Crestron is debuting a wide array of new features and support for partner manufacturers’ devices in the latest update to its Crestron Home platform at ISE. Crestron Home unlocks the full potential of the Crestron smart home: it’s the complete package for any size project, delivering a simpler, smarter user experience for homeowners and fast configuration and deployment for integrators.
“We’re committed to applying the full force of our unparalleled engineering resources and expertise to make Crestron Home the best smart home experience in every way,” says John Clancy, VP, Residential at Crestron. “In fact, we add an average of a dozen new features each month along with support for more and more partner manufacturers’ devices.”
Also debuting at ISE 2020 is the new MC4-R-I 4-Series control system, designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized homes and MDU installations. Designed for the ultimate flexibility, the MC4-R-I is powered via PoE, has a full complement of built-in control ports, and includes an infiNET EX wireless gateway. It can be surface or rack-mounted, and its small size even allows installation behind a TV.
Crestron Home has support for standard control protocols, such as DALI and BACnet, and partnerships with leading manufacturers, including 2N, CoolAutomation, Jandy, Pentair, Hayward, Sonos, and Domotz. Crestron Home works with products including Apple HomeKit devices, Amazon Alexa devices, Google Assistant virtual personal assistant, and Sonos devices.
Using Crestron Home, complete projects can be set up and deployed in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, with no programming needed.
Guests to the Crestron stand will see the ISE debut of the following new Crestron Home features:
Smart TV support, including direct access to streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu, from the Crestron mobile app, touch screens, and remotes.
Support for Dark Mode on iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets.
IP control of Apple TV from any user interface, including the TSR-310, Crestron touch screens, and mobile devices, and Siri voice recognition with Apple TV.
Enhanced UX to access control of garage doors, gates, and door locks.
Support for pool and spa controls.
Ability to integrate audio and video DAs.
Live camera control and monitoring.
Ability to password protect sensitive subsystems, such as security, home access, and cameras.
Support for Google Assistant virtual personal assistant to control lighting.
Visit Crestron at ISE 2020 in Hall 2, Stand C20.