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URC Unveils MRX-20 Advanced Onscreen Network System Controller with Gyroscopic uMotion™ Remote Controls
Addition to Total Control® line enables onscreen TV GUI overlay for whole-house control.
Indianapolis – CEDIA EXPO 2012 – Booth 4462 – September 5-8, 2012 – URC is showing its category-defining MRX-20 Advanced Onscreen Network System Controller with TV GUI and gyroscopic motion control remotes to custom integration professionals this week.
The MRX-20 is a significant new addition to URC’s Total Control® line of whole-house control products. It provides all the features of URC’s MRX-10 Advanced Network System Controller, with the addition of a powerful, onscreen graphical user interface that allows consumers to summon an onscreen TV overlay and control features—without interrupting what they are watching.
The MRX-20’s GUI offers an innovative onscreen display that enables control of entertainment, lighting, security, climate and more. For example, users with an MRX-20 can choose music from various sources, turn the house lights on or off, or change temperature directly from the TV. And they can do so without switching to a menu screen that replaces the TV picture. Advanced overlay controls include favorite channels and more, all of which can be easily adjusted via this one-of-a-kind solution.
Handheld control of the onscreen menus enabled by the MRX-20 is provided by URC’s two new groundbreaking MRX-20 gyroscopic motion control remotes, the TRG-100 and TRG-200 (see separate release). Both the TRG-100 and TRG-200 offer URC’s new uMotion™ technology, a motion-based control that enables users to move and point the remote and control the cursor directly on the big screen. Sleek and ergonomically designed, these remotes fit perfectly in hands of any size. The TRG-100 offers minimized buttons to create the simplest user experience. For clients seeking a richer experience, the TRG-200 advanced remote provides direct numeric keys and sophisticated control features.
A comprehensive solution, the MRX-20 introduces a whole new way to watch TV and control the home system. It stores and issues commands and macros for IP, IR, RS-232, relay and sensor controlled devices. With 10 IR ports, four RS-232 ports, four relay ports, four sensor ports, two 12-volt outputs, three HDMI inputs, and one HDMI output, this network controller offers all of the connectivity an ESC could need. Multiple MRX-20s can be linked together to expand the system to meet clients’ needs.
As with URC’s MRX-10, the MRX-20 will provide offsite programming capability via the internet, making this a standout solution for whole-house setup and control. The MRX-10 remains a key part of Total Control’s lineup and for customers who want onscreen home control with HDMI switching, this is the solution!
The MRX-20, TRG-100 and TRG-200 will be part of a prominent product and technology demonstration at URC’s booth 4462 during CEDIA EXPO. Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.
Total Control sales tools available for ESCs include a 95-second, benefits-focused video, a new consumer brochure, and a consumer-friendly website and slideshow at www.MyTotalControl.com.
URC is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold over 100 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone, and is an emerging force in whole-house control with its Total Control line of products. A recognized world leader in high-quality control design, engineering, manufacture and distribution, URC is widely regarded as a category innovator by consumers, subscription broadcast providers, retailers, residential and commercial custom installers, and OEM partners. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Visit URC at www.UniversalRemote.com, and follow us on Facebook and YouTube. Installers can keep up to date with the latest URC news, training and support, as well as communicate directly with the company and their peers, at www.URCControlRoom.com.
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