Crestron is celebrating another massively successful ISE
Organisers have announced the show drew a record 44,161 visitors - an 8% increase from 2012. Many of these delegates visited our bustling booth, which featured the latest commercial and residential integrated solutions.
Our products are Integrated by Design™ to deliver complete technology solutions that integrate all systems and devices in buildings and homes onto a single open platform; offering the ability to monitor, manage and control ALL technology from one platform, from anywhere, and at any time. Crestron solutions enable global monitoring, management and control of AV, energy, voice & data, lighting, security, room scheduling, and HVAC on a single platform to maximise energy savings, lower operational costs and increase productivity. ISE attendees experienced the fully-functional integrated building environment live at the show.
During ISE and for the THIRD year in succession, Crestron picked up the 'Most InAVative Commercial Control Solution' award at the InAVation Awards 2013. Presented at a ceremony at the Amsterdam Convention Factory on the second night of the show, the winning product was the Crestron TSW 750. This ultra-thin touch screen provides the same high performance control as larger touch screens and a consistent elegant look throughout any commercial or residential installation.
Educating at ISE
Michael Goldman, Crestron's Director of Global Accounts, joined a panel of industry experts for The Smart Building Conference, which took place the day before ISE opened. The Smart Building Conference highlighted the AV industry's privileged position in leading the future of smart building technologies. Speaking to a packed audience, Michael took part in the panel discussion "The future of the User Interface in Smart Building Control." It was a particularly apt session as Crestron has long been promoting the AV industry's significance to greater integration in the BMS world. Its own DigitalMedia™ range reflects its call for wider convergence between all automated systems, and not just AV, within the commercial and residential realm - IT, security, HVAC, blinds, lighting and more.
Crestron also saw its free manufacturer training programme packed out with delegates throughout the busy schedule of workshops and seminars at ISE 2013. The training programme examined the latest trends and technologies in building management from a solutions-based approach. These shorter, more intensive courses proved extremely popular and were designed to allow students to attend training and visit the tradeshow floor for hands-on product demonstrations.
Michael Backler, Corporate EMEA Training and CAIP Manager and Stijn Ooms, International Product Manager led the training during the show: "The sessions were packed," says Backler. "With technology moving so fast, it is important for integrators to see how they can leverage our technology to make their commercial and residential clients' lives more comfortable, convenient and energy efficient. Delegates were had the opportunity to see the fully-functional Integrated by Design™ building and all the latest Crestron products and technologies that make it possible."
The Crestron Experience at ISE2013
The booth was extremely busy, with integrators and consultants from across the EMEA region finding out more about the latest solutions. One such visitor was Richard Bookes, Director at proAV: "The ISE show was particularly busy this year. Crestron's latest stand was easy to navigate, with zones relevant to each type of technology. We were impressed with the latest product development / innovation involving DM matrix routers, 3 series processors & Fusion™ energy management software to mention just a few of the new offerings on show. proAV was delighted to win two Crestron Awards for 2012 projects with Best Retail Installation & Best Corporate Installation. Our business partnership with Creston has gone from strength to strength in recent years."
Brian Abrahams, Chairman of GV Multi-media, was at the Crestron booth and commented: "GVMM were delighted for the second year running to be awarded the prestigious Crestron European Education Project of the Year. Not only did we bring many of our customers to ISE, but also many of our technical people too. We were all very impressed with Crestron's presentation and innovative products and also the opportunity for some of our people to be trained on their Crestron DigitalMedia Designer course which they found first class. This was a fantastic opportunity and idea."
Product highlights on the booth included:
64X64 DM® Switcher
*Crestron's most expansive and high-powered digital matrix switcher
*Accepts, manages, and distributes up to 64 sources
*Latest DigitalMedia™ Presentation System incorporating Acoustic Echo Cancellation
TSW Touch Screens
*Core 3UI™ graphics and HD streaming
*In-ceiling, in-wall, mounted or freestanding solutions.
Wireless Lighting Control
*New CLWI wireless dimmers designed to match any interior design scheme (offers matching sockets and faceplates)
*Operates as dimmer and also as full-function control keypad
*Combines with our comprehensive suite of other wireless products such as thermostats and sensors
Brand New Crestron Studio™
*Design and program the world's most advanced home automation systems faster and easier
*Free software download available now
Crestron Integration Awards
We also celebrated our annual Crestron Commercial Integration Awards during ISE. Our dealers create the most innovative, powerful commercial solutions in the world. We recognise and honour their skill, talent and dedication. It was difficult to select just one winner in each category. The winning projects are truly the best of the best.
The 2012 Crestron Commercial Integration Award Winners are:
*BEST EDUCATION INSTALLATION: GV Multimedia - Falmouth University
*BEST DIGITALMEDIA INSTALLATION: Strong Corp - Solidere Information Centre
*BEST CORPORATE INSTALLATION: proAV - Virtual Events Centre
*BEST HOTEL & LEISURE INSTALLATION: BVBA K-SI Automation - Noliko Maaseik
*BEST MEDICAL INSTALLATION: Smartcomm - Great Western Ambulance Service
*BEST TRAINING/CONFERENCE ROOM INSTALLATION: Franken Lehrmittel Medientechnik - Schaffler Technologies Conference Centre
*BEST LIGHTING CONTROL INSTALLATION: Fremlab AB - Helsingborg Arena
*BEST RETAIL INSTALLATION : proAV - Global Luxury Retailer