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        HDMI® Switchers: The Staples of the AV Industry

        The first HDMI® switching solution was introduced by Crestron in 2009. Since then, these devices have evolved greatly. Recently, we announced five new 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI® switchers covering a broad range of sizes, from 4x1 to 8x8. Let’s take a closer look at these new switchers and how they can co-exist with AV-over-IP distribution and their many different applications.

        a/v
        digitalmedia

        Connecting the Showroom Experience in Today's Virtual Age

        We can all agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in many ways. Some changes will only be temporary, while others may be permanent.  One area that’s been greatly impacted is activities that take place in-person. Whether it’s going to concerts and movie theaters or purchasing a car and retail shopping, adjustments have been necessary, regardless of our personal feelings. This has led many people in these industries to think outside-the-box to provide an alternative solution. Our custom electronics industry has been no exception

        Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager (From a Crestron Home Product Manager’s Perspective)

        As a Crestron product manager for many years, I wanted to share some of my lessons-learned from Crestron Home and previous projects. A good product manager is constantly learning by listening to customers and colleagues, as well as reading everything they can get their hands on. That is how I found the initial “Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager” essay, written many years ago by Ben Horowitz. A good product manager always builds on a body of knowledge, instead of always starting from scratch. This article is in the same vein as that initial essay, but from the perspective of a Crestron Electronics product manager of 22 years.
        Crestron Home
        Residential

        Crestron Virtual Control: Changing to meet your needs

        Crestron has been the leader in control systems for decades; our control appliances run smart homes, rooms, buildings, and campuses. We were the first company in our industry to recognize and embrace that AV and IT were converging, and as such, implemented enterprise-grade security and standards-based communication on our devices. The next step was clear to us: we needed a software-only solution.

        XiO Cloud®: now easier to try and buy

        While it may take years of development time before we can get a new physical product in your hands – picking components, designing circuits, writing firmware, and manufacturing hardware before it goes on a truck to you – our software development teams can ship XiO Cloud® service updates large and small every few days and have it arrive instantly when you open your web browser. Those differences don’t end with the engineering and manufacturing process – they extend all the way to how we make it possible for you to try and buy our products. That’s why we’re excited to tell you how we’re making it easier to get XiO Cloud into your hands.
        a/v
        unified communications
        workplace technology

        Crestron and Cisco – Better Together

        Learn how Crestron and Cisco products come together as a solution to resolve the most common AV challenges. Crestron enables simple set-up and configuration for room control via a Cisco Touch 10 – offering you an efficient solution that requires no custom programming and no major upheaval.
        a/v
        digitalmedia
        software & applications

        Enabling seamless guest presentation with AirMedia ® 2.0

        The guest connection experience has been a hot topic since the dedicated AirMedia presentation systems, the AM-200/300 launched. Previously the recommended solution to support a guest use-case was to have a separated VLAN with one-way port communications, but now we have a new option. Enter Guest Access Mode for the AM-200/300: another way to enable seamless guest presentation.
        wireless presentation
        workplace technology

        How to enhance your design build projects and clients’ lives with wellness

        There is no doubt that 2020 has been a year full of twists and turns, and one thing that this year has guaranteed is change. Over the past several years, I have watched our industry start to adapt and focus more on wellness in the home. As a result of the global pandemic, this year has brought an even greater focus on the topic of wellness technology and the value it can bring to our industry and clients. After recently attending Crestron NEXT and the CEDIA Virtual Expo, it was clear that Crestron’s technology and many others have changed for the better. Crestron has brought wellness technology to the places that clients are spending more time in than ever before, their homes.
        crestron home
        residential

        Seven myths about smart homes

        The “smart” revolution began several years ago with smartphones (a.k.a phones) and has extended in recent years to thermostats, doorbells, alarm systems, and kitchen appliances. Smart devices are so ubiquitous that the term “smart” is overused to the point that it is almost meaningless. Companies are eager to jump on the bandwagon and claim their products are “smart,” and consumers proudly claim they have a smart home because they have lighting control. Misconceptions about smart homes are prevalent and create confusion in the marketplace. This can have deleterious effects on businesses and under serve consumers. Here are seven of the most popular misconceptions about smart homes.
        crestron home
        residential

        The best warranty in the business just got better

        No one in the industry goes further than Crestron. That’s why we’re excited to announce a whole new warranty program. It’s simple.

        Effective October 1, if your product stops working and is in its warranty period, we will ship you a replacement within three days. Anywhere in the world. One phone call. No forms. No long waits. No repairing. Simply put, it’s our best warranty program and the best in the industry.*
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        HDMI® Switchers: The Staples of the AV Industry

        The first HDMI® switching solution was introduced by Crestron in 2009. Since then, these devices have evolved greatly. Recently, we announced five new 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI® switchers covering a broad range of sizes, from 4x1 to 8x8. Let’s take a closer look at these new switchers and how they can co-exist with AV-over-IP distribution and their many different applications.

        Connecting the Showroom Experience in Today's Virtual Age

        We can all agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in many ways. Some changes will only be temporary, while others may be permanent.  One area that’s been greatly impacted is activities that take place in-person. Whether it’s going to concerts and movie theaters or purchasing a car and retail shopping, adjustments have been necessary, regardless of our personal feelings. This has led many people in these industries to think outside-the-box to provide an alternative solution. Our custom electronics industry has been no exception

        Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager (From a Crestron Home Product Manager’s Perspective)

        As a Crestron product manager for many years, I wanted to share some of my lessons-learned from Crestron Home and previous projects. A good product manager is constantly learning by listening to customers and colleagues, as well as reading everything they can get their hands on. That is how I found the initial “Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager” essay, written many years ago by Ben Horowitz. A good product manager always builds on a body of knowledge, instead of always starting from scratch. This article is in the same vein as that initial essay, but from the perspective of a Crestron Electronics product manager of 22 years.

        Crestron Virtual Control: Changing to meet your needs

        Crestron has been the leader in control systems for decades; our control appliances run smart homes, rooms, buildings, and campuses. We were the first company in our industry to recognize and embrace that AV and IT were converging, and as such, implemented enterprise-grade security and standards-based communication on our devices. The next step was clear to us: we needed a software-only solution.

        XiO Cloud®: now easier to try and buy

        While it may take years of development time before we can get a new physical product in your hands – picking components, designing circuits, writing firmware, and manufacturing hardware before it goes on a truck to you – our software development teams can ship XiO Cloud® service updates large and small every few days and have it arrive instantly when you open your web browser. Those differences don’t end with the engineering and manufacturing process – they extend all the way to how we make it possible for you to try and buy our products. That’s why we’re excited to tell you how we’re making it easier to get XiO Cloud into your hands.