Crestron Home version 3.2
Crestron Home Extensions
Crestron Home now gives our partners more ways to extend the Crestron Home experience. Crestron Home Extensions enable driver development for virtually any device type not yet native to the Crestron Certified Driver program, such as smart appliances, irrigation systems, power controllers, weather stations, and more. These Extensions embed a custom-designed graphical interface into the native Crestron Home app on mobile devices and touch screens.
Crestron now supports the Home Connect™ control platform for BSH smart appliance brands such as Neff and Bosch. Now you can view the status and control coffee makers and, eventually, all your smart appliances.
Tile-based – Crestron Home Extensions can appear as tiles in rooms, at the Home level, or both. Tapping on an Extension tile can toggle the device between states.
Status Updates – Tiles can updated based on device status and can show icons, text, and busy-state animation
Built from a common UI library – Crestron Home provides Extensions with a common set of components that can be used to build the UI, ensuring a consistent look and feel with the rest of the Crestron Home experience. Extension developers can choose the elements they want – buttons, sliders, text boxes, rotary gauges and more – and Crestron Home takes care of the visual layout for devices or all sizes and orientations, and handles both light and dark modes.
Modern development tools – Crestron Home 4-Series control systems enable you to use Microsoft Visual Studio® 2019 dev tools and services to develop Crestron Home Extensions.
Modern SDK– A modern object model to expose device properties to Crestron Home. Use simple XML to define the UI.
Write once, run anywhere – Extension UI language is used to create your custom experience once, then Crestron Home runs your design on TSWs, and iOS® and Android™ operating system devices.
Support for Crestron Connected Keypads
Crestron Connected Keypads provide you and your clients with a variety of styles and designs to choose from, and these are now supported in Crestron Home! These keypads are available from the following partners:
• Black Nova
Security system improvements
Crestron Home now supports Certified Drivers for security systems, which means support for new models can be added without updating the Crestron Home operating system. Drivers are now deployed from the cloud, or you can side-load your own drivers.
We also improved the end user experience for security systems. Crestron Home now plays tones to draw attention and flip to disarm on TSW touch screens. And for supported security systems, you can use the security features already built into your phone, such as Touch ID or Face ID, to allow the app to enter the PIN code of your security system behind the scenes.