At this year’s CEDIA show, journalists were given an impressive demonstration of Crestron’s new entry-level home entertainment system, the Adagio. Although much cheaper than previous Crestron control offerings, the Adagio system provides bags of useful features.
Perhaps most useful of all is iPod control. Using a Crestron touch screen panel and an iPod docking/recharging station it’s possible to recreate the exact interface of the iPod on the display. This means that you can plug your iPod into your home entertainment system located, say, in the equipment cupboard and control it (through the wired system) in the living room. Simply press the ‘virtual’ buttons on the screen just as you would on the iPod itself.
Also, unlike previous Crestron products, the Adagio is much more than a control system. It’s a fully functioning home entertainment set-up comprising the AADS six room audio distribution system, the AAS Audio Server (compatible with Windows Media Player and iTunes), the AAE audio expander and AES entertainment system. For more information go to Crestron’s website.