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Logitech Adds Home Control to Android TV

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Customers demanding home control via HDTVs might be interested in the Logitech Harmony for Google TV-- since the latest version allows one to do exactly that in conjunction with the Harmony devices.

Harmony Google TVThe app features a grid-based UI and provides quick control of connected devices such as smart lights, blinds and thermostats, all without need to interrupt current viewing. Such functionality requires a Harmony hub-based remote installed on the same network, such as the Elite or the Hub.

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iRoom Adds Keypad to iTop iPad Dock

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iRoom aims to turn the iPad into a more flexible home automation control solution with the iTop-- a tabletop tablet docking station featuring an independently controllable keypad incorporated in the glass faceplate.

iRoom iTopThe iTop combines an aluminium base with a glass faceplate, and fits any iPad equipped with a Lightning port (be it the Pro, Air or mini) via adjustable connector. The faceplate features 6 customisable (via iRoom configuration app) backlit quick keys providing immediate IP control commands to any audio, video and electronic devices running on the network, eliminating the need to unlock the display, opening a control app and finding the right control.

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URC Intros HomeSet Remote

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URC announces HomeSet-- a streamlined control system optimised for the home security solutions channel built from the ground up with new technology, new hardware and new software.

URC HomeSetThe system consists of the C100 HomeSet automation hub and the optional R100 remote control. It integrates with Z-Wave devices, Nest, Sonos and many other popular devices, and can control up to 8 rooms. Cloud-based programming and maintenance allowing compatibility with other cloud-based systems.

A companion HomeSet app launches of up to 8 embedded apps, and is compatible with control apps from major security and alarm panel vendors. An online portal provides configuration and guided setup from any device with an internet browser.

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On Controls Intros Quick Start Service

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On Controls announces the Quick Start Service-- a means for authorised installers to work more efficiently by having On Controls engineers program a custom Quick Start template for residential projects.

OnControls As the company puts it, Quick Start is an affordable means to leverage on the customisable nature of the On Controls automation platform and the power of the cloud in order to service clients more efficiently.

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URC Intros 5-inch TKP-5500 Touchscreen

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URC announces the TKP-5500-- an in-wall touchscreen for the company's Total Control smart home automation system featuring a high resolution 5-inch colour touchscreen.

TKP-5500Compatible with all URC TC Advanced Network Controller models (MRX-8/10/20), the TKP-5500 is mountable in either portrait or landscape modes in a standard single-gang wall box. It handles all Total Control features, including IP cameras, 3rd party devices (2-way), Z-Wave control, SNP-2, timers, events, rooms menu (can switch the controlled room) and room linking for URC DMS products.

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Extron Intros 10-inch TouchLink Pro Touchpanels

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Extron launches 10-inch versions of its control system touchpanels with the TLP Pro 1022M and 1022T-- wall mount and tabletop models featuring capacitive edge-to-edge glass touchscreens.

Extron TLP Pro touchscreenThe displays handle 1024 x 600 resolution and, like all TouchLink Pro models, feature faster processing and more memory within a sleek design. Power over Ethernet (PoE) provides power and communications over a single ethernet cable.

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Ray Super Remote Gets Global Caché Support

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Ray Enterprises turns to Global Caché to provide IP-to-IR adapters to the Ray Super Remote, the company's smartphone-esque universal remote.

Global Cache RayThrough the partnership the Ray Super Remote can also operate devices controlled by relay, as well as other any other devices with support for the Global Cache IP-enabled Flex controllers.

“This is a big step forward for Ray in the professional installer and integrator market,” Ray Enterprises says. “Providing a seamless integration with Global Caché’s products is a key milestone for Ray to solidify its position as a powerful control solution for highly sophisticated living room setups and extending to devices throughout the home.”

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