Friday May 11, 2018
URC has just launched a new remote control model for their WiFi-based MX HomePro control platform. The MXHP-R700, which closely resembles the company's Total Control TRC-1080 or Complete Control MX-890, is being billed as a more "full featured" product with a 2" color LCD, backlit keypad, and rechargeable battery. At the same time, the MX HomePro platform is now capable of eight zones (rooms) of control. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 5/11 at 1:15 PM
Friday February 12, 2016
Today, the next batch of our CEDIA 2015 video reports are live! These ones are a bit on the longer side, and will give you a perfect overview of what these two great companies have to offer!
So sit back, relax, and spend some time learning about the latest products from URC and SnapAV! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 2/12 at 7:49 AM
Thursday October 15, 2015
Savant is taking on the likes of the Logitech Harmony with the own "smart remote" designed for consumers. The new hybrid design features a color touchscreen, simplified button arrangement, voice activation, and a huge databases of components. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/15 at 7:18 PM
URC underscores ongoing support for RF-based Complete Control (MX-Series) systems by introducing the most advanced CCP remote to date. Emphasis is strongly on creative customization - this remote allows programmers greatest flexibility in graphic design and layout. Plus, graphics are stored on remote and archived in PC. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/15 at 12:46 PM
Wednesday October 14, 2015
"'Automation for All,' our recent battle cry, has taken on a whole new meaning when the TRC-820 is bundled with the super-affordable MRX-8 Compact Network System Controller. We've created an attractive (and disruptive) entry level price point of under $1,000 for an MRX-8, unlimited use of iOS and Android™ apps and this new URC remote(excluding labor). There is simply no other custom home automation package that comes close." Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/14 at 6:37 PM
Tuesday May 12, 2015
RTI’s much-anticipated T3x hybrid remote control is now shipping! It’s been a long time coming – we first heard about it way back at CEDIA 2013 – but considering everything that’s been packed into this control, it looks like the wait will have been worth it! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 5/12 at 8:11 PM
Thursday August 14, 2014
In an example of how long it takes to get from trade show floor to through your door, the RTI T2i - first announced nearly two years ago during CEDIA 2012 - is now shipping. The $499 remote offers a flush-mount 2.8" color touchscreen, backlit keypad (four with customizable keycaps), IR, RF and ZigBee communications, motion sensor, fully customizable interface and a sleek design. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 8/14 at 11:33 PM
Wednesday August 13, 2014
In an almost simultaneous news release with sister company RTI, Pro Control has announced a slew of new products that they’ll be showing at the upcoming CEDIA Expo 2014 in Denver, Colorado, this coming September.
Again, much like with RTI, these products have been seen before – namely in our Pro Control CEDIA Video. However, as far as I know this is the first time that some of them have been formally announced with product photography! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 8/13 at 12:14 AM
Tuesday February 4, 2014
Okay, so these product announcements may not actually be new (the new hardware was originally announced before CEDIA 2013), but of greater importance is the news that they’re now available to buy. Well, almost – rumor is shipments are currently constrained, but that will be getting better soon! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 2/04 at 8:12 PM
Monday December 2, 2013
I hope everyone had (or is still having) a great Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend! Since we didn’t have a CEDIA 2013 video update last week, today we’re bringing you reports for three major control companies: Control4, RTI and URC!
To begin, Paul Williams from Control4 presents what’s new on the company’s 10th anniversary, including advanced lighting solutions, Nest thermostat integration, and the Wireless Music Bridge. Then, spend a few minutes with RTI’s Pete Baker as he shows off the economical SURFiR Remote and RTiPanel solution, the brand new T2i, T2x and T3x Handheld Controllers, along with the KX3 in-wall touchscreen. Finally, finish up with Cat Toomey on a quick tour of URC’s booth, where you’ll learn about the Complete Control Android App, Sonos & Z-Wave integration, new Z-Wave & sensor solutions, along with the Total Control TRC-1080 Wi-Fi Remote Control. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/02 at 7:53 AM