Crestron Home September updates
AVAILABLE: END OF SEPTEMBER
Lutron® keypad button emulation
Whatever a Lutron keypad button can be configured to do, a Crestron button can emulate it. LED feedback shown on the Lutron buttons will be reflected on the Crestron buttons. You can now press any button on a Lutron keypad, not just a lighting or shade scene. Phantom keypads now expose Lutron features to Crestron, even when there isn’t a real keypad.
- All Lutron button models – For example, Press/Hold/Double-Tap/Release/Cycle-Dim Lutron and more
- Advanced – Hooks into Lutron variables, scheduler, vacation scheduler, HVAC, relays, and even Ketra™ color lighting. Anything that you can tie to a Lutron button.
Crestron Home Extensions
Crestron is known for reliable and custom systems. Crestron Home is now giving you even more customization options. Think of it as a way of extending the Crestron Home experience. Crestron Home Extensions is designed to control virtually any device type not yet native to the platform, such as smart appliances, irrigation systems, power controllers, weather stations, and more.
Crestron now supports the Home Connect™ control platform for BSH smart appliance brands such as Neff and Bosch. Now you can view the status and control coffee makers and, eventually, all your smart appliances.
Crestron Home pulls in the unique controls for each device type. Use standard tools to configure and customize the Crestron Home UI.
Tile-based – Consistent UX model. Driver UI can inject itself as tile in the room and/or the house-level
Live tiles – State can be updated live on tiles to show icons that represent the state.
Status – Status can include changing text, changing the icon, and display “busy” animation
Toggle – Define a tile to toggle. With one press, the user can toggle the device or feature on/off
UI components – Extensive library of components that you can use to build your Crestron Home Extensions
- Various button styles
- Various sliders types
- Temperature widgets
- Text feedback and text entry
- Lists, message boxes, and more
- For developers: (Preview Release)
For developers: (Preview Release)
Modern development tools – Crestron Home 4-Series control systems enable you to use Microsoft Visual Studio® 2019 dev tools and services to develop Crestron Home Extensions.
Modern SDK – A modern object model to expose device properties to Crestron Home. Use simple XML to define the UI.
Write once, run anywhere – Extension UI language is used to create your custom experience once, then Crestron Home runs your design on TSWs, and iOS® and Android™ operating system devices.
New drivers provide even tighter security system integration
Now, you can add support for a new security system without updating the Crestron Home operating system. Drivers are now deployed from the cloud, or you can side-load your own drivers.
Not only did we develop a new driver type, but we also improved the end user experience. Crestron Home now plays tones to draw attention and flip to disarm on TSW touch screens.
For supported security systems, use the security features already built into your phone, such as Touch ID or Face ID, to allow the app to enter the PIN code of your security system behind the scenes.