XP-8v Processor Features More Processing Power, Expanded Memory, and the Addition of a Customizable On-Screen Display Interface; Now Shipping
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Jan. 11, 2018 — RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced the release of the next-generation XP control processor line. RTI’s new XP-8v Advanced Control Processor offers increased processing power, expanded memory, and an HDMI output for OSD control interface to bring together all of a home’s or office building’s electronic systems into one unified control and automation system.
The third generation of RTI’s popular XP-8 advanced control processor, the XP-8v, combines the advanced control options of its predecessors with a new i.MX53 processor for increased processing power and expanded two-way driver support. To take the processor’s capabilities even further, its RAM memory and internal non-volatile Flash memory have been upgraded to 1GB and 512MB, respectively. The addition of an HDMI output enables on-screen display, providing users with the convenience of a custom control-interface on their TVs.
Designed for large-scale and complex projects, the XP-8v combines a real-time, multi-tasking operating system with tremendous expandability. Control interface options include two-way RS 232, routable IR, Ethernet, and relay control. For expanded integration capabilities, eight multi-purpose I/O ports support optional modules for voltage sensing and RS-232 control. The XP-8v also features eight programmable relay input/outputs and eight sense inputs (voltage or contact closure). The processor’s Ethernet port provides IP control in addition to support for RTI’s RTiPanel app for smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Additionally, the XP-8v incorporates an astronomical clock, allowing for time-based events and timers to trigger commands and macros.
The XP-8v is programmed with RTI’s new Integration Designer® APEX 10.2 programming platform, which combines time-saving automation with the complete freedom to design custom control-experiences — setting dealers apart from the competition. The new software features automatic generation of the graphical user interface and programming, a new IR library, advanced graphic resizing, and more. A new global controller feature gives integrators the ability to easily create a multi-room control experience for a client. Additionally, APEX’s room proxy feature allows installers to create interfaces that are even more powerful.
“Today’s smart homes and offices feature a wide range of electronic systems — AV, climate controls, lighting, blinds, security devices, and so much more,” said Mike Everett, vice president of global sales, RTI. “For the end-user, managing all of these systems independently can be frustrating. The XP-8v has the power to bring these separate systems into one unified platform and gives users complete control from the interface of their choice, including RTI handheld remotes and wired touchpanels, smartphones and tablets, or any TV screen.”
More information about RTI is available atwww.rticorp.com.
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Celebrating 25 years of innovation, RTI delivers the connected world to users’ fingertips via advanced control and automation systems for residential and commercial applications. The company’s award-winning solutions let users take complete control over their home or business with ease, bringing together entertainment, distributed A/V, lighting, climate, security, and more into one simple user interface. For dealers, RTI’s systems are backed by the company’s renowned Integration Designer® programming software, which allows them to deliver a completely customized control experience and powerful third-party integration.
Guided by a passion for redefining the limits of engineering, the RTI portfolio of powerful, yet affordable, central processors, A/V distribution products, Apple® and Android™ apps, in-wall touchpanels, and beautiful handheld remotes deliver smart and reliable control in elegant form factors. Part of the RTI family of innovative control solutions, the Pro Control line of easy-to-program handheld remote controls, control processors, and ProPanel® app are engineered with RTI’s advanced capabilities built-in and bring unprecedented value to professionally installed electronic systems. Together, RTI and Pro Control are setting the standard for enhanced, fully customizable control and automation solutions for every application.
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