Crestron Launches New Cloud-Connected Network Power Controllers and Remote Temperature Sensor

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Crestron announced the launch of two new cloud-connected Crestron Network Power Controllers and an accompanying remote temperature sensor. The Crestron Home OS provides a new Device Health Dashboard, a remote power management platform for alerts and to assess and fix devices from the Crestron Home app. Users can also troubleshoot network and IP device problems, […]

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PPDS Confirms InfoComm 2021 Attendance With Business Updates and Announcements

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PPDS confirmed its participation in InfoComm 2021 with a series of business updates and new product and partnership announcements. The company will be located in Booth 3421. The exhibit event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, on Oct. 27-29, 2021. “After last year’s cancellation, we are delighted to be […]

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Jabra and Huddly Join Crestron Flex Platform for Enhanced Meeting Technology Capabilities

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Crestron has partnered with Jabra and Huddly to add them to the Crestron Flex platform. The addition adds more intelligent camera technology for meetings. The Crestron Flex platform integrates videoconferencing, content sharing, scheduling, management, support and more into one platform. The addition of intelligent video integration to the Crestron Flex platform offers features that enhance the […]

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5 Things to Know About UCC Ahead of InfoComm 2021

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With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing for much longer than anyone expected, it should come as no surprise that conferencing and collaboration is a major focus for AV professionals. According to one report, the unified communication and collaboration (UCC) market size is expected to grow from USD 67.4 billion in 2021 to USD 127.5 billion by […]

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PPDS Partners with Crestron XiO Cloud Certification for Display Control and Management

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PPDS has announced it has partnered with Crestron to attaint the Crestron XiO Cloud certification. Part of PPDS’ adoption of Crestron’s ecosystem means PPDS will bring the XiO Cloud control and management solution to most Philips displays. With Crestron technology now compatible across almost all Philips professional displays, PPDS has become one of the world’s few display manufacturers to support […]

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Crestron Updates Flex Digital Workplace Platform with New AirMedia Presentation System

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Crestron announced the next generation of AirMedia Presentation Systems to add connect present, collaborate and display capabilities to the Crestron Flex digital workplace platform. AirMedia supports wireless content sharing and conferencing from any device, whether BYOD or on in-room displays, and between either internal teams or guests. The new AirMedia includes several new features to enhance […]

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Crestron Will Not Attend CEDIA 2021

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Crestron will not attend the 2021 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, citing rising case numbers of both COVID-19 and the delta variant.  “In light of the re-escalating COVID health crisis and the spread of the delta variant, we have made the difficult decision to fully cancel our presence at this year’s CEDIA Expo, including our booth, […]

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22Miles Launches Digital Signage Ready (DSR) Software Portfolio

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22Miles announced the availability of Digital Signage Ready (DSR), a portfolio of ready-built software and service bundles that allow for quick setup and deployment of digital signage experiences. DSR encompasses entry-level digital and interactive signage software and content management features that are ready-to-customize, ready-to-bundle and ready-to-deploy. The DSR SaaS portfolio consists of a content management […]

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AudioControl Releases Certified Drivers for Crestron Home Integration

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AudioControl announced the availability of a certified driver that brings Crestron Home integration to their Director D Series and M Series amplifiers. It will also be available for the Concert and Maestro Series home theater AVRs and preamp/processors. The new AudioControl driver for Crestron Home enables integrators to provide clients control of their entertainment system. […]

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Crestron Control Module Now Available for ClearOne BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array and UNITE 200

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ClearOne announced the availability of a new camera control module, Crestron Pro 3, for Crestron control systems that is designed to work with ClearOne’s BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile and ClearOne’s UNITE 200. It also works with any other Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera that complies with the VISCA control protocol. The Crestron Pro 3 […]

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Crestron Releases DM NAX AoIP Amplifier to Residential Market

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Crestron announced the Creston DM NAX distributed Audio-over-IP (AoIP) amplifier is shipping. This all-in-one AoIP solution is aimed at the residential market. The DM NAX allows a homeowner to toggle between TV audio, streaming music, podcasts, alarms, doorbells and even paging and intercom usage to any speaker in the house. Dealers who have worked with […]

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Maverick AV Solutions and Crestron Partner for European Distribution of UCC Product Line

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The AV division of Tech Data, Maverick AV Solutions, is now distributing the Crestron Flex lineup of UCC products in 16 European territories as well as the U.S. and Canada. The agreement covers the Crestron Flex Enterprise UC products, including Microsoft Teams certified devices. The range includes video and audio room solutions, audio conferencing, personal communication devices, […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: Digital Signage Day Recap

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Happy LAVNCH WEEK 4.0, AV pros and fans! This is my first time writing (and experiencing) a LAVNCH WEEK, and it’s been exciting, informative and FUN! In Leah’s words, LAVNCH WEEK events are “part digital-event experience, part virtual product-launch stage and part networking hub,” where we take a deep dive into the now and next […]

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AVLinkPro Adds Interface Extension to Crestron HOME

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AVLinkPro added an interface extension for Crestron HOME based on the REST API entitled SIPAHOY. SIPAHOY introduces intercom features like panel-to-panel talk as well as audio paging to panels or sound systems. The extension also enables touchless room monitoring, electronic door relay release and the ability to interface Crestron HOME with a landline telephone system. […]

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Crestron Announces New Family of Microsoft Teams-Certified Desk Phones

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Crestron announced Crestron Flex Phones Wednesday, a new family of Microsoft-Teams-certified desk phones. The Crestron Flex Phones lineup features one-touch Teams accessibility to offer meeting experiences so users can instantly access any meeting, share notes and collaborate directly from the dedicated Crestron Flex device. This minimizes inefficient task-switching, streamlines ad hoc communication and allows users […]

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Crestron Launches Horizon Thermostat

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Crestron announced the launch of the Horizon Thermostat, a touch screen smart thermostat for a two-wire install into any thermostat location. The Horizon Thermostat can react to dynamic routines in response to data from onboard temperature, humidity and proximity sensors. When integrated with the Crestron Home platform, Horizon Thermostats act in concert with other smart […]

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Crestron Announces New In-Wall, In-Ceiling, Landscape Speaker Line

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Crestron announced a lineup of in-wall, in-ceiling and landscape speakers developed through a partnership with Origin Acoustics. Crestron is also announcing the DM NAX matrix/amplifier and streaming music player for high-performance audio-over-IP and native integration with Crestron Home. The new line of Crestron Speakers made by Origin Acoustics fall within two performance tiers: Reference and […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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Wall-Smart Releases New Mounts for Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens

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Wall-Smart just launched recessed mounts for the newly released Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens, TSW 5″, 7″ and 10″ and TSS 7″ and 10″. Wall-Smart offers solutions for new construction, solid surface and retrofit applications, which provide integrators with the flexibility to blend Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens into any environment, no matter the stage […]

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Crestron Intros New Smart Home Office Companion

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Crestron introduced the new smart home office companion, the Crestron Home Audio Conferencing System (UC-MM30-R). Delivering enterprise-conferencing, plus complete control of a Crestron Home automation system, the MM30-R is a home office solution for today’s work-from-home workforce. Realtor.com recently reported “Zoom Rooms” as the new in-demand housing trend. To be successful, a home office needs […]

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Crestron Releases New Line of On-Wall, Tabletop Touch Screens

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Crestron announced a new line of on-wall and tabletop “cloud-connected” Touch Screens for AV, UCC, lighting and building automation to be used in sports stadiums, command centers, classrooms, boardrooms, training rooms and more. The 70 Series on-wall and tabletop Touch Screens feature an industrial design with a thin bezel and black and white finishes. The […]

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New Crestron ONE App Allows Control Experience From Any Personal Device

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Crestron announced the launch of the Crestron ONE app with mobile room control, enabling a control experience from any personal device. Crestron ONE empowers employee wayfinding, room automation and content sharing from a user’s personal device, facilitating touchless room management. With Crestron ONE, employees and guests at any workplace can control room technology safely, securely […]

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Crestron and Delos Partner to Integrate Control System With Home Wellness Intelligence Network

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Crestron and Delos, a wellness real estate firm based in New York, today announce an integration between the Crestron 3-Series Control System and the Delos DARWI Home Wellness Intelligence Network. The Crestron 3-Series Control System integrates with DARWIN to control lighting, shades, HVAC and audio within the DARWIN platform. Features like control of tunable lighting, […]

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Crestron Adds AES67, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and POE+ to DM NVX AV-over-IP platform

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Crestron announced updates Tuesday to its DM NVX AV-over-IP platform. The new DM-NVX-360 and DM-NVX-363 models enable support for the latest industry standards and formats, including AES67, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and POE+. The DM NVX platform also added encryption and security updates, too. The latest evolution of the DM NVX platform supports HDR10+ and Dolby […]

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Newest Generation of Crestron Flex Videoconferencing Solutions Now Shipping

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Crestron is now shipping the new generation of its Crestron Flex videoconferencing platform. Crestron Flex delivers native Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms software conferencing systems, as well as options with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) support. Crestron Flex brings a new design to the product lineup along with new feature sets and touch screens that provide smart room […]

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Crestron Says Its 4-Series Control Systems Are Its Fastest Ever

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Crestron just released its line of 4-Series control systems, marketing them as the fastest, and most secure the company has ever built. With 15 times faster processing and up to four times more memory, the 4-Series includes the ability to manage anything with a network connection, including AV, voice and data, lighting, security, streaming media […]

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Crestron Adds Tabletop Meeting and Collaboration System to Its UCC Lineup

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Crestron announced the Crestron Flex MM Tuesday. It’s a tabletop meeting and collaboration system. With native Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms software, Crestron Flex MM is for newly converted or dedicated small workspaces both in the corporate and home offices. Crestron Flex MM brings a tabletop videoconferencing to small spaces with one-touch connectivity and a […]

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Crestron Now Offering Cameo Universal Wireless Dimmers

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The new Crestron Cameo Universal Wireless Dimmers are entry-level lighting control options that offer residential systems integrators the flexibility to design lighting projects before the load types have been defined. Cameo dimmers auto-select the ideal dimming voltage for LED, incandescent and magnetic or electronic low-voltage connections. (According to Crestron, this is so integrators no longer […]

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Intel Awards Crestron 2020 US Partner of the Year Award

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Intel recently awarded Crestron the 2020 US Partner of the Year in the program’s IoT Solutions Alliance (ISA) category. Crestron received the award for its achievement in co-marketing through the launch of The Crestron Collaboration Solution, an Intel IoT Market Ready Solution. The Crestron Collaboration Solution is an Intel IoT Market Ready Solution built on […]

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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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