CRESTRON INTRODUCES XM SATELLITE RADIO TUNER

Partnership with America's #1 satellite radio provider allows Crestron users dynamic, real-time access to XM's wide range of programming

Acknowledging the growing popularity of satellite radio in today's connected homes, Crestron is introducing the C2N -TXM Satellite Tuner for XM Radio at CEDIA 2003.


Part of Crestron's Total Home Technology Package, the new C2N -TXM connects directly to the XM Radio antenna and is controlled via any Crestron touchpanel. From any wireless or Isys™ touchpanel, the listener can search from XM's 100 channels of programming, with an onscreen display of the song playing, as well as the artist name and the XM Channel number. The tuner also provides two -way feedback to and from the control system.

In concert with a Crestron control system, the C2N -TXM allows for a variety of unique search options, including the ability to display all the songs that are playing simultaneously at any particular moment on XM's 100 channels and search among them.

If a favorite song is found while scrolling through the list of currently playing songs, simply choosing that song on a Crestron touchpanel will immediately tune into that XM station. When used in conjunction with Crestron's CNX -PAD8A or CNX -BIPAD8 audio distribution processor and wide range of touchpanels, multiple C2N -TXM's can be added to the system to allow full two -way interactive control for mutli -room listening and control.

This mutually beneficial partnership fills an important need for both market leaders. "Crestron came to us early and that showed that they are a company with a forward looking vision that believes in XM," says XM Radio Director of Product Marketing Phil Whitworth. "For us, Crestron has made the install process much easier by creating a high -quality device that really captures the retrofit market. We believe that a partnership with Crestron validates the value of XM Radio in the home audio market. We look forward to cooperating with Crestron well into the future."

Crestron also provides additional software tool support for the C2N -TXM. In addition to a standard XM radio control interface, the TXM can be utilized with a SIMPL+ software module that Crestron will supply to implement the XM program guide, which allows the user to see what is playing on each station without having to actually tune to that station.

For more information, visit Booth #222 on the CEDIA show floor or visit us online at www.crestron.com.

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