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    Crestron Announces Waterproof Remote, The UFO

    More and more, people are creating outdoor "rooms", bringing audio, video and lighting control in close proximity to pools and spas. Imagine reaching out of your hot tub to grab your remote control, only to drop it in the water. Ouch !!!

    Now, Crestron has the solution, the UFO Waterproof Remote.
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    Outdoor entertainment is making a splash with the introduction of the Crestron UFO Waterproof Remote Control. Relaxing in the hot tub or taking a dip in the pool is even more fun when you can turn on the TV or listen to music at the same time. The buoyant saucer-shaped remote gives users the convenience of controlling entertainment systems, lighting, thermostats, security systems, and other connected devices without worrying about water damage. UFO is ideal for indoor and outdoor use in or around pools, hot tubs, bathtubs, spas, and on yachts. It has even found a place in hospital operating rooms. "Crestron UFO provides all the benefits of an extended wireless coverage remote without the worries of water damage. There are all sorts of uses for a waterproof remote that floats," explains Sean Goldstein, Crestron VP of Marketing. "In addition to obvious applications such as hot tubs, pools and yachts, it's very popular in hospital operating rooms where everything must be sterilized. The UFO can be submerged in sanitizing liquid without being affected."

    The intuitive user interface features customizable menus with full-color icons, making it easy to select room location, music or video source, choose a radio station, TV channel, or media title, and access lighting controls and other functions. Molded in a rugged, rubberized outer skin, UFO is resistant to damage from chlorine, salt water, and sterilization solutions. The ruggedized construction of the remote provides an added level or protection against life's elements.

    With the tap of a finger, UFO provides extended wireless coverage and two-way feedback from a bright 2.8" active-matrix color LCD display. UFO works like an IR remote with instant response, with all the benefits of 2-way RF. Using Crestron 2.4 GHz RF wireless technology allows extended coverage performance up to 200 feet indoors, and 1000 feet outdoors using the optional Extended Range RF Wireless Gateway.

    Additionally, UFO extends battery life up to one week by slipping into a virtual sleep mode within seconds when idle. Instant-Waking® revives UFO instantly with the press of any button, and button commands can be sent immediately without the connection delays common with Wi-Fi® remotes. The included indoor docking station provides a convenient means for charging the remote's internal battery.

    An optional outdoor docking station provides a weatherproof charging solution and an ideal wall mount dock for both outdoor and indoor applications.
    For more information about the exciting new Crestron remote control, visit UFO Waterproof Remote Control.

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    Sep 2002

    This would also come in handy if you happen to host a "Rocky Horror" night at your house!
    I noticed down at Myrtle Beach a couple of years back the sudden surge of outdoor TV's.
    Do they have to leave them on all night long?
    Seriously - all night long! And there's nobody watching it!
    The first time in my life I wanted to pull the plug on an electronic device!


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