Programs can be saved to a PC making duplication for a roll out simple. If more than six buttons are required the software allows you to add another Control as an extension keypad which connects to the master via RS485. All commands are still held and sent by the master Control. An integrated library of IR and RS-232 codes speed programming up. For example if you learn the codes for a projector those codes will be automatically uploaded to the database so that the next installer who needs those codes will find them in the software library. IR codes can be added by using the original remote, or by copying and pasting the hex code if you have lost the remote. The Control comes with a mains power adaptor, but can also be powered by 2 x AAA batteries (not included). A switch under the batteries selects the power source. NOTE: when running on battery backlights do not stay lit and 12v triggers will not be sent. The IR receiver for learning codes is on the front panel, and is accompanied by an IR emitter which eliminates the need to run an IR cable in smaller rooms. Two external IR emitters are included; one with a 10m cable, and one with a 200mm cable. These two protocols use the same codes but RS-485 only requires two cables and can be run a longer distance. Note: a projector with an RS-232 port will not be able to decode RS-485 signal. Many projector screens can be controlled with a 12v trigger voltage. Note: Many projection screens with remote controls use RF which cannot be learned or sent by the Control. To speed up installation it comes with a short 9-pin serial cable which plugs into the phoenix port on the Control.
- Control projectors etc via IR, RS-232, RS-485, and 12V
- Schedule commands
- Powered by mains power or batteries