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Universal® Remote Control Makes Home Automation Simple with Complete Control Devices

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Universal® Remote Control Makes Home Automation Simple with Complete Control Devices

Entire new suite of products provides systems integrators with a
full range of advanced home automation solutions

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE (ISE), Brussels, Feb. 1, 2006 — Universal Remote Control, Inc., the leader in remote control design and manufacturing for home and professional entertainment systems, showcases their entire line of Complete Control™ remote control devices during the Integrated Systems Europe Expo starting in Brussels today.

In response to the growing need for simple home automation solutions, Universal Remote Control® created a comprehensive system of reliable and simplified control products designed specifically for custom -installed systems, the Complete Control™ line of remote controls and RF base stations. The unique feature sets that comprise the Complete Control remotes, including RF functionality, accentuate the growing role of the remote control as a home A/V component rather than an expendable accessory. They also give custom home integrators a wide range of solutions to accommodate any client's budget.

The Complete Control family features Universal Remote Control's proprietary RF base stations that afford users the freedom to control components in settings where line-of-sight may not be an option, inside or even outside of their home. With state-of-the-art features at realistic price points, consumers will look to systems integrators for assistance with controller setup, configuration and programming.

"Today's high-tech home needs a single component that can effectively communicate with multiple appliances," said Doug Cole, Senior Vice President/GM, Universal Remote Control. "With our Complete Control line, Universal Remote Control is providing integrators with high-quality solutions in a family of easy-to-use remotes. The Complete Control family also makes controller customization easier, improving on-the-job efficiency."

The Complete Control family consists of the following:

Aurora MX-950
The PC programmable Aurora MX-950 is a sleek IR/RF remote control, with rechargeable Lithium Ion battery and charger that can act as the "master" remote for an entire house. There are up to 255 pages of custom labeled buttons on an advanced multicolor LCD, with a total of 256 color-backlighting options. This feature is well suited for color-coding different zones and the LCD display automatically lights when the Aurora is picked up. Activity-based buttons (Watch and Listen) are provided to simplify operation of a customer's most common activity.

Omega MX-650
The MX-650 controls up to 20 components and is capable of storing up to 912 potential Macro buttons with a smart memory back-up system that will retain the programmed memory for up to ten years, even with dead batteries. Each of these macros can play back up to 190 steps with one touch. The MX-650 can be programmed with up to 50 favorite channels allowing users to access their favorite channel with one simple button press.

MRF-300 Multi-Zone Addressable RF Base Station
The MRF-300 is addressable via 15 separate station ID's and six addressable IR outputs. This allows up to 90 components (or zones on a multi zone system) to be simultaneously controlled in one household via multiple base stations. With an included RFX-150 antenna module, custom installers can extend "no more pointing" RF automation to all areas and rooms of even the largest estates.

PCL-300 PC Upgrade Link™
The PCL-300 gives professional installers the ability to archive configurations programmed on either the MX-650 or the MX-350 remote controls so that they can be reused in the future without repeating the programming process. The MX-650 and MX-350 remote control's IR database and the operating system of each remote control can be updated whenever an improvement is available by connecting the PCL-300 to the Internet and clicking on the Live Update button.

From the MX-3000 to the MX-350, every remote control and RF Base Station in the Complete Control family will be on hand at Universal Remote Booth D60 at the Brussels Expo during ISE 2006.

About Universal Remote Control
Universal Remote Control, Inc., is a world leader in the custom design, engineering, manufacture, and distribution of high quality remote controls, home automation products and handheld devices. The company supplies millions of award-winning remote controls each year to consumers around the world through four primary channels: consumer retail, custom professional, broadcast subscription and OEM.

Clients include many leading high-end audio and video manufacturers, consumer electronics and broadcast subscription companies, including Adcom, B&K, Cablevision Systems Corp., Charter Communications, Comcast, Crestron, Denon, Faroudja, Harman/Kardon, Klipsch, Krell, Lexicon, McIntosh, Motorola, Rotel, Parasound, Polk Audio, Time Warner, Toshiba, Xantech and Zenith.
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