Performance boost for Crestron touchscreens
A new generation of TSW Touch Screens have been introduced by Crestron, reportedly boasting a ‘significant’ touchscreen performance increase, thanks to a new, faster processor, as well as better security for a range of enterprise and home automation applications. The three new models, TSW-560, TSW-760 and TSW-1060 also feature backlit capacitive buttons that illuminate according the user’s needs, an ambient light sensor to tune screen brightness according to light levels in the room, a secure mounting option and built-in proximity beacon for Crestron’s PinPoint system.
In addition to the new-generation touch screens, Creston has also announced new touch screen products specifically designed to aid the booking and scheduling of meeting rooms. The TSW-732 and TSS-752 Room Scheduling Touch Screens are intended to be mounted on the wall outside each room and provide LED indicators on the panels that are viewable from long distances, allowing anyone to see if a room is available or in use. Room availability and meeting details are displayed on the 7-inch screen, and if the room is already available for the amount of time needed, users can book the room on the fly. Alternatively, they can scroll through the room calendar to confirm upcoming meetings, or find open time slots and book the space for future meetings.
Finally, Crestron has partnered with Microsoft to offer a Skype for Business solution, which adds HD audio streaming over the standard consumer application. Crestron’s solution also includes a touch controller that manages the Skype meeting, HDMI and Crestron DigitalMedia inputs and outputs, six USB ports for connecting peripherals such as cameras, and a Cresnet port to add an occupancy sensor for automation and room usage reporting.