At ISE 2012 Crestron will be displaying its new generation MC3, the first 3-Series™ control system powered by Core 3 OS. Developed and engineered like an IT platform, rather than an AV system, the 3-Series platform is designed to provide a foundation for powerful integrated building technology and advanced home control.
The MC3 combines the agility and speed of a computer operating system with the reliability of a network appliance, enabling real-time multitasking to seamlessly run up to 10 independent programs simultaneously, all communicating with each other on the same platform. A fully-integrated 3-Series platform unleashes more processing power, faster speeds, more memory, enhanced security and powerful multitasking capabilities that simplify the design and implementation of integrated building management and home technology.
When performing upgrades to any single part of the control system, it is no longer required to take down and update the entire system. Because each module is partitioned, a restart or upload of one program does not affect the others, resulting in less programming and no downtime.
Upgrades can now be performed on any individual subsystem - AV, lighting, climate control, and security systems for example - while allowing the other programs to run seamlessly in the background, the same way IT performs upgrades. Until now, to make a change to one subsystem, the whole system had to be shut down.
This exclusive IT-based architecture enables integrators to perform system maintenance and expansion in ways never before possible, increasing run-time efficiency and stability. For corporate campuses and universities with dozens, hundreds or thousands of rooms, and organizations with facilities in cities around the world and in different time zones, maintenance, troubleshooting, upgrades and debugging can be executed quickly, securely and seamlessly.
"As an industry, we have to start thinking about AV as infrastructure, rather than as a standalone entity," said Robin. "The decision makers are no longer the traditional AV manger, they're IT managers, facilities managers, architects, real estate developers, and builders. They want all their systems - lighting, HVAC, AV, building management, and others - on a single platform, but until now, no one has been able to offer a solution."
On a single 3-Series platform, fully-integrated control of entertainment, AV and environmental systems in commercial buildings, homes, schools, hotels and casinos, command centres and multi-campus environments is faster, simpler, and more efficient than previously possible or imagined.
Visit Hall 1, Booths F2, F6 and F7 to find out more. If you would like to book a personal booth tour contact your Crestron Account Representative today.