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PEAKnx Presents New Controlpro Touch Panel

Expert for home automation launches new touch panel 

PEAKnx, manufacturer of home and building automation from Darmstadt, presents the latest generation of its Controlpro touch panel. Compared to its predecessor, the new Controlpro offers several improvements: the exchangeable glass cover is now even thinner, and the special coating optimizes the touch behavior. On the other hand, the touch panel features the latest generation of RAM and an even more powerful processor. In addition to the improved hardware, PEAKnx has focused on a reduced design for the new Controlpro: The touch panel is now much slimmer. Smart Home users also benefit from a full HD display, optimized voice quality and a higher camera resolution. PEAKnx delivers the new Controlpro with the YOUVI software package. The new Controlpro generation is available now. 

Intelligent ventilation concept 

PEAKnx has given the new Controlpro a facelift – with the aim of reducing its dimensions to a minimum. The front glass is thinner now and the ingenious ventilation concept makes the Controlpro even more attractive. This form of cooling means that the entire aluminium frame front of the panel is used as a heat sink. “This is a unique cooling system that combines design and functionality,” says Gerald Palmsteiner, COO of PEAKnx. “The technology allowed us to create a powerful touch panel that doesn’t require a fan.” The new cooling system enables completely silent performance. 

Even more performance 

The new Controlpro is available in three different variants, which differ regarding their hardware configuration and therefore performance. All processors belong to the current “Intel Coffee Lake Generation” and therefore offer better performance. The two Quad Core variants are particularly suitable for complex multimedia applications. All versions are equipped with the latest main memory generation. In addition, the next generation of Controlpro has two standardised KNX interfaces. Also, al lot has changed regarding the camera quality: while the predecessor model has a camera with two megapixels, the new touch panel has a five-megapixel camera. This improvement is particularly noticeable in video telephony, not least because the voice quality has also been optimised. This is also an improvement for door communication. Of course, YOUVI is part of the Controlpro as well: The software package consists of IP router, bus monitor and basic visualization software. Smart-Home owners can thus map the most common room control functions, such as the control of blinds, shutters, lighting, sockets and heating.

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