SNP-1 Streaming Network Player rounds out URC's new whole-house control system.
Harrison, N.Y. - April 11, 2012 - URC, The Pioneer in Control Technology, today announced that its SNP-1 Streaming Network Player is now shipping. With this announcement, all of the core components of URC's Total Control® whole-house, IP-based control system are available to certified URC Total Control dealers and their customers.
The new streaming network player allows users in a Total Control system to access music services like Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM and internet radio stations through any number of easy-to-use URC interfaces, including Total Control remotes, touchscreens and in-wall keypads. In addition to its vast music search capabilities, the URC streaming network player, together with URC's amplifiers, provides music in its native, uncompressed format, and audio is synchronized perfectly throughout the home for the optimum listening experience. By combining the SNP-1 with URC's PSX-2 iPod dock and the customer's third-party digital and analog audio source components, the Total Control system enables users to play any of their music sources in any room with the touch of a button. Because the SNP-1, like all Total Control components, is IP-based, it can sit anywhere on the customer's home network.
The SNP-1 joins numerous other products that together comprise a comprehensive home control system. The other core components of Total Control are:
• The MRX-10 Advanced Network System Controller. Required in all Total Control systems, this IP base station stores and issues commands and macros for all IP, IR, RS-232, Relay and Sensor controlled devices in the home, and provides two-way communication with Total Control remotes and keypads.
• The DMS-1200 Multi-Zone Network Amplifier. This unique multi-zone audio system maintains the full integrity of any digital or analog music source, adding zero compression; what goes into the DMS-1200 is what comes out. It delivers crystal-clear audio to up to eight zones, expandable to up to 32 zones. The DMS-1200 also synchronizes audio from room to room, providing clarity as the user walks from zone to zone around the house.
• Control devices. Users can access their Total Control system through a variety of easy-to-use, two-way network control devices, including the TRC-780 remote control, the TKP-2000 in-wall touchscreen, and the TKP-100 in-wall keypad.
"With the release of the SNP-1, Total Control is officially here," said Doug Cole, URC's senior vice president and general manager. "We've run our Total Control products through intensive alpha and beta tests, both internally and with select dealers, to ensure that they are just as rock-solid as the URC remote controls that led us to the top of custom installation industry. And we're not done. We'll be continually adding new Total Control user interfaces, such as an iPad/iPhone app."
URC executives are available to speak about the SNP-1 and Total Control, and the importance of whole-home control, not just for URC dealers but for the entire industry.
URC is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold more than 90 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone, and is an emerging force in whole-house control with its new 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, 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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