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URC adds Total Control TRC-1480 Voice-Enabled Remote
Features push-to-talk voice control of Amazon Alexa and Apple TV via Siri.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on September 13, 2019 at 7:22 PM
RC News Story
Looking for a way to talk to your home theater instead of merely cursing at it? URC may just have the answer with the latest addition to their network-based Total Control system. The TRC-1480 handheld remote features a push-to-talk button to control Amazon Alexa and Apple TV via Siri that alleviates privacy concerns by not always listening to your conversions.

Other remote features include a 2.4" touchscreen LCD, 2-way metadata support, full slate of hard buttons, docking station and rechargeable battery, pickup sensor, power-saving quick connect WiFi, plus a modern new industrial design the company describes as " the most comfortable and intuitive remote control in its line up yet".

The TRC-1480 will cost $899 USD MSRP. The full press release is included below.


URC Adds Handheld Remote with Voice Control to Total Control System

Push-to-talk voice control of Amazon® Alexa™ & Apple TV® via Siri® gives customers more choices for whole-house & commercial system control and desired privacy

DENVER, CO (September 11, 2019)—URC, a global leader in smart automation and control for residential and commercial applications unveiled today at the 2019 CEDIA Expo a new addition to URC’s award-winning Total Control system, the TRC-1480 Handheld Remote with Voice Control. Featuring push-to-talk voice control, a vibrant 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD for display of 2-way meta data, hard buttons and an ergonomic design, the TRC-1480 is will be available for sale in November 2019.

Push-to-Talk Voice Control
The TRC-1480 features an integrated microphone for easy voice communication with Alexa or Siri (for Apple TV). “End users want a number of options for easy control of their whole house or commercial facility, so we’ve added voice control to our Total Control system with our new TRC-1480 handheld remote.” noted Chang K. Park, President and Owner of URC. “Better yet, our new remote control features a push-to-talk microphone button to activate the voice control, so that end users don’t have to be worried about their conversations being monitored all the time. Simply put, the TRC-1480 handheld remote with voice control listens to you only when you want it to.” Support for additional voice services will be added with future firmware upgrades.

Engineered for URC Total Control 2.0 System Compatibility
The new TRC-1480, perfect for residential and commercial applications, provides full control URC’s Total Control 2.0 system, including control of televisions, cable & satellite boxes, audio video components, music systems, lighting systems, security cameras, door locks, thermostats, motorized shades and more. Sold only through selected direct dealers, URC Total Control 2.0 is URC’s whole-facility automation and control system featuring solid performance, highly customizable GUIs and robust third-party integration.

Ergonomically Designed for Comfort
URC leveraged it’s 30-year history of innovation in universal remote controls and human factors design to develop the most comfortable and intuitive remote control in its line up yet. Ergonomically placed finger grooves and a satin finish on the underside of the remote, as well as evenly distributed weight of just 8 ounces (226 grams), allow for the TRC-1480 to effortlessly balance in the end users’ hand. Strategically placed tactile hard buttons ensure intuitive control without having to look at the remote and 2.4-inch LCD touch screen to select which room to control and to display short cuts, favorites, meta data, graphics and backgrounds to aid the end user in controlling their entire building. Authorized installers can easily custom program the remote thanks to URC’s Accelerator programming software.

URC also includes an attractive docking station to charge the TRC-1480’s Li-ion battery. Furthermore, the remote features a pick-up sensor to conserve battery life, which wakes the remote when lifted off a coffee table or from the docking station. Featuring URC’s Quick-Connect Wi-Fi, the TRC-1480 connects to the Wi-Fi network instantly without consuming power during standby mode.

The TRC-1480 will be available in November 2019 at an MSRP of $899.

Authorized U.S. URC Total Control dealers can purchase URC Total Control 2.0 and a whole host of 3rd party products that easily integrate with the Total Control 2.0 system on the URC dealer-only portal at www.urcportal.com. Interested systems integrators can email [email protected] to learn more.

For more information about URC, visit www.universalremote.com.

About URC
Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC is a global leader in smart home automation and control. URC technology is respected for unsurpassed performance and reliability with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. URC control systems include Total Control, MX HomePro and Complete Control. Legendary URC user interfaces include tabletop controllers, in-wall touchscreens, handheld remotes, keypads and mobile apps – plus voice control integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. URC systems are custom designed, installed and maintained by a network of URC trained systems integration professionals.
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