Crestron’s 5″ Portrait Touch Screen: High Functionality in a Compact Design

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Crestron’s latest product, a 5 inch portrait touch screen, provides a compact design to control residential technology. In locations that may not require in-depth control of audio and video, the 5 inch portrait screen is very useful while not taking up much room on a wall.  The most common places where these touch screen could be used are door entry and exit doors to allow homeowners to adjust lights, shades, thermostats and security.

Additional advanced features include the abilities to control any function using voice commands, view security cameras and other video sources, communicate using built-in intercom and phone capabilities, browse the Internet, and enjoy full access to a Sonos® Home Sound System.

Soft-Touch Buttons

The TSW-560P includes five backlit, soft-touch capacitive buttons for quick access to commonly used functions. These buttons are pre-labeled with icons for “Power”, “Home”, “Lights”, “Up”, and “Down” functions. Each button is programmable via the control system for custom functionality, and any unused button can be hidden by simply turning off its backlight.

Voice Recognition

Some things are easier said than done, so why not just say what you want and let Crestron doit for you? With built-in voice recognition, the TSW-560P provides the ability to use spoken commands to control virtually anything. Voice recognition can be used to quickly turn devices on or off, select and play a specific media title or playlist, change the channel, choose a lighting scene, lock the doors, arm the security system, or enter a password. Simply say a command and Crestron does the rest.[1]

Streaming Video

High-performance streaming video capability makes it possible to view security cameras and other video sources right on the touch screen. Native support for H.264 and MJPEG formats allows the TSW-560P to display live streaming video from an IP camera, a streaming encoder (Crestron CEN-NVS200, DM-TXRX-100-STR, or similar [2]), or a DigitalMedia™ switcher. Video is delivered to the touch screen over Ethernet, eliminating the need for any extra video wiring.

Rava® SIP Intercom

Rava SIP Intercom Technology enables hands-free VoIP communication with other Rava-enabled touch screens and door stations. Rava works over Ethernet, supporting 2-way intercom and paging without requiring any special wiring. VoIP phone capability is also possible through integration with an SIP-compatible IP phone system or SIP server, allowing hands-free telephone functionality complete with speed-dialing, caller ID, custom ringers, and other enhancements. Built-in echo cancellation affords full-duplex performance for clear, seamless voice communication using the TSW-560P’s integrated microphone and speakers.

Sonos® App

Integrating technologies from Sonos and Crestron brings a whole-house music experience like no other. From any touch screen in the house, a family can effortlessly browse for tracks, artists, or playlists using all the services available from Sonos and instantly play them in any room using Sonos wireless speakers or a Crestron Sonnex® Multiroom Audio System. The Sonos app runs natively on the TSW-560P, enabling enhanced control of Sonos products as part of a complete Crestron system. The app checks for updates nightly so it’s always current.[1]

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