MEHVAC Joins Crestron® Integrated Partner Program

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

SUWANEE, Ga. - September 9, 2008 - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, has become a member of the Crestron® Electronics, Inc. Integrated Partner Program and has developed a seamless interface to allow end-users to control their Mitsubishi Electric HVAC systems from their Crestron control system.

"Through this new partnership, we have developed a Crestron Certified Module that can be used to control our HVAC systems through a direct interface," explains Brent Johnson, senior controls engineer, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC. "We are pleased to partner with Crestron and develop an interface for our products that will provide simple touch controls for our end-users. Utilizing the G-50A or the GB 50 Centralized Controllers, the Crestron Certified Module can control CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) cooling and heating systems, Lossnay® energy recovery ventilators and Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems."

With the ability to take HVAC, audio/visual, lighting and security systems and integrate them into the same interface, Crestron solutions provide end-users seamless, complete electronic control. The Crestron Integrated Partner Program is designed to enable partner manufacturers' products to operate seamlessly in a Crestron systems environment. As the leader in the systems integration market for over 30 years, Crestron offers proven, robust technology designed with the future in mind. "HVAC is yet another avenue for our dealers to increase their project profitability," says Chris Wildfoerster, director of business development, Crestron. "Our CITY MULTI module is compatible with SystemBuilder design software and can be easily integrated into a Crestron whole home solution."

CITY MULTI VRFZ technology provides the ultimate in freedom and flexibility by ensuring total comfort for all occupants of any type of building. A variety of outdoor units, indoor units and controllers are available. With CITY MULTI systems, the temperature in each zone is precisely controlled while operating at optimum energy-saving levels. All CITY MULTI systems use environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant and can be managed through the CITY MULTI Controls Network (CMCN).

The Mr. Slim split-ductless system, available in the M- and P-Series, is the perfect solution for residential or light commercial applications. The MXZ-Series delivers exceptional performance for up to four separate zones, while the P-Series offers a wide variety of indoor units, making it a breeze to cool and heat difficult spaces.

For more information on Mitsubishi Electric HVAC products or technology, please visit www.mehvac.com. For more information about Crestron, please visit www.crestron.com.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division

For more than 27 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. As a manufacturer member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Mitsubishi Electric HVAC is committed to the effective use of energy through the development of environmentally responsible air-conditioning and heating technology.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance™ program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) systems, compressors, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide™ line-set covers, and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com.

Accomplishments

The Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Mr Slim MSZ-FD09/12NA was voted #1 in the Contracting Business HVAC Comfortech 2008 Product Showcase. CITY MULTI installations received Honorable Mention and Runner Up awards in the New Construction category of the 2007 Design/Build Awards Competition sponsored by Contracting Business. Additionally, a 2007 Contracting Business survey named Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' top preferred brand. A 2006 survey by ACH&R News listed Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications. In 2005, CITY MULTI products were named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Buildings Magazine and received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest.

About Crestron

For nearly 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating home technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, security, and environmental systems, from easy-to-use touchpanels, keypads and handheld remotes.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.