HydraConnect LLC Adds RTI-Developed Home Automation Interface to its HDMI Matrix Processors

The new software is currently available from RTI with HSS support included in all shipping HSS units.

DENVER (2/11/13) -- HydraConnect LLC, the Denver based manufacturer of HDMI matrix processors, has added new control software to its HSS product family that provides full support for RTI (Remote Technologies Inc.) home automation systems. The software, which was developed by and will be supported by RTI, makes it possible for custom installers to easily integrate HydraConnect HSS systems into RTI home automation systems.


"We are very pleased that RTI chose to develop drivers for our products," said HydraConnect's president, David Schanin. "Our HSS-family of matrix processors will give RTI's installers a better way to combine state-of-the-art AV systems with their remarkable home automation systems. RTI's engineers did an outstanding job bridging the two environments to take full advantage of our patented CEC control, auto-configuration, Dynamic EDID, HDCP key management, and many other features."

In addition to supporting HydraConnect's 8x8 HDMI switching, the RTI drivers support 8x16 stereo switching, and provide full remote control over all connected playback, receiver, and TV devices. The HydraConnect HSS system provides auto-configuration of detected A/V media devices, automatic EDID, HDCP key management, and patented CEC control that eliminates the need for IR flashers and other cabling. The RTI driver download also includes a sample user interface for RTI's iPad application.

The new software is currently available from RTI with HSS support included in all shipping HSS units. Existing HSS units have already been upgraded using HydraConnect's automatic software update process, which is used by all fielded HSS family systems in use worldwide without customer or dealer intervention.

About HydraConnect LLC
HydraConnect LLC manufactures and sells systems that integrate HDMI functionality and connectivity into the home automation systems of many different manufacturers. HydraConnect LLC was founded in 2010 by Schanin and Tony Anzelmo, two A/V professionals with over 60 years of combined electronics design, development and manufacturing experience. For more information, visit www.hydraconnect.com or call 720-583-4364.

About RTI
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) specializes in advanced control products for automating the operation of audio, video and environmental management systems such as lighting and HVAC. Offering solutions for residential, commercial and transportation applications, RTI products are uniquely designed to meet the needs of the electronics installation professional while providing a simplified interface for the end-user. Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

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