Universal Remote Control’s new UR5L-8700L-IP Remote Control, which was introduced at the show, can control and operate both IPTV and digital set-top boxes from multiple manufacturers.

The UR5L-8700L-IP, an infrared remote with a range of 30 to 50 feet, features full keypad backlighting and illuminated mode buttons, and it can control up to five IR devices with up to four macros. Designed to handle complete VOD and DVR applications, the UR5L-8700L-IP is tru2way/OCAP-compliant, supports both SDTV and HDTV usage, and can provide full PIP functionality.

“As the exciting and dynamic world of cable TV continues to evolve, the UR5L-8700L-IP will effortlessly evolve right along with it,” said Bill Baker, VP of national accounts for URC. “This is the future-proof, versatile cable remote that the industry is demanding.”

Additionally, URC has nabbed the following subscription broadcast customers for its new tru2way/OCAP digital remote controls (the UR5U-8720L, UR5U-8700L and UR3-SR3M): Time Warner Cable of Wilmington, N.C.; TWC of San Antonio, Texas; TWC of Garden Grove, Bellflower, Chatsworth and Newbury Park, all in California; MetroCast in Maryland and Virginia; Rocky Mountain Cable in Colorado; and 10 National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) customers.

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