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LARGE-SCALE RESIDENCE WITH ENTERPRISE-GRADE NETWORKING
System Design & Installation by RCA Integrated Systems, Windsor, Calif.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ADRIƁN GREGORUTTI
12,000 Square Feet, 300+
Smart Devices Fully Integrated
Jason Nelson, manager at RCA Integrated Systems in Windsor,
Calif., understands the importance of a solid networking
foundation to the performance of smart lighting, HVAC,
AV, automation, and security systems in luxury residences.
He's been in the industry for years, designing and deploying
a variety of technologies into high-end homes, and has
witnessed the profound impact the network has on every
aspect of a digital lifestyle. " The quality of the network can
make or break the end-user experience - from conducting
Wi-Fi calls on a smartphone to downloading 4K video to a
media streamer, " he says. " For a business like ours that relies
largely on word-of-mouth referrals, one bad experience can
be detrimental. " Spanning 12,000 square feet and more than
300 smart, connected devices, this project recently completed
by RCA Integrated Systems required an expansive, state-ofthe-art
networking solution, " on par with what you'd fi nd in a
commercial offi ce building, " says Nelson.
Access Networks' Custom Core
at Heart of Huge Project
Networking comes standard on every home tech proposal
from RCA Integrated. And not just a run-of-the-mill system.
" We've found that Access Networks' Custom Core System is
one of the best networking solutions on the market that can
deliver the speed, range, and cybersecurity requirements of the
large, demanding, bandwidth-intensive projects we typically
handle. " The owners in this case requested the full gamut of
advanced technologies, including automated and app-controllable
shading and lighting, HVAC, swimming pool, and security,
plus whole-house, high-res AV distribution, a home theater and
offi ce, plus every means of control - voice, keypads, touchscreens,
tablets, and smartphones. RCA's installation includes a
Savant automation system; 27 audio zones with Stealth Acoustics,
James Loudspeaker, and Burwell & Sons speakers; Axis
Communications surveillance system; and 2N access control
system among the extensive high-tech wares. " There's no way
a consumer-grade network could support this many devices
and this much Wi-Fi activity without bottlenecks, " Nelson says.
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