URC and HEOS to Deliver Premium, Personalized Whole-Home Audio Control Experience

Industry leaders enter into direct dealer sales agreement and Total Control 2.0 integration

HARRISON, NY (March 8, 2019)—URC, a global leader in smart home automation and control for residential and commercial applications and HEOS®, the wireless music system of choice for audio lovers and custom integrators, today announced a new URC direct dealer sales agreement and Total Control 2.0 integration.

Starting March 8, 2019 authorized U.S. URC direct dealers can purchase HEOS products from URC for end user sales within the custom integration channel, including:

  • Wireless Soundbars: HEOS BAR and HEOS Home Cinema
  • Wireless Speakers and Subwoofers: HEOS 7, HEOS 5, HEOS 3, HEOS 1 and HEOS Subwoofer
  • Speaker Accessories: HEOS1 Go Pack
  • Components: HEOS Drive, HEOS SuperLink, HEOS Amp and HEOS Link

Authorized U.S. URC dealers can place HEOS product orders 24/7/365 on the URC Dealer Portal.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with URC as this further solidifies our commitment to the Custom Integration channel,” said Kevin Zarow, Sound United’s Vice President of CI/AVS. “Through the URC dealer portal, HEOS dealers will now have a simple and efficient one-stop-shop for whole-house audio, robust networking and best-in-class control.”

URC Total Control 2.0 is URC’s whole-home automation and control system featuring premium performance, highly-customizable GUIs and robust third-party integration. HEOS is a whole home wireless music system, which allows people to effortlessly access, control and listen to entertainment from anywhere in the home via URC controllers, the URC mobile app or HEOS mobile app.

“We are very pleased to partner with Sound United to make the HEOS line-up of wireless, multi-room audio products available to all URC Total Control dealers. The combination of their best-in-class components and URC’s comprehensive, seamless user interface will provide custom integrators with a compelling distributed audio solution which will be perfect for a broad cross section of their clients,” said Charles Parrelli, URC Director of Sales.

The URC direct dealer sales initiative aligns with the URC Total Control 2.0 HEOS integration. The module provides two-way control of all HEOS products on a local network. The two-way module is available to U.S. and International URC dealers.

The URC and HEOS two-way module features:

  • Now Playing Control of HEOS devices
  • Browsing of specified Built-In Music Services
  • Volume Control of HEOS devices
  • Simple Volume Punch-Through to and from any HEOS device

The two-way module supports all HEOS products. The HEOS module is supported on URC Total Control 2.0 systems.

“Consumers and dealers love the new HEOS interface. The rich Total Control 2.0 graphics paired with the overall speed and performance of the module are really impressing people, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring it to market,” said Lars Granoe, URC Vice President of Product Development.

Authorized U.S. URC Total Control dealers can purchase HEOS products on the URC dealer-only portal at www.urcportal.com. International URC dealers should consult their local distributor for availability. Interested systems integrators can email [email protected] to learn more.

For more information about URC, visit www.universalremote.com.

For more information on HEOS, visit www.usa.denon.com.

About Denon
Denon is a trusted world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products since 1910. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by Sound United LLC. For more information visit usa.denon.com/us.

About Sound United
Sound United is a division of DEI Holdings with an award-winning portfolio of audio brands that deliver industry-leading home theatre and personal audio listening experiences for a wide-range of consumers. Each brand provides an expansive array of audio products that includes high-end and custom installation audio, to mid-tier markets that cover loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless multi-room music systems, Bluetooth® speakers, amplifiers, turntables and headphones. 

Dedicated to artfully reproducing audio for listeners and enthusiasts around the world, Sound United is comprised of Denon®, Marantz®, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HEOS®, Classé®, and Boston Acoustics®. Each brand offers a unique approach to bringing home theatre and music to life. Whether it’s through the legendary heritage of Denon, the classic sound of Polk Audio, the premium performance of Definitive Technology, the highly-sought-after amplification of Marantz, the action-inspired form factors of Polk BOOM, the wireless home audio solutions of HEOS, or the accessible performance of Boston Acoustics, Sound United is your sound — so listen.

To learn more about Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com.

About URC

Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC® is a global leader in smart home 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® and Complete Control®. Innovative URC user interfaces include tabletop controllers, in-wall touch screens, handheld remotes, keypads and mobile apps – plus voice control integration with Amazon Alexa, Apple TV and Comcast Xfinity. 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.

For more information visit www.urc-automation.com. Think beyond everyday.