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RTIs In-Wall Universal Controller is Loaded with Colorful Features

CHANHASSEN, MN — September 24, 2004 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), the leading manufacturer of advanced universal home controls and control systems, takes control to new heights with the introduction of the new K4 In-Wall Universal Controller. It’s the first stand-alone touchpanel with infrared control, video monitoring, and Ethernet connectivity that provides effortless integration with any size project. No other controller provides the K4’s wealth of function, level of customization and design versatility. The K4 controller will be available to custom installers 1st quarter of 2005 (MSRP: $2,499.00) through the AVAD distribution network (

“With our new K4 In-Wall Universal Controller, the custom installer has an elegant color touchpanel packed with features and an open architecture that can be easily programmed with our Windows-based TheaterTouch Designer software. It provides the installer with a complete control solution that can be custom tailored to any size project” said Pete Baker, director of sales and marketing for RTI. “The K4 gives custom installers the ideal building block for integrating virtually any electronic component available into a control system that perfectly complements a home’s aesthetics and the client’s tastes.”

RTI’s K4 features a 6.4-inch TFT LCD touchscreen with full VGA resolution, powerful 32-bit processor, and infrared receiver that lets installers provide users complete and precise control over all audio/video components, lights, or other electronic systems. Its touchscreen is small enough to blend into a room’s interior, yet it provides the detail necessary for displaying video windows and web pages. The K4 interface has a 32-MB Flash memory, making it fully programmable using RTI’s TheaterTouch Designer software, which has evolved over the past decade to become the most rock-solid programming interface available. It lets installers easily display custom buttons, text, graphics, and animations. The controller maintains all settings and configurations even when power is lost.

The K4 can directly control almost any audio/video component, lighting or HVAC system using its infrared output port or other related accessories for RS-232 control. In addition, the built-in Ethernet port allows the K4 to access the Internet. An optional video card provides the ability to digitize composite video for full screen or scalable viewing of security cameras or other video sources which could include viewing and selecting songs stored on a hard drive music server. An on-board microphone and stereo speakers are also included.

The K4 can be used as a stand-alone device or as part of an expandable central control system. When used with the available RTI accessory devices, the K4 is capable of infrared routing, relay control, power sensing, and RS-232 communications for advanced control.

K4 Technical Specifications

Power: 9-16 VDC, 1Amp max
Power Management:Adjustable backlight brightness power down time
Touchscreen Display:High-brightness color TFT LCD;Full VGA (640×480 pixels) w/ 65K colors;
Integrated high-resolution resistive touchscreen
Display Size:6.4 inches
Display Backlight:Dual CCFL, 300nit
Infrared Output Port:200mA output Drives up to 1000 feet of wire
Ethernet Port:10/100Base-T
Operating Temperature:+32°F to +122°F
Total System Memory:32MB Flash (non-volatile) memory
Device Capability:Total number of devices limited only by memory
Macro Capability:Up to 64 steps in a single macro;Total number of macros is limited only by memory;Macro capability on every button
Communications: USB programming port
Expansion Slot: General Purpose bus interface
Enclosure: High-impact molded ABS plastic
Front Plate: Integrated mounting wings or screws through front bezel
Installation Cut-Out (WxH):8.25 in. x 5.5 in.
Total Depth In Wall:2.25 in.
Weight:2.6 lbs
Warranty: One year (parts & labor) — 90 Days on battery

*All specifications subject to change without notice

About RTI

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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