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GUDE IP Power strips compatible to Crestron Home

Department: AV & IT technology, managed services, smart home
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Köln, 21.01.2021

New extension for mobile device app to control home audio/video systems

GUDE, supplier of PDUs (Power Distribution Unit)  with switchable power outlets for AV and IT environments teams up with Crestron Electronics, the market leader for media controls and AV monitoring.  As an official partner, GUDE now offers drivers that allow their IP power strips to be integrated into Crestron Home, the latest operating system for managing smart home systems in the residential area. Crestron Home is a managing software that speeds up and simplifies the integration of smart home devices in private buildings.

In order to offer a performant and reliable driver, GUDE cooperates with certified Crestron Master programmers. In this case, GUDE developed the Crestron Home Extension together with Ultamation Inc., the specialist for high-end residential solutions.

Managing GUDE PDUs with Crestron Home

Owner of a remote power switch from GUDE can use Crestron Home on their mobile device in order to

  • Switch on, switch off or reboot devices such as media players, satelliteboxes or routers
  • Be informed of the current status of the connected devices
  • Receive automatic alerts in case of irregularities
  • Check and control their energy consumption

The driver integration allows a seamless and simple control in order to manage one or multiple rooms, remotely or on the premises.

Key benefits

Once in operation, the user profits from the following advantages of Crestron Home in conjunction with a GUDE remote power switch:

1. Fail-safe
Power-cycling (reboot) of connected devices helps applications to get back on their feet when they have hung up: Either automatically via watchdog monitoring or by remote access via Crestron Home.

2. Energy saving
Integrated energy meters in the IP power switches allow for precise measurement of power
consumption and enable the exploitation of energy saving potentials.

3. Monitoring
Monitoring of temperature, humidity and air pressure in the residential environment through
additional cable sensors for the PDU.  This allows critical conditions to be avoided in advance
through preventive measures.


GUDE IP Power Strips:  Through the manufacturer and its distribution partners
Crestron Home App:     In Apple App Store and Google Play Store

About GUDE

GUDE has been a manufacturer of innovative AV and IT equipment for over 30 years. The family-owned company’s quality products enable the optimization and expansion of infrastructures such as those found in network, server and media cabinets. The product portfolio of the Cologne-based company includes power distribution units (PDU), LAN sensors and time servers. The solutions are developed and manufactured in Germany to meet customers’ quality requirements for reliable AV and IT infrastructure. The company’s mission: to delight customers and save time integrating products for AV and IT professionals.

About Crestron

Crestron Electronics is an global manufacturer in USA and known for defining new standards in media controls, signal transmission and media monitoring for over 40 years. The company headquarters are located in Rockleigh, USA. Crestron products are exclusively in-house developments, designed and manufactured in the USA. Several thousand employees in more than 90 subsidiaries worldwide contribute to this.