At CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas, Crestron Electronics will showcase the latest investments and advancements made in the Crestron Home OS platform, the premier smart home operating system, by making it available to connected home professionals. While it may seem like Crestron Home has been out for a while, the Expo will still mark its hands-on debut for many integrators and Crestron is excited to showcase its booth at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, September 29 through October. . 1.
Not only that, but with the pandemic disrupted schedule in recent years, this also marks Crestron’s return to an in-person CEDIA Expo for the first time since 2015; the company was all set to do this in 2020 before Covid turned it into a virtual event, while last year’s show was influenced by the Delta variant.
Since launch, the award-winning Crestron Home OS has continued to expand with hundreds of updates, interoperability with leading partners, and continue to provide market-leading solutions that build unique and customized environments for customers.
“CEDIA Expo will be the first time many home technology professionals have had the opportunity to experience Crestron Home first-hand at a major trade show. Crestron Home has reinvented the way dealers approach the installation and configuration process of coveted Crestron systems while maintaining the custom control homeowners demand,” said John Clancy, Executive VP, Residential, Crestron.
“As a result, Crestron Home is a platform that scales with any project and delivers the same custom Crestron experience everyone expects.”
The entire Crestron booth (#16017) is powered by the Crestron Home OS: every demo and every solution.
“We are at CEDIA Expo to highlight our deep commitment to providing solutions for our dealers to build their business on,” notes Clancy. “Crestron Home is at the heart of the connected smart home and is a powerful solution that we continue to encourage home technology professionals to take advantage of.”
Crestron Home Stays up to date with trends
Crestron Home is constantly evolving to enable dealers to improve their projects and provide feedback based on their experiences in the field, the company says.
At CEDIA Expo, Crestron will be demonstrating many new approaches dealers can take to maximize the benefits of the Crestron Home OS, including easy integrations with the latest product launches, such as the 4-Series DIN Rail OS for the OS, which is tailored for a large update that brings multi-processor support to the Crestron Home platform.
Dealers will also have the opportunity to get hands-on demos of other new products, such as Crestron Network Power Controllers that work with the OS Device Health Dashboard, the latest security integrations from new partners, and much more.
Crestron will also point out new ways for integrators to take advantage of the similar opportunities presented in large multidwelling unit (MDU) projects.
Crestron Home is a secure and complete platform for these properties, whether dealers do one unit or hundreds. Crestron Home simplifies the deployment of replicating units, provides customers with easy ways to upgrade, and provides seamless integration for unique management and experiences, such as calling the valet or admitting guests.
There are a number of classes during Expo, including: An Introduction to Crestron Home, to notify business owners, sales teams and technicians. Participants of CEDIA Expo can also register for Customize Crestron Home for your customers for more information on adding to their portfolios.
Personalized control for lighting and health and well-being
This year Crestron introduced new LED lighting fixtures that deliver human-centric lighting for every lifestyle and application. The company will showcase personalized lighting control for the circadian rhythm, Crestron SolarSync integration to adjust indoor lighting according to intensity, and color control to accentuate art and lifestyle spaces.
Crestron’s lesson on Fully tunable LED lighting powered by Crestron Home OS will help dealers catch up in the fast-growing market.
In addition, attendees can see demos of how the operating system enables the customer to control Crestron as well as third-party devices and systems such as lighting, HVAC, power management and air purification to create their perfect oasis.
Dealers will be able to see how these different solutions, when operated through a single platform, can accentuate the home and enhance everyday lifestyles.
Crestron Home brings an end-to-end control and configuration solution with partner technologies, which will be explored in the session, Health and wellbeing at home – a technology overview with Kelly Eager of Delos.
Evolving ecosystem of third-party devices
An extensive product library works with the operating platform as standard, but they are by no means the only products that can be controlled via a system. As an open ecosystem that includes Crestron solutions and thousands of third-party devices, there is no end to the extent to which dealers can customize the home and they will see it firsthand at CEDIA Expo booth #16017.
Across the stand, Crestron will be showcasing a host of new third-party integrations from kitchen appliances, door entry solutions, NFT artwork, power management, keypads and more. A full list of all available integrations can be found at the “Works with Crestron Home” page.