Author: Joe Mattera

Superior Audio Control in SOHO (Download)

When a music aficionado moved into his new 2,500-square- foot home in the Soho neighborhood of New York, he wanted two things: crisp, clear audio and a way to easily control the listening experience and lighting ambiance throughout his home. Download the Case Study to see the components used.

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Intuitive Office Collaboration (Download)

For a startup app developer in New York, creation stems from communication and collaboration. From the planning stages, one thing the company was clear it didn’t want with its high-tech set-up was a dedicated employee in charge of running it. Therefore, operating the system had to be so intuitive that anybody could quickly start a

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Case Study: Tribeca Loft Automation

Tribeca Loft Automation (Download)

The owner of a new 3,000-square-foot loft in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, was looking to manage the environment, automate audio and video components, and activate lighting scenes using a control solution that would be as simple as pressing a single button. The owner was also expecting their first child, and also wanted a convenient,

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Life in the Fast Lane (Download)

For a collector of limited, special-edition cars in New York, music is an essential element in creating a gallery atmosphere in which to enjoy his rare treasures. Requirements for the system included pristine audio, whether playing at a low background level or cranked for entertaining. In addition, the installation itself needed to match the quality

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McIntosh Labs

McIntosh Labs & Sonus Faber join Mattera Design

McIntosh Labs Since 1949, McIntosh Laboratory has represented the highest quality in sound and continues to set the standard in fine audio and home theater systems. McIntosh compoents are hand-crafted in New York City by an expert team of professionals. Their furious dedication to design integrity and innovation has resulted in more than 35 patents

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Marantz SR6011 AV Receiver

Product Spotlight: Marantz SR6011 AV Receiver

Bridging the Gap to Modern High Fidelity When you’re searching for ways to improve the quality of sound of your TV, home theater or entertainment system, one simple solution seems to stands above the rest. Rather than opting for a quick fix such as a sound bar that doesn’t offer true stereo surround sound or

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Smart Bulb vs. Smart Switch

Smart Bulb vs. Smart Switch

Smart Bulb vs. Smart Switch: Which is Smarter? As the smart home automation industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds, consumers are treated to an increasing selection of innovative products to choose from.  However, with all of the new products available to you and more coming out seemingly every day, it can be complicated

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How to Sell Your Wife/Girlfriend (or significant other) on Investing in Smart Home Technology

Think Like a Salesman As we grow closer and closer to living in a Jetsons-like world from the popular futuristic cartoon where almost any modern convenience is just a push of a button away, it’s easy to get swept up in every new device and gadget that hits the market. Maybe, just maybe, your wife

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Luxury Townhouse Automation (Download)

Mattera Design Inc. Automates Upscale Manhattan Townhouse with Powerful RTI Control System Townhouses in New York City are known for their desirable locations, prestigious charm, and heritage design. That’s why renovations and retrofits must be undertaken with the greatest of consideration and care in order to preserve the residences’ unique characteristics. See how we upgraded

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The Kevo Smart Lock

Product Spotlight – The Kevo Smart Lock

The “Key” to Modern Home Convenience: The Kevo Smart Lock For anyone tuned into finding the newest tech gadgets or simple yearning for the day they can finally free themselves of a physical door key, the latest iteration of Kevo offers a smart solution for an age-old problem. This innovative and attractive Bluetooth controlled keyless

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