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HEBRON, Ky., August 17, 2016 – Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, introduced a software driver for integrating the Nuvo® Player Portfolio with system controllers from Universal Remote Control (URC). Available free of charge via the Legrand website, and requiring no firmware update to other components, the driver enables a wide range of URC controllers as well as URC apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to control many of the Player Portfolio system’s functions.

The new driver, which is implemented during the URC system setup, provides access to all Nuvo Player Portfolio services and content via real-time two-way communication between URC controllers and the Nuvo Player Portfolio while providing a seamless experience for users. In addition to basic play, pause and volume control functions, the driver enables users to select and browse sources and content, group zones and access service specific transport controls (such as rating tracks for Pandora), as well as configure their favorite sources and features for easy access via keypads or custom buttons.

“URC is a well established, widely used brand of home control systems, and this new driver further reiterates our position to make whole home audio products purposefully designed for the professional integrator,” said Fritz Werder, VP/GM for the company’s Nuvo and On-Q product lines. “Our customers appreciate the time savings of being able to use the driver to access the comprehensive control and custom programming options that make all channels and content instantly available via the URC controller or app.”

Installers will appreciate the new driver’s convenience features, such as a “settings” page that configures account properties for easy access to data such as usernames and passwords, which will enable them to administer service updates without bothering the customer.

The driver is compatible with all Nuvo Player Portfolio models and is designed for use with URC controller models TRC820, TRC1080, TRC1280, TKP2000, TKP5500 and TKP7000, as well as URC apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. 

For additional information about the Nuvo Player Portfolio URC driver, please visit the Legrand web site.

About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures.  Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide.  Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including in particular connectable products enhancing value in use. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015.  Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Vantage, Watt Stopper, and Wiremold.  Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). 

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