URC Introduces Two-Way Module For Integration of Total Control Smart Automation & Control System with Russound MCA Controllers

Enhances the flexibility of both systems for custom installers

HARRISON, NY (November 21, 2019)—URC, a global leader in smart automation and control for residential and commercial applications, launched today a two-way IP module for integration of its award-winning Total Control system with Russound MCA controllers.  The module, available today to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal and also on Russound’s dealer portal, provides for easy control of Russound’s MCA-66 or MCA-88 controller amplifiers using any URC Total Control touch screen, handheld remote, or the Total Control smartphone application.

“We’re constantly expanding our portfolio of integration partners for our Total Control system, and Russound is an important addition to our roster, given their long history of distributed audio,” said Lars Granoe, URC VP of Product Development.  “This gives our installers more choices and maximizes their efficiency on the job.”

“Russound has a 50+ year history of leadership in distributed audio, and our award-winning MCA controller amplifiers embody our latest innovation, featuring analog and digital source switching, (including Bluetooth), integrated amplifiers, 12 volt triggers for home theater and power management, and the choice of fixed or variable output settings on select audio output channels.” Commented Charlie Porritt, CEO, of Russound. “Now that our MCA products feature two-way communication with URC Total Control system, our already flexible audio distribution system provides even more options for custom installers.”

Sold only through direct dealers, Total Control 2.0 is URC’s smart automation and control system featuring premium performance, highly customizable GUIs and robust third-party integration. Total Control 2.0 is perfect for commercial facilities such as bars & restaurants, conference rooms & executive offices, common areas & amenities spaces in multi-dwelling units, hospitality and classrooms.

Authorized U.S. URC Total Control dealers can purchase URC Total Control 2.0 and compatible 3rd party products that easily integrate with the Total Control 2.0 system on the URC dealer-only portal at www.urcportal.com.  Interested systems integrators can email totalcontrol@universalremote.com to learn more.

About Russound

Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound® product tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., Russound, a leader in multi-room audio and home entertainment – inside and out, offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy the finest entertainment. With more than 50 years’ experience, Russound continues to cater to installation professionals and their customers by pairing powerful systems using the latest technologies with easy-to-use control systems to give customers high-performance home entertainment at their fingertips.

About URC

Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC is a global leader in smart home automation and control. URC technology is respected for unsurpassed performance and reliability with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. URC control systems include Total Control, MX HomePro and Complete Control. Legendary URC user interfaces include tabletop controllers, in-wall touchscreens, handheld remotes, keypads and mobile apps – plus voice control integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. URC systems are custom designed, installed and maintained by a network of URC trained systems integration professionals.