While the company was showing how its residential offerings could translate well as more integrators picked up commercial jobs, director of marketing Brett Stokke noted at the time that many dealers were turning to RTI for commercial purposes from the start.
“You sort of envision RTI as a resi control system when in actuality a lot of guys are coming in from the other direction – ‘No, we install this exclusively commercial’ because you can get so custom with the software,” Stokke said of the CEDIA Expo booth visitors.
RTI’s role in the increasingly “resimercial” world of custom integration will be illustrated again next month at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 in Amsterdam.
The company will have a variety of residential and commercial solutions at its booth (1-N85) at the RAI Amsterdam for the Feb. 11-14 tradeshow.
Collaboration, Conferencing Highlight Commercial Offerings
Chief among the residential market wares, RTI will show handheld interfaces like its new flagship T4x and weatherproof U3 remotes; CP-16i Cool Power 16-channel amplifier; and RTiQ intelligent remote monitoring System.
On the commercial side at ISE, the company will show how it’s addressing the huge unified communications category with the new VXP-82 all-in-one presentation system and VXU-SC conferencing and collaboration system.
Additionally, RTI will showcase media distribution via its VHD-4x and VHD-8x HDBaseT matrix switches and VMS-741 4K quad multi-viewer, which has seven video inputs, a 4K video output and can be configured for viewing up to four sources simultaneously on one display.
“This year at ISE we’re continuing to expand the capabilities going further with a range of products for integrators looking to expand into commercial — or resimercial — projects,” says Stokke in the pre-show announcement.
“With products like the VXP-82, our latest AV distribution solutions, and new controllers like the T4x and U3, we’ll show visitors to our booth how they can grow their businesses from the family room into the conference room, all on the RTI platform.”
Well suited for applications like large meeting rooms and lecture halls, RTI notes, the VXP-82 comes with a built-in 8 x 2 multi-format video switcher and powerful processing for control over all of the systems in the room.
RTI says the VXU-SC enables multiple users to interact easily with popular conferencing solutions such as Microsoft Skype, Cisco WebEx and Citrix GoToMeeting. Plus along with supporting video content from a range of devices and sources, its USB sharing capability yields control from any connected PC or interactive display and “allows inexpensive webcams and microphones to be utilized,” RTI says.
16-Channel Amp, Sleek Remotes for Resi
On the audio front, RTI says its now-shipping CP-16i delivers 100 watts of sound to 16 channels and bridgeable audio outputs for increased power. Features of the 1U rack-mountable amp include thermal overload and overcurrent monitoring, Class-D amplification, and availability in freestanding form.
For wireless control with some flare, the T4x offers a sleek design, high-resolution 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, fully programmable soft-touch buttons, grip sensors, Wi-Fi, dual RF and more, according to the company.
For harsher environments, the U3 employs an electronic ink display, inductive charging and wireless programming updates, allowing the device to be completely sealed, RTI explains.
Meanwhile, the RTiQ solution assists today’s integrators with the increasingly important ability to keep tabs on systems remotely, and earn potential recurring revenue from the service.
“The cloud-based solution monitors RTI control system components and other electronic systems,” according to the company. “Dealers are notified via email and text if a failure occurs so they can perform actions remotely to correct the situation — eliminating the need for service calls to address simple issues and reducing system downtime.”