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R2™ Control App

Android™ Control Software for Crestron Systems

  • Control your Crestron system with devices running Android 1.6 and higher
  • Run existing Crestron Mobile Pro and Mobile Pro G projects on your Android device without the need to recompile
  • Support for an infinite number of screen resolutions
  • Completely customizable
  • Also check out more at id8 Group's R2 website.
R2™ Control App<br>(SW-R2)

Download nowImagine using your Android phone, tablet or other device as a touch panel for your home entertainment system, or to control all the lights in your home. R2™ for Crestron systems puts a professional-looking Crestron touch panel user interface right on any Android device, enabling all kinds of customizable control capability, while utilizing the complete screen space on the Android device.

R2 talks directly to the control system without any third-party software or external servers. With R2, simply tap the screen to select movies, music and TV in any room or adjust volume, light levels and room temperature with just a touch. Using the home WiFi network locally or the powerful 3G networks remotely, total control is always at your fingertips.

Control multiple locations, such as a primary residence, vacation home and office, from a single, intuitive graphical interface that provides real-time status of room temperature, lighting levels, shade position, volume and digital media metadata including album, song and artist.

New locations are easily added by opening the "Connections" page on the Android device, and customized buttons, graphics and dynamic text can be added by your installer. Updates or changes to the control program are automatically sent to the Android device when R2 is launched.

With a large library of built-in graphics to aid in custom designs R2 puts a virtual Crestron touch panel in the palm of your hand for complete mobile control.

Android Phones Running R2

Crestron has partnered with id8 Group to bring this application to market. id8 Group is a product incubator founded by Blake Krikorian, the co-founder and inventor of the Emmy-award-winning Slingbox. After leaving Sling in 2009, Blake decided he wanted to design and build out a home automation and media control system for his home in California. After evaluating several control system platforms, Blake decided to build his system based on Crestron control processors and DigitalMedia™ distribution products. Wanting to augment Crestron support of third party OS devices, he decided to build an Android app that is fully compatible with his Crestron system and Crestron development tools like VT Pro-e®, SIMPL™ Windows and SystemBuilder™. Crestron is proud to work with id8 Group to bring R2 to Crestron customers worldwide.

Key Features

  • Communicates with 2-Series and 3-Series control system via WiFi and cellular network
  • Control multiple systems or homes from one Android™ device
  • Uses familiar Crestron development tools to create projects for R2
  • Works natively with projects built for a Crestron touch screen or iOS device using Crestron Mobile Pro® or Mobile Pro G
  • Perfect for customers or families who use both iOS and Android devices
  • Unique features only found in R2:
    • Quick access: Ability to disable screen unlock requirement; Device's built-in proximity sensor can automatically wake device
    • Automatic project UI scaling: resizes Mobile Pro and Mobile Pro G projects to the native resolution of any Android device
    • Visual, haptic and audible feedback: provides clear confirmation of key presses
  • Optimized performance for Android: takes advantage of Android multitasking and flexibility to deliver an experience optimized for home and building control
  • Support for multiple and custom resolutions: In addition to R2's built-in UI display scalar, an upcoming VT Pro-e® add-on (coming soon) enables developers to optionally create pixel-perfect projects for any screen size.


    Crestron, the Crestron logo, Crestron Mobile Pro, VT Pro-e, SIMPL and SystemBuilder are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. id8 Group, id8 and R2 are trademarks or registered trademarks of id8 Group. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. 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. ©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

    Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013


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