URC Introduces Its First Gyroscopic Remote Controls

TRG-100 and TRG-200 provide control of URC's new onscreen TV GUI and Total Control® whole-house systems.

Indianapolis - CEDIA EXPO 2012 - Booth 4462 - September 5-8, 2012 - URC unveiled its breakthrough interface technology, available through its new TRG-100 and TRG-200 gyroscopic remote controls. These remotes use a motion-based technology that enable users to simply move and point the TRG-100 or TRG-200 naturally to control the cursor directly on the big screen for home systems control.


The two new remotes, available exclusively for URC Total Control® whole-house systems, work with URC's new MRX-20 Advanced Onscreen Network System Controller (see separate release). The MRX-20 delivers a new easy-to-use, onscreen interface that allows users to summon an onscreen overlay and control features for the entire house-without interrupting what they are watching on the TV.

Sleek and ergonomically designed, the TRG-100 and TRG-200 fit perfectly in hands of any size and offer a wonderful experience for daily control needs. The TRG-100 offers the fewest buttons to create a simple user experience. For clients seeking a richer experience, the TRG-200 advanced remote offers direct numeric keys and additional control features. Also with these remotes, URC offers the optional TRF-GE1 Base Station/Extender, which is a compact accessory that can extend the onboard RF capabilities of the TRG-100 and TRG-200 by up to 100 feet.

"Consumers have grown accustomed to gesture-based remote controls in the video game world," said Doug Cole, senior vice president and general manager of URC. "Now we're bringing that popular, proven functionality into the world of home systems control for integration with entertainment, lighting, climate and beyond. It's our latest addition to the myriad of options available to Total Control installers and their customers, including traditional remote controls, in-wall keypads and touchscreens, and devices like the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®."

The TRG-100 and TRG-200, along with the MRX-20, will be part of a prominent product and technology demonstration at URC's booth 4462 during CEDIA EXPO. Pricing and availability for the remotes will be announced at a later date.

Total Control sales tools available for custom integrators include a 95-second, benefits-focused video, a new consumer brochure, and a consumer-friendly website and slideshow at www.MyTotalControl.com.

About URC
URC is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold over 100 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone, and is an emerging force in whole-house control with its Total Control line of products. A recognized 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 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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