Crestron has begun shipping its new PMC3 and PMC3-XP Prodigy control systems, which are powered by the new Core 3 OS.
Crestron calls its PMC3 and PMC3-XP Prodigy control systems the future of affordable integrated home automation, with the power and flexibility to control the whole home locally and remotely.
Crestron says that its PMC3 control systems provides the IT-based backbone for simplified, affordable whole-house control and automation.
“PMC3 and PMC3-XP are much more than just new control systems, they’re the future of affordable integrated home automation, with the power and flexibility to control the whole home locally and remotely,” said Fred Bargetzi, Crestron VP of technology. “The XP model also offers a seamless upgrade path to the full Crestron line, giving homeowners the flexibility to start simple then expand to the unlimited possibilities of Crestron home control on their own terms, when they’re ready.”
According to Crestron, PMC3 combines the agility and speed of a computer operating system with the reliability of a network appliance and enables real-time multitasking to seamlessly run up to 10 independent programs simultaneously, all communicating with each other on the same platform.
While the company says that a single PMC3 delivers ample processing power to run any size home on its own, it also provides the added flexibility of connecting multiple PMC3 control systems on the same home network for applications where distributed architecture systems are desired. A dynamic on-screen display expands control to the TV, where an easy-to-use graphic interface guides
PMC3-XP Prodigy Expander and Control System provides a bridge to the entire Crestron home technology line. Thus, the company says, homeowners can start small and add Crestron-branded systems, such as V-Panel and PROCISE, when ready.
Built-in Crestron wireless technology enables control signals to be sent hundreds of feet through floors and walls without the need for separate gateways. Connecting directly to a PMC3 control system, the new P-CBDEX Prodigy Wireless Keypad provides the versatility of controlling lighting dimming or a multiroom audio system, while the new P-KPLEX Prodigy Wireless Lighting Keypad enables simple, multi-way control of Prodigy wireless switches, dimmers and lamp dimmers.
Available from the iTunes App Store, Crestron Mobile Pro and Mobile Pro G apps for Apple iPad and iPhone allow connection to PMC3.