RTI Extends Control to Multiple Platforms
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has made available its new Virtual Panel control interface.
RTI Virtual Panel
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has made available its new Virtual Panel control interface. The Virtual Panel allows users, either locally or remotely, to control and monitor a system based on an RTI XP series processor from any PC running Microsoft Windows, company officials said.
Providing secure local or remote access to an RTI system from any Internet connection, the Virtual Panel allows for LAN control and WAN control off-site. It is fully configurable using the latest version of RTI's Integration Designer 8.0 programming software to accommodate any size laptop or monitor display and provides full two-way feedback from any RTI XP series control processor.
"There is a strong demand by consumers to have access to the electronic elements of their environment on other interfaces, such as desktops, laptops, and tablet devices," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI, in a statement. "Our Virtual Panel meets this need and empowers users with the convenience of off-site control. Whether at work, on vacation, or anywhere in between, users can adjust thermostats, monitor security systems, turn off lights, and control much more, from any Internet-connected PC."
Once the Virtual Panel application has been designed in the Integration Designer 8.0 software, it can be exported as an executable file for use on other PCs.
RTI's XP series processors now include the ability to operate one LAN-based Virtual Panel per system at no cost. Additional WAN/LAN licenses are available at a nominal price of $149 per license.
RTI said it will also be bringing its control solutions to the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad with the new RTiPanel app, which will be available at the beginning of 2011. With the app installed on any of the popular Apple products, users will have control of their RTI systems from anywhere in the world when used with an RTI XP series control processor.