RTI Remote Control: A Brief Overview

Hottest Remote

rti-t1-bWith its slim look and elegant design, it’s no surprise that the T1-B+ is Custom Thunder AV’s top selling remote control. A powerful one-handed control remote, backlit keys a Tilt switch that can automatically turn on the backlight when picked up and an ergonomic design make it easy to use for all ages. With an assortment of keypad buttons for commonly used functions, the T1-B+ can run a sophisticated system for a budget price tag. Featuring dual RF using 433MHz and 2.4ghz/ZigBee.

With up to a 100Ft range (with an XP processer) use the remote without the need to point it at every source you want to use. We have 40 fully programmable buttons, with one button press cut on your receiver, TV, and satellite. Swap your inputs and go to your favorite channel, but were not limited to this we can put an unlimited number of steps on a single button. This remote can pretty much do it all. These are easy for new installs or retro fits, and will work just about any device that uses IR. They also allow us to integrate a control processor hiding all your equipment.

Using RF emitters, we can move your clunky wires and equipment into a neat closet or cabinet, out of site out of mind. 4-hours of continuous use or about 7 days of use with its rechargeable lithium-ion battery and docking station ensure you’re never scrambling for that box of AAA+ battery’s. it’s hard to beat the versatility of RTI and its remote controls. Quick programing times and an affordable price tag make this a time and money saver for you, Making this our bestselling remote control.

Award Winning Programming

RTI changed the game with its Award-winning software, Integration Designer is a powerful, easy-to-use, Windows based software package that allows the entire RTI control system to be programmed from any Certified integrators PC. It provides a wide variety of powerful tools to make the programming process quick and easy allowing for integrators to fully customize and program a customer’s remote with their specific preferences.

Each button having the ability to run huge macros or the simplest of commands, but that’s pushed even further with the time delays, setting up flags to active based on other events, one button power allowing all your devices to cut on or off simultaneously based on the wishes of the client. Supporting RS-232, Zig-Bee, RF. the product of over ten years of development, Integration Designer is a central part of the RTI Integration Control system, not an afterthought.

Great in-wall Touchpad

kx-in-wall-touch-padRTI’s KX 3.5 in-wall touch pad Coming with built-in control processor features and video intercom it shines as an affordable option. This hybrid device acts as both a touch panel and an advanced control processor. The results being an advanced automation device that delivers simplicity and output all in one. It’s featuring a 3.5” WVGA resolution (480w x 800h) TFT LCD to display custom buttons, text and graphics, another five hard buttons for convenience.

It works as a two-way mic and camera, plus a proximity sensor to active the backlit screen as you approach backed up by an ambient light sensor to help you see and save you money. POE 10/100 base-t integrated power plus 802.11 wireless Ethernet for viewing video security video over IP and remote programing. All this allows for seamless integration into a new or existing system.

Full automation over almost every aspect of your home/smart home devices at a reasonable price compared to some other brands. With the bonus of being wired and able to directly control your IR and RS-232 with an astronomical clock for time/date based events and the built in 2.4 GHz ZigBee antenna you even have connectivity to any other RTI remote you have. This has stood out to me since the first time I saw as an all in one without having to buy a separate control processor, it’s a lot lighter on the pocket book without compromising or losing power and performance.

Custom Thunder Audio Video brings you the best in residential and commercial entertainment installation in North Alabama and Southern Tennessee. We specialize in custom home theater installation, lighting control, structured wiring, satellite systems, flat panel TV installations, and outdoor audio/video systems. Check out our website or blog for more information.

Cedia 2016 Review

Cedia 2016 was all about thinking big, and seeing as it was held in the State of Texas it seems appropriate.  They were there to not only present big opportunities; but to share big challenges for the integrators, venders and distributers. This was a general call to action to the AV world.

Big Thinking

There are broad ranges of opportunities available to the AV community. A spectrum of different products, but the ones that reap the most are those that are ready for when a new product launches with all the knowledge and tools for the job. Being the first on the market to supply a service or product gives you a huge edge.

Big ou must be willing to work with others to succeed. Custom Thunder AV may know everything about the products we sell but without our network of distributers, builders, and audiophiles we wouldn’t have access to the products and knowledge we use to service you every day. We focus on cutting edge tech and solutions with timely order fulfillment and flawless customization.

Big Future

The opportunities are coming in the next few years. Our tech world is growing at an astronomical rate and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. We will be staying up-to-date with new products and training to fulfill all your tech needs.

We as integrators are looking for ways to expand our business at a rate that’s never been faster. Emerging trends and opportunities are just around the corner with smart home businesses being shaped and defined in conjunction with our ability to deliver you a customized integrated work space that fulfills all of your needs.

Big Products

UBP-X1000ES 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
We got our first look at Sony’s 4k UHD Blue-ray player, this coming months after Samsung and Philips dove into the market. Sony’s new blue-ray releases alongside brand new projector, both aimed at upper-tier videophilia’s. Sony’s UBP-X1000ES standard 4K Ultra HD player not only handles disc playback, but streams 4K content along with HDR for richer colors and deeper contrast that 4K has on its own. As well as upscaling for 1080p content to bring it to near 4K resolution.

VPL-VW675ES 4K Projector
Sony’s enters the world of High-End projector. This model will be a first to support HyLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma). A new standard developed for HDR broadcasting with an update set to for soon after release via firmware. Sporting 2 HDMI inputs, both supporting HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2. the lamp is rated to last 6,000 hours in low mode, and claims an impressive 1,800 lumens. With a dynamic contrast ratio of 350,00:1.

OLED hasn’t been out long, but LG has already thrown its hand into the market pushing the technology further. First they gave us a 55”, then a 65”, now there throwing it all in on a 77-inch model. While many companies are brightness and bigger nit counts, LG strives for overall contrast. OLED has one distinct advantage the ability to turn a pixel completely off making them capable of true black. Now other than size there isn’t much here we haven’t seen before. With both HDR10 and Dolby vison being supported in addition to 4K Resolution. No word on if they have fixed the burn in issues surrounding the OLED products but I would recommend waiting until they do to go in on this one.


The big winner of Cedia 2016 is DC Power Distribution getting two industry awards and Cedia’s best in show award. It is the industry’s first centralized DC power solution that solves the growing complexities integrators are facing in residential AV applications. Available as 45W DC compact and 125W DC 1RU systems, allowing it to fit anywhere. The number of devices going into many jobs now can be over whelming on the power of the site this allows a balance for power demands with the space constraints

We at Custom Thunder AV are looking forward to next year to see what new products we get to bring you.