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 simplify and enhance the way you use technology, doing away with those piles of remote controls, cluttered wall switches, disparate smartphone apps, and cryptic computer screens. 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, live streaming video, voice recognition, web browsing, and a full-featured media player for an enhanced multiroom entertainment experience.
With its clean, contemporary design highlighted by edge-to-edge glass and stunning color graphics, the Crestron TSW-560 series touch screen makes an elegant statement on any wall, tabletop, lectern, or equipment rack. Perfectly at home in the most contemporary residence or modern office building, its high-tech good looks underline its power for simplifying everyday tasks and functions throughout any facility.
The TSW-560 Series delivers the ultimate touch screen experience in an unobtrusive, space-saving design. It features a brilliant 5inch capacitive touch screen display with Smart Graphics® technology and 5 soft-touch buttons. PoE (Power over Ethernet) connectivity and a range of mounting options make installation a breeze for both new and retrofit applications. Additional advanced features include the abilities to control any function using voice commands, view security cameras and other video sources, communicate using built-in video intercom and phone capabilities, and browse the Internet.
Smart Graphics® Technology
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
- A power-saving screensaver that allows display of time, temperature, and other text content at a reduced brightness level
- Customizable themes allowing a completely different look and feel for every user, event, or season
- Fully-developed SmartObjects® technology that enables sophisticated control over complex devices with minimal programming
- A consistent look and feel across multiple touch screens of varying sizes
The TSW-560 includes five backlit, soft-touch capacitive buttons for quick access to commonly used functions. These buttons are prelabeled 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.
To ensure optimal visibility under varying lighting conditions, the TSW-560 includes a built-in light sensor, which regulates the brightness of the display and button backlighting according to the ambient light level in the room. Separate autobrightness settings are provided for the display and buttons to allow each to be adjusted or defeated as needed.
Some things are easier said than done, so why not just say what you want and let Crestron do it for you? With built-in voice recognition, the TSW-560 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, lower the windows shades, lock the doors, arm the security system, or enter a password. Simply say a command and Crestron does the rest.[1,2]
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-560 to display live streaming video from an IP camera, a streaming encoder (Crestron CEN-NVS200, DM-TXRX-100-STR, or similar), 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, video intercom, and paging without requiring any special wiring. VoIP phone capability is also possible through integration with a 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-560’s integrated microphone and speakers.
A 5 megapixel camera is built into the TSW-560 to support video intercom and room monitoring capabilities. This feature allows individuals to communicate both verbally and visually between two touch screens, or between one touch screen and a Rava-compatible video door station. It can also be used to visually monitor any room securely using an H.264 compatible decoder (Crestron DM-TXRX-100-STR, DM-RMC-100-STR, or similar) or a third-party video monitoring system.
Room Scheduling Mode
As part of a complete enterprise room scheduling solution, the TSW-560 can be deployed in room scheduling mode. Running the Crestron Scheduling App, the TSW-560 integrates directly with Crestron Fusion® software, Microsoft® Exchange software (for users of Outlook® software and Office 365® software), or Google Calendar™ calendaring app (including G Suite™ software).
Crestron room scheduling touch screens help organizations to maximize productivity and realize the most usable time out of every meeting space. They install at the entrance to each room to provide indication of the room’s availability and a view of its schedule for the day. If the room is reserved, its touch screen displays details about the current meeting, accented in red, so attendees can immediately confirm they’re in the right place before entering the room. If the room is available, the screen states so in green and shows the time remaining until the next scheduled meeting. If desired, the room can be reserved on the spot for an ad hoc meeting.
If you wish to reserve a room for later in the day, just step up to any touch screen, swipe through the room’s timeline for the day, and reserve the room for any available time slot. If that room isn’t available when you want it, the touch screen can find you another available room nearby. Additional optional functions include the abilities to check into a scheduled meeting, extend a meeting, end a meeting early, toggle between two languages, or limit access to various functions using PIN code authorization.
Crestron room scheduling also offers three levels of customization depending on your needs. For basic customization and branding, custom background images or videos and custom logos may be selected to personalize the standard user interface from Crestron. For editing the user interface elements further, such as changing colors, adjusting positioning, or removing elements, a custom CSS stylesheet may be created. Finally, to add entirely new user interface elements to the display, the source code for the scheduling user interface may be modified.
Status Indicator Options
Adding the optional light bar accessory (TSW-560-LB Series) to a TSW-560 produces a ring of light around the perimeter of the touch screen, which can be seen with just a glance down the hallway. For room scheduling applications, the light bar provides 180° visual indication of a room’s availability status, glowing green if the room is available and red when reserved. Other custom functionality is available through integration with a control system, allowing illumination of the light bar in any color.
As an alternative to the light bar, Crestron offers a selection of hallway signs and indicators that mount on the wall or ceiling above each touch screen. The SSW and SSC series hallway signs both feature a two-sided acrylic sign face that can be custom engraved with the room name or number. The SIW-100 offers a lower profile wall mount status indicator.
PinPoint™ Beacon (Coming Soon)
The built-in PinPoint proximity detection beacon enhances the intelligence and personalization of a Crestron system by enabling a smartphone or tablet device to always know what room it’s in. It works with the Crestron App or Crestron PinPoint App, using Bluetooth® technology to determine when the mobile device is in or near the same room as the beacon, and signals the mobile app to automatically display the appropriate controls and information for that location.[2,7]
Using its built-in web browser, the TSW-560 provides access to online program guides and other web-based services at the touch of a button, allowing for touch screen control of DVRs and other appliances without having to pick up a separate tablet or smartphone. The web browser may also be used to simply browse the Internet, check traffic conditions, or look up a recipe.
Typing in passwords, URLs, and text searches is facilitated using the on-screen multilanguage keyboard.
The TSW-560’s capacitive touch screen affords enhanced capabilities for browsing web pages using multitouch gestures.
Customized audio files can be loaded to add another dimension to the touch screen graphics using personalized sounds, button feedback, and voice prompts.
A simple Ethernet LAN connection is all that is required to wire the TSW-560, containing all control, video, intercom, and power signals within a single wire.
Power over Ethernet
Using PoE technology, the TSW-560 gets its operating power right through the network cable. PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminates the need for a local power supply or any dedicated power wiring. Crestron PoE switches (CEN-SW-POE-5 or CEN-SWPOE-16) offer a total networking solution with built-in PoE for multiple touch screens. A PoE Injector (PWE-4803RU) is also available to support a single touch screen.
Note: Refer to the “Power” specifications for additional details.
Enterprise Grade Security
Crestron touch screens employ enterprise-grade networking with robust security features such as 802.1X authentication, TLS encryption, HTTPS connectivity, and Active Directory® software integration. These features are imperative to protect your network against service interruptions and malicious intrusions, and to ensure compliance with your organization’s stringent network policies. Cloud-based provisioning and management streamlines the process of configuring and monitoring every touch screen on the network and keeping them updated. Additional support for SNMP allows every touch screen to be monitored by your IT administrator alongside every other device on the network.
Crestron XiO Cloud™ Service Ready
The TSW‑560 is compatible with the Crestron XiO Cloud™ service. Crestron XiO Cloud is Crestron’s unifying IoT (Internet of Things) based platform for remotely provisioning, monitoring, and managing Crestron devices across an enterprise or an entire client base. Crestron XiO Cloud enables installers and IT managers to deploy and manage thousands of devices in the amount of time it would ordinarily take to manage just one. For more information about Crestron XiO Cloud, please visit www.crestron.com/xiocloud.
Crestron Pyng® OS Control
The TSW-560 may be used to control a Crestron Pyng® OS whole home solution. After a TSW-560 is added to a room in Crestron Pyng, a home control project is loaded directly to the touch screen. From there, the TSW-560 allows for control over lighting, shades, climate, media, security, and cameras, including the ability to create and recall scenes that create a desired ambiance within certain rooms or for the entire home. A TSW-560 may be installed in each room in the home to provide easy access to the room's environmental and media subsystems.
2N® Door Station Integration
The TSW-560 may be integrated with a 2N® door station via the touch screen's built-in Rava® SIP intercom to provide a door station solution for Crestron Pyng. When a call is initiated on the 2N door station, the video and audio feed is displayed on the TSW-560. Controls are provided on the touch screen to answer or decline the call, and Crestron Pyng quick actions (such as "Open Gate") may be performed while the call is in progress. A "do not disturb" option is also provided in Crestron Pyng to prevent calls from appearing on the TSW-560.
Wall or Lectern Mounting Options
The TSW-560 is easily installed into drywall and other surfaces using the included TSW-UMB-60 universal mounting bracket. By itself, the TSW-UMB-60 provides a postconstruction solution for retrofitting the TSW-560 into existing drywall. For preconstruction applications, the TSW-UMB-60 can be used along with the included TSW-UMB-60-PMK preconstruction mounting kit. Masonry and concrete applications are accommodated using the TSW-UMB-60 along with a TSW-UMB-60-BBI back box (sold separately). The TSW-UMB-60 is compatible with TSW-560, TSW-760, and TSW-1060 series touch screens, making it easy to swap out devices at any time without having to cut or patch the wall.
The TSW-560 can also be installed in a wooden lectern or podium. When installed, the touch screen protrudes just 1/2 inch from the mounting surface and latches firmly into the mounting bracket leaving no visible screws for an ultra clean appearance. A security latch option is included to deter unauthorized removal of the touch screen.
The TS‑5‑MSMK allows a TSW‑560 touch screen to be mounted directly to glass, granite, marble, wood paneling, plaster, smooth masonry, or virtually any other flat surface, which is ideal for mounting at the entrance to a meeting space for room scheduling applications.
Other Mounting Options
Using the optional tabletop kit (TSW‑560‑TTK), the TSW‑560 becomes a stylish, freestanding touch screen that fits perfectly on a table, desk, or countertop. It can even be permanently attached to the surface using the optional swivel mount kit (TSW‑560/760/1060‑SMK). The TSW‑560 can also be mounted in a 19 in. EIA equipment rack using the optional rack mount kit (TSW‑560/760‑RMK‑1). When rack mounted, the touch screen occupies three rack spaces.