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

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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 […]

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Join Us for a Fact-Based Supply Chain Discussion

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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 […]

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Crestron Electronics Announces Expansion of Audio Portfolio with Origin Acoustics

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Here’s Everything Crestron Is Doing at CEDIA Expo 2022

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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, […]

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Crestron Responds to Aurora’s Latest Marketing Email

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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: […]

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Will Supply Chain and Inventory Problems Change AV?

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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. […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Crestron’s Intuitiv Tahoe Ch5 Template Now in Beta

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Starin Now Distributes Crestron Flex Digital Workplace Platform

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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 […]

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Crestron Is Adding 8K Capabilities to the NVX Product Line

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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 […]

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Crestron Announces New Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams

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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 […]

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Crestron Enters the Event Industry, Again

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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 […]

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rePLAY ISE 2022 — That’s a Wrap

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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 […]

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rePLAY ISE 2022 — We’re Back

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Crestron Unveils George Feldstein Technology Center

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Crestron unveiled the George Feldstein Technology Center last week with speeches from President and CEO Dan Feldstein (George Feldstein’s son) and COO Dan Brady. The building, located at 22 Link Drive, has been renamed to honor George Feldstein, who founded Crestron over 50 years ago and paved the way for Crestron’s growth. The company said […]

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Sony Receives Crestron and Cisco Certification for BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays

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Sony has enhanced its interoperability and integrations with third party alliance partners, by receiving certification from Crestron and Cisco for its BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays. Crestron has developed a global certification program, Crestron Connected, that is turn-key at the engineering level, allowing certified manufacturing partners to natively connect, communicate, and monitor from one central location. With previous certification for […]

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Crestron Releases Version 7 of DM NVX AV-Over-IP Platform

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Crestron announced a firmware upgrade (version 7) to the DM NVX AV-over-IP platform. The newest DM NVX features include: Refresh rates up to 240 Hz at 1080p allow for 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. […]

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Crestron Takes Aim at QSC With New VC-4 Virtual Control System

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Crestron announced the expansion of their room control portfolio with key enhancements to Crestron VC-4 Virtual Control. VC-4 is a scalable software control platform while maintaining support for existing hardware-based solutions. Capable of supporting up to 500 spaces on a single server, VC-4 enables mass deployment of customized or standardized configurations to save time and labor costs […]

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Crestron’s DM NVX Solutions Now NIAP Certified and Common Criteria Compliant

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Crestron announced that its DM NVX solutions are now NIAP certified and Common Criteria Compliant. Crestron says this evaluation opens up new avenues for DM NVX products, including Federal Civilian agencies and agencies supporting the DoD, as well as government entities around the world while reaffirming Crestron’s dedication to delivering the most secure solutions. NIAP, […]

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Crestron to Acquire Camera and Intelligent Video Technology from 1 Beyond

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Crestron is set to acquire the intelligent video technology developed by 1 Beyond. According to the companies, the integration of this technology will strengthen the Crestron ecosystem and core competency in videoconferencing, AV and control and automation for collaboration rooms of all sizes, styles and purposes. “To enable productive and effective hybrid meetings, the modern […]

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Crestron’s AirMedia Solution Now Supports Wireless Conferencing

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Crestron added conferencing features to the Crestron AirMedia solution. Crestron AirMedia now does BYOM (think ClickShare Conference) to support wireless presentation and wireless conferencing from a single solution. For organizations using multiple video conferencing platforms, wireless conferencing allows employees to use the cameras and microphones in the room from any personal device on any platform. […]

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Crestron Intros Fully Tunable LED Light Fixtures to 
Support Improved Health and Wellness in the Home

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Crestron has introduced new LED Light Fixtures created to meet the design, intelligence, elegance and customization that homeowners demand; the new fully tunable light fixtures add real-time personalized lighting control fit into the Crestron Home operating system.  Through the Crestron Home platform, users have full control of the color of their lights including hue, saturation, […]

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Nureva Audio Systems Now Integrates With Crestron 3-Series and 4-Series Control Systems

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Nureva announced that the Crestron 3-Series and 4-Series control systems now include controls for Nureva audio systems. Created using the Nureva Developer Toolkit, this certified module is available through the Creston Application Market to streamline the operation of Nureva audio systems from Crestron’s room control panels. Once configured, customers can adjust volume and treble, mute and unmute their […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

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Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

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