Blending high performance entertainment systems into a professionally decorated interior space is always a challenge. There are several rolling or cover art solutions that can be installed. First, a customized motorized lift that is remotely managed by a central controller system. If lift space is a concern, you can frame out the television unit and install scroll artwork. When activated, the canvas scrolls up to reveal the television unit. For a free estimate on installation and service contact us at: email@example.com
Soon summer will be behind us & we will usher in another beautiful fall season. Chances are, if your clients are planning for a media room or home theater, you had that obligatory "talk" how much is this really going to cost? Be sure to remember to compile a full list of audio/video equipment necessary for a quality installation. Select the Best: Projectors, Screens/Display Unit Acoustics Treatment, Multi-Channel Amplifier, Channel Speakers, SubWoofers and Surround-Sound Speakers. Whew! that's a lot to remember. If you need help, simply contact us us to schedule your free consultation.
In this month's issue we highlight several exciting professional audio/video & building automation solutions. First off, new high-end smart-home installations can be found in New York based RKTB Architect's latest designed apartment building known as The Dahlia. Located on West 95th Street, this upscale tower contains 38 residences that are outfitted with top of the line appliances & amenities; including, Crestron's Home Automation System that manages residents' Lighting, HVAC & Motorized Shades. Once considered an extravagance only for the wealthiest of clients, smart-home automation is making it's way onto the boards of the most successful new construction designs. If you like to learn more on cost-effective smart-home technology contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to introduce to our clients the state-of-the-art SHARP PN-H120 DISPLAY SYSTEM. This stunning display unit is designed for 24/7 operation and is perfect for board rooms - global videoconferencing stations - education - hospitality - & high-end home theaters. Pictured right, The Rockefeller University in New York City recently installed 3 Units in their new Lecture Hall Rooms for worldwide learning sessions. Interested in learning more contact Jack Borenstein at email@example.com for information on ordering, installation and support.
Designing great home-entertainment systems should include a review of the latest TV technology. For this reason, many New York Architects & Designers turn to Ultimate's Design Team to help sought out which system works the best. Selection of TV's can make or break a fine home entertainment set-up. For instance, if setup is in a brighter room with many windows you should consider a QLED TV. The Q stands for (Quantum Dot Filter) and it is essentially a thin screen placed between the LED back-light and the LCD screen for more vivid color display. Additionally, with QLED there's little chance of burn in (that annoying permanent glow appearing after a long period of usage). However, if your a gamer or watch a lot of sports, an OLED TV (organic light-emitting diode) may be a better choice . The difference is that the pixels emit their own light and offer superior image quality and contrast control. Remember to check with Ultimate's Design Team before deciding which system setup is best for your home or apartment.
This month's issue is highlights options for easy & cost effective residential and commercial central smart controller systems. Compliment your impressive designs with touch or voice activated home function management systems. Lighting, temperature, audio, home theater, shade motors, cameras, video conferencing & yes even pet-feeding dispensers can now all be activated by wall pads, portable tablets or your smartphone. A wide range of scaleable universal controller options are available so it's important to partner with an experienced certified installer. Shoot us an email with design questions, manufacturer options, specs, hub locations, connectivity, power requirements and recommended designs. At Ultimate, we are here to help.
Discrete control is important for office settings. Select intelligent workplace solutions that are designed to increase workflow and productivity. Whether it's wireless presentation systems, distributed audio/video or scheduling room access, you can provide your clients with a scaleable, whole-office solution. Most of our clients implement a centrally monitored system that manages technology on one reliable platform. There are several configurations available. Contact our commercial designers for your free consultation.
Whether your clients are considering a premium home theater installation or a moderate family room entertainment system, Ultimate provides design services, installation and on-going support. Here are a few tips for your clients to consider when selecting a home-theater arrangement:
Select Surround Sound! There's nothing like the amazing experience of surround sound in your home. For maximum enjoyment, make sure your speaker set-up is done by a professional.
Lights-Camera-Action! Be sure the lighting is perfect. A good way to achieve this is smart lighting controllers that can work on your tablet or smartphone. Nothing worse than having to get up & adjust the lights in the middle of the film.
Take your Seats! Did you know that some seating fabrics absorb sound? Check with Ultimate for the best seating options that allow sound-waves to freely travel to the intended destinations while at the same time providing you with luxurious comfort.
Let us show you how to easy it is to control any of your home or office smart systems. With seamless installation of display pads and discreet placement of central controllers we fit right in with your beautiful designs. For over thirty years Ultimate has worked with leading Architects, Interior Designers, Builders & Homeowners. Contact us today for your complimentary project assessment.
Daylight Harvesting, Occupancy Sensors, Site Lighting Reduction and Task Lighting are all part of an environmentally conscious smart home design. Newly released Crestron Systems (residential & commercial) work with photo-sensors that measure natural light and only add artificial light according to preprogrammed light levels. Add in motion sensors & auto-shade controllers and achieve maximum efficiency in any room. For more on design options, full installation services & ongoing technical support contact us at Ultimate.
In our last update we focused on the importance of selecting a professional integrator. In this issue, we spotlight new hardware and software releases. First, designed for both mobile devices and TSW Touch Screens, Crestron's new Home OS3 System includes new dynamic page designs, updated room control functions and creative display icons. The Crestron Home System is both intuitive and cost effective for any SmartHome System Deployment. In tandem to the new OS3, Crestron is now shipping the CP4-R - it's latest central controller unit that provides double the RAM and 4x the speed of the CP3. If your interested in new Crestron Home System Solutions just contact us anytime at Ultimate. We provide planning, design services, full installation and ongoing support.
Install scalable Smart Building Environments and leave room for growth. Here are some basic considerations:
How many rooms will be covered and what's the best method to connect the rooms?
What specific system functionality do you want for each room?
Where will the source components be located and what type of device(s) do you want to control all of the systems functions?
Lastly, don't forget the motorized shades! It's one of the most impressive and costeffective feature that you can provide for a client. Our complimentary project assessment is just a click away.
For 33 years Jack Borenstein has led Ultimate Sound & Installations, Inc. Well known to Architects, Designers and Property Owners, Jack has built a solid reputation as a leader in designing and installing customized sound, video, building infrastructure systems, access control, motorized shade systems and much more. Selecting the right smart-tech partner for your project eliminates potential mishaps.
Contact Jack directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Many thanks once again for all of your efforts with the Park Slope project. Our clients are delighted with apartment in general- and especially with all of the magic you provided – touch screen, electric shades. lighting controls, television, etc.” Joan Craig, AIA Litchen Craig Architects
Did you know that sophisticated baseline packages for smart-home and office technology can operate all lighting, audiovideo, security, shades, thermostats, tele-vid-conferencing and much more. Portable or wall mounted, one-touch or voice activated pads provide full intelligence to any system function within the building. We provide a wide range of smart building solutions to fit any budget. We have the experience and expertise to provide your clients with excellent performance and ongoing tech-support. Contact us at Ultimate for a complimentary project assessment. We service Architects, Designers, Builders, Property Managers and Owners throughout the tri-state.
The resurgence of owning private residences in luxury hotels has led to some creative SMART technology for our clients. At minimum, our clients want automated control for lighting, temperature & entertainment. We also provide motorized shade control, unit access control and video conferencing technology. Not only do we help design the systems, we also provide hands-on installation and all maintenance. Contact us to learn more about our residence installations at Ultimate Sound & Installations, Inc.
Formerly known as the New York Palace, the Lotte New York Palace has undergone extensive enhancements to it's integrated building technology systems.
The energy savings component became the driving force behind upgrading the hotel's existing building's system infrastructure. In winter, automated systems can lower room temperatures in any unoccupied guest room. In summer, the hotel can control window shade positions to achieve lower room temps. As a result, the hotel saves thousands of dollars per year on energy costs while at the same time providing guests with state-of-the art touch control automation convenience.
W e congratulate the Hotel Lutetia in Paris on winning best SMART technology project for the European market. The hotel installed over 900 wall mounted touch screens and deployed over 200 iPads to allow guests to control lighting, motorized curtains and room temperature. The SMART Infrastructure project caps off the hotel's beautiful renovation.
New Wireless Controllers for Single Presentation Display Units. Powerful features include auto-switching, plug- and-play installation with Crestron Connect It cable caddies, automatic display on/off via CEC, and intelligent connectivity. Please Contact our team at Ultimate for pricing.
By 2020, 49 million US households will have some form of Smart Home Technology. Same period Smart Home Revenues are expected to exceed $22 billion.
Here's a List of Smart Home Technology provided by the Ultimate Design Team:
Pool and garden
Telephones and communications
Window shade controls
Working with a Home Automation Designer is essential to ensure that your clients are receiving the best in service and performance. Delegating integration of home automation systems to a professional integrator is your best way to go. Planning, layout, design, site preparation, installation, testing and supporting whole home or office automation is what Ultimate provides. Please contact us today for a Complimentary Project Review.