EDEN PRAIRIE, MN â€“ September 22, 2006 â€“ Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), the leader in innovative home system control solutions, dominated the awards circuit at CEDIA EXPO 2006 in Denver, Colorado. The company announced today that it came away from the premier tradeshow with a total of five awards for four separate products, making this yearâ€™s EXPO the best yet in terms of new product introductions, dealer feedback and accolades.
The prestigious and highly coveted CEDIA Electronic LifestylesÂ® Manufacturerâ€™s Excellence Award for Best New Product was awarded to the top-of-the-line T4 Handheld Controller. Additionally, RTI took home two Residential Systems Magazine RESI Awards in the categories of Best Touchscreen or Handheld Remote Control System and Wall Keypad Controller for the T2C and RK3 respectively. Introduced last year, the T3 Handheld Controller received the Custom Retailer Excite Award for Most EXCITING Remote Control based on nominations from the magazineâ€™s readership. Moreover, the flagship T4 Handheld Controller was also recognized by Electronic House Magazine as â€œProduct of the Year.â€
â€œWe set out to design the best-in-class controllers to suit a wide variety of consumer needs,â€ said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. â€œItâ€™s tremendously gratifying to know that we met the mark across the full product spectrum. But thatâ€™s a testament to the excellence of our design and engineering team here at RTI.â€
The T4, winner of the coveted CEDIA Electronic LifestylesÂ® Manufacturerâ€™s Excellence Award and Electronic Houseâ€™s 2006 â€œProduct of the Yearâ€ Award, is the ideal turnkey solution for users who want complete access to all the functions of their home theaters.
Featuring direct IR control for stand-alone operation, RF output for control processor operation, WiFi for IP control and internet access, and even hard-wired Ethernet and analog video input options, the T4 maintains the perfect balance between display size and resolution. At 6.4 inches, the LCD is small enough to be a truly hand-held device, yet it provides the full VGA resolution necessary for displaying video windows and web pages.
The controller is easily programmable using RTI's signature TheaterTouch Designerâ„¢ software, making it simple to display custom buttons, text, graphics, and animations. In addition to limitless software customization, the T4 provides outstanding hardware adaptability. The unitâ€™s front and rear panels will have replaceable color bezels to match consumersâ€™ tastes, and even the color of the 13 available hard buttons can be changed or removed entirely. The T4â€™s flexibility extends beyond its appearance, the EM-4 Expansion Module allows it to be transformed into a hardwired VESA mountable touchpanel with power-over-Ethernet and dual analog video input ports. In addition, available RTI accessory devices provide the T4 with power-sensing for reliable operation, and RS-232 communications for advanced control.
The T4 is available exclusively through authorized dealers and carries an MSRP of $2,499.