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URC Announces Feature that Enables Total Control Programmers to Access Customer Installations from Offsite

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URC Announces Feature that Enables Total Control Programmers to Access Customer Installations from Offsite

Offsite Programming feature allows URC Dealers to program, update and maintain clients' systems from the shop (or virtually anywhere) without rolling a truck


Harrison, N.Y. April 8, 2013 URC, the company that has produced more than 100-million control devices over the past ten years alone, today announced Offsite Programming, a new feature available to programmers of Total Control whole-house systems. Now custom installers can access their customers' MRX-10 Advanced Network Controller to program or reprogram, change cable channel lineups, reset Favorites or make any other adjustment—all without visiting the installation site. Access can be made remotely from the installer's shop, home or anywhere else that they can connect to the internet.

This means fewer house calls and happier customers. Offsite Programming saves time, gasoline and aggravation for Total Control installers and their customers alike, said Cat Toomey, director of marketing at URC. Enterprising installers will quickly realize that this new feature can be the basis for a new recurring revenue stream, as well.

Implementation requires a one-time set-up and handshake with the URC MRX-10 associated with the system. Offsite Programming is securely password protected; initial access cannot be made to a homeowners system without their explicit approval.

Before connecting to URCs Offsite Programming web portal, Total Control installation companies must declare and register an administrator within their company who will supervise which employees have access. URC hosts the portal on a secure server. Interested Total Control resellers should contact their sales representative to learn how to begin programming from offsite.

Total Control by URC offers home and business owners unprecedented ease and efficiency. Technologically, it features the latest in innovation and simplicity. Fully scalable, users can begin with a modest system and continue to add features as their needs expand. Home theater, A/V components, lighting, HVAC (thermostat), window shades and security cameras are just a few of the items that can be integrated into a Total Control system from URC.

About URC
URC is a privately held American company dedicated to providing superior control products for homes, businesses, cable service providers and OEM partners. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, NY, 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. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Learn more about URC at www.UniversalRemote.com, Facebook and YouTube.

Contact:
Cat Toomey
URC
317-514-5546
ctoomey@universalremote.com

Jon Sienkiewicz
URC Corporate Communications
914.835.4484 x343
jsienkiewicz@universalremote.com

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