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 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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday September 12, 2012
At CEDIA 2012, URC revealed a brand new gyroscopic-based addition to their network-enabled Total Control lineup. The minimalist TRG-100
and advanced TRG-200
handheld remote controls feature sleek, ergonomic designs, and mesh with the MRX-20
Advanced Network System Controller – offering a point-and-click-style motion-based control over a snazzy graphical on-screen interface that URC have dubbed “uMotion”.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/12 at 12:37 PM
In the “aww, isn’t that cute!” department, URC has uncovered the tiny MRX-4IR
Base Station for use with Total Control remotes. The MRX-4IR has, predictably, 4 infrared emitter ports, plus a wired ethernet port for communication with other Total Control network devices. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/12 at 10:50 AM