Wednesday October 14, 2015
A few random photographs from the day before CEDIA 2015 opens in Dallas, TX. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/14 at 10:53 PM
"'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
Monday September 21, 2015
Remember those CEDIAs of years gone by where men were men... and expensive things were thrown clear across the room just for fun?
With CEDIA 2015 coming up next month, take a quick tour down memory lane with the last official AMP TOSS, where – just like the name implies – amps... will be tossed! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/21 at 7:21 AM
Tuesday June 2, 2015
A new Kickstarter has been launched for a family-friendly remote control designed for use on practically any mobile device. It’s called Newmote, and promises simple integration of IR, TCP/IP and RS232-controlled devices using a basic PC as the primary system controller. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 6/02 at 7:19 AM
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
Wednesday January 7, 2015
Looking for something a little different in a universal remote control? Then these guys just might have what you’re looking for. It’s called the SPIN remote, and they’re billing it as “the simplest, most personal remote ever”. Right now it’s still in the development phase, and so the founders have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development and production. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/07 at 11:43 PM
Thursday December 25, 2014
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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