Full Home Integration Made in the Shade
This large-scale install includes Crestron automation to tie everything together, including raising and lowering lots of shades, and the projector and screen in the media room.
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FINALIST: Best Home of the Year
September 01, 2009 by Arlen Schweiger

Custom electronics professionals (CE pros) are also called “integrators” for a reason, as they can tie together myriad A/V systems, automation and more into one large, seamless home ecosystem.

When New York-based ADR Media Integrators was discussing the possibilities for this home, no matter what would eventually be installed, that was the foremost concern. “The mandate from the client was simple: Make it all work together,” says ADRMI’s Craig Dunnells.

And when we say “all” we’re not kidding, Dunnells adds. The large-scale installation includes integration of 16 zones of audio, seven zones of video, a dedicated media room (with both front projection and a flat-panel display), security cameras (controllable from any zone), whole-house lighting, shade-control, broadband internet access, gaming systems (including Wii and XBox 360), remote content accessibility (including Sling devices), iPod, HVAC and pool/spa control, etc.

“Pretty much everything but the kitchen sink,” he says. The kitchen sink might not be included, but bathroom TVs are integrated like everything else.

ADRMI went with home automation provider Crestron “to get the job done and ensure ‘mission-critical’ operation and rock-solid performance.”

That not only meant that everything could work together, but controls such as touchpanels would give the homeowner convenient and quick access to all of the subsystems—like that media room where the shades need to draw, the screen needs to drop down over the TV, the projector needs lowering and the electronics have to be fired up.

Of course, once the project got rolling, and the owner realized all of the possibilities, the job continued to grow. “It seemed as though every time we were close to completing this project,” says Dunnells, “a new idea was spawned: ‘Can I control this piece of equipment this way?’ or ‘Can I control my spa and pool, as well?’ “

ADRMI’s lead technician and programmer “went with the flow” to keep things moving in the right direction and handle changes thrown at them, says Dunnells.

Make it all work? No problem!

A screen will descend over this display:

While the projector and shades lower:

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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
ADR Media Integrators
Sea Cliff, N.Y.
www.adrmi.com

Equipment
Pioneer Elite Pro151FD
Peerless SF670P
Mitsubishi FL-7000LU and OL-X500SZ
Chief RPA-023
Marantz SR6001
Boston Acoustics VRiSub82
Boston Acoustics SA1
Crestron TPMC-8X
Crestron TPMC-8X-DS
Netgear Wireless N Switch
Sony BDP-S300
Crestron CLS-C6W
Scientific Atlanta 8350HD
Apple TV
Apple Mac Mini
Gefen EXT-DVI-2-RGBSS
Slingbox PRO-HD
Nintendo Wii
Microsoft XBOX 360
Crestron AV2
Crestron C2ENET-1
Crestron C2N-SPWS300
Crestron C2N-HBLOCK
Crestron CNX-PVID8X4
Crestron CNX-BIPAD8
Crestron CNX-PBAR4
Crestron CNAMPX-16X60
Crestron C2N-TXM
Crestron CEN-IDOC
Crestron CNXHUB
Marantz CC4001
Panamax M5100-PM
Panamax M1500-UPS
Scientific Atlanta 4250HD (11)
Middle Atlantic SRSR-13
OmniMount RSF
Worldeye WAVC-785
Key Digital KD-CDA6
Crestron TPS-6LW-T
Crestron WMKT-6L
Samsung LN22A451
Peerless SA730P-S
Niles RCA-HT (9)
Niles MS210-WHT
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Samsung LN40###0
Peerless ST640P
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Pioneer Elite Pro111FD
Peerless SF660P
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Scientific Atlanta 8350HD
Crestron CNXRMCLV
Crestron TPMC-4XG
Netgear Wireless N Access Point
ProConnect 50HDMI-AP
Gefen ADA-DVIM-2-HDMIF
Samsung LN37###0
Peerless SA745PU-S
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Pioneer Elite Pro111FD
Peerless SF660P-S
Peerless ST660P-S
Samsung BD-P1500
Crestron TPS-4L
Crestron WMKT-4L
Crestron CEN-IDOC
Key Digital KD-CDA3
Scientific Atlanta 8250HD
Scientific Atlanta 8250HD
Crestron CNXRMCLV
Crestron TPMC-4XG
Crestron TPMC-4XG-DS
Netgear Wireless N Access Point
Slingbox PRO-HD
Netgear 4-port Switch
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Samsung LN22A451
Peerless SA730P-S
Niles MS210-WHT
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Samsung LN37###0
Peerless SF640P
Samsung BD-P1500
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Samsung LN37###0
Peerless SF640P
Samsung BD-P1500
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Samsung LN37###0
Peerless SF640P
Samsung BD-P1500
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Samsung LN37###0
Peerless SF640P
Samsung BD-P1500
Crestron ML-600
Crestron CNRFGWA-418
Crestron CNXRMCLV
Crestron C2N-DBF12
Samsung LN40###0
Peerless SF640P
Samsung BD-P1500
Crestron TPS-4L
Crestron WMKT-4L
Crestron CEN-IDOC
Gefen EXT-AUD-1000-R
Crestron CNXRMCLV
Crestron ML-600
Crestron CNRFGWA-418
Samsung LN52###0
Peerless SF660P
Marantz SR6001
Samsung BD-P1500
Slingbox PRO-HD
Nintendo Wii
Microsoft XBOX 360
Boston Acoustics DSi495
Velodyne Impact-10
Apple Mac Mini
Gefen EXT-DVI-2-RGBSS
Samsung LN37###0
Peerless SF640P
Samsung BD-P1500
Peerless SF640P
Samsung BD-P1500
Sonance XTR
SunBriteTV SB-3220HD
SunBriteTV SB-WM32
SunBriteTV SB-DC322
Crestron CNRFGWA
Crestron CNXRMCLV
Crestron ML-600
Sonance CRK20-G
Crestron WPR-48
Speco VL-11
Speco PSW-5
Panasonic Call Box with Camera
Finish Installation Labor
Direct Burial 14/4 Speaker Cable
Crescat Cable
RGBHV (Mini Coax)
Crestron Programming
Design Documents
Interconnect Package
Installation Parts
Sling Media Sling Catchers
DVDO Edge 101
Crestron ML-600
Crestron CLW-DIM1RF
Crestron CLW-DIMS1RF
Crestron CLW-SLVD1RF
Crestron CLW-SWS1RFWS
Crestron CLW-SLVS1RFWS
Crestron TPMC-8X-BTPE
Crestron CHV-TSTATRF
Crestron C2N-MNETGW
Speco VL-562SD - Ceiling Mount Color Camera
Speco VL-572PIR - Color Camera in PIR Housing (3)
Apple Wireless Keyboards (2)
Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse (2)


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