Elite HTS Launches New Website & New Industry Standard

Elite HTS Launches New Website & New Industry Standard

Elite Home Theater Seating (Elite HTS) has yet again set the standard for custom home theater furniture with the launch of their new website EliteHTS.com and the announcement of their new Diamond Elite Certification for home theater furniture design. The brand, popular with the Hollywood elite and cinephiles worldwide, spent more than a year designing their new user experience and adding functionality to their popular custom chair builder.

“The new Elite HTS experience is one that we believe is a major step forward for home theater and cinema fans,” says Bobby Bala, CEO and founder of Elite. “We have taken great care to build a site that our industry partners can use on a daily basis to help their own businesses grow, as well as offering consumers a higher level of value than ever before.”

“But it goes beyond just how the site works,” adds Bala. “With the launch of our new site, we’re also excited to announce a new industry certification for home theater furniture design – the Diamond Elite Standard.”

The Diamond Elite Standard ensures that Elite’s discerning customers can be confident in the design and workmanship that goes into every custom home theater chair order. The standard defines ten key design and construction specifications that every chair must meet in order to be certified and receive the Diamond Elite seal. They include:

  1. Hand-crafted design– Every custom chair is made by hand and to bespoke customer specifications.
  2. All-wood construction– All wooden components must be made of solid wood without ‘thin’ composite materials.
  3. Single-piece base construction– Chair bases are made of a single piece of hollowed out wood to ensure stability and longevity.
  4. Fitted joinery– Fitted joints, glue and wood screws are used to provide superior chair strength over nails or staples.
  5. Reinforced arms– Improved reinforcements in each chair arm to eliminate typical squeaks and wobble.
  6. Material durability– All seating materials must meet or exceed international durability testing.
  7. German-designed mechanisms & motors– Reclining mechanisms and motors must meet or exceed strict German machinery designs and standards.
  8. Maximum 4″ recline clearance– Chairs must not exceed 4″ distance in headrest positioning when reclining.
  9. Chiropractor-approved – To eliminate muscle strain, all designs must be ergonomically approved.
  10. Superior warranty program– A full 10-year machinery warranty and 5-year foam and upholstery warranty.

“As one of the world’s premier luxury cinema chair manufacturers, this new standard offers consumers and designers alike a new benchmark for what quality and luxury truly mean,” notes Bala. “We also encourage theater seating companies worldwide to adopt the Diamond Elite Certification for their own product development.”

Smart Home System? Home Cinema? Platinum Vision Has The Answer.

Platinum Vision has more than 25 years of expertise in Home Automation Systems Home Cinemas and Networking Solutions, with an unrivaled client database.

The aim of PV is to make the ‘complicated’ operation of luxurious and modern automation systems simple. Forget the row of switches on the wall, or the library of remote controls on your coffee table, PV eliminates and simplifies the effort of operating your Home Entertainment systems, Lighting, AC Control, Wi-Fi and networking, and even CCTV monitoring from outside your property.

We are also masters of home cinema design and installation offering complete solutions including acoustic paneling and turnkey installations for the cinema room, we even go as far as a residential IMAX solution!!

Platinum Vision was founded in the UK in 1990 pioneering the world of home automation, in 2007 we established a base in the UAE and now with a team of more than 120 people, we have built one of the world’s leading home automation specialist installation companies right here in Dubai. Our team covers all disciplines in our field from design, installation, project management and programming without having to rely on subcontract companies to complete our installations.

At PV we blend together world class brands of hardware from several manufacturers to suit the customer’s taste, style and budget. We work alongside architects and interior designers to produce a high quality, seamlessly integrated system keeping design and quality in mind at all times.

PV offers a highly professional service and strives to give the best possible solutions to every client no matter the challenge presented to us. So weather it’s a villa, yacht, office or apartment we have the solution for you.

We aim to build ongoing professional relationships with all our clients and offer the best possible service and support for now and into the future with all our projects.

 

10 Ways To Get A Wow Home Theater!

Home theater technology has never been better; with the options available today you can even exceed the audiovisual quality of your local cinema. Whether you want to host the perfect film night, entertain after a dinner party or simply keep the kids busy during the holidays, there’s a home theater solution out there to suit your needs. Here are 10 suggestions for bringing Hollywood magic into your home.

 

  1. Designate a room. For those with the space to spare, nothing beats having a separate cinema room in your own home. It’s a definite way to make any film night unforgettable. Be warned though, your guests will be so impressed, you might have a hard time convincing them to leave!

 

  1. Integrate it into your living room. For those who don’t quite have the space for a designated room for their home theater, try integrating similar features into a living room that can create a comparable cinematic experience.Consider having your screen mounted on the wall, instead of perched on top of a cabinet. This way the screen will be less obvious and the space can be used like a typical living room, with the option of enjoying a superior home cinema experience when you have a film to watch.

 

  1. Choose 7.1 surround soundThe latest in surround-sound technology requires eight separate audio channels to truly immerse viewers in the film. But it can be difficult to decide whether you should try to disguise the speakers or make them a feature of the room.Plenty of speaker manufacturers make devices that both sound good and look beautiful. Wood paneling offers a great combination of acoustics and aesthetics. Remember to check the wiring options when looking to make a purchase; no matter how good the speakers look, a tangle of cables is always a turn-off.

 

  1. Consider in-ceiling speakers. You can have an entire sound system completely hidden from view with ceiling integrated speakers. This is an excellent way to have high-fidelity audio and free up space in your home to get creative with your design.When it’s time to watch a film, speakers integrated into the ceiling make viewers feel as though they are right in the middle of the action, perfect for a nail-biting thriller or spellbinding fantasy flick.

 

  1. Integrate your lighting. Home automation can help replicate that real cinema experience by adding those special touches, such as lights that automatically dim when the film begins, or LED step lighting that comes on when the film is paused for a bathroom dash or snack refill.

 

  1. Sort your seating. What good is a home cinema without cinema quality seating? Choose a recliner, love seat or even a comfortable sofa, whatever matches your space and style. With a home control system and D-Box technology, you can also have your seating rumble and vibrate in time with the action up on the big screen!

 

  1. Hide your projector. Another way to have the technology of our dreams without compromising on style is by using a motorised projector lift. A projector can be concealed in the ceiling or in a tabletop. Then, whenever you want to watch a film, your living room or kitchen can be transformed into your own private cinema.

 

  1. Keep the screen hidden, too. It’s not only the projector that can be concealed, but the screen itself. With a motorised projector lift, some ceiling-integrated speakers and a drop-down projector screen, the transition from living room to home cinema can be as smooth as it is impressive. The space freed up while the screen isn’t in use can be used to display artwork or any other more aesthetically pleasing pieces.

 

  1. Tuck away your TV. While a drop-down projector screen is great, it doesn’t get much more impressive than an entire drop-down TV. No matter its weight or angle, an experienced professional can mount a television wherever you want it.This is another option for those who want to make a seamless transition from dinner party to film night. When the after dinner conversation reaches a natural lull, you can adjourn to the living room and relax with the latest Hollywood hit or cult classic.

 

  1. Link multiple screens. If you have multiple TV screens, then it’s likely you’ll want to have access to the same channels, content and films on each screen. Traditionally, this required multiple set-top boxes and complicated subscriptions, but now centralised TV distribution offers a more elegant solution. It allows you to store all of your television sources and subscriptions in a separate AV rack. The content can then be sent directly to any screen in your home in high definition.

 

IMAX Residential DCI Cinema

Platinum Vision PV installs the world’s first residential IMAX Private DCI cinema in the UAE Capital City of Abu Dhabi. Comprising of a 10m wide x 6m tall screen and more than 40 speakers and two professional projectors and 16 customised cinema chairs.

 

With an incredibly tight time line of only 10 weeks delivery PV executed a totally unique IMAX solution, in a private residence, from room fit out and audio-visual installation.

 

The project included a complete acoustic room design and construction accompanied with an awe inspiring sound system from Californian Audio Technologies CAT, delivering a full 32 channel Dolby Atmos sound system. In addition, two professional Sony Laser SRX-R815P projectors with a passive 3D configuration to deliver earth shattering image and sound.

 

The system included a number of sources including date release Hollywood blockbusters on demand from Belair Cinema and standard domestic sources such as Apple TV and satellite TV.