Philips Pronto Offers 1st In-Wall Controller

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

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.


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