Logitech Harmony Remote
is a line of universal remote controls
manufactured and sold by Logitech
. The design of remote control interface is oriented toward the activity the user selects (e.g. "Watch TV") instead of the command-based approach typical of early remote controls. The remote control sends individual commands to the system components on the user's behalf to configure them for the activity that the user selects.
The technology used in these remote controls is also used in the Logitech Revue Google TV
boxes, allowing the Revue to provide control over the entire home entertainment system. According to Logitech, " free app plus your new companion box will give you the same control over your home entertainment system as our most powerful Logitech Harmony remote."
The Harmony remote control was originally created in 2001 by Easy Zapper, a Canadian company, and first sold in November 2001. The company later changed its name to Intrigue Technologies and was located in Mississauga
. Computer peripheral manufacturer Logitech acquired it in May 2004 for US$29 million.
All Harmony remotes are set up online and retrieve settings via a computer's USB port.
Each remote has infrared
learning capability, and can upload information about a new remote to an online device... Read More