Electric String has given gym goers at INEOS’s London office a smarter way to work out. The specialist custom installer created the high-tech audio, video and control system that puts each user in charge of their own exercise experience.
Each gym member can select their preferred audio and/or video, as well as enjoy on-demand workout plans. The Crestron-controlled system puts users in charge with easy-to-use wall-mounted touch panels. These were designed and programmed by Electric String exactly to meet INEOS’s requirements.
While working out, gym users have access to internet radio, AirPlay from the gym instructor for scheduled classes, streaming audio from the virtual jukebox, satellite and Freeview TV and a plug-in point for a third-party device.
Electric String brought together a number of key components to create the perfect system. These included a Crestron Pro3 processor with two 10.1″ TSW type touch panels for gym users and an iPad Air for administration. It also specified a two-zone Meridian Audio system comprising two G65 advanced controllers, 12 DSP-3300 speakers and two DSW subwoofers.
“The real key was to give gym users fully flexible control and access to whatever content they desire from the installed system. This is something which is simply not possible in most gym situations,” explained Rob Sullivan, commercial director at Electric String. Jonny Ginns of INEOS added, “Electric String was the perfect partner for us. We had to combine several complex lighting, audio and training software packages behind the scenes, yet provide gym users with a very simple user interface. The team achieved exactly what we wanted and our users love it.”
Such is its success, the gym system has become the blueprint for future workout rooms at INEOS’s worldwide offices.
Electric String specialises in the custom installation of audio visual, home automation, security, communications and productivity systems for homes, yachts and businesses.