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Professional Lighting Board – Suite Control

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This week we came across an installation by Suite Control in Australia. When we knew we had to feature the photos of their installation on our blog.

It is quite evident that the attitude of carrying out high quality workmanship if it takes a little longer is what Suite Control adhere to.

Working on Plans 11 September 2014

While visiting a client recently we noticed that the installation that has been done in the house is very segregated and not very intuitive.

We have been looking at the plans and are going to suggest some changes to the existing installation. The audio video installation is not bad, but there are better ways that the installation can be implemented.

Architectural Plans

Architectural Plans

Currently the installation is as follows:

  • Samsung Television
  • Two High Definition DSTV Decoders
  • Blu Ray DVD Player
  • Apple TV
  • Separate Bang & Olufsen Audio System
Television Lounge:
  • Samsung Television
  • DSTV Decoder
  • Two Blu Ray DVD Players
  • Apple TV
  • Denon Audio Video Receiver
  • Control 4 system
Kids Playroom:
  • Samsung Television
  • Apple TV
  • Second Leg RF feed from DSTV Decoders in Lounge

To simplify the system, our suggestions are as follows:

  • Upgrade control system to Crestron. (This is our control system preference)
  • Introduce video matrix. Four inputs / Four outputs:
    • Two DSTV Decoders
    • Media Player
    • Apple TV
  • Relocate DVD players. (Lounge, TV Lounge, Kids Play Room)
  • Introduce Audio Video Receiver to Lounge.
    • Surround sound capabilities for TV viewing.
    • Stereo for music from BeoSound Audio system.
    • (Additional Zone 2 output for future addition of speakers on the outside deck)

This upgrade will give our client the flexibility to watch all video sources in every room of the house.
It will also reduce the amount of equipment installed. Also removing the cost of the additional DSTV subscription.
Most importantly the introduction of a single remote in each of the rooms makes the system far easier to use and appreciate.

We will give you some feedback on the upgrade once we have finalised the solution for our client.

Crestron Remote Controls

CrestronWith the correct planning a Crestron remote control can become a valuable part of any home entertainment installation.

Crestron Remote Control 007

We visited a client of ours whose upgrade we carried out earlier this year to make a few changes to his tastes. It is easy to see why he was happy to upgrade his entertainment system to include a properly configured Crestron control system.

With the correct planning we were able to install a single Crestron remote control in 3 rooms of the house, replacing a basket full of remote controls which included:

  • DSTV Remote Control
  • Panasonic Plasma TV remote
  • Egreat Media player remote
  • Blu Ray DVD player remote

We also added some new devices to the multi-room video distribution system, including:

  • Apple TV’s
  • Custom built XBMC Media players
  • Security camera (CCTV) integration
  • New surround sound Audio Video Receiver in the media room

All controlled by Crestron MLX-3 remote controls.

Looking for a solution like this for your home entertainment system? Fill in the contact form on our Contact Us page and we will get back in contact with you.

Pre Owned Bang & Olufsen – July 2014

We have been very busy over the past few months and so has our service department. We have traded in and purchased some Bang & Olufsen equipment from clients of ours. These have all been onto the service bench for a service and clean and are now ready to find new homes. We have the following CD player, speakers, accessories and even a television available. If you would like any more information about them or would like a demonstration, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you.