With its newly released ccGEN2 product platform URC plans to provide distributors with a mobile-app-friendly, affordable, two-way, IP-based automation solution.
Sales of ccGEN2 are scheduled to begin soon through select distributors, with a rollout to a limited number of distributors across the United States staggered over several weeks.
The distributors that are handpicked to sell and support ccGEN2 will themselves be trained and certified, and will participate in the training and certification that’s required of installers who desire to become ccGEN2 dealers, according to URC.
From the start, ccGEN2 (full name “Complete Control Generation Two”) will consist of 12 products, including two wand-style remotes, two in-wall keypads (one is touchscreen), mobile apps and main and subordinate network system controllers.
Volutone, with seven distribution locations in California and Nevada, will be first to market with the new product line in early March.
“URC has been an esteemed and supportive partner of ours for years,” said Trevor Hansen, vice president of Volutone. “We strongly believe that ccGEN2 will capitalize on the burgeoning home automation market. We’re delighted to be the first distributor to sell the full product line.”
Volutone has training certification events scheduled at all of their seven locations, beginning in March. Interested integrators should check the URC and Volutone websites for times, locations, and additional details.
Dealers applying to sell ccGEN2 products must pass a thorough certification process and receive approved training. ccGEN2 products, with few exceptions, are not compatible with URC’s one-way, RF/IR Complete Control system or with Total Control products. A new dealer-oriented website, www.URC-ccGEN2.com, will soon be available to help integrators learn more specific information about the product line and compatibility.