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Universal® Remote Control Introduces Medius™ TX-1000 AV and Home Theater Control Solution

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Universal® Remote Control Introduces Medius™ TX-1000 AV and Home Theater Control Solution

New Text-Based, Touch-Screen System Delivers Digital ‘Coffee Table’-Friendly Remote for Professionally Installed Home Theater Systems

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 Medius™ TX-1000 remote control solution, pioneering the next generation of digital home control technology, at the Electronic House Expo, beginning here today.

The TX-1000 is the newest member of Universal’s family of Complete Control products, which provides professional installers with home automation solutions for every purpose, every room and everyone of their clients. The Medius revolutionizes Home Theater operation for anyone who prefers to operate his or her system from the coffee table.

The TX-1000 boasts a big, backlit, LCD touch-screen display with large, legible letters that are easily read from a distance, and customized for every user’s individual needs using Windows-based software and an eight-Megabit Flash memory. The monochrome screen, located in the center of the palm-sized device, is surrounded by buttons that are clearly labeled in English, rather than with cryptic symbols. Baby Boomers, in particular, will appreciate the TX-1000’s revolutionary approach to making the complex appear easy to use, while gracing their theaters with its elegant design.

Fully digital, the TX-1000 achieves its remarkable accessibility through a graphic interface optimized for use without having to pick it up first. Its revolutionary text-based touch screen only displays exactly the buttons each user needs, regardless of which component or components are being enjoyed.

Bright, multicolored backlighting ensures the TX-1000 can be used as easily in dim or darkened rooms as when the lights are on. Advanced, digital power management insures the remote can be used for months (up to one year) without having to think about replacing batteries. This saves users from having to constantly move the touch screen from the coffee table to a wired charger elsewhere in the room. The Medius TX-1000 stays on the coffee table, always ready to take the user from 0 to DVD in one touch!

Because it’s 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 system’s versatile programming architecture removes all barriers to quickly achieving exactly the result clients want.

The TX-1000 can be configured for conventional line-of-sight IR operation and, like Universal’s other Complete Control remotes, for use with a Complete Control RF Base Station to operate equipment without being in its 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 users are pointing the remote, or whether they are even in the room. For the ultimate in reliability and installation ease, the TX-1000 can be installed with the MRF-300 Base Station with its detached (and positionable) RFX-150 RF sensor.

The Medius TX-1000 is available now from authorized Universal Remote Control dealers at a suggested retail price of $499. It can be seen with Universal’s 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 control systems. Since its establishment in 1991, the company has shown explosive growth and won numerous industry awards. It supplies millions of remote controls, keypads and automation systems 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.
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