CHANHASSEN, MN — May 12, 2005 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), the leader in flexible home control solutions for custom installers, continues to set the standards for innovation with the official release of the T3 Universal System Controller. This handheld controller takes remote control to a new level with the ideal combination of a large, full-color LCD display and hard buttons for simple and precise use of home theaters, distributed audio systems, lighting control, and more. Its light weight, slim design, and ergonomic button configuration makes this the most user-friendly and powerful universal system controller in its class. Retailing at $1199, the T3 is now shipping to installers nationwide.
“We are proud of the tremendous recognition that the industry has bestowed upon the new T3,” said Pete Baker, director of sales & marketing at Remote Technologies Incorporated. “The positive feedback from our dealers was especially encouraging. We take their input to heart. As a control manufacturer that sells strictly to dealers and installers, we have taken every measure to ensure that the T3 delivers all of the benefits dealers are looking for. I am really pleased to be able to tell them that their RTI shipments are on their way and will reach their stores and hands very soon.”
The new T3 Universal System Controller features a 3.5 inch, brightly backlit touchscreen, capable of displaying high-resolution graphics, animations, and custom buttons. The touch-sensitive LCD display allows installers unmatched flexibility in customizing an interface that provides users intuitive access to all the functions of any entertainment system with minimal operating instruction needed. In addition to the LCD, there are 16 hard buttons that allow easy access to frequently used functions. The T3’s touchscreen and tactile buttons are all fully programmable and macro-assignable, and allow installers to build an infinitely flexible and expandable control platform for any system in the home. A 32-bit, 200 MHz XScale processor ensures quick, reliable response, and the remote’s non-volatile flash memory allows storage of an expansive library of codes and commands, which remain in tact even when power is lost.
The T3 is also capable of simultaneously transmitting both infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) commands powerfully throughout the home, to control equipment anywhere in the home–even through walls and cabinets. The T3 Universal Controller measures 1.1 inches thin and weighs 7.4 ounces, making use effortless even for small hands. A tilt sensor can automatically illuminate both the touchscreen and buttons when the remote is picked up.
The T3 Universal System Controller’s 32-MB memory capacity allows installers to control a house full of components with 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.
Used alone, the T3 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 T3 lets installers create a truly automated control system. The T3 includes a Lithium-Polymer battery and docking station. Batteries charge in 3-4 hours, boast a 30-day stand-by, minimum continuous run-time of 2.5 hours, and average of 5-7 days under normal use.
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.
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