Home Automation Air Con – Wall of Sound

Residential
R32

Overview

When Kingston Refrigeration were asked to install a wall mount system for Wall of Sound in their showroom, they asked for assistance from AMP Air to find the most appropriate unit. Wall of Sound are a company who specialise in smart home control with the Control4 voice activated controller. They wanted a wall mounted unit which could be integrated into their home automation system, allowing users to purchase a system where they could not only control lighting, audio, and video with a single touch, but temperature too.

Challenges

There were a couple of challenges which arose when this project began. The first of which was the issue of being able to find the correct interface to communicate with Wall of Sound’s controller this would need the help of Intesis. This meant that Kingston Refrigeration were seeking quite a specific system with wifi control. 

A further challenge for this installation was to find a unit that would be aesthetically pleasing as it was being installed in a showroom and was to form part of a demonstration that would be used to sell Wall of Sound’s products.

Wall of Sound

Process

In order to overcome these challenges, Kingston Refrigeration got in contact with AMP Air, the perfect supplier to source the system from, Pete Clarke the MD said:

 “We at Kingston Refrigeration have dealt with Leanne Mace from AMP Air for many years and knew she would be the perfect person to support us with this project”.  

AMP Air were able to help Kingston Refrigeration by providing technical information and support, allowing them to discover the ideal unit for this particular application.

The unit which was chosen was a Panasonic Etherea 7kw Wall Mount. Kingston Refrigeration installed this unit, along with an Intesis interface to communicate with the Wi-Fi of their controller. 

The unit that has now been installed is both functional and attractive, as well as serving as the perfect demonstration of Wall of Sound’s home automation system.

 “We at Kingston Refrigeration have dealt with Leanne Mace from AMP Air for many years and knew she would be the perfect person to support us with this project”.  

Pete Clarke - Managing Director - Kingston Refrigeration

Results

Kingston Refrigeration were very happy with the installation, as were Wall of Sound. Wall of Sound were particularly pleased with how well the unit fits in with the other pieces of technology in their showroom. They had this to say: 

“The aircon unit we purchased from AMP Air was installed in our Control4 Experience Centre as part of our intelligent home automation systems showroom. 

The unit integrates perfectly with our home automation system which allows you to manage such things as your heating, lighting, audio and video requirements with a simple touch. The unit can be controlled via either a handheld or wall mounted remote control, or you can use apps via smartphones or tablets.

We are very pleased with the unit and it does everything as described. I can highly recommend dealing with AMP, our experience from beginning to end was excellent.”

By sourcing a Panasonic air conditioner from AMP Air, Kingston Refrigeration were able to help Wall of Sound enhance their home automation system by allowing them the opportunity to offer Panasonic Wall Mounts as part of their Smart Home Package.

Wall of Sound

“The aircon unit we purchased from AMP Air was installed in our Control4 Experience Centre as part of our intelligent home automation systems showroom.  The unit integrates perfectly with our home automation system which allows you to manage such things as your heating, lighting, audio and video requirements with a simple touch. The unit can be controlled via either a handheld or wall mounted remote control, or you can use apps via smartphones or tablets. We are very pleased with the unit and it does everything as described. I can highly recommend dealing with AMP, our experience from beginning to end was excellent.”

Wall of Sound Project