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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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 Returns to CEDIA Expo

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(Alpharetta, Ga.) May 8, 2020 – CEDIA Expo announces Crestron Electronics will return for the 2020 show, taking place Sept. 8-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. As a leader in the industry and a veteran CEDIA member, Crestron will work with CEDIA Expo to continue the advancement and success of the custom integration […]

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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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