RTI In-Wall Interactive Control Kiosks Slated for 37 AVAD Distribution Centers
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN — November 30, 2006 — Remote Technologies Inc, the leading manufacturer in home control products, and AVAD LLC, America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics, have expanded their partnership with the addition of RTI demonstration stations at every AVAD location.
The demo stations will give dealers a first-hand look at all the great features RTI In-Wall products have to offer. RTI’s RK3 and K4 In-Wall control panels will be featured at the various demo sites. Both the RK3 and the K4 provide touch-sensitive control of distributed audio, lighting control systems, network cameras and more. Every RK3 & K4 demonstration site will allow users to try out these features plus experience Escient Fireball integration, video monitoring and web browsers.
“These demonstration stations allow custom installers to experience RTI In-Wall Controls up close and personal,” said Pete Baker, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for RTI. “Having these stations at every AVAD location will allow more dealers to recognize RTI not only as a manufacturer of hand-held remotes but also as a leader of In-Wall control solutions. It is a convenient resource for those interested in learning more about RTI’s powerful control solutions. We believe this leading-edge concept will take RTI’s recognition to another level.”
“As RTI’s sole supplier, AVAD is proud to provide a platform for the company’s award-winning products,” said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “By visiting any of our 37 locations, AVAD dealers can utilize the demo stations to keep informed on the latest and greatest in advanced control solutions — an advantage only AVAD can provide.”
About the RK3
The RK3 In-Wall Touchpanel is a compact color touchpanel that allows users to control entertainment and convenience systems throughout the home. The RK3,which mounts flush in a wall, features a 3.5″ color LCD touchpanel that is small enough to subtly integrate with any room’s decor, yet is detailed enough to display text, graphics, and animations with crisp clarity. The controller is now available exclusively to custom installers at an MSRP of $999.00.
About the K4
The K4 is a color LCD touchpanel designed for flush-mount installations. It provides a self-contained control system for controlling audio/video components, lights, or other electronic systems in the home. It also displays composite video, motion JPEG, and web pages — either full screen or in an adjustable window. The K4 is available to custom installers at an MSRP of $2,499.00
Every demonstration station will also feature RTI’s RP-6; an advanced control system for RTI’s family of universal remote controls. The RP-6 receives trigger codes from RTI remote controls using external IR and RF receivers. The RP-6 is now available exclusively to custom installers at an MSRP of $599.00.
· RTI and AVAD are expanding their partnership with the addition of RTI demonstration stations at all AVAD locations.
· Each station will feature the RK3 and K4 In-Wall Controllers.
· The sites will also carry a demo of RTI’s RP-6 advanced control system.
· All 37AVAD locations are slated to host a demo station.
· Users can demo network camera monitoring control, Escient Fireball integration, video monitoring, web browsers and more.
· The RK3 is now available exclusively to custom installers at an MSRP of $999.00.
· The K4 is now available exclusively to custom installers at an MSRP of $2,499.00
· The RP-6 is now available exclusively to custom installers at an MSRP of $599.00
About Remote Technologies Incorporated
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a technology-driven company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, that specializes in developing and marketing innovative home theater control products. Founded in 1992 with a focus on the custom home installation market, RTI has become the leader in creating wireless control solutions that solve the foremost challenges facing electronic systems installers.
RTI’s guiding passion is centered about making any size home theater or other electronic system simple and pleasant to use. The company’s design philosophy emphasizes an intuitive and enjoyable experience of its award-winning products, from its universal system controllers, to signal storage and processing devices, and PC programming software. For additional information on RTI and all its innovative products please visit www.rticorp.com.
About AVAD, LLC
AVAD, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in-depth technology offering of the most trusted brands and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home electronic systems solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more. AVAD also provides just-in-time delivery from each of its 37 locations nationwide.
AVAD is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University’s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year. By partnering with CEDIA for key industry training courses such as Installer Level I and II Certification, Designer Boot Camps and Home Theater Workshops, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to the betterment of the industry and the dealer’s bottom line.
AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links highly-trained and qualified members of its 9,000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.
Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Acme Brackets, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H-P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D-Link, Draper, Fujitsu, Gefen, Goo System-Visual Reality, Inc., Harman Kardon, InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, Niles Audio, Niveus Media, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RTI, Samsung, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control and more.
In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro, Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom integrators serving the fast-growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States.
For more information about AVAD, visit www.avad.com.
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