RTI Takes Center Stage at 2011 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Banquet
RTiPanel Named Manufacturer's Excellence Best New Product, While RTI's Integration Designer® Programming Software is Inducted Into CEDIA Product Hall of Fame
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Sept. 13, 2011 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that the company had a big night at the 2011 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Award Banquet, held Sept. 10 following CEDIA EXPO 2011 in Indianapolis. At the banquet, RTI's RTiPanel application for iPod touch®, iPhone®, and iPad® was honored with a 2011 CEDIA Manufacturer's Excellence Award for Best New Product, while the company's Integration Designer® programming software was inducted into the CEDIA Product Hall of Fame. In addition, RTI's XP-3 processor was a recipient of a Custom Retailer Exc!te Award.
"CEDIA EXPO 2011 was an amazing show for us all around, and the awards banquet was the perfect way to top it off. To receive a CEDIA Best New Product Award and to be inducted into the CEDIA Hall of Fame are each tremendous accomplishments, but to receive both in one night is overwhelming," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "Our RTiPanel and Integration Designer software define what RTI is all about: creating truly unique hardware and software solutions that raise the bar and revolutionize the control system industry. It is extremely gratifying to have our efforts recognized and to bring home such prestigious accolades."
CEDIA Manufacturer's Excellence Award winners were determined by a diverse panel of CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor judges on the criteria of innovation, value to the technician, value to the business, and impact on the client's lifestyle.
The RTiPanel app provides complete control over any of RTI's powerful XP remote processors and all connected electronic systems, from the convenience of an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. Raising the bar for control apps, the RTiPanel is packed with unique features such as full two-way feedback, a completely customizable graphical user interface, and blazing-fast connection speeds. The app supports connection locally via LAN and off-site access via WAN or 3G for control from virtually anywhere in the world.
CEDIA developed the Product Hall Of Fame to show the heritage of the residential electronics industry and track the progression of product development and technology. RTI's Integration Designer Software has evolved over the past decade to become the preeminent control system programming platform in the CE industry, highly regarded by integrators worldwide. Integration Designer is a powerful Windows®-based software solution that provides efficient and intuitive programming of all aspects of any RTI control system from any PC, including designing the GUI with included professionally designed graphics; establishing the system's control and automation functions with programming wizards and the simple drag-and-drop of infrared RS232 commands as well as two-way control and feedback; or even creating customized interfaces for the RTiPanel app.
In addition to RTI's big night at the CEDIA banquet, the company's XP-3 processor was honored with a 2011 Custom Retailer Exc!te Award at CEDIA EXPO 2011. Presented annually by Custom Retailer magazine, the Exc!te Awards pay tribute to products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing solutions oriented to the custom installation professional. The powerful XP-3 offers a remarkable value with an impressive feature set that is unmatched in its class — including an astronomical time clock for time-based events and a built-in ZigBee® RF transceiver to allow bidirectional communications with compatible RTI remote controls and supported devices, such as A/V, security, lighting, and HVAC systems.
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company's wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on the iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad® through the company's RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft® Windows®. All RTI solutions are programmed through the company's world-renowned Integration Designer® software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.
Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI's Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.
Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.
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Company Contact:Pete Baker
Remote Technologies Inc.