Thursday October 15, 2015
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 October 13, 2015
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that it is now shipping its water-resistant WK2 in-wall keypad. Designed with an all-glass exterior, the innovative keypad has a sleek, contemporary look, while giving integrators the ability to extend control systems to zones where moisture may be present. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/13 at 4:27 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
Tuesday April 7, 2015
URC has just announced a third addition to their Total Control lineup of advanced system controllers. The new MRX-8
joins the original MRX-10 and MRX-20, in a smaller form factor more similar to that of the previous MRX-1 and 2. Plus, a new 2-way Sonos driver has been released. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 4/07 at 7:25 PM
Tuesday December 23, 2014
Just when we were coming to grips with the idea that the Philips Pronto was good and truly gone, comes a press release from Philips that digs up the old name again. Sing praise: the Pronto is back!
Well... sort of. The new Pronto has precious little to do with the advanced Pronto remote controls we’re all familiar with, and is more Philips capitalizing on a well-known (and respected) brand. In this situation, Philips has teamed up with Peel for an iPhone-based remote control system that utilizes the Peel Smart Remote App, paired with a small Bluetooth-based basestation, dubbed the “Pronto”, which features a central IR blaster and an “IR extension cable” for home theater control. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/23 at 11:29 PM
Friday October 3, 2014
Crestron have announced a new handheld remote control, the TSR-302. The TSR-302 is a slim and supposedly durable hybrid remote, featuring a large 2.8” capacitive touchscreen LCD display, along with a wide range of backlit hard buttons including full menu, transport and numeric keypad functions. Other features include 2.4GHz RF, Wifi, built-in microphone and speaker, and inductive charging station. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/03 at 6:54 PM
Friday September 5, 2014
A company called Performance Designed Products
(PDP) has announced what could be the very first Blu-ray remote control designed for the PS4.
It seems that Sony is always finding new ways to tick off home theater users – first by repeatedly refusing to add a standard CE infrared receiver to the many generations of PS3 consoles, and then on the PS4 by refusing to offer compatibility with or a replacement product for the one compromise the PS3 did have: the Bluetooth-based Sony Blu-ray Disc Remote Control. Thus, Sony has artificially made the PS4 one of the worst devices possible for media consumption – which is a true shame, since it should be one of the best. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/05 at 2:37 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