Big Rebuild Gives Owners New Respect for Home Automation
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Outdoor Kitchen

A total of almost 18,000 feet of fiber is able to carry multiple streams of high-definition video to whichever displays the homeowners select by touching the appropriate icons on their AMX touchpanel or iPad. A fiber-optic video distribution system doesn’t come cheap, but Dohman says it definitely prepares the house for any type of technology that comes its way. “Currently, the most common video resolution is 1080p, but 4K is coming, and the cabling and switcher are there ready to handle it. The owners can just update their displays and they’ll be able to distribute 4K content to any and all TVs, just as they do 1080p now.” Another advantage: If and when the homeowners add TVs to the outbuildings on their property, the fiber-optic cabling will be able to easily pipe clear, crisp video to the far reaches of the yard. “I tried out a TV in their shed a half-mile away from the house and the video quality was as perfect as if the TV was right next to the equipment,” says Dohman.




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Big Rebuild Gives Owners New Respect for Home Automation