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Philips Pronto introduces new in-wall control panel

David Davies 18 October 2010
Philips Pronto introduces new in-wall control panel

The TSW9500 offers ease of integration with home decor along with the same functionality offered by Pronto’s handheld control panels. The first in-wall solution from Pronto, the TSW9500 has been designed to utilise the same configurations that have already been created for the TSU9800 and TSU9600.

Suitable for home control solutions such as AV equipment, lighting, IP-based cameras and shades, the TSW9500 boasts a 3.5-inch QVGA touch screen with a fully customisable interface. 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 two-way technology.

Configurations that have already been created for Pronto’s TSU9600 and TSU9800 handheld control panels can be downloaded to the TSW9500 using Pronto’s ProntoEditProfessional software. The conversion will reorganise all hard button functions that were present on the handheld.

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. It will be available in various front plate colours (white, ivory, black, silver and almond) from next month.

“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.”

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