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UFO Waterproof Wireless LCD Remote

A rugged, waterproof remote with extended range RF performance and advanced color LCD display.

This product has been discontinued. Please contact Crestron True Blue Support at 1-888-CRESTRON for a replacement solution or more information.

Its distinctive round shape and rubberized skin tell you this is no ordinary remote. This feature-packed waterproof remote takes control beyond — not to another planet — but to the pool, hot tub, shower, or out to sea! With Crestron® Extended Range Wireless technology, the UFO-WPR-3ER can go to the outer reaches of your home or yacht.

Waterproof for Any Use
The UFO Waterproof Remote is ideal for a wide range of uses with the distinct benefit of being completely waterproof. Use it in the shower, bath, or hot tub to safely control your entertainment system, your security system and cameras, your lights, and even your spa settings. Use it around the pool or anywhere outdoors without concern if it should fall in the water or get rained on. Even on the deck of a luxury sailboat or yacht, whether docked at the marina or cruising out in open waters, the UFO Waterproof Remote delivers all the benefits of an advanced wireless handheld controller for your seafaring home away from home.

Whatever Floats Your Remote
Encased in a rugged, rubberized outer skin, the UFO Waterproof Remote is completely immersible to depths of 10 feet, and can withstand the corrosive effects of chlorinated water and salt water. It is easy to hold and won't slip from moist hands, but drop it in the water and it will simply float on the surface. A wrist lanyard is included to keep the UFO Waterproof Remote always at hand.

Wet and Dry Docking Options
The UFO Waterproof Remote ships with an indoor desktop docking station (model UFO-WPR-3ER-DS[1]). The indoor docking station sits on a table or countertop[2] providing a convenient means for charging the remote's internal battery.

Available separately, the outdoor docking station (model UFO-WPR-3ER-DSCE[3]) provides a completely weatherproof charging solution. It also provides an ideal wall mount dock for both outdoor and indoor applications, and is compatible with US and European 1-gang wall boxes. High-powered magnets hold the remote securely at any angle while docked, even at wind speeds up to 55 mph (47.8 kn), keeping the UFO Waterproof Remote safely in place through high winds and rough seas.

Color LCD Display
Intuitive control of an entire home or sea vessel is provided through a brilliant user interface (UI) that's simple to use and just as simple to configure. Featuring customizable menus and full-color icons, the UFO Waterproof Remote makes it easy to select your location, pick a music or video source, choose a radio station, TV channel, or media title, and access lighting controls and other functions.

Navigating the UI is facilitated using the Home, Page Up, Page Down, and MenuBack buttons along with four "hard key" buttons to the left of the display. From the home page, you can quickly jump to control pages and info screens such as media, lighting, climate control, security, and weather. The room selection page lets you choose to control the room or zone you're in or any other room or zone. Whatever page you're on, simply press Page Up or Down to move through the menu, and then press the appropriate hard key to select the desired lighting preset, music or movie title, TV or radio channel, or any other menu item. Pressing the MenuBack button reverts to the previous page.

On each page, the UI provides true-feedback so you always know the status of the item you're controlling, even if you're situated in a different room. Audio volume and lighting levels are clearly indicated using bar graphs. Room temperature and security system status can be viewed and controlled without leaving the hot tub. Metadata is also displayed to provide complete information about the current playing song, movie, TV program, or radio station. Even weather conditions are available through the Crestron Weather application.

Tactile Pushbuttons
A concise assortment of tactile pushbuttons makes for an intuitive user experience, providing quick access to audio volume, power control, on-screen menu navigation, and other functions. In addition to navigating the onboard LCD, every button is also programmable through the control system to allow precisely the control desired.

Extended Range Wireless
Crestron Extended Range 2.4 GHz RF technology achieves wireless performance up to 200 feet indoors and 1000 feet outdoors using the CEN-ERFGW-POE Extended Range RF Wireless gateway[3,4]. A range of selectable RF channels and power levels helps to maximize performance for any sized residence, office building, hotel, ship, or other facility. Fully bidirectional communication affords the capabilities of a wired remote in a fully wireless portable package.

To ensure the most transparent user experience possible, the UFO Waterproof Remote has been engineered to wake instantly at the press of any button. Button presses are sent immediately, just like an IR remote but with none of IR's limitations. So spontaneous actions like muting the audio or changing the channel can be executed on-the-fly with just a single button press.

Extended Battery Life
Instant-waking also allows the UFO Waterproof Remote to be put to sleep within seconds of putting it down, helping to extend its battery life for several days of typical usage on a single charge. Even under continuous use at full brightness, the remote lasts an incredible 7 hours!

Simplified Programming
Configuring the UFO-WPR-3ER is made easy through the dialog-based program editor within Crestron VT Pro-e® software. Apply full-color icons from the library provided to designate each menu, control page, and channel preset. Uploading the configuration project is facilitated through a USB connection on the UFO-WPR-3ER-DS Indoor Desktop Docking Station[1].

Key Features

  • Waterproof handheld remote w/color LCD display
  • Ideal for use around the pool or hot tub, in the bath or shower, or on a boat or yacht
  • Floats on top of the water's surface, and immersible to 10 feet
  • Safe for use in chlorinated and salt water environments
  • Marine blue rubberized exterior is easy to spot and won't slip from grip
  • Included wrist lanyard keeps your remote at hand
  • Includes indoor desktop docking station[2]
  • Optional outdoor docking station holds remote securely at any angle and wind speeds up to 55 mph (47.8 kn)[3]
  • Features a 2.8" active-matrix color LCD display and intuitive menu-driven user interface
  • Provides true-feedback with dynamic text capability
  • Displays full-color icons and status indicators
  • Includes tactile buttons for common functions and menu navigation
  • Extended Range 2.4 GHz RF wireless technology allows up to 200 feet RF range indoors, 1000 ft outdoors[4]
  • Features Instant-Waking® behavior
  • Works like an IR remote — with all the benefits of 2-way RF!
  • Affords several hours or days of use between charges
  • Customizable via VT Pro-e®


  1. Item included, see separate product specifications for additional information.
  2. Surface mounting the UFO-WPR-3ER-DS docking station is possible using two 6-32 mounting bolts (not included). Surface mounting requires access to the underside of the mounting surface. Bolts must not protrude more that 1/4 inch (6 mm) into the docking station or damage will occur. For wall mount and outdoor applications, use model UFO-WPR-3ER-DSCE (sold separately).
  3. Item sold separately.
  4. Wireless range subject to site-specific conditions.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

Specifications subject to change without notice. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Crestron, Instant-Waking, VT Pro-e and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.


Commercial Integrator BEST Awards

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards recognize superior products and services that help Commercial Integrator readers run their businesses better and be more profitable. A panel of commercial industry members, including editors of Commercial Integrator magazine and leading integrators, selected the winners in each category.

Crestron proudly accepted six 1st place awards:

Matrix Switchers:
DM-MD6X6 DigitalMedia Distribution Center

Large-Scale Control Systems:
MC3 3-Series Control System

Video Conferencing/Telepresence Systems:

Universal Remote Controls:
UFO Waterproof Remote

Video Distribution Systems:
DigitalMedia Presentation System 300 (DMPS-300-C)

Wireless Microphones:
FreeSpeech Dual-Channel Wireless Mic System


Last Updated: Jul 9, 2014


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