Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a finalist in the Best New Product category at the 2010 CEDIA Manufacturer's Excellence Awards. The product in question is the vIRsa Mouse IR emitter, which is designed to be low-profile and adapt to any installation environment with a flexible firm adhesive that conforms to curved surfaces.
A separate attached holder allows easy removal and replacement of the emitter, while a blue LED flasher offered increased visibility - although it may be hidden during normal operation.
Other features include a translucent PCB to improve the integrity of electrical connections, along with a built-in resistor, a 15-foot cable and an integrated cable-management strap.
Pete Baker (pictured), vice-president of sales & marketing, RTI, told IE Residential: "The CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles awards programme has evolved over the years and has established itself as the top accolade any player in the custom installation industry could hope to win, whether you're a vendor or an electronic systems contractor showing off your latest projects.
For a manufacturer, the acknowledgement is hugely meaningful because, as an industry award, finalists and winners are selected by a judging panel comprising integrators who work in the field themselves, and who look for products that provide practical, real-world solutions. Our vIRsa Mouse IR emitter is a simple device, yet it addresses a number of common installation concerns. We're very excited that the vIRsa Mouse has earned a spot, among a very respected group, at the finalists table as a Manufacturers' Excellence Best New Product contender."