It’s January, as well as we say thanks to the device god for the CES show! Here’s the skinny on the new Logitech harmony One universal Remote with Colour Touch Screen.
“LAS vegas — CES – Jan. 5, 2008 — Today at the consumer electronics Show, Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) revealed the Harmony® One advanced universal remote control, marking a considerable leap in the development of the very popular line of harmony remotes. providing the exact same one-touch, activity-based manage as other harmony remotes, the harmony One makes controlling house home entertainment even simpler with a full-color touch screen, an intuitive button design as well as an extremely comfortable easy to use design. The product has got the CES 2008 style as well as engineering Award: finest of developments in Home-Entertainment Accessories.
As home-entertainment systems ended up being much more advanced as well as complex, people are frequently frustrated as well as overwhelmed by the requirement to have several devices, the regular necessity for household members to have written directions to manage the system (otherwise understood as a cheat sheet) as well as the growing number of remotes on the coffee table. And, according to market research, much more as well as much more households will deal with this problem. IMS Research’s report, “The Future of High-Definition TV – 2007 Edition,” forecasts strong around the world growth for HDTV over the next four years (nearly 148 million HDTV households by 2011). as well as in the U.S. alone, consumer costs on digital-living products is on track to hit $300 billion in 2010 (Parks Associates, “Digital Living Forecast,” Dec. 2006).
“The harmony advanced universal remotes have been extremely successful at offering easy, one-touch gain access to to preferred activities, such as viewing TV, playing a video game, or listening to music – all with a single remote,” stated Ashish Arora, vice president as well as general manager of Logitech’s harmony company unit. “To even more enhance our lineup, while establishing harmony One, we sought to intimately comprehend the interaction between people, their remotes, as well as their home entertainment systems. In fact, harmony One is the result of our many extensive research study as well as advancement undertaking ever – much more than 20,000 hours.”
A essential result of Logitech’s research study is a 2.2-inch color touch screen that utilizes capacitive technology, which responds to small electrical charges from the fingertips. Capacitive touch-screen innovation is much more durable, compared to touch screens that respond to pressure. The color touch screen offers manage of any type of house home entertainment gadget with an infrared receiver, including digital video recorders, high-definition televisions as well as numerous home appliances. The harmony One remote’s touch screen can likewise screen icons of specified TV stations for quick gain access to to preferred stations.
Based on a client survey, Logitech likewise identified that it might enhance its customers’ experience with the harmony remote by producing a much more intuitive button layout. For improved simplicity of use, the harmony One remote offers an intelligent as well as intuitive button design split into four unique zones (numbers; conventional DVD controls; D-pad with volume as well as channel up/down; as well as on-screen menu buttons) for seamless manage of today’s many prominent house home entertainment devices. only the 40 most-essential buttons appear on the harmony One remote – so people can discover the best one quickly. Each button is individually sculpted, offering helpful tactile cues so people can operate the remote by touch, rather than depending on sight.
To much better address ergonomics, the harmony One remote features a curved, extremely comfortable shape that is simple for anybody in the household to hold, regardless of hand size. providing an stylish piano-black top as well as a silver base, as well as black buttons with white backlighting, harmony One is the ideal complement for any type of living room. as well as the rechargeable remote’s recharging station has a smooth profile with an adjustable light that makes it simple to find, even in the dark.
In addition to its optimized design, the harmony One delivers the popular benefits typical to the harmony household of universal remotes, including its special one-touch activity-based manage system powered by the world’s largest A/V-control database of home entertainment equipment, guided on the internet configuration as well as advanced telephone support.
The development of One-Touch activity manage – Using the harmony One color touch screen, people just touch the suitable activity button as well as the harmony One remote does the rest, including turning on the best elements in the best purchase as well as setting the appropriate inputs. To view a DVD, for example,people just touch “Watch a DVD” on the touch screen. The harmony One remote turns on the TV, the DVD player, as well as the A/V receiver. Then, if necessary, the harmony One remote enables people to change the volume on the stereo system. There’s no requirement to manage elements individually – the harmony One remote handles everything. as well as the harmony One remote even offers interactive on-screen assist if something interferes with an IR command (for example, if somebody walks in front of the set-top box).
Patented wise specify innovation – Patented wise specify innovation allows the harmony One remote to provide activity-based control. wise specify innovation enables the remote to track the power specify as well as input setting of the different elements it controls. With this technology, harmony remote individuals can effortlessly switch between viewing house movie theater as well as listening to music by choosing a single activity button.
Guided on the internet configuration – Logitech’s Internet-based configuration makes getting the harmony One up as well as running as simple as possible. With its intuitive configuration wizard guiding the process, the harmony One on the internet interface enables people to go into their components’ make as well as design numbers. Then, this info is immediately matched to the characteristics, discrete codes as well as infrared commands of the much more than 225,000 gadgets from much more than 5,000 producers (updated practically daily) contained in Logitech’s on the internet database. any type of gadgets that don’t match can be added utilizing the on the internet system, as well as the configuration process lets people add the manage signals from the original device’s remote manage to the harmony One remote. When people want to add a gadget to their living room, they can be positive that the harmony One remote can manage it – today as well as tomorrow.
Pricing as well as Availability – The harmony One is expected to be offered in the U.S. as well as Europe beginning in February for a suggested retail cost of $249.99 (U.S.). The harmony One will be showcased in the Logitech CES booth (No. 35512, South Hall, Las vegas Convention Center).”
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