Crestron introduces new 3 Series™ control processors

crestronlogo-0413Rockleigh, NJ, August 30, 2013 – There’s more technology in commercial buildings and custom homes than ever. All of the systems need to be networked, managed, and controlled in fundamentally new ways. The new DIN-AP3 and DIN-AP3MEX 3-Series control processors, designed for DIN rail mounting, answer the call. The DIN-AP3 delivers wired control, while the DIN-AP3MEX is ideal for applications that require wireless control.

Built on the 3-Series platform

Compared to other control systems, 3-Series processors provide a dramatic increase in processing power and speed.  They deliver more memory, rock-solid networking and IP control, and a unique modular programming architecture that enables up to ten programs to run independently and communicate with each other on one platform. The result is a more intelligent, robust, secure, and reliable system.

Both the DIN-AP3 and DIN-AP3MEX work seamlessly with Crestron DALI® ballasts and LED drivers, making them ideal for commercial lighting projects. Native support for BACnet®/IP provides a direct interface to third-party building management systems over Ethernet, simplifying integration with lighting and other building systems, including HVAC and security.

Snaps onto a standard DIN rail

The DIN-AP3 and DIN-AP3MEX enable modular installation alongside Crestron DIN rail lighting and automation control modules and other third-party DIN rail-mountable devices. TheDIN-AP3 provides bidirectional RS-232 COM ports and four IR/serial ports that allow for the integration of everything from a remote-controlled fireplace to advanced security systems.

The DIN-AP3MEX comes equipped with an integrated infiNET EX® wireless gateway. For retrofit projects and applications where wiring can’t be installed, infiNET EX offers an effective and economical wireless solution. Crestron infiNET EX is a wireless mesh network technology in which each device on the network is a transmitter and receiver, making communication extremely fast and reliable. infiNET EX devices include Crestron thermostats, shade motors, and Cameo® wireless keypads, dimmers, and switches. The DIN-AP3MEX also integrates perfectly with the new INET-IRCOM and INET-RYIO infiNET EX control modules to communicate with RS232, IR and relay controlled devices on the same wireless mesh network. This makes the DIN-AP3MEX and the INET-IOEX the perfect solution for complete wireless home control and hospitality applications.

Learn more about how the DIN-AP3 and DIN-AP3MEX can take your commercial and residential control projects to a whole new level.