Crestron Adds Sub-Zero® and Wolf Appliance® to Integrated Partner Program

Crestron Software Module Enables Monitoring, Management & Control of Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances

Rockleigh, NJ, September 25, 2012 - Crestron is bringing its control and automation intelligence to the world of kitchen appliances. Crestron is proud to welcome the Sub-Zero® and Wolf Appliance® to its growing list of Integrated Partners. Sub-Zero and Wolf, the industry leader in premium refrigeration and cooking equipment, now integrates with Crestron control systems to provide homeowners with the ability to monitor, manage and control their refrigerators effortlessly. Homeowners can also automate tasks such as making ice overnight, reduce power consumption when away on vacation, check refrigerator/freezer door status, set demand response levels, and more.


The Crestron Integrated Partner program enables the world's leading products to run seamlessly in a Crestron systems environment. Integrated partners include technology leaders from a spectrum of diverse markets including audio/video, lighting, HVAC, pool/spa, security and many other controlled devices that may be connected to an integrated home solution. All Integrated Partner products seamlessly perform to their highest specifications within a Crestron system.

The Sub-Zero Built-in series and the Wolf E Series oven can be easily connected to any network using standard serial cable and Crestron software. The appliances can be seamlessly controlled, with no programming required, or communicate with the devices through a Crestron control system.

The homeowner can use their Crestron touch screen, handheld remote or mobile app for Apple® and Android® devices to trigger actions such as lower the temperature when away, adjust behavior based on the time of day and when the system expects the homeowner to use it, and

more. The refrigerator can also be monitored through the app and handheld and in-wall touch screens. If the door is left open or the refrigerator requires service, the system will notify the homeowner of these events.

"We know that our customers are early adopters of new technology and, when buying appliances, they seek convenience in addition to top-notch quality and long lasting performance," said Michele Bedard, Vice-President of Marketing, Sub-Zero and Wolf. "By integrating our appliances into a Crestron home automation solution, our customers experience advanced options and full control of their appliances anywhere, anytime. These Smart Grid- enabled appliances continue to ensure that green-conscious consumers can actively manage their carbon footprint, while still enjoying the performance and reliability they expect from Sub Zero and Wolf."

"We're excited to announce this partnership with a premier brand such as Sub-Zero and Wolf," said Steve Samson, Crestron Director of Business Development. "The Sub-Zero and Wolf module demonstrates the next logical step in home automation. We look forward to exploring other opportunities to bring complete control to appliances."

For more information about Sub-Zero and Wolf products, visit subzero-wolf.com or visit one of the regional showrooms (locations at subzero-wolf.com/locator).

To learn more about Crestron Integrated Partner Program, visit www.crestron.com/partnerships/integrated_partner_program/.

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About Sub-Zero and Wolf

Founded in 1945 and headquartered in Madison, Wis. Sub-Zero, Inc., is the leading manufacturer of American-made luxury refrigeration, freezers and wine storage products. Specializing in food preservation, Sub-Zero pioneered the concept of dual refrigeration and prides itself on being the first company to store frozen foods at ultralow,"sub-zero" temperatures. In 2000, Wolf Appliance, Inc., the premier maker of ranges, ovens, cooktops and grills, was acquired by Sub-Zero; establishing the brands as corporate companions and kitchen soul mates. Currently in its third generation of family ownership, the privately held company also operates manufacturing facilities in Fitchburg, Wis. and Goodyear, Ariz. Both brands are continually recognized for the highest achievements in refrigeration and cooking innovation and customer satisfaction. For more information about Sub-Zero and Wolf, please visit subzero-wolf.com, or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/subzerowolf or Twitter at @subzerowolf. For Sub-Zero and Wolf customer service, please call 800-222-7820. For guidance on how to incorporate energy- and cost-saving solutions into the kitchen, visit Sub-Zero and Wolf's GrowAGreenKitchen.com.

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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