Universal Remote Control
Training is a huge issue for dealers. And while nothing beats the personal touch, many vendors are looking to online modules to make training more cost efficient and widely accessible. Universal Remote Control is one of the latest to offer online training, announcing four new online multimedia training courses for custom installers. The training courses are part of URC’s Learning Management System and are offered free of charge to authorized URC dealers and installers who visit the URC Control Room. The courses are divided into several sections taking about five to 15 minutes each to complete. They include audio commentaries, video segments and illustrations.
Universal Remote Control, Inc. (URC) has introduced the new RF+Pak, which combines the MasterControl RF10 Remote with the PowerBlaster Base Station. The upshot of all this is a remote that can be pointing in any direction and still operate the component you choose. The remote emits a multidirectional RF signal through air and solid objects alike up to 100 feet. So, if you’re in the living room and realize you forgot to turn off the TV in the kitchen, just press a button. And then wonder if you really need a TV in the kitchen. MacroPower and SimpleSound features on
Products in the Pipeline Belkin Pure AV Interconnects. Available now at varying prices. Belkin is entering the high-end audio/video connector market, aiming to take on big names like Monster and Tributaries. The company's connectors include numerous SKUs in two series, Sapphire and Crystal, and feature speaker wire, stereo RCA, digital coaxial (pictured), optical, subwoofer, composite, component, S-Video, DVI, USB and FireWire (1394). This spring the company will also release power consoles and filters for high-end home theater applications. Call (800) 2-BELKIN or visit www.belkin.com. Bosch Nexxt Laundry Line. Available for $1,119-$1,479 SRP (washers) and $769-879 SRP (dryers). Bosch has been showing a
By John Davis President Universal Remote Control One of the reigning truisms in retail is: Give the customer what he or she wants. And so the driving question then becomes: What is it that the customer wants? To answer this question correctly, we need only look at the industry. The home entertainment market has continued to grow as a result of several influences, not the least of which is the rapid increase in the number of media devices used in the home. As a result, consumers have increased their demand for a simple solution to control all this stuff and eliminate the attendant clutter. So what
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