The RC-20 Direct Play Remote for CD-500/CD-500B from Tascam utilizes the "flash start" capability of the CD-500 or CD-500B CD players to offer instant playback. The remote has 20 buttons, which can be used to instantly play any one of the first 20 tracks on a CD when you connect it to the remote jack on your CD player. The remote has room near each button for labeling, so you can locate material quickly. There is also a Stop/Load button for preloading tracks and stopping playback. The remote has a compact design, making it ideal for theater, broadcasting, PA and other applications where space is at a premium.