Philips Pronto

Philips Pronto is Baaack, This Time with Peel Smart Remote but no Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · December 24, 2014 • Just as we were forgetting about Philips Pronto and its inglorious exit from the home automation business, the brand is back with a me-too IR blaster and universal remote control app.

RTI Poised to Win Philips Pronto Dealers in Europe

By Julie Jacobson · February 8, 2011 • RTI's European partners are writing KNX and other software drivers to help attract former Philips Pronto dealers.

Philips Pronto Dead Again

By Steve Crowe · January 6, 2011 • A consortium of European distributors had tried to acquire Pronto from Philips but the deal fell through. RIP Pronto. We mean it this time.

Philips Pronto is ‘Not Dead at All,’ Distributor Says

By Julie Jacobson · November 10, 2010 • Sources tell CE Pro Philips Pronto will re-emerge within 60 days, with "the same name, new owners," and controllers announced at CEDIA will ship on time. [UPDATED]

Philips Pronto May Get Another Chance

By Julie Jacobson · November 5, 2010 • Although Philips announced it would close Pronto rather than sell it, CE Pro has learned that the company may now be engaging with potential acquirers of the remote control and home automation line.

Philips Pronto: What Went Wrong?

By Julie Jacobson · November 1, 2010 • Integrators and other business partners say the iPod/iPad wasn't to blame for the demise of Philips Pronto; why didn't Philips try harder to find a buyer?

Philips Shuts Down Pronto Business Unit

By Jason Knott · October 29, 2010 • Company is unsuccessful in finding a buyer for the remote control product line, saying it 'no longer fits with the Philips strategy.'

Philips to Demo In-Wall Touchscreen, ProntoEdit Pro 3 (Update)

By Julie Jacobson · September 14, 2010 • At CEDIA, Philips will unveil first IP-enabled in-wall touchscreen, the Pronto TSW9500, plus new PEP3 programming software with master project view.

So Many Networked TVs, So Little IP Control

By Julie Jacobson · August 24, 2010 • Big CE manufacturers already have Ethernet ports on their TVs, so why not add a little open-source code for IP control? Philips takes a good first step.

Q&A: Rudy Musschebroeck, Marketing Manager, Philips Pronto

By Robert Archer · April 15, 2010 • Philips Pronto marketing manager discusses the company's renewed commitment to the custom installation market.

Empure Lets You Program Crestron Adagio via Philips Pronto

By Julie Jacobson · February 8, 2010 • During ISE 2010, Empure debuted software that lets users program two-way Crestron Adagio systems via Philips ProntoScript -- no Crestron programming required

CES 2010 Video: Philips Pronto Controlling Sonos

By Julie Jacobson · January 13, 2010 • See for yourself how Philips integrates two-way with Sonos multiroom audio

Philips Cracks the Sonos Code; Integrates Audio with Automation

By Julie Jacobson · January 8, 2010 • Finally, Sonos wireless audio can be integrated into a whole-house entertainment and automation system.