Advanced Touch Screen Control
A Crestron touch screen offers an ideal user-interface for controlling all the technology in your home, boardroom, classroom, courtroom, or command center. Touch screens do away with piles of remote controls, cluttered wall switches, and cryptic computer screens, simplifying and enhancing the way you use technology. For controlling audio, video, lighting, shades, HVAC, security, and other systems, Crestron touch screens are fully-customizable with easy-to-use controls and icons, true feedback and real-time status display, full-motion video windows, and advanced navigation of digital media servers, tuners, and other devices.Crestron® V-Panels™ deliver the ultimate touch screen experience — blending style and function with advanced high-definition graphics. Sleek and beautiful, our V-Panel displays are perfectly at home sitting on a contemporary table or desktop, but are equally suited for all kinds of custom installations thanks to integral VESA mount compatibility. Complete connectivity is provided through a simple one-wire interface that allows for long wire runs while affording an extremely clean appearance. V-Panel also supports HDCP to ensure compatibility with today's digital sources!The V15 features a brilliant 15" widescreen WXGA display capable of producing stunning 24-bit color graphics and high-definition video. Together with a DGE Digital Graphics Engine, the V15 delivers an elegant and powerful control solution featuring Smart Graphics™, dual-window HD video, high-performance H.264 streaming video, audio feedback, Rava® SIP Intercom, and built-in annotation.
Sleek, Versatile Design
Our V-Panels have been designed with appearance and versatility in mind. At less than 2 inches deep, the V15 can be mounted virtually anywhere using a third-party VESA 75 compliant mounting bracket or stand. A tabletop tilt model (V15-TILT) is offered, supplied with its own ultra-stylish, smooth-tilt base to deliver a very sleek-looking, low-profile control solution for desktops, counters, and other level surfaces. A wall mount model (V15-WALL) is also offered, affording the same V-Panel style and function in a thoroughly modern, yet unimposing, flush mount design.
Digital Graphics Engine
For every V-Panel application, a DGE Digital Graphics Engine is required. The DGE can be installed at the central equipment location, dramatically reducing all the wiring from head end AV sources, switchers, and the control network. A choice of DGEs is offered, allowing V-Panel to fit a range of applications and budgets. A single DigitalMedia™ cable connects the V15 to the DGE over a wiring distance of up to 300 feet (91 m), affording exceptional flexibility while minimizing wiring cost and complexity.
Crestron touch screens use Smart Graphics to deliver the ultimate user experience and the ultimate value by enabling the creation of dynamically rich user interfaces with incredible efficiency and unparalleled functionality. Using Smart Graphics, programmers can swiftly integrate fluid gesture-driven controls, animated feedback, rich metadata, embedded apps and widgets, and full-motion video for a deeply engaging and ultra-intuitive touch screen experience. Crestron Smart Graphics offers these enhancements and more:
- Cool-looking graphical buttons, sliders, knobs, and gauges that are intuitive and fun to use
- Kinetic effects to enhance the feeling of realism, with lists and toolbars that scroll with momentum at the flick of a fingertip
- Drag-and-drop objects that snap into place, offering an easy way to switch sources
- Dashboard widgets to personalize the touch screen with clocks, weather, news, and other information
- Customizable themes allowing a completely different look and feel for every user, event, or season
- Fully-developed SmartObjects® that enable sophisticated control over complex devices with minimal programming
HD Streaming Video
High-definition streaming video capability makes it possible to view security cameras and other video sources over the network right on the touch screen. Native support for H.264 and MJPEG formats allows the V15 and DGE to display live streaming video from an IP camera, a streaming server (Crestron CEN-NVS200, DM-TXRX-100-STR, or similar), or a DigitalMedia™ switcher.
HDMI® and Analog Video
In addition to handling streaming video, the V15 can simultaneously display up to two fully-scalable, full-motion video windows, each supporting SD or HD video and high-resolution computer signals from external sources. All connections are made at the DGE using conventional BNC, HDMI, and VGA type cables.
Industry-leading support for HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) ensures seamless compatibility with content-protected DVD, Blu-ray Disc®, digital HDTV, and multimedia computer sources.
Rava® SIP Intercom
Rava SIP Intercom Technology enables VoIP communication with other Rava-enabled touch screens and door stations. Rava works over Ethernet, supporting 2-way intercom, video 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.The V15 also supports legacy Crestron IP Intercom and Crestron Home® (CH) CAT5 wired intercom. Crestron IP Intercom enables compatibility with older Crestron touch screens that do not support Rava. CH CAT5 wired intercom provides compatibility with the C2N-IADS30X24 and other CH CAT5 based switchers and processors.
Speakers and Microphone
Built-in front-firing speakers provide clear audio for listening to multimedia and monitoring external AV sources, as well as for intercom in combination with the integrated microphone. Customized audio files can also be used to add another dimension to the touch screen graphics with personalized sounds, button feedback, and voice prompts.
On-screen keyboard and mouse capabilities enable complete control of the embedded Web browser and other applications, and can also be used to control computers running TouchPoint® Virtual Mouse & Keyboard Software (VMK-WIN). A USB port is also provided on the V15, allowing for the connection of a physical keyboard and mouse.
Whether conducting a high-level boardroom meeting, training seminar, or watching sports in your home theater, annotation helps put the fine point on any presentation. Built-in annotation provides the ability to illustrate your thoughts on-the-fly, letting you draw and write over high-definition video and computer images, and sketch out ideas on a whiteboard screen, without leaving the podium or your favorite chair while other viewers watch on the big screen.
Remote annotation capability allows multiple touch screen users to draw with their fingertips over the same video image or whiteboard screen, enabling enhanced interaction between several participants in a courtroom, classroom, or council chamber.
Through an HDMI or DigitalMedia connection at the DGE, the V15 screen image can be sent to additional display devices, allowing videos, PowerPoint presentations, annotation, and other on-screen media to be shared with a live audience.
DigitalMedia (DM®) connectivity opens up new ways to configure a touch screen control system. For instance, using a DM switcher such as the DM-MD8X8, multiple V15 touch screens can be connected to a single DGE, providing a simple, cost-effective way for multiple participants to view and control the same graphical interface. DigitalMedia also provides a versatile means for distributing touch screen content to additional display devices and sound systems to serve a larger audience.The V15 features a DM CAT type input, supporting the direct connection to a Digital Graphics Engine model DGE-1 or DGE-2. It can also connect to any DM switcher or transmitter equipped with a DM CAT output. A single DigitalMedia cable carries all video, audio, Ethernet, USB, control, and power signals up to 300 ft (91 m).
In addition to the DGE-1 and 2, V-Panel is also compatible with the award-winning DVPHD High-Definition Digital Video Processor, enabling the display of up to 8 simultaneous video windows along with HD touch screen graphics and annotation. The DVPHD supports high-definition video and computer signals from a wide variety of digital and analog sources. Its DVI output connects to the V15 via a DM CAT transmitter or DigitalMedia switcher.