New lineup includes two new color remotes plus two system processors.
With the InfoComm 2010 show floor opening earlier today, Remote Technologies Inc. has issued a press release with a sneak preview of four of their new products, including an upgraded color touchscreen remote, an upgraded hybrid remote with a new OLED color touchscreen, and two central system processors designed to manage even complex A/V systems.
The word is that the new remotes will be available Q3 2010, with the processors arriving Q2 2011.
The original press release is included below.
RTI Offers Sneak Preview of Next-Generation Control Devices Unveiled at InfoComm 2010
LAS VEGAS June 9, 2010 Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, integrator-friendly control solutions, today announced a sneak preview of several new solutions making their debut at InfoComm 2010. Featuring sleek and sophisticated controllers and processors loaded with innovations, the latest additions to RTI's lineup will showcase the company's commitment to the commercial market with intuitive, flexible solutions that provide the ultimate control experience in boardrooms, classrooms, and much more.
T3-V+ Universal System Controller
Representing the pinnacle of elegance, the T3-V+ is an extremely powerful controller wrapped in an attractive, contemporary design. The third generation of the award-winning T3 system controller, the T3-V+ is enhanced with an updated hard button configuration including five soft keys, which will allow for future custom button engraving options from RTI. The T3-V+ also features a revolutionary dual RF board technology, which will support both 433 MHz RF for one-way control and 2.4 GHz ZigBee® for bidirectional communication with RTI processors and supported third-party electronics like music servers, lighting, and even Web-based RSS feeds for convenient weather updates. The T3-V+ offers a 3.5-inch, full-VGA touchscreen for eye-popping color, and a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system. Integrated 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet and a built-in Web browser allow the user to access Web pages and IP-addressable devices such as security cameras.
T2-C+ Universal System Controller
Sleek and elegant, the T2-C+ is the fourth generation of RTI's renowned T2 remote control platform. Now featuring the first OLED touchscreen ever used with a remote control, the T2-C+ provides a stunning, state-of-the-art, high-contrast display with an extremely wide viewing angle. The T2-C+ universal system controller represents a perfect example of style and function, blended seamlessly together. The T2-C+ is loaded with features such as a revolutionary dual-RF platform to offer communications with RTI central processors either one way at 433 MHz or bidirectionally with compatible devices at 2.4 GHz, while 35 hard buttons provide tactile control of commonly used functions. With a very modern and impressive industrial design, the thinner, lighter T2-C+ provides better ergonomics for one-handed operation than any other remote control in its class.
XP-6 Central Processor
Packed with an impressive feature set rivaling processors at twice the price, the XP-6 facilitates the integration of third-party devices into one seamless and cohesive system, with a variety of communication options such as RS-232, relay, IP, and routable IR control. Additional RTI accessories can be incorporated to allow wireless communication between an RTI remote control and the XP-6, even through walls or cabinets. The processor features built-in support for the RTI 433 MHz receivers for one-way RF communication, or powerful ZigBee 2.4 GHz transceivers can be incorporated for more sophisticated bidirectional communication between the RTI controller and central processor and supported devices, such as A/V, security, lighting, and HVAC systems.
XP-3 Central Processor
With a robust 532 MHz i.MX processor and 128 MB of nonvolatile flash memory, the XP-3 improves the whole user experience by providing a much higher degree of control and automation than using a stand-alone remote control. The processor offers a remarkable value with an impressive feature set that is unmatched in its class including a built-in astronomical time clock for time-based events, in addition to support for ZigBee RF transmission to allow bidirectional communications with compatible RTI remote controls and third-party electronics. The multipurpose I/O port accepts a standard IR emitter input or can be used with RTI accessory devices to sense voltage or video to manage the power status and deliver intelligent control of third-party connected devices.
"We've been working hard on a number of simply amazing solutions over the last year, and we can't wait to share them with our valued dealers at this year's show," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "With powerful new universal controllers and processors that combine the latest advanced technologies with a sleek new design, we're set to unveil a number of exciting products. These new solutions provide integrators with amazing options for their clients in any commercial environment all at a great value and without sacrificing performance."
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