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        Denver's Largest Dome

        October 2008

        The 1,600-seat sanctuary in the clouds known as Mile Hi Church not only doubled its capacity by becoming the largest domed building in Denver, Colorado, it has also achieved what some might call a technological upgrade of miraculous proportions. The church now includes web-casting and broadcast capabilities, AV distribution to the old sanctuary, a digital mixing console and projection screens - all controlled by Crestron.

        Residential Systems

        On the Road Again

        October 2008

        Liberty's first luxury motorcoach was built for the Florida Marlins in 2000 and only a few years later the team won the World Series - coincidence? Soon after requests came from residential Crestron customers for the company to craft a luxury motorcoach with the same great automation features. With about only 320-square feet to work with, his road masters now feature a full regimen of power systems, lighting, shading, HVAC, entertainment and mechanical systems. Plus, unlike residential applications, the coaches are equipped with full monitoring support of generators, fluid levels and navigation systems. With all this technology on the road, there truly is no place like home!

        Sound & Communications

        Texas-Sized Teamwork

        October 2008

        The Crestron installation at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter ballroom integrated all HVAC, AV, lighting and signage systems into an easy-to-use and intuitive control system. Despite a narrow timetable and a total renovation of the 42,000-square-foot ballroom, Crestron delivered control solutions for sound and lighting as well as the routine transformation of the huge ballroom into 12 separate ballroom "salons."

        Sound & Communications

        Food, Fun & AV

        October 2008

        Thanks to an enhanced, Crestron-automated entertainment system, Jack Astor's Bar and Grill in downtown Toronto is now in total control of over 70 LCD screens, including a set of 46-inch video ribbons and 60 speakers. A mere press of the Crestron touchpanel brings the facility to life, as do the two waterproof remote control devices for the bar area. The easily-operated Crestron interface also empowers the user to routinely control both 'LCD Chandeliers,' each with 12 with differently sized screens for up to 12 different display choices, and the 3'x3' 'videowall' containing five 40-inch displays.

        Sound & Communications

        Unconventional Convention Center

        October 2008

        Crestron is at the technological epicenter of the Washington National, the newest Gaylord Entertainment hotel resort in Washington, D.C. Now the largest non-casino hotel and convention center on the eastern seaboard, it is infused with state-of-the-art AV amenities. Crestron systems control the center's 2,000 rooms as well as 650,000 square feet of convention, conference and exhibit space. Crestron-integrated provisions include sound-reinforcement systems, hi-tech audio and video systems, videoconferencing capabilities and stage lighting.

        Ambleside Logic Blog Post

        Crestron Digital Media - Take 2

        September 6, 2008

        Understanding the digital media dilemma is one thing. Executing and delivering a complete digital solution that AV integrators can trust is entirely different. See what Ambleside Logic president and networking wizard, Aaron Rosenbaum had to say after getting an up close and personal look at the industry-changing Crestron DigitalMedia™ system.

        Ambleside Logic Blog Post

        Crestron DigitalMedia Offers Ultimate Distribution and Control

        September 2, 2008 (online)

        Julie Jacobson provides a detailed overview of the innovative new Crestron DigitalMedia™ solution for HDMI content distribution. DigitalMedia virtually eliminates lag times often associated with HDMI switching such as switching delays, distance limitations, cabling and installation. Crestron QuickSwitch HD™ maintains a constant HMDI/HDCP connection to virtually eliminate switching delays. Crestron DM also provides EDID display optimization and distributes all analog audio and video, computer and even USB control signals.

        Sound & Communications

        HDMI: It's Not Just Cable Length

        September 2008

        HDCP expert and Crestron engineer Rob Carter unravels some of the bandwidth and complexity issues surrounding HDMI and the need to continue the switch from analog distribution. Carter's discussion on the choice of HDMI in the British and American markets is underscored by the fact that the most recent features are supported only by HDMI - and will never be offered in analog. Despite individual-issue complaints from the field regarding HDMI, in the long run, as Carter points out, HDMI issues can be overcome by pre-planning, including smarter system switches and installation by qualified HDMI professionals.

        Nevada Homebuilders Magazine

        Smart Builders are Meeting the Demand

        September 2008 (Page 20)

        Recent studies indicate a general displeasure among potential homebuyers over the lack of available technology integrated into new homes with many new owners expressing remorse over inadequate systems. This represents a "huge sales opportunity" for those builders who embrace these modern refinements, which are becoming less of a luxury and more the standard in luxury homes.

        Sound & Video Contractor

        Intelligent AV in the Desert

        August 2008

        This Sedona, Arizona, residence might seem like a mirage to some desert dwellers, and although some features are unbelievable - it's a very real integration. Along with magnificent views and full picture windows, this home is furnished with a formal home theater with a surround system and a centralized control for the computer, sound, lights, windows, shades, HVAC, CCTV security and more. The CEN-iDOC provides an iPod docking station that offers total access from any of the control panels within the home and audio-distribution offering 16 zones of sound. What's more, the family can control all their control functions from anywhere Internet service can be accessed.

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