Tribeca Loft Automation
The owner of a new Tribeca loft was looking to manage the environment, automate audio video components and activate lighting scenes using a control solution that would be as simple as pressing a single button.
About the Project
"Our client wanted an elegant control system solution in keeping with the decor of the loft’s sleek interior. They wanted to manage the environment, automate audio video components and activate lighting scenes using a control solution that would be as simple as pressing a single button. They were also expecting their first child and wanted a convenient, system-wide on/off solution controllable from a central location near the entrance."
To ensure that the specified requirements were not overshadowed by functional complexities within the system, we chose specific solutions to provide a fully automated system that can be controlled by the client’s Apple iPads throughout the home, in addition to a wall-mounted touch-panel that provides always-on, one-touch convenience.
The resulting system provides comprehensive control over the entire loft while complementing the overall decor and modern feel of the space. The solution interfaces perfectly with the lighting and shades systems, as well as the audio and video gear located throughout the loft. Feedback from the homeowners has been extremely positive. The ease-of-use and integrations are much appreciated.
To bring intuitive control and automation to the residence, Ma?era Design created an RTiPanel app user interface that graphically represented Lutron RadioRA 2 lighting controls based on selected zones, enabling quick lighting scene adjustments. From the convenience of their iPads, the RTiPanel app provides the lo:’s users with incredible power and intuitive control anywhere, anytime. The RTiPanel app also allows for control of the Somfy shade control system and the Nest thermostat to create just the right mood and feel in the lo:, day or night
For audio throughout the space, we deployed an RTI AD-4x audio distribution system that works with Denon receivers in the living room & master bedroom, Sonance & Gallo speakers throughout the lo:, and a KEF subwoofer. RTI’s Sonos driver enables two-way communication with a Sonos Connect wireless music player to deliver intuitive control including cover art, song selection, and favorites directly within the RTI user interface.
Finally, making overall operation as simplistic and easy to use as possible, RTI’s KX7 in-wall touch-panel allows the home owner to activate pre-programmed settings instantly for areas in the lo:. Lights and shades automatically set, audio components begin playing music, and the appropriate mood is set. Installed near the entrance to the lo:, the 7-inch color touch-panel integrates with every system in the lo:, allowing users to easily control their environment and A/V selections, and also serves as a system-wide on/off switch for when the clients’ hands are filled with their most precious cargo.
"The final system works perfectly with the lighting & shade controls, as well as the audio & video gear throughout the loft. With a new baby on the way, simplicity and easy on/off features were at the ultimate 'must haves' for our client."Joseph Mattera - Mattera AV Design
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 home 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.