Lutron QSX HomeWorks
Total Control system now integrates with Lutron’s new QSX HomeWorks processors. The module, which can be used to integrate with Lutron’s HQP7-1 and HQP7-2 processors, is available now to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal.
“This two-way IP module, developed natively by URC engineers in collaboration with Lutron, provides easy control of Lutron’s HomeWorks system and allows dealers to mix and match Lutron’s QS Wired and Wireless lighting systems for control from any URC Total Control user interface,” says Lars Granoe, URC VP of product development. “Better yet, it is easy for Total Control dealers to integrate since Total Control will pull in the programming from the Lutron system into the Total Control program.”
The integration of Lutron HomeWorks QSX processer with URC’s Total Control smart automation and control system allows URC Total Control authorized dealers can combine a Lutron Radio RA2 and Radio RA2 Select system into a single interface on a URC Total Control touch screen, with all room and zone names populated with the data received from the LEAP protocol.
Lutron’s HomeWorks QSX processor offers upgraded processing power and memory to support future features and enhancements. URC will be adding support for Lutron’s Ketra system in August 2020.
Fusion Research Solo and Duet Music Servers
URC and Fusion Research have announced a new URC direct dealer sales agreement and Total Control 2.0 integration of Fusion Research Solo and Duet Music servers.
Authorized URC direct dealers in the U.S. can purchase Fusion Research Solo and Duet music servers from URC for end-user sales to the commercial integration and custom home integration channels via URC’s Dealer Portal. Additionally, an all-new two-way IP module will be available for download from the URC Dealer Portal for integration with URC’s Total Control smart automation and control system.
“The combination of our Total Control system, our DMS Distributed Audio system, and Fusion Solo and Duet music servers provides a compelling value proposition for commercial and residential installs,” comments Granoe. “Fusion’s music servers support native integration with SoundMachine, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, so the end user can browse and select content from any URC total control user interface without having to use a third-party application. And the support for SoundMachine music streaming service is a perfect complement for commercial applications.”
Fusion’s Solo is a two-source music server in a small form factor that supports premium streaming music apps and syncs to iTunes accounts. The Fusion Duet music server features three discrete sources housed in a fan less 1U high rack enclosure for easy rack mounting.
Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff
URC has announced two-way integration between the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff and URC’s Total Control smart automation and control system. The module, available now to authorized URC dealers, provides two-way communication and control of the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff from any URC Total Control user interface. Authorized URC Total Control dealers can also add the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff to their URC Total Control orders on URC’s dealer portal.
The Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff is the leak detection and water monitoring device from Flo by Moen. Installed on the main water supply line, the device protects the entire home from water damage and leaks by continuously and proactively monitoring the home’s water pressure, flow rate, and temperature. Using Flo by Moen’s proprietary MicroLeak technology, the Smart Water Shutoff runs daily health tests to identify any leak within pipes. If a leak is detected, a pop-up message will appear on all URC Total Control user interfaces to alert the homeowner. The homeowner can then choose to shut the water off to the house via the Total Control touch screens or the smartphone app.
Russound MBX Streaming Audio Solution
URC has launched today a two-way IP module for integration of its Total Control system with Russound MBX Streaming Audio Solutions. The module is now available to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal.
The module supports both the Russound MBX AMP and MBX PRE models, which both feature streaming services from Spotify Connect, Tidal, Sirius XM, Deezer, TuneIn, and vTuner, giving the homeowner a plethora of streaming services to choose from using any URC Total Control User Interface. Homeowners can select and control songs, playlists, and favorites, view metadata, browse content, and manage groups. Homeowners can also set and recall favorite songs or playlists directly from any URC Total Control Interface.
Russound’s MBX-AMP is a full-featured streaming audio player with a built-in amplifier; the MBX-PRE is a preamp-only (non-amplified) version designed to be the perfect streaming audio source for Russound’s MCA-Series amplifiers / controllers like the MCA-66 and MCA-88. URC announced a module to control Russound’s MCA-Series amplifiers / controllers last November.
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