New Orleans, LA — Richard Gray’s Power Company (RGPC) recently learned that its Extender IP has been certified as the company’s first Crestron Integrated Partner Program product. Extender IP, RGPC’s first networkable device, provides remote power monitoring and the ability to cycle power for up to eight connected components.
The Crestron Electronics Inc. Integrated Partner Program allows partner manufacturers’ products to operate seamlessly in a Crestron systems environment. Integrated partner modules offer the Crestron control systems programmer a simplified, time-saving drag-and-drop solution for integrating partner products. The initiative makes it easy to take advantage of the enhanced functionality afforded by using a manufacturer’s serial, Ethernet or other enhanced interface.
When connected to a full power delivery system, the RGPC Extender IP allows Crestron dealers to remotely access and control power via its RS-232 connection. As a result, if a component or system “locks up,” the dealer can simply log into the system and flash the outlet from his desk, eliminating a costly and time-consuming service call.
Through the Crestron module, Extender IP can also set up automatic pings to monitor system status in the background. If the gear does not respond to a ping within user-defined criteria, Extender IP will automatically, and in the background, initiate a predefined action.
Automatic on/off events can be scheduled for convenience, and Extender IP’s highly customized firmware interface allows for unit naming, outlet naming, sensor naming and multiple user login/passwords to keep out well-intentioned owners. Finally, Extender IP allows power sequencing, enabling a high-draw system to be brought up in stages in order to prevent over-current situations.
The RGPC Extender IP has an MSRP of $995 and is shipping now.