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
Thursday July 21, 2011
Good news, everyone! I’m pleased to announce that Remote Central and Philips have reached an agreement and we are now able to offer everyone free access to the latest beta version of ProntoEdit Professional 3.0 software, as well as related control panel and extender firmware upgrades.
With this new software you’ll gain additional capabilities for your Pronto Professional control panel including Master Project View, overlay pages, punch-throughs and more. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 7/21 at 7:05 AM
Thursday December 30, 2010
If you're a Remote Central account holder and meet a few brief qualifications, you can obtain an activation code to download the latest beta version of Philips ProntoEdit Professional 3.0. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/30 at 1:55 PM
Friday October 29, 2010
I’ve just received the news - after being on the market for just over 12 years and creating the entire customizable touchscreen universal remote control genre, Philips has decided to “divest” their activities and end the business before the end of the year. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/29 at 4:25 PM
Thursday September 23, 2010
Philips has announced the latest version of their PC programming software for their Pronto line of remotes, PronoEdit Professional 3.0. It includes support for the new in-wall TSW9500 panel, a Master Project View for multiple control panels in a single configuration and much more. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/23 at 3:06 PM
Friday September 17, 2010
Philips has revealed its first true in-wall Pronto display, the TSW9500. Compared to the existing (and larger) TSU9800 standalone model with its wall-mount option, or the TSU9600 that can be wall-mounted through the use of an optional dock, the TSW9500 has been purpose-designed to be an in-wall control panel. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/17 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday December 16, 2009
Philips has just released a major update for their Pronto family of remote controls. The major changes include a resesigned user interface, iPhone-style gestures, UPnP/DLNA support, rotary wheel enhancements, UDP communications and much more. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/16 at 2:47 PM
Friday July 24, 2009
Philips has just released a full suite of upgrades to their lineup of Pronto Professional color control panels. The star of the show is a major enhancement to all WiFi models with the addition of WPA2 encryption – previously limited to ordinary WEP. Other enhancements include several interface improvements to PEP2, new ProntoScript libaries, a ProntoScript debugger, and more. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 7/24 at 6:38 PM
Monday March 30, 2009
Philips has released complete details for their upcoming universal remote control, the Pronto TSU9300. Featuring a 2.8" QVGA color touchscreen display, rechargeable battery, docking station and WiFi networking, the TSU9300 is like a smaller version of the TSU9400! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 3/30 at 7:20 AM
Saturday December 20, 2008
Philips has just updated ProntoEdit 2 (PEP2), used with the TSU9800, TSU9600 and TSU9400 touchscreen remote controls, to version 2.1.18. New features include support for 64-bit Microsoft Vista, project merging, IR code storage in the gallery and more! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/20 at 1:22 AM