August 30, 2011
| by Rachel Cericola
RTI is kicking off the fall with a new controller/processor combo. The company says that it is now shipping the T2-Cs+ handheld remote controller and the advanced XP-3 central control processor.
Featuring a dual-RF platform, the T2-Cs+ supports both 433-MHz RF for one-way control and 2.4-GHz ZigBee for bi-directional communication with RTI processors and third-party components, such as music servers, lighting, and even web-based RSS feeds.
This controller is the next link in the RTI chain, following the company’s popular T2-Cs handheld. Designed to control even the most complex AV system, the T2-Cs+ has a 2.4-inch LCD touchscreen, 128MB of flash memory and a 532-MHz CPU.
The XP-3 (pictured below) is a powerful processor that works a bit more behind the scenes, packing in an astronomical time clock and built-in ZigBee RF transceiver. Besides a 533MHz CPU and 128 MB of non-volatile Flash memory, the XP-3 also has a built-in RF transceiver and support for wireless bi-directional communications via ZigBee. This allows the XP-3 to provide real-time feedback from third-party devices, such as the ones mentioned above.
RTI is shipping the T2-Cs+ and XP-3 now for $699 and $499, respectively. The company plans to have both products on display at next month’s CEDIA EXPO in Indianapolis, Ind.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.