The Crestron® App (CRESTRON-APP) turns an Apple® iPhone® device into a mobile Crestron touch screen, enabling complete control of AV systems, lighting, shades, climate control, security, and other systems from virtually anywhere. The Crestron App can be programmed with Smart Graphics® technology, making it easy to deliver a custom user experience that is both dynamic and intuitive. Additional capabilities include viewing video from IP-based security cameras, communicating with other Crestron touch screens using the Rava® SIP Intercom, and seamless integration with third-party apps.
The Crestron App is available for download through the iTunes Store® application1, with full software functionality provided via in-app purchases. The Crestron App is compatible with 3‑Series®, 4‑Series™, and Crestron Virtual Control software control systems.2
Note: The Crestron App for the Apple Watch® device is no longer supported.
The Crestron App supports Wi-Fi® and mobile broadband network connectivity to ensure constant access to your home or office Crestron system. No extra charges or special servers are required: The Crestron App communicates directly over the data network with your Crestron control system for a seamless mobile control experience. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) provides a secure data connection for remote access.3
Smart Graphics Technology
Smart Graphics enables programmers to integrate fluid gesture‑driven controls, animated feedback, and rich metadata into the Crestron App mobile user interface. Smart Graphics provides dynamic features such as graphical buttons and sliders, lists and toolbars, drag-and-drop objects, dashboard widgets, screensavers, and customizable themes for a unique control experience. Smart Graphics projects created for the Crestron App can be sent to Crestron touch screens and other Apple devices for a consistent look and feel without requiring any modification.
Third-Party App Integration
To ensure a seamless control experience, other third-party apps can be launched within the Crestron App. For instance, after using the Crestron App to select a television source, you can open your TV service provider’s app to view the program guide, and then resume control of your home theater without having to relaunch the Crestron App.
View live motion video directly from the Crestron App.4 Video can be displayed in a window within the Crestron App, allowing video to be viewed while performing other functions within the app. Native support for the H.264 and MJPEG formats allows for the display of live video images from IP cameras and streaming encoders such as the DM‑TXRX‑100‑STR HD streaming transmitter.5
Rava SIP Intercom
Rava® SIP Intercom Technology enables hands-free wireless communication with other touch screens, door stations, and mobile devices. Rava works over Ethernet, supporting 2-way intercom and paging without requiring any special wiring. Use the Crestron App to make or receive calls from other Rava‑enabled devices throughout your residence or workplace.
PinPoint Proximity Detection
Crestron PinPoint™ proximity detection is an optional add-on to the Crestron App. Proximity detection enables your mobile device to detect the room it is in, ensuring that the controls displayed are applicable to that room. With this feature enabled, there is no need to manually select your current room from a menu. The app detects the room automatically.