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URC’s MX-5000, PSX-2 and MX-6000 Garner Rave Reviews

December 3, 2009

Universal Remote Control, Inc., couldn’t have asked for a better 2009 in terms of accolades from the press.

URC's PSX-2

In January, CE Pro‘s Julie Jacobson called the ultimate iPod dock, URC’s PSX-2 Personal Server, the Best Product of CES 2009. Among Julie’s reasons: “What makes the dock smart are the ‘hooks’… that enable users to do the unthinkable: like add the current song to a playlist – on the fly. Try doing that with an iPod.”

URC's MX-6000

In June, Home Entertainment‘s Dennis Burger reviewed URC’s MX-6000 Two-Way Color Touch Screen. His verdict: “For the first time, I’m using a remote control system that works exactly the way I think it should… The MX-6000 simply rocks, in the parlance of our times. It’s an incredibly flexible, sophisticated remote that scales beautifully to just about any home entertainment setting, from a one-room media room to a whole private residence’s worth of audio, video and automation.”

URC's MX-5000

In November, Matt Burns of CrunchGear.com spent some quality time with URC’s MX-5000 Two-Way Color Touch Screen Remote: the world’s first wand-style touch screen remote control with haptic technology, which provides vibrating feedback with every touch screen press. Matt called the MX-5000 “the best remote on the planet,” supporting that judgment with statements like, “[H]oly cow, it’s effen amazing”; “It feels like a million bucks… easily the best-feeling remote I have ever used”; “the easiest way to control Windows Media Center with a remote that I have ever used”; and “the complete package: candy bar form factor, totally customizable, Wi-Fi- and RF-enabled, and it feels amazing.”

Those were just a few of the raves and awards URC garnered in 2009. As you might expect, there’s more to come in 2010. If you’re media and would like a sneak preview, let me know at BeeElevated at gmail.com!

Interested consumer? Check out URC’s website for more info, or locate a URC dealer near you!

— Joe Paone

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

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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.