new design center is the ideal venue for us to display virtually all of the products and services we offer. Lighting controls, motorized shading and draperies, energy management systems, climate controls, security and surveillance systems, motorized lifts and artwork, high-end audio and video systems, communication and data systems, lighting and electrical services, and custom controls are installed within this building. We can now custom tailor presentations to a variety of clients and generate increased interest in integrated systems.

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C C C ED ED ED IA IA IA SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE Sustainability is increasingly becoming a focal point for homeowner’s worldwide. These homes display top-notch integration.

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What equipment choices did you make to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle for the client? A Lutron QS system is used to control the LED and compact fluorescent lighting, motorized shades, and HVAC system. Motorized exterior solar screens are used to block heat before it can even get to the doors and windows. The Energy Detective (TED) is used to measure electrical consumption and solar generation. ClareHome automation system is used to control every aspect of energy-consuming devices in the home, including all entertainment systems, pool, water features, and even motorized doors, enabling the system to intelligently and automatically react to save energy. Although not currently available from the local utility provider, the system is ready for the “smart grid” that is beginning to roll out nationwide. The home sells excess solar power generation back to the utility, and when time of use billing and demand reduction credits are utilized, the home will already be able to shift consumption to low rate periods and take advantage of discounts offered for reducing consumption during peak demand periods. Explain your design philosophy for creating a sustainable lifestyle for the client. The architect and contractor have a heritage of designing and building energy-efficient homes, doing so long before it was popular. This home continues that tradition and enhances the energy savings through the use of technology. Unfortunately, current green building standards do not officially recognize the use of technology in rating systems (because the homeowner can choose not to use the features). The key to integrating technology into energy saving systems is to ensure that savings happen automatically so that the homeowner cannot “opt out.” We have found that in practice most of the green techniques used to save energy are actually features that homeowners value for convenience. We believe that is fundamental to ensure that energysaving practices are used. Identify what unique solutions from each of the five judging criteria you implemented in this project to ensure a sustainable lifestyle for the client. The unique design aspect of this system (beyond the foundation of providing control of major energy-consuming subsystems) is how information from one system is used to influence another. The following is a current list of features: • When the alarm system is armed in “away” mode, interior shades close, exterior solar screens close, temperature is adjusted and all entertainment systems, water features, and interior lights are turned off. • When the alarm system is armed in “vacation” mode, the system applies the “away” mode changes in addition to solar screens are left open in case of unexpected storms and the temperature set-point is adjusted for the longer vacancy period. • Vacancy sensors are installed in key rooms to automatically turn off lights.

• Light sensors automatically shut off lights when adequate daylight is available. • Leaving any exterior door open for more than two minutes disables the HVAC system in that area. • The homeowner can monitor power consumption and solar energy generation to see how living habits directly affect energy usage. • All exterior lighting is automatically dimmed to 30% after midnight and automatically turned off at dawn. • All lighting is LED or CFL and most fixtures are dimmable, including over 36 loads of recessed 0-10v LED fixtures. • A central vacuum system exhausts all debris to the outside • A motion-activated and timed garage exhaust fan evacuates vehicle exhaust from the garage after a car enters. What could your peers learn from this project? Energy saving features through the use of technology won’t become commonplace if they are optional or easily disabled. This is the key criteria that must be observed if technology is ever to be given credit for actually saving energy. The more professionals who design and implement quality solutions, the more value will be placed on these systems. Then it is more likely green rating systems will award points. Why do you think the project is award worthy? We worked hard to find every possible energy-saving technique based on the subsystem controls that were already a part of the plan. Little extra cost was added by enabling green features. Thoughtful design and creative use of the automation system achieved great results. Although many of the features are a by-product of a high-end automation and control system, the solutions employed here can and will trickle down to lower-cost systems. It will be important for electronic systems professionals to leverage and promote these types of solutions. Did/will this project achieve any green residential certifications (LEED, NAHB, Energy Star, etc.)? If yes, how did your contributions to the project assist the homeowner in achieving the certification requirements? The project was awarded the highest level of every certification available, including USGBC LEED-H “Platinum” certification, National Green Building Standard “Emerald” certification, U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star certified, Florida Green Building Coalition “Platinum” certification, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Designation, Florida Water Star “Gold” designation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor airPlus Qualified, and U.S. Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge qualified. Using technology to make a home green is a tricky proposition. Unfortunately, the rating systems award very few “points” for technology features. Our contributions, according to the green verifier, provided little contribution to the green ratings awarded because the points we were awarded in categories where the home had already exceeded the category limit. Professionals can demonstrate how technology can save energy and the rating systems will ultimately change to include technology.

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TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 6 Electronic Design and Engineering 29 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 4 Project Management 85 Pre-wire/Rough-in 286 Trim-out 199 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 22 Programming 80 Final Installation and Calibration 186 Client Instruction 4 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 0 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 20 Project Management by Others 30 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 951

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV Gen 2

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Qty: 3 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: 10018

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1DBH

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: iPod touch

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Qty: 2 Manufacturer: iPort Model#: 70092

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-PRO2HDREC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-SA-100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Draper Model#: AeroLift 50

Qty: 20 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: HDRJ3

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Atlona Model#: AT-HD4-V110SR

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-VA-100

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1GCB

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Key Digital Model#: HDRJ6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Canton Model#: CD 90 SB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-WF-200

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1KPNAV

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Leviton Model#: 5G596-C24

Qty: 500 Manufacturer: Carlon Model#: DH4XC

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CH-WR-1

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1XSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: LG Model#: 32LV2500

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: PAC522

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CS-MR-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1XEP

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Liberty Cable Model#: 14-4C-HT

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MSMU

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CV-C2-100L

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-M1XIN

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Liberty Cable Model#: 14-2C-HT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: RPAU

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CV-NA-SVR-1-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-SWB28

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Liberty Cable Model#: 12-4C-EX+-WHT

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Cisco Model#: SG200-26P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CV-MNT-8

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-SWS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CA-NA

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: IP2CC

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-950

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: CC-EBR-500

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Clare Controls Model#: IP2SL-P

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Elk Products Model#: ELK-150RT

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What equipment choices did you make to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle for the client? From the design stage, we planned on using equipment that allowed us the most energy savings along with the most flexibility for later programming in house energy “scenes” that automatically conserve energy. These items include a smart home system—Crestron MC3 with all digital amplification—digital theater amplifiers, smart TSTATs, snow melt and hot water recirculation energy-management control, lighting control (provided by electrician), and smart power conditioners that allowed us monitoring and extensive power management of large load components. Explain your design philosophy for creating a sustainable lifestyle for the client. The home must be comfortable while being more sustainable, and the efficiencies must be seamless and non-intrusive. Therefore, making the home sustainable must be designed into every aspect of the home from the beginning rather than being a slapped-on, artificial “solution” that’s developed at the end of the project. Secondly, this being a second home for the homeowner, there were significant opportunities to conserve energy while he and his family are out of town. We designed “Occupied” and “Unoccupied” modes for the home. These are simple button presses available from the customer’s iPads at all times, whether in the home or on the road. Lastly, we worked closely with the general contractor, HVAC and plumbing subcontractors, electrician, and other subcontractors to maximize the customer’s budget for sustainable, comfortable living. Everyone must work as a team to pull it off. Identify what unique solutions from each of the five judging criteria you implemented in this project to ensure a sustainable lifestyle for the client. Environment: The overall goal of this home is to reduce energy consumption and maximize the efficiency of the energy used. We see this goal as positively affecting the environment— by reducing electricity and natural gas consumption, the house is responsible for less greenhouse gas emission, it and puts a lighter load on the grid and other infrastructure, which further reduces its carbon footprint. Monitoring Systems/Feedback: We programmed global overview pages for lighting control, HVAC, and A/V so that, at a glance, the customer can see what energy is being consumed, and potential areas that can be turned off. There are 17 zones of HVAC, which enables us to turn down zones not being used at all. In a large house, that can be significant. With the snow load experienced by a house at 8,500’, there are large energy savings in smartly managing the driveway/deck snow melt systems. The homeowner uses his cameras to gauge snow levels and turn driveway heat on or off. He leaves his snow melt off, relying on the sun to melt any snow when he has the time to wait, which is most of the time.

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Power: We specified the most efficient amplifiers available for house music and theater speakers, the Crestron Sonnex and QSC commercial digital amplifiers. In addition, we are using SurgeX’s web-enabled power conditioner that enables us to monitor power consumption and automatically shut down unnecessary loads. When the house is completely empty, the “Unoccupied” mode automatically shuts off all non-critical loads on the distributed A/V system, and it sets back all TSTATs to an efficiency setting. Product Selection: The products we specified were specifically selected to maximize energy efficiency—from digital amplifiers to power conditioners that are controllable (for turning off loads), to smart thermostats that enable us to adjust the comfort environment based on a number of conditions. The electrical contractor recommended a lighting control system—Lutron in this case—that allowed them to set maximum lighting intensity to 90 percent, which increases the life of the lamp by four times and reduces consumption by nearly half. Innovation: We automated the energy savings of the home based on several criteria: whether someone is in the home or not, outside temperature, relative humidity, time of day, time of year. All of these data are entered into a matrix and the house is automated to take maximum advantage of the conditions. This requires a tremendous amount of coordination between trades and smart programming of the Crestron control system umbrella, but the result is undeniable. The general contractor said this home is at least 25% more efficient than homes without these features. The Unoccupied button sets all heating zones back to 60 degrees, except the garage, which is set back to 40 degrees. The lighting control system is set for minimal power consumption—most loads are turned off. All A/V is not only turned off, but power is completely cut to amplifiers and non-critical components such as satellite receivers, the music system, and so on. What could your peers learn from this project? Everything counts when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability. Having the mindset up front and involving the other trades maximizes buy-in by others, and therefore the success of the system. Also, make the sustainability invisible or extremely easy to operate. Why do you think the project is award worthy? This project was planned from start to finish to maximize efficiency and, by having the other trades on board, we largely achieved what we set out to do. The house is very efficient without any input from the homeowner, yet still comfortable and attractive. Did/will this project achieve any green residential certifications (LEED, NAHB, Energy Star, etc.)? If yes, how did your contributions to the project assist the homeowner in achieving the certification requirements? Haven’t applied yet, but will apply for Energy Star and LEED.

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entry SL2 TIME AND EXPERTISE Task Hours Client Interviews 3 Electronic Design and Engineering 16 Proposal and System Documentation Preparation 8 Project Management 16 Pre-wire/Rough-in 120 Trim-out 160 Shop Time for Racking and Testing 16 Programming 100 Final Installation and Calibration 40 Client Instruction 3 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Your Company 16 Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others 40 Project Management by Others 480 Other Time 0 Total Hours to Complete 1018

EQUIPMENT LIST Qty: 1 Manufacturer: APC Model#: BH500NET

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-HBLOCK

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-THSTAT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: BDP DigitalMedia 8G

Qty: 5 Manufacturer: APC Model#: P74MP4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-RTHS

Qty: 12 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-TSTAT

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: Cresnet 100

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: APC Model#: PR11T3V5

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-SPWS300

Qty: 18 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-8G-CONN-100

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Dynaudio Model#: Contour S5.4

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: Apple TV

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CBL-HD-12

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMC-HD-DSP

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dynaudio Model#: Contour SCX

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Apple Model#: M9470LL/A

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CBL-HD-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DMCO-55

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Dynaudio Model#: IP-24 In-wall

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Autonomic Model#: MMS-2 Mirage

Qty: 11 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CBL-HD-6

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-MD8x8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Gefen Model#: GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: CMA-115

Qty: 8 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CBL-PRO-XLR-2

Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: DM-RMC-100-C

Qty: 3 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: CX254

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: MPWUB

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-IDOCV-PWE-W

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: IDOC-PAD-DSC

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: James Loudspeaker Model#: SPL39LCR-AL

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Chief Model#: Swing LG - Thin

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-RFGW-EX-PWE

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MC3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: JL Audio Model#: F112-SATIN

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Codale Model#: 110 Data Port

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CEN-SWPOE-24

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: MTX-3

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: ABAR-1

Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-RTHS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: SWAMP-24x8

Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: C2N-DB12

Qty: 6 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: CHV-RTS

Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Crestron Model#: SWAMPE-8

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