Crestron Electronics expands home automation business with new Texas site

Posted on 20 Apr 2016 by Tim Brown
Crestron Electronics is to build its second largest site and will occupy the state-of-the-art Legacy Tower in Texas - image courtesy of Crestron Electronics
Crestron Electronics is to build its second largest site and will occupy the state-of-the-art Legacy Tower in Texas - image courtesy of Crestron Electronics.

Crestron Electronics announced this month that it will expand its building and home automation technology business with the development of a new new campus in Plano, Texas just outside of Dallas.

The new site will be the second largest site for Crestron Electronics aside from its headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey.

The new new 85,000 sq ft facility will occupy the high-tech Legacy Tower with construction slated for completion in July 2016.

In expanding the presence of Crestron Electronics, the site will bring hundreds of new job opportunities to Plano with the company aiming to attract top talent in R&D, customer support, engineering, manufacturing and IT support.

“Expanding within the Texas market is logical for our business,” said Steve Rosa, Vice President of Human Resources at Crestron.

“We are utilizing Plano’s reputation for having both excellent technical resources and being consistently rated one of the best places to work. As big as we’ve gotten, with more than 90 locations in more than 35 countries, Crestron still feels to me like that small company that cares. We involve every employee in our success and we have a real sense of pride in our products.”

The new location signals a solid period of growth for the company, which specializes in home and office automation which allows control of A/V, lighting, shading, climate, and security through one system.

“We are dedicated to going above and beyond to meet the needs of our rapidly growing customer base,” said Randy Klein, Crestron CEO. “This expansion will help us address the increased demand for our solutions and better serve our customers and partners in the region.”

Crestron Electronics tackles meeting inefficiency with new products

According to Crestron Electronics, unproductive meetings are estimated to cost US organizations $37bn annually.

Crestron have announced Crestron PinPoint to tackle this issue with a mobile scheduling tool that lets employees take control their meetings, including scheduling, setup, execution and completion. The app acts like a personal assistant: with an awareness of an employee’s location, it identifies nearby meeting rooms with the right technology and devices to meet their needs.

With Crestron, advanced room search capability ensures there is no more wandering the halls looking for an available meeting room or booking the wrong type of room. There’s no more waiting to get back to a desk to schedule a follow-up meeting. Once employees are in a space, they can seamlessly share content from their smartphones or tablets.

“Bad meetings can not only crush employee productivity, but can also leave attendees with a lingering sense of discomfort and dissatisfaction that affects them for several hours,” said Nic Milani, executive director cloud solutions at Crestron. “Our solutions help them focus on their work, instead of trying to get things to work.”