Crestron Land New UFO Remote

Crestron UFO Remote

Julie Jacobson has an exclusive over at CEPro on a new Creston remote due to launch in 2011.  The aptly named ‘UFO-4X’ is a disc shaped craft and its touchcreen can serve as a trackpad as well as a virtual keyboard.  It attaches to its base by magnets so can be wall mounted and it supports Adobe Flash for high quality UI design.

Of course the UFO is at its heart a home automation controller, adjusting your lights, AV, security and HVAC systems for example.  The RF range is said to be a healthy 200 feet andthe 4.3″ active matrix color touchscreen display has asensor to switch between portrait and landscape modes depending on how you hold it.

Crestron UFO-4X Features

  • A rotatable handheld touchpanel with distinctive round shape
  • Usable in portrait and landscape mode
  • Gloss black finish
  • 4.3″ active matrix color touchscreen display
  • Wide 160 degrees viewing angle
  • 16-bit color graphics
  • 800 x 480 WVGA resolution
  • Dynamic graphics & text capability
  • Adobe Flash object support
  • Touchpanel keyboard and mouse pad capability
  • White EL backlit buttons and text
  • Automatic backlight level control
  • WAV file customizable audio feedback
  • Instant-Waking behavior
  • High-power, high-speed 2.4 GHz RF wireless technology
  • Up to 200 feet RF range indoors
  • Supports roaming for extended RF coverage
  • Long-lasting LiPo rechargeable battery pack
  • Versatile docking station allows tabletop or wall mount charging
  • Programmable via SystemBuilder and Adagio Composer software

The Crestron UFO-4X is expected to ship in early 2011 costing around $2,000   :   [Via]

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