The CLS-EXP-DIMU universal dimmer is the latest addition to the Crestron Green Light family of environmental controls. The CLS-EXP-DIMU enables Crestron iLux integrated lighting systems and other Crestron lighting dimmers to support larger loads and a wider range of voltages.
The CLS-EXP-DIMU simplifies installation by auto-detecting the dimmable load type and selecting the appropriate operating mode to control that load. It supports both forward and reverse phase type loads, including electronic low-voltage, magnetic low-voltage, incandescent, neon/cold cathode, or 2-wire dimmable fluorescent.
A single model manages 120, 230, or 277 volt loads up to 16 amps, and as many as five expansion modules can be connected to a single iLux dimmer channel. Plenum-rated for installation above a suspended ceiling, the CLS-EXP-DIMU can also be wall mounted.
Crestron also announces the release of its new, greatly anticipated MLX-2 handheld remote. The MLX-2 is a state-of-the-art handheld controller featuring Crestron infiNET EX two-way wireless RF with long-range communications. Advanced mesh network technology give the MLX-2 exceptional reliability, true feedback, and dynamic frequency allocation. Its compact size and ergonomic design facilitates one-handed operation; 57 programmable buttons enable intuitive, tactile control over everything from whole house automation to corporate boardrooms.
A large, easy-to-read LCD screen displays dynamic text, supporting scrolling menus of channels, media titles and numerous other commands. The screen can also show the time, lighting levels, room temperature, and other real-time data. The pushbuttons and LCD both have electroluminescent backlighting to provide optimal visibility in a range of lighting environments.
Static or dynamic text scrolls vertically for lists; horizontally for items such as metadata from AV sources. Environmental presets and conditions can be viewed and controlled, and audio and lighting levels appear in percentage or bar graph form. Windows SideShow is supported, providing access to all kinds of PC and Web-based content such as news feeds, sports scores, and weather alerts.
The required CEN-RFGW-EX infiNET EX gateway stores and processes all the programming, data, button presses and display changes for up to 16 MLX-2 remotes. As a result, each unit draws very little power. The gateway continuously synchronizes with the control system to seamlessly communicate with any MLX-2 on the network. Using repeaters, the MLX-2 operates up to 400 feet, perfect for roaming applications.
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