Brea, CA – November 2008… Altinex, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™, is pleased to introduce the CP451-008 Wireless Touchscreen Controller. Ideal for a great many applications including multimedia control systems, general computing, and real-time data terminals, the new CP451-008 runs an embedded Windows® XP operating system and accurately senses touch from a finger, stylus, pen, pencil, gloved finger, or other tool—making it an ideal solution for a myriad of PC-based control systems. Small, lightweight, and powerful, the CP451-008 can easily be carried from room to room and used to control several devices on one or more wireless networks.
As a device capable of running on battery power, the CP451-008 is an ideal unit for controlling devices over a WLAN (wireless local area network). Simple to configure, the CP451-008 includes sample applications for communicating with devices over a WLAN, and custom subroutines to control many devices. The preinstalled AVSnap™ AV system integration tool enables one to configure a system with ease. AVSnap provides a complete environment for designing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with minimum effort by way of user-friendly toolbars for buttons, volume controls, progress bars, and more. AVSnap incorporates a simple programming language with an organized interface that makes even complex programming code easy to read and maintain.
For added wireless convenience, the CP451-008 supports Bluetooth. The Bluetooth module inside each CP451-008 is compatible with most peripheral devices such as mice, keyboards, barcode readers, printers, and similar equipment.
An external 12V universal power adapter is included with the CP451-008 and can readily be connected directly to the unit or via the included AC404-101 docking cradle. Further, the AC404-101 cradle includes 2 USB ports and an Ethernet/LAN (RJ-45) port. The USB and LAN ports make the cradle an ideal base station that allows for a permanent LAN connection as well as inputs for a USB keyboard and mouse. When not in use, the CP451-008 can be placed back on the cradle for charging.
Providing even greater flexibility for governing an AV system, the optional Altinex AC301-201 TCP/IP to RS-232 adapter is available. This adapter enables RS-232 communication through a standard LAN connection. By placing the AC301-201 on an RS-232 controlled device and then connecting it to a wireless router, one can instantly create a wireless network. The AC301-201 has both serial (DB9) and network (RJ-45) connections. The AC301-201 connects to a serial device using its DB9 connection, and to the LAN using standard network cable. AVSnap, HyperTerminal, or other RS-232 communication software can then be used to control the serial device using the IP address of the adapter in place of the COM port. This way, a single controller such as the CP451-008 can be used to control any number of serial devices using their unique IP address.
Altinex President and CEO Jack Gershfeld commented on the company’s new CP451-008 Wireless Touchscreen Controller. “Small, powerful, and with a wide range of programming options, our new CP-451-008 is a tremendously versatile AV system controller and the included AVSnap design software makes configuring an AV system effortless. I’m confident system designers and installers will find the CP-451-008 an invaluable tool for a wide range of AV system applications.”
The Altinex CP451-008 Wireless Touchscreen Controller carries a MSRP of $4,250. It is available now.
Founded in 1993, Altinex, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™. The company offers a comprehensive line of computer video interfaces, distribution amplifiers, switchers, matrix switchers, special application products, and a large variety of furniture connectivity products. Altinex is an ISO 9001:2000 certified corporation that conducts all R&D, design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales from its corporate headquarters in Brea, California, USA. For additional information, visit the company online at www.altinex.com or contact them directly at 1.800.ALTINEX.