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URC Adds Extra Vegetables for Total Control

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If you’re not a Control4 fan, that headline probably caused a bit of head-scratching. If you’re not familiar with the company, Extra Vegetables is home automation company that specializes in writing drivers for advanced control systems. Their creations supplement the driver libraries offered by first-party companies (which is to say, mostly Control4 to this point), and often provide advanced functionality — like IP control capabilities for Roku and DIRECTV boxes — or control and onscreen feedback for devices a little too esoteric to justify for inclusion in standard driver libraries — like the completely drool-worthy driver and app package for WeatherHawk’s weather stations. (Want. So. Bad! Sadly, the weather stations alone cost more than my entire home automation system.)

At this year’s ISE in Amsterdam, URC is announcing that they’ve teamed up with Extra Vegetables for the creation of two-way drivers for Total Control systems.

“Because our dealers require a high level of multi-vendor integration, our partnership with Extra Vegetables is a significant step forward for our Total Control system,” said Doug Cole, senior vice president and general manager of URC. “The more third-party modules available to our dealers, the more Total Control systems they’ll sell, and the happier their customers will be. Extra Vegetables is well-known as an expert, significant partner in producing those modules.”

“The URC Total Control platform already enables dealers to integrate with a wide range of market-leading products,” said Jane Scotland, marketing director for Extra Vegetables. “This partnership will benefit URC dealers by providing additional integration modules that Extra Vegetables will write for use with Total Control. We are delighted to be working closely with URC, and feel that the combination of Total Control and our integration modules will enable dealers to deliver comprehensive and cost-effective solutions to their customers.”

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