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 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
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
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
Tuesday October 2, 2012
RTI has announced that they’re now shipping the RKM-1+ Keypad for multi-room audio control purposes, which offers additional customization options over its predecessor. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/02 at 8:19 PM
Thursday September 13, 2012
Okay, so we first heard about the Total Control TKP-7000 In-Wall Touchscreen
a year ago at CEDIA 2011
... but that doesn’t make it any less impressive now! With a 7” 1024x600 high-resolution screen, the TKP-7000 looks stunning no matter what wall it’s on. And with a wired Ethernet connection supporting PoE, it’s easy to install, too!
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/13 at 3:21 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