Harrison, N.Y. - URC is reaching out to dealers of its now-defunct rival, Philips Pronto, by offering free webinars on which URC remotes can replace the Pronto models
, and providing instruction for using CCP, URC's universal programming platform.
The webinars will take place this Thursday, Nov. 11, at 3:00 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 12 (two sessions), at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (all EST).
Attendance is limited and all attendees must join, or be members of, URC University, which is also free. Dealers can sign up for URC University and the webinars
All Pronto dealers who attend one of the webinars will be allowed to purchase a URC remote control at a deep discount.
URC is offering its MX-880 wand-style IR/RF PC programmable hard-button remote control with color LCD for $75 (regular retail: $499); and its MX-5000 two-way wand-style touchscreen color LCD Wi-Fi IR/RF remote control for $199 (regular retail: $1,199).
The MX-880 offers IR routing and RF addressing with optional MRF series RF base station; can control up to 48 devices with up to eight pages each; utilizes PC-programmable usage variables to track power status and distinguish users; and has a motion sensor that detects movement and activates the remote's backlighting feature.
The MX-5000 features IP control of many popular IP-based components, haptic feedback that confirms touchscreen button selections, a PC programmable, and a fully customizable GUI on a 2.8-inch color LCD touchscreen. The remote integrates IP cameras, lighting (Lutron systems), HVAC and Windows Media PC.
To qualify, dealers must provide a copy of an invoice or receipt for a Philips Pronto remote control that was purchased in the name of the dealership within the past six months. URC reserves the right to limit quantities and to disqualify suspicious documentation. There is a limit of one remote control per dealer. Orders must be received by URC no later than next Friday, Nov. 19.
Orders and documentation can be faxed to URC at (914) 835-4532.