CHANHASSEN, MN — July 7, 2004 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), the leader in innovative home control solutions, announced the release of its powerful new T1 Universal System Controller. This sophisticated handheld remote gives the consumer complete and intuitive control over their home theaters, as well as multi-room audio, and more all with little to no operating instruction. Scheduled for release this summer, the T1 (MSRP: $299) will be available to custom installers nationwide through AVAD’s distribution network (www.avad.com).
“The T1 Universal System Controller is exceptionally easy to use and highly affordable, making it one of our most accessible universal controllers ever,” said Pete Baker, director of sales at RTI. “Installers can easily integrate all functions of their customer’s home entertainment system into one easy-to-use remote, providing them an affordable and intuitive control solution that adds tremendous value to every job. We think installers will find the T1’s versatility second-to-none.”
The T1 Universal System Controller features eight source and four general-purpose buttons with interchangeable keycaps, plus 38 fully programmable, macro-assignable keypad buttons. Their intuitive layout eliminates the frustrating button hunt that plagues use of many universal remotes. Plus, the T1 measures at an incredibly thin 1.1 inches, and weighs just 7 ounces, making access to the entire remote comfortable and easy to navigate. The T1 provides extremely wide IR transmission.
The T1 was designed as a complete solution for controlling any size audio/video system, but when combined with RTI’s family of control accessories and standard IR emitters, it becomes the key to a professional grade control system. The RP-6 Remote Processor, optional video and voltage-sensing modules, and RS-232 interface give installers freedom to tailor a precise control system over any number of rooms.
RTI has taken the drudgery out of programming functions with its Windows-based TheaterTouch Designer Software. The field-upgradeable software has been perfected over a decade to be the simplest and most complete programming interface available. It operates on any PC and lets installers create, store, and drag and drop macros, IR codes, and bitmaps–testing designs right on screen–for repeatable and reliable results every time.
The T1’s non-volatile Flash memory means system configurations stay in tact even when battery power is gone. The T1 includes a Lithium-Polymer battery and docking station. Batteries charge in 4 hours, boast a 30-day stand-by, minimum continuous run-time of 20 hours, and an average run time of 15 days under normal use.
T1 Technical Specifications
Power: 3.6 VDC, 1050 mA Lithium-Polymer Battery Pack
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)
Nominal Run Time on Full Charge: 20 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: Macro capability on every button
Weight: 7 oz. w/ battery pack
Warranty: One year (parts & labor) — 90 Days on battery
Dimensions: 9.25″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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