Now And Zen

Residential Media Systems Ltd. showcases their talents in Lancaster General Hospital’s 2006 Decorator Show House.

Enter Room Twenty of this year's Lancaster General Hospital show house and you will find yourself in a room unlike any other.  The room, aptly named "Now and Zen," utilizes the latest in home automation technology to envelop a weary visitor and encourage a deep level of relaxation.


A single tap on the user friendly touch screen surrounds you in the environment of your choice. Be it calming ocean waves, a relaxing rain forest, tranquil water falls, or a peaceful snowfall, the combination of lighting, music, and high definition visuals wisks away the stress of everyday and clears the path for deeper thought and meditation.  Elegant zen accents, simple design, and the integration of earth tones with the natural artistry of Brad Stroman combine together to bring the interior of this room full circle.

Show House Overview 

A historic family farm known as "Lime Spring Farms" will showcase the talents of Lancaster County interior design professionals and local artists September 9th-30th. More than 30 professionals, including designers, artists, florists, painters, chefs, craftspeople, and landscapers, will donate their time and talent to transform Lime Spring Farm into a showcase of home design for three weeks.


The show house is open for tours Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m to 4 p.m.; and Thursdays and Fridays, 11 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $18 for groups of 10 or more. Proceeds raised by the Decorator Show House will benefit cancer care and treatment at Lancaster General Hospital.  Ticket holders can also attend the many demonstrations, seminars, and other special events held on the property during the open house, providing design enthusiasts ample opportunities to learn about home and garden design as well as entertaining tips.


In addition to house tours, guests are invited to enjoy a meal or snack at the “The Farmhouse Café,” featuring the culinary talents of local caterers. Guests can also stop by “La Boutique pour le Cure,” for a unique shopping experience featuring work by local craftspeople, designer fabrics, garden accessories and entertaining necessities.
The café and boutique are open during regular show house tour hours. Guests need not purchase a tour ticket to sample the cuisine or shop at the boutique. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 717-544-4661.
Through volunteering, fundraising, and special projects, The United Auxiliaries to the Lancaster General Hospital supports the efforts of the hospital in improving the health and wellness of the Lancaster community. Through the commitment and dedication of its members and generous support of its sponsors, The United Auxiliaries has been able to provide the necessary funding for new medical services with the latest medical technology. The United Auxiliaries celebrates its 59th anniversary this year. 

The History of Lime Spring Farm
Located at 2452 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA, "Lime Spring Farm” was originally built by Peter Lehman in 1720 and was inhabited by nine generations of his descendents. The Lehmans were a philanthropic and politically connected family. The 110-acre farm, just west of Rohrerstown, is one of the oldest homesteads in Lancaster County. 

Besides hosting lavish parties, Lime Spring Farm was the scene of leisurely picnics, open-invitation fishing and ice-skating — and a terrible family tragedy. But the graceful tree-lined lane off Marietta Avenue is easy to drive right past, never hinting at the beauty and history that lie just beyond the curved driveway.

Today, the Lehman descendants number just four. In 2004, sisters Peggy Neff and Nancy Tanger were the last family members to move off the farm, which includes four homes. The always-philanthropic family donated the $6 million proceeds from the farm’s sale to the Lancaster County Historical Society. But for all its gracious hospitality, the historic farm’s 18th-century homes have never opened to the public, until now. 

Sep 11, 2006 / Articles

Crestron Introduces Adagio LCD Wall Mount Controller

Crestron's APAD LCD Wall Mount Controller Provides Full-Functionality and Feedback

Crestron introduces the APAD LCD wall mount room controller as part of its new Adagio family of products. The new Crestron APAD is a stylish and more responsive alternative to the basic industrial-looking wall plate with knob control. The bi-directional wall mounted APAD offers a sleek, modern design and features a dot-matrix LCD display for an enhanced user experience. The APADs NavWheel interface is inspired by the iPod® ClickWheel. APAD provides stylish, intuitive and reliable control for classrooms, meeting rooms, VTC rooms and training rooms.

The APAD LCD controller, available as a plug and play device in an Adagio packaged solution, features four backlit, white translucent soft-buttons; a NavWheel; and a 128×64 dot-matrix LCD display. This two-way active keypad controller provides full control room control, and real-time active feedback display of all devices including media servers and iPods. The LCD screen displays meta-data such as podcasts and video titles; allows users to scroll through menu screens and select sources and content, volume levels, room temperature, and monitor device status. The APAD offers superior functionality and feedback than basic one-way source selectors or keypads. APAD is available in white or black gloss.

Aug 22, 2006 / New Products

RTI Introduces The T2-C Universal Controller

The T2-C Universal Controller Provides the Industry’s Most Sophisticated Handheld Remote Solution, Combining a High Resolution Color Touchscreen and Hard-buttons

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – August 21, 2006 – Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), the pioneer in home entertainment control technology, announces the latest addition to its award-winning lineup of wireless control solutions. The compact-full-color LCD touchscreen, perfect complement of 35 hard buttons and intelligently designed layout allowing for intuitive operation, distinguish the T2-C from its competitors.

The slim ergonomic design permits effortless one-handed operation – even for those with smaller hands. The T2-C provides users control over their home theaters and distributed audio systems, as well as lighting, drapes, and other electronically controlled household systems. It features a powerful 32-bit, 200MHz XScale® processor and in the event of battery failure, the T2C's non-volatile 16Mbytes of Flash memory assures that no-programming is lost. Scheduled for release this fall, the T2-C will be available to custom installers nationwide as part of RTI's powerful control solutions family of products.

"The T2-C is designed to be the ultimate in handheld control," said Pete Baker, director of sales and marketing for RTI. "Combining the power and features of the T2C with our TheaterTouch Designer software gives dealers the ability to utilize the T2C for an almost limitless amount of applications. Not only is this controller extraordinarily flexible and expandable, it is ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing."

The bright, high-contrast color LCD on the T2-C can display custom buttons, text, graphics, and animations. Programming is easy and efficient thanks to RTI's Windows® based TheaterTouch Designer software.

The T2C retails at an MSRP of $799 and is scheduled to be introduced at CEDIA EXPO 2006, September 14-17, in Denver, Colorado – Booth #314.

Talking Points:

  • Full color TFT LCD to display custom buttons, text, graphics, and animations.
  • Integrated high-resolution touchscreen.
  • Thirty-Five assignable/programmable keypad buttons.
  • Intuitive layout of keypad buttons for commonly used functions.
  • Ergonomic design permits effortless, one-handed operation.
  • Powerful 32-bit, 200MHz XScale® processor.
  • Non-volatile 16 MByte Flash memory stores your program even when power is lost.
  • Extremely bright, backlit display and keypad.

    About Remote Technologies Incorporated
    Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a technology-driven company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that specializes in developing and marketing innovative home theater control products. Founded in 1992 with a focus on the custom home installation market, RTI has become the leader in creating wireless control solutions that solve the foremost challenges facing electronic systems installers.

    RTI's guiding passion is centered about making any size home theater or other electronic system simple and pleasant to use. The company’s design philosophy emphasizes an intuitive and enjoyable experience of its award-winning products, from its universal system controllers, to signal storage and processing devices, and PC programming software. For additional information on RTI and all its innovative products please visit


    Aug 22, 2006 / New Products

    Slim Devices Introduces Transporter

    Today, Slim Devices introduced Transporter, the most advanced networked audio system available.

    Designed to appeal to the most discerning audiophiles and music lovers, Transporter's sound quality surpasses that of even the most sophisticated high-end compact disc players. 2

    Jul 24, 2006 / New Products

    Home Improvement: From Old Cellar to New Theater

    Residential Media Systems was proud to be awarded the front cover article in the Feburary 2003 edition of Audio Video Interiors. The following is a reprint from that issue.

    Tunnel Vision

    An old root cellar is converted to a state-of-the-art theater featuring a Dwin HD700 projector, Triad in-wall speakers and premiere leather seats. 

    story by Krissy Rushing

    photography by Chuck Spang 

    Article Reprint


    Jul 1, 2006 / Articles

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