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THE LANCASTERS: A NEW DISTINCTIVE ACKNOWLEDGMENT FOR DIGITAL XIP BPT TECHNOLOGY
An outstanding success realized in cooperation between Crestron and BPT
Close technical cooperation initiated in 2010 between Crestron - world leader in A/V and home automation system controls; BPT - leading Italian company in the field of video door entry and home automation systems; and SMC, the leading residential systems integrator in the UK has led to the outstanding accomplishment of 'The Lancasters', a very high-end residential development project in London. This prestigious site facing Hyde Park in the West End of the British Capital covers around 18.000 sqm divided in 77 high-standard residences.
The need to reduce the quantity of cabling in a complex and extensive built environment steered the developer's London-based integration partner, SMC towards digital systems communicating via LAN on IP protocol. In this environment BPT was selected for video door entry systems thanks to its innovative XIP technology capable of distributing video door signals over LAN.
SMC worked closely with BPT UK, long established and traditional partner of BPT in the UK to design a system, which communicated directly with Crestron's TPMC-4SM touch panel within each apartment. The contribution of BPT UK was decisive in supporting the specifying, winning and delivery of the project.
At a technical level, Crestron and BPT R&D departments teamed up to deliver full interoperability between the BPT XIP video door entry system and Crestron's TPMC-4SM touch panels. This software development was undertaken jointly and delivered to meet the project's timescales.
The BPT video door entry system at The Lancasters is made up of 23 bespoke DIGITHA entry panels connected to a secure communal LAN network by means of 6 ETI/XIP network interfaces. The network server ETI/SER oversees and manages the correct routing of all audio/video communications between the entry panels and around 150 of Crestron's TPMC-4SM touch panels.
The flawless completion of the overall system (including audio/video systems, HVAC, lighting, shading, CCTV, security and video door entry systems) won the system integrator, SMC one of the prestigious CEDIA Awards in 2011, in the category "Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer".