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CRESTRON INTRODUCES NEW TPS-6X TOUCHPANEL

Crestron TPS-6X redefines touchpanel design and delivers maximum control versatility

LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2008 — Designed for speed, style and extreme versatility, the TPS-6X is a 6-inch touchpanel that streamlines the Crestron family of panels, combining the features and functionality previously found in nine other models and making this the one perfect solution for almost any application. TPS-6X redefines touchpanel design, providing both a sleek tabletop form factor while also offering total portability. While docked, the TPS-6X is a wired Cresnet or Ethernet connected panel with full-motion video display; simply lift the panel off the dock, and the panel automatically switches to a wireless RF device. TPS-6X features long-range, high-speed two-way RF communication up to 200 feet and 1-way IR.

The TPS-6X is engineered to deliver the functionality previously found in nine separate touchpanels. It is a wireless, tiltcase and permanent panel. As a wired touchpanel, the TPS-6X communicates over Cresnet or Ethernet. As a wireless touchpanel, it communicates via RF and IR. The TPS-6X is shipped with both a pre-engraved backlit button bezel and a blank bezel, in a luxurious black glossy finish. This is an extremely versatile and powerful solution.

Sitting on the docking station, the TPS-6X is recharging its battery and communicating as a wired touchpanel. The high-speed Ethernet connection enables full motion video display in a scalable or full-size window. Programs can be uploaded to the panel remotely while charging on the dock.

The TPS-6X simultaneously remains connected to the RF radio while operating as a wired panel, so when the panel is removed from the dock, it instantly switches over to wireless mode. The TPS-6X operates within IEEE 802.15.4 so it does not experience any of the challenges of WiFi.
The TPS-6X provides plenty of battery life to get you through the day. TPS-6X ships with default settings to go to sleep when it’s not in use to preserve the battery, but the timing can be adjusted. The TPS-6X wakes up and works immediately just by touching the screen or a button. There’s no lag time; it doesn’t need to connect or power up.

Illuminated pushbuttons on the TPS-6X provide quick access to volume adjustment, channel selection, and on-screen menu navigation. Button text is easily viewable in variable lighting conditions thanks to backlit laser engraving. The TPS-6X is also available without buttons.

TPS-6X features the same Isys® graphic engine as all of the latest Crestron touchpanels, including dynamic text and graphics, and while docked, the 6X also displays full-motion video in any size window or in full-screen. For more information about the TPS-6X, please visit InfoComm booth #N5600 or go to www.crestron.com. To obtain high-resolution photos go to www.crestron.com/infocommnews.

Contact: Jeff Singer
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Phone: 800-237-2041
Fax: 201-767-1902
E-mail: jsinger@crestron.com

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