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URC Adds 23 Members To Partner Program

Harrison, N.Y. — Universal Remote Control (URC) announced the signing of 23 new manufacturer partners to its Complete Control Partner Program (CCPP) today.

The new partners are Anthem, Planar Systems/Runco, Rotel, Pioneer, Escient, Crowson Technology, Cooper Wiring Devices, InFocus, Yamaha, Kaleidescape, Envive, Audio Authority, Epson America, Russound, Autonomic Controls, ReQuest, Life|ware, Somfy Systems, Control4, NetStreams, Cyron Lighting, TripleBsoftware and ZeeVee.

The CCPP ensures seamless integration and full functionality of partner manufacturers’ products in a custom URC automation solution, URC said. It is designed to ensure that URC dealers have an easier time setting up home entertainment and automation systems for activity-based controls that involve simultaneous control of multiple and diverse products.

Members of the program commit to providing URC and its dealers the latest control codes from their newest products, ensuring accurate and reliable control of their devices, URC said, and in return, URC provides members advice, direction, feedback and testing. CCPP products are reportedly guaranteed to work with all current and future URC control devices.

“CCPP is providing URC dealers with reliable, seamless integration and interoperability across a wide variety of the industry’s finest consumer electronics products,” said Mitchell Klein, URC’s business development director and the coordinator of CCPP. “Participating manufacturers can further demonstrate their commitment to the custom installation and integration channel through this program.”

The program began in June 2008 with 18 charter members: Anchor Bay Technologies, AudioControl, Audio Design Associates, Classé Audio, CentraLite Systems, Denon, Hitachi, Integra, Key Digital, Lutron, Marantz, NuVision, Onkyo, Sharp, Sony, Sooloos, Sunfire and Vudu.

Those interested in more information or membership applications can contact URC’s Mitchell Klein at (617) 243-0088 or [email protected]. CCPP members can promote their participation in the program by using the CCPP logo in their marketing materials.