Featuring Built-In Ethernet, Units Easily Expand the Capabilities of RTI Control Processors by Adding Routable IR Ports, Two-Way RS-232 Ports, Addressable Relays, and More
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — July 18, 2013 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that the company is now shipping a full line of expansion modules designed for efficient and cost-effective expansion of RTI control systems. The RCM-4 relay control module joins the recently released ESC-2 serial control and PCM-4 port control modules to complete the new line. These versatile devices allow installers to easily expand the capabilities of any RTI XP series control processor by simply plugging them into the local Ethernet network.
The PCM-4's four MPIO ports and 12-VDC voltage trigger output, seamlessly extend control to devices throughout larger installations. When used with RTI accessory devices, each MPIO port can provide IR routing capabilities, one-way RS-232 communication, and power sensing. The powerful ESC-2 allows installers to add two additional bi-directional serial ports conveniently. Meanwhile, the RCM-4's four relays can be used in a normally open or closed configuration for control over everything from window shades to screen lifts. In addition to control from an XP series control processor, the RCM-4 features an IR input to allow command triggering from a variety of sources, such as RTI in-wall controllers or third-party infrared repeater systems.
These modules work seamlessly within RTI's award-winning Integration Designer® programming software for quick and simple setup, and multiple modules can be utilized for virtually unlimited control of devices. Additionally, the PCM-4 and RCM-4 units can be powered by their included power supply or Power over Ethernet (PoE) to simplify installations.
"The PCM-4, ESC-2, and RCM-4 allow installers to provide their clients with discrete control over devices in every room throughout an installation, while maintaining the benefits of having one centralized control system for lighting, HVAC, multi-zone audio, and more," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "By utilizing Ethernet networks and eliminating the need for multiple processors, this line of modules provides our dealers with these advantages at a dramatically reduced cost."