MX 6000 - The Ultimate Remote

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The MX6000

WiFi Speed Brings Cover Art, Artist, Album and Titles to the Touch Screen!

The revolutionary MX-6000 brings the power of WiFi networking to the home theater, without compromising simplicity. The MX-6000 is the first home theater remote control to offer two independent communications and control methods simultaneously. The MX-6000 provides both a narrow band 418 MHz transmitter for instant control of conventional home theater components and a WiFi transceiver for high speed transfer of cover art, artist, album and title metadata. The high speed of the built-in 802.11 B/G WiFi transceiver enables the MX-6000 to display lists of artists, albums or songs and to display the cover art of the selected album on the Now Playing screen of the remote control.

Internet Connection Provides Real Time News, Sports, Weather and Stocks

When the MX-6000 is connected to the Internet, pre-programmed modules enable instant access to personalized news, sports, weather and stocks. Unlike other devices, the MX-6000’s news, sports, weather and stocks modules are user-configurable without a programmer or a PC. On a whim, you can check out the opposing team’s scores, or get the weather forecast for a vacation destination. News, Sports, Weather and Stocks modules require that the MX-6000 be installed to a WiFi router with an Internet connection.

Narrow Band RF for Instant Control

The MX-6000 offers home theater owners instant no rules control of AV receivers, flat screen TVs, projectors, cable and satellite receivers, DVD players and changers. Unlike other WiFi remote controls, the MX-6000 uses a second RF (Radio Frequency) transmitter to control conventional gear instantly, without the frustrating delay of waiting for the remote control to “join the network” when you simply want to turn the system on. There are three possible companion RF base stations that provide instant control. The MSC-400 Master System Controller enhances the capabilities of the MX-6000 by storing and issuing Smart Macros to your main system components. These smart macro commands offer the ultimate in reliability and speed, since a single command, measuring fractions of a second, can trigger long complex macro routines with RS-232, IR, relays or even USB keyboard commands to a PC.

The MRF-350 and MRF-260 RF base stations enable an MX-6000 to address or route IR commands to conventional components anywhere in your home. By placing MRF base stations near your TVs, cable/sat receivers and other conventional IR controlled components, you can enjoy instant, no pointing, no rules operation everywhere in your home.

PC and iPod Server options make the MX-6000 incredibly powerful

Instead of purchasing an expensive “Media PC” or dedicated music server, any PC with iTunes and/or Windows Media Player can be connected to your audio system to act as a high powered music server with the most engaging, intuitive user interface you’ve ever seen.

MX-6000 Server is a software application that once installed on a PC, combines your iTunes library with your Media Player library. The MX-6000 utilizes its network connection via WiFi to communicate with the server software on the PC. Since all communication happens at WiFi “G” speeds, there are no lags or delays displaying the information or lists on the screen of the MX-6000. All your cover art, artist, album and song title metadata appear on the screen of the MX-6000. Lists are navigated via the integrated scroll wheel without ever connecting a keyboard or mouse to the PC. At last, you have access to all the music you’ve paid for… all the music you want without the hassles… the music simply plays…

With the PSX-2 Personal Server, users can control iPods like never before, all from the comfort and convenience of the same remote controls they use to control their TVs and home audio systems–and with a much higher and more customized level of control than is available on the iPod itself.

Current iPod docks provide on-screen TV interfaces that functionally mimic the iPod interface, but because the iPod is based on a limited number of buttons and a small screen, users must tediously navigate up and down through a series of nested menus, and must internalize a “mental map” of where special features are accessed. With the help of their custom installers and the PSX-2, users can more easily exploit all of the iPod’s features, including some obscure and rarely-used ones, with the touch of a single button. It’s easy to create playlists on the fly, shuffle music, create favorites, and sort music using a variety of parameters–all with far fewer button presses than would be required with the standard iPod interface.

The PSX-2 provides hundreds of discrete IR codes that cover virtually every iPod function, and even functions that aren’t available on the iPod itself, such as commands for each of the iPod’s EQ settings and the ability to perform alpha searches. Through the remote and a connected TV, or even without a TV using URC’s top-of-the-line MX-6000 Touch Screen, users enjoy the type of vibrant and colorful user interface previously available only with dedicated music servers. URC’s innovative KP-900 Wireless Keypad can be used with the PSX-2 to enjoy an iPod stream in a second zone in the house, such as the kitchen.

The PSX-2 enables an iPod to function similarly to a more expensive dedicated music server, delivering a rich level of metadata, such as Cover Art, Artist, Album, Song, Track Number, Elapsed time, Shuffle and Repeat. Shortcut keys allow direct access to Playlists, Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres, Videos, Music Videos and Podcasts. The PSX-2’s 12 different shuffle options, such as “Shuffle all Songs,” “Shuffle this Artist” and “Shuffle this Genre,” are all on one screen and easily accessible. The user can access cool features like “Play More from this Artist”, “Play More from this Album” and “Play More from this Genre,” while the PSX-2’s Jukebox feature makes creating an ongoing playlist for a party a breeze; users can even listen to tunes while browsing and adding music to the jukebox. Even iPod-based video benefits from the PSX-2. Its HD-quality component video output provides the best picture quality the iPod has to offer.

For the utmost in convenience, an iPod docked in the PSX-2 can sync to any PC or Mac on the home network, so you can always keep the iPod stocked with your latest iTunes downloads and photos. The PSX-2 also continuously charges the iPod, so it’s ready to go when you are.
Reinventing the Touch Screen

Automatic Backlighting The integral motion sensor detects any movement of the touch screen and automatically backlights the screen. The user does not have to press any button to display the screen. Any movement of the MX-6000 renews the backlighting. Without movement, the touch screen stays lit for 1 to 99 seconds (programmed by the installer). Not Just Color, Animated Color! Powered by a 533MHz ARM9 microprocessor, the MX-6000 is the first touch screen designed for animation. The powerful central processor enables quick, fluid page transitions and animated macros.

The 4.3” screen offers a 480×272 pixel window to any graphic. Your professional installer can place BMPs, JPEGs, GIFs, animated GIFs or FLASH
SWF files in your configuration. The World of Sound Equipped with a speaker and a PC recording, your installer can add talking help buttons (recorded on any PC with a microphone) or music to your macros via any WAV file.

Double Capacity Lithium Ion Batteries and Charging Base

The demands of WiFi and high speed transfers coupled with a large color touch screen raise the demand for power to a new high. The MX-6000 is equipped with a unique double capacity Lithium Ion battery, providing over 4 hours of continuous use before recharging is necessary. Should the MX-6000 be left on a table, it will remain in standby mode for ten (10) days without requiring a recharge. The attractive charging base offers an ideal angle to use while charging, so may be placed on or near your chair. In addition, the MX-6000 offers a power input on its side panel, so that it can be hand held while charging directly from the power adapter.

Specifications

  • Display: 4.3″ Wide Screen TFT (480 x 272 QVGA) 65,536 Colors
  • Size: 7.5″ x 5.1″ x 1.3″
  • Weight: 15 oz. (with battery)
  • Learning Capabilities: Standard frequencies (15kHz to 455kHz)
  • Macro Capabilities: Up to 255 steps each, however nesting is allowed
  • Memory: Microprocessor: ARM9 core @533MHz
    Memory – 128 Megabytes of SDRAM
  • RF Freq: 418MHz
  • Range: IR (line of sight) -30-50’ depending upon the environment
    RF (radio frequency) 50 to 100’ depending upon the environment
  • Power Supply: 4800mAh (4 hours of continuous use, 9 Days in standby)
  • Network: WiFi: IEEE802.11 b(11Mbps)/g(54Mbps)
  • Warranty: 1 year parts & labor when purchased from K&W Audio!
  • PSX-2 server is an optional accessory