Crestron Announces First LCD Display Featuring Crestron Connected™ Cloud-Based Control System Connectivity
The initiative ensures stability and consistent interoperability between devices on the network
Rockleigh, NJ, June 6, 2012 - Crestron is proud to welcome the Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. LDT462V 46-inch LCD flat panel display to its growing list of Crestron Connected™ devices. The Crestron Connected initiative provides the framework for a distributed cloud-based control system. The initiative ensures stability and consistent interoperability between devices on the network and eliminates the need for hardwiring back to the head end. Collaborating with leading manufacturers of commercial and home electronics products, Crestron embeds its control platform intelligence in a wide selection of source equipment and display devices such as projectors, displays, and audio/video receivers. The LDT462V is the first Crestron Connected LCD flat panel.
Designed for digital signage, corporate conference rooms and other robust applications, the LDT462V is built to international energy efficiency standards and contributes to cost and energy savings over extended periods of use. As the first manufacturer to announce a Crestron Connected LCD flat panel display, Mitsubishi Electric's new LDT462V can be easily connected to any enterprise network using standard Ethernet cable and Crestron software. For quick point-to-point network management and control, download free RoomView® Express software to any connected laptop or PC or select server-based Fusion RV™ for global enterprise management from anywhere, anytime using any web-enabled laptop computer, Apple® or Android™ smart phone or tablet. The display can be seamlessly monitored, managed and controlled using either RoomView Express or Fusion RV, with no programming required, or you can take full control of the display from any Crestron control system. A Crestron Connected device is recognized natively by the Crestron processor and allows for full control capabilities out-of-the-box, without any special drivers or modules.
"Crestron Connected is leading the way to cloud-based connectivity," said James Chan, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. "We're glad to be a part of this initiative that takes us into the future."
"Mitsubishi Electric has been a great partner and Crestron Connected supporter," says Steve Samson, Crestron Director of Business Development. "In addition to the LDT462V LCD flat panel display, Mitsubishi Electric already ships nearly 60 Crestron-connected projectors worldwide. The success of the initiative has prompted both companies to explore other devices."
It has never been easier for dealers to put devices on the network. With plug-and-play capability built right in, the need to program a central processor to translate all the different "languages" is effectively eliminated.
"We're establishing a unified communication scheme so all Crestron Connected devices can live harmoniously within a Crestron ecosystem, across multiple networks," adds Samson. "This is just the beginning. The cloud is where Crestron and our partner manufacturers are heading."
Crestron Connected devices will be on display at the Crestron InfoComm Booth #C7508. Visit www.crestron.com/i2p to learn more about Crestron Connected.
About Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. is a US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America manufactures and markets projectors, data wall display systems, LCD digital signage monitors and players, industrial printers, photo kiosks and digital photo printers, large-screen 3D DLP® televisions and the world's first laser TV, LaserVue®.
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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.