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Crestron Unveils infiNET EX Wireless Home Automation System (3/10/2013)
infiNET EX ® Wireless solutions extend control to Crestron and third-party devices in any room or outdoor space without pulling wire
At CEDIA EXPO in Denver, Crestron unveiled new infiNET EX® wireless solutions that make whole home wireless control a reality. Perfect for retrofits and extending control to hard to reach spaces and areas where wiring is difficult, these new wireless products enable dimming of LED and incandescent lighting, and control of shades, home theaters and entertainment systems, HVAC, door locks, and a wide variety of third-party products, from a Crestron controller or personal smart device. InfiNET EX solutions significantly reduce the installation labor associated with traditional wired systems.
infiNET EX Wireless Control Modules, when wires aren't practical
Now homeowners and integrators can enjoy the freedom of wireless control in places they've only dreamed of before. Ideal for retrofits, two new infiNET EX Wireless Control Modules provide an easy and inexpensive way to extend wireless control of serial, IR, and relay devices to any room or outdoor space without opening walls or trenching the yard. The INET-IOEX-IRCOM enables dependable wireless communication between Crestron 3-Series™ control systems and devices such as TVs, cable boxes, displays, AV components, switchers, pool controllers, security systems, and other equipment that is controllable using basic RS-232 serial or IR commands. The INET-IOEX-RYIO provides a low-voltage relay and digital input control interface for remote devices such as garage door openers, sensors, gates, motorized screens, and other relay-controlled devices, while providing the same wireless communication to a Crestron control system.
"Third-party IR, serial, and relay controlled devices can now be controlled wirelessly and integrated on the Crestron platform," said Fred Bargetzi, VP of Technology. "Our new InfiNET EX wireless IO boxes provide an intelligent, installer-friendly solution for device control in those hard to reach spaces."
Wireless LED lighting control
The latest addition to its popular Cameo® infiNET EX line of lighting control products, CLW-DELV wireless dimmers provide superior in-wall dimming of LED, electronic low voltage, incandescent, and halogen light sources with rock-solid wireless communication to the Crestron control system. Available in both Pro and Express versions, CLW-DELV dimmers support smooth LED dimming throughout the home. Pro models offer a large selection of designer and basic colors. They are also compatible with traditional 3- or 4-way circuits using Crestron remote dimmers/switches (CLW-SLVU). Express models are available in basic colors for a more cost effective solution. "With their energy saving and long-life benefits, LEDs are the fastest growing lighting technology on the market today," said Evan Ackmann, Technology Manager, Lighting Control & Energy Management. "Wireless DELV dimmers fill the increasing demand for flicker-free LED fixture dimming as well as traditional incandescent and halogen light fixtures." Using proven Crestron infiNET EX 2.4 GHz mesh network technology, Cameo CLW dimmers ensure steadfast performance in the most extreme RF environments. In a stylish contemporary design, Cameo in-wall dimmers feature field-replaceable engravable buttons, can be configured with various button layouts, and are available in a variety of designer color options.
More Crestron wireless home solutions
The complete Crestron wireless home automation system also includes the following new products:
DIN Rail 3-Series Automation Processor w/ infiNET EX
Battery-Powered infiNET EX 2-button Wireless Keypad
Battery-Powered infiNET EX Occupancy Sensor
Also introduced at CEDIA EXPO are Yale® and Baldwin® door locks with integrated infiNET EX technology for direct connection to the Crestron wireless home network.
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