“If we think of any company that has tried to create this, the only thing that comes to mind is Harmony,” says Paul Erickson, a senior analyst at research firm Parks Associates. “He didn’t just give you the opportunity to promote a number of remotes; there were remote remnants for a long time. But most of them had 80 percent of the controls you needed for this Blu-ray game, or A / V receiver, or soundbar. ”
However, there were signs even in the early 10s that Logitech was not fully established in the market, says Werthauer. An IT developer for the New York City Department of Education, he started his business in 2010 after realizing that Logitech hadn’t fixed it. “Rural courts were breaking left and right and complaining about the same thing,” he says. “Logitech sometimes offered a 30 percent discount if you bought a new one, but no one was interested. They just wanted to take their old arm.”
The first director Werthauer prepared his own. But in the end it has four or five units coming in every day, from all corners of the globe: remote broken LCDs, broken USB ports, idle IR emitters, simple hard buttons, all in need of care. “I felt I had the right to make amends, and I thought Logitech did throw the ball there,” he says. “I started selling parts and writing support tools and everything else I could to help them find things that were accurate and detailed enough so that they could even fix themselves.”
However, Harmony grew, unknown two numbers Logitech sales growth in 2010. However, it has not planned for progress over the next decade.
Standards of Service
Drag by the default section at first: The number of devices in the smaller room has dropped, mainly because the promotion has left DVD and Blu-ray players for many. That’s one mile below. But what happened in private has had a profound effect: the rise of HDMI-CEC and HDMI-ARC.
Yes, the standards! Sorry. But in front of you they are not watching, be aware that this section is fast approaching. The simplest form is that HDMI-CEC and HDMI-ARC allow your various devices to communicate in order to adjust and listen, respectively. This means that long distances can do a lot. “The world of HDMI is slowly infiltrating all of our video and video devices, which in itself has removed many of the most controversial or frustrating issues that could cause people to find solutions to remote objects,” says Erickson. “These things didn’t happen.”
Think about the time you spend using the remote Roku, say, turn on your TV, or turn up the volume. The same thing Harmony has been offering for years is now under construction. The same Roku won’t give you all the bells and whistles of the Harmony Hub, but most people don’t need them. And while Logitech tried to differentiate its Harmony line by adding controls to smart home devices such as light bulbs and talking speakers, which remain the voice space, not buttons. (Agreement he stabbed by building Alexa directly in the distance; It worked well.)
“Connectivity has a great tool that doesn’t fit right now,” says Erickson.