Extron Introduces TouchLink™ Configurable Touchpanel AV Control Systems for Powerful Control Without Programming

  • Public relations contact:
  • Joe da Silva, Director of Product Marketing
  • Extron Electronics
  • E-mail: pr@extron.com
Anaheim, California (June 17, 2009)- Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce TouchLink™, the first fully configuration-based touchpanel control systems with the power to handle the control needs of single display rooms, dual display rooms, divisible rooms, multi-image systems, and video conference suites. TouchLink Control Systems can be deployed much faster than traditional programmable control systems and are easier and less costly to support. The new TouchLink products include three touchpanel models, an Ethernet control processor, and Extron GUI Configurator Software. TouchLink Control Systems integrate seamlessly with the award-winning Extron GlobalViewer® Enterprise software and Free GlobalViewer® Web application for complete AV resource monitoring, management, and control over a computer network.

"We pioneered configurable AV control systems with the highly successful MediaLink® family of push-button controllers and now, with TouchLink, we are set to revolutionize the way the industry designs, installs, and maintains touchpanel systems "says Lee Dodson, Vice President of Marketing for Extron. "Anyone familiar with configuring MediaLink or IP Link® systems using our Global Configurator software will be comfortable configuring a TouchLink System."

Three TouchLink touchpanels are being introduced at InfoComm 09. The TLP 700MV, is designed for mounting into a lectern or wall and features a 7" touchscreen, ten field-labelable backlit buttons, and a large volume control knob. The TLP 700TV is designed for tabletop use or VESA mounting and features a 7” touchscreen, ten field-labelable backlit buttons, and a large volume control knob. The TLP 350CV is a Cable Cubby® version that features a 3.5" touchscreen, ten customizable backlit external buttons, interior LED lighting, and convenient cable connectivity, using Extron's wide array of AAP - ArchitecturalAdapter Plates. Also being introduced is the IPL 250 Ethernet control processor, designed specifically to provide the AV device connectivity for TouchLink™ panels.

Setting up a touchscreen layout is fast and simple with ready-to-use, customizable design templates, or users can start from scratch and design their own layout using our GUI Configurator touchscreen design software. Standard templates for single display rooms, dual display rooms, divisible rooms, multi-image systems, and video conference suites are carefully matched to the most common AV applications installers and integrators are likely to encounter. In many cases, all the input sources, display control, and environmental settings are already in place. If any modification is required, the included GUI Configurator’s user-friendly, drag-and-drop interface makes adding or removing a source or other element a snap.

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