OK, Seriously Now on Crestron Pyng: Programming Without a Laptop?

New video showing a dealer tossing his laptop and apparently programming Crestron via an iPad reveals biggest clue yet to Pyng, debuting at CEDIA Expo 2014. No funny business this time.

Looks to me that this "installer" is programming Crestron with a tablet. Pyng?
Julie Jacobson · August 28, 2014

So people are wondering what the heck Crestron Pyng is, and the home automation company has been quieter than usual.

I’ve been briefed on it in advance of CEDIA Expo 2014, so I can’t do my usual “speculation” piece on this one.

I can say, however, I like what I see so far. Non-dealers will be drawn to Crestron for the first time, and existing dealers will be all atwitter, I’m sure.

I think the new Crestron video showing “dealers” chucking their laptops is a pretty obvious clue to Pyng, but I’ll leave it to you guys to decipher the meaning in the comments section below.

We don’t need no stinkin’ laptop

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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

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