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New RTI Products Available Q3 2009
Release dates and prices for RTI's latest controls, processors and system accessories.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on July 23, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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In advance of the upcoming CEDIA Expo 2009 being held this year for the first time in Atlanta, RTI has released a hitsheet with all of the new products that they'll be showing, along with expected availability dates (cross your fingers!) and MSRP prices.

Check it out:

New RTI Products at CEDIA EXPO 2009

RTI is excited to demonstrate more products than ever at this year's CEDIA EXPO. At booth 2123, RTI will unveil several new additions to its two-way compatible and ZigBee®-enabled family of control devices, as well as many new and exciting solutions for professionally installed electronic systems. Among the existing line-up, RTI is pleased to announce that the U2 weather-resistant universal system controller is a contender for the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Manufacturer's Excellence Award for Best New Product.

Two-Way Communication and Wireless ZigBee® Integration
RTI will showcase its two-way compatible, professional-grade control solutions, which offer tight integration with third-party devices for intuitive control. Using cutting-edge RTI control processors, the latest version of the company's Integration Designer® programming software, and wireless ZigBee® technology, RTI's in-wall and handheld touch screen controllers integrate with not only A/V systems but also with lighting, HVAC, media servers, multiroom A/V, security, and other electronic systems in a home. ZigBee versions of the T2-C, T3-V, and T4 handheld system controllers connect to compatible RTI processors using the new ZM-24 Transceiver Module, while easy firmware updates add two-way functionality to several existing RTI devices including the XP-8 processor and the RK3 and K4 in-wall touch panels.

Two-Way Drivers Developed via RTI's Integration Partner Program
Through the Integration Partner Program, RTI has teamed up with leading A/V manufacturers to supply two-way drivers for simple configuration through straightforward drag-and-drop programming. Available drivers currently include support for Escient® media servers; Aprilaire® thermostats; Lutron® Homeworks®/RadioRA® and Vantage™ lighting controls; iPort® iPod® docks; DSC® security devices; B&K® multizone audio solutions; and Yamaha®, Marantz®, Denon®, and Integra® receivers, just to name a few — with many more in the works. Dealers can sign up for an RSS feed from the dealer area of the RTI Web site to be notified of upcoming releases.

Integration Designer® Software 7.0 Release
RTI has launched the new 7.0 version of its Integration Designer® software, available as an upgrade on the company's Web site. Integration Designer is a powerful, easy-to-use, Windows®-based software package that allows the entire RTI control system family to be programmed from any PC. The 7.0 version offers new enhancements to help integrators easily take advantage of the new two-way functionality.

RTI's two-way enabled devices are available now.

RTI Products Available by CEDIA EXPO 2009

T1-B Affordable Button-Only Handheld Universal System Controller
RTI's T1-B offers intuitive, customizable control in a sleek and sexy design worthy of any home. Completely customizable, the T1-B features 40 assignable keypad buttons that can be individually programmed to control devices or execute multistep macros for more complex installations involving several components. For more intuitive control, the unit offers eight source and four general purpose keypad buttons with interchangeable key labels.

The T1-B ships in August 2009 at an MSRP of just $349, giving installers the sophisticated functionality of a more expensive controller at a fraction of the cost.

MRP-64 Multiroom Control Processor
The MRP-64 acts as the interface between today's multizone A/V receivers and an assortment of RTI's two-way enabled controllers, allowing all A/V sources to be accessed anywhere in the home with the simple touch of a button. The MRP-64 features six keypad ports for RTI's in-wall controllers, four independent IR output ports, three voltage trigger outputs, three voltage sense inputs, and an IR signal input. The unit includes advanced features such as an Ethernet port for programming, two-way RS-232 communications, support for ZigBee® wireless communications, and other expansion capabilities.

Available in September 2009, the MRP-64 will retail for $699.

PCM-8 Port Control Module
With eight multipurpose output ports and an adjustable device ID, the PCM-8 provides the flexibility and expandability to increase the output capabilities of certain RTI processors to accommodate larger projects. Each port provides IR routing capabilities, one-way RS-232 communication, and power sensing (with RTI accessory devices). Control from an RTI processor is communicated using the expansion RS-485 port, which allows the MPIO ports of the PCM-8 to become a seamless extension of the processor's existing ports.

Available in September 2009, the PCM-8 will retail for $299.

RK3-V In-Wall Touch Panel Controller
The RK3-V combines elegance, power, and flexibility in the control of today's entertainment, environmental, and security systems. The unit features an unobtrusive 3.5-inch touch panel with full VGA resolution displaying custom text, graphics, Web pages, and CD cover artwork with incredibly rich and vivid detail. To complement any décor, the RK3-V is available with a gray or black faceplate and buttons, and features a low-profile faceplate bezel in white, almond, ivory, silver, or black.

Available in September 2009, the RK3-V will retail for $999.

ZRP-5 and ZRP-6 ZigBee®-Compatible Control Processors
The ZRP-5 is a low-cost programmable control processor that automates the operation of A/V and other electronic systems. It is equipped with support for separate RTI RF modules (ZM-24/RM-433) for outstanding wireless coverage, while RTI in-wall controllers can also be connected for complete control. The ZRP-6 is the ideal centerpiece for any residential control system. Loaded with features to provide sophisticated control, the ZRP-6 has built-in IR routing and pass-through, relay control, 12VDC trigger outputs, and an Ethernet port for programming ease. In addition, the ZRP-6 supports two-way feedback when used with the ZM-24 2.4-GHz transceiver module and ZigBee®-enabled remote controls.

Available in September 2009, the ZRP-5 and ZRP-6 will retail for $299 and $599, respectively.

Talk about these RTI products in our RTI Control Systems Forum.

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