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Clicking the " Rooms " button will bring up every zone
that has Crestron-connected
equipment. Users can scroll
up and down this list, which
includes customized names
and graphics. Once they
find the zone or room they
are looking for it's as simple
as selecting the action you
want to command.
In a simple zone like my
" Halls and Stairs, " all we
have is lighting control. We
can select on/off or drill
down into specific switches
such as " foyer chandelier "
or " basement landing " to
not only turn on/off, but
dim too.
The 70 Series Touch
Screen's Sonos integration
also works well, though at
the time of this review was
limited in functionality. We
run the popular whole-house
audio company's S2 operating system, and Crestron
control integration is important in my house.
Accessing the music platform is simple. Select a room,

then select audio followed
by source (Sonos is our only
whole-home music source).
Once a room is selected,
I can choose audio content
from my " Sonos favorites. "
For more advanced Sonos
functionality I have to work
through the Crestron Home
app. Using the app, I can
drill down into the S2 OS to
select my streaming services,
my playlists, etc. In order
to do this, I just select the
Sonos logo at the top of the
app screen.
Based on my experience,
like with the expanded
Sonos functionality in the
automation system, other
features that integrators
and their clients are looking
for are coming to Crestron
Home. I don't mind waiting
while Crestron vets these
system additions because
I am confident that once
these functions become
available, they will work
reliably as Crestron solutions
have become known for
doing. As an aside, I think

Crestron ofers the 70 Series Touch Screen in wall-mount
and tabletop versions in 5, 7- and 10-inch versions.

Crestron 70
Series Touch
Screen
SPECS

Selecting zones and
sources to use within
Crestron Home is a
painless process.

Crestron is not like Microsoft
or Android; it is Apple-like
with its R&D and desire to
launch products and features
that are fully tested before
public launch.
Anyway, getting back on
point about the 70 Series Touch Screen. It is an
improvement in every way
when compared with the 60
Series. The industrial design
is sleeker, the products'
profiles are smaller, and the
new panels out-perform the
pervious generation's resolution and responsiveness.
I think homeowners just
like myself will appreciate the
advantages of the 70 Series
wall-mount and tabletop
touchscreens. I'm sure Crestron dealers are ecstatic to
showcase these products to
their clients.

 vailable in wall-mount
A
and tabletop versions
Models come in 5-, 7- and
10-inch screen sizes
The 70 Series Touch
Screens support legacy
and HTML5 custom
graphics, and Crestron
Home
Crestron incorporates the
latest industry processors
to ensure fast response
times and overall
reliability
The touchpanels include
high-resolution screens
to display graphics with
clarity
Crestron says the 70
Series Touch Screens
support Sonos' new S2
app for better control
integration with its
systems

crestron.com

CE PRO VERDICT
PROS: Seamless user
experience regardless
whether using app or
touchpanels; upgrade
simple for integrators from
60 Series; Sonos S2 app
offers convenient music
ecosystem integration
CONS: No real cons; keep in
mind Crestron Home is still
a young platform and will
continue to add features
accessible from the 70
Series interfaces

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