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Overview: The URC MRF-260 base station is an
"addressable" RF base station for compatible URC Complete Control remotes. RF Addressing gives you the ability to control as
many as 60 identical components throughout a house. To enable better range and
reliability, the MRF-260 is equipped with Narrow Band RF reception. The MRF-260
RF Base Station sits
out-of-sight and receives the radio frequency (RF) commands from your compatible
URC remote. It then translate these signals into commands that your various components can
understand. The benefit to you - no more pointing, because RF passes harmlessly
through walls, doors, and floors. That means that you can store all of your
equipment behind closed doors in cabinet furniture.
URC Remote Compatible: The MRF-260's integrated Narrow Band RF
receiver receives commands from any URC Complete Control remote, such as the
Universal MX-450 Remote Control (554MX450,
Note: The MRF-260 is only compatible with Narrow
Band URC remotes. The current versions of the MX-3000, MX-950, MX-900,
TX-1000, MX-850, MX-650, MX-450, and the MX-350 remote controls. The MRF-260
is compatible with all MX-950s, MX-900s and TX-1000s, but is not
compatible with MX-850, MX-650 or MX-350 remote controls manufactured before
November 1, 2006 or an MX-3000 built before April 2005.You can identify the
build date of a remote control by looking at the serial number. The first 6
digits indicate the build date. If the serial number appears as 122905
014054, the first 6 digits indicate that the remote was built on December
RF Receiver: The MRF-260 receives RF (radio frequency) signals
via its integrated RF receiver and antenna. The MRF-260 displays RF interference
via a bright red Status LED which flickers when interference is present, if the
ID is set to 0. Simply relocate the MRF-260 should interference occur.
Built-in Front Blaster: The MRF-260's built-in Front Blaster sends
commands to components in the same cabinet space as the MRF-260.
4 IR Flashers: Self-adhesive "Flashers" affix to the front panels of
your components (over the built-in IR sensor). The Flashers relay commands to
components out of sight of the MRF-260's Front Blaster. The flashers plug
in to the MRF-260's rear flasher line outputs (3.5mm) via their 9.75' cables.
Uniquely, the MRF-260 can also connect to rear panel IR Inputs (3.5mm) via its
- Dual Fixed IR Outputs: The MRF-260
is equipped with two fixed IR line outputs with standard 3.5 jacks for
standard IR emitter/ flashers.
- Dual Variable IR Outputs: The
MRF-260 is equipped with two adjustable IR line outputs. Each output can be
individually matched to rear panel IR inputs on any component that is
designed to be operated by a standard IR repeater. The outputs utilize a
3.5mm jack and are compatible with standard IR emitter/flashers as well.
Addressable: The MRF-260 has four "addressable" IR Line Outputs. For
example, you can control up to four identical TV's with one MRF-260 or route
volume commands for a specific zone to a particular zone IR input on a
multi-zone preamp. If you have more than four identical components or zones, up
to 15 additional MRF- 260s can be installed to control them (thus allowing up to
60 identical components or zones in one house.
Note: Any compatible URC
Complete Control remote is "addressable." They can be programmed to
specifically control components in a particular room by installing an
MRF-260 base station at each location (up to 15 equipment locations).
In operation it's simple, when you select a device located in the Den, the
remote only sends commands to the Den. When you select a device located in
the Family Room, the remote only sends commands there.
Mounting Options: The MRF-260 features 4 integrated rubber feet that
allow it to sit horizontally on a shelf inside your AV cabinet. The RF base
station also features an integrated mounting bracket and comes supplied with 4
mounting screws to wall-mount the device or mount it to the inside of a cabinet.
Power Supply: The MRF-260 operates off of
standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter.
- Input: AC 120V - 60Hz, 9W
- Output: DC 9V - 300mA