ELAN Brings 21st Century Control to Jersey City High Rise
Just across the Hudson River from downtown Manhattan, a renaissance is sweeping through Jersey City. As residents continue to flock to New Jersey’s fastest growing city, real estate developers are doing everything they can to differentiate their apartment buildings as fashionable living centers for people of all ages.
One building’s rooftop pool area, which includes multiple fire pits, a yoga lawn, outdoor movie theater and multiple barbecue grilling stations, is equipped with an ELAN-controlled multi-room audio system that plays the building’s choice of music or movie audio during nighttime movie sessions. Each of the rooftop pool area’s four audio zones — including the BBQ, cabanas, pool and fire pit — has an auxiliary input cable so residents can plug in their own tunes. And building staff can control the rooftop pool area’s technologies through the ELAN app on their smartphone devices.
Adjacent to the pool is the residents’ lounge, in which a cinema-quality theater system provides a relaxing environment to view sports or watch news with friends and neighbors. With a bar area and game room featuring additional HD TVs and an auxiliary audio input, residents can control all the media and play their own music. All the lounge’s TVs, audio and lighting can be controlled through an easy-to-use and centrally located ELAN touch panel, which also offers residents the option to reserve the room.
The building’s gym and the children’s playroom also include audio inputs, plus an in-ceiling speaker system and multiple TVs, which can be fully controlled by residents. If a resident plugs in their mobile device to the audio system, it overrides whatever audio was playing, and then automatically resumes from the previous source when the mobile device is disconnected.