Crestron Adds Proximity Sensor, Remotes, Audio

New products in home automation, multiroom audio, lighting, shades.
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Crestron put much of its promotional effort at the CEDIA Expo on its Pyng app, which simplifies home-automation setup, but the company also came to the CEDIA EXPO with other new products in home automation, multiroom audio, lighting, and shades.

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Crestron ambassador Jeff Singer with the company’s Pyng home-automation setup app. (Photo by John Staley)

The company updated its AirPlay streamer to add native music-streaming services, with Sirius XM to start; launched a second multiroom-audio amp/matrix switcher in its mid-price series; and unveiled new handheld and tabletop home-automation remotes.

The company also introduced its Bluetooth-equipped PinPoint proximity sensor, said to be a first in the home-automation industry. Each Pinpoint sensor is about the size of a matchbox and plugs into an electrical outlet. They use Bluetooth to detect when a user walks into a room with a Bluetooth-equipped mobile device.

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