10.04.15

Crestron Adds New Features to its Pyng App

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Crestron has added new features to the Crestron Pyng app, with integrators now able to set up and control whole home audio distribution s...

Crestron has added new features to the Crestron Pyng app, with integrators now able to set up and control whole home audio distribution systems and TSW touchscreens right from the iPad. The app also now learns how the home is actually used. The data is collected in the cloud and graphically displayed on the iPad app. Crestron Pyng The new version of the Pyng app makes it easy to set up audio distribution to every room of the house. Homeowners can enjoy popular streaming services, including Spotify, PANDORA, and Rhapsody wirelessly via AirPlay. In addition, they can play all of their iTunes music and personal digital music libraries wirelessly or through USB. The Pyng app now pairs instantly with a range of Crestron multiroom audio solutions, including: •          C2N-AMP-6X100 — 6 room +2 audio system with 12 inputs •          Sonnex — multiroom audio system for up to 72 rooms at 140 Watts per channel •          CEN-NSP-1 — Network stream player for Apple devices •          Crestron Tuner Cards — Internet, satellite, and AM/FM radio options The following components will be available soon with Pyng: •          C2N-AMP-4X100 — 4 room audio system with 6 inputs •          Autonomic MMS 5A/2A — Streaming media server The Pyng app now runs directly on Crestron TSW-552/752/1052 touchscreens as soon as they are connected to the network, eliminating the need for a laptop to setup user interfaces. When custom interfaces are preferred, Crestron Smart Graphics enables integrators to quickly add Pyng controls into designs for touch screens, Android devices, iPhone, and iPad while maintaining the theme of the rest of custom projects. Pyng now also learns how the home is actually used. By identifying trends and understanding how different rooms are used, when they are used, and how long each day, adjustments can be made to save energy and money. The cloud-based service collects data and then graphically displays the information on the iPad. Spikes in usage, can easily be seen. For example, lights may be left on in the basement during the day when no one is home, or after the housekeeper leaves. Inexpensive occupancy sensor could be added to significantly reduce waste. 
The Crestron Pyng app is available on the App Store. Integrators and homeowners currently using Crestron Pyng, have all the new features through automatic app updates. www.crestron.com/CrestronPyng