The Companion Remote Control unit, model HC1800C, is a remote environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. Using infrared and radio frequency technology, the unit can control many appliances in the home or workplace, including alarms, intercoms, door locks, door openers, window openers, lifts, telephones with loudspeakers, nurse call, pager, communication aids and computers, power sockets, lights, curtain openers, blinds, electrically adjustable beds and chairs, television, teletext, satellite and cable TV, video, hi-fi, radio, and DVD players. The unit can store over 250 infrared commands. Menu functions are programmed using integral set up buttons. The screen is clear and bright, and for users with visual impairments the unit can speak each option in the menus. It has an integral amplifier, a removable battery cover, a real- time clock with a daily alarm function, and the capability to store fast infrared signals for satellite/cable TV systems. POWER: Uses batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 190 x 50 x 128 millimeters. WEIGHT: 1100 grams.