By: Crestron
The World's Leader for Advanced Home, Campus & Building Control Automation Solutions
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3-Series Control System

The Crestron CP3 presents a new benchmark in control system technology. 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.


Available Configurations Include:

CP3-GV 3-Series Control System® - Government Version
CP3N 3-Series Control System®

CP3 features include:

  • Next generation control system
  • 3-Series™ Control Engine — substantially faster and more powerful than other control systems
  • Exclusive modular programming architecture
  • Onboard 512MB RAM & 4GB Flash memory
  • Expandable storage up to 1TB
  • Rear panel memory card slot
  • High-speed USB 2.0 host port
  • Industry-standard Ethernet and Cresnet® wired communications
  • XPanel with Smart Graphics™ computer and Web based control
  • iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and Samsung Smart TV® control app support
  • Crestron Fusion™ Enterprise Management Software support
  • SNMP support
  • One RS-232/422/485 COM port with hardware and software handshaking
  • Two RS-232 COM ports with software handshaking only
  • 8 IR/serial, 8 relay, and 8 Versiport I/O ports
  • Native BACnet®/IP support[1]
  • Installer setup via Crestron Toolbox™ or Internet Explorer®[2]
  • Backwards compatible to run existing SIMPL programs
  • Full Unicode (multi-language) support
  • Increased network throughput and security
  • Secure access though Active Directory integration or standalone account management
  • Hardware level security using 802.1x authentication
  • JITC certified model available for use in secure network environments
  • IIS v.6.0 Web Server
  • IPv6 ready
  • Front panel USB computer console port
  • 1-space rack-mountable
Control Engine
  3-Series™; real-time, preemptive multi-threaded/multitasking kernel; Transaction-Safe Extended FAT file system; supports up to 10 simultaneously running programs
  SDRAM 512 MB
  Flash 4 GB
  Memory Card supports SD™ and SDHC™ cards up to 32 GB
  External Storage support USB mass storage devices up to 1 TB
  Ethernet 10/100 Mbps; auto-switching; auto-negotiating; auto-discovery; full/half duplex; industry-standard TCP/IP stack; UDP/IP; CIP; DHCP; SSL; IEEE 802.1X; SNMP; BACnet®/IP[1]; IPv4 or IPv6; Active Directory authentication; IIS v.6.0 Web Server; SMTP e-mail client; installer setup via Crestron Toolbox™ or MSIE[2]
  Cresnet® Cresnet master mode
  USB Supports USB HID and USB mass storage class devices via rear panel USB 2.0 host ports, supports computer console via front panel USB 2.0 device port
  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
  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
Connectors & Card Slots
  RELAY OUTPUT 1 – 8 (2) 8-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (8) normally open, isolated relays;
Rated 1 Amp, 30 Volts AC/DC;
MOV arc suppression across contacts
  I/O 1 – 8 (1) 9-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (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: 250mA 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 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (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
  COM 1 (1) 5-pin 3.5mm 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 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Bidirectional RS-232 ports;
Up to 115.2k baud; software handshaking support
  MEMORY (1) SD memory card slot;
Accepts one SD or SDHC card up to 32 GB for memory expansion
  USB (1) USB Type A female;
USB 2.0 port for storage devices
  LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 jack;
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port
  NET (1) 4-pin 3.5mm 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 Requirements” for additional specifications
  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 Requirements” for additional specifications
  G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
  COMPUTER (front) (1) USB Type B female;
USB 2.0 computer console port (6 ft cable included);
For setup only
Controls & Indicators
  PWR (1) Green LED, indicates operating power supplied from power pack or Cresnet network
  NET (1) Amber LED, indicates communication with the Cresnet system
  MSG (1) Red LED, indicates control system has generated an error message
  HW-R (1) Recessed pushbutton for hardware reset
  SW-R (1) Recessed pushbutton for software reset
  LAN (rear) (2) LEDs, green LED indicates Ethernet link status, amber LED indicates Ethernet activity
Power Requirements
  Power Pack 2.0 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2420RU included
  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
  Temperature 41° to 113°F (5° to 45°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 50 BTU/Hr
  Chassis Metal, black finish
  Faceplate Extruded metal, black finish, polycarbonate label overlay
  Mounting Freestanding or 1U 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
  Height 1.70 in (44 mm) without feet
  Width 17.28 in (439 mm), 19.00 in (483 mm) with rack ears
  Depth 6.56 in (167 mm)
  3.12 lb (1.42 kg)

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