Hypersign, Crestron and Planar Partner for The Arena: a Pre-Packaged Virtual Live Events & HyFlex Delivery System

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The new “Arena” from Hypersign, a collaboration with Planar and Crestron, is a product that nearly every higher-education facility is literally looking for to install this summer for what’s well-documented as HyFlex teaching. And it has a lot of potential in delivering virtual live events, as well. Hypersign has provided a tool that gives individuals […]

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Crestron Brings Zoom Rooms to the Home with HomeTime

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Crestron is announcing Crestron HomeTime in collaboration with Logitech and Zoom to deliver a videoconferencing, home control and unified communications experience engineered for socializing, remote learning and working from home. Crestron HomeTime is a unification of the Logitech MeetUp conference camera with the Crestron UC Engine that integrates with Crestron control to deliver the optimal […]

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Crestron Home Adds Lutron Integration That Simplifies Lighting and Shading

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Crestron announced an addition Monday to its Crestron Home software; through an alliance with Lutron, Crestron Home will integrate with Lutron lighting and shading control. Specifically, it will work with RA2 Select, RadioRA 2, and HomeWorks with QS and QSX control systems. Focusing on ease of deployment, Crestron Home will automatically detect Lutron hardware on […]

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As CEDIA Expo Welcomes Crestron Back, Let’s Issue a Challenge to Dump the Apps

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CEDIA Expo announced that Crestron Electronics will return for the 2020 show, optimistically scheduled to take place Sept. 8-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. And, CEDIA Expo also said Crestron will work with closer to continue the advancement and success of the custom integration channel. “After what has been a challenging year for […]

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Crestron Adds Crestron Flex MX, a New UCC Appliance for BYOD or Native Microsoft Teams, Zoom Rooms

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Crestron’s new Flex MX is a UCC appliance that offers both native and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) capability. Crestron Flex MX allows companies to run native Microsoft Teams (UC-MX150-T) or Zoom Rooms (UC-MX150-Z) software or switch to BYOD mode for all other conferencing software. For organizations standardized on Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms, Flex MX delivers those […]

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Crestron Sets New Standard for Collaboration with Dual-Mode Unified Communications (UC) Solution

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Rockleigh, N.J. – May 4, 2020 — Crestron, a global leader in workplace technology, today announced a new addition to its award-winning line of Unified Communications (UC) tabletop conferencing technology: the Crestron Flex MX. The first product to offer both native and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) capability, the Flex MX will completely transform the way businesses provide video conferencing by providing […]

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Crestron Now Offering New Horizon Keypads With Custom Control

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Crestron has released new Horizon keypads, dimmers, outlets and keystones. The Horizon product line offers custom control, from dimming lights and listening to music, to adjusting shades and plugging in appliances, (such as a hair dryer in the bathroom or an espresso machine in the kitchen). The collection is available in multiple button styles, backlight […]

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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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