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Crestron Isys Touchpanels

by June 28, 2005

Crestron introduces its next generation of Isys® touchpanels at CEDIA Expo including the new TPS, TPS-G, TPMC-QM and TPMC-CH Series', which all offer enhanced graphics capabilities and faster processing speeds at breakthrough pricing.

Isys® touchpanels are available with a 12"or 15" display, or a 17" widescreen display in a variety of styles including desktop tiltcase and wallmount designs. Isys touchpanels offer a wide-range of features and capabilities such as composite, component and S-video inputs, HDTV inputs, high-resolution RGB graphics, bi-amplified speaker system, built-in microphone, standard Ethernet CAT5 and/or Crestron QuickMedia (QM) connectivity up to 300 feet using inexpensive UTP wire.

Isys® touchpanels feature a 32-bit Motorola ColdFire® Microprocessor to produce astonishing full-color graphics with lightning-fast performance and incredible versatility. The latest Isys touchpanels now offer 24-bit graphics and brighter displays with excellent contrast at any viewing angle. Crestron's new Isys Series supports enhanced GUI capabilities such as high-resolution graphics and images, dynamic text, full-motion video, animation, multimode objects, translucency and transition effects. The ultra-efficient operating system and generous onboard memory ensure optimum performance. Graphical objects appear instantly, pages redraw faster, and new pages open quicker than ever.

Crestron's new Isys® family of products consist of four series of touchpanels: TPS, TPS-G, TPMC-QM and TPCM-CH: TPS touchpanels accept composite, component and S-video inputs standard with no expansion cards required. The display window on all TPS touchpanels is scalable up to full-screen. Video signal enhancement features such as the built-in scaler with motion adaptive deinterlacing, gamma correction, time-base correction and 3:2/2:2 pull-down maintain the optimum, high-quality video image on the touchpanel display.

The TPS-G Series add support for HDTV signals up to 720p and 1080i, and high-resolution computer graphics up to 1600x1200. TPS-G touchpanel screens feature a dual-Window display to view full motion video and high-resolution RGB. The touchpanel GUI can be output to an external display along with speech audio from the built-in microphone and stereo program audio. The TPS-G Series of touchpanels also include a PC card slot for wireless 802.11g LAN capability, built-in 10/100BaseT Ethernet, two QuickMeida (QM) input ports and one QM output. QM is Crestron's innovative technology that streamlines presentation system design and simplifies installation by transmitting audio and video signals over a single CAT5e or CAT6 type cable.

The Isys® i/O TPMC-QM and TPMC-CH series of touchpanels feature an embedded Windows XP Operating System providing onboard PC functionality for Web access via Internet Explorer, streaming media using WindowsMedia® Player 10, e-mail, any popular file viewers including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint®, and Adobe® Acrobat® securely in a locked down environment - all while providing easy control of AV distribution, lighting, climate control and security. No external computers are necessary. Crestron TPMC-QM touchpanels also include MediaMarker™ for real-time annotation directly from the touchpanel display. Perfect for any presentation application, notes can be made electronically over still images, computer graphics, live video or streaming media.

Established for more than 30 years, Crestron is the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems. In a world of increasing AV/IT convergence, Crestron provides total solutions for the effective integration and control of audio, video, computer, the internet and more. Crestron's leadership is founded on a total focus and commitment to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry - all backed by Crestron's dedicated team of people.

For more information on the Crestron visit CEDIA Expo or contact Crestron direct on +44 (0)20 8439 7272, e: [email protected] w: http://www.crestron.co.uk

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Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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