Just Add Power Helps Bring Elmhurst, Illinois, Dream Home to Life


Electronic Lifestyle Associates Counts on Ultra HD Over IP Platform for Reliable, Scalable Video Distribution

SEMINOLE, Fla. — Dec. 17, 2020Just Add Power, a leader in video-over-IP distribution, announced that its Ultra HD Over IP system has been installed in a 13,000-square-foot dream home in Elmhurst, Illinois. Integrator Electronic Lifestyle Associates (ELA) utilized Just Add Power’s solutions to reliably deliver content from a wide range of video sources to any display throughout the home, while extracting and re-encoding audio for distribution to both its multichannel and stereo zones.

“Reliable video distribution was essential to this installation. After all, this was a dream home meant to delight the family every day, and no one finds joy in equipment malfunctions and service calls,” said Gregg Schwartz, owner of Electric Lifestyle Associates. “We’ve relied on Just Add Power for other high-end projects in the past, and their solutions have always delivered flawless performance. In addition, the company provides the audio capabilities we needed, and unlike fixed video matrixes, their Ultra HD Over IP platform is infinitely scalable with only a minimal investment in additional hardware. So it was an easy choice for this project.”

All of the home’s video sources are connected to Just Add Power VBS-HDIP-749A 3G+AVPro rackmount three-in-one transmitters, while each display is outfitted with a VBS-HDIP-508POE 3G receiver. The Just Add Power system supports 4K Ultra HD resolutions and HDMI 2.0 devices with HDCP 2.2. It enables seamless switching between any resolution HDMI sources, and — with the VBS-HDIP-749A’s Dolby digital sound processor — distributes Dolby Pro Logic II audio to both multichannel and stereo zones.

With Just Add Power’s platform, video wall functionality is built-in for displays installed in portrait and flipped configurations, as well as image push, pull, and pop features. An integrated scaler on the receiver automatically adjusts the picture to fit the screen. The Ultra HD Over IP platform is engineered to provide complete scalability, so expanding the system with an additional screen or source is as simple as adding another receiver or transmitter.

“This is a truly epic home packed with the latest and greatest technologies — from a massive lighting control system to 17 audio zones — and very high client expectations; we couldn’t be more proud that ELA entrusted our solutions to exceed them when it came to video distribution,” said Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at Just Add Power. “With the Ultra HD Over IP platform working together with the home’s URC control system, the homeowners can enjoy any video content on any of the home’s displays with just two taps on a handheld remote or mobile device. It couldn’t be any easier.”