Crestron and D-Link Connect to Form Premier Partnership

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, February 18, 2005 - Crestron and wireless giant D -Link announce their premier partnership that leverages the companies' complementary market and technology strengths, making wireless control and automation simple. D -Link drivers will be embedded in the firmware of Crestron's UPX2 Universal Presentation Solution and Isys i/O touchpanels to communicate seamlessly via 802.11g. Wireless connectivity with Crestron touchpanels is truly plug -n -play using D -Link hardware. Drivers do not need to be downloaded and hardware does not need to be configured; simply power up and you're on the network.

"We always look for partnerships that add value for our dealers," says Chris Wildfoerster, Director Business Development for Crestron. "We have found that many of our dealers depend on D -Link products for their wireless communications due to their reputation as a high quality manufacturer of robust network devices. This partnership with D -Link demonstrates Crestron's commitment to providing our dealers with outstanding products and support". D -Link is the global leader and award -winning manufacturer of networking and communications solutions. D -Link ships millions of Ethernet adapters, hubs and switch ports for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB) and Enterprise environments.

"This partnership creates tremendous additional value for new and existing Crestron customers, as D -Link provides reliable, easy -to -use networking products with flexible system features," said Tom Paterniti, senior director, business development for D -Link. "By providing drivers embedded in the Crestron firmware, D -Link adds value for end -users and simplifies set -up and configuration for the installer. "

Crestron is 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.

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