New product transmits location to mobile devices running the Crestron App to enable more personalized control for homeowners
Rockleigh, NJ February 9, 2015 - Crestron makes smart homes even more intelligent and personalized with the PinPoint proximity detection beacon. The small PinPoint beacon plugs into a USB charging outlet and communicates with nearby mobile devices. With PinPoint, the Crestron App solves the room default problem associated with mobile devices. PinPoint knows what room a person is in and automatically displays controls for that space on their iOS device. Homeowners are no longer inconvenienced by having to navigate to different room menus on the app as they move through their home.
"Imagine walking into the great room with your iPad and the lighting control, audio sources, and even volume control are at your fingertips for that room," said Sean Goldstein, VP of Marketing at Crestron. "Move to the kitchen, and as you do the lighting scenes for the kitchen appear. PinPoint identifies your location and makes your home system smarter."
Dynamic customization options
PinPoint supports even more customization options for smart homes. Integrators can more precisely tailor Crestron system features to best serve individual family members according to the room they are in. For instance, when the Crestron app is launched and Internet radio is selected, a favorite station can automatically play on the audio distribution system. As that person walks throughout the house, the radio can automatically turn on in each room. The music can literally follow someone from room to room.
Integrating proximity detection into a whole-house automation system is simple using the free PinPoint setup app. Install, set the range, and name PinPoint beacons in a room. Increase coverage in a room by adding multiple beacons, and you can quickly configure beacons in up to 100 rooms. Once you pair homeowner devices to the PinPoint app, they will automatically communicate via Bluetooth with beacons throughout the home.
Learn more about the PinPoint proximity detection beacon.
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.