With the universal popularity of touch screens on mobile phones and other gadgets, the AV world has to be creative in enabling smartphones and touch screens as touch sensitive control options.

However, in some cases the controller needs to be available on a screen which can be mounted on the wall, in a lectern or in a table top. There is also a need for more advanced control options like the addition of controls and widgets or voice recognition to activate commands like “display on and off”. This is when specialised touch controllers come in handy.

Crestron meets all these expectations and more with the newly launched TSW 1052, which can bring touch control to your home, board room, class room, courtroom, or command center. The device can control lights, shades, electronics, HVAC and security cameras and many other AV and electronic devices. It’s a two-way communication panel, so feedback is also received about the real time status of connected devices.

This controller has a large 10.1″ capacitive touch screen display, 5 soft-touch buttons and features simple Ethernet connectivity – including power over Ethernet (PoE). Hence, no local power source is needed and connectivity is solely via a LAN cable. Its built-in web browser allows access and easy checking of social media sites for quick facts and other online information. It can also receive streams of high-quality video, which makes it possible to view security camera and other video sources right on the screen.

Crestron TSW-1052 Touch Panel Screen

Some of the key features of this product are: 

Easy to use graphical buttons, sliders, knobs with on screen keyboard

1280 x 800 WXGA Display resolution with a customizable screen saver

Voice recognition built in to activate commands, turn devices on or off or choose a lighting scene

Hands-free VOIP communication with other RAVA (intercom technology) enabled touch screens

Web browsing allows TSW-1052 to access the internet for quick checking on online information

Streaming Video H.264 and MJPEG formats capability over LAN, no extra video wiring

Simple mounting options available on wall, lectern or table top

For more information on Crestron’s control solutions, drop in at www.crestron.com

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