Posted Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 06:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
Wounded Warrior hospitals get hooked up with home theaters.
Most consumers haven’t heard of Crestron, and who could blame them, it isn’t exactly a household name. For certain people however, it is; people like Eli Manning, Howard Stern, Harrison Ford, and thanks to a generous donation, soldiers recovering in the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
A temporary home for soldiers injured overseas, the hospital is a part of the Wounded Warrior Battalion – East, and the third to have been given the star treatment by Crestron. Vincent Bruno, director of marketing for Crestron presented the donation, thanking the soldiers for their hard work. "You all have made great sacrifices for us - to preserve our freedom. This is merely a small token of our appreciation for all you do and are doing.”
Crestron’s donation includes an Adagio home theater system, a CEN-IDOCV iPod interface, a TPS-6X wireless touch panel controller, as well as a Blu-ray player and 52” plasma TV. Also contributing were Marshall who provided furniture, Triad for speakers and stands, and Velodyne with a subwoofer.
Recovery can be boring and often depressing for soldiers who are ready to get back to their units, or their families. Crestron hopes to help by providing a great source of entertainment. More hospitals will be receiving donations from Crestron according to their press release, the next being Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, and Wounded Warriors Battalion – West in San Diego.
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