New Crestron Touch Screens Deliver Stunning Graphics and Beautiful Tablet-style Design

TSW Touch Screens Combine Power and Beauty to Provide an Amazing Home Automation Experience

Indianapolis, IN, September 6, 2012 - Crestron is showcasing its new Core 3 UI™ powered family of tablet-sized, intercom-equipped touch screens at CEDIA EXPO 2012, booth 4324. Available in 5-inch, 7-inch and 10-inch models, the ultra-thin TSW collection provides the same high performance home control as larger touch screens and a consistent elegant look throughout the home. Featuring ultra-bright high resolution graphics, capacitive touch screen technology, edge-to-edge glass, amazing Core 3 UI graphics, and H.264 streaming video, all models install easily on a standard wall box to satisfy the requirements of the most demanding custom integrators, interior designers, and tech savvy homeowners. Built-in Rava™ SIP Intercom technology provides the added convenience of full duplex intercom, VoIP telephone, and group paging functionality. The 7-inch TSW-750 is available now. The 5-inch TSW-550 and 10-inch TSW-1050 are scheduled to ship first quarter of next year.

"The TSW family of touch screens features the gorgeous design elements of today's popular mobile devices, advanced high resolution graphics and animations, and highly responsive performance to deliver an incredible user experience," said Fred Bargetzi, Crestron VP of Technology. "Available screen sizes and pricing is comparable to latest consumer tablets with the power and reliability of Crestron control."

The capacitive touch screen offers fast, highly responsive finger touch action, making TSW as easy to navigate as your smart phone or mobile device. Powered by Core 3 UI™, users can interact with animated and 3D GUI effects and gestures navigation to swipe, scroll, drag, and drop, while browsing through music and movie libraries, TV/radio stations, and control apps. Cool kinetic effects provide an amazing interactive experience when using custom knobs, sliders, and gauges to adjust and monitor any system in the home including heating and cooling systems, lighting, home theaters, multiroom audio, security cameras, and any other connected device.

Five soft-touch buttons provide quick access to commonly used functions. Pre-labeled with icons for "Power", "Home", "Lights", "Up", and "Down" functions, each button is programmable via the control system for custom functionality and added "one-touch" convenience.

Exclusive Rava™ SIP Intercom technology enables hands-free full-duplex VoIP communication between any two Rava-enabled Crestron touch screens and third-party door stations, with no SIP server required. Telephone and group paging service lets you communicate with anyone inside or outside of the home. Built-in microphone and speakers eliminate the need for external third-party devices and connections, providing everything needed to converse clearly with others throughout the home or across the globe.

PoE connectivity simplifies installation for both new and retrofit applications. The 7" and 10" TSW models install using a standard 2-gang box or can be attached directly to drywall and other surfaces. TSW magnetically adheres to its mounting bracket, eliminating any visible screws and providing a clean, elegant appearance in any interior design. All control, video, intercom, and power signals are transmitted over a single Ethernet wire with one connection, eliminating the hassles of pulling bundles of wire through walls and floors. Additionally, by obtaining operating power through the LAN wiring, PoE technology eliminates the need for a local power supply or any dedicated power wiring. Optional tabletop mounting kits will be available for all TSW models later this year.

High-performance H.264 streaming video capability enables crisp and colorfully vivid viewing of streaming video on the 800 x 480 widescreen display. Users can view content from media servers, including the Crestron Network Video Streamer, security cameras, web cameras and other H.264 streaming video sources. Homeowners may also view HDMI® sources on the TSW display from a Crestron DigitalMedia™ system with the optional DM® Streaming Output Card, due to ship later this year.

Learn more about whole home control using the TSW-750 touchscreen here. See the powerful simplicity of Crestron Core 3 UI user interfaces in action.

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About Crestron

For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

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