Activity at Crestron HQ is stepping up ahead of its grand opening of the design and experience centre in Cobham on the 13 June. The interactive showroom will launch with an open day for architects, integrators, housebuilders, consultants and end-users looking to gain both information and training in the latest industry leading solutions that the automation giant offers.

"Our HQ in Cobham is just a short hop from Junction 10 on the M25 and close to London. With the new centre, we are offering an insight in the versatile range of automation and control solutions that contribute to cutting edge workspaces for businesses and luxurious living for homeowners," says Phil Breitschadel, Crestron UK's Sales Manager.

With the finishing touches being put on the new facility, Crestron has announced what visitors to the site can expect to find:

Guests will be immediately greeted by an impressive DigitalMedia (DM) grandstand that details and demonstrates how Crestron's unrivalled network solution can power homes, offices, schools, hospitals and more, by combining AV, IT, security and environmental sources on to a single network - essential in the modern workplace and an affordable lifestyle upgrade at home.

DM display screens will demonstrate the system's capabilities, including a huge selection of source switching, not to mention, unparalleled speed and consistency. The DM range is the control solution to take the AV world beyond the analogue sunset and visitors will see how simple it can be to switch between AV sources and incorporate the network into their projects.

Two further demo stations will showcase the leading commercial solutions Capture-HD, a lecture recording and publishing device and the building management programmes, Fusion and RoomView. Making academic or corporate content available couldn't be easier with Capture-HD and visitors will discover how Crestron solutions are designed with ease of use and maximum efficiency in mind. Fusion and RoomView present intuitive, labour saving programmes for energy monitoring/management and seamless room scheduling, AV bookings and remote diagnostics - both programmes are scalable redundant architectures that fit seamlessly into both retrofit and new build projects.

Crestron's range of commercial lighting products will also be on display in the showroom, proving how effective it can be as a one stop shop for electricians, architects and lighting designers. From pre-wired panels for ease of installation, to dimming solutions for increased energy efficiency, Crestron's lighting products cater for all requirements. Guests will also be able to view the residential DIN rail lighting components which combine with designer finished control pads to offer the latest technology and design focused finishes for all interior design schemes and d©cors.

Made famous for its mastery of control interfaces, the design centre will showcase Crestron's versatile range of touchpanels for both the residential and commercial settings. Whether you require wireless control, table top or wall mounted, Crestron has the perfect touchpanel for the job. Among the models on show will be the 4SM range, a hugely popular keypad both at home and in commercial settings. The 4SM combines hard buttons and touchscreen functionality in a slight and subtle profile and will control a selection of the product demos at the new showroom.

If audio delivery is what you require, Crestron HQ will feature a working demo of our Sonnex system. Combining with our latest in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, visitors will be able to hear the audiophile quality that Crestron can provide, as well as the ease of operation for end-users. No other comparative product better combines quality of design and ease of function as Crestron and designers and architects will have the opportunity to learn how these solutions can fit into their buildings, with options for both the home and for wide-scale deployment.

With new features being added daily, the design centre is shaping up to be the flagship site for Crestron demonstrations and brings a taste of the Crestron range to integrators, architects and designers in the South of England. A great space to show off to potential clients and end-users, Crestron's HQ in Cobham is set to be a home away from home for accredited dealers, consultants and industry practitioners that recognise the role Crestron can play in building design and control.

"The open day will provide an experience which aims to help customers understand the technology and how it is integral to what they do. It will also present dealers with a fantastic networking opportunity, bringing the Crestron experience in an interesting and innovative environment, showcasing solutions for every project and every budget," says Phil.

When the doors open on June 13, Crestron is extending an open invitation from 10am to 6pm to all customers. Along with canap©s and refreshments being available throughout the day, the sales team will also be on hand to guide visitors through the full range of Crestron products. To confirm your attendance please contact or on 0845 873 87 87.

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