New Netstreams Products at CEDIA
NetStreams introduced a new amplified touchpad, the TouchLinX TLA250, at CEDIA Expo earlier this month. NetStreams’ new touchpad features a built-in 50-watt per channel amplifier and designer friendly glass finish faceplate that can be tailored to compliment virtually any home décor (pictured here is the faceplate with a map of the world).
Homeowners, designers, and architects are faced with the task of trying to blend home control and A/V distribution systems into the home’s décor. This choice can be one of the most frustrating aspects of choosing a system, and is something that almost always disrupts the experience an architect or designer is trying to create in the environment.
“Our new touchpad offers sophisticated technology and innovative design elements,” said Kevin Reinis, President and CEO of NetStreams. “The glass finish on the product provides a compliment to design goals rather than something that needs to be worked around.”
The new glass faceplate features a completely flat look, operating with only touch sensitive buttons. Further, a design layer under the glass can be matched to virtually any surface, design or accent, thanks to a variety of standard and designer color options.
The TLA250 features many of the control features of the NetStreams touch screens, TouchLinX TL430 and TL700, offering user-friendly features such as an Intercom for whole house paging, room-to-room paging, and room monitoring. The LCD screen can display meta-data (song, artist, album name), control any audio / video source connected, as well as any lighting systems, HVAC, and other home automation functions. The front of the unit includes an IR receiver to enable control from a universal remote, including the ability to pass through IR commands to control sources anywhere on the DigiLinX network.
In addition to its control capabilities, the TL250 features the audio functionality available in the SpeakerLinX zone amplifier and controller products. The unit is powered by a 50-watt per channel, high efficiency amplifier, and features Burr-Brown analog to digital and digital to analog converters, as well as an EIM port for connecting local audio in a zone. The combined functionality of a TouchLinX and SpeakerLinX make this an ideal product for those zones where metadata is required but where a touch screen controller is beyond the available budget.