ISE 2017: Crestron Product Announcements and Highlights

AHT Media Events, New Product Announcements

The 14th edition of ISE took place at the RAI Amsterdam on 7-10 February 2017. Over 1,100 exhibitors filled the busy exhibition space. AHT Global representatives were in attendance to lend support to our partners and learn about the latest integrated technologies. During the conference Crestron made several announcements and featured new products including Mercury, Crestron’s latest commercial integration solution. Crestron also announced the next generation of DigitalMedia capabilities 4k 60.


Crestron Mercury is a sleek, all-in-one console that aims to transform meeting rooms into highly effective collaboration spaces. “Crestron Mercury provides all of the features collaboration spaces need in a single console, while making it easy, secure, and cost effective for businesses to deploy and manage units wherever needed. On top of that, the sound quality of Mercury is truly exceptional and it’s the easiest all-in-one system to use by far,” said Ted Colton, VP of UC Strategy at Crestron, in the company announcement.

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More on Crestron Mercury’s Capabilities:

  • Present

Mercury enables users to instantly and securely present content wirelessly on the room display from a laptop,                  smartphone, or tablet using built-in Crestron AirMedia.

  • Call

With Mercury, it’s easy to make exceptional sounding phone calls from mobile devices or standard SIP phone systems using the built-in, precision-engineered speaker and microphones.

  • Collaborate

Workers can easily collaborate with colleagues via Crestron Mercury from a laptop or dedicated in-room PC using any soft phone, web conferencing or UC application, such as Skype for Business, Cisco WebEx, GotoMeeting, or Slack.
Measure and Secure

The built-in occupancy sensor on Crestron Mercury allows facility managers to collect usage data to drive efficient room utilization. IT managers can rest easy knowing Crestron Mercury meets the latest enterprise security standards.

  • Workplace Management

Available Mercury collaboration spaces can be located quickly and easily thanks to the built-in PinPoint proximity beacon on each console. Seamless integration with Microsoft Exchange® allows users to reserve a room using Mercury’s onscreen calendar.


DigitalMedia 4K60

The next generation of the DigitalMedia range for managing and distributing digital AV and control signals was unveiled at ISE 2017. The DM NVX Series is an infinitely scalable high-performance software-defined matrix that provides the ability to share 4K60 4:4:4 HDR HDCP 2.2 compliant content anywhere over a dedicated 1Gb network with no latency.

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It offers the flexibility to be combined with existing Crestron HDBaseT connectivity and network AV products to deliver content to displays, laptops, tablets, and phones.

DM NVX Encoders/Decoders provide auto-switching and support Ethernet natively, as well as fibre, with optional SPF modules. Intelligent software residing in the DM NVX Series Encoder/Decoder boxes and cards makes it simple to configure, deploy, and manage entire systems from the web.

Steve Samson, executive director, business development, Crestron, said: “DM NVX Series takes network AV to the next level, on the platform industry pros know and trust. Unlike other network AV products, there’s no need for expensive custom 10Gb infrastructure.

“Only DM offers the ability to deliver ‘hybrid’ network AV solutions,” added Samson.“Whatever your application and infrastructure needs, DM brings it all together on a single easy-to-manage platform.”

Balsate Crestron Integration

Basalte announces that forthcoming new versions of its Sentido switch will include Cresnet® technology from Crestron®. As a result of this collaboration, Balsate Sentido switches will seamlessly integrate in Crestron systems to control lights, scenes, shades and more.


The touch-sensitive surfaces, integrated temperature sensor and unique multitouch functionalities give users intuitive control of lights, scenes, shades and more. The result is a multifunctional switch in high-grade finishes like aluminium, bronze, glass and leather.


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