Crestron® Room Scheduling Touch Screens provide an invaluable productivity tool for organizations with multiple conference rooms and meeting spaces. Mounted on the wall outside each room, they allow anyone to see at-a-glance if a room is available or in use, view details about the current meeting, and look up the room’s entire schedule. Upcoming meetings and open time slots are clearly displayed on the color touch screen, and users can even reserve a room right on the spot.
Room Scheduling Touch Screens end the wasteful practice of searching the corridors for an available room. They eliminate confusion over which room is booked ─ by whom and for how long ─ and allow attendees to verify they’re in the right place before entering a room. They help organizations to maximize productivity and get the most usable time out of every room.
Crestron Room Scheduling Touch Screens are designed to be installed as part of a complete enterprise room scheduling solution using Fusion RV® Remote Asset Management Software.
Form and Function
The TPMC-4SM Room Scheduling Touch Screen features a 4.3 inch (109 mm) widescreen display, perfectly sized for viewing and accessing essential meeting and scheduling information through an intuitive on-screen interface. Shortcut buttons on either side of the touch screen provide quick access to the most common scheduling functions.
With its clean, modern appearance, the TPMC-4SM makes an elegant statement in any environment including office buildings, conference centers, hotels, and universities. Its compact size and a choice of mounting options allow the TPMC-4SM to be installed in places other touch screens just can’t go. It can be installed on a wall over a standard electrical box, placed on a table, or mounted to virtually any flat surface — even glass, granite, or marble. Its contoured shape affords clear visibility down long corridors, with room status indicators at either side that shine green when the room is available and red when it is in use.
The TPMC-4SM is optimized for use with Crestron Fusion RV software, enabling tight integration with popular scheduling applications like Microsoft® Exchange, Office 365™, IBM® Notes®, CollegeNET® R25®, and Google Calendar™. Through its color touch screen, the TPMC-4SM provides essential room scheduling capabilities that can be customized to suit the needs of any organization.
- Schedule View – Displays a clear, at-a-glance view of the current reservation, with the ability to also see upcoming reservations and available time slots at the press of a button. New reservations can be scheduled on the spot.
- Find – Allows you to search all the rooms on the network, and reserve any room nearby, without leaving the touch screen you’re at.
- End Now – Allows you to end a reservation early, making the room available to others immediately.
- Extend – Allows you to extend the current reservation if a meeting is running over and the room is still available.
- Details – Provides additional information about a reservation.
- Broadcast Messaging – Allows text bulletins, announcements, and other messages to be displayed on the touch screen. Emergency broadcasts can be accompanied by an alert sound, while non-emergency messages are displayed on the screen without disrupting its normal use.
Dual-Color Backlit Buttons
The TPMC-4SM comes standard with 10 “hard key” pushbuttons. Positioned on either side of the touch screen display, these buttons offer an easy method for navigating the on-screen user interface, providing quick access to the most common scheduling functions. The buttons are also backlit, illuminating green or red to indicate when the room is available or in use.
The button backlighting is fully dimmable to allow for just the right brightness. For custom applications, each button can be individually programmed to provide discrete feedback .Customized labeling of the buttons can also be attained using Crestron Engraver software. For a clean appearance, the buttons may be removed and covered using the no-button covers provided.
Crestron GLS Series room occupancy sensors  can be connected directly to the TPMC-4SM to detect when no one has shown up for a scheduled meeting. In such an event, the current reservation can be cancelled automatically to make the room available to others.
As you approach the TPMC-4SM, it senses your presence and wakes the screen automatically, allowing room status and meeting details to be viewed without having to touch the screen.
Custom User Mode
Just like any other Crestron touch screen, the TPMC-4SM can be custom programmed for all types of applications. The TPMC-4SM supports Smart Graphics to deliver the ultimate user experience for controlling AV, lighting, shades, HVAC, and other functions. Additional enhancements include support for H.264 streaming video, IP intercom, and audio feedback.
A simple Ethernet LAN connection is all that is required to wire the TPMC-4SM, containing all control, video, intercom, and power signals within a single wire.
Power over Ethernet
Using PoE technology, the TPMC-4SM gets its operating power right through the LAN wiring. PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminates the need for a local power supply or any dedicated power wiring. A PoE Injector (PWE-4803RU ) simply connects in line with the LAN cable at any convenient location. Crestron PoE switches (CEN-SW-POE-5 or CEN-SWPOE-16 ) may also be used to provide a total networking solution with built-in PoE.
Versatile Mounting Options
The TPMC-4SM installs easily on virtually any mounting surface. As standard, it mounts directly to a single-gang electrical box (horizontally oriented) or a European electrical box, requiring just 1/2-inch (12 mm) mounting depth while protruding less than 3/4-inch (19 mm) from the wall surface. It can also be adapted for mounting to a vertically-oriented 1-gang or 2-gang electrical box, or a 2-gang UK electrical box, using the optional Universal Wall Mount Kit (WMKU-4SM ), which can also be used without an electrical box for a low-profile surface-mount solution .
For impenetrable surfaces, such as decorative glass, granite, marble, plaster, smooth stone, and masonry, Crestron offers the Multi-Surface Mount Kit (MSMK-4SM ), which provides a very versatile mounting solution complete with a low-profile rear shell enclosure, adhesive mounting plate, optional angle bracket, and wire raceway. And finally, the Tabletop Kit (TTK-4SM ) converts the TPMC-4SM into a stylish, compact tabletop touch screen, either free-standing or permanently-mounted on a tabletop or counter surface.