Crestron Pyng has only been around since September 2014 but the home automation system can already communicate with over 300 devices, the company has announced at CEDIA Expo 2015.

Designed as a way for installers to deliver Crestron luxury home automation on any scale, Pyng has been adopted by a plethora of manufacturers in the industry.

Through Pyng users are able to control lights, audio distribution, touch screens and many other devices from a centralised location.

The latest products to sport Pyng compatibility include ONVIF cameras, RGB lighting control and centralised lighting control.

Pyng technology is also supported in hundreds of Cresnet and Ethernet wired devices, such as DIN-Rail, CLX modules, CAEN cabinets, thermostats, dimmers and keypads.

Despite the huge growth in the platform since March last year, Crestron has stated that it plans to continue growing the library of products supporting Pyng.

“Pyng technology allows our dealers to deliver spectacular Crestron home systems faster than ever before with absolutely no compromises in performance or scalability,” says Evan Ackmann, technology manager at Crestron.

“Hundreds of our best-in-class products, as well as many scenes and settings, are easily set up right from the iPad. This allows programmers to focus on the one-of-a-kind customisation options only Crestron provides.”

Pyng is also compatible with the new Home Elements toolkit, which is designed to make it easier to set-up DigitalMedia 4K video distribution and custom controls.

Complementing this support is a new family of 4K switchers joining the DigitalMedia product line-up.

Crestron is dubbing its latest product line as the ‘only complete 4K video distribution system with full HDCP2.2 support and 4K/60Hz scaling’, providing integrators the ability to design 4K systems with performance, scalability and customisation in mind.

Designed as a ‘one-box solution’ for integrating a 4K display into a DigitalMedia system, the DM Receiver and Room Controller with Scaler and Downmixing (DM-RMC-SCALER-C-DSP) promises to scale any resolution ant frame-rate to any other up to 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz.

A built-in DSP provides a two-channel downmix to ensure that every room in the house can play the same multi-channel surround sound signal used in the main theatre.

Each model in the new family of 4K Switchers (HD-MD4X1/4×2/6×2-4K-E) with HDMI connections supports the full gamut of today’s high-resolution signals, advanced EDID management for optimal display,  native Crestron control via Ethernet and a built-in web server for configuration from any web browser.

Crestron believes that installers will be able to use its latest devices in a variety of scenarios, whether it be as part of a fully integrated Crestron system or for standalone use.

“DigitalMedia is the gold standard for video distribution for the CEDIA community,” says Nick Harris, VP of marketing at Crestron.

“For upscale homeowners seeking the ultimate 4K viewing experience, DM is the only end-to-end solution that delivers the perfect picture every time.” 

Additional products introduced at CEDIA Expo 2015 include a new single-gang DM 4K Transmitter (DM-TX-4K-100-C-1G) and Receiver (DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G) for integrating 4K sources into video distribution systems, as well as a new Digital Graphics Engine (DM-DGE-200-C), which enables integrators to enhance the 4K TV viewing experience with custom graphical elements such as control menus or pop up messages.

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