Elo 5553L 4K Interactive Display Announced

October 24, 2019

Elo announced the launch of the Elo 5553L 4K touch screen, a 55-inch interactive display and the latest addition to its 4K line. With a new design built for 24/7/365 use, the Elo 5553L is designed for interactive applications, including digital signage, self-service, corporate collaboration, whiteboarding and huddle rooms. Both the 65-inch display introduced in […]

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Extron Adds 5″ Cable Cubby Touch Panel to UCC Line

May 8, 2019

Extron has announced the addition of the TLP Pro 525C, a five-inch Cable Cubby Series/2 TouchLink Pro touch panel with a flip-up touchscreen built into an all metal cable access enclosure. They designed this latest TouchLink Pro touch panel with a quad-core processor, more memory and a 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant […]

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Can We Finally Throw Away the Dreaded Videoconferencing Remote?

February 21, 2019

Videoconferencing technologies have improved tremendously over the past several years. Cloud services have made it possible to cost effectively scale deployments to thousands of desktops and conference rooms. Improvements in video encoding, compute power and broadband services mean anyone can join a video call, from almost anywhere, via practically any device. And USB conference cams […]

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What Keeps an AV Professional Awake at Night

January 12, 2018

I still remember my first concerns about user engagement with the technology we provide. It was over a decade ago; we were fitting out four conference rooms per floor over about a dozen floors. Video teleconferencing in two, local presentation in the other. Pack up, head for the elevator, repeat. It was one of my […]

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Zytronic Ultra-Narrow Bezel Touch Technology Is for Interactive Video Walls

January 11, 2018

Zytronic, the company known for third-party Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT and MPCT) touch sensors will use ISE to unveil its new range of multi-touch controllers. The new controllers enable touch screens to have ultra-narrow inactive borders and the integration of contactless peripheral systems such as NFC payment. They will be in Stand 8-M310. In response to the growing demand for […]

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QSC Introduces Q-SYS Small-Format Touch Screen Controller

July 27, 2017

QSC just introduced the TSC-47W-G2, a color 4.7” in-wall touch screen dialer/controller. The new touch screen uses capacitive LCD touch with a 960×540 display and Power over Ethernet (PoE – IEEE 802.3af class 3 device) for a single-cable installation. The TSC-47W-G2 can operate in both portrait or landscape mode and can be mounted to US and European standard wall and […]

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Savant Intros Wall-Mounted Touch Screens

June 7, 2017

Savant has announced something called Wally, a family of dedicated touch screens for intuitive access to smart home features. The Wally lineup has been designed to blend seamlessly into any décor while placing climate, lighting, entertainment and more at the fingertips of the homeowner as well as the Savant Scenes technology that personalizes the smart home experience for each user. […]

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Aveo Systems Launches Mira Connect for Room Management and Control

June 6, 2017

Aveo Systems has released a tabletop control appliance, Mira Connect, and a cloud management platform, Mira Portal. Mira Connect’s touch screen interface is designed as a UC (unified collaboration) interface for in-room VC and control including features like dialing calls, adjust audio settings, manage projectors and displays and control the room, without the cost and complexity of custom […]

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URC Launches New TDC-7100 and TKP-7600 User Interfaces

October 31, 2016

URC announces the introduction of two new user interfaces for the Total Control system aimed at the custom installation channel. The TDC-7100 Tabletop Controller and TKP-7600 In-Wall Touchscreen feature a seven-inch color touchscreen for control of home entertainment and smart home products. With a built-in camera, microphone and speaker, they feature a new intercom with […]

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Crestron Ships Wireless TST-902 Touch Panel

June 24, 2015

Crestron announced today the release of its TST-902 8.9″ Touch Screen saying that it’s an enterprise-grade wireless tablet. The nine-inch tablet is designed for wireless control and it uses a capacitive touch screen panel and delivers video via H.264 and is integrated into an edge-to-edge glass design. The TST-902 primarily communicates via Crestron ER instead […]

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Crestron to Deliver a Microsoft Surface Hub Collaboration Solution at InfoComm

June 10, 2015

Microsoft Surface Hub is now natively compatible with Crestron, thus, in collaboration with Microsoft, Crestron technology natively integrates with Microsoft Surface Hub. The new solution combines the premier large format Windows touch appliance with the leading global solution in control, automation, and video distribution. Pairing a Crestron DigitalMedia Presentation System (DMPS), TSW touch screen, TSS […]

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What Makes For A Good Interface Design?

April 29, 2015

Not long ago I was chatting with my friend Aaron Craig, owner of NT Designs, a freelance automation programming company. One of the themes in our discussion was that “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” (the more things change, the more they stay the same). The touchscreens that programmers are creating GUIs for […]

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Why Digital Signage SUCKS

March 12, 2015

THAT’S RIGHT, I SAID IT.  Digital Signage sucks in a lot of ways.  (Yup, it’s Digital Signage Expo week, and out of ALL the topics I have on my list, this is what I chose to debut my new blog column with.) But I think I’m qualified to make that statement. I’ve been designing nothing […]

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Crestron Ships New Wireless 6″ Touch Screen with Voice Recognition

February 3, 2015

Crestron today announced it is now shipping its new TST-602 Wireless Touch Screen. The TST-602 delivers dedicated wireless control, voice command recognition, and web browsing all in a stylish, ergonomic design. The TST-602 uses a 5.7″ capacitive touch screen and H.264 streaming video as well as 15 customizable tactile push-buttons, including two-button up/down for volume […]

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InFocus Breaks Into Sub-$2,000 Category with JTouch 65″ TouchScreen Display

January 14, 2015

InFocus was the first projector company with a sub-$1000 4,000-lumen projector, now the company’s first sub-$2,000 65” touchscreen display company. The new 65-inch JTouch from InFocus is aimed at the K-12 education market. Like the rest of the native 1080p JTouch models, the 65-inch mirrors the content of a connected PC or Mac and makes […]

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Sharp Ships 24” 10-Point Touchscreen LCD

July 25, 2014

Sharp’s new LL-S242A-W is a 24” LED-lit LCD touch screen that offers 1,920×1,080 resolution monitor with a viewing angle of 178 degrees, both horizontally and vertically. It includes 10-point multi-touch capability that also features handwriting support via a fine-tipped touch pen. One cool feature is that a palm cancelation function prioritizes pen recognition, so you […]

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Micro Industries Intros Dual-Sided Interactive “Digital Lollipop” Sign

April 25, 2014

Micro Industries has just unveiled a unique Touch & Go Digital Lollipop 55 — a dual-sided 55″ interactive portrait touchscreen in a less than 2.4″ (6 centimeters) thick profile. Each digital lollipop supports single or multi-touch touchscreens simultaneously, using independent processors that separately drive the operating system. To ensure minimal deflection of the screens when […]

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Crestron Ships FlipTops for Hidden, Integrated Cable and Component Management

December 10, 2013

Crestron is now shipping its new family of configurable FlipTops, small compartments for cables and control products that recess into conference tables or lecterns. Cables, connectors, power and control solutions are hidden neatly out of sight when not in use, but you can just flip open the top to access the components. The tapered, notched […]

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Touchtech and Zytronic Offerings Provide Framework for Next Generation Touchscreen Products

October 1, 2013

Zytronic’s multi-touch MPCT touch sensing solution is now fully compatible with Touchtech Lima, an interactive software solution. Working with both the Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems, Touchtech Lima allows a group of users to simultaneously interact with a variety of multimedia content through a single, multi-touch-enabled display. Capable of working with full […]

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Colorado vNet’s Ships 4.7″ In-Wall Touchscreen

June 3, 2010

Colorado vNet’s TS1-4/50 Vibe Touchscreen in-wall controller features a 4.7″ wide-screen color display, built-in digital amplifier, and a palette of bezel colors. Along with 50 watts (2x25w) of on-board digital audio amplification, a line input that allows for connection of an iPod, the Vibe has an output that’s configurable for fixed or variable audio. With […]

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