DISH has completed the integration of its Hopper DVR with control modules from leading home automation system providers, AMX by HARMAN, Crestron, Pro Control, and RTI. This development allows dealers to speed the installation process by leveraging auto-discovery tools that quickly identify the presence of Hopper and Joey receivers within a customer’s home network. In addition to improved productivity, dealers can now design and configure a superior customer experience by easily adding IP control to the system.
“The feature-rich Hopper is a powerful platform to introduce into any sophisticated home automation system,” said Frank DeFilippis, DISH manager of channel programs. “These integrations not only improve the efficiency of the installation, but also help dealers deliver a fantastic customer experience. Using IP modules, custom installers can deploy reliable integrations with our award-winning entertainment technology, including our upcoming 4K Joey.”
AMX, Creston, Pro Control, and RTI join Control4, who released an IP module for Hopper to dealers in 2014.
In 2013, DISH first opened its third-party Application Programming Interface (API) to allow partners to tie the Hopper platform into their overall home control systems. Through this integration, customers can manage their video entertainment experience as well as environmental controls throughout the home—including lighting, temperature and security—using a single, easy-to-operate user interface.
“It’s great to welcome DISH to our InConcert Partner Program,” said Adam Gershon, AMX residential product manager. “Our dealers prefer IP-based integration because of the time it saves during installation, and we’re pleased to announce that they can begin using this module immediately.”
“We remain dedicated to supporting our dealers with certified control modules for the latest home entertainment innovations,” said Dominick Accurso, Crestron Integrated Partner Program manager. “DISH is recognized as a leading provider of HD and DVR technology, and the integration of our control module with the Hopper platform will enable our dealers to deploy systems more efficiently, while providing a great customer experience.”
“At RTI and Pro Control, our goal is to provide control solutions that are easy to install for our dealers and result in a positive experience for the user,” said Brett Stokke, RTI director of communication. “To make this possible, we worked closely with the DISH team to develop this powerful integration, and we are delighted to provide our dealer base with this simple, convenient solution for incorporating the amazing Hopper platform into our home automation systems.”