3-Series Control System®
>> Enterprise-class 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
>> Control Subnet — provides a dedicated local network for
Crestron® devices
>> XPanel with Smart Graphics™ computer and web based control
>> iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ control app support
>> Crestron Fusion Cloud Enterprise Management Service support
>> SNMP remote management 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
>> Programmable event scheduling with astronomical time clock
>> Native BACnet™/IP support [2]
>> Installer setup via Crestron Toolbox™ software or web browser
>> C#, symbol based, and drag-and-drop programming
>> Full Unicode (multi-language) support
>> Increased network throughput and security
>> Secure access through full user/group management or Active
Directory integration
>> Hardware level security using 802.1X authentication
>> TLS, SSL, SSH, and SFTP network security protocols
>> FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption
>> IIS v.6.0 Web Server
>> IPv6 ready
>> Front panel USB computer console port
>> 1-space rack-mountable
The Crestron® CP3N is an enterprise-class control system with a dedicated
Control Subnet port. Featuring the 3-Series® control engine, the CP3N
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 networkgrade server appliance capable of faithfully handling everything from
boardroom AV and home theater control to total building management.
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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 CP3N affords high-speed, realtime 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. Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
enables integration with IP-controllable devices and allows the CP3N 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 CP3N 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.
Dedicated Control Subnet
The Crestron Control Subnet is a Gigabit Ethernet network dedicated to
Crestron devices. Via the CP3N’s Control Subnet port, an installer may
simply connect a single touch screen or wireless gateway, or add a
Crestron PoE switch (CEN-SW-POE-5 or CEN-SWPOE-16) [1] to handle
multiple touch screens, gateways, AV components, and other devices.
Auto-configuration of the entire subnet is performed by the CP3N,
discovering each device and assigning IP addresses without any extra
effort from the installer.
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CP3N – Rear View
A separate LAN port on the CP3N provides a single-point connection to
the customer’s LAN, requiring just one IP address for the complete control
system. The LAN port allows full interconnectivity between devices on
the local subnet with other devices, systems, servers, and WAN/Internet
connections outside the local subnet. For sensitive applications that require
absolute security, the entire Control Subnet can be completely isolated
from the customer’s LAN using Isolation Mode.
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.
Onboard Control Ports
In addition to Ethernet, the CP3N 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.
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.[2]
Control Engine
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 CP3N 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.
Crestron 3-Series; real-time, preemptive multi-threaded/multitasking
kernel; Transaction-Safe Extended FAT file system; supports up to 10
simultaneously running programs
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, 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 CP3N 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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Flash: 4 GB
Memory Card: Supports SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
External Storage: Supports USB mass storage devices up to 1 TB
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, autodiscovery, 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 [2], IPv4 or IPv6,
Active Directory authentication, IIS v.6.0 Web Server, SMTP e-mail client
Control Subnet: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, auto-switching, autonegotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP server, DNS Server,
port forwarding, Isolation Mode
Cresnet: Cresnet master mode
USB: Supports USB mass storage class devices via rear panel USB 2.0
host port, supports computer console via front panel USB 2.0 device port
RS-232/422/485: For 2-way device control and monitoring, all ports
CP3N 3-Series Control System®
support RS-232 up to 115.2k baud with software handshaking, one port
also supports hardware handshaking, RS-422, and RS-485
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 3.5 mm detachable terminal blocks;
Comprises (8) normally open, isolated relays;
Rated 1 Amp, 30 Volts AC/DC; MOV arc suppression across contacts
I/O 1 – 8: (1) 9-pin 3.5 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
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
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-pin RJ45 jack;
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet port;
Connects to the customer’s LAN
CONTROL SUBNET: (1) 8-pin RJ45 jack;
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet port;
Provides a dedicated local network for Crestron devices
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
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
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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) Bi-color green/amber LEDs, left LED indicates Ethernet link
status and connection speed, right LED indicates Ethernet activity
CONTROL SUBNET (rear): (2) Bi-color green/amber LEDs, left LED
indicates Ethernet link status and connection speed, right LED indicates
Ethernet activity
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 1 RU 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)
3.1 lb (1.42 kg)
CP3N 3-Series Control System®
Available Models
1. Item(s) sold separately.
2. License required. The CP3N supports a maximum of 1000 BACnet objects when dedicated
for BACnet use only. Actual capabilities are contingent upon the overall program size and
CP3N: 3-Series Control System®
Included Accessories
PW-2420RU: Power Pack, Desktop, 24VDC, 2A (50 Watts), Regulated,
(Qty. 1 included)
The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.
Available Accessories
PWE-4803RU: PoE Injector
CEN-SW-POE-5: 5-Port PoE Switch
CEN-SWPOE-16: 16-Port Managed PoE Switch
C2N-HBLOCK: Multi-type Cresnet Distribution Block
CNTBLOCK: Cresnet Distribution Block
CNSP-XX: Custom Serial Interface Cable
IRP2: IR Emitter Probe w/Terminal Block Connector
Crestron® App: Control App for Apple® iOS® & Android™
XPanel: Crestron Control® for Computers
myCrestron: Dynamic DNS Service for Crestron Systems
Crestron Fusion®: Enterprise Management Platform
3-Series® BACnet™/IP Support: 3-Series Native BACnet/IP Interface
Crestron Electronics, Inc. 15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 800.237.2041 / 201.767.3400
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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.
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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.
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All brand names, product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Specifications subject to change without notice. Revised 10/18/16