Utilizing Network Connection, Driver Simplifies Integration and Delivers Full-Featured Control
RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced that the company has developed a driver for IP control of select 2017 Samsung TVs and 2018 Samsung 4K UHD TVs starting with the NU8 Series and including the entire QLED series and The Frame TV. By utilizing a network connection, the new driver simplifies the integration of Samsung TVs into RTI automation and control systems to provide consumers with a full-featured control experience.
The new driver delivers control over the DTV tuner and on-board DirecTV interface of Samsung 4K Ultra HDTVs, in addition to direct one-button access to streaming sources such as Hulu and Netflix on the displays. Users can control the screens using the RTI interface of their choice, where they can view feedback on volume levels, programming, and more. By connecting to the Samsung displays via the network, the driver eliminates the need for integrators to run additional IR emitters or serial cables.
“Samsung displays are some of the most popular on the market, and we couldn’t be more excited to make it simple for integrators to incorporate them into their customers’ RTI systems,” said Mike Everett, Vice President of Global Sales at RTI. “The driver eliminates the need for an IR emitter and provides the highest degree of control for users, including direct access to streaming services.”
“At Samsung, we have built our leadership in the TV business by delivering the very best AV experience,” said Andrew Sivori, Vice President of TV Product Marketing for Samsung Electronics America. “By adding IP support for 4K UHD TVs, we’re simplifying whole-home control. With RTI’s new driver, our dealers can feel confident that Samsung is the right choice for their smart-home projects.”
Additionally, a separate driver is available for Samsung’s UBD-M9700 UHD Blu-ray Player.
With a 25-year heritage of innovation, RTI delivers the connected world to users’ fingertips via advanced control and automation systems for residential and commercial applications. The company’s award-winning solutions let users take complete control over their home or business with ease, bringing together entertainment, distributed A/V, lighting, climate, security, and more into one simple user interface. For dealers, RTI’s systems are backed by the company’s renowned Integration Designer® programming software, which allows them to deliver a completely customized control experience and powerful third-party integration.
Guided by a passion for redefining the limits of engineering, the RTI portfolio of powerful, yet affordable, central processors, A/V distribution products, Apple and Android apps, in-wall touchpanels, and beautiful handheld remotes deliver smart and reliable control in elegant form factors. Part of the RTI family of innovative control solutions, the Pro Control line of easy-to-program handheld remote controls, control processors, and ProPanel® app are engineered with RTI’s advanced capabilities built-in and bring unprecedented value to professionally installed electronic systems. Together, RTI and Pro Control are setting the standard for enhanced, fully customizable control and automation solutions for every application.