Advanced Automation Technology Powers Carr Properties

URC Technology Systems Help Create Rich Tenant and Visitor Experiences

Nard’s, Inc. and URC (Universal Remote Control) have teamed up to produce a new automation and control system offering, now being used by commercial real estate leaders like Carr Properties in Washington, D.C., and Boston, Massachusetts.

Designed by Nard’s, Inc. and built on URC’s Total Control automation and control system, this new technology delivered by Accelerator 3, Total Control’s new operating software version, enables companies to optimize efficiency by:

  • Automating tasks that optimizes resources like utilities/energy costs
  • Driving employee efficiency by eliminating simple tasks like lighting and building or room access
  • Ensuring safety and security with audio and camera
  • Delivering confidence and comfort via wellness information and alerts
  • Adding guest enjoyment with entertainment customized for unique spaces

This technology platform will also be available in Carr Properties’ flexible office concept, WaveOffice. Created to meet the needs of established firms, small companies, project-based consulting teams, and nimble organizations seeking professional, flexible workspace, WaveOffice provides customers with personally branded 5 to 30-person private suites with short-term, simple, all-inclusive leases. Equipped with advanced technology by URC and Nard’s, Inc., WaveOffice delivers unparalleled flexibility among unique amenity and professional spaces, empowering companies to ramp up quickly, provide high-quality offices for limited engagements, or plan for rapid growth.

URC and Nard’s are installing a state-of-the-art High-Definition Audio (HDA) system into Carr Properties’ newest project, Signal House, to add to the immersive experience office customers and guests will have as they move throughout the space. This 10-story trophy office building in the historic Union Market neighborhood of Washington D.C., will feature this system as one of the exceptional amenities Carr Properties is offering to meet the needs of today’s workforce.

“Integrating the Nard’s Inc. and URC technology has been seamless, which is a plus as we look to use this system in multiple locations within our portfolio,” said Ilan Zachar, SVP & Chief Technology Officer at Carr Properties.

John Carroll, Chief Technology Officer for Nard’s, Inc., aided in bringing the vision and concept to reality using the latest URC Total Control software and devices. John stated, “Carr Properties challenged us to design systems designed specifically for an all-encompassing innovative experience.”

URC, a global leader in automation and control technology, provides automation and control systems from easy-to-install Accelerator to TC Flex which offers a “blank canvas” to create customized, unique spaces. Its hardware solutions deliver state-of-the-art functionality via touchscreen controllers, processors and its new High-Definition (HDA) audio products. With URC products as the core of the system, the installation delivered seamless, intuitive control.
Mr. Chang K. Park, Founder and CEO of URC, stated “Our close collaboration with Nard’s creates world-class automation and control systems that exceed client expectations.” He continued, “URC’s Total Control system is an excellent choice for commercial projects. It’s scalable, easy to program, fast to install and reliable. We help create unique, enjoyable commercial spaces.”

The future growth in commercial automation will continue to accelerated with wellness, sustainability and innovation platforms intersecting. The impacts to commercial environments will build a new world of comfortable, secure and nurturing environments.

About Total Control
URC ‘s Total Control delivers premium automation and control for commercial and residential applications. This comprehensive system includes tabletop and in-wall touchscreen controllers, powerful system processors, mobile apps, high-definition music streaming amplifiers, voice control integration capabilities and much more. Total Control integrates with thousands of AV and connected systems, delivering a robust, highly-intuitive user experience.

For nearly 30 years, URC has been a leader and innovator in the global control market with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. URC products are installed in prestigious properties around the world, including The White House and Air Force One.

About URC
Headquartered in Harrison, NY USA, URC is a global leader in smart home and commercial building automation and control solutions. URC technology is respected for unsurpassed performance and reliability with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. URC control systems include Total Control®, MX HomePro® and Complete Control®. Innovative URC user interfaces include tabletop controllers, in-wall touchscreens, handheld remotes, keypads and mobile apps – plus voice control integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. URC systems are custom designed, installed and maintained by a network of URC trained systems integration professionals. Its award-winning technical support and training make URC the best choice for home automation.

About Nard’s, Inc.
Nard’s, Inc. is a leader in advanced technology solutions for commercial and residential buildings. Headquartered in McLean, VA USA, Nard’s, Inc. provides customers automation and control systems that save time and resources while delivering unique experiences. From small to large-scale deployments, Nard’s, Inc. offers expert, professional design and installation of entertainment systems.

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