RTI Makes Big Splash With Dealers at CEDIA EXPO 2010
Company Unveils Long-Awaited Software Development Kit and Certified Partner Program In Addition to RTiDock for iPod and AD-8 Distributed Audio Matrix SwitcherSeptember 22, 2010
ATLANTA, CEDIA EXPO 2010 - Sept. 22, 2010 - Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today introduces a host of new solutions and dealer initiatives at CEDIA EXPO 2010. RTI is unveiling its long-awaited software development kit (SDK) for dealers, in addition to the RTI Certified Partner Program. CEDIA EXPO also marks the debut of the ultimate iPod accessory for any distributed audio system from RTI, and a new eight-zone distributed audio matrix switcher.
While RTI offers a broad, growing assortment of drivers for two-way communications between supported RTI control solutions and popular third-party systems from leading manufacturers, RTI's talented dealer base craves the ability to create more. RTI's SDK offers dealers a tool to develop drivers themselves. Dealers can request access to the kit through a simple online application process on the RTI dealer website and receive support through a development community on the RTI Online Dealer Forum.
To protect its dealers from unauthorized sales of RTI products, the company is also announcing the RTI Certified Partner Program. Once dealers have completed the requirements and receive the RTI Certified Dealer designation, they can display the certification on their websites or in their showrooms. The application process will be very straightforward for legitimate RTI dealers. RTI dealers will simply need to have a signed dealer agreement on file with RTI; have at least one technician fully trained on the RTI programming process; complete a simple online exam; and have an account in good standing with an approved RTI distribution partner. By January 2011, RTI will add a disclaimer on its corporate website notifying consumers that RTI products should be purchased from certified partners (resellers) and products purchased from unauthorized resellers will not carry a manufacturer's warranty. In addition, an enhancement to the company's website will include a complete listing of all certified partners in a dealer referral system, making them eligible to receive leads directly from RTI.
At CEDIA EXPO 2010, RTI will introduce the RTiDock, which allows consumers to connect their iPods into their audio systems and easily distribute and control them through an RTI in-wall or handheld controller. The RTiDock features rackmount or desktop options and a host of benefits not found on other iPod docks, such as the ability to sync with iTunes over the network through Virtual Sync technology.
Also making its debut at CEDIA EXPO will be RTI's AD-8 eight-zone distributed audio matrix switcher. Acting as an extension to RTI's control systems, the AD-8 offers a low-cost and very effective solution for distributing music in a residential or commercial installation. Containing both a matrix switching pre-amp and a built-in Cool Power class D amplifier, the AD-8 achieves amazing flexibility with eight local audio source inputs that can be further enhanced with four remote audio sources.