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Universal® Remote Controls New Genesis™ MX-900 Automates AV and Home Theater Systems

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Universal® Remote Controls New Genesis™ MX-900 Automates AV and Home Theater Systems

Elegant Wand-Style Digital Control Is Optimized for
One-Hand — Either Left or Right — and One-Touch Automation


EHX SPRING, Orlando, Mar. 30, 2006 — Universal Remote Control, Inc., the leader in control system design and manufacturing for home and professional entertainment systems, introduces the Genesis™ MX-900 control solution, bringing a new level of digital sophistication and user-friendliness to home theater operation, at the Electronic House Expo, beginning here today.

The MX-900 is a new member of Universals family of Complete Control products, which provides professional installers with home automation solutions for every purpose, every room and every one of their clients. The Genesis revolutionizes operation for anyone who prefers a lightweight, hand-held user interface to automate his or her home theater system.

The Genesis intuitively offers two unique buttons, the WATCH and LISTEN buttons, as the starting point for any home theater activity. When users select WATCH, a list of their preferred activities that involve the television (such as Watching Satellite TV, Watching a DVD Movie) appears on the screen of the Genesis. By simply selecting an activity, the Genesis powerful digital automation routines completely power-on and configure the users home theater system to watch the selected source! The LISTEN button lists activities that do not involve the television, like listening to satellite music, and similarly automate the operation of the entire home theater.

Once an activity is selected, six LCD buttons and a powerful array of hard buttons are given new functions for the selected activity. For any activity, extra pages of LCD-labeled buttons can be accessed via the bi-directional PAGE buttons. Each button is labeled with up to seven large, legible characters. The Hard buttons are arranged intuitively, helping users reach the most important functions without repositioning their hand.

The buttons are all labeled in plain English using words like PLAY and SKIP — not symbols users may have difficulty remembering. Bright, blue backlighting ensures the MX-900 can be used as easily in dim or darkened rooms as when the lights are on.

Because its text-based, installers can set up custom configurations for the most demanding users in a fraction of the time needed for graphics-based screens. The systems versatile programming architecture removes all barriers to quickly achieving the results clients want.

The MX-900 can be configured for conventional line-of-sight IR operation and, like Universals other Complete Control remotes, for use with a Complete Control RF Base Station enabling it to operate equipment without being in the line of sight. In fact, systems with a Complete Control RF base station operate with no rules, since the automated macros perform regardless of whether the user is pointing the remote, or even whether they are in the room. For the ultimate in reliability and installation ease, the MX-900 can installed with the MRF-300 Base Station with its detached (and positionable) RFX-150 RF sensor.

The Genesis MX-900 is available now from authorized Universal Remote Control dealers at a suggested retail price of $449. It can be seen with Universals other outstanding products in Booth 1534, Orange County Convention Center, during the show.

About Universal Remote Control, Inc.

Headquartered in Harrison, New York, Universal Remote Control, Inc. is a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of high-quality remote control devices. Since its establishment in 1991, the company has shown explosive growth and won numerous industry awards. It supplies millions of remote controls each year to consumers around the world through four primary distribution channels: consumer retail, custom professional, subscription broadcast and OEM.
Over the years, clients have included many leading high-end audio and video manufacturers, and consumer electronics and subscription broadcast 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.
For more information, visit www.universalremote.com.

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