Shakopee, Minn.-based control and automation manufacturer RTI is shipping its new KX4 in-wall touchpanel. Per the company, the new touchpanel elevates performance and simplifies installations in single-room settings. It also combines an in-wall touchpanel and hard-button interface with a built-in control processor. The result is an enhanced automation solution in a single convenient and cost-effective unit, ideal for conference rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms and lecture halls.
“The KX4 provides an easy-to-deploy solution that allows integrators to meet the high demand for single-room, commercial-control solutions,” RTI’s product director, Robert Lawton, says. “It’s packed with everything needed to simplify installations — a control touchpanel and hard buttons, integrated processor, back-panel connectivity for connected devices, and full customization with Integration Designer. This creates new opportunities for integrators in everything from conference rooms to hotel and MDU common areas.”
Addressing Control for Single-Room Applications
According to RTI, the KX4 thus stands out in the industry with innovative engineering that addresses control for single-room applications. It’s also suited for the following use cases:
- Corporate huddle spaces: controlling presentation switches, projectors, DSPs, lighting, shades and thermostats.
- Classrooms or lecture halls: controlling smartboards, video displays, projection screens, lighting and audio.
- MDUs and hospitality: controlling popular 70-volt systems for common area control with scheduling, plus on-site and remote monitoring.
- Expansion: PoE powered and networkable for system expansion, such as connecting to a main processor via the network and passing commands to locally connected devices.
For front-panel control, the KX4 boasts a four-inch, high-resolution capacitive-touch display. It also comes with five configurable hard buttons that are customizable with RTI’s Laser Shark engraving. The KX4 ships with white bezel (users can order a black bezel separately). It also uses the same back box as the KX3. Back-panel connections enable direct control of devices via IR, IP, RS-232, relays and sense ports.