SYSTEM DESIGN AND INTEGRATION
SATELLITE/HOME THEATER SYSTEMS & MULTI-ROOM
Mark Brady, President and founder, is a retired naval officer (former A-6 pilot) with 36 years experience in Home Entertainment Systems.
WHY HOME THEATER/MULTI-ROOM AUDIO/VIDEO SYSTEMS: I've always been involved with music and entertainment. I put myself through college playing in a band. I have a collection of approximately 10,000 records/CDs. I've installed my own entertainment systems and systems for friends and clients for the last 36 years. Our current home entertainment system is mostly oriented towards my audio system, however it does include the following components: 4 TVs, 2 Satellite Receivers, 3 Analog Videocassette Recorders, 2 Digital Video Recorders, 1 Digital Video Disc (DVD) Player, 1 Digital Video Disc (DVD) Recorder, 1 3-Port Digital Modulator, 1 16-Port Video Distribution Panel, 3 Audio Receivers, 2 Power Amps, 2 Turntables, 3 CD Players, 1 Audio Digital/Analog CD Recorder, 7 Tape Decks (3) 10" Reel-to-Reel, 4 Midi/Cassette Decks), 1 Computer with Audio/Video Capture, 4 Speaker Selector Units, 2 Tape Dubbing/Switching Units and 17 sets of Speakers.
WHAT IS "HOME THEATER": "Home Theater" is a means by which people can experience the full dynamic sound spectrum of a movie's soundtrack in their own home, just as it was developed by the movie's sound engineers to be experienced in the movie theater. You "watch" a movie on your TV; you "EXPERIENCE" a movie with a Home Theater system. It's comprised of:
WHAT IS "MULTI-ROOM AUDIO": This system allows the homeowner to broadcast true "stereo sound" throughout the home, on decks and any other outside area desired such as pool/spa/garden. Speaker pairs are installed wherever desired. Speaker selector units/switches and "Zone Controllers" allow you to select which locations receive the broadcast. Volume controls (either manual or in-wall Keypads) are installed at each speaker location. This is a "Music System" only; it does not require any "Home Theater" system components. New options include Hard Drive Servers and Audio Streamers via Line Level and home Local Area Networks (LAN's).
WHAT IS "SYTEM INTEGRATION" and "HOME AUTOMATION": System integration is the design and installation process that allows each of the sub-systems within the home to interact seamlessly with each other. It allows your home control system to operate/control not only your theater system and audio/video system components, but also your house heating & air conditioning system, lighting system, window treatments, security cameras, etc.
"Home Automation" allows the home owner to control multiple systems within the home via keypads, touch-screen controllers and computers. All home systems can be controlled via computerized schedules, car garage controllers, cell phones and laptop/desktop computers located within the home or from any remote site in the world. For example, when leaving work you could call your home server to "Heat up the Spa". When arriving home at night, pressing your garage door opener could also create a lighting path from your garage through your home to any pre-designated/programmed location (kitchen/bedroom/den etc). Entering any designated room could automatically turn "ON" the audio or video system for that room. The options are endless.
WHAT IS "FUTURE-PROOF" VIDEO/PHONE/DATA CABLING: This will ensure that your home will be cabled to support future "Digital Services" that will be offered by Phone/CABLE/Satellite providers. "Interactive Systems Cabling" is the current phrase utilized to describe Digital Residential Gateway future-proof cabling. This type of installation will converge video/voice/data digital services, allowing the homeowner to easily utilize and inter-connect between all future digital service applications within their home. Satellite companies will offer phone/data services, Phone companies will offer video services, CABLE companies will offer in-line modem data options, Computer companies will offer high end audio/video capabilities, etc. All of these digital services will arrive in the home via the Digital Residential Gateway. All home cabling should be "Head-ended" in multiple distribution panels that interconnect with each other and have access connection to the Digital Residential Gateway.
DO WE BOTH SELL AND INSTALL THE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS: We do both. We install systems in both "New Construction" homes (the preferred time to install a system) and in "Existing" homes. We have multiple local and national suppliers providing us with a product line that covers almost every product manufacturer (see "Product Line" option).
DO WE PROVIDE SYSTEM DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CONSULTATION
SERVICES: Yes, we provide "Consultation Services" for clients requesting
system design assistance. We work directly with the home owner and with
the home owner's architect and builder to ensure that detailed system
information is available to all applicable personnel before the house
plans are finalized. Consultation services can continue throughout the
complete system installation if/when desired. Consultation fees are billed
HOW ARE PROJECTS CONTRACTED, BILLED AND COMPLETED: We divide our projects
into three phases. Each phase is supported with a dedicated contract.
GIVE US A CALL: Every new home investment should include "Future-Proof"
Audio/Video/Phone/Data cable technology installation. Quad shield RG-6
COAX video cable and Multi-mode fiber and CAT-5/6 enhanced phone/Data
cabling will ensure that the home your building today will support tomorrow's
digital super highway, with data traveling at 350+ Mbits/sec.