At ISE 2012 Crestron demonstrated a wealth of products to the record breaking numbers who passed through the Crestron stand. The international sales force showcased how DigitalMedia 8G+ networking stands at the heart of a Crestron control system and still leads the industry in its speed, efficiency and capability.
"DigitalMedia 8G+ is the only platform that offers a proven solution for distributing all digital and analogue signals over one-wire, using one IP address, and completely eliminates all HDCP issues," said Robin van Meeuwen, VP of Sales and Marketing for Crestron International. "An entire DM network appears as a single device on the corporate LAN, which makes it incredibly easy to install and manage. With thousands of successful installations across the world over the past few years, we've proven that DigitalMedia just works."
Also on show were the future technologies that Crestron is pioneering via Crestron Labs, the research arm of its engineering department. Of particular note was the demonstration of Kinect and Siri systems can be integrated with Crestron technology to stunning effect.
Crestron Integration with Microsoft Kinect®
Crestron Labs has been testing a new technology by Microsoft that allows Microsoft Kinect® technology to be supported on any Windows-based system - and not just Xbox® as in the past. Crestron engineers created, and are testing, gestures that integrate Kinect with Crestron control. Crestron control systems will read Kinect gestures so, for example, presenters can sweep their hands left or right to advance/reverse a PowerPoint® Presentation and raise or lower hands to dim/raise the lights in the room. With Crestron's open platform, the possibilities of what you can control and how you can trigger the commands are endless.
Jeff Singer demonstrates Crestron integration with Kinect, live from the ISE show floor.
Siri® + Crestron = Home Automation Harmony
Little Rock,ARintegrator, Carnes Audio Visual (CAV) integrated the Siri® voice recognition app with his Crestron control solution in his home. Carnes can ask Siri to "turn on the lights in the kitchen," "turn on the heat," or "set the temperature to 70 degrees," and the system will follow his commands and then let him know when the action has taken place. Crestron's platform is designed for extensive customisation by programmers like Carnes, providing the opportunity to create new programmes that combine today's latest technologies and Crestron control solutions.
View the Siri and Crestron demo here.
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