ReQuest Adds Ethernet Connactivity to 15-inch Touchscreen
September 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsBallston Spa, New York— ReQuest, the established leader in hard disk-based music servers and server-based whole-house media systems, will introduce a new touchscreen control at the 2007 CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado. The new Network Touchscreen Client (NTC) works with ReQuest’s TS.15 full-size color touchscreen controller from any location on a home Ethernet network, without unwieldy long cables and/or VGA/USB extenders.
The Network Touchscreen Client is a slim, compact, hardware solution designed to be mounted to the back of a free-standing TS.15 touchscreen, or it can be tucked away in a nearby cabinet or shelving unit. The NTC connects to the touchscreen via USB and VGA cables, while its RJ-45 connector accepts conventional, thin, Ethernet cable linking it to the home network. Alternately, a wireless home network can be utilized via a “gaming bridge,” a wireless adapter widely available from manufacturers such as dLink, Linksys, and Netgear, to deliver full TS.15 functionality via WiFi 802.11b/g wireless connection. As many as eight TS.15/Network Touchscreen Client combos, communicating to the home system via wired or wireless/bridge connections, can be used on a single ReQuest iQ System, Audio or Video ReQuest.
Availability: September 2007
Suggested Retail Price: TS.15 is $1,500 and NTC is $1,000.
ReQuest, Inc.’s home-entertainment systems have set the standard for high-end digital media storage, management, playback, and system integration since 1998. The Company’s award-winning music servers and video-management systems are the accepted leaders in cutting-edge technology. The Company enjoys being regarded as having the best service in the industry, with an installed base of more than 20,000 units. Recently, ReQuest was ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the top 500 fastest-growing private businesses in America for the second year in a row. For more information, visit www.request.com