Remember back in the day where there were just a couple of channels on your black-and-white TV, and yet with just those few channels, you could spend endless hours glued to whatever programming that came your way? Also, there was no need to hook up some other peripherals like home theater systems and DVD players since those didn’t exist back then – heck, there wasn’t even a remote control to boot! Fast forward a few decades and you have a plethora of accessories and appliances that can hook up to your TV, not to mention each of them having their own remote controls. In order to make things more centralized and consolidated, SilverPAC has decided to reveal their evolution 5500 universal remote control to the masses by unveiling it at the upcoming CES 2010 in Las Vegas.
SilverPAC hopes to place consumers firmly in control of the many systems that are part of their home ecosystem, where the evolution 5500 will embed Microsoft’s innovative software technologies to deliver something that most consumers would not have come across before in the market. The flagship evolution 5500 will rely on Windows SideShow technology, effortlessly integrating personal communications including e-mail and video streaming while being able to control over 100 home theater and automation systems, be they lighting and HVAC, all from a single touchscreen device (that’s the trend these days). Using the Microsoft Green Button, your whole digital entertainment library on home Windows computers can be accessed via Windows Media Center in an instant. Built on Windows 7 and Windows embedded solutions, the evolution 5500 makes it a snap for custom integrators to develop new applications while making them work with after-market devices.
If you’re heading for CES 2010, make sure you check out the SilverPAC booth at the LVCC. Attendees can place their pre-sales purchase orders there, and in a bid to promote the evolution 5500, the first 200 online pre-sale orders will receive a $500 per-device rebate.