4K Highlights Natural and Technological Beauty of Colorado Home
Located on a protected nature preserve in Colorado, this 11,000-square-foot-home features Sony 4K projector, Crestron DM processor, 22 audio zones and more.
Arlen Schweiger · February 2, 2015
This 11,000-square-foot home on a protected nature preserve in Lone Tree, Colo. has incredible views both inside and out.
The residence includes extensive Crestron lighting, audio and home automation, and impressive scenic vistas come from a whole-house video system with the big jaw-dropper being a Sony 4K projector in the home theater.
Not that the other displays are slouches — most of the home’s 15 flat panels are Samsung Smart TVs ranging between 50 and 75 diagonal inches, with a 55-inch SunBriteTV display adding to the outdoor views.
“What makes this home the most distinctive DM [DigitalMedia] home is that the Crestron 4K DM processor is at the heart of the entire system to reliably distribute Ultra HD and HD content,” says Logic Integration’s Kristie Kidder, who submitted the project that was headed by system designer Brian Thompson and programmer Michael Flink.
Native 4K Home Theater
The Crestron DM 16x16 4K distributed video switcher manages to send a mix of varying-resolution source content from the centralized rack system, including five Apple TVs, a Samsung 3D Blu-ray player with 4K upscaling, and Sony’s native 4K Ultra HD media player.
In the theater, that 4K content gets beamed from Sony’s VPL-VW1100ES projector onto a 120-inch 2.35:1 Black Diamond Zero Edge screen from Screen Innovations.
Adding to the theater’s visual appeal is full perimeter ambiance lighting with IR control from SI. On the audio side, Logic Integration employed Crestron’s 7.3-channel Procise surround-sound processor and amp to drive the high-performance PMC loudspeaker system.
More Than Just Video Impresses
Of course, distributed 4K video capability is just one feat in a home full of them. Flink programmed the control system and designed the dynamically adjustable user interfaces — which change based on individual user preferences — to integrate and command 22 distributed audio zones, seven video inputs, 15 video outputs, 50 wireless lighting zones, Jacuzzi control, and security that can be armed/disarmed from anywhere via Crestron’s iPad app.
Interfaces throughout the home include a mix of 7- and 10-inch in-wall touchpanels, handheld remotes, iPads … and 169(!) client-requested wireless engraved light switches.
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Arlen Schweiger is managing editor of CE Pro, Commercial Integrator and Security Sales & Integration magazines. Arlen contributes installation features, business profiles, manufacturer news and product reviews. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Arlen at ASchweiger@ehpub.com
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