URC Adds More Connected Devices to Total Control iOS App
Lutron, Proliphix, seven new A/V receivers, KNX now part of URC Total Control home automation ecosystem with two-way control via mobile app.
Drivers are also now available for several popular third-party devices: audio/video receivers from Denon, Integra, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sony and Yamaha; Lutron RadioRA 2 lighting; Proliphix thermostats; and TED (The Energy Detective) electricity monitor.
Total Connect now supports two-way communications with KNX, the international building standard for integration and automation of a wide variety of residential products. Popular in Europe, KNX is supported by scores of manufacturers that have deployed hundreds of compatible devices including lighting controls, switches, gateways, motorized shades, security systems, thermostats and more.
URC’s Total Control Mobile app is available for download to iPads, iPhones and the iPod Touch. Notably, there is no per-device fee added, as with many control systems.
All apps downloaded are simply activated by the URC dealer for a one-time setup fee of $199. Once the app is activated, additional devices can be added, and updates can be implemented at any time in the future for no additional charge.
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at [email protected]
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