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Control4 Put to Test in Huge N.C. Home
This large-scale Fayetteville, N.C., home features 16 zones of audio, 12 locations for high-def video and lots of automation seamlessly integrated.
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FINALIST: Best Home of the Year
October 20, 2009 by Arlen Schweiger

A new-construction, high-tech project can pretty much go in any direction. This one went big.

But the results are a seamless blend of A/V, automation and decor-friendliness that suits these North Carolina homeowners well. “The project was a design build concept for integration in a new construction home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The technical elements of the project include a dedicated theater room, whole house sound, high-definition video distribution, intercom, telecom, network connectivity, access control, alarm system, lighting control and automation for hearing impaired residents,” says Mark Lynch, president of Quality Sound and Video, which outfitted the large home.

The automation is centered around Control4 touchpanels and controllers, which helps control the 16 zones of audio and 12 locations with TVs, notes Lynch. One of those rooms is a dedicated theater that features a high-performance JVC projector with a Da-Lite Cinema Vision fixed frame screen. The surround-sound system features a Yamaha 7.1 surround processor and Yamaha SOAVO speaker systems.

Control4 amplification and switching commands the whole-house sound system, and each zone is controlled by a wall-mounted Control4 color touchpanel. The speakers used throughout the residence are a combination of JBL and Elan products.

The high-definition video distribution system is based around the Audio Authority Aviatrix matrix switcher featuring six inputs and individual outputs to 12 TV locations, says Lynch. In addition to DVR cable boxes, sources include a 400-disc DVD media server and a 1080p movie-on-demand VUDU box. Main flat-panel displays are Panasonic professional series in 42 and 50 inch sizes, while smaller LCDs in secondary rooms are Sharp 120Hz AQUOS series.

Intercom and telecom systems are accomplished using a Panasonic digital hybrid key switching unit. “A relay contact from the door phone board is used with an InterTel Encore Voltage trigger contact closure to inform the automation system of incoming door phone or telephone calls,” explains Lynch. “When incoming calls are received a custom announce module prints a message on those displays that are active and flashes the lights in those rooms where displays are not active contingent upon time of day and other programmed conditions.” The home is on a large rural lot with a motorized entrance gate that’s commanded by a Control4 controller in conjunction with the Panasonic intercom system. Ethernet extenders to provide connectivity over 500-plus-foot distance to the gate.

Network connectivity throughout the home works in both wireless and wired formats using Linksys by Cisco POE gigabit switches and wireless N routers and access points. The Apex Destiny panel provides the backbone for the alarm system which is accessible on all wall mounted color touchpanels throughout the home. And for good measure, Control4 lighting controllers provide control and operation of virtually every lighting load too in this truly illuminated residence. 

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Arlen Schweiger - Contributor, Electronic House Magazine
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com and Electronic House magazine.

Installer/Equipment List

Systems Design & Installation
Quality Sound & Video
Fayetteville, N.C.
www.qualitysoundandvideo.com

Equipment
ELECTRONIC SECURITY & FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
1 Apex Destiny 6100 Panel
2 Apex 16 Zone Hardwired Expansion Board
1 Apex Digital Touchpad
1 Apex 16 Channel Wireless Bridge
1 Apex RS232 Integration Module
2 Apex 4 Button Control Keyfob
4 Concealed Door Sensor
1 Concealed Double Door Sensor
6 Overhead Door Contact
2 Concealed Magnetic Sensor
6 40x90 IR Motion Detector
9 Sentrol Flush Mount Glassbreak Detector
3 Low Profile Photoelectric Smoke Detector
3 Rate of Rise Heat Detector
3 Carbon Monoxide Detector
2 Interior Voice/Siren Speaker

802-11-G/N INFRASTRUCTURE
1 ELAN-E36 36” SW Enclosure
1 ELAN-C36H Hinged Cover for E36
1 DHD-WRT54G LINKSYS Wireless G Series 4 Port Router
3 DHD-WAP54G LINKSYS Access Point 2.4Ghz
1 Linksys-SGE2000P 24 Port 10/100/1G POE Ethernet Switch
1000 WestPenn-4245 Category 5e Unshielded Twisted 4 Pair Wire

THEATER ROOM
1 JVC-DLA-RS1U 1080P 15000:1 Contrast Ratio DILA HDMI Projector
1 ProjW-980 Projector Ceiling Mount
1 BINARY-B4HDMI10 B4 Series HDMI Cable 10 Meter
1 DALITE-78689 120” Diagonal Cinema Vision “Perm-Wall” Screen
2 Yamaha-SOAVO1BL Main L/R Theater Speaker System
1 Yamaha-SOAVO900C Center Channel Speaker System
4 Yamaha-SOAVO900M Rear Surround Speaker System
1 Yamaha-SOAVO900S Powered Sub Woofer
1 Yamaha-RXV2700BL AV Receiver THX/Network Ready
1 C4-TSM-10.51-B Wireless Touch Screen - 10.5”
1 C4-TSM-10.5TC1-B Touch Screen Table Dock - 10.5”
2 Control4-LDZ101W Wireless Dimmer - White

GAME ROOM
1 PAN-TH50PHD9UK Panasonic 50” HD Plasma Display
1 Panasonic- Speaker Pair for Panasonic TH50 Plasma
TWSP50P8WK
1 SNA-D3T-BLK Plasma Wall Mount
1 BINARY-B2COMP1 B2 Series Component Video Cable 1 Meter
1 Audio Authority-9878 Component/Audio/IR to CAT5 Wallplate
300 WestPenn-4245 Category 5e Unshielded Twisted 4 Pair Wire
100 WestPenn-841 RG6/U Type coaxial cable
2 Atlas-HT825W 8” 2 Way In Wall/Ceiling Speaker System (Pair)
2 Atlas-HP8WA Rough In Kit for 825W
200 WestPenn-225 16AWG Twisted Pair Speaker Wire
1 ELAN-SWDPW Phone/Data Wall Plate - White
1 Panasonic-KXT7731 24 Button Desk/Wall Telephone (White)
1 Panasonic-KXT7885 Cordless Proprietary Key Phone
2 Control4-LDZ101W Wireless Dimmer - White
1 C4-AVM-HTC1-B Home Theater Controller
1 C4-TSE-3.8C1-W Ethernet Mini Touch Screen - White
1 Control4-AC-NWB3.8-G Mini TS Wall Box - New Const.

GREAT ROOM
1 PAN-TH50PH9UK 50’ HD Plasma Display
1 Panasonic- Speaker Pair for Panasonic TH50 Plasma
TWSP50P8WK
1 Omni-PLADUM1 Plasma Adaptor Mounting Plate
1 Omni-PLASMACL Articulating Mount for 26-50” Plasma (rqrs UM1 Plate)
4 JBL-CONTROL 25 Weatherproof 2 Way Monitor Speaker w/mount
1 Yamaha-RXV661 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver 630W, 90W
per channel
1 BINARY-B2COMP1 B2 Series Component Video Cable 1 Meter
1 Audio Authority-9878 Component/Audio/IR to CAT5 Wallplate
400 WestPenn-4245 Category 5e Unshielded Twisted 4 Pair Wire
100 WestPenn-841 RG6/U Type coaxial cable
1 Yamaha-YSTSW325 QD-Bass 170W Powered Subwoofer
400 WestPenn-225 16AWG Twisted Pair Speaker Wire
1 C4-AVM-HTC1-B Home Theater Controller
1 ELAN-SWDPW Phone/Data Wall Plate - White
1 Panasonic-KXT7731 24 Button Desk/Wall Telephone (White)
4 Control4-LDZ101W Wireless Dimmer - White

VERANDA & REAR LIGHTING
4 JBL-CONTROL 26C Ultra High Performance Ceiling Speaker
600 WestPenn-225 16AWG Twisted Pair Speaker Wire
1 C4-TSE-3.8C1-W Ethernet Mini Touch Screen - White
1 Control4-AC-NWB3.8-G Mini TS Wall Box - New Const.
3 Control4-LDZ101W Wireless Dimmer - White
1 Control4-LSZ-101-W Wireless Switch (white)
150 WestPenn-4245 Category 5e Unshielded Twisted 4 Pair Wire

GUEST ROOM 1
2 JBL-CONTROL 26C Ultra High Performance Ceiling Speaker
200 WestPenn-225 16AWG Twisted Pair Speaker Wire
1 C4-TSE-3.8C1-W Ethernet Mini Touch Screen - White
1 Control4-AC-NWB3.8-G Mini TS Wall Box - New Const.
1 ELAN-SWPCW Coax/Data Wall Plate
100 WestPenn-841 RG6/U Type coaxial cable
1 ELAN-SWDPW Phone/Data Wall Plate - White
1 Panasonic-KX-T2322 FEature Phone w/Auto Dial
1 Control4-LDZ101W Wireless Dimmer - White

GUEST ROOM 2
2 JBL-CONTROL 26C Ultra High Performance Ceiling Speaker
200 WestPenn-225 16AWG Twisted Pair Speaker Wire
1 C4-TSE-3.8C1-W Ethernet Mini Touch Screen - White
1 Control4-AC-NWB3.8-G Mini TS Wall Box - New Const.
1 ELAN-SWPCW Coax/Data Wall Plate
100 WestPenn-841 Thanks for requesting this proposal from
1 ELAN-SWDPW Phone/Data Wall Plate - White
1 Panasonic-KX-T2322 FEature Phone w/Auto Dial

OFFICE
1 Panasonic-TC26LX60 26” HD LCD TV
1 SNA-D2T 23” - 37” Tilt Wall LCD Mount
1 ELAN-MC650C 6.5” Indoor/Outdoor, Ceiling Speaker Pair
200 WestPenn-225 16AWG Twisted Pair Speaker Wire
1 C4-AVM-HTC1-B Home Theater Controller
1 Audio Authority-9878 Component/Audio/IR to CAT5 Wallplate
400 WestPenn-4245 Category 5e Unshielded Twisted 4 Pair Wire
100 WestPenn-841 RG6/U Type coaxial cable
1 ELAN-SWDPW Phone/Data Wall Plate - White
1 Panasonic-KXT7731 24 Button Desk/Wall Telephone (White)

KITCHEN, NOOK & HEARTH ROOM
1 Panasonic-TH42PX60U 42” Panasonic HD Plasma TV
1 Omni-PLADUM1 Plasma Adaptor Mounting Plate
1 Omni-PLASMACL Articulating Mount for 26-50” Plasma (rqrs UM1 Plate)
1 BINARY-B2COMP1 B2 Series Component Video Cable 1 Meter
1 Audio Authority-9878 Component/Audio/IR to CAT5 Wallplate
300 WestPenn-4245 Category 5e Unshielded Twisted 4 Pair Wire
100 WestPenn-841 RG6/U Type coaxial cable
6 JBL-CONTROL 26C Ultra High Performance Ceiling Speaker
600 WestPenn-225 16AWG Twisted Pair Speaker Wire
1 ELAN-SWDPW Phone/Data Wall Plate - White
1 Panasonic-KXT7731 24 Button Desk/Wall Telephone (White)
1 Panasonic-KXT7885 Cordless Proprietary Key Phone
8 Control4-LDZ101W Wireless Dimmer - White
8 Control4-LSZ-101-W Wireless Switch (white)
1 C4-AVM-HTC1-B Home Theater Controller
1 C4-TSE-3.8C1-W Ethernet Mini Touch Screen - White
1 Control4-AC-NWB3.8-G Mini TS Wall Box - New Const.

PLAYROOM
1 Panasonic-TH42PH11UK 42” HD Plasma TV w/HDMI Inputs
1 Panasonic- Companion Speaker System for 42” Plasma
TYSP42P8WK
1 SNA-D3T-BLK Display Wall Mount 36” to 61”
1 Audio Authority-9979 Cat 5 HDTV Receiver - Single Gang Decora
1 Control4-HC200EB HD Small Format Zigbee Controller
300 WestPenn-4245 Category 5e Unshielded Twisted 4 Pair Wire


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