July 23, 2010 by Arlen Schweiger
Feel like test-driving a new graphic interface for your touchscreen controller?
Philips is pimping its Pronto ride with five new interfaces designed to look like sports and luxury automobile dashboards. You custom electronics installer can pick from the five themes for your controller, and use Pronto’s ProntoEdit Professional software interface builder to pluck from large image galleries so you have the full custom car treatment.
The interfaces let you rev up the engines on your TSU9400, TSU9600 or TSU9800 controllers, with icons like gas gauges, speed needles and more, all triggering and commanding different activities for your home systems.
For example, the car’s headlights can be tapped to control the room’s lighting; the dashboard radio can command the multiroom audio; and gas gauges can tell you the controller’s battery and WiFi strength.
Pressing the car logo button will bring you instant access to the Pronto’s panel system settings, the company says, and Philips will really get you motoring when you hit the start button and hear a roaring engine sound while a macro is going on.
We always enjoy customization of touchscreens, so check with your authorized Philips dealer to see what kind of car controller you can start driving.
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