URC: Even more Total Control11 February 2015
An array of two-way control modules is being highlighted by URC. The newest modules are said to harness the power and functionality of the latest products from Nest, Lutron and DSC.
“Our library of two-way control modules is growing by leaps and bounds,” said Cat Toomey, URC’s director of marketing. “Recently we added Honeywell Vista Security Panels and Zodiac’s iAqualink Pool and Spa control. We’re delighted to announce even more modules here at ISE 2015. The latest drivers for Nest, Lutron Caseta Wireless lighting and DSC Security Panels are living testimony to our steadfast pledge to keep our automation systems fresh and compatible with what our dealers and the market demand.”
According to the company, nothing says whole-house automation like onscreen real-time feedback on a variety of user interfaces. To that end, URC has added approximately 100 new fully tested and certified integration modules over the past year for its Total Control offering. Adding to these drivers, URC recently announced a new software development kit for qualified URC dealers to develop their own two-way modules. This SDK is delivered along with ‘how-to’ videos and a programming manual.
With the system fully scalable, URC says that users can begin on a modest scale and continue to add features as their needs expand, integrating home theatre, AV components, lighting, HVAC (thermostat), window shades and security cameras.