Crestron Partners with Black Nova for Keypads & Touch Panels

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Crestron announced a partnership with Black Nova to make the ARIA, ALBA and ANY keypads and touch panel Crestron Connected products. Crestron residential dealers can now integrate them in their system designs using the Cresnet bus for custom control features and functionality. Crestron Connected technology enables interoperability among independently manufactured products. Black Nova keypads and […]

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New Crestron DIN-RAIL Climate Controls Debut

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Crestron is now shipping its new DIN-THSTAT DIN Rail Mountable thermostat. Used with Crestron CHV-RTS, CHV-RTHS or CHV-RSS temperature sensors, the DIN-THSTAT provides three-stage heating and cooling, support for three independent remote sensor inputs, a full color LCD display for easy setup and diagnostics and flexible Cresnet communications. The DIN-THSTAT can be installed in an […]

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InfoComm 2019 to Explore Pro AV in Hospitality and Retail; Registration Opens

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InfoComm 2019, the largest ProAV show in North America, will explore the fast-growing markets for audiovisual solutions in hospitality and retail, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla. The show will host more than 30 education sessions focused on the ways that companies in hospitality and retail and the AV solution providers that serve them are using […]

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New Crestron TSR-310 Remote Is Better than Anything Control4, URC or Savant Have Ever Released

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Crestron used a Crestron Performance UI (user experience) design release to debut its new TSR-310 handheld touch screen remote — aimed at the HomeAV market. It integrates natively within the Crestron Home operating system (Crestron Pyng OS 2) and, literally, blows away anything Savant, Control4 or URC have ever released. Integrators will appreciate how the […]

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Crestron Expands Entry Door Security Line and Adds Two New Partnerships

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At ISE 2019, Crestron announced a partnership with 2N, a global provider of IP intercoms and ekey biometric systems GmbH, a provider of fingerprint access solutions. The latest firmware update to 2N IP-based video intercom door stations makes them Crestron Rava SIP intercom and phone technology compliant. As a result, they integrate with Crestron TSW-x60 […]

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Crestron Expands Room Scheduling Platform at ISE

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At ISE 2019, Crestron debuted its latest hardware and software additions to its room scheduling platform. Two new scheduling panels — 5″ portrait and 5″ landscape — are now available, along with an optional room availability light bar. Like all Crestron scheduling panels, they connect directly to a Microsoft Exchange Server, Office 365 and G […]

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Crestron FT2 Series FlipTops Debut at ISE 2019

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Crestron just debuted the FT2 Series of FlipTops at ISE 2019. The new FT2 FlipTops fit into almost any standard desk/table cut-out and sit flush on the surface. When presenting in a meeting, a touch of the button on the FT2 FlipTop activates its door (which retracts). All connectors and cables are revealed at table-level […]

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Crestron Expands AV-over-IP Product Line at ISE 2019

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Crestron has debuted new additions to the DigitalMedia product family at ISE 2019 this month. The new products include a DM NVX encoder and decoder with PoE+ support and DM NVX encoders/decoders with Dante audio networking. The DM-NVX-E30(C) and DM-NVX-D30(C) are encode- or decode-only units that support HDMI connectivity and analog audio. Compatible with all […]

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Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration Solutions Debuted at ISE 2019

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The Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions, which debuted at ISE 2019 this month in Hall-2, Stand C20, delivers a native Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Zoom Rooms software experience, including one-touch join. The Crestron Flex includes: Crestron Flex P100 Series: Crestron’s first ever voice-over-IP desk phone, the P100 Series delivers the Microsoft Teams or Skype for […]

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Crestron Adds “Pixel Perfect Processing Technology” to AV-over-IP DM NVX Line

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Crestron will announce the next generation of its DM NVX network AV line at ISE. Adding something they are calling “Pixel Perfect Processing” technology, to the DM NVX. Working with Intel and intoPIX (the companioning y who makes their AV-over-IP 1G processing chip, Crestron says they’ve made the image quality better — and they are […]

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Epiphan Video to Show Kaltura CMS Integration and Crestron Control Module for Pearl at ISE 2019

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Epiphan Video is showcasing full API integration with Kaltura Content Management System (CMS) and the first-ever Crestron Control Module for the Pearl family of all-in-one video production systems. The Pearl family of hardware encoders now support scheduling of multi-view VOD and webcasting events directly within the Kaltura Management Console. Pearl’s built-in touch screen and Admin […]

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2019: The Year of AV-Over-IP — But Don’t Believe the Hype!

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There’s no doubt in my mind that 2019 will be the year we look back on that the industry transitioned from signal routing and distribution via HDMI and so-called “digital-media” to AV-over-IP. Certainly not the entire industry — just most of it. But buyer, specifier, installer and designer beware. Not all AV-over-IP is the same, […]

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Crestron Ships All Crestron Flex UCC Solutions

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Crestron is now shipping its complete portfolio of Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions. Crestron Flex provides a native Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and Zoom Rooms software experience, including one-touch join. Crestron Flex solutions come in several forms, but all deliver the same experience, regardless of the space in which they’re deployed: Crestron […]

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Crestron and 2N Design New Security at Entry Doors

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2N is now a Crestron integration partner and the latest firmware update to 2N video intercom door stations makes them compliant with Crestron Rava SIP intercom and phone technology. As a result, they integrate with Crestron TSW-x60 Series touch screens for a video intercom solution that also integrates with third-party electronic door locks. For Crestron […]

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New Crestron Performance UI Designed for TSR-310 Remote

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Crestron today announced the release of the Crestron Performance UI, a new user experience designed exclusively for the TSR-310 handheld touch screen remote. The Crestron Performance UI integrates natively with the Crestron PyngOS 2 operating system. Integrators will also appreciate how the Crestron Performance UI reduces deployment time, thanks to minimal programming requirements. Crestron integrators […]

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Crestron Partners With ekey for Fingerprint Door Entry System

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Crestron announced today that ekey biometric systems is now an official Crestron integration partner. The wall-mounted ekey finger scanners integrate with Crestron 3-Series control systems. Crestron residential integrators can now introduce one-touch door entry to their smart home designs. Fingerprint door entry also enhances security by eliminating hackable four-digit codes and the possibility of key […]

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Scheduling, Software as a Service and the Day I Sat Through the Same Presentation Four Times

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I don’t know if “As a Service” has replaced “experience” or “convergence” in the AV buzzword bingo game, but it certainly has been a hot topic as of late, opening some interesting questions as to how the business models of traditionally hardware-centric AV companies fit into a software — and software as service — based […]

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Zoom Expands Communications Platform: Zoom Voice, App Marketplace, Zoom Rooms Partnerships & More

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At Zoomtopia last week, Zoom announced new features including cloud PBX, cross-platform workflows and enterprise conference rooms. Platform enhancements announced include: Zoom Voice is a cloud phone system that will be available as an add-on to Zoom’s video communications suite. Support for inbound and outbound calling through the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and seamlessly […]

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New Crestron Flex Communication & Collaboration Solutions Debut Integrated with Microsoft Teams

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Crestron just debuted the Crestron Flex portfolio, the company’s new line of Communications & Collaboration (UCC) solutions for Microsoft Teams. Crestron Flex P100 Series: Crestron’s first voice-over-IP desk phones, the P100 Series includes Microsoft Teams in a desktop phone and enables businesses to take advantage of Cortana skills. Also available for Skype for Business, the P100 Series features a touchscreen. […]

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Josh.ai Is a Crestron Integration Partner

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Crestron announced today that Josh.ai is now an official Crestron integration partner. The Josh Micro device and app are easily set up and deployed via the Crestron Pyng operating system, enabling Crestron residential integrators to add voice control to their smart home designs. The Crestron Pyng operating system enables simple integration with the Josh.ai modules […]

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Crestron Now Accepting North American Entries for 2018 Global Home Technology Awards

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Crestron announced today it is now accepting North American entries for the 2018 Global Home Technology Awards. The annual competition recognizes the most innovative and spectacular achievements in residential system design that feature Crestron home automation and control technology. Crestron Technology Professionals, Crestron dealers, designers, architects, Crestron Service Providers, and partners are all eligible to […]

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Basalte Deseo Line of Room Controllers Is Now Crestron Connected

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Crestron announced today that through its partnership with Basalte, the Deseo line of room controllers are now Crestron Connected devices. That means Crestron residential dealers can now integrate them in their system designs to control lights, temperature, shades, and more in luxury homes, condos and yachts. Discrete and minimalistic, the handmade Deseo line provides an […]

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Update to Crestron Pyng OS Adds Support for Video

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Crestron announced the upcoming release of Crestron Pyng OS 2. Built into the new CP3-R 3-Series Control System, a enterprise-grade control system for residential applications that’s shipping in September, Crestron Pyng OS 2 supports full integration of video control and distribution including Crestron DigitalMedia products, AVRs, local sources, set-top boxes, remote controls and more. The […]

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The Art of Hacking AV Systems

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There are quite a few conferences that focus on AV equipment. On the consumer side, there is CES, on the broadcast side there is NAB, then for residential AV there is CEDIA Expo and for commercial AV, we have InfoComm. The latest conference to focus on AV equipment, however, happened Friday, August 10th. The conference? DEFCON. […]

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Powersoft and Crestron Announce Partnership on Vector Loudspeaker Series

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Powersoft announced that its Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifier platforms are now available as an option to power Crestron’s new Vector Performance loudspeaker series. Crestron’s Vector Performance loudspeakers, which launched at InfoComm 2017, are for large performance spaces such as auditoriums, lecture halls and divisible rooms. Both Duecanali and Quattrocanali are one rack unit, two and […]

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A Visit to NEC Display Solutions’ Brand New Executive Briefing Center

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Today I got to check out the new Executive Briefing Center from NEC Display Solutions (that I kept calling an Experience Center), which also doubles as NEC Display’s new offices outside of Chicago, Illinois. This space was designed from scratch, taking up two floors and 6,000 square feet. See our earlier story based on NEC’s […]

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Sennheiser and Crestron Strengthen Cooperation on Conferencing Solutions

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At InfoComm, Sennheiser, a member of Crestron’s Integrated Partner Program, announced that its new TeamConnect Ceiling 2 ceiling microphone will be fully compatible with Crestron’s control system platform. The announcement represents the continued collaboration between the two companies, simplifying integration and enhancing interface control possibilities for end-users. Sennheiser’s open Sound Control Protocol (SSC) is planned […]

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Crestron Extends Collaboration with Zoom with Enterprise Solutions

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Crestron announced an extension of their relationship with Zoom Video Communications, Inc to offer an integrated solution for A/V presentation, conferencing and collaboration beyond the Crestron Mercury experience to larger, integrated spaces, with the TSW Touch Screen line. With this expanded partnership, Crestron and Zoom are able to integrate the entire Crestron ecosystem of control; […]

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