By Land or Sea, Crestron’s UFO Waterproof Remote Control Serves Many Needs
Outdoor entertainment is making a splash with the introduction of the Crestron UFO Waterproof Remote Control. Relaxing in the hot tub or taking a dip in the pool is even more fun when you can turn on the TV or listen to music at the same time. The buoyant saucer-shaped remote gives users the convenience of controlling entertainment systems, lighting, thermostats, security systems, and other connected devices without worrying about water damage. UFO is ideal for indoor and outdoor use in or around pools, hot tubs, bath tubs, spas, and on yachts. It has even found a place in hospital operating rooms.
“Crestron UFO provides all the benefits of an extended wireless coverage remote without the worries of water damage. There are all sorts of uses for a waterproof remote that floats,” explains Robin van Meeuwen, Crestron VP of Sales and Marketing. “In addition to obvious applications such as hot tubs, pools and yachts, it's very popular in hospital operating rooms because everything in an operating room must be sterilised. UFO can be submerged in sanitising liquid without being affected.”
The intuitive user interface features customisable menus with full-color icons, making it easy to select room location, music or video source, choose a radio station, TV channel, or media title and access lighting controls and other functions. Molded in a rugged, rubberised outer skin, UFO is resistant to damage from chlorine, salt water, and sterilisation solutions. The rugged construction of the remote provides an added level or protection against life's elements.
With the tap of a finger, UFO provides extended wireless coverage and two-way feedback from a bright 2.8" active-matrix color LCD display. UFO works like an IR remote with instant response, with all the benefits of 2-way RF. Using Crestron 2.4 GHz RF wireless technology allows extended coverage performance up to 200 feet indoors, and 1000 feet outdoors using the optional Extended Range RF Wireless Gateway .
Additionally, UFO extends battery life up to one week by slipping into a virtual sleep mode within seconds when idle. Instant-Waking® revives UFO instantly with the press of any button, and button commands can be sent immediately without the connection delays common with Wi-Fi® remotes. The included indoor docking station provides a convenient means for charging the remote's internal battery.
An optional outdoor docking station provides a weatherproof charging solution and an ideal wall mount dock for both outdoor and indoor applications.
For more information about the exciting new Crestron remote control, visit www.crestron.eu
For more information, please contact:
Petra van Meeuwen or Ashley Balachandran
Marketing Manager Wildwood Public Relations
Crestron UK Ltd The Stables, Meadow Court
Munro House Faygate Lane
Portsmouth Road Faygate
Cobham, Surrey West Sussex
KT11 1TF RH12 4SJ
Tel: 0845 873 8787 Tel: 01293 851115
Fax: 0845 873 8788 Fax: 01293 852448
For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles and businesses. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life in commercial buildings, universities, hotels, hospitals and homes.