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Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Crestron offers the only complete end-to-end solution with a complete line of hardware and software. Crestron not only connects and controls devices; we integrate and automate all the building systems to provide a connected experience. We deliver integrated solutions for audio, video, IP, lighting and climate control making wiring and installations easier and promoting system integrity.
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Crestron Builds on Portfolio of Hardware and Software Control Options to Support Evolving Automation Needs for Every Environment
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Crestron Builds on Portfolio of Hardware and Software Control Options to Support Evolving Automation Needs for Every Environment

New Crestron Control for Zoom Rooms, Crestron VC-4 Virtual Control Server, and Crestron Construct updates address the continued demand for flexible, scalable control solutions that can be enabled out of the box or through a simple download of an app.

Rockleigh, New Jersey – March 20, 2024 – Crestron Electronics, a leader in room control and automation, continues to expand its control offerings to bring simplified, reliable control to any space. Crestron Control brings different protocols and technologies into one unified system, even offering cross-compatibility with all room configurations and vendors to enable an optimal and productive experience in rooms and across campuses. The Crestron Control App for Zoom Rooms® software offers new functions that streamline the experience for the user, while Crestron’s Virtual Control (VC-4) and Crestron Construct have seen enhancements that make deployments easier for professional installers.

“Crestron has a decades-long legacy in the control space, which remains at the heart of any technology ecosystem. Being a trusted provider, our solutions have evolved over the years to meet the current needs of our customers and to anticipate any challenges that might arise,” said Crestron Director of Product Marketing Lauren Simmen. “Crestron Control provides a flexible platform that continues to enhance and simplify automation for any corporation, campus, home, and beyond. These latest control announcements tackle several key solutions, and the advancements are a testament to that commitment.”

Crestron Control App for Zoom Rooms Software

Before introducing the new Crestron Control for Zoom Rooms Software, in many cases, running Zoom Rooms video conferencing and the rest of a space’s devices required two different control interfaces, one for the collaboration software and one for everything else: lighting, shades, climate, and even the AV solutions needed for a hybrid meeting. Video conferencing systems can natively use Crestron Control to expand its capabilities thanks to Crestron Control App for Zoom Rooms Software. That means that everything from lighting, shades, AV solutions, peripherals, and the Zoom Rooms software platform itself can all be controlled by a single user interface — quickly, intelligently, efficiently, and securely.

Furthermore, the Crestron Control App for Zoom Rooms Software provides users with flexibility. Systems can be easily scaled, and applications can be added based on the needs of the customer. The Crestron Control App for Zoom Rooms is a value-add app available for download in the Zoom App Marketplace that brings Crestron Control into the Zoom Rooms experience. There is no additional cost to enable it for spaces. Add either a Crestron 3-Series® or 4-Series® control systems processors, hardware processors, and Crestron VC-4 Virtual Control solutions are enabled to support Crestron Control App for Zoom Rooms Software installations today. Dealers still have the ability to design and manage custom user interfaces to meet project needs.

Crestron Virtual Control Server 25

The Crestron VC-4 Virtual Control software is a popular software solution for enterprise IT teams, offering a powerful solution to design and configure a room’s UC, AV, and control solutions, and allowing them to save those configurations and automate them in a fraction of the time. Building off this popularity, Crestron has introduced a simplified, turnkey solution for medium to large-scale, time-sensitive projects. The new Virtual Control Server 25 (VC-4-SERVER-25) comes out of the box licensed to support 25 rooms, with the ability to scale to 500 rooms, quickly and easily. This IT-friendly, cost-effective solution is designed to deploy and manage control across floors, buildings, and campuses, such as higher education, government, and enterprise environments, and provides limitless possibilities for maximizing room functionality.

Crestron Construct™ Software

Since its introduction last year, Crestron’s easy-to-use drag-and-drop UI edit Crestron Construct has enhanced the application for developers to bring new features that streamline programming. Crestron Construct now has added support for authorization token which allows Crestron Construct projects to be securely launched by users, without requiring an additional login into the control system. Multi-resolution support has also been developed which has improved managing multiple devices in the project. These updates not only make managing multiple devices easier and more efficient, but it also provides improved performance when projects are first launched on a Crestron touch screen.

For 50 years, Crestron has made the simplest control needs easy and the most sophisticated control needs possible. Crestron will host a webinar on Crestron Control App for Zoom Rooms Software on March 27, 2024. Learn more about Crestron’s commercial control offerings here.