Dana Point, CA - February 17, 2015 – Today at the Code/Media Conference, CEO David Skokna appeared on the main stage to launch his company Ray Enterprises and debut its first creation: the Ray Super Remote. The New York City-based consumer technology company is focused on developing the next generation of hardware and software products. Ray is an intuitive, touchscreen universal remote control for the Internet generation.
“The Ray Super Remote grew out of my frustration that despite living in the Golden Age of television, I was struggling to find content across proliferating platforms and using a multitude of archaic TV remote controls to do so," said Skokna. “I set out to create one device to control my entire living room and offer the personalized content search and discovery experience my family was craving."
Ray's custom hardware and powerful, yet easy-to-use software combine to create an unrivaled TV remote control. Ray is designed to replace all the remotes in the living room, to deliver search and discovery of TV content in fun and easy ways, and to allow the entire family to share control of connected home devices.
The Ray remote enhances the current TV ecosystem and is compatible with all pay television services. Ray is working with pay television providers to offer even greater Ray functionality. Ray and launch partner DISH are working to integrate the Ray Super Remote with DISH's Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR. With the remote's touch screen functionality, DISH customers will be able to view and control their Hopper programming guide and DVR recordings all on the physical remote.
“We give trusted developers, like Ray, access to DISH APIs so they may create new search, discovery and control experiences for our customers," said Vivek Khemka, DISH senior vice president of product management. “The Ray team has integrated our APIs to create a compelling universal remote compatible in the Hopper ecosystem."
The Hopper integration for the Ray Super Remote will be available in the coming months.
On a 4.8" diagonal high-resolution touch screen, Ray offers users a wide array of content discovery tools such as easy-to-use search, recommendations, trending and most popular, and TV programming presented in personalized and dynamic content themes. Enhanced experiences around kids programming and live sports are available.
Setting up in minutes, Ray utilizes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, infrared and ZigBee to automatically connect to and control thousands of devices including HDTVs, DVRs, set-top boxes, streaming media players, gaming consoles and connected home devices. Ray's custom remote functionality seamlessly switches between devices and sources with a tap of the screen.
Starting today, the Ray remote is exclusively available for pre-order at www.ray.co for $249 with limited time free shipping.
About Ray Enterprises
Ray Enterprises is a consumer technology company focused on developing the next generation of hardware and software products. Started in 2012, Ray's vision is to breathe new life into everyday objects. The first creation is the Ray Super Remote: an intuitive, touchscreen universal remote control for the Internet generation. An elegant game-changer, Ray lets you search and discover TV content, and controls thousands of devices including HDTVs, DVRs, set-top boxes, streaming media players, gaming consoles and more. A perfect marriage of hardware and software makes Ray an unrivaled TV remote for today's connected home. The Ray team is comprised of industry-leading product designers, technologists, and marketers headquartered in New York City. For more info, please visit www.ray.co.