URC Announces MRX-4SEN Sensor Extender and New Sensors for Total Control® Systems
Six new sensors open new worlds of control limited only by the imagination.
<b>Harrison, N.Y. – August 20, 2013 –</b> URC, the brand name behind the whole-house control system that’s sweeping the nation, today announced the MRX-4SEN Sensor Extender and six (6) new sensors that parlay the robust power of the Total Control system and enable exciting new control possibilities. Individual sensors perceive the presence of Video, Light, Audio, Current, Voltage or Contact Closure. Status is conveyed through the compact MRX-4SEN to the MRX Advanced Network Controller to trigger actions or Macros.
“It’s virtual Extra Sensory Perception,” said Cat Toomey, director of marketing at URC. “We’ve given Total Control systems the ability to detect the status of the various components in a home or building and instantly execute strings of control commands based on the data.”
The new sensors perceive the status of a device or its environment and convey the data to the MRX-4SEN which in turn communicates via Wi-Fi with the system’s MRX Advanced Network Controller. For example, a connected Light Sensor can perceive changes in ambient light as daylight changes and report the status to the MRX-4SEN. The MRX Advanced Network Controller, the essential kernel in every Total Control system, receives the status update from the MRX-4SEN and triggers a Macro – perhaps dropping the blinds to a specific level and turning on certain room lights in the home. This is just one of a countless number of possible imaginative applications.
The MRX-4SEN and related sensors are available now from URC. MSRP for the MRX-4SEN is $199. Pricing for the six individual sensors ranges from $45 to $130 MSRP. The MRX-4SEN can be easily installed as part of any Total Control system.
Total Control by URC offers home and business owners unprecedented ease and efficiency. Technologically, it features the latest in innovation and simplicity. Fully scalable, users can begin with a modest system and continue to add features as their needs expand. Home theater, A/V components, lighting, HVAC (thermostat), window shades and security cameras are just a few of the items that can be integrated into a Total Control system from URC.
URC is a privately held American company dedicated to providing superior control products for homes, businesses, cable service providers and OEM partners. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, NY, URC has sold over 100 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone, and is an emerging force in whole-house control with its Total Control® line of products. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Learn more about URC at <a href="http://www.universalremote.com/">www.UniversalRemote.com</a>, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/universalremote">Facebook</a> and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/URCRemotePatrol">YouTube</a>.
URC Director of Marketing
URC Corporate Communications