Crestron Ships New Core 3 Touch Panel
Crestron announced the release of the TPMC-4SMD designer touch panel, among the first built for the company's new Core 3 operating system.
Crestron announced the release of the TPMC-4SMD designer touch panel, among the first built for the company's new Core 3 operating system. The 4-inch widescreen touch panel uses power over Ethernet (PoE) to deliver control, video, intercom, and power over a single high-speed Ethernet connection. No electrical outlets or control wires are needed. Crestron officials describe the TPMC-4SMD as "very affordable, versatile and easy to install, with an incredibly thin profile and small footprint."
"The TPMC-4SMD is designed to support the Core 3 OS, the foundation of our new GUI framework that simultaneously runs multiple formats and media players, including Flash, HTML5 and H.264 video," said Vincent Bruno, Crestron director of marketing, in a statement. "Richer graphics and interactive animations enhance the user experience."
Additional features include streaming video, two-way IP intercom, white LED backlit buttons, and a built-in proximity sensor that will wake the 4SMD automatically without having to touch the screen. Room occupancy sensors can be directly connected to the touch panel, enabling automation of the room's lighting, climate control, and other devices, according to the company
Dynamic graphics and text capabilities provide the display useful data with vivid AV controls and icons. Users can check room temperature and lighting levels as well as view photos, video, and digital media playlists complete with metadata and cover art. Advanced gestures navigation, animated objects, and page transition effects enhance interactivity with a look that is both eye-catching and easy to use, Crestron says.
Company officials say that with an assortment of mounting options, the 4SMD installs on virtually any surface. Installation options include a standard electrical box or surface mount on glass, granite, or marble. Mounting the TPMC-4SMD on smooth surfaces or concrete/brick walls is reportedly simple, safe, and reliable.
For even more flexibility, a tabletop enclosure is available, offering a space-saving solution on a desktop or bedside table. The TPMC-4SMD is available in gloss black or white.