Two-Way Drivers Facilitate Easy Integration of SnapAV Wirepath PTZ IP Cameras and Surveillance Recording Devices Into RTI Control Systems
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — July 2, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the availability of new two-way drivers for SnapAV's surveillance line of Wirepath PTZ IP cameras, DVRs, and NVRs. Developed by RTI, the new drivers simplify the integration of the popular surveillance solutions into RTI's control systems through efficient programming during installation, while providing full control, convenient viewing of surveillance video, and powerful automation functionality to the end user.
RTI's Wirepath PTZ camera driver provides direct pan, tilt, and zoom control of up to 24 indoor and outdoor IP cameras via any RTI wired or wireless user interface, including the RTiPanel app. Viewing live surveillance video is as convenient as selecting a camera from a scrolling list and recalling up to 256 preset camera positions. In addition, with support for jpeg image capturing, the driver allows users to view each camera directly on their Ethernet-enabled RTI controller. The resulting interface also enables powerful automation functionality, allowing the Wirepath IP cameras to trigger events on the RTI system, such as turning on outdoor lights or sending an email based on motion sensing, input sensing, and video loss notifications.
The RTI Wirepath DVR/NVR driver provides users with reliable control over the recording and playback functions of SnapAV's surveillance video recorders via RS-232 and IP. Similar to the PTZ camera driver, additional functionality is available when a Wirepath NVR is controlled via IP. This enables RTI processors to receive notifications from the video recorder — including motion sensing, input sensing, and video loss — allowing installers to program automatic events.
"With home automation becoming more common, it's essential that our surveillance solutions tightly integrate with popular control systems, without burdening installers with complicated and time-consuming programming," said G. Paul Hess, vice president of product, media, surveillance, networking and power at SnapAV. "RTI is the control solution of choice in many of today's installations, so we couldn't be more excited to add the company to our growing list of automation partners."
"By offering seamless integration of SnapAV's Wirepath cameras and recorders into an RTI control system, it's now easier than ever for installers to provide their customers with intuitive control over their security on the same interface they use to control every other aspect of their home," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "From advanced image capturing to event programming, this is an extremely sophisticated driver, and we are very proud of the powerful control experience it offers users."
The RTI Wirepath drivers are available now on RTI's website at www.rticorp.com in the Driver Store.
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Established in 2005 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,500 installation-friendly audio, video, and CCTV products for residential and commercial A/V integrators. SnapAV empowers integrators to run more efficient businesses by providing high-quality products supported by best-in-class online ordering and award-winning customer service. All products are protected by zero-tolerance Internet sales policies and many feature lifetime warranties. Additional information about SnapAV and its product brands can be found at www.snapav.com.
SnapAV Brands include Episode® Speakers and Electronics, Wirepath® Surveillance and Structured Wiring, Binary™ Media Distribution and Cables, WattBox™ Power and Surge, Binary™ Mounts and Racks, Araknis Networks, and Dragonfly™ Projection Screens.
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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