HydraConnect LLC Introduces Crestron® Home Automation Support for its Matrix Processors

Crestron is a leading provider of control and automation systems for homes, offices, schools, hospitals, motels, and more.

DENVER (11/15/12) -- HydraConnect LLC has introduced a software module that

will enable its HSS family of HDMI matrix processors to interface with Crestron®
home automation systems. Crestron custom installers will now be able to use a
HydraConnect LLC HSS matrix processor for whole house audio, video, and control
distribution in a Crestron home automation system environment.

Crestron is a leading provider of control and automation systems for homes, offices,
schools, hospitals, motels, and more. Now Crestron dealers and installers can utilize
HydraConnect LLC's feature-rich and cost-effective HSS family of HDMI matrix
products in their whole house A/V solutions. The new HSS software includes the
ability to connect eight A/V media sources to up to eight A/V display and sixteen
sound locations, control those A/V devices in response to Crestron user interface
interactions, and provide A/V device state feedback to the Crestron automation
system for a richer consumer experience. This new software module was developed
and will be supported by HydraConnect LLC.

The many unique features of HSS Matrix Processors include video and control
distribution via 8x8 HDMI and independent 8x16 audio matrix switches. The HSS
system provides auto-configuration of detected A/V media devices, automatic EDID
and HDCP key management, and patented CEC control and status of A/V devices
(including Blu-Ray players, A/V receivers, and TVs) that eliminate the need for IR
flashers and other cabling. An on screen display (OSD) is provided to indicate source
media sharing status changes to eliminate consumer confusion that can occur in
multi-source/multi-room environments. It is also used to indicate stereo muting and
3D video state and supports the dealer during installation. HydraConnect LLC also
provides automatic, cloud-based software updates for new features and software
improvements, remote access without the need for security weakening port
forwarding, and a web administration interface that is accessible locally and
remotely using PCs, tablets, and other mobile devices.

HydraConnect LLC's support for several home automation brands, such as Crestron.
comes in the form of software components included with its HSS matrix processors.
As with all of HydraConnect LLC's ongoing support upgrades, this new technology
will be added automatically to all fielded HSS-2 systems in use worldwide during Q4
without customer or dealer intervention.

About HydraConnect LLC
HydraConnect LLC manufactures and sells systems that integrate HDMI
functionality and connectivity into the home automation systems of many
different manufacturers. HydraConnect LLC was founded in 2010 by Schanin
and Tony Anzelmo, two A/V professionals with over 60 years of combined
electronics design, development, and manufacturing experience. For more
information, visit www.hydraconnect.com or call 720-583-4364.

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