Crestron Rumored to Be Starting an AV-over-IP Alliance with Microsoft and Intel

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Update: I spoke to Robin van Meeuwen, president and CEO of Crestron EMEA, at ISE 2018, where he confirmed this story to be true. I think it’s possible that Crestron is, behind the scenes, forming an “alliance” of sorts of AV-over-IP companies that focus exclusively (for now) on the 1Gig method of sending AV signals over an IT […]

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Crestron Adds Horizontal Sheers to Shading Solutions Lineup

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping its horizontal sheers, the latest addition to its line of Crestron Shading Solutions. Horizontal sheers add flexible natural lighting control to any room or space. The specialized fabric contains horizontal fabric vanes that float between two layers of soft, knitted fabric to soften the view to the outside. Available in sizes up […]

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Crestron Just Launched the Best Looking Handheld Remote, Ever, for Home Control

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Crestron just announced the introduction of the HR-310 Handheld Remote and TSR-310 Handheld Touch Screen Remote. They combine all the elements of the previous generation of Crestron remotes with a much better ergonomic design, button feel, voice control, custom engravable buttons, movement sensor, profiles settings, multi-color buttons and more.The HR-301 features: backlit tactile buttons; long battery life utilizing standard AAA batteries; […]

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New Crestron DM XiO Director Network Appliance Simplifies Deployment of DM NVX Network AV Systems

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Crestron announced today that it is now shipping DM XiO Director. An enterprise-grade network appliance, natively running simple yet powerful software, the DM XiO Director centrally configures, manages, and controls DM NVX network AV systems. The DM XiO Director is available in three models, depending on the number of DM NVX endpoints. The software tool enables device discovery, domain […]

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Crestron Adds Google Assistant for Voice Control of Custom Home Automation

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Crestron has partnered with Google Assistant for expanded voice control of Crestron’s whole-home systems. Crestron Technology Professionals (CTPs) can now easily integrate customer systems with the popular Google Assistant to activate Crestron lighting controls using simple speech commands. Crestron and Google are currently in collaboration on the second phase of integration, which will enable voice control of […]

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ControlWorks Launches Crestron DoorBird Module

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ControlWorks has released a module allowing Crestron control systems to control DoorBird IP Door Stations. The module enables two-way SIP voice communication, camera viewing, control of the door release relay and much more. In addition, status reporting for doorbell button presses and motion allow for extensive custom programming capabilities. Available as a free download for temporary testing, permanent activation […]

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Crestron Adds Modular Amplifiers and Loudspeakers to Its Enterprise Audio Solutions

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Crestron announced today it has expanded its enterprise audio solutions with two new modular amplifiers, the AMP-225 and AMP-150-70 and its new line of Vector loudspeakers for large commercial spaces. The AMP-225 (two channels @ 25 watts each 8 ohm) and AMP-150-70 (one channel @ 50W 70V) have EnergyStar certification, built-in fault protection, and modular construction. Using a slide-rail design and measuring a quarter-rack size, multiple units can […]

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Crestron, Hatteras, and AHT Global Partners to Deliver a Range of Premium AV for Motor Yachts

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Crestron announced today a new partnership with Hatteras Yachts, a leading global luxury yacht manufacturer and AHT Global, a leading global technology integrator. Together, the companies say they joined forces to deliver a world-class experience with the new M90 Motor Yacht completely outfitted with Crestron technology. Crestron provides dependable and robust technology available, so your vessel is always prepared to stay […]

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Crestron Exiting CEDIA Was GENIUS

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It appears that Crestron can, in fact, predict the future. The 2017 CEDIA Expo is shaping up to be a very good show. We have a team of five people out in San Diego right now covering it live and you can follow our coverage here. The show floor is beautiful and we’ll spend the morning, right before the […]

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New Release of Crestron Pyng Software Adds Support for Sonos and Amazon Alexa

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Crestron announced today that a new Crestron Pyng software update is now available. Version 1.010.0038 elevates the user experience to a new level while making integration even easier for Crestron Technology Professionals (CTPs). Highlights of the Crestron Pyng update include: Native Sonos sound system support: Integrating Sonos with Crestron Pyng as a multi-room audio source […]

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Crestron Expands Partnership with Sonos

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Crestron announced today the expansion of their dealer offering to include Sonos, the leading wireless home sound system. Crestron Technology Professionals (CTPs) in the United States are now able to purchase Sonos products direct from Crestron as part of their usual ordering process. The full range of Sonos products are available with Crestron’s industry-leading shipping options. The technology […]

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Crestron Debuts New Vector Loudspeakers at InfoComm

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Crestron just introduced their new Vector performance loudspeakers, which are specifically designed for use in large commercial spaces, such as auditoriums, lecture halls, and divisible rooms. Vector is a line of loudspeakers, starting with a 6” coaxial up to 12” and 15” models and includes dual 18” subwoofers. Vector performance loudspeakers are designed to work with Avia DSPs […]

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Crestron Intros 3-Series 4K60 DigitalMedia Presentation Systems with Built-In AirMedia 

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Crestron just introduced its new DMPS3-4K-350-C and DMPS3-4K-250-C 3-Series 4K60 DigitalMedia Presentation Systems at InfoComm. The new models add built-in Crestron AirMedia (AM-101) for wireless presentation functionality and a higher-powered amplifier to the already robust feature set, including 4K60, full support for HDCP 2.2, and Control Subnet. The AirMedia gateway built into the DMPS3-4K-350-C and DMPS3-4K-250-C enables wireless presentation of content […]

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Crestron and Zoom Partner – Zoom Is Native on Crestron Mercury

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Crestron announced today a new partnership with Zoom, a provider of enterprise video and web communications technology, to simplify the Zoom Room experience by offering an integrated solution for AV presentation, conferencing and collaboration with the Crestron Mercury conferencing system. A Zoom Room features a dedicated computer running the Zoom application. Instead of carrying a laptop or tablet running […]

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Crestron DM NVX Series Is 4K60, 4:4:4 and HDR AV-Over-IP System on a 1Gb Network

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Crestron is here at InfoComm four months after ISE where they had the original launch of their new DM NVX Series. Crestron says that DM NVX Series makes it possible to securely transmit stunning 4K60, 4:4:4 and HDR video over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet, with no latency. A key component of the company’s secure Enterprise Room Solutions, DM NVX Series provides for […]

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New Crestron DM XiO Director Is for Enterprise Provisioning and Management of AV-over-IP

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Crestron will debut the DM XiO Director, an enterprise-grade network appliance that serves as a centralized “virtual switcher,” for configuration, control and management of large-scale DM NVX Series AV networks. DM NVX Series is the their AV-over-IP system for sending 4K60, 4:4:4, and HDR video over standard 1Gb Ethernet. The DM XiO Director emulates the functionality of a traditional hardware-based DigitalMedia matrix switcher, routing […]

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Here’s What Crestron Is Highlighting at InfoComm

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Crestron will show a lot of new products at InfoComm 2017, including Crestron Mercury, the tabletop meeting room solution, and DigitalMedia NVX Series, a 1Gb Ethernet network AV solution using IntoPix. New enterprise-grade TSW room scheduling touch screens, the SSW Room Availability Hallway Sign, and Vector performance loudspeakers, designed specifically for larger spaces in the enterprise, will also be showcased.   Crestron […]

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Crestron Adds Amazon Alexa Integration to Commercial AV Control Systems

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Crestron announced today an expanded partnership with Amazon that brings the power of Alexa to the meeting space. The integration allows employees to start a meeting – from dialing in to the voice or video call to pulling up presentation materials on-screen – with one command. Meeting attendees can also ask Alexa to adjust the […]

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Crestron Ships SSW Room Availability Hallway Sign

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Crestron’s new SSW Room Availability Hallway Sign is a wall mounted room sign that illuminates bright green to indicate an available room, and red to indicate an occupied room. The SSW is perfectly visible from up to 50 feet away and yet highly energy efficient, utilizing less than 2 watts. Integrators connect the SSW to […]

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Crestron Ships Mercury Collaboration Solution

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Crestron said they have started shipping their Mercury tabletop meeting and collaboration system. Mercury is basically a conferencing phone with a built-in Crestron AirMedia wireless presentation gateway. So, you can use it to collaborate with users in far-sites or locally by using it as a presentation gateway for wireless content. Mercury can make calls from either a mobile device (cloud-codec) or […]

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Crestron Ships DigitalMedia NVX 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 HDR Over 1Gb Network AV Solution  

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Crestron is now shipping the DigitalMedia NVX Series, the AV-over-IP 1GB network product launched at ISE in February. The DigitalMedia NVX Series makes it possible to transmit stunning 4K60 4:4:4 HDR video over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet, with what Crestron is marketing as “no latency” (their words). DM NVX Series leverages 802.1X so that every DM NVX device […]

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Crestron Ships New Line of UL 1449 Certified Power Conditioners

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping a complete family of professional-grade UL 1449 certified power conditioners. Rack-mountable, the Type 3 Listed PC-100, PC-200 and PC-300 are for 120-volt AC power distribution, switching, surge protection and EMI/RFI noise filtering for AV systems.UL 1449 is the UL safety and performance standard for Surge Protective Devices (SPD), formerly known as Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors (TVSS).RMS voltage and current […]

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FSR Ships PWB-FR-450 Wall Box

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FSR is already shipping its PWB-FR-450 Wall Box. This larger-capacity expansion to the company’s PWB Wall Box family of products is the fire-rated and UL approved version of the company’s popular PWB-450. Protected in 14-gauge steel, the PWB-FR-450 is the only fire-rated wall box in the infrastructure industry. It can accommodate Crestron DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C receiver / room controller or four AC outlets and four single gang compartments. Additionally, […]

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InfoComm Introduces the APEx Advocate Program 

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InfoComm International introduces the APEx Advocate program, recognizing AV manufacturers that are dedicated to supporting AV Providers of Excellence. InfoComm’s APEx program was created in 2014 to recognize AV integration companies and design consulting firms that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients’ needs by delivering exceptional solutions. The new APEx Advocate program is designed […]

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LG Gets Crestron Connected Certified

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More than 50 commercial displays from LG Electronics have earned Crestron Connected certification. To date, eight series of LG digital signage displays available – in 32- to 65-inch class sizes – are certified as Crestron Connected. Other models are undergoing certification testing. As part of the Crestron Connected program, LG is embedding Crestron control software into its commercial displays, which allows certified partners to natively […]

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New Crestron Zūm Is Aimed at App-Based Control Systems  

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping Zūm (pronounced “ZOOM”), an app-based (uses a network bridge, instead of a controller) lighting controller. Crestron says the “building block” devices (wireless dimmers, switches, sensors, etc.) needed for dimming and automation work together wirelessly and you set it up on the keypad, dimmer, or mobile app itself. Scaling from standalone systems […]

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Crestron Is WELL Certified Now

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Crestron announced today that its commercial lighting now includes circadian lighting solutions. Manipulation of artificial light as the primary circadian stimulus in buildings that meet the WELL Building Standard (WELL) architectural lighting standard. According to WELL, in office spaces, circadian lighting control can help drive greater concentration, productivity and creativity among workers. In healthcare environments, such as in a patient’s room, […]

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Crestron Ships Avia Multichannel Amplifiers

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Crestron is now shipping Avia multi-channel amplifiers. The new AMP-8075 and AMP-8150 are designed to work natively with Crestron Avia DSPs and have eight channels of audio power in a single rack space, with a choice of 75 or 150 Watts per channel. Each channel is individually configurable for either low-Z (4/8 ohm) or high-Z […]

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At ISE, Crestron Goes Big (and Small), and Biamp Steps Towards Dante

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Editor’s Note: Leonard Suskin has additional thoughts on Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ DAN, which you can read here. ISE has never been quite as big to me as InfoComm, though not for any particular reason. Perhaps it’s that time-zone differential is even worse heading East across the ocean than West to Las Vegas [or due South to […]

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Crestron Debuts DigitalMedia NVX Series, a 4K60 4:4:4 HDR 1Gb AV-Over-IP System

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Crestron today introduced its next generation DigitalMedia in the form of the DM NVX Series, which is designed to transmit  4K60 4:4:4 HDR video over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Crestron says that built-in software makes everything easy to configure, commission and control from the web. DM NVX Series is an infinitely scalable software-defined matrix that […]

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Crestron Unveils Mercury Tabletop All-in-One Meeting Room System at ISE

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Crestron just launched an all-in-one meeting solution called Crestron Mercury for small and huddle collaboration spaces. Mercury enables users to securely present content wirelessly on the room display from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet using built-in Crestron AirMedia. In addition, you can use it to make phone calls from mobile devices or standard SIP phone […]

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