02.09.14

URC Announces New Mobile Apps for ccGEN2 Whole-House Automation System

ccGEN2 system users can now enjoy the new URC Mobile™ app for Android™ and URC Mobile™ app for iOS URC, the leader in whole-house con...

ccGEN2 system users can now enjoy the new URC Mobile™ app for Android™ and URC Mobile™ app for iOS URC, the leader in whole-house control solutions and the trusted brand behind the new ccGEN2 home automation system, today announced all new URC Mobile apps for users of iOS and Android smart phones and tablets. These apps were created with ccGEN2 systems in mind. Both can be downloaded free of charge and installed in the user's mobile device of choice. The Android version is available now; iOS version will be available immediately after CEDIA Expo 2014. The new apps feature a unified look that's consistent with other URC interfaces such as the MRX-20 Advanced Onscreen Network Controller. Using these apps, users can leverage the power of either Android or iOS mobile devices by turning them into amazing handheld controllers for URC ccGEN2 home automation systems. Right from a mobile device, users can control music, video, lights, security systems and more in new and easier ways. Swipe, tap and rotate to securely control all equipment. And, even create different profiles that are password-protected to allow for control of multiple homes or properties. While at the office or even away on vacation users can turn on lights, adjust temperature and more. Both apps are also compatible with URC's Total Control® home automation system. With intuitive graphical interfaces one can easily flip between portrait and landscape views, and do everything from setting a DVR to controlling music and automation. While at the office or away on vacation, users can turn on lights, adjust temperature and more. Thanks to the app's new Shortcuts, users can add favorite devices as a Shortcut and gain instant access and information about their home automation system directly from the phone or tablet home screen-at a glance. Leveraging the powerful Android features Now Playing and Now Playing+ widgets, users can access information about their home automation system directly from the phone or tablet home screen faster. These provide instant viewing of important things about the home system without opening the app. "Our ccGEN2 whole-house home automation system is sold exclusively through a network of highly trained and certified distributors," said Cat Toomey, director of marketing at URC. "These new mobile apps are designed to complement and enhance ccGEN2 systems." ccGEN2 is a complete two-way, IP-based product line that parlays URC's years of experience and leadership in the one-way control and home entertainment arena with its Complete Control™ line, and builds upon the success of the multiple-award-winning Total Control home automation system. To assure unfettered success and maximum end-user experience for every installation, dealers applying to sell ccGEN2 products must pass a thorough certification process and receive approved training. ccGEN2 products, with few exceptions, are not compatible with URC's one-way, RF/IR Complete Control system or with Total Control products. www.UniversalRemote.com