Hi, I've been working in the audio/video industry for the past two years and have always used the harmony remote for my remote control needs. It's worked well but of course has its bugs, one being that it's IR and therefore has one way communication. I've recently began working with the Control 4 automation system and one thing I've noticed is that it's able to control certain devices over the LAN with a network driver for that device. It's able to determine the status of the device therefore eliminating out of sync issues.
Is there a standalone remote that can provide the same functionality and control over the LAN?