DISH Integrates Hopper DVR With Control Modules for AMX, Crestron, Pro Control and RTI

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DISH has completed the integration of its Hopper DVR with control modules from leading home automation system providers, AMX by HARMAN, Crestron, Pro Control and RTI. This development allows dealers to speed the installation process by leveraging auto-discovery tools that quickly identify the presence of Hopper and Joey receivers within a customer’s home network. In […]

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Crestron Now Shipping Wireless, Battery-powered Photosensor

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping a new battery-powered photosensor with infiNET EX wireless technology (GLS-LDL-EX-BATT). This dual-loop photosensor provides superior natural light sensing and indoor light control for daylight harvesting applications. Two internal photocells — one for open-loop daylight sensing and one for closed-loop ambient light sensing — effectively cut costs in residential, […]

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Crestron Ships Three 4K Switchers

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Crestron is shipping three new 4K/60 HDMI switchers that they say are aimed for use in meeting rooms and classrooms. Labeled in their own release for “budget sensitive projects,” the HD-MD4x1-4K-E, HD-MD4x2-4K-E, and HD-MD6x2-4K-E each are spec’d for signals up to 4K/60 and include their DigitalMedia EDID management, native Crestron control via Ethernet, and a […]

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Crestron Ships New DMPS3-300-C-AEC

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping its new DMPS3-300-C-AEC DigitalMedia Presentation System — a presentation control and signal routing solution aimed at boardrooms, video conference rooms, and classrooms. The version of their DigitalMedia family includes a built-in Crestron 3-Series Control System, echo cancellation and on-board SIP and POTS dialers. Built-in voice over IP and […]

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Crestron Ships New DigitalMedia 4K Multimedia Presentation Switchers

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Crestron is now shipping three new 4K specified presentation switchers in the form of the HD-MD8X1-4K (an eight-input 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher via HDMI), the DM-MD8X1-4K-C (a 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher with HDBaseT output plus a mic input) and the DMPS3-4K-150-C (a 3-Series 4K Presentation System. All of them can scale any incoming resolution to […]

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Crestron Ships Wireless TST-902 Touch Panel

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Crestron announced today the release of its TST-902 8.9″ Touch Screen saying that it’s an enterprise-grade wireless tablet. The nine-inch tablet is designed for wireless control and it uses a capacitive touch screen panel and delivers video via H.264 and is integrated into an edge-to-edge glass design. The TST-902 primarily communicates via Crestron ER instead […]

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Crestron Expands DigitalMedia With Three New 4K Presentation Switchers

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Crestron is demonstrating three 4K presentation switchers that they say can be set up in just minutes without any custom programming: the HD-MD8X1-4K 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher, the DM-MD8X1-4K-C 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher with HDBaseT Output, DMPS3-4K-150-C 3-Series 4K DigitalMedia Presentation System 150. Based on the DMP3-4K-150-C, the HD-MD8X1-4K provides up to eight inputs and […]

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Crestron Adds Microsoft Surface Hub Meeting Room Packages

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Crestron has extended the meeting room experience for Surface Hub users by natively integrating Microsoft’s large format collaboration device with Crestron control technology. The solution is available in two complete turnkey packages, plus optional accessories. Built on the Crestron .AV Framework platform, these packages designed for Surface Hub deployments can be configured from Crestron’s TSW […]

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Crestron Intros PinPoint Mobile for Mobile Control of Enterprise Technology

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Crestron’s new PinPoint Mobile app gives end users access to their “full enterprise infrastructure.” They will be able to see their full calendars, find an an available meeting room, book it and invite attendees, not matter their location. One can go into a meeting and instantly take control of the room using the same app. […]

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Crestron to Deliver a Microsoft Surface Hub Collaboration Solution at InfoComm

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Microsoft Surface Hub is now natively compatible with Crestron, thus, in collaboration with Microsoft, Crestron technology natively integrates with Microsoft Surface Hub. The new solution combines the premier large format Windows touch appliance with the leading global solution in control, automation, and video distribution. Pairing a Crestron DigitalMedia Presentation System (DMPS), TSW touch screen, TSS […]

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Crestron Adds Streaming Music Services to Pyng

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Crestron has announced that Autonomic Mirage Music Players now natively integrate with Crestron Pyng. Integrators can now deliver PANDORA, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, Spotify, Slacker Radio, Deezer, TuneIn and other streaming audio sources to every room in the house without even opening a laptop. Crestron control technology is built in to Autonomic Mirage Media Server 5A/2A models, […]

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FSR Plasma Wall Box Line will Re-launch as Project Wall Box Solutions at InfoComm

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FSR has announced that it will re-launch its Plasma Wall Box Line (PWB) at this year’s InfoComm show, with new features and models that will now fall within its Project Wall Box family of solutions. Additionally, the company is also introducing a number of Floor Boxes and Table Coaster Chargers all aimed at offering AV/IT […]

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Crestron’s New Commercial Lighting Control Plan

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Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder design-based solutions. Crestron says its SpaceBuilder is the fastest way to design, install and start up commercial lighting controls for any size building or system. According to Crestron, the advantages of a SpaceBuilder system include: Faster quotes Faster […]

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Crestron Ships RL 2

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Crestron’s RL 2 is the company’s second generation Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business collaboration system. The RL 2 codec claims a number of new features including a fully integrated DigitalMedia receiver, native Crestron Fusion connectivity for room monitoring, multiple audio input configurations, and versatile mounting options. Crestron RL 2 includes a TSW-style touch screen […]

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Enterprise Connect: The Booth Videos – Day Two

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Day two of the Enterprise Connect show provided more excellent experiences with companies specializing in providing unified communications and collaboration solutions. Here are the booth videos from the second day. AGT AGT has improved the way organizations communicate and collaborate for over 20 years. Our passion for technical innovation, visual communication and customer service – […]

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Crestron Adds Exclusive Hartmann & Forbes Shade Collection to its Line of Shading Solutions

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Crestron has partnered with Hartmann & Forbes to offer Crestron Shading Solutions in a new assortment of hand-woven textiles. This collection of hand-woven textiles designed specifically for use with Crestron roller shade systems, are designed for individuals who want “handcrafted products created by artisans.” The entire collection features natural fibers sustainably grown and artfully hand […]

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Crestron Intros RL 2 Codec at ISE 2015

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Crestron is using ISE to launch its new Crestron RL 2, the enhanced second-generation version of Crestron RL. The Crestron RL 2 is designed to for unified communications and group collaboration in a the conference room. It brings Crestron DigitalMedia and Microsoft Lync software into a single device that enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, […]

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Crestron Claims Industry’s First, Ever Demo of 4K/60 Hz Scaling Technology at ISE 2015

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According to Crestron, ISE attendees are witnessing a live demonstration of end-to-end 4K/60 Hz switching and scaling, including support for HDCP 2.2, powered by the industry-first 4K DigitalMedia Receiver & Room Controller with Scaler (DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C). The all-new DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C fulfills a core component of the DM 3.0 digital standard: uncompressed bit-for-bit 4K/60 distribution and scaling up […]

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Crestron Ships New Universal Dimmer Modules for Lighting

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Crestron’s new universal dimmer modules (CLX-1DIMU4 and CLX-2DIMU8) that are designed to provide 4 or 8 channels of universal dimming for LED, electronic and magnetic low-voltage, incandescent, and 2-wire dimmable fluorescent lighting loads are now shipping. They include forward and reverse phase dimming as well. The universal dimmer modules eliminate the need to spec different […]

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Crestron Ships PinPoint Proximity Detection Beacon

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Crestron is aiming to make smart homes even smarter and personalized with the PinPoint proximity detection beacon. The small PinPoint beacon plugs into a USB charging outlet and communicates with nearby mobile devices. With PinPoint, the Crestron App solves the room default problem associated with mobile devices. PinPoint knows what room a person is in […]

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Extron and Crestron Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

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Note: Originally, we posted that Crestron would have to replace retractors previously sold to customers in the field. A Crestron representative told us this morning that this is not the case. Our original post was incorrect and we apologize for misunderstanding the Extron press announcement. Below, is the actual, original press release from Extron that […]

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Extron Ships ShareLink 200 Wireless BYOD Collaboration Gateway

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A couple of months ago, we wrote about Extron’s entry into the wireless sharing world and told you how this one was different than those from Crestron, Barco and AMX since it includes a moderator mode, 30 fps video playback and because of the fact that you can share content to up to four ShareLink […]

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Crestron Ships New Wireless 6″ Touch Screen with Voice Recognition

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Crestron today announced it is now shipping its new TST-602 Wireless Touch Screen. The TST-602 delivers dedicated wireless control, voice command recognition, and web browsing all in a stylish, ergonomic design. The TST-602 uses a 5.7″ capacitive touch screen and H.264 streaming video as well as 15 customizable tactile push-buttons, including two-button up/down for volume […]

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What CES 2015 Means for the H.O.W. Market

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Fellow geeks have united and converged upon Las Vegas, Nevada once again for the annual tech-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show, and the future’s digital handwriting is on the proverbial wall: audio/video/lighting (A/V/L) technology is once again the dominant technology. With prognostications aside, the trends of these present-future technologies have a direct impact on […]

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