In 1998, Crestron developed e-Control®, the industry's first IP-based control system. The original eControl enabled remote system control via a web browser. Web pages were created in Java or HTML, for the first time allowing system managers and endusers access to the system from anywhere in the world.
As the world leader of control system innovation, Crestron continued to revolutionize IP control, taking e-Control® to the next level. Crestron introduced e-Control®2, its second generation of IP-based control solutions, utilizing a Microsoft® COM/ActiveX™ foundation. e-Control2 provides a fully transformable platform through Crestron's VTPro-e® GUI design software. The result is a suite of inspired solutions called XPanel.
Rather than simply providing remote access, XPanel, using e-Control2, truly replicates the Crestron touchpanel experience on any PC or PDA. The exact touchpanel GUI is presented on the remote PC, replicating every button-press, including system feedback. Full HelpDesk functionality including system diagnostics, monitoring and control is possible in real-time.