New York integration firm Robert Allen Multimedia combined the latest ELAN control technology and a fiber optic starlit ceiling to create a fully automated, 10-seat home theater.
Robert Ainley of Robert Allen Multimedia had been working with the owners to integrate and automate this Westchester County, New York home when they decided to transform an unfinished area into a home theater. “From the one-touch ELAN control, 4K projector and Dolby Atmos sound processing to the custom-designed seating, starlit ceiling and ground-lit walkways, this theater is luxurious at every step,” Ainley said.
With a single button of ELAN HR200 remote, the family can simply enjoy a movie or perhaps a big game on massive 184-inch screen. With this, the main lights dim, the starlit ceiling begins to sparkle, the JVC projector revs up, the 13-speaker, four-subwoofer sound system boots and the content sources come to life, ready to deliver the latest entertainment to the owner. “The simplicity of the theater is one of its biggest benefits,” Ainley added. When the movie is over, owners simply hit the ‘OFF’ button and leave the room, where the lights will dim after 10 minutes thanks to the motion detectors.”
Working with the owners’ interior designer, Robert Allen Multimedia maximized the comfort, even the seating was custom-built, with the owners requesting slight changes to a standard design from Acoustic Smart. Floor and wall sound isolation systems from Kinetics Noise Control ensure the massive sound system is crystal clear in every seat.
The ELAN system is also programmed to turn the theater lights on automatically if a fire alarm goes off anywhere in the home. When the home is 14,000 square feet, too large to monitor 24/7 personally, these automatic alerts and actions are crucial for safety and peace of mind.
To protect all the high-end technology and ensure optimal performance, Robert Allen Multimedia took full precautions and built a climate-controlled rack closet at the rear of the room. The air conditioner that cools the rack also flows to the projector box, keeping the entire system below 90 degrees.