Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

February 19, 2024

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

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Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

February 15, 2024

What a show! I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every single booth at ISE 2024 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. We amassed a cache of more than 2,100 videos, and we posted them all on our (beautiful) ISE microsite, which also includes photos, […]

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ViewSonic and Crestron Team Up to Deliver Superior AV Device Management for Customers

February 6, 2024

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, today announced an enhanced partnership with Crestron Electronics Inc., a global leader in workplace collaboration technology, to elevate integration convenience across device management. Following the certification of ViewSonics ViewBoard IFP62 series of interactive displays and CDE30 series of presentation displays on the Crestron Connected technology platform, […]

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Crestron Details Four New DM NAX Audio Edge Devices for Residential AV Market, But Two Work in ProAV Too

February 2, 2024

Crestron Electronics announced four DM NAX Audio Edge Devices to provide interoperability between audio sources for any AV-over-IP system. The company says each new accessory is available in two form factors: wall plates or surface mounts. A single network connection allows homeowners to control and manage the device through the Crestron Home OS. Other features […]

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ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP62 series is Now Crestron Connected

February 1, 2024

ViewSonic and Crestron partnered to bring better control to ViewSonic’s ViewBoard IFP62 series of interactive displays and CDE30 series of presentation displays; now Crestron Connected. ViewSonic says it has developed myViewBoard Manager, a web-based platform allowing quick and efficient centralized management and remote control of ViewSonic’s displays. This partnership enables Crestron’s customers to adopt and […]

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Crestron Will Celebrate 1 Million NVX Products with Technology Awards Program

January 30, 2024

Crestron Electronics says by the end of 2024 it will have sold one million of the products in the DM NVX AV-over-IP family. As Crestron gears up to ship its one-millionth device this year, the company will be honoring the experiences that have led up to this point and says it looking ahead to all […]

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Crestron, Shure and Huddly Partner on Huddly Crew Packages

January 30, 2024

Huddly says the Huddly Crew and its AI Director turn UCC meetings into 3-camera Hollywood-like TV shoots. Using speaker tracking experience that identifies the primary speaker and ensures the cameras remain focused on them throughout the meeting, the system will auto-switch between all the other meeting participants automatically based on voice and genres in a […]

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Crestron Electronics Launches 1 Beyond PTZ Camera Line

January 24, 2024

Crestron Electronics announced the launch of the new 1 Beyond PTZ camera line. This line includes four cameras, each equipped with optical zoom. Included in the lineup are the i12 and i20 which have built-in Visual AI framing and tracking capabilities, as well as the p12 and p20 which are standard PTZ cameras that complement […]

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Appspace and Crestron Partner for Desk Booking Solution

December 21, 2023

Appspace and Crestron are collaborating on a desk booking solution. Crestron says it will now offer its desk scheduling solutions natively integrated with Appspace software right out of the box. Once deployed, the companies say employees can reserve a desk from within the Appspace app, then check into the desk with a QR code scan […]

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New Crestron Camera Now Zoom Certified With the INOGENI 4KXUSB3

November 27, 2023

The Hawk Dual-Camera Speaker Tracking Solution (IV‑CAMHK‑12‑SLVR‑1B) is now certified for Zoom Rooms software with the Inogeni 4KXUSB3 converter for camera control. The Hawk Dual-Camera (IV‑CAMHK‑12‑SLVR‑1B) is an intelligent participant tracking solution that uses two HD PTZ cameras to automatically cut to whoever is speaking in the room. Ideal for small to medium-sized rooms, deploy […]

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Crestron Adds New Features to Improve Framing for Automate VX Voice-Activated Speaker-Tracking Solution

November 14, 2023

Crestron announced new features to improve the framing for the Automate VX voice-activated speaker-tracking solution. The company says one of the big challenges for organizations is delivering an equitable experience for the in-office participants engaging with remote users. Recently certified as a Microsoft Teams Room Device for large and extra-large rooms, Automate VX solves equitable […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1281: Meet Neil Fluester, Host of CresTV

November 6, 2023

On the latest episode of my Rants & rAVes videocast, CresTV host Neil Fluester joined to talk with me about the perils of traveling while maintaining a weekly streaming video show. We discuss what gear we both use to make this happen, from lighting to Shure microphones, we both share the behind-the-scenes gear that make […]

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Crestron Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

November 1, 2023

Crestron Electronics announced the company has achieved ISO 9001 certification. ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and has a global impact, as organizations in over 170 countries hold the certification. Crestron says the ISO 9001 certification is the latest promise to customers and partners, further reinforcing that the company “prioritizes […]

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Crestron Announces Videobar 70 Certification and Zoom Phone Appliance

October 3, 2023

Today, Crestron Electronics announced certification for the Videobar 70 and intelligent video cameras and introduced a new Zoom Phone Appliance and Scheduling Panel with Zoom Rooms software. Crestron’s first all-in-one collaboration bar, the Videobar 70, is built on Android OS and includes four cameras with intelligent video capabilities, enabling speaker tracking, group framing, conversation mode […]

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CRESTRON + INOGENI Devices certified for Zoom Rooms software

September 19, 2023

INOGENI in partnership with CRESTRON announced the Zoom Rooms certification for the Crestron AutoTrackerTM and Crestron AutoFramerTM cameras with the INOGENI’s 4KSUSB3. Enhance virtual meetings with Crestron cameras: Automatically track and frame meeting participants with ease. In the era of virtual meetings, having a reliable and advanced camera system is essential to create engaging and […]

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Barco, Crestron Enter Global Patent License Agreement for BYOM Market Growth

September 12, 2023

Barco and Crestron have entered into a global patent license agreement earlier this year. This enables Crestron to utilize some of Barco’s ClickShare patents for Crestron’s own collaboration solutions, including AirMedia wireless conferencing and presentation systems. Barco will continue to develop collaboration technologies but the point of the agreement between Barco and Crestron is to […]

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Crestron Electronics Announces Progress Toward FedRAMP Authorization for Crestron XiO Cloud Platform

September 12, 2023

Crestron Electronics announced progress toward a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization for the Crestron XiO Cloud platform. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure modern cloud services, emphasizing the security and protection of federal information. The process is completed through a standardized evaluation that includes an assessment to […]

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Crestron Electronics Will Debut Crestron Home OS 4 at CEDIA Expo 2023

August 25, 2023

Crestron Electronics announced Crestron Home OS 4 will debut at CEDIA Expo 2023. Crestron Home OS 4 is the “next evolution for its smart home strategy, featuring a completely new, intuitive interface for the client while further speeding and simplifying installation for dealers.” Crestron Home OS 4 also aims to unify multiple lighting protocols and […]

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K-array Extends Control Plug-In Offerings With New Integrations

July 18, 2023

K-array has announced the extension of its control plug-in offerings to provide integrators with more options for control systems. The latest additions to K-array’s control plug-in portfolio include integrations for Q-SYS, Crestron, Crestron Home, AMX, RTI and Control4. K-array says the integration of its audio solutions with the aforementioned control platforms offers significant advantages and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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