URC Complete Control iPad, iPhone, iPod App Available
URC's Complete Control App allows custom installers to tailor clients' iOS-based control solutions to the exact specifications of their systems.
Robert Archer · December 11, 2012
URC’s Complete Control Mobile iOS app (MX-iOS) is now available, allowing end users to control their home systems from the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Complete Control Mobile, like URC’s previously announced Total Control Mobile app for whole-house control, provides “iAccess” for URC Complete Control one-room or multi-room control systems.
The app leverages the local area IP network to transform end users’ iDevices into convenient mobile devices for control of A/V, home theater, lighting and more. Its customizable graphical interface enables the installer to design control screens with the buttons and functions that best suit the user’s personal preferences, which may include everything from setting a DVR and navigating favorite channels, to controlling music, volume, URC Lighting and countless other devices.
URC says that through the app users gain all that’s needed for their iDevices to securely control the things that are most important to them, from anywhere in or around a home or commercial building. And, because of URC’s extensive, time-tested code base, virtually any AV component can be easily incorporated.
The Complete Control Mobile App works in conjunction with URC’s MRX-1 Network Base Station, and the end user downloads the app for free from the Apple iTunes store. The custom integration professional then properly pairs the user’s iDevices with the MRX-1 via a handy setup card, and for a setup fee of $199 an unlimited iOS devices can be activated on any home system. Once the app is activated, additional iPads and other iDevices can be added at any time in the future with ease by the custom installation professional.
“While there are places in a home or business where it’s certainly ideal to have a dedicated URC remote or control device, we recognize many consumers want to use their iDevices for control as well,” notes Doug Cole, URC’s senior vice president and general manager.
“URC now offers the best of both worlds; our industry leading remote controls, touchscreens and keypads, along with an intuitive and easy-to-deploy iOS app. What’s more, Complete Control Mobile’s ease of implementation and low cost make it very easy for dealers to explain, demonstrate and sell the app to their clients.”
This URC app provides new demonstration convenience. Dealers can create a custom program, download it to their own iPad or iPhone, and demonstrate the program and a real-world application to their clients, without the need to have an MRX-1 connected.
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]
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