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        VC-4-ROOM

        Crestron Virtual Control Server Software - Single-Room License

        Offers a centralized, server-based alternative to individual hardware-based control systems. Provides a scalable virtual control solution over a network. Per-room licensing makes it easy to determine the number of licenses required for an installation.

        Download the latest VC-4 installation package to start your 90-day trial period of Crestron Virtual Control.

        Crestron® Virtual Control (VC-4) is a server‑based control platform for enterprise applications that can be used in place of hardware‑based Crestron control systems. The platform runs programs to control multiple rooms over the network from a single, centralized location. Cloud‑based monitoring is also available using the XiO Cloud® service.

        NOTE: When running in a virtualized environment, Crestron Virtual Control can leverage the hypervisor's fault tolerance and high-availability features. If Crestron Virtual Control is installed on a bare-metal server (such as a standalone computer), it cannot leverage these features. If these features are desired, Crestron Virtual Control software must be installed in an existing virtualized environment that supports them.

        Crestron Virtual Control can be integrated with a variety of devices, including audio, video, lighting, motorized shades, thermostats, door locks, sensors, and security systems. Connected devices can be controlled directly via Ethernet, and those that require a serial, IR, or other hardware interface can be integrated via decentralized control ports on a DM NVX® encoder/decoder, DM® transmitter or receiver, CEN‑CI3 series interface, or the CEN-IO wired and wireless series of I/O modules. Cresnet® network devices can be integrated via a DIN‑CENCN‑2 bridge, and wireless Crestron devices can also be integrated via an infiNET EX® wireless gateway.

        Crestron Virtual Control supports server redundancy for increased reliability. For large buildings, Crestron Virtual Control streamlines deployment and maintenance by allowing a single program to be deployed across multiple rooms. Support for C#, SIMPL, and SIMPL#Pro programming languages gives programmers design flexibility and enables programs to be shared with hardware-based control systems. Crestron Virtual control also employs enterprise-grade security to ensure maximum reliability and privacy.

        Crestron Virtual Control is sold through Authorized Crestron Dealers, and requires installation on a customer‑supplied server running a supported Linux® server operating system.

        Licensing
        The Crestron Virtual Control licensing model is similar to a traditional hardware purchase model: purchase a specified number of room licenses (VC-4-ROOM), and the Crestron Virtual Control installation will run the number of rooms purchased. Each room license also includes one software mobility license (SW‑MOBILITY) that enables functionality for various Crestron software solutions.

        NOTE: The VC-4 server requires access to the XiO Cloud® service to validate its licenses. An active XiO Cloud account is required, subject to the terms of the Crestron Cloudware License Agreement1. However, a paid XiO Cloud subscription is not required to manage licenses for a VC-4 server. An XiO Cloud account is not required to run the VC-4 server during its 90‑day trial period. For more information, refer to the XiO Cloud feature page.

        Use the provided form to add Crestron Virtual Control licenses to your XiO Cloud service account.

         
        Key Features
        • Offers a centralized, server‑based alternative to individual hardware‑based control systems
        • Provides a scalable virtual control platform
        • Streamlines deployment, maintenance, and management
        • Supports XiO Cloud® cloud‑based monitoring
        • Supports C#, SIMPL, and SIMPL# Pro programming
        • Integrates directly with IP-controllable devices
        • Integrates with serial, IR, CEC, and other controllable devices via decentralized control ports on DM®, DM NVX®, and other Crestron® interfaces
        • Enables server redundancy for increased reliability
        • Employs enterprise‑grade security to ensure maximum reliability and privacy
        • Includes software mobility license that enables functionality for Crestron software solutions
        • Per-room licensing makes it easy to determine the number of licenses required for an installation
        1. The XiO Cloud® service is licensed under Crestron’s Cloudware License Agreement, available at www.crestron.com/Legal/software-products-on-premises-and-cloudware/cloudware-license-agreement.

        This product may be purchased from select authorized Crestron dealers and distributors. To find a dealer or distributor, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or contact us for additional information by visiting www.crestron.com/contact/our-locations for your local contact.

        The original language version of this document is U.S. English.
        All other languages are a translation of the original document.

        This product is licensed under Crestron’s On Premises Software License and Maintenance Agreement, available at www.crestron.com/Legal/software-products-on-premises-and-cloudware.

        The product warranty can be found at www.crestron.com/warranty.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at www.crestron.com/legal/patents.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, Cresnet, DM, DM NVX, infiNET EX, and XiO Cloud are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. AlmaLinux OS is either a trademark or a registered trademark of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. Rocky Linux is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Ctrl IQ, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Linux is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and/or other countries. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered 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. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2022 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

         
        Minimum Server Requirements
        Operating System Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 8.2 software (64-bit version) or greater;
        AlmaLinux OS® 8.3 software (64-bit version) or greater;
        Rocky Linux™ OS 8.4 software (64-bit version) or greater
        NOTE: Version 9.x of any of the listed operating systems is not currently supported.
        Network Interface 1 Gbps
        Hard Drive 100 GB
        Disk Space 100 GB
        CPU Cores Required
          Average Number of Devices per Room
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
        50 Rooms 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 8
        100 Rooms 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 16 16
        200 Rooms 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 16  
        300 Rooms 4 4 8 8 8 8  
        400 Rooms 4 4 8 8 16  
        500 Rooms 4 8 8 16  
        RAM (GB) Required
          Average Number of Devices per Room
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
        50 Rooms 4 4 8 8 8 16 16 16 16 16 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32
        100 Rooms 4 8 16 16 16 32 32 32 32 32 32 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64
        200 Rooms 8 16 32 32 32 64 64 64 64 64  
        300 Rooms 16 32 32 64 64 64  
        400 Rooms 16 32 64 64 64  
        500 Rooms 16 32 64 64  
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        1. The XiO Cloud® service is licensed under Crestron’s Cloudware License Agreement, available at www.crestron.com/Legal/software-products-on-premises-and-cloudware/cloudware-license-agreement.

        This product may be purchased from select authorized Crestron dealers and distributors. To find a dealer or distributor, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or contact us for additional information by visiting www.crestron.com/contact/our-locations for your local contact.

        The original language version of this document is U.S. English.
        All other languages are a translation of the original document.

        This product is licensed under Crestron’s On Premises Software License and Maintenance Agreement, available at www.crestron.com/Legal/software-products-on-premises-and-cloudware.

        The product warranty can be found at www.crestron.com/warranty.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at www.crestron.com/legal/patents.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, Cresnet, DM, DM NVX, infiNET EX, and XiO Cloud are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. AlmaLinux OS is either a trademark or a registered trademark of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. Rocky Linux is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Ctrl IQ, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Linux is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and/or other countries. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered 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. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2022 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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