RTI Product Preview for ISE 2011
SHAKOPEE, MN - December 1, 2010
T3-V+ and T2-C+ Universal System Controllers
Power plus innovation
The next generation of RTI wireless remote controls features a revolutionary dual RF board technology that gives custom installers unprecedented flexibility for rock-solid control in any situation. The new T3-V+ and T2-C+ controllers support both 433-MHz RF for one-way control and 2.4-GHz ZigBee® for bidirectional communication with RTI processors and supported third-party electronics like music servers, lighting, and even Web-based RSS feeds for convenient weather updates. While both remote controls continue to provide direct infrared control, the T3-V+ offers enhanced 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet support for browsing the Web or viewing IP-addressable devices such as security cameras.
Innovation plus flexibility
The class of the handheld control market, the T2-C+ and T3-V+ each offer a nice blend of touchscreen and hard buttons, both completely customizable. The T3-V+ has a 3.5-inch, full-VGA touchscreen for eye-popping color, and has added five programmable "soft" buttons with interchangeable keycaps. Featuring the first OLED touchscreen ever used with a remote control, the T2-C+ provides a stunning, high-contrast display with an extremely wide viewing angle.
At ISE 2011, RTI will debut its RTiDock featuring rackmount or desktop options and a host of benefits not found on other iPod® docks, such as the ability to sync with iTunes® over the network through Virtual Sync technology. For simple, intuitive operation, the device offers a full on-screen GUI and video output for navigation through a video display device. A sliding tray provides easy access and discreet storage of the iPod for added convenience and a clean design.
RTiPanel App and Virtual Panel Web Control
RTI is also bringing the power of its control solutions to the iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad® with the new RTiPanel app. With the app installed on any of these popular Apple® products, users will have complete control of their electronics from the home and beyond. In addition, with RTI's Virtual Panel, now any PC running Microsoft® Windows® becomes an interface for complete system control within the home or anywhere in the world there is an Internet connection.
XP-3 Central Control Processor
With a robust 532-MHz i.MX processor and 128 MB of nonvolatile flash memory, the XP-3 improves the user experience by providing a much higher degree of control and automation than a standalone remote control. The processor offers a remarkable value with an impressive feature set that is unmatched in its class — including an astronomical time clock for time-based events, a built-in ZigBee® RF transceiver to allow bidirectional communications with compatible RTI remote controls, and access to the same library of drivers utilized by all RTI XP series processors.
XP-6 Central Control Processor
Packed with an impressive feature set rivaling processors at twice the price, the XP-6 offers a variety of control options such as RS-232, relay, IP, and routable IR. The processor features support for the RTI 433-MHz receivers for one-way RF communication, and ZigBee® 2.4-GHz transceivers can be incorporated for more sophisticated bidirectional communication with an RTI controller. Taking full advantage of the horsepower built into the XP series control processors, the XP-6 has an astronomical clock, support for the RTI Virtual Panel, and utilizes powerful two-way drivers for A/V, security, lighting, and HVAC systems.
AD-4 and AD-8 Distributed Audio Systems
For whole-house audio distribution, RTI will be demonstrating its four-zone AD-4 and new eight-zone AD-8 distributed audio systems. Acting as extensions to RTI's control systems, the AD-4 and AD-8 offer low-cost and very effective solutions for distributing music in a residential or commercial installation. The systems contain both a matrix switching pre-amp and a built-in Cool Power® class D amplifier, and they achieve amazing flexibility with four or eight local audio source inputs that can be further enhanced with remote audio sources.
iTunes® and Squeezebox™ Integration
At ISE 2011, RTI will announce new drivers for integration with iTunes® and Squeezebox™ network music players using its two-way-enabled handheld and in-wall controllers. For control of PC-based music libraries, RTI has partnered with AlloySoft to develop the driver, which provides a slick interface that allows users to control their music using iTunes®, Windows® Media Player®, or Winamp® and to receive feedback including playlists, album art, "now playing" info, and more.
For dealers, utilizing Squeezebox is a simple way to give customers convenient access across their home network to their database of PC music, Internet radio, music services such as Pandora® and Rhapsody™, and much more. And now with the two-way driver, dealers can offer customers full control and feedback of Squeezebox, including cover art, on two-way-enabled RTI handheld or in-wall controllers.
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota, is the leading manufacturer of innovative, sophisticated, yet user friendly control systems. RTI’s wide array of elegant hardware and software solutions are marketed exclusively through the custom installation channel.
RTI was founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market. This unwavering commitment was expanded and formalized in March 2007 with RTI’s C2C™ (Committed to Custom) initiative which includes expanded tech support hours, enhanced training through both its Advanced Control University (ACU) and in the field, and the C2C orientation will inform and shape every aspect of RTI’s continued evolution. C2C highlights RTI’s dedication to the custom installation market, making it the leader in creating wireless hardware and software control solutions that effectively address the challenges facing electronic systems installers and integrators.
RTI's belief in offering its products exclusively through custom dealers and trained professional integrators is a guiding passion, centered on the customization of any size home theater or other electronic system. The company’s design philosophy emphasizes an intuitive and enjoyable experience in using 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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