Crestron's New TPMC -CH Series Touchpanel Media Centers Controllers Provide Embedded PC Functionality

Isys i/O™ TPMC-CH touchpanels feature embedded Windows XP providing onboard PC functionality such as 802.11g wireless. TPMC-CH touchpanels have a bi-amplified speaker system, built-in microphone and support HDTV sources.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, September 8, 2005 - Crestron introduces at CEDIA booth #170 its new Isys i/O™ TPMC -CH line of touchpanels, featuring an embedded Windows XP Operating System providing onboard PC functionality including 802.11g wireless capabilities. TPMC -CH touchpanels are available with a 15" screen or a 17" widescreen display in a variety of styles including desktop tiltcase and wallmount designs. TPMC -CH touchpanels support HDTV sources, a bi -amplified speaker system, a built -in microphone, over standard CAT5 cables.


The TPMC -CH Series of touchpanels operate on an embedded PC platform that allows the user to access the Web via Internet Explorer, view streaming media using WindowsMedia® Player 10, manage e -mail, and view popular file formats 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.

The TPMC -CH series accepts HDTV signals up to 720p and 1080i through two CAT5 input ports. Video signal enhancement features such as the built -in scalers with motion adaptive deinterlacing, gamma correction, time -base correction and 3:2/2:2 pulldown maintain the optimum, high -quality video image on the touchpanel display. Complementing the impressive video display is the high -powered, biamplified speaker system onboard the new TPMC -CH touchpanels. These latest Crestron panels pump out high -quality audio over a 10 -watt 2 -way speaker system. The built -in microphone provides intercom functionality.

TPMC -CH touchpanels produce astonishing full -color graphics with lightning -fast performance and incredible versatility. TPMC -CH touchpanels feature 24 -bit graphics, incredibly bright displays with impressive contrast at any viewing angle. Crestron's new TPMC -CH 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 expanded onboard memory ensure optimum performance, enabling graphical objects appear instantly and pages redraw and open quickly.

For more information about the new Isys i/O TPMC -CH Series touchpanels visit booth#170 or go to www.crestron.com. For high -resolution photos go to http//:www.crestron.com/cedianews.

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Contact:
Jeff Singer
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
800.237.2041,ext.290
jsinger@crestron.com

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