The TRC-1480 from URC Just Became the Best Handheld Remote Control Ever

URC just debuted the TRC-1480 Handheld Remote with a push-to-talk voice control feature, a 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD including two-way metadata, hard buttons and an ergonomic design.

The TRC-1480 features an integrated microphone for easy voice communication with Alexa or Siri (for Apple TV). The new TRC-1480, aimed at both HomeAV and ProAV applications, provides full control URC’s Total Control 2.0 system, including control of televisions, cable and satellite boxes, AV gear, music systems, lighting systems, security cameras, door locks, thermostats, motorized shades and more.

Ergonomically placed finger grooves and a satin finish on the underside of the remote, as well as evenly distributed weight of just 8 ounces (226 grams), allow for the TRC-1480 to effortlessly balance in the end users’ hand. Strategically placed tactile hard buttons ensure intuitive control without having to look at the remote and 2.4-inch LCD touch screen to select which room to control and to display short cuts, favorites, metadata, graphics and backgrounds to aid the end user in controlling their entire building. Authorized installers can easily custom program the remote thanks to URC’s Accelerator programming software.

URC also includes a docking station to charge the TRC-1480’s Li-ion battery and the remote features a pick-up sensor to conserve battery life, which wakes the remote when lifted off a coffee table or from the docking station. Featuring URC’s Quick-Connect Wi-Fi, the TRC-1480 connects to the Wi-Fi network instantly without consuming power during standby mode.

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The TRC-1480 will be available in November 2019 at an MSRP of $899.

Here are all the specs.