Philips Shuts Down Its Pronto Controller Business

Posted Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Pronto remotes will remain available until supplies are exhausted.

There's nothing good about a business shutting down, especially when it leaves us with very little competition in the realm of higher-end universal remotes.

The Philips Pronto brand was introduced back in the 90s and while plenty of strong controllers and in-wall control panels have been brought to market, the brand just didn't perform as Philips had hoped. In 2009, Philips announced that it would be selling off Pronto.

"Following thorough research, no suitable partner was found for the acquisition of these activities," reads the official statement. "As such, Philips confirms today that it will discontinue the Pronto product line and related activities."

There's no word yet on what this means for current Pronto customers.


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