BCI Joins Crestron Inc. In CresnetTM Integrated Partner Program for Fiber Optic Transmission

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Broadata Communications Inc. has been named by Crestron Inc. as an approved source for the transmission of Crestron's "CresnetTM" control signaling over fiber optic cabling. As a result, Crestron has named BCI an "Official Crestron Integration Partner."

Broadata Communications Inc. has been named by Crestron Inc. as an approved source for the transmission of Crestron’s “CresnetTM” control signaling over fiber optic cabling. As a result, Crestron has named BCI an “Official Crestron Integration Partner.” After extensive, in-house lab testing at Crestron, and field testing for over 2 years in a hotel and convention center environment, BCI’s 288 Series and the ConciergeTM FiberstationTM have been approved as products that seamlessly and accurately transport “CresnetTM” signals over fiber.

Don Hosmer, National Sales Manager for BCI, said, “Broadata Communications is proud to become an Official Integration Partner with Crestron. Now, Crestron’s customers’ have a number of choices for reliable, quality products that can extend “CresnetTM” signals long distances over fiber.”

“Many of our installations in the university and corporate environment require systems to communicate over long distance.” Says Chris Wildfoerster, director, market development for Crestron, “Broadata provides reliable fiber solutions for those applications.”

BCI ‘s two models, the 288 and ConciergeTM FiberstationTM include other audio/video/data transmission functionality in addition to the “CresnetTM” signal transport capabilities, and are available in both Multimode and Singlemode fiber, as well as “one fiber” solutions. Typical applications for the 2 products include allowing the installation of a Crestron touch screen panel at a very far distance from the controller unit. This also allows for centralization of multiple controllers in a single equipment rack and the sending of “CresnetTM” signals far beyond the capabilities of copper wiring.

The 288 series model transports RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485, including the “CresnetTM” data format, along with 2 channels of bi-directional Mic level, Line level or Phantom Power analog audio. The ConciergeTM FiberstationTM is a miniature, audio/video/data, fiber optic transport platform, designed to install into industry standard floor and wall boxes. It is perfect for audio/video/data communications in hotels, convention centers, theaters, theme parks, and performing art centers. All models are available in standalone or card cage versions. Custom configurations, including “CresnetTM” data only models, and OEM versions are also available.

Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) develops, manufactures, and markets leading edge, fiber optic, multimedia communication products. The company’s patented products include audio, video, and data delivery over optical fiber for advanced multimedia, broadcast, and network transmission applications. BCI’s multimedia platforms enable end-users to implement multiple applications, conventionally requiring multiple optical transceivers and fiber links over a unified platform, needing only a single optical link. For more information visit the BCI Web site at http://www.broadatacom.com or call 800-214-0222.

For 35 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

For more information about Crestron visit http://www.crestron.com or call 800-237-2041.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Cristina Spence, Director of Business Administration

Broadata Communications, Inc.

310-530-1416, Ext. 240

800-214-0222

http://www.broadatacom.com

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