Denon Electronics today announced the upcoming introduction of two innovative devices — the RC-7000CI — Infrared (IR) / Radio Frequency (RF) Remote Control (SRP: $299.99) and RC-7001RCI RF/IR Remote Base (SRP: $199.99). These two new products, both scheduled for shipment in August 2007, allow consumers to expand control of their home entertainment system to multiple rooms without adding expensive components or networking devices.
Remote Operation of Multiple A/V Components; Multi-room Networking Capability
Denon’s new RC-7000CI/RC-7001RCI is a fully programmable remote control system that can operate multiple A/V devices from Denon and other manufacturers. The system, which is easy-to-use and program, can be expanded to numerous rooms in a house as an alternative to more costly control systems.
When used by itself, the RC-7000CI allows for universal command and control of all Denon remote controlled products including A/V Receivers, DVD players, CD Players and upcoming next-generation DVD players as well as products from other manufacturers. Users with Internet access can simply connect the remote to a PC via USB and program the functionality of all the products in their system via one of the world’s largest IR databases.
When combined with one or more of the RC-7001RCI Remote Bases, the RC-7000CI turns into a powerful multi-room remote control system that allows for both two-way communication and IR functionality. The RC-7001RCI allows a user to expand control of their system into multiple rooms by acting as a repeater of an RF signal. The system can accommodate up to 16 RC-7000CI remote controls and corresponding base units. Additionally, the front of the RC-7001RCI contains an IR blaster and up to six IR flashers can be attached to the rear of the unit, converting the RF signal from the remote into IR codes and is then passed along to the six connected devices. The Denon remote system uses ZigBee wireless technology to allow for easy and secure connectivity with the RC-70001RCI Base unit.
Furthermore, when connected to select new Denon A/V Receivers and systems, the RC-7001RCI makes two-way communication possible providing system status feedback to the RC-7000CI. This includes volume, surround mode and even full meta-data of media connected to the Denon component, including iPod, Internet Radio or XM Radio.