Developed by VIVATEQ, New Driver Allows for Two-Way Integration of KNX-Compatible Devices With any RTI XP Series Control Processor
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — May 9, 2011 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced a powerful new solution for control of KNX-compatible devices and systems such as lighting and climate control. Developed by RTI’s European distribution partner VIVATEQ (a member of the COMM-TEC group), this two-way integration was created specifically to meet the needs of the European market. Utilizing any of RTI’s XP series of control processors, the two-way software driver works together with the CTG-KNX/IP Gateway device to provide seamless integration of all functions and feedback of a KNX system on RTI’s two-way-enabled handheld and in-wall controllers.
VIVATEQ’s CTG-KNX/IP Gateway and software driver utilize the Ethernet network as a communication link between KNX-compatible devices and any RTI XP series processor. Two-way communication provides a powerful control experience by allowing for visual feedback from compatible electronic devices such as HVAC, lighting, and motorized blinds, on RTI’s two-way enabled controllers. For installers, these new capabilities are easy to take advantage of via the simple drag-and-drop programming of RTI’s Integration Designer(R) software.
“With Philips having exited the market with its Pronto line of universal controllers, there are a lot of dealers right now who are making the switch to RTI,” said Alex Tempel, managing director of VIVATEQ. “We believe RTI is in a prime position to dominate the market, and with this new driver as well as other solutions, we can easily provide our customers with an exceptional control experience with complete integration of all systems and components.”
“KNX is a dominant control protocol in Europe, and the new VIVATEQ driver will be a very instrumental and powerful tool for our European dealers,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “And by utilizing our Integration Designer programming software, installers will be delighted with the ease and efficiency with which they can integrate KNX-compatible devices with any of our XP series processors.”
More information about VIVATEQ is available at www.vivateq.de/en/Home.html. More information about RTI is available at www.rticorp.com.
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Founded in 2006, VIVATEQ is a pan-European oriented distribution company with local offices in most major European territories. The company’s offering of exclusive but affordable integration solutions facilitates the use of today’s technologies in residences conference rooms, retail stores, yachts, hotels, restaurants and bars, and much more. VIVATEQ customers are established and successful A/V system integrators, Hi-Fi and home cinema shops, custom installers, electricians, and building technology companies. In addition to its solutions, VIVATEQ provides its customers with training and technical support, as well as repair, planning, installation, and programming services. More information on VIVATEQ is available at www.vivateq.de/en/Home.html.
About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI will soon be available on the iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), and iPad(R) through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer(R) software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.
Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.
Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.
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