Featuring Built-In Ethernet, Units Easily Expand the Capabilities of RTI Control Processors by Adding Routable IR Ports, Two-Way RS-232 Ports, Addressable Relays, and More
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — July 18, 2013 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that the company is now shipping a full line of expansion modules designed for efficient and cost-effective expansion of RTI control systems. The RCM-4 relay control module joins the recently released ESC-2 serial control and PCM-4 port control modules to complete the new line. These versatile devices allow installers to easily expand the capabilities of any RTI XP series control processor by simply plugging them into the local Ethernet network.
The PCM-4’s four MPIO ports and 12-VDC voltage trigger output, seamlessly extend control to devices throughout larger installations. When used with RTI accessory devices, each MPIO port can provide IR routing capabilities, one-way RS-232 communication, and power sensing. The powerful ESC-2 allows installers to add two additional bi-directional serial ports conveniently. Meanwhile, the RCM-4’s four relays can be used in a normally open or closed configuration for control over everything from window shades to screen lifts. In addition to control from an XP series control processor, the RCM-4 features an IR input to allow command triggering from a variety of sources, such as RTI in-wall controllers or third-party infrared repeater systems.
These modules work seamlessly within RTI’s award-winning Integration Designer(R) programming software for quick and simple setup, and multiple modules can be utilized for virtually unlimited control of devices. Additionally, the PCM-4 and RCM-4 units can be powered by their included power supply or Power over Ethernet (PoE) to simplify installations.
“The PCM-4, ESC-2, and RCM-4 allow installers to provide their clients with discrete control over devices in every room throughout an installation, while maintaining the benefits of having one centralized control system for lighting, HVAC, multi-zone audio, and more,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “By utilizing Ethernet networks and eliminating the need for multiple processors, this line of modules provides our dealers with these advantages at a dramatically reduced cost.”
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About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), iPad(R), and Android(TM) devices through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer(R) software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.
Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.
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