There are many contributors that go into making a great smart home. Below are the brands we work with to create our stunning luxury smart home projects.
Control4 a leading provider of personalized automation and control solutions, allows you to control virtually any device in a home or business, automatically. Founded in 2003, the company mission is to deliver an elegant and more affordable way to control and automate lighting, music, video, security and energy in a single room or throughout the entire home. Today, Control4® certified custom integrators work with home and business owners to deliver the transformative benefits of the smart and connected home: convenience, peace of mind and an efficient environment that’s comfortable and safe. At Control4, the belief is that life’s better when everything works together. Control4 solutions interoperate with more than 7,000 third-party consumer electronics devices—and that number is rapidly growing. By partnering with the biggest brands in consumer electronics, appliances, energy, lighting and home security, Control4 leads the industry in interoperability, ensuring an ever-expanding eco-system of devices will work together in the home or business. Control4 offers the ultimate home automation solution by making the products and systems you already have and use every day, work together. By integrating everything from lighting control, music, home theater, climate control, security—even iPads, iPhones and Android smartphones and tablets—a smart house by Control4 creates personalized experiences that enhance your life and provide added comfort, savings, convenience, and peace of mind. Start small by automating just your family room or home theater. Or go big with whole-home automation. Control4 is built to grow as you go. No matter what the application, the experience is unforgettable and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without home automation. (via Control4.com)
Crestron is a leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. As products and systems become more complex, our solutions streamline and simplify technology so people can enjoy its benefits. We understand that our touch panels, keypads, and handhelds are how people interact with and experience the systems in their homes, offices, schools, and churches. We allow individuals to create a comfortable environment, set a mood, and enjoy technology. At Crestron, we build the technology that integrates technology. Our automation and control solutions for buildings and homes let people control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as A/V, lighting, shading, IT, security, BMS, and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience, and security. All of our products are designed and built to work together as a complete system, enabling you to monitor, manage, and control everything from one platform.
Lutron Electronics designs and manufactures energy-saving lighting controls and lighting control systems for both residential and commercial applications. Founded in 1961, the company offers a wide variety of light dimmers, whole-home and whole-building control systems, automated window treatments and color-matched accessories, including wallplates, receptacles, fan controls and more. Lutron’s world headquarters is located in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania (just northwest of Philadelphia). A privately-held company, Lutron has numerous sales and service offices located throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Global sales and service efforts are supported by worldwide offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Lutron is acknowledged throughout the lighting industry for its expansive product offerings, continued technological achievements, and stringent quality standards. In the early 1960s, Lutron’s founder and owner, Joel Spira, developed the first commercially successful solid-state, variable wallbox dimmer switch that was widely accepted in residential and commercial markets. Today, Lutron is still devoted to controlling light. Lutron’s focus on product innovation, technology, quality and customer service has made it the undisputed, worldwide, light control leader. Lutron is acknowledged throughout the lighting industry for its expansive product offerings, continued technological achievements and stringent quality standards. Lutron has been recognized as the preferred brand by lighting designers and specifiers worldwide.
Projector & Screen
Epson was founded over 100 years ago. Their vision has been to drive Digital Image Innovation by providing cutting edge imaging solutions. Their 3 main points of focus are: image on paper, imaging on a screen, and image on the glass. Epson delivers high quality projectors with unmatched color brightness and innovative features for commercial and home theaters. They also deliver amazing quality printers that are blazing fast and exceptionally reliable at home and in the office. In addition to these first two features, Epson also makes extremely good scanners and other products.
For over 100 years, Da-Lite has been designing, manufacturing and marketing the most comprehensive line of projection screens in the world. Today, we offer our widest selection ever of proprietary projection screen fabrics and materials in our history. Whether you need a projection screen for a corporate boardroom or a residential media room, you will find what you are looking for on our website. If you want to discuss your selection or have any questions, feel free to contact us via telephone, Live Chat or e-mail. One of our dedicated and passionate Sales Partners will provide answers and recommendations for your application. That’s the Da-Lite Difference.
Screen Innovations creates unique products to separate you from the noise, simplifying your life, and together building a non-traditional family in an industry that has been stagnant for years. Their passion for experiences, however, does not end with the absolute best, most unique, and innovative screens in the galaxy, but by also partnering our dealers with a forward thinking company that actually cares. They are not just in the business of revolutionary product development, They’re in the business of revolutionary partner development.
Our in-house powder coating facilities enable a wide variety of color options for Solo Pro’s cassette. Closely match your wall color to one of 12 color options to further enhance the “Zero Edge” look, making Solo as unobtrusive as possible on the viewing experience. The Perfect Ratio, Every Time – Whether you’re watching 16:9, 17:9, 2.40:1, or anything in-between – Transformer fits. With our proprietary telescoping frame system, your viewing experience will be the best possible every time. We weren’t happy with the traditional masking screens, so we ditched mask completely and created a screen that grows to the perfect ratio, matching your content. Gone are complex, time consuming, on-site installations. With Transformer, due to our simplified method of packing and pre-construction, you can complete the unpack and install process without the headache that typically goes along with masking screens. The big screen experience with Transformer is something that truly must be seen, heard, and felt to understand. That is why we created it – to give people something they have never experienced before.
Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its motion picture, television, computer entertainment, music and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment and technology companies in the world.
Who are we to argue with the greatest film directors of all time? If Spielberg, Lucas, Lean or Scorsese wanted us to watch their work framed by black bars, they would have filmed them that way. Over 70% of all major motion pictures are shot in the wider cinematic aspect ratio typically between 2.35:1 to 2.40:1, meaning their width is 2.35 to 2.40 times their height. Unfortunately, when displayed on typical 16:9 flat panel TVs and projectors, these beautiful, dramatic, and action-packed films are compressed to fit this smaller frame and sandwiched between two very noticeable and highly distracting black “letterbox” bars, which also represent a loss of brightness and resolution. As you can see from the movie above, when Panamorph’s anamorphic lens systems are paired with a 2.40:1 screen and a compatible 16:9 HD projector, the full visual impact of what the film director meant for you to experience is now accurately replicated in the home theater. Panamorph lenses paired with HD projectors and 2.40:1 screens provide 80% more image area than widescreen movies shown on conventional 16:9 screens of the same height. Yes, you read that right – 80% more immersive, dynamic, and involving. (via Panamorph)
For more than 65 years now, Stewart has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world. Aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior quality, flexible design, and dedicated support, and we consistently deliver. Providing the most immersive experience in the industry, Stewart has a projection screen to meet your needs. Stewart Filmscreen thinks a lot about light and images and your eye, but we haven’t forgotten about sound. If you were to take a close look at the screen in a movie theater, you would see perforations. Why? To let the sound from behind-the-screen speakers pass through. Stewart Filmscreen offers screens that are acoustically transparent so you can place speaker(s) behind the screen to create big theater sound in a personal theater. During post-production audio mix for a film, sound tracks are assigned to designated speakers, with left, center and right channel speakers in the front, surround sound speaker behind the viewer. That way the sound comes from where you expect it. The audio is aligned with action seen on the screen. Stewart’s THX® acoustically transparent screen has over 30,000 micro-perforations per square foot, compared with 5,500 in a commercial movie theater screen. In addition, the perforations are much smaller than those on commercial theater screens. Having more, smaller perforations is better for the type of sound waves transmitted by home cinema audio systems. And don’t worry—you won’t see the holes, but your ears will tell you they are there.
Vutec Corporation, founded in 1977, is a leader in hi-performance screen technology. Manufactured in the USA, providing best-in-class commercial and residential projection screens and AV accessories worldwide. Vutec’s screen technology & design leadership continues to pave the way with innovative manufacturing of extraordinary front/rear projection screens, masking systems, and AV presentation tools. Vutec’s superior engineered A/V products, award-winning recognition, and a diverse selection of new models, screen surfaces and sizes available to satisfy any requirement. Vutec’s screen technologies are specified for the most demanding installations from boardrooms, classrooms, training simulators to home theaters. Vutec, holds numerous patents and patents-pending on a multitude of products, including our revolutionary SilverStar®™, Vision X™ and Vutec™ projection screen products. Vutec first became recognized as the industry pioneer with the development of high-gain curved screens and has maintained its leading position with the introduction of products like the revolutionary, patented SilverStar®™, our crowning achievement and the most important screen technology advancement in more than 33 years. Our award-winning product line includes Fixed, Motorized, Manual, Digital and Portable front and rear projection screens. Manufacturer of ArtScreens™, motorized art that transforms Plasma, LCD Television or Projection Screens into works of art – PrismaTec™, a rear projection screen system – and a variety of motorized screens available in ceiling mounted, recessed & rising arm formats – as well as a vast selection of masking screens and audio-visual products. Vutec Corporation is a privately held company with corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities, located in Coral Springs, Florida. Providing services through an expanding global network of authorized dealers and distributors in 87 countries, Vutec products and accessories are designed for home theatre, commercial, educational, retail, industrial, government, military and institutional markets worldwide.
Amina Technologies creates discreet and invisible loudspeaker solutions for image-conscious clients wanting audio to complement, not distract from their interior design. Amina’s products are based upon the concept of reproducing sound from a vibrating surface, just like that of a natural musical instrument, and products are installed into walls or ceilings ahead of the final skim of plaster, drywall compound and paint, veneer or wallpaper being applied, making them totally invisible in a new build or in a retrofit renovation. With a 10-year guarantee issued on all residential speakers, you can be as confident as we are that Amina Invisible Loudspeakers are made to last. Our team of acoustic scientists and audio engineers are at the very heart of Amina Technology. Research and development is continually pushing boundaries and developing design. PT Technology means fewer speakers to cover your listening space, adding value and saving the environment. And with all organic soundboards, it really is sound that’s green.
The Mirage Audio System is a Media Player that allows you to enjoy all of your music and streaming services anywhere in your home. Play music in just one room, different music in multiple rooms, or start a party. You be the DJ. Stream the most popular music services and queue up your own digital playlist from anywhere in the house. You can effortlessly explore and discover new music across multiple streaming services and your own, local music library. TuneBridge bridges the gap. Your Mirage Audio System can wirelessly play any audio from your device. Simply press the AirPlay button in your favorite iOS music app and send it to any room in your house. Mirage MMS-2A Streaming Services: PANDORA® internet radio, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Spotify, Slacker Radio, Deezer, TuneIn; add-on URLs for radio stations; guest computer/device streaming via Airplay. Mirage MMS-5A The multi-room Audiophile Streamer. Streaming Services: PANDORA® internet radio, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker Radio, Deezer, TuneIn; add-on URLs for radio stations; guest computer/device streaming via AirPlay.
Founded in 1947, Crown has become one of the world’s largest and most respected manufactures of power amplifiers and microphones. Beginning under the name International Radio and Electronic Corporation, making rugged open real tape recorders, Crown has grown along with the audio industry and become one of the top companies in the field. Their product line now includes a huge number of products. Recently they launched their XLS Series Amplifier that is redesigning the category of affordable and high quality power amplifiers. The line consists of four models and offering an unprecedented level of performance and configuration flexibility ushers in a new era of power amplification at the entry level.
HEOS is a wireless music system that allows you to control all your music effortlessly from anywhere in your home. All you need is one or more HEOS speakers and the free app.
GoldenEar Invisa Series loudspeakers are engineered to deliver superb state-of-the-art sound quality from in-wall/in-ceiling speakers that are designed to blend perfectly with their surroundings and virtually disappear. GoldenEar’s Invisa line-up consists of the Invisa 525, Invisa 650 and SP 652 StereoPoint™ Single-point Stereo speaker, the Invisa Home Theater Reference (HTR) 7000 and the Invisa MPX. All four models incorporate a magnetically attached grill-covered/hidden flange construction that helps to make them virtually invisible. All five models incorporate a High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) high-frequency radiator similar to the unit used in all of GoldenEar’s award-winning Towers, Bookshelf and Satellite speakers.
Today Hegel is one of the best-established brands on the Hi-Fi market. They produce integrated, pre and power amplifiers as well as CD players and some of the most modern and sophisticated D/A converters. SoundEngine Technology was just a start. Today there are six more original technical solutions in Hegel's portfolio. The company has dealers in 54 countries and its products are sold all over the world. Awards and press reviews speak for themselves.