All the equipment in the house is operated by a Crestron Digital Media distribution centre, with the main equipment rack housed out of sight in a utility room. This rack houses all of the control equipment and the central sources needed to service the property.
The clients requested a Kaleidescape movie server system, which gives them access to all the latest Blu-Ray quality movies via the Kaleidescape store, and they also have the option to load their own movie collection to the server.
The apartment already had a Lutron lighting control system, which West London AV Solutions reprogrammed and integrated with the Crestron system.
Although West London AV Solutions has plenty of experience in undertaking projects like this, no two are ever quite alike. Every client brings a specific set of wants and needs, and they aren’t always straightforward to manage. In this case, the client asked to have an Xbox connected to the main screen to keep their young sons entertained. ‘The problem with the Xbox,’ says Sparrevohn, ‘is that the Kinect sensor needs to be attached directly to the console so we had to position the console close to the screen.’
To keep the installation neat and discreet, West London AV Solutions sourced a bespoke wall mount from a company in Denmark and mounted the Xbox at low level away from view yet close enough to connect to the sensor.