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Crestron Connects Telephone to Home Automation


September 14, 2006

Dial-In Home Control With Crestron’s CEN-TIA Telephone Interface; Take and Manage Phone Calls From Touchpanels

Crestron demonstrates the CEN-TIA telephone interface at CEDIA booth #132/SR-1. The CEN-TIA provides a versatile telephone audio and control interface packed with useful features for home automation, multiroom audio distribution, and numerous other control system applications.

Enable speakerphone capability on your Crestron touchpanel. The CEN-TIA connects directly to a standard phone line, or to your phone system’s analog extension port to provide a speakerphone interface for any touchpanel with built-in microphone and speakers.

Caller ID
See who’s calling before you answer by displaying Caller ID information on every touchpanel. Manage missed calls easily with complete caller information and management options displayed on the touchpanel screen.

Telephone Paging
The CEN-TIA adds telephone paging capability to any Crestron Home® audio distribution system, allowing sophisticated zone-paging from any telephone to room speakers throughout the house. Two-way intercom is also supported between the telephone and any microphone-equipped touchpanel or door station.

Audio Signal Generator
Loaded with your own custom MP3 audio files, the CEN-TIA can be used to generate high-quality door chimes and alarm sounds, and even create unique telephone ring tones to identify known callers based on Caller ID.

DTMF Control Interface
Use your mobile phone to remotely turn on lights, adjust air conditioning, and arm/disarm security. Using standard DTMF touch-tones, the CEN-TIA enables telephone keypad control of any automation system function, providing a prompt-driven user-interface that’s simple to use. The Menu Builder software tool makes it easy to set up a menu of friendly voice commands using the preloaded voice prompts, or your own custom audio files, for personalized remote control of your home or office. The CEN-TIA can also dial out to your mobile phone to alert you to an alarm condition or other system event in your home.

For 35 years Crestron has been the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes.

Crestron’s leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.


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