NextGen Announces Innovative Bluetooth-IR Extender

Android-Based Bluetooth to IR Converter Bridges Gap Between Bluetooth and IR-Based Components Providing Enhanced Control, Expanded Coverage and Ease of Use

CE Week New York NY June 24, 2013 - NextGen, an innovative provider of unique product solutions for the a/v markets, announced an exciting new product, a Bluetooth-IR Extender that gives Android-based Smart Phones and Tablets the power to communicate with AV components. Like the company's famous Remote Extender, their new Bluetooth-IR Extender will operate through walls doors and around corners for superior control and ease of use. Pricing on the NextGen Bluetooth-IR Converter is ($59.00 MSRP) and will be shipping in July.


The NextGen Bluetooth-IR Extender effectively bridges the gap between Bluetooth emitting Android apps such as smart phones or tablets and your IR AV components. Powered by USB, the Bluetooth-IR Extender effectively converts Bluetooth to IR to control up to 8 pieces of equipment and does so without wires or networking. The cloud-based IR code library supports almost every popular brand found in today's market and is never outdated thanks to the patent-pending smart learning receiver.

The Bluetooth-IR Extender supports multiple smart phones or tablet and for hard-to-reach places an eye emitter is included which works with an IR blaster in the receiver. In addition, the Bluetooth-IR Extender can send out both 38 and 56K IR signals so it is one of the only units on the market that can control both Cisco and Scientific Atlanta cable boxes. Now anyone, using Android apps, can enjoy full automation on all their IR equipment.

According to NextGen's President, Bob Dolatowski, "We have been in the remote control business for many years and it has become increasingly clear that consumers want to control their TV, Home Theater, Stereo and anything else controlled by IR from a smart device such as a mobile phone or tablet. Our new Bluetooth to IR Extender Converter works great and is quick and easy to set up and operate. It will be a welcome and affordable addition to any home, especially with Smartphone and tablet users."

Key Features of NextGen Bluetooth-IR Extender

· Bridges the gap between Bluetooth Android apps and IR AV components

· Patent-pending smart receiver that can learn remote codes

· Cloud-based IR code library supports most popular brands and is never outdated

· Supports multiple smart phones and tablets

· Sends out 38k and 56k to control both Cisco and Scientific Atlanta cable boxes

· Powered by USB, comes supplied with USB cord, Eye-Emitter and NextGen app

NextGen will be exhibiting at CE Week in New York at Table # 141 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. President Bob Dolatowski will have the Bluetooth to IR Extender as well as two other new products to be launched this summer and fall.

About NextGen LLC
NextGen is an innovative provider of unique a/v product solutions for the residential and light commercial markets. The company is best known for its award-winning Remote Extender which gives an ordinary remote control powerful RF capability. NextGen's lineup also includes DPL-rated HDMI cables, The Twister and Active 3D glasses. Founded in 2002 and based in Port Richey, Florida, NextGen designs and builds many of its award-winning products and then markets them throughout the world. For more information, visit www.nextgen.us

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