Tropical Abode Thunders with Technology
This Hawaii home includes 32 zones of streaming media, plus touchscreen control in every room.
FINALIST: Best Home of the Year
November 12, 2009 by Arlen Schweiger

It’s not enough that this Balinese-style home is located in the paradise known as Honolulu. We get to be envious of its sunny home electronics systems too.

That’s because custom electronics professional iDesigns by Michael outfitted the tropical home with 32 zones of streaming media, and full access and control of all systems from touchscreens in every room.

“The home is open and inviting, enticing guests to savor the Balinese style and the rich woodwork that surrounds you throughout the home,” says iDesigns principal Michael Avery.

The home features integrated systems such as IP Entertainment, Integrated Touchscreen Control, Architectural Lighting, Home Theater, Pool Control, Security, Surveillance Video, Access Control, HomeLAN and Climate Control. Manufacturers whose products were incorporated included: AMX, NetStreams, SpeakerCraft, Vantage Controls, GE Security, OnQ, Audio Control, Furman, Middle Atlantic, Siedle, Marantz, Axonix, RTI, Dedicated Micros, Panasonic, Liberty, Leviton, Chief Mfg, Nexus, Samsung and PDR.

NetStreams serves up much of the IP media goodness, while AMX and Vantage combine to make the main automation and lighting controls convenient, hassle-free and tied together.

“This is a very advanced all IP home that supports the active lifestyle of the owners without being overly obtrusive or gadgety,” Avery says. “The controls are intuitive, making the complex systems very easy to use. The systems are totally integrated into the home and the owners lifestyle. From the RFID reader at the front gate to the iPod dock in the Outdoor Kitchen, everything was designed to complement and enhance the high style live/work environment designed by the owners.”

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

Installer/Equipment List

Systems Design & Installation
iDesigns by Michael
Honolulu, Hawaii

Vantage Controls Lighting 1 IC-36 Infusion Controller - 36V Station Bus
Vantage Controls Lighting 1 RFE1000 RadioLink Enabler - Adds Radio Capabilities to Existing Systems
Vantage Controls Lighting 8 ED4008-120 Electronic Dimming Module 120V
Vantage Controls Lighting 35 KS11MG Keypad Station
Vantage Controls Lighting 1 IPE1000-P IP Enabler w/Portal
Vantage Controls Lighting 1 CR1000RF-KIT Rack Mount RadioLink C-Box Controller
Vantage Controls Lighting 25 DS11PG Scenepoint Dimmer
Vantage Controls Lighting 10 SR11PG Scenepoint Relay
AMX 5 MVP-8400i Modero Viewpoint 8.4” Wireless Touch Panel
AMX 6 NXD-1000vi 10” Widescreen Color Video Wall Mount Touch Panel
AMX 1 NI-4100 NetLinx Integrated Controller
AMX 5 MVP-TDS Tabletop Docking Station
AMX 1 NXA-WAP250G 802-11g Wireless Access Point
Dedicated Micros DVR 1 DS2PD16160 Network DVR w/160GB Storage
Panasonic 10 WV-NW474S Network Dome Camera
Axonix 1 MediaMax Media Server w/1000 GB of storage
Axonix 1 MediaDeck4 Satellite Media Player
NetStreams 5 AP500 Audio Port - 1-gang wall module with preamp audio input and output, and IR emitter output for emitter; Pro version.
NetStreams 32 SL250 SpeakerLin X - IP-based networked audio device w 2 x 50 watts Dual Digital Amplifier, built-in web server, and EIM interface.
NetStreams 6 MLA101 MediaLin X - Audio IP-based networked audio device; converts and administers audio/control for (1) legacy source and native audio streams
NetStreams 6 MLAV MediaLinX AV - Audio/Video IP-based network device
NetStreams 1 VL100 ViewLinx - Video IP-based network device
NetStreams 6 PANVP700 Video Port w/IR
NetStreams 32 KL200 10-button KeyLinX Enhanced Keypad: 1-gang, 10-key keypad with LEDs to indicate level of volume, LED’s for future monitor mod, built-in microphone & speaker
NetStreams 32 MKSL220 SpeakerLin X In-wall Mounting Plate: In-wall kit for mounting a 2-gang SpeakerLinX module into a backless two-gang box or drywall ring.
NetStreams 2 SW1124 48-port SwitchLin X - IGMP enabled, multicasting, non-blocking, managed, Ethernet switch designed specifically for handling the high demands of networked audio/video
NetStreams 6 PL750 750 Watt PowerLinX Power Suppy - Rack-mount, 8-channel power supply; 120/240VAC 50/60 Hz input, 28 VDC - 750 watts of output
NetStreams 2 DX100 DoorLinX IP-Based Doorbell / Intercom Module: Electronics for Doorbell / Intercom main unit. Includes speaker, microphone, and StreamNet board
APC 1 S10BLK APC AV 1KVA S Type Pwr Conditioner/UPS, BLACK
GE Security 2 60-606-319.5 4 button Crystal Keyfob Control
GE Security 1 NX848KIT NX-8 Kit with NX-148E Keypad & Transformer - Kit includes NX-8 panel, NX-148E LCD keypad, 16.5 VAC, 40 VA transformer.
GE Security 40 1075W-M Sentrol 3/8” Dia. Recessed Press Fit Contact with Wire Leads, Wide Gap, Brown - Heavy duty housing resists crushing. 1 foot, #22 wire leads. 1 1/4” gap size
GE Security 1 13-454 Interior Speaker - Recess Mount - 8-ohm–15W RMS with 20W peak. (Not investigated by U.L.)
GE Security 1 240-COE ESL SafeAir™ Carbon Monoxide Alarm - 12 V DC; commercial or residential UL listing; self-diagnostic; test/hush button.
GE Security 4 429CST ESL Self-Diagnostic Photoelectric 2-Wire Smoke Detector w/Heat Sensor and Sounder, 12/24 VDC - Low profile design
OnQ Technologies 1 363484-02 1 x 12 Basic Telecom Module
OnQ Technologies 1 364522-01 2x16 Enhanced Video Module
OnQ Technologies 1 364259-01 Caddx Mounting Plate
Leviton 1 TBD 14” Modular Enclosure w/WebCam Interface Modules & Power Supply
OnQ Technologies 1 364363-01 Modular Enclosure door - 42” - Premium/Hinged
OnQ Technologies 1 364448-02 4 Port 10/100 Router/Switch
OnQ Technologies 2 364711-01 Wireless Access Point
OnQ Technologies 10 364298-02 AnyPort High-Performance “F” Insert, Light Almond
OnQ Technologies 10 364288-02 AnyPort RJ25 Jack Insert, Light Almond
OnQ Technologies 10 364289-02 AnyPort RJ45 Jack Insert, CAT 5E, Light Almond
OnQ Technologies 10 364311-02 4 Port Hide-A-Port Outlet, Light Almond
Marantz 5 IS201 iPod Dock
SpeakerCraft 24 ASM93871 AIM8 One Ceiling Mount Speakers (pr)
SpeakerCraft 6 ASM96810 8.1DT Ceiling Mount Speakers Dual Voice Coil (ea)
SpeakerCraft 2 TBD Garden Speakers
Velodyne 2 SC-IWP In-Wall Subwoofer/Amplifier Package
Siedle 1 TBD Gate Entry Package
Siedle 1 TBD Residential Biometrics Package
PanelCrafters 4 TBD Custom Termination Panels

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