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
Continuing with the CEDIA 2013 news releases, URC has revealed the new TRF-ZW1, a small device that adds Z-Wave control capabilities to Total Control systems. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/26 at 2:42 PM
Today at the first day of the CEDIA 2013 show held in Denver, URC revealed a new wand-style remote control with a 2" color LCD screen, built-in Wi-Fi and pickup sensor. The new TRC-1080 control includes a desktop charging cradle, and has an MSRP of $599 USD. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/26 at 2:23 PM
Tuesday September 17, 2013
URC has announced the immediate availability of their new CC Control Mobile App
for Android devices. The app installs on Android phones or tablets and connects over the network to MRX series base stations, allowing full IR, RS-232, IP and relay-based operation of devices. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/17 at 10:31 PM
Monday September 9, 2013
After the surprising news earlier this year that Logitech was planning to divest themselves
of the popular Harmony lineup of universal remote controls, ever since then the company seems to have taken a renewed interest in the product. First, there was April’s unexpected news of two brand new Harmony models
. Now, the latest revelation to cross my desk is that after not having exhibited at CEDIA for several years, Logitech Harmony will in fact have a booth at the show later this month in Denver. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/09 at 7:50 AM
Friday September 6, 2013
RTI has officially announced the immediate availability of their brand new T2x Wireless Controller
. This fifth-generation advanced remote control features a slew of advanced features, including a flush edge-to-edge 2.8” QVGA color LCD touchscreen, 47 blue/white LED backlit buttons, sleek ergonomic design, and quadruple communication interfaces (802.11b/g WiFi networking, 2.4GHz 2-way ZigBee RF, 1-way 433MHz RF, plus built-in infrared).
Also featured are grip sensors to keep the remote active while being held and deactivate it immediately upon setting down, accelerometer for control by hand movements (such as pickup, shaking, rotate left or right), plus improved power management and lithium ion battery charging with a redesigned dock that uses a new connector similar to a smartphone. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/06 at 7:12 AM
Monday September 2, 2013
Who knew remote controls in 1961 could do so much?
This public domain advertisement for RCA Victor’s new (well, new 50+ years ago) color console television with 7-function (14-button) “Wireless Wizard Remote Control”, comes from the Library of Congress’ Prelinger Archives and is entitled “Early technology to enable the channel-surfer”. It’s a fascinating snapshot into both the marvellous electro-mechanical technology of the age, and rather lengthy product marketing. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/02 at 7:35 AM
Tuesday August 20, 2013
URC has just announced a new wireless sensor relay for use with their Total Control lineup, along with a half dozen sensors. Dubbed the MRX-4SEN
, the compact device takes input from up to four connected sensors and relays this over 2.4GHz WiFi to an MRX-10 or -20 advanced network controller. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 8/20 at 9:11 AM