BitWise Controls Updates Roku and DirecTV Modules with Enhancement and New Features for Streamlined Integration into BitWise Controls Systems

The integrator can not only download the latest modules and updates on the store, but see his or her entire module purchase history, making it simple to give clients important updates or additions, and re-download modules in the future.

ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO, USA - MAY 13, 2014 - BitWise Controls, a leading innovator of powerful and flexible app-based control and automation systems, announced today that it has updated both its Roku® and DirecTV® Modules on the BitWise Dealer Store, where integrators can find a growing number of third-party templates and modules. These modules-single files containing pre-configured GUI content and device programming-make it easier and more efficient for integrators to set up, design, and install various products and subsystems. The integrator can not only download the latest modules and updates on the store, but see his or her entire module purchase history, making it simple to give clients important updates or additions, and re-download modules in the future.


"We are constantly streamlining our modules to perfect them for our dealers and their customers," says Mark Buster, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of BitWise Controls. "Because these modules provide critical functionality, we strive to make them easier to integrate, more robust, highly compatible and incredibly versatile so that the end-user isn't restricted in the options provided. This superior flexibility is something we're proud of; it's what sets BitWise apart from the rest. As always, we'll continue incorporating feedback received to make the very best GUI modules possible so that BitWise Controls systems are always a step-ahead of the curve."

Roku® GUI Module Update

BitWise Controls' Roku GUI Module makes it simple for integrators to add Roku media player functionality to a BitWise Controls user interface. The module automatically creates a scrolling list that includes artwork for easy selection of any channel installed on the Roku player. Since Roku players don't allow installers to set static IP addresses, this module uses the serial number of the player to automatically discover it on the network. The most recent update to the BitWise Roku GUI Module improves performance and fixes a minor button-mapping inconsistency.

DirecTV® GUI Module Update

Both DirecTV modules on the BitWise Dealer Store-including the DirecTV Genie GUI Module and the standalone DirecTV GUI Module-have been updated with support for BitWise's Room Remote (for systems using BitWise BC1 and BC2 controllers only). These updates come on the heels of other improvements; such as an update to the Genie GUI's manual 'Tune' function.

For more information, contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phone, +1(425) 328-8640 or email, Katye@kmbcomm.com.

About Roku, Inc.
Roku® is the creator of the most popular streaming software platform for delivering video, music and casual games to the TV. The Roku platform features the largest and best collection of entertainment available for streaming and is accessible on Roku streaming players, Roku Ready® devices via the Roku Streaming Stick™, and later this year on Roku TVs. Roku products vary by region and are sold in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR, founded Roku. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., U.S. For more information, visit www.roku.com.

About DIRECTV
DIRECTV® (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 20 million customers access to more than 190 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 13 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 17 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include two Regional Sports Networks (Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh), and minority ownership interests in Root Sports Northwest and Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com

About BitWise Controls
Designed and backed by more than 20 years of mission-critical control, monitoring and AV systems integration experience, BitWise Controls provides powerful and flexible control and automation solutions for commercial, industrial, education and residential control applications. BitWise Controls was founded in 2008 with the goal of offering innovative and reliable new products, designed and tested and manufactured in the United States. For more information, go to www.bitwisecontrols.com. Dealership opportunities are available. To learn more, send an email to sales@bitwisecontrols.com or call +1 (866) 932-2292.

BitWise Controls Media contact
Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, katye@kmbcomm.com, @katyemcgregor

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