This winning whole-home integration was an upgrade, retrofitting a house whose systems were ten years old. Those upgrades included distributed audio and 4K video — and consistent functionality across eight different types of user interfaces. The main layout of the system is a “Quick Pick” feature designed by Atlantic Control Technologies’ in-house Crestron programmer that matched precisely the client’s specifications. This allows the user to pick up any device in the home and use it in the same way as any other.
Also included in the home’s systems are streaming audio via an Autonomic system (and local room inputs), an outdoor audio system utilizing Sonance Sonarray, a pool Pentair system (complete with Crestron-controlled heater, lights, and fountain feature), Lutron lighting and shades, a Panasonic telephone system (including door phone cameras), and an HD IP security camera system.
One of the most impressive things about this job: It brilliantly illustrates how a retrofit can be done efficiently when a home was previously wired with future upgrades in mind. As for the challenges presented by the project: Atlantic Control Technologies had to make doubly sure that the entire signal path in the home was 4K-compatible.