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Redactie AV & Domotica | 21 maart 2008
March 20, 2008 - BMB Electronics BV, Europe`s leading custom and home electronics supplier, today announced the launch of the innovative KP-900 from Universal Remote Control.

The KP-900 Keypad Remote is completely Wireless and is powered by four easy-to-replace AAA batteries. It is therefore a true `problem solver` for installations in Brick or Concrete built homes where running wires is difficult and expensive. It can also be easily removed from the wall bracket for convenient handheld use as an IR and RF remote control. The keypad can be mounted on any surface - brick, sheetrock or plaster - using the four small screws included. Built-in magnets allow it to stick to metal surfaces - even most refrigerators. It features backlit, laser etched buttons and a bright backlit LCD.

Power and Flexibility
The KP-900 is a powerful keypad remote that can control all audio and video equipment in a home, simplifying and automating the operation of even the most complex Home Theatre system to achieve an extraordinary combination of power and flexibility. It can be mounted on a wall AND used as a handheld remote, making it ideal for retrofitting into homes with existing entertainment systems, as well as for new homes too.

Perfect For Retrofit Installations
Four simple screws attach the KP-900`s bracket to a wall, eliminating the expense and inconvenience of running new wires or opening the wall to locate existing wiring. The keypad can be mounted in any room, and anywhere in a room. It can be used on the wall in its bracket, independently as a handheld, or affixed to a refrigerator or other metal surface thanks to its  built-in magnets. The keypad is compatible with iPods and other portable music players, and comes in three decorator-friendly finishes - white, light almond and black.

The KP-900 is equipped with a bright, easy to read, backlit LCD screen and injection-moulded backlit buttons with laser-etched labelling. Six buttons to the right of the screen are labelled based on what a user is watching or listening to, and change accordingly. Someone `Watching TV`, for example, will see a list of buttons useful to that activity. If they select `DVD` the buttons will automatically change to control the DVD - making operation of the system simple, fluid and intuitive.

To further enhance customized installation, the keypad comes with three sets of keycaps for the top buttons. One set has no labels. The other two simplify volume control (Volume Up, Mute and Volume Down) and transport control (Seek-, Shuffle and Seek+). They help installers more perfectly adapt the keypad to specific systems and user preferences, and cannot be removed once installed.

Any Room, any time, any where
A KP-900 can be added to each room where control is desired - the kitchen, bedroom bathroom, (or even outdoors). It operates using Infrared (IR) signals with a range of 30-50 feet, or Radio Frequency (RF) signals with a range of 50-100 feet when used with an optional MRF-350 or MRF-260 RF Base Station. In RF mode, components can be controlled without pointing at them, even if they are located in other rooms, hidden in cabinets, or are behind closed doors.

For homes that already have wall-mounted volume controls, adding a KP-900 keypad lets users operate their systems more comprehensively from whatever room they`re in. They can turn the system on or off, select what to listen to or watch, change songs, CDs, channels, sources, harness previously unused features their components might already possess and use the keypad anywhere in the room by simply lifting it from its home bracket.
The KP-900 is also compatible with Universal`s pioneering MSC-400 Master System Controller, providing installers with options and advantages not otherwise available, including triggered macros, RS-232 / relay control, video and voltage sensors and other devices.

Programmed to Please
The KP-900 is designed to be professionally programmed using the companies own software via a Windows PC equipped with a USB port. The software is available at no extra cost from While a basic set-up only takes a few minutes, fully automating an A/V system requires a detailed knowledge of the equipment, the user`s preferences, and how the system is connected.

The KP-900 boasts a generous 4 Megabits of user-configurable Flash memory, which supports up to 400 full pages of commands that can be distributed into as many as 255 devices. Additional features include a 255-color backlighting palette for the LCD display, one-touch blue backlighting for all the hard buttons, the ability to learn new IR commands, a small integrated speaker for audible feedback, a built-in sleep timer, and a USB cable. Four AAA batteries supply reliable, long-lasting power.

Availability: In stock

- LCD Size: 2.4" TFT(QVGA) 262,144 Colours
- Size: 4-3/4`` H x 5-7/16`` W x 5/8`` D (KP-900 w/ bracket) 5-1/16`` H x 6-1/8`` W x 13/16`` D
- Weight: 8 ounces (with batteries)
- Macro Capabilities: Up to 255 steps each, however nesting is allowed, thus real macro length is unlimited
- Memory: 4 Megabits of Flash Memory (For User Configuration)
- RF Freq: 418 MHZ (Narrow Band)
- Range: RF - Up to 100 feet when used with MRF-260, MRF-350 or MSC-400 RF Base stations IR (line of sight)
- Up to 50 feet, depending upon environment

About BMB Electronics
Established in 1987, BMB Electronics B.V. (formerly Martek) is located in Veen, The Netherlands and is one of Europe`s Premier Distributors of Custom Installation, Audio Visual, Building Automation and Lighting Control solutions. The company holds extensive stock to supply the European and Middle Eastern markets and hosts regular dealer / installer training sessions at its own custom designed offices and warehouses in The Netherlands, the UK and Sweden.

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