Shure Nabs Crestron’s Head of Product for CTO Role

June 7, 2023

Shure has named Sam Sabet as its new chief technology officer, replacing Avi Vaidya, who retired from that role. Sabet joins Shure after serving as senior vice president of engineering and head of product development and delivery at Crestron Electronics. “Sameh’s deep experience in product development – especially with software – blended with his leadership […]

featured Image

K-array to Debut Fully Connected Software Suite at InfoComm 23

May 26, 2023

K-array will return to InfoComm this June where it will launch its latest technology in the form of a fully connected software suite. These new software offerings are designed to complement K-array’s hardware and enhance the user experience of professionals across the audio industry. “As we expand our group of K-array brands, including K-array, KGEAR […]

featured Image

Crestron Expands Its Digital Workplace Portfolio

May 23, 2023

Crestron Electronics announced the largest expansion of the Crestron Digital Workplace portfolio Tuesday. With a range of hybrid meeting solutions across the enterprise, Crestron introduces Crestron Desk Q and Crestron Desk Touch for desk scheduling, Crestron Flex Pods, a scalable tabletop wireless microphone and speaker platform, and the Crestron Videobar 70, an all-in-one collaboration bar […]

featured Image

Crestron Electronics Promotes John Clancy to Chief Sales Officer

April 20, 2023

Crestron Electronics today announced the promotion of John Clancy to the position of Chief Sales Officer, effective immediately. In this newly created role, John will lead and unify the global Crestron sales organization to drive market growth and enhance customer satisfaction. Reporting directly to Crestron CEO and President Dan Feldstein, John will continue to be […]

featured Image

PSNI Adds Crestron as Newest Global Vendor

March 31, 2023

PSNI Global Alliance has added Crestron as its newest global sponsor. The PSNI vendor sponsorship is designed to strengthen the strategic partnership between PSNI Global Alliance and Crestron while providing enhanced benefits to both parties. As a global sponsor, Crestron will have the opportunity to engage with PSNI Global Alliance’s network of audiovisual professionals, providing […]

featured Image

Crestron Announces Microsoft Optimized AirMedia Connect Adaptor

March 28, 2023

Crestron Electronics announced the AirMedia Connect Adaptor, a one-touch wireless presentation solution for wireless conferencing. Crestron and Microsoft will launch an AirMedia collaboration bundle for Microsoft Teams software that will bring BYOD and Microsoft Teams meetings to more spaces. The AirMedia Connect Adaptor is the only dongle optimized by Microsoft for wireless collaboration, eliminating the need […]

featured Image

Crestron Unveils New Design-Forward, Feature-Rich Horizon Keypads and Dimmers

March 20, 2023

Crestron Electronics, the global leader in home automation, today announces the next generation of the popular Horizon® keypads and dimmers. With design and customer experience at the heart of every product Crestron builds, the next-generation Horizon keypads and dimmers were designed to elevate both form and function for dealers and homeowners. Homeowners believe a well-designed […]

featured Image

Crestron Announces New Horizon Keypads and Dimmers

March 15, 2023

Today, Crestron Electronics announced a new line of Horizon keypads and dimmers. Horizon keypads and dimmers prioritize design featuring improved color, finish and alignment in visually appealing layouts. Using feedback from homeowners, dealers and architects, every aspect of the redesign was meticulously engineered, from the single faceplate offering an opulent visual appeal to the subtle […]

featured Image

The Rise of BYOD

February 28, 2023

By Lauren Simmen, Director of Product Marketing, Crestron The term’s been everywhere lately: BYOD, the acronym meaning Bring Your Own Device. From the preponderance of smartphone business apps to the need for laptops and tablets to travel with their users (especially in hybrid work situations), the demand for BYOD solutions has never been greater. The […]

featured Image

Budget, Inventory and ‘Standards’

February 6, 2023

For years, I have been the poster child for standards in classrooms. I have made this argument for a very long time at my school and through talks and at conferences. The arguments for standardization are powerful and plentiful. The ability for staff to only need to be focused on a certain family of products […]

featured Image

Crestron is Now Stocking and Selling the NETGEAR M4250 AV Line of Switches

January 22, 2023

NETGEAR and Crestron Electronics today announced that four models of the versatile M4250 AV Line Series switches are now available directly through Crestron. A dominant player in the growing transition to AV-over-IP, Crestron will resell select NETGEAR AV switches as a part of the Crestron DM NAX Audio-over-IP and DM NVX AV-over-IP solutions. NETGEAR AV’s […]

featured Image

Here’s Everything Crestron Has Planned for ISE

January 22, 2023

Crestron Electronics previews the company vision for the ISE 2023 tradeshow and the new solutions that will be on display. Technology experiences are ingrained with familiar daily routines. Videoconferences have taken over the workday, automation installs have skyrocketed, and homeowners are spending more time in their residences than ever before. Crestron’s 16,000-square-foot booth will be […]

featured Image

23 Things AV Manufacturers Have Planned For 2023

January 1, 2023

A new year has begun. 2023 will usher in a chance for the ProAV industry to create, innovate and grow. We spoke with 23 different manufacturers—like AtlasIED, Shure and Legrand—to see what’s on they have in store for the year ahead. Here’s what they had to say… Atlona celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch […]

featured Image

Crestron Releases ‘Tackling the Modern Workplace by the Numbers’ Research Report

November 2, 2022

Crestron Electronics today detailed the findings of a new research report covering the workplace experience. The report, titled “Tackling the Modern Workplace by the Numbers,” explores employee behaviors and preferences in a hybrid workplace, the technology tools and solutions they need and lack, and what employers are (and could be) doing to enable more consistently […]

featured Image

Join Us for a Fact-Based Supply Chain Discussion

October 17, 2022

Are you sick of supply chain issues and wondering when they will end? Join Gary Kayye as he leads a panel of AV professionals in a fact-based discussion on the supply chain crisis and when product shortages will be solved during LAVNCH WEEK 6. “The problematic supply chain is important to all of us, because […]

featured Image

Crestron Electronics Announces Expansion of Audio Portfolio with Origin Acoustics

September 29, 2022

Crestron Electronics announced an expansion of the company’s audio portfolio with four new products, including three additions to the Crestron Speakers made by Origin Acoustics Ultimate Series line and an all-weather model of Crestron’s Saros Surface Mount Speakers. Built natively for the Crestron Home OS and for integration with custom systems, these new audio solutions […]

featured Image

An Analysis of Crestron’s ‘Town Hall’ Sessions: Addressing the Supply Chain

September 23, 2022

It is no secret to the AV world that most companies have dealt with incredible supply chain issues in the past 18 months. We hear horror stories of companies changing ship dates from weeks, to months to even years. It is not uncommon today to hear of 18 -24-month ship dates. For some reason, much […]

featured Image

Here’s Everything Crestron Is Doing at CEDIA Expo 2022

September 16, 2022

At CEDIA Expo 2022, Crestron Electronics will demo its new Home OS platform, a premier smart home operating system. Since its debut, the Crestron Home OS has expanded with hundreds of updates, interoperability with industry-leading partners and is continuing to provide market-leading solutions that curate unique and bespoke environments to maximize how we live, work, […]

featured Image

Crestron Responds to Aurora’s Latest Marketing Email

September 14, 2022

You might remember the conversation that took #AVtweep LinkedIn by storm last month, all stemming from an Aug. 10 marketing email from Aurora Multimedia. Social Media Recap: Aurora Calls Out Crestron in Recent Marketing Email This week, Crestron responded by issuing a cease-and-desist order. Aurora then sent out the following second marketing email Sept. 13: […]

featured Image

Will Supply Chain and Inventory Problems Change AV?

September 8, 2022

In mid-August, Gary Kayye shared an advertisement from Aurora on his LinkedIn page. In the advertisement, Aurora took on Crestron’s well-known stock issue directly. You can read more about the various reactions in Steph Beckett’s blog post here. The comments are interesting as a real-life experiment regarding what works with advertising — or what doesn’t. […]

featured Image

5 Things to Expect at CEDIA Expo 2022

August 30, 2022

CEDIA Expo 2022 is almost here. The event – held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Dallas, TX – will bring together residential audiovisual experts from around the country. Here are five things you can expect at the 2022 show. 1. An Action-Packed CEDIA Expo Floor As with many shows, the in-person CEDIA Expo was […]

featured Image

Social Media Recap: Aurora Calls Out Crestron in Recent Marketing Email

August 12, 2022

If you’re a true #AVtweep or if you’re someone who frequents LinkedIn somewhat often, you may have seen the screenshot below from an email from Aurora. According to the email, Aurora‘s VPX 1GBPS AV-over-IP solutions claim to be the “solution for Crestron NVX lead time issues.” The email also says Aurora’s solution can perform everything […]

featured Image

Crestron Electronics Adds DM Lite Transmitters, Receivers for Extending HDMI and USB-C Signals

July 28, 2022

Crestron Electronics today announced the DM Lite transmitters and receivers for extending HDMI and USB-C signals. DM Lite transmitters and receivers support peripheral extensions of video resolutions up to 4K@40 (4:4:4) and supports enterprise-grade security protocols and the latest security standard in enterprise content protection, HDCP 2.3. Because USB-C is a connection point in personal […]

featured Image

Crestron’s Intuitiv Tahoe Ch5 Template Now in Beta

July 6, 2022

The Intuitiv Tahoe Crestron CH5 template claims to be the most advanced Crestron interface available, and it’s now in Beta. CH5 is claiming to be the future of the Crestron user experience and automation interface design in general. By leveraging conventional web technologies, CH5 allows integrators to deploy touch interfaces that are on-par with today’s most popular mobile […]

featured Image

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1149: What’s the Deal With Crestron’s Acquisition of 1Beyond?

June 30, 2022

Many may assume Crestron purchased 1Beyond simply to augment its UC lineup of products. However, you assume wrong. The strategy expands beyond UC and into schools, hospitality and even the home. Gary was joined on today’s videocast by Crestron’s EVP of marketing, Brad Hintze, who breaks down the future of 1Beyond inside Crestron AND even hints how there will be a carryover of 1Beyond’s […]

featured Image

Starin Now Distributes Crestron Flex Digital Workplace Platform

June 6, 2022

Starin is now distributing the Crestron Flex Digital Workplace platform of products. With this partnership, Starin will bring the entire Crestron Flex ecosystem with native Microsoft Teams and Zoom Rooms software offerings to its customer base. This expansion also enables Crestron to meet the ongoing demand for Crestron Flex products nationally with Starin and internationally […]

featured Image

Crestron Is Adding 8K Capabilities to the NVX Product Line

June 6, 2022

Crestron Electronics will demonstrate support for 8K video content distribution with a software-based AV-over-IP solution as the latest advancement of the Crestron DM NVX platform at InfoComm 2022. The demonstration will showcase the ability to simultaneously encode four 4K streams, enabling the distribution of native 8K content. The new DM NVX encoding software features what Crestron is calling “an innovative approach […]

featured Image

Crestron Announces New Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams

June 1, 2022

Crestron announced the new Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams. The Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams Display provide a dedicated conferencing companion for Microsoft Teams-based collaboration that gives access to channels, chats, files, calendars and all other Microsoft Teams features. The Microsoft Teams Displays also communicate individual and device status across team personnel and […]

featured Image

Crestron Enters the Event Industry, Again

May 25, 2022

Crestron’s latest live event is called the Modern Work Summit and it’s to be all about the future of work. Being held on Sept. 20-21, 2022, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida, the two-day in-person event will support a community of professionals led by Mercedes-AMG Petronas, Microsoft, Zoom, Crestron, Steelcase, Accenture and more. Crestron […]

featured Image

rePLAY ISE 2022 — That’s a Wrap

May 19, 2022

rePLAY ISE 2022 has officially come to a close, but first, a quick recap of session two. This time, the session contained curated content aimed toward our viewers in the United States rather than Europe. Our hosts, Steph Beckett and Emily Dean, picked out some great content we gathered in Barcelona at ISE 2022 to […]

featured Image

rePLAY ISE 2022 — We’re Back

May 18, 2022

rePLAY ISE 2022 was a success and we’ve got an exciting recap of session one for you! We had an awesome time gathering content in Barcelona for the live event, and we had even more fun showing it to you on the LAVNCH platform. One of the highlights from the trip was Emily Dean stepping […]

featured Image

Crestron Announces Additions to DM NVX AV-Over-IP Platform

May 12, 2022

Crestron today announces additions to the DM NVX AV-over-IP platform. The newest DM NVX features include: Faster refresh rates (up to 240 Hz at 1080p) for fast-motion video, and real-time control of peripherals, such as a mouse, joystick, or game controller. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding optimizes network bandwidth consumption across a multitude of spaces. Custom hot-key shortcuts from your keyboard […]

featured Image