The client for this project has a pretty interesting hobby: he’s quite a stargazer. As the team from Service TECH, Inc. tells us, this integration “utilizes a fully automated dome observatory with a high-powered telescope. With a push of a touch panel setting, the entire house turns ‘red’- (a hue for optimal viewing using Ketra’s color technology). The client can then send the hi-resolution imagery of the night sky to his PC for capture or over to his Sony 4K Dolby Atmos Theater for viewing large on the 120-inch Black Diamond screen.” Translation: the lighting in the whole house can be set so it doesn’t interfere with his nighttime hobby, and he can send what he’s seeing to multiple video displays.
As for the rest of the home, the integrator goes on to tell us, quote, “This 16,000 square foot space comes fully equipped with Crestron cabling armed with DM 4K video switching, a Swamp 24 by 8 multi-room audio system and two more eight-zone audio expanders.” Again, in non-tech speak: Video and audio can be sent all over the home at the touch of a button.
Now on to the control interfaces: “All 13 touch panels located throughout the house can also access audio and video control for any room.
“Climate control, security, cameras, pool/spa, intercom, and lighting control are also accessible via each panel. Seven HVAC controls are hidden in the AV closet and accessorized with remote temperature sensors.”
It’s all impressive, but CEDIA’s judges were most of all taken with the incredible attention to the lighting solutions in this home, telling us the results were “stunning.” In fact, the home won the 2019 CEDIA Award for Best Lighting System.
1320 Arrow Point Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
CEDIA Member Since 2008