Wednesday December 25, 2013
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Tuesday December 24, 2013
As everyone prepares today for the start of the winter holiday season, I’m pleased to present the final two control company reports in our CEDIA 2013 video series... namely, iRule, and AMX!
First up the CEO of iRule, Itai Ben-Gal, provides viewers with a concise introduction to iRule’s IOS and Android-based control platform along with examples of a few of the system’s advanced capabilities. Then, set aside a few minutes for Joe Andrulis as he presents what’s new for AMX... including the Enova DGX digital media switchers, the Alero audio amplifier, the Modero X series of desktop & flush mount in-wall touchpanels, plus the new economical Modero S series. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/24 at 7:32 AM
Tuesday December 17, 2013
With my house buried under a thick blanket of snow and the warmth of summer but a distant memory, my thoughts turn to the joys of home automation... and our ongoing series of CEDIA 2013 videos! Today I’m very pleased to present three new reports covering DemoPad, Crestron, and Savant Systems!
First, Mike Cain presents viewers with a run-through of the DemoPad iOS-based home control software, and then introduces their first hardware product: the brand new CENTRO 8 Control Processor. Next, come with Jeff Singer as he shows off Crestron’s new wireless home automation capabilities, a home control app made for Samsung Smart TVs, plus the TSW series of in-wall touchscreen controls ranging in size from 5" through 10". Finally, go on a detailed booth tour with Savant co-founder Jim Carroll as he discusses their economical “Big Boy Automation” platform, the SUR-0500 handheld remote, SmartLighting Wi-Fi, advanced climate control, power management and monitoring, plus the SmartLink HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switch. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/17 at 7:24 AM
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
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Cyber Monday! Interestingly, I'm seeing far fewer remote control deals today than on Friday...
Canadians can still pick up a good deal too... also at Best Buy:
If you spot another deal, be sure to add it to comments! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/02 at 5:07 AM
Friday November 29, 2013
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Black Friday! As usual I'll be looking around to see if I can find YOU a great deal on a universal remote control.
- The URC RF20 is being offered for just $55 (54% off). This is essentially the same as the URC-200 (see our review).
- At 9:50 PM EST tonight, Amazon will have a Lighting Deal on the Philips SRP2003/27 preprogrammed big button remote.
- If big buttons are your thing, perhaps check out the Zenith ZB315SBB which is 65% off.
For once, Canadians have a few good deals too:
If you spot a deal, add it to comments! I'll keep an eye out for more deals this weekend, and there's always Cyber Monday to look forward to! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/29 at 6:03 AM
Monday November 18, 2013
It’s Monday morning, and that means we have another pair of CEDIA Expo 2013 videos for you!
To begin, Will Price, founder of Roomie Remote, presents an in-depth introduction for the sophisticated iOS 7-based Roomie Remote 2.0, discussing setup and control capabilities, interface customization, third-party device integration capabilities, new gesture controls, along with demonstrations of advanced features ranging from the program guide to IP camera support. Next, Joe Lautner from CORE Brands offers up a concise overview of the latest ELAN g! control system innovations, including hardware interfaces, partner integration, and concludes with a quick demo of the system. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/18 at 7:55 AM
Tuesday November 12, 2013
Continuing with our series of CEDIA Expo 2013 reports, first we present an exclusive TouchSquid Technology
video where you’ll hear from company co-founder Jason Shannon, who introduces and demonstrates their powerful and economical universal remote control solution for Android tablets and smartphones.
Then, spend a few minutes with Mike Everett (at the end of a long and busy day – you’ll see!) as he previews PRO Control’s latest products such as the Pro.rfz Zigbee extender, along with their upcoming Pro.zwi Z-Wave to WiFi adapter. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/12 at 8:08 AM
Monday November 4, 2013
It’s that time of year again... time for a Remote Central tradition dating back to 2002: our famous CEDIA video reports! This year’s CEDIA ended up being a particularly good show, and over the coming weeks we’ll be releasing videos for an unprecedented 14
different control companies!
For today, sit back, relax, and spend a few minutes learning about the latest products from Logitech Harmony and Bitwise Controls! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/04 at 7:38 AM
Thursday September 26, 2013
RTI has been busy revealing new products today at CEDIA 2013, including the T3x hybrid remote control with 3.5" color touchscreen, the KX1 in-wall keypad with 1.2" OLED screen, the KX3 in-wall touchscreen controller with 3.5" display, plus the AD-16x 16x16 audio matrix switcher. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/26 at 6:56 PM
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