Crestron's SideShow Hickory NC

Crestron touchpanels and control systems in Hickory now support Windows SideShow, providing access to a wide-range of PC and Web-based content such as news feeds, sports scores, stock tickers, weather alerts, media guides, e-mail messages, and appointment notifications all through a network connection to a Windows Vista computer.

Efficient Computer Systems Inc
(828) 328-2263
530 Us Highway 70 Southwest
Hickory, NC
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Consultants, Computer Software, Computer Networks, Bar Code Scanning Equipment and Supplies

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Staples
(704) 735-0321
1623 E. Main Street
Lincolnton, NC
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

Direc Way
(800) 204-1669
Laurel Hill, NC
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Satellite Equipment and System Dealers, Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Consumer Electronics Stores

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Piedmont Triad Computer Conslt
(336) 766-5555
3626 Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC
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Help Desk Services, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores, Information Systems Consultants

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Direc Way
Charlotte, NC
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Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Internet Service Providers

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OfficeMax
(828) 327-7227
1718 Highway 70 S.E.
Hickory, NC
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-8, Su 11-6*

Staples
(828) 754-6428
112 Wilkesboro Blvd.
Lenoir, NC
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-8:00pm Sat: 9:00am-7:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

Computer Living Corporation
(910) 235-3838
20 Parker Lane
Pinehurst, NC
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Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Software, Computer Systems Consultants and Designers
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MasterCard, VISA

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Inflow Inc
(919) 941-1082
4518 S Miami Boulevard
Durham, NC
Services
Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Internet Service Providers

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Preferred Data Corporation
(336) 886-3282
3910 Tinsley Drive
High Point, NC
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Information Technology Services, Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores

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Crestron's SideShow

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Source: DIGITAL HOME News Service
Publication date: April 18, 2008

By DIGITAL HOME Staff

Crestron said its touchpanels and control systems now support Windows SideShow, providing access to a wide-range of PC and Web-based content such as news feeds, sports scores, stock tickers, weather alerts, media guides, e-mail messages, and appointment notifications all through a network connection to a Windows Vista computer. Company officials said SideShow content can now be viewed on all Crestron touchpanels and two-way devices that support dynamic text such as the APAD wall mount controller and MLX-2 handheld remote.

Windows SideShow is a new technology in Windows Vista that supports a secondary display screen to view flight reservations, news, weather, sports, or read e-mail even if the laptop is off or in sleep mode. Crestron now provides support through its SIMPL Windows program to also deliver SideShow data to its touchpanels and controllers, including the APAD and MLX-2.

Crestron control systems retrieve SideShow data from any mobile or desktop PC running Vista via basic Ethernet communication. SideShow sends data from the SideShow gadget displaying text information and even providing some control functionality. For example, Crestron SideShow-enabled controllers can access the Windows Media Player gadget to allow users to browse song lists and play selections directly from touchpanels.

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