RTI is shipping its water-resistant U3 Remote Control, which is designed to be used in and around hot tubs, pools, patios and decks. With its IP66 rating, the U3 remote has control (with two-way feedback) of connected electronics in environments too harsh for standard remotes. It even floats for easy retrieval if dropped in the water. The electronic paper (ePaper) display is easy to read in bright light and the fully programmable soft-touch buttons enable quick access to commonly used functions. The remote comes with an inductive charging station and secondary dock for water areas, and both are wall-mountable for convenience.
Here’s a funny video about its use:
The remote uses the RTI dual-RF platform, supporting both 433 MHz RF for one-way control and 2.4 GHz ZigBee for bi-directional communication with RTI processors, which can support third-party electronics like music servers, lighting, and pool control systems. The low power requirement of the electronic paper display delivers an exceptionally long battery life between charges, and the display can be fully customized to each project using the RTI Integration Designer programming software.