Crestron Unveils Whole Home Wireless at CEDIA EXPO
At CEDIA EXPO in Denver, Crestron, Rockleigh, N.J., unveiled new infiNET EX® wireless solutions that it says 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.
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-IRCOMenables 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-RYIOprovides 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.”
The latest addition to its popular Cameo® infiNET EX line of lighting control products, CLW-DELVwireless 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.”