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Crestron touch screen vs iPad
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Post 1 made on Monday August 28, 2017 at 13:21
samkarema
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Hi,
I am working on a Crestron control project and I must choose the touch screen to use between a Crestron touch screen TSW-XXX and an iPad.
is there anything you can do with the TSW (apart from the included camera and the RAVA intercom capability) that you can't with an iPad? I am more concerned about the technical limitations (if any) of the iPad

Please share your experience and knowledge. Thanks

Sam
Post 2 made on Monday August 28, 2017 at 13:33
weddellkw
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iPad will insist on iOS updates when they come around.

You can't wake the screen up on demand.

You can disable the pin-entry but have to place it in 'retail-mode' <- this is not the actual name, but drawing a blank->

Reliant on wifi (or a mess of dongles to add ethernet AND power) for connectivity.
Post 3 made on Monday August 28, 2017 at 16:13
thecynic315
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On August 28, 2017 at 13:21, samkarema said...
| is there anything you can do with the TSW (apart from the included camera and the RAVA intercom capability) that you can't with an iPad?

You can ensure that a TSW panel will ALWAYS work as soon as the screen is touched or a button is pressed.

A TSW never needs to be charged, never has a weird issue with wifi, never gives odd pop ups about updates.
Post 4 made on Monday August 28, 2017 at 18:58
kgossen
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On August 28, 2017 at 16:13, thecynic315 said...
You can ensure that a TSW panel will ALWAYS work as soon as the screen is touched or a button is pressed.

A TSW never needs to be charged, never has a weird issue with wifi, never gives odd pop ups about updates.

+10000000000000000000000000000
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Post 5 made on Thursday August 31, 2017 at 16:39
SWOInstaller
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use the X60 panels and you will never have to worry. If integrating Sonos, they have built in Sonos App that updates automatically when new updates are available, and will be a lot less headaches later when the new crestron app becomes available and the current one is no longer compatible with the ipads they have (this is what is happening with crestron mobile and current iPads).
You can't fix stupid
Post 6 made on Friday September 1, 2017 at 13:52
SWFLMike
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"Platform Not Supported"

On site, btw, in case anyone has some hints...

EDIT: This is probably the oldest iPad deployment I've been a part of, so it's Mobile G. The app got updated to v2.00.66.00, I think, from v2.00.60.00, and it generated that message. I had to recompile the VT and re-upload and it's beck up and running.

You'll likely not have that problem with a dedicated panel!

Last edited by SWFLMike on September 1, 2017 15:46.
Post 7 made on Friday September 15, 2017 at 11:00
tgrugett
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The TSWx60 has a nice screen saver feature.

You can control wake and sleep... this is essential for doorbells, cameras, security, etc...

You can remote load... you can to the processors for iPads but some times it is better reliability to load directly to the iPads which you cannot do remotely (easily).

Side buttons...

Touch detection, audio (we use sounds for notifications and doorbells), monitoring, rebooting (we auto reset the panel every night to clear memory for camera streams, etc...).
Post 8 made on Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 00:29
Munson
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touch panels have there advantages listed above, but iPads work well if done correctly.

If possible have dedicated iPads for control and have a separate iTunes account for control iPads. This way you can have access to do everything without having clients personal info. Also turn off all notifications for everything and sign out of iCloud. Use Launch Port sleeves and base stations for charging. Have iPad for each room so jumping between AP's is not an issue (iPad Mini, launch port sleeve and base station are approximately $700 per room)

Biggest draw backs: have to press home button twice to open (as long as Crestron app is always open), iOS updates, older iPads no longer support new iOS (but new iPads don't cost much more than replacement batteries for touch panels)

I usually use touch panels for in wall use, and iPads for wireless use. I have close to 100 iPads in the field for Crestron control and if done correctly they work well.


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