Crestron and 2N Design New Security at Entry Doors

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2N is now a Crestron integration partner and the latest firmware update to 2N video intercom door stations makes them compliant with Crestron Rava SIP intercom and phone technology. As a result, they integrate with Crestron TSW-x60 Series touch screens for a video intercom solution that also integrates with third-party electronic door locks. For Crestron […]

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New Crestron Performance UI Designed for TSR-310 Remote

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Crestron today announced the release of the Crestron Performance UI, a new user experience designed exclusively for the TSR-310 handheld touch screen remote. The Crestron Performance UI integrates natively with the Crestron PyngOS 2 operating system. Integrators will also appreciate how the Crestron Performance UI reduces deployment time, thanks to minimal programming requirements. Crestron integrators […]

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Crestron Partners With ekey for Fingerprint Door Entry System

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Crestron announced today that ekey biometric systems is now an official Crestron integration partner. The wall-mounted ekey finger scanners integrate with Crestron 3-Series control systems. Crestron residential integrators can now introduce one-touch door entry to their smart home designs. Fingerprint door entry also enhances security by eliminating hackable four-digit codes and the possibility of key […]

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Scheduling, Software as a Service and the Day I Sat Through the Same Presentation Four Times

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I don’t know if “As a Service” has replaced “experience” or “convergence” in the AV buzzword bingo game, but it certainly has been a hot topic as of late, opening some interesting questions as to how the business models of traditionally hardware-centric AV companies fit into a software — and software as service — based […]

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Zoom Expands Communications Platform: Zoom Voice, App Marketplace, Zoom Rooms Partnerships & More

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At Zoomtopia last week, Zoom announced new features including cloud PBX, cross-platform workflows and enterprise conference rooms. Platform enhancements announced include: Zoom Voice is a cloud phone system that will be available as an add-on to Zoom’s video communications suite. Support for inbound and outbound calling through the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and seamlessly […]

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New Crestron Flex Communication & Collaboration Solutions Debut Integrated with Microsoft Teams

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Crestron just debuted the Crestron Flex portfolio, the company’s new line of Communications & Collaboration (UCC) solutions for Microsoft Teams. Crestron Flex P100 Series: Crestron’s first voice-over-IP desk phones, the P100 Series includes Microsoft Teams in a desktop phone and enables businesses to take advantage of Cortana skills. Also available for Skype for Business, the P100 Series features a touchscreen. […]

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Josh.ai Is a Crestron Integration Partner

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Crestron announced today that Josh.ai is now an official Crestron integration partner. The Josh Micro device and app are easily set up and deployed via the Crestron Pyng operating system, enabling Crestron residential integrators to add voice control to their smart home designs. The Crestron Pyng operating system enables simple integration with the Josh.ai modules […]

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Crestron Now Accepting North American Entries for 2018 Global Home Technology Awards

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Crestron announced today it is now accepting North American entries for the 2018 Global Home Technology Awards. The annual competition recognizes the most innovative and spectacular achievements in residential system design that feature Crestron home automation and control technology. Crestron Technology Professionals, Crestron dealers, designers, architects, Crestron Service Providers, and partners are all eligible to […]

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Basalte Deseo Line of Room Controllers Is Now Crestron Connected

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Crestron announced today that through its partnership with Basalte, the Deseo line of room controllers are now Crestron Connected devices. That means Crestron residential dealers can now integrate them in their system designs to control lights, temperature, shades, and more in luxury homes, condos and yachts. Discrete and minimalistic, the handmade Deseo line provides an […]

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Update to Crestron Pyng OS Adds Support for Video

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Crestron announced the upcoming release of Crestron Pyng OS 2. Built into the new CP3-R 3-Series Control System, a enterprise-grade control system for residential applications that’s shipping in September, Crestron Pyng OS 2 supports full integration of video control and distribution including Crestron DigitalMedia products, AVRs, local sources, set-top boxes, remote controls and more. The […]

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The Art of Hacking AV Systems

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There are quite a few conferences that focus on AV equipment. On the consumer side, there is CES, on the broadcast side there is NAB, then for residential AV there is CEDIA Expo and for commercial AV, we have InfoComm. The latest conference to focus on AV equipment, however, happened Friday, August 10th. The conference? DEFCON. […]

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Powersoft and Crestron Announce Partnership on Vector Loudspeaker Series

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Powersoft announced that its Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifier platforms are now available as an option to power Crestron’s new Vector Performance loudspeaker series. Crestron’s Vector Performance loudspeakers, which launched at InfoComm 2017, are for large performance spaces such as auditoriums, lecture halls and divisible rooms. Both Duecanali and Quattrocanali are one rack unit, two and […]

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A Visit to NEC Display Solutions’ Brand New Executive Briefing Center

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Today I got to check out the new Executive Briefing Center from NEC Display Solutions (that I kept calling an Experience Center), which also doubles as NEC Display’s new offices outside of Chicago, Illinois. This space was designed from scratch, taking up two floors and 6,000 square feet. See our earlier story based on NEC’s […]

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Crestron Wins 2018 Microsoft Global IoT Partner of the Year Award

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Crestron today accepted the 2018 Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Award for Internet of Things (IoT) in a ceremony at the Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas. Microsoft recognized Crestron for providing solutions in IoT in the form of Crestron XiO Cloud built on the Microsoft Azure platform. Crestron XiO Cloud is designed for […]

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Sennheiser and Crestron Strengthen Cooperation on Conferencing Solutions

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At InfoComm, Sennheiser, a member of Crestron’s Integrated Partner Program, announced that its new TeamConnect Ceiling 2 ceiling microphone will be fully compatible with Crestron’s control system platform. The announcement represents the continued collaboration between the two companies, simplifying integration and enhancing interface control possibilities for end-users. Sennheiser’s open Sound Control Protocol (SSC) is planned […]

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Crestron Extends Collaboration with Zoom with Enterprise Solutions

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Crestron announced an extension of their relationship with Zoom Video Communications, Inc to offer an integrated solution for A/V presentation, conferencing and collaboration beyond the Crestron Mercury experience to larger, integrated spaces, with the TSW Touch Screen line. With this expanded partnership, Crestron and Zoom are able to integrate the entire Crestron ecosystem of control; […]

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Crestron DigitalMedia Now Offers “Any Content, Anywhere” via Networked Solutions

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At InfoComm 2018, Crestron will demonstrate how its DigitalMedia product line delivers any content, anywhere via the widest range of connectivity and switching options in the industry for in-room presentation, corporate messaging, digital signage, video walls, active learning and command and control. Customers can choose from networked, all-in-one, point-to-point, and standalone solutions to best meet […]

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Crestron’s XiO Cloud-Based Deployment, Management and Monitoring Platform Make North American Debut at InfoComm 2018

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Crestron announced today that Crestron XiO Cloud, its cloud-based provisioning and management solution, will make its North American debut at InfoComm. Built on the Microsoft Azure platform, Crestron says its XiO Cloud enables organizations to simultaneously configure and deploy an unlimited number of Crestron products. IT managers can then monitor and manage all devices from […]

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New Crestron AirBoard Allows Capture, Display and Sharing of Whiteboard Content with Anyone, Anywhere

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Crestron is demonstrating its new Crestron AirBoard network whiteboard capture device at InfoComm. Crestron AirBoard enables both local and remote participants to see whiteboard content on the main room display and on their personal display device, and then share it with the touch of a button. Crestron AirBoard is essentially a camera on an arm […]

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Crestron Integration with Apple TV, Siri and HomeKit Announced

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Homeowners will soon be able to control Apple TV with their voices through Crestron remotes and use Siri to control their Crestron-driven home. Announced at Apple’s WWDC 2018 conference, Crestron Technology Professionals will soon be able to leverage the power of Apple TV, Siri, and HomeKit to enhance their clients’ lifestyles and user experience.  This new integration will bring two […]

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Crestron Adds VTouch Keypad Featuring Cresnet Connectivity

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Crestron announced today that, through its new partnership with Vitrea, the VTouch keypad featuring Cresnet connectivity is now a Crestron Connected devices. Crestron Connected devices can be connected to any home network using standard Ethernet cable. Crestron keypads deliver an advanced custom control solution as part of a complete Crestron smart home. The Vitrea VTouch keypad featuring Cresnet connectivity […]

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Crestron Ships DM Lite

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping DM Lite, a new set of signal extender products. DM Lite is designed to be a low cost version of their DM systems that are available in both one-gang and standalone boxes. DM Lite products are designed for basic point-to-point and small auto-switching applications. They can extend 1080p signals up to 70 meters and […]

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Rotary Keypad by Tyba Is Now a Crestron Connected

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Crestron announced a new partnership with Tyba, Turn, a new generation of rotary keypads developed by Tyba, is now a Crestron Connected device. With its uncluttered configurable interface, intuitive rotary control, and clean design, Turn adds style and finesse to any residential space. When connected to a Crestron control system, Turn performs just like any native Crestron control device. Crestron […]

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Alexa, Manage My Church AV System

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“Alexa, turn on the church audiovisual system.” Clever voice-activated connectivity? Maybe. But practical? Not really. “Alexa, show me the upcoming maintenance on all of my audiovisual components, listing them in descending order by date.” Clever? Maybe. But practical? Absolutely. In the house of worship market, convenience isn’t a key driver for upgrades or new purchases. […]

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Crestron Ships Horizon Keypads

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Crestron announced today its new line of Horizon keypads are available to order. Available in configurable single-gang models that combine up to four across, the new line offers designer aesthetics, better button feel, four different button styles, programmable multi-color backlighting, interchangeable custom top and bottom trim pieces and Cresnet wired communications. The Horizon line is available in single-gang and up to four keypads can […]

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Crestron Partners with LG Electronics for Video Integration With Its Crestron Pyng Residential Platform

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Crestron today announced its Crestron Pyng Luxury Home Automation platform now includes support for third-party A/V devices. Crestron has once again partnered with LG Electronics to extend IP control of their world-class Enterprise displays into the Luxury Residential market for LGs 2017 and 2018-series consumer OLED, SUPER UHD and UHD TVs.  LG’s TVs are the first displays to be included in […]

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Crestron to Ship AirBoard Whiteboarding Solution

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Crestron will soon be shipping the Crestron AirBoard PoE electronic whiteboard technology. Crestron AirBoard enables viewing of electronic whiteboard content on any display device, thereby solving the problem of meeting participants — remote participants, especially — not being able to see the whiteboard unless they’re seated with a direct line of sight. Crestron AirBoard is essentially a camera on […]

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Crestron Ships AM-300 AirMedia 2.0 Wireless Presentation System

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping its new AirMedia Wireless Presentation System (AM-300), featuring AirMedia 2.0 technology. The AM-300 also offers a DM input, HDMI in and out, LAN port for power and communications, and full display control. Crestron says that AirMedia 2.0 sends video, keyboard and mouse commands wirelessly and is a BYOD solution that an on-screen display with connectivity instructions, room availability, and […]

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Crestron Announces an All New Master Technology Architect Course

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Crestron today announced that for the first time in 18 years the program has expanded to include the top design engineers in the industry. Proper system design and planning have become crucial in the successful deployment of enterprise AV technology solutions. To address this need, Crestron Technical Institute is now offering a new certification program, Master Technology Architect (MTA). […]

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