Crestron Uses intoPIX JPEG 2000 Technology in New AV-Over-IP DigitalMedia NVX Series

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Crestron announced their entry into the video-over-IP market with the new DigitalMedia NVX Series. The DigitalMedia NVX is basically a series of encoders (VGA, HDMI, etc) to 1-Gig Ethernet network and then decoders (1-Gig Ethernet to HDMI, VGA, etc.) and then you use a standard 1-Gig capable switch or router to send the AV signal […]

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Crestron Adds Multi-Window Video Processor to DM Room Solutions

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Crestron today announced the addition of the DM Multi-Window Video Processor (HD-WP-4K-401-C) to the line of DigitalMedia room solutions. The HD-WP-4K-401-C is marketed as a “cost-effective” solution for displaying up to four 4K60 video sources simultaneously on a single HD, Ultra HD or 4K display. Using Automatic mode, the screen configures itself based on the […]

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Crestron Goes Distribution With DM Product Line — Picks Almo Pro A/V

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Almo Professional A/V today announced it has become a U.S. distributor for Crestron’s Simple DigitalMedia (DM) product line. As part of the new agreement, Almo now provides Crestron’s latest line up of Simple DigitalMedia (DM) technology products designed for low-cost huddle spaces and classroom breakout rooms. Also also announced that Crestron will also participate in […]

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Crestron Ships Two New 3-Series 4K60 DigitalMedia Presentation Systems

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Crestron said today that it’s shipping two new 3-Series 4K60 DigitalMedia Presentation Systems, the DMPS3-4K-300-C and DMPS3-4K-200-C. These new models both feature 4K60, full support for HDCP 2.2, and Control Subnet. Like all DMPS3 Series, they include a built-in IP-based 3-Series Control System. Setup and touch screen control use a web-based configuration tool, with no […]

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Crestron Ships Two New Modular Amplifiers

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Crestron is now shipping new modular utility amplifiers. The new AMP-1200 and AMP-2100 are designed for easy installation, with no need for rack shelves, terminating power connectors or external power supplies. Crestron modular amplifiers amps are also Energy Star certified — they intelligently power down when not in use and feature “fast on” power up, […]

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Crestron Room Scheduling Launches as Stand-Alone App

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Now available, Crestron Room Scheduling allows organizations with multiple conference rooms and meeting spaces to schedule their meetings. Crestron Scheduling Touch Screens connect directly to Microsoft Exchange or other popular calendaring programs, such as Google Calendar and IBM Notes, to book impromptu meetings on panels outside of rooms or search for and book spaces based […]

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Crestron Now Shipping Full Line of Avia DSPs

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Crestron is now shipping five new Avia DSP models that all use the Avia Audio Tool software. The Avia DSP-1283 is 12-channel DSP designed for use in meeting spaces and collaboration environments. It supports audio conferencing via VoIP and POTS, and USB connectivity for video conferencing via a Crestron RL2 Skype for Business solution, or […]

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Crestron Says It’s Sped Up the Response of Touch Screens With the New TSW Series

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Crestron is now shipping the new generation of TSW touch screens, which the company says has faster touch response. The TSW-560, TSW-760 and TSW 1060 are available at the same pricing as the prior generation. New TSW touch screen features include a faster processor, a higher level of network security (enterprise-grade) including 802.1X, TLS, FIPS-140-2, […]

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Crestron Introduces In-Wall and Centralized 0 – 10V Control for LED lighting

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping two new products for in-wall and centralized 0 – 10V control for LED lighting. The Cameo Wireless In-Wall LED Dimmer and In-Panel LED Dimmer Module are specifically designed for LED lighting systems. The Cameo Wireless In-Wall LED Dimmer (CLW-DIMFLVEX-P) placeholder is designed for dimming 0 – 10V voltage […]

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Crestron Ships DigitalMedia Ultra Midspan PoDM++ Injector

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Crestron is shipping its new DigitalMedia Ultra Midspan PoDM++ Injector (DM-PSU-ULTRA-MIDSPAN), which provides a small footprint, single-point, midspan solution for simultaneously delivering power long-distance over DM cable to both upstream and downstream DM devices for multiple applications. Its power capacity supports PoDM++ (i.e., Power over DigitalMedia) powered devices and features two RJ45 connectors for HDBaseT […]

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Crestron Partners With Microsoft New Skype for Business Meeting Room Solution

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Crestron today announced it has partnered with Microsoft to create Crestron’s Skype Room System, which brings an HD audio video experience to small and midsize meeting rooms and spaces, as well as conference rooms. Work like you’re in one place; quickly and easily join meetings, make phone calls, instantly share content in room and remotely. […]

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Crestron Adds Home Voice Control Via Amazon Alexa

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Crestron has partnered with Amazon Alexa to provide next-generation voice control of Crestron home systems. Crestron Technology Professionals can now leverage Alexa Voice Service to build voice controlled scenes and settings that are fully customized to their clients’ lifestyles. Integration is not limited to basic functions such as lighting and temperature; homeowners can choose from […]

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Crestron Ships 4K/60 Fiber Solutions DigitalMedia

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Crestron announced that it is now shipping 4K/60 fiber solutions across its DigitalMedia product line. Comprised of 4K/60 fiber transmitter and receiver endpoints in both box and card-based options, these are all HDMI HDCP 2.2 capable. The new two-rack-space (2RU) DigitalMedia Fiber Card Chassis (DMF-CI-8) accommodates up to eight of the new 4K/60 fiber cards […]

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Crestron Partners with Sonos for Integrated Whole Home Audio Experience

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Crestron announced today a groundbreaking new partnership with Sonos, the leading home sound system. The new collaboration enables the Sonos app to be seamlessly integrated with Crestron home automation systems. Homeowners can now search and stream all of their favorite music on their Sonos home sound system right from Crestron touch screens, handheld remotes, keypads, […]

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New Crestron DM Finally Supports Dante Audio Networking

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Crestron announced today that DigitalMedia now supports the Dante audio networking protocol with its new input and output blades for 64×64 and 128×128 DM matrix switchers. Now shipping, the 4K HDMI (4:2:0) and Dante Input Blade for DM Switchers (DMB-4K-I-HD-DNT) provides eight HDMI inputs, while the 4K HDMI and Dante Output Blade for DM Switchers […]

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New Crestron DM-DGE-200-C Claims Simple Meeting Room Solution

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping its new DigitalMedia DM-DGE-200-C, designed to be a simple meeting room solution for multiple applications. It offers auto-switching between HDMI and 4K/60 DM input (4:2:0), auto-display on/off, and H.264 decoding, IR control and direct connectivity to Microsoft Exchange and Crestron Fusion Cloud via the LAN port. And, the […]

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New Crestron DigitalMedia Keystone Patch Panel Debuts

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping its new 24-Port Keystone Patch Panel (DM-RPP-K24), DigitalMedia ULTRA RJ 45 Keystone Jacks (DM-CONN-ULTRA-RECP) and pre-terminated DigitalMedia CAT6A cables in various lengths (DM-CBL-ULTRA-PC). Now, with color coded (blue for DM) keystone jacks in wall plates in the rooms, and in patch panels in the equipment room, field cables […]

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Crestron HD Scaler and Auto-Switcher Aimed at Huddle Rooms

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Crestron is now shipping the HD Scaling Presentation Switcher & Extender (HD-MD-400-C-E) aimed at huddle rooms, huddle spaces, and small meeting rooms applications. Integrated with a 4×1 auto-switcher and extender pair, the HD-MD-400-C-E provides signal extension up to 230 feet, a built-in scaler, automatic switching for HD resolutions up to 2K (aka 1080p), display control […]

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Getting Close

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This month, I take a quick break from writing about ITIL. Why? Well, it is June and in the AV world that means InfoComm. We all know that InfoComm is the closest that all of us AV people get to a national holiday.  I won’t be in Vegas this year but will be watching intently […]

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Two New Crestron DMPS3-4K Series Models are Designed for Small Rooms

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Crestron has expanded its line of all-in-one DigitaMedia 3-Series Presentation Systems with two new models designed specifically for single-display applications. The three DMSP3-4K models all feature a built-in Crestron 3-Series Control System, analog and digital AV switching, 4K scaler, and direct LAN connectivity with Crestron Fusion software for network management. Designed for small rooms, the […]

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Crestron Enters AV over IP Network Market

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At InfoComm, Crestron demo’d it’s new video over 1Gb Ethernet infrastructure product line that allows for AV signal routing without a matrix switcher. The network allows for routing of HD signals and H. 264 sources, such as IP cameras, anywhere on the network, including Crestron touch screens, digital signage displays, remote buildings, and global offices. […]

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Crestron Intros Audio Products for Simplifying Audio

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Crestron introduced a set of products they say are aimed at simplify audio in conference rooms, lecture halls, sports and entertainment venues, courtrooms and other spaces. Headlining the new audio technology is the full line of Avia Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) featuring a DSP programming tool, as well as a selection of amplifiers that support […]

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Extron Video Targets Crestron with Side-by-Side 4K Processing Comparison

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Extron doesn’t say this in their new side-by-side comparison video explaining their Vector 4K scaling engine, but they are clearing taking aim at Crestron. This video explains how they make their Vector 4K scaling chipset and is designed as an educations tool to help you understand 4K technology and signal nuances, but is also designed […]

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Diamonds in the Rough

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I have been known to tout my bonafides by name-dropping the fact that I’m a Crestron Certified Programmer. But, if we’re going to get real about Crestron certifications, I am but a neophyte compared to the Crestron Certified Programmers who have completed further training/testing and achieved the upper levels of Silver, Gold and Platinum certification. […]

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Crestron Intros Fusion Cloud and Accompanying PinPoint App

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If you’re using Crestron’s new Fusion Cloud Platform, or the on-premise version of this enterprise management platform, then you can use the company’s new PinPoint App — a personal, mobile scheduling app that lets employees take control of every aspect of their meetings, including scheduling, setup, execution and completion. Crestron says the app acts like […]

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Can AV and IoT Be the New Convergence?

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For the longest time (12-15 years?) we have been talking AV/IT convergence. Some will even refer to it as IT/AV. Why? Well, if I was to surmise I’d say that those who are may still be trying to bring validation to this concept, the merger of IT and AV where now AV takes the second player […]

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