Key Digital Introduces Compass Control
Key Digital charges $300 for each iOS device license. The Compass Control app is free from the Apple App Store. Dealers are required to undergo free Web-based and/or face-to-face training. Glenn Gentilin, Key Digital's national training manager, said he and his team recently held trainings for about 100 dealers. "The easier we make it (the programming and installation process) for dealers, the better," he said.
The company will sell the system direct to dealers and through AVAD. Compass Control is also suitable for the commercial market. Key Digital plans to make the higher-end MC5000 master controller available for that market later this fall.
The Compass Alliance Partners (CAP) Program includes driver support for control/HVAC from Aprilaire, Lutron and MechoShade Home Solutions; power conditioning from Furman, Panamax and SurgeX; audio from Boston Acoustics, Denon, Integra, iPort, Marantz, Onkyo and Russound; conferencing from ClearOne; networking from Luxul and Pakedge; surveillance from ICRealtime; video from Key Digital, LG, Primeview, and WolfVision.