3-Series Control System® - Government Version

A compact, rack-mountable 3-Series® control processor with immense power and numerous integrated control ports.

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    The Crestron® CP3 is an enterprise-class control system for residential, commercial, and government applications. 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.

    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 network-grade server appliance capable of faithfully handling everything from boardroom AV and home theater 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
    Designed for enhanced scalability, the CP3 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 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. High-speed Ethernet connectivity enables integration with IP-controllable devices and allows the CP3 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 CP3 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.

    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.

    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 CP3 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.

    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 CP3 includes our patent-pending Network Analyzer which continuously monitors the integrity of the Cresnet network for wiring faults, marginal performance, and other errors.

    Onboard Control Ports
    In addition to Ethernet, the CP3 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.[1]

    Government Version
    Crestron is committed to developing solutions for critical secure network environments. A government version of the CP3, model CP3-GV, is available preconfigured for deployment on a multi-level secured network. It has been specially developed and tested with specific government firmware. The CP3-GV has been assessed by JITC using IA requirements from the Department of Defense, and the results have been documented in a DIACAP scorecard. For additional information, see Crestron True Blue Online Help Answer ID 5361.

    Key Features
    • 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
    • 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 [1]
    • Installer setup via Crestron Toolbox™ software or web browser
    • C#, symbol based, and drag-and-drop programming environments
    • 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
    • JITC certified model available for use in secure network environments
    • 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


    Control Engine
    Crestron 3-Series; real-time, preemptive multi-threaded/multitasking kernel; Transaction-Safe Extended FAT file system; supports up to 10 simultaneously running programs
    SDRAM512 MB
    Flash4 GB
    Memory CardSupports SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
    External StorageSupports USB mass storage devices up to 1 TB
    Ethernet10/100 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, 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 [1], IPv4 or IPv6, Active Directory authentication, IIS v.6.0 Web Server, SMTP e-mail client
    CresnetCresnet master mode
    USBSupports 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-232/422/485For 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/SerialSupports 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 Ethernet port
    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
    G(1) 6-32 screw;
    C hassis 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 Pack2.0 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
    100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2420RU included
    Available Cresnet Power24 Watts (1 Amp @ 24 Volts DC) when using power pack
    Cresnet Power Usage15 Watts (0.625 Amp @ 24 Volts DC) when using Cresnet network power
    Temperature41° to 113° F (5° to 45° C)
    Humidity10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
    Heat Dissipation50 BTU/hr
    ChassisMetal, black finish
    FaceplateExtruded metal, black finish, polycarbonate label overlay
    MountingFreestanding or 1 RU 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
    Height1.70 in (44 mm) without feet
    Width17.28 in (439 mm), 19.00 in (483 mm) with rack ears
    Depth6.56 in (167 mm)
    3.12 lb (1.42 kg)