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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday October 3, 2012
Logitech has today announced the brand new Harmony Touch
hybrid universal remote control. The new Touch looks to be a more compact and sculpted control than the One, with what Logitech calls a “minimalist design”. It features a 2.4” color touchscreen, redesigned control layout with backlit buttons, includes a recharging station, and can operate up to 15 devices. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/03 at 7:33 PM
Wednesday September 5, 2012
RTI has announced a wide range of new products that they'll be showing at CEDIA 2012: the new T2x hybrid handheld controller, new control processors, in-wall controllers including the RKM-1+, audio and video distribution solutions, new APEX control platform, and much more! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/05 at 11:16 PM