Crestron Sponsors Speaker Series Featuring CE Experts at CEDIA EXPO 2011

Innovative Insights from Industry Peers Provide Best Practices For Custom Installers and CE Professionals

Rockleigh, NJ, September 1, 2011 - Crestron today announced the launch of the first Innovative Insights Speaker Series, taking place at the Crestron Booth#1103 at CEDIA EXPO 2011. During the residential tradeshow, Crestron will host Kevin Lambidonis, CEO of DES, Osbee President, Dave Raines and Southwest Audio/Visual Sales Executive, Shannon Strother on stage to discuss best practices, innovative Crestron home technology applications and much more. With extensive experience in the custom electronics industry, these elite integrators share a wealth of experience, advice and best practices to fellow CEDIA members.

"We are excited to welcome three of our elite dealer partners to our stage during CEDIA Expo," says Vincent Bruno, Crestron Director of Marketing. "CEDIA Expo provides the perfect setting for the discussion. Each dealer offers a unique perspective on the residential market, and we look forward to learning from their insights about the industry and about their business methodologies."

Lambidonis will lead a discussion on Thursday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m. about getting the most out of your iPad® for home control. He will also discuss HomeSuite, an app DES created to integrate on the Crestron platform and provide remote mobile management of the home. On Thursday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m., Raines will educate attendees about how to provide maximum value for their customers with complete integrated home technology. With the analog sunset upon us, Strother will shed light on how to easily and affordably upgrade from analog to digital during his presentation on Friday, September 9 at 2:30 p.m.

"Our industry is evolving rapidly," adds Bruno. "This is an excellent forum to learn about what's working in today's market."

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About Crestron

For 40 years Crestron has been a leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs, and services in the industry.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

Crestron and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States, other countries or both. iPad is either a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Facebook is a trademark or registered trademark of Facebook Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Twitter is a trademark or registered trademark of Twitter Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

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