AVer Integrates Crestron Application Ecosystem WIth Its PTZ Cameras

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AVer announced Wednesday the company has entered the Crestron Application Market ecosystem with its professional auto-tracking and livestreaming PTZ cameras. The integration of AVer Pro AV cameras and the Crestron 3-Series Controller is the first release in this technology partnership. The newly available Crestron module enables control of the AVer TR and PTZ camera models. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 968: Crestron: from ISE, to Masters to Enterprise Connect – a Spring Podcast with Daniel Jackson

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Crestron will be on the road for most of the spring demo’ing their new gear launched at ISE 2020 last month — except for the Innovation Concept center, though. So, what does Crestron have planned for Enterprise Connect, the Crestron Masters and where do they see the future of Cloud-AV? Listen to this podcast with Crestron’s Senior Director, Digital Workplace Products, Dan […]

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Crestron Opens New Training Center in Atlanta Area

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Rockleigh, NJ – March 2, 2020 – To help meet the tremendous demand for specialized training and advanced certifications for AV industry professionals, Crestron, a global leader in workplace technology, today announced the opening of a new world-class Crestron Training Institute (CTI) facility in Duluth, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. Courses will commence on March 23, […]

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Crestron Announces DMPS Lite for Smaller Spaces

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Crestron just announced something it’s calling new DMPS Lite, which is aimed at smaller spaces such as classrooms and huddle spaces. DMPS Lite products include a 4K video scaler, a standalone web configuration with auto-routing and display control and audio amplification. Additionally, the Crestron XiO Cloud service provides integrators with the ability to remotely provision, […]

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Crestron Updates the Crestron Home Platform

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Crestron announced updates to its Crestron Home platform this week. Part of the announcement includes the new MC4-R 4-Series control system, designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized homes and MDU installations. Designed for flexibility, the MC4-R is powered via PoE, has a full complement of built-in control ports, and includes an infiNET […]

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Crestron Releases New Series of Modular Audio Amplifiers at ISE 2020

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Crestron just unveiled a new line of X Series modular audio amplifiers at ISE 2020. The new product line is aimed at meeting spaces and classrooms of all sizes. All Crestron modular amplifiers are 1 RU high and the AMP-X300 (1/2-space wide) and AMP-X50MP (1/4-space wide) can be ganged together with any other modular amplifier […]

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Crestron Announces Partnership With Logitech

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Crestron has announced a new partnership with Logitech. Pairing the Crestron Flex C series with Logitech MeetUp, Logitech Rally or Logitech Rally Plusto create a unified communications package for small, medium and large rooms. Each system is compatible with Microsoft Teams Rooms or Zoom Rooms. In addition, each system includes room booking capability powered by […]

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Crestron Adds New Features to DM DVX Platform

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Crestron has added features to its DM NVX 1Gbps AV-over-IP platform at ISE 2020, including support for the AES67 and a new switching system that Crestron says is glitchless. The new functionality will be available for existing DM NVX products via a free firmware upgrade. With support for AES67, DM NVX endpoints can send breakaway […]

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Crestron Shows New and Updated Products at ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, Crestron will showcase an array of new and enhanced products that help organizations drive greater communication, collaboration and productivity at scale, including: Crestron Flex UC solutions, Crestron XiO Cloud provisioning and management software; AirMedia 2.0 wireless presentation technology; the Crestron advanced room scheduling platform and the Crestron digital signage platform. Crestron Flex: […]

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Crestron Leads Innovation at ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, Crestron, a global leader in workplace and smart home technology, is providing a preview of what’s next for the AV industry, both in the near-term and beyond. New to the Crestron stand this year, the dedicated Future Innovation area focuses on technologies for the intelligent workplace. These include room-based AV solutions, Unified […]

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Crestron Previews Future Innovation at ISE 2020

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Rockleigh, New Jersey – February 7, 2020 – At ISE 2020, Crestron, a global leader in workplace and smart home technology, is providing a preview of what’s next for the AV industry, both in the near-term and beyond. New to the Crestron stand this year, the dedicated Future Innovation area focuses on technologies for the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 954: Crestron Adds Future Vision Pavilion to ISE 2020 Along with New Versions of NVX and DMPS Products

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Gary was joined by Crestron’s EVP Products and Technology, Ranjan Singh, as well as Dan Jackson, Crestron’s Senior Director, Digital Workplace Products to talk all about their ISE 2020 stand in Amsterdam next month. Crestron has had the largest booth at ISE for years and, for the first time ever, Crestron will bring a future-concept section to their booth where […]

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Crestron Releases MC4-R Control System for Home

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Crestron announced the release of the new MC4-R control system for the home. The MC4-R expands the reach of Crestron Home to small, midsize and MDU projects. A secure 4-Series control system for the Crestron Home platform, the MC4-R is designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized homes and MDU installations. Designed for […]

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New Crestron MC4-R Control System Expands the Reach and Potential of Crestron Home

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Rockleigh, NJ – February 6, 2020 – Crestron announced the release of the new MC4-R Control System. The MC4-R expands the reach of Crestron Home to small, midsize and MDU projects. “The MC4-R is designed for ultimate flexibility,” states Jason Oster, Sr. Manager, Product Management Residential Solutions. “It can control hundreds of devices and packs dazzling […]

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SDVoE Alliance Announces Module for Crestron Control Systems

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced the availability of an SDVoE module for Crestron control systems. This module makes it easy for system designers and integrators to deploy SDVoE systems of any size while providing a familiar user experience with Crestron control systems and interfaces. The SDVoE module works with any 3-series Crestron control processor to […]

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Fred Bargetzi: The Most Consequential Person of the Modern AV Era

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By Scott Walker Principal, Waveguide LLC There it is. I’m putting it out there. I’ve thought about this a lot and from my vantage point, having spent the past 30 years of my life as an AV design consultant, I believe there’s no other single individual who has had a greater impact on the lives […]

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Crestron Shipping Wireless Horizon EX Keypads and Dimmers

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Crestron is shipping its wireless Horizon EX keypads and dimmers. Featuring matching dimmers and keypads, the new line of wall-box controllers provides a custom control solution as part of a complete Crestron smart home. Horizon EX universal dimmers have no minimum load requirement and can do LED dimming. Featuring what Crestron calls a “designer aesthetic,” […]

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Crestron Introduces Wireless Horizon EX Dimmers and Keypads

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Line of wall-box controllers features matching dimmers and keypads; enables residential system integrators to deliver consistent, elegant look throughout the home for hybrid systems  Rockleigh, NJ – December 9, 2019 – Crestron, a global leader in advanced smart home technology, announced today it is now shipping its wireless Horizon™ EX keypads and dimmers. Featuring matching […]

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Crestron Mercury Update Announced

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Crestron today announced a Crestron Mercury update for the tabletop meeting and UCC solution. Crestron says the new UI features a more modern-looking, cleaner design that provides users with a simpler experience, including more intuitive navigation. The redesigned UI will ship with all new Crestron Mercury units and is available for existing units via a […]

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Crestron Releases Flex for Zoom Rooms at Zoomtopia 2019

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Crestron debuted the Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms at Zoomtopia 2019, Zoom’s annual user conference (Oct. 15-16 in San Jose, California). The Crestron Flex is a line of unified communications solutions that come with native Zoom Rooms software functionality. “Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms raises the bar,” said Eric Yu, hardware partnership manager of Zoom. […]

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Zoom Announces Expanded Platform, New Technologies at Zoomtopia 2019

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Zoom Video Communications just announced at Zoomtopia 2019 (its annual user conference) that major additions are coming to its software platforms. All of these, which are outlined below, will be become available on the platform by the end of January 2020. New Zoom Rooms Appliances: These are purpose-built Zoom Rooms hardware devices that Zoom is […]

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Crestron and CoolAutomation Partner Inside Home OS 3

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Crestron today announced a new partnership with CoolAutomation, a leading developer of HVAC automation solutions to provide native BACnet integration with Crestron Home OS 3. Now integrators have the ability to customize the BACnet modules within the Crestron Home app. This solution is designed for MDU applications where there is a centralized BACnet controlled HVAC […]

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Crestron Home OS 3 Available Now

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Crestron today announced the release of Crestron Home OS 3, an update to its smart home app. New features include: Support for multiple homes New icons to save favorites – provides intuitive custom access and experience Refined layout for easy access to the most commonly used functions Dynamic, intuitive display features Personalization of UI using […]

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Crestron DM NVX AV-over-IP System is First to Receive JITC and FIPS 140-2 Certifications

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Crestron announced today that its DM NVX AV-over-IP product line has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) approval by the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and FIPS 140-2 validation by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. DM NVX is the first and […]

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AVI-SPL Opens NY Metro Office, Focuses on Telling Story of Company, Employees, Partners

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AVI-SPL officially opened their NY Metro Office in Lyndhurst, New Jersey today and rAVe was there to cover the launch event! The 20,000 square foot facility supports around 100 employees across sales, support, finance, project and fabrication teams. Not only is the office home to conference rooms, open-office seating, executive offices and a lobby gathering […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Crestron Rolls Out New Features to the XiO Cloud

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Crestron has debuted new features in the latest version of Crestron XiO Cloud. Crestron XiO Cloud supports a direct device-to-cloud connection via an Azure IoT Hub, with no additional hardware. You register your devices at the time of purchase and everything needed to manage your devices is available in the cloud portal. Azure services provide […]

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Crestron Adds Microsoft Teams to Flex Line

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Crestron’s Flex platform grew this month, adding the M-Series and B-Series single display kits designed to integrate Microsoft Teams in UCC applications. The new Crestron Flex M-Series MX models combine BYOD connectivity and a native Microsoft Teams experience, providing users with multiple ways to collaborate within their space. They can either access Microsoft Teams with […]

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Crestron Updates Room Scheduling Platform

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At InfoComm 2019, Crestron updated its room scheduling platform. Ad Astra, CollegeNET, New Wave Apps and SpaceIQ now run on Crestron room scheduling touch screens. Crestron is also debuting the latest additions to its family of room scheduling touch screens with the TSW-560 and TSW-560P, both of which support direct connect scheduling. Crestron touch screens […]

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Elo Now Has 65-Inch 4K Interactive Signage and Collaboration Products

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Elo today announced the launch of its 6553L touchscreen and fourth-generation Elo computer module (ECMG4). The 6553L touchscreen provides a platform for what the company says is captivating digital signage experiences in public spaces, as well as engaging and collaborative communication within enterprises. The 6553L touchscreen is part of Elo’s new IDS 3 Series, which […]

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Crestron Debuts an NVX Receiver in an OPS slot for Monitors and Projectors

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Crestron is debuting DM-NVX-D80-IoAV at InfoComm. Basically it’s an OPS slot box with an integrated NVX AV-over-IP receiver (1G) for monitors and projectors with OPS inputs like LG, NEC, Philips, Avocor and Smart. The DM NVX decoder plugs into the OPS port and is powered by the display. This eliminates the need for cables and […]

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Crestron UCC-Based Mic and SpeakerBar with Built-in 4K Camera at InfoComm

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Crestron just launched three new SpeakerBars for the UCC market; the UC-SB1, the UC-SB1-AV and the UC-SB1-CAM. All three are SpeakerBars with built-in beamforming mic arrays that are designed for huddle rooms, UCC spaces and small meeting rooms — and use the same form-factor, 43″ wide, 3″ deep and 5″ high. The difference is: UC-SB1: […]

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