Crestron Touchscreen in Control at Home & at Work
The N.J.-based electronics manufacturer Crestron has added to its line of Core 3 UI products through the introduction of its TSW-1050 touchscreen that combines the functionality of a capacitive-touch interface with streaming HD video and intercom options.
There’s no question that Apple’s iPad has revolutionized the control and automation market, but that doesn’t mean that iPads can be used for every job. The N.J.-based manufacturer Crestron produces a large and diverse line of products that includes a central focus on control and automation systems. Recently the company announced the latest addition to its line of touchscreen products when it introduced the TSW-1050 to provide electronics professionals an interface solution that can be used for commercial and residential installations.
This non-Apple interface solution builds upon the company’s Core 3 UI family of products which also includes 5- and 7-inch models, and Crestron says the capacitive-touch control device features Power over Ethernet (PoE), H.264 streaming video and an edge-to-edge glass industrial design.
“TSW touchscreens feature the gorgeous design elements of today’s popular mobile devices, advanced high resolution graphics that many people say exceeds the latest tablets, and highly responsive control performance to deliver an incredible user experience,” says Fred Bargetzi, vice president of technology for Crestron Electronics. “Screen sizes and pricing are comparable to the latest consumer tablets, with the power and reliability of Crestron control.”
The TSW-1050 also includes Crestron’s Rava SIP Intercom technology that offers users full duplex intercom, voice over IP (VoIP) and group paging functionality. The H.264 streaming video options enables users to view content from other media servers, including the Crestron Network Video Streamer, security cameras, web cameras and other sources.
To aid the installation process Crestron explains that the touchscreen’s PoE option is engineered to simplify the installation process for electronics professionals in new construction or retrofit situations by eliminating the need to pull multiple wires. Crestron adds the unit installs into standard two-gang and three-gang boxes or directly to drywall and other surfaces, and later this year it will support the line of touchscreens with tabletop mounting kits.
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]
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