Monday May 23, 2016
All week long, we’ll be releasing the remainder of our CEDIA videos! Come back each day for something new!
Monday: CE labs & RTI. Tuesday: Crestron & On Controls. Wednesday: Savant. Thursday: Pro Control and Autonomic. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 5/23 at 7:09 AM
Friday February 12, 2016
Today, the next batch of our CEDIA 2015 video reports are live! These ones are a bit on the longer side, and will give you a perfect overview of what these two great companies have to offer!
So sit back, relax, and spend some time learning about the latest products from URC and SnapAV! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 2/12 at 7:49 AM
Tuesday December 8, 2015
Now that a very painful and untimely computer crash has been resolved, I’m very pleased today to present the first batch of Remote Central’s CEDIA 2015 video reports! Each company will have their own report this year, and they’ll be available both here and on our YouTube Channel
For today, sit back, relax, and spend a few minutes learning about the latest products from Just Add Power, Control4, Simple Control, plus ELAN and Niles! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/08 at 7:48 AM
Thursday January 2, 2014
With the first day of 2014 now safely under our belts, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported Remote Central during 2013.
From all the folks who participate in our forums and make this such a lively place to visit each and every day, to everyone who has submitted new content in the file areas – thanks for helping us grow! To our forum moderators, who gently keep the peace when needed – thanks for giving up your time to keep this a friendly place!
And thanks especially to our advertisers, without whom we wouldn’t be able to keep the lights on. Remember, folks: when you choose a company that you’ve seen advertising on Remote Central, you’re doing your part to suppose us too! Be sure to tell them where you saw their ad... and for everyone else, ask why you don’t see one!
Here’s to a successful 2014 for everyone!
Speaker Marketing 101... or is it 420?
As I was finishing up our exhaustive (and exhausting) series of fourteen CEDIA 2013 video reports, I happened upon some interesting footage from a prior Expo, and thought it would be an interesting way to start 2014. Especially if you’re still a little buzzed from partying! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/02 at 7:25 AM
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
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