Simply stated, the TPMC-3X Handheld WiFi Touchpanel from Crestron® delivers the best remote control available for home theater, home automation, and AV presentation, marrying style and ergonomics with the ultimate in performance and customizability. Its sleek form factor is easy to hold, with large tactile pushbuttons, electroluminescent backlighting, and a fully customizable video touchscreen for a wireless control solution that's both intuitive and fun to use.
The Ultimate Handheld Remote
Gone are the limitations of previous generation remotes, and the frustration of using them. The TPMC-3X offers seamless interaction with AV and environmental systems, providing true feedback of all your settings, and displaying metadata information for all your digital media. Whether watching TV, choosing a movie or music title, adjusting room temperature and lighting, or checking the security system, the TPMC-3X affords a user experience like no other handheld remote. You can even communicate with other touchpanels via built-in wireless IP intercom, and monitor live video from cameras and other sources right on the touchscreen.
Crestron has redefined Wi-Fi wireless performance with the TPMC-3X, achieving a remarkable 50 feet omnidirectional coverage indoors, providing exceptional freedom of movement without line-of-sight. The choice of 802.11 a, b, and g protocols affords reliable, high-speed 2-way wireless performance in virtually any RF environment. Configuring a TPMC-3X network can be accomplished in mere minutes using a Crestron CEN-WAP-ABG-1G or CEN-WAP-ABG-CMWireless Access Point.
To ensure the most transparent user experience possible, the TPMC-3X has been engineered to wake instantly at the press of a button, touch of the touchscreen, or by simply tilting the remote upright. Button presses are sent immediately, just like an IR remote but with none of IR's limitations. So spontaneous actions like muting the audio, pausing the video, or changing the channel can be executed on-the-fly with just a single button press.
Extended Battery Life
Instant-waking also allows the TPMC-3X to be put to sleep within seconds of putting it down, helping to extend its battery life for several days of typical usage on a single charge. Even under continuous use at full brightness, the TPMC-3X lasts an incredible 5 hours! Its fast-charging, field-replaceable Lithium Polymer battery pack delivers optimum power in a very small, lightweight package.
Tactile Pushbuttons with Backlit Text
A complement of tactile pushbuttons makes for a very intuitive user interface, providing easy access to everything needed for watching TV and movies, listening to music, and controlling the entire room. Large, widely-spaced buttons accommodate hands and fingers of all sizes, minimizing the chance of an unintended button press. Electroluminescent backlit button text affords excellent legibility for use in a darkened room.
The pushbuttons are comprised of 17 buttons designated for the most common functions, plus a 5-way navigation pad, 3 context-assignable "hard keys" beneath the touchscreen, a thumb-operated "More" button for advancing through the available touchscreen pages, and a system power button. Every button on the TPMC-3X is fully programmable to allow precisely the control desired, whether simply adjusting audio volume and flipping through channels, controlling a DVR or DVD player, navigating onscreen setup menus, or operating a pan/tilt camera.
Handheld Touchpanel Control
Custom touchpanel versatility is afforded through a brilliant 2.8" active-matrix touchscreen displaying stunning 16-bit color graphics and video. Dynamic graphics and text capability enable the display of all kinds of useful data and alluring eye candy—from channel preset icons—to room temperature and lighting levels—to photos and video—to digital media playlists complete with metadata and cover art. Full-motion animations, multimode objects, PNG translucency, transition effects, and streaming video enhance the palette for creating GUIs that are both eye-catching and easy to use.
Its built-in streaming video player makes it possible to monitor a security camera, or preview a DVD or television channel, right on the touchscreen display. Native support for the motion-JPEG streaming format allows the TPMC-3X to display live video from a variety of Web cameras and servers including the Crestron CEN-NVS100 Network Video Streamer.
Wireless IP Intercom
Built-in wireless IP intercom capability facilitates direct panel to panel intercom and monitoring right over the LAN without requiring any additional AV wiring or special wireless equipment. The TPMC-3X features an integrated microphone and speaker for clear voice communication.
Customized WAV files can be loaded on the TPMC-3X to add dimension to its touchscreen graphics using personalized sounds, button feedback, and voice prompts.