Crestron has announced the release of their entry level automation solution aimed at competing with Control4. In a nutshell, the Crestron Prodigy is a media controller with a remote that retails for around $700. There is also an in-wall touchscreen option which will cost less than $700. The system supports up to 16 zones of audio and wireless dimmers will sell for about $99. Overall, this sounds like an interesting price-point and system. Not sure how this will play out for Crestron as they are considered the “Rolls-Royce Of Automation” and we don’t see Rolls-Royce coming out with an economy car… yet.
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