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Retrofit digital network speaker system

Described herein is a retrofit digital speaker system comprising two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures, each of the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures (enclosures) comprising: at least one speaker; and an analog-and-digital interface adapted to receive digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals, and wherein the digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals are transmitted over existing two wire analog audio cables, and further wherein the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures are wired in a daisy chain fashion, via the existing two wire analog audio cables.. . ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Battery powered keypad assembly

A battery powered control device configured to be mounted on a wall comprising a front housing cover comprising a vertical wall and a bezel frame extending therefrom, a button assembly, a circuit board, and a rear housing plate. The button assembly is located within the bezel frame and comprises at least one button protruding through an opening in the bezel frame. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Security latching mechanism for touch screen control device with speakers

A security latching mechanism attached to a first device for removably securing the first device to a second device is provided, comprising an upper latching plate, a lower latching plate, and a base plate adapted to retain the upper latching plate and the lower latching in a sliding cooperative engagement with respect to each other and the base plate, and wherein each of the upper and lower latching plates further comprise a latch portion adapted to cause a sliding movement for its respective latching plate from a first position to a second position when the respective latching portions are in sliding contact with a security latching mechanism receptacle in the second device, such that the security latching mechanism can pass through the security latching mechanism receptacle when the second position has been reached by each of the upper and lower latching plate, and upon passing through the security latching mechanism receptacle, each of the upper latching plate and lower latching plate returns to the first position.. . ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Building automation scheduling system and method

A building automation scheduling system and method for scheduling the control of electronic devices of a building automation system. The room scheduling system comprises a database including a plurality of space nodes identifying spaces located within a building and associated with one or more electronic devices installed within respective spaces in the building. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Shading and lighting control using a control network

A control system is disclosed that includes a room controller transmitting signals to both a shade control network and a light control network, directing that motorized roller shades and dimmable lights be set to desired intensity levels. The control system further includes an intelligent hub that provides a trickle-charge re-charge current via power-over-ethernet cables to batteries associated with each of the motorized roller shades for re-charging the batteries, thereby eliminating power supplies being installed within walls. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Apparatus for cooling electronic circuitry

Described herein are systems, modes, and methods for an electronics enclosure cooling apparatus comprising a plurality of air intake holes located on at least one surface of the enclosure, a plurality of air exhaust holes located on at least one surface of the enclosure different from that of the surface wherein the air intake holes are located, an air plenum piece that comprises a substantially planar portion and a hole located on the substantially planar portion, the air plenum piece of such dimension and placement within the enclosure such that a first volume of the interior is created and a second volume of the interior is created, and wherein the air plenum piece is further adapted to create an air channel that substantially separates the first volume of the interior of the enclosure from the second volume of the interior, and wherein the first volume is in fluid engagement with the plurality of air intake holes, and further wherein the second volume is in fluid engagement with the plurality of air exhaust holes; and a fan located in coaxial alignment with the hole of the air plenum piece such that the fan is adapted to draw air from an exterior of the enclosure through the plurality of air intake holes, into the first volume, out through the second volume, and out through the plurality of air exhaust holes.. . ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Modular housing apparatus

Described herein are systems, modes, and methods for mounting one or more electronic housings to each other and to a rack mount system, a table mount system, or wall mount system. The mounting system includes a first pair of matching sliding panels that interface with each other in a slidingly engaging manner. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Single knob pre-amplifier gain-trim and fader

According to a first aspect of the embodiments, a microphone mixer is provided comprising: an input adapted to receive differential microphone (mic) output signals; a gain-trim circuit adapted to receive the differential mic output signals, and which includes a substantially fully differential amplifier adapted to amplify the received differential mic output signals through use of a gain-trim output adjustment device that provides a variable gain amount ranging from a first gain-trim gain value to a second gain-trim gain value, to produce differential gain-trim circuit output signals; a fader circuit adapted to receive the differential gain-trim circuit output signals, and which includes a differential amplifier adapted to attenuate the received differential gain-trim circuit output signals through use of a fader output adjustment device that provides a variable gain amount ranging from a first fader gain value to a second fader value; and a common adjustment apparatus that mechanically ties the gain-trim output adjustment device with the fader output adjustment device such that the first gain-trim gain value and first fader gain value are obtained substantially simultaneously at a first position of the common adjustment apparatus, and the second gain-trim gain value and second fader gain value are obtained substantially simultaneously at a second position of the common adjustment apparatus.. . ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Audio digital signal processor utilizing a hybrid network architecture

A system and method executed by audio processing software on one or more electronic devices in a computer system to process digital audio signals. The system comprises a digitizer for digitizing a received audio signal; and processor for performing a plurality of audio processing functions on the digitized audio signals, each of the audio processing functions having at least one programmable parameter, and wherein each of the audio processing functions are categorized and grouped as audio objects, and organized into a channel strip, the channel strip processing digitized audio signals for a particular received audio signal, and wherein, the audio objects are fixed in order, so that the digitized received audio signals are processed by a predefined number of n audio objects, and wherein the n audio objects occur in a fixed sequence, and further wherein, the n audio objects comprise a first subset of non-exchangeable audio objects and a second subset of exchangeable audio objects, such that any one or more of the second subset of audio objects can be exchanged by a replacement audio object, and further wherein when the audio processing functions are programmed, they can be saved without compiling the audio processing software.. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Dual sourcing power over ethernet on a single data path

Described herein is a data communication system using power over ethernet (poe) for power distribution, comprising a first and second powered device (pd), each of which is adapted to communicate with each other through an ethernet data path (edp) and is further adapted to receive direct current (dc) power using a poe protocol, and a mid-span power injection device (mspid) adapted to provide a communications interface such that data communications passes through the mspid to and from each of the pds, and wherein the mspid is further adapted to provide a first dc power to only the first pd using the edp, and to provide a second dc power to only the second pd using the edp.. . ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Shading control network using a control network

A control system is disclosed that includes a room controller transmitting signals to both a shade control network and a light control network, directing that motorized roller shades and dimmable lights be set to desired intensity levels. The control system further includes an intelligent hub that provides a trickle-charge re-charge current via power-over-ethernet cables to batteries associated with each of the motorized roller shades for re-charging the batteries, thereby eliminating power supplies being installed within walls. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Presentation capture device and method for simultaneously capturing media of a live presentation

A device and method for simultaneously capturing a content video stream comprising video of content presented during a live presentation, a content audio stream comprising audio accompanying the presented content, a presenter video stream comprising video of the presenter recorded via a video camera, and a presenter audio stream comprising audio of the presenter recorded via a microphone. The content audio stream and the presenter audio stream are mixed into a combined content and presenter audio stream, the content video stream is combined with the presenter video stream into a combined content and presenter video stream, and the combined content and presenter audio stream and the combined content and presenter video stream are encoded into a combined av data stream. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Roller shade latching apparatus

A latching apparatus is disclosed. A latching frame has at least one end portion that includes a guiding edge. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

Wireless replacement led bulb with one or more accompanying control switches

A wireless replacement light bulb with one or more accompanying control switches, such as an integrated switch and/or a wireless lamp switch is provided. The bulb comprises a light source, such as an led element, a controller, a wireless interface, and one or more accompanying control switches, such as an integrated switch and/or a wireless lamp switch. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167705

Wireless replacement led bulb with one or more accompanying control switches

A wireless replacement light bulb with one or more accompanying control switches, such as an integrated switch and/or a wireless lamp switch is provided. The bulb comprises a light source, such as an led element, a controller, a wireless interface, and one or more accompanying control switches, such as an integrated switch and/or a wireless lamp switch. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167193

Touch hem bar control

A motorized shade for covering a window, a door, or a wall opening is provided that can be actuated by touching its hem bar. The motorized shade, such as a roller shade, comprises a shade material extending from a top end to a bottom end, a hem bar assembly connected to the bottom end of the shade material, and a shade drive unit operably connected to the top end of the shade material. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160428

Occupancy sensor with improved functionality

An occupancy sensor detects the occupancy state of a monitored area. The occupancy sensor may be mounted in a standard junction box at various angles and one or more of the ultrasonic sensors may be disabled. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122029

Light block hem seal and method of manufacture

A shade for covering a window, a door, or a wall opening is provided comprising a shade material forming a shade portion and an integral hem bar assembly constructed by folding a bottom portion of the shade material. The hem bar assembly comprises an outer laterally extending pocket that envelopes an inner laterally extending pocket. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112316

Automatic and dynamic torque calibration for drapery track system

A drapery track assembly is disclosed that performs an automatic and dynamic torque calibration to enable automatic detection of pulling of the drape as well as obstacles in order to minimize damage to the drapery track assembly and users. The drapery track assembly comprises a track, a drape attached to the track, a motor configured for moving the drape along the track, a sensor configured for sensing a position of the drape along the track, a current sensing circuit configured for detecting current levels, and a controller configured for controlling the motor and comprising at least one memory. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107760

Roller shade with a pretensioned spring and method for pretensioning the spring

A roller shade is disclosed having a counterbalancing assembly with an optimally pretensioned spring that lowers the torque load on the motor of the roller shade throughout the rolling up or rolling down cycles. The roller shade comprises a roller tube, a gudgeon pin having a first stop, a gudgeon body having a through bore and rotatably connected about the gudgeon pin and operably connected to the roller tube, a limit nut operably connected to the gudgeon body and adapted to axially travel along the gudgeon pin within the through bore, a spring, a first spring carrier connected to the first end of the spring and operably connected to the gudgeon pin, and a second spring carrier connected to the second end of the spring and operably connected to the roller tube. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101820

Touch hem bar control

A motorized shade for covering a window, a door, or a wall opening is provided that can be actuated by touching its hem bar. The motorized shade, such as a roller shade, comprises a shade material extending from a top end to a bottom end, a hem bar assembly connected to the bottom end of the shade material, and a shade drive unit operably connected to the top end of the shade material. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097621

Configuring a control sysem

A control system configurable by a configuration application and comprising one or more control processors, one or more gateways, a communication network, a portable electronic device executing the configuration application and one or more controllable devices wherein the controllable device is represented by one or more virtual devices.. . ... Crestron Electronics Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092272

System and method for determining recipient of spoken command in a control system

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for determining which controllable device an audible command is directed towards, the method comprising: receiving at each of two or more controlling devices the audible command signal, the audible command being directed to control at least one of two or more controllable devices controlled by a respective one of the two or more controlling devices; digitizing each of the received audible command signals; attaching a unique identifier to each digitized audible command so as to uniquely correlate it to a respective controlling device; determining a magnitude of each of the digitized audible command; determining a digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude, and further determining to which controlling device the audible command is directed to on the basis of the unique identifier associated with the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; performing speech recognition on the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; and forwarding a command to the controlling device corresponding to the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude, the command corresponding to the audible command that can be implemented on the controllable device controlled by the controlling device.. . ... Crestron Electronics Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074377

Adjustable angle involute gear

An involute gear is disclosed. A circular base has a surface that includes an inner region and an outer region. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074038

Automatic torque calibration for roller shades

A motorized roller shade that detects obstacles in its travel that create excess torque by sensing the current draw from a motor and method by which the motor can calibrate itself to detect excess torque. During the roller shade's travel, it will record the instantaneous torque being generated at various points. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074037

Window shade system using adjustable angle involute gear

An involute gear bracket system includes first and second involute gears. Each includes a circular base and a plurality of gear teeth extending outward from an outer region of a surface and evenly spaced apart from each other along a plurality of locations on the outer region of the surface. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070761

System and method for providing substantially uninterrupted digital video during a switching event between a first digital video source and a second digital video source

When switching sources, resolutions or refresh rates in a video distribution network, switching times are reduced by maintaining video lock and security authentication between a video switcher and a video sink. The scaler maintains video lock and security authentication by continuing to generate video timing data during switching events. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067289

Roller shade with a pretensioned spring and method for pretensioning the spring

A roller shade is disclosed having a counterbalancing assembly with an optimally pretensioned spring that lowers the torque load on the motor of the roller shade throughout the rolling up or rolling down cycles. The roller shade comprises a roller tube, a gudgeon pin having a first stop, a gudgeon body having a through bore and rotatably connected about the gudgeon pin and operably connected to the roller tube, a limit nut operably connected to the gudgeon body and adapted to axially travel along the gudgeon pin within the through bore, a spring, a first spring carrier connected to the first end of the spring and operably connected to the gudgeon pin, and a second spring carrier connected to the second end of the spring and operably connected to the roller tube. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055076

Reduced crosstalk class d audio amplifier matching output power based on channel gain

A multi-channel class d audio amplifier is provided to substantially reduce channel-to-channel crosstalk by employing in each channel a local triangle ramp generator controlled by a single global digital timing signal. The noise critical timing/integrating capacitor for the triangle ramp generator resides locally in each channel and adjacent to the pwm comparator of that channel and referenced to the local ground of that channel. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054422

Reduced crosstalk and matched output power audio amplifier using a triangle wave generator

A multi-channel class d audio amplifier is provided to substantially reduce channel-to-channel crosstalk by employing in each channel a local triangle ramp generator controlled by a single global digital timing signal. The noise critical timing/integrating capacitor for the triangle ramp generator resides locally in each channel and adjacent to the pwm comparator of that channel and referenced to the local ground of that channel. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054421

Method for delivering a duty cycle limited signal to a speaker using a class d amplifier

A multi-channel class d audio amplifier is provided to substantially reduce channel-to-channel crosstalk by employing in each channel a local triangle ramp generator controlled by a single global digital timing signal. The noise critical timing/integrating capacitor for the triangle ramp generator resides locally in each channel and adjacent to the pwm comparator of that channel and referenced to the local ground of that channel. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054420

Reduced crosstalk and matched output power class d audio amplifier with oppositely polarized triangle waves

A multi-channel class d audio amplifier is provided to substantially reduce channel-to-channel crosstalk by employing in each channel a local triangle ramp generator controlled by a single global digital timing signal. The noise critical timing/integrating capacitor for the triangle ramp generator resides locally in each channel and adjacent to the pwm comparator of that channel and referenced to the local ground of that channel. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024020

Button configuration and function learning

A keypad capable of being configured with multiple button configurations with buttons of various heights is configured to recognize the button configuration through actuations of the buttons. The keypad is placed in a configuration mode by inputting an unresolvable condition to the keypad. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016569

Constrant friction rotating monitor stand

A monitor stand for use in holding and maintaining a position of a monitor comprising a carrier adapted to removably and fixedly hold a monitor, the carrier including first and second trapezoidal shaped cubic mounting protrusions on a bottommost portion of the carrier, and wherein the carrier is further adapted to rotate between a first angular placement and a second angular placement, a base enclosure adapted to provide a substantially stable platform to hold the monitor in an upright condition and to provide a frictional engagement against which the carrier can rotate, the base enclosure including first and second base enclosure channels, a low friction insert adapted to be inserted between the carrier and the base enclosure and which is part of the frictional engagement of the base enclosure, the low friction insert including a first and second channel insertion portions adapted to fit into the first and second base enclosure channels respectively, and wherein the first and second trapezoidal shaped cubic mounting protrusions of the carrier fit into the first and second channel insertion portions, respectively, and first and second spring retention assemblies, each of which is adapted to provide a substantially constant rotational spring force against a direction of movement of the monitor due to gravity, and which are affixed to the first and second protrusions respectively.. . ... Crestron Electronics Inc

01/12/17 / #20170013294

Systems, devices, and methods for maintaining a secure audiovisual data link with an audiovisual sink during a switching event

When switching sources, resolutions or refresh rates in a video distribution network, switching times are reduced by maintaining video lock and security authentication between a video switcher and a video sink. The scaler maintains video lock and security authentication by continuing to generate video timing data during switching events. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

01/12/17 / #20170012796

Systems, devices, and methods for generating a substantially continuous stream of audiovisual data during a switching event

When switching sources, resolutions or refresh rates in a video distribution network, switching times are reduced by maintaining video lock and security authentication between a video switcher and a video sink. The scaler maintains video lock and security authentication by continuing to generate video timing data during switching events. ... Crestron Electronics Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006162

Conference system including automated equipment setup

A conference system leveraging radio frequency communication standards for initiating a conference and controlling conference room presets. The system comprises a processor, a memory, a data storage device, a display, and at least one communication interface configured to enable communications with a remote server and one or more rf beacons, wherein the one or more rf beacons are configured for periodically broadcasting a beacon id. ... Crestron Electronics Inc








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