Crestron’s New DIN-Rail HVAC Controls: Way Better than Thermostats Slapped on Plywood
ISE 2019: Crestron DIN-THSTAT DIN-rail modules install cleanly in a cabinet, exposing the controls but concealing the electronics.
Integrators typically do a nice job creating design-friendly climate controls – shunning multiple ugly thermostats in favor of discrete temperature and humidity sensors in the living areas.
The thermostats that do all the work typically are mounted in a closet somewhere, taking up precious wall space and generally looking pretty amateurish.
At ISE 2019, Crestron launched a system of DIN-Rail climate controls for a more efficient and sleek-looking install at the head-end.
The new DIN-THSTAT mounts on a DIN rail, which supplies power to the modules. A pair of Cresnet ports is provided on the DIN-THSTAT to allow easy daisy-chaining of several stats or other Crestron DIN rail devices such as the DIN-AP3 3-Series automation processor.
The thermostats (shipping now) pair with new Professional Installation Cabinets (shipping soon) that hide the electronics but expose the controls, including a new “more modern, color-LCD window,” Crestron VP residential tells CE Pro.
“You can just see the faces of the touchpanels poking through,” he says, “not just a bunch of thermostats on a piece of plywood.”
New Crestron DIN-RAIL Climate Controls Facilitate Clean Professional Installations
DIN-THSTAT DIN Rail Mountable Thermostat shipping now; Professional Installation Cabinets coming soon
Rockleigh, NJ – March 8, 2019 – Crestron, a global leader in smart home technology, announced it is now shipping its new DIN-THSTAT DIN Rail Mountable thermostat. Additionally, new Professional Installation Cabinets that perfectly pair with the DIN-THSTAT will be shipping soon. Together, the new thermostat and cabinets enable system integrators to deliver clean professional, climate control installations.
Used with Crestron CHV-RTS, CHV-RTHS, or CHV-RSS temperature sensors, the DIN-THSTAT provides 3-stage heating and cooling, support for three independent remote sensor inputs, a full color LCD display for easy setup and diagnostics, and flexible Cresnet® communications. The DIN-THSTAT can be installed in an equipment cabinet or on a wall. The cabinet can be flush or surface mounted. It’s supported in Crestron Pyng®, D3 Pro®, and SIMPL software, making it easy to retrieve and upload full configurations. A Crestron control system connection allows temperature adjustments from virtually anywhere, using a Crestron touch screen, handheld remote, or mobile app.
The Professional Installation Cabinets will be available in three sizes and can contain up to 10 thermostats. Controls are exposed for easy access. The provided service rail can be used for power supplies, Ethernet to Cresnet® connectivity bridges, Cresnet wiring, and more.
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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at email@example.com
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