Denon and Marantz Enhance AVR's with Crestron Connected™

February 25, 2014

Mahwah, NJ February 25th, 2014 – Home theater integration just got easier. D+M Group (parent company of Denon® and Marantz®), a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions, is making system connectivity and integration easier by adding Crestron Connected™ technology to many of its AVR’s and preamplifiers. The new technology can now be downloaded via an free online firmware update to the Denon models: AVR-X3000, AVR-X4000 and AVR-4520CI and Marantz models: SR6008, SR7008, AV7701* and AV8801 once downloaded Crestron Connected™ makes integration of many features like multi-zone audio and network streaming control simpler than ever for custom installers.

“We are pleased to make Crestron Connected readily available to our customers. With this partnership with Crestron, a world class leader in advanced control and automation services, we have been able to simplify the integration process for the many custom integrators who sell our products,” said Paul Belanger, product manager for D+M.

Crestron Connected provides the framework for a consumer electronics control system. By collaborating with Denon and Marantz, Crestron is embedding its control platform intelligence into many of D+M’s AVR and preamplifier units. The AVRs that come with Crestron Connected can be easily controlled by a Crestron automation system via Ethernet, using native control that doesn’t require complicated programming.

Now installers can easily customize the interface for both Denon® and Marantz® receivers for source switching, volume control, and internal controls such as Internet radio, using prebuilt UI templates or by designing their own

“We’re pleased to be moving forward with our partnership with Denon and Marantz,” says Steve Samson, Crestron Director of Business Development. “By embedding Crestron intelligence in Denon and Marantz receivers, it allows for seamless communication with Crestron home automation solutions, giving installers a simplified home theater solution and homeowners complete control of their home entertainment system.”

To access Crestron Connected Denon and Marantz installers can simply select the firmware update option via the unit’s system setup menu.

Crestron Connected provides an easy to implement out-of-the-box solution. To learn more about Crestron Connected devices, visit www.crestron.com.

For more information about Denon and Marantz visit www.usa.denon.com and www.usa.marantz.com.

*Marantz AV7701 Crestron Connected firmware update is scheduled for March 30th.

About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics ®, Calrec Audio, Denon ®, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, Marantz ®, Marantz Professional and Premium Sound Solutions. D+M Group has approximately 2,000 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.

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For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron’s leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com.

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