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Crestron® DIN Rail 3-Series® Automation Processor with DIN rail mounting and Crestron Fusion® Cloud
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The DIN-AP3 is a Crestron® 3-Series Control System® designed for DIN rail mounting applications. It includes built-in control ports, high-speed Ethernet, Cresnet®, and BACnet™/IP support. DIN rail mounting affords a very space-efficient, cost-effective, and modular solution for configuring complete automation systems using the DIN-AP3 along with additional Crestron and third-party DIN rail mountable devices.
The Crestron® DIN-AP3 is a 3-Series Control System® designed for DIN rail mounting applications. Featuring the 3-Series® control engine, the DIN-AP3 forms the core of any modern networked home or commercial building, managing and integrating all the disparate technologies throughout the facility to make life easier, greener, more productive, and more enjoyable.
The DIN-AP3 is designed to snap onto a standard DIN rail for installation in a wall mount enclosure (Crestron DIN-EN series or similar) or on a wall panel. DIN rail mounting affords a very space-efficient, cost-effective, and modular solution for configuring complete automation systems using the DIN-AP3 along with additional Crestron and third-party DIN rail mountable devices.
Today's commercial buildings and custom homes comprise more technology than ever before, and all these systems need to be networked, managed, and controlled in fundamentally new ways. The IP based 3-Series platform is engineered from the ground up to deliver a network-grade server appliance capable of faithfully handling everything from lighting and AV system control to total building management.
3-Series embodies a distinctively robust, dynamic, and secure platform to elevate your system designs to higher levels of performance and reliability. Compared to other control systems, Crestron 3-Series provides a pronounced increase in processing power and speed with more memory, rock solid networking and IP control, and a unique modular programming architecture.
Designed for enhanced scalability, the DIN-AP3 affords high-speed, real-time multi-tasking to seamlessly run multiple programs simultaneously. This exclusive modular programming architecture lets programmers independently develop and run device-specific programs for lighting, shades, HVAC, security, AV, etc., allowing for the optimization of each program, and allowing changes to be made to one program without affecting the whole. Even as your system grows, processing resources can easily be shifted from one 3-Series processor to another without rewriting any code. The end benefit is dramatically simplified upgradability with minimal downtime, whether implementing changes on site or remotely via the network.
IP technology is the heart of 3-Series, so it should be no surprise that its networking abilities are second to none. High-speed Ethernet connectivity enables integration with IP-controllable devices and allows the DIN-AP3 to be part of a larger managed control network. Whether residing on a sensitive corporate LAN, a home network, or accessing the Internet through a cable modem, the DIN-AP3 provides secure, reliable interconnectivity with IP-enabled touch screens, computers, mobile devices, video displays, media servers, security systems, lighting, HVAC, and other equipment — whether on premises or across the globe.
Years ago, Crestron pioneered the world's first IP-based control system unleashing vast new possibilities for controlling, monitoring, and managing integrated systems over a LAN, WAN, and the Internet. Today, Crestron offers more ways than ever to control your world the way you want. Using a computer, smartphone, or tablet device, Crestron lets you control anything in your home or workplace from anywhere in the world.
Native to every 3-Series control system, Crestron XPanel technology transforms any laptop or desktop computer into a virtual Crestron touch screen. Crestron control apps deliver the Crestron touch screen experience to iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices, letting you safely monitor and control your entire residence or commercial facility using the one device that goes with you everywhere.
Crestron Fusion Cloud provides an integrated platform for creating truly smart buildings that save energy, enhance worker productivity, and prolong the life-span of valuable equipment. As part of a complete managed network in a corporate enterprise, college campus, convention center, or any other facility, the DIN-AP3 works integrally with Crestron Fusion Cloud to enable remote scheduling, monitoring, and control of rooms and technology from a central help desk. It also enables organizations to reduce energy consumption by tracking real-time usage and automating control of lighting, shades, and HVAC.
Scheduled events may be programmed on the DIN-AP3 according to an astronomical time clock. As a result, events can be set to occur at specific times or at an offset from sunrise or sunset.
Built-in SNMP support enables integration with third-party IT management software, allowing network administrators to manage and control Crestron systems on the network in an IT-friendly format.
Cresnet provides a dependable network wiring solution for Crestron keypads, lighting controls, shade motors, thermostats, occupancy sensors, and other devices that don't require the higher speed of Ethernet. The Cresnet bus offers easy wiring and configuration, carrying bidirectional communication and 24VDC power to each device over a simple 4-conductor cable. To assist with troubleshooting, the DIN-AP3 includes our patent-pending Network Analyzer which continuously monitors the integrity of the Cresnet network for wiring faults, marginal performance, and other errors.
The DIN-AP3 includes a pair of Cresnet master ports (paralleled) capable of supporting approximately 20 typical devices. Larger systems with more than 20 devices can be handled by adding the DIN-HUB Cresnet Distribution Hub or DIN-CENCN-2 Ethernet to Cresnet Bridge. Connectivity for multiple homeruns can be facilitated using one or more DIN-BLOCK Cresnet Distribution Blocks. Additionally, at least one DIN-PWS50 Cresnet Power Supply is required to power the DIN-AP3 and any connected Cresnet devices.
In addition to Ethernet, the DIN-AP3 includes a variety of control ports for interfacing with third-party equipment. Its two bidirectional COM ports and four IR ports allow for interfacing with security systems, small appliances, and AV devices. Four programmable relay ports are provided for controlling projection screens, lifts, power controllers, and other contact-closure actuated equipment. Eight "Versiport" I/O ports enable the integration of power sensors, motion detectors, door switches, alarms, or anything else that provides a dry contact closure, low-voltage logic, or 0-10 Volt DC signal.
Additional control ports, lighting and motor controls, and other types of interfaces can be added easily using Crestron DIN Rail series lighting and automation modules.
Native support for the BACnet/IP communication protocol provides a direct interface to third-party building management systems over Ethernet, simplifying integration with HVAC, security, fire & life safety, voice & data, lighting, shades, and other systems. Using BACnet/IP, each system runs independently with the ability to communicate together on one platform for a truly smart building.
Enterprise-class control system
3-Series® Control Engine — substantially faster and more powerful than other control systems
Exclusive modular programming architecture
Programmable astronomical time clock for scheduled events
Onboard 256MB RAM & 4GB Flash memory
Memory card slot
Industry-standard Ethernet and Cresnet® wired communications
XPanel with Smart Graphics™ computer and web based control
iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ control app support
Crestron Fusion® Cloud Enterprise Management Service support
SNMP remote management support
Two RS-232/422/485 COM ports with hardware and software handshaking
Four IR/serial, four relay, and eight Versiport I/O ports
Native BACnet™/IP support
Installer setup via Crestron Toolbox™ software or web browser
C#, symbol based, and drag-and-drop programming environments
Full Unicode (multi-language) support
Increased network throughput and security
Secure access through full user/group management or Active Directory integration
Hardware level security using 802.1X authentication
TLS, SSL, SSH, and SFTP network security protocols
FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption
IIS v.6.0 Web Server
Front panel USB computer console port
9M wide DIN rail mountable
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