Crestron Introduces Adagio LCD Wall Mount Controller

Crestron's APAD LCD Wall Mount Controller Provides Full-Functionality and Feedback

Crestron introduces the APAD LCD wall mount room controller as part of its new Adagio family of products. The new Crestron APAD is a stylish and more responsive alternative to the basic industrial-looking wall plate with knob control. The bi-directional wall mounted APAD offers a sleek, modern design and features a dot-matrix LCD display for an enhanced user experience. The APADs NavWheel interface is inspired by the iPod® ClickWheel. APAD provides stylish, intuitive and reliable control for classrooms, meeting rooms, VTC rooms and training rooms.

The APAD LCD controller, available as a plug and play device in an Adagio packaged solution, features four backlit, white translucent soft-buttons; a NavWheel; and a 128×64 dot-matrix LCD display. This two-way active keypad controller provides full control room control, and real-time active feedback display of all devices including media servers and iPods. The LCD screen displays meta-data such as podcasts and video titles; allows users to scroll through menu screens and select sources and content, volume levels, room temperature, and monitor device status. The APAD offers superior functionality and feedback than basic one-way source selectors or keypads. APAD is available in white or black gloss.

Aug 22, 2006 / New Products

RTI Introduces The T2-C Universal Controller

The T2-C Universal Controller Provides the Industry’s Most Sophisticated Handheld Remote Solution, Combining a High Resolution Color Touchscreen and Hard-buttons

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – August 21, 2006 - Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), the pioneer in home entertainment control technology, announces the latest addition to its award-winning lineup of wireless control solutions. The compact-full-color LCD touchscreen, perfect complement of 35 hard buttons and intelligently designed layout allowing for intuitive operation, distinguish the T2-C from its competitors.

The slim ergonomic design permits effortless one-handed operation – even for those with smaller hands. The T2-C provides users control over their home theaters and distributed audio systems, as well as lighting, drapes, and other electronically controlled household systems. It features a powerful 32-bit, 200MHz XScale® processor and in the event of battery failure, the T2C's non-volatile 16Mbytes of Flash memory assures that no-programming is lost. Scheduled for release this fall, the T2-C will be available to custom installers nationwide as part of RTI's powerful control solutions family of products.

"The T2-C is designed to be the ultimate in handheld control," said Pete Baker, director of sales and marketing for RTI. "Combining the power and features of the T2C with our TheaterTouch Designer software gives dealers the ability to utilize the T2C for an almost limitless amount of applications. Not only is this controller extraordinarily flexible and expandable, it is ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing."

The bright, high-contrast color LCD on the T2-C can display custom buttons, text, graphics, and animations. Programming is easy and efficient thanks to RTI's Windows® based TheaterTouch Designer software.

The T2C retails at an MSRP of $799 and is scheduled to be introduced at CEDIA EXPO 2006, September 14-17, in Denver, Colorado – Booth #314.

Talking Points:

  • Full color TFT LCD to display custom buttons, text, graphics, and animations.
  • Integrated high-resolution touchscreen.
  • Thirty-Five assignable/programmable keypad buttons.
  • Intuitive layout of keypad buttons for commonly used functions.
  • Ergonomic design permits effortless, one-handed operation.
  • Powerful 32-bit, 200MHz XScale® processor.
  • Non-volatile 16 MByte Flash memory stores your program even when power is lost.
  • Extremely bright, backlit display and keypad.

    About Remote Technologies Incorporated
    Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a technology-driven company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that specializes in developing and marketing innovative home theater control products. Founded in 1992 with a focus on the custom home installation market, RTI has become the leader in creating wireless control solutions that solve the foremost challenges facing electronic systems installers.

    RTI's guiding passion is centered about making any size home theater or other electronic system simple and pleasant to use. The company’s design philosophy emphasizes an intuitive and enjoyable experience of its award-winning products, from its universal system controllers, to signal storage and processing devices, and PC programming software. For additional information on RTI and all its innovative products please visit


    Aug 22, 2006 / New Products