Archive for October 2009

Universal Remote Control Introduces Two New Remote Controls at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ‘09

October 28, 2009

The UR5U-9000L and the UR3L-SR4 offer innovative new design and functionality for cable operators and their customers.

DENVER – SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ® ’09 – Booth 12059 – October 28-30, 2009 Universal Remote Control ®, Inc. (URC), The Pioneer in Control Technology, will unveil two new remote controls for subscription broadcast providers this week: the UR5U-9000L and the UR3L-SR4.

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The URC UR5U-9000L

The UR5U-9000L will be URC’s new top-of-the-line cable remote. It includes all of the features cable operators have come to expect from URC, updated with a radical new design that is sharp and modern. The UR5U-9000L, which runs on two AA alkaline batteries, can control up to five devices, is Tru2way-compliant and possesses optional learning capability. Available in black or silver, it features 63 keys, 64 Kb of memory and red backlighting for easy use in low-light conditions.

“The UR5U-9000L takes our subscription broadcast product line to the next level,” said Bill Baker, URC vice president, national accounts. “It combines our market-leading feature set with the advanced ergonomics and design for which URC is renowned.”

The UR3L-SR4 is a large-button Tru2way remote with multi-color keys and built-in learning capability. Available in black, it runs on two AAA alkaline batteries, can control up to three devices, and features 46 keys and 32 Kb of memory.

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The URC UR3L-SR4

“The UR3L-SR4 is an easy-to-use cable remote that is perfect for the senior market, as well as for hospitality applications,” said Baker.

URC offers subscription broadcast providers a level of support that approaches that of an in-house remote control department. Its customer service department is individually tailored to meet each provider’s needs, and offers a toll-free 800 number, free onsite training and free dedicated website support. To further reduce costly service calls, URC maintains one of the industry’s most robust device code libraries for the A/V components that cable subscribers use.

URC’s unsurpassed warranties offer the highest level of protection in the industry: five years on mechanical defects or failures, and two years on key text. URC subscription cable remotes are ISO-9001 manufactured in North America for quality-consistent, on-time delivery. Its full-line retail program provides a cost-effective way for cable operators to leverage and reward premium, top-tier customers.

The UR5U-9000L and the UR3L-SR4 will ship in early 2010. Pricing is not yet available.

High-resolution images are available upon request.

Visit URC at www.universalremote.com.

About Universal Remote Control
Universal Remote Control, Inc. (URC), is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold more than 50 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone. A world leader in high-quality control design, engineering, manufacture and distribution, URC is widely regarded as a category innovator by consumers, subscription broadcast providers, retailers, custom installers and OEM partners. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Visit URC at www.UniversalRemote.com. Installers can keep up to date with the latest URC news, training and support, as well as communicate directly with the company and their peers, at www.URCControlRoom.com.

Contact:
Joe Paone
Bee Elevated Communication
215-495-3235
BeeElevated@gmail.com

All product and company names referred to herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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SCTE Expo: Universal Remote Control Booth 12059 to provide shelter from the storm

October 27, 2009

URC LogoThe forecast for Denver this week looks, shall we say, somewhat unpleasant. But if you can make it to the Colorado Convention Center Wednesday through Friday for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ’09, Universal Remote Control (URC) has a couple of compelling new cable remote controls to show you.

We’ll have more details about these products tomorrow, but if you’re attending, be sure to stop by URC Booth 12059. They promise it’ll be warm and cozy in their booth, and hopefully their new remotes will make you forget about whatever Mother Nature is up to outside.

A few words about us

October 23, 2009

Here’s who we are in a nutshell:

Bee Elevated Communication builds buzz for growing companies and organizations. Bee Elevated’s wide range of services, including traditional and Web 2.0 public relations, professional writing and editing, trade show/event support and more, ensures that its clients will be seen, be heard and be understood.

So to recap:

Be seen. Be heard. Be understood. Bee Elevated. Build buzz.

If you’d like to hear what we can do for your business or organization, write us at BeeElevated@gmail.com and we’ll give you a buzz.

Buzzingly yours,

Joe Paone
President
Bee Elevated Communications

BREAKING NEWS: We’ve changed our blog theme

October 23, 2009

We decided that “Contempt” was an unbecoming theme to use when we’re thinking so positively.

We’re working on a company logo and web site as we speak, and once we have the design elements finalized we’ll make this blog look as unique as we are. In the meantime, our top priority is serving our new client as best we can! Thanks for your patience.

Best,
Joe

Universal Remote Control Names Bee Elevated Communication Its Exclusive Public Relations Agency

October 22, 2009

HARRISON, N.Y. – October 22, 2009 – Universal Remote Control ®, Inc. (URC), The Pioneer in Control Technology, today named Bee Elevated Communication, LLC, its exclusive public relations agency. Bee Elevated will develop and implement a comprehensive PR strategy for URC in the United States and Canada.

URC LogoURC sells its innovative and renowned remote controls into the residential custom installation, retail, subscription broadcast and OEM markets. Its broad line of award-winning controllers includes two new flagship devices: the MX-6000 two-way color touchscreen and the MX-5000, a wand-style color touchscreen device that is the first remote control to feature haptic (vibrating feedback) technology. URC is expanding its product line with offerings like a single-room lighting control system that can be natively controlled by its remotes, and the PSX-2 Personal Server, an iPod® dock unlike any other that was hailed by one influential journalist as “The Best Product of CES 2009.”

“URC is a dynamic, forward-looking company that takes an enlightened and customer-friendly approach to everything it does,” said Joe Paone, president of Bee Elevated. “We are honored to represent URC, and we look forward to engaging and informing media, dealers and consumers on its behalf.”

Media can now contact Bee Elevated for all URC-related needs, including press releases, images and interviews. Bee Elevated can be reached at 215-495-3235 or BeeElevated@gmail.com.

Visit URC at www.universalremote.com.

About Universal Remote Control
Universal Remote Control, Inc. (URC), is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold more than 50 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone. A world leader in high-quality control design, engineering, manufacture and distribution, URC is widely regarded as a category innovator by consumers, retailers, custom installers, subscription broadcast providers and OEM partners. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Visit URC at www.UniversalRemote.com. Installers can keep up to date with the latest URC news, training and support, as well as communicate directly with the company and their peers, at www.URCControlRoom.com.

Press Contact:
Joe Paone
Bee Elevated Communication
215-495-3235
BeeElevated@gmail.com
twitter.com/BeeElevated

All product and company names referred to herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Bee Elevated humbly thanks you!

October 21, 2009

I just wanted to thank the many friends and colleagues who have written me to wish Bee Elevated good luck. I deeply appreciate your support, and I am sending all of my newly acquired good luck and support right back at you (although I kept a little and planted it in my garden).

Stay tuned for very exciting news coming very soon!

Best, Joe

Hello from Bee Elevated Communication, LLC!

October 20, 2009

As word has spread about my departure from Caster Communications, many people have asked about my plans. I am pleased to announce today that I am launching my own communication firm: BEE ELEVATED COMMUNICATION, LLC.

What’s Bee Elevated? Perhaps our tagline can shed some light: “Be seen. Be heard. Be understood. Bee Elevated. Build buzz.” This tagline neatly sums up what Bee Elevated will do for each and every client we service.

Our mission is to assist organizations that seek clarity, focus and positive results in their communication with their targeted audiences in the public and in the media.

Our services include not only comprehensive traditional and Web 2.0 PR programs, but also marketing and PR consultation, professional writing and editing services (articles for submission to media outlets, copy writing, blogging, social media), online reputation management and monitoring, trade show and event support, and much more.

I am in the process of setting up Bee Elevated’s web site; I’ll let you know when it’s up and running. In the meantime, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BeeElevated or, of course, follow this blog. We’ll have a Facebook fan page soon as well. I can be contacted directly at BeeElevated@gmail.com.

I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge and express my thanks to my previous employer, Caster Communications. My decision to leave Caster was not an easy one, as my time there was enjoyable personally and professionally. I sincerely wish Kimberly Lancaster and the Caster team continued success.

This is an exciting time for me, and I am pleased to share it with you. I appreciate all of your good wishes, and look forward to working with some of you, perhaps cordially competing with others, and at all times performing up to the standards that you have come to expect from me.

Watch this space for news about our company and our clients!

Joe Paone
President
Bee Elevated Communication, LLC