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Crestron TPS-6 Tilt Touchpanel Now Available

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Crestron today announced the release of the new Crestron TPS-6 6-inch tilt touchpanel, a wired version of the multiple award-winning TPS-6X wireless touchpanel introduced by Crestron in 2008. The TPS-6 features high-speed Ethernet connectivity, enabling full motion video display in a scalable or full-size window, so you can monitor a security camera or preview a DVD or television channel right on the touchscreen. The TPS-6 has the same sleek, contoured and lightweight tabletop form factor and all of the features of a docked TPS-6X or newly released TPS-6XNL. more

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Crestron Opens Design and Technology Experience Center

Grand Opening Celebration Draws Hundreds of Eager Attendees

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, October 28, 2009 — Tuesday, October 20th was a spectacular autumn day in Rockleigh, NJ, the perfect setting for the festive and inspiring celebration of the new, state-of-the-art Crestron Experience Center. More than 700 guests, including Crestron dealers, consultants, architects, lighting designers, media, and government officials took part in the three hour event. A buffet lunch was served, followed by a press conference, ribbon cutting, and group tours of the 8,000 square foot suite’s atrium-style grand salon, multimedia presentation room, digital boardroom, Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater and expansive design studio. From all over the world, nearly 1,000 virtual visitors took part, watching live streaming video of the event from their computers. more

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Crestron Releases Its Most Compact Media Presentation Controller

MPC Media Presentation Controller™ M5 Installs onto a Standard 2-Gang Box

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, October 27, 2009 – The Crestron MPC family of AV room controllers delivers the most simple, cost-effective routing and control solution on the market today. Perfect for small classroom and meeting room applications, the 10-button MPC-M5 is now shipping. Featuring a built-in 2-Series control system, the MPC-M5 fits onto a standard 2-gang electrical box with space to accommodate all wiring and connections. Seamless integration with Crestron RoomView® software via Ethernet enables IT/AV managers to remotely monitor, manage and control every room on the network, and SSL encryption provides a totally secure network connection at all times, preventing unauthorized access to the system. more

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Crestron DigitalMedia Fiber Input Cards and Transmitter Now Shipping

Crestron Expands its Flexible, Long Distance Fiber Transmission Solutions

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, October 21, 2009 – Crestron DigitalMedia™ (DM) fiber input cards and transmitter are now shipping, adding new flexibility to the DM family of products. DM delivers the only complete, integrated solution for the digital age: reliable switching and distribution of all analog audio and video, high-res computer, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, Ethernet and USB keyboard / mouse control. DM fiber solutions are fully HDCP-compliant, and enable full 1080p60 with Deep Color transmission up to 1000 ft/300m using Crestron CresFiber™ or third-party multimode fiber, ideal for multi-room and long distance cable runs. more

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Crestron Expands Its Line of Certified Wire

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Wide Variety of Pre-Terminated Cables Ensures High Performance, End-to-End Crestron Quality in Every Installation

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, October 19, 2009 – Crestron has added 60 new interface cable models to its selection of Crestron Certified Wire. Fully supporting the multiple signal types utilized in AV systems today – including VGA, RCA, DVI, Category 2 HDMI and DisplayPort multimode – Crestron interface cables are available in a variety of pre-terminated lengths for faster, easier installation. The cable jackets are durable and flexible, with a UL CL3-rating for in-wall use that meets the high UL standard for fire resistance. more

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Crestron Mobile Pro iPhone App Now Available

Crestron Mobile Pro™ Provides even Greater Whole House Control

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 24, 2009 – Now available for download from the iTunes® App Store, Crestron Mobile Pro™ combines the capabilities of Crestron Mobile™— to view home or office alarm status and adjust lights and room temperatures — with even greater power and flexibility for whole house control, including pre-set audio and lighting scenes, home entertainment, pool/spa and more. Both are compatible with the original iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPod touch®.

With Crestron Mobile Pro, simply tap the screen to select movies, music and TV in any room or adjust volume, light levels and room temperature with just a touch. Using the home Wi-Fi network locally or the powerful 3G and EDGE networks remotely, total control is always at your fingertips.

“Our iPhone apps harness the power of 3G and EDGE networks to put a Crestron more

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Crestron to Open Design and Technology Experience Center

Immersive Environment Provides Ideal Setting for Collaboration, Design and Sales

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 23, 2009 – Crestron announced today the upcoming opening of its state-of-the-art Experience Center located at its world headquarters in Rockleigh, NJ. The new multi-million dollar interactive environment celebrates the company’s 40 years of innovation and leadership. The fully immersive experience will provide integrators, architects and designers with a space to introduce clients to Crestron, meet with Crestron executives, collaborate with system designers and to demonstrate the latest state-of-the-art technology in elegantly appointed, functioning application environments. The 8,000 square foot suite features an atrium-style reception area, cutting edge multimedia presentation room, sophisticated video conferencing boardroom, Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater and an expansive interactive design lab. more

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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. more

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Crestron Dealers Dominate Prestigious Electronic Lifestyles Awards at CEDIA Expo

Three out of four Designer Award winners, which recognize the
best of the best, are Crestron integrators

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 18, 2009 – The annual Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Electronic Lifestyles® Awards has become the industry standard for excellence in the art and science of home technology design and integration. When the judges announced the winners in more than 30 categories at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA., 75% of the winning projects featured Crestron home technology solutions. Entries were evaluated by two panels consisting of members from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and CEDIA and scored on technical merit and design/aesthetics, ensuring the very best projects were recognized. more

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Crestron Announces 2009 Integration Award Winners at CEDIA EXPO

Crestron Honors Design and Installation Masters at its Fifth Annual Integration Awards Ceremony in Atlanta

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 16, 2009 – Crestron announced the winners of its fifth annual Integration Awards at CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia. The Crestron Integration Awards honor the achievements of residential dealers that have embraced Crestron integrated home technology solutions, resulting in some of the most spectacular and innovative installations in the home automation industry. more

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