Affordable In-Wall System Controller Recognized by CE Pro Readers and Industry Professionals
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN — November 21, 2006 — Remote Technologies Inc, the leading manufacturer of home control products, is pleased to announce that the RK3 In-Wall System Controller has been selected as a CE Pro High Impact Product of the Year (CHIP) Gold Award Winner.
RTI was among an elite number of companies selected as CHIP winners, based on nominations from CE Pro readers. Unlike other honors, the CHIP awards are based on the recommendations of professional integrators who have sold, installed, and profited from the winning products.
“We are extremely honored the RK3 has been chosen for this special award,” said Pete Baker, RTI’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This award is particularly exciting for us because it represents the well-informed and credible opinions of those who know our products the best: professional integrators.”
Winners were announced at the Electronic House Expo, November 16, 2006 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. In recognition of the honor, the RK3 will be featured in the December issue of CE Pro.
The RK3 is the ultimate solution for custom installers looking for a single product that provides complete control over a huge range of home functions. The RK3 In-Wall Touchpanel 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.
The RK3 was developed to provide a flexible interface that can control entertainment systems such as distributed music systems as well as adjust environmental/lifestyle functions such as lighting, HVAC, and motorized window curtains. Users can even operate pools and fountains with the RK3. The in-wall controller’s 10/100Base-T Ethernet port enables use with IP-based components, whose expansive benefits are appearing within virtually every aspect of home life.
In addition to its bright, high-contrast color touchscreen, the RK3 features nine hard buttons, which can be programmed for any command, or assigned macro command strings for exceptionally precise control over any component or system. A 200MHz, 32-bit Xscale processor ensures each command is delivered instantly, even when the controller is performing several operations at once. Flash memory keeps all settings in tact even when power is lost.
RTI engineers designed the RK3 not only to satisfy its end users, but to be a smart solution for installers, who are required to seamlessly integrate control products with the rest of their systems. The RK3 has two built-in power-sense inputs, which allows the controller to monitor the power status of linked components and implement intelligent energy management plans. The RK3 also includes a built in relay for control of devices such as motorized screens and shades. The controller’s front panel features an IR receiver to provide IR pass-through control over connected equipment via remote control.
When combined with RTI’s accessory devices, the RK3 is infinitely flexible, capable of infrared routing, relay control, RS-232 communications for automation system control, and execution of macro command strings for control with exceptional precision.
When it comes to setting up the remote, RTI provides the industry’s best system for total customization in its TheaterTouch Designer software. This benchmark application brings drag-and-drop simplicity to programming the remote, allowing ultra-fast customization and upgrade any time.
· RTI’s RK3 Controller Wins CE Pro High Impact Product of the Year (CHIP) Gold Award.
· Winners are nominated by CE Pro readers, an audience composed of professional integrators.
· The RK3 mounts flush in a wall and 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.
· Now available exclusively to custom installers, the RK3 is sold at an MSRP of $999.00.
· In recognition of the honor, the RK3 will be featured in the December issue of CE Pro.
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.
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