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3-Series Control System®

CP3

A compact, rack-mountable 3-Series® control processor with immense power and numerous integrated control ports.

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The Crestron® CP3 is an enterprise-class control system for residential, commercial, and government applications. Featuring the 3-Series® control engine, the CP3 forms the core of any modern networked home or commercial building, managing and integrating all the disparate technologies throughout your facility to make life easier, greener, more productive, and more enjoyable.

 

3-Series® Control Systems
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 boardroom AV and home theater 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.

 
Modular Programming Architecture
Designed for enhanced scalability, the CP3 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 AV, lighting, shades, HVAC, security, 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.

Robust Ethernet & IP Control
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 CP3 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 CP3 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.

Control Apps & XPanel
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
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 CP3 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.

SNMP Support
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®
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 CP3 includes our patent-pending Network Analyzer which continuously monitors the integrity of the Cresnet network for wiring faults, marginal performance, and other errors.

Onboard Control Ports
In addition to Ethernet, the CP3 includes three bidirectional COM ports and eight IR ports to interface directly with all of your centralized AV sources, video displays, and other devices. Eight programmable relay ports are included 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.

BACnet™/IP
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.[1]

Government Version
Crestron is committed to developing solutions for critical secure network environments. A government version of the CP3, model CP3-GV, is available preconfigured for deployment on a multi-level secured network. It has been specially developed and tested with specific government firmware. The CP3-GV has been assessed by JITC using IA requirements from the Department of Defense, and the results have been documented in a DIACAP scorecard. For additional information, see Crestron True Blue Online Help Answer ID 5361.

Notes

  1. License required. The CP3 supports a maximum of 1000 BACnet objects when dedicated for BACnet use only. Actual capabilities are contingent upon the overall program size and complexity.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, 3-Series, 3-Series Control System, Cresnet, Crestron Control, Crestron Fusion, Crestron Toolbox, and Smart Graphics are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. BACnet and the BACnet logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, iPad, and iPhone are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. IOS is either a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Android is either a trademark or registered trademark of Google, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2016 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

  • 1-space rack-mountable
  • 3-Series® Control Engine — substantially faster and more powerful than other control systems
  • C#, symbol based, and drag-and-drop programming environments
  • Exclusive modular programming architecture
  • Expandable storage up to 1TB
  • FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption
  • Full Unicode (multi-language) support
  • Hardware level security using 802.1X authentication
  • High-speed USB 2.0 host port
  • IIS v.6.0 Web Server
  • Increased network throughput and security
  • Industry-standard Ethernet and Cresnet® wired communications
  • iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ control app support
  • IPv6 ready
  • JITC certified model available for use in secure network environments
  • Onboard 512MB RAM & 4GB Flash memory
  • Programmable event scheduling with astronomical time clock
  • Secure access through full user/group management or Active Directory integration
  • SNMP remote management support
  • TLS, SSL, SSH, and SFTP network security protocols
  • Enterprise-class control system
  • Rear panel memory card slot
  • XPanel with Smart Graphics™ computer and web based control
  • Crestron Fusion® Cloud Enterprise Management Service support
  • One RS-232/422/485 COM port with hardware and software handshaking
  • Two RS-232 COM ports with software handshaking only
  • Eight IR/serial, eight relay, and eight Versiport I/O ports
  • Native BACnet™/IP support [1]
  • Installer setup via Crestron Toolbox™ software or web browser
  • Front panel USB computer console port

Notes

  1. License required. The CP3 supports a maximum of 1000 BACnet objects when dedicated for BACnet use only. Actual capabilities are contingent upon the overall program size and complexity.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, 3-Series, 3-Series Control System, Cresnet, Crestron Control, Crestron Fusion, Crestron Toolbox, and Smart Graphics are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. BACnet and the BACnet logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, iPad, and iPhone are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. IOS is either a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Android is either a trademark or registered trademark of Google, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2016 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Cresnet Cresnet master mode
Ethernet 10/100 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, industry-standard TCP/IP stack, UDP/IP, CIP, DHCP, SSL, TLS, SSH, SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption, IEEE 802.1X, SNMP, BACnet/IP [1], IPv4 or IPv6, Active Directory authentication, IIS v.6.0 Web Server, SMTP e-mail client
IR/Serial Supports 1-way device control via infrared up to 1.2 MHz or serial TTL/RS-232 (0-5 Volts) up to 115.2k baud
RS-232/422/485 For 2-way device control and monitoring, all ports support RS-232 up to 115.2k baud with software handshaking, one port also supports RS-422 or RS-485 and hardware handshaking
USB Supports USB mass storage class devices via rear panel USB 2.0 host ports, supports computer console via front panel USB 2.0 device port
24VDC 2.0A (1) 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC power connector;
24 Volt DC power input;
PW-2420RU power pack included;
Passes through to NET port to power Cresnet devices;
See “Power” section for additional specifications
COM 1 (1) 5-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
Bidirectional RS-232/422/485 port;
Up to 115.2k baud; hardware and software handshaking support
COM 2 – 3 (2) 3-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal blocks;
Bidirectional RS-232 ports;
Up to 115.2k baud; software handshaking support
COMPUTER (front) (1) USB Type B female;
USB 2.0 computer console port (6 ft cable included);
For setup only
G (1) 6-32 screw;
C hassis ground lug
I/O 1 – 8 (1) 9-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
Comprises (8) “Versiport” digital input/output or analog input ports (referenced to GND);
Digital Input: Rated for 0-24 Volts DC, input impedance 20k Ohms, logic threshold >3.125V low/0 and <1.875V high/1;
Digital Output: 250 mA sink from maximum 24 Volts DC, catch diodes for use with “real world” loads;
Analog Input: Rated for 0-10 Volts DC, protected to 24 Volts DC maximum, input impedance 21k Ohms with pull-up resistor disabled;
Programmable 5 Volts, 2k Ohms pull-up resistor per pin
IR - SERIAL OUTPUT 1 – 8 (2) 8-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal blocks;
Comprises (8) IR/Serial output ports;
IR output up to 1.2 MHz;
1-way serial TTL/RS-232 (0-5 Volts) up to 115.2k baud
LAN (1) 8-pin RJ45 jack;
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port
MEMORY (1) SD memory card slot;
Accepts one SD or SDHC card up to 32 GB for memory expansion
NET (1) 4-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
Cresnet master port;
Outputs power to Cresnet devices if a power pack is connected to the 24VDC power input jack;
Receives Cresnet network power if no power pack is connected to the 24VDC power input jack;
See “Power” section for additional specifications
RELAY OUTPUT 1 – 8 (2) 8-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal blocks;
Comprises (8) normally open, isolated relays;
Rated 1 Amp, 30 Volts AC/DC;
MOV arc suppression across contacts
USB (1) USB Type A female;
USB 2.0 port for storage devices
Crestron 3-Series; real-time, preemptive multi-threaded/multitasking kernel; Transaction-Safe Extended FAT file system; supports up to 10 simultaneously running programs
HW-R (1) Recessed pushbutton for hardware reset
LAN (rear) (2) LEDs, green LED indicates Ethernet link status, amber LED indicates Ethernet activity
MSG (1) Red LED, indicates control system has generated an error message
NET (1) Amber LED, indicates communication with the Cresnet system
PWR (1) Green LED, indicates operating power supplied from power pack or Cresnet network
SW-R (1) Recessed pushbutton for software reset
Depth 6.56 in (167 mm)
Height 1.70 in (44 mm) without feet
Width 17.28 in (439 mm), 19.00 in (483 mm) with rack ears
Chassis Metal, black finish
Faceplate Extruded metal, black finish, polycarbonate label overlay
Mounting Freestanding or 1 RU 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
Heat Dissipation 50 BTU/Hr
Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Temperature 41° to 113° F (5° to 45° C)
External Storage supports USB mass storage devices up to 1 TB
Flash 4 GB
Memory Card supports SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
SDRAM 512 MB
Available Cresnet Power 24 Watts (1 Amp @ 24 Volts DC) when using power pack
Cresnet Power Usage 15 Watts (0.625 Amp @ 24 Volts DC) when using Cresnet network power
Power Pack 2.0 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2420RU included
3.12 lb (1.42 kg)

Notes

  1. License required. The CP3 supports a maximum of 1000 BACnet objects when dedicated for BACnet use only. Actual capabilities are contingent upon the overall program size and complexity.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, 3-Series, 3-Series Control System, Cresnet, Crestron Control, Crestron Fusion, Crestron Toolbox, and Smart Graphics are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. BACnet and the BACnet logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, iPad, and iPhone are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. IOS is either a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Android is either a trademark or registered trademark of Google, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2016 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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