RTI's Virtual Panel Control Interface Now Available
Programmable Via RTI's Latest Integration Designer® 8.0 Software, Virtual Panel Provides Complete Local or Remote Access to RTI Systems from Any PC
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Dec. 9, 2010 - Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that its Virtual Panel control interface is now available. The Virtual Panel allows users, either locally or remotely, to control and monitor a system based on an RTI XP series processor from any PC running Microsoft® Windows®.
Providing secure local or remote access to an RTI system from any Internet connection, the Virtual Panel allows for LAN control and WAN control off-site. Fully configurable using the latest version of RTI's Integration Designer® programming software, version 8.0, the Virtual Panel control interface can be customized to accommodate any size laptop or monitor display and provides full two-way feedback from any RTI XP series control processor.
"There is a strong demand by consumers to have access to the electronic elements of their environment on other interfaces, such as desktops, laptops, and tablet devices," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "Our Virtual Panel meets this need and empowers users with the convenience of off-site control. Whether at work, on vacation, or anywhere in between, users can adjust thermostats, monitor security systems, turn off lights, and control much more, from any Internet-connected PC."
Once the Virtual Panel application has been designed in the Integration Designer 8.0 software, it can be exported as an executable file for use on other PCs. RTI's XP series processors will each include the ability to operate one LAN-based Virtual Panel per system at no cost. Additional WAN/LAN licenses are available at a nominal price of $149 per license.
RTI will also be bringing the power of its control solutions to the iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad® with the new RTiPanel app, which will be available at the beginning of 2011. With the app installed on any of these popular Apple® products, users will have complete control of their RTI systems from anywhere in the world when used with an RTI XP series control processor.
In addition to the Virtual Panel, RTI's just released Integration Designer 8.0 software update has been bolstered with support for the new T2-C+ and T3-V+ universal handheld controllers and the RK10 in-wall controller. For installers, the software also features powerful new tools, such as zoom when editing most color remotes and the ability to copy and paste between different device types. The Oasis GUI offered with Integration Designer has also been updated, as well as the bitmap, RS-232, and IR libraries.
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), headquartered in Shakopee, 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.
Media Contact:Veronica Esbona
Wall Street Communications
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Company Contact:Pete Baker
Remote Technologies Inc.