Smart home automation and control company URC and Sound United, parent company of HEOS wireless music systems, have announced both a direct dealer sales agreement and also, URC’s Total Control 2.0 whole-home automation and control system platform integration with HEOS.
The agreement, which was effective March 8, enables authorized U.S. URC direct dealers to purchase HEOS products around the clock on the URC Dealer Portal, www.urcportal.com, from URC for end-user sales within the custom integration channel, including the following models: the HEOS BAR and HEOS Home Cinema wireless soundbars; the HEOS 7, HEOS 5, HEOS 3, HEOS 1 wireless speakers and the HEOS Subwoofer, the HEOS1 Go Pack speaker accessory, and the HEOS Drive, HEOS SuperLink, HEOS Amp and HEOS Link components.
Kevin Zarow, Sound United’s vice president of CI/AVS, said in the announcement that this partnership “further solidifies our commitment to the custom integration channel. Through the URC dealer portal, HEOS dealers will now have a simple and efficient one-stop-shop for whole-house audio, robust networking and best-in-class control.”
URC Total Control 2.0 offers customizable GUIs and third-party integration. HEOS's whole-home wireless music system allows access, control and listening to entertainment from anywhere in the home via URC controllers, the URC mobile app or HEOS mobile app.
The partnership “will provide custom integrators with a compelling distributed audio solution which will be perfect for a broad cross section of their clients,” said Charles Parrelli, URC director of sales.
The URC direct dealer sales initiative aligns with the URC Total Control 2.0 HEOS integration. The module provides two-way control of all HEOS products on a local network. The two-way module is available to U.S. and international URC dealers.
The URC and HEOS two-way module features: Now Playing Control of HEOS devices; Browsing of specified Built-In Music Services; Volume Control of HEOS devices; and Simple Volume Punch-Through to and from any HEOS device
The two-way module supports all HEOS products. The HEOS module is supported on URC Total Control 2.0 systems.