URC Wins Three Prestigious Custom Installation Industry Awards

Network Keypad Solution, URC University and URC's Manufacturer Training Program gain significant industry recognition for quality.

Harrison, N.Y. - March 29, 2011 - URC, The Pioneer in Control Technology, received three industry awards this month that recognize the value its products and services provide for custom installation dealers.

Two CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards. The annual Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the Consumer Electronics Association's TechHome Division, recognize the best in home electronics products, services and installed technology.

URC's Network Keypad Solution, comprised of the KP -4000 Network Keypad and MRX -1 Network Base Station, won the Mark of Excellence Platinum Award for Control System Product of the Year. The Network Keypad Solution enables homeowners and those in the workplace to control audio/video components, energy management devices, PCs, multi -zone audio, iPods, lighting and more from an easy -to -use, 2 -way, in -wall color LCD touch screen that is an attractive addition to any home, office or classroom.

URC University, a self -paced, 24/7/365 online education resource for installers of URC products, received the Mark of Excellence Gold Award for Training and Support Program of the Year. Established only last year, URC University has quickly become a valuable enhancement to URC's renowned dealer training program, which also offers live training events and webinars.

CE Pro Quest for Quality Platinum Award for Manufacturer Training Programs. Quest for Quality is a new awards program from CE Pro magazine that recognizes services, rather than products. URC's training program was nominated solely by CE Pro subscribers, who responded to a series of open -ended questions sent by the magazine.

"We are extremely honored to receive these significant industry awards," said Doug Cole, senior vice president and general manager of URC. "Our Network Keypad Solution has taken the custom installation industry by storm. And our education and training programs have always been the cornerstone of our value proposition to our incredible dealer network. The industry recognition we have received this month just makes us want to work even harder for our dealers, and challenges us to innovate even more."

About URC
URC is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold more than 50 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone. A world leader in high -quality control design, engineering, manufacture and distribution, URC is widely regarded as a category innovator by consumers, subscription broadcast providers, retailers, residential and commercial custom installers, and OEM partners. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Visit URC at www.UniversalRemote.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Installers can keep up to date with the latest URC news, training and support, as well as communicate directly with the company and their peers, at www.URCControlRoom.com.

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