Crestron Delivers Enterprise Building Management Solutions

Whether managing a room, building, or global enterprise, Crestron has all the pieces.

Rockleigh, NJ, June 14, 2013 --( AV is moving from individual meeting rooms toward total integration of all the systems and technology throughout a building, and across all the buildings within an enterprise. Together, the Crestron 3-Series Control System® and Crestron Fusion™ Enterprise Management Software provide the most advanced, complete, and flexible Enterprise Building Management solution in the industry.

"Building automation and controls system market is growing at a CAGR of 11.2% and is projected to reach $49.5 billion by 2018*," explains Goldstein. "Crestron provides both the technology and the know-how to help integrators capitalize on this huge opportunity."

A complete Enterprise Building Management solution combines control of AV, room scheduling, BMS, voice & data, HVAC, security, lighting and energy management. Crestron 3-Series™ network-grade appliances integrate these technologies and systems on the same platform to work together as a single system. Integrating all systems on a common platform is the only way to centrally control the enterprise. However, to achieve Enterprise Building Management, complete visibility and data collection is essential.

Crestron Fusion software communicates with 3-Series™ control systems and provides a dashboard to monitor, manage and control the technology in all rooms and in all buildings across a campus or global enterprise. Detailed usage data is collected and reported, enabling more informed decision making about staffing, scheduling, purchasing, and workspace design.

"We are able to provide a complete picture of what's happening throughout the entire campus or global enterprise - not just bits and pieces that are seen out of context," explains Sean Goldstein, Crestron VP of Marketing. "Crestron Fusion provides data about every device, every room, and every building. We're able to put all the data points together in a way that no one else can. Many of our clients are realizing significant cost savings as a result."

3-Series Control Systems
Crestron 3-Series control systems are uniquely designed to integrate all building technologies so they work together as a single system - rather than as many separate systems. 3-Series processors feature built-in BACnet®/IP support, enabling seamless integration with existing building management systems, 802.1X authentication technology, .NET framework and C# programming, and parallel Control Subnet port. Modular programming architecture enables all systems to operate independently and communicate with each other on the same platform, creating a truly integrated building platform.

Crestron Fusion Software
Crestron Fusion Enterprise Management Software adds intelligence and transforms the integrated building into a smart building. Clients can monitor and control AV and environmental systems, manage renewable and sustainable energy sources, and schedule rooms and resources on the network.

"We're beginning to see the breakdown of the silos," said Mark Valenti of The Sextant Group Inc. "We don't have to have a particular application running on a particular piece of hardware that is managed by a particular individual. In fact, we see the convergence of all applications on a single platform, and that's the power of Crestron's product offering."

The many benefits of a complete Enterprise Building Management solution include:
• Learning how your building is being utilized
• Discovering high energy usage times
• Finding anomalies and power spikes
• Conducting fault protection and diagnostics
• Identifying areas that create the quickest ROI with the lowest capital investment
• Anticipating problems before they happen and immediately responding to them
• Automatically receiving instant notifications on any web-enabled computer, smart device or touch screen
• Substantially reducing tech support cases and downtime

Throughout each day at InfoComm13, Crestron will host stage presentations that teach you how to make Enterprise Building Management a reality. The first presentation will give attendees an overview of Enterprise Building Management - what it is and how to get started. The second presentation offers a technical look at the Crestron Fusion Enterprise Management platform. Visit Crestron at InfoComm 2013, booth #2900 at the Orlando County Convention Center, June 12-14.

Also, at IBcon, the Smart Connected High-Performance Intelligent Building conference at the Orlando County Convention Center, June 13 at 7:30 am, Crestron has been invited to showcase Revel® and The World Bank case studies featuring its Enterprise Building Management solutions. A Crestron representative will share insight into how Enterprise Building Management was accomplished in these hi-tech facilities.

Crestron systems enable intuitive touch screen control of lighting, HVAC, BMS, event scheduling, AV, door locks, mini bar, shades and drapes on a single high-powered control network. By integrating all systems on a single Crestron platform, which enabled simplified control, system monitoring and maintenance, Revel saved approximately $2 million over the cost of installing and managing several separate systems.

The World Bank
To improve efficiencies on the six-building campus, each building is outfitted with Crestron commercial lighting control, DigitalMedia™ AV networks, advanced presentation and teleconferencing systems, intuitive Crestron touch screens, and streamlined room scheduling capabilities using RoomView® software. Crestron Enterprise Building Management solutions helped The World Bank improve global communications and increase the productivity of staff and members, while minimizing the environmental impact of their LEED® Gold certified facilities.

Learn more about Crestron Enterprise Building Management Solutions on display at InfoComm 2013.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Joyce Essig
15 Volvo Drive
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-2507