Russound's IP-Based TSV-E5 Touchscreen To Ship in November

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Customizable TSV-E5 Offers Dynamic Interaction, Cameras, Web Widgets and More, All from a High-Resolution Display


Russound, a provider of multiroom audio, today announced that the TSV-E5 E-Series Color Touchscreen (MAP: $2999) will become available in November 2008, with its debut scheduled to take place at the 2008 CEDIA Expo (booth #512).

In addition to control of audio/video sources, the new touchscreen's feature set includes "dynamic interaction" with music stored on Russound's SMS3 Smart Media Server, IP camera control, and personalized web widgets, all displayed and accessed via a high-resolution 8.4" color touch screen.

The most powerful interface in Russound's E-Series line, the TSV-E5 Touchscreen is designed to complement the ACA-E5 controller amplifier -- the centerpiece of the E-Series family of advanced multiroom products - and allows users to easily recall personal favorites, view web content including weather, news and sports, and see who's at the front door, all from a touchscreen.

The TSV-E5 Touchscreen offers an advanced level of control, especially when used in tandem with the Russound SMS3 Smart Media Server. In addition to presenting a menu of music organized and cross-referenced by artist, album, genre, and song (all with cover art), users can rate, add, and remove music from their playlists.

The TSV-E5 supports Russound RNET Smart source components, including the iBridge• Dock and the ST2 Tuners with AM/FM and satellite radio programming.

"The wide market adoption of the iPod and the media server concept is acclimating end-users to the notion of interacting with media instead of simply accessing it," said Doug Hansel, Russound Product Manager. "When designing the TSV-E5, we took this interest in interaction very seriously; turning something as simple as system control into a visually exciting and dynamic experience."

IP-based camera support is embedded in the touchscreen, giving users the option to use the TSVE5 as another screen for monitoring security inside and out, while pushing the doorbell automatically brings the assigned camera into full view.

Along with its primary control functions, the TSV-E5 includes such features as a sleep timer and alarm, making it easy to set the Wake function to play music in any room equipped with the touchscreen. The TSV-E5 can be installed with a single CAT-5e cable.

Russound's Sphere• Certified Integrator Program is available to established Russound dealers who are certified with the company's line of E-Series technology products. To participate in the program, dealers must have a valid resale certificate, in addition to being a member of a recognized trade association in the consumer electronics, computer, telecom, electrical, home building, or security industries. Additionally, they must commit to never selling Russound products via the Internet, catalog, or telemarketing, and must demonstrate proficiencies in all areas affecting custom audio/video installation.

For more information, visit the company´┐Żs Web site at

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