Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, integrator-friendly control solutions, today provided a sneak peek at several new solutions that make their debut at CEDIA EXPO 2009. From powerful, sophisticated controllers to an audio distribution system to professional grade IR emitters and more, the latest additions to RTI’s CEDIA lineup will showcase the company’s commitment to custom installers with intuitive, flexible solutions that streamline installations while providing the ultimate control experience for end users.
ST-7 Universal Controller — RTI’s ST-7 two-way enabled controller features a bright and beautiful 7″ widescreen LCD display with an integrated multitouch capacitive touchscreen. For simplified navigation and Wi-Fi web browsing, the ST-7 integrates a trackball and customizable backlight coloring to indicate different functions, while 13 configurable hard buttons provide intuitive control. An integrated microphone and stereo speakers are designed to support intercom over IP. Utilizing ZigBee RF technology, the ST-7 is capable of two-way communication with a wide variety of electronic devices including thermostats, lighting control, security, audio/video distribution systems, and media servers. This sleek tablet combines powerful controls and great looks with the flexibility of multiple docking options for wireless, in-wall, or tabletop configurations. The premium docks also feature an electronic locking mechanism, with password protection, for added security against unauthorized use or removal.
RK-10 In-Wall Controller — The RK-10 offers the size, power, and flexibility required in sophisticated installations and perfectly fits in any environment whether the boardroom, MDU, or kitchen. Featuring an impressive 10.2-inch TFT widescreen LCD touchscreen, the RK-10 operates as a flat-panel PC running Windows Embedded Standard OS, with a powerful Intel Atom processor, to allow for multi-tasking in control, Web browsing, document viewing, and more. However, the RK-10 goes further with a fully programmable and intuitive user interface courtesy of RTI’s Integration Designer software. For complete control, a built-in wired and wireless (802.11 b/g) Ethernet connection allows access to video from network security cameras, music or video playback, control from hard drive servers, and much more.
AD-4 Four-Zone Distributed Audio Matrix Switcher — Acting as an extension to RTI’s control systems, the AD-4 offers a low-cost and very effective solution for distributing music in a residential or commercial installation. Containing both matrix switching pre-amp and a built-in power amplifier, the AD-4 offers the flexibility to augment four local source inputs with four remote source inputs, such as a bedroom CD player, iPod docking station, or an office PC. For a simple, clean installation, a single Cat-5 cable connects the remote source’s audio and infrared signals to the AD-4. To meet the needs of larger projects, the matrix switcher can be expanded to eight zones by cascading two units together.
vIRsa Mouse IR Emitter — This is the ultimate IR emitter, built with the professional integrator in mind, providing simplified, smooth installations and high reliability. The low-profile vIRsa is unobtrusive, and adjusts to any installation environment with a flexible film adhesive which conforms to curved surfaces. For fast troubleshooting, a separate holder remains attached, allowing easy removal and replacement of the emitter. A blue LED flasher offers increased visibility, but may be hidden during normal operation. In addition, a translucent PCB improves the integrity of electrical connections, while a built-in resistor protects against over driving.
RTI’s Virtual Panel — Any PC with Internet access can now be used as a virtual RTI control panel with this new Web portal application. Users simply connect to the RTI interface online and easily gain convenient access to their RTI system and connected devices, empowering them to monitor and control their systems remotely. With RTI’s virtual panel, functions such as adjusting thermostats or monitoring security systems can now be done from anywhere in the world.
More Two-Way Drivers and New Service Offerings — Designed with an open architecture, RTI’s remote controls and in-wall touchscreens interface seamlessly with yet an even wider variety of integration products. Via RTI’s Integration Partners Program, several new two-way drivers will be demonstrated and discussed at CEDIA EXPO 2009.
Furthermore, RTI will announce a new dealer custom-button engraving service offering on several of the company’s control solutions, including the RK1-2, RK1-4, RK1-8, RK2, RK-3V, and T1-B.
“CEDIA EXPO has always been the platform where we unveil our latest innovations, and this year will certainly be no exception,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “We are very excited to share with our valued dealers at this year’s EXPO, the many remarkable new solutions we have been working hard on since last year.”
About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), headquartered in Shakopee, Minn., is a leading manufacturer of innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly control devices for professionally installed electronic systems. RTI’s wide array of award-winning control solutions — including handheld and in-wall universal system controllers, central processors, and accessories, programmed via RTI’s Integration Designer software — are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators.
RTI was founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market. This unwavering commitment was expanded and formalized in March 2007 with RTI’s Committed to Custom (C2C) initiative. C2C highlights RTI’s dedication to the custom installation market, making it the leader in creating professional-grade and integrator-friendly control solutions that effectively address the challenges facing electronic systems integrators. C2C is further enhanced by RTI’s dedication to customer service and with a wide variety of educational opportunities available to dealers through RTI’s Advanced Control University (ACU). In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to many industry manufacturers (partners) to ensure that the RTI products integrate well with others.