System Design

The Crestron Home™ system is capable of controlling homes of different sizes. Use the information provided below to help design a home.

Operating System Features

The Crestron Home™ OS and Crestron Pyng® OS operating systems support different control processors and features. Refer to the comparison below to view the differences between each operating system.

NOTE: For a comprehensive list of devices that are supported by Crestron Home™ OS, refer to Works with Crestron Home™ OS.

Crestron Home OS and Crestron Pyng OS Operating System Features
Feature Class Feature

Crestron Pyng
OS 1

Crestron Pyng
OS 2

Crestron Home OS

Control Processor Compatible Processor PYNG-HUB CP4‑R
CP3‑R
CP4‑R
MC4-R
Multi-Home Support Multi-Home Support No No Yes
Home and Room Images Home and Room Images No No Yes
iPad Split View iPad Split View No No Yes
Room Favorites Room Favorites No No Yes
Audio Sonos® CONNECT™ Wireless Receivers Yes Yes Yes
Sonos CONNECT:AMP Devices No Yes Yes
All Sonos Speakers (including Sound Bars) No Yes Yes
Audio Grouping

Yes

Simple Audio Source Sharing

Yes

Hybrid Grouping of Sonos and Sonnex

Yes

Hybrid Grouping of Sonos and Sonnex

Crestron Distribution Amplifiers Yes Yes Yes
Remote Media Control (Mobile device using a cellular network)1 Yes Yes

Yes

Source selection and Basic Control

Video Custom TV Presets (Favorites) No Yes Yes
Handheld Remotes No Yes Yes
Source Control No Yes Yes
Display Control No Yes Yes
A/V Receivers No Yes Yes
DigitalMedia™ Devices No Yes Yes
DM NVX® Devices No Yes Yes
Remote Media Control (Mobile device using a cellular network)1 Yes Yes

Yes

myCrestron Residential Monitoring Service Automatic Backups Yes Yes Yes
Monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Preconfiguration Yes

CP4-R: Yes

CP3-R: No

Yes
Lighting Lighting Yes Yes Yes
Climate Thermostats Yes Yes Yes
BACnet Thermostats No No Yes
Shades Shades Yes Yes Yes
Security Door Locks Yes Yes Yes
Security Systems Yes Yes Yes
Sensors Sensors Yes Yes Yes
Keypads Keypads Yes Yes Yes
Touch Screens Touch Screens Yes Yes Yes

Cameras

2N Video Intercom Door Stations No Yes Yes
Streaming Cameras No Yes Yes
Editing Scene Editing Yes Yes Future Release
Scheduling Yes Yes Future Release
Quick Actions Per Room Quick Actions No No Yes
Whole House Quick Actions Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Language Support End-User Interface Yes Yes Future Release
Setup App Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Platform Support iOS® Phones Yes Yes Yes
iOS® Tablets Yes Yes Yes
Android™ Phones Yes Yes Yes
Android™ Tablets Yes Yes Yes
PC Yes Yes Future Release

Control Processor Features

The PYNG-HUB, CP3‑R, MC4-R, and CP4-R control processors feature built-in control ports that are appropriate for homes of varying sizes. To help determine the best control processor for the home, refer to the Control Processor Features table below.

Control Processor Features
    Control Processor  
Feature Class Feature PYNG-HUB CP3‑R MC4‑R CP4‑R
Operating System Crestron Home OS No No Yes Yes
Crestron Pyng OS 2 No Yes No Yes
Crestron Pyng OS 1 Yes No No No
infiNET EX® Wireless Gateways Built-in Gateways 1 0 1 0
External Gateways 4 15 14 15
Cresnet® Wired Gateways Built-in Gateways 1 1 1 1
External Gateways 4 14 14 14
Connectors IR Ports 0 8 4 8
RS‑232/-422/-485 0 3 1 3
Relays 0 8 2 8
Digital I/O Ports and Analog In 0 8 2 8
Net Yes Yes Yes Yes
LAN Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAM and CPU RAM 256 MB 1 GB 1 GB 2 GB
CPU AM3352 i.MX53 i.MX8 i.MX6
Clock Speed 600 MHz 1 GHz 1.8 Ghz 1 GHz
Cores 1 1 4 4

Maximum System Size

The Crestron Home control processor is capable of controlling homes of different sizes. The maximum system sizes have been tested with the CP4-R and MC4-R control processors to provide optimal system performance. To determine the best control processor for the home, refer to the Maximum System Size table below.

NOTE: For a comprehensive list of devices that are supported by Crestron Home™ OS, refer to Works with Crestron Home™ OS.

Maximum System Size
  CP4-R MC4-R
Keypads and User Interface Devices
Touch Screens or TSR-310s 24 12
Apps in Home 10 8
Remotes (HR series) 24 16
Remotes per Room 2 1
Keypads 120 60
Audio
Audio Sources 24 24
Crestron Speaker Zones 32 16
Active Audio Groups 4 4
Max Rooms in 1 Audio Group 20 10
Sonos Speaker Zones or Players 16 8
Video    
Video Sources 32 16
Video Zones 32 16
Displays in a Room 7 7
AV Receivers 6 3
Lights and Shades
Shades/Drapes 100 50
Lighting Loads 300 100
Climate Control    
Thermostats 32 12
BACnet Objects* 2,000 500
Security and Locks    
Security Systems 2 2
Locks 6 4
Streaming Cameras 10 10
Other Devices    
Sensors 32 16

* The full BACnet network/IP license is included with the CP4-R and MC4-R to support the maximum number of BACnet objects. No additional purchase required.

Quick Action and Scene Limits

Maximum Quick Actions and Scenes
Limit Type Qty.
Whole House Limits
Quick Actions 50
Climate Scenes 24
Room-Level Limits
Quick Actions 50
Lighting Scenes 50
Shade Scenes 50
Media Scenes 200