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        Crestron 3-Series™ Control Systems Now Include Built-in BACnet® Support

        Aug 21, 2012

        Crestron 3-Series™ Control Systems Now Include  Built-in BACnet® Support

        Enables Seamless Integration with Existing Building Management Systems to Create Truly Smart Buildings on a Single Crestron Platform

        Crestron today announced that its new 3-Series™ control systems now support the BACnet® communication protocol. Crestron 3-Series control systems with onboard BACnet®/IP support provide a scalable, IP-based platform for implementing fully integrated building management and automation. Built-in BACnet/IP support enables seamless integration with existing building management systems and other BACnet devices. All systems can now run independently and communicate with each other on the same high-powered Crestron platform, creating a truly smart building. Using Crestron 3-Series control systems, integrated control of lighting, shades, HVAC, AV, BMS, security, IT, and other connected systems now becomes faster, simpler and significantly more efficient.

        "Native BACnet control in the 3-Series truly enables Crestron controls to be the foundation of the intelligent building," said Fred Bargetzi, Crestron VP of Technology. "The ability to bring HVAC and environmental systems together, as well as audio, video, and lighting from a scalable open platform truly simplifies the integration of disparate systems across any commercial building or campus."

        BACnet is a data communication protocol for building automation and control networks. Developed under the support of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), BACnet is an American national standard, a European standard, a national standard in more than 30 countries, and an ISO global standard. BACnet is not limited to only HVAC equipment. The BACnet protocol can also be used with fire/life safety, lighting control, and other building automation systems.

        "Every environmental and AV system, and all related devices can be controlled, managed and monitored on one efficient platform, all from a single user interface. No other control platform can deliver this level of single-platform integration, including mobile device and cloud accessibility," said Bargetzi. "With 3-Series control systems, smart buildings are now a reality, facility managers can do their jobs much more efficiently, and significant, measurable energy savings can be attained."

        BACnet support on 3-Series control processors for up to 50 objects, which is ideal for room control, is included at no cost. An enterprise license that has unlimited objects, and delivers the power to integrate the whole building, is available for $1000 MSRP.

        For more information on how to interface with BACnet based equipment directly through any Crestron 3-Series Control System® visitcrestron.com/bacnet.

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        About Crestron

        For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, 3-Series, and 3-Series Control System are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. BACnet is either a trademark or registered trademark of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in the United States and/or other countries. Twitter is either a trademark or registered trademark of Twitter Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other 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 proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

        ©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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