4x4 and 8x8 Units Boast Built-in Cool Power® Amplifiers, Ethernet Control, and Web-based Configuration Interfaces
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — April 30, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that its next-generation AD-4x and AD-8x audio distribution systems are now shipping. The cost-effective 4x4 and 8x8 units are bolstered with built-in Ethernet for powerful two-way control and feedback over the LAN, as well as new Web-based interfaces for simple configuration via any Ethernet-enabled device.
The AD-4x and AD-8x provide switching, amplification, and distribution functions for whole-house or facility-wide audio. Containing both a matrix switching pre-amp and a built-in 25 watt-per-channel Cool Power® amplifier, the units achieve amazing flexibility with four and eight local audio source inputs, respectively, that can be further enhanced with remote audio sources. Tight integration with RTI control systems provides two-way control of audio sources in addition to current status information, such as the selected source, volume level, and tone control settings that are available for each zone.
Perfect for the largest of systems, up to eight AD-4x and AD-8x units can be stacked for a maximum of 64 output zones. The audio distribution systems feature pre-outputs for the connection of amplifiers — including RTI's four-channel CP-450 and 16-channel CP-1650 — to add even more power and speaker outputs. To simplify operation, the units' Web interface allows multiple zones in a larger room or area to be grouped as a single zone for source selection and volume control.
Featuring compact, low-profile designs, the units are suitable for rackmount or free-standing installations. Access to audio and control of remote sources is clean and simple using the RSP1 accessory wall plate and a single Cat-5 cable.
"The AD-4x and AD-8x offer the perfect complement to RTI control systems, providing users with intuitive two-way control over audio and every other aspect of their home or facility," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "With these powerful new features, delivering this experience has never been easier for dealers — the Web interfaces save time during installation, while the ability to group output zones makes it very convenient for end users to control larger areas or multiple rooms."
More information is available at www.rticorp.com.
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About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company's wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, and Android™ devices through the company's RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft® Windows®. All RTI solutions are programmed through the company's world-renowned Integration Designer® software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.
Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI's Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.
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