Hawthorn apartments, a luxury apartment complex in Somers, Wisconsin got in touch with Modern Media Tech in 2020 with an exciting prospect: design the audio, video, security, and automation systems for their new state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot clubhouse. Equipped with a swimming pool, weatherproof outdoor entertainment area, resident co-working space, demonstration kitchen, and more we had one goal in mind: intuitive ease of use. This is the second entry in our 4-part project feature series
At the Hawthorn Clubhouse flexibility is key. Almost every room in the complex has its own audio system and many have televisions. Each room’s system is controllable through an 8” touch screen or keypad so any resident of varying technical ability can start operating with ease. To customize their experience, residents can use an in-wall audio jacks, HDMI inputs (in rooms with TVs), Google Chromecast, or Apple Airplay to play their own music/video.
Each room's audio can be treated as its own area or work together. Across the clubhouse there are multiple "zones", meaning users can play their music in one room, two adjacent rooms, or even across the entire building. And with sound channels mixed with our customized digital amps we aim to provide residents with the ultimate multimedia and listening experience.
For more on this exciting project, read Part 1, Part 3, and Part 4 of the Hawthorn Clubhouse Project Feature!