Crestron has opened its new Experience Center located at its world headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey. To view a slideshow of the event, click here.
The Grand Opening event was widely attended by local and state officials, executives from InfoComm and CEDIA, industry dealers, programmers and consultants, architects, and designers.
George Feldstein, Crestron founder and president, thanked the many industry manufacturer partners that contributed to the massive endeavor, making this space a showcase for the latest cutting edge technology available on the planet today.
The new multi-million dollar interactive environment celebrates the company’s 40 years of innovation and leadership.
The fully immersive experience provides integrators, architects, and designers with a space to introduce clients to Crestron, meet with Crestron executives, collaborate with system designers, and to demonstrate the latest technology in functioning application environments.
The 8,000-square foot suite features a Grand Salon (an atrium-style reception area), multimedia presentation room, sophisticated video conferencing boardroom, Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater, and an interactive design lab.
The center is a compelling destination location for customers and potential clients worldwide and is one of the highlights of the Crestron campus.
In addition to the Experience Center, Crestron opens its doors to business partners and guests for an inside look at the sophisticated, and until now, rarely seen 100,000-square foot Research Center, the 150,000-square foot manufacturing plant, the 50,000 square foot pre-production facility, and the 50,000-square foot worldwide distribution center.
The appointment-only tours provide an in-depth look into the world of Crestron, to fully understand and appreciate its level of commitment, investment, and expertise
“Some people know us, and think of us as a big company and industry leader. Others may not have heard of us at all,” Crestron’s executive vice president, Randy Klein, explained. “But to come here and see it all firsthand is always an eye-opening experience. It’s hard to imagine what we have and what we’re doing. You really have to come and see for yourself.”
The Experience Center was designed by world-renowned interior designer Andres Escobar.
Fashionably appointed with the finest fixtures and furnishings, the center blends chic design with cutting-edge technology.
Guests walk through the terrazzo entrance way and are transported from a typical corporate reception area into an open Grand Salon with rounded walls and a high atrium ceiling that features geometric skylights.
“When you walk through the doors you immediately know this is not a typical showroom or demo area,” Klein observed. “We started with a clean slate and challenged Andres to design a modern space that would create a unique atmosphere that would facilitate creativity and collaboration, and where we could also host events and showcase technology.”
The Crestron Experience Center features several fully functional rooms in which to demonstrate how the latest technology looks, sounds, and functions in a real-world environment.
The presentation room and executive boardroom are completely furnished and feature the latest solutions including a Digital Projection dVision projector and a Pioneer HD display, Hunter Douglas motorized shades, and Crestron audio-video and control systems.
The Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater delivers high-quality HD video and surround sound experience.
It features Crestron PROCISE 7.3 HD surround sound processing, ADMS Intermedia Delivery System, Digital Projection TITAN three-chip 1080p projector, Stewart Filmscreen 143-inch CineCurve screen, Revel speakers, RPG acoustical room treatments, and CinemaTech theater seats.
Finally, the interactive design lab features more than 500 Crestron products on display.
At their leisure, clients can peruse, compare, and evaluate working, fully programmed entertainment systems, touchpanels and remote controls, lighting, and HVAC systems.
The entire facility has a digital infrastructure, fully wired with Crestron’s revolutionary DigitalMedia (DM) Cable, with DM components installed throughout, allowing visitors to experience the only end-to-end digital solution available today.
Crestron is especially grateful to all its partners who generously donated products and services to make the space the most advanced multimedia environment, and the best experience for all who visit:
Harman Group (JBL, Revel)
Philips Color Kenetics
Sound Nice Fabric
Theo Kalomirakis Theaters