Crestron Introduces Complete Line of Shades, Featuring Quietest Motor on the Market

Provides simple configuration and plug-and-play integration with Crestron lighting, AV, HVAC and security systems as part of a complete home automation solution

Rockleigh, NJ, July 23, 2012 - Crestron today introduced its complete line of quiet motorized roller shades, Roman shades, skylight shades and drapery track systems, offering designer-inspired fabrics and hardware finishes that match any d©cor.


Featuring the new low voltage Quiet Motor Technology™ (QMT™), Crestron shades are silent, operate smoothly and combine precise control of electric light and daylight from touch screens, keypads, remotes and Apple® or Android® smart devices. Crestron delivers a variety of user-interfaces and features including backlit, custom-engraved buttons for highly visible, intuitive operation and user-programmable preset buttons for immediate recall of a favorite light level or shade position. Customers can adjust limits and presets through a remote, keypad, touch screen or their favorite smart device.

Crestron Shading Solutions are Integrated by Design™ to work seamlessly with electric lighting, AV, climate and security systems to deliver a complete home control and automation solution.

"We're making it easy for our residential integrators to expand their businesses to include natural lighting control. Motorized shading is a natural complement to our electric lighting solutions and we're going to help them take advantage of this opportunity," said Philip Goldweitz, Crestron Senior Director of Shading Solutions. "We're providing everything they need to hit the ground running, such as an intuitive configuration tool, plug-and-play installation, hands-on training and access to our Design Showrooms and Experience Centers, where they can bring their clients to see Crestron shades in a fully integrated home environment."

"We are very impressed with the new shading product line offered by Crestron," said Robin Bogle, President of Advanced Home Theater, Inc. "With the addition of a Crestron shading solution, we can offer our clients a complete home automation system from a world class vendor."

Crestron will support dealers as they specify, quote, order and install Crestron shading solutions. Online and in-person training is available to make the process seamless, and Crestron shading experts are on call to assist integrators every step of the way.

"Previously, it was hard to configure shades. There was fear of measuring and installation mistakes. We've eliminated those concerns," adds Goldweitz. "We're the only company that seamlessly integrates shading with all other home systems and technologies so they operate together intelligently to optimize energy savings, comfort and convenience."

Crestron Shading Solutions include an 8-year limited warranty, with extended service options also available. Backed by Crestron, expert-level field service engineers are available for 24/7 technical and customer support.

To learn more about Crestron Shading Solutions, please visit crestron.com/shades.

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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 www.crestron.com.

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