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ELAN g! springs into automation for lakeside home

James McGrath 19 October 2012
ELAN g! springs into automation for lakeside home

One lakeside home in Hot Springs, Arkansas, US, which is known as “The Spa City” for its natural thermal springs, has been fitted out with ELAN g! Entertainment and Control System. Arkansas-based custom integrator Sound Concepts, was selected to install the latest in audio, video and control technology in Brandon Adams’ home. The ELAN g! system integrates Lutron lighting and motorized window shades as well as HAI thermostats, which have been pre-programmed via the ELAN system to schedule lighting heating.  In addition, the HAI security system, IP surveillance cameras, garage door controls and 11 Samsung TVs (one outdoors), are connected to the automated system, as well as 45 speakers (indoors and outdoors), and a 7.2 surround sound home theater with two Sunfire HRS12 subwoofers.   Rounding the fully connected AV systems in the home is an Epson projector and a Dragonfly 120in screen, in addition to the LED lighting on the home’s rooftop dome, the lakefront and in the boathouses. Adams uses a combination of interfaces to control his home, with easy access through the g!Mobile smartphone management system, which allows controls via his Phone and iPad apps. What’s more, Sound Concepts fitted two 10in ELAN in-wall touchscreens in the pool house, 13 ELAN in-wall touchscreen throughout the home and boat houses, an under-counter ELAN 10in touchscreen, and ten powerful ELAN HR2 multimedia and home control remotes. According to Sound Concepts owner Ryan Heringer: “Mr. Adams’ amazing lakefront home combines the best designs, building materials and craftsmanship with the best home technologies to create a true 21st century living environment, both indoors and out. The home basically runs itself, with pre-programmed schedules for lighting, heating, cooling and the pool equipment, which he can adjust any time with just a few simple buttons on any ELAN g! interface. Simplicity and ease of use is the most important aspect of any technology, so ELAN hit the bullseye when they gave g! the same type of easy-to-understand interface that made the iPhone so popular.”  “When I’m outside it’s very convenient to use my iPhone to control the music, the lights and the pool,” Adams said. “But when I’m in the house I almost always use a touch panel or one of the ELAN remotes because they are always on, so it’s easier and faster. The remotes are absolutely the best choice to control the TVs because of the play/pause and volume controls, and it’s just like using a normal TV remote, except it can also turn down the lights and turn up the a/c. Taggart Architecture and Sound Concepts delivered on their promises, and I’m still blown away at how beautiful the property is and how the technology brings everything together.”

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