Load Crestron Drivers

Load Crestron Drivers onto the Crestron Home processor in order to add them to the system. Crestron Drivers are automatically downloaded or side-loaded.

Download Crestron Drivers

Crestron Drivers that are available from the Crestron Driver portal are automatically downloaded onto the Crestron Home processor when the Third Party Devices screen is opened.

NOTE: Crestron Drivers that are tested by Crestron, and legacy security system drivers, are marked with the Crestron swirl logo.

Side-Load Crestron Drivers

Side-load Crestron Drivers using an FTP program. If the Crestron Driver was created using the Device Learner tool, use the Device Learner Tool to side-load the Crestron Driver.

Side-Load Using FTP

To side-load Crestron Drivers using an FTP program, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the Crestron Home processor over FTP or by using the File Manager tool in Crestron Toolbox.
  2. Upload the Crestron Driver package file into the Crestron Home processor's \User\ThirdPartyDrivers\Import directory.

Side-Load Using the Device Learner Tool (IR Devices Only)

To side-load Crestron Drivers using the Device Learner Tool, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Device Learner tool in Crestron Toolbox™ software.
  2. Go to File > Send PKG to Device.
  3. Save the driver package file to the User Database.
  4. Select the Crestron Home processor using the Address Book tool, and then click OK. Once the transfer is complete, a pop‑up dialog is displayed showing the package file, the device hostname/IP address, and the transfer status.

    NOTE: The side-loaded Crestron Driver will overwrite existing drivers on the Crestron Home processor if the drivers share the same ID (manufacturer, model name, and communication type)