Utilizing Furman® Power Products and ELAN® Control Systems in Commercial Spaces

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Nortek Security & Control’s (NSC) line of brands can be used in residential spaces as well as commercial spaces, including Furman® power products and ELAN® control systems. As an integrator and customer of these products, it is important to understand the advantages of using our products in a commercial space such as a restaurant or live music venue.

There are many advantages to having Furman products in commercial spaces include having clean, purified power that is effortlessly managed through a single device. Furman power products allow performers’ gear to operate at optimum performance and alleviates the concern of power loss during a set. The ELAN control system enables users to automate climate, media, lighting, and much more, with just the tap of a button. Plus, through our single-app interface, everything is easily controlled using a smart device or one of our touch panels. Let’s take a look at how a popular restaurant and music venue installed ELAN and Furman products to get the results they needed for an overall satisfying customer experience!

Tennessee’s Famous Saloon

Located in Nashville, the three-story Famous Saloon was renovated in 2017 to meet the demands of the 23,000-square-foot space. The owner, May West, wanted to utilize all three levels and truly make the Famous Saloon stand out by mixing high-tech with honky-tonk.

Guests first enter through the main level which is the designated Famous Bar, making their way upstairs to the River Bar consisting of a window overlooking the Cumberland River, leading to one of the city’s tallest rooftop bars with a panoramic view of downtown Nashville.

Ultimate Control with ELAN Systems

West wanted to ensure the lighting, audio and video screens were all easily controllable for staff when setting up for performances and nightly shifts. Our professional installers, Lance Wascom and Chris Torri, were quick to recommend ELAN control systems to assist with the wants and needs of the owner and the building’s future guests.

An ELAN touch panel was installed for staff to adjust the dimming and color settings for the lighting, audio for each floor, and TV displays throughout the establishment. The updated lighting controls separate the Famous Saloon from other venues in the downtown area by setting the mood and look of the venue. Plus, having the ability to control the volume levels and which television is playing from a single user interface eliminates the frustration of running around and fiddling with multiple remotes. Everything is controlled and connected using the ELAN g! System Controller, which is designed for medium to extra-large projects, such as this one.

Elevated Performance with Furman Power

Since the Famous Saloon is a live music venue, it is important the quality of sound and overall performance of the instruments be up to par while being protected from surges and brownouts. Wascom and Torri were certain that Furman power products were the solution to preventing this potential problem.

Included in the equipment rack, and adding to the ELAN system controller, is a family of Furman power products. We break down each product and their functionality below:

  • The Furman F1500-UPS Battery Backup which protects equipment against prolonged or momentary outages, provides clean AC and battery power.
  • The Furman ASD-120 2.0 Power Sequencer which powers up, and down, the audio systems and amplifiers in a sequence rather than simultaneously to eliminate any loud and potentially destructive sounds to reach the speakers.
  • The Furman PL-PROC Power Conditioner is a 20-amp device that is perfect for commercial installations such as the Famous Saloon. This power conditioner features our Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT), Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP), and Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS) circuits for uncompromised protection and purification.

The Famous Saloon is a great example of how to successfully implement smart technologies and pristine power products to ensure the guests, performers, and employees have an experience they won’t forget.

Check out our story featuring Josh Rand of Stone Sour and how he trusts Furman products when he’s on the road and at his in-home studio. Stay in the know on all things Power/AV by signing up for our newsletter!

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