This should come as no surprise to anyone that supply chain shortages have now affected video remote controls. The ever-popular Potenza remote that Innovative Systems and our supplier partners have offered for years is now on back-order, with an undetermined replenishment date. The testing and development teams at Innovative have worked together to find a very capable replacement with the Phazr-5 remote control.
The Phazr-5 is compatible with the Innovative Systems 5041-W and the legacy line of Amino Set Top Boxes. Our extensive testing and feature comparison of this remote has revealed that there is no “skip-forward” function, but it does have a fast forward button. This remote is being used by many video operators today, and is now available from your Innovative Systems Sales Directors in one hundred lot quantities.
Other Remote Control News
The “Big Button” remote we have been using for a number of years was made end of life due to discontinued components. We do have a few thousand of those remaining, and our team is working to find a comparable replacement, be watching for more details in the future.
Another available remote option to consider is the InsinQ RF/IR combined remote. This is an excellent choice for long distance channel surfing with high power IR LED’s for excellent range and angle. This unit also has an optional subscription voice over feature that interacts with common voice commands such as play/pause, restart, record, rewind, fast forward, and more. Please contact your Regional Sales Director if you have any questions.