At noon today, URC will launch push notifications, geofencing and NFC macros (Android only) for Total Control 2.0.
These new features will function as part of the URC Mobile 2.0 app for iOS and Android devices. They will be made available in the URC Accelerator 2.0 software via live update. Push notifications, geofencing and NFC macros are professionally programmed by trained, authorized URC Total Control 2.0 dealers.
With push notifications, users receive pop up messages on their iOS and Android devices through the URC Mobile 2.0 app. “Front door is unlocked” and “Living room thermostat is set to 80 degrees” are examples of push notifications. Additionally, the programmer can set up to two active responses to each push notification.
Geofencing enables users to trigger macros based on the geographical location of a URC Mobile 2.0 device. With the required programming and integration, this feature enables homeowners to turn off all of the rooms in their system, lock the front door and close the garage door by simply driving away.
Near Field Communication (NFC) uses short range wireless signals to communicate with an NFC tag. Once programmed, a single tap can trigger a series of commands to activate an activity such as Watch Movie, Turn Off Home or Turn Off Lights.
Authorized Total Control 2.0 dealers can download the integration guide on the URC Dealer Portal and URC Control Room dealer only websites. Dealer technical assistance is available at 800-901-0800.
For more information about URC, visit www.universalremote.com.