Crestron Bring Visioneering to ISE2011


Ex Reviewer & News Writer

Crestron, as anticipated, is introducing many exciting new ground-breaking products at ISE2011 and the theme is Visioneering.

<O:p'Visioneering is Engineering the Future, anticipating needs and resolving them before they become problems' says Crestron. While others are talking about another switcher or extender, Crestron say they're building the foundation for the next generation of digital technology. For custom installers, Crestron promise they are 'making sure they stay connected, and are completely equipped to deliver the ultimate technology lifestyle to every client – from the home to the office and beyond'.

Visitors to the stand, in Amsterdam, will see solutions for commercial and residential applications from ultra-slim touchpanels and lighting control, through to entry level integrated systems as well as the very latest in high end premium products.

Highlights will include:

Crestron PROCISE™ - a professional audio processing product line that, say Crestron, 'creates a completely immersive audio experience.' The PSPHD high-definition 7.3 surround sound audio processor is uniquely designed for both commercial and residential applications. Intelligent pairing enables sophisticated communication between the PSPHD and the PROAMP-7X400 or PROAMP-7X250 7-channel amplifiers.[/FONT]

Also making an appearance on the stand will be Prodigy™: a new line of home control products from Crestron. Prodigy promises to be 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 theatre, audio distribution, lighting and climate control.

Crestron DigitalMedia™ 8G technology is claimed to be the first true one-wire, high-output network, delivering unprecedented ultra-high speed and long distance transmission of all data, Ethernet and control, plus analogue and digital AV signals. Delegates to ISE will see, first hand, how the DigitalMedia HDMI switchers cope with displaying different sourced material and manage all the data transmitted on the signals including HDCP and EDID. In addition to HDMI, DigitalMedia also accepts, manages, and distributes all analogue video and audio - including stereo, SPDIF, and 7.1 surround sound - Ethernet, USB, KVM, power, and control over CAT5e or fibre

The new Crestron digital 24X8 multi-room audio system with built-in Sonnex™ audio transport technology blends high-performance digital audio processing, full-matrix switching and high-powered amplification into a single component. Crestron Sonnex, the manufacturer reports, 'redefines audio distribution for the digital age, delivering improved performance and significantly reducing hardware and software cabling.'

New Crestron Green Light® Integrated Lighting Systems: Making its European debut will be the GLPAC-DIMFLV Integrated Lighting System. Stand-alone lighting controllers for classrooms, conference rooms, and offices, GLPACs directly connect to keypads and touch panels for easier integration. GLPACs control four to eight channels of dimmable or switched fluorescent loads, and each unit can control a single room or up to four independent rooms. GLPACs can also be tied into a centralized Crestron system for facility-wide control and monitoring. Ethernet connectivity enables optional real-time power consumption tracking with Viridian™ energy management software, which provides invaluable data to maximize energy efficiency throughout the facility.

One of many innovations Crestron is showcasing at ISE 2011 is its new line of ultra-slim, low profile, high definition touchpanels. Only 2-inches deep, Crestron V-Panels are the thinnest available, and uniquely provide VESA mount installation in addition to desktop and flush wall-mount. Offered in 12" (VESA, tilt, wall) and 15" (VESA, tilt, wall) versions, a V-Panel can function as both a touchpanel control interface and flat panel HD display. A choice of either the Crestron DGE-1 or DGE-2 external graphics engine enable V-Panels to display both HD (HDMI/HDCP) and analogue video (VGA, component, and streaming media from online videos, digital media servers and Web cameras). V-Panels can also integrate VoIP communications, embedded PC applications, USB-HID control, onscreen annotation and whole house control, delivering a complete digital media, control and communication solution.

Delegates to the exhibtion in Amsterdam can check out Crestron's offerings by visiting Hall 1, Booths F2, F6 and F7.
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