Crestron’s New ‘UFO’ Waterproof Remote Control Has Landed
Crestron’s new UFO-WPR-3ER waterproof wireless LCD remote has landed. This floating wonder is just the job for controlling your entire home automation system while relaxing in your infinity pool or hot tub.
“Crestron UFO provides all the benefits of an extended wireless coverage remote without the worries of water damage. There are all sorts of uses for a waterproof remote that floats,” explains Robin van Meeuwen, Crestron VP of Sales and Marketing. “In addition to obvious applications such as hot tubs, pools and yachts, it’s very popular in hospital operating rooms because everything in an operating room must be sterilised. UFO can be submerged in sanitising liquid without being affected.”
The intuitive user interface features customisable menus with full-color icons, making it easy to select room location, music or video source, choose a radio station, TV channel, or media title and access lighting controls and other functions. Molded in a rugged, rubberised outer skin, UFO is resistant to damage from chlorine, salt water, and sterilisation solutions. The rugged construction of the remote provides an added level or protection against life’s elements.
With the tap of a finger, UFO provides extended wireless coverage and two-way feedback from a bright 2.8″ active-matrix color LCD display. UFO works like an IR remote with instant response, with all the benefits of 2-way RF. Using Crestron 2.4 GHz RF wireless technology allows extended coverage performance up to 200 feet indoors, and 1000 feet outdoors using the optional Extended Range RF Wireless Gateway.
Additionally, UFO extends battery life up to one week by slipping into a virtual sleep mode within seconds when idle. Instant-Waking® revives UFO instantly with the press of any button, and button commands can be sent immediately without the connection delays common with Wi-Fi® remotes. The included indoor docking station provides a convenient means for charging the remote’s internal battery.
An optional outdoor docking station provides a weatherproof charging solution and an ideal wall mount dock for both outdoor and indoor applications.”