One week after Philips Pronto officially announced to dealers that it was discontinuing its line of remote control products, URC issued a statement offering training and exclusive product discounts to former Pronto dealers.
The URC MX-880
URC’s one-hour webinars, scheduled for Thursday, November 11, at 3:00 p.m. EST, and Friday, November 12 (two sessions) – 8 a.m. EST and 11:00 a.m. EST, have been designed to help dealers “begin the transition from Philips Pronto control products” to the URC line, according to the company.
All “genuine” Pronto dealers who attend one of these seminars will be allowed to purchase a URC remote control at a special price.
To qualify as a genuine Pronto dealer a dealer must provide a copy of a legitimate invoice or receipt for a Philips Pronto remote control that was purchased in the name of a dealership within the past six months. URC reserves the right to limit quantities and to disqualify suspicious documentation.
The URC MX-5000
Each URC webinar session will explain which remotes can replace the Pronto models that are being discontinued, and will provide instruction for using CCP, URC’s universal programming platform.
All attendees first must join (or be members of) URC University. It’s free and so are the webinars. (Members the Control Room must still sign up for URC University.)
Genuine Pronto dealers may purchase either a URC MX-880 or MX-5000 as described below.
MX-880, Retail: $499.99, Special Price: $75
MX-5000, Retail: $1199.99, Special Price: $199
The MX-880 is a wand-style IR/RF PC-programmable hard-button remote control with color LCD. It features IR routing and RF addressing with optional MRF series RF base station, controls up to 48 devices with up to eight pages each.
The MX-5000 is two-way wand-style touchscreen color LCD WiFi IR/RF remote control. Its major features include IP control of many popular IP-based components, vibrating (“haptic”) feedback that confirms touchscreen button selections, PC programmability, and a fully customizable GUI on a large (2.8-inch) color LCD touch screen ? Integrates IP cameras, lighting (Lutron), HVAC and Windows Media PC ? Ingeniously engineered ergonomic design for convenient, one-hand operation.
Orders are limited to one remote control per dealer, and the order must be received by URC no later than Friday, November 19, 2010. Fax orders along with invoice for Philips Pronto remote control to URC at 914.835.4532. Visit http://urc.bluevolt.com.