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Press Release: Pro Control Now Shipping Pro.rfz Wireless Range Extender for ProLink.z/Pro24.z Systems
Cost-Saving Device Provides Convenient, Reliable Extension of 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R) Network
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Jan. 6, 2014 — Pro Control, a division of Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), announced today that its new Pro.rfz wireless range extender is now shipping. The device makes it simple and cost effective to extend the ProLink.z processor’s 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R) wireless network to additional areas of a home or commercial facility, providing users with powerful two-way control and feedback — including song metadata, volume levels, current temperature, and more — via the sleek Pro24.z remote.
“For larger homes, sports bars, nightclubs, and more, the Pro.rfz range extender dramatically lowers overall system costs,” said Mike Everett, general manager at Pro Control. “By extending the wireless range of the ProLink.z’s internal 2.4-GHz ZigBee antenna, the device allows installers to provide their customers with the convenience of two-way control and feedback over a greater area, without the expense of purchasing additional processors.”
Featuring a durable plastic enclosure, the Pro.rfz can be located up to 70 feet away from the ProLink.z processor. For increased reliability, multiple modules can be utilized within a single system to create a wireless 2.4-GHz ZigBee RF network, which instantly adapts to changes or problems within the communication path for greater accuracy. For installers, the range extender is easily configured via the Pro Control Studio software and a micro USB cable. Providing a clean and simple installation, the Pro.rfz features a detachable wall bracket and can be powered from any electrical outlet.
The Pro.rfz will be on display for the first time in Pro Control’s stand 5-R78 at ISE 2014. More information about the Pro.rfz and other Pro Control solutions is available at www.procontrol.com.
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About Pro Control
Created by Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI), Pro Control is a new remote control brand designed to meet the needs of electronic systems professionals. The product line includes handheld remote controls, control processors, and advanced software for programming and integration. The stunningly elegant handheld remotes have color touch-screen displays and are completely customizable. They can act as stand-alone remotes or sync with control processors using IR, ZigBee(R), or RF communication. The control processors provide rock-solid reliability along with advanced features such as control and feedback from iPad(R) and iPhone(R) devices, A/V receivers, internet radio, lighting systems, security, and HVAC systems. Fast, automated PC programming and cost-effective price points make Pro Control products the perfect solution for conference rooms, theaters, media rooms, and multiroom integration. Additional information on Pro Control and its innovative control solutions is available at www.procontrol.com.
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