Key Digital® Invites 2012 InfoComm Attendees to Booth Tours and Introduction of New Product Releases

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Key Digital is extending an exclusive invitation to all Pro A/V integrators, contractors, consultants, dealers and sales personnel to a personal tour of the totally redesigned Key Digital® booth at InfoComm 2012! Come see our newest additions to the Key Digital product portfolio, and get the rare opportunity to meet industry pioneer and holder of 40 HDTV patents, Mike Tsinberg. Key Digital® welcomes all InfoComm 2012 attendees to join our staff at the Key Digital Booth, Booth #C5438, InfoComm 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, June 13(th) - 15(th).

Official Press Conference for Compass Control®

Key Digital is excited to announce that it will be holding an exclusive press event on May 7(th), 2012 for Compass Control. 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.

The press event will begin at 10:30 AM at our booth, Booth #C5438 where we'll be giving full demonstrations of the system and its capability.

Key Digital at InfoComm 2012: Manufacturer Trainings

HDMI Plug & Play: The Future of HDMI with Mike Tsinberg

Understand HDMI? Feel comfortable with how this technology processes and transfers the signals? Want to dig deeper into this format? Then this class is made for you. Taught by industry icon and SMPTE member Mike Tsinberg, this seminar gives you a strong appreciation of the science shaping this important protocol. Learn all about what's driving today's HDMI formats and get a peek behind the curtain to glimpse upcoming developments. As always, Key Digital helps you stay on top of this essential part of modern video distribution so you can continue to provide expertise to your customer base.

Thursday, 6/14/2012 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Room: Pavilion 3 in the Las Vegas Hotel (formerly The Las Vegas Hilton)

Compass Control: Introduction

Compass Control represents the first major control line built from the ground up to use an Apple® iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad as its backbone. By coupling the Master Controller with the control routing capabilities inherent in our Matrix Switchers, this system offers powerful control options including bi-directional IR and RS-232 control, serial and IP feedback, power status sensors, relays, and much more. This 90 minute class introduces the components in the Compass System and details the basic programming process. Learn to use the Navigator software to quickly configure a complete system and utilize the features of the Database Managers.

Thursday, 6/14/2012 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Room: Pavilion 3 in the Las Vegas Hotel (formerly The Las Vegas Hilton)

Compass Control: Beyond the Basics

The Key Digital Compass System provides a simple process to accomplish the basic programming. After understanding this through the Introduction class, see how to expand the functionality of your system configuration and modify the user interface. This 90 minute class further explores the capabilities of the Navigator software and Database Managers. Learn to add features to the Macros, program Sensor and Relay control, and include custom graphics. See the Lutron two-way interface for lighting, HVAC and shades operation. Go beyond the fundamentals and learn to individualize your control interface to better represent each unique customer system.

Thursday, 6/14/2012 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Room: Pavilion 3 in the Las Vegas Hotel (formerly The Las Vegas Hilton)

Compass Control: Advanced Topics

After exploring the intermediate level topics for the Key Digital Compass System programming, this 90 minute class delves deeper into the capabilities of this extremely powerful programming tool. Explore using Variables to alter the interface, track actions, and trigger events based on feedback. Program the "flick" feature loved by i-Pad users to increase the wow factor of your interfaces. Learn to use feedback via RS-232 and IP to generate interactive control over your favorite products with two-way operation. For any advanced programmer wanting to utilize the abilities of the Navigator software to its fullest, this is a must take class.

New products to be showcased at InfoComm 2012:

InfoComm 2012 Product Preview/New Product Releases

Compass Control®

Key Digital will be the star of the show at InfoComm 2012 with the future of control: Compass Control. 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 Partners (CAP) has created a fully integrated control system with driver support for hardware from the following brands: Aprilaire, Boston Acoustics®, ClearOne®, Denon, Furman, ICRealtime 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 residential or commercial control solution.

Compass Control is currently comprised of three main components: the Compass Control® Software License (KD-CSL), the Compass Control® Master Controller (KD-MC2500), and the Compass Control® Wall Plate (KD-WCPB, KD-WPCW). When these three elements are combined with the Compass Control® App - currently available in the App Store on iTunes - any installation is now given complete control over audio, video, HVAC, lighting, shades, and security.

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. Compass Control® also provides control via relays and sensors demonstrating its nature as a powerful integration tool.

Come see today why Key Digital and CAP are the Experts in Digital Video Technology and Solutions. For more information please visit or For more information on Compass Control please visit The official press launch for Key Digital's first ever control system - Compass Control - will be held at Key Digital's Mount Vernon, NY headquarters on May 7(th), 2012. Key Digital will be displaying Compass Control at InfoComm 2012 - for more information click here or visit us at Booth #C5438.

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


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