New TRF-ZW3 Gateway and 500 Series Switches & Dimmers – All Z-Wave Plus™ Certified 


DENVER, CO (September 12, 2019)—URC, a global leader in smart automation and control for residential and commercial applications, unveiled today at the 2019 CEDIA Expo a next generation smart wireless lighting control system carrying Z-Wave Plus-certification.  Designed to be installed standalone or integrated with URC’s Total Control™ 2.0 or MX HomePro® systems, this new line up is compatible with LED lighting and boasts several benefits, including increased power, increased range (up to 500 feet) for larger installations, 250% more bandwidth, enhanced security, and ease of installation.


URC’s 500 Series Lighting Saves Energy and Ultimately Money for the End User

“Our new URC 500 Series Lighting control system provides a number of benefits to the end user – saving energy and cost and providing ultimate convenience through automation — in a very attractive package.  It is also backwards compatible with URC’s current 300 series lighting control system so installers can add on to existing projects quite easily.” commented Lars Granoe, VP of Product Development for URC.  


URC’s new 500 Series wireless lighting control system consists of wireless light switches, dimmers, receptacles, accessory modules and a new wireless gateway.  When installed as a standalone system, the end user can control it using URC’s Home App and an iOS® or Android™ smartphone or tablet.


·      The heart of the system, URC’s new TRF-ZW3 Gateway (shipping now, MSRP $299) acts as the central point for the new URC lighting system and has more power to handle larger installations vs. URC’s first-generation lighting system. “We’ve tested and confirmed our new TRF-ZW3 Gateway for rock-solid performance so it can handle up to 100 nodes of Z-Wave/Z-Wave Plus compatible equipment. The scalability of our new wireless lighting system is unprecedented.”  


·      URC 500 Series new switches, dimmers, and receptacles will be available in October (MSRP $99) in 3 designer colors (white, light almond, and black) to match any interior aesthetic.  Master Neutral and Accessory Neutral versions of the switches and dimmers are available.  The dimmers are rated to support up to 600 Watts. 


·      Rounding out the lineup, a new appliance module will also be available at an MSRP of $99 in October.  “Authorized dealers can automate not only lighting but also coffee makers, table lamps, seasonal lighting & decorations, or pretty much anything connected to the appliance module,” added Granoe.


 Z-Wave Plus is the next generation standard of Z-Wave, a wireless technology that lets all home electronics that leverage it to talk to each other over the Z-Wave network, providing the end user with a system that is extremely reliable and easy to control. “We’re thrilled to be introducing this next generation of URC lighting based on the Z-Wave Plus standard.”


Engineered for URC Total Control 2.0 and URC MX HomePro System Compatibility

URC’s new 500 series wireless lighting control system can also be controlled by any URC Total Control 2.0 smart automation & control system user interface (in-wall and tabletop touch screens, in-wall keypads, wireless remote controls, voice control or smartphone / tablet control) , providing the end user for easy control of their entire home or commercial facility.  The system is also compatible with URC MX HomePro IoT control systems for smaller installations. 


When combined URC’s Total Control 2.0 or MX HomePro Systems, end users can enjoy even more conveniences and security, such as:

·      Automatically illuminating any room when they enter.

·      “Lighting “scenes” for different activities in the home or commercial environment.

·      Giving the end user the ability to control the lights from another room, using any URC Total Control or MX HomePro control interface. 

·      Randomize vacation modes by setting automatic schedules with +/- 20 minutes.

·      Automatically turn on/off the lights in their home or commercial environment when your pull into the driveway or the street, thanks to URC’s Geo-Fencing feature with unlimited proximity.

·      Automate the lighting to react (On or Flashing) when a security alarm, window/door sensor, door lock or motion sensor is activated.

·      Automate the lighting to react to earthquake or flood detection.


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


About URC

Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC is a global leader in smart automation and control. 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. Legendary 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. For more information visit universalremote.com.


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