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RTI Introduces Revolutionary M2 Universal System Controller

Extraordinarily flexible hand-held controller will be unveiled at the CEDIA Expo 2007

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN–July 5, 2007–Remote Technologies Inc, the leading control systems manufacturer, announced today the release of the new M2 Universal System Controller. Brilliantly designed, the M2 offers the convenience of eight programmable LCD “soft” buttons coupled with the ideal selection of commonly used keypad buttons and can control an unlimited number of home theater components. Setting new standards for sophistication, ease-of-use and flexibility in its very affordable price range, the M2 Universal System Controller is right for any home theater application.

The M2‘s high contrast display can be customized with any combination of text and graphics desired, providing the end-user with a simple and flexible interface for operating today‘s sophisticated, increasingly complex media systems. Available RTI accessory devices make it capable of radio frequency transmission for transmission of commands through walls or cabinet doors, sensing of power status of controlled devises for error-free operation, and RS-232 communications for advanced control. Sleek, perfectly balanced and ergonomically designed, the affordable M2 is also infinitely flexible and expandable.

“Adding to RTI‘s already extensive line of control system solutions, the M2 gives custom installers an affordable and flexible option for their clients – without sacrificing the ease of use and unsurpassed control capability for which RTI is so widely known” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “With an expandable interface, the M2 Universal System Controller allows for infinite programming possibilities and its ergonomic design is comfortable to use for everyone in the family.”

The M2 provides complete control over any home theater system, replacing all other remotes. It features a bright, high-contrast LCD that can be programmed to display custom buttons and text. In addition to the backlit display, there are 33 assignable/programmable “hard” buttons that allow easy access to frequently used functions. All programming is easy and convenient thanks to RTI‘s proprietary, award-winning TheaterTouch™ Designer software.

Other features include an automatic tilt-switch which turns on the back light when the M2 is picked up, unlimited-step programmable macro command capability, non-volatile Flash memory which retains system configuration and programming even if batteries are dead, and field upgradeable firmware, conveniently ensuring continued, state-of the art performance.
No other hand-held home theater system controller available offers as much for as little as RTI‘s revolutionary M2 Universal System Controller.

Talking Points

• RTI is now shipping the M2 Universal System Controller.
• RTI M2 provides complete, intuitive control of an unlimited number of devices.
• RTI M2 is completely customizable, programmable and capable of field upgradeable firmware.
• RTI M2 combines easy-to-read LCD display for custom buttons, text and graphics with eight programmable “hard” buttons and thirty-three additional assignable/programmable, commonly-used-function keypad buttons.
• The M2 transmits IR and RF (or both – on a single button or within a macro!)
• The M2‘s has a sophisticated ergonomic design permitting comfortable one-handed operation.
• RTI incorporates a tilt-switch into the M2 which automatically turns on the backlight when picked up.
• The M2 has a non-volatile Flash memory which stores system configuration and programming even when power is not present
• Optional RF receiver allows transmission through walls, cabinets, etc.
• Optional ‘Voltage‘ and ‘Video‘ sensing modules to monitor power status of controlled equipment.
• Optional interface for RS-232 controlled equipment.

About Remote Technologies Incorporated

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the leading manufacturer of innovative, sophisticated, yet user friendly control systems. RTI‘s wide array of elegant hardware and software solutions are marketed exclusively through the custom installation channel.

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 C2C™ (Committed to Custom) initiative which includes expanded tech support hours, enhanced training through both its Advanced Control University (ACU) and in the field, and the C2C orientation will inform and shape every aspect of RTI‘s continued evolution. C2C highlights RTI‘s dedication to the custom installation market, making it the leader in creating wireless hardware and software control solutions that effectively address the challenges facing electronic systems installers and integrators.

RTI’s belief in offering its products exclusively through custom dealers and trained professional integrators is a guiding passion, centered on the customization of any size home theater or other electronic system. The company‘s design philosophy emphasizes an intuitive and enjoyable experience in using its award-winning products, from its universal system controllers, to signal storage and processing devices, and PC programming software.

For additional information on RTI and all its innovative products please visit www.rticorp.com

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