CHANHASSEN, MN — July 1, 2004 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), the leader in innovative home control solutions, raises the standards for universal remote control performance by releasing the new T2+ Universal System Controller. The T2+ provides users complete and intuitive control of their home theaters, distributed audio systems, lighting control systems, and more–with little or no operating instruction necessary. Scheduled for release this summer, the T2+ (MSRP: $599) will be available to custom installers nationwide through AVAD’s distribution network (www.avad.com).
“We’re very excited with the launch of the T2+ Universal System Controller,” said Pete Baker, director of sales and marketing for RTI. “By improving on our flagship T2 remote we’re providing consumers with enhanced functionality for complete control of their home entertainment systems. For installers, the easy to program T2+ will be the perfect complement for any home theater system they install due to its powerful flexibility and performance.”
Measuring 1.1 inches thin, and weighing 8.5 ounces, the T2+ is an ultra-slim package that makes accessing all capabilities easy even for smaller hands. It perfectly balances basic and advanced functions, ergonomically laying out 32 fully programmable hard buttons and a touch-sensitive LCD that displays high-contrast menus and scroll lists. A tilt sensor automatically illuminates the buttons and touchscreen when the remote is picked up, and the LCD never needs calibrating.
The T2+ Universal System Controller features twice the memory of the previous T2 model, allowing installers to control more components and program more elaborate macro sequences. RTI has made programming functions easier than ever with its Windows-based TheaterTouch Designer Software. Evolving over 10 years, it has become the most rock-solid programming interface available. It lets installers use any PC to create, store, and drag and drop macros, IR codes, and bitmaps for reliable results every time. The T2+ also has non-volatile, field-upgradeable Flash memory, so system configuration won’t be lost even when battery power is gone.
Used alone, the T2+ is a powerful user interface that provides consumers access to all functions of any sized audio/video system. Coupled with the RP-6 Remote Control Processor, voltage/video status-monitoring modules, RF receiver modules, and an RS-232 interface, the T2+ lets installers create a truly automated control system. The T2+ includes a Lithium-Polymer battery and docking station. Batteries charge in 4 hours, boast a 30-day stand-by, minimum continuous run-time of 6 hours, and average 15 days under normal use.
T2+ Technical Specifications
Power: 3.6 VDC, 1050 mA Lithium-Polymer Battery Pack,
Automatic on/off (tilt switch)
Infrared Control Range: 30 feet (9.1m) @ 60º
Infrared Transmission Range: 15 kHz — 460 kHz
Radio Frequency Control Range: Up to 100 feet (30.5m) w/ optional interfaces/processor
Radio Frequency Carrier: 433 MHz
Touch Panel Display: High-contrast STN LCD Digital Matrix, 128 x 64 pixels
Display size: 2.4″H x 1.3″W
Backlights: White EL (Display), Blue EL (Keypad)
Nominal Run Time on Full Charge: 6 hours min., continuous use
Standby Time on Full Charge: 30 days
Battery Charge Time: 3-4 hours
Total System Memory: 256K (non-volatile) Flash memory
Device Capability: Total number of devices limited only by memory
Macro Capability: Up to 64 steps in a single macro
Communications: USB port
Enclosure: High-impact molded ABS plastic
Weight: 8.5 oz. w/ battery pack
Warranty: One year (parts & labor) — 90 Days on battery
Dimensions: 9.9″L x 2.5″W x 1.1″ D
*All specifications subject to change without notice
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a technology-driven company headquartered in Chanhassen, 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 its many innovative products please visit www.rticorp.com.
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