RTI Companion Remote Control

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The SURFiR companion remote represents a revolutionary new concept in control - allow users to incorporate Apple ® or Android® devices as the main graphical interface for their control system, while adding the convenience of hard buttons for tactile control. This eliminates the numerous screen swipes needed for control tasks that require frequent interaction such as channel changes, DVR control or volume adjustments. The SURFiR allows the user to enjoy the other benefits of their smart phone or tablet device: checking email, reading news feeds, accessing social media, etc. To further enhance the experience for the user, the SURFiR can track which electronic device is being controlled by the RTiPanel app and automatically controls the same. Powerful and intuitive control in an inexpensive package - everything you desire in a companion remote.



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What appears to be just a basic remote control is really a programmable, wireless companion remote that works harmoniously with a tablet or smart phone running the RTiPanel App. Designed with the flexibility needed for new and retrofit installations, it has the ability to use either 433MHz or 2.4GHz Zigbee ® RF to communicate with any RTI XP series control processor. The SURFiR also requires minimal programming for installers, lowering overall installation costs and making it simple to integrate into any system.

The hallmark of this “companion” remote is the ability to track page changes made on an RTiPanel control app. Now the electronics being controlled by the tablet or smart phone, are being controlled by the SURFiR as it automatically switches to control the correct electronics with no interaction required. An ergonomic design, soft touch buttons and custom labeling options, make it easy to see why the SURFiR is the perfect solution for convenient control - when the iPad is busy doing something else.

PLEASE NOTE: SURFiR does not have IR capability. Also, an RM-433 433MHz antenna or ZM-24 2.4GHz Transceiver Module and an XP series control processor must be used with this model of remote. When used with an XP-3 control processor, 2.4GHz Zigbee RF must be used. 433MHz RF is NOT supported with XP-3 via the RM-433.

*Integration Designer software only available to authorized RTI dealers.

  • Provides a companion remote for use with the RTiPanel and Virtual
    Panel apps.
  • Tracks page changes to stay in sync with one or more apps.
  • Dual RF transmission capability uses 433MHz and 2.4GHz (utilizing
    Zigbee® technology).
  • Remote finder beeper allows user to easily locate SURFiR by pressing a
    button on their smart phone or tablet.
  • Ergonomic design permits effortless, one-handed operation.
  • Completely customizable and programmable.
  • Security screw on battery door for hotel applications.
  • Inexpensive and requires no direct programming.*
  • Includes eight buttons that can be custom labeled.
  • Select between 433MHz and 2.4GHz RF operation.
  • Works with any XP series control processor.
  • Battery low indicator.
  • Uses 4 AAA batteries.

* There is no USB port on the SURFiR. Programming is done in Integration Designer which generates a "code key" that is input on remote keypad.

Power 4 AAA Alkaline batteries
Power Management Automatic On/Off
Radio Frequency Control Range Up to 100 feet (30.5 meters)
(with optional System Interfaces/Processors)
Radio Frequency Carrier 433 MHz & 802.15.4 @ 2.4Ghz (Zigbee® technology)
Operating Temperature +32°F to +122°F (0°C to +50°C)
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% Non-condensing
Standby Time on Full Charge 365 Days
Total System Memory 256K Bytes Flash (non-volatile) memory
Device Capability Total number of devices determined in control app (ex. RTiPanel)
Macro Capability All programming stored in RTI XP control processor
Macro capability on every button
Dimensions (L x W x D) 9.5 in (240mm) x 1.8 in (46mm) x .8 in (22mm)
Enclosure High-impact molded ABS plastic
Weight 8.0 oz. (228g) with batteries
Warranty One Year (Parts & Labor)
90 days on the battery