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RTI’s U2 Weather-Resistant Universal System Controller Named 2009 CEDIA Manufacturer’s Excellence Award Finalist

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — July 9, 2009 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, integrator-friendly control solutions, today announced that its U2 weather-resistant controller has been named as a 2009 CEDIA Manufacturer’s Excellence Award finalist in the Best New Product category. Finalists for this year’s awards were determined by a diverse panel of CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor judges on the criteria of innovation, value to the technician, value to the business, and impact on the client’s lifestyle.

“Our desire at RTI is to create innovative solutions for professional integrators that offer simple integration while providing the highest levels of intuitive control for their clients,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “The U2 was designed with this goal in mind, and it is truly an honor to be named as a finalist for this prestigious award and receive recognition for our efforts from the CEDIA community.”

The weather-resistant U2 allows electronic systems contractors to deliver a complete control solution for outdoor entertainment, and one that addresses homeowners’ need for reliable wireless control of A/V systems in harsh environments such as the patio, pool, or bathroom. Fully customizable, the U2 combines the convenience of eight programmable soft buttons with an easy-to-read, high-contrast LCD that can display custom buttons, graphics, and text, even in bright sunlight.

Providing a simple and flexible interface for operating today’s sophisticated electronic systems, the U2 offers 33 programmable keypad buttons that allow easy access to frequently used applications. For technicians, programming is simple with RTI’s Integration Designer software. When used with other RTI automation devices, the U2′s capabilities can be expanded to include RF transmission through walls and cabinets, power sensing for reliable operation, and RS-232 communications.

The Top 10 Best New Product winners will be announced at the Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Banquet at CEDIA EXPO 2009 on Sept. 12 in Atlanta, Ga.

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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® 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™) 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 the RTI products integrate well with others.

For additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions, please visit www.rticorp.com.

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