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Crestron Wins Numerous Awards for Innovative Technologies and Products at CEDIA Expo 2009

New innovations in multiple categories get overwhelming approval from respected industry organizations as Crestron is honored with six prestigious awards

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 21, 2009 – Crestron was recognized for its achievements in new products and technology innovation, winning six awards at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA. A panel of experts from CEDIA and the most respected CE industry trade publications selected the best of the best from thousands of products in a variety of categories. Crestron innovations were honored for advancements in a wide range of technology including control, signal processing and distribution, and cutting-edge content delivery.

CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Competition is the most prestigious form of recognition in the custom electronics industry. These highly sought after awards are presented each year to recognize industry excellence. The DM-MD8X8 DigitalMedia™ Switcher won top honors for Best New Product. Distributing analog and uncompressed digital video and audio long distances over single copper cable or multi-mode fiber, the DM-MD8X8 provides true HD signal management with advanced HDCP support, EDID resolution management and CEC signal management. Two panels consisting of members from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and CEDIA, evaluated the winning entries and scored them on technical merit and design/aesthetics.

CE Pro announced the winners of its inaugural BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards on September 10th. The BEST Awards recognize the most noteworthy
new products and technologies, and winners were selected based on criteria such as creativity,

innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits. Three new Crestron products were first place winners in these leading categories:

ADMS Intermedia Delivery System – BEST Media Server
TPMC-3X Handheld WiFi Touchpanel – BEST Keypads, Controls, Remotes & IR Extenders
DM-MD8x8 DigitalMedia™ Switcher – BEST A/V Preamplifier/Processor/Switcher

The ground-breaking ADMS Intermedia Delivery System with exclusive WorldSearch™ technology delivers any type of entertainment or information in any format from a variety of content providers, and instantly presents all selections on the HD display using a single touchpanel interface.

Residential Systems magazine sixth-annual Resi Awards honors the most innovative industrial designs of products in the custom installation industry. A panel of independent judges selected finalists from an impressive collection of entries. The TPS-6X Wireless Touchpanel was named the winner in the Touchscreen Control Panel category. Combining a sleek design and powerful functionality, the TPS-6X effortlessly goes from wired Ethernet tabletop use to wireless IR or RF handheld operation. The versatile triple-function docking base allows quick charging and easy removal, a convenient finger latch for tilting and optimal viewing, and an optional lock for permanent tabletop use.

CustomRetailer Magazine Exc!te Awards selected winners from over 450 nominations, judged by the magazine’s editorial staff. The impact these products have on the industry is felt in the installers’ productivity, the dealers’ profitability, the clients’ satisfaction and the industry’s vitality. Crestron proudly accepted the Most Exciting Touchpanel award for the TPMC-3X, the new 2.8? touchpanel that elevates WiFi handheld control. Faster speed and omni-directional coverage enable roaming, which extends communication range for multi-room control. From sleep mode, exclusive Instant Waking™ eliminates inconvenient delays and reconnect time.

About Crestron
For 40 years Crestron has been the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work.

Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems,
Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron’s leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

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