URC Joins iControl’s Device Mix

URC, a provider of remote control products to the cable industry, said it will develop whole-home automation devices focused on audio and video integration through a partnership with iControl Networks.  

iControl, which supports home security and home monitoring systems for Comcast, Rogers Communications, Time Warner Cable and other major MSOs, said it will certify URC products through its OpenHome Partner Program.

URC intends to develop several products that integrate with iControl’s platform, including “wand-style” remote controls, in-wall color graphic touchscreens and keypads, and button-only “single-gang” keypads.

URC said it will show off its new iControl-facing products at this month’s Cable Show in Los Angeles.

“This cooperation gives us the opportunity to distill everything we’ve learned in over twenty years of home control and bring an innovative, A/V integrated, whole-house automation system to cable service providers,” Cat Toomey, director of marketing for URC, said in a statement.

MSOs on URC’s customer list include Atlantic Broadband, Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems, Charter Communications, WideOpenWest and TWC, among others.

iControl extended its OpenHome Partner Program to device manufacturers late last year.