Also at InfoComm, Crestron introduced a cool new WiFi handheld control system, the Isys i/O TPMC-4X

Crestron says this latest addition to the Isys i/O Touchpanel Media Center line of products is the first handheld touchpanel controller that delivers complete 2-way WiFi communication, for seamless system integration in modern facilities. The TPMC-4X offers direct high-speed wireless communication with any Ethernet Crestron control system, providing complete control of AV, lighting, HVAC, shades and screens from anywhere in the building. True 2-way communications allows dynamic graphics and complete system status feedback, providing an enhanced user experience.

The Crestron TPMC-4X uses Windows CE.NET 4.2 Operating Systems providing 802.11b WiFi communication throughout a facility on its wireless network. The TPMC-4X is designed to offer touchpanel flexibility and tactile control, with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and 17 programmable, backlit pushbuttons. The 320×240 touchscreen displays 16-bit color graphics, dynamic text, dynamic graphics, translucency and streaming video capabilities. Full 2-way WiFi communication allows users to view and set temperature in any room; confirm and adjust lighting levels and monitor lobby entrances from this lightweight handheld controller. Users can also control an audio server or an Apple iPod remotely; network communications enable dynamic graphics such as the display of cover art. The TPMC-4X also features embedded functionality for viewing streaming video from security cameras or other video sources, too. The handheld Isys i/O touchpanel can display any MJPEG format source signal – perfect for monitoring the lobby, service entrance or boardroom door.

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