SHAKOPEE, Minn. — March 24, 2011 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that both its vIRsa Mouse infrared (IR) emitter and its Virtual Panel control interface have been honored with a 2011 Mark of Excellence Award, presented by CEA’s TechHome Division. Awarded at a reception on Friday, March 18, during the 12th annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) 2011 in Orlando, Fla., the vIRsa Mouse was named the Gold award winner in the “Installation Product of the Year” category while the Virtual Panel received the Gold award in the “Software Application of the Year” category.
CEA’s Mark of Excellence Award recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in trendsetting custom home electronics products. Award entries were reviewed by a panel of industry experts and submitted in Supplier and Systems Integrator categories.
“We are thrilled to be selected for two Gold CEA Mark of Excellence Awards,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “Products such as our Virtual Panel and vIRsa Mouse result from developing a deep understanding of the unique demands of consumers and installers, and delivering solutions that exceed the expectations of both. It is a great honor to have our efforts recognized by the CEA.”
RTI’s vIRsa Mouse is a professional-grade IR emitter offering a sleek, symmetrical design and a host of features to ensure smooth, reliable installations. The low-profile device is unobtrusive and adapts to any installation environment with a flexible film adhesive that conforms to curved surfaces. For fast troubleshooting, a separate holder remains attached, allowing easy removal and replacement of the emitter. A blue LED flasher offers increased visibility but may be hidden during normal operation. For high reliability, a translucent PCB improves the integrity of electrical connections while a built-in resistor protects against voltage overdrive and precision molding ensures consistent quality.
With RTI’s Virtual Panel application, users can control and monitor their electronics, lighting, security, and more from any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). Harnessing the power of RTI XP series control processors, Virtual Panel empowers users with secure local or remote access from any Internet connection, anywhere in the world. Fully configurable using RTI’s Integration Designer(R) programming software, the interface can be customized to accommodate any size laptop or monitor display and provides full two-way feedback, including motion-JPEG video.
Each year manufacturers, distributors, and systems integrators enter to compete in award categories for the prestigious Mark of Excellence Awards. Each of the TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards categories has a judging team, comprising systems integrators, manufacturers, members of the trade press, and industry consultants, that determines both finalists and winners. A full list of all Mark of Excellence winners and honorees is available at www.CE.org/markofexcellence.
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development, and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES — The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org and www.Innovation-Movement.com.
About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), headquartered in Shakopee, Minn., is a leading manufacturer of innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly control devices for professionally installed electronic systems. RTI’s wide array of award-winning control solutions — including handheld and in-wall universal system controllers, central processors, and accessories, programmed via RTI’s Integration Designer(R) software — are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators.
RTI was founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market. This unwavering commitment was expanded and formalized in March 2007 with RTI’s Committed to Custom (C2C(TM)) initiative. C2C highlights RTI’s dedication to the custom installation market, making it the leader in creating professional-grade and integrator-friendly control solutions that effectively address the challenges facing electronic systems integrators. C2C is further enhanced by RTI’s dedication to customer service and with a wide variety of educational opportunities available to dealers through RTI’s Advanced Control University (ACU). In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to many industry manufacturers (partners) to ensure that RTI products integrate well with others.
Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.
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