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Niko Launches New Compatibility with Logitech Universal Remotes

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PRESS RELEASE

6th July 2010 - Niko, the Belgian market-leading control company, has developed a new user manual and user interface to enable Logitech Universal Remote Control units to control Nikobus home control systems.

The Nikobus Home Control System can already be controlled via Niko's own Push Button Switches, Touchpanel and the Philips Pronto. 

The new user interface for the Logitech Harmony now expands this flexibility for home-owners giving them control over all the devices in their home, as well as over the Nikobus controlled functions such as lighting and curtain closing.

This increases simplicity and comfort as only one controller is required to control everything in the home - from heating to the DVD Player.

In keeping with Niko philosophy, the new Nikobus user interface requires a minimum of configuration with the Logitech Harmony universal remote.  This allows for specific functions in each room to be assigned its own key for quick and easy operation.

Niko has also produced a new user manual with step-by-step instructions for operating your Nikobus Home Control System with a Logitech Harmony remote control unit.  This can be downloaded from the Niko Professional website (Service) at http://www.niko.be/nlbe/professional/Service/Software/

Niko UK Sales Director, Steve Calder, commented, "With this new update Niko has taken great strides to meet the demands of our customers, and focus on the general trend towards using universal remote control units within the home. Featuring all the same functionalities as the Philips Pronto but at a less expensive price, the new Logitech Harmony updates ensures that installers can easily offer a larger customer base the benefits of  a Nikobus remote controlled home; and demonstrates that the Nikobus Home control System truly is easy to install, easy to program -  and above all, easy to use."

To find out more about how Niko can give you more control over your life - http://www.nikouk.com/

About Niko

Niko nv, founded in 1919, designs and produces advances solutions for electrical switching material, lighting control, home automation systems, intercom systems and videophones. All over the world, both individuals and professional customers choose for Niko's quality solutions because of their ease of installation, ease of use and their design.

The history of Niko features a series of innovative products and the company is now so well established in its home market of Belgium that it has achieved over 70% market penetration for its electrical switches. As far back as the Sixties, Niko was demonstrating its skill for customizing homes by delivering a ‘lifestyle' with its products.

Even today, the smallest parts of the products are still produced in the Sint-Niklaas factory where Niko manufactures millions of screws each year together with the machinery and moulding tools used to produce many products. Niko now offers a range of more than 3,500 products, from sockets and switches to door telephony and home automation.

Niko (UK) Limited is the latest addition to the Niko family, being established in a new headquarters in Toddington, Bedfordshire, just off Junction 12 of the M1, from where it is leading the expansion of Niko in the UK market.