Smart Home Experience

RTI Control and Automation Solutions Deliver a Truly Simplified Smart Home Experience


Project Results


About the Project



The owners questioned if a smart home is truly smart if there’s an endless array of apps for which you have to constantly change the settings. They were frustrated by that experience in a previous home. It wasn’t at all what they envisioned when they pictured their home as smart.



In this home, “smart” means being able to hit a one-button scene from a touchpanel or smart device and have everything in the room change accordingly, from adjusting the lighting, shades, and temperature to turning on the music or selecting the gaming source. Mattera Design Inc. installed Lutron HomeWorks lighting, Lutron Palladiom motorized shades, and an eight-zone whole home audio distribution system.



The homeowners can effortlessly control their home using the RTI touchpad or from their iPhone or iPad via the RTI Control app. They particularly appreciate the Lutron HomeWorks integration into the RTI system. Should they adjust a lighting or shades setting directly from the Lutron Connect app, RTI automatically recognizes the change and recalls the new levels into their scenes accordingly.


Creating an Immersive Experience

What is a smart home? With today’s influx of home technology innovations, there’s plenty that a home can do. But for Mattera AV Design, an AV specialist and smart building consultant in New York, it’s how a home does those tasks that makes all the difference. On a recent project, the firm’s clients were owners of a breathtaking Lexington Avenue penthouse in New York who love to entertain and didn’t want a plethora of apps on their smart devices.

Mattera Design Inc. designed and installed a system including Lutron HomeWorks lighting, Palladiom motorized shades, eight-zone whole home audio distribution system featuring a Sonos music streamer and Sonance VP68R ceiling speakers. Audio extends to the outdoor terrace, playing over eight KEF Ventura all-weather outdoor speakers over four audio zones.

The RTI system manages and automates every part of the smart home to bring the homeowners the very best experience. An RTI XP-8v control processor is at the heart of the system with a dedicated RTI KA8 on-wall touchpanel placed in the kitchen/dining room for a centralized and convenient control, especially important when entertaining.

“The homeowners love that RTI gives them confidence that everything just works. It’s seamless, easy — and smart.”

- 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.


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