Sling Touch Control 100 remote takes on Philips Pronto

SlingMedia, makers of the Slingbox, are pushing hard on becoming a controlling point for your television with the launch of a new touchscreen remote control.

The Announcement comes alongside a range of other products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company has unveiled the Sling Touch Control 100, a "touch-screen device with an interface based on Sling Media's SlingGuide electronic program guide".

According to SlingMedia, it will allow users to "interact with and controls SlingGuide-enabled DVRs as well as most line-of-sight controlled audio-visual devices", via its 4.3-inch, capacitive touch-screen LCD display with 272 x 480 resolution.

The Sling Touch Control 100 communicates with HD DVRs and other SlingGuide-enabled devices via IP over a home 802.11 network and communicates with non-IP devices via IR-based control.

No word on pricing or availability.