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Philips Pronto Offers 1st In-Wall Controller

9/23/2010 10:54:18 AM Eastern

Atlanta -- Philips Pronto is previewing at CEDIA Expo the
company's first in-wall control panel for installers, the Pronto TSW9500.

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Utilizing the same configurations as the company's current
handheld models, the TSU9800
and TSU9600
, the new panel controller boasts a 3.5-inch QVGA touchscreen, a
100-percent customizable interface, and five programmable hard buttons for
most-used functions.

The panel is fully compatible with all current Pronto controllers
and extenders using ProntoScript two-way technology, giving installers an
upgrade option for existing customers, the company said. Configurations created
for Pronto's handheld controllers panels can be downloaded to the TSW9500 using
ProntoEditProfessional software. The conversion reorganizes all hard button
functions present on the handheld, delivering a "plug and play"
conversion.

"What makes the TSW9500 so unique and exciting for
installers is its seamless integration of two-way communication," said
Rudy Musschebroeck, marketing manager. "The numerous ProntoScript modules
that exist for the TSU9600 and TSU9800 are readily available for the TSW9500.
Integrators will save a lot of time since no specific configuration needs to be
created and no programming needs to be done."

The TSW9500 provides an Ethernet connection, supports power over
Ethernet, and has a separate entry for power available, along with an IR output
for IR routing. A mini USB connector is accessible from the front of the
control panel for programming.

The TSW9500 will come in various front plate colors, including
white, ivory, black, silver and almond, and will be available in November with
a suggested retail of $799.

Philips is in booth 2828.