RTI pushes control into a higher gear25 January 2013
Offering all of the control interface options of its predecessor, the accelerated XP-8s remote control processor from RTI is said to ‘kick control into high gear’ with a faster processor, more internal memory, and a SD card for an additional 4GB of Flash memory.
The XP-8s’ processing power has been boosted with a new 532MHz I.MX processor, which is more than twice as fast as the XP-8. In addition, the amount of internal non-volatile Flash memory has been upgraded to 128MB, which is four times greater than its predecessor. Each unit will also ship with a 4GB SD Flash card to provide extensive storage for extensive residential and commercial installations.
Designed for large-scale and complex projects, the XP-8s offers an abundance of advanced control options, including eight two-way RS-232 ports, IR ports, built-in relays, and sense inputs. An Ethernet port provides RtiPanel support and IP control for complete whole-house or facility control of AV, lighting systems, thermostats, multi-room audio and more. There is also an astronomical clock, allowing for events or commands to take place automatically.
Pete Baker, vice-president of sales and marketing for RTI, commented: “The XP-8 processor has been one of RTI’s most popular products, and lies at the heart of countless control systems of all sizes and complexities around the world. With the XP-8s, we are taking its performance to the next level. For integrators in both residential and commercial installations, harnessing the XP-8s’ advanced control options and extra power opens the door to larger projects.”