CRESTRON INTRODUCES NEW TPMC -8X WiFi TOUCHPANEL

The TPMC-8X WiFi touchpanel features an embedded Windows XP Operating System that provides secure onboard PC functionality including 802.11g wireless capabilities, built-in Bluetooth®, biometric scanner, stereo speaker system and microphone.

DENVER, CO, September 14, 2006 - Crestron introduces its new Isys i/O™ TPMC -8X WiFi touchpanel, featuring an embedded Windows XP Operating System that provides secure onboard PC functionality including 802.11g wireless capabilities. TPMC -8X features more than 1.5 GB of memory providing high -speed performance in an ergonomic, lightweight, portable design. TPMC -8X offers a brilliant 8.4" SVGA screen, displaying 3D graphics and streaming video; and features built -in Bluetooth® technology, biometric scanner, stereo speaker system and microphone.


The TPMC -8X WiFi touchpanels operate on an embedded PC platform that enables Web access via Internet Explorer, streaming media using WindowsMedia® Player 10, e -mail, and full PC applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint®, and Adobe® Acrobat® in a secure environment - all while providing intuitive control of AV distribution, lighting, climate control and security.

Access data and run applications on other computers from the TPMC -8X via Remote Desktop, while onboard NetMeeting® and Skype™ applications enable conferencing and voice -over -IP directly from the touchpanel. Built -in Bluetooth enables the use of wireless devices such as a mouse and keyboard, while a USB 2.0 port is provided to connect wired devices. No external computers are necessary.

The 8.4" screen displays stunning 16 -bit graphics, producing astonishing 3D effects, high -res images, dynamic graphics and text, translucency, animation, and wireless video. The new TPMC -8X features a powerful AMS Geode™ processor and more than 1.5 GB of total memory to deliver blazing fast performance.

In addition to the wide range of streaming video formats supported by its onboard media player applications, the TPMC -8X also features native support for wireless streaming video from a variety of 3rd -party Web cameras and servers using the motion -JPEG format. Whether watching a favorite DVD or checking the kids by the pool, the TPMC -8X makes it easy to view video sources right on the touchscreen.

Built -in stereo speakers, dual integrated microphones, and a stereo headphone output provide full audio functionality to complement the TPMC -8X's touchpanel, video, and computer capabilities. Customized WAV files can be loaded on the touchpanel to add dimension to the touchscreen graphics with personalized sounds, button feedback, and voice prompts.

The built -in biometric fingerprint scanner takes convenience and security to a new level, identifying individual users automatically. With just the touch of a fingertip, each user can be presented with a personalized interface with its own graphics, preferences and access privileges.

A field -replaceable Lithium Ion battery pack onboard the TPMC -8X provides fast -charging, long -lasting wireless operation without the 'memory' issues typical of other rechargeable batteries. The optional desktop docking station provides a convenient charging solution while allowing the TPMC -8X to remain fully functional. An in -wall docking station is also offered, featuring a clean, flush appearance with motorized latch and programmable pass code for security. Both docking stations enable wired Ethernet operation, and provide a VGA output for connection to an external display.

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