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
Wednesday July 31, 2013
I've just completed an update of our Toronto & Buffalo Area OTA HDTV Channel Map
. It's been a few months since the last update, so there are new channels, subchannels added and removed, and information brought up to current. If you spot any corrections please let me know - they're all very much appreciated.
Also, although I didn't mention it, earlier this month I also updated our Rogers Digital Cable Clear QAM list. Alas, the number of channels available keeps dwindling, and the latest to get the Rogers axe are premium music channels - leaving barely more than a few radio stations.
If you'd like to talk more, visit our HDTV Forum!
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 7/31 at 9:58 AM
Sunday May 19, 2013
Pro Control has officially released their software control app for iPad, iPhome and iPod Touch devices. The new apps allow full two-way control over any Pro Control system based on the ProLink.z processor. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 5/19 at 8:30 PM
Tuesday April 16, 2013
Logitech may have revealed earlier this year that they’re looking to sell off the Harmony line, but that apparently doesn’t mean they’re content to rest on their laurels in the meanwhile. Some users have noted a recent unavailability of all but the newest Harmony remotes in retail stores, and attributed that to Logitech winding down production. Nope! Turns out they were merely waiting for their brand new models to become available! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 4/16 at 9:06 PM
Monday April 15, 2013
Pro Control has just announced the general availability of their iPro.8
model RF remote control, an inexpensive hard buttoned "companion" remote for systems where Apple iPhone or iPad devices are used as the primary touchscreen interface. The iPro.8 offers users quick, tactile-based control over movies, volume and channel surfing, similar to what they’re used to with regular OEM remotes, but in a device that integrates perfectly with the company’s back-end ProLink processors. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 4/15 at 10:11 PM
Monday April 1, 2013
Match.com, the world’s largest online dating site, is dipping their toes into the consumer electronics market with today’s surprise announcement that they’ve completed the acquisition of Harmony. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 4/01 at 7:06 AM
Thursday January 24, 2013
Logitech has announced plans to sell off both their Harmony remote control line as well as digital video security products, as part of a focus shift plan to restructure the company following a 14 percent year-over-year decrease in sales during Q3 2012.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/24 at 1:15 AM
Monday December 31, 2012
As 2012 winds to an end and we look forward to what 2013 has to offer, our thoughts go out to each and every person who has helped make Remote Central such a great community over the past year.
This includes our advertisers, without whom we would not even be here (be sure to support those that support RC!); our volunteer forum moderators who fight spam and maintain the peace each and every day; the great folks at ipHouse.com who keep our server up and always available; plus the custom installation and control community as a whole – everyone who takes the time to interact by sharing their knowledge, wit, files... or even just their two cents!
Please accept my heartfelt appreciation, and I wish you all the best for the coming year – which marks our fifteenth year on the net!
- Daniel & RemoteCentral.com
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/31 at 9:32 AM