Ambrid has announced an upgraded, voice-controlled universal remote for use in high-end home theaters or home automation control. This remote will be able to control an unlimited number of external devices, and does not require pre-programmed voice recognition. Any user can simply speak and command.
NuVo Technologies, a designer of multi-room audio systems has announced that they will integrate with home automation pioneers, Life|ware. The NuVo Grand Concerto control panel can now also control Life|ware home automation scenes. In addition to controlling their audio, users can now control lighting, shades, climate, security, and more with one control panel.
ReQuest introduces an elegant new control option. The ReQuest TS6 in-wall touchscreen is a compact, powerful controller designed to mount flush with a wall surface. Measuring just 7 by 6 inches, the TS6 requires a mounting depth of only 2 inches. It features a full, 640x480-pixel, 5.7-inch diagonal touchscreen surface, and is easy to configure to provide full control of any ReQuest F-Series, N-Series, or iQ Intelligent Music System.
Sonos and Pronto speak to each other thanks to AVD Australia and QualiFi. This follows months of research and hard work by AVD and Qualify Systems Technicians, who have finally managed to devise a 2-way ‘plug-in’ solution for the Pronto remote control and Sonos multi room audio system.
Movea, Inc. has announced the retail availability of its new Gyration Air Music Remote with MotionSense technology. The Air Music Remote offers digital media convergence enthusiasts complete control of their home theater systems, bridging the PC-to-TV gap by combining a universal remote control with the functions of a PC mouse. The new remote features a backlit LCD panel that displays music selections from Windows® Media Player (including Media Center) and iTunes®, and allows one-click play and volume control from up to 100 feet away.