Today Garmin announced a new PRO Control 2 remote receiver, designed for serious sporting dog trainers, field trialers, and hunt testers. When paired with the PRO Control 2 handheld, the new system provides reliable and consistent control of launchers, releasers, and other accessory devices (accessory devices sold separately).
Trainers can configure up to 18 PRO Control 2 remote receivers to one handheld, and two devices can be connected to each remote receiver. The remote receiver can be activated separately, simultaneously (to simulate a flock of birds), or in a rapid sequence. The PRO Control 2 remote receiver can be triggered wirelessly over half a mile away.
Sounds on the PRO Control 2 remote receiver are vastly improved as well – both in terms of volume and sound quality. The unit features a realistic mallard hail call, an attention-getting “hey, hey, hey” voice, and a tone. For an even louder volume, the remote receiver can be connected to a powered speaker (sold separately) via the 3.5mm audio jack.
For even more versatility, users can custom-load their own sound files onto the PRO Control 2 remote receiver, via Garmin Express. Loaded with other wildlife sounds, the PRO Control 2 system can pull double duty as a compact, long-range electronic predator or goose call. This capability will be available beginning in the second quarter of 2016.
The PRO Control 2 remote receiver is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 200 launches between charges. The unit is water rated IPX7 (withstands incidental exposure of water up to a depth of one meter of water for 30 minutes). The PRO Control 2 system is backwards compatible with legacy Tri-Tronics Pro Control components as well.
The PRO Control 2 remote receiver has a minimum retail price (MRP) of $179.99, or can be purchased as a bundle with the PRO Control 2 handheld for an MRP of $299.99.