Control systems manufacturer Remote Technologies Incorp. is shipping its new KX7 in-wall color touchpanel controller and SURFiR companion remote.
The KX7 features a capacitive touchscreen, analog and digital video viewing capability, and a self-contained control system. The SURFiR is a companion remote control, for end-users that use their tablet or smartphone as the primary controller but also want hard-buttons. RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s Integration Designer software.
The KX7 utilizes a self-contained control system, and its infrared output facilitates control of devices 1,000 feet away while an RS-232 port enables direct control of electronics without a control processor. RTI says the KX7, with its accessories, offers intuitive two-way communication for control and feedback from compatible devices.
The design of the KX7 features a 7-inch WVGA (800x480) multitouch capacitive touchscreen to display the completely customizable control interface. In addition to composite, S-video, it has wired and wireless Ethernet for two-way control of devices (via RTI XP series control processors), viewing motion JPEG digital video, Web browsing and system file updating. The 10/100 Base-T connection also supports Power over Ethernet to reduce cabling requirements.
Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI says the KX7 is intended for “customized control” over security systems. The unit’s “clean design and vivid LCD for viewing high-resolution video and even screen swiping for navigation,” as well as ‘‘wired and wireless Ethernet and direct control of devices via IR or RS-232,” he said. Baker added the SURFiR companion remote is designed to ‘‘overcome some of the inherent limitations of using tablets and smartphones as primary controllers.”