Crestron Demonstrates Tomorrow's Technology Today Live at CEDIA EXPO 2012

Integrate with emerging technologies to deliver amazing home automation and control solutions

Indianapolis, IN, September 5, 2012 - Crestron is turning its CEDIA EXPO exhibit space into the smartest home on the block. The company will be demonstrating its next generation integration and personalized automation technologies in a fully-functional integrated home environment, including revolutionary Crestron Studio - Home Designer™ software, the complete line of shading solutions, Crestron airConnect™, which enables homeowners to activate personal room settings from their smart devices, Sonnex™ Multi-room HD Audio System with Apple® AirPlay® support, and tablet-sized, intercom-equipped touch screens.


"We're giving the trade an exclusive look at industry-leading developments in a real-world, state-of-the-art home environment," said Crestron VP of Marketing, Sean Goldstein. "We have interactive solutions that visitors try and experience for themselves."

Crestron Studio - Home Designer™ Software

Enables integrators to design and program the world's most advanced home automation system faster and easier. In a single, unified development environment, Home Designer™ provides everything needed to create incredible touch screen GUIs and deliver an amazing user experience, while substantially reducing programming time. The comprehensive new development software simplifies the once lengthy tasks of system and GUI design, and is backward compatible with existing programs so old projects can be easily updated and supported.

Crestron Shading Solutions

Featuring Quiet Motor Technology™, the complete line of Crestron motorized roller shades, Roman shades and drapery track systems is designed for easy installation and silent operation. Only Crestron Shading Solutions bring together designer shading with electric lighting, AV, climate and security control for complete, integrated, home automation.

airConnect

Based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, airConnect enables Crestron customers to trigger personal settings on a room-by-room basis for lighting, temperature, shades, entertainment systems or any other devices connected to the control system when their smart phone is in proximity of the specially programmed NFC tag. The paper-thin tags, approximately one square-inch in size, can easily be embedded in convenient and multiple locations, such as behind keypads, dimmers, and switches.

"We personalize the home experience, not just for each project, but for each family member," added Goldstein. "airConnect recognizes who's using our system and magically delivers what they want, when they want it."

AirPlay Support

Using Apple AirPlay, the Sonnex Multi-room HD Audio System makes it possible for homeowners to stream audio from an iPhone®, iPad®, or Macintosh® computer to any room in the house without the need to switch audio sources - just hit play and it works. With a simple finger tap, anyone with an iPhone or iPad can have music playing in the room - without any interaction with a touch screen or other control device.

TSW Tablet-Style Touch Screen Line
Available in 5-inch, 7-inch and 10-inch models, the ultra-thin TSW collection provides the same high performance home control as larger touch screens, along with a consistent elegant look throughout the home. Featuring ultra-bright high resolution graphics, capacitive touch screen technology, edge-to-edge glass, amazing Core 3 UI™ graphics, and streaming video, all models install easily on a standard wall box to satisfy the requirements of the most demanding custom integrators, interior designers, and tech savvy homeowners. Built-in Rava™ SIP Intercom technology provides the added convenience of full duplex intercom, VoIP telephone, and group paging functionality.

"Our engineering team designs and creates innovative technologies of tomorrow," said Crestron VP of Technology, Fred Bargetzi. "We have been the first to create many game-changing technologies, including the first digital video distribution technology. Now we're the first to bring you airConnect. This is another visionary concept engineered by Crestron, and you can stop by our CEDIA booth to see it in action."

To see the fully-functional "Integrated by Design" home and all the latest products and technologies that make it possible, visit Crestron at CEDIA EXPO, booth #4324 at the Indiana Convention Center, September 6-8.

For live updates at CEDIA EXPO, visit www.crestron.com/cedianews.

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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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