Crestron Launches New, Faster CP3 A/V and Lighting Control System

Good news from our partner Crestron, which recently started shipping its next generation CP3 3-Series Control System®. For users of Crestron’s audio-visual control systems, the new CP3 series features faster processing speeds, more memory, high-efficiency multitasking capabilities, external storage options, built-in BACnet support, and enhanced IP security.

CP3 delivers exponential increases in control system performance for the largest commercial facilities, making it an essential component to any integrated building technology environment. It’s a substantially faster series that simplifies the design, integration, and control of AV, lighting control, HVAC, energy management, BMS and other connected systems. The new system can be used with connected systems in:


  • commercial buildings
  • hotels
  • universities
  • casinos
  • command centers
  • schools
  • and multi-campus environments.

Crestron calls its CP3 “the future of networked building control, taking integrated building technology to a powerful new level of control functionality.”

The company emphasizes how it utilizes faster processors (10 X faster) than its previous Series 2 processors. CP3 enables real-time multi-tasking to flawlessly run up to 10 independent programs simultaneously. IT-like programming architecture enables integrators to perform system maintenance and expansion in ways not previously possible.

Upgrades can be performed on any individual subsystem – such as AV, lighting control, HVAC, security systems and climate control – without affecting the entire system. Since each control program is independent, a restart of one program has no effect on the others. The result is improved system architecture and virtually no downtime.

If you’d like more information on Crestron’s new CP3 Series control system, contact us at CCS Presentation Systems. Our CCS team is comprised of top industry and control systems personnel, many having 20-30 years experience in the audio-visual solutions field. We successfully design and complete a variety of project types such as conference rooms, executive board rooms, training centers, classrooms, auditoriums, hotels, and casinos. Use CCS as your one-source solution for all of the Audio Visual requirements involved in a project.

NEC offers new touch integrated display system

The continuing growth of the digital signage market just took another big step this past week when our partner NEC introduced a new touch-integrated display system.

NEC Display Solutions of America announced two new commercial touch integration systems for its 46-inch and 65-inch screens. This Touch-Integrated V Series works with large screens for excellent touch screen capabilities in education, corporate, retail and restaurant environments.


Touch screen integrated systems are on the rise. According to a recent FutureSource report, interactive flat panel displays are expected to grow in usage by as much as 22% in the global education market by 2015. Digital signage is also being integrated in corporations, retail businesses, hotels, resorts, sports facilities and many other venues. Recently, hotel ratings firm AAA recently updated its diamond rating system for North American hotels — and included digital signage as part of its rating evaluations, according to Digital Signage Today.

The NEC Touch-Integrated V Series integrates a 4-camera optical imaging technology that allows for six simultaneous touches on its double sided, anti-reflective glass coating. NEC sees these new touch systems fitting well within the core of the company portfolio, providing for a cost-effective solution for business, education and government customers.

NEC is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage.

We’re proud to be a reseller of NEC digital products. Find out how we can complement your business, leisure or education environment with NEC digital display solutions. CCS Presentation Systems is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., with 26 branch offices across a range of U.S. states. CCS Presentation Systems is one of the largest U.S. system integration firms, and one of the leading providers of audio-video products and solutions in the nation.