Crestron makes a splash with UFO control5 April 2012
Crestron has expanded its range of controllers with the launch of its new UFO Waterproof Remote.
The buouyant device features customisable menus, and is molded in a rubberised outer skin, which makes it resistant to damage from chlorine, salt water, and sterilisation solutions.
Crestron, which recently announced a new office in Israel, says the UFO control has been designed for applications such as pools, spas and even hospital operating rooms.
“Crestron UFO provides all the benefits of an extended wireless coverage remote without the worries of water damage. There are all sorts of uses for a waterproof remote that floats,” explains Robin van Meeuwen, Crestron VP of sales and marketing. “In addition to obvious applications such as hot tubs, pools and yachts, it’s very popular in hospital operating rooms because everything in an operating room must be sterilised. UFO can be submerged in sanitising liquid without being affected.”
Extended wireless coverage, two-way feedback from a 2.8in active-matrix colour LCD display and Crestron 2.4GHz RF wireless technology are just some of the elements incoprorated into the control. The device also allows extended coverage performance up to 200ft indoors, and 1,000ft outdoors using the optional Extended Range RF Wireless Gateway.