From the Palm of Your Hand, Crestron MLX-3 Handheld Remote Gives Homeowners Affordable Whole House Control From Any Room

Extended Range Wireless Home Control Without the Common Headaches of Wi-Fi®-based Remotes

Rockleigh, NJ, September 21, 2011 - Crestron today announced that the MLX-3 Handheld Wireless Remote, its newest long range remote control for Crestron home automation systems, is now available. Sleek, lightweight and affordable, MLX-3 delivers extended range and faster performance than prior generation handhelds without the hassles of W-Fi®. Simple and reliable push-button control of lights, thermostats, multiroom audio, home theaters, security systems and more, is now possible from anywhere in the home. Featuring a bright 2-inch hi-resolution LCD color display, comfortable feel, piano-black exterior finish, and smooth, responsive push buttons, MLX-3 creates simple control of the entire home from an icon-based graphical display.

"With MLX-3 you can scroll through menus, browse entertainment content and adjust lights, temperatures and sound system volumes in any room, from wherever you are in your home," said Fred Bargetzi, Crestron VP of Technology. "More importantly, you can control your whole home without worrying about the common hassles of Wi-Fi such as delays in button response and intermittent service interruptions. MLX-3 gives you a great user experience at a great price."

Instant-Waking™ allows MLX-3 to work at the press of a button after being idle. No more waiting for a "connection", a typical complaint with Wi-Fi remotes. Whether turning audio volumes up or down, pausing a video, changing a TV channel, or adjusting lighting levels, MLX-3 is always ready to perform on your command. Instant-Waking also puts MLX-3 into an energy-saving sleep mode after use, preserving battery life for an average of 4-6 months of typical usage. MLX-3 operates on four AA batteries so anyone can replace them quickly and easily.

In addition to its long-range control ability, MLX-3 provides a cool interactive experience for the whole family. The easy-to-follow graphical menu displays all home control icons, making surfing through control and entertainment choices fast, fun and easy. Choosing music in each room from your iTunes® library is a breeze with native scrolling lists, while adjusting lights, room ambiance and temperature is just as simple.

MLX-3 provides instant status of each system or device you're controlling, even if in another room. Audio volumes and lighting levels are clearly indicated using easy-to-read bar graphs. Room temperatures and security system status can be viewed and controlled without leaving your seat. View metadata about the current playing song, movie, TV program, or radio station. The Crestron Weather application on the MLX-3 displays weather conditions so you can adjust thermostats for optimal comfort throughout the home.

For more information about the convenience and simplicity of Crestron wireless whole home control, please visit MLX-3 Handheld Remote Control.

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About Crestron

For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world's 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. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting

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