Many manufacturers are making products and apps that allow everyday smartphones and tablets to be used for control and automation purposes. Now, Crestron is hoping to add some of that magic to its lineup, but in a Crestron-branded controller.
The newly announced TSW-1050 is a 10-inch controller that looks an awful lot like a standard tablet. However, this slim device is part of Crestron’s Core 3 UI-powered family, promising extreme HD graphics and high-res colors.
Those perks allow the TSW-1050 to display 3D-like GUI effects and other high-def images, all while tapping into heating and cooling, lighting, audio, video, security cameras, and other systems.
Creston has also included support for PoE, H.264 streaming video, and Rava SIP Intercom technology. Other touchscreen features include five soft-touch buttons, kinetic effects, and gesture navigation to swipe, scroll, drag, and drop.
The 10-inch TSW-1050 is the largest model in a trio of controllers, known as the TSW collection. A 7-incher started shipping last fall, with the 5-inch TSW-550 expected sometime later this quarter.
“TSW touchscreens feature the gorgeous design elements of today’s popular mobile devices, advanced high resolution graphics that many people say exceeds the latest tablets, and highly responsive control performance to deliver an incredible user experience,” says Fred Bargetzi, Crestron VP of technology. “Screen sizes and pricing are comparable to the latest consumer tablets, with the power and reliability of Crestron control.”