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Crestron Debuts Waterproof Remote

Rockleigh, N.J. – Crestron
unveiled a waterproof remote control on Friday that can be used in hot tubs or

The disc-shaped,
aptly named UFO waterproof remote can float and is geared toward outdoor
environments, such as use around pools, hot tubs or yachts. It measures 1.3 by
5.1 inches and weighs 9 ounces. 

Alternatively, the
remote can be used in hospitals and operating rooms since it can also be
submerged in sanitizing liquid. The UFO is completely submersible at depths up
to 10 feet, according to the company. 

Features include
an active-matrix 2.8-inch color LCD display, customizable menus with full-color
icons, a rugged and rubberized outer skin, and 2.4GHz RF technology.

The range is listed
at 200 feet indoors, and this can be extended to 1,000 feet outdoors with the
optional extended range RF wireless gateway.

A sleep mode helps
extend battery life by up to one week, Crestron said. Continuous use at a full
charge is listed at seven hours.

The UFO comes with
an indoor docking station for charging the built-in lithium-ion battery, and a
weatherproof outdoor docking station is available separately from the company.

Pricing wasn’t available.