Packed with luxurious equestrian facilities and exclusive showgrounds, Wellington, Florida has quickly become the Equestrian capital of the US. The horse stables in this area are fitted with the best of the best equipment – everything from the stalls to the audio equipment that powers them. Which is why, when one large private property in the area were looking for a brand new audio system, they turned to LEA Professional for amplification technology.
Wellington, which was once just a small area of farmland, is now a winter paradise for riders and horses. For half the year equestrians from all over the world descend to Wellington to compete in world-class competitions. One home in particular in Wellington having recently built new stables for competitors, understood that audio for entertainment would be an important part of the stables. The client was looking for solid sound throughout the entire barn area of the property and connected with Innovative Home Technology to provide just that.
Innovative Home Technology, based in Wellington, is well-versed in a variety of operating systems, networks and devices. The team works with just about any technology that a residence would encounter and uses their expertise to help customers with any sized project.
For this project in the barn, which included the stables, rising arena and fire-pit area, Innovative Home Technology used Origin Acoustics loudspeakers and three of the LEA Professional Network Connect 702 amplifiers.
The Network Connect Series IoT-enabled amplifiers from LEA Professional is a commercial-grade audio amplifier family perfectly suited for small to medium-scale installations. Featuring three ways to connect, users can engage the built-in Wi-Fi access point, connect to the venue’s Wi-Fi or use the FAST Ethernet to connect to any local area network via Cat5 or Cat6 cable. The Connect Series also features cloud connectivity allowing users to harness the power of the cloud for remote control, monitoring, configuration, and more from any personal device, as well as HiZ and LoZ channel-selectable analog inputs, and external I/O control for remote on/off and fault monitoring.
“The LEA Professional Connect Series with its user-friendly interface, compact design and smart features were the perfect fit for this install,” commented Sara Barnett-Calvert, President, Innovative Home Technology. “This was our first experience installing LEA Professional but it definitely will not be our last.”
For this property it was imperative that the audio system be easily accessible and controlled so the owners could save time and costs if an issue arose. For Innovative Home Technology there was an easy solution: the LEA Professional Cloud platform.
Unique within the industry, all LEA Professional amplifiers leverage the built-in Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Core. This cloud platform allows integrators to control and monitor critical operational data points that are integral to maintaining system health securely and remotely. The capability delivers greater visibility and response time, which enhances preventative maintenance, simplifies troubleshooting, and cuts down or even eliminates on-site maintenance requirements. By leveraging the AWS IoT Core, system integrators can import their Connect Series systems into the LEA Professional Cloud with 256-bit SSL encryption.
The property, which is currently for sale, has received positive feedback on the audio system.
“The barn has not sold yet, but everyone so far that has walked the property has complimented the install and amazing sound,” concluded Barnett-Calvert.