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Compass Control® Gives Installers Complete System Solutions for Commercial Applications

August 22, 2012

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Key Digital Systems, Inc. — Key Digital(®) is proud to introduce its first complete system solution brought to fruition by Compass Control(®) and the Compass Alliance(TM) partners. Compass Control(®) represents the first fully integrated major control system built from the ground up to use Apple’s iOS 5 devices – iPad(®), iPhone(®), and iPod touch(®) – as its backbone.

Key Digital(®), in conjunction with Compass Control’s Compass Alliance(TM) Partners (CAP), has created a fully integrated control system with driver support for hardware from the following brands: Aprilaire, Boston Acoustics(®), ClearOne(®), Denon, Furman, IC Realtime Security Solutions(®), iPort(®), Key Digital, LG, Lutron(®), Luxul, Marantz(®), MechoSystems, Onkyo(®), Panamax, Primeview, Russound(®), SurgeX, and Wolfvision(®). Combining the knowledge and expertise from the different CAP brands has allowed Compass Control® to develop into a complete turnkey or commercial control solution.

Key Digital(®) and Compass Control(®) provide complete AV system solutions through Key Digital’s award-winning product portfolio of HDMI switchers, HDMI matrix switchers, HDMI baluns, analog switchers, CAT6/STP cabling, HDMI cables, HDMI boosters, HDMI distribution amplifiers, and video processors. Compass Control(®) provides full integration for all of these devices to create a comprehensive and reliable system for a boardroom or even a retail environment requiring extensive digital signage.

For additional needs such as HVAC, lighting, and shade control, Compass Control’s partners include Aprilaire, Lutron(®), and Mecho-Shade have provided a full range of products to integrate with Compass Control(®) as soon as it becomes available to installers. Full audio integration has been provided for by Compass Control’s audio partners: Boston Acoustics(®), Denon(®), Integra(®), Marantz(®), Onkyo(®), and Russound(®). From speakers to receivers, 2 channel audio to Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound, and everything in-between, Compass Control(®) is fully integrated with the latest in audio distribution hardware. ( )

Professional AV is also catered to by Wolfvision and Primeview with support for document cameras and digital signage displays. Security is covered by Compass Control’s partner, IC Realtime providing real integration for DVRs and security cameras. For IP connectivity and Wi-Fi expertise, Compass Control partners Luxul and Pakedge contributed networking equipment to allow the Compass Control(®) App to talk to the KD-MC2500 Master Control.

Today, many companies have conference rooms which require the use of video conferencing in order to create or even global reach with their brands. Compass Control’s partner, ClearOne, enabled Compass Control(®) to harness the power of video conferencing and integrate it into a unified system.

Finally, Panamax, Furman, and SurgeX were essential in giving Compass Control(®) the ability to maintain power management with ease.

The Compass Alliance(TM) Partners have come together to make Compass Control(®) the most comprehensive control system on the market today by creating a system that has full driver integration already complete by the time the system is ready to be activated in the client’s installation.

Compass Control(®) has the ability to control devices via RS-232, IR, or via TCP/IP. This new control system provides installers with bi-directional IR, two-way RS-232 with feedback, and two-way TCP/IP control for unlimited flexibility and maximum compatibility with new or existing devices. Network connectivity solutions are provided by Pakedge with its advanced wired and wireless routers. Compass Control® also provides control via relays and sensors demonstrating its nature as a powerful integration tool. When programming the system via the Compass Navigator(®) PC editor software, installers are given three separate database managers to make programming faster than traditional control systems. Compass Navigator(®) also enables installers to edit command code sets which allows Compass Control(®) to be tailored to each and every system installation. Compass Control(®) is comprised of four main components: the iPad(®)/iPhone(®)/iPod(®) touch, the KD-MC2500 master controller, the KD-CSL Compass Control(® )Software License (which activates the system), and the optional KD-WPCW/KD-WCPB wall plates (available September 2012).

Key Digital Vice-President for Sales, Michael Lakhter, commented on Compass Control’s readiness to take on market challenges, “With the combined efforts of all of our Compass Alliance Partners, Compass Control(®) represents the culmination of our efforts to create the most powerful, most user-friendly, and most comprehensive control system available on the market today.”

Come see today why Key Digital(®) and CAP are the Experts in Digital Video Technology and Solutions. For more information please visit or http://www.keydigital.com. For more information on Compass Control(®) please visit http://keydigital.com/compass. Key Digital(®) will be displaying Compass Control(®) at CEDIA 2012 – for more information click here or visit us at Booth #2046. Also please download the Compass Control(®) demo app by clicking here.

Please visit our press conference at CEDIA Expo 2012 and see a live demonstration of Compass Control(®). The press conference will be held in room 134/5 inside the Indianapolis Convention Center at 10 AM on Sept. 6, 2012

Industry Leadership

Mike Tsinberg, Founder and President of Key Digital, is a holder of 40 HDTV patents.

  • SMPTE fellow
  • Participated with Emmy Award Winner for DVD technology development
  • “Father of DVD” – Developed architecture and system software for world first Digital Video Disk (DVD) MPEG2 based authoring system – key DVD enabling technology

Key Digital(®) Systems is a CES award-winning developer and manufacturer of leading-edge technology for HDTV applications, delivering total video systems solutions. The company manufactures a wide range of digital video processing and video signal distribution solutions marketed broadly to the HDTV community, such as digital video and audio processors, switchers, distribution amplifiers, cables, adapters, and more. For more information, visit us at www.keydigital.com.

SOURCE Key Digital Systems, Inc.


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