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URC Adds Control Modules for August Locks, Home Connect, and Symetrix

URC has launched a two-way IP module for integration of its Total Control 2.0 system with August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro door locks and Symetrix Radius NX, Prism, Solus, and Edge DSP models, Home Connect appliances with its Total Control system.

The August module, available at the end of February to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal, allows end users using any URC Total Control touch screen or the Total Control smartphone application to control and view status of compatible August Smart Locks door lock models via the URC Total Control System.

The Symetrix module, available now to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal, allows commercial facilities managers using any URC Total Control touch screen or the Total Control smartphone application to control independent channels or zones of audio routed thru compatible Symetrix DSP models.

With the Home Connect module, end users can enjoy automated morning routines – for example their coffee, brewed to their satisfaction by Home Connect appliances, can be ready upon their wake-up alarm going off thanks to seamless integration of URC’s smart automation technology with Home Connect.

Compatible Home Connect enabled coffee machines are available from Bosch, Thermador, Siemens, Neff, and Gaggenau brands. Support for additional Home Connect appliances will be added during the year.

“End users with URC’s Total Control smart automation and control system can now automatically or manually brew the coffee of their choice from any URC Total Control interface or even via voice commands in English or German via URC’s TRC-1480 handheld remote with voice control or any Amazon Alexa device connected to URC’s Total Control system,” commented Lars Granoe, URC’s vice president of product management. “And, with the URC’s Total Control system a dealer can even automate their normal routine thru this integration with Home Connect, so end users can enjoy coffee at regular times during the day. This integration takes automation to a completely new level.”

Regarding August locks, Granoe added, “We are continuing to expand our ecosystem of compatible products with our Total Control smart automation system, and August Locks provide an easy and elegant solution for custom installers, since the product attaches to the existing deadbolt, so consumers don’t have to change their keys.

This two-way module allows homeowners using a URC Total Control touch screen or the URC smartphone app the ability to lock, unlock, and view the status of any and all doors in their home that have an August Smart lock or August Smart Lock Pro installed from any URC Total Control interface.

The addition of new models from Symetrix to URC’s portfolio of two-way modules expands the commercial applications – from bars and restaurants, houses of worship, meeting rooms, to larger venues such as whole resort facilities, banquet halls and stadiums.

“Symetrix is world-renown for delivering high performance audio DSP hardware and software, making it a great fit for our URC Total Control line.” URC launched an integration module with the Symetrix Zone Mix 761 last year,” Granoe said.

Using URC’s Accelerator 2.0 programming software, dealers will be able to customize the landing page for each device with a modular button layout, combine features and functions on one page of the user interface, add live camera feed and favorite channels pop up window for homeowners for ease of use. Custom Device Layouts will be available beginning of March with a live update to URC’s Accelerator 2.0 software to authorized URC installers.

URC also will be adding support for the German language to URC’s TRC-1480 whole-house remote with voice control. Launched in Q3 2019. The TRC-1480 is the latest addition to URC’s award-winning Total Control 2.0 smart automation & control system, and features push-to-talk voice control, a vibrant 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD for display of two-way meta data, hard buttons and an ergonomic design. German language support will be available in March 2020.


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