How do you get your home or technology installation featured on national television? Make it enormous, make it impressive and create an original house that blows people away. Having recently appeared on both Discovery Channel’s “Clash of the Ozarks” and Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” this Arkansas residence has many unique and luxurious features, including the largest Nice/ELAN system ever installed, according to installer Ryan Heringer of Sound Concepts.
“Working on a project of this magnitude can attract a lot of attention,” Heringer said, “and now that pop culture has caught up with control technology to the point where everyone knows what it is, there are real media opportunities with a project like this. The home itself is truly astounding. The windows, the floors, the walkways, the immense space inside; it’s all pretty incredible to walk through. A 43,000 square foot house tends to create an impression, and when the whole house can be operated from an iPhone through Nice/ELAN, it’s something people are excited to hear about.”
“The system reaches into every nook and cranny of the house, and when your home is this vast it’s necessary to have a way to manage it all. With Nice/ELAN, the owners can see everything at a glance on any iPhone, iPad or one of the more than 40 Nice/ELAN touchscreen interfaces installed throughout the house. A combination of a large in-wall touchscreen, small in-wall touchscreens, tabletop touchscreens and the Nice/ELAN HR2 media remotes has ensured every family member can adjust whichever room they are in to their liking. The hard buttons and 2.4-inch touchscreen make the remotes a favorite for TV and theater control, as they are the fastest and easiest way to navigate the systems. To facilitate true go-anywhere access inside and outside of the house, each family member also has the Nice/ELAN g! mobile app on their smartphone and tablet, which gives full control of the system with the exact same interface that’s on the in-wall touch screens.”