Crestron Electronics doesn't mind if its customers have control issues. The company provides hardware and software used to control and automate audio and video systems, as well as computer networks, security systems, and environmental systems such as temperature and lighting. Its products include amplifiers, controllers, management software, remotes, touch panels, tuners, cabling, and cabinet enclosures. It markets to consumers, as well as businesses, government agencies, hospitals, and schools; the company's commercial customers include airports, hotels and casinos, museums, restaurants, and retailers. Crestron, which has more than 90 offices worldwide, is owned by the founding Feldstein family.
The company has support offices throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.
Crestron does most of its own manufacturing at two plants in New Jersey. It has an integrated partnership program which encourages other manufacturers to make products that will operate seamlessly with Crestron control systems. Its partners come from diverse industries, making everything from audio and video equipment to HVAC systems, lighting, draperies, and spas. Some of the company's partners include Armstrong World Industries, Audio-Technica, Barco, Belkin, Bosch Security, Bose, CANON U.S.A., Honeywell, Panasonic, and TiVo, among many others.
Sales and Marketing
Crestron offers integration software that allows its residential products to be controlled with an Apple iPhone or Macintosh computer. Users can also connect their iPod media players to home networks to play music, movies, and other content from their iTunes libraries. Markets served include Broadcast, Corporate Enterprise, Cultural and Event Centers, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality and Retail, Houses of Worship, and Luxury Transportation.
The come uses partnerships to grow its business. In 2014 it teamed up with the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association make 4K Ultra HD implementation easier, more intuitive and more profitable for home technology professionals and third party manufacturers.
It also expanded an existing partnership with Polycom to market and resell the Crestron RL (video) system through its IT-centric channel.
It also grows through innovation. In 2014 Crestron debuted its new FlipTop Touch Screen Control System (FT-TSC600) and its new intelligent power supply (CSA-PWS10S-HUB).
Expanding geographically, in 2013 Crestron opened its opened its first London (UK) showroom. It also opened a new center in Flower Mound, Texas.