Nov 16, 2011
Residential Systems November 2011 Issue - AV on the Top Floor
AV on the Top Floor
Optimizing AV Environmental Systems in a Dallas Penthouse
By Don Kreski

What kind of home does a retired engineer and CEO with a love of sports and entertaining build for himself? For the owner of this bright, sleek two-story residence on the top floors of a downtown Dallas high-rise, there were two main ingredients: great media and green systems.


When it came to the great media part, multi-source video processing was installed to allow the homeowner the ability to watch up to eight programs simultaneously on the media room and lounge displays. Additional digital televisions and whole-house audio also bring sports and music to nine more rooms, four patios, and five baths.

As for the "green," component, a system for daylight harvesting helps minimize the need for electric lights, and automated shading helps keep rooms cool during hot Texas summers.

According to Tony Militello, president of Carrollton based SoundImage, an all-digital infrastructure and Crestron audio/video control were crucial to making this dream system a reality.

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