RTI received two awards during the recent CEDIA Expo event in Atlanta, writes David Davies. The company's T1-B handheld universal system controller (pictured) picked up a Custom Retailer Exc!te Award from Custom Retailer magazine, while the RKM-1 went home with a Residential Systems Resi Award in the Best Custom Install Accessory category.
The Exc!te Awards honour products that stand out for being innovative solutions for the CI professional. The winners were selected from more than 450 nominations received and judged by the magazine's editorial staff. Meanwhile, the Residential Systems magazine's Resi Award entries were reviewed by a panel of independent judges from the CEDIA channel and the industrial design community, the objective being to acknowledge the most innovative industrial designs of products in the CI industry.
"It is truly an honour to have our T1-B and RKM-1 control solutions recognised with these two prestigious awards, and we consider it a real testament to our commitment to the custom installation channel," said Pete Baker, vice-president of sales and marketing for RTI. "Installers today are looking for value-driven solutions that provide the utmost in flexibility and ease of installation while offering their clients intuitive, customisable control for a relaxing entertainment experience. Our T1-B and RKM-1 were specifically designed to meet these needs."
Summarising the company's current focus, Baker told IE Residential: "RTI is working very closely with its international partners to develop products such as the award-winning T1-B, which features a sexier, European flair. Additionally, RTI is proud to have engaged with other European-based manufacturers to develop an integration relationship, which will lead to a pan-European two-way driver development initiative later this year."