NILES iREMOTE® TS WINS CES INNOVATIONS 2008
DESIGN AND ENGINEERING AWARD
Wireless touch screen interface for whole house audio/video and home theater system control lauded by Consumer Electronics Association as superb, innovative solution for custom installation professionals and their clients.
MIAMI, FLORIDA – December 19, 2007
Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name In Custom Installation®, announced today that the company’s iRemote® TS — an elegant user interface for operating the award-winning IntelliControl® ICS whole house distributed audio/video system and automating sophisticated home theater systems — has been named an Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Awards honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press, the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize the most innovative consumer electronic products in the industry. The prestigious CES Innovations 2008 Honoree Award represents only the most recent among numerous industry accolades bestowed upon Niles over its illustrious history.
“When developing the iRemote TS, we dedicated ourselves to providing users with a product that would be second to none in terms of ease and flexibility in controlling their distributed audio/video system and home theater,” said Frank Sterns, president of Niles. “We are proud for the iRemote TS to be recognized by CEA with such an esteemed award,” Sterns added.
The iRemote TS is an easy-to-use system control remote with color touch screen that employs reliable ZigBee® 2-way wireless technology to provide users with all the necessary metadata to scan, select and play program material from menu-based digital sources, such as iPods®, music servers, HD Radio™, XM® and Sirius® satellite radio, from their IntelliControl ICS system. It also integrates with Niles’ HT-MSU home theater main system unit to manage all components in a home theater system including television, home theater receiver and up to 14 additional sources, such as digital video recorders, DVD players and cable/satellite receivers, with the single press of its touch screen interface. Additionally, the iRemote TS can control non-ZigBee equipped devices via infrared commands which it stores and transmits in sequence to local components such as flat panel televisions, lighting control systems, motorized shades, etc. The Niles iRemote TS offers unified operation of virtually every audio/video component a home from one elegant and intuitive user interface.
- Niles’ iRemote® TS has been named an Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association
- The iRemote TS is an elegant user interface for operating the award-winning IntelliControl® ICS whole house distributed audio/video system and automating sophisticated home theater systems
- Judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press, the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize the most innovative consumer electronic products in the industry
Miami-based Niles Audio Corporation is a 30-year-old company recognized as the First Name in Custom Installation®. The company is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio/video custom installation products and accessories and is guided by its vision to be the world’s leading provider of products and services that enable professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers. To that end, Niles pursues a mission to provide solutions for end users which enable simple and easy access to home entertainment and that integrate seamlessly with other low voltage subsystems like lighting, internet, security and HVAC in residential and light commercial environments. Niles conducts its business with a promise to treat its customers, employees, suppliers and stakeholders with fairness and respect and to foster teamwork, innovation and a commitment to be the best in everything it does.