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Philips Launches First In-Wall Pronto
Sleek new TSW9500 boasts 3.5” VGA touchscreen display and wired Ethernet interface.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on September 17, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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Philips has revealed its first true in-wall Pronto display, the TSW9500. Compared to the existing (and larger) TSU9800 standalone model with its wall-mount option, or the TSU9600 that can be wall-mounted through the use of an optional dock, the TSW9500 has been purpose-designed to be an in-wall control panel. It sports a QVGA resolution color touchscreen display, 5 hard buttons, and is 2-way compatible with RFX9400 and RFX9600 extenders.

Even better, it’s plug-and-play ready with all existing TSU9600 and TSU9800 designs, with an automatic conversion routine built-in to the ProntoEdit Professional software that will rearrange all hard button functions. The control can be mounted on any surface with a smart mounting mechanism and separate wall box. It features a wired Ethernet interface, supports POE or an external power supply, and has a wired infrared output. Face plates are available in white, ivory, black, silver and almond.

The TSW9500 will be available in November for a price of $799 USD MSRP. The complete press release is provided below.


PHILIPS PRONTO LAUNCHES NEW IN-WALL CONTROL PANEL

New TSW9500 provides installers with a stylish in-wall solution designed to seamlessly integrate with any home’s décor, all with the same functionality and reliability of Pronto’s handheld control panels.

Leuven, Belgium – September 15, 2010 – Philips Pronto, the value leader in two-way control solutions, will be previewing its new TSW9500 in-wall c ontrol panel. The TSW9500 marks the first in-wall solution offered by Pronto, and has been designed to utilize the same configurations that have already been created for the TSU9800 and TSU9600. With the TSW9500, integrators now have the option to add a stationary in-wall Pronto control panel to their systems, which is ideal for home control solutions such as AV equipment, lighting, IP-based cameras and shades.

Pronto’s TSW9500 boasts a 3.5 inch QVGA touch screen with a sleek, modern design with a 100 percent customizable interface to meets the needs and demands of each specific installation. For commonly used applications, the TSW9500 features five hard buttons that can be programmed freely based on the desires of the homeowner. Fully compatible with current Pronto control panels, and the RFX9400 and RFX9600 extenders, the TSW9500 also features the ProntoScript 2-way technology. The TSW9500 a llows for full integration with a home’s current system, and gives installers an upgrade option for existing customers as well as create more opportunities for new projects, including commercial applications.

What’s more, to enable faster installation times, configurations that have already been created for Pronto’s TSU9600 and TSU9800 handheld control panels can be simply downloaded to the TSW9500 using Pronto’s ProntoEditProfessional software. The smart conversion will reorganize all hard button functions that were present on the handheld, so conversion becomes "plug and play".

"What makes the TSW9500 so unique and exciting for installers is its seamless integration of two-way communication," said Rudy Musschebroeck, marketing manager for Philips Pronto. "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 a separate entry for power is also available, along with an IR output for IR routing. For easy programming, a mini USB connector is accessible from the front of the control panel.

The TSW9500 can be installed on any surface such as brick, plaster or drywall with a smart mounting mechanism and a separate wall box. Available in various front plate colors (white, ivory, black, silver and almond), the TSW9500 will fit in with any décor. The TSW9500 will be available in November with an MSRP of $799.

For more information about Philips Pronto, please visit www.pronto.philips.com.

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Comments
Correction: the article states "It sports a full 640x480 VGA", but the press release states "3.5 inch QVGA touch screen".


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