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URC Multizone Audio Pricing Very Competitive

URC announces pricing for Total Control line, which is set to debut at CEDIA Expo 2010.


Steve Crowe · September 16, 2010

URC, set to debut its Total Control line at CEDIA Expo 2010 in Atlanta next week, has announced pricing for the new multiroom audio line.

The Total Control line includes a 6/8-zone amp, single-zone amp, MRX-100 networked controller, two universal remotes, three IP cameras, a keypad, networked media player and more.

URC marketing director Jon Sienkiewicz said the company wants “to be a one-stop shop. … We’re not going to stop until we can control everything in the home.”

Sienkiewicz also said URC wanted to keep the pricing as low as possible. URC sent us the chart below detailing the prices for each product, so judge for yourself.

We also take a brief look at some of the products in the Total Control line. Julie Jacobson provides more details here.

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DMS-100 Amplifier: ($600) The single-zone DMS-100 Amplifier that delivers 50 watts per channel to local speakers, as well as a pre-amp output for connection to a local amplifier or receiver. Can be installed as additional zones with a DMS-1200 system, or multiple DMS-100s can be installed to create a customized multi-zone system.

KP-100 Total Control Network Keypad: ($200) An in-wall 2-way Power over Ethernet (PoE) keypad with seven interchangeable, customizable, backlit hard buttons and status indication. The KP-100 installs in a standard single-gang box and accepts standard Decora plates (cover plates are not included).

MRX-10 Advanced Network Controller: ($700) Rack-mountable MRX-10 stores and issues all macros and commands for all IP, IR, RS-232, Relay and Sensor controlled devices in one whole house system. It also can route macro steps to IR, RS-232, Relays and Sensors to up to eight MRX-1 Network Base Stations on the network. Includes eight IR ports, four RS-232 ports, four Sensor ports, two Relay ports, and two 12-volt outputs. It is also compatible with URC’s RFTX-1 RF transmitter, enabling Total Control to operate URC Lighting by Lutron systems.

URC IP Surveillance Cameras: ($400-$1000) Can be monitored on URC Total Control remotes, keypads and touch screens, as well as from remote locations via Web browsers. All three models feature H.264/MJPEG dual encoding and transmission, simultaneous dual streaming, 2-way audio communication, and optional WiFi dongles. The MC-70VC offers a CMOS sensor and live video up to 30 fps at VGA resolution; a PoE adapter is available as an additional option. The MC-73CB is a box-type camera, while the MC-75CD features a vandal-proof, weatherproof dome; each of these cameras features a Super HAD CCD sensor and D1 (720x480) resolution at 30 fps, and are usable at 0.3 Lux (color) 0.002 Lux (mono).

MS-1200 ($600) and MS-780 WiFi Remotes: ($250) The MS-1200 offers a large color touch screen that can display cover art and other graphic feedback. It includes a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery and charger base. The battery-powered MS-780 combines a color OLED screen with a hard-button layout and provides 2-Way communication with the MRX-10 network system controller. Both provide line-of-sight IR control for greater versatility, and can be programmed off premises via the Internet.

URC DMS-1200 Multizone Amp: ($2,200) The eight-zone DMS-1200 Digital Multi-zone Amplifier delivers 50 Watts of audio to up to six zones, as well as pre-amp outputs for two additional zones that require increased power. The rack-mountable DMS-1200 includes four analog-to-digital inputs that stream to other DMS-1200 amps, making the system expandable to up to 32 zones. There is no limit on the number of sources that can be added to the system.

URC SNP-100 Streaming Network Player: The rack-mountable SNP-1 Streaming Network Player outputs 44kHz streams of digital audio to DMS-1200 and DMS-100 amplifiers; analog outputs for third-party amplifiers are also included. The SNP-1 can stream music and photos from network-attached compatible PCs, Macs and network storage devices, satellite radio, and Internet-based services such as Rhapsody and Pandora. In a typical installation, each family member in a household will have his or her own designated SNP-1 in order to avoid usage conflicts and enjoy an individually personalized experience that plays all of his or her purchased music, no matter where that music resides on the network or in the home.



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