New remote control simplifies life in the lounge room
Tuesday 7th September 2004 — Adelaide, Australia
A new learning remote control from Australian home theatre designer Zensonic can remember sequences of button-presses to save time.
The Zensonic Z150 universal remote control learns the infra-red signals for up to eight devices, and can then remember sequences of up to 20 button-presses.
“It’s no longer the case that people just have a VCR and a TV,” said Zensonic Managing Director Raaj Menon.
“Many people now have a TV, VCR, DVD player, hard drive video recorder and digital set-top-box. Just turning them all on can involve a frustratingly large number of button presses.”
Menon explained that many universal remote controls lack the sophistication to control the menu-systems on modern A/V components. The Z150 has a full 43 button grid, allowing all A/V functions to be controlled.
The Zensonic Z150 also has 18 Macros each with 20 steps. For example you could turn on your TV, DVD, Amplifier, select TV inputs, sound source, and open the DVD tray with just 2 button presses. You can also add delays to the macros in case some of your devices take a few seconds to respond in between steps.
The $89 Z150 also has backlit buttons and an LCD display for ease of use in dark or dimly-lit rooms.
The remote control has all the buttons necessary for control of modern devices with on-screen menu systems.
Retail Prices: AU$89/US$59/€49/£34
For more info please visit www.zensonic.com