Origin Of News Release: Eden Prairie, MN
Original Release Date: September 13, 2007
Announcement: XP-8 Advanced Control Processor
MSRP: Not specified in press release
Availability: Not specified in press release
The industry’s Most Powerful Remote Control Processor Debuts
Remote Technologies Inc., the leading control systems manufacturer, announced today the release of the new XP-8 Advanced Control Processor. The XP-8 is a high-end remote control processor for automating the operation of electronic systems in homes and office buildings. The combination of a blazing fast MPU, real-time/multitasking operating system, and unlimited expandability make the XP-8 the perfect solution for large-scale and complex projects.
“The XP-8 is simply an amazing product offering the user an unprecedented level of control over all the electronic systems and components in their homes,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “In keeping with RTI’s Committed to Custom™ initiative, the XP-8 gives installers limitless programming options, and through an Internet connection, the XP-8 can even be programmed or updated from any off-site computer by the custom installer or by RTI’s technical support department.”
The XP-8 Remote Control Processor interfaces seamlessly with all RTI remote controls and touch panels, acting as the “brain” behind the expanded RTI control system. Features include an abundance of basic control ports such as infrared, contact closures and power sensors, in addition to providing advanced control interface options such as two-way RS-232, USB and Ethernet interfaces. Internet connectivity allows the convenience of off-site monitoring and control of all systems, lights and security devices. The connection also allows the custom installer or RTI’s technical support to send firmware upgrades to the processor insuring the end user effortless access to the latest, most advanced version going forward.
The XP-8 incorporates a powerful 32-bit, 200MHz XScale® processor and 32MB of non-volatile Flash memory for faster response and advanced command storage. The sizable memory capacity allows for more system configurations and command storage and will retain all stored information and programming in the event of a power failure.
The XP-8 interfaces with all RTI modules as well as industry-standard IR emitters and may be either rack or “stack” mounted. Its amazingly broad array of control ports and switches includes 2 USB ports, 8 multi-purpose I/O ports, 8 two-way RS-232 ports, 8 sense inputs and one RS-485 communication port for future expansion, as well as 11 front panel buttons for universal control. The XP-8 is easily and quickly programmed via RTI’s proprietary, award-winning, TheaterTouch™ Designer Software and its open-architecture platform allows for seamless integration with virtually any component from any manufacturer as well as with the entire family of RTI products.
About Remote Technologies Inc.
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the leading manufacturer of innovative, sophisticated, yet user friendly control systems. RTI’s wide array of elegant hardware and software solutions are marketed exclusively through the custom installation channel.
RTI was founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market. This unwavering commitment was expanded and formalized in March 2007 with RTI’s C2C™ (Committed to Custom) initiative which includes expanded tech support hours, enhanced training through both its Advanced Control University (ACU) and in the field, and the C2C orientation will inform and shape every aspect of RTI’s continued evolution. C2C highlights RTI’s dedication to the custom installation market, making it the leader in creating wireless hardware and software control solutions that effectively address the challenges facing electronic systems installers and integrators.
RTI's belief in offering its products exclusively through custom dealers and trained professional integrators is a guiding passion, centered on the customization of any size home theater or other electronic system. The company’s design philosophy emphasizes an intuitive and enjoyable experience in using its award-winning products, from its universal system controllers, to signal storage and processing devices, and PC programming software.
For additional information on RTI and all its innovative products please visit http://www.rticorp.com.