CEDIA 2016 is coming to Dallas on September 13-17. CE Pro spoke to Brett Stokke, director of communications, RTI, about the company's plans for the show and what to expect in booth #3400.
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What would you say to dealers who are already familiar with your product line?
As more and more devices are interconnected, integrators are tasked with providing users with a full home control like never before.
Our new products offer a range of innovative control solutions designed to enhance the user experience while simplifying the installation process for the integrator, including our Integration Designer APEX software featuring a number of enhanced capabilities that make system design more efficient than ever; the KX10 in-wall touchpanel, our largest touchscreen, which doubles as an HD video display; the KX3 in-wall controller with built-in processing capabilities; the ZW9 Z-Wave interface, which provides the communication link between RTI systems and Z-Wave-enabled lighting, door locks, thermostats, and other devices to eliminate the need for a different app for each device; and finally, our Z-Wave lighting control solutions that enable flexible lighting solutions for any installation.
What would you say to dealers who are stumbling across your company for the first time?
RTI delivers the connected world to users' fingertips via advanced control systems for residential and commercial applications. We have been perfecting our solutions over 20 years, empowering the end-user to take complete control of their home or business with ease, bringing together entertainment, distributed AV, 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 with ease. Our product lineup includes powerful, yet affordable, central processors, AV distribution, Apple and Android apps, in-wall touchpanels, and sleek handheld remotes that deliver smart and reliable control in elegant form factors to fit any installation.
If an integrator stops by your booth with only 5 minutes to spare, what’s the one product he should examine or one question he should ask?
“How can RTI help me create the custom control experiences my clients are demanding without hassling with complex programming to realize their vision?”
What’s your most memorable CEDIA moment?
The highlight was experiencing a CEDIA Awards ceremony in which RTI received not one but two prestigious honors when our RTiPanel app took home CEDIA’s Manufacturer's Excellence Award and our Integration Designer programming software was inducted into the CEDIA Product Hall of Fame. It was extremely gratifying to be recognized for the effort we put into engineering truly unique solutions that raise the bar and revolutionize the control system industry.
Course Offerings at CEDIA:
RTI: Who is RTI and What is APEX? — Friday, Sept. 16 at 9:30 – 11 a.m. in C140.
RTI: Pro Control: Efficiently Fast! — Friday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in C140.
RTI: Programming Evolution: Integration Designer to APEX — Friday, Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. in C140.
RTI: Programming Evolution: Integration Designer to APEX — Friday, Sept. 16 at 3:30 – 5 p.m. in C140.
Do you have any giveaways, contests or quirky features planned for CEDIA?
We are hosting a RTI & Pro Control Meet and Greet on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. Attendees should stop by the RTI booth 3400 for a beer, free giveaways, and a drawing for a special grand prize!
Think of your closest competitor. What is one thing you do offer that they don’t?
RTI is known for having the best remote controls in the industry, but the things that truly set us apart are the devices that are hidden in the cabinet or rack and the software used to program them. Our lineup of advanced control processors and accessories give our dealers loads of power and two-way capabilities at a fraction of the price that other control systems cost.
In addition, our Integration Designer programming software, which is in the CEDIA Hall of Fame, enables our dealers to program these systems quickly and easily, while maintaining the ability to completely customize to their clients’ specifications. It is truly amazing to see the custom user interfaces that our dealers have created for their clients.
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