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Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Crestron offers the only complete end-to-end solution with a complete line of hardware and software. Crestron not only connects and controls devices; we integrate and automate all the building systems to provide a connected experience. We deliver integrated solutions for audio, video, IP, lighting and climate control making wiring and installations easier and promoting system integrity.
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Crestron's New Wireless Touch Screen: Refinement and Versatility Defined
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Crestron's New Wireless Touch Screen: Refinement and Versatility Defined

The next-generation touch screen from Crestron is packed with more features than ever

Oct. 25, 2023 - Sometimes devices are so commonplace that using them becomes second nature: smartphones and tablets are two great examples. Most of us don't notice that they might need an update — until they begin to underperform and, perhaps, fail to meet our expectations.

And sometimes those devices need a complete overhaul.

When the latter happens at a company like Crestron, there's a complex process behind that overhaul: It's driven by customer feedback, followed by an intensive design and testing process that ensures that a device won't just meet but exceed our clients' expectations.

A terrific example of just such an overhaul is the Crestron Wireless Touch Screen.

Introducing the Crestron Wireless Touch Screen

The features of this new control solution — a virtual rethinking of what a touch screen can really achieve — make for a long list. It's designed for a wide variety of applications for both commercial and residential use, from conference rooms to home theaters. The screen includes a universal status bar that's already loaded with virtual buttons for the most common commands, such as power, lights up or down, home, and so on. Because it was built to support the Crestron HTML5 User Interface and Crestron Construct™ software, it's a snap to customize the screen for any set of functions.

Perfect for Any Project

This device — technically dubbed the TST-1080 — has a thin, tablet-style form factor that features a 10.1-inch backlit, high-contrast, color LCD display, and its design allows it to move seamlessly from handheld to stationary use. Right out of the box, you'll find support for the Crestron XiO Cloud® provisioning and management service and the native app for the Crestron Home® OS — proving again that this device is flexible enough for deployment at home or in the office.

The Features Your Clients Demand …

The features you'd expect in a wireless touch screen such as this are all top-notch, including a high-quality, built-in speaker and microphone system, Wi-Fi® wireless technology 5 and 6 network support at the 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz bands, and an included table dock that recharges the large-capacity lithium-Ion battery pack. Because this control device is built to work in any Crestron ecosystem in sensitive deployments, it boasts enterprise-grade security and authentication. The smaller details are accounted for as well, such as an easily accessible on-screen keyboard.

And Some That May Surprise Them

There's a bevy of other features, too — some highlights include:

  • A built-in Rava® SIP intercom that enables hands-free VoIP communication with other Rava SIP-enabled touch screens and door stations.
  • Voice recognition capability programmed with a broad variety of languages that responds to the most intuitive commands.
  • H.265, H.264, and MJPEG video capabilities that support live streaming video from an IP camera, a streaming encoder, or a DigitalMedia™ switcher.
  • Built-in web browsing that provides access to control DVRs and other devices without a separate remote or tablet, and multitouch support that allows the user the best possible experience while navigating sites.
  • Audio feedback functionality that allows for files to be added to customize status and alert sounds to the customer's liking.
  • Instant-Waking® technology that "wakes" the device immediately at first touch and sends commands such as muting or video pausing instantaneously.

The Crestron TST-1080 Wireless Touch Screen is the latest example of the kind of unparalleled performance Crestron can pack into an elegant device. It's an evolutionary step in the technology that made Crestron famous: Control systems that simply work, intuitively and reliably, at home or in the office.

By Lauren Simmen, Director of Product Marketing