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AMX Modero multitouch touch panels now shipping

The user interface to a room control system accounts for 95% of its success, according to the company.

AMX has announced the immediate availability of the 7- and 10-inch Modero X Series Touch Panels.

These smaller, widescreen versions belong to the family of touch panels which were designed to incorporate all the multi-touch capabilities, such as gesturing, swiping and tapping, that today’s users have become accustomed to, according to the company.

“95% of the success of a control system is the user interface,” said Robert Noble, AMX Chief Technology Officer. “Individuals the world over have become accustomed to the use of command-based gesturing, tapping and scrolling to interface with their technology. The Modero X Series takes this method of interaction to new levels of intuitiveness, enabling the user to easily take advantage of the advanced functionality onboard. These touch panels are unlike anything else out there in the market.”

The new 7- and 10-inch models are claimed to stand out not only for their instinctive approach but also their functionality. Features include a capacitive, multi-touch screen, high-definition video streaming, Bluetooth VoIP and USB external phone connections. The 10-inch adds a high definition camera for video chat and conferencing (in tabletop and wall landscape models).

The Modero X Series also support Near Field Communications (NFC). NFC enables device personalisation by allowing two devices in close proximity to exchange data, such as between a smartphone and another NFC-enabled device.

AMX has already released the 20.3-inch and 19.4-inch panoramic models, available in tabletop and wall-mounted options. The Modero X Series 4.3-inch models will begin shipping in Q3 2012.