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Intermedia Delivery System™

The ADMS reinvents the way we experience digital media, moving people away from their computer screens to take fuller advantage of their HD displays and surround sound systems. It streamlines the effort it takes to find and play content, making the world of digital media friendlier. It enhances the whole entertainment experience and helps you find more media of interest. Simply stated, the ADMS makes life more fun and interesting!

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This product has been discontinued. Please contact Crestron True Blue Support at 1-888-CRESTRON for a replacement solution or more information.

As of November 14, 2014, based on changes imposed by the service provider, Netflix services are no longer accessible on the ADMS.

ADMS Intermedia Delivery Media ServerThe ADMS Intermedia Delivery System™ transforms the way you experience all of today's vast and varied media, from TV programs and movies to home videos, music, and the Internet. The ADMS lets you effortlessly find and enjoy the content you want, whether it exists on a local hard drive or network share, an online store or the World Wide Web. As the centerpiece of your Crestron® home entertainment system, the ADMS replaces the disc players, media servers, HTPCs and set-top boxes that you used to need, providing one elegant, integrated solution for accessing all your high-definition movies, music, Internet TV, home videos, photos, and Web-based content.

Not a Media Server — A New Standard in Media Delivery
In today's unruly world of multimedia options, with its mind-boggling array of media formats, software applications, set-top boxes, and proprietary user interfaces, the ADMS brings together all the fragments into one cohesive user experience called Intermedia Delivery™.

Giving you the power to acquire and manage virtually any content you desire is what Intermedia Delivery is all about. The ADMS provides a streamlined solution for storing and playing all your digital videos, music, photos and home movies. It also delivers a seamless online experience, letting you rent major motion pictures from Netflix®, stream videos from YouTube® and Vimeo®, and watch your favorite news, sports, and TV shows through Hulu® and Hulu Plus[1], Metacafe®, Comedy Central®, ESPN®, CNN®, and numerous other top providers. Built-in Web browsing completes the experience, giving you full access to all that the Internet has to offer without leaving the comfort of your home theater or living room sofa.

Click to EnlargeThe World is Your Server™
It's an online world, and the ADMS's exclusive WorldSearch® feature gives you the power to conquer it. Simply enter a title, actor, or any other subject and you're instantly gratified with an organized list of relevant content including full-length feature films and TV shows, clips and trailers, outtakes and interviews, song tracks, and Websites. WorldSearch combs the entire media library on your ADMS and other network drives, along with a plethora of online resources. With WorldSearch, you don't need to know where to look — you only need to know what you want.

Whether you just want to find a specific TV episode or viral video, or explore everything there is to know about a certain sports figure or the making of the latest blockbuster movie, WorldSearch finds you exactly what you want — plus a wealth of other media of interest to enhance your enjoyment and expand your knowledge. WorldSearch lets you manage where to look and how to sort the results, listing everything clearly in a stylish onscreen menu with detailed information accompanied by a screen grab image or cover artwork.

Click to EnlargeOn Demand and Always On Hand
The ADMS gives you more ways to enjoy feature length movies and television programming on your HD display:

  • Netflix® — Native Netflix delivers instant access to a huge online catalog of new releases, classic films, and TV episodes. The ADMS offers a Netflix experience like no other, browsing effortlessly through the colorful menu of high-res cover artwork, viewing details for each title, quickly locating specific titles and HD content, and adding favorites to your Instant Queue.[2]
  • Hulu® & Internet TV — With so much programming now available on the Internet, you may never watch conventional television again. The ADMS delivers an intuitive and inviting way to enjoy Internet TV without ever needing to log onto a computer or open a Web browser. Crestron continues to expand the ADMS's offering of Internet TV services featuring top providers like Hulu and Hulu Plus[1], Metacafe, Comedy Central, ESPN, NFL®, NBA®, CNN, and ABC News.
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  • High-Definition Movies & Video — With support for the most popular video file formats, the ADMS allows seamless integration of an entire movie collection into your personal media library. Browsing through your movies is fun and easy, viewing high-res cover art, movie synopses and cast information for each title, with the ability to search by title, actor, director, genre, and other criteria. Once you've made your selection, the ADMS responds immediately with none of the waiting typical of a common disc player, and all your movies in one place.
  • YouTube® & More — Instead of huddling around the computer, let the whole family relax and enjoy entertaining and informative online videos right on your HD display through YouTube, Vimeo, and other sites.
  • Web Browser — In addition to all its native movie and TV resources, the ADMS also features an integrated Web browser providing access to all kinds of other streaming and downloadable content through your HDTV. Optimized for your HD display, the ADMS browser includes Adobe® Flash® and Microsoft® Silverlight® plug-ins to ensure compatibility with virtually any Web site or streaming content.

Click to EnlargeMusic Access to the Max
The ADMS isn't just for home theater — it is also an audiophile grade music server for your whole house. Imagine having your entire music collection hosted on one intelligent device, with the ability to play any track, album, or playlist in seconds using the onscreen display or touch screens throughout the home[3]. The ADMS supports a wide range of lossless and compressed audio file formats including Windows Media®, iTunes Plus®, MP3 and FLAC, with enhanced support for cover art and metadata. Its three independent audio outputs afford seamless integration with the Sonnex™ Multiroom Audio System[3,4], allowing listeners in different rooms to each enjoy their own playlists and podcasts.

A Photo Album for the New Age
What better place to view your family photos and home movies than on your high-definition video screen? ADMS provides an ideal asset for storing and displaying all your personal media files, offering the ability to organize your photos and videos into album folders, edit metadata for each file, and display them individually or as a stylized slideshow. The ADMS is compatible with a complete range of standard and high-definition file formats from digital cameras, camcorders, and mobile phones.

Click to EnlargeThe Whole Internet on your HDTV
Why leave the comfort of your theater or living room when the ADMS gives you full access to the Internet right on your HDTV? All your favorite Websites are accessible through the ADMS's integrated Web browser, letting you look up sports stats, check your online auctions, even sign on to Twitter® or Facebook® right from your favorite chair. Developed to provide an optimal full-screen HD experience, the ADMS browser is also secure and safe from malicious viruses and spyware so you can surf the Internet without fear of corrupting the system or losing your precious data.

I Sync, Therefore I Am Easy To Use
Managing the music, video, photo, and home movie files on your ADMS couldn't be simpler thanks to ADMS Connect® software. ADMS Connect continuously monitors the media folders on your Windows® PC or Mac® computer (or network drive) and copies new files to the ADMS media library automatically as they're added. It can also be used to copy files manually. Using ADMS Connect, it's easy to keep your ADMS in sync with your computer whether you use iTunes®, Windows Media Player, or any other media application.

Blu-ray Disc® Player Option
The deluxe ADMS-BR model features a front-loaded Blu-ray Disc drive, allowing for instant playing of rented or borrowed video discs and compact discs. The ADMS-BR also provides a super simple solution for importing music CDs. Just place the CD in the front panel disc slot and the ADMS-BR quickly imports its contents into your digital music library complete with cover art and metadata. The ADMS-BR lets you define your preference of file format and quality level, supporting AAC, WAV, WMA, and WMA Lossless encoding.

Protected, Boundless Media Storage
The ADMS is designed to provide the most secure, reliable, and expandable home media solution available. It takes a lot of disc space to store any large media collection, and naturally you want to know that all that content is kept safe and secure. The ADMS provides nearly 1 terabyte of onboard storage, enough to handle approximately 45,000 songs in high-quality WMA Lossless format, or over 400 standard-definition movies. Onboard media is kept safe through RAID 1 technology utilizing dual redundant hard drives to maintain two copies of your data at all times.

Expanding the ADMS's media capacity is easy with the addition of one or more Crestron NAS (Network Attached Storage) units (model CEN-NAS-4TB[4]). Each Crestron NAS comes pre-configured for use with the ADMS, providing four hot-swappable 1 TB drives with RAID 5 protection in a single rack space. The ADMS is also compatible with third-party NAS appliances, USB and IEEE 1394 external storage devices, and Windows Home Servers.[5]

High-Definition Multimedia Interface®
Whatever your viewing pleasure, the ADMS employs premium graphics processing to enhance and scale everything for the best possible HD home theater experience. Its HDMI® theater output delivers up to 1080p60 HD video with Deep Color, and 7.1 linear PCM surround sound audio to your home theater. Through HDMI, the ADMS configures its output automatically to match the capabilities of your HDTV and audio receiver. Support for HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) ensures trouble-free HD viewing of protected content and complete compatibility with today's AV components.

The ADMS also includes S/PDIF and 7.1 analog audio outputs for the theater zone, and a choice of S/PDIF or analog stereo audio outputs for each of the two multiroom zones.

Control Your Way
ADMS lets you choose how you control it, with numerous options available. Right out of the box, the ADMS's onscreen display is fully navigable using the optional wireless keyboard (KB-RFUSB[4]). Easily browse the media library, play any movie or music playlist, peruse the Internet TV guide, find streaming videos with WorldSearch, and surf the Internet, all using one compact keyboard remote.

Of course, the ADMS affords seamless integration with your Crestron control system, unleashing a wide assortment of control options using Crestron handheld remotes and touch screens, or even mobile devices like the iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™. Its onscreen keyboard allows simple one-handed navigation using any Crestron remote. A wireless touch screen affords the ultimate in control, reproducing the ADMS onscreen experience within a beautiful color touch screen complete with cover art and metadata. Adding touch screens throughout the house enables full access to your entire media collection from any room. Even video can be distributed to HD displays in any room using a Crestron DigitalMedia™ system.[3,4]

Integrated Home Control
The onscreen Crestron Home® user interface enables integrated control of lighting, climate, security, AV and other systems throughout the house, all through your HD display.[3]

Ultimate Performance, Reliability & Support
The ADMS was engineered from top to bottom for high performance, cool-running operation and the smallest possible "acoustic footprint." Extensive volumetric and heat generation testing produced an innovative enclosure design that runs cool and quiet. New features and security updates are validated by Crestron and distributed automatically through your broadband connection to ensure continuous secure and reliable operation. The internal Crestron Watchdog constantly monitors the status of the ADMS, automatically resetting the system in the event of any problem. Remote access allows your Crestron dealer to assess any issues and restore proper functionality without ever going onsite.

The Bottom Line
The ADMS Intermedia Delivery System sets a new standard in home entertainment, reinventing the way you experience digital media. It moves people away from their computer screens to take fuller advantage of their high-definition displays and surround sound systems. It saves precious leisure time by streamlining the effort it takes to find and play content, making the world of digital media friendlier. It enhances the whole entertainment experience, finding more media of interest than you're likely to find by any other means. Simply stated, the ADMS makes life more fun and interesting!

Key Features

  • A new evolution in home entertainment
  • Simplifies the way digital media content is acquired and managed
  • Designed by Crestron® to be secure, reliable, and fun to use!
  • Provides seamless access to feature films, music, TV episodes, streaming videos, home movies & photos, and the Internet
  • WorldSearch® quickly finds any kind of content from your local media library and the Internet
  • Stylish and intuitive onscreen menus with high-res cover art and metadata display
  • Embedded Netflix®, Hulu®, YouTube® and more![1,2]
  • Onboard optical drive can play BD and DVD media and import CDs (ADMS-BR only)
  • Built-in secure Web browser with Flash® and Silverlight® plug-ins
  • High-definition HDMI® theater output
  • 7.1 surround sound audio output
  • Two independent digital or analog stereo music zone outputs
  • Audiophile sound quality with support for FLAC, WAV, WMA Lossless, iTunes Plus® & MP3
  • 100% HDCP compliant
  • 1 TB internal storage, expandable via NAS, USB, 1394, or Windows® Home Server[5]
  • Easy media upload and synchronization with Windows PC or Mac® using ADMS Connect® software
  • Crestron Home® GUI enables onscreen control over lighting, climate, security, and AV[3]
  • Fully controllable using optional wireless keyboard[4] or handheld remote[3,4]
  • Allows enhanced touch screen browsing and control from any room[3]
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • Custom chassis design for cool, quiet, robust operation
  • 3-space 19" rack-mountable


  1. Accessing Hulu Plus content requires an active Hulu Plus account. See www.hulu.com for details.
  2. Accessing Netflix content requires an active Netflix Watch Instantly account. See www.netflix.com for details.
  3. Requires a Crestron control system plus additional equipment and programming by an authorized Crestron dealer, sold separately.
  4. Item(s) sold separately.
  5. NAS is the recommended external file storage solution for the ADMS. USB should only be used for file transfer and backup.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

Specifications subject to change without notice. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

ADMS Connect, ADMS Intermedia Delivery System, Crestron, Crestron Home, DigitalMedia, Intermedia Delivery, Intermedia Delivery System, QuickSwitch HD, Sonnex, The World is Your Server, WorldSearch, and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Adobe and Flash are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. iPad, iPhone, iTunes, iTunes Plus, and Mac are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Blu-ray Disc is either a trademark or registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association in the United States and/or other countries. CNN is either a trademark or registered trademark of Cable News Network LP, LLLP in the United States and/or other countries. Comedy Central is either a trademark or registered trademark of Comedy Partners in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS and the DTS logos and Symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc in the United States and/or other countries. ESPN is either a trademark or registered trademark of ESPN, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Facebook is either a trademark or registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Android and YouTube is either a trademark or registered trademark of Google Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Hulu is either a trademark or registered trademark of Hulu, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Metacafe is either a trademark or registered trademark of Metacafe Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Silverlight, Windows, and Windows Media are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. NBA is either a trademark or registered trademark of NBA Properties, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Netflix is either a trademark or registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. NFL is either a trademark or registered trademark of National Football League in the United States and/or other countries. Sony is either a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation. in the United States and/or other countries. Twitter is either a trademark or registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Vimeo is either a trademark or registered trademark of Vimeo, LLC 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 any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.


2011 AV Technology End-User Awards

Crestron Products Win Two AV Technology End-User Awards at InfoComm 2011

The first annual AV Technology End-User Awards recognized manufacturers who respond to and anticipate the needs of the end-user community. Judging was based on a variety of factors including ease of use, reliability, overall network impact and ROI.

Two Crestron products were selected as first place winners:

Best Mobile App to Manage AV Systems -
Crestron Mobile Pro G® App for Apple iPad®

Best User-Friendly Innovation -
ADMS Intermedia Delivery System™

In a statement describing the winning products, the AVT Awards judges said, "This (Mobile Pro G) is a must-have standalone product that delivers simplicity and user convenience, along with that 'gee-whiz' factor that all good iPad apps must have.

They continued, "the ADMS stands to entirely replace the personal computer in the home theater environment, for search, acquisition and streaming of multiple media sources and formats."

2010 CEA Mark of Excellence Awards

Crestron Innovations Win Mark of Excellence Awards at Electronic House Expo 2010

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced and honored the winners of the coveted 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards at Electronic House Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Crestron winners were recognized across a broad range of hardware and software categories:

Software Application of the Year WorldSearch™

Media Server of the Year: ADMS Intermedia Delivery System

Installation Product of the Year: DM Tools Software

Wireless Product of the Year: TPMC-3X Handheld Touchpanel

A judging panel consisting of integrators, manufacturers, consultants and trade press determined finalists, and Platinum and Gold award winners in recognition of outstanding industry achievement.

2010 Electronic House TOPS Awards

Crestron ADMS Intermedia Delivery System Wins 2010 TOPS Award for Best Media Server

TOPS Awards (formerly EH Product of the Year Awards) recognize the best technology, products and services for the electronic connected home.

The ADMS Intermedia Delivery System was chosen Best Media Server.

ADMS revolutionizes the way home entertainment is acquired, managed and enjoyed by removing the boundaries between movies, music, TV and the Internet.

Winners were chosen by a panel of EH editors, distinguished industry veterans and EH magazine's DIY correspondent, and honored at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

2009 BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards

CE Pro BEST Awards

CE Pro announced the winners of its inaugural BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards at CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta. The BEST Awards recognize the most noteworthy new products and technologies. Winners were selected based on creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits.

Three new Crestron products were first place winners in these leading categories:

BEST Media Server: ADMS Intermedia Delivery System

BEST Keypads, Controls, Remotes & IR Extenders:
TPMC-3X Handheld Touchpanel

BEST A/V Preamplifier/Processor/Switcher:
DM-MD8x8 DigitalMedia™ Switcher

The ground-breaking ADMS Intermedia Delivery System with exclusive WorldSearch™ technology revolutionizes home entertainment. The TPMC-3X 2.8" touchpanel offers a powerful new handheld remote control experience. The DM-MD8X8 distributes analog and uncompressed digital video and audio long distances over a single copper wire or fiber.

2009 CEA Innovations Design and Engineering Awards

Best Home Theater Accessories – AMS-AIP

Best Audio Components – Crestron iServer

Best Video Components – ADMS

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program recognizes the most innovative electronic products in the industry's hottest product categories. Nearly one thousand product submissions were evaluated by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press. Products were judged on engineering qualities, aesthetic and design qualities, user value and unique features that benefit the consumer.

2008 CEDIA Manufacturers

Best Future Technology - ADMS Intermedia Delivery System (ADMS)

Best New Product - Crestron iServer™

Product Hall of Fame - SmarTouch™ STS

Crestron was the only company to receive awards in both product categories and to be inducted into the newly formed Product Hall of Fame. The CEDIA Awards are the most prestigious form of recognition in the custom electronics industry. These highly sought after awards are presented each year to recognize excellence in the residential custom installation industry. This year, Crestron's consistent, long-term and on-going dedication to innovation and excellence was highlighted by the SmarTouch™ touchpanel induction into the Hall of Fame; the CEN-ISERVER awarded Best New Product; and the ADMS Intermedia Delivery System recognized as the industry's Best Future Technology.


Last Updated: Nov 18, 2014


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