Crestron announces first LCD display featuring Crestron Connected™ cloud-based control system connectivity

Crestron announces first LCD display featuring Crestron Connected™ cloud-based control system connectivity

Crestron is proud to have Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. in its growing list of Crestron Connected™ partners following its release of the Crestron Connected LDT462V 46-inch LCD display. Designed for digital signage, corporate conference rooms and other robust applications, the LDT462V is built to international energy-efficiency standards and contributes to cost and energy savings over extended periods of use. As the first manufacturer to announce a Crestron Connected LCD flat panel display, Mitsubishi Electric's new LDT462V can be easily connected to any enterprise network using standard Ethernet cable and Crestron software.

The Crestron Connected initiative provides the framework for a distributed cloud-based control system. The initiative ensures stability and consistent interoperability between devices on the network and eliminates the need for hardwiring back to the head end.

Collaborating with leading manufacturers of commercial and home electronics products, Crestron embeds its control platform intelligence in a wide selection of source equipment and display devices such as projectors, displays, and audio/video receivers.

“Mitsubishi Electric has been a great partner and Crestron Connected supporter,” says Robin van Meeuwen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Crestron International. “In addition to the LDT462V LCD flat panel display, Mitsubishi Electric already ships nearly 60 Crestron-connected projectors worldwide. The success of the initiative has prompted both companies to explore other devices.”

The LDT462V display can be seamlessly monitored, managed and controlled using either RoomView Express or Fusion RV, or you can take full control of the display from any Crestron control system. A Crestron Connected device is recognised natively by the Crestron processor and allows for full control capabilities out-of-the-box, without any special drivers or modules.

For quick point-to-point network management and control, download free RoomView® Express software to any connected laptop or PC or select server-based Fusion RV™ for global enterprise management from anywhere, anytime using any web-enabled laptop computer, Apple® or Android™ smart phone or tablet.

“Crestron Connected is leading the way to cloud-based connectivity,” said James Chan, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. “We're glad to be a part of this initiative that takes us into the future.”

It has never been easier for dealers to put devices on the network. With plug-and-play capability built right in, the need to programme a central processor to translate all the different “languages” is effectively eliminated.

“We're establishing a unified communication scheme so all Crestron Connected devices can live harmoniously within a Crestron ecosystem across multiple networks,” adds Robin. “This is just the beginning. The cloud is where Crestron and our partner manufacturers are heading.”

For more information on the Crestron Connected partners please visit www.crestron.eu for more details.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012