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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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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Is the Smart Home Smart Enough?

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A recent Deloitte Consumer Review survey in the UK found that there was nearly zero growth between 2014 and 2015 in consumer purchasing of connected home products. The finding cited that, “UK consumers are aware of the potential benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) but perceived high prices and skepticism about the technology are […]

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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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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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