Crestron “Green” Initiative Complies with RoHS Standards
By Eric C. Leese on June 29, 2006

All Crestron Products Comply with European Union

Crestron, the global leader in advanced control and automation technology for commercial and residential solutions, announces that all of its products will be in compliance with the European Union (EU) Directive 202/95/EC Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). Crestron has been dedicated to this "green" initiative, modifying its entire product line, for more than a year. With several established dealers, hundreds of ongoing projects and corporate offices in Brussels, Munich, Milan, London, Paris and Barcelona, it was vital to Crestron to meet RoHS standards and support the European market.

The RoHS directive mandates that effective July 1, 2006, all products sold into the EU must significantly curtail the use of Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers. Per the directive, the maximum allowed concentration by weight in homogeneous materials is 0.1 percent for each material, with the exception of Cadmium, which is 0.01 percent.

"Europe is an important and growing market for us, so compliance with the RoHS directive was never a question," said Tom Buzzell, Crestron General Manager. "Our efforts to meet RoHS standards began about a year ago, when we began working closely with all of our suppliers worldwide to determine which parts needed to be replaced in each product. It was a complex and expansive project." Randy Klein, Crestron Executive Vice Presidents adds, "Crestron's European dealers and installers should remain confident that the solutions that they rely on to be successful and grow their businesses will continue to ship without interruption."

While the U.S. has not passed similar legislation requiring "green" compliance, all products shipped within the U.S. and elsewhere will meet the same environmental standards.

Jun 29, 2006 / Industry News