Drop Your Remote in the Pool? With the New U3, RTI Says Go Ahead

The new U3 water-resistant remote is completely sealed and features electronic ink display, inductive charging, and wireless programming updates

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — April 22, 2021 — Leading control and automation manufacturer RTI today announced its water-resistant U3 Remote Control is now shipping worldwide. The U3 remote is the perfect companion for outdoor entertaining areas such as hot tubs, pools, patios, and decks. It is also ideal for indoor applications where water and standard remotes don’t mix, such as kitchens, bathrooms, garages, gyms, and many work environments.

“Accidental contact with water — such as a drop in the pool or sink — can ruin a standard remote, but the need for intuitive control over today’s smart home systems isn’t confined to dry environments,” said Robert Lawton, RTI Director of Product Management. “The water-resistant U3 enables integrators to provide their clients with exceptional control in any environment — whether it’s cooling off in the pool, lounging on the deck, or soaking in the bathtub — without the worry of damage to the remote.”

With its IP66 rating, the U3 remote delivers control with two-way feedback of connected electronics in environments too harsh for standard remotes. It even floats for easy retrieval if dropped in the water. The electronic paper display is easy to read in bright light — important for outdoor environments — and the fully programmable soft-touch buttons enable quick access to commonly used functions. The remote comes with an inductive charging station and secondary dock for water areas, and both are wall-mountable for convenience.

“The inductive charging and wireless programming updates allow the U3 to be completely sealed, delivering exceptional moisture and dust protection,” continued Lawton. “Our testing team even froze one in a pail of water!” (Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1kFfbSrVIk).

The remote uses the RTI dual-RF platform, supporting both 433 MHz RF for one-way control and 2.4 GHz ZigBee® for bi-directional communication with RTI processors, which can support third-party electronics like music servers, lighting, and pool control systems. The low power requirement of the electronic paper display delivers an exceptionally long battery life between charges, and the display can be fully customized to each project using the RTI Integration Designer programming software.

More information about RTI is available at www.rticontrol.com.

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RTI elevates the smart home and smart business with an intuitive and powerful suite of control and automation solutions. The award-winning RTI portfolio of remotes, touchpanels, control processors and A/V distribution systems combine with the renowned RTI Integration Designer® APEX programming software, enabling integrators to deliver exceptional and personalized control solutions to their clients. RTI solutions are available through a world-wide network of authorized dealers and distributors.

More information is available at www.rticorp.com.

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