No remote control is necessary, although available for the Professional AED Trainer PLUS if desired. The high-quality pads last for over 100 applications and the pad adhesive adheres and removes well to any manikin on the market without leaving messy residue. No more damaged pads or cleaning adhesive off your manikins. Pad replacement is affordable and easy, just replace the pad not the cord. The state-of-the-art training pads will assure a true-to-life training experience.