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Contact: Joyce Essig | 800.237.2041, ext. 10439 | jessig@crestron.com

January 30, 2012

Crestron Labs Cooks Up Next Gen Technology at ISE 2012

Visit Crestron ISE Booth to Check Out Live Demos of Crestron Integration with Hottest Tech Products

Crestron Labs, the research arm of the engineering department is cooking up the latest cutting-edge technology to incorporate into Crestron control systems. This elite group of engineers is at the forefront of emerging technologies, working diligently to develop visionary concepts, and test new technology with the intention of bringing the solutions to market. Here are some of the latest innovations Crestron Labs and Crestron Dealers are testing that you can see at ISE 2012.

Crestron Integration with Microsoft Kinect®
Crestron Labs has been testing a new technology by Microsoft that allows Microsoft Kinect® technology to be supported on any Windows-based system - and not just Xbox® as in the past. Crestron engineers created, and are testing, gestures that integrate Kinect with Crestron control. Crestron control systems will read Kinect gestures so, for example, presenters can sweep their hands left or right to advance/reverse a PowerPoint® Presentation and raise or lower hands to dim/raise the lights in the room. With Crestron's open platform, the possibilities of what you can control and how you can trigger the commands are endless.

Siri® + Crestron = Home Automation Harmony
Little Rock, AR integrator, Carnes Audio Visual (CAV) integrated the Siri® voice recognition app with his Crestron control solution in his home. Carnes can ask Siri to "turn on the lights in the kitchen," "turn on the heat," or "set the temperature to 70 degrees," and the system will follow his commands and then let him know when the action has taken place. Crestron's platform is designed for extensive customization by programmers like Carnes, providing the opportunity to create new programs that combine today's latest technologies and Crestron control solutions.

Siri® Demo Watch Video

Microsoft Kinect® Demo Watch Video

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About Crestron

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.

Crestron and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Siri is either a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Kinect, PowerPoint, and Xbox are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles and businesses. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life in commercial buildings, universities, hotels, hospitals and homes.

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