URC Launches New MXHP-R700 Handheld Remote URC also has Expanded MX HomePro System Control to Eight Zones and Introduced a New Sonos-Certified Two-Way ModuleBy RS Staff Published: May 17, 2018 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 URC has launched the MXHP-R700 handheld remote for MX HomePro. The company also has expanded MX HomePro system control to eight zones and introduced a new Sonos certified two-way module. “URC integrators and consumers wanted a more fully-featured remote control to elevate the MX HomePro user experience. Delivering on our commitment to providing best-in-class products that are backed by industry-leading support, the R700 incorporates a backlit hard button keypad and tabletop charging cradle, plus many other premium features,” said Lars Granoe, URC vice president product development. This new programmable Wi-Fi handheld remote boasts a vivid 2-inch LCD with custom onscreen menus. The R700’s ergonomic design, backlit keypad, intuitive layout and finger grooves make it ideal for entertainment and smart home control. It even displays live video from compatible surveillance cameras when used with the URC Z-Wave gateway. The R700 features a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, charging cradle and onscreen battery indicator. It retains its battery charge for three to four days of normal use after a full charge. The new Sonos two-way module allows for simple and reliable control as part of a fully-integrated MX HomePro system. Features include volume control, grouping of Sonos players, access to Sonos favorites and advanced automation. The module carries the coveted “Works with Sonos” badge, attesting to the quality of the certified integration. The cloud-based MX HomePro system delivers whole-house entertainment and smart home control, including robust integration with thousands of available Z-Wave devices. Sold exclusively through the custom installation channel, MX HomePro systems are professionally designed, installed and serviced. MX HomePro integrates with Amazon Alexa, Bose, Heos, Honeywell, Lutron, Nest, Philips Hue, Roku, Sonos and more. Read more about the MXHP-R700 at www.universalremote.com/product/mxhp-r700. Email [email protected] for MX HomePro dealer training information. About URC Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC is a global leader in smart home automation and control. URC technology is respected for unsurpassed performance and reliability with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. URC control systems include Total Control, MX HomePro and Complete Control. Legendary URC user interfaces include tabletop controllers, in-wall touchscreens, handheld remotes, keypads and mobile apps – plus voice control integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. URC systems are custom designed, installed and maintained by a network of URC trained systems integration professionals. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.