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1 September 2007: Dynalite & HAL smart control now ready!

QualiFi in co-operation with both Dynalite and HAL are happy to announce the official release of the anticipated modules that will allow live 2-way control when using the Pronto TSU9600.

Now you can easily control many of the functions possible with these smart home automation systems and see their live status using the Philips Pronto TSU9600.

Ask an authorised Pronto TSU9600 integrator about creating a smart lighting and automation solution with these products.

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to find an approved Pronto TSU9600 integrator in your area or click on the Dynalite or HAL logos to find out more.



30 July 2007: CEDIA Expo - New Products Launched!

QualiFi recently stunned attendees at the CEDIA Expo on the Gold Coast with the introduction of a few new toys that delighted integrators that visited from all over the country. The QualiFi team was made up of 9 staff members from the custom solutions team. Joining the QualiFi team was Guy Roels from Philips Belgium and Simon Kan from Philips Singapore (pictured next to the giant Pronto left to right)

One of the highlights of the CEDIA Expo was the giant Pronto TSU9600. The fully working giant size model was situated at the CEDIA Expo entrance and was enjoyed by many of the attendees that had fun tapping away on the 42" touch screen.

CEDIA Australia this year was the first time Philips premiered the brand new TSU9400 system control to the world. Like it's bigger brother the TSU9600, the new baby to the smart control family features all the same functionality that you've grown to love including all the 2-way control features. Now for the first time Philips has introduces the world's first truly affordable smart home control that will allow the user to monitor real-time smart home devices from media servers, lighting systems to climate control systems. Click here for more info

The Expo was also one of the first times that anyone had cast eyes on the stunning new Marantz RC9001 system control panel. This anticipated control is operationally identical to the Philips TSU9600 but in a classy package that also sports an array of light blue backlit buttons. It is luxuriously finished in the elegant and traditional champagne gold/silver and is expected to be on sale by November this year. We'll try to bring you more info as it comes to hand.

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3 July 2007: ProntoScript 2-way upgrade released

Philips have just released the most significant upgrade in it's control history to date - ProntoScript. This new addition to the simultaneously released ProntoEdit Professional software editor for the TSU9600 is the cornerstone for 2-way communication capabilities for the TSU9600 and future Pronto remotes to come. It puts Pronto at the very cutting edge of affordable smart home control systems ahead of any other comparably priced product available.

Based on the popular JavaScript programming language, seasoned integrators will be able to create their own simple modules to further enhance the end user experience. Quite a number of manufacturers both worldwide and many in Australia have already joined the Philips Pronto partnership and created 'plug and play' type modules that easily integrate with smart home devices with many more coming soon.

Here's a short list of devices that can be controlled 2-ways:
Dynalite, Windows Media Center, Vista, Media Player 11, Escient, Imerge, Speakercraft, Niles, Elan, Xantech, Marantz, Denon, Onkyo/Integra, Yamaha.

Locally other modules currently under construction are:
HAL, HPM iControl, C-BUS, Control4, Sonos and more.

Implementation for modules will be covered in all local QualiFi remote programming training courses.

ProntoScript coincides with the launch of the latest version of ProntoEdit Professional version 1.1.20 that supports the Windows Vista operating system (get it from the download section).

Also released is new firmware for the TSU9600 and both the RFX9600 and RFX9400 extenders. You should update all components to take advantage of the great new ProntoScript feature and other enhancements including new buttons and images available through the gallery.









25 June 2007: QualiFi takes on new Tech Support member

QualiFi welcomes the appointment of Daniel Zielin in the position of Tech Support and ProntoScript programmer. Daniel has recently joined QualiFi after completing a Bachelor in Computer Science Degree at Monash University in Melbourne. Daniel is passionate about audio technologies and will be invaluable in troubleshooting dealer and end user problems. Daniel's greatest contribution to QualiFi will be in producing valuable 2-way modules for both the Pronto and Marantz control systems.

Daniel has already sat through a number of remote programming training session and has a solid understanding of IR, RF, RS232 and TCP/IP technologies.

I'm sure integrators around Australia, and perhaps the world, will love the work that Daniel will contribute. When you next call in to QualiFi please make him feel welcome or drop him an email at tech@qualifi.com.au


2 April 2007: Philips APMEA conference, Shenzhen China

Recently, the QualiFi team attended the Philips APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa region) Peripherals and Accessories conference in Shenzhen, China. The venue was the new and fantastic Kempinski Hotel in Shenzhen. It was a little way out from the main CBD of Shenzhen, but not too far that 25 minutes in a cab and AUD$10 didn't fix. Shenzhen is one of China's largest growing cities, otherwise known as a 'Special Economic Zone'. In just 20 years, the place has gone from a sleepy fishing village to an industrial and technology manufacturing metropolis that has a population of 10 million.

It was there that Philips unveiled an amazing & detailed line up of innovative new products to 150 attendees from various distributors in the APMEA region. Whilst details of these products cannot be released at the moment, it's safe to say the Pronto roadmap is looking unbelievably solid and extensive. A lot has been happening in Belgium over the past 6 months and loads of innovation will be launched progressively in the next few months. It's all really exciting stuff! I doubt there will be an installer out there who will not be pleased with what Philips has in store.

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26 March 2007: Pronto TSU9600 goes to air on Ten's Cybershack

The Cybershack TV show goes to air featuring the new pronto TSU9600 with the lovely Erin McNaught taking the Pronto through it's paces. If you haven't seen this short segment, download it now or simply play it.

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March 2007: Pronto TSU9600 makes it's Australian TV debut!

The Pronto team at QualiFi were invited to attend a TV production shoot for the well known Cybershack show, hosted by Erin McNaught (aka 'Miss Australia 2006'). Cybershack will feature the Pronto TSU9600 at the end of March which will greatly increase the awareness for this outstanding control panel.

Adapting the 'Belgian' formula introduced by Guy Roels from Philips during the recent Accreditation Tour, a great Aussie interface was developed and demonstrated on the show. The design highlights the brilliant clarity of the control panel's touch screen, features all TV channel logos as well as other great activity pictures that further highlight the superiority of this control panel over anything else. This template is now available in the downloads section for you to demo and use.

The fantastic shoot location in Northbridge NSW was arranged thanks to the guys at P&N Rogers (integrators) and HPM. We expect a lot of sales enquiries to flood in about the control panel once the TV show airs.

Be sure to be watching when Erin McNaught shows you why the Philips Pronto presses buttons like no other! The estimated date the show will air is Monday 26 March at 11:15pm, Channel 10.

Make sure you take advantage of this great PR event and exposure!