Universal Remotes are the most common tier of Home Automation integrations. Many people struggle when they have an entire coffee table full of remotes, and they don’t exactly remember which to use and when. The minimum entry in this field is a cable box remote that will let you learn in your TV power and volume, and that’s fine if all you have is a cable box and a TV. But it falls short when you also have a stereo and perhaps a disk player or media streamer like an Apple TV. Hawthorne Integration Services LLC can help you pick out the remote that’s best for you, and set it up to turn on the TV, the stereo, and the cable box, switch everything to the correct inputs, and all at the touch of a single button.
Founded in 1992, RTI is one of the oldest manufacturers of universal remote controls. Rugged and reliable, these remotes can be used by themselves or as part of a larger control system for the ultimate in flexibility and customization. They can work with line-of-site IR like a standard remote, or on Wi-Fi, Zigbee, or 433Mhz RF to a control system (depending on model). See their full line of remotes at RTI Remotes, or contact us for a consultation.
ProControl is a subsidiary of RTI, founded to provide a more budget conscious alternative to a universal remote. As such, they can be used as part of an RTI system, or with their own processor, or with no processor at all. See their offerings at ProControl, or contact us for a consultation.
URC Complete Control – this versatile line of remotes is both functional and reliable. Choose URC for a system that does not require a lot of bells and whistles, but still maintains a simple interface to control your audio and video devices. For more information, visit URC Complete Control, or contact us for a consultation.