AV & Multiroom Home Entertainment
One of the principal benefits of home automation is the effective property-wide delivery and distribution of audio/visual data. The days of CD and DVD collections have passed – the future belongs to high capacity storage systems that organise and manage home entertainment in a manner truly befitting the 21st Century.
This kind of technology is a ‘must have’ for anyone that takes motion pictures and music seriously – indeed, no genuine Smart Home would be without it. However, the benefits extend beyond simple convenience and reduction in necessary storage space to include essential factors such as maintaining the reproduction quality of albums and movies for eternity.
Working in the same field as Kaleidescape are the other foremost providers of data storage systems, Crestron, AMX and Control4. All provide homeowners with a single system approach to managing a wide range of home electronics including distributed AV, where touch panels can be used to control multiple zones or to create customised environments.
The principle of multiroom AV is that all content is stored centrally in one location and can be accessed using wall-mounted keypads, touchpanels or remotes. All such interfaces simply facilitate access to different music and video in different rooms at the same time, or where there is a requirement to distribute the same material to a number of selected spaces.