Crestron | CRESTRON-APP-SSTV | Product Specifications: RMC3

3-Series® Room Media Controller
>> Compact and cost-effective control system
>> 3-Series® Control Engine
>> Exclusive modular programming architecture[1]
>> Onboard 256MB RAM & 4GB Flash memory
>> Support for external USB flash memory and
mass storage devices
>> 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 IR/serial, two relay, and two digital input ports
>> Native BACnet®/IP support[3]
>> Installer setup via Crestron Toolbox™ or Internet Explorer®[5]
>> Backwards compatible to run existing SIMPL programs
>> Full Unicode (multi-language) support
>> Increased network throughput and security
>> Secure access through Active Directory integration or
standalone account management
>> Hardware level security using 802.1x authentication
>> Built-in Web Server
>> IPv6 ready
>> USB On-The-Go port
>> PoE network powered
>> Compact, stackable “IFE micro” form factor
>> Surface or DIN rail mountable
The Crestron® RMC3 is a compact and cost-effective 3-Series Control
System® designed to provide control and monitoring for a single display
device, a small AV system, lighting and shading, climate control, security,
energy management, and many other specialized applications. Its tiny form
factor allows it to be placed just about anywhere with the option to attach
it to a flat surface or DIN rail using the mounting bracket provided. It can
fit easily behind a video display or above a projector, and provides enough
control ports to control the display device along with a screen or lift.
Cresnet® and Ethernet connectivity provides full support for the full line of
Crestron touch screens, keypads, dimmers, shades, thermostats, and other
peripherals. Featuring the 3-Series® control engine, the RMC3 provides a
robust, feature-packed controller that’s ideal for mass deployment across
college campuses, corporate office buildings, museums, MDUs, hotels, and
convention centers.
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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 networkgrade server appliance capable of faithfully handling everything from
lighting and AV system 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[1]
Designed for enhanced scalability, the RMC3 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 lighting,
shades, HVAC, security, AV, 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.[1]
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 RMC3 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 RMC3 provides secure, reliable interconnectivity with IPenabled touch screens, computers, mobile devices, video displays, media
servers, security systems, lighting, HVAC, and other equipment — whether
on premises or across the globe.
RMC3 3-Series® Room Media Controller
Front View
Rear View
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, tablet, or Smart TV, Crestron lets you
control anything in your home or workplace from anywhere in the world.
Onboard Control Ports
In addition to Ethernet, the RMC3 includes a variety of control ports for
interfacing with third-party equipment. A single bidirectional COM port
(RS-232/422/485) and two IR ports allow for interfacing with AV devices,
small appliances, and other equipment. Two programmable relay ports are
provided for controlling projection screens, lifts, power controllers, door
strikes, and other contact-closure actuated equipment. Two digital input
ports enable the integration of occupancy sensors, power sensors, door
switches, or anything else that provides a dry contact closure or lowvoltage logic signal.
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. Even Samsung Smart TV® has a Crestron
control app available.
Crestron Fusion™ Enterprise
Crestron Fusion 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
RMC3 works integrally with Fusion RV® Remote Asset Management
Software to enable remote scheduling, monitoring, and control of rooms
and technology from a central help desk. Fusion EM® Energy Management
Software 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 provides a dependable network wiring solution for Crestron
keypads, lighting controls, thermostats, shades, 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.[2] To assist with
troubleshooting, the RMC3 includes our patent-pending Network Analyzer
which continuously monitors the integrity of the Cresnet network for wiring
faults, marginal performance, and other errors.
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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.[3]
Power over Ethernet
Using PoE technology, the RMC3 gets its operating power right through
the LAN wiring. PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminates the need for a
local power supply or any dedicated power wiring. A PoE Injector
(PWE-4803RU[4]) simply connects in line with the LAN cable at any
convenient location. Crestron PoE switches (CEN-SW-POE-5 or
CEN-SWPOE-16[4]) may also be used to provide a total networking solution
with built-in PoE.
Integrator Friendly Enclosure
The RMC3 features the Crestron IFE form factor, a compact “Integrator
Friendly Enclosure” design that fits almost anywhere and enables a variety
of installation options. Its shape allows multiple RMC3s and other IFE
compliant devices to be stacked together. Using the included mounting
bracket, it can be fastened to any flat surface or snapped onto a standard
DIN rail.
RMC3 3-Series® Room Media Controller
IR output up to 1.2 MHz;
1-way serial TTL/RS-232 (0-5 Volts) up to 115.2k baud
COM: (1) 5-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Bidirectional RS-232/422/485 port;
Up to 115.2k baud; hardware and software handshaking support
G: (1) 4-40 screw, chassis ground lug
USB-OTG: (1) USB Type Mini-AB female; USB OTG port for computer
console and USB mass storage devices (6 ft A male to Mini-B male cable,
and A female to Mini-A male adapter, included)
Shown with mounting bracket
Control Engine
3-Series®; real-time, preemptive multi-threaded/multitasking kernel;
Transaction-Safe Extended FAT file system; supports up to 10
simultaneously running programs (license required)[1]
Flash: 4 GB
External Storage: supports USB mass storage devices
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[3]; IPv4 or IPv6; Active Directory
authentication; Web Server; SMTP e-mail client; installer setup via Crestron
Toolbox™ or MSIE[5], IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at Type 1 compliant
Cresnet®: Cresnet master mode
USB: Supports computer console and USB mass storage devices via
USB OTG (On-The-Go) port
RS-232/422/485: For 2-way device control and monitoring, supports
RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 up to 115.2k baud with hardware and
software 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
DIGITAL IN 1 – 2: (1) 3-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising
(2) digital inputs (referenced to GND);
Input Voltage Range: 0-24 Volts DC;
Logic Threshold: ≥ 2.0 Volts DC 0/low, ≤1.1 Volt DC 1/high;
Input Impedance: 2.2k Ohms pulled up to 5 Volts
RELAY 1 – 2: (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (2)
normally open, isolated relays;
Rated 1 Amp, 30 Volts AC/DC;
MOV arc suppression across contacts
IR 1 – 2: (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (2)
IR/Serial output ports;
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LAN PoE: (1) 8-wire RJ45 female;
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port, Power over Ethernet compliant
NET: (1) 3-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Cresnet master port (data only, no power[2])
Controls & Indicators
PWR: (1) Dual-color green/amber LED, indicates operating power supplied
via PoE, turns amber while booting and green when operating
NET: (1) Amber LED, indicates communication with the Cresnet system
MSG: (1) Red LED, indicates processor has generated an error message
LAN PoE: (2) LEDs, green LED indicates 100Mbps Ethernet link status,
amber LED indicates Ethernet activity
HW-R: (1) Recessed miniature pushbutton for hardware reset
SW-R: (1) Recessed miniature pushbutton for software reset
Power Requirements
Power over Ethernet: IEEE 802.3at Type 1 (802.3af compatible) Class 0
(12.95W) PoE Powered Device
NOTE: Does not use or supply any Cresnet power
Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation: 17 BTU/Hr
Enclosure: IFE micro form factor, black and blue plastic
Mounting: Freestanding, stackable, surface mount, or 35 mm DIN
EN 60715 rail mount; occupies 8 DIN module spaces (144 mm); surface/
DIN rail mounting bracket included
Height: 1.35 in (35 mm), 1.77 in (45 mm) with bracket
Width: 5.04 in (128 mm), 5.36 in (137 mm) with bracket
Depth: 2.86 in (73 mm)
6.4 oz (180 g)
RMC3 3-Series® Room Media Controller
Available Models
1. To enable Modular Programming Architecture (MPA) on the RMC3 requires the purchase of
one SW-RMC3-10PROG license. The license enables support for running up to 10
simultaneous programs on a single RMC3. The license is not required if running only one
program on the RMC3.
2. The NET (Cresnet) port on the RMC3 is a 3-pin connector which provides connectivity for
Cresnet data only, not power. The Cresnet power conductor does not terminate to the RMC. An
external Cresnet power supply is required to provide power for Cresnet devices.
3. License required. The RMC3 supports a maximum of 500 BACnet objects when dedicated
for BACnet use only. Actual capabilities are contingent upon the overall program size and
4. Item(s) sold separately.
5. Web-based installer setup requires the Microsoft® Internet Explorer® Web browser running on
a Windows® PC.
RMC3: 3-Series® Room Media Controller
Available April 1, 2014
Available Accessories
SW-RMC3-10PROG: 10 Program MPA Support License
PWE-4803RU: PoE Injector
CEN-SW-POE-5: 5-Port PoE Switch
CEN-SWPOE-16: 16-Port Managed PoE Switch
CNSP-XX: Custom Serial Interface Cable
IRP2: IR Emitter Probe w/Terminal Block Connector
CRESTRON-APP: Crestron® App
CRESTRON-MOBILE-PRO: Crestron Mobile Pro® Control App
CRESTRON-APP-SSTV: Crestron® App for Samsung Smart TV®
XPANEL: Crestron Control® for Computers
SW-MYCRESTRON: myCrestron Dynamic DNS Service
SW-FUSION-EM: Fusion EM® Energy Management Software
SW-FUSION-RV: Fusion RV® Remote Asset Management Software
SW-ROOMVW-ENT: RoomView® Express - Remote Help Desk and
Resource Management Software
SW-3SERIES-BACNET-50+: BACnet®/IP Support for 3-Series™ - Full
license for more than 50 objects
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contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available
online at or by calling 800-237-2041.
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Crestron, the Crestron logo, 3-Series, 3-Series Control System, Cresnet, Crestron Control,
Crestron Fusion, Crestron Mobile Pro, Crestron Toolbox, Fusion EM, Fusion RV, RoomView, 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. Microsoft, Internet Explorer, and Windows are either trademarks
or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Samsung Smart TV is either a trademark or registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
In the United Stated 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. ©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
RMC3 3-Series® Room Media Controller
Crestron Electronics, Inc. 15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 800.237.2041 / 201.767.3400
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Specifications subject to change without notice. Revised 02/11/14
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