Thursday, October 1, 2020
  Miami Hideaway  

When Philippe Harari from Aquablue Group set out to construct his latest Miami luxury residential project in 2015, a 17,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom, 10-bathroom spec house, he planned for every last detail. On top of the priority list was the technology integration.

With that in mind, Harari and Aquablue Group called on longstanding partner AHT Global to spearhead the efforts for the technology design of this exclusive Palm Island project. AHT Global, formerly Advanced Home Theater Inc., is a well-recognized technology integration firm with over 21 years’ experience in the engineering, installation, and programming of residential, commercial and marine Crestron control systems across the globe.

Like most AHT Global projects, there were countless meetings with the designer and contractors to establish the placement of all the racks, touch panels, keypads and audio video components. AHT spent over six months working in close proximity with Aquablue to ensure that every last tech detail matched the developer’s desired vision.

The project was completed in early 2017 and features whole-home indoor and outdoor video and audio distribution, lighting control, motorized shades, climate control sensors, security, surveillance and a full home theater featuring a Sony 4K projector and Bowers + Wilkins in-wall speakers. In the master bedroom is a Future Automation sliding TV lift that is activated from the Crestron touch screen or handheld remote control.

In addition to the Crestron touch screen in the master bedroom, there are Crestron touchscreens and keypads placed strategically throughout the rest of the residence for convenience. As part of AHT Global’s long-term support, a remote monitoring solution was implemented to ensure all of the technology is always operating at peak performance.

“From our system designers to our technicians and programmers, it was a complete team effort to ensure the best craftsmanship,” said Al Reinhard, one of AHT’s principals. “The project has video and audio switching, streaming services, lighting, shading and security. We provided a technology solution that flows seamlessly within the design concept of the residence that enables intuitive technology controls for the homeowner.”

  • Equipment List
  • Apple TVs
  • Autonomic Mirage Media Server
  • Bowers + Wilkins In-Wall Speakers
  • Cisco Networking System
  • Crestron Motorized Shading & Lighting
  • Crestron Wireless Gateway
  • Crestron 4K DM Receiver/Room Controller
  • Crestron Touch Screens
  • James Loudspeakers
  • Marantz Receivers
  • Middle Atlantic Racks
  • Oppo Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Pro Mounts Flat TV Mount
  • Sonance Landscape Speaker System
  • Sonance Mariner Speakers
  • Sonance Visual Performance Speakers
  • Sony 4K TVs