Saatva Luxury Showroom
Manhattan Luxury Mattress Store Relies on RTI to Bring One-Touch Simplicity to New High-Tech Showroom
About the Project
For their new 2,500-square-foot showroom, the owner of a Manhattan luxury mattress store wanted to provide a high-tech shopping experience for customers. In addition to incorporating the latest audio, video, and lighting technologies to set the mood and highlight select products, ease of use for employees was a primary concern. It was essential that all components be brought together into a unified system that could be operated with a single tap on a touchscreen.
For a seamless control experience, the showroom’s lighting and AV systems — in addition to a Luma surveillance system and Wattbox power conditioner — are integrated with an RTI XP-8v control processor via a combination of RS-232 and IP drivers. Staff interact with the system using an RTI KA8 8-inch touchpanel located at the equipment rack. They can send any content to any display and adjust volume and lighting levels as needed, while controlling multiple systems at once using one-touch scenes.
“With RTI we were able to deliver exactly what our client was looking for and they couldn’t be more pleased with the result,” added Mattera. “They love the system’s simple operation and the extent to which we were able to customize it. The one-touch scenes in particular have been a big hit, ensuring that employees of any technical skill level can easily operate the store’s systems with very little training.”
Creating an Immersive Experience
Highlights of the showroom include two 2×3 video walls at its entrance, in addition to 82-inch 8K, 65-inch 4K, and 55-inch 4K displays located throughout the space. Video content from a Samsung media player and two local laptops is distributed to the displays via an RTI VHD-4x X-Series 4×4 HDBaseT Class-B video switcher and VDX-14x HDBaseT splitter, both of which provide reliable delivery of 4K video up to 131 feet away. A Sonos wireless sound system and Episode 70V amplifier deliver background music for the main showroom floor and back consultation area, with distribution to Sonance speakers handled by an RTI AD-4x audio distribution system. Lighting is managed through a Lutron RadioRA 2 system.
At the beginning of the day, pressing the “Opening” icon on the KA8 automatically sets the showroom lights to a pre-determined brightness, turns on music at a specified level, and powers on all screens. As the day progresses, the “Evening” scene directs the showroom’s lighting towards pre-selected product displays. At closing time, the “Goodbye” scene powers off the screens and music — saving employees the time of doing so manually and ensuring they don’t forget. Lighting is turned off in most of the store, while it is only dimmed in certain areas to highlight product displays and pique the interest of passersby when the store is closed.
"The store owner wanted to limit the need to tweak settings in the showroom as much as possible, which meant it was critical that we create preset scenes for this installation."- Joseph Mattera
How it works
- 1 A Quick Phone CallA chance to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team about the products and services you’re interested in. Don’t worry, it only takes a few minutes as we cover a few basic questions.
- 2 Site VisitWe’ll visit your business to check the technical aspects like existing wiring and architecture, location of rooms and components. We’ll also want to hear more about how you want to use your system and your dream scenario.
- 3 Detailed ProposalYou'll receive a detailed proposal outlining plans and all estimated costs, including equipment, cable & hardware, programming, engineering, installation, design, project management, related taxes and discounts.
- 4 DeliveryAfter coordinating with all parties, we deliver, install, program and train you on your new system. We're located nearby, in midtown Manhattan, to provide you with any extended maintenance and care.