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        VC-4-CORE

        Virtual Control Server Software – Core License for up to 5 Rooms

        Offers a centralized server-based alternative to individual hardware-based control systems in every room. Provides a “virtual control system” for each room over the network.

        Crestron® Virtual Control (VC-4 Series) is a server-based control platform for enterprise applications that can supplant the need for individual hardware-based Crestron control systems in every room. It runs multiple control programs to control multiple rooms over the network from a single centralized location.

        For corporate enterprises, hotels, universities, and other organizations with many rooms and spaces equipped with network-connected AV, VTC, and UC systems, it may be advantageous to manage and control everything from a centralized server. Many installed 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, or CEN-CI3 series interface. Wireless Crestron devices may also be integrated via an infiNET EX® wireless gateway.

        Crestron Virtual Control reduces the amount of equipment required in each room, saving precious space, curtailing power requirements, and eliminating bulky, expensive equipment racks. The server-based platform also allows organizations to leverage robust redundancy and security measures for increased reliability. For large buildings with many identical rooms, Crestron Virtual Control streamlines deployment and maintenance by allowing a single program to be developed and deployed quickly across multiple rooms. Cloud based deployment, management, and monitoring is available using the Crestron XiO Cloud™ service.

        Crestron Virtual Control is sold through Authorized Crestron Dealers, and requires installation on a customer supplied server running the Ubuntu® Server operating system. Each installation requires one VC-4-CORE license, which includes support for up to five individual rooms or “virtual control systems”. Support for additional rooms is enabled by purchasing add-on room licenses (one license is required per room).

         

         
        Key Features
        • Offers a centralized server-based alternative to individual hardware-based control systems in every room
        • Provides a “virtual control system” for each room over the network
        • Increases space, time, and energy efficiency
        • Streamlines deployment, maintenance, and management
        • Supports XiO Cloud™ cloud-based deployment, management, and monitoring
        • Integrates directly with IP controllable devices over the network
        • Integrates with serial, IR, CEC, and other controllable devices via decentralized control ports on DM®, DM NVX, and other networked Crestron® interfaces
        • Enables server redundancy for increased reliability
        • Employs enterprise-grade security to ensure maximum reliability and privacy

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at https://www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or by calling 855-263-8754.

        The specific patents that cover this and other Crestron products are listed online at https://www.crestron.com/legal/patents.

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

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, DM, infiNET EX, and XiO Cloud are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Ubuntu is either a trademark or registered trademark of Canonical Limited 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. ©2018 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

         
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        Minimum Server Requirements
        Operating System Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS
        Network Interface 1 Gbps
        Hard Drive 1 TB

        CPU Cores
         
        Number of
        Rooms:
        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   NA
        300 Rooms 4 4 8 8 8 8   NA
        400 Rooms 4 4 8 8 16   NA
        500 Rooms 4 8 8 16   NA

        RAM (GB)
         
        Number of
        Rooms:
        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   NA
        300 Rooms 16 32 32 64 64 64   NA
        400 Rooms 16 32 64 64 64   NA
        500 Rooms 16 32 64 64   NA

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at https://www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or by calling 855-263-8754.

        The specific patents that cover this and other Crestron products are listed online at https://www.crestron.com/legal/patents.

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

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, DM, infiNET EX, and XiO Cloud are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Ubuntu is either a trademark or registered trademark of Canonical Limited 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. ©2018 Crestron Electronics, Inc.