URC has introduced its new MRX-4SEN Sensor Extender and six new sensors that parlay the robust power of the Total Control system to enable new control possibilities.
Individual sensors perceive the presence of Video, Light, Audio, Current, Voltage or Contact Closure. Status is conveyed through the compact MRX-4SEN to the MRX Advanced Network Controller to trigger actions or Macros.
“It’s virtual Extra Sensory Perception,” said Cat Toomey, director of marketing at URC. “We’ve given Total Control systems the ability to detect the status of the various components in a home or building and instantly execute strings of control commands based on the data.”
The new sensors perceive the status of a device or its environment and convey the data to the MRX-4SEN which in turn communicates via Wi-Fi with the system’s MRX Advanced Network Controller. For example, a connected Light Sensor can perceive changes in ambient light as daylight changes and report the status to the MRX-4SEN. The MRX Advanced Network Controller, the essential kernel in every Total Control system, receives the status update from the MRX-4SEN and triggers a Macro – perhaps dropping the blinds to a specific level and turning on certain room lights in the home.
The MRX-4SEN and related sensors are available now from URC. MSRP for the MRX-4SEN is $199. Pricing for the six individual sensors ranges from $45 to $130 MSRP. The MRX-4SEN can be easily installed as part of any Total Control system.
Total Control by URC offers home and business owners unprecedented ease and efficiency. Technologically, it features the latest in innovation and simplicity. Fully scalable, users can begin with a modest system and continue to add features as their needs expand. Home theater, AV components, lighting, HVAC (thermostat), window shades and security cameras are just a few of the items that can be integrated into a Total Control system from URC.