Control & Automation

Exclusive: URC Total Control 2.0 is Complete Overhaul of Flagship Home Automation System

Launching before CEDIA 2017, URC’s Total Control 2.0 isn’t just a gorgeous new user interface, but a highly-efficient home-automation machine that’s faster, more reliable and more customizable than ever.

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Posted by supremeav on July 18, 2017

Looks like similar to Savant but not as sleek.

Posted by weddellkw on July 18, 2017

Agree, that color scheme is not good.

Also, the lighting icon in the device selection page is different from the icon in the room selection page is different from the suddenly realistic light-bulb image in the final image…

Posted by Darnitol on July 19, 2017

It’s very easy to customize the color scheme (and in fact what’s shown is not the default). The different lighting icons you’re seeing are actually for very different functions and completely different aspects of the UI. The photos here take them somewhat out of context. Of course, everyone is going to have their own preferences for style and even brand, but I encourage you to take a look in person before you make up your mind.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on July 19, 2017

What Darnitol said—these are just various examples of what the graphic elements might look like. It’s up to the customer/integrator. @Supremeav, yep, looks quite similar to Savant. In the case of SAvant (and others), I like the fact that customers themselves can personalize the UI. URC says it made the deliberate decision not to give this capability to customers. That’s their strategy (let the experts maintain the UI), but I personally would prefer the ability to change stuff around on my own.

Posted by TotalControlRemotes on July 23, 2017

Comparing this to another control system is moot because you can customize it and make it look however you want.  URC did a fantastic job in translating client and installer needs and delivering a very good interface that gives the client more control of certain elements.  It always impresses me how they stay in front of the market and offer the latest drivers and “hot” technology.  They also deliver all of this at very price points.  I think they did a great job with this in terms of design and features.

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Posted by TotalControlRemotes on July 23, 2017

Comparing this to another control system is moot because you can customize it and make it look however you want.  URC did a fantastic job in translating client and installer needs and delivering a very good interface that gives the client more control of certain elements.  It always impresses me how they stay in front of the market and offer the latest drivers and “hot” technology.  They also deliver all of this at very price points.  I think they did a great job with this in terms of design and features.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on July 19, 2017

What Darnitol said—these are just various examples of what the graphic elements might look like. It’s up to the customer/integrator. @Supremeav, yep, looks quite similar to Savant. In the case of SAvant (and others), I like the fact that customers themselves can personalize the UI. URC says it made the deliberate decision not to give this capability to customers. That’s their strategy (let the experts maintain the UI), but I personally would prefer the ability to change stuff around on my own.

Posted by Darnitol on July 19, 2017

It’s very easy to customize the color scheme (and in fact what’s shown is not the default). The different lighting icons you’re seeing are actually for very different functions and completely different aspects of the UI. The photos here take them somewhat out of context. Of course, everyone is going to have their own preferences for style and even brand, but I encourage you to take a look in person before you make up your mind.

Posted by weddellkw on July 18, 2017

Agree, that color scheme is not good.

Also, the lighting icon in the device selection page is different from the icon in the room selection page is different from the suddenly realistic light-bulb image in the final image…

Posted by supremeav on July 18, 2017

Looks like similar to Savant but not as sleek.