NAD Simplifies HTR -2 Remote Control Customization

PC Interface Kit allows custom installers to program remote controller for new AV Receivers and Processors quickly and easily.

FALL EH EXPO 2003, LONG BEACH, CA. Nov. 10, 2003 -NAD, the highly regarded manufacturer of high -performance audio components, offers the HTR -2 PC Interface Kit during the Fall EH Expo 2003 in Long Beach today.

Currently supplied with their new AVRs [T 773, T 763, T 753 and T 743] and the new T 163 A/V Tuner Preamplifier, the HTR -2 Home Theater Remote can operate up to 8 different devices and learn up to 352 commands.

The HTR -2 PC Interface Kit includes a RS -232 cable assembly, connecting the HTR -2 remote to a PC computer. The supplied CD -ROM contains proprietary software for customizing the HTR -2, along with firmware for the HTR -2 and data files with instructions.

With the HTR -2 custom software, installers can simply and quickly automate complicated routines, know as Macros. Each macro is a series of commands that is activated with a touch of a button. By utilizing macros, one no longer has to use multiple remotes to operate various A/V components. Up to 44 Macros with 64 commands for each macro can be created. For example, the HTR -2 can be programmed to turn -on all of the components within a home entertainment system from a single button. Additionally, commands can be copied, stored and learned using the PC Interface. When setup is finished the complete program can be printed out showing all command streams and what each button activates.

The HTR -2 PC Interface Kit software can be used with any PC running Windows 95 or newer. However, Windows 95 users may first need to get a free update from Microsoft. The PC must have an RS -232 [COM] port. In the event the PC only has a USB port, a USB to RS -232 converter is required.

The HTR -2 Interface Kit is currently available and will be on display with many other new NAD products at the Western Distribution's booth # 948 in the Long Beach Convention Center during the Fall EH EXPO 2003, November 10 -13th.

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