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Crestron Releases the MPC-M50 Media Presentation Controller

The First MPC Unit with a Fully-Programmable LCD Front Panel

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 15, 2009 – The Crestron MPC family of AV room controllers delivers the most simple, cost-effective routing and control solution on the market today. Now shipping, the MPC-M50 features a built-in 2-Series control system and fits onto a standard 3-gang electrical box. Its large LCD display has four soft and seven hard key buttons with LED feedback, all fully programmable for controlling system functions such as power, source selection, transport control, audio settings, lighting, and more. more

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Crestron DM-MD6X1 Solves Digital Dilemma in Analog Rooms

Crestron Releases the DM-MD6x1 DigitalMedia™ Switcher that Manages HD Protected Signals and Provides Seamless Upgrade Path for Installed Analog Systems

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 14, 2009 – Crestron announces the release of the DM-MD6X1 switcher, which brings the benefits of DigitalMedia™ (DM) to single-room applications. The DM-MD6X1 routes all analog, digital and HDMI™ audio/video from source to display, along with USB control plus DVI and DisplayPort multimode support. The DM-MD6X1 is ideal for modern digital presentation systems and the only solution to seamlessly integrate new digital HD sources into installed analog rooms. The DM-MD6X1 provides a remarkably versatile and cost-effective, single-cable solution for managing a complete range of digital and analog AV sources in a small conference room, classroom, or as part of a larger DM distribution system.

Crestron DigitalMedia is the only solution that integrates all analog and uncompressed HD signals, manages embedded data — including HDCP, more

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Crestron Eagles Program Donates Theater to Marines

Crestron Eagles Program Honors Heroes; Dedication Ceremony Officially Opens New Home Theater at Bethesda Naval Hospital for Wounded Warriors Battalion – East

BETHESDA, MD, August 24, 2009 — Crestron hosted the third Eagles Program dedication ceremony yesterday for the Wounded Warriors Battalion – East at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, unveiling the new home theater donated to provide comfort and entertainment for America’s heroes recovering from injuries sustained during combat overseas. The Crestron Eagles Program was conceived by Crestron President George Feldstein to honor the service and sacrifice of our wounded warriors returning home from battle.

The Bethesda Naval Hospital is part of Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, located in the suburbs of Washington. DC. It is a temporary home for marines recovering from severe injuries sustained from combat missions, sniper attacks and IEDs. Many of the wounded men and women are undergoing multiple brain more

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Crestron Releases DMCI Signal Integration Solution

Crestron DMCI Delivers an Affordable, Flexible Solution to Manage Embedded HD Data
and Integrate Analog and Digital Source Switching

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, August 14, 2009 – Crestron, the global leader in digital HD technology, announced today that its new DMCI (DigitalMedia™ Card Interface) solution is now shipping. The DMCI is a compact, rack-mountable enclosure designed to house a single DM Input Card to accept any AV source, including all analog audio and video, computer, HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort signals, and output those signals as HDMI. DMCI even handles USB-HID over Ethernet for remote wireless keyboard/mouse control. and USB-HID signals and output those signals as HDMI. Combining the DMCI with a HD-MD8X1 or HD-MD8X2 QuickSwitch HD™ HDMI switcher, provides the only fully integrated source switching solution for modern home theaters, meeting rooms and classrooms that include a variety of different signal formats that all must be displayed on 1080p more

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Crestron Releases HDMI Distribution Amplifier

New Crestron HD-DA-2-QUAD Expands HD Transmission and Distribution
ROCKLEIGH, NJ, August 10, 2009 — Crestron today announced the release of its new HD-DA-2-QUAD, which integrates four independent 1-to-2 HDMI distribution amplifiers. The HD-DA-2- QUAD is the perfect complement to the latest Crestron HD digital solutions, allowing sources to be shared between a DVPHD and an AMS, or to expand the outputs of an HD-MD8X2. All Crestron digital HD solutions, including the new HD-DA-2QUAD are HDCP compliant and are supported by powerful DM Tools software. DM Tools automatically performs HDCP and Data Rate checks and performs EDID resolution management to enable installers to configure the system quickly and reliably.
The HD-DA-2-QUAD is a single rack-space unit containing four independent 1-to-2 HDMI distribution amplifiers. It is designed to split up to four HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort Multimode signals to feed separate displays or processors, and is ideal for adding “loop-thru” capability to more

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Crestron Introduces Prodigy Home Control

New Residential Product Line Offers Simple, Affordable Home Control Solutions

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, August 6, 2009 – Prodigy™ is a new line of home control products from Crestron, the market leader in home entertainment and automation systems. Prodigy is a simple to install, easy to use, and exceptionally affordable solution that does not require any special wiring, programming or expensive custom installation. Prodigy home automation solutions include home theater, audio distribution, lighting and climate control. Backed by Crestron quality, expertise and support, Prodigy is inexpensive control without compromise.

Crestron is installed in more homes worldwide than any other brand, and brings years of experience and success to this latest line of home technology. Prodigy is a very simple and affordable residential solution, delivering the power, flexibility and reliability of Crestron to more people and more homes than ever before.

According to Vincent Bruno, Crestron Director of Marketing, more

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Crestron HDMI Transmitter/Receiver Pair Now Shipping

Crestron Delivers a Unique Single-Wire Control and HDMI Extender Solution

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, July 30, 2009 – Crestron has released an HDMI-over-fiber transmitter and receiver pair that provides a remarkably powerful, easy to install solution for extending uncompressed HDMI and IR/RS-232 control signals up to 1000 feet over a single multimode fiber connection. Ideal for commercial and residential retrofits, the HD-TX1-F and HD-RX1-F make it easy to add an HDMI device in an analog room, or extend an HDMI signal and device control from, for example, a home theater to another room or area in or around the home. Now integrators can add a new source or display device with ease, even after a project has been completed.

The TX1-F and RX1-F enable a source or display device to be located remotely from the central equipment. Components such as Crestron HDMI switchers (HD-MD8x1 and HD-MD8x2) or Adagio® Media more

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New Crestron Wall Plates Support Versatile and Flexible System Installation

Crestron MP-WPs Accommodate a Variety of Configurations in Any Type of Room

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, July 29, 2009 – Crestron is now shipping fourteen new media presentation wall plates that support a wide selection of signal types/connectors. All MP-WPs are available in white or black, and install cleanly in a single gang box using a standard decorative faceplate. MP-WP connectivity ranges from traditional analog to HDMI, and plates may be combined to provide just the right wall, lectern or rack mount configuration and contingency for every room.

Crestron MP-WP wall plates support RGB, component, composite, S-video and stereo audio, as well as computer (VGA, DVI-I and DisplayPort), HDMI, and Crestron-exclusive connectivity, such as Cresnet®, QuickMedia®, and DigitalMedia™. For versatile and flexible system installation, Crestron MP-WPs provide the perfect accessory.

For more information about Crestron MP-WP Wall Plates, go to www.crestron.com. For high-resolution photos, go to www.crestron.com/pressroom.
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Crestron Reveals 2009 International Integration Awards Winners

International Crestron Integrators Awarded Honors for Excellence in
13 Residential and Commercial Categories

LONDON, UK July 20, 2009 – Crestron Electronics announced the winners of its second annual International Integration Awards, in London, England. Among other prestigious benefits, each winner received a personalized engraved trophy, a full-color feature spread in Essential Install Magazine (UK), a professionally produced poster of their installation, logo art which can be used for marketing and promotional purposes, and an award listing with their web link on the Crestron website. more

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New Crestron iPOD Controller Supports Video

CEN-IDOCV Interface for Apple iPod® Adds Video and PoE Compatibility

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, July 10, 2009 – The new Crestron CEN-IDOCV is the next generation interface and control solution for the popular iPod® personal media player. It seamlessly integrates iTunes audio and video with a Crestron whole house AV system, using 2-way communication to reproduce the iPod experience on Crestron touchpanels. With Crestron exclusive USB over Ethernet technology, the CEN-IDOCV synchronizes the iPod with any networked computer running Apple iTunes. The IDOCV is PoE compatible, drawing power through the LAN wiring and eliminating the need for a nearby outlet. Just plug the iPod into the docking station to experience your entire personal media collection throughout the house and on any Crestron video touchpanel. more

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